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  • Navigating Recovery Ground School: 12 Lessons to Help Families Navigate Recovery

    by Adam Banks
    Have you ever heard? - I know I have to get sober, I just need to do it my way. - I am a functional alcoholic. - I went to AA, and it didn’t work for me. - I am going to moderate myself. - They won’t recover until you let them hit rock bottom. - It’s my life, I will recover when I am ready. Recovery from an addiction requires a new plan to intervene on a loved one and give them a structured path back to health. Navigating Recovery - Ground School, organizes the intervention process in... more
  • The Girl From Number 7, Windsor Avenue

    by Vivienne Grilliot Worthington
    Born into the post WW2 society of an English village and ultimately becoming a child of the world when her British mother married an American Airman in 1951, this is the story of an Air Force BRAT who lived in Britain, France, and America during the fifties and sixties. From the death of her younger brother (Eisenhower's biggest fan) to the tumultuous years encompassing both desegregation in Mississippi and the Cuban Missile Crisis, this memoir is a celebration of military children and families ... more
  • Bent: Sexuality, Manhood, & Other Stories

    by J. Adams
    Part memoir, part polemic on sexuality, Bent takes you on one man’s journey from straight growing up to beyond the labels by the time he’s settled down to raise a family. As a former firefighter, escort, and all-around knockabout, Adams has tales to share, and he delivers them with candor, humor, and an instinctive curiosity toward the issues they raise: Who is really straight and what does that even mean?• What effect can sleeping with a gender-fluid individual have on your orientation? •H... more
  • PICKLEBALL! The Curious History of Pickleball from its Origins as Picklepong 1959 - 1963

    by Patrick W. Smith
    When Patrick first intentionally recalled his childhood memories of the late 1950s and early 1960s, witnessing his family playing this eyebrow-raising game, it was clear he had a story to share. He realized he had participated in the beginnings of a sport that now has taken on a life of its own. Little did his family - the Bechtells - know that while presenting fundraisers for the Republicans of Washington State, including Joel Pritchard, Dan Evans, and Slade Gorton, they also were planting the ... more
  • A Fast Bike to Byzantium: A Travel Adventure (Book 3)

    by Andy C Wareing

    The year is 1986; no smartphones, no google maps, no internet—the destination is distant and mysterious Istanbul—what could go wrong?

    Jump on the back of Andy’s Suzuki GS1000 as we cross Europe and ride through the Iron Curtain to reach the very edge of Asia. Witty, poignant and accidentally informative, the story tells of travel in an era long gone, a time when the USSR was the largest country in the world and the threat of nuclear war seemed inevitab... more

  • It Was Interesting: 50 years as an investigator

    by chris peterson
    True cases spanning the career of the author - both as a sheriff deputy and a private investigator Chris Peterson grew up in rural Washington State, graduating from WSU with a degree in Police Science. He joined the Air Force and spent time on a Turkish Air Force base as a Captain in the security police. From there he spent 26 years at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office retiring in 1997. He has been an established Private Investigator since then.
  • Two Floors Above Grief

    by Kevin M O'Connor
    As a child in the 1950s, Kevin O’Connor knew his house was different than his friends. A stately, three-story, nineteenth-century Victorian. His bed is tucked next to a stage in a former ballroom. His uncle and aunt lived with their three daughters on the floor below. A large electric organ in a bay window of the first-floor mortuary business. Stacked caskets and an embalming room in the basement. \tNobody had a house like his. \tSet from the 1920s to ‘80s, Two Floors Above Grief is full o... more
  • Heart of New York

    by Emil Rem
    NEW YORK IS THE BACKDROP FOR A FAMILY CHRISTMAS FULL OF COMPLICATED MEMORIES AND NEW PERSPECTIVES The adventure continues... In his second novel—another collection of beautifully written and illustrated stories—Emil takes us through perilous, sometimes humorous, and always fascinating tales of a past and present that seamlessly intertwine to create a personal narrative that will resonate with every reader. ...“The snow-flaked, fog-bound skyline of Manhattan loomed out at him as though thro... more
  • The Gray Choice: Lessons on My Journey from Big-Time Banking to the Big House (and Back)

    by Shaun Hayes
    At 29, banker Shaun Hayes was on his way to his goal of becoming a millionaire. Guided by hustle and ingenuity, he purchased his first bank and was CEO of one of the largest publicly held bank holding companies in Missouri. For years, he was lauded as one of the Midwest’s top entrepreneurs and riding high as a business leader and family man. He took the risks and made the sharp decisions others wouldn’t— Until those decisions led him to his downfall … and prison. Learn the true story of en... more
  • Hashman

    by Alexander Grand and Joshua S. Berman
    Criminal-turned-psychologist Joey Berkowitz has a complicated past, extending through East Coast mobs, the psychedelic 60s, the New York celebrity drug culture, Berkeley Peace movement, the Paris riots, Altamont, Woodstock, laundering money in Southeast Asia, and sitting meditation courses in Tibet. Join Joey as he manages to escape prosecution time and time again by the seat of his pants, ultimately becoming a noteworthy shrink in Seattle where he manages to find himself as a central figure in ... more
  • Lifeline to a Soul

    by John K. McLaughlin
    Having built a successful company from scratch, author John McLaughlin decided that he wanted to teach others how to do the same. In his fifties and with no teaching experience, his only job offer was at a minimum-security prison camp. Having no experience with prisons or the incarcerated, McLaughlin told his first class on his first day, “I am going to learn a lot more from you than you could possibly learn from me.” Lifeline to a Soul takes the reader inside the fence and chronicles the vi... more
  • Beyond Belief: How Living with a Brain Stem Tumor Brought Faith and Purpose to Life

    by Kyle Campbell
    Kyle was diagnosed with a Brain Stem Tumor at five years old. This is the thumb-size bridge that connects our brain to the rest of our body, and controls many vital functions for life. Kyle shares his medical journey of daily symptoms, doctor visits, MRIs, Radiation, and more health challenges he's faced. Kyle then takes us on a journey through his education in Philosophy, and how that road intertwined with his Christian Faith... ultimately leading to discovering incredible purpose in living ... more
  • Under the Naga Tail

    by James Taing

    A courageous and poignant memoir of one young man’s daring escape from Cambodia’s genocidal regime Forced from his home by the Khmer Rouge, teenager Mae Taing struggles to endure years of backbreaking work, constant starvation, and ruthless cruelty from his captors—supposed freedom fighters who turned against their own people. Mae risks torture and death to escape into the dark tropical jungles, trekking across a relentless wilderness crawling with soldiers. When Mae is able... more

  • Madame PH.D.: Growing Up Black in DC and Beating the Odds

    by Gwynette Ford Lacy, Ph.D., MBA

    MADAME PH.D. is an intimate memoir of a young black girl, struggling in inner-city Washington, DC, who became determined to survive and succeed despite her background, gender, and the color of her skin. The author details how she emerged from a childhood full of challenges and relentless bullying to become a math whiz and STEM trailblazer, and eventually became the first African American female to earn a Ph.D. in her business field at a major Big Ten University.

    The great, great, great ... more

  • Featured Creatures: Animals in Our Lives

    by Lalita Gandbhir
    Award-winning author Lalita Gandbhir reflects on a lifetime with animals — from the dog she grew up with in India, who bit people for no reason, to the menagerie of creatures (from cats and dogs to a squirrel and a snake) that her animal-crazy husband and children brought into her household through the years. She also offers keen observations on animals she’s encountered in the natural world, from elephants in Africa to eagles and moose in Alaska to the everyday creatures that have made their ho... more
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