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  • From Pain to Love Our Journey Outside the Rainbow

    by Naomi W Scales and Marilyn J Jordan
    One girl's love for her mother is on full display as she provides care for her mother during an illness. Another girl lives a secret life conflicted with holding on to her faith and the guise of who she was expected to be. Both are born in the 1960s and lived lives filled with confusion, laughter, chaos, and love
  • An Impossible Wife

    by Rachael Siddoway
    Mitch and Sonja’s marriage faces challenges unlike most. Mitch falls in love with Sonja from their first meeting, but despite the passion between them, Sonja’s harrowing struggle with bipolar disorder creates roadblocks to their happily ever after. Written by the couple’s own daughter, An Impossible Wife, is a raw, honest look at everything it takes to love a partner with a mental illness and proves that even friendly fire can draw blood. This true story crafts a compelling and heart-wrenchin... more
  • The Joy of Scholarship: Teaching Law and Writing History

    by David J. Langum

    Retired law professor and legal historian David Langum describes his teaching career and shows in detail the subject selection of his eight scholarly books, and then how they were researched, written, and presented to publishers.  Langum also offers numerous humorous vignettes and anecdotes.  Since he lived in San Francisco for many years, he includes many details of that colorful city during the 1960s, including the Hipppies and their "Summer of Love."  He also discusses many important issue... more

  • Those Were the Days: Memories of an Aspen Hippie Chick

    by Jill Sheeley
    Think Aspen, Colorado in the 1970s. Picture a care-free ski town where the rich and famous meld in with the ski bums just trying to make a living so they can ski fresh powder on a bluebird day. Jill Sheeley was the ski bum in this scenario, leaving college with a couple of months left till graduation to move to Aspen and follow her passion to become a real skier and be free. She lived in an old mining shack way up in the mountains with her boyfriend and dogs--no electricity and no running water,... more
  • The Wounded Christian - a Love Letter to a Broken Child of God

    by John Piper
    Have you been in ministry and "failed"? Do you feel like you have failed your God, your mission, your family, your friends, and yourself? Then this book is for you! This book is a letter from a loving God to His hurt child. It is a letter of healing and restoration.
  • Once Upon a Soviet Child: Piano, Potatoes, and Privations

    by Anya Stork
    Growing up in Russia from 1973-1991 was an exercise in bloated rhetoric and startling contrasts between the privileged class and the ordinary citizens, including Anya’s family. Stork narrates the touchstones of her life as a child and teenager, exploring the everyday aspects of life: eating, bathroom habits, shopping, medical and dental care, schooling, and the lack of sex education. Stork contrasts life in Moscow with the simpler life in the country and Ukraine. She explains how she devoted a l... more
  • After Dark

    by Noel Hankin
    After Dark is the story of a group of young men who identified a social need in New York City in 1971 and ignited the most important social and cultural happening of the 1970s – the disco boom. I was a member of the group so this is a first-hand account of events that started 50 years ago this year. Mid-town Buppies, big-time mobsters, dancing queens, unscrupulous promoters, and vengeful shock jocks all come together in After Dark, a from-the-trenches account of the birth and growth of the di... more
  • Gaining Altitude -- Retirement and Beyond

    by Rebecca Milliken
    Have you ever shuddered at the thought of retirement? Considered it a fearful, even inconceivable proposition? “Retire? Why in the world would you want to do that?” In Gaining Altitude, Rebecca Milliken tells the saga of her odyssey into retirement after turning 60; an odyssey that included changing much more than she had anticipated. She invites the audience to accompany her in this memoir as she recounts the highs and lows of laying the groundwork for retirement, making the leap, and findin... more
  • Preventive Maintenance

    by T Green
    Preventive Maintenance is a memoir about T Green’s experience with the onset of anxiety and panic attacks in her early 20s. She was a heavy drinker who quit cold turkey, which turned her life upside down. She was a motorcycle rider and loved working on them. She went back to college late in life—during the height of her panic attacks—where she read a lot of philosophy and early literature classics. Through struggles and lots of inner work, she was able to keep going through life and delve into t... more
  • Moe Fields: The Special Bond Between Fathers and Sons

    by Stuart Z. Goldstein
    His first book, “Moe Fields” is a gripping narrative about a father’s fighting spirit and determination to save his family and inspire his sons to succeed. Goldstein applies his gift of storytelling to bring us the story of Moe Fields, growing up during the Great Depression — from his teens as a Golden Gloves boxer, to his career as a bootleg fighter in Brooklyn for money, to being a WWII sailor whose most prideful moment was meeting FDR, to overcoming prejudice and building one of the largest p... more
  • Balance Is A Wild Goose Chase: Why Women Should Focus More On Nourishment and Moderation To Achieve Wellness

    by Dr. Adrienne J Goodman-LaMora, L.Ac.

    "Balance Is A Wild Good Chase: Why Women Should Focus More On Nourishment and Moderation To Achieve Wellness" is a short, but comprehensive guide to women's health and wellness. Written by a Doctor of Chinese medicine, this book is a great tool for women to help them achieve and maintain better physical, mental and emotional health.

    As women, we all desire to be “healthy,” don’t we? To spend our days feeling energetic, productive, content, worry and pain-... more

  • The Part That Burns

    by Jeannine Ouellette
    In her fiercely beautiful memoir, Jeannine Ouellette recollects fragments of her life and arranges them elliptically to witness each piece as torn and whole, as something more than itself. Caught between the dramatic landscapes of Lake Superior and Casper Mountain, between her stepfather’s groping and her mother’s erratic behavior, Ouellette lives for the day she can become a mother herself and create her own sheltering family. But she cannot know how the visceral reality of both birth and babie... more
  • Super Sick (Second Edition)

    by Allison Alexander
    Part memoir, part research, part pop culture analysis, Super Sick demonstrates what it's like to be disabled in a world full of healthy people, addressing challenges with raw sincerity and tongue-in-cheek humour.
  • The Murder Trial of JFK

    by James O Chipman
    These are some of the things you will learn by reading this book: After almost sixty years, it is time for the world to know the truth behind the death of JFK.If Kennedy had won reelection in 1964, there would not have been an American Vietnam War.You will learn things about Lyndon B. Johnson that you would not believe were possible.John F. Kennedy's assassination started a deep distrust that Americans have with their government that continues to this day.A major part of this d... more
  • Dancing in the Rain

    by Diana Crevatin

    Dancing in the Rain

    "Life is not about sheltering from the storm, but about dancing in the rain!"

    This book is an autobiography/self-help story about my life journey with Multiple Sclerosis. I was diagnosed in 1984, and am currently in a wheelchair, with no function in my arms or legs.

    I show how to live life to the fullest, and make the best out of a bad situation, and the self-help section at the end of each chapter offers many useful points.

    This book woul... more

  • Decision Permission

    by Kristy Jean
    At some point, we have to admit when we’re living a life less than the one we know we were meant to live. If even the smallest voice inside connects with that statement, then Decision Permission is what you’re seeking. “Decision Permission” is the contentment that only comes from the journey you willingly take to contemplate, act upon, and grow from the challenging decisions in your life. That same voice called the author to lead a more fulfilling life by choosing divorce, surviving the ... more

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