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  • I Can-Cer Vive

    by Monya Williams
    I CAN-cer Vive: Live Free, Be Happy shares the inspiring story of Monya Williams, a woman of indefatigable optimism, who survived sexual, physical, and mental abuse as a child. Living with the wounds and the attendant loss of her childhood innocence, she faced struggles in her relationships and bouts of deep depression in later years. Then, receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer and permanent partial facial paralysis, she endured more than thirty surgeries over a six-year span. In the pages of I... more
  • Autumn Leaves

    by John Koski
    Autumn Leaves is a wide-ranging collection of remembrances culled from the author’s life experiences. Readers learn about a mysterious volume of short stories by French author Guy de Maupassant, an elderly nursing home resident who needs help remembering her past, an overworked boiler in an aging convention hotel in downtown Minneapolis, the fast-moving cancer death of the author’s mother, and more.
  • Godmother: An Unexpected Journey, Perfect Timing, and Small Miracles

    by Odile Atthalin
    Odile Atthalin was a young woman from a prominent, bourgeois family in Paris when she decided to leave home in search of meaning. All she knew was that she wanted to go to India, but once she had separated from France and committed to creating a new life for herself, opportunities fell into place. After years of travels around the world, including a life-changing four years in an Indian ashram, Atthalin settled in Berkeley, CA, where she found all she needed: her first real home; a godson wit... more
  • Magic & Nightmares

    by Arisma Mtri
    This book is broken down into 7 chapters that are named after the parts of the eyes which represent the author's middle name in the Hindi language. It expresses and describes various events in life from passionate never-ending love, continuous pain, growing up in solitude, making it as an introvert, friendships battling anorexia, becoming someone, and many misconstrue occurrences from a relationship with an alcoholic. This book is for those, who need inspiration, awareness or for anyone th... more
  • The Unexpected Mother: A Surrogate Mother Caught Between Science, the Law, and Humanity (Edition)

    by Susan A Ring

    A POWERFUL, CHILLING, TRUE STORY ~ As featured in People Magazine and Dr. Oz, 2016 along with O, The Oprah Magazine 2003 and one of Oprah’s Choices as one of the Top 10 most talked about stories in 2010.

    Inside the life of a surrogate mother Susan Ring, a single mother of two who learns upon her second journey, with the same intended parents, she is pregnant with triplets. The parents demand a reduction to twins.

    The surrogacy agency informs Susan of the unbelievable, the pa... more

  • Confessions of a Hungarian Refugee

    by AMN (Pseudonym)
    At the age of 21, a young Hungarian refugee vanishes from his Dubrovnik tour-group in 1978. Over a timeline spanning almost sixty years, this fascinating autobiography will take you on a journey from his cold war upbringing in Budapest to San Francisco via an Italian refugee camp. With no formal education, the author crisscrosses the US for 18 years, as an IT contract/engineer. Briefly, he becomes a member of the Chicago Board of Trade. After failing as a trader and to cope with the stress... more
  • Rose: A Young Girl's Grit and Grace During World War II

    by Gary E. Vawter
    Little Rose Brezina had everything an 8-year-old girl living in the 1940s needed. Her extended family living in the same Vienna apartment building, summers on her uncle's farm, and a cheerful spirit that brought joy into every experience. That spirit would soon be tested, though, as the Nazi army moved in and war came to her city. Before she would even reach her teens, Rose would lose her best friend, join and underground effort to hide Jews, and suffer repeated torture by a Gestapo determined t... more
  • Without Return: Memoirs of an Egyptian Jew 1930-1957

    by Jacques Sardas
    An inspiring story of courage and intergenerational wisdom “When my grandson Jake was around fifteen years old, he and I decided to share brunch every weekend. Like many teenagers, he was struggling with timeless questions about God, death, and the meaning of life. During our brunches he shared his thoughts on politics and worldwide conflicts with passionate concern. I assured him that at his age, I had similar questions . . . and that I nonetheless found life beautiful and meaningful while I... more
  • I Must Be In Heaven; Knotholes in The Windowsill

    by Valerie Anne Faulkner

    Noticing a knothole in the windowsill that hadn't been filled in, I thought to myself, how ironic...imperfections in nature? But how beautiful! A reminder that God is near, everywhere, and in everything. Even if we ever considered ourselves unworthy, or not good enough, we all are perfectly-imperfect and truly amazing because of it. 
     

  • Wired for God: Adventures of a Jewish Yogi

    by Dani Antman
    When the Judaism of her childhood doesn’t satisfy Dani Antman’s yearning for spiritual awakening, she embarks on a quest for a spiritual path. Dani finds herself immersed in the world of yoga, energy healing, and Kabbalah but her journey of inner transformation has only just begun. A healing crisis, misplaced trust and a failed marriage, intensify her desire for a teacher who can lead her to self-realization. Her prayers are answered in the form of a realized adept, a Swami from the faraway s... more
  • The Red Bus: Copenhagen to Kathmandu, 1971

    by Ross McKnight

    Twenty-two people ride a double-decked bus from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Kathmandu, Nepal, in 1971, as recreated from journal entries, memoirs, contemporary photos and rider's recollections.

  • Mommy, Why Do You Have Two Birthdays?

    by T.E. Corner
    T.E. Corner uses a very creative touch in his writing by uplifting and inspiring readers. In Mommy, Why Do You Have Two Birthdays? get ready for a breathtaking journey through happiness, fear, anger, self-discovery and ultimately triumph. Upon his wife?s diagnosis with stage four non-Hodgkin lymphoma, in the form of a twelve centimeter mass in her chest, she quickly becomes an expert in the disease. She meets with multiple specialists in the field of oncology on her quest to discover a cure, unt... more
  • graphic designers

    by arti chauhan
    I designed and illustrated the "sleeping patterns" for my personal project. The project was inspired by our various style of sleeping. I hand drawn all characters, shapes and then implemented in adobe illustrator. I combined so many different characters, objects as a pattern in one frame. The concept behind this artwork is just fun and showing my designing skills. Thank you
  • Soup Stories: A Reconstructed Memoir

    by CLS Ferguson
    Soup Stories is a coming-of-age memoir set at a salad buffet and bakery restaurant. It is a “reconstructed” memoir; a mixture of memories and fantasies, combined with the truth of perspective and experience. While each short piece stands alone as a complete vignette, the collection also reads as a cohesive narrative. Beginning in 1998, the story follows Ferguson’s ten-year journey, from being hired for the first time (outside of babysitting and household chores) to finally completing a PhD in Co... more
  • This Is Not Your Father's Fatherhood

    by Brian K. Pinaire
    THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER'S FATHERHOOD is a comic memoir that offers a male perspective on caring for young children. In witty, insightful, and carefully integrated essays, author Brian K. Pinaire reflects on delivery room negotiations, paternity leave, work-life balancing, passive-aggressive daycare teachers, BabyBjorns, childproofing, children's music, marital intimacy, and much more. With a mixture of sarcasm and sentiment throughout, Pinaire shows how parenthood challenges one's career, rela... more
  • Fool For Life 9780962912474

    by Wm. Stage

    Wm. Stage gets paid to be a nuisance, and he is good at it. A process server bearing bad news to strangers-no wonder people shun him. But on the side, he has his own secret mission: To find his unknown biological family and have cocktails with them. His neurotic mother aids in the search, hoping to bolster her theory that the child she and her husband adopted 50 years ago is indeed a sociopath. Meanwhile Wm. desperately seeks a woman with a "friendly womb." Why is he trying to repro... more

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