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by Emily Carpenter
Middle-class, mid-career, and Midwestern, twenty-something Emily Carpenter walks into a new job that isn't middle anything. In only slightly more time than it takes to get a passport, this brave adventuress finds herself thrust into a world of lavish luxury, corporate hijinks, and personal scandal. Jet-setting around the globe with her sociopathic boss, she discovers the line between right and wrong is generally negotiable, and almost always in a language other than English. Forced to her... more
by Ralph Webster
Under the brutal Nazi regime, the Wobser family - Jewish by blood, Lutheran by choice - struggle to survive. This stirring tale of courage and endurance will profoundly move readers everywhere.
by Tony DincauA man has a brush with mortality that causes a life's reflection, which unexpectedly takes him back to a family trout stream with 60 years and four generations of history. Thoughtful recollections of trips gone by help him realize that he's been molded and shaped by heartfelt time spent with his forefather's on the stream. His later recognition that he's become the mentor of the family's next generation sets the tone for an intimate, touching story.
by scott spackeyA hedonistic descent from innocence to narcissism into the dark culture of IV methamphetamine, psychedelics, organized drug crime and sex in 80’s Los Angeles. Pot & alcohol at 14, LSD by 15 and slamming-dope by 17. Scott’s high-school friends became a notorious counterfeit & drug-dealing group in L.A. Intense, shocking and brutal to the senses, A Stone’s Throw teleports you on a journey he barely survived. A sinister, secret society of sex, crime and intense hybrids of narcotics mostly u... more
by Adia KamariaLondon. What if she pursued her master’s at an English university? Or left Florida to its sun and swamps, and feasted her eyes instead on historic towers set against overcast skies? What if crossing the ocean was the path to a brighter future? Stuck in a dismal job and entangled in a back-and-forth relationship, Adia Kamaria ponders this unexpected idea for quite a while before finally taking the plunge. But when she does, she does so wholeheartedly. Yellow Tulips & Red Buses reads like a ... more
by Bodhi SetchkoTao of Music – Musings and personal stories inviting you to notice all of life is music. It’s about being in the flow – wu wei – of your own natural rhythms, whether in nature, an urban setting, hearing your own voice or just listening to the sounds of silence.
by Scott NovoselBased on actual events, Fieldhouse is a story of embracing adversity through challenges, teamwork, perseverance, grit, determination, and a positive attitude! Fieldhouse follows Scotty Novosel and his journey to play basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks. What he lacks in size he makes up for in heart, but countless obstacles and a devastating setback push his dream further and further out of reach... With incredible persistence, positive energy, and help from a cast of endearing character... more
by Gwen Van VelsorAfter losing her center, her marriage, and her future in one stroke, Gwen Van Velsor set off to find a new path. She traveled across the United States before finding her way to the Camino de Santiago, a journey that would redefine her life. Her story is a reflection on love, faith and the food that got her here from there.
by Ginger MarksFORMER DEPUTY SHERIFF DARYL MAY writes with meticulous detail how two gunshots changed his life. On a muggy Florida night, he nearly left this world when fighting for his life in a watery ditch. This remarkable true tale is gripping and heart-thumping as you ride along with him on that dark and lonely road. If you think you know what it's like to brawl with the Messenger of Death, you don't until you've read Chasing Shadows. After several years as a lawman, May resolved that there was more to li... more
by Carol Perkins
by David DavisHow far would you go to protect your family from a deeply painful truth? All David's life, he was treated as if he were expendable. Raised by a doctor who valued wealth, education and social status above all else, David was made to believe he failed to live up to his father's standards, despite his best efforts. This conditioning created a deep longing to be valued and that, coupled with his unwavering love for his cherished grandmother, led to David's introduction to Johnny Russell. Over ... more
by Sean LaurenChristians Are Revolting: An Infidel's Progress is the story of an unremarkable young man and his thirst for truth. Charming, witty, and bright, you will wonder where these characteristics appear as the author recounts his unique experiences in the drudgery of radical faith. Over a decade of literally crying out to God for understanding, he came to conclude that Christians were revolting against the teachings of Jesus and had resurrected a brain-devouring zombie to serve instead. Surprised at ho... more
Heaven's Tale: from scientist to kingpin, from fugitive to father a remarkable and inspiring journeyby Robert WiddowsonFor years, I manufactured illegal drugs just like in Breaking Bad. And that’s just the beginning of the story. When I was a scientist at University of Texas at Austin in 1984, a stranger appeared in the library one afternoon, and I soon found myself drawn into a street-world of BMX bikes and psychedelic drugs. I liked it and figured out how to manufacture a legal clone of the drug Ecstasy that I called Heaven. Working with a series of partners, I eventually ended up in Taos, New Mexico, where ... more
by Linda Naomi KatzWritten from the perspective of someone whose life has been challenged by mental illness, this book offers help, hope, and inspiration to others struggling with psychological disorders. It provides information about mental illness in general—and mood disorders in particular—valuable tips about treatment and medication, and resources and organizations dedicated to helping those suffering from these disorders. Surviving Mental Illness helps break through the fear and stigma of mental illness and f... more
by M. Bakri MusaMemoir of a post-WWII childhood in the world's largest matriarchal society, the Minangkabau. It was also a time when Malaysia was transiting from its agrarian feudal roots to an urban democratic society, and in the background of a violent communist insurgency. The book is a ground-view level of the country's many transformational events, the Japanese Occupation , the brief but equally brutal Chinese Communist rule that continued ones an extended guerrilla warfare euphemistically referred to as "... more