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Book: Stranger in a Strange World - A poignant, tragic, and often amusing look into the life of a physician with Asperger's. (Brier Hospital) by Lawrence Gold, ...
An automobile accident shatters the near-perfect lives of David and Luke Hyatt, identical twins. David survives intact, but Luke nearly dies from his injuries. The residue of Luke's head injury is an acquired form of Asperger's. The twins had graduated from medical school and were about to enter an internship at Brier Hospital in Berkeley. Although Luke is gifted with savant-like intelligence, [...]
 
Book: Ada In London - Surviving The Traumas by Gracy Ukala
Ada's motto was: "I'll live one day at a time!" Ada leaves her home, her six children, her husband and her beloved career in Nigeria to travel to London. Fred, her husband, had recently lost a substantial sum of borrowed money abroad. He brings serious pressure to bear on Ada to go and work in London to "salvage" the family from financial disgrace. Despite her protests and warning that "such a [...]
 
Book: Thrown Under the Bus - The Rise and Fall of an American Worker by Teresa Zerilli-Edelglass
Thrown Under The Bus: The Rise And Fall Of An American Worker is an explosive, no-holds-barred, whistle-blower guaranteed to blow your mind! This is the stuff that doctors, lawyers, and government bureaucrats don't want you to know about; the all-too-common, irresponsible bungling that allows them to get over on YOU, the everyday American in pursuit of the American Dream. Thrown is as much a [...]
 
Book: Why It's So Tough to Prosecute Cops by Earl Hutchinson
Nearly a quarter century after the Rodney King beating and the officer's acquittal, Political Analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson in his new hard hitting ebook, Why It's So Tough to Prosecute Cops (Amazon Kindle), says this question still looms large: What exactly has changed? Are officers who assault and kill unarmed civilians under the color of the law hauled into a court docket and convicted? If [...]
 
Book: Burning Barriers by Karen Moulder
Burning Barriers was written as a fiction based on my life as a single mother who became the first female firefighter in Brownsville, TX. It shows what led me to make that career decision. It brings the reader into my world of a mother working three jobs, fighting life threatening fires, and gender discrimination from entering a "man's" job, as well as being part of history making. It not only [...]
 
Book: Born a Gangster's Daughter - My Mother's Story by Maha Al Fahim
Amina was born in Dubai in the 1970s. As a child, Amina was brutally beaten by her father. As she came of age, she was cruelly discriminated against in favor of her brothers. But as a woman she nonetheless persisted in her love for her family, which was at the center of her life. Managing to connect her father with life-saving medical attention at a time when he was dangerously close to death, [...]
 
Book: Single Status by Linda Swift
B.J. and Dana, through a stateside headquarters error, find themselves sharing a villa when they come to start up a St. Croix power plant. The job is single status, which suits them in every way. B.J. is still smarting from the end of her ten year marriage and Dana carries hurt and guilt for the death of his wife and young son in a plane crash. When B.J. becomes the scapegoat for everything that [...]
 
Book: There's Jews in Texas? by Debra L. Winegarten
Winner of the 2011 Poetica Magazine national contest. "Debra L. Winegarten writes frank, funny, poignant, punchy poems. This collection shines with radiant spirit." Naomi Shihab Nye, Guggenheim Fellow. "Debra Winegarten's poems are sharp, sometimes funny, always on the mark when it comes to our difficult understanding of difference. Her poems move through those childhood lessons of identity and [...]
 
Book: Sins of the Father by Lee Williams
This novel is historical fiction. It involves an African American man whose ancestors were emancipated from slavery in Mississippi over 100 years before the action starts. He now finds himself enslaved to the Ku Klux Klan and about to begin a journey that will find him involved in the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. He escapes the Klan and assumes a new identity in [...]
 
Book: DISMANTLING THE ~ ISMS by Mercy Offor, PhD
ABOUT THE BOOK - This articulate and commendable writing mirrors problems that face everyone through the eyes of an experienced social analyst. In an artistic manner, the author of Dismantling the ~Isms re-describes reality, and construes social experiences in a new and venturesome way. Various social problems are highlighted, and viable solutions are listed by the diligent author who draws from [...]
 
