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Book: The Bride's Trunk - A Story of War and Reconciliation by Ingrid Dixon
Do you like books that bring history to life? Then you'll love The Bride's Trunk , because it's a page-turner, a true story of love and reconciliation in the aftermath of World War 2. Beautifully told, it stays with you long after the last page is sadly turned. Imagine you must decide the rest of your life in one evening. This is the momentous choice facing Minny, a young woman who has grown up [...]
 
Book: Hamster Island by Joan Heartwell
Heartwell chronicles her heroic (and often hilarious) determination to live an unremarkable life as a member of a poor, super-dysfunctional family that includes a mostly absent father, a religious fanatic mother, a kleptomaniac grandmother, and two special needs siblings, all residing more or less in the middle of a parking lot. The story moves from Heartwell's lively coming of age in the sixties [...]
 
Book: Ask Me Anything - A Memoir by Marie Rudisill with Susan Marg
Ask "The Fruitcake Lady" and get ready! You never know what she'll say next. Marie Rudisill has been called many things: irreverent, sassy, brash, even rude, and, certainly, too old to be crude. You get the idea, if you don't know her already as "The Fruitcake Lady" from The Tonight Show. Well into her nineties, she became a television celebrity, going mouth to mouth with anyone who asked her a [...]
 
Book: Vagabond Boy - Memoir of a Youth's Journey Through a Heartland of Chaos by Joel Everett Harding
This true adventure story concerns a boy who navigates through an unusual childhood while traveling throughout 1950s America with his restless parents, bumping into reality at every turn. The author's encounters with strange landscapes, curious people, and dubious caretakers dangle confusing lessons he must choose to accept or discard at his peril. The book abounds in humor and boyhood adventure, [...]
 
Book: Split at the Root - A Memoir of Love and Lost Identity by Catana Tully
In this dramatic and beautifully written memoir, the author explores questions of race, adoption and identity, not as the professor of ethnic studies that she became, but as the black child of German settlers in Guatemala, who called her their "little Moor." Her journey into investigating the mystery of how these White foreigners became her parents begins when she reluctantly considered joining [...]
 
Book: Surrounded By Madness - A Memoir of Mental Illness and Family Secrets by Rachel Pruchno, Ph.D.
"What was the likelihood my adopted daughter would have my father's hazel eyes and my mother's mental illness?" In this fiercely candid memoir, Dr. Pruchno, a scientist widely acclaimed for her research on mental illness and families, shows how mental illness threatened to destroy her own family. Not once, but twice. As a child, she didn't understand her mother's episodes of crippling sadness or [...]
 
Book: The Dream Lived - A Memoir by Susie Sanchez
As children, we are taught to dream big. We're encouraged to shoot for the moon and to reach for the stars. Anything is possible. So, why should adulthood be any different? In her memoir, The Dream Lived, Susie Sanchez captures the essence of life through the pursuit of a dream. Defying all odds, Sanchez, a lifelong dancer, perseveres through the trials and tribulations of balancing family life [...]
 
Book: I Guess We Missed the Boat - A Travel Memoir by Barry Finlay
Seniors Reminisce About Travel! When eight intrepid Canadian seniors, brought together by marriage and with retirement in common, sit reminiscing about their travel experiences, the memory banks open and funny events start to spill out. Cowboy Ron, Ed the Negotiator, Joke-a Minute Jim and Practical Carol are part of the motley crew comprising the author's contingent of six in-laws. Each, at one [...]
 
Book: Nuns! A Memoir by Bernard Mendillo
Seven hundred and sixty years after St. Domenic founded the religious order that was to bear his name, I graduated from St. Pius Dominican Grammar School in Providence, Rhode Island. Is that a miracle? Was my beloved New York Football Giants' victory in Superbowl XLII a miracle? I'll leave those considerations, dear reader, in your more-than-capable hands. As for me, I went to St. Pius from 1954 [...]
 
Book: You Can Write A Million Dollar Memoir by David H Burns
If you're like millions of others, over the years, you may have daydreamed of writing a memoir. Hopefully not a thick, dry autobiography on the dust shelves of yesteryear, but a fresh, new slice-of-life memoir right out of your own memory! Generals, politicians and movie stars write (often boring or stuffy) autobiographies spanning their whole lives. Modern day memoirists write about a certain, [...]
 
Book: Sweet Melissa - Shine On You Crazy Junkie a memoir (Book Six 6) by Susan Segovia-Munoz
After decades of heroin addiction and crime the author finally wakes up as reality strikes her hard in the gut. She is chained to her deathbed with correctional officers by her side. The doctor has told her that there is nothing more they can do for her and she will most likely die within a few days.
 
Book: Dreams and Realities - A Memoir of Love, Loss and Resilience by Mildred Santiago-Vélez
Like many young girls growing up in the 1950s, author Mildred Santiago-Velez dreamed of a perfect life with the perfect husband and perfect children. But reality interrupted those dreams and caused her to face a tragedy she had never imagined. In Dreams and Realities, she narrates her story and the devastating events that marked and changed her life-a life that centers on love, loss, and [...]
 
