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  • The Underground Culture Of Government Housing

    by Allan Lee James
    This book is the direct result of the shocking subculture of Government Housing that I personally experienced for five straight years. It was so interesting and fascinating, that I kept copious notes on a daily basis of the actions/reactions of all the people that make up Government Housing. I learned the roles played by the HUD Secretary, the state and local governments, the private non-profit companies, the thousands and thousands of employees, and the tenants and non-tenants. I also learned t... more
  • My Silver Lining

    by Adel Ben-Harhara
    The contrast between how the West views newcomers versus how immigrants picture themselves is stark. New residents in Canada and the US are often misunderstood, disrespected, or poorly labeled due to inaccurate assumptions and stereotypes held by all parties. What does it take to attend university in a second or third language? What are the common denominators amongst people arriving in the West wanting to pursue “the American dream”? What are the impacts of cultural and social adjustments, ... more
  • Hope in The Sky

    by Adel Ben-Harhara
    Hope in the Sky, volume two of Adel Ben-Harhara’s three-volume memoir, speaks about millions of Yemen’s Muwalladin (foreign-born Yemenis) struggling for equal rights and citizenship. He was one young man who spent a dozen years in Yemen, where he suffered from prejudice, discrimination, and the effects of civil war. He endured harsh treatment because he wore a dark skin, was born in East Africa, and was unable to assimilate into an underdeveloped society living according to primitive cultural tr... more
  • 978-1-7776000-5-1

    by Adel Ben-Harhara
    When life is defined and debated through sound bites and social media, who would want to read a story about a boy who traversed multiple cultures, languages, religions, and geographical areas? To Have Nothing, volume one of a three-part memoir, delves into the voyage of a boy — Adel Ben-Harhara — who was separated from his mother as a toddler and was essentially orphaned at the age of five when his father died. With his mother’s inability to provide support, the boy was homeless, often left ... more
  • The Alhambra: Sunnyside to Andalusia

    by Michael Boyajian

    The author and his wife Jeri have traveled throughout Europe but now Jeri wants to go to a place that has enchanted her since she discovered her favorite writer, Washington Irving, and learned of the magical ruins that he convinced the world to restore.  Join the travelers on their most romantic journey to date as they sit in each others embrace beneath the ink black Andalusia sky.

    The Alhambra ranked 61 in Andalusia books

  • Fallen Star: A Return to Self through the Eight Limbs of Yoga

    by Molly Chanson
    After being married for ten years and having two children, author and yogi Molly Chanson lives with a nagging feeling that something is wrong. Her suspicion that her husband is having an affair is further complicated by her addiction to alcohol, poor body image, and a lost sense of self. Having first practiced yoga with her mother as a child, Chanson returns to a daily practice and discovers the profound impact that yoga can have on one's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Fallen Star i... more
  • The Heart of Awareness: Selections from Jean Klein, HWL Poonja, Nisargadatta, Ramana Maharshi, Huang Po, and Swami Abhedananda

    by Peter Ingle
    A unique compilation of selections on the topic of awareness from Jean Klein’s I Am, HWL Poonja’s Wake Up and Roar, Nisargadatta’s I Am That, Ramana Maharshi’s Be As You Are, Huang Po’s Zen Teaching of Huang Po, and Swami Abhedananda’s Philosophy of Work.
  • Transforming Negative Emotions

    by Peter Ingle
    This book explores in greater detail and with more insight than any book ever written about the mysterious process of transforming negative emotions. It explains the nature of negative emotions, why expressing negative emotions is psychologically harmful, and what it means to rise above them with conscious awareness.
  • Talks with Temerlen

    by Peter Ingle
    An engaging dialogue about enlightenment, with a focus on prayer as a pathway that leads beyond the mind into the realm of conscious awareness, with the understanding that this was the intent of whoever wrote The Lord’s Prayer.
  • The Quiet Place Within

    by Peter Ingle
    Short insights and observations about the nature of awareness, what it is, where it is, and what distinguishes it from the mind and body. An exploration of how awareness is not ordinarily aware of being aware, what this has to do with the ego, and how awareness transforms itself.
  • The Little Book of Awareness

    by Peter Ingle
    Awareness is the little noticed, rarely explored background of all of our physical and psychological experiences, and it longs to be consciously aware. This self-realization of awareness is the climax of life on earth.
  • Chapters: A memoir of Trauma and Heartbreak to Hope and Healing

    by Jacqueline French

    My adult years and the time we spent living with A.L.S. were only a continuation of the trials and tribulations I faced in my own life. As a young girl, I was sexually assaulted for years by a family acquaintance, which had a profound impact on me as I went through my teenage years. Soon after graduating from high school, I endured a car accident that almost killed me and my little brother. Years later I had an ectopic pregnancy that almost also took my life just weeks before my marriage to T... more

  • Following the Bouncing Ball: A Fragmented American Life

    by Rabon Saip
    This book is based on my experience of the past 80 years, from just before WWII to the present. As an advocate for conscious aging and a creative writer, I am fascinated with how we remember and story our lives, often to our own disadvantage. Now, in these later years, I've set about the transformative task of unraveling my own fragmented journey - a constant struggle for survival, through the re-invention of one self after another. This is how I faced the painful truth that if I could not own a... more
  • off-script: a mom's journey through adoption, a husband's alcoholism, and special needs parenting

    by Valerie Cantella
    A young girl dreams of the perfect life—marriage, children, and a career—her happily ever after. When a life-threatening medical condition, an alcoholic husband, and a traumatic special needs adoption shatter that dream, there are only two choices--crumble or change the narrative. Valerie learned to embrace the unimaginable to create an extraordinary life.
  • Travels With Maurice: An Outrageous Adventure in Europe, 1968

    by Gary Orleck
    A simple “thank you” led to the trip of a lifetime, along with an unbreakable friendship of two opposites. See them come of age while rubbing elbows with the rich and famous like the Shah and Queen of Iran, The Who, Paul McCartney, Brigitte Bardot, and even Shirley Temple Black. An unbelievable story, yet it’s true because nobody could make this story up. Find out things the rich and famous do not want you to know.
  • Miracles Through Hell: A True Story of Holocaust Survival and Intergenerational Healing

    by Jerry M. Elman
    Miracles Through Hell is a deeply moving account of bravery, luck, and redemption, in which Elman uncovers the details of his parents’ lives before the Nazis took control of Poland, leads us through the miracles and hell his parents experienced as the war raged on, and finally, reveals the trauma of second-generation survivors. Through the telling of his family history, Elman’s own story is told.

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