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  • TRESPASSING: WHEN NATURE SPEAKS DO WE LISTEN?

    by J.T. Blossom
    True stories about close calls in nature by a restless, hard-working American man in love with the outdoors. If you live to hike, climb, canoe, fish or do anything outside in beautiful places, you will enjoy this book. Also contains amusing but harrowing stories about fixing up an old house in the mountains and some new ideas on how we can save the planet. Uplifting and sometimes terrifying, "Trespassing" will change for the better the way your heart views the beauty and power of nature.
  • A Jazzman's Tale

    by Annette Johnson

    A Jazzman's Tale is a screenplay memoir of bebop trumpeter and pianist Charles Freeman Lee. Freeman, as he was better known, was one of the jazzmen who joined the jazz revolution called bebop at Minton's Playhouse and the Paradise Club in Harlem, New York City in the 1950s.

    Freeman came out of Wilberforce Collegians, an important band in jazz history formed in 1926 at Wilberforce University in Ohio, with famous alumni like Benny Carter, Frank Foster and Ben Webster. He played wi... more

  • Far Away And Further Back

    by Patrick Burns
    After his first overseas assignment to the USA in 1975 – just twenty-three with a suitcase and a guitar – corporate nomad, Patrick Burns, kept on moving from country to country rarely declining a fresh challenge in a new location. In these stories from four decades of living and working around the world, he relives some of his most memorable experiences: from dangerous pyrotechnic liaisons in the Algerian desert to a quest to find the Archbishop of Rangoon after a chance meeting in an English vi... more
  • A Crowded Loneliness: The Story of Loss, Survival, and Resilience of a Peter Pan Child of Cuba

    by Debbie Shannon
    Set in Havana during the Cuban Revolution and in the Deep South before and during the Civil Rights Movement, A Crowded Loneliness, is based on the true story of Bienvenida Catalina Miranda. Her family worked closely with Fidel Castro to overthrown the dictator Fulgencio Batista, until Castro announced that he was a communist. After her brother’s arrest and her father’s death, 9-year-old Catalina and her 11-year-old brother, Mario, took part in Operation Peter Pan—a mass exodus of over 14,000 una... more
  • A Crowded Loneliness: The Story of Loss, Survival, and Resilience of a Peter Pan Child of Cuba

    by Debbie Shannon
    Set in Havana during the Cuban Revolution and in the Deep South before and during the Civil Rights Movement, A Crowded Loneliness, is based on the true story of Bienvenida Catalina Miranda. Her family worked closely with Fidel Castro to overthrown the dictator Fulgencio Batista, until Castro announced that he was a communist. After her brother’s arrest and her father’s death, 9-year-old Catalina and her 11-year-old brother, Mario, took part in Operation Peter Pan—a mass exodus of over 14,000 una... more
  • W. H. Auden, Poetry, and Me: A 102-Year-Old Reluctant Poet Reflects on Life, Poetry, and Her Famous Teacher

    by Debbie Shannon
    The daughter of Russian immigrants, Gladys Dubovsky survived her abusive childhood by finding refuge in poetry. In the winter of 1940 when she was twenty-five, she took a poetry class taught by W.H. Auden. She met with Auden privately to discuss her poetry and found that his encouragement forever changed her. W.H. Auden, Poetry, and Me is a heartwarming story that fluctuates between Gladys’s and Auden’s life. We see how their lives mirror one another—their joy and pain, and their triumph and... more
  • Riding on the Coattails of Genius

    by John C. Campbell
    When John Campbell was hired in 1996, Michael Dell's company was already a hyper-efficient technology upstart. By the time he left Dell in 2017, Michael's little Texas-based catalog computer company had grown from 5,000 to 138,000 employees and evolved into one of the largest technology providers on the planet! Part of Michael Dell's genius has always been his knack for changing the game. John quickly learned that riding the front of that wave of change was the right place to be at Dell. He j... more
  • Eternity Now! A mind and story of Schizophrenia

    by Craig Tanner
    My book contains a true life story about my experiences with schizophrenia and the Perfect Storm, how my life went from heartbreak and a friends suicide to hallucinations of all five senses. The second part of my book contains what i call an interview, where i answer questions about such topics as walking away from this illness to the nature of delusions and reality, as well as criticisms of the predominate religion.
  • My Terrible Book of Happiness: Love, Anxiety and Everything

    by Margaret Lesh
    Margaret Lesh confronts midlife, the empty nest, strange bodily happenings, illness, loss of faith, overwhelming current events, and her resulting dark period. With wit and compassion, she weaves personal stories, observations, essays, bits of trivia, and her own coping tools into a beautifully funny, engaging tapestry. Opening up about her mental, physical, and spiritual reboot, the author of Let Me Get This Off My Chest: A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares once again invites you in for a chat... more
  • Mustard Seeds and Water Lines

    by Karen Milioto
    It wasn't a hurricane, a monsoon, a typhoon, or a tropical storm. It was just a rainy Friday. Until it wasn't. When nearly thirty inches of rain fell on the little town just north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in August of 2016, the rivers in the area reached record-breaking heights in a matter of hours. Water poured onto Karen Milioto's property, and suddenly everything she loved about her home threatened to kill her. When the water receded, Karen surveyed the scene with grief-stricken contemp... more
  • A Strange Path to Freedom

    by Holly Pasut
    Have you ever said yes, when you should have said no? In my book A Strange Path to Freedom, I share slices of my prison life through my quirky and often spiritual lens, as well as the wisdom I gained from the experience. People erect mental prisons around themselves all the time. My stories off a guide for others to free themselves from negative thoughts and emotions that lock them in. And they offer a cautionary tale for navigating ethical choices in the workplace.
  • Faithful

    by Becky Graham
    Author 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, hopes and optimism. She questions God's plan at every turn as He asks her to take unimaginable leaps of faith as she perseveres through unexpected detours. Not only will the reader be surprised by the ending, but the reader will see how God remained faithful to the author.
  • It Never Happened: FBI Duplicity and Negligence Revealed From The Inside Out

    by Barbara Van Driel

    In her memoir, It Never Happened: FBI Negligence and Duplicity Revealed from the Inside Out, Barbara Van Driel chronicles her eight-year-plus career as a female Special Agent in the FBI, from 1983 to 1991, during the early years of the assimilation of women and minorities into the Bureau. Van Driel not only paints a searing picture of what it was like to work sensitive cases surrounded by senior agents who had lost their enthusiasm to serve their country and its citizens, but also de... more

  • Been There, Done That ISBN 978-1-64008-377-6

    by Bonita D. Evans, Ph.D.
    Dr. Evans has spent more than 25 years overseas. Her travels included: Scotland, Ireland, England, France, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Sudan, Israel, Gaza, Jordan, Iran, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia Southwest Africa, Senegal, Paraguay, and Mexico. She began her travels at twenty. She wanted to see and learn more than had been offered to her by life. Like many young people her age, she wanted to discover the elusive “more” which every young person yearns for and knew she woul... more
  • No Big Deal

    by Torey Ivanic
    This is a non-fiction #metoo story of a young gymnast who was sexually abused by her coach in 1992. In 2006 she made a police report, and in 2008 her coach went to prison for 43 years. It is a story of healing and justice. It is hopeful and real. It sheds light on a topic that is often in the shadows in hopes of removing the shame to move towards prevention.
  • More Snapshots? From My Uneventful Life

    by David I. Aboulafia
    "More Snapshots?" is the cheeky sibling of its predecessor "Snapshots From My Uneventful Life." Chatty, hilarious and often poignant, David I. Aboulafia takes us on a journey through every day, real-life events that start out as uneventful, but that wind up being anything but…

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