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  • The Newly Tattooed's Guide to Aftercare

    by Lisa Kastner
    I’m shaking my head at the little girl who thought she could control the story. She doesn’t understand that you can’t control the story, the story controls you.” At twenty, Liza still sleeps with the lights on. In this alcohol fueled narrative, filled with tattoos, family lore and short biographies, Dube shares her raw and graphic coming of age tale. This is a story about ink, on the page and on skin. The Newly Tattooed’s Guide to Aftercare is the love story you never saw coming and only now... more
  • My Generation: A Memoir of the Baby Boom

    by Nowick Gray
    In this intensely personal memoir, Nowick Gray charts a unique yet representative journey through the tumultuous sixties and seventies, seeking alternatives to corporate conformity and the looming threat of apocalypse. His self-exile from East Coast suburbia spirals through campus rebellion, California dreaming, a testy Canadian romance, and an Inuit village preparing for its own revolution... bound for a back-to-the-land utopia in the mountains of British Columbia.
  • Acid Test: LSD vs. LDS

    by Christopher Kimball Bigelow

    Growing up Mormon during America's early-1980s satanic panic, Bigelow escapes the religion's bland conformity by playing Dungeons & Dragons. After graduating from high school in 1984, he dives into sex, drugs, and the counterculture via Salt Lake City's punk and new-wave scenes, as echoed from London, New York, and especially Los Angeles.

    As Bigelow explores the underground, he rejects myths of supernatural good vs. evil, living instead by the D&D concept of chaotic neutrali... more

  • No Ordinary Life: Awakenings in the Final Days of Apartheid

    by Mary Byron
    Love, war, espionage, NO ORDINARY LIFE is a thrilling inside account of marriage and diplomatic life seen through the eyes of a newlywed in Cape Town during one of the most dangerous periods in South Africa's modern history. What Mary thought would be adventure in a foreign land turns out to be a political pressure cooker as the first democratic elections draw near. The couple experiences jeopardy and joy, up to the final days of apartheid when Nelson Mandela is elected the first black Pres... more
  • I've Never Met A Dead Person I Didn't Like: Initiation By Spirits

    The extraordinary travels of a young, alone and broke psychic. The heart-warming and adventurous true story of a young woman on her own at age seventeen, broke and surrounded by talkative spirits that don’t want to go away. Living in-between the physical world and the spirit realm, yet feeling a stranger in both, Sherrie Dillard criss-crossed the country by bus, train and hitchhiking in a search for answers. Along the way she was led to help the poor and homeless on skid row, install water syste... more
  • Forget They Were Ever Born: A Memoir

    by Sharon Flanagan-Hyde
    This deeply troubling yet inspiring memoir recounts the appalling abuse of people with intellectual disabilities and the anguish of their families. When Sharon Flanagan-Hyde’s sister, Mary Jean, was diagnosed with severe mental retardation in 1962, doctors said to put defective children in an institution and forget they were ever born. Mary Jean was sent away as a toddler, but she was not forgotten. Decades of witnessing maltreatment and horrific conditions at Belchertown State School devastated... more
  • Close Calls and Other Neat Stories

    by Vito Tomasino
    “Close Calls, And Other Neat Stories,” is a series of short vignettes recalled from a military career spanning twenty five years, three wars and a revolution. The first three of those years were as an infantryman with the United States Marines; the second twenty two as a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. Most of the thirty-four chapters in the book deal with tense situations that could have just as easily gone badly as not. The “Other Neat Stories” are too compelling not to include them in book tha... more
  • Survivor : Aron's Story

    by Alex Teplish
    Aron considered himself a typical Jewish-Soviet boy, getting along with his Russian and Ukrainian neighbors while growing up in multi-cultural Odessa of the 1930s. Life didn’t come easy to his Yiddish and Russian-speaking family, but they got by, assimilated to their surroundings. As the 40s approached, Nazi Germany began its march across Europe, with the extermination of the Jewish people as one of its aims. Allied with Romania, the Nazis now set their sights on the Soviet Union, fighting the R... more
  • Junk Justice: A Law-abiding Busnessman's Trajic Quest for Due Process

    How badly has our judicial system gone astray? A new book by Gerry Rising, Junk Justice: A Law-Abiding Businessman's Tragic Quest for Due Process, provides plenty of evidence that it has indeed strayed far from the path set out for it in our constitution. Here you will find how a rural judge can send a $25 million business into receivership without legal justification by a stroke of his gavel, how an overzealous federal prosecutor working in full cooperation with Rising's defense attorne... more
  • Brownsville Bred: Dreaming Out Loud

    by Elaine Del Valle
    In the face of her father's addiction, an altruistic young Latina struggles to reclaim her self worth amidst her deteriorating Brooklyn projects.Brownsville Bred (adapted from her autobiographical stage play) is a young adult novel told in a series of vignettes—some funny, some heartbreaking, that together tell Elaine Del Valle’s journey growing up in the toughest project in Brownsville, the toughest neighborhood in New York. But her story refuses to be ghettoized. It bursts with the details of ... more
  • Joy Came in the Dawn of a New Day

    by Jacinta Da Cruz Rodgers
    Come with Jacinta to experience the challenges of growing up in an orphanage, where the word "love" was never heard and discipline was the guide and terror of an orphan. Follow her to her first missionary mission in a remote part of Brazil, where dedication grew stronger amidst the challenges
  • Accidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four

    by Barbara Venkataraman
    This book will take you through my incredible four year quest for justice for The Groveland Four and teach you how to pursue your own causes, whatever they may be. It is a primer for positive action, a journey through Florida's past as well as its future. Some of the things you will learn: everything takes more time than you think, nothing ever goes according to plan, help can come from unexpected places, time is on your side, everyone is connected to everyone else, you can reach your tipping po... more
  • Scenes of a Reclusive Writer & Reader of Mumbai: Essays

    by Fiza Pathan
    “I am a recluse and I love books more than I love people.” – So begins Fiza Pathan, the self-proclaimed Reclusive Writer and Reader of Mumbai. In this charming collection of personal essays, Fiza recalls important phases of her life, along with the books she was reading at the time and where she read them. Revealed along the way are Fiza’s personal struggles, from the father who didn’t want a girl child to the years she believed she wanted to be a nun to the college friends who shamed her for ga... more
  • Crazy Quilt Pieces of a Mennonite Life

    by Cynthia Yoder
    A love story. A search for identity in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. A ground-breaking memoir. In her mid-twenties and in a state of despair, Cynthia leaves her husband, and drops out of her studies at Columbia University. She moves home to rural Pennsylvania to collect stories from her Pennsylvania German Mennonite family. While living with her aunt and uncle, she confronts her own demons and makes peace with a heritage she has felt at odds with. Yoder’s account of that year became one of the ... more
  • Runaways

    by Powell Kimbell
    Runaways is a simple story, simply told. Two brothers are orphaned at ages two and four, thrust into a system of orphanages and foster homes, until their eventual adoption at ages four and six. They will become runaways, attempting to escape the real dangers of their new adoptive home. It is a gripping true story told with a factual intensity, as it was lived. A must read for all ages, the story springs back into life with pure vibrancy and passion. It is my very great pleasure and honor, to inv... more