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by Nicholas RetyThis is a boy’s firsthand account of the Second World War siege of Budapest and the trials of its aftermath, transitioning to an English private school and tough days in London on the way to medical school. Emerging as a urological surgeon, the journey continues to far-flung places, always keeping the human focus. A life lived to the full, it finds the author taking up flying at age fifty-six, something to rekindle the flying daydreams of the armchair pilot.
by Richard BalloThe story chronicles Richard Ballo's journey as a single dad after losing his young wife to cancer. The author bares his soul in this brutally honest account of grief with all the emptiness, anger, hopelessness, and guilt of being windowed at only 39 years of age. Through Rich's journaling we are privy to his innermost thoughts and feelings.
by Daniel V. Runyon
Snow three miles deep blankets Antarctica, a continent larger than Europe. Go there and experience the wonders of nature with Dr. Munn.
by Daniel V. RunyonBenjamin Franklin shaped American journalism, civic life, economics, and politics by his example as a publisher, editor, writer, business leader, and statesman. Every American should read the story he wrote of his own life. And now they can, for this edition of his autobiography tells his entire story in his own words, just 29% shorter with fewer words and shorter sentences. You will smile, cry, laugh, or wince on almost every page at his humor, pathos, wit, and profound insight into human thou... more
by Anna Blake
by Lee mehlLee Mehl suffered a stroke when she was just 30 years old.This is the story of her life and death ordeal, a young life interrupted.Lee shares her experiences of being in a coma, going throu recovery and rehabilitation.She writes of her feelings,fears and hopes,her adventures and what it has been like to build a new life.This lesson of hope,strengh and love (along with a bucket of humor and sarcasm)goes out to everyone
by PEGGY BARNESA memoir of a daughter's search for her unwed mother. Secreted letters and diaries reveal much of Barnes' mother's life echoed her own. Here are their stories of abandonment, addiction, estranged fathers, a truly evil stepmother, the churches that kicked them out and the churches offering salvation. A story of love lost and love found.
by cynthia whitney and emily xyzTOO TOUGH TO LOVE is Cynthia "Roxy" Whitney's first-person account of her 20-year affair with punk guitar legend and Ramones co-founder Johnny Ramone - a story that has never been told until now. While most fans have heard of the notorious love triangle of Johnny, singer Joey Ramone, and Joey's girlfriend Linda Daniele (later Mrs. Johnny Ramone), very few know that the "triangle" had a fourth side - Roxy. In her inimitable voice, she gives a no-holds-barred account of her life as a teenaged stri... more
by Allena HansenIn the summer of 2008, while working alone on my isolated California ranch, I was mauled and severely injured by a predatory black bear. With the help of my two hero dogs, I managed to fight the accursed thing off and drive myself down a mountain for help with my face hanging off. THAT was the easy part-- and why was I laughing?
by Douglas HarrisThis book retells stories of the serendipitous and vicissitudinous 20th Century life of an ordinary yet exceptional African American woman, Marvel Aleta Clark Harris, as told to her children and grandchildren and recorded by her son. There are stories about her birth in a snowstorm, her years as sickly child and her doctor’s death sentence, her mother as hero and role model, childhood memories during the 1920s and ‘30s, siblings who both loved and taunted her, her teen years as a cook, her year... more
by Lee MehlThe story tells about a young girl faced suddenly to the most difficult situation of my life and how I managed to step out of my hole, with stubbourness, perseverance, humor and above all my love for humanity.This book is my present to anyone who has lost faith in life, to their friends and families.
Letter from Alabama: The Inspiring True Story of Strangers Who Saved a Child and Changed a Family Foreverby David L. Workman
Letter from Alabama is the true story of two orphaned and abandoned children saved by grace and a family's love -- and by a letter that traveled hundreds of miles in an envelope in 1952 and changed everything. The narrative richly portrays life and coming of age in the '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s, before the era of instant and ever-available communication.It inspires and surprises.
by Cheryl C. Silvera
This work speaks of the agony of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that resulted from an incestuous rape before reaching the age of thirteen, the highs and lows of Bipolar Disorder and a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder were also her crucible. Experiencing rape, madness and the disappearance of identity requires more that human effort to comprehend. The beauty of this book is that it doesn't leave you petrified in doom and gloom. This gripping journey leads you throug... more
by Barbara Patton UngerIn Gems of a Lifetime, the author shares "gems" of light that she has mined in her own life. Her metaphor of gemstones for these illuminations point to a glorious and loving God. She focuses on the jewels of light discovered from growing up in her hometown of Joplin, Missouri and gives voice to Oracles of Wisdom gained through, and sometimes in spite of, religious affiliation. She then honors the greatest light of all - the essence of the divine with us.
by Lavera GoodeyeIn Seven to Seventy, author Lavera Goodeye chronicles her life’s journey. She begins by relating how her grandparents immigrated to homesteads on the Alberta prairie before trains provided transportation. Her parents met and married during the drought and depression of the thirties. She and her two sisters were born during World War II. Religious turmoil, mental illness and tragic loss to suicide were all part of her young life. But she persevered, grew up and eventually established a family of ... more
by Sara Tucker
An odyssey, a homecoming, and six winters in Vermont.
A mysterious illness is the catalyst for this story about a daughter’s homecoming. Part of a family saga that takes place on three continents.
In picking up where OUR HOUSE IN ARUSHA (ISBN: 978-1456585440) left off, AN IRRUPTION OF OWLS views from the perspective of small-town New England the forces that shape the family's lives.
The year is 2007, and the Texiers—Patrick, Sara, and nineteen-year-old Thomas... more