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by Ara Lucia Ashburne with Michael J AshburneAra Lucia Ashburne is a talented 35-year old woman, with a burgeoning creative life and a blossoming psychotherapy practice. When she and her husband try to start a family, things go horribly awry and she lands in intensive care. For two months she teeters at death's edge, largely separated from the world we know. Medically paralyzed, she is caught in a hyperreal dream world of pure suffering—terrorized by hideous creatures and only fleetingly aware of events transpiring around her. Astonishingl... more
by Acacia SlatonA young married woman with two daughters deals with her husband’s infidelity and his struggle with homosexuality. She seeks spiritual counsel, but when her husband refuses to cooperate with spiritual leaders—other than on a surface level—she has to make the most important decision of her life.
by Merry ByrdThis memoir follows two sisters as they commemorate their grandmother's life with words and pictures. The siblings realize that while role models never change, they do age. They offer to become caretakers and comforters as their grandmother's health changes, and they celebrate the love that all grandmothers give to their families.
by Deborah StefaniakThe first question to ask in any homicide is "What was the motive?" For Dr. Conrad Murray the real motive should have been to keep Michael Jackson alive. That way he could get paid. But it wasn't Dr. Murray that was the only person in Michael Jackson's life at the end. There were other people too. Other people who did have a motive to kill. Working backwards from information personally received, discoveries have been made as to who the real killer of Michael Jackson was. This recounting of the e... more
by Daniel OgilvieJoin our titular hero and his stalwart wife when, after 40 years of living in the UK, he uproots and travels through Singapore, Canada and finally Thailand, taking on all the world can throw at him. And losing.
by Victor ColaioA sweet story, both sad and happy, that depicts vividly living and growing up on the lower east side of New York City from the Great Depression to the beginning of 1960.
by Tina MartelWhen visual artist Tina Martel was diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer she decided to document everything. Throughout her treatment she created a stream of sketchbooks, photographs, paintings and video, in response to and frequently in spite of what was happening to her. Not in the Pink is a “graphic narrative” of the pain, frustration and frequent hilarity of her day-to-day dealing with the eccentricities and bureaucracy of the medical system. It is also a candid and moving exploration of the... more
by Pauline Rogers“A Wolf In Sheep Clothing” Pauline Rogers joined the Ansaru Allah Community (later becoming Nuwaubian Nation of Moors) at the tender age of 15 with the thought that she would be safe from the sins of the world by joining Godly people. While the people of the community were well-intentioned and made an effort to be positive, it was the leader who had serious mental issues and deviant sexual perversions. She was one of many “wives” of Imam Isa later known as Dr. Malachi Z. York. However, she wa... more
by Merry ClarkHow does a pretty, white, educated, organically grown woman become an alien in her own country? This is the story about a girl who grows up running on the back roads of her small hometown and winds up taking the long way home. It unmasks the rare and intimate complexity of the life and mind of a woman who wanted to experience America first-hand rather than listen to opinions about it. Taking to the open road, she lives her life close to the bone, armed with little else besides raw instinct and i... more
by David M. BrewerBeing the True History and Misadventures of a Servant of the Lord, a Stumbling Adolescent, Truck Driver, Carpenter, Hippie, Anthropologist and Underwater Archaeologist, Father, Son, Brother, Buddhist, and Sometimes Unholy Spirit... Here is a compilation of scenes, memories, and anecdotes describing family, adolescence, archaeology, and misadventure while growing up in Florida in the latter 20th century. This set of short tales brings the reader into a culture for the most part now foregone: a... more
by Marsha Roberts
An unflinching look at the life of a Baby Boomer woman told with heart, humor and charm. Roberts grapples with the question: how do you keep the twinkle in your eye and the sass in your walk as you get older? The unique way she finds the answer has been described as "Funny, touching and inspirational" ~ "Heart tugging and heart warming" ~ "Delightful!"
Roberts takes the reader on a captivating journey where real life collides with real miracles. With storie... more
by Jean ColaioA grieving sister transforms the devastating aftermath of the September 11 attacks into an opportunity for healing in Jean Colaio’s emotional memoir, That Day.Only a few blocks away when the Twin Towers fell, Colaio and her young son manage to escape in a flurry of chaos and confusion: What happened? Is the country at war? And most importantly, were her brothers, who both worked in the towers, alive? Then, the day they had all been dreading finally came: both of the author’s beloved brothers ... more
by Nancy Bailey
"How do I want to die? Oh, I don't know. How about a pillow over my face? It will probably be a family member." Thus illustrates the biting candor of Amanda Bailey. Born with Down syndrome, wisecracking Amanda is the youngest sibling in this funny, painfully honest story of bitterly divided family. With their father on his deathbed, eight siblings engage in a feud over property and possessions. Granted a monthly Social Security check due to her disability, Amanda is pulled ... more
by David Richard BeasleyDavid Richard Beasley, author of Sarah's Journey and many other books, wrote a two- volume autobiography. Vol 1 concerns his growing up in Hamilton, Ontario before and during World War II. David Beasley tells of his pioneer ancestry, family difficulties and early schooling with refreshing candor. His years in England, France, Spain (Ibiza), Italy and Austria make for fascinating reading as he develops his knowledge and writing skill. His friendships with artists, writers, bohemians, businessm... more
by Alexandra GrabbePaul Grabbe, whose father was an aide to the last tsar, describes a privileged childhood in St. Petersburg where, at fifteen, he witnesses the beginning of the Russian Revolution. The Grabbe family seeks refuge in Southern Russia and narrowly escapes from the Bolsheviks. In Part II, safe in Denmark, Paul rescues the hand of St. John the Baptist for the Dowager Empress of Russia and falls in love with a fellow refugee, beautiful Veta Bezobrasov. When Veta marries a rich Dane, Paul leaves for the ... more
by RajA true, real - life story of an ex-terrorist who gave up arms six years ago.