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by Staci House
by Angel Russell
Cocaine, domestic violence, and a bad choice in guys made it easy for Angelic to hide an abortion. Until seventeen year old Angelic came home from school to learn that her family had moved out of their 3 bed room apartment.Empty without a trace of furniture only trash and Angelic's things. Just weeks before her high school graduation, she is ABANDONED by her parents.
Once a huge secret Angelic's abortion became a memory as she finds herself knocked up ... more
by Keri Mangis
by Myra Mossman
In this riveting, true crime story with a mystical twist, author Myra Mossman shares what she previously kept hidden from law enforcement about the violent crime and her experience with death. To the police it appeared to be a random event. It just happened. She didn’t know the guy. He didn’t know her. Less than an hour after the attack, Myra received five divine directives: move to the other side of the continent; learn to meditate; become skilled at a martial art; study meaningf... more
by Lorraine Saint Pierre
From the start, I’ve looked for a seat at the table; I wanted to partake of the feast and add my voice to the conversation. So I came to New York with an open heart hoping to find my way. On the surface, my journey was the typical story of a grad student living in poverty on the Lower East Side, looking to find time to write. I had tested the seriousness of my intent to speak my mind and enter the conversation by going on a vision quest before coming to the city. It st... more
by Dianne Liuzzi HaganDedicated to the mothers of the Black Lives Matter Movement, and set among the stories of unarmed black men, women, and children who were victims of excessive use of force and racial bias, Liuzzi Hagan’s memoir is a candid, emotionally intimate account of the devastating personal effects of politically motivated and systematized racism in America. She is white; her husband is black. They have mixed-race twin daughters. Their relationship spans over forty years. As both a witness to and a target... more
by John Hebard
What do you get when you cram a disabled vet, a burned-out wife, two dogs and a cat into a 350 square foot house on wheels? A last-ditch attempt to save our dying marriage.
PTSD from my three years in combat was destroying our marriage, we couldn’t work hard enough to break free from living paycheck-to-paycheck and banks wouldn’t even consider granting us a home loan. We were working opposite shifts, so we never saw each other, and we just fought when we did. We may as we... more
by Sheryl NessChocolate cake makes sweet dreams come true. In a real-life fairy tale, author Sheryl Ness shares how she fell in love with Vincenzo, a chef in a quaint Tuscan kitchen, over his decadent hot chocolate cake. This enchanting memoir will transport you to the cobblestone streets, lush hillsides dotted with grapevines and olive trees, and unique characters that create the backdrop for Sheryl’s Italian love story. Love in a Tuscan Kitchen is sprinkled with traditional recipes she collected ... more
by Martin Holub
What do Prague, London, New York and Tehran have in common? Award-winning architect Martin Holub has lived, designed buildings and enriched lives in all these places.
Martin’s Scribbles is a travel memoir, meets architect biography, meets lifetime reflection. Readers are taken on a playful romp through the latter twentieth-century to the present, as seen through the eyes of Holub – from a schoolboy in Czechoslovakia with an imprison... more
by Wilma JonesMy Halls Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood is about a small community that got its start in 1850 when 327 acres of land were purchased by a white man, Bazil Hall for a plantation. Following the Civil War, neighborhood residents were all African American. Many of them were descendants of slaves. The community was walled off and fenced in by developers with the permission of the county government from the early 1930’s until the 1960’s. Despite racism and Jim Crow laws allowing discrimination, ... more
by Bruce ShermanBook #1: The joy that a boy gets from climbing trees and how he finally overcomes is fear of a particular tree...” Old Pine” ...and successfully climbs it. Now...as an 88 year old, the pleasure he gets watching his grandkids climb trees. Book#2: The many diverse ways that trees make contributions to our lives..
by Angela Lee ChenPoignant and wry, Standing Out is, at heart, a profoundly human story that explores the nature of belonging and finding one’s place in the world. Angela was born in New York City to Chinese parents. The loss of a brother when only seven, and her parents going on to adopt two more, made for an ever-changing family dynamic. Decisions her parents made played out across three continents. At the age of three, the family relocated to Kenya in East Africa for her father’s UN job, where she grew ... more
by Michael Boyajian
A boyhood memoir of two summers in Armenian Fresno and it's relation to the rise of the California super state and it's relationship with New York
by Kirby Michael WrightWe are on the verge of the Roaring Twenties in Honolulu. Julia Wright and Sue, her big sister, have met a pair of dashing English brothers sent to Hawaii by a wealthy father to avoid the draft in their home country. Sue strikes gold, receiving a marriage proposal from her overseas beau. Sixteen-year-old Julia has a passionate affair with the younger brother but must fend for herself after he leaves her pregnant. Julia's rebound affair with a sea merchant gets her pregnant again and she now has t... more
by Lisa V ProulxGrowing up during the Depression and forced to live in coal mining camps throughout Appalachia, Virgie Hopkins is subjected to child molestation, the KKK, murder, homelessness, starvation, and ridicule for being the daughter of the town whore. Virgie grows up hating her mother who was taken away when she was nine years old and while she was gone, she and her brother were put into foster care, starved, and abused. When her mother returned, she did not know her husband or her children and Virg... more
by Kem HintonThis is a book full of humorous phrases. For more than three decades, I have been collecting these words uttered by my architectural business partner, Seab Tuck, and upon the encouragement of others, I have just published the book. It contains 700+ of these witty and nutty malapropisms. 5"x 7", 255 pages