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A Forlorn Hope: the true story of a doomed wagon train By Chris Leuchars
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The terrible fate of the Donner Party has long been part of the folklore of the American West. A wagon train of emigrants, delayed in their passage across the continent by a series of mishaps, became... More > trapped among the peaks of the Sierra Nevada by unseasonably heavy snowfalls. Forced to camp where they were, their food soon ran out, and they were obliged to eat the hides of their animals and, eventually, their dead comrades. Meanwhile, a small band--the Forlorn Hope--made a desperate bid for freedom, trekking for weeks through ferocious storms and deep snow to alert the outside world to their plight. This is the story of that tragedy. Pieced together from the diaries and memoirs of the survivors, and from previous historical research, it brings to life the characters and events, and reveals the truth behind the often tarnished image.< Less
A Walk to Remember By Don Taylor
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This is a story of a true life adventure of two friends that decided to walk across England. It is their real life story of the two hundred mile walk called "The Coast to Coast". One of... More > the most famous and picturesque walks in the world.< Less
One World, One Family, One Love By Kevin Moore
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AN EYE OPENING AND MIND EXPANDING BACKPACKING ADVENTURE THAT TOOK ME TO THE END OF MY IMAGINATION AND BACK. NOTHING WAS PLANNED, OTHER THAN WHERE MY NEXT STEP TOOK ME. I CROSSED FIVE BORDERS,... More > COUNTLESS TIMES AND EXPERIENCED MORE IN A FEW SHORT MONTHS THAN MANY WILL EXPERIENCE IN THEIR ENTIRE LIVES. SURREAL AND UNWORLDLY EXPERIENCES, FROM THE TOPS OF MOUNTAINS TO THE BOTTOMS OF THE SEAS AND BACK TO THE REALEST REALITY I HAVE EVER CRASHED INTO. EXCITING, EXCESSIVE AND OVER THE TOP!!< Less
An Uninvited Alien Experience: A Memoire on Depression By Jorge Torrez
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An account of my true life experience with Depression and the manner in which I managed to accept and live with it. True life events as I recall from then in now at a time when I was most vulnerable.... More > As such, I begin to tell my story when I was first invaded by what I called "an uninvited alien," an illness that arrived out of no where, though I have come to embrace it and recognize it by what it really is. A journey I have trekked with the "alien" for over twelve years.< Less
Letters In Cardboard Boxes By Abby Slovin
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Experience what reviews are proclaiming, "An absolute must read. This is a novel you will want to keep with you for the rest of your life." And, "A poignant and moving story...a true... More > work of art." Letters In Cardboard Boxes tells the story of an eccentric grandmother and her granddaughter, alongside a series of fantastical letters they once exchanged. Their letters traversed the East River to help Parker escape the loneliness of a childhood without her globe-trekking parents and communicate during her turbulent teenage years. Now, nearly a decade later, Parker begins to rediscover this letter writing tradition, as well as the family’s untold stories and, unexpectedly, letters from her grandmother’s own youth that paint a very different portrait of the woman who raised her. Letters carries us through the experience of loss and the process of coping with life’s unexpected twists and turns. Through unusual and bold characters, the story moves through some of its heavier themes with honesty and humor.< Less
The Silence Of Clouds By Isla Nutbrown
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The Silence of Clouds is the true story of Isla, a young actor who is fulfilling her dreams of theatrical success, when suddenly her life is changed forever. While on vacation in South America,... More > trekking across the Andes, Isla is abducted at gunpoint, bound and gagged, raped and left for dead. Against the odds she battles her way barefoot over twenty miles of mountainous terrain in the dark, crawling and praying her way through the longest night back to civilization. The violation ricochets through Isla’s life. Fear and alienation take over her days and the nights are fuelled by insomnia. Her relationship ends, she can no longer act and she is soon on the brink of a fatal breakdown, but when Isla meets Sal, a cockney market trader, an unusual friendship is born helping Isla to heal the wounds of her past. The Silence of Clouds is a book about trauma, betrayal, love and hope. It’s a story of strength, the beauty of friendship, and the joy of taking a leap into the unknown.< Less