Book: Xtabentum - A Novel of Yucatan by Rosy Hugener with Carl Hugener
According to Mayan legend, the xtabentum flower that grows wild on the Yucatan peninsula first appeared on the grave of a free-spirited young woman who was scorned for her passion by the people of her village, but loved by the gods for her kind heart. Xtabentum: A Novel of Yucatan is a story of two young women set in the years following the Mexican Revolution in Merida, Yucatan, one of the [...]
 
Book: Personification of Injustice by Connie Jordan
Truth is usually a matter of perception. Truth can be daunting and unyielding, making you face things you are unwilling to expose in the context of the conversations looming, making understanding float out the door as you give up the right to proceed in honesty, making it easy to compromise the interaction, I beseech you to surrender to the truths being exposed in the conversations. Those [...]
 
Book: A Tree Called TENALPA by Tim I. Gurung
Bert Yellow was running a noodle shop with his wife and son in a foreign soil. Life was simple and happy until the people from the foods and hygiene department paid a surprise visit at his noodle shop. Bolak Brown had a grocery store and was living happily with his family in a foreign land until the police raided his shop and found a package of drug. Lander Gray was working in a big corporation [...]
 
Book: Bethann - Love creates a will to survive by N.R. Mitgang
"A love story like few others. " -- Terry P, Brooklyn, NY - "A great book written with great warmth." -- Evelyn, Queens, NY - "I finished reading Bethann. What an emotional, heart-wrench story. Had me crying. Great job, hope it becomes a best seller." --Lisa B., New Jersey - "I enjoyed it lots, especially since it has a publishing theme. Hope it sells tons." -- Phyllis N., Texas - Set in the [...]
 
Book: American Me? by Dennis Matranga
American Me? is the one book that will offend everyone-white, black, brown, yellow, green, red, or blue. Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? American Me? says what's on the minds of millions, and though it is not politically correct, someone had to say it: Are you an American? Do you really want to be an American? What is an American?
 
Book: Stand For Something or Stand For Nothing by Ebony Jones-Kuye
"Jones-Kuye states that she wants her story to be an inspiration for others, and, to my mind, she has succeeded brilliantly." -Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite - In 2002, former NBA Clippers owner Donald Sterling acquired the Ardmore Apartments in Los Angeles where 67-year-old Kandynce Jones, a Black woman who was legally blind, right side paralyzed due to a bad spinal fusion [...]
 
Book: The Floater by Sheryl Sorrentino
Welcome to The Great Recession, when companies are laying people off left and right, and even Big Law isn't hiring anymore. At least there's no place at Robertson, Levine & Shemke for 46-year-old Norma Reyes, a recent graduate from an unremarkable fourth-tier law school. Short on luck and desperate for a job, Norma accepts RLS's offer to work as a "floater" (i.e., rotating secretary) a title that [...]
 
Book: The Battle for Tomorrow - A Fable by Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
A 16 year old girl is arrested for participating in an antiwar blockade and occupation of the US Capitol. Angela Jones pays an enormous price for her beliefs, when she is arrested during an antiwar protest and winds up in a juvenile detention facility. While there, she must fight for the right to live independently, in opposition to laws that require her to be released to a parent or guardian. [...]
 
Book: The Boy Called Troublemaker, based on the Childhood of Nelson Mandela by Ellie Crowe
Nelson Mandela --legendary freedom fighter and revolutionary, first black president of South Africa and Nobel Peace prize winner--stated that his childhood in the Transkei countryside taught him everything he needed to know in life. This biographical novel brings to life Mandela's childhood and his tribal initiation at sixteen when he resolved to live up to his name Troublemaker and fight for [...]
 
Book: They Loved with a Closed Fist by Carmen Love
A young mother of four is forced into the dark streets after she discoversthe man that she married isn t the charming man she thought he was. When she escapes, he pursues them relentlessly. They Loved With a Closed Fist is a memoir, documenting the journey that one woman took to break free from the vicious cycle of violence in her life. The vicious cycle started as a small child not being loved [...]
 
