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by Karen SketchAgainst the sweeping history of the 20th century, two people from different worlds find each other and create a unified life. In Two Lives on Four Continents readers will travel from Alexandria, Egypt to Washington DC, from NYC to South America. Throughout, they encounter everything from nations experiencing monumental change to the personal discoveries of education, from the cruelties of anti-Semitism and xenophobia to the excitement of the art world. Put simply, this book presents the broad ca... more
by Danny R. SmithNOTHING LEFT TO PROVE is a law enforcement memoir that chronicles the career of a cop in South Los Angeles, from (briefly) unremarkable childhood through the deadly encounters he would survive on the streets, and through his years at the elite sheriff's homicide bureau where he would investigate 143 death cases, from murdered children to cops and celebrities.
by Pshyra Sheriff
The Plan is the story of one woman's ultimate test of faith as she journeys through her health challenges and learns to trust in the power of love, amazing grace, and finally, God's plan. In her stirring memoir, Pshyra details how she found inspiration and strength in the last gift her mother gave her before passing away. She reveals insight into her years-long quest for answers to her body’s critical and aching questions. As each stage of her... more
by Carolyn Lee ArnoldAfter Arnold, a free-spirited, 50-something longing for a life partner, breaks up with her non-committal Buddhist boyfriend (and holds a “letting go” ceremony to seal the deal), she challenges herself to go on 50 first dates during her search for a monogamous life partner. Set in the Bay Area world of personal growth workshops and spiritual ceremonies, this revealing memoir traces the adventurous path of Arnold’s universal quest for love. The goal of 50 dates with 50 different partners pulls her... more
by Marjorie Lin KyriopoulosHeartStrings is a deeply personal and compassionate memoir that chronicles the history and lives of the author's Greek-American family in her own creative way. Based upon actual events and interviews with family members, she explores how tragic events can have a ripple effect on past, present, and future generations in surprising and unexpected ways. From stories about immigrant experiences in the early 1900s to the writer's personal journey of growth through the tumultuous and radical chan... more
by James Ruvalcaba
A true story about a young couple's battle with cancer.
The Light Through the Pouring Rain is a remarkable love story that will pull on your heartstrings and leave you inspired.
An emotional page turner that gives a first hand look into the lives of a young couple madly in love and eager to start their lives together, only to have it all halted by a cancer diagnosis. With no clear road map on how to navigate their new normal, James and Anabel proceed into uncharted territory, ... more
by Ramdyal BholaIt is not necessary to use science and extreme methods to influence and control someone’s life. Simply sowing the seeds at the right time will do that as demonstrated in this book. It tells the story of a little boy from a small village in Guyana, South America, who was brainwashed by his father from a young age, to become a Doctor. Unfortunately, his father died when he was a first-year Medical Student, and never saw this dream fulfilled. It describes how, despite many hurdles and sacrifices al... more
by Andrea BermúdezIn 1959, a Communist revolution took the reins of government in Cuba. Many thousands, including author Andrea Bermúdez and members of her immediate family, sought exile in foreign lands. They felt fortunate to have chosen the United States to start life anew. In One Immigrant in a World of Many: An American Story of Survival, Bermúdez details her struggle as a political exile who left her native country and learned to adapt to her new home in the United States. This memoir offers a look at the ... more
by Jean McGrath-BrownNursing is a noble profession, and nurses everywhere are special people who give of themselves tirelessly. Nurses experience a stark contrast from school to the floors after having learned the art and science of nursing in the classroom. Author Jean McGrath-Brown is one of those nurses. In Now that Nursing Orientation is Over, she shares a compilation of experiences she gained in her thirty-eight years in the nursing profession working in several institutions in various positions. Filled with a... more
by Sally W Buffington
When newly engaged Sally Buffington is introduced to Craigville, she meets an expansive Cape Cod cottage that is virtually a family member itself. She quickly finds herself competing for airtime among the talkative, assured band of brothers and her new mother-in-law,the cottage's lively and confounding matriarch.
Sally,a Cape Cod local, soon wonders how she'll ever maintain her independence, let alone her sense of self, when the day's anenda and every detal is already set in... more
by Daniel FallonLove’s Legacy chronicles the author’s search for hidden meaning in two letters he inherited from his father, addressed to his great-great-grandfather in summer 1817 by the adventurous diplomat and famous founder of modern French literature, François-René de Chateaubriand. The book is a suspenseful detective story, an intimate biography of Chateaubriand, a story of forbidden love fraught with passion and tragedy, a genealogical quest, and a memoir recounting the author’s ancestry leading from his... more
by Richard W. Foster, Jr.
True story of a 17-year-old who quit high school to join the Marine Corps. He went to Vietnam eager to save the world from Communism, only to become discourage by a lack of progress in the field and from the exhaustion of continuous ground combat. Upon his return to the USA, he was selected to serve in the most prestigious Marine ceremonial base in the world: Marine Barracks in Washington DC. For those interested in understanding personal combat contrasted with the bright lights and facades o... more
by Armine PapouchianLove Has No Limits is a story of an ordinary immigrant girl and her extraordinary life’s journey. Forced at age 16 to leave Armenia and move with her family to America, Arminé left behind a young man she had completely and deeply fallen in love with. Undeterred by deaths, divorces, betrayals and the greatest challenges imaginable, Love Has No Limits culminates with Arminé connecting 30 years later with her true love, with all the magic it would expect to bring, to soon losing him yet again. It i... more
by Te' Writes
What happens when one member of the family decides that the family secret isn’t worth keeping?
Based on a true story, this riveting tale exposes the shared secrets that many families would rather take to the grave.
Chantel’s world was turned upside-down when she discovered the abuse of her brother Roy at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend, J.R. Outrage and panic left Chantel’s head spinning. How could someone do something so disgusting and violating?
Even a... more
by bart plantenga
LIST FULL heralds a new appreciation for the neglected & belittled list as literature. The book documents many aspects of my life from the personal to the organizational, from the demographic to found lists rescued from waste baskets of people close to me. From the humorous to the throw-away to the tragic.
The Lists in LLIST FULL are short, framed mini-memoirs, a portal into obsession and the need to make lists in a world that seems to overwhelm us. I call them Household Haikus of ... more
8 Miraculous Months in the Malayan Jungle: A WWII Pilot's True Story of Faith, Courage, and Survivalby Donald J. "DJ" Humphrey II
A Grueling Survival Story About a WWII Hero’s Fight for Freedom
On January 11, 1945, Major Donald J. Humphrey had his B-29 Superfortress directed at Singapore Island. After navigating the 1900-mile trip from India through dangerous weather, they had just successfully bombed their target. And that’s when Japanese Zeroes shot off the wing and sent the mighty aircraft death-spiraling into the Malayan jungle.
Jumping to safety, Humphrey and a few of his remaining crewmates... more