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by Mary TereseThe Powers of the Right Brain is the inspirational and rousing autobiography of one woman’s quest, to discover the art which has come to define her over a 20 year period. From self-taught artist to an interest in photography and an encounter with magical treasures and spiritual art, you will be taken on a journey of discovery and development which was as life-altering as it was humbling and how it transformed her into the artist she is today. A stimulating story for lovers of art.
What I Forgot...and Why I Remembered: A Journey to Environmental Awareness and Activism Through Purposeful Memoirby Jennifer BrowdyThis lyrical, hard-hitting memoir sets one American woman’s journey against the larger landscape of political upheaval, global climate change and the recovery of our primary connection to the Earth. In telling the story of a generation who “forgot” how important the health of our planet is to our personal health and sense of well-being, Jennifer Browdy details her own years of being entranced, both personally and professionally, in patterns of denial and avoidance. Honestly interrogating the... more
by Joyce M. Kennedy, Ph.D.Conflict of Visions tells the inside story of the creation of California State University Channel Islands, the behind-the-scenes battles and power plays that eventually forced out the person who dedicated almost a quarter century to bring public higher education to Ventura County, California. This may not sound exciting, but the path has more twists and turns than many suspense novels. When she started, Joyce M. Kennedy had no idea it would take a Sisyphean struggle in a lovely California city t... more
by A.M.GrotticelliThe Bond traces the journey of an unusual family made up of three unrelated sets of children from different backgrounds all raised in the same foster-care house. We were a collection of eight kids, all from broken homes, who were searching for the stability of an intact family. Unfortunately, that foster family imploded as well, but through sheer will and desperation we kids learned to pick up the pieces and form a lasting connection of our own. I came to the Nelson house in August 1969, from... more
by Victoria OrtizWhat are you supposed to do when you are caught in a life you never expected to have? What do you do when you have your heartripped out of your chest and shoved up your ass? How do you breathe? How do you move on with a smile? How do you ﬁnd the strength to keep going? Welcome to the mind of a planner whose planned life went up in smoke at 35—divorced, with two kids, and no job. Welcome to me. I have taken in a lot of pain, have dished out a lot of curse words, and have found the strength each d... more
by Bill StokesWe all have that one older funny family member. You know the one, he tells stories from his experiences and usually has people rolling in the eyes. William Stokes is that person! He presents a delightful collection of memories that are truly life lessons even today! Stokes, through his memories and wit provides opportunities to learn through laughter, sharing of memories and love. Many will shake their heads in remembrance of similar experiences and crack a smile if not a full on belly l... more
by Nicole Saint-ClairBased on true events, this is the harrowing story of the aftermath of a college spring break trip gone horribly wrong. A life-threatening sexual assault experience left Elizabeth with traumatic memories that began to spin out of control three decades later. Past and present merge, including a reunion trip with those same old college friends to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. One of four devious, powerful men had originally implanted the suggestion that Elizabeth would forget the awful event f... more
by Bill Stokes
Contains a never before published essay, "Trout Flouderers". In these stories, popular Chicago Tribune outdoor columnist Bill Stokes gives himself over to his true passion, trout fishing. It is an activity, possibly a madness, that moves him, time and again, to stand knee-deep in cold and murky waters, offer himself up to clouds of hungry mosquitoes, and attempt to keep from snagging his line in overhanging limbs while trying to outwit a wily rainbow or brook trout. And then remembe... more
by Josef SmithA Dark Journey Into The Light is an interesting and thought provoking read for anyone who has questioned urges and desires familiar to us all. We all enjoy sex but the book provides interesting insights into the workings of the mind of a sex addict. We are much more than what we feel, and less than what we think. This book explores what is possible when we find balance between the two.
by Nicola TravisEver wonder what happens after surgery? When the weight falls off and you become “normal”? That’s the catch. There is no normal. Life continues no matter what weight you are at. This memoir walks through a bariatric patient’s life after her surgery and the seven years that follow. The journey does not end after surgery. The emotional, physical, social and economic impacts of this surgery continues affect both the patient and those that love her.
by Edith Kunhardt DavisA best-seller for more than 75 years, the children's book Pat the Bunny has been a publishing phenomenon ever since its inception in 1940. The book was written for Dorothy Kunhardt's youngest child, Edith, and was based on her childhood. It was "the first tactile book," with movable parts and surprises. A heart-warming history of the eccentric family and of the times, My Mother, the Bunny, and Me describes family life on a run-down estate in New Jersey during the Great Depression, the Second Wor... more
by Dr.Leona M ZastrowThis book provides information about American Indian art, artists, history about Indian art. This information is from actual appraisals written by the author.
by Elizabeth RiceWhen her American family returns to the U.S. after sixteen years in South Korea, Liz is a hidden immigrant. Her mixed-up cultural identity is veiled behind the face of the girl down the street. She's the granddaughter of upperclass Americans, but her homeland is a divided Asian peninsula of neon-lit cities, five-hundred-year-old palaces, and army dictators. Rice tells the story of her life in South Korea from ages nine months to sixteen, the influence of the tragedy and tension of the Korean pen... more
by Richard T. ChengIn the darkness of night, he escaped the Japanese invasion of Nanjing and this was the first move of the following numerous moves. He had suffered a lot and yet having a lot of fun in the rural China until the war with Japan was ended. He returned to the ruins of his old home in Nanjing and lived there for nearly two years of peace time. When communists took over the mainland, he moved to Taiwan where he graduated from college and married. During his time in Taiwan, he ventured into many things ... more
by Ed EspenshadeWhile growing up in Mount Holly, New Jersey, Ed Espenshade played catch with his dad, attended Phillies and Sixers games, and dreamed of being an athlete. But soon after he acquired a paper route as a twelfth birthday present, Ed was hit by a car while attempting to cross a road. After blood was drawn during an examination in the emergency room, Ed received shocking news: he had diabetes. As his path took an unexpected turn, Ed describes how he became more determined than ever to pursue his a... more
by Ransford W. PalmerRansford W. Palmer is Professor of Economics at Howard University in Washington, D.C. His recollections in this volume trace his life along a path which began in a small village in Jamaica and led him to professional achievements and the formation of his American family.