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  • Oh, Brother!: Confessions of a Long-Suffering Sister

    by Beverley Hopwood
    For decades, life with Ted has been a rollercoaster undertaking—from a pastoral childhood to the casinos of Las Vegas, from family Christmas dinners to the discovery of a trunk of unopened bills and race track stubs. Emotions run high. Financial burdens increase. Disappointments occur. As C.S. Lewis suggested, “we read to know we are not alone.” Discover how a sister has attempted to cope with a dysfunctional sibling, and learn ways of safeguarding those involved. People with alcohol, drug, gamb... more
  • Six

    by amanda moss
    Six children, six business interests, six years as an entrepreneur and six years to make six million. Six steps to finding success, happiness and gaining confidence in your dream world. Amanda Moss was unwanted by her narcissistic parents and suffered emotional and physical abuse growing up. Refusing to believe she was worthless, as she was regularly told, she programmed her mindset to be positive and ambitious and created the lifestyle she always wanted
  • Sangamon Soil: A Family History and Memoir

    by Fred McTaggart
    This book traces the diverse roots of the author's family who all converged in the Sangamon Country of Illinois to establish family farms. They came from Scotland, Germany, England and Holland. Some were descendants of slave owners; others were attracted to the antislavery messages of their neighbor Abraham Lincoln and Methodist circuit riders such as Francis Asbury and Peter Cartwright. All were oblivious to the claims of the Kickapoos and other indigenous peoples who had previously occupied th... more
  • Riding Standing Up

    by Sparrow Spaulding
    Sparrow Spaulding was born into the perfect family. Two loving parents, a beautiful home, and grandparents that doted on her. Life was a dream until the day that changed everything. Sparrow's perfect life was ripped away at age three in one tragic moment that would forever change her. Follow her on her journey as she tells the story of her traumatic childhood and how she fought hard to stay strong despite her dreadful circumstances. In Riding Standing Up, Spaulding’s gift for storytellin... more
  • You'll Never Work Again In Teaneck, N.J.

    by charles kraus
    Book Synopsis Charles' 50 year career connects vaudeville with today's world. Performing on television, stage, special events -- for the families of Hollywood super powers, for thousands of hospitalized children, kids in war zones, mansions, ghettos, and the world at large, as well as on his Youtube channel, this book is filled with the author's adventures, insights and an appreciation of his audiences. Almost 12,000 shows ... so far. Essays by Charles have appeared in more than 100 newsp... more
  • The Treasure Is the Trip: The Journey Has Its Rewards

    by P J Brown
    By recording the quite unusual events surrounding my sons head-on collision and admittance into the hospital under a mistaken identity, I could see that more than coincidence was at work. There had been other happenings on my life's journey that helped me develop the relationship with God that I had been missing and were written because each one has made the trip valuable.
  • A Minger`s Tale Beginnings

    by RBN Bookmark
    Do pastures greener exist for the colour blind.....and how the hell are they to know? Born in Manchester, UK during the late 1950`s to Irish immigrants, Ribban Bookmark. is a young man who realises early on that the ladder to success he was given by God is missing more than just a few of its rungs. A misfit with a heart of gold, if he only knew the Lord's address, he`d relieve himself in the divine letterbox...only to call apologetically back later to clear up the mess. The book follo... more
  • Life Out of Reach: Spare Burden

    by Jas Dosanjh

    With real life therapy sessions included at the end of each short chapter, Spare Burden is the first in a series of memoirs called Life Out Of Reach focusing on the life of JAS Dosanjh. Born in the UK, as one of six daughters of Sikh Punjabi immigrants, hardworking and obedient she dreams of becoming a journalist and working on Fleet Street. Though gifted with a sixth sense, Jas’s life and the life of her five sisters is ruled first by their horrid grandfather who hates girls and then l... more

