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  • Emotional Cartography: Journeys Through Lands and Hearts

    by Morland Matthews
    Embark on a captivating ten-day journey through Europe in 'Emotional Cartography: Journeys Through Lands and Hearts.' Experience the historical and cultural vibrance of London, Ghent, and Paris, set against the backdrop of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. From Wimbledon's elite competition to Bastille Day's celebration of freedom, each city offers a unique blend of art, history, and sports, deeply enriching this narrative. This book not only charts a geographical journey but also maps the human emotions... more
  • No Walk in the Park: Seeking Thrills, Eco-Wisdom, and Legacies in the Grand Canyon

    by Michael Engelhard
    In the footsteps of Desert Solitaire, these essays by an award-winning writer and student of culture sift decades of experience backpacking and boating for a stance that questions the mainstream. More than mere tales of bravado, they offer glimpses into the heart of the places explored, with the Grand Canyon as their center of gravity. Vivid, finely crafted, shot through with humor, self-effacing while deeply opinionated, No Walk in the Park shows what it means to meet nature on nature's terms. ... more
  • Author

    by Sarah Lauren
    In a world where the undercurrent of sexual exploitation runs deeper than you may know, "Alchemizing Exploitation" takes you on the courageous journey of a survivor. Sarah's story begins with an exploration into the very heart of human sex trafficking in the US through her personal experience. She combines data with heart, revealing the magnitude and severity of slavery in the current age. As a survivor, Sarah explores how it happened, the way the trauma affected her behavior, and the glob... more
  • Suicidal No More: Finding Peace through the Storm

    by Kari Bonk
    In this book you will see someone who has gone through a chaotic upbringing and changes. There was a time in her life where Kari wasn’t so sure of things, where she had anxiety and lived in a sense of disbelief in love, hope and happiness. She had turned to desperately seeking refuge in all the wrong places wanting to escape everything and everyone. She had found it through the Bible and embracing the Holy Spirit. You don’t have to act a certain way or be a certain type of person or dress or ... more
  • CHASING CLOSURE: Life on the edge of Belonging

    by Anselm Ezemson
    This memoir chronicles my life as I am constantly searching for a place to belong. Born in Cote d'Ivoire and educated in both Ghana and the UK,I grapples with being an "outlier" in both worlds. In England, my immigrant status makes them invisible, contributing to the economy yet denied acceptance. Even in Nigeria, my mixed heritage and accented speech mark me as "other," neither fully Nigerian nor embraced by any of my ancestry. This feeling of displacement permeates every aspect of my ... more
  • Astride Both Political Parties Democratic and Republican Perspectives

    by Michael Boyajian

    Humorous (1990 to 2016) look at the Democratic and Republican Parties showing how more alike they were than different and where cordiality and consensus between the aisles were generally the norms disproving the delusional dark conspiracies of a threatening

  • Green Enchantments A Catskills Guide and Collected Essays Armenian Edition

    by Michael Boyajian

    The Armenian enclave of the Catskills as told both as a general guide and essays of the enchanted purple mountains that helped heal the survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide and their descendants like an elixir of Mother Nature.

  • Still Rambling Down Life's Road...

    by Kevin Pettit
    This book provides you with a view of what it is like to have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) which are quite common, affecting more than 1.5 million people in the USA each year! It contains unedited excerpts from the diary of someone who underwent a TBI, struggled significantly to regain abilities which might have been lost and ended up using his experiences with disability as an asset, rather than a detriment, for his new mission in life. This book is meant to give you a view from the inside... more
  • The Eternal EFFO: How to Avoid a Career in Aviation

    by Steve Gatley
    A light hearted look at the trials and tribulations of a career in civil aviation
  • A Single Desperate Prayer

    by Ludmila Ritz
    More than a memoir, A Single Desperate Prayer is a riveting account of one resilient girl’s life in a Crimean Ghetto, replete with equal amounts of tragedy and triumph. Told through the eyes of a child, the reader witnesses Ludmila’s growth and maturation as she starts from practically nothing, learns how to beg in the streets, loses all of what little she had, is left to the wolves, and then saved by grace - all before her fifteenth birthday. Witness the miracles that her single prayer brough... more
  • Those Boys on the Hill

    by Elliott Glover
    Those Boys on the Hill is a biographical coming-of-age story about three inner-city, African American brothers growing up in a group home in a farming community in Pennsylvania. Elliott Glover uses a mix of humor, sadness, and raw situational honesty to share the harrowing experiences that shaped the men he and his brothers Jacque and Iszel have become. His narrative shines a light on group homes, foster care, and the grim realities of those who live through them. It is the cathartic telling of ... more
  • Uncharted

    by Barbara A Busenbark

    Uncharted is the captivating story of a woman suddenly widowed after thirty years of marriage and her struggles to make sense of the unexpected loss. She takes on the of the challenge of renovating a run down building that will become her home and art gallery. The project becomes a parallel to rebuilding her life. Realizing living alone, with just a little dog, is not for her she begins online dating. The process yields mixed results, some humorous until she meets Tim. An avid sailor, th... more

  • Longing to Belong: An Orphan's Story

    by Hasina Knox

    Ebook, paperback, and hardcover are available on Amazon. All images are black and white except in the ebook.

    Embark on a deeply personal and emotional journey in "Longing to Belong: An Orphan's Story," a gripping autobiography of resilience and self-discovery. Follow Hasina Knox, an orphan from Bangladesh's fertile deltas adopted into Canada's snowy peaks, as she navigates the complexities of identity and belonging. Raised on a Canadian farm with ster... more

  • The Big Book of Bad Decisions

    by Scott Michael Nathan
    The Big Book of Bad Decisions is a collection of tragicomic vignettes from the hilarious true adventures of Scott Michael Nathan, as he sets out to devour everything Hollywood has to offer — bad dates, worse roommates, A-list celebrities and porn stars, models, moguls, and mushrooms. “Scott Nathan’s life reads like an east of Doheny Curb Your Enthusiasm. I’m not sure how he’s made so many bad decisions but I’m glad he did so we can be entertained!” — Zooey Deschanel “Scott Nathan has been... more
  • The Merchant of Venus: The Life of Walter Thornton

    by Nancy Thornton Navarro and Adriana Thornton-Cornejo with Philip Mershon
    The Merchant of Venus offers a fascinating exploration into the extraordinary life of Walter Thornton, a figure whose influence surpassed conventional boundaries. Delving into the unforeseen ramifications of an iconic image linked to the 1929 Stock Market Crash, the narrative unveils Thornton as a pioneer in modeling, beauty, and advertising. He established the first agency for photographic advertising models, originated the Pinup phenomenon during WWII, and shaped future stars of the Golden Age... more
  • IT WAS HER NEW YORK: true stories and snapshots

    by C.O. MOED
    Through a mosaic of intimate photo-illustrated true-story vignettes, IT WAS HER NEW YORK tells the story of Florence, a pissed-off hurricane of an unwealthy lesbian and Juilliard-trained pianist stumbling into dementia on the Lower East Side, fighting all the way, as her youngest daughter juggles chainsaws to hold off the inevitable. Weaving through an urban maze of ERs, office cubicles, car rides, battered old parks and another viewing of Singing in the Rain, their story and the stories of the... more
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