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by Leslie Johansen NackLeslie’s memoir starts in a broken home in the 1970s and moves into a coming-of-age adventure when, at the age of 14, she and her two sisters have to batten down the hatches on their 45-foot sailboat to navigate the Pacific Ocean, as well as the stormy temper of their larger-than-life Norwegian father.
by Alyse Neibaur
Alyse was only a child when the pills entered her household and changed the course of her life. They ultimately led her and her family down a permanent path of devastation. But who was at fault?
In a country where addicts’ stories have become a dime a dozen, we are desensitized to the devastating world of narcotics and the far-reaching impact each new prescription can have. What happens to the children who are left in the wake of such an epidemic?
Alyse bravely answers t... more
by Joseph S. Spicer Sr.My book takes you on a journey longtime prison corrections officer provides a unique perspective on the complex relationships and hierarchies of the prison system ,highlighting the pervasive hostility he encountered when he stood up to corrupt authorities.
by Carol Mitchell
by Janice S. EllisFrom Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream vividly recounts the journey of an African-American woman from rural, segregated Mississippi through academia, corporate America, and politics. It is the story of how she triumphed even when, more often than not, the ugly realities of racism and sexism tried to deter her. This book tells the broader story, too, of how her life epitomizes what the Civil Rights Act and Equal Rights Amendment have meant and have not meant for millions of... more
by Narcisse Nguema
Having lived with his grandparents and uncles will delve his inborn wisdom and the sense of humanity’s protection in priority. In this title “About Black Women, My Grandmother Told Me”, the author unrolls his literary style as deep, derider and sober. Narcisse Nguema observed the man’s and the woman’s misbehaviors and started to heed his grandmother’s anecdotal concerns and alerts: The Black societies need to better target their requirements for a strong so... more
by Ann Zalkind
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by Ann ZalkindOn the surface, What Matters Most is a rumination on author Ann Zalkind’s relationship with her mother, but through personal reflections, Zalkind’s objective was to illustrate universal themes with which almost anyone can identify. Her goal was to create an impressionistic portrait, at times both chilling and poignant; a memoir unlike any other. A remembrance of her mother, and also various characters from her mother’s world, Zalkind’s collection oftentimes delves into difficult memories, an... more
by Thomas J. RoachA young men's fellowship group is formed in Joliet, IL, in 1987. The four college students and a young professor began reading Greek and Russian Orthodox books on aestheticism and plan to visit Mount Athos, a peninsula in Northern Greece devoted to monastic communities and still governed under Byzantine law. The first half of the book describes the misadventures of the boys as they perform clean-up operations at Greek food festivals in the Chicago area to raise money. Finally, miraculously, ... more
by Margaret KramarWhen Margaret gives birth to a child who suffers from developmental delay, she is devastated. Her husband cannot reconcile his disappointment. After the divorce, Margaret struggles as a single mother, but becomes Spenser's most ardent cheerleader. He transcends the limits of his disability, but then dies of lymphoma at age ten. After his death, Margaret questions whether she ever really knew her child, and embarks on a journey to find him. Written in starkly honest prose, Searching for Spe... more
by Andrew FrazierThis book guides small business owners on how to successfully grow the business into a viable enterprise.
by Glyn HaynieThis newest book by author Glyn Haynie, Finding My Platoon Brothers: Vietnam Then and Now, describes his efforts to find and reconnect with his brothers of First Platoon. These men, with whom he served during the War in Vietnam, are a real part of his family. Join the family reunion as these veterans get together and share their experiences, rekindle past friendships, and reforge their bonds of brotherhood. Travel back to Vietnam with the author as he visits old battlefields and former Fire Supp... more
by Wendy Adams with the Holy SpiritWhen author Wendy Adams was forty-five years old, a visiting Christian minister laid hands on her in a church. She fell to the ground because of the power of the Holy Spirit that was upon her. Transformation occurred immediately. From an angry, aggressive, revengeful, suffering fighter, she became a healed, understanding, and compassionate warrior for the Lord. Adams discovered he’d been with her all the time. In Death to Life, she shares her life story beginning as a little girl growing up i... more
by David E. PeeplesHave you ever seriously considered the most difficult and puzzling questions presented to our minds during this mortal sojourn through an often difficult and challenging existence? Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? And perhaps the most important question of all: What is my purpose for living? In this ultra-modern, digital world of today many people have become so preoccupied with the daily pursuits of life and the addictive overuse of time-consuming technology tha... more