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Connie's Story By Barbara Kruk
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One couple's journey through a life altering illness, their struggle to find balance in the aftermath of the disease, yet, through it all, they find renewed love for each other and the gift of... More > sharing their trials with others. This is a love story of hope and faith.< Less
The Golden Pioneer By Colleen Estes Cassell
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Joel Estes was a Golden Pioneer - He was a gold-seeker, a family man, but his greatest achievement was his discovery of Estes Park, Colorado
Flamingo Lingo By Arnie Preston
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Sometimes we carry our dreams in our hearts for decades. And when the day comes to trade in dreaming the dream for basking in its reality-- it can be such a wonderful surprise!! No small thing - the... More > dream. Many times it keeps one warm at night. But the real thing -- lived out in the daylight - now that is priceless! This little story is really all about David -- the man of my dreams, who, in daylight made them all come true.< Less
Cuban Stories About People, Terraces, Food, Revolution, and Good-bye's By Maria Martinez
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Cuba, Family, Customs, Childhood, Beaches
So What's the Story? By Morton Bloom
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Memoirs of Mort Bloom's long and fascinating life
five little pieces of paper By Tracy Hodson
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Twelve days after her 31st birthday, Tracy Hodson's husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given two weeks to two months to live. Thirteen months later he died, leaving her with two small... More > children and an uncertain future. "fivelittlepiecesofpaper" is the story of that journey into dying and finding within the courage to go on living. An uplifting story told with unblinking candor, giving voice to a remarkable woman. A great read for anyone, a must read for those living through the death a loved one.< Less
Demented Dreamz: S.T.A.T.I.C. By Elizabeth J. Crowl
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This is a memoir about a young woman facing struggles with everyday life after growing up with parents that were addicts and siblings taught that violence was necessary and screaming was... More > communication. She went on to seek out help after an internal struggle with seeking help because it appeared as weakness as her alcoholic father had repeatedly told her. She had a long life already, but never expected getting help would be just as difficult in the chaos that had become her life.< Less
To Care Enough By Bob Fine
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For more than fifty years, Bob Fine taught in family studies, education, religious studies, human services, and the Holocaust. He also worked professionally in human services, bringing his academic... More > interests to bear on real-life problems of people in distress. In this new collection of essays, he explores his own life journey—from a difficult childhood to his cherished role as father and grandfather—and argues with passion and wit on such wide-ranging topics as parenting, public education, bigotry, violence, and the life-affirming properties of American jazz.< Less
A Time in China By Rue L. Cromwell
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An illustrated diary of a trip through seven Chinese cities. "Governments of your country and ours may come and go, but the Chinese culture goes on.." The book is a rare and important... More > insight into the workplace and streets, free from the agendae of politics and news media. About mental health and ordinary living.< Less
A Time in China By Rue L. Cromwell
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An illustrated diary of a trip through seven Chinese cities. "Governments of your country and ours may come and go, but the Chinese culture goes on." The book is a rare and important... More > insight into daily living, free from politics and mass media agendae. About mental health and ordinary life.< Less
Forty-Two Million Minutes By Thomas A. Brown
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Personal memoir of Thomas A. Brown: Childhood, Middle School and High School, Iowa and Oxford, Air Force and Harvard, The RAND Corporation, Panheuristics and the Pentagon, Booz Allen Hamilton and... More > RAND Washington, Northrop and Retirement.< Less
The Sharecropper's Wife: A Memoir By Lucille Daniel
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Growing up in rural Person County, North Carolina during the Great Depression, Lucille Daniel learned how to work at a very early age. Like most sharecroppers, her family moved almost every year,... More > enduring harsh conditions and dishonest landowners. She attended a one-room school house through the eighth grade, and married a sharecropper at age 19. Being a sharecropper’s wife meant uprooting her family every spring and moving to a different tobacco farm. It meant using every ounce of creativity and resourcefulness to turn a shack into a home. It meant using her faith to make something out of nothing. Through it all, she kept one dream in her heart: her children would get the education that she was denied. They would have a better life than she did. They would not be forced to work someone else’s land. And they would leave the tobacco fields forever.< Less
