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by Michael BerlinIt was the long hot summer of 1979 in London, and Michael Berlin is 15, a skater, wild, adrift and out of control. With school over, he lands his dream job at Skateboard Kingdom and wastes no time getting in over his head. He and his friends rush toward a summer of youthful excess played out against a soundtrack of Bowie and Blondie in the shadow of Thatcher coming to power in a country on the brink.
by Elizabeth UptonSecrets of a Nun is an uncompromisingly honest and deeply moving look into one woman’s soul. At the age of fifteen, Elizabeth, a talented athlete, gives up her dreams of competing in the Olympics to become a nun. Separating from her mother and twin sister, she leaves her friends and her familiar world behind to pursue a saintly life. But she finds herself unprepared for what lies ahead. While her cloistered life commences as a profound spiritual and emotional journey, personal disenchantment... more
by Enrico TeslaThe book that I wrote is a mixture of personal experiences and reflections on the nature of life and human history. It is divided into four chapters: •\tIntroduction •\tSummer of 1999 •\tSummer of 2017 •\tConclusion Introduction. This section deals with the purpose and the dynamic of life. It starts with the acknowledgement that the only scientific objective to life is procreation. It carries on by singling out natural selection as the main law that regulates its development. This rule b... more
by Dede DankelsonPeter Dankelson's story is a reminder that circumstances don't define your life; how you react to them does. You will be inspired by how Peter overcomes adversity with a positive attitude and a loving family. You will be motivated to choose courage over fear, embrace what makes you different, and reflect on what's important in your life. Readers will battle with Peter through his thirty-six surgeries, laugh with him as he searches for an ear store, and share in his excitement when he takes t... more
by Kalavathi RajCandid confessions about how a toxic father paved the way for her dejected daughter to encounter 7 different men till she finally met her dream husband. The unimaginable heartache because of parents with mental ailments, a failed public school system and lots of raised eyebrows was just the beginning. The question that eventually arises is how did she recycle her sad story into a leverage to find what was missing in her? How did she manage to go through love and loss 7 times? Finally, did Kal... more
by Edward DeMarcoIn Ethiopia’s remote Lower Omo Valley, where our human ancestors first crafted tools, Africa’s most famous Indigenous peoples practice timeless rituals rooted in land and cattle, lives shaped by the sun, rain, and cosmos. Their world is shaken when Ethiopia’s development revolutionaries spot treasure in waters of the fabled Omo River tumbling from the highlands. The Omo will nourish the greatest agricultural dream in Ethiopia’s history, while pushing these ancient cultures to the brink. In this ... more
by Natalie GrandCult Girls based on a true story, tells the story of Talia and her friends as they struggle with growing suspicions that their faith is a patriarchal religious cult. It's a story of tremendous courage and female empowerment as Talia as her friends successfully free themselves told through a feminist lens with cautionary humor. Talia discusses the adversity faced as a young female raised in a cult that values its men over its women, meanwhile trying to find herself in the middle of several peer p... more
by Kwan Kew LaiKwan Kew Lai met her first Punjabi woman doctor while lying in a hospital bed with a severe kidney infection at the age of fourteen. Watching the woman walk away down the hall, Kwan Kew was convinced she could, and would, carve out her own destiny. In the British Straits Settlement of Penang Island, she was born into an impoverished Chinese family of two boys and ten girls on the cusp of the Japanese occupation during World War Two. She did not wish to repeat the life of her uneducated mother, b... more
by Arlene MccainWhile the first part of the book is a more conventional memoir following the narrative of Arlene's life, the second part is focused on the establishment of her unique medical practice and consists primarily of letters, Facebook posts, and journal entries. This story transitions to the establishment of McCain Whole Health Care, the first direct primary care practice in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, as an outgrowth of her spiritual and religious calling.
by Gabriel PattersonReminding Me of Mo is The Sandlot meets Boyz N The Hood.
by Ken BaxterThis astonishing true life story of suicide, incarceration ,and redemption is a journey of love , learning and Philosophy of understanding the human condition that has to read to be believed
by Valerie D. JohnsonA heartwarming, fun, and visually-engaging counting journey from 1 to 10 and more! Welcome to our farm! It is a place to learn about farm life and animals on a farm, and to celebrate family, especially grandparents. Children will love counting their way through Granddad's farm. Pigs and chickens, cows and horses, apples, tomatoes, and plums-so many things to see and count on the farm. Follow an adventurous young girl as she spends the day with her grandfather helping with chores, riding th... more
by Cindy Bermudez-PresgravesAs a single mother, Cindy Bermudez Presgraves knows the value of hard work. While going through a divorce and raising two children on her own, she became an award-winning realtor. Consistently a top producer for her agency, Presgraves seeks to empower other women with her success story. In her new book, Becoming Successful in Real Estate, Presgraves relates the highs and lows of real estate and offers a behind the scenes look at the life of a real estate agent. Presgraves teaches readers ... more
by Rebecca StirlingThis is the story of Rebecca Stirling’s childhood: a young girl raised by the sea, by men, and by literature. Circumnavigating the world on a thirty-foot sailboat, the Stirlings spend weeks at a time on the open ocean, surviving storms and visiting uncharted islands and villages. Ushered through her young life by a father who loves adventure, women, and extremes, Rebecca befriends “working girls” in the ports they visit (as they are often the only other females present in the bars that they end ... more
by Melanie Hope LangHow does one overcome a lifetime of trauma and deception? Melanie Hope Lang's early life was one of hardships, abuse, and difficulties on multiple levels. She suffered through a string of six fathers and an indifferent mother. During this formative period, she learned an important truth: we hold the keys to our destiny. This book confronts the demons lurking deep within. By finishing this tale, readers will perhaps discover their own strengths and come to understand a terrifying piece of the wor... more
by Les LaMotte
This book will help you in seeking to discover your core passions before making educational or business decisions. It reveals insight that comes from both the author’s success and from his failures so you can Imagineer Your Future! “A half-century ago, my grandfather taught me the wonder of designing, building, and flying my first kite. It was a remarkable experience. The kite was made of sugar pine, wrapping string, newspaper and white glue.” Those very valuable i... more