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by Isabel Kulski
Nishan was nineteen years old when Turkey saw an upheaval in the Ottoman government. Violence and lawlessness ravaged the whole country. When the Mormon missionaries arrived, it seemed logical to seek a new opportunity in the United States. Nishan and a small group of Armenian converts left their violence-torn home in Zara, Turkey, in September of 1902.
In The Saints of Zara, author Isabel-Rose Kulski shares her family's story, focusing on her father Nishan, a man who saw too l... more
by Meara O'HaraMeara O'Hara grew up under the constant glare of a violent and charismatic cult leader in Germany. Years later while travelling in the US, she recalls her early life and the struggles she faced as a child.
The Kingdom Has Arrived Volume 1: Foundations: Snippets from a Wild Ride - A Prayer, A Poem, A Prophecyby Amy Jean
The Kingdom Has Arrived Volume 1: Foundations is Jean's debut memoir. A compilation of poetry and prose quaintly detail the groundwork laid during her childhood and early years, leading to a miraculous faith journey and supernatural encounters. Jean takes the reader along on her pilgrimage - one driven by a passion that has not galvanized humanity for thousands of years, a journey that leads to self-discovery and a deeper understanding of the universe and the presence of ... more
by Jane McPhetres JohnsonI’ve called my collection Maven Reaches Mars: Home Poems and Space Probes in Four Fascicles. The title is a headline taken directly from The New York Times. The subtitle describes my sources and stages of this rocket ship, beginning in 1943 as a war baby, growing up in nifty-fifties Boulder, adding my own family satellites, and landing in an unrecognizable world––the Martian landscape of today. There are other space probes, both interior and extraterrestrial, facing mortality on both personal an... more
by Debbie Legault
Dear concerned reader...this story has a happy ending. Mom...It's Cancer is the tale of a mother's sixteen-month journey supporting her 27-year-old daughter through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. It is a raw, real and sometimes funny account of how the two women experienced and managed their day-to-day existence as they navigated the unknown. There are many little truths you don't hear about that reflect challenges faced by young women that are very different from older wo... more
by Michael Cohen
by Michael CohenEssays on encountering illegal border-crossers in south Texas, searching for the perfect, the Platonic nature handbook, the joys of flying small planes and the effect of the Grand Canyon airliner collision on a young would-be flyer, learning ancient Greek at the Downtown Y and gym-watching in general, taking a mind's-eye tour of Paris's terrace cafes and their literary associations after the 2015 terrorist attack there, and a dozen other topics.
by elizabeth venturini“I’m okay Ma. Don’t worry about me. By the way–– thanks for the salami.” For many young men serving in the Korean War, their happiest thoughts were the hope that a salami would arrive from home. These thoughts of a simple soldier, and many more, are described in Elizabeth Venturini’s book Letters from a Korean Foxhole: Remembered Words of a Forgotten War. The words both–– simple and raw––were written by Elizabeth’s father as a 20-year-old soldier fighting in Korea. A trove of letters sent hom... more
by John KeaneAmerica's Greatest Pet Detective Is Here. Join John Keane aka Sherlock Bones on His Incredible Adventures. What would you do if you had amazing deduction skills? You'd become a detective. However Sherlock Bones is not an ordinary detective. He combined his incredible deduction skills and love for animals and became America's greatest pet detective. This book is a collection of some of John's most famous and difficult cases. It includes more than a dozen compelling stories, each with a unique tw... more
"Every Day Is Saturday: Sleeping Late, Playing With the Grandchildren, Surviving the Quarantine, and Other Joys of Retirement"by Jerry Zezima
"Every Day Is Saturday" is a funny look at life after work, a cheerful guide to making it through a lockdown, and -- best of all -- an enduring love story.
by M.C. CauleyBorn to a single mother who would prefer she didn’t exist, Morgan has spent much of her young life in pursuit of one thing – a father. But when her close friendship with an older neighbor begins to attract suspicion, and connecting with her birth father isn’t at all how she imagined it would be, Morgan’s long-held hope begins to dwindle. That is, until, at the age of fourteen, Morgan meets Bill – her forty-five-year-old martial arts instructor. At first a teacher and father figure who Morgan ... more
by Z. George Mesko, M.D.The “leitmotiv” of this “confession” is the misfortune of a young physician, who with his family (children of 2 and 5 years old) finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. On August 21st, 1968, the day of the invasion of the Red Army of USSR into Czechoslovakia - under cover of the night, he was in Yugoslavia on his way home from his vacation on the Adriatic. He, as a refugee, had to overcome incredible odds to get to the USA, the country of his hope and freedom.
by Nannette Elizabeth RiegelInfatuation is the true-life story as told by the author from her heart and life experiences. Lies, deceits, sexual fantasies and encounters, despair, adultery, abortions, and infatuations are just some of what you will experience as she grows up right before your very eyes. Losing the love of her life because she did not know how to love with her heart. Married to a man that she no longer wants and does not know how to get out of the situation. Causing such heartache for everyone she touches. H... more
by Rodger LundellInterest in bird dogs was planted as a seed in Rodger Lundell when he saw his first grouse flush at age five. From the mid-1940s to present, grouse and woodcock hunting has served as his major diversion on a year-round basis, hunting in season and developing his English setters, which includes continuous conditioning. A Lifetime of Grouse and Woodcock Hunting celebrates the great joy of spending time in the outdoors and hunting wildlife, especially with English setters.
by Minnie P. StewartAfter experiencing and observing many years of visible and invisible racism, Minnie P. Stewart knew she needed to speak the truth. She and her family, like so many others, had been privately holding onto their family history. This memoir is telling and reflecting on her family as they faced racism and oppression; and the help they gave and received from others as they themselves strived to serve others. Stewart wrote Hands within the Battle to preserve her family history. It will draw readers ... more
by LeJeana ReaganLeJeana Reagan shares her life story and the hurt and pain that she has faced during her life, such as abuse from her husband and brother who is now deceased. Not wanting to hide anymore lies and face the battles head on, Reagan’s story is sure to inspire those who may be in a smiliar situation to be strong. Her strength and pride will amaze you.