Book: Surfer of the Century - The Life of Duke Kahanamoku by Ellie Crowe
Who was named the Surfer of the Century? Read about Duke Kahanamoku's determination, courage in adversity, and good sportmanship as he struggles to become the fastest swimmer in the world and also teach the world how to ride big waves. --- This strikingly illustrated picture-book biography celebrates Duke Kahanamoku, who broke records as an Olympic swimmer and introduced surfing around the globe. [...]
 
Book: An Immoral Proposal - Forbidden Love Under Apartheid by Jennifer B. Graham
Picture this. She's from a lower socio economic family, left school at sixteen, works as clerk in a factory. He's from an affluent background, private school education, university degree, member of exclusive social clubs, home in the leafy suburbs. What's the likelihood of their having a relationship: Intimacy? - Probably not. Physical? - For sure. But would it last? Not a chance. In fact, [...]
 
Book: Roots of Indifference 2nd Edition by Terri Ragsdale
If you are a history buff and enjoys reading about history with high adventure/ action, and sizzling suspense, then you must read: "Roots of Indifference" a thought-provoking Historical novel, with a love affair full of lustful, explicit love. Meet two unforgettable main characters that go beyond all limitations to be with each other-- including murder! This novel is educational in heritage and [...]
 
Book: We All Have a Voice - My Mother's Story by Maha Al Fahim
Amina's 14-year-old daughter, Maha Al Fahim, skillfully brings her mother's story to life in these pages, creating an inspiring testament to the power of speaking the truth, of bringing meaning to suffering, and of discovering what truly matters in this life. Amina grew up in a Middle Eastern home where, from the time she was seven, she was responsible for the housework and for the care of her [...]
 
Book: Blood on the Roses by Robert Hays
In 1955, at the height of alarm over the Emmett Till murder in Mississippi and after the Supreme Court ruling against school segregation, AP reporter Rachel Feigen is sent to Tennessee on a missing person case. She quickly finds herself caught up in problems of her own when three local extremists decide to teach her not to poke around in things that are none of her business. This frank and honest [...]
 
Book: Blueprint to Utopia by William Franklin Clark
Great utopian works have the power to transcend time and live in the minds and hearts of readers forever. The challenge with most utopian visions has been the tendency towards the unattainable, towards fantasy; rather than, reality. Blueprint to Utopia means to end this problem by providing a credible roadmap to maximizing the laws of man through social evolution. It's intriguing, it's doable, [...]
 
Book: The Happenstance Marshal (The Millie Mysteries) by Michael O'Gara
Millie's Life Lesson #1 - When life gives you lemons, set out to save a town and get the badge and a gun you've always wanted. Millie has finished at the top of her class but no one is offering her a job. It's an obvious case of discrimination. To complicate things, her city is broke, business is bad, and everybody is struggling. A new reform council has been elected "to fix things" and they've [...]
 
Book: AIDS Doesn't Discriminate, So Why Do We? by Joel Savage
Benta lives in a little apartment in the Lake District on the outskirts of one of the beautiful cities in the Scandinavia Denmark - Aarhus. She soon becomes seriously ill after being diagnosed with AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). The stigma surrounding the disease causes many of Benta's friends and family to desert her. Kofi, an illegal immigrant, willingly accepts the task of caring [...]
 
Book: Butterfly Tears by Zoë S. Roy
Butterfly Tears is a collection of fifteen pieces of short fiction that depict the experiences of Chinese immigrant women facing the challenges of life in a new country. The stories are set in different parts of China, Canada, and to a lesser extent in the United States and examine Chinese women's cross-cultural experiences in North America as well as women's issues and political discrimination [...]
 
Book: The Long March Home by Zoë S Roy
The Long March Home tells the story of three generations of women. Agnes, a young Canadian goes to China as a missionary, and falls in love with a Chinese medical student. Growing anti-western sentiment forces her to return home to Nova Scotia, where she discovers she is pregnant. Meihua, their American-born daughter, travels to China in search of the father she never met and winds up marrying a [...]
 
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