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by Paula Baysinger MorhardtSecond in a series, Family Memories highlights the importance of making lasting memories with family by growing, cooking and eating food together. The book contains 12 essays from the author reminiscing about growing up and how food brings the family together. Complete with 12 recipes from the authors grandmothers' and great grandmother's recipe boxes.
by Paula Baysinger MorhardtThe first in a planned series, Harvest Season gives you a glimpse of growing your own food and what to do with it when you do. This book contains twelve essays about the authors gardening adventures, from planning in the winter to putting the garden back to bed in the fall. Complete with 12 recipes from the authors grandmothers' and great grandmother's recipe boxes.
by Paul Spencer SochaczewskiAcross Asia, an elephant-headed god flexes his muscles… Ganesha, the Hindu elephant-headed god, is among the most-appreciated of all deities. In this innovative book, Paul Spencer Sochaczewski explores why he collects Ganesha images, examines the psychology of collecting, and recounts personal adventures in his 40-year quest for just one more (but it’s gotta be special) Ganesha statue. He provides enough iconography to give the reader a grounding in Ganesha’s obstacle-removing prowess, but th... more
by Elliot Stanton
by Amy EdelsteinIn 1983, twenty-one year old Amy Edelstein set out on a solitary 500 kilometer journey in the highest valley in the world. Zanskar, India, the westernmost corner of the Tibetan plateau had only recently opened to travelers. She would spend two months walking by foot, crossing passes above 16,000 feet, sleeping in caves, meeting high lamas and monastics, and exploring a culture that had remained virtually the same for thousands of years. It was a culture that would change dramatically and irrevoc... more
by Anthony Copeland-ParkerWhen my partner Catherine and I were in our 50s, we found out in short order that I needed a heart valve replacement, and she had early-onset Alzheimer's. We both have a history as endurance athletes, so our reaction to this news was to sell our home, retire from our jobs, and become nomads, running marathons and half-marathons all over the world. My book Running All over the World, adapted from a blog I wrote during our travels, is a nonfiction account of our five-plus years of flying, runni... more
by Caitlin ElizabethEVERYTHING IN BETWEEN is a brilliant, daringly honest memoir, taking the reader around the world and back again, the story of a woman letting go of the past and society’s conditioning to find her freedom. This book of essays, with loads of sarcasm and a very obvious feminist bent, is best described as eclectic, chaotic in a good way, refreshing, and a permission slip to be imperfect. As a twenty something, Caitlin decides to quit her soul-sucking job to live in South America, a decision th... more
by Ashley CainThis book is a self help guide for women who struggle to get through their daily routines. This book speaks to women who often find themselves at a crossroads in life and don't know which path or direction to choose. When reading this book it will empower women to take back their strength and show the world who's boss.
by Sally Ruth BourrieThree weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when the world was afraid to get on an airplane, much less a plane to New York City, 1,000 Oregonians took 62 flights to show the terrorists they didn't win and to boost the tanking New York economy. What they found were fellow Americans who needed more than their money, they needed their hearts. The Flight for Freedom is a little-known story of Americans at their best, showing up for their fellow Americans in a time of tragedy.
by Megan BaxterFarm Girl is a memoir of urgent grace that crosses boundaries of genre and time. In her second year of college, Megan finds herself bonded to a lover spiraling into addiction and two thousand miles away from her heart’s home—a stretch of forty certified-organic acres along the banks of the Connecticut River separating Vermont and New Hampshire. In the crucible of a rainy Portland winter, Megan is forced to decide whether to embrace her future as a farm girl or to continue growing into the woman ... more
by Michael Boyajian
The author's wife of 34 years, Jeri, fights 9-11 Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer and fights it for a year and beats it only to contract Covid and the cancer came back and she was gone in two weeks. The author called her the bravest person he ever knew. This is the story of how contact is made across the rainbow bridge and is supported by his doctors and a book he is sent that tells of similar contacts that are reported to scientists by other people. His doctor suggested the author write ... more
by Ann HumphreysThe Tao of Hoop is a philosophical memoir about how the humble hula-hoop transformed one woman’s life…but, seriously, though! Ann Humphreys was not aware that she didn’t understand how to feel--something we don’t learn about in school--until she very randomly (through crushing on a hot dude) found the hula-hoop at age 35. Having endured a life-altering loss as a teenager, Ann had learned to handle grief and pain through the time-honored Southern traditions of denial and repression. The hula-h... more
by Kim FairleyIn this beautifully drawn memoir, Kim Fairley tells her story of falling in love with and marrying fifty-seven-year-old Vernon Fairley when she was twenty-four. Something about Vern--his quirkiness, his humor, his devilish smile--made her feel an immediate connection with him. She quickly became pregnant, but instead of the idyllic interlude she'd imagined as she settled into married life and planned for their family, their love was soon tested by the ghosts of Vern's past--a town, a house, a fa... more
by Juli BoitSixteen years ago, Juli Boit, a 25-year-old nurse practitioner, moved from Los Angeles to a small village in Kenya to be a part of an HIV program. In 2009, she founded a hospice called Kimbilio where men, women, and children come either to heal or to be loved until they die. On an ordinary Friday afternoon in 2016, a three-pound baby boy, Ryan, wrapped in pink was brought to Kimbilio. He had been born prematurely earlier that week. His mom passed away while giving birth, and neighbors miraculou... more
by Joanne Koenig-MackoJoanne Koenig-Macko's life changed drastically after being hit by a drunk driver doing 100 mph only weeks after her wedding. It was through that horrific experience that she was forced to view life in a completely different way. It was through years of dealing with pain, exhaustion and holding onto anger that an etheric being taught her how this is Earth School and that we come here to either learn or teach lessons. Every situation you go through in life has a grand purpose. No job, no situation... more
by Kamini MasonThe Pandemic took them from us… Now it’s time to move forward. But how? That year everything changed. Covid-19 has impacted us all and the way we live our lives today. For some, it was the inconvenience of a few days feeling ill. For others, it was the tragedy of losing a loved one before their time. This book portrays Kamini’s journey of losing a great mother figure, the pillar of her world, to the virus and how she repaired the damage to her soul. For the many of us that are grieving, th... more