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  • Lost in China: A Memoir of World War II

    by Jennifer Dobbs
    Lost in China is the true story of two Anglo-American children separated from their parents in China during World War II, and their unforgettable journey to America a year later. The Dobbs family lived in Shanghai in the late 1930s, where the children spoke Mandarin and Jennifer rode to school in a rickshaw. As war progresses, the family travels to heavily bombed Chungking, through mountains harboring bandits, and on the dangerous Burma Road. When their mother and father fly to Hong Kong on a sh... more
  • Midpoint: A Memoir

    by Patricia Angeles
    Midpoint: A Memoir is an immigrant woman’s story of perseverance and building a legacy future generations can be proud of. Patricia Angeles is at the midpoint of the average human lifespan. Decades of experience, mistakes, love, and loss have led her to contemplate what anyone might when they’ve lived half their life. “What kind of legacy am I leaving behind? What do I want my friends and family to remember after I’m gone? What are the biggest life lessons I can impart while I’m still here?” ... more
  • Strange Vibrations: What it was really like to grow up a Baby Boomer

    by Craig Reem
    BABY BOOMER Craig Reem’s upbringing in Los Angeles is a reflection on the life, loss, and laughter of a boy who walked toward Haight-Ashbury in the 1960s and ended up at Sears. His family’s early abandonment by his father awoke a five-year-old to the emerging turbulence of the new decade. He became an active player as both an inquisitive journalist and traveling chronicler beginning in the 1970s. This prepared him for fatherhood at the dawn of the 21st century, an effort of love and direction he... more
  • Love Is A Losing Game

    by Preston Nelson
    Always love yourself first, be cautious of giving love too soon, you should make a conscious effort to make sure that you’re getting loyalty, honesty, respect and dedication from the other person before you give in to the emotion of love. Keep in mind love can’t be turned off like a faucet if the other person becomes problematic. How many times have you heard of someone staying in a toxic relationship they obviously shouldn’t be in and the reason is that they love that person? In my opinion, you... more
  • Clearwater

    by James Obi
    The author was born and raised in a traditional rural village in the most violently homophobic country on earth – Nigeria. His memoir tells a harrowing story – how he negotiated ostracism, imprisonment, homelessness, violence, extortion and intense persecution. But he is never a victim – drawing on his own spiritual and emotional resources, he overcomes. He seeks to understand the root causes of homophobia, providing fascinating insights into Igbo culture, history, spirituality and cosmology. Mo... more
  • Laurence: Tales of Me & My Mentor

    by Khaleel The Writer
    Laurence Washington, a prolific, Colorado writer and journalist, experience-driven college professor, knowledgeable mentor, movie connoisseur and true friend, departed this world in February 2021. I penned Laurence: Tales of Me & My Mentor to chronicle some of the memories we’ve shared, and the wisdom he provided me in his last five years. This book preserves Mr. Washington’s legacy, and gives others a chance to know him like I, and so many others, did.
  • Time Traveled

    by KRISTA MARSON

    TIME TRAVELED strings together a slew of travel vignettes that are punchy and fun to read. The author seamlessly alternates being witty, poignant, or philosophical, yet never wavers from being brutally honest. This author lays herself bare and doesn't flinch whenever she feels vulnerable. Themes such as nature, history, and identity rank high on her literary list, as well as loneliness and the importance of having someone to love. Tripping over the remnants of who we used to be, this expl... more

  • Keith's Inspirational Story Negotiating Cancer–Survive Revive Thrive

    by Maryla Mary Storm

    An Inspirational Story of Grit, Determination & Love The Miracle Isn’t Surviving Cancer—The Miracle is Thriving While Fighting Cancer In a world filled with blockbuster superhero movies and a new superhero TV show every week, it’s easy to forget that our real world is filled with heroes too. Keith’s Inspirational Story Negotiating With Cancer —Survive, Revive, Thrive is a story about one of those real-life superheroes, Keith Storm. Keith’s superpower was in... more

