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  • My Pashtun Rabbi: A Jew's Search for Truth, Meaning, and Hope in the Muslim World

    by David Eden
    Sometimes a chance encounter can change your life forever. Rarely is it with someone so different and from such a dissimilar world. Even scarcer still is when it touches your heart and soul, and becomes weaved into your life's fabric. But that's what happened when an expat Pashtun taxi driver from North Waziristan picked up an expat American Jewish journalist the evening before his first class. Could it be insha'Allah, "God's will," that brought these two disparate souls together? Or was it bes... more
  • Alzheimer's with My Mother, Eilleen

    by Jim Dicke II
    This book is a candid look at what the Alzheimer's sufferer's family can expect. No two stories are precisely the same, but this is a story about the course of symptoms and the disease more than it is a story of Eilleen's life. When she posed in 1994 for the portrait by Nelson Shanks shown on the cover of this book, family could already see in her expression the early signs of her confusion years before the formal diagnosis was made defining her final years. Alzheimer's is a terrible illness.... more
  • Dust Bunnies: A Memoir

    by tommy womack
    Part memoir, part journey through the center of Tommy Womack’s brilliant and battle-scarred mind, dust bunnies is rollicking, hair-raising, tear-jerking, gasp-inducing, charming, disturbing, blush-worthy, and damned funny. A long-awaited but well-worth-the-wait read, dust bunnies is uninhibited, unvarnished, unapologetic, and un-put-downable. Zipping back in forth in time—from childhood to waking up in jail, from memories of dad and high school to trying to find the gig in Boston, from a cupca... more
  • Walk-On Warrior: Drive, Discipline, and the Will to Win

    by John Willkom
    A season at Marquette. A summer with Rick Majerus. An inspiring quest to stay connected to the game. Small town. Undersized. Not enough talent. John Willkom heard it all as a young basketball player growing up in rural Wisconsin. Despite the odds, John dedicated his life to the game, an arduous journey that challenged the very core of even the most disciplined. As John's hard work lands him amongst basketball's elite, it is the workouts, the people, and the behind-the-scenes interactions t... more
  • Out of the Lion's Den

    by Susan Mattern

    The mountain lion came out of nowhere, grabbed a little girl by the head, and they were gone. Out of the Lion's Den is the true story of five-year-old Laura Small's attack in Orange County, California park. But it is not only the story of Laura's long recovery from brain injuries. Her parents soon realized that the attack wasn't just the result of the lone mountain lion. Early morning anonymous phone calls, erasures on police reports, and a California moratorium on ki... more

  • YAMAN - Life of a Crazy Conscious

    by Andrea Amendola
    Not long ago, in Lisbon, there was this "different kind" of a landlord. He was always crazy lucky...a bit too crazy and lucky sometimes. For example, NOW he managed to be publishing his “fictionalized” AUTOBIOGRAPHY. The beginning is psycho. It starts from the top of a crane...his heart was broken. Alcohol and drugs were the only solutions to fix it. She was gone forever… all was lost...until something happened. The summer begins. Summer means usually insane stories and looooot’... more
  • Surviving the Firehouse

    by Mauro Porcelli
    Surviving the Firehouse is a work of non-fiction and an educational work by author Mauro Porcelli, who gives his real life experiences over in the self-described ‘A Rookie's Guide to Surviving the Firehouse and Fire Department Life. After twenty-five years of experience in this field, Porcelli appreciates the severe impact that the initial demands of firefighting work have on the young and the new to the profession, often ending their careers before they have really begun. In this collection of ... more
  • Searching for My Heart: Essays about Love

    by Dawn Downey

         You’re not alone. Hollow words, if you’re smiling through the day, but feeling left out. Dawn Downey explores the loneliness that lies beneath the surface of her relationships. Yoga class, church pew, or nature trail—she navigates isolation and inclusion to gain the self-awareness that leads to love. A book for anyone who longs for connection.

