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  • 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

    by GERRY RISING
    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
  • 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
  • Reverent Whisper

    by Chetna Asmi
    Jimmy Digne is an ordinary, basically good guy who doesn’t care if the world is saved or not. He believes the planet will continue to evolve, even if humans do not exist because Jimmy knows full well that saving the world begins and ends with the power of the human mind. As he puts pen to paper and begins contemplating the world around him, Jimmy shares not just his own story, but also the stories of others in order to make himself appear more interesting. Jimmy starts by looking back to the ... more
  • Is Anyone Out There?

    by The Major
    Entrepreneur and Adventurer Ranulf Rayner has kept detailed scrapbooks for most of his life, including letters and photographs from when he was first at school. His life has been an extraordinary one, starting with escaping from his pram. Subsequently expelled from five schools, he later managed to win his spurs as a regular officer in the British cavalry—managing, soon after joining his regiment, to write off a fifty-ton tank. In the army, he also earned to fly helicopters, which while se... more
  • The Best That Can Happen: The Grand Trek

    by Kathleen Schmitt

    "The best that can ahppen is to fulfill the dreams of one's youth." - WIlla Cather, 1927

    "Uh huh. Ever actually, like, try it?" - Kathleen Schmitt, in conversation

    The idea to ride a horse from coast to coast was born over the breakfast table at the horse farm where Kathleen worked during high school - a few hours and a world way from her southside Chicago upbringing. Ten years later Kathleen put herself, her horse, Murphy, and her Box dog, Country Boy, on ... more

  • In My Son's Corner: A Father's Inside Story

    by Chris Chinaire
    In my son's corner is a father’s perspective on the complex terrain a typical black boy navigates in London. Chris Chinaire provides a glimpse into the dynamics at play in black fatherhood. The book will take you on a whirlwind tour of London—a pluralistic yet restrictive metropolis, where racism, now couched in politeness, still dictates the life of many a black immigrant boy. Chris explores a wide range of topics, from the pre-colonial history of Africa to love and modern dating and fashion,... more
  • Desperately Seeking Novelty: A Memoir about ADHD and Adaptation

    by Sandra Arnau-Dewar

     

    When my six-year son injures his right eye and is nearly blinded, I'm forced to confront a difficult truth. If I don't find a way to manage Eric's hyperactive and accident-prone behavior, he could end up maimed or dead. Although I've long suspected that he had ADHD, I have resisted having him diagnosed because I didn't want to medicate him. Now I have to decide which is worse--his continuing risky behavior--or the side-effects of his taking... more

  • My Life as a Dog

    by L.A. Davenport

    Perhaps with him I am a dog

    What was Kevin? He was earnest yet playful, boisterous yet lazy, a little rough sometimes, extremely direct and always sure of what he wanted. He was also sensitive, kind, supportive and caring, not to mention highly communicative and supremely understanding towards children.

    My Life as a Dog is the funny, heartwarming and moving story of a life shared between a black and tan dachshund and his owner.

    Told over tw... more

  • Weirdo 2.0

    by Xander Bell
    This story chronicles my experience with a harsh boss who wanted me out. If you are a worker, teacher, parent or disabled person, I’ll give you the best options for dealing with this problem. I’ll let you know what worked and what failed. I know how you feel! My situation was so bad I almost lost my house, all because my job wanted to get rid of the Weirdo. This conflict was so enormous, that this reached all the way to the White House. An intense and vivid personal account of how I wasn’t willi... more
  • Artemus: Meanderings

    by Arthur Flavell
    An entertaining, thought-provoking blend of memoir, old-time storytelling, home-spun philosophy, and the occasional errant thought, all delivered with Southern style and a distinctive country flavor.
  • Healing, Romance & Revolution: Letters from a Young American Nurse in 1926 China

    by Dennis Buckmaster and Carolyn Buckmaster

    Synopsis • Healing, Romance & Revolution

    Harriet Holbrook Smith (1897-1990) lived a life of adventure, education, world travel, professional accomplishments, wide friendships, and more. “Hat, ” as she was known, was widely loved and respected. Hat retired from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, School of Nursing,
    Seminal to her life was two “tours of duty” with the Yale in China Program in Changsha, China (1921 – 1924 and 1926 - 1927). The... more

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