Memoirs

Love At First Sight - A Mother's Journey to Adoption

Adopting a child is one of the most rewarding, satisfying life experiences a person can have. It is an unconditional commitment of love both ways. This memoir depicts Raj Arneja's story of becoming a mother, the journey that took her 7,000 miles from her home on the west coast of Canada all the way to India in the 1990s to adopt her now fully-grown children. This is not a how-to book on adoption; ...

Author:Raj Arneja
Usual Price13.95
A Life By Request - A walk-in souls journey from earth to heaven, and back again. A true story of love, life, and the other side.

A Life by Request is an extraordinary true story about the power of love and its ability to transcend any barrier, including the boundary between heaven and earth. It reads like a romance novel: neither the deepest valley nor the highest mountain can keep Carolyn and Jay apart—not even death. But nothing is fictional as Carolyn Jaymes’s weaves the incredible journey of how the love of her life ret ...

Author:Carolyn Jaymes
Usual Price19.99
Pebbles: Insightful Stories for a Meaningful Life

Forty sweet, stirring genuine stories, each a gem revealing moments of grace

From Beijing to Bogota, from the waves of the sea to the waves of the heart, the 40 inspirational stories in this book present moments that carve into us new realizations, shaping the building blocks of who we are. They come from a deep sense of gratitude for the incredible abundance of humanity, the colorful p ...

Author:Zohar Ginosar
Usual Price4.99
Pedaling Home: One Woman's Race Across the Arizona Trail

A philosopher from Minnesota returns to her childhood home to join a handful of adventure racers for the "Arizona Trail Race 750". The world's longest trail bike race, the AZTR runs 750 rugged miles along the Arizona Trail from Mexico to Utah. Enduring complete bike failure (which ends Sarah’s shot at the women's course record) and the death of a family member, Sarah finds a way to make it to the ...

Author:Sarah Jansen
Usual Price3.99
I Was Just a Radioman

Their hearts were strong, and their courage endless. Pearl Harbor survivor, Black Cat radioman, and decorated WW 2 veteran. ARM H. P. Lawrence, tells the true story of the fight against the Japanese in this compilation of his memoirs. One of only a handful of non-Native American code-talkers, H. P. Lawrence became a member of an elite fighting force, the Black Cats. Flying in their nocturnal missi ...

Author:Pamela Ackerson
Usual Price4.99
The Horse That Haunts My Heart

A coming of age memoir: A horse-crazy girl growing up in the Midwest, Deborah Smith Parker longs to live a cowboy’s life in the West. When she turns 13 her parents allow her to live her dream on a western ranch where she meets her first love -- a horse named Tank. After a bumpy start, their extraordinary relationship begins to emerge, complete with the poignancy, hilarity and drama that tested rel ...

Author:Deborah Smith Parker
Daytime Lives of the Ladies of the Night

This well-written, heartbreaking true crime short story reminds us all of the fact that no matter where you start in life, we all want the same things: the American dream. Success is within your reach if you have the desire and determination to change your destiny A true story of survival and resilience, The Daytime Lives of the Ladies of the Night, details the day light hours of three women survi ...

Author:Toni Crowe
Usual Price2.99
Summon the Tiger

Wendy Sura Thomson was born in the Year of the Tiger, and true to her sign, she is fearless. This is her tale - her journey that has proven to her that she truly has the courage to fight for those people and dreams she has held dearly and has cherished. In Summon the Tiger, Wendy details a childhood of learning to live with her disability, as well as family troubles. She was born with congenital s ...

Author:Wendy Sura Thomson
Usual Price12.99
When will it stop hurting?: One man's journey through grief

"A powerful personal account of one man's mourning process, WHEN WILL IT STOP HURTING? offers hope to those who have lost loved ones and feel trapped in a forest of grief." - 4 out 5 stars from IndieReader! Crystle was the love of his life. For thirty-six years they had done everything together. As retirement approached all he could think of was spending even more time with his beautiful wife, gro ...

