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  • To Hair and Back: My Journey Toward Self-Love One Strand at a Time

    by Rhonda Eason
    If hair was a woman’s crowning glory, then why did Rhonda Eason have a mass of uncontrollable tumbleweed at best? At worst, it was a source of frustration and self-condemnation. Raised in a family of women born with tresses suitable for romance novel heroines, Rhonda was apathetic toward her kinky coils, and, in turn, herself. To Hair and Back – My Journey Toward Self-Love One Strand at a Time is a debut memoir that details her quest for the perfect head of hair and the discovery of something fa... more
  • Adesso: Father of Cure

    by Gene Adesso
    As Genes’ first book Dear First Lady DSR? was more of a technical book filled with knowledge and equations, Genes’ second book Adesso Father of Cure is one part technical and two parts personal. Put together, this book is full of health knowledge, full of Genes’ personal journey with his wife, and full of warmth and love. In this book, Gene shares words and wisdom, pictures and postcards and much more with you. You will have an opportunity to view Gene the author, Gene the educator and Gene t... more
  • Raised By a Dead Man: A Coming-of-Age Memoir Between Two Shootings

    by Brock Heasley
    When Dad was shot the first time in an armed robbery, it was cool. I was twelve, they had the best chocolate milk at the hospital, and I had no doubt whatsoever he would live. When Dad left the hospital a few weeks later, it was a surprise to everyone except me. Dad was a superhero. Superheroes always live to fight another day. A year later, the proto-reality show Rescue 911 asked Dad if he’d like to recreate the shooting and have host William Shatner (Dad’s personal hero, Captain Friggin’ Ki... more
  • The Stemwinder: Stories of a Faithful Care Manager

    by Nicole Forston
    Consider this: What if you had to decide if an elderly woman should or shouldn’t take a chemo pill, extending or curtailing her remaining years? What if you were faced with filing criminal charges against someone's family member? What if you had to contend with harassment and personal threats to protect another’s mental well-being? Denise M. Valerio takes you on a spin through her care management milieu introducing three extraordinary souls: “The Broken Dish,” “The Proper New Englander,” and “Th... more
  • Motivational Speaking

    by TA McMullin
    Gathering Courage: A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. “Terry” McMullin, is the author's incredible, twelve-time award winning, memoir meant to inspire hope and encouragement. Terry knows, as well as anyone, that hard times are a part of life. During her journey, she was an orphan, an adopted child, and placed into foster care by her parents due to a reading disability. Terry’s faith, hard work, compassion, and her internal desire to over... more
  • Just the Way He Walked

    by Kathy Pooler
    Just the Way He Walked: A Mother’s Story of Healing and Hope is a story of how one woman’s simultaneous battles of Stage Four Non–Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and her young adult son’s addiction to alcohol and drugs test her resolve to never, ever give up hope. Written for parents, particularly mothers, of children who are addicted, this is a story of love, faith, hope, and breaking the cycle of addiction. Family relationships, father-son, mother-son, single parenting, the impact of addiction on families,... more
  • Bandit Dreams & Beyond

    by Victoria Bolt
    Decatur, Illinois, 1972. Seven-year-old tomboy Victoria Bolt sneaks among the tables at her mother’s Bunco game, where housewives are tittering over a magazine spread. Though Victoria couldn’t have imagined what was on those pages that day, Smokey and the Bandit era Burt Reynolds would soon change the course of her life for good. In BANDIT DREAMS AND BEYOND, former stuntwoman Bolt shares how she escaped a volatile and violent home life to make movies with her childhood crush, Burt Reynolds, ... more
  • Flyaway: How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings

    by Suzie Gilbert
    “Charms, delights, and educates while providing a fascinating tale of love and devotion to the feathered creatures that share our increasingly crowded world.” (Joanna Burger, author of The Parrot Who Owns Me ) “Unique and engaging . . . [Gilbert] shows reveals in elegant prose how every creature has value, and how a voice for one is voice for all.” (Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds ) “Fascinating . . . . A testament to the challenges we all face when we love... more
  • Refugee Memoirs

    by Tom Zed
    This book is a personal take on the complexities of emigrating, immigration and a person’s uprooting to another place, and more importantly, another culture. Today’s globalised, almost borderless world makes it relevant, for millions of people choosing, some freely, to leave their homeland and live in another country.
  • Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA's Most Devastating Wildfire

    by Robert Kerbeck
    Malibu is known as an earthly paradise of multi-million-dollar mansions, movie stars and unimaginable natural beauty. But all that changed on November 8, 2018. Go deep behind the scenes of the most destructive wildfire in Los Angeles history. Alongside his wife and son, Robert Kerbeck battled the fire that threatened to take their home. He knows first-hand how the Malibu fires affected everyone – from the rich and famous to the firefighters who often risked their lives. Blending investigati... more
  • Nothing Works But Everything Works Out: My Peace Corps Experience in the West Region of Cameroon

    by Leigh Dannhauser
    Cameroon is a country in West Africa, directly south-east of Nigeria. Leigh Marie Dannhauser gets sent by the Peace Corps to be an agriculture volunteer in the West Region of Cameroon, specifically to Baleveng, a village of 15,000 people spread out over 88 square kilometers in the heart of Bamiléké country. There she faces the challenges of adapting to a completely new way of life, one where while struggling to adapt to new customs and the absence of amenities common at home, she undertakes a jo... more
  • View from the Podium

    by Edward Judd
    Edward Judd has been a music teacher for almost 45 years. He has taught music at all grade levels from Elementary grades to being a College band director. He has also served in leadership roles for music teachers on the state and regional levels. His experiences are vast, and he shares many of them in this book.
  • Nether Land

    by Kem Hinton
    A high school classmate from the 1970s is murdered in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2014. At his funeral, the author is involved in an ironic situation, and this leads him to discover the classmate's strange life story, one of ambition, greed, immense fortune, and tragic bankruptcy. Hiding in perhaps the most remote location, the classmate is nevertheless discovered and killed. The murder was committed by a jealous rival or a cheated investor? This is the story.
  • My Daddy's Blues: A Childhood Memoir from the Land of Huck & Jim

    by Gregg Andrews
    Born near a dusty cement plant in the northeast Missouri village of Ilasco, close to Mark Twain Cave, Hannibal native Gregg Andrews draws on the voice of a child, the voice of a songwriter, and the voice of a historian to take readers on an intimate lyrical journey through the turbulent childhood of a white, rural, working-class boy in the 1950s and 60s. A tiny three-room house on the Mississippi River—a house that lacked indoor plumbing—provides the author's lookout perch on the American dream.... more
  • Varuna - a Thames Barge that was Home

    by Caroline Havord
    The gripping story of a fascinating, witty lady and her love affair with an old Thames Barge. Caroline Nicholl and her new husband Bryn give up high-flying media lives in London's famous Fleet Street to make a home on an old Thames Barge lying in the mud in Essex. Life on the Varuna turns out to be a long way from 'cocktails on deck at sundown', in both negative and positive ways, and Caroline writes about it all with a distinctively dry and laconic wit. Even the tragic ending fails to dim he... more
  • Words: Essays on Writing, Reading, and Life

    by Jessica McCann
    Jessica McCann has woven together a collection of personal essays and writing tips that offer a unique glimpse into her writing journey and process. She is an award-winning historical novelist and has worked as a professional freelance writer and editor for magazines, universities, corporations, and nonprofits for more than thirty years. In Words, McCann shares her passion for books, as well as research that shows how reading improves our lives. With a philosophy that is equally pragmatic and op... more