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  • MY FATHER CALLED ME BOBBY

    by ROBERT F SCHERMA
    My Father Called Me Bobby is an intriguing memoir detailing Bobby’s experiences growing up in an Italian family in the ‘50s and exploring the sexual revolution a few decades later. The first-person narrative welcomes readers into his childhood and his initial experiences with God, faith, and religion, all tied in with the influences and antics of his Italian family. His initial decision to join the seminary and become a priest will not come as a surprise. Determined to be a priest, he spends... more
  • Cooking For Her Eyes–Transcription of a Sonata: A Story of Music, Food, Love, and Death

    by Susan Uehara Rakstang

    Susan Rakstang recalls her idyllic life as a child of Japanese American parents and her mother’s cooking lessons of delicious tastes, exquisite fragrances, and the visual art of preparing food, through her fast-paced, frenzied battle with time juggling her responsibilities as a wife, mother of two children, and working outside the home as an architect–a pioneering path not often pursued by women in the mid-1970s. When she retires, her life suddenly takes a dark turn when her mothe... more

  • ISBN-13 : 978-0578806563

    by J Thomas Brown

    My father had the wanderlust and moved our family every year and a half. We lived up and down the U.S. East Coast, in Sweden, and in England during the American Golden Age of Capitalism. The plot is woven around the places we lived. A common thread in the story is his driving, at times humorous, and sometimes scary. The truth is he is loved as much for his faults as for his accomplishments. My father had a mind like a steel trap, but his braininess also got him into trouble. He loved life - p... more

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    by Stacy Ann Momo
  • Say Goodbye To The River: Stories From The Vanishing Wilderness

    by Patrick E. Craig
    With this book, Craig takes us into deep green forests, beside fast silver waters where trout rise, on long hikes over hills flamed by autumn and along slopes of tall, sharp mountains. He takes us into his youth. Everything in the Pacific Northwest of another century comes to life––the people, the animals that make their way along wide or narrow trails, a thriving wilderness of woods and brush and alpine flower. Even the trucks, cabins, fishing gear and rutted roads of a long-gone era fill our i... more
  • Bless the Birds: Living with Love in a Time of Dying

    by Susan J Tweit
    Bless the Birds, a personal journey through the terra incognita of life’s ending, shows us how to be our best when life throws us the worst. Embracing the idea that love will carry us through, this story reminds us that the personal is the political. How we live—each and every day—really does impact the larger world. Our every day actions create the society we live in, and also chart our paths. Writer Susan Tweit and her economist-turned-sculptor husband Richard Cabe had just settled into their ... more
  • Around the world in 65 years

    by Biku Ghosh
    During my recent community volunteering, I have been spending time with an 83-year-old engineer with severe dementia who used to travel abroad a lot. He loved looking at the world maps. He could remember nothing but only had glimpses of memory hearing the names of places or seeing them on the map. He would say, ‘I think I have been there.’ 'Memory is like a fiction' wrote Haruki Murakami. Soon as I began writing this book, memories flooded back with astonishing detail. I want to hold on t... more
  • Far Sweeter Than Honey: Searching for Meaning on a Bicycle

    by William Spencer

    But, if my hands were empty of honey,
    and pearls and gold,
    There were treasures far sweeter than
    honey, and marvelous things to be told.

                                               –The Gulistan

    This is the true story of a young man’s epic bicycle journey from England to India. Traveli... more

  • The Longest Trail

    by Roni McFadden
    The true story of a troubled teenage girl whose life is saved by horses, an old cowboy, ancient native spirits, and the High Sierra Mountains.
  • Only in India: Adventures of an International Educator

    by JILL DOBBE
    Travel along with two international educators who take the leap and move to Gurgaon, India, to become principals at an Indian/International school. Excited by the opulent marble hallways and the grandness of the school, they quickly learn it lacks even the most basic supplies, like chalkboard erasers. The couple, however, make a go of it and ultimately adjust to the dizzying day-to-day life of Indian society where sacred cows stop for red lights, women wear glittery saris while planting rice, an... more
  • Around the world in 65 years

    by Biku Ghosh
    During my recent community volunteering, I have been spending time with an 83-year-old engineer with severe dementia who used to travel abroad a lot. He loved looking at the world maps. He could remember nothing but only had glimpses of memory hearing the names of places or seeing them on the map. He would say, ‘I think I have been there.’ 'Memory is like a fiction' wrote Haruki Murakami. Soon as I began writing this book, memories flooded back with astonishing detail. I want to hold on t... more
  • Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer

    by Marty Essen

    Everyone has dreams of what they want to accomplish in life. Marty Essen’s childhood dream of becoming a herpetologist gave way to his dream of becoming a popular DJ, which led to his dream of becoming a big-time talent manager, which morphed into the dream of becoming an in-demand author and college speaker. While he achieved most of his dreams at various levels, he also realized that he didn’t necessarily have to reach the top to find success or happiness. Sometimes “almos... more

  • The Murder of the Real Jack Ryan

    by Daniel P. Sullivan
    Jack Edwin Ryan was a real-life hero, working undercover with the French Resistance during World War II and meticulously planning CIA operations designed to help America avoid all-out war in Vietnam. He rose from an Irish family with roots in public service and law enforcement. The son of a World War I American Doughboy and his French war bride, he spoke their two languages fluently, creating a path to postings abroad. His World War II gallantry with the French underground validated him with the... more
  • Every Grain of Sand

    by JuLee Brand
    Sexual healer and entrepreneur David P. Wichman has lived through it all: childhood abuse, foster care, homelessness, survival sex work, and the blackest pits of drug and alcohol addiction. Despite the darkness, he found a profound sense of purpose as a male escort, but not the type of provider often seen in the news. His approach to sex work transcended common shame-based belief systems as he brought compassionate intimacy to marginalized men, including the elderly, disabled, and traumatized, i... more
  • In and Out of Love

    by Kim Nguyen
    In and Out of Love is for anyone embarking on love's journey searching to renew their tired heart. It's a book for those who look to heal their soul and open their hearts to love once again. The book of love poems is an exploration of love with a provoking, intimate view into the complex emotions surrounding being in and out of love. The poems encourage you to let go of the prison of self-doubt and embrace a possible future filled with light, hope, and love.
  • My Men Mick and Me

    by Andee Baker

    "You'll never leave me!"  The author's husband makes a false prediction that starts her post-marital journey of relationships with men ranging from the wealthy son of an oilman to an alcoholic artist, to a videographer living with his parents, to a musician working in customer relations.  Along the way, she finishes graduate school to become a professor in a small Midwestern town before relocating to New Mexico.  The story is set in the context of a ... more

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