     

  • Shamaron: Dog Devoted

    by Tammie Rogers
    Echoing the ambiance of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small, Shamaron – Dog Devoted is an amazing story. From her third-floor apartment in Chicago’s concrete jungle, Rogers begins her partnership with Shamaron, a Border Collie she never knew she wanted. After a single herding lesson and all the mud, criticism and sheep dung it involved a desire was sown to train her new dog for herding trials. A decade later and numerous triumphs and disappointing set-backs, she realizes that t... more
  • Life After: My Year From Starvation to Salvation: A True Story

    by Ariana Aboulafia
    When Ariana Aboulafia was twenty-two years old, she was told that she had six weeks left to live. This terrifying moment, however, did not come from thin air - rather, it was the result of months and months of misdiagnoses and ignorance from several physicians, who turned away her pleas for help until it was nearly too late. LIFE AFTER is the story of Aboulafia's quest for a diagnosis, her harrowing recollection of the frantic and excellent work done by the physicians who saved her life and, mos... more
  • Kids, Camels & Cairo

    by Jill Dobbe
    At sunrise each morning, I peeled my eyes open the second I heard the call to prayer resound through the air. At 7:00 A.M., I walked out to a rare quiet Cairo street and waited for the van to pick me up. Climbing onto the van, I found a seat alongside other Muslim and foreign teachers, where I was one of only a few not wearing hijab. It was Sunday morning and another Islamic week of disciplining rich, apathetic students, was about to begin. Traveling across the globe to work in an internation... more
  • Only in India: Adventures of an International Educator

    by Jill Dobbe
    Travel along with two international educators who take the leap and move to Gurgaon, India, to become principals at an Indian/International school. Excited by the opulent marble hallways and the grandness of the school, they quickly learn it lacks even the most basic supplies, like chalkboard erasers. The couple, however, make a go of it and ultimately adjust to the dizzying day-to-day life of Indian society where sacred cows stop for red lights, women wear glittery saris while planting rice, an... more
  • Journey To A Dream: A voyage of discovery from England's industrial north to Spain's rural interior (The Journey Book 1)

    by Craig Briggs
    Sell up, move abroad, and live the good life. How difficult could it be? Craig Briggs dreamt of a new life, free from the stresses and strains of modern living. Unlike most of us, he decided to follow his dream. In May 2002, Craig, his wife Melanie and their dog Jazz packed all their worldly belongings into their ageing executive saloon and headed off to Spain. Not for them the tourist-packed Costas of the Mediterranean or the whitewashed villages of Andalucia. They chose Galicia, an unspo... more
  • V.Q.E: The Tale of an Indian Physician in the United Kingdom of the 1980's

    by Vivek Gumaste
    Was Great Britain of the 1980’s a welcoming place for a young man hailing from its former colony? How did the National Health Service exploit the vulnerable physicians from a newly independent and struggling India to fulfill its needs? What were the flaming hoops that a foreign physician had to jump through to further his professional career in the UK en route to a final destination in the United States? Read about all this in a gripping, event filled narrative- VQE- an acronym for the dreaded V... more
  • And Every Word Is True

    by Gary McAvoy
    Truman Capote’s bestselling book “In Cold Blood” has captivated worldwide audiences for over 50 years. It is a gripping story about the consequences of a trivial robbery gone terribly wrong in a remote village of western Kansas. But what if robbery was not the motive at all, but something more sinister? And why would the State of Kansas launch a ruthless 4-year legal battle to prevent new details of the State’s most famous crime from being made public? Based on shocking new details discove... more
  • My Reason & ME

    by Alison T Smith
    Alison felt that her life was perfect. She had an amazing husband, had been able to step back from her stockbroking job in the City of London after twelve fulfilling but tiring years of commuting, and was extremely excited about her new role as a mother. Just 16 months later, all her hopes and dreams came crashing down around her when her husband became seriously ill. Overnight, her life went from being one of joy to one of fear, uncertainty and not knowing what each new day would bring. ... more

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