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by Debra BaileyWhat draws us to travel to certain places? Why does one destination touch our souls and another leaves us cold? A Colonial Williamsburg Love Affair: Tales, Takes, and Tips From a Lifetime of Visits, explores these questions. Through heartfelt and intimate reflections about the people, the programs, and the historic town over decades of visits, the author discovers why she still loves and returns to Colonial Williamsburg again and again. Part memoir, part science, and part history, the book als... more
by Jane A. ChandlerThank God I Died is an extraordinary memoir about the resilience of a little girl who suffered unimaginable acts of evil, only to be saved by the power of love through her death. Jane's church-going family lived a white-picket-fence facade; in public, Jane's father and oldest brother were charming and charismatic, but behind the walls of the house their depraved abuse created terror and panic. Her mother inflicted a madness of her own. Decades later, plagued by inexplicable fear and anxiet... more
by Douglas KeilChildren with cancer become wise beyond their years. During his ten weeks of experimental chemotherapy, the author's 14-year-old son, Dustin, fights for control of his environment, creating situational friendships with similarly stricken adolescents, and learning life lessons. The author has re-created a family's true experience. This emotional yet uplifting story is told in the voice of Dustin. After all, it is his story.
by Grant V. Radokey, MDOur Fated Century is a kaleidoscopic scan of events and attitudes that have affected us and our fellow earthly travellers during the tumultuous period from 1917 to 2017. During this period, the earth, its people, and their ideas have been ever-changing, and our horizon has shifted from Earth to the universe. The author has had extensive experience in various work and life environments, study, teaching, clinical practice in surgery, medical research, travel, and social interaction. He invites the... more
by Ron HollandAll The Oceans, Designing by the seat of my pants: Ron Holland's memoir follows the trajectory of a small-town lad with a keen sense of adventure over all the oceans to an undiscovered world of super yacht design. “Just say yes!” Ron never let the fact it had not been done before get in his way. He started out racing small dinghies and went on to win races at an international level, sailing his own designs. The autobiographical story of how his combination of talent and zest for adventure attr... more
by Judith BoggessNarrated by a young girl growing up in the coarsest, most hell-raising bar on Main Street, Rosendale, NY in the early 50s, Confessions of a Bar Brat, is an unforgettable memoir of a girl’s day-to-day living with the effects of overt and covert abuse, sexual abuse, and parental neglect. The story is told in a six to 12 year old colloquial dialect unflinchingly and honestly; it’s about the capacity of the human spirit to endure, to bloom, and to see humor in chaos. The Rosendale Theatre is whe... more
by Robert HaydonKensington is a carefully constructed montage of colorful anecdotes based on life in the 40's and 50's in the atmosphere of a Maryland suburb of Washington D.C.. However, the book begins in 1957 when the author, after a painful move from Kensington, meets Steve Miller and Boz Scaggs at his new school, and they become a rock sensation in Dallas, Texas. This is the true story of friendship, love, and life in a small town.
by Becky GrahamAuthor and blogger, Becky Graham shares her unexpected journey to motherhood. Written in a warm and engaging voice, Becky takes the reader through a world of shattered dreams, hope and optimism. She questions God's plan at every turn as He asks her to take unimaginable leaps of faith. Not only will you be surprised by the ending but you will see how God remained faithful to her on her journey.
by George CritchlowIn the course of a two-month solo road trip during the 2016 election, Critchlow reflects on race, politics, religion and retirement. He weaves together legal tales, personal anecdotes, people, places, and past experiences to explore the competing narratives that divide America today. He also offers perspective on what retirement means for a generation of baby boomers.
by Tina Marie L. Lamb
These 21 chapters share an eclectic mix of genres and places that contributed to my continuing self-discovery. Included is a canoe trip in South Carolina to set the fun tone of tree house to right; retracing how I lost my cultural empathy in Northern India; an unexpected lesson in team dynamics and self-empowerment while dog sledding in Minnesota, notes on wives being put out to pasture in the Utah desert; Eastern Europe’s sideways look into gulags; and a pair of caving trips that alter... more
by Edward C. Larson
Set in the sweeping landscape of Montana, on the majestic, often perilous waters of Alaska, along the coastal lands and waterways of California, and in the skies over China and the Far East, Leaves from the Autumns of Yesterday tells the stories of people Ed Larson has lived with and loved.
Ed Larson paints pictures with his words and tells stories with his drawings. In Leaves from the Autumns of Yesterday, he takes you on a series of amazing adventures; and in du... more
by Ralph Webster
Elsa's comfortable life in Mussolini's Fascist Italy changes remarkably in 1934 when she and her husband purchase the Pensione Alexandra overlooking the Mediterranean in Naples. Travelers from throughout the world come to their door, each with their own story, mystery, or surprise. Nearly all have been touched by the ominous changes occurring to the north, in Nazi-controlled Germany. When war breaks out, her fears are quickly realized as they attempt a desperate journey to safety in A... more
by Grant Harper ReidThe Authorship of Harlem Bible We shadow the author as he sponges all things black Americana. We root for him as the Harlem nightlife grabs molds, swallows and kicks him in his ass while forcing him into young adulthood. Young Grant integrates two school systems. The author becomes one of the first black kids bussed from Harlem to a predominantly white public school. Grant then desegregates a second time becoming part of Teaneck’s racially mixed 6th grade school e... more
by Grant Harper ReidHarlem Bible is a delightfully amazing and exceedingly enjoyable book. Grant reminiscences his early years as an innocent young black child growing up in Harlem and the suburbs of New. We weave through the author’s past with flashbacks and timelines which are assembled and chock full of fascinating bygone circumstances of yesteryear.
by Bettyrose Woody
by Lea CarmichaelThe Migraine Book, A Memoir in Pictures, is a book of drawings that artist Lea Carmichael has drawn over the past twenty years while in the throes of migraine. They are accompanied by writings that expand on the artwork. Varying in style and covering many different aspects of migraine, the drawings are horrifying, poignant, gruesome, emotional, and sometimes funny. They were drawn spontaneously through, in reaction to, and in revenge against her pain.