Red Dirt Revival: a poetic memoir in 6 Breaths is a collection that offers personal meditations that speaks to vastly diverse and often unanticipated audiences, naming vital specifics and moving to... More > the poetic universality of pain and redemption. A decade after his brave authorial debut, Tim'm West is still here to honor the dexterity and resilience of a book that has been everywhere from spoken word stages to black gay men's book clubs to feminist classrooms. This expanded edition offers a 7th Breath, speaking to the work’s enduring power. As Christina Accomando writes in the new introduction, "Red Dirt Revival, not surprisingly, is both a classic text and a living, breathing work of art, communication and community."< Less
Throughout four generations, the Godwin family of central Texas has preserved their letters and cards. Now in lavishly illustrated form, they are available for the enjoyment of all descendants of the... More > family, friends, and neighbors mentioned in this correspondence. This collection of letters, featuring the author's grandparents is the fifth of a series of volumes of such messages. Messages of the 1907-1908 courtship of Enoch Godwin and Nollie Hill are included in this volume. Other messages of the same time frame are included in the first four volumes of the series. Facsimiles of the actual cards and letters are included, along with commentary on friends, family events, and places of residence. Maps, genealogical charts, and a timeline of courtship highlights are also included.< Less
This is the story of the amazing life of my Great Grandmother Maria as told to me by my beloved Grandmother and Maria’s daughter, Grace. Maria was raised in an Orphanage from the age of 6 in... More > Palermo Sicily at the turn of the 20th century after the loss of her mother and the conviction of her father for a murder he did not commit. As Maria grew into adulthood she would eventually meet the man that was to become her husband, Nicholas Bono, a respected man as they say in Sicilian culture for men involved in Cosa Nostra or the Mafia. Nicholas was an underboss for one of the most notorious mobsters of the day, Al Capone. Although her story tells of the many adventures Maria experienced as a Mafia wife, It’s is also a love story and speaks to the eternal and undying love Maria had for her Family.
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A young Marine Staff Sergeant finally tells the tale of his two year experience in dealing with deployment, conflict, death and recovery. With a unique upbringing as an Arab-American, he wrestles... More > with his beliefs and emotions, while trying to make sense of everything around him. It is a story of triumph from sadness, victory from the jaws of defeat. Follow him through his journey and see what becomes of him.< Less
Charles N. Brown is a retired school teacher that has spent forty years fly fishing for the native brook trout in streams of his Native State of West Virginia. He has fly fished throughout the United... More > States and Canada including Virginia, Pennsylvania, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Alaska. Charles, a hunter and naturalist, has been active in wildlife management programs dealing with the future of wildlife in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.< Less
Nehru’s evocative phrase had particular meaning for Om Sharma, as it did for all Indians who longed for Independence. Little did the young boy realize that he would have his own spectacular... More > rendezvous with destiny, and it is that we celebrate in this Festschrift.
On Sunday, August 5th, 2012, I realized Om was developing neurological impairment. I sat him down and told him of the Festschrift, until then a secret, as he would have surely objected had he known what I was up to. That afternoon he read every article, sometimes with tears in his eyes, sometimes with a wistful smile. In true Om fashion, he looked up when he had finished reading and said, “They must be talking about someone else.” My son-in-law, Tom Carson, characterized Om perfectly in his talk at the memorial service: “I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone so genuinely indifferent to his own successes and delighted by other people’s good news – as if it was all part of the Great Project we were somehow involved in together.”< Less
This book is the story of a long journey from Laziska, the village of my childhood located in Southern Poland, to Phippsburg, Maine. The Nazis came first, conquering Poland demanding allegiances... More > which set neighbor against neighbor and tore many families apart. Then, as the Russians pushed the defeated Germans out of Poland, they plundered our country, destroyed homes and took all remaining men who were not drafted into the army to concentration camps in Siberia. But, my story doesn’t end with defeat, it’s a journey of healing as God directed my life from one river across the seas to the Pacific Ocean, and finally to Winnegance Bay in Maine. This is a story of hope for any one who has ever walked through dry riverbeds in search of streams of living water. Do not give up, there is always redemption in suffering.< Less
More than 47,500 people were newly infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2010, and women accounted for approximately 9,500 of these new cases. It’s estimated that one in 139... More > American women will receive a diagnosis of HIV in her lifetime. In Poster Child: She Could Be You, author Vernica Roberson calls attention to this alarming trend.
