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by Oanh Ngo Usadi
In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, a young girl and her family were exiled from city living in Saigon to the countryside of Vietnam and ultimately escaped to a small town in Texas. Part travelogue, part family drama, this quietly affecting immigrant memoir will make you laugh, cry, and hungry all at the same time. Through each traumatic transition, Oanh Ngo Usadi retains her optimism as she and her family adapt to new environments and cultures in their journey to become Americans.
by Lisa ReinickeBuster, a small-town football hero, turns pilot during WW2, with an ego to match both titles. His attitude grows as gets outside his comfort zone piloting C-47 troop and cargo carriers from Labrador, Greenland, Iceland, France, Cairo, China, Japan, and the Phillipines. His letters are a one way communication showing his journey. His mail could never catch up with him which he firmly stated, "pissed him off," and left him only able to write what was on his mind every day with no news from home. ... more
by Austin M. HopkinsIn his debut book, Austin tells his story of emerging into young adulthood while surviving sexual violence and living with mental illness. His story is narrated through journal entries, poetry, and short stories.
by Marie Lenay RogusYou’ll Laugh .. You’ll Cry .. And Learn What Grieving Taught Her in this Inspirational Memoir and Guide to Help Cope with Grief Grief Comfort Guide: A Personal Journey from Loss to Light by Marie Lenay Rogus is part self-help book, part memoir. She gives the reader advice on how to deal with grief, including breathing and meditation exercises. Also included are personal stories related to the family members she has lost over the years. These stories are told in great, vivid detail. It is e... more
by A.E. HayesIn Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac, A.E. Hayes opened a window for her readers to see into some of the darkest parts of her life. From her experiences with a traumatic brain injury and amnesia to the realities of living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Hayes never shrank from the truth. But that's not the whole story. While writing Shattered, Hayes was struck by the notion that she was often the villain in her own story. From that idea, Villain was born. But what is a villain, re... more
by Kamal Krishna LahaThis book is an autobiography written by Kamal Krishna Laha, who was born in India in 1942, during WWII (1939–1945). He survived from typhoid thrice and was unable to walk for years. The family (mother, father, grandma, one widow, three unmarried aunties, and two uncles) was poor. His father, who was a goldsmith, was the only earning member. The dwelling has two rooms, a hall, a thatched kitchen, a cowshed, and a privy. The hindrance was poverty. His mother’s bravery helped him to succeed. Three... more
by Tamara WarrenThe story of a young girl growing up on the beach in Southern California during the 1960's and 70's. Told through journal entries, short stories, poetry and assorted recollections. The first book in a series.
by Joan Romney GrovesWalt Whitman said, ?Home is where the heart is.? Children may stray, but within them is a desire for the love, care and safety of home. Sometimes bad choices or circumstances hinder their return, but like the prodigal son, they finally realize ?there?s no place like home.? ?Where Is My Home?? is based on a true story about a cat named Sonic who was described as ?born to be wild.? When given the opportunity to be free, he realized that he wanted to go home. To get there, he traveled 30 miles as h... more
by Mike AdamsDebut author Adams experienced two of the worst horrors that a person can face: the losses of a spouse and a child. ? he also relates what he considers ?minor miracles? ? ways in which his Christian faith was reaffirmed in small, quotidian, but marvelous ways. However, the story?s power doesn?t hinge at all on such persuasiveness [ of miracles ], but rather on the author?s graceful grappling with heartache. Readers who?ve suffered similar tragedies will find particular beauty in this love letter... more
by Dr. Thomas E. DavisPeregrinations is an autobiography of one of the Davis boys, believed to be descendants from a long line of pig thieves exiled from Wales as indentured servants to Virginia in the New World. This story begins with the grandparents of the author and the Oklahoma Land rush, followed by the exodus from the poverty of the Great Depression. It continues into and through World War II and up to the present with Tom, just into his ninth decade of life, alive and angry at the disaster-elected officials, ... more
by Vivianne FlintoffWhat is it that is motivating thousands of people to leave behind the comfort and securities of home, put heavy boots on their feet and a pack on their backs, and head off to walk the route known as the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, following in the footsteps of the hundreds of thousands of people who have walked the Camino down through the centuries? In 2014, Vivianne Flintoff took an extended leave of absence from her place of employment to walk both the Camino de Santiago and t... more
by Ernlé W.D. YoungIn this memoir Ernlé W.D. Young tells of growing up as a farm-boy in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa, and making the unpredictable life-journey to Palo Alto, California; from being a printer, pastor, and political activist in South Africa to becoming a full professor at Stanford University; from having had to leave his native land because of his implacable opposition to the Nationalist government?s apartheid policies and he and his family making new lives in their adopted country. It is ... more
by Michael BoyajianJoin the author and his wife and two cats as they spend a year celebrating their move from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley. Guide features and special recipes included.
by Ava CeccottiIn Everything and Nothing, Ava touches on quite literally every aspect of her last few years as a teenager. Her experiences are laced with feelings ranging from euphoria, nerves, self-deprecation, and acceptance of mental illness through personification. She writes about a fondness for cyber love and briefly introduces the reader to her infatuation with a girl named Kochi. Highlighted in the light read are heavy subjects such as the importance of energy, healing intuition, acting on positive tho... more
by Mark DooA happy, healthy, five-year-old girl develops a frightening disorder. Her parent’s anxious search for the cause leads them to her school, one of the most prestigious in the country, and the alma mater of the forty-fourth president of the United States. They unveil a health risk to thousands of children and desperately work to protect them and their daughter while facing a clueless, slow moving institution, and an apathetic community.
by Balbir Singh RagiSet in the backdrop of the racial tensions of the sixties, In Service of His Master describes one man's dream to unite and build a place of worship for his community. After traveling to Britain, Dharam Singh Ragi strives to realize his dream of equal rights, for his community and family in a new country. Narrated by Dharam Singh's teenage son, Balbir Singh lifts the cover off of the little known history of how a flourishing Sikh community fought to establish themselves in Britain barely fifteen ... more