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To Sark and Beyond
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,470. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Chris Davies Curtis has combined her first 3 books: first she is a District Nurse in London in the 1960's. Then she and her husband move to the Feudal Island of Sark to run a guest house and smallholding of 200 hens, goat and a donkey; they travel to NZ by ship, touring in a delivery van they explore work there for 2 years, finally emigrating and Chris gets a job as a rural District Nurse.
The Wrong Shade of Yellow
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,260. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
I was middle aged and homeless, soon to be penniless, and really and truly no different from that bag lady sitting on the bench over there. I couldn’t jack it in and go home, because I didn’t have a home to go to anymore. The bicycle and the tent were now home. Wherever I found myself on any given night was now home. And that meant, for tonight, Genoa Piazza Principe Railway Station was home.
The Uses of Adversity
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,710. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is the story of my mother, who, in 1939, discovered her husband was suffering from tertiary syphilis – an affliction which could be cured then only by long years of treatment. The horror with which syphilis was surrounded was similar to that provoked by HIV/AIDS in the 1980s.
Certified: Learning to Repair Myself and the World in the Emerald City
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,770. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Acclaimed author Kim Antieau returns to school in Seattle to learn sustainable food systems and permaculture methods. But something happens on the way to getting her certificate. She learns about herself, the world, and her place in it. And it’s nothing she ever expected. Join Kim as she recounts her adventures and misadventures on the road to getting certified.
Sober Truths: The Making of an Honest Woman
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,650. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
After 20 years of misery drinking, Kelly found she had to change most of her life to stay sober. This memoir tells how she learned to be with loneliness and anxiety, oo let go of the jealous dramas of the past, and to embrace a new life. Sobriety isn't easy; in fact, it is continual hard work. But Kelly offers hope to those who cannot imagine a life without alcohol from one who has recreated hers.
Behind the Ivy Walls
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,310. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Behind the Ivy Walls is based on the true story of a young boy seemingly born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. It is written in the time-honored tradition of a feel-bad/feel-good story in which someone else's tragedy teaches us life lessons about positive thinking and seizing each day as a gift.
Finding Harry
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 148,340. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
One man’s struggle to rise above his Midwestern Protestant roots to live a fulfilling life despite the attempts to keep him emotionally broken. It’s a journey of self-discovery. It’s a story unlike any other: it’s a coming out story, a coming of age story. It’s the story of his struggle to rise above all those who would entangle him and forever keep him from rising above.
The Lacemaker's Son
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 80,300. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014 by McAvaney Media Pty Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Ted Setnikar was just four years old when his father sold him for two litres of schnapps and a handful of cigarettes. This is the story of his escape from servitude in Tito's Slovenia and his eventual journey to find freedom a world away, in South Australia.
Tales From The Parlour and The Trenches
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,300. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Historical novel mainly set during the First World War. Elicited from a biography, this true story is a rude, politically incorrect insight into the war deeds, occurred on the Italian front, through the eyes of Enea, a young aristocrat who'll become adult and wise (or perhaps precociously old) after his baptism of fire and blood
Dairy Cows and Duck Races
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,500. Language: British English. Published: June 15, 2014 by Earlswood Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This first hand account of farming and associated business life in the north of England - near to 'James Herriot' country - in the 1970s and 1980s, relates heart-warming tales with humour and candour. It depicts some remarkable rural characters and the hard reality of business life.
Catching Butterflies
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Price: Free! Words: 103,130. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The random memories of my Dad's life as told in his unique and N'awlins gumbo style. The Spirit of Louisiana, and the Big Easiness of New Orleans, flows through these recollections reflecting his ever present joie de vivre. For 6 years, Dad sent 2 or 3 stories every other week to each of his 8 children in the mail. Come and "catch a butterfly" with Pops as his life is captured one smile at a time.
Freak Show Without A Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations
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Price: $6.25 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014 by Possibilities Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Fishing for piranhas in the Amazon, getting stoned at Fijian kava ceremonies, and witnessing the ancient ritual of land diving on Pentecost Island is the stuff of National Geographic cover stories – and Nevin Martell’s childhood vacations.Freak Show Without a Tent is a grandly hilarious memoir-misadventure that is equal parts National Lampoon’s Vacation, Romancing the Stone and Crocodile Dundee.
Calling All Women “Your Chariot Awaits You”
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,260. Language: American English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Dr. Carballo-Perelman challenges women to become empowered and asks, “Why haven’t women achieved equality with men? How can we change these realities forever, creating a new world for future generations?” If you’re ready to shatter the glass ceiling and change your internal perceptions, here are practical tips, encouragement, and motivation to move toward empowerment.
Coup D’état Oman
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,700. Language: British English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In Oman on 23 July 1970, Ray Kane led the only coup d’état executed by British Officers in living memory. All accounts of the coup by writers and academics repeat and so perpetuate what might be termed the British government – approved version of events. Read on to learn the truth.
Jam on the Ceiling
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by Mary E. Lowd. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
As a newspaper columnist of many years, Wes talked about writing a book but didn't realize he'd already written one until his sons went through more than 700 of his columns and compiled the best into Jam On The Ceiling. In this book, Wes talks about Oregon history and politics, the changing times and technology, traveling, hiking, and building a log cabin with his son William L. Sullivan.
Fire Sail: The Journey Continues – Part 2
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,700. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Fire Sail: The Miraculous Attainment of a Family's Dream– Part 1 describes the 7 yrs of trials & tribulations as the Marins build a 40-foot sailboat from a bare hull in Maine. Not a travelogue, the story follows their lives and events on a two-year live-aboard adventure. Part 2 finds the Marins sailing deep into exotic seas. Along the way they make new friends and experience new adventures.
Sorry, I Thought I Loved You
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 86,160. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
As a codependent and relationship addict, Michielle struggled through her childhood and early adult life. After a first marriage at seventeen and a fifth divorce by thirty-four, she had truly reached rock bottom. Finally putting a name to her condition brought her the courage to find the right way to regain her life - and gave her the desire to help others who were suffering with similar issues.
My Mind Is An Open Mouth: A Life Behind the Mic
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,490. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
With his outlandish, machine-gun rapid-fire humor, Cork Proctor has been knockin' 'em dead for sixty years. . . literally. From his first attempt at stand-up comedy as a gravedigger entertaining his co-worker to lounges and showrooms around the world--on land and sea--this left-handed, dyslexic, two-time high school dropout has not only seen it all, he tells it all.
How My Ordinary Became Extraordinary
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,840. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
I thought I needed some excitement in my life. Rushing to the hospital for eighteen hours of open-heart surgery wasn’t what I had in mind. This is the true story of my recovery from an aortic dissection and the people and mindsets that pulled me through it. Whether you are standing atop your personal mountain or still scaling the cliffs, this book is for you.
Bozo's Boy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,650. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
What happened to the smartest kid in Colorado? He didn't grow up to be a rocket scientist! A humorous romp through fifties and sixties America.