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Mincemeat: The Education of an Italian Chef

by Leonardo Lucarelli, Lorena Rossi Gori & Danielle Rossi

With the wit and pace of Anthony Bourdain, Italian chef and anthropologist Leonardo Lucarelli sketches the exhilarating life behind the closed doors of restaurants, and the unlikely work ethics of the kitchen....

Chasing Ghosts: not just An Adoption Memoir

by Kamila Zahno

All her life, Kamila had wanted to find her birth family. She hoped that retirement would give her the much needed time but a prognosis of incurable cancer put paid to that. They say curiosity kills the cat...

The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

by Charles Johnson

From Charles Johnson—a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America’s preeminent scholars on literature and race—comes an instructive, inspiring guide...

Sacred Love: A Journey of Singleness, Belonging, and Finding True Love

by Claudia Cantrell & Kim P. Davis

Single. Successful. Heartbroken. Sacred Love is the heartfelt story of a successful, independent career woman who found extraordinary victory over loneliness, insecurity, rejection, and bad decisions. A candid...

The Unique Childhood of a Hummer

by Lew N. Rinko

Hummer relives a boy’s unique childhood growing up in the 1940s in America’s little known, but extraordinary orphanage for fatherless boys.

Charles Dickens and Mark Twain would have recognized much of a...

Mad About Men: A Menmoir

by Madelyn Morgan


•    A (mostly) true, laugh-out-loud account of a successful executive single mother’s search for love.

•    “Racy, raw, sometimes vulgar, always hilarious,” according to a...

Lessons from Zachary: Turning Disability into Possibility

by Sandy Scott

Sandy Scott had it all: a beautiful country home, a successful husband, and the freedom to be a stay-at-home mom. Then the news crashed down on her like a Tsunami: her infant son Zachary not only had severe...

The Accidental Captain: 20 years of learning to sail by trial & terror

by Glenn Patron

Asthmatic, bookish and timid, young Glenn Patron spent his childhood dreaming of a life of adventure like the  stories he read in the sanctuary of his bedroom in the suburbs of New York City.

As an adult, bumbling...

I Am Heaven: A story of self-discovery, acceptance, and faith.

by Jem Okan

Jem was born on the island of Cyprus. This is a mystical island nestled amongst the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, but an island bloodied by a civil war between two nations: Turkish Muslims and Greek...

Fired to Inspired: A Woman's Transformation One Brave Step at a Time

by Kimberly Cline & Tracey Lyon

It's tough being human. On the path to discovering our life's purpose, we can easily question whether we are on the right journey. The forks in the road confuse us, the doubts creep in, and we scurry for answers...

Love of Life: A MIRACULOUS STORY!: The art of survival is a story that never ends...

by Sokhom Prins

Sokhom Prins was born in Cambodia in 1970. Her life was a struggle through civil war, Khmer Rouge genocide & personal tragedies. But she miraculously survived to tell her story. She meets her Prince, travels...

The Other Side of the River: Stories of Women, Water and the World

by Eila Kundrie Carrico

The Other Side of the River: Stories of Women, Water and the World is a deep searching into the ways we become dammed and how we recover fluidity. It is a journey through memory and time, personal and shared...

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)

by Lauren Graham

In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the...


by Caitlin Moran

From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman and Moranthology comes a collection of Caitlin Moran’s award-winning London Times columns that takes a clever, hilarious look at celebrities,...

We Took Names: The Time of Vikings, Friends and Family

by Jeffrey G. Rooney

A vivid emotional high school football memoir that details the camaraderie and bonds that develop with the game; how the love and need for it can override the dangers of the sport; and how the gridiron never...

Mom, Mania, and Me: Surviving and Changing a Volatile Relationship

by Diane Dweller

FINALIST Tucson Festival of Books Competition


    Hope and heartbreak describe Diane Dweller’s struggles to improve her dysfunctional relationship with Dixie, her...

Love, Lust, and Betrayal: The Erotic Adventures with My First Love and the Custody Battles that Followed

by Ray Ross Reynolds

Part I: Love and Lust. Having met as virgins, a young couple's innocent and romantic first love evolves into highly lustful desires. Their awakening sexuality leads them on several erotic adventures as they...

Foot Notes

by Benjamin Allmon

In a tale of sand, songs, survival and untimely erections, it takes a trek along the Australian coastline for Benjamin Allmon to find himself, and the true key to happiness.

It is 2006. After more than a decade...

In My Tribulations Lies My Great Victory

by Eunice Chadoka-King

'In My Tribulations Lies My Great Victory' by Eunice Chadoka King is the author's very personal account of the Zimbabwe War of Liberation. As a high school student, Eunice and her fellow students were kidnapped...

The Princess Diarist

by Carrie Fisher

The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher’s intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie.  Named...