Book: Whose Boy Are You? - A Memoir of a Young Boy by Charles Frankhauser
"Whose Boy Are You?" is a poignant memoir of a young boy whose family life is shattered by his parents' unexpected and sudden divorce. After being shuffled around and living with different relatives, he lands in the care of an elderly-childless couple that are distant relatives unknown to the boy. Their guidance helps him when he needs it most and proves to be life changing. The memoir is both [...]
 
Book: Ginny and Me - Reflections of What God Can Do - Inspirational Memoir (2nd Edition) by Christine Walters
Abuse is damaging. It comes from cycles of abusive behaviors learned and repeated through generations. Because of shame and embarrassment, many people do not speak about the cruelty they endured. In my case, most of the abuse I suffered resulted from my mother's mental illness. For my entire life, people told me to excuse my mom's abuse because she was mentally ill. However, mental illness does [...]
 
Book: From Mormon To Mermaid - One Woman's Journey From Oppression to Freedom by Lorelei Kay
For fifty years Lorelei lived the life of a devout Mormon woman. As a child, her mother told her stories of her pioneer ancestors who crossed the plains to find religious freedom. She grew up in Salt Lake City, was baptized in the Tabernacle font on Temple Square, performed baptisms for the dead in the Salt Lake Temple, and also played the world-famous Tabernacle organ. She attended Brigham Young [...]
 
Book: How to Publish Your Memoirs for Free by Bohdan O. Szuprowicz
This is a special E-Guide for all who want to write and publish their memoirs on the Internet specifically designed for reading and use on mobile devices. Besides an account of the proper procedures to publish an E-Memoir on Kindle for free, this E-Guide discusses the various types of memoirs and requirements for each. It forces the writer to ask the questions of why and for what audience he is [...]
 
Book: A Life Out of Context by Angie Haider
Whether she was journaling after a panic attack, journaling about beautiful children or journaling about her divorce, Angie Haider soon realized that when one emotion dominated her life, she compulsively accepted that emotion as her fate. Whether a happening hit her with a crushing sadness or an awesome embarrassment, her mind was relentlessly flooded with similar past experiences that compelled [...]
 
Book: Finding Family by Richard Hill
Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is the highly suspenseful account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records. This fascinating quest, including the author's landmark use of DNA testing, takes readers on an exhilarating roller-coaster ride and concludes with a twist that rivals anything Hollywood has to offer. In the vein [...]
 
Book: Walking Over Eggshells by Lucinda E Clarke
Walking Over Eggshells is an autobiography that tells the story of a mentally abused child, who married a "Walter Mitty" clone. They moved from England to Kenya, from Libya to Botswana and on again to South Africa. It took all her courage to survive in situations that were at times dangerous, sometimes humorous, but always nerve wracking. She had a variety of jobs, different types of homes, and [...]
 
Book: My Journey Through War and Peace - Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker (Pathfinder Trilogy Book 1) by Melissa Burch
MEMOIR 2017 SILVER WINNER OF IBPA* BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD 2016 SILVER Foreword INDIES AWARD WINNER Adventure For readers of Cheryl Strayed, Martha Beck, and Elizabeth Gilbert In this adventurous spiritual memoir, Melissa Burch discovers that by facing her near death, living outside her comfort zone and trusting her intuition, she could find herself and set a new course for her life. *Independent [...]
 
Book: First Love - Just Once in a Lifetime - A Memoir by Violeta Barrett
By 1956 Violeta Barrett had been working for a Wall Street investment firm more than a decade. Recently separated from her husband and feeling overworked, Violeta decided to vacation in Mexico. After her plane landed in Mexico City, a stranger with a deep, accented voice introduced himself as her tour guide. Violeta and Jorge had no idea they were about to begin a four-year romance that would [...]
 
Book: A Trap Of Malicious Blind Love - Sex, Seduction, Manipulation & Betrayal by Sheree' Gay
"A Trap Of Malicious Blind Love: Sex, Seduction, Manipulation & Betrayal," is based on true actual events between my husband and myself. I loved him unconditionally from the moment our relationship started. However, little did I know about, "The True Darkness Within" covered up under his Narcissistic Personality. I stayed in the marriage for as long as I could and always feared leaving my husband [...]
 
Book: A Jamaican's Journey To Time and Patience - Broken Vows, Shattered Dreams, Redeeming Grace by Derrick Garland Coy
A Jamaican's Journey to Time and Patience is Derrick Garland Coy's portrait of his multiethnic family whose African, Chinese, and European roots merge in Jamaica during the 1800s, then scatter across the globe in the mid 1900s, sending him on an odyssey to discover and fulfill God's call in his life, heal family wounds, and share Christ's message of redeeming grace and love. Against the [...]
 
