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by JP SextonIt is a coming of age story about my life as a young boy in Ireland. I had strange (many might say "crazy") parents and being the eldest of five children, I took the brunt of their abuse and felt like little more than an unpaid farmhand. Despite the absence of any parental love and the over abundance of constant ridicule, I learned to fend for myself and was determined to "go it alone."
by Amy NawrockiAt age nineteen, Amy Nawrocki returned from her first year of college, scribbled a few notes in her journal, and took a terrifying summer trip. She remembers one night of disorientation, then nothing until Christmas, when awareness slowly restarts. The Comet’s Tail is the story of these missing months: the seizures and fever spikes, the deep nothing of coma, and the unexpected, dramatic recovery. Memory is recreated around EEG transcripts and doctors’ notes, family vigils and blurry Polaroids. F... more
by C. L. Hoang
Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees recaptures my recent visit to Vietnam. The trip was my first time going back to my ancestral homeland in over 40 years, since I’d left there in the 1970's. The book retraces the highlights of the trip: Saigon, my former hometown in the south; Hoi-An, the best preserved medieval port in Southeast Asia; Hue, the ancient capital of imperial Vietnam, on the central coast; Halong Bay, a world-renowned natural wonder; and Hanoi, the countr... more
by Mary TerzianMulticultural/Social Science, Women//Travel In this Memoir, Terzian’s aspirations to attend college meet parents’ refusal, flaring her yearnings even more. Consequently she quits her home in Cairo to work with the United Nations (UN) World Health Organization in Alexandria. Five years later she accepts a UN assignment in Congo, where civil war is rampant. She endures the rigors of expatriation, meanwhile saving funds for her college tuition. She also travels to eighteen countries acro... more
by Cathine G. Scott, Ph.D.Everyone knows that educators should be competent and well qualified, but what about caring for the students?<p> In life, when the boss cares about employees, they are more productive, and Cathine Gilchrist Scott, Ph.D., knows that the same is true in the classroom.<p> She looks back at her career as an educator, from her first job to earning her doctorate of philosophy degree to sharing lessons learned from teaching students of all ages at home and abroad. Throughout the book, you w... more
by Frank KozolFrank Kozol “Paul Kramer”, who served in the U.S. Army during WWII is the eyes and ears for the reader on what it was like to leave home and go off to War. While he’s changed the names of the people he served with, everything he writes about is true. As he takes the reader on his journey to serve his country from leaving his family and neighborhood for Registration to returning as an honorably discharged WWII veteran, the author describes his day to day adventures which lead to unexpected ser... more
by Lauritz Raymond Ingram
A boy grows up in a broken family in Philadelphia. He gets in trouble and is sent to a reform school. There he finds the game of basketball. He pursues the dream of becoming a player and learns that the coaches behind us in every facet of our lives help us to become whoever and whatever we are. He decides to try and become one of those coaches. There are triumphs, failures and even disasters along his journey. He learns the lesson that sometimes all we can do is... all we can do.
by G S BurroughsAlfred Earnest Scholes joined the Metropolitan Police in February 1888 and was one of many constables that were posted to the dark slums of Whitechapel during the Jack the Ripper scare of the same year. In a career spanning 36 years from lowly PC Scholes to Detective Inspector, this book examines some of the most fascinating crimes and criminals that had Victorian and Edwardian England shocked and enthralled. Beginning with the infamous Mrs Pearcey in the Kentish Town Murder, who cut the throat ... more
by Steven DarterThrough incredible storytelling, Steve Darter entertains and connects with readers while encouraging them to think about what makes a meaningful, purposeful, and successful life. Steve’s book is a deeply personal philosophical, spiritual, self-help memoir that discusses how to live life with more meaning, purpose, and success—at any age, young, old, or in between.
by Robert Nelson YoungI find massive Medicaid pharmaceutical fraud, report it and nothing is done, leading to a 26-year qui tam False Claims Case, started in 1862 by Abraham Lincoln and amended in 1986 because it didn't work - and show it still doesn't as nobody in government wants to prosecute Pharmaceutical manufacturers for $57 billion missing rebates!
by Dianne Liuzzi Hagan
This memoir, dedicated to the mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement, and set against the stories of unarmed black men and women who were victims of excessive use of force and racial bias, documents Liuzzi Hagan’s journey of learning about race in America. She is white; her husband is black. Their relationship spans over forty years. She reveals personal stories, ranging from microaggressions to the truly terrifying, and offers suggestions based on her personal experience... more
by Donna CodellThis is a powerful story about our daughter, Jennifer, who was born with Cystic Fibrosis. She was an amazing example of how to live fully in spite of the unrelenting savagery of Cystic Fibrosis, which eventually claimed her life in December 2015 one month before her 44th birthday. It was written with the intent of helping others that are going through their own health challenges. We wanted her words to encourage others to never give up hope and to always look for the silver lining, or light a... more
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