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by Ann ZalkindOn the surface, What Matters Most is a rumination on author Ann Zalkind’s relationship with her mother, but through personal reflections, Zalkind’s objective was to illustrate universal themes with which almost anyone can identify. Her goal was to create an impressionistic portrait, at times both chilling and poignant; a memoir unlike any other. A remembrance of her mother, and also various characters from her mother’s world, Zalkind’s collection oftentimes delves into difficult memories, an... more
by Thomas J. RoachA young men's fellowship group is formed in Joliet, IL, in 1987. The four college students and a young professor began reading Greek and Russian Orthodox books on aestheticism and plan to visit Mount Athos, a peninsula in Northern Greece devoted to monastic communities and still governed under Byzantine law. The first half of the book describes the misadventures of the boys as they perform clean-up operations at Greek food festivals in the Chicago area to raise money. Finally, miraculously, ... more
by Margaret KramarWhen Margaret gives birth to a child who suffers from developmental delay, she is devastated. Her husband cannot reconcile his disappointment. After the divorce, Margaret struggles as a single mother, but becomes Spenser's most ardent cheerleader. He transcends the limits of his disability, but then dies of lymphoma at age ten. After his death, Margaret questions whether she ever really knew her child, and embarks on a journey to find him. Written in starkly honest prose, Searching for Spe... more
by Andrew FrazierThis book guides small business owners on how to successfully grow the business into a viable enterprise.
by Glyn HaynieThis newest book by author Glyn Haynie, Finding My Platoon Brothers: Vietnam Then and Now, describes his efforts to find and reconnect with his brothers of First Platoon. These men, with whom he served during the War in Vietnam, are a real part of his family. Join the family reunion as these veterans get together and share their experiences, rekindle past friendships, and reforge their bonds of brotherhood. Travel back to Vietnam with the author as he visits old battlefields and former Fire Supp... more
by Wendy Adams with the Holy SpiritWhen author Wendy Adams was forty-five years old, a visiting Christian minister laid hands on her in a church. She fell to the ground because of the power of the Holy Spirit that was upon her. Transformation occurred immediately. From an angry, aggressive, revengeful, suffering fighter, she became a healed, understanding, and compassionate warrior for the Lord. Adams discovered he’d been with her all the time. In Death to Life, she shares her life story beginning as a little girl growing up i... more
by David E. PeeplesHave you ever seriously considered the most difficult and puzzling questions presented to our minds during this mortal sojourn through an often difficult and challenging existence? Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? And perhaps the most important question of all: What is my purpose for living? In this ultra-modern, digital world of today many people have become so preoccupied with the daily pursuits of life and the addictive overuse of time-consuming technology tha... more
by Carol ScuttIn the summer of 1967, two teenagers from completely opposite kinds of upbringing met in Columbia City, Indiana. They both worked at the local Kroger grocery store. She worked as a cashier, and he worked as a night stocker. She was sixteen, and he was seventeen. This infatuation grew into a love stronger than the worst storms and more passionate than the words of Shakespeare. The first storm they endured as newlyweds was Paul being drafted and sent to Vietnam for fourteen months. Their journey w... more
by Tricia MorrisonI have written about my colorful childhood experiences and life’s journey from growing up in the ghettos of Jamaica to working at a bizarre kindergarten in Poland to some beautiful experiences in Berlin, in order to describe resilience. I used my knowledge from my education and my life to look back on how my experiences have formed me and how they have made me resilient. In each chapter, I point out lessons that I have learnt and my thoughts. The lessons provide readers with ways to use and find... more
by Douglas ThorntonThis is the work of someone who has tried to gain insight into the growth of his mind by observance of the things that affect it. Therefore, it is neither free of fault, nor oblivious to what it has tried to accomplish, that of setting forth an interpretation of the poetic spirit. These texts were composed during the years 2011-2012 in the silent hours at a desk, or in some instances, in the middle of a field, separate from one another, but all bearing towards that same idea of understanding.
by Carol PulitzerFrom her encounters with David Letterman and Rachel Maddow to her 2nd honeymoon in Paris with a husband she hadn’t seen in 40 years to the Nitroglycerin she once carried in a souped up Chevy on the way to middle school, to her UFO encounter in the desert, these stories are proof that reality can be stranger than fiction. And food, food, food: instructions on organizing 1000 recipes, a Fresh Strawberry Torte from the original Log Lady on Twin Peaks, New Orleans BBQ’ed Shrimp, and other recipe... more
by Anna Mitchell
FAT CHICK PLANS TO ESCAPE CORPORATE WHOREDOM AND TRAVEL THE WORLD. SHE’S JUST BOUGHT A RECUMBENT TRIKE TO DO IT WITH. BUT WITH SO MUCH GOING AGAINST HER, WILL SHE EVEN MAKE IT OUT OF THE CITY?
Fat Chick is a 30-something accountant who dreams of cycling, hiking and paddling her way around the world, starting with her own country, Australia. But at a whopping 130kgs (285lbs), she’s not exactly the poster child for human-powered travel.
On top of that, nobody w... more
by Shyamasundar das (Sam Speerstra)
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad changed the world. When he came to America from India in 1965, few Westerners knew the deep spiritual truths behind ancient Vedic culture and civilization.Within a decade most humans on the planet had heard the Hare Krishna mantra. Shyamasundar Das (Sam Speerstra) was one of the Swami s earliest disciples. In three volumes, Chasing Rhinos with the Swami describes in loving detail the seven years Shyamasundar spent at the side of the Perfect Person. Nothing ... more
by Loari Oliver-TierneyLori Oliver-Tierney is every woman with a dream. She is fifty, asthmatic, overweight, with arthritic knees. And like many woman with children she's lost herself. When she decides to hike the John Muir Trail, considered by many to be the most c challenging part of the 2,650 mile Pacific Coast rail, she hopes it will help her reconnect with the adventurous girl inside her. Things don't go as planned and she gets lost on the trail, deals with monstrous bleeding blisters, constipation, and a hiking ... more
by Emily Samuelson, PhDIt is possible to thrive after sexual abuse, not merely survive. In “Soaring Above the Ashes” men and women from around the country tell their stories of healing from sexual abuse. They are free of shame. They have transformed their suffering into strength, wisdom and compassion. Their photos show proud and determined faces from diverse ethnicities and races. Dr. Samuelson knows the terrain as a survivor and a guide. She is a psychologist who has specialized in treating trauma for over 35 y... more