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by Sylvester Youlo, MDHave you ever wondered: “Did that emaciated and tattered-clothed African refugee child on TV ever have childhood aspirations?” Meet Sylvester Youlo—born to teenage parents in Pleebo, a small town in Liberia, where survival into adulthood isn’t sure, and a college education is an impossible dream. Consequence of a class-segregation created by free slaves from the United States that settled in this coastal West African country in 1821, it is at five years of age when Sylvester first realizes that ... more
by Susan HamiltonHit Woman is the very personal tale of winning in a man's world at a time when such a thing was unheard of. ..and of Susan Hamilton's adventures in music with "the great, the near-great, and the merely hysterical" (Dr. Steve Sohmer).
by Diana Mankin Phelps
A Mother's Side of War is exactly that. It begins with the phone call every mother of a service member prays they never receive.
From the hospitol bed to the White House, you will find yourself on an emotional roller coaster like none you have ever known.
This book reveals the step by step journey of a son and his mother, as they both go through a long, and yet inspirational recovery. There are approximately 150 pictures that tell the story ... more
by Raisa Stone
by Nika C. Beamon
Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House is the tale of a Nika Beamon's quest to find the correct medical diagnosis after years of getting false assessments. This frank and engaging story takes the reader on journey through her various hospital trips, and procedures, as well as her feeling and emotions that are as real as they are raw. It also introduces them to a quirky cast of characters who go through this 17 year odyssey with her until she finally finds out that she has a rare ... more
by Hamse Warfa
America Here I Come: A Somali Refugee’s Quest For Hope brings the amazing story of Hamse Warfa. It is a heart rending narration of his escape from a civil war that ends up claiming the lives of close to two million people in Hamse's native country of Somalia in Africa, to his becoming a leading light here in the US. The author takes us back to his difficult life as a refugee at Daadab, one of the world's largest refugee camps located in the desert-like North Eastern part of Keny... more
by Clifton k. Meador, M.D.
by Bob DixRobert Dix grew up in his father's world, surrounded by the glamour of early Hollywood. Being the son of one of the world's most loved and admitted Hollywood actors opened doors, Robert was acting under contract to MGM Studios at age eighteen. but all was not flitter and glamour. In the shadow of his father's spotlight, with troubled relationships and addictions, Robert's life crashed into reality.
by Julie FreedA house and marriage violently disintegrate. Abandoned by her husband and left alone to raise an infant in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Julie is surrounded by the rubble of her life - stripped bare by love and loss. What happens when one woman loses everything? It is a time of unprecedented clarity. She must unflinchingly face her marriage, her womanhood, her husband's alcoholism, his infidelity, and the remains of a shattered home. Acknowledging her own pain, she also shares the heart... more
by Lisa Dockery
Adopted from birth because of her skin colour
by Marta MarandaThe Holy Hammer is an event that turns a life upside down. Every life has at least one. It might come in the form of death, divorce, disease, downsizing, natural disaster, addiction, or dysfunction. But its purpose is always the same: to teach us to awaken to a personal relationship with truth, compassion, openness, accountability, and authenticity. And to show us that every act contains two of life’s most precious gifts—connections and consequences. The Holy Hammer came to Marta Maranda through... more
by Inno Chukuma OnwuemeImagine yourself having one foot planted on one continent while the other foot is on another continent. A huge transformational step, isn’t it? That’s precisely what Inno Onwueme’s early-life story does. One foot is planted firmly in the traditional African village where age-old customs mingle with poverty, disease, ignorance, and deprivation. The other foot pivots tantalizingly in 1960’s California, at the cutting edge of western civilization. Here, searing social and political upheavals of glo... more
by Loly Garriga
Strides of Destiny is a true love story that gives new meaning to the words love, fate and destiny. It passionately depicts love’s triumph and perseverance during the many hardships and uncertainties experienced by a young couple who are ultimately separated against their will -- with no hope of ever reuniting again. Alex and Loly’s adolescent romance begins during the 1950's when life’s cadence on the exuberant and exotic Caribbean Island is mixed with flowers&rsqu... more
by Michael GoldyIn the unforgiving Florida Everglades, almost anything can happen, and it usually does. This book follows the true story of Michael Goldy, who spent 10 days in the dangerous South Florida wilderness, the largest wilderness in the eastern United States. In this book, Michael Goldy recalls the ultimate backcountry experience as he sets out on canoeing the Wilderness Waterway through Everglades National Park. Coming face to face with alligators, venomous snakes, and the brutal force of mother natur... more
by Steve AlpertThis journey of passion and transformation will take you along the path Steve Alpert took when he realized his core mission in life: to help raise awareness for veterans and their families through the use of his art. In trying to find meaning in his own life, Alpert goes back in time to face his choices and chance encounters that set him on a new path towards realizing his mission. Alpert visits wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington DC. He donates a major painting to the mu... more
by Seng Ty
The Years of Zero: Coming of Age Under the Khmer Rouge is a survivor’s account of the Cambodian genocide carried out by Pol Pot’s sadistic and terrifying Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s. It follows the author, Seng Ty, from the age of seven as he is plucked from his comfortable, middle-class home in a Phnom Penh suburb, marched along a blistering, black strip of highway into the jungle, and thrust headlong into the unspeakable barbarities of an agricultural labor camp. Seng’s mother was ... more