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Memoir

  • Marginal Man: Life of Emilio Goggio

    by Paul Redvers Brown
    With a grandson’s heart and the mind of a scholar, Paul Brown takes us on a literary journey well worth traveling. Marginal Man is the story of Emilio Goggio who, as a young boy, boarded a ship from Italy to America. In Boston, he lived and worked with his father, who he had never previously met. He achieves the American dream, graduating from Harvard and eventually settling in Toronto to teach the Italian studies that he loves. Pride in his mother country, and enthusiasm for 1920s Fascism, left... more
  • Now I See: How God's Amazing Grace Transforms the Deepest Pain to Shining Joy

    by Janet Perez Eckles
    Even when the headlines foretell gloom and doom and personal suffering threatens to break you, yet, God’s promises speak of hope and glorious victory! Now I See will strengthen your resolve! Tragedy cannot stop you. Janet’s transition from being a sighted mother to complete blindness at the pivotal age of 30 proves you can rise above pre-conceived limitations. Grief cannot defeat you. Janet’s path to healing after the murder of her son proves that even loss is no match for God’s healing... more
  • Seaward: Chasing Master Mariners in the Golden Age of Sail

    by Harold Bradley
    Seaward casts new light on Great Britain’s nineteenth-century mercantile marine—especially as two master mariners from one Irish family experienced this incomparable career. The rediscovered stories of Harold Bradley’s great-great granduncles offer intriguing glimpses into two representative seafaring lives in the golden age of sail. The Kelly brothers plunged before the wind from Belfast and Liverpool to Australia, British Guiana, Canada, China, India, Peru, and the United States. They left wak... more
  • The Journal

    by Paul G Allman
    Based on a True Story - Travel - Adventure - Personal Discovery - Historical Insights: The Journal begins in the caves of Matala on the Island of Crete, made famous by Joni Mitchell's song Carey from her Blue album. My cave was three caves down from hers. The story details my quest to visit the churches of Lalibela in the Gondor region of Northern Ethiopia. I embarked alone on a journey up the Nile River and across the Nubian Desert to Khartoum. I faced unexpected challenges entering Ethiopi... more
  • Autism... A Mother's Story

    by Toni Hunt
    Autism is a life-long condition that affects how the brain works. It is not an illness and therefore cannot be ‘cured.’ Some may show traits but never be diagnosed as being autistic. Autism… A Mother’s Storyis a heartfelt account of a mother’s journey with her autistic son which spans almost 28 years and covers the huge ups and downs of this complex condition. This is a memoir that gives hope to those caring for anyone with autism or for anyone wanting to know more about the challenges that face... more
  • Daddy Bear Goes to War

    by Mary Page Greene
    At the peak of middle age, when you have many responsibilities and suddenly a distant threat arrives close to home and you feel called to help, how do you justify leaving your young family and sacrificing your thriving career for the greater good? How do you stay the course at every unexpected turn along the way? How do you keep a positive attitude during the devastation of war and simultaneously give encouragement with humor to your family left behind? After the mission is accomplished and many... more
  • Secret Son of a Legend

    by Mark Jennings
    I have only known since 2012, but I am the illegitimate child of Bobby Moore, the captain of the 1966 World Cup winning football team. I went from living an exceptionally happy and privileged childhood to one of detachment, hurt, and misery. My world was completely turned upside down and I deeply missed my former life and my family. I made the most of my life by focusing energy and attention on my education and the sports in which I participated, which helped me relieve the tension. I enjoyed my... more
  • Take Me Home

    by Gary M. Crist
    Take Me Home is a collection of short stories based on the author’s experiences as a sports-loving boy growing up in Indiana in the 60s and as a practicing attorney in Florida. Each story presents vivid local colors and memorable characters. Many present-life passages are to be navigated and moral questions are to be pondered. Take Me Home is a light but worthwhile read that you will want to pass along to your family and recommend to your friends.
  • The Idling Bulldozer and Other Paddling Adventures

    by Donald D. Yackel
    This book contains ten paddling adventure stories that take place in locations across the US and Canada. In each location, the author is surrounded by nature offering whatever conditions the natural world presents. Sometimes they are beautiful, offering deep transcendent moments, but at other times the author is cold, wet, frightened, or driven mad by swarms of bugs. These trials are the dues paid to experience a glorious sunrise over a salt marsh, or to watch manatees playing in the shallows, o... more
  • Memories of “A Kid from the Heights”

    by Don Moore
    As the years go by and each step I take brings me closer to the end of my journey, coupled with the advent of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, I started reconnecting with many childhood friends via social media. The past two years of isolation brought the realization that this unique era we shared in a remote village during the 50s and 60s will never be available again to future generations, and that generations born after the 50s and 60s lose the likelihood of ever having an opportunity ... more
  • The Success Trail

    by Jack Perconte
    Having played major league baseball and finished seventeen marathons, the author knows about athletic success. His memoir will help you start your journey toward success and fulfillment! He helps readers discover the powerful mindset secrets of distance runners and how to unlock the mental strength needed to conquer goals and overcome any obstacle.
  • Pretty Wrecked: Confessions of a Teen Addict and Her Road to Recovery

    by Tracy Viola
    Going numb was her only choice... In this captivating memoir, one woman's journey unfolds - from the darkest depths of teenage abuse and addiction to the heights of personal and professional success. Her brave and vivid narrative, skillfully blending laughter and tears, reveals the enduring beauty that can emerge from life's darkest moments. Marked by scars and illuminated by triumphs, this is a gripping read for anyone who has faced adversity, dared to hope, and believes in the boundless power... more
  • A Special Life: The story of a life

    by Tanja Begerack
    In "A Special Life", Tanja Begerack shares her inspiring life story, where, despite severe physical limitations, she embarks on a profound spiritual journey. The book reveals Tanja's unique experiences with near-death experiences and clairsentience, which fundamentally change her understanding of life and its infinite possibilities. As she shares her challenges and victories, she also offers practical insights and advice on how to overcome difficult times through the power of positive thinking a... more
  • BESA A TRUE STORY

    by Pertef Bylykbashi
    Pertef Bylykbashi grew up in a large family in southern Albania. Everything was torn apart with the communist takeover of the 1940s. His family were put into prisons and labor camps. As he grew up, Pertef eventually made it to the United States where he joined the military and fought with the U.S. Army for five years. “BESA” is the story of Pertef’s struggle throughout this time and how he pulled through. Inspired by a word taught to him by his grandmother, BESA recounts his decades-long battle ... more
  • If Cancer is a Gift, Can I Return It?

    by Agalia Baker MSN, FNP-BC-Ret
    Agalia Baker is a retired advance practice nurse with over 40 years in nursing. Despite all her knowledge and experience, she was an incredibly unprepared patient when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Searching for solace from the emotional hell she endured and unable to find answers, she decided to write the book she needed at the time. The result is an irreverent blend of health care provider information and a glimpse through her eyes as she lived it. If Cancer is a Gift, Can I Return It?... more
  • I'm History...but do I repeat myself?

    by Lee Knapp
    “How quaint…or is this kind of lame?” thought artist Lee Knapp after she half-heartedly returned to teach history at her old public high school. Because her private history was in a state of upheaval, it seemed she had no choice. It turned out to be life-changing. Teaching at her once all-white alma mater— now majority-minority and one of the most diverse in the state of Virginia—broadened, if not exploded, many of Knapp’s carefully constructed identities begun there in the seventies. In four ... more
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