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Song To Kill A Giant

by Sandra Kalniete

 25 years ago, the people of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania united under broad democratic movements to demand from the Soviet Union the freedom which was taken from them in 1940. One can only admire the courage...


My Search

by Josef Ben-Eliezer

In a world torn by hatred, injustice, and war, is there an answer to humanity's quest for the good? Here is the true story of one man for whom this question was personal. Josef Ben-Eliezer was born in Germany...


Seasons Among the Vines, New Edition:  Life Lessons from the California Wine Country and Paris 

by Paula Moulton

In this second edition of Seasons Among the Vines, Moulton details the adventures that ensue when she leaves her home in Sonoma to face the unknown in France. In Paris, she has not only the struggles of living...


Innocents on the Ice

by John C. Behrendt

In 1956, John C. Behrendt had just earned his master's degree in geophysics and obtained a position as an assistant seismologist in the International Geophysical Year glaciological program. He sailed from Davisville,...


I Am Resilient: A True Story of Dreams and Inspiration

by Jeffrey L. Croonen

Jeff Croonen was a force, both on and off the field. As a player for six years with the Canadian Football League, he was determined and unyielding. As a pharmaceutical sales representative, he was a sales award...


Life & Death In an American Harem

by L. M. Ollie

Based on true events which took place in the early 60's, this is a story that confirms the truth of the adage "Be careful what you wish for".

Determined to leave behind a life of poverty, Lizzie Lambert dreamt...


Starting from Loomis and Other Stories

by Hiroshi Kashiwagi & Tim Yamamura

A memoir in short stories, Starting from Loomis chronicles the life of accomplished writer, playwright, poet, and actor Hiroshi Kashiwagi. In this dynamic portrait of an aging writer trying to remember himself...


Take to the Hills! Clothing the Sierra Madres

by Patrick Randall

The renowned FreewayBlogger, aka Patrick Randall, tells the story of one of his earliest decision to take direct action—he hears a report of poverty in Mexico, loads up his trusty old VW bus and hits the road...


Americashire: a Field Guide to a Marriage

by Jennifer Richardson

Jennifer Richardson and her husband bought a cottage in the Cotswolds in the hopes of finding respite from their stressful London existence-but instead, their new rural life forced Richardson to confront her...


Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing

by Linda Joy Myers

A unique workbook from National Association of Memoir Writers founder Linda Joy Myers that offers the tools writers need to begin, develop, and complete a memoir, including lessons on how to write a great scene,...


Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir

by Tre Miller Rodriguez

Widowed at 34, Tré Miller Rodríguez finds New York life difficult to bear, so she sets off to travel the world, her husband's ashes in hand. This spontaneous act becomes a self-searching journey-one that ultimately...


Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen

by Judith Newton

Organized by decade and by the cookbooks that shaped her life, Tasting Home is the history of Judith Newton's emotional education-including her marriage to a gay man-and an exploration of the ways that cooking...


Warrior Mother: A Memoir of Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss, and Rituals that Hea

by Sheila K. Collins

Warrior Mother is the true story of a mother's fierce love, determination, and her willingness to go outside the bounds of the ordinary when two of her three adult children are diagnosed with life-threatening...


Seeing Red: A Woman's Quest for Truth, Power, and the Sacred

by Lone Morch

Set against the backdrop of the holy Mount Kailas in Tibet, California's Bay Area, and Kali's temples in Nepal, Seeing Red is the story of one woman's search for personal truth and power-an unforgettable journey...


Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness

by Linda Joy Myers

This compassionate and gripping memoir tells the story of three generations of daughters who, though determined to be different from their absent mothers, ultimately follow in their footsteps. Myers's new afterword...


Hong Konged: One Modern American Family's (Mis)adventures in the Gateway to China

by Paul Hanstedt

In this alternately hilarious and heartrending memoir, acclaimed writer and editor Paul Hanstedt recounts the true story of his family's recent sojourn to Hong Kong. Hanstedt and his wife and three children--aged...


The Courage to Surrender

by John W.

Unlike the memoir of a famous person, my story lives with the millions of baby boomers who passed me a joint and a beer in college and again at the corporate picnic. Before the Woodstock weekend in 1969, I graduated...


A Time of Ghosts

by Hok-Pang Tang & David Coomler

A Time of Ghosts is the exciting and absorbing account of Dr. Hok-Pang Tang, who was born into a wealthy and prominent Chinese family in the years before the Communist takeover, but whose family suffered a drastic...


Talk with Amanda Knox in prison

by Rocco Girlanda

Amanda Knox’s prison stay in Italy was made bearable by the visits of one man who took it upon himself to ease her life behind bars, and to eventually leave the country . At the time, Rocco Girlanda, president...


Accidental Ambassador: From the Forgotten War

by Leonard Rattini

Leonard Rattini grew up living in an apartment building located in Collinwood, an eastside neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. In his early years, he was unaware of the surroundings beyond his immediate Italian...