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by Jeana Sue KendrickMemoirs of a Bible Smuggler is a true story set during the Cold War, an era when Christians who resisted the Communists’ godless decrees faced prison or death. A naïve housewife in the Texas piney woods, Kendrick dreamed of being a Bible smuggler. She and her husband began praying an extra hour in the evenings. They were soon overseas, smuggling Bibles to Christians hungry for God’s Word. Through Door of Hope International, the Kendricks developed a network of trained couriers to deliver Bibles.... more
by Collen SeriteTales of a rural traveller is an autobiographical novel following the life of Mosupatsela, a young man born into a poverty-stricken family who rises to make a name for himself in the various circles of life he becomes exposed to. He was born to a father who worked as a truck driver and a mother who was a domestic worker. The story begins in a small village in Limpopo where Mosupatsela was raised by his grandparents. It is a tale of childhood aspirations and a determination to achieve against ... more
by Michael Barrett MillerAtreus, a homeless man, living primarily in an outdoor shelter in Seattle, shared the following thoughts, letters, and notes with me over three years. These musings come from a man who was crushed by violence and loss. His reflections give hope to many who find themselves in similar situations, living on the outskirts of society.
by John Odell"Elmer & Virginia” is not your parents’ or grandparents’ folksy nostalgic family war letters memoir. Professionally edited and designed, it’s a saga written by two gifted story tellers who happened to fall madly in love with each other. Here is romance, humor, tragedy, history. As Elmer flew combat missions above the battlefields of Europe, Virginia wrote newspaper articles about life on the home front. To open this richly illustrated book is to follow them through the turbulent years of World W... more
by Ja-ne de AbreuThe compelling story people can't wait to read about life as a travel nurse, which is not easy under normal circumstances. Now throw a global pandemic into the mix. Learn how Grover Street navigates these unprecedented times in COVID hotspots in the USA with strength and grace while sharing important scientific facts about COVID-19 and the coronavirus vaccine
by Michael Barrett MillerThis is a book of stories from people I’ve met on the trail of life. An African proverb says that “When an old man dies, a library burns.” This book is about remembering and honoring stories from people’s lives I have been fortunate to know, if only for a flash of time. It’s also about trust in yourself and others. In La Petit Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery wonders aloud about how adults have lost the ability to see what’s really important. For all the people who told me stories and p... more
by Wei San TangThe book is about my fundraising journey to Everest Base Camp: from the life's experience leading towards, the preparation and the actual trek itself.
by Laura DavisWhen Laura Davis published The Courage to Heal in 1988, she knew sharing her story about surviving childhood sexual abuse would deepen a painful rift with her own mother. Over the next twenty years, from the safe distance of 3,000 miles, Laura and her mother reconciled their volatile relationship. But when her mother moves across the country to entrust Laura with the rest of her life, she brings a faltering mind, a fierce need for independence, and the seeds of a second battle for power between ... more
by Jennifer McGuireAt 46, Jen McGuire made good on a daydream. A little whisper of something that had sustained her through 25 years of raising four boys alone. She would sit in a broken down car in the school line up and think, "Europe." Pick nits our of her kids' hair, then her own afterwards and think, "Alone." Move from one rental home to another, and another, and think, "Someday." Someday she could go places. Beyond No Frills. Beyond the schoolyard. Beyond the park and the laundromat. Someday Italy. Someda... more
by Karen PangantihonKaren Joy Pangantihon is an author of endless love letters. She identifies as an Artist obsessed with romance, daydreaming, and interpreting matters of the heart. Her life is her masterpiece and Magnum Opus, her devotion is her oeuvre. Karen has toured nationally in theatre productions as a member of Actors' Equity Association. She has worked as a Burlesque Performer under stage name Dalaga Boom Boom, a retail salesperson, a bartender, events support, a production assistant for several seasons o... more
by Jeannie EdmundsThis genre-bending self-help/business/memoir is insightful, witty, down to earth and provocative. The stories are entertaining, the tips are actionable, and the takeaway is this: even an ordinary life can be lived in an extraordinary way, and in every crisis there is opportunity. A reader may not need to know what to do when confronted by a machine gun while on a news assignment, or how to get invited to sing in the White House, or the secrets to producing a successful infomercial. But as thi... more
by Barbara K. JanikA secret truth: On the early morning of August 16, 2006, Osama bin Laden was arrested in Brooklyn by the New York FBI Terrorism Task Force. They were acting on a tip called in by Barbara Janik. Her memoir, Chasing bin Laden, takes readers along with her on an emotional journey through the hidden world of lay investigations, which is charged with high-stakes puzzle solving, Arabic message boards, and anxiety-provoking collaborations with the FBI. Barbara Janik is a middle-aged masters-level hi... more
by Dmitria BurbyReturn to the Light Within: How I Woke Up, Rediscovered Who I Am, and Found Happiness is a revealing and raw memoir of the author’s own journey from successful corporate executive to rediscovering and reconnecting with her soul and spirit. This journey of awakening to her light within allowed her to unlock the life she had always dreamed of. The book traverses through the emotional states and challenges the author encounters, and dives deep into the world of Shamanic healing. Ultimately the ... more
by Lisa stathoplosA searingly honest and dark humored memoir exploring how one comes to be, to live in their own skin; exist in their very bones. "Make Me" follows Lisa’s memories in and out of chronological time. Her stories of growing up Catholic, coming of age beside the turbulent Atlantic Ocean, discovering dance, her activism and becoming a successful professional actor as well as a fishwife, are fraught, rewarding and often hysterically funny.
by Keith LeightonI recently retired as a Supervisory Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) after 29 years of dedicated service. I signed on with the DEA on November 3, 1991 in the Springfield, Massachusetts office. After graduating from the DEA Academy in Quantico, Virginia in February, 1992, I transferred to the Miami, Florida office where I served for seven years. I then completed tours in Brussels, Belgium; Providence, Rhode Island; Cincinnati, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio. I was the re... more
by Ron EnfieldRejected by her family, Diane was sent to a repressive Minnesota girls’ reformatory at fourteen. Years later, determined to take her life in a new direction, she trekked into a mountain wilderness. We met there by chance, and a year later we married. We spent fifty years together, sharing passionate commitment, heartbreak, and joy. This is our story of life together, especially the enthusiastic, loving woman Diane was until dementia devastated her. Over the years, she wrote a frank, honest accou... more