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  • Failing UP: A Professor's Odyssey of Flunking, Determination, and Hope

    by Barbara Hong
    When people first meet Barbara Hong, they often conclude that her life must have always been enriched. They assume she had loving, successful parents and all the support she needed to reach her goals. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hong’s path to an Ivy League university and beyond started in a filthy tenement in Singapore where she lived with an abusive father and an illiterate mother. Even as a child of six, she worked in her sweatshop home to help with extra money, which her fath... more
  • Addictarium (War Stories Chronicles)

    by Nicole D'Settemi
    Drugs. Sex. Detox. Art. Recovery. Prostitution. Music. Street life. Poetry. Toxic love. And, those are just on the surface. The layers and complexities of Addictarium will shock and enthrall you... When wild-child, and south Florida escapee, Danielle Martino finds herself curled in a ball on the cold tile floors of her filthy rank bathroom in the tiny studio she rents with her fiancé and partner-in-crime, she knows it's time to quit abusing heroin. Severely impaired from shooting a bad batch ... more
  • Simple Man's Dreams

    by Victor Scarinzi
    Victor Scarinzi, a self-described ?Italian redneck,? shares stories that range from daydreaming as a boy, to getting into trouble as a teenager, to learning the lessons of adulthood in this collection of memoirs. It was by spending time in nature that he became convinced that there must be a God, because who else could create the wonderful woods, lakes, mountains, swamps, deserts, and animals that you see in the outdoors? Fishing, hunting, thinking of faraway places, sorting out his dreams, and ... more
  • A Blessed Second Chance: My Journey from Disabled to Faith-Abled

    by Keshawn A. Spence
    Konya, an African American mother of three kids, opens the door to her life for all to see. She is a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Her unique story is a true testimony of having a child at an early age and falling in love with the wrong men yet discovering true love in the end. Her story details her personal pain and tribulations up to the age of 58. In all, the highlights of Konya's story are the blessings God has granted her throughout her life.
  • Invisible Scars of War: A Veteran's Struggle with Moral Injury

    by Dick Hattan
    The compelling story of the conflicting emotions that plagued the author as a young man facing going to war in Vietnam. The book examines the moral code that formed him, the church that guided him and the neighborhood that watched him grow. It is a search for inner peace after moral injury during an immoral war.
  • The Back Porch Kids: The Blue Elephant

    by Joseph Warren Brown
    Do you believe in Santa? Well, Joey does. He wants a bicycle for Christmas. Instead, he gets a blue elephant. But, sometimes Santa can be a little late on his deliveries. Based on a true story about a family living in poverty during the 1960's; due to Joey's father suffering from PTSD.
  • Glamorganshire Bible

    by Lynne Viti
    This suite of narrative poems focuses on Florine Morris Close, the author's maternal grandmother, whose hardscrabble upbringing and young adult years in Cumberland and the nearby western Pennsylvania towns resulted in chaos not only in her life but in that of her young daughter., who would go on to become a revered teacher and administrator in Baltimore County. Spanning the family's emigration from Wales in the mid-19th century to the author's adolescence in the 1960's, the poems are frank, d... more
  • The Tale of Broken Tail

    by Chi Varnado
    A true story of how Gramaset and her granddaughter, Kali, rescued three baby squirrels and raised them until they were ready to live on their own.
  • A CANYON TRILOGY: Life Before, During and After the Cedar Fire

    by Chi Varnado
    The October 2003 Cedar Fire became the largest fire on record in California state history. Out of this federal disaster Chi Varnado and her family escaped with their lives from their canyon nestled in San Diego's back country. She worked as owner-builder on a log cabin and was among the minority who managed to rebuild in a little over a year. She writes first-hand what life is like in a year of loss: first her mother and then their home in the canyon.
  • Making Your Own Trail

    by Daniel Martin Molliver
    it is both spiritual and inspirational for anybody and everybody who has gone through a difficult period in there life
  • Breathe:Madness Revisited

    by S.N. Bynoe
    She was playful and always got into trouble, but she was not a liar. When she told her mother that she was about to be raped, she was telling the truth. But instead of being comforted and defended, she was slapped and called a whore by her mother. Breathe: Madness Revisited is that raw and poignant look at the chilling terror Bynoe experienced in an abusive home. Divided into four parts, this moving account portrays the silent screams and dry tears she had to deal with during her youth.
  • Me and Mario: Love, Power & Writing with Mario Puzo, Author of The Godfather

    by Carol Gino
    ME AND MARIO is an intimate look at the life of Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather, and his insights on love, family, power and writing from his longtime love Carol Gino. In a world that often lacks magic and passion, Gino’s twenty-year relationship with Puzo was full of both. ME AND MARIO chronicles Gino’s transformation from healer to bestselling author and the love story between a radical feminist and the unabashedly romantic patriarch.
  • Cuba, Adios

    by Lorenzo Pablo Martinez
    Between 1960 and 1962 more than 14,000 Cuban children fled their country and came to America as part of an exodus that became known as Operacion Pedro Pan. Martinez was one of those children. In Cuba, Adios, Martinez recounts his participation in a program that has often been compared to Kindertransport, a program that saved 10,000 German children from the holocaust. Plagued by guilt of his sexual identity, and having to care for a younger brother, Martinez forges ahead to become the composer of... more
  • War of light and color the unbeknowest open ended triangle

    by Keith Palmer
    What do you do terresseracted through a quadrillia trilloscope landed on Earth but write a short synopsis of everything it is not and could be, highly mathematical incredibly hill-mount-arious funny to a point terrify in it's simplicity You all must lived.... Signed "all-mad buddhah Saiyan jainero-remlap htiek" Blase to a trite
  • Memories of a Devil: My Life as a Jesuit in Dachau

    by Dr. Danuta B. Fabisiak
    The year is 1939. The German army marches into Poland to a frosty reception. The air is thick with the threat of violence. Rumor and conspiracy lurk behind every corner. In this environment, a recently ordained Jesuit priest receives a message: “You are a target. Get out while you still can.” Father Chester Fabisiak did not believe that warning, and it almost cost him his life. “Memories of a Devil” is a recounting of the consequences of his inaction; a dramatic, pulse-pounding, cautionary tale... more
  • Seasons and Memories: Seasonal Memoirs Tell How an Active and Full Life Can Be Influenced by Impactful Surrounding Events

    by Stanley Abbott
    In this autobiography, he follows playwright James Thurber?s advice to ?look around with awareness.? Even though the writer looks at the country?s future with some concern, he does not look backward at his life with anger. This autobiography is loaded with quotes from notable people. Each quote closely pertains to the author?s life events to which they refer. Due to his being influenced very strongly by Michelangelo?s encouragement, ?Follow the masters,? the reader will find many quotes mixed in... more