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  • Greater Things

    by Kristin Beale
    Greater Things is my story of a Jet Ski accident at age 14. I was told I wouldn’t live and, when I did, my doctors forecasted that I won’t be able to breathe independently; speak; swallow; feel or move below my injury; or walk. I’ve worked as hard as I can to prove all those things wrong, and I’m still working on the last: walk. This book is my story of traveling around the country, rediscovering the world from the height of a wheelchair, trying new things, having fun, and learning about myself.... more
  • A Time to Pause: Reflections Along a Former Frontier

    by Henry R. Engler
    Journalist and author Henry Engler takes us on a tour of modern Germany and asks whether the memories of the country's past 40-year division still resonates among young and old. What he finds raises questions about collective memory, and its importance for future generations in shaping society.
  • Living in Italy: the Real Deal - How to Survive the Good Life

    by Stef Smulders
    In 2008 the author emigrated to Italy, bringing husband and dog along, to start Bed & Breakfast Villa I Due Padroni. But a lot of hurdles had to be taken before the first guests could be accommodated. In 2014 Stef reported about his adventures in buying and reconstructing the house, obtaining a tax number and a bank account, registering at the commune and at the national health service, importing their car and a range of other things that lead to a myriad of bureaucratic troubles. These problem... more
  • 3 Lifetimes In 1: A True Story About Change And Redemption

    by Mark Wayne Allen
    This book is Mark Wayne Allen's memoirs about his life. Coming from a normal background of a fun-loving, active kid, he has withstood many trials of life and has had to begin his life again, not once, but twice. A tragic car wreck would force him to leave the innocence of childhood behind at just 12 years of age. His survival was only by Miracles. Physical healing would take months, but the traumatic events would force him to rethink his life. Some years later, he would suffer a major head... more
  • Lemonade and Holy Stuff

    by Miranda Gargasz
    At times poignant as well as hilarious, Lemonade and Holy Stuff examines the small moments in life that help us turn bad situations into good and leave us feeling more blessed than we realize. Through the eyes of a mother, wife, daughter-in-law and aunt, readers will find more than their fair share of laughter and tears in her observations of everyday life. They may even find a glimpse of themselves. Whether observing the humor her children use to calm an upset cousin, complaining of "mining" fo... more
  • The Curse of Iqbal/978-1-63263-534-1

    by ROBERT STEPHEN HAMLIN
    Following a devastating car crash, a young man becomes isolated and alienated. His unfortunate accident gives him the insight he will carry throughout life, that nothing is guaranteed, not even his next breath. He rejects a secure position in his father's business, and begins searching for a higher calling. A chance meeting in 1969 with Donald Trump, a friend from high school, assures him that he is right in abandoning all interest in a business career. In this first memoir the author weaves the... more
  • The Little Philosopher Family Visits...The Sites of The Civil War & The Civil Rights Movement: How to have an extremely great fa

    by A. R. Schmitt
    Join the Little Philosopher Family as they demonstrate their "thoughtful family travel method" of Study, Experience, Reflect and Create for meaningful and memorable family fun as they visit the sites of the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement. Part scrapbook, part workbook and part family travel memoir with lots of great techniques for family living while traveling before, during and after the trip. Explore battlefields with your breakfast cereal, walk in the footsteps of America's greatest ... more
  • The Little Philosopher Family Visits...Louisiana and New Orleans: How to have an Extremely Great Family Adventure

    by A. R. Schmitt
    Join the Little Philosopher Family as they demonstrate their "thoughtful family travel method" of Study, Experience, Reflect and Create for meaningful and memorable family fun as they travel throughout Louisiana and New Orleans. Part scrapbook, part workbook and part family travel memoir with lots of great techniques for family living before, during and after the trip. Cook up recipes, create crafts, write stories, play some jazz, discover animals, go on a treasure hunt, make origami, learn abou... more
  • The Little Philosopher Family Visits...the Natchez Trace Parkway: How to Have an Extremely Great Family Adventure

    by A. R. Schmitt
    Join the Little Philosopher Family as they demonstrate their "thoughtful family method" of Study, Experience, Reflect and Create for meaningful family fun as they travel along the Natchez Trace Parkway through Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. Part scrapbook, part workbook and part family memoir with lots of great techniques for family living before, during and after the trip. Cook up a recipe, create crafts, write stories, put on a play, discover animals, play games, make origami, learn about... more
  • The Little Philosopher Family Visits...Shenandoah, The Blue Ridge Parkway and The Great Smoky Mountains: How to have an extremel

    by A. R. Schmitt
    Join the Little Philosopher Family as they demonstrate their "thoughtful family method" of Study, Experience, Reflect and Create for meaningful and memorable family fun as they travel through Shenandoah, the Blue Ridge Parkway and The Great Smoky Mountains. Part scrapbook, part workbook and part family travel memoir with lots of great techniques for family living while traveling before, during and after the trip. Make music, create crafts, write poetry, find rock formations, discover birds and o... more
  • N of 1: One Man's Harvard-Documented Remission of Incurable Cancer Using Only Natural Methods

    by Glenn Sabin with Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH

    Twenty-five years ago my doctors had no cure for my cancer. So I went on a quest to find my own treatment. This is my story... In 1991, Glenn Sabin was a 28-year-old newlywed diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)–a disease doctors called “uniformly fatal.” Treatments could buy him some time and eventually ease his discomfort, but there was no conventional cure. Glenn’s prognosis was clear: he was going to die. Although Glenn and his wife, Linda, continued to consult with doctors, ... more

  • My Struggle 2016

    by jean claude dehmel II
    A political biography recounting my life from childhood to present with an emphasis on my world view.
  • Out of the Shadows

    by Rachel Rosebud
    Many children will do things to get attention, including getting good grades and excelling at sports. Others, however, get attention by acting up, which is the category Rachel Rosebud fell into. Even in elementary school, she was misbehaving and giving teachers a hard time. Before becoming a teenager, she developed into a curvaceous young woman, and soon she was making out with boys to get even more attention. Even when she began going to a church youth group, she found a way to get into troub... more
  • Just Add Water

    by JesuMarie
    Just Add Water: A Memoir tells the story of an Italian American woman growing up in the Catholic Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. JesuMarie presents her recollections, framing them with a list of ingredients for Zuppa Maritata, a flavorful Italian soup. One simply adds water to the ingredients to bring the soup to life. In a similar way, JesuMarie finds that adding water, symbolizing a rich and resilient spirituality flowing from the lessons she learned from nuns in grade school, makes the ... more
  • Hurry Up Nurse!: Memoirs of nurse training in the 1970's

    by Dawn Brookes
    This book follows the ups and downs of a trainee nurse in the 1970's. Written with humour and candour, it follows the experiences of the author as she and her friends come to terms with the non-stop hustle and bustle of hospital life. We enter the wards with the author and are treated to a peep behind the scenes, sharing with her the discipline, laughter and inevitable sadness as she learns to cope with the strains of shift work and regimentation. The Sister called to me. 'Nurse Brookes, set u... more
  • The Bird and The Fish: Memoir of a Temporary Marriage

    by Miriam Valmont
    Afshin, a captivating Iranian graduate student, rents a room in Miriam Valmont’s home. Landlady and tenant share an immediate and fast-growing attraction, despite the fact that Miriam is twice Afshin’s age. When Afshin proposes a temporary Islamic marriage, Miriam readily agrees, driven by desire and curiosity. What shocks her, though, is the role Afshin invites her to play at the end of the marriage so that he, as a Muslim, can continue to express affection. The Bird and the Fish is the story o... more

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