Author:Glenn Cameron
Usual Price3.90
Andean Adventures: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose and Discovery Across Three Countries

A memoir of public health and community development service and spiritual discovery overseas in Peace Corps and nongovernmental organization, sharing with self deprecating humor experiences across the Andes and Latin America. For some, a provocative discussion and meditation on searching for meaning and purpose after college. A story of successes, failures, redemption, challenges, faith and persev ...

Author:Allan J. Alonzo Wind
Usual Price4.19
My Rite of Passage During the Summer of '76

H. Downing Lane describes his adventures as a young sailor across the Atlantic.

H. Downing Lane has been a retired educator, tutoring business owner, private high school teacher, sailing coach and school administrator. Born and raised on Maryland's Eastern Shore, H. Downing taught sailing on Long Island Sound, raced competitively on the Chesapeake Bay, crewed transatlantic to Norway, cr ...

Author:H. Downing Lane
Usual Price3.99
The Strange Ways of Providence In My Life

Happy childhood, horrors of war and the miraculous rescue of the only child survivor from Obertyn Krystyna Carmi's childhood in Obertyn was full of happy moments. Her childhood was filled with friends, both Polish and Ukrainian, and she attended a Ukrainian school. Krystyna Carmi was gifted with an extraordinary memory, and in this memoir, she vividly recounts the history of her family and her lif ...

Author:Krystyna Carmi
Usual Price4.99
The King Who Would Be Man

Haunted by childhood abuse and triggered by years of emotional turmoil in a hostile work environment, The King Who Would Be Man's unnamed narrator is trapped in a maze of madness, struggling to fight the demons tormenting him. But while he's clawing his way toward the light, darker forces have other plans in mind. Follow this unnamed narrator—who could easily be any of us—in this compelling narrat ...

Author:Brian Plank
Usual Price17.99
Golden Monkey

Little Lance Pototschnik wanted to grow up and play pro football, but that pipe dream got smoked by his lethargic growth hormones and a terrible skin disorder. The death of his childhood aspirations did, however, plant the seeds for Lance to find comedy in rejection and suffering. In this gaspingly funny collection of stories, Lance’s battle with disease, his overbearing parents, and his maniacal ...

Author:Lance Pototschnik
Usual Price4.99
Life with Ollie: The Story of a Single Narcissistic Parent

This is not a self-help or a how-to book. This is the story of the metamorphosis of a timid, fear filled child who finally blossomed into a warrior. I have many scars that no one can see, but they are healed now. Through these battles to become a warrior, I have helped the wounded souls that have come to me and seen them overcome their demons to stand tall and proud of who they are. It has brought ...

Author:Donna Bourgeois
Usual Price5.99
They Called Me 33: Reclaiming Ingo-Waabigwan

Karen longed for acceptance, validation and love, but had no ability to form healthy, meaningful relationships. Born into a large family already suffering the effects of two generations of residential school, and surviving her own nine years at St. Margaret Indian Residential School, Karen (like everyone she knew) had been systematically stripped of her dignity, identity, language, culture, family ...

Author:Karen Chaboyer
Usual Price14.99
Never a $7 Whore

It doesn’t matter where you start, it matters where you finish.

She should have been a $7 whore but she became a Fortune 50 Vice President. A true crime memoir of survival and resilience, Never a $7 Whore, is the story of a teenaged single mothers escape from her unscrupulous lover. Part one of a three part series, NEVER A $7 Whore details Toni’s transition from a girl into a woman whil ...

Author:Toni Crowe
Usual Price2.99
The Arrival: how to survive in America

THE ARRIVAL - HOW TO SURVIVE IN AMERICA offers tools and ‘the attitude’ needed to avoid the many pitfalls of America – a vibrate and seductive land - that has many genuine and productive qualities that allow an ordinary person to live an extraordinary life pursuing their dreams. THE ARRIVAL is a reminder that it is the immigrant spirit that keeps the pilot light of hope alive. And despite the real ...

Author:Ian C. Dawkins Moore
Usual Price15.00
Into Africa a Personal Journey

A remarkable and intriguing story about a journey to West Africa, the land of Blackwood’s ancestors. Into Africa, a Personal Journey begins in Nigeria with exposure to the tight control by the military that causes Blackwood to experience fear as never before. The journey takes her on an exploration of a new mysterious world where she experiences joy and wonderment as she shares in the lives of fam ...