Book: The Mailman Went UA (A Vietnam Memoir) by David W. Mulldune
Some readers will be upset by the use of racial references, some will be upset by the vulgar language, some by the stark brutality, some by the sexual references. I can sanitize my manuscript and give the reader a false sense of how war reduces the humanity of an individual. Not only that, but sanitizing the past distorts history and lulls a person into a nonchalant manner of behavior in [...]
 
Book: Hymie and the Angel by Norman Beim
"Hymie and the Angel" is both a memoir and a fantasy, a visit with relatives long since gone. I selected a picture of my father for the cover. I've set the Greek legend of Alcestis in Newark, New Jersey in the 1930s. This book features both suspense and love. The book is also a picture of an immigrant family, a group of people from an old country struggling and adapting to a new life, clinging to [...]
 
Book: Sleeping Under The Bandstand - An Historical Memoir by Enola D. Handgis
Sleeping Under The Bandstand is a memoir written by my mother, Enola D. Handgis. This memoir is historical in nature being the author's accounting of her life describes places and events that are now but historical memories, socially and personally.The book is comprised of stories my mother has compiled in the oral tradition, describing her personal life growing up in Kansas, her adventures as a [...]
 
Book: Aussie Larrikins by Jack Coull
This is the first part of a 3 part series about the life of a larrikin Australian man. He grew up in a large, but poor Catholic family in a small town in central Victoria, Australia. Pete is the eldest of 5 boys and the eldest of at least 25 cousins. He is currently going through some deep soul searching and decided it was time to tell his story. The first book in the series involves a lot of [...]
 
Book: The Hooker's Daughter - A Boston Family's Saga by Dale Stanten
In 1950s Jewish Boston, Ma was a hooker and at age six, I was answering the front door for johns. Kids were forbidden to play with me and even the girl scouts asked me to leave. Daddy barely functioned. My lesbian sister "came out," was thrown into a convent, and committed to a mental hospital. Add to that, shoplifting, stolen cars, Ma's multiple boyfriends, a terminally ill husband, and [...]
 
Book: Saving Grace - A Story of Adoption by LB Johnson
The Amazon #1 Best Seller from the International Award Winning Author of "The Book of Barkley" and 2017 Reader's Favorite GOLD Award Winner for Fiction "Small Town Roads". It started with a piece of paper---a birth certificate, sent to the author's parents long after her birth. There is much history in that piece of paper. For she was born to an unwed mother in the generation prior to Roe v. [...]
 
Book: Life Would Suck Without You - A Girlfriend Memoir by Jennifer Preuss
When life makes no sense, and the world is going straight to hell, a girl knows she can count on her best friends There are all types of friends. Rich friends. Poor friends. Fair weather friends and then there are Best Friends your BFF's. Meet Jennifer, a wannabe soap opera star, new to LA and waiting tables in Century City. She makes three new friends, and they turn out to be inseparable. [...]
 
Book: The Foster Factory by David Learmont
The Foster Factory deals with the experiences of David Learmont and his wife Marsha once they retired and started working again as Foster Carers. David claims that if he had written this book as a novel, the characters in it would have been considered 'too outlandish to be credible.' How the elderly couple dealt with egomaniacs, kleptomaniacs, tractor-maniacs, and children who stabbed him and [...]
 
Book: 6692 Pisces the Sailfish by Don Darkes
This is the True story of my Family Adventure and Disaster and the best thing that ever happened to me! The number, 6692 is the date, June 6th '92, when the jinx that was placed upon the vessel finally destroyed her. Although the ship was originally cursed when she was built and originally named Pisces, (the Star-sign). some believe she incurred additional "bad luck" because I effectively renamed [...]
 
Book: Wonderment by Nigel Hey
Book Description Publication Date: October 1, 2012 Wonderment: A Love Affair with Adventure, Writing, Travel, Philosophy, and Family Life keeps the action going from the author's innocent childhood introduction to sex to the danger and suspense of driving a waterlogged tunnel in the Greek mountains. This is the first-person story of a lifelong writer who was born with an insatiable curiosity and [...]
 
Book: Mr. Jefferson's Piano - & Other Central Harlem Stories by B.L. Wilson
Mr. Jefferson's Piano & Other Central Harlem Stories is the second updated edition of an anthology that weaves together a rich tapestry of 68 short stories, agency memos, and letters of events that take place during the late seventies, eighties, and nineties as seen through Melba Farris' eyes. Melba writes notes about everything work-related, chronicling her journey into the field of property [...]
 
Book: The Reverent Surrender - A Memoir by James Finster
The Reverent Surrender is an insightful memoir that tells the story of a father's dynamic and beautiful relationship with his son cut short when he took his own life. How does one retain the life lessons past on without becoming resentful of their father's decision? As an only son, James Finster, retells the memories of the life and times he experienced with his father and looks for the messages [...]
 


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