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  • Just When I Thought It Was Over

    by Chikita Evans Shell
    This book is about the author's life and how she defeated the odds of being raised by a mother, who was forced to be a single mom because the father was incarcerated for several years. The book is about how the author had the determination to overcome insurmountable obstacles; resulting in academic success. Later, becoming a loving mother and wife. The author takes the reader on the journey of going from a successful student to a depressed young woman, but finding her way back to peace and seren... more
  • Route A666 - A Heavy Metal Journey

    by stewart taylor
    About a boy growing up in late 70's England who get's the music bug from his father. The trad Jazz start soon becomes a Heavy Rock/ Heavy Metal obsession. After moving to LA at 14, concert going soon led to live tape trading and fanzine writing. Living four blocks from the beach without parental guidance allowed for an interesting development. Forced repatriation to England at 18 is described with humor and poignancy. An interesting look at 80's culture and finishes in 2014. A very varied tale!
  • The Twelve Children of Christmas

    by William Cunningham and Robert Cunningham
    From the projects of South Boston to drug infested suburban slums, the twelve Cunningham kids survived a life too harsh, even for hope. Yet, hope is what they lived on as they struggled to endure a private war raging around them, the emotional and physical scars now their only lasting memories. The Twelve Children Of Christmas is a celebration of family and hope—the hope of children. It is a collection of twelve Cunningham Christmas stories that recount their time together growing up and thei... more
  • Broken Child Mended Man

    by Adam Starks

    In his autobiography, Adam Starks provides a valiantly candid account of the turbulence faced during his years leading up to and while in foster care. In a path breaking twist from other well-written memoirs of former foster youth, his story reflects on the acting out that ensued as a result of a constant sense of instability in the world around him. Amid his internal struggles, Adam properly attributes his ability to remain steadfast toward achieving his successful breakaway from the cycle t... more

  • Irene's memoir: Alvin's 1st Firework Show 2014

    by Irene Holmes
    See how Alvin reacts to his first firework show. And as we walk around the festive, you can see how Alvin reacts to seeing different things at the show. Like: seeing the balloon rides for the first time, with other kids riding them. And his first smell of the different kind of foods there. See his face when the fireworks light up the sky.
  • APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS

    by Lathish Shankar
    A diary entry of a ten-year-old school girl. Ashitha, a ten-year old school girl enjoys a good summer vacation with her friends Sanjana, Sreejith and Sachin. One day a new neighbor Abinav arrives to the next door. Very soon he established a friendship with all. Ashitha and Abinav became very close to each other. They played together, and often used to go cycling to the nearby beach. They used to have lots of fun there. The other friends used to tease her connecting her name with Abinav. When ... more
  • Roofman: A True Story of Cold War Espionge

    by John Pansini
    John Pansini, an ordinary guy - a roofer with a Master's Degree - finds himself caught up in cold war intrigue. eBook contains 65 minutes of embedded audio. Pansini bugged the FBI and Soviets.
  • Tei, a memoir of the end of war and beginning of peace

    by Nana Mizushima
    Almost seventy years ago, Tei Fujiwara wrote a memoir 流れる星は生きている (Nagareru Hoshiwa Ikiteiru) about her harrowing journey home with her three young children. But the story of her story is what every reader needs to know. Tei’s memoir begins in August 1945 in Manchuria. At that time, Tei and her family fled from the invading Soviets who declared war on Japan a few days after the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. After reaching her home in Japan, Tei wrote what she thought would... more
  • Married with Luggage: What We Learned About Love by Traveling the World

    by Warren and Betsy Talbot
    An inside look at a relationship in a state of constant discovery and challenge in some of the most exotic places in the world. What happens when you have no one to depend on but each other? Find out how Warren and Betsy Talbot took their 40th birthdays by storm and created a whole new lifestyle and relationship with each other. What they learned about love and partnership in dangerous, hilarious, and exotic situations around the globe will make you look at your own relationship in a totally ... more
  • How to Lose Your Wife to Another Woman: A Memoir of a Mixed-Orientation Marriage

    by James Oliver Chapman
    James enjoys an idyllic life with his wife, Molly, and their teenage daughter, so when Molly announces she would like to pursue her growing sexual interest in women, all James can think of is the hot sex that is sure to come his way. He gives his enthusiastic approval for Molly to act on her desire. An open marriage, however, is a minefield, and as James and Molly attempt to navigate the dangerous new terrain, James begins to feel alienated and left behind. After a series of disastrous sex pa... more
  • Bava's Gift: Awakening to the Impossible

    by Michael Urheber
    Based on events that can only be described as miraculous, Bava’s Gift brings together ideas in science and spirituality, and delivers a fresh and engaging perspective about the nature of such events. The story begins with the death of the author’s close friend. But everything takes an amazing turn when a hastily prepared experiment that requires the cooperation of the deceased shatters commonly accepted notions about reality. Soon, more people begin experiencing the same phenomena, and become en... more
  • Once Upon an Ever After

    by Angela N. Blount

    Set after the events of Blount's debut memoir, Once Upon A Road Trip, this short story anthology focuses on the unusual courtship of Angeli and Vincent.

    When Angeli left Minnesota on a post-high school road trip, all she wanted was to see the East Coast and finally meet some of her online friends. She didn't expect to end up in a long-distance relationship with a computer-savvy Southern boy. Yet Vincent seems determined to defy the odds. To prove his intentions, he sets off... more

  • Once Upon a Road Trip

    by Angela N. Blount

    Eighteen-year-old Angeli doesn't "fit in." She's never been on a single date, and she lives vicariously through an online world of storytelling. With the pressures of choosing a practical future path bearing down, she needs a drastic change. Too old to run away from home, she opts instead to embark on a solo 2-month road trip. But her freedom is tempered by loneliness - and anxiety tests her resolve as she comes face-to-face with her quirky internet friends.

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  • Hoofbeats in Africa

    by Nikki Scrivener

    Hoof beats in Africa

    This is a real story about how I woke up from a vivid dream and decided I really wanted a pony of my own. My mother was rather suprised and said I had to prove myself on Deborah the donkey first. Deborah the donkey knew lots of tricks like lying down and counting up to ten with her hoof and was far too clever for her own good and taught me a thing or two. I learned to antisipate trouble and the importance of perseverance and determination. By the time I could manage... more

  • Surviving Mental Illness: My Story

    by Linda Naomi Katz
    Surviving Mental Illness is a memoir of the heartbreaks and challenges of someone growing up with bipolar disorder and how she dealt with stigma and achieved recovery. The Road to Recovery – written from the perspective of someone whose life has been challenged by mental illness, this book offers help, hope, and inspiration to others struggling with psychological disorders. It provides information about mental illness in general—and mood disorders in particular—valuable tips about treatment a... more
  • From Generation to Generation: A story of intermarriage and Jewish continuity

    by Jane Larkin
    A Jewish woman’s decision to marry outside of her faith leads to an unexpected journey full of religious awakening, shocking secrets, and the power of love in Jane Larkin’s inspiring new book, From Generation to Generation. Faced with grim statistics claiming that Jews who marry non-Jews often lose their beliefs, disengage from ritual observance, and raise children who are less likely to associate themselves with religious tradition, Jane determined she would marry someone who shared her faith—... more

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