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Children of Separation and Loss

by Gertrude Pollitt

Gertrude Pollitt recounts the challenges of her adventurous life. After a privileged childhood in Vienna, she fled the Nazis, survived the London Blitz, helped war-traumatized children in Germany, and emigrated...


Embattled Saints: My Year with the Sufis of Afghanistan

by Kenneth P. Lizzio

In the West, Islam has replaced Communism as the new bugbear, while Sufism, Islam’s mystical dimension, is often dismissed as the delusions of an irrational and backward people. Ken Lizzio corrects such misperceptions...


The Sunshineboy: Memoirs of a Dancer

by Hans-Christian Wagner

This is the long-awaited autobiography of Hans-Christian Wagner, born in 1952. Christian, the "sunshine boy" of its title, recounts his origins in an Austrian town on the outskirts of Vienna, his career as a...


A Short Walk in a Long Journey

by Michael A. Reid & Zaire Reid

A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a story about an American election observer’s experience in the 1994 South African election. This election marked the beginning of democracy in South Africa with the election...


Raw Faith: Following the Thread

by Marilyn Sewell

"Raw Faith: Following the Thread," a literary memoir, is a rare and beautiful book. Not only is the book well crafted, with an intimate style and no wasted words, but like her documentary film of the same name,...


Nowhere Near Normal: A Memoir of OCD

by Traci Foust

In the bestselling tradition of Augusten Burroughs, a compassionate, witty, and completely candid memoir that chronicles growing up with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

When all the neighborhood kids were playing...


Things I Don't Want to Know: On Writing

by Deborah Levy

Blending personal history, gender politics, philosophy, and literary theory into a luminescent treatise on writing, love, and loss, Things I Don't Want to Know is Deborah Levy�s witty response to George Orwell�s...


Romany and Tom: A Memoir

by Ben Watt

Ben Watt�s father was a working-class Glaswegian jazz musician�a politicized left-wing bandleader and composer�whose heyday in the late 1950s took him into the glittering heart of London�s West End....


Ricochet: Riding a Wave of Hope with the Dog Who Inspires Millions

by Judy Fridono

Ride the wave of hope with Ricochet - the only dog in the world who surfs with wounded warriors, people with disabilities, and children with special needs as an assistive aid and SURFice dog.

This tears-to-triumph...


The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics

by Barron H. Lerner

The story of two doctors, a father and son, who practiced in very different times and the evolution of the ethics that profoundly influence health care

 

As a practicing physician and longtime member of his...


Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East

by Benjamin Law & Aaron Allbright

Benjamin Law considers himself pretty lucky to live in Australia: he can hold his boyfriend's hand in public and lobby his politicians to recognize same-sex marriage. But as the child of immigrants, he's also...


My Struggle: Book 3

My Struggle #3

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett

A family of four—mother, father, and two boys—move to the south coast of Norway, to a new house on a newly developed site. It is the early 1970s and the family’s trajectory is upwardly mobile: the future...


The Bittersweet Promise

by Dawn Layne

A normal Sunday in the Layne family ended in one's worst nightmare. Dawn's two daughters headed off to be a part of Billy Graham's Youth service, and on their way home that day, they were intentionally hit by...


The Power of a Mother's Prayer

by D. Ralph Young

Love and commitment never change, and neither does the power of prayer. This book offers inspiration to those who need encouragement in their current circumstances. "I have no other answer to the fantastic life...


The Trip I Didn't Come Back from: Book 1

by Willy Lavoy Allison

No one wants to get hooked on drugs. But it happens. Everyone at some point asks what is so enticing about drugs that causes people to destroy their lives. This book answers those questions! In The Trip I Didn't...


Surviving the Devil: An Account of Adoption and Abuse

by Angie Cox

It's not often a child comes face-to-face with the Devil, but my twin brother, David, and I lived with him. "He" was actually a "she", and her name was Mrs. Lawrence, our foster mother. Born in a prison and...


A Family Living in Darkness: From the Streets to the Cornerstone

by William Vargas

A Family Living in Darkness, author William Vargas gives us vivid details about how the use of drugs and alcohol destroyed his parents and his siblings while living in the poverty stricken areas of New Jersey....


Alive and Tripping: : A Current Account of the Trip from Addict to Christian

by Gene Guin

I walked out of this bar early the next morning with the guy who owned the place, and as I stood there alone, the sun was just beginning to creep out above the darkness in reds and golds. Not quite night, but...


Pivotal Moments '64: Second Edition

by Phil Morrison

Phil Morrison is an authentic American with a story that should be read by anyone who believes we learn from our personal experience and national history. Seldom have so many forces come together to put a young...


God's Eyes

by Glenn Davis

God's Eyes is a memoir about author Glenn Davis and his journey about his blindness and how he acquired his guide dog, Bailey. This book is in honor of Bailey, who passed away Cinco de Mayo 2013. In an effort...