Roberson offers a collection of interviews with eight women affected by HIV—from a rowdy college girl to a pregnant mother living with her husband in a gated community. This group of mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, and wives share their courageous and revealing stories and display an array of emotions as they deal with their new realities and the choices that led them there.
Emotional and evocative, Poster Child: She Could Be You communicates the message that no one is immune. All women are at risk of contracting HIV, and it’s imperative they take the proper steps to educate and protect themselves from this deadly illness.< Less
The author as a young boy celebrates Christmas in the midst of one of the most tumultuous years of the 1960s. These are his memories of that wonderful day in his life juxtaposed with world events... More > that echoed throughout the family home by television.
We follow his family as they celebrate Christmas while three men are headed towards the moon in Apollo 8, the one high note of 1968. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.< Less
I had lived my whole life questioning my very existence. I didn't ask for any of this, yet here I am. Most people learn after they make the first mistake. Some people don’t learn until they... More > make the same mistake twice. Then there are those that keep making the same mistakes but don’t care to learn. Still, others don’t learn until it is too late. I had fit into the too late category. Last night I found out the hard way that God really does exist. I didn’t mean to die when I still had my whole life ahead of me. I wish I could take it all back and live my life differently. Is it too late for me, God? Is it? Diary of a Life Lost is a true story. It is a story of one woman's determination to survive a lifetime of horror, a tragic life which was only spared after the Lord Jesus Christ had Supernaturally intervened upon the final moments of the Author's death, bringing her back to life and giving her a new hope to live. Do you believe in Miracles? For M.E Kane, it took losing her life to find out...< Less
Thirteen stories about true events in my life. Some stories are funny, some are sad. I am sure some of the people I mention in my stories will have different views on what happened, but no two people... More > ever recalled events the same way.
As librarian I have enjoyed telling my stories to students and adults and many have encouraged me to put my stories in a book. Perhaps in reading my stories you will recall the fun times of your youth, and for others an incentive for building new memories. I encourage you to read, but most of all I hope you will find a love for reading.< Less
“I don’t wish my children to be adopted out to anyone at all.”
Regina Fox Dodge’s mother wrote these words to her oldest daughter shortly after Regina was born. Two years... More > later, the 43-year-old mother died, leaving her husband with eight children to raise during the Great Depression.
The mother’s plan was carried out shortly after she died. Regina’s 19-year-old brother and 16-year-old sister took the four younger sisters, Marjorie, age 11, Ruth Elaine, age 8, Virginia, age 4, and Regina, age 2, to a Catholic orphanage in Pueblo, Colorado. Regina details life at the orphanage where a tender touch was not allowed but spanking was an art.< Less
Tracy Y. Cannon was a musician, songwriter, and organist. A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cannon devoted his life to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His most... More > important work was improving the quality of the music of the church. This is his life and his legacy.< Less
Reflections on the Law Enforcement Career of Wayne Mark Hoy. Compiled by his wife, Judy Hoy, from personal journals and letters.
"When he rode in the patrol car for the first time, he said he... More > thought, 'They are going to pay me for doing this! I’d do it for nothing!' He did not come home that first day until midnight as the officer on afternoon dispatch had called in sick."< Less
This book in black-and-white presents chronologically major events in South Carolina and American history, and includes information about the Prioleau descendants of Rev. Elie Prioleau, who arrived... More > from France in 1685, up to ten generations. Descendant Lists and Indexes are included.< Less
From the first days of his life, Mike begins to doubt and question authority. From Santa Claus to the Catholic Church to the Selective Service. His quest eventually leads to a dramatic ending in the... More > courts.< Less