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  • The Sea Is Quiet Tonight: A Memoir

    by Michael H Ward
    In this insightful and inspirational memoir, Michael Ward returns to the early years of the AIDS epidemic, when so little was known and so few who were diagnosed survived. He chronicles in candid detail his partner Mark’s decline and eventual death. By looking back on these devastating events, the author not only honors a generation lost to the illness but also opens a vital window onto the past, before medication helped save lives and when HIV/AIDS was usually a death sentence.
  • Secrets of a Nun: My Own Story

    by Elizabeth Upton
    “Secrets of A Nun: My Own Story,” is a revelatory memoir detailing the true life experiences and struggles of Sister Roseann, Elizabeth Upton’s name while she was a nun. It’s a passionate account of faith, hope and service. After devoting years to religious life, Elizabeth’s longing for freedom and freshness drives her to strive for higher education. Just as she had the courage to enter her cloistered convent life, will she also find the courage to leave?
  • Snowballed

    by Kent Madsen
    In 2004, USA today reported on corruption in a small Midwest town, which led to uncovering one of the most diabolical cover-ups in the banking world. Snowballed is a personal narrative recounting this story of a Nebraska town and the corruption that lead to massive illegalities within the company Berkshire Hathaway, one local all-powerful family ruining the lives of farmers and small business owners and the evidence that leads back to men in high places and their deeply seated corruption. This c... more
  • A Return to Chelm

    by Arlene Blaier Burrows
    At the outbreak of World War II, almost half of Chelm's 36,000 residents were Jewish, but only a few hundred survived the war-virtually wiping out a community that had lived for 700 years in southeastern Poland. Eight of Arlene Blaier Burrows' relatives somehow survived. Seventy-two members of her family, however, were killed in the Holocaust. In A Return to Chelm, she goes on a deeply personal journey to learn more about her Blayer and Groman relatives who lived and died. In the process, ... more
  • My Corner of the Sky

    by Kerri Dyer-Keen
    She was going to go home with her husband driving the car, in order to get ready to perform a variety show at a leading club in Sydney Australia. Happy, everything seeming normal. Next thing you know - 4 and a half months later - total chaos reigns! 30 years on, Kerri is a singer that can no longer sing! (at the moment!) Follow her through her growing up years - ‘her time as a witch’! - ‘her time as a club and television entertainer’ - her ‘scary road trip to Darwin’ and ‘performing at the... more
  • Letters from the Pacific: 49 Days on a Cargo Ship

    by Sandra Shaw Homer
    The beauty of long-distance ocean travel is that you climb on board, unpack your things and stay in one place while the ship does all the traveling for you. “And then what?” your friends ask. Forty-nine days of empty ocean look like a long time, but in these engaging “letters home” about the characters on board, the ports exotic and dull, the workings of the ship itself, and the endless, sibilant sea – the voice of the interior journey began to assert itself. Who knew where it would go? Read... more
  • Tales from the Bike Path: Living a Life of Adventure and Grace Through 43 Years of High School Work with Cru

    by Benton Hall
    Seasoned ministry leader with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) – Benton Hall is a warm story teller who has served teens around the world, but mostly in Texas, for decades. His book, Tales from the Bike Path,tells faith-boosting stories of God showing up in the lives of people Benton has learned from as he tells stories of his own growth in faith, serving with and learning from Cru leaders including Dennis Rainey, as well as others who have come alongside Benton and his ministry. With heartwarm... more
  • The QB Mentor: Words of Wisdom from an NFL Veteran for an Injured Quarterback That Can Improve Your Life and Career

    by Scott Stankavage
    Former NFL and college quarterback Scott Stankavage tells a heartwarming story of trusting God while overcoming life’s challenges. When his star quarterback son has to battle back after a potentially career-ending injury, Scott finds the mentor he seeks when reunited with former Broncos teammate, Steve Wilson, a Hall of Fame and college coach of the year. Then Scott is diagnosed with incurable leukemia and learns God has more to teach. Fans will love stories about Gary Kubiak, John Elway... more
  • We Fought Like Lions: A Polish Jewish Soldier's Odyssey Through the Holocaust: Warsaw Uprising to Nazi POW

