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by Thomas J. RiceFar From The Land is a story of "ordinary heroes," men and women who rise to the daunting challenges of rural life in post World War II Ireland when survival was the primary focus. The youngest of six children abandoned by their father and raised by their mother--one of the celebrated Kilmainham Gaol hunger striking "Women of 1922" in the Irish Civil War--the author not only tells his own story, but paints a vivid portrait of the entire community of colorful characters in his life. Poverty, ... more
by Phyllis LawsonQuilt of Souls is a memoir that represents the author's childhood, her loving grandmother, and an old, tattered quilt that tells the untold stories that have long since been hushed. A quilt sewn with the used clothing of her grandmother's loved ones. Each piece of fabric woven into the quilt tells stories of how that person lived and died. Tragic stories of pain and suffering threaded back together with each healing stitch of perseverance and courage. Grandma Lula Horn (1883-1986) was like many... more
by Mike PeekMike grew up in tragic conditions but rose above his chaotic life to be ranked as the 4th best freshman basketball player in the nation. Then, Mike's dreams of playing in the NBA were crushed. Desperate Mike sells crack out of his car to survive. Eventually, Mike learns the importance of resilience.
by Anne WellmanIn 1945 Betty MacDonald published The Egg and I, a lightly fictionalized account of her life as the wife of a chicken farmer in the remote American Northwest in the 1920s. The book was an immediate success, selling a million copies in less than a year, and was eventually translated into over thirty languages. It has never been out of print. This is Betty's story.
by Sue KrupaWhen years of abuse, trauma, and the tragic effects of mental illness tear a New England family apart, a young girl leaves home never to return. In a sweeping memoir that is as captivating as it is uplifting, feel your heart swell as author Sue Krupa journeys into the past after opening her mother’s obituary only to find her name has been omitted in one last act of cruelty. As the story unfolds in a groundbreaking format of personal narrative interspersed with digital access points to the author... more
by Jackie Wester Hajji
by Monty NereimUndiagnosed, Unscrupulous and Unbeatable is based on the life of a quick-witted Jewish kid who battled child abuse, manic depression, personality disorder and alcohol to become one of history's greatest and most controversial handball champions.
by Dawna FlathWriting this book began after a simple yet amazing meditation, which I got the message that it was time for me to write. I followed my instinct, intuition and my angels who guided me through this journey of writing. This book is about my experiences good and bad, and how I was inspired to find my true self and my true purpose. I see the world with an open mind and that everything is possible. I have learned to believe in myself and have faith, not only in God, but in myself.
by Obi NwasokwaIt is the very stuff of legend. A man from the very bottom of the American caste emerges, seemingly out of nowhere, captures the nation’s imagination and – improbably -- within four odd years, defies gravity and rises to the dizzying height of the American presidency thereby becoming the first non-white in history elected to lead an overwhelmingly white nation. A Cinderella like fairy tale? No. That’s the story of President Barack Obama. Seismic, epic and biblical, it is a tale of the rejected s... more
by Sheri AmselThe Zoo Vet Alphabet takes readers on an alphabetical tour of the wildlife patients treated by Dr. Scott Amsel throughout his 30-year career as an exotic animal veterinarian. Dr. Amsel’s work included the L.A. Zoo, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, “Vet on the Set” for two television series, trips overseas with the Orangutan Foundation and caring for grizzlies, elephants and tigers at wildlife facilities around the United States. Sheri Amsel, an author and illustrator of over 25 children’s books (and the... more
by Diana PattonInspiration in My Shoes shares the monumental experience of a biracial young girl’s journey through abuse, racism, and heartache. It is a riveting read that proves no barrier is too high, no obstacle is too great, and that inspiration comes in many surprising forms. Diana’s story is exemplary of both the struggles young women face and how those struggles can be transformed into triumphs. With her mother’s encouragement, her faith in God, and a resilient spirit, Diana overcomes unthinkable traged... more
by Gillian WareDiagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis I become disillusioned with life, until a chance conversation throws me headlong into the path of a beautiful, quirky, arthritic white horse with more attitude than a bull on steroids. She steals my heart and most of my disposable income as my childhood dream of horse ownership becomes a reality. So begins a journey of self-discovery, adoration, infatuation, dedication and loss, as I finally discover the missing piece in the jigsaw of my humanity.
by Qasim Rashid#TalkToMe: Changing the Narrative on Race, Religion, & Education is a non-fiction memoir on how the power of dialogue can overcome racism, xenophobia, intolerance, and violence. It is the real life story of how ordinary Americans are rising beyond the forces that seek to drive us apart, and instead finding paths to peace and understanding. These are the stories you won't hear in the media because the fact is, good news just doesn't sell newspapers. They are stories that remain untold because big... more
by K.D. SandersThe story after "Where Did My Life Go? A Towering Experience" when the author returns to his hometown to become homeless and trying to survive. It chronicles his day to day routines that he wrote in a blog as he was going through his trials and tribulations of being a homeless man.
by Mack Smalley JRA COMPELLING STORY ABOUT A TEENAGE FOOTBALL PLAYER THAT TRIUMPHS OVER HIS EXPERIENCES AND STRUGGLES IN “MEMOIRS OF A STUDENT ATHETE” The book was based on the author’s experiences and struggles as a student athlete growing up in Queensborough, Shreveport, Louisiana. In this book the author shares how football helped him and many others grow as a person, student and athlete. Mr. Smalley said, “I hope this book inspires others to succeed”.
by Frances Pordes