Come Good Home By Cindy J Kaiser
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As a freshman at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, Cindy meets the smart and funny Cathy. The two fall deeply in love, they spend the next few decades traveling the world and building a... More > community in the Twin Cities. When Cathy suddenly starts forgetting basic things, seeing hallucinations, and within weeks struggles to walk without a cane, a desperate Cindy must quickly learn to navigate the maddening medical world and gets a crash course in becoming a caregiver. Told with warmth and humor, Come Good Home is a heartbreaking memoir about a rare disease and a rare love.< Less
JOURNEYS TO LIFE By Pam Numme
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This is the true story of three groups of Jewish cousins during World War II. Read about Jean and her family during the bombing of their city, The Hague, Holland. Hold your breath with Liesje and... More > Judith as they ride on a train full of Nazi soldiers. Laugh with Cobus as a Nazi soldier helps this Jewish boy push his cart over a bridge.< Less
T.R.U.E. Shades of H.I.M. By Qshebra Taylor
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The story-line of a divorced mother of five whom took all her life's negatives and created meanings through acronyms to discover her life's purpose. From a high school dropout,to being... More > raped,molested,involvement in incest,and abuse,despite all she becomes a mental innovator for hopefulness. Growing up in the Hurt Village projects in Memphis, Tennessee led to a lost crawl through life searching for understanding of the Why Me? In this book,you will get a clarification of the "Why Me'' and how all things have worked together to help to discover passion and existence in the earth.The key to the R.I.G.H.T. path is to find out your T.R.U.E.identity,and uncover your T.R.U.E. purpose for life. This is an invitation and connection opportunity to tap into The Greater You!!< Less
Industrialize (In Dust Realize) By Trayvond Souder
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Many people are faced with adverse situations that leave them feeling trapped. In this book, which is also a life guide, you will notice that I have faced a plethora of challenges in my life. Even... More > though the dust of my situations blinded my vision, my faith in God remained strong. I encourage you to stop living life according to your plans and start living life according to God’s Plans. Don’t give up. Keep fighting. About the Author: Trayvond Souder has overcome many obstacles in his childhood. While growing up in poverty stricken conditions Trayvond Souder knew that life had more to offer. Trayvond did not allow the dust of harsh conditions to blind his vision. Despite the obstacles Trayvond faced he was able to attend college and create his own identity. Trayvond has impacted his peers through mentoring, teaching and helping others.< Less
The Rock Jaw Ladies Club: ( A Memoir Of The OTHER Vietnam. The sick, crazy one ! ) By E.T. Baysden, Jr.
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In 1968, the author was part of a group of US Navy advisors billeted so deep in the Mekong Delta that they could only be reached by boat. The Navy forgot about them, the Army ignored them, and there... More > was no “adult supervision” for long periods of time. The result was a madcap whirlwind of bizarre misadventures and risqué behavior from Saigon to Sydney and back, as they talked their way onto helicopters, boats, bush planes, (and even a Rickshaw at one point.) For the author and his colleagues, Vietnam could be described as “98% boredom and 2% wet underwear”. This book is about the 98%, and the insane things that happened when nobody knew – or cared – where they were!< Less
Madness: Heroes Returning from the Front Lines: Baltic Street AEH, Inc.: An Unlikely Story of Respect, Empowerment, and Recovery By Joanne L. Forbes BSN,MA
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Instead of being defeated by madness, the Baltic Street Advocacy, Employment, and Housing staff in New York City built an agency that understands how to help those diagnosed with mental illness. In... More > Madness: Heroes Returning from the Front Lines, author Joanne L. Forbes shares the story of Baltic Street AEH, one of the oldest and largest peer-run organizations in the United States—a unique agency whose success stems from knowing what it takes to come back from madness and how to show others the way. With more than forty years of experience in the mental health field, Forbes delivers a critical, yet sensitive, look into the psychiatric world through the eyes of those lured out of madness. The stories narrate how people escaped the cycle of repeated hospitalizations, lack of social support, poverty, stigma, and despair to build lasting relationships, homes, marriages, children, and contentment.< Less
PRESERVED: The Life and Recipes of Elsie Jean Thackeray By Sandra Clark Jergensen
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A memoir about Elsie Jean Gale Thackeray including some of her most beloved and well-known recipes. Written by her granddaughter, Sandra Clark Jergensen.
