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by Meghan McDonnellMinor is the first installment of the personal journals in which, for 30 years, writer Meghan McDonnell has chronicled her life beginning at age eight through present day. With searing candor and tenderness, her musings on daily experiences and observations of family, social and romantic relationships, and the interior life coalesce in a commentary on facing passion and fear, embracing the light and dark, and American life in the 21st century. Wide in scope and vivid in detail, her journals are ... more
by Tracy Ane Brooks
Tracy, a budding silversmith jeweler, yearns to use her work as a tool to help others. Her business “Black Wolf Silver” would be a doorway down an incredible path of self-discovery and empowerment.
Working with wolves in public educational programs can be highly challenging. The wolf is a shy and illusive creature. Learning to communicate with a feral mind can often seem nearly impossible. After ten years of working ‘hands on’ with several gray wolve... more
by Sandra Shaw HomerWhat happens to the human mind when the body is chasing death, kept alive on a ventilator, steroids and a feeding tube? And what does a writer do, hands tied to the bed rails and unable to speak? Hallucinating much of the time, all she can do is write in her head and in present time, because there is no time in Intensive Care. Vivid and powerfully told, both scary and funny, this true story will inspire, as well as testify to the resilience of the human mind and heart.
by William WrightDr. William Wright’s wife is ready to have him committed. After thirty years as a successful ear surgeon, he’s decided to make a career change to general practitioner. It’s not the job which has his wife questioning his sanity, it’s the location. He chooses to work at the Colorado State Penitentiary, swapping polite patients and routine for murderers, rapists, and the chaos of prison life. Maximum Insecurity chronicles the true-life misadventures administering medical care to hardened crim... more
by Troy Lewis
GAS MONEY is a heartwarming, honest narrative that shows how the everyday people we come in contact with can shape our lives forever.
The book is a collection of true stories that captures the perspective and imagination of a six-year-old black boy growing up in 1960s Virginia and his soul-searching journey over the next five decades. Artful storytelling brings to life the changes occurring within his world and the country as a whole. The complexit... more
by Amina WarsumaThough she came to live a glamorous life interviewing celebrities and walking international runways as a fashion model, Amina Warsuma’s path there was anything but easy. From modest beginnings, she needed grit and a willingness to surrender to fate to make it to the top.
As soon as we decide on a path to achieve our goals, we will be tested—and Warsuma was no exception. Determined to become a successful model, Warsuma immediately had obstacles thrown in her way, testing her resolve. She fac... more
by David BeasleyThese watercolours of flowers, floral arrangements, and insects were painted between 1879 and 1882. They were pasted into a Scrapbook that was rescued by James E. A. Beasley on a pile of objects being auctioned from the estate of Annie Rice Davis Beasley in Hamilton, Ontario in 1938. The Scrapbook lay in a cedar trunk for years in the upstairs room over a garage at "The Pines", the Beasley country home on New Street, Burlington and came into the possession of David Beasley, who delighted in the ... more
by Donna WatersKristine Bunch was a young mother raising her 3-year-old son when a fire destroyed her home and took her young son’s life. Within hours of the fire, fire investigators had concluded that it was Arson and that the only possible suspect was Kristine Bunch. Instead of going through a grieving process, she was forced to fight for her freedom. It would take years before she even had a fighting chance against the charges. Speak the Truth: Justice for Miss America tells you the story of Kristine Bunch ... more
by Marlene P. NaickerThe transformative powers of life, loss, and fashion combine in the inspirational memoir Muldooneys & Me. As a driven young woman, Marlene P. Naicker strove for greatness by following her heart’s desires. Her relentlessness to keep pushing her own limits—courageously taking that road less traveled—pervaded everything she did, from track and field as a high school athlete to acting in her early twenties and finally the journey of an entrepreneur in a continent that was yet to become home. She ... more
by Ajayan BorysIn 1996 meditation teacher Ajayan Borys journeyed to the source of the Ganges River high in India’s Himalayas. Intent on Self-realization, he discovered a deserted cave in a Himalayan forest and for two months lived there alone, meditating in silence, surviving on one sparse meal a day. Through unexpected friendships with holy men, encounters with madmen and the Indian army, surviving harsh mountain conditions (including scorpions and mind-numbing cold), he was opened to the depths of the human ... more
by Jean KoningJoin Jean Koning in this stunning, poignant and often hilarious roller-coaster-ride through the world of men! After having been send to his doctor by Partner—the voice of reason—Jean finds himself being diagnosed with skin-cancer. Armed with his unquestionable wit, and his stunningly absurd worldview—often through his love/hate relationship with the internet—he goes on an extremely funny, touching and illuminating quest to find a way to deal with all this sudden physical and mental pain. W... more
by Bernard Jan
In this heartfelt and moving novella Bernard Jan describes the last three days he spent with his cat Marcel before they parted forever.
One story. Two endings. Genuine and fictional. Which ending is yours?
What do you say to someone who is dying? And what do you say when that someone can't understand a word you are saying? How do you comfort each other throughout... and beyond?
My love, if you go away in a few days, the world will lose its colors and... more
by Dwedor Morais Ford & Charles Wesley Ford, Jr.
This book describes the advocacy and struggles of Francis W. M. Morais (1866-1964), Ph.D., D.Lit. Between 1927 and 1935, Dr. Morais worked tirelessly to put an end to slavery, forced labor, and ethnic discrimination in Liberia. Liberia was founded as a safe haven for freed people of color in the early 1800s. Morais’ fight for human rights for Liberia’s indigenous population compelled him to travel to Geneva to make the case to the League of Nations. The Liberian Government did all... more
by Stephen E. MurphyA memoir of risk-taking, poignancy and redemption, On the Edge recounts University of Washington grad, Stephen Murphy’s odyssey east to Harvard Business School. Feel his pain as hopes come crashing down. Watch him struggle through Vietnam and Pacific typhoons, but find his way to Columbia Business School, later Brazil. How does he live in an infamous favela in Rio de Janeiro, as an international banker, or end up with Hollywood studios, fighting pirates? Run the gauntlet with him inside the Bel... more
by David BeasleyToday when travel has become impersonal, we find in this book a personal account. Here are fresh and highly individualistic impressions of the Turkish people living in the wilderness of the Isfendyar Mountains on the coast of the Black Sea. Starting in complete ignorance and with no preconceptions David Beasley and through him the reader experience the warmth, generosity and touching enthusiasm of the Turks for contact with a foreigner. Through Paphlagonia With A Donkey is an awakening of a West... more
by Patricia Ravasio
In 1982, a year before he died, the enigmatic American genius Buckminster Fuller granted young journalist Patricia Field a rare one-on-one, two-day interview. In it, Fuller shared his warnings about climate change, fossil fuel depletion, and the need to move to sustainable living years before such concerns were a blip on anyone’s radar. In that interview, Pat pledged to carry Fuller’s ideas into the future and use them to help save humanity from extinction. What follow... more