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Caribbean Chemistry: Tales from St Kitts

by Christopher Vanier

Ah, to be an embryo again. Christopher Vanier's story begins where we all do, conception. Set in 1940s and 1950s on the Caribbean island of St Kitts and beset by a troubled colonial legacy, both Christopher...


A Diamond in the Rough : Social Activism and an American Dream -- the 70s and 80s in San Jose

by Timothy K. Fitzgerald

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A Diamond in the Rough is a continuation of Timothy K. Fitzgerald's trilogy begun with Wawona Brotherhood, outlining student activism during the Vietnam War and his campus' fight for racial equality....


In Pursuit of Joy

by Gary Green

Synopsis: "In Pursuit of Joy is one of the most compelling books I have read in the last ten years. Gary Green tells his own deeply moving story of a journey from depression and alcohol problems to a life of...


Gyspsy and Travellers Tales

by Alexander J. Thompson

From some of the families from My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.  An entertaining and amusing look at a collection of true short stories, from the lives of the families of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Follow us as we...


Bright Lights and Fairy Dust: Mattters of Life and Death

by Chris Page

Only weeks after Linda receives the devastating diagnosis of inoperable lung cancer, she and her husband, Chris, are told she may not have long to live. But Linda is not about to let cancer put her away that...


It Won't Hurt a Bit: Nursing Tales from the Swinging Sixties

by Jane Yeadon

When Jane Yeadon decided that she wanted to become a nurse, the Swinging Sixties had arrived in style. But before her training the nearest she got to anything swinging was the udder of the cow on their farm...


Dear Mummy, Welcome: A Memoir

by Bethany Hallett

Despite a successful City career there is a void in Beth's life, a void that only a child can fill. After the collapse of her latest relationship she is confronted with the inevitability of a childless future...


Mugabe - My Part in His Victory

by Chris Walmsley

Mugabe-my part in his victory' is a light-hearted but factually based look at national service in the Rhodesian police force immediately prior to Robert Mugabe’s accession to power in Zimbabwe. It follows...


Big Louie & Me: Caravans, Curses & Cockfights

by George Locke

Beginning with the author’s great-grandmother’s affair with a Gypsy boy in 1869, this warmhearted memoir chronicles the Gypsy life in a very close-knit community in the UK's Black Country. From a lifetime...


My Life's Journey with Bipolar Disorder

by Joann M. Stuhr

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My Life's Journey With Bipolar Disorder is the memoir of an extraordinary woman.

Joann M. Stuhr writes about the path her life has taken from its farm roots in Iowa to New York, the Pacific Northwest,...


Letting Go of the Glitz: The true story of one woman's struggle to live the simple life in Chelsea

by Julia Stephenson

Help! I’m Married Alive!Julia Stephenson, struggling to cope with life as a Surrey housewife, grimly welded to her electric floor polisher and fed up with her golf-addicted, BMW-driving husband, bolts to the...


My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography

by Simon Callow

An alternative autobiography of the well-loved actor and man of the theatre.

In My Life in Pieces Simon Callow retraces his life through the multifarious performers, writers, productions and events which have...


Willow in a Storm: A Memoir

by James Peter Taylor & Kathy Murphy Taylor

In this moving memoir, James Peter Taylor invites us to share in the painful and realistic struggles of prison survival, where he lived from age 25 in the 1950s until his release in the mid-1990s. Now an old...


Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo?: And Other Questions I Wish I Never Had to Ask

by Jancee Dunn

Despite her forty years and a successful career as a rock journalist, Jancee Dunn still feels like a teenager, especially around her parents and sisters. Looking around, Dunn realizes that she’s not alone...


A Doctor's Quest: The Struggle for Mother and Child Health Around the Globe

by Gretchen Roedde & Dr. John Evans

Dr. Gretchen Roedde tells the stories of the hopes of village women in the developing world struggling to give birth safely. A Doctor's Quest analyzes the slow progress in global maternal health, contrasting...


About My Life and the Kept Woman: A Memoir

by John Rechy

Gore Vidal has hailed John Rechy as “one of the few original American writers of the last century,” and Michael Cunningham has called him an author “whose life is almost as interesting, and meaningful, as...


Sick Girl

by Amy Silverstein

The hardcover publication of Sick Girl garnered tremendous attention, generated impressive sales, and ignited controversy. Both inspiring and provocative, reactions to the book ranged from inflammatory posts...


Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music

by Blair Tindall

From her debut recital at Carnegie Hall to performing with the orchestras of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, oboist Blair Tindall has been playing classical music professionally for twenty-five years. She's...


John D. MacArthur: A View from the Bar

by Robert V. Sanford

Many of us have seen some of the blessings provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, mostly at the close of programs on PBS-TV. But few of us are aware of how wide-ranging The Foundation...


The Sexual Life of Catherine M.

by Catherine Millet

A national best-seller that was featured on such lists as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, and Publishers Weekly, The Sexual Life...