  • Lonnie's Tree

    by ANITRA WRIGHT DOUGLAS
    Lonita finds herself alone gazing out of her bedroom window in disbelief of the horrific events from the previous night. At the age of ten, she finds herself without her mother. As the questions crowd her frantic mind, she’s determined to push past the pain and celebrate the life of her mother. With her Dad right by her side, Lonita begins to discover creative ways to celebrate her Mom.
  • Bravely MisEducated: How I Lost My Voice

    by www.amitzamedia.com/products
    Army retired veteran explores the funny and tragic experiences of a young girl growing up in the inner-city of Chicago. The story is about Betty, who is battling her self-esteem, and how her life changes after she is faced with abuse, violence, and the grief of losing love ones. It dramatizes about why she decides to enlist in the U.S. Army, with eventful things happening to her and her community. Bravely MisEducated is a story of miseducation, memories, and love, and it also deals with the unce... more
  • TRESPASSING: WHEN NATURE SPEAKS DO WE LISTEN?

    by J.T. Blossom
    True stories about close calls in nature by a restless, hard-working American man in love with the outdoors. If you live to hike, climb, canoe, fish or do anything outside in beautiful places, you will enjoy this book. Also contains amusing but harrowing stories about fixing up an old house in the mountains and some new ideas on how we can save the planet. Uplifting and sometimes terrifying, "Trespassing" will change for the better the way your heart views the beauty and power of nature.
  • A Jazzman's Tale

    by Annette Johnson

    A Jazzman's Tale is a screenplay memoir of bebop trumpeter and pianist Charles Freeman Lee. Freeman, as he was better known, was one of the jazzmen who joined the jazz revolution called bebop at Minton's Playhouse and the Paradise Club in Harlem, New York City in the 1950s.

    Freeman came out of Wilberforce Collegians, an important band in jazz history formed in 1926 at Wilberforce University in Ohio, with famous alumni like Benny Carter, Frank Foster and Ben Webster. He played wi... more

  • Far Away And Further Back

    by Patrick Burns
    After his first overseas assignment to the USA in 1975 – just twenty-three with a suitcase and a guitar – corporate nomad, Patrick Burns, kept on moving from country to country rarely declining a fresh challenge in a new location. In these stories from four decades of living and working around the world, he relives some of his most memorable experiences: from dangerous pyrotechnic liaisons in the Algerian desert to a quest to find the Archbishop of Rangoon after a chance meeting in an English vi... more
  • A Crowded Loneliness: The Story of Loss, Survival, and Resilience of a Peter Pan Child of Cuba

    by Debbie Shannon
    Set in Havana during the Cuban Revolution and in the Deep South before and during the Civil Rights Movement, A Crowded Loneliness, is based on the true story of Bienvenida Catalina Miranda. Her family worked closely with Fidel Castro to overthrown the dictator Fulgencio Batista, until Castro announced that he was a communist. After her brother’s arrest and her father’s death, 9-year-old Catalina and her 11-year-old brother, Mario, took part in Operation Peter Pan—a mass exodus of over 14,000 una... more
  • A Crowded Loneliness: The Story of Loss, Survival, and Resilience of a Peter Pan Child of Cuba

    by Debbie Shannon
    Set in Havana during the Cuban Revolution and in the Deep South before and during the Civil Rights Movement, A Crowded Loneliness, is based on the true story of Bienvenida Catalina Miranda. Her family worked closely with Fidel Castro to overthrown the dictator Fulgencio Batista, until Castro announced that he was a communist. After her brother’s arrest and her father’s death, 9-year-old Catalina and her 11-year-old brother, Mario, took part in Operation Peter Pan—a mass exodus of over 14,000 una... more
  • W. H. Auden, Poetry, and Me: A 102-Year-Old Reluctant Poet Reflects on Life, Poetry, and Her Famous Teacher

    by Debbie Shannon
    The daughter of Russian immigrants, Gladys Dubovsky survived her abusive childhood by finding refuge in poetry. In the winter of 1940 when she was twenty-five, she took a poetry class taught by W.H. Auden. She met with Auden privately to discuss her poetry and found that his encouragement forever changed her. W.H. Auden, Poetry, and Me is a heartwarming story that fluctuates between Gladys’s and Auden’s life. We see how their lives mirror one another—their joy and pain, and their triumph and... more

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