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  • A Little Faith: A Father's Miracle Story of Faith, Hope, Love, and a Micro Preemie

    by Bob Krech
    Our baby weighed 450 grams. I learned that day that there are 454 grams in a pound. Life had been good to Karen and Bob Krech. They had traveled the world as overseas teachers. They were blessed with a strong marriage, a nice house, great jobs, and a happy, healthy two-year-old son. Was God a part of their lives? Some. But He was about to reenter in a very big way through a very small baby.
  • The Unexpected Gift

    by Barbara Dalle Pezze
    The Unexpected Gift reveals the inspiring true-life story of one woman’s journey to self-discovery and renewal after the implosion of her marriage. In her late twenties Barbara Dalle Pezze was living a rich and energetic life yet felt a yearning to engage more fully with the world. This need resulted in the joint decision with her husband to leave their country, Italy, to delve into the wondrous complexities of life in China. After years of exciting new adventures and partnership between the ... more
  • The Unexpected Gift

    by Barbara Dalle Pezze
    The Unexpected Gift reveals the inspiring true-life story of one woman’s journey to self-discovery and renewal after the implosion of her marriage. In her late twenties Barbara Dalle Pezze was living a rich and energetic life yet felt a yearning to engage more fully with the world. This need resulted in the joint decision with her husband to leave their country, Italy, to delve into the wondrous complexities of life in China. After years of exciting new adventures and partnership between the ... more
  • 978-1-7340850-1-3

    by Matt Doherty
    Matt Doherty played and coached basketball at the University of North Carolina. He started on the 1982 National Championship team coached by the legendary Dean Smith while playing alongside NBA stars Michael Jordan and James Worthy. He went on to a successful career in coaching. First as an assistant coach at Davidson and then at Kansas. In 1999, he was named head coach at the University of Notre Dame which for an Irish Catholic kid from Long Island was an incredible opportunity. One with which ... more
  • Erythra Thalassa: Brain Disrupted

    by Annette Libeskind Berkovits
    A searing portrayal of a mother's anguish over the sudden hemorrhagic stroke of her son—devoted father of two young girls—rendering him a quadriplegic in the prime of his life. An intimate glimpse into a world shattered by stroke, in which each poem not only illuminates, but reimagines life with hope and acceptance.
  • Broom Attack

    by T. R. Robinson
    Have you ever encountered difficult managers at your work? Have you suffered at their hands? Finally landing a proper full-time day job, after years of part-time 24/7 employments, this gentle, kind hearted woman, looked forward to a reasonably normal, contented, life. However, as had become normal for her, others harbour different ideas. A true tale of violent, jealous rage.
  • When to Act and When to Refrain: A Lifetime of Learning the Science and Art of Medicine

    by Marvin Stone

    "Looking back over my career, I've had the wonderful opportunity to teach, do research, and care for patients while continuing to learn the science and art of medicine.  To see your students excel, to perform an experiment that yields new scientific knowledge, and especially to help some seriously ill patients recover so they can see their children and grandchildren grow up––what more could one ask?"

        Dr. Marvin ... more

  • The Train Track Trail

    by Maya Delaney
    An autobiography of the spiritual journey taken when undergoing a quest to find a cure for my husband's cancer.
  • Clarity

    by Diana Estill

    At age five, Diana conducts the family’s banking, grocery shops alone, and befriends the town drunk. Her father is too busy chasing skirts and throwing fits to notice what she’s doing. And her mom is too mentally absent to care. While her narcissistic dad terrorizes and exploits her, Diana works harder to please him. Like a conjoined twin, she can't separate her needs from his. As an adult, she struggles to ... more

  • Cornfield Chronicles: Featuring Snowball, Pony From Hell

    by Myron Williams
    What’s going on here? A pony that refused to be broken? An owl and a pig that pull a Lazarus feat and came back to life after being pronounced dead? Shenanigans on a school bus? A dog who likes to wrestle? A tom cat exiled miles from his home but found his way back? A farm boy who’d rather be reading than riding a tractor? All these stories and more are featured in this collection of short stories by former farm boy Myron Williams. The author grew up in North Central Iowa where he somehow reta... more
  • A House with Holes: One Marriage Journey in a Charleston Renovation

    by Denise Mast Broadwater
    Seasoned renovators fall in love with a broken-down cottage in historic Charleston. What follows are spine-tingling nights, unwanted guests and holes that push this couple to the brink of losing what matters most.
  • Future Widow

    by Jenny Lisk
    When her forty-three-year-old husband is diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, Jenny Lisk is thrust into the role of caregiver. In Future Widow, she goes behind the scenes of her tumultuous and heartbreaking journey, and asks: Do I have what it takes to help my young family survive my husband’s terminal illness?
  • Putting Out Fires, Saving the Sparks: Reimagining Middle School

    by Janel Brown

    Putting Out Fires, Saving the Sparks is your backstage pass to what really happens in middle school. Join Janel Brown in her classroom and in the teacher’s room to experience a behind-the-scenes, VIP tour that you’ll never get at Back to School Night.

    Middle school matters. It sets kids up for academic success in high school and beyond. But middle school isn’t working- not for kids, not for parents, and not for teachers. Inspired by her front-lines teaching ex... more

  • Playing Soldier

    by F. Scott Service

    As an only child isolated within a troubled family, F. Scott Service found solace in fantasy and imagination, until a fateful day led to the discovery of his father’s Korean War field jacket hidden in a closet. What began as innocent emulation and approval, eventually spiraled into the calamitous loss of everything he had built as an adult. Faced with a grievous divorce, post-traumatic stress, homelessness, substance abuse, and the failure of everything he had willed himself to believe ... more

  • The True Adventures of Gidon Lev: Rascal. Holocaust Survivor. Optimist.

    by Julie Gray
    The quirky, hopeful, and thoroughly inspirational story of the unusual life of a Holocaust survivor and the writer who loved him. Of the 15,000 children in the Nazi concentration camp of Theresienstadt in the Czech Republic, fewer than 100 survived. Gidon Lev is one of those children. One part memoir, one part travelogue, and one part history that you thought you knew, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev is a love letter to life that you'll never forget.
  • Grinnin' Like a Jackass Eatin' Briars

    by Jeff Batton
    I WAS CADDYWONKED FROM THE GET-GO. That’s how this vivid, hilarious and ultimately poignant memoir begins, under the cover of darkness in 1962, as an embryonic Jeff Batton was whisked away by his brothel-owning grandmother and soon-to-be birth mother to a home for unwed mothers in Savannah, Georgia. After he was put up for adoption (displayed in a supermarket delicatessen case, as he recalls it), Jeff’s new parents arrived in the form of Mr. and Mrs. Batton. Jo Ann adhered to the standards of E... more

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