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  • Blood on China Beach

    by Paul J. Pitlyk
    More than once during his yearlong duty, thirty-two-year-old Paul J. Pitlyk wondered what had possessed him to leave the security of a neurosurgery practice in the Midwest to experience the blood, guts, and gore of brain surgery at a forward marine hospital during the Vietnam War. In Blood on China Beach, Pitlyk, a neurosurgeon from the Mayo Clinic, shares the story of how he learned his craft in a rudimentary hospital in Vietnam, twelve thousand miles from home. This memoir picks up where most ... more
  • Innocent: A Spirit of Resilience

    by Kevin McLaughlin
    Innocent was born three years after unrest started in northern Uganda and three years before the formation of the anti-government Lord’s Resistance Army led by Joseph Kony. Death came to his village when he was only seven, and soon his parents required him to sleep miles away from home for safety. At ten he was abducted by Kony’s army and taken to a training camp for child soldiers, where brutality and violence became his new reality. After a narrow escape he was taken by government soldiers to ... more
  • MEMORIES OF THE SHARECROPPER'S FAMILY; Includes an Ainsworth History

    by Dot Ainsworth Day
    Day spent countless hours reliving childhood memories of life growing up as a sharecropper’s daughter in rural Simpson and Covington County before eventually moving to Copiah County. Day, a former family therapist and English teacher, in her book shares how her family farmed and lived off the land. Her tales are combined with stories of her Ainsworth family and its history. Younger readers will enjoy learning how people lived in rural communities and the rituals their ancestors may have endured... more
  • Split Second: Redefining My American Dream

    by Kelli J Miller
    When does the American Dream turn into a trap? What does it mean to succeed? What really gives meaning to our lives? Kelli Miller never had to worry about it – she had it all: a family, a career, a sprawling home, even an executive title. She thought she’d escaped her Midwestern roots and was sailing towards a golden future. Then, in a pivotal moment, confronted with the shadow of death, she found herself suddenly awake to the grim reality: the dream had consumed her life, and left her lost... more
  • Jump Seat: 1963-1976: A Stewardess' Memoir

    by Janet Angell
    Janet Angell grew up on a farm in Minnesota. After graduating from college she hoped to travel for a year before settling down to teach, and was hired as a stewardess by Northwest Airlines. This was 1963, when marriage was not allowed and stewardesses had to quit by age 32. This is an account of her almost 13 years with the airline. She takes us from the initial interview through her eventual resignation after her second son was born. The book talks about changes in airline policies, airc... more
  • Jump Seat: 1963-1976: A Stewardess' Memoir

    by Janet Angell
    Janet Angell grew up on a farm in Minnesota. After graduating from college, and hoping to travel for a year before settling down to teaching, she was hired as a stewardess by Northwest Airlines. This was 1963 just prior to the start of jet travel. Her 1 yr. plan stretched to almost 13 years with the airline. Jump Seat takes us from her initial interview through her eventual resignation after her second son was born. Initially stewardesses were not allowed to be married or had to quit at ag... more
  • The Little Green Wagon

    by M.D. Carter
    Follow the life of an extraordinary traveler and his epic twenty-year journey across America. The Little Green Wagon is a true story exposing a hidden world found at the end of narrow paths, revealing lost souls and unforgettable characters; an existence very few people will ever know. Explore roads to destinations fraught with adventure, untamed forests, dangerous city streets, and experience the transcendental power of life on the open road. The Little Green Wagon is an inspirational tale of h... more
  • All I Want to Do Is Live: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction

    by Trace Ramsey
    Trace Ramsey’s All I Want to Do is Live personalizes common themes of survival, depression, and life in America at a time of division and upheaval. In this collection of essays, flash nonfiction, and poetry, Ramsey examines his family history and shows us how darkness can trickle through generations. He looks to people like his grandparents and his partner for hope and works to move beyond abuse and mental illness to find what is worth passing on to his children. In a unique voice of clean, deli... more
  • Defense Mechanisms

    by Jessica Goody
    Highly observant and deeply moving, the 75 poems in this collection from award-winning poet Jessica Goody utilize themes of difference and affinity to open vistas into the nature of reality. Whether describing the confines of an iron lung or the liberty of the open sea, her nuanced language delivers unforgettable images of a world that holds more questions than answers. There is pain here, and loss, but also joy and freedom in which the fetters of physicality become the means to explore what it ... more
  • Everything I Never Wanted: A Memoir of Excess

    by Barbara Santarelli
    It took eight homes, fifty years and a three hundred mile bike ride to finally discover what it meant to belong. Everything I Never Wanted is a story about the importance of belonging and life-long impact of an isolated childhood. Told in strong, and often irreverent voice laced with humor, the memoir examines the positive outcomes that may be the result of negative conditions and innate optimism.
  • Lost in the Reflecting Pool

    by Diane Pomerantz
    A psychological story about Diane a highly trained child psychologist, who falls in love with Charles, a brilliant and charming psychiatrist—ignoring all the red flags that will later come back to haunt her. When Diane, a psychologist, falls in love with Charles, a charming and brilliant psychiatrist, there is laughter and flowers—and also darkness. After moving through infertility treatments and the trials of the adoption process as a united front, the couple is ultimately successful in cre... more
  • Loving Lindsey

    by Linda Atwell
    Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey—a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities—have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a job at Goodwill, she also moves into a newly remodeled cottage in her parents’ backyard—and Linda believes that all their difficult times may finally be behind them. Life, however, proves not to be so simple. As Lindsey plunges into adulthood, she experiments ... more
  • '50 States, 100 Days: The Book'

    by Chris Strub

    In the summer of 2015, youth organizations in all 50 U.S. states made for a once-in-a-lifetime voluntourism quest for 29-year-old New York native Chris Strub. Equipped with a GoPro, a selfie stick, an iPhone, an iPad and a dream -- and zero corporate sponsorship -- Chris traveled solo to all corners of the country, using all varieties of social media to weave together the story. This book will bring you along for the ride, as Chris balances the roller coaster of emotions of solo, unsponsored ... more

  • Wasabara: Brothers in Arms

    by Elan Wasabara
    Sometimes the friendships that end up saving us are the ones we never saw coming. Elan Wasabara discovered this after adopting a dog named Guapo when Guapo was only two months old. After serving nine years in custody on drug charges and emerging from a life filled with substance abuse, Wasabara was ready for a new start…and Guapo was ready too. Wasabara: Brothers in Arms is the touching and inspiring memoir of one man’s determination to find a life of which he—and his beloved dog—could fee... more
  • Swimming Upstream: My Struggle and Triumph Over Cancer and the Medical Establishment: New Hope in Cancer Treatment

    by Sajjad Iqbal
    As an experienced pediatrician, Sajjad Iqbal, MD, had long enjoyed using his medical expertise to treat children’s illnesses and alleviate their parents’ concerns. Suddenly, however, he was on the other side of the divide. As Iqbal began to battle severe facial paralysis, misguided and obstinate doctors became an obstacle to finding a correct diagnosis and treatment. Iqbal’s doctors believed that he had Bell’s palsy, a temporary, benign condition. But Iqbal rejected that theory. He knew enoug... more