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  • Life at Daniel's Place: How the cemetery became a sanctuary of discovery and gratitude

    by Alice J. Wisler

    After 36-year-old Alice lost her son Daniel, she doubted a graveyard could ever offer tranquility. At first, she wanted to run from the cemetery because it symbolized that Daniel, her four-year-old son, was gone. Being at the grave filled her with shame, guilt, and doubt. Gradually, thanks to geese, picnics, helium balloons, and epitaphs, the cemetery, named Daniel’s Place by Alice’s family, became a haven of discovery and beauty. Life at Daniel’s Place is the story of a mot... more

  • Texas Off-road Racing 2: The Battle for ATV and Side-by-Side Championships

    by Mike Kowis
    In this thrilling book, seasoned amateur competitor Mike Kowis shares the gritty details of ATV and side-by-side racing during his run for the 2022 championships in a brand new off-road racing series. This book is the long-awaited sequel to Texas Off-road Racing: A Father-Son Journey to a Side-by-Side Championship. Whether you are a long-time off-road racer with 10 titles to your name, someone curious to learn about the sport, or a parent looking for exciting father-son activities, this book wil... more
  • Called by Another Name

    by David Lee Dolinger
    After graduating from university, David joined the Peace Corps and arrived in South Korea in 1978. He was bestowed with a Korean name, Im Dae-oon and it became his name throughout his time in Korea. He was assigned to serve as a tuberculosis worker in Yeongam, a small town in the Southwest. He fell in love with the country's food, scenery, and people. On May 18, 1980, David arrived in Gwangju to transfer buses. Tim Warnberg, his friend and fellow Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV), told him that there... more
  • Ruins to Ruins: From the Mayan Jungle to the Aztec Metropolis

    by Roland H Wauer
    Ruins to Ruins, partly autobiographical, is a story of Robert, a young naturalist, and Johnathan, a budding archeologist, who travel to southern Mexico to visit the ancient Mayan ruins. As they travel from ruins to ruins, they learn about the ruins and also encounter a variety of natural wonders: army ants and howler monkeys at Chichen Itza, orange breasted falcon at Tikal, and king vultures Yaxchilan. Their journey takes them to many significant ruins, from Chichen Itza to Uxmal, Mayapan, Coba ... more
  • Wake Up & Taste The Coffee SECRETS TO STAY AWAKE AND ELEVATE THE TASTE OF COFFEE

    by Ryan Reddick
    Are you late for work and still feel tired because your coffee isn't working? So, on your way, you stop for a fast cup to start your day, only to find out that cup you just purchased made your day worse. The common problem is bad-tasting coffee that doesn't wake you up in the morning. What a benefit it would be to gain good energy and create the best coffee you have ever had. If you follow the advice in this book, you should experience that feeling every day.
  • 50th Anniversary Edition of Europe with Two Kids and a Van, Travel Memoir and Guide

    by Sher Davidson
    Europe with Two Kids and a Van is both a memoir of a family's travel adventures in Europe in 1972-1973 and a "how to" guide that is as relevant now as it was then. With updated information and budget-wise suggestions, it inspires readers to not postpone their dreams of travel but to make it a family adventure. Filled with entertaining stories of the Davidson's adventures, it also provides practical suggestions for today's travelers on a budget.
  • Women of Their Times

    by Michael Shur
    Two Worlds The old suffused with Jewish ritual, poverty, oppression, and anti-Jewish violence. The new, with poverty and oppression but also new hopes and dreams, new struggles, and the pressures of assimilation and conformity. Mirele Poil inhabited these worlds. In 1908 as an unaccompanied married woman, she journeyed by horse cart, train, and steamship, fleeing the conditions of the old world for New York’s Lower East Side. In the new world, she became a garment sewer and toiled to bring ove... more
  • Apropos of Running

    by Charles Moore
    A world-class marathoner who completed all six of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, Charles Moore brings to light his experiences as a Black man in the world of marathons in his incisive memoir. Based on Charles Moore’s experience running 24 marathons between 2016- 2023, Apropos of Running is at once a celebration of his journey to become a 24-time marathon runner and a candid, deeply personal interrogation of how race and culture are intertwined. The author explores the lack of diversity in ... more
  • Snap Shots of Us in Love Around the World

    by Michael Boyajian

    Join the author and his late wife Jeri as they travel the world in celebration of art and culture and their love for one another from the inner circle of Stonehenge to the mysterious pyramids of Mexico, kissing beneath a Napoleonic bridge on the Seine to watching the sunset from a rooftop cafe overlooking Rome and its expanse of church domes. All collected in a photo essay format. 