Author:Yvonne Blackwood
Usual Price3.99
The Art of Healthcare Innovation: Interviews and Industry Insights from 35 Game-Changing Pioneers

What if you had a crystal ball that revealed the future of the healthcare landscape? Wouldn’t you want that ball? Think of how that information could boost your success and impact your future. You could be on the cutting-edge of change and reap the rewards. Accept that change is inescapable. Discover how healthcare changes will impact you, your family, and your career. Listen to pioneers who share ...

Author:Christina D. Warner
Usual Price4.99
The Shell of a Person

"Never have disgusting, miserable living conditions been so funny. When someone finally finds a way to send back a report from hell, I hope it will be Lance Pototschnik. Except this guy is going to heaven, for the way he writes." --The Kindle Book Review “Welcome to beautiful Costa Rica! Come and experience our diverse wildlife. Exhume nests of dead baby turtles and stay up all night while mosquit ...

Author:Lance Pototschnik
Usual Price5.97
Hollywood Ending

The 2008 recession hits. The US economy goes belly-up and sentences a young generation to wayward lives. With nothing to lose, Lance Pototschnik and his best friend, Jackson Greenly, decide to go for their artist dreams. Lance begins a grassroots initiative to sell an original screenplay to Hollywood. He lives out of a rental car and travels the country filming strangers' street auditions, hoping ...

Author:Lance Pototschnik
Usual Price6.97
Stop Killing Us

USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Keys takes aim at the racial divide facing America today in this breathtaking memoir. Terry Keys takes you through his journey of being a black man in south Texas. Travel with him as he discusses being in an inter-racial relationship to his days in law enforcement. Keys revisits some of his darkest days as he recounts the racism that he’s endured. It is a safe pl ...

Author:Terry Keys
We Can't Be Friends: A True Story

The companion to The Dead Inside, "[An] unnerving and heartrending memoir" (Publishers Weekly) This is the story of my return to high school. This is the true story of how I didn't die. High school sucks for a lot of people. High school extra sucks when you believe, deep in your soul, that every kid in the school is out to get you. I wasn't popular before I got locked up in Straight Inc., the noto ...

Author:Cyndy Etler
Usual Price8.79
Gaining An Angel

Jammie Fabick, a mother of three, never dreamed she'd receive the phone call she did on February 8, 2014. She heard no cheery hello from the opposite end of the line, only her husband's voice relaying the two words that would change her world forever.

“Helen’s dead.”

That's how the nightmare of losing her teenage daughter began---a nightmare that would go on to destroy everythin ...

Author:Jammie Fabick
Usual Price2.99
ANDEAN ADVENTURES

Service is a calling. When one man answered, he would change lives. Allan J. "Doctor Alonzo" Wind had strong views about futurism and fighting society’s injustices, even as a boy. He was an early Earth Day activist for environmentalism, and political corruption. In college he joined different causes including “No Nukes” and against authoritarian regimes. Despite finishing college with some pend ...

Author:Allan J. \"Alonzo\" Wind
Usual Price4.19
A Chemical Engineer in the Palm Oil Milling Industry

Palm oil is a big business. Palm oil has been widely used in food and non-food industries. More than half the products on sale in supermarkets are made with palm oil—yet many people hardly know anything about this industry. They don’t even know chemical engineers have a significant role to play in this industry. This book provides a series of episodes for you to discover the opportunities chemical ...

Author:Hong Wai Onn
Usual Price5.99
AVENTURAS ANDINAS

El servicio es un llamado. Cuando un hombre responde a él, puede cambiar vidas. Allan J. "Alonzo" Wind tenía una fuerte visión sobre las injusticias de la sociedad, incluso desde que era un niño. Así que, a pesar de terminar la universidad con algunos créditos incompletos, cumplió su promesa de unirse al Cuerpo de Paz para ayudar a los demás. Esperando regresar a los EE.UU. después del período ...

Author:Allan J. Alonzo Wind
Usual Price3.77