  • MY HOOMAN AND ME

    by Barbara A. Mudge
    MY HOOMAN AND ME shares the true story of rescue dog, Cassie whose background reveals startling discoveries when a mysterious malady develops. With a stubborn determination to find the elusive cure, Cassie’s hooman draws on a lifetime of ingenuity while investigating a canine cancer with repulsive symptoms whose pestilence spans more than 10,000 years. An enthralling voyage written in an easy style, this memoir serves as an inspiration to caretakers everywhere - both human and hooman - on h... more
  • Captured By COVID

    by Michael Bowers
    Captured by COVID is a true story that describes actual events experienced by the author. What started out as a hospital admission due to COVID evolved into a series of unimaginable events. The details of torture, abandonment and betrayal are real. Captured by COVID is an essential read for those that want to understand what goes through the brain of a near death comatose patient. Captured by COVID is not political nor does it explore vaccines, masks, or validity of the disease
  • Six Hours: Running For My Life in the Grand Canyon

    by Rick Mater
    Six Hours: Running For My Life in the Grand Canyon is the true story of one man’s attempt to defy the odds and run the 17 treacherous miles to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back up to the South Rim… as a 64-year-old cardiac patient. Rick Mater is a seasoned runner who has survived a heart attack and has multiple stents in his “widow-maker” artery. In his words, he shares how the high-risk run was more than an athletic endeavor, and how it compelled him to reflect on life, mortality, and his... more
  • The Magistrate, Family man, Fisherman, Friend

    by Rick Siangco and Deb Gomez
    The Magistrate is truly a modern Americana story of a first- generation immigrant son born in Hawai'i who learns to balance his 1950s American values with those of the old country that his parents brought with them from the Philippine Islands. Born in 1939 in Hawai'i, Rick's mother dies of cancer when he is 5 years old. His eldest sister promises their mother on her dying bed to raise him and his siblings, six children, 3 months to 10 years old, together with her own eventual 9 children. Taking... more
  • The Girls' Guide To Off Grid Living: A Memoir

    by Amanda Kovattana
    Having asked the question why would a woman want to design and build her own composting toilet, Amanda Kovattana traces her preference for simple living to the pre-industrialized Thailand of her childhood and her coming of age as a lesbian in a California of the ‘70s. Part nostalgic memoir, part exploration she walks away from family connections and the lure of high tech fortunes in pursuit of an off-grid existence. Now a six year veteran of tiny house living, she discovers why a woman born of ... more
  • Life Support: Surviving Guillain-Barre Syndrome

    by Holly Frances
    Three weeks after giving birth, Holly Frances went from being a healthy 26-year-old new mom to suddenly paralyzed, stricken with excruciating pain and on life support—in less than 72 hours. Diagnosed with a severe case of a rare autoimmune disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Holly was trapped in her own body, unable to move, speak, or hold her baby girl. As days turned into weeks, she entered a severe state of despair and hopelessness. Holly had no choice but to suffer each day, prayi... more
  • Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness

    by Will Hall
    Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness reveals the human side of mental illness. In this remarkable collection of interviews and essays, therapist, Madness Radio host, and schizophrenia survivor Will Hall asks, "What does it mean to be called crazy in a crazy world?" More than 60 voices of psychiatric patients, scientists, journalists, doctors, activists, and artists create a vital new conversation about empowering the human spirit by transforming society. An expansive set of int... more
  • Chasing Tarzan

    by CATHERINE FORSTER
    Funny and heartbreaking story about surviving the long-term effects of bullying. In the 1960s, a relentless school bully makes Catherine’s life a living hell. She retreats inward, relying on a rich fantasy life––swinging through the jungle wrapped in Tarzan’s protective arms––and fervent prayers to a God she does not trust. She fasts until she feels faint, she ties a rough rope around her waist as penance, hoping God will see her worthy of His help. As the second of eight children, Catherine is ... more

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