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by Cherie KephartCherie Kephart, a young woman who longed for adventure, traveled the world from the remote villages of Central Africa to the majestic coastlines of New Zealand until a mysterious illness thrust her to the precipice of death. The persistent health challenges led to years of suffering, during which her symptoms time and again were undiagnosed by well-meaning medical doctors and healers who were sometimes competent, sometimes careless, sometimes absurd, and always baffled. The anguish, the uncertai... more
by Tammy WaldropA touching recollection of the life of single mother Tammy Waldrop and her best friend, Aries. Their friendship carried them through divorce, poverty, separation, and (according to a pet psychic) several lifetimes. This tale is a testament to the human spirit, the depth of the human-animal connection, the love of a mother, and the healing powers of friendship. This book is a must read for anyone who has ever experienced the unquestioning love of an animal companion.
by Jimmy Locklear
by Linda Baer
by Kelli J. MillerWhen does the American Dream turn into a trap? What does it mean to succeed? What really gives meaning to our lives? Kelli Miller never had to worry about it – she had it all: a family, a career, a sprawling home, even an executive title. She thought she’d escaped her Midwestern roots and was sailing towards a golden future. Then, in a pivotal moment, confronted with the shadow of death, she found herself suddenly awake to the grim reality: the dream had consumed her life, and left her l... more
by Robert A. FosterThis debut memoir is a love story for the ages. It’s an Uncle Tom’s Cabin for today that disturbs the comfortable by comforting the disturbed as it exposes the consequences of being enslaved by anything. Inspired by a motherless little girl: music, meditation and the moral lessons of American history reach deep to bring a young father up from the depths of depression after losing everything with the brutal deaths of his wife and younger brother. In his search for meaning he discovers what happen... more
by Gene GavinIn 1949, Herbert Eugene Tuttle left a small town in Michigan for New York City with only a dream —to dance on Broadway— even though he didn’t know how to dance. Determined to learn, he studied modern dance with Martha Graham and learned ballet from the many Ballet Russe exiles living in NYC after World War II. Through sheer determination, he performed with the brightest stars of his generation—Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Bob Fosse, Elaine Stritch, Gwen Verdon, Tanaquil LeClerq, Maria Tal... more
by Cécile RischmannA bereaved daughter comes to bid farewell to her mother and finds herself swept away in a flood of memories. As she relives her past, she visits moments in her childhood, drawing comfort from happy times and forgiving the not-so-happy ones. ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ is a tribute to the author’s mother, a bittersweet memoir that’s written straight from the heart.
by Yoram NachimovskyParkinson's Lite is a non-fiction funny book about a not-so-funny disease. It brings to light Marie and Pat, a married couple, who in an attempt to cope with Parkinson's, wind up switching roles. Pat, the retired cop accustomed to great Italian meals and lots of pampering to being the caretaker, maid, dog walker, and cook. The latter which he compares to an acute case of Shingles. We watch Marie slowly leave her independent self behind and become totally dependent on her exhausted, stressed out ... more
by Janet HollowayMy grandmother said, "A girl in West Virginia's got three choices: she can get religion, get pregnant or get out. I tried Number 1 but it didn't last. I skipped Number 2 and took Number 3. I've left jobs, men, cities and more and been left a couple of times. My book, Leaving, focuses on how to develop resilience and trust yourself through each of these leavings.
by Brian RutenbergFrom the salt marshes and moss-draped live oaks of the South Carolina Lowcountry to the New York art world, Clear Seeing Place takes the reader behind the studio door to explore the making of a painter in intimate detail. Brimming with the joy of process and a love of art history, Brian Rutenberg reveals the places, people, and experiences that led to the paintings for which he is well known today. This book is packed with ideas, observations, techniques, and career advice all thoughtfully arran... more
by Kiersten Hall
"This book is a MUST READ for anyone who is planning on getting married or has already taken the trip down the aisle!"
15 years of memories from 1,400+ weddings as a professional videographer. There are plenty of entertaining stories to share with the readers!
Chapter titles include:
* Where's Grandma?
* Can I Get Your Autograph?
* Who Brought the Gun?
* Calisthenics in Formal Wear
by Pamela SampsonMay 13, 1939. The MS St. Louis ocean liner pulls out of Hamburg harbor and begins a long journey across the Atlantic Ocean toward Cuba. On board are more than 900 German Jews fleeing Hitler, including Hermann and Rita Goldstein and their 10-year-old son, Heinz. The passengers hope to stay in Cuba while they wait for visas to enter the United States. However, once the ship arrives in Havana’s harbor, the Cuban government refuses to let the passengers enter. An urgent request goes out to America, ... more
by Glenn Patron20 years of learning to sail by trial & terror Asthmatic, bookish and timid, young Glenn Patron spent his childhood dreaming of a life of adventure like the stories he read in the sanctuary of his bedroom in the suburbs of New York City. As an adult, bumbling along on the edge of failure, his life begins to change when he marries an adventurous saltwater lady. Rebuilding an abandoned 30’ sloop starts them on a 20 year journey of mishaps and triumphs that challenge his beliefs, goals and... more
by Jennifer Faus
Ivan Cooper was born in Killaloo, Northern Ireland to a working class Protestant family. In 1968 Ivan was elected to Parliament where he served until 1983. Committed to non-violence, Ivan became a prominent leader in Northern Ireland's civil rights movement. Ivan believed that Protestant and Catholic should work together to demand equal rights in employment, housing, and voting. A speaker, participant, and organizer of many civil rights marches in the late 60s and early 70s, Ivan was one ... more
by Rick D. Niece, Ph.D.The third book in the award-winning Fanfare for a Hometown series, Perfect in Memory: A Son’s Tribute to His Mother, is a gift Rick D. Niece wishes he had started sooner. Gathering with his family at his mother’s bedside, Rick prepares to say goodbye to the woman who shaped his life and will live on through his memories. During the last four days of her life, Rick remembers his mother’s legacy with tenderness. Savoring the “little moments” of life, he reflects upon his childhood in DeGraff, Ohio... more