    by Gary Lelonek
    We Fought Like Lions, is about my grandfather’s, Charles Leonek's World War Two account. The foundation of the story was born out of a decade and a half of genealogical research. I uncovered the account 18 years after my grandfather’s death through JewishGen, JewshGen Family Finder, JRI-Poland, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the USHMM, the YIVO, and Yizkor books. It has been an amazing journey that has culminated with the publishing of the book. The book is based on my transcription of a lost 2 ... more
  • The Priest and the Cardinal: Race and Rebellion in 1960s Los Angeles

    by William H. DuBay
    The story begins in 1964, when the young Father DuBay held a press conference in which he called on Pope Paul VI to remove James Francis Cardinal McIntyre from office as Archbishop of Los Angeles. DuBay accused the Cardinal of conducting ”a vicious campaign of intimidation and repression against priests, seminarians, and laity who have tried to reach the consciences of white Catholics in his Archdiocese.” Racial tensions had been escalating dramatically. Voters furiously debated Proposition 1... more
  • I'm OK, You're a Pain In the Ass...a love story

    by J. Michael Chamberlain
    Wildly entertaining essays laced with wicked concepts, cheap shots and a few bright ideas. An absolute feast of funny words without once mentioning vampires or zombies. The perfect blend of madcap rants and true life experiences, guaranteed to put a never-ending smile on your face. Actually, a never-ending smile might be cause for alarm. In fact, if your smile lasts longer than four hours, you should visit a doctor as soon as possible. Just the same, this extraordinary slice of life is riotously... more
  • Adventure North

    by Sean Bloomfield
    After accelerating their studies and graduating high school early, two teenagers set off from their hometown in Minnesota to embark on a 2,200 mile canoe journey up the heart of North America. Their destination: the permafrost shores of Hudson Bay. Inspired by a passion for the simple life, where gadgets and schedules are replaced by nature and its harsh beauty, the duo found something that many believe is lost: a true adventure. Follow the pair up the flooding Minnesota River and through the ... more
  • My Life in Flagellation

    by John Smith
    Love, pain, sex, whipping. One man tries to discover the roots of his corporal punishment obsession with five vividly-drawn women. A respectable, middle-aged man lies over a block in a special room in London’s Mayfair. He is naked from the waist down. A high court judge watches from the doorway as twelve hard strokes of a school cane are administered to the man’s bare bottom. The question – “What is wrong with us?” – is the theme of John Smith’s remarkable memoir. Daringly honest, brutally f... more
  • Angel: The True Story of an Undeserved Chance

    by Rachael Hartman
    Angel Cortello was lost in a world of emotional problems, addiction, prostitution and the street life. This is the true story of how she chose recovery and freedom, even in the midst of consequences such as living with HIV. “You don’t have to live your life like this,” he said. He put a wad of cash on the bed, handed me the key to the hotel room and walked out. I never saw the man again. …He could see something in me that I couldn’t see in myself. He could see someone better than who I had be... more
  • Beginning French: Lessons from a Stone Farmhouse

    by Les Américains
    First they took French. Then they took leave of their senses. They bought a 400-year-old cottage in rural France from an ad on the Internet. Their “completely restored” farmhouse certainly looked charming, but the pool leaked, the walls cracked, and the electricity fizzled whenever they switched on the kettle. This is the wry and witty memoir of les Américains, Eileen and Marty, joined by their chef-daughter Sara. Their dream of being French leads them into uncharted territory where “oh la l... more
  • From the Days of Dirt

    by J.D. Hutchins
    From the Days of Dirt is the memoir of Marcus Hastings, a rebellious teenager who grew up in Maine in the 1990's. Marcus believed it was his mission as a young person to have as much fun as possible by causing high-quality mischief. Even when he isn't looking for trouble, which isn't often, trouble seems to find him. Marcus' journal entries trigger a series of stories chronicling his crooked, haphazard journey into adulthood. His cynical and oddly refreshing perspective on what it means to feel ... more

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