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  • Oregon Loves New York: A Story of American Unity After 9/11

    by Sally Ruth Bourrie
    Three weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when the world was afraid to get on an airplane, much less a plane to New York City, 1,000 Oregonians took 62 flights to show the terrorists they didn't win and to boost the tanking New York economy. What they found were fellow Americans who needed more than their money, they needed their hearts. The Flight for Freedom is a little-known story of Americans at their best, showing up for their fellow Americans in a time of tragedy.
  • Farm Girl, a Memoir

    by Megan Baxter
    Farm Girl is a memoir of urgent grace that crosses boundaries of genre and time. In her second year of college, Megan finds herself bonded to a lover spiraling into addiction and two thousand miles away from her heart’s home—a stretch of forty certified-organic acres along the banks of the Connecticut River separating Vermont and New Hampshire. In the crucible of a rainy Portland winter, Megan is forced to decide whether to embrace her future as a farm girl or to continue growing into the woman ... more
  • My Letters to Heaven, Love You Forever Jeri. Second Edition

    by Michael Boyajian

    The author's wife of 34 years, Jeri, fights 9-11 Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer and fights it for a year and beats it only to contract Covid and the cancer came back and she was gone in two weeks. The author called her the bravest person he ever knew. This is the story of how contact is made across the rainbow bridge and is supported by his doctors and a book he is sent that tells of similar contacts that are reported to scientists by other people. His doctor suggested the author write ... more

  • The Tao of Hoop: On the Transformational Practice of Hula-Hooping (Seriously, Though)

    by Ann Humphreys
    The Tao of Hoop is a philosophical memoir about how the humble hula-hoop transformed one woman’s life…but, seriously, though! Ann Humphreys was not aware that she didn’t understand how to feel--something we don’t learn about in school--until she very randomly (through crushing on a hot dude) found the hula-hoop at age 35. Having endured a life-altering loss as a teenager, Ann had learned to handle grief and pain through the time-honored Southern traditions of denial and repression. The hula-h... more
  • Shooting Out the Lights: A Memoir

    by Kim Fairley
    In this beautifully drawn memoir, Kim Fairley tells her story of falling in love with and marrying fifty-seven-year-old Vernon Fairley when she was twenty-four. Something about Vern--his quirkiness, his humor, his devilish smile--made her feel an immediate connection with him. She quickly became pregnant, but instead of the idyllic interlude she'd imagined as she settled into married life and planned for their family, their love was soon tested by the ghosts of Vern's past--a town, a house, a fa... more
  • From Beyond the Skies: An Invitation Into the Wonder of Love

    by Juli Boit
    Sixteen years ago, Juli Boit, a 25-year-old nurse practitioner, moved from Los Angeles to a small village in Kenya to be a part of an HIV program. In 2009, she founded a hospice called Kimbilio where men, women, and children come either to heal or to be loved until they die. On an ordinary Friday afternoon in 2016, a three-pound baby boy, Ryan, wrapped in pink was brought to Kimbilio. He had been born prematurely earlier that week. His mom passed away while giving birth, and neighbors miraculou... more
  • Surviving Earth School, How to Learn Life Lessons with Joy, Ease and Humor

    by Joanne Koenig-Macko
    Joanne Koenig-Macko's life changed drastically after being hit by a drunk driver doing 100 mph only weeks after her wedding. It was through that horrific experience that she was forced to view life in a completely different way. It was through years of dealing with pain, exhaustion and holding onto anger that an etheric being taught her how this is Earth School and that we come here to either learn or teach lessons. Every situation you go through in life has a grand purpose. No job, no situation... more
  • The Love I Shared With The Mother Who Wasn't My Own; A 2021 COVID-19 Pandemic Memoir

    by Kamini Mason
    The Pandemic took them from us… Now it’s time to move forward. But how? That year everything changed. Covid-19 has impacted us all and the way we live our lives today. For some, it was the inconvenience of a few days feeling ill. For others, it was the tragedy of losing a loved one before their time. This book portrays Kamini’s journey of losing a great mother figure, the pillar of her world, to the virus and how she repaired the damage to her soul. For the many of us that are grieving, th... more
  • A Longing for Justice

    by Amy Croft
    Amy Croft writes about her complicated childhood and fraught adulthood to bring to life the cultural chains operating in all aspects of the patriarchal society. She understands the pressures on women having worked in social services for the majority of her working life, and hopes that her story will encourage women to find their way out of outmoded patriarchal arenas and move toward a more matriarchal vision.
  • NYPD True

    by George Norris

    Six thousand New Yorkers shot and two thousand killed each year: this was the way of life in New York City during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The city was losing the war on drugs. The epicenter of New York City’s crack trade was Southeast Queens, where the Supreme Team and their associates had ruled through intimidation and violence. The crack epidemic, and crack wars that followed, wreaked havoc on the citizens of those neighborhoods.
    Having worked in Southeast Queens during t... more

  • Australian Women Can Walk

    by Veronica Caven Aldous

    In 1979, 22-year-old Veronica Caven flew from Melbourne with two friends from art school for a gap year adventure. They planned to travel across Asia, perhaps to Europe, but had no firm itinerary. After six weeks, Veronica and her friends separated, but she carried on, exploring India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal on her own. The diary she kept during this transformative time has been adapted into Australian Women Can Walk. Set during the final days of the hippie trail, this is a story of resilience ... more

  • Monkeys on the Road

    by Mary Hollendoner

    After a decade in the corporate rat race, Mary was ready for a change. Too much stress and not enough time with her family left her feeling that her priorities were all wrong. So she and her husband quit their jobs, pulled their six-year-old daughter out of school, and moved into an old camper van.

    They planned to take a year off to drive south in search of a simpler life. What followed were three years of heart-warming personal encounters, breath-taking wilderness campsites, and occasi... more

  • Perils of Eden

    by Meg Whitelaw
    A girl grows up in poverty with a single-parent mother in a deprived, ’70s mining town. She is faced with the bigotry of peers and teachers alike but things take a turn for the worse when her mum meets a local man who turns out to be a controlling, narcissistic abuser. The girl, unable to fit in with her hostile community, finds her life spiralling into hopelessness and the fog of depression. It is against all odds that she finds the courage to overcome her abusive past and carve out a brighter... more
  • Victim: a Feminist Manifesto from a Fierce Survivor

    by Karen Moe

    Imagine being a carefree, independent young woman enjoying life. Your bold, adventurous spirit pulls you to travel to distant locales. Then out of nowhere, you’re abducted, assaulted, and raped. That is the terror-filled experience that Karen Moe survived almost thirty years ago.

    But this is not a crime story. This is not even just a survivor's tale. Instead, this is a manifesto. In dialogue with other feminists and through case studies from around the world, Moe uses her trau... more

  • Paris Blue

    by Julie Scolnik
    PARIS, 1976: Twenty-year-old American student Julie Scolnik had just arrived in the City of Light to study the flute when, from across a sea of faces in the chorus of the Orchestre de Paris, she is drawn to Luc, a striking (married) French lawyer in the bass section. This moving tale of an ebullient young American and a reserved Frenchman will transport readers to the cafés, streets, and concert halls of Paris in the late seventies, and, spanning three decades, evolves from deep romance to sudde... more
  • Beautiful Ashes

    by Shelly Edwards Jorgensen
    After her mother’s tragic death in a house fire, fifteen-year-old Shelly is driven to seek answers. A story of tragic loss and healing faith, Beautiful Ashes is the compelling account of Shelly Edwards Jorgensen’s quest to uncover family secrets and to survive the truth.