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by Keith Van SickleCan Two Americans Really Become French? Val and Keith turned their lives upside down when they quit their jobs and began a part-time life in Provence. But they wondered: Can we fit in? And maybe become French ourselves? Follow their adventures as they slowly unlock the mysteries of France… - Is it true that French people are like coconuts? - Can you learn to argue like a French person? - What books have changed French lives? - Most important of all, how do you keep your soup from ex... more
by Ruth NewellThe Brazen Biddy's Club is a witty and moving fictionalized semi autobiographical story of a middle aged daughter and her elderly mother when they unexpectedly find themselves living together after a 40 year hiatus. After decades apart, the daughter chooses to remain to help her mother when, during an impromptu visit, she learns that her stepfather is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s. Over time, both women are transformed by their new relationship, and by the humor that sustains them during dif... more
by Nina BinghamRaw and honest, the author shares her painful past: an abusive alcoholic father, a failed marriage, the rejection she suffered after she came out as a lesbian, and her own brush with suicide. What could have been a story mired in self-pity and misery, ultimately is a story of hope. Nina's compelling life journey shows how pain and loss can be transformed into strength and purpose. This book is not only for survivors but for anyone facing depression with suicidal tendencies.
by Jessica M. Jolivette M.EdIn Love With A Doughboy is a story of a woman who struggles to overcome life's obstacles after being in an abusive relationship with a Drug-dealer.
by Chuks I NdukweA twelve year old boy turned on a switch and watched light flood his dark classroom—in a town where nobody had ever seen electric light before, he shouted that he wanted to become an electrical engineer when he grew up. Chuks I. Ndukwe’s innocent utterance seemed little more than a fantasy because his family could not fund his education beyond primary school. Suddenly everything changed; his teacher helped him gain admission to tuition-free technical high school where he won a scholarship to a t... more
by Silvia CorradinButterfly Child is the story of a mother’s journey through grief and incredible challenges. From the stillbirth at full term of her first baby, followed by a miscarriage, to the birth of her son Nicky, diagnosed with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare skin blistering disorder that requires extensive wound care and is considered life threatening. Challenges include Insurance Companies refusal to cover the most basic needs for any EB patient to Silvia’s trying to make sense of her ... more
by Gatluk G. DigiewGatluk G. Digiew is a little boy cowherd when Civil War erupts in his homeland, South Sudan, and upends his life forever. His memoir, God Threw Me Back: A Child Survives War in Sudan, tells his horrific story through the eyes of a child. Gatluk is wrenched from his family at age nine?shot and left for dead at thirteen. During his agonizing, often solitary, four-year journey to recovery and safely in a new homeland, Gatluk draws courage from his father?s early lessons and deep Christian faith. Ga... more
by Kareena MaxwellI waited for him to come home and take me shopping for shoes. It was Christmas Eve. He promised. He never showed up until I had gone to sleep and the stores on Long Island, New York had closed. The next day, I went to Christmas dinner walking on my toes to keep the heads of the nails in my ripped loafers from hurting my feel. "The God of My Shoes and other short stories and essays," is based on that experience.
by Brooklyn James
What the hell happened?
Not exactly the question one might expect from a postpartum nurse, it echoed in my mind incessantly after birth. Induction, intervention, ultimately cesarean were nothing new to me…until I was the one atop an operating room table birthing my firstborn through an incision in my uterus.
Brooklyn James grapples with her medicalized birth as she undergoes several unexpected health issues—fallout from a medically unnecessary cesarean, seco... more
by David Rice
Starting in year 2000, I spent 29 months living alone in a cave in the desolate wilderness of the Avawatz Mountain Range (which borders the southeast side of Death Valley).
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by Brad BawmannBeagle on Board is the gut-wrenching story of one family’s ten-year-long struggle with their father’s Alzheimer’s disease. This awkward and sometimes heartwarming journey begins with a son calling the police after his father has threatened to kill his mother. The story weaves through the years as the family wrestles with how to get a proper diagnosis for their father’s odd and perplexing behavior, finds an appropriate place to care for their dad, and comes to grips with the loss of a loved o... more
by Erika Watts"Don't Lick That!" gives an inside look into a family where keeping a straight face doesn't come easy. Erika Watts weaves hilarious tales with illustrations, so stories about pancakes that look like rabid reindeer aren’t left to your imagination. The book is filled with relatable stories that will make parents and other caregivers laugh out loud.
by Jules HannafordFrom her carefree early life on a farm in rural South Australia to a marriage that was broken even before it began, then living as a struggling single mother and navigating a string of bad romances – this is the story of a woman whose lessons in life – and love – have been learned the hard way. Jules Hannaford grew up living an idyllic childhood, full of fun and adventures. She went to boarding school and had the time of her life, excelling at sport, making new friends and getting in troubl... more
by Jennie WithersThe rules are simple: Be Worldly, No Guilt!, Discover the perfect pint of ale. Travelers, like writers, believe in the power of setting. Jen thinks of traveling Europe with fellow Mormon, Jeanne, and an Alaska Native named Bert, as an escape from her conservative upbringing and the pressures of conforming to a religion she does not believe in. The change of setting and culture allows Jen to have a raucous, guilt-free experience with her boisterous, silly, and hilarious friends. The journey... more
by Timothy GatesA JOURNEY The story of a person’s profoundly diverse and undeservedly blessed 60+ yrs of life on this planet. From growing up in the 60's and 70's, traveling as a young man in Europe and the Middle East (with a return trip to and 14 month stay in Israel,) military life, married and family life, work as a paramedic firefighter and as a nurse, wonderful opportunities to serve on medical teams to Kurdistan Iraq, West Darfur Sudan and Banda Aceh Indonesia and everything in between. It really has be... more