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THE RESILIENT WIDOWS TRILOGY By Allan Cannon
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THE RIDGES TRILOGY Three men from the same area are locked in by ridges, physical and psychological, and on tragic afflictions of their loved ones; alcoholism, hatred and psychokinesis. When Ben... More > discovers a fabulous spring that exudes wonderfully clear water from the ridge that encloses his valley, he is appalled to learn than those he loves prefer drinking something other than water—an affliction that permeates the entire family. Ted faces dysfunction from all sides, ever since he learned of his parents’ hatred for each other, taking their wrath out on him. J.J. edits a magazine devoted to the supernatural, but doesn’t believe a word he prints, until he returns, for the first time, to the home town of his youth, where he meets the seemingly innocent eight-year-old daughter of an old love. She now uses unrealized powers, inherited from her unexplainable ancestors, to wreak havoc on the industry that killed her grandfathers.< Less
Lady of the Cosmos By Abby Staniek
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A collection of free-verse poetry written by an angsty and passionate teenage girl over the course of her adolescent years. The topics of the writing include childhood, growing up, love, heartache,... More > eating disorders, self-love and acceptance, learning how to embrace a dysfunctional family, and hope for future years. The poems are segregated into eight sections, depending on their theme-- each of the sections is named after one of the planets in our solar system. The planets remind us that we are all ultimately interconnected and composed of tiny, magical molecules of stardust, making each and every one of us ladies or men of the cosmos, capable of accomplishing anything and overcoming any struggle-- big or small. And as ladies and men of the cosmos, it is our duty to find beauty and pixie dust even in the dark because a glimmer of light and a glimpse of a rainbow can be found where it is least expected. So, crack open this book to find your sense of wonder and to accept your perfectly imperfect qualities.< Less
Stoughton Street I Am By Harold Dereck Lee
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A young man's hope's and tragedies of inner city living. Which the setting takes place in Dorchester, Massachusetts one of the roughest and deadliest sections of Boston. And how he overcame the... More > struggles of life's Hardships, Fast Breaks and Second Chances. After still coping with the loss of a murdered father at a young age. And the sudden heart attack that took his mothers life at an early age while he was serving a prison stint for cocaine distribution and a host of combined charges. Once returning to the streets he fell back into some old habits but found himself in college. The first ever to succeed in his dysfunctional family of alcoholics and drug addicted relatives who would formerly turn their backs against him when he needed them the most. From sleeping in his car for six long months through fall and winter and wondering where his next meal was coming from. He had a life decission to make real fast before he becomes a victim of the streets of Boston, Massachusetts...< Less
Stoughton Street I Am By Harold Dereck Lee
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A young man's hope's and tragedies of inner city living. Which the setting takes place in Dorchester, Massachusetts one of the roughest and deadliest sections of Boston. And how he overcame the... More > struggles of life's Hardships, Fast Breaks and Second Chances. After still coping with the loss of a murdered father at a young age. And the sudden heart attack that took his mothers life at an early age while he was serving a prison stint for cocaine distribution and a host of combined charges. Once returning to the streets he fell back into some old habits but found himself in college. The first ever to succeed in his dysfunctional family of alcoholics and drug addicted relatives who would formerly turn their backs against him when he needed them the most. From sleeping in his car for six long months through fall and winter and wondering where his next meal was coming from. He had a life decission to make real fast before he becomes a victim of the streets of Boston, Massachusetts...< Less
Typing With One Hand By Peter Jurich
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When I was three years old, my mother had to consider my funeral arrangements. I had been diagnosed with three brain tumors and two strokes. The tumors were removed, but escaping death did not leave... More > me without some scrapes: I've yet to fully reacquire the fine motor skills in my left hand and I walk with inelegant gait in my step. While others may view my condition as unique or pitiable, these are things I have simply grown up with. "Typing With One Hand" is Dave Eggers meets Frank McCourt in a memoir about about life after brain tumors. I'd tried my damnedest to have a normal childhood -- despite regular hospital check-ups -- but when coupled with family dysfunction, religious bigotry, sexual ineptitude and college, a "Shaky Left Hand" can be the least of your worries. So if you've ever felt insecure, out of place or even a little down about the cards you've been dealt, try "Typing With One Hand." You'll find it's easier to fit in once you realize that no one really does.< Less
