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  • The Light Through the Pouring Rain

    by James Ruvalcaba

    A true story about a young couple's battle with cancer.

    The Light Through the Pouring Rain is a remarkable love story that will pull on your heartstrings and leave you inspired.

    An emotional page turner that gives a first hand look into the lives of a young couple madly in love and eager to start their lives together, only to have it all halted by a cancer diagnosis. With no clear road map on how to navigate their new normal, James and Anabel proceed into uncharted territory, ... more

  • Brainwashed

    by Ramdyal Bhola
    It is not necessary to use science and extreme methods to influence and control someone’s life. Simply sowing the seeds at the right time will do that as demonstrated in this book. It tells the story of a little boy from a small village in Guyana, South America, who was brainwashed by his father from a young age, to become a Doctor. Unfortunately, his father died when he was a first-year Medical Student, and never saw this dream fulfilled. It describes how, despite many hurdles and sacrifices al... more
  • One Immigrant in a World of Many

    by Andrea Bermúdez
    In 1959, a Communist revolution took the reins of government in Cuba. Many thousands, including author Andrea Bermúdez and members of her immediate family, sought exile in foreign lands. They felt fortunate to have chosen the United States to start life anew. In One Immigrant in a World of Many: An American Story of Survival, Bermúdez details her struggle as a political exile who left her native country and learned to adapt to her new home in the United States. This memoir offers a look at the ... more
  • Now that Nursing Orientation is Over

    by Jean McGrath-Brown
    Nursing is a noble profession, and nurses everywhere are special people who give of themselves tirelessly. Nurses experience a stark contrast from school to the floors after having learned the art and science of nursing in the classroom. Author Jean McGrath-Brown is one of those nurses. In Now that Nursing Orientation is Over, she shares a compilation of experiences she gained in her thirty-eight years in the nursing profession working in several institutions in various positions. Filled with a... more
  • A Place LIke This: Finding Myself in a Cape Cod Cottage

    by Sally W Buffington

    When newly engaged Sally Buffington is introduced to Craigville, she meets an expansive Cape Cod cottage that is virtually a family member itself. She quickly finds herself competing for airtime among the talkative, assured band of brothers and her new mother-in-law,the cottage's lively and confounding matriarch.

    Sally,a Cape Cod local, soon wonders how she'll ever maintain her independence, let alone her sense of self, when the day's anenda and every detal is already set in... more

  • Love's Legacy: Viscount Chateaubriand and the Irish Girl

    by Daniel Fallon
    Love’s Legacy chronicles the author’s search for hidden meaning in two letters he inherited from his father, addressed to his great-great-grandfather in summer 1817 by the adventurous diplomat and famous founder of modern French literature, François-René de Chateaubriand. The book is a suspenseful detective story, an intimate biography of Chateaubriand, a story of forbidden love fraught with passion and tragedy, a genealogical quest, and a memoir recounting the author’s ancestry leading from his... more
  • Kilo 3

    by Richard W. Foster, Jr.

    True story of a 17-year-old who quit high school to join the Marine Corps. He went to Vietnam eager to save the world from Communism, only to become discourage by a lack of progress in the field and from the exhaustion of continuous ground combat. Upon his return to the USA, he was selected to serve in the most prestigious Marine ceremonial base in the world: Marine Barracks in Washington DC. For those interested in understanding personal combat contrasted with the bright lights and facades o... more

  • Love Has No Limits

    by Armine Papouchian
    Love Has No Limits is a story of an ordinary immigrant girl and her extraordinary life’s journey. Forced at age 16 to leave Armenia and move with her family to America, Arminé left behind a young man she had completely and deeply fallen in love with. Undeterred by deaths, divorces, betrayals and the greatest challenges imaginable, Love Has No Limits culminates with Arminé connecting 30 years later with her true love, with all the magic it would expect to bring, to soon losing him yet again. It i... more
  • Turning a Blind Eye

    by Te' Writes

    What happens when one member of the family decides that the family secret isn’t worth keeping?

    Based on a true story, this riveting tale exposes the shared secrets that many families would rather take to the grave.

    Chantel’s world was turned upside-down when she discovered the abuse of her brother Roy at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend, J.R. Outrage and panic left Chantel’s head spinning. How could someone do something so disgusting and violating?

    Even a... more

  • LIST FULL: List Poems of Necessary Orderliness

    by bart plantenga

    LIST FULL heralds a new appreciation for the neglected & belittled list as literature. The book documents many aspects of my life from the personal to the organizational, from the demographic to found lists rescued from waste baskets of people close to me. From the humorous to the throw-away to the tragic.

    The Lists in LLIST FULL are short, framed mini-memoirs, a portal into obsession and the need to make lists in a world that seems to overwhelm us. I call them Household Haikus of ... more

  • The Flight of Kurrawurra: An Australian Odyssey

    by Lyndon Patrick Berchy
    Embark on an epic human story -the journey of change as it uncovers the experiences that torment, elevate and inspire us all. The Flight of Kurrawurra, (The Australian Aboriginal wedgetailed Eagle) unlocks the essential keys of spiritual truths, overcoming the human challenge of life. As you open this book you will find yourself on a journey through a nation and a people; The Author takes you across an odyssey from childhood across mountaintops, caverns and encampments of tent-dwellers into th... more
  • 8 Miraculous Months in the Malayan Jungle: A WWII Pilot's True Story of Faith, Courage, and Survival

    by Donald J. "DJ" Humphrey II

    A Grueling Survival Story About a WWII Hero’s Fight for Freedom

    On January 11, 1945, Major Donald J. Humphrey had his B-29 Superfortress directed at Singapore Island. After navigating the 1900-mile trip from India through dangerous weather, they had just successfully bombed their target. And that’s when Japanese Zeroes shot off the wing and sent the mighty aircraft death-spiraling into the Malayan jungle.

    Jumping to safety, Humphrey and a few of his remaining crewmates... more

  • Chasing Alexander

    by Christopher Martin

    A haunting, fast-paced war memoir, Chasing Alexander is Christopher Martin’s account of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    A failing college student obsessed with Alexander the Great, Martin enlists in the US Marines to become a different sort of man, a man like Alexander. From his difficulty at boot camp to his disappointing deployment to Iraq, Martin fears he may never follow in Alexander’s footsteps.

    Then, after a strategy change, Martin an... more

  • Eat Your Rice Cakes: Discovering Empowerment After a Life-Changing Diagnosis

    by margaret weiss
    Change is hard, especially if a medical diagnosis reshapes a formerly comfortable life. Celiac patient and practicing dietitian, Margaret Weiss, uses personal and professional experiences to create a guide to handle reactions to major upheaval, with the ultimate goal of acceptance and empowerment.
  • Naked Ink

    by Tobias Maxwell
    “Everyone has read about the journey of famous actors. But what about the thousands of actors who struggle to survive the dog-eat-dog actor’s life in New York City and never reach fame and fortune? \t Welcome to the nitty-gritty life of an actor cum art model in all its naked glory; the story of an illegal alien’s journey to America, a sex-addicted bisexual, hell-bent on making something happen for himself in NYC, circa 1980.”
  • Second Parent

    by Lora Liegel
    After her wife gave birth, Lora struggled to find her identity as a new parent and lesbian, non-biological mother. When she learned that the legal system did not fully recognize her parental status as a non-biological parent, she chose to do a “second parent” adoption. Initially, this further spurred feelings of inadequacy. She was not the bio-mom. She was the second parent, the other mother. As Lora’s son grew, she grappled to fit into social and legal landscapes and even her own family. ... more

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