The Shoestring Letters - A Tribute to the Immigrant By Edgar Madsen
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Retrieved from under a thatched roof in Denmark, a long-forgotten bundle of letters brings this inspiring saga of the American immigrant experience. Ellis Island's dark history is revealed and... More > solution to an immigration crisis vexing early years of the 20th century. The reformer's identity will surprise you! One letter from 1919 reveals opportunity afforded women by Denmark's progressive educational system. Another written on board a ship coming to America in 1928 tells what the voyage was really like. Letters from the Great Depression lament hopes dashed by broken economies on both sides of the Atlantic. Trials and triumphs of World War II are recalled, including Denmark's finest hour in 1943. Immigrant children who became our soldiers and sailors are honored. Chicago's cultural melting pot is fondly remembered. After transitioning from Danish folk dancing to the American square dance, one immigrant offers a touching tribute to all who ventured away from their homeland to become Americans.< Less
Walking is Falling By Michael Sokoloff
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Gifted author, playwright and director Michael Sokoloff hits readers with an unexpected and refreshing dose of realism in this eclectic collection of essays. Sokoloff propels us down the rough and... More > tumble path of his life illuminated by young love, shadowed by loss and enlightened by raw and honest reflection. Uninhibited and unashamed, Sokoloff digs deep, and his sophisticated, unfiltered prose draws readers into his renegade world.< Less
By The Bridge By Ginni Louise Swanton
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"On June 15, 1929, with Dr. John G. Cullinan, Reverend Thomas J. Hill and Father Healy by his side, William Swanton signed his name for the very last time . I wasn't there, of course, but I can... More > imagine him raising his pen with an age-spotted, quivering hand to the document presented to him on his deathbed. This document would affect the lives of many people for many years to come. William's story, however, begins 74 years earlier in rural County Cork, Ireland." This book chronicles the lives of William Swanton and his wife, Anne (O'Neil) Swanton. They were born in neighboring townlands in rural County Cork and immigrated to Boston, where they lived until the 1920s. William Swanton was a larger-than-life figure who cut a wide swath as he charged through life. Accounts of rural country life, chain migration, women's rights, upward mobility in a new country, venereal disease, marital separation and insanity all provide a fascinating glimpse into the past.< Less
Police Trippin-No Way!!! By Preston Nelson
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Dealing with the police is stressful for the citizen and the police but the police have the upper hand. History of policing since the black codes to the present.There are good cops but the bad ones... More > have the power to ruin a citizens life. Always comply, get their badge number and live to fight them another day.< Less
He Was There All The Time By Joan Strickland
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Looking back over the past 72 years and seeing the hand of God in every moment.
Transience: From Failure to Future in a Scarred Family By Gregory J. Robb
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“Any arrival at dawn necessitates the navigation of night beforehand. It is written in the very cycle of life. History is continuously being written and rewritten, and every breath serves us... More > another glorious opportunity to forge forward from the past. As I trundled to the hospice elevator, tear-stained face in open sight, I tried to grasp the greater tragedy: that my father had died, or that we had never had a loving relationship. I had thought silence might be welcome at that point, but I was wrong.” Transience: From Failure to Future in a Scarred Family demonstrates how a reasoned examination of family history can assist one generation to repair the painful legacies of its predecessors. No matter what the adversity, the great human story is written in experience, presented with reflection and emotion, and concluded upon the individual’s commitment to love and light. Here is one man’s roller coaster testament to the power of healing through expression. It is time to break the chains.< Less