Living With The Light By Mary Anne
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This book has been written to share my life experience, explaining how my spiritual growth came about. My aim in writing this book is to help others by sharing the contents. My narrative starts with... More > events from my early life, with memories of childhood in a fairly dysfunctional family. I describe much hardship and insecurity, first with my mother leaving home and later the death of my beloved father, which was the catalyst for my searching for spiritual truths. Several years ago, I invited my daughter and nephew to join me in a home circle to help them develop their spiritual gifts. In time, my daughter developed the gift of spirit portrait drawings, my nephew the gifts of healing and trance mediumship. Through his gift, many wonderful spirit helpers spoke, bringing with them teachings and wisdom. As the book progresses and the trance mediumship grows stronger, I gradually introduce this wonderful love and wisdom from the higher life.< Less
Living With The Light By Mary Anne
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This book has been written to share my life experience, explaining how my spiritual growth came about. My aim in writing this book is to help others by sharing the contents. My narrative starts with... More > events from my early life, with memories of childhood in a fairly dysfunctional family. I describe much hardship and insecurity, first with my mother leaving home and later the death of my beloved father, which was the catalyst for my searching for spiritual truths. Several years ago, I invited my daughter and nephew to join me in a home circle to help them develop their spiritual gifts. In time, my daughter developed the gift of spirit portrait drawings, my nephew the gifts of healing and trance mediumship. Through his gift, many wonderful spirit helpers spoke, bringing with them teachings and wisdom. As the book progresses and the trance mediumship grows stronger, I gradually introduce this wonderful love and wisdom from the higher life.< Less
Ingrid, I'm With You! By C.M. Pelle
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The term Gaslighting, refers to a form of psychological abuse. It is a topic, many clinicians and people are starting to discuss. There has never been a written memoir, until now... After Caterina... More > lost her sister to drug addiction, she changed her major from liberal arts to psychology. Caterina, eagerly studied and sought to understand the dynamics of her dysfunctional family. Being in the classroom, made her feel like she was a member of the illuminati, and given the key to a secret door. Then, she met him. He was older, and not like the other boys her age. He liked to have intellectual conversations about history, music, and art. He was handsome, charming, and charismatic. The pull was instant, and she was his. Then one night, high and sedated by the drugs he gave her, she began to notice things. She began to recall what she learned in class, in Abnormal Psychology. She realized, he was Dorian Gray, in the flesh. His mask was beautiful, but underneath, he was manipulative and cruel.< Less
Fighting Pain Finding Joy By David Alan Gray
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Pain comes in many types, not just physical, yet this is the one most of us deal with most often. I cannot imagine there is anyone on the planet who has not suffered physical pain in some way at some... More > time in their life. Many babies are welcomed into life with a smack on the bottom forcing them to cry and prove they are alive. I know a lot about pain because in 2002, my family was involved in a car wreck in which our 10 nearly, 11-year-old daughter, Elizabeth died. We were all severely hurt, filling up all the ICU and PICU units at the hospital we were taken to. We ran up over $2,000,000 of hospital and medical bills. I was left handicapped with RSD / CRPS, a nerve dysfunction where a trauma site hurts constantly and for the rest of the sufferer's life, as if the trauma had just occurred. Fighting Pain Finding Joy will show you how I have managed to do exactly what the title says; Fight the Pain and Find Joy.< Less
Persuasion [French] By Jane Austen
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Jane Austen (/ˈdʒeɪn ˈɒstɪn/; 16... More > December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known principally for her five major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the life of the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her most highly praised novel during her own lifetime was Pride and Prejudice which was her second published novel. Her plots often reflect upon the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security.Austen's main novels are rarely out of print today though they were first published anonymously and brought her little personal fame with only a few glancing reviews during her lifetime. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Austen< Less

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