  • The Wrong Calamity

    by Marsha Jacobson
    An intimate and compellingly honest memoir of a woman coming into her own after profound pain and grief. Marsha Jacobson agreed to marry a secretive and controlling man because she saw no way out. He compelled her to move to Japan with him, where a chance meeting led to a job at the Tokyo headquarters of Mattel Toys. As she became successful, her husband became more abusive. When they were back in America, she grabbed their two toddlers and escaped from him chased by police. Years later,... more
  • HOW MUCH ARE THESE FREE BOOKS

    by Judy S. Hoff

    In an "easy and relaxed" writing style, Judy Hoff shares her delight in owning and operating the Book Nook for nineteen years in Schenectady, New York (1983-2002). With a small loan from her parents and no retailing experience, she opens her used tiny 200 square foot bookstore, but within four years more than quadruples the Book Nook's space to 900 feet — still considered small -- and transforms it into a full service store selling new books only. Humorous a... more

  • My Holoholo Diary

    by Nancy Clemens

    Nancy has loved coming to the Big Island on vacation with her family for many years. This time, lured by Kupuna Pele, she came alone, embarking on a mid-life journey of what she called “a sabbatical between being a mother and a grandmother.”

     “Holoholo” means “to move around with no particular plan or destination.” My Holoholo Diary records Nancy’s year of adventures and challenges while living in the Hawai’ian culture. Her colorful v... more

  • Family History Lost: Whispers From My Ancestors In A Rusty Metal Box : An Unbelievable True Story

    by Raymond Lopez
    "Family History Lost'' is a gripping and emotional tale that spans generations, exploring themes of tragedy, loss, redemption, and the resilience of family ties. The story revolves around Mariano's father, a hardworking and ambitious young man who aspires to become a successful rancher. Set against the backdrop of a small town near the Sonora mountains, His fathers journey takes him from dreams of prosperity to the dark reality of envy, betrayal, and violence. His fathers life takes a tragic ... more
  • CHOP THAT SH*T UP!

    by CSM Daniel L Pinion, USA (RET)
    Chop that Sh*t Up! is a collection of stories by a military veteran with deployments ranging from Bosnia-Herzegovina to tours in Iraq. Follow along his twenty-eight-year career from private to command sergeant major, and learn how a young, gullible private became a battle-hardened soldier to an emotionally broken leader on his journey back to civilian life. Whether you served, are thinking about serving, or know or care about someone who has served, this book will make you laugh, cry, or both. A... more
  • Black Box

    by Chelsey Glasson

    You don’t have to fight workplace discrimination alone. By the time Chelsey Glasson filed a lawsuit for pregnancy discrimination against tech giant Google, she had lost the job she once loved and had gone against the advice of trusted professionals. Many thought she would lose everything. Instead, her faith in fairness, reparation, and equal opportunity was restored. In Black Box, Chelsey shares her story and provides the strategies you need to pursue justice for yourself and your famil... more

  • The Unexpected Benefits of Being Run Over

    by Naseem Rochette
    Breaking doesn't mean you're broken. In a pedestrian crosswalk on a quiet tree-lined street, Naseem is hit and then run over three times. Onlookers yell for the driver to stop as she hears her fate in her husband's screams. Is he is watching the mother of his children die? Miraculously, she survives, yet she is no longer the person she worked so hard to be. Her "cracks"-the changes to her body and mind-initially feel impossible to accept. In learning to embrace this new, unrecognizable s... more
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