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The Halo of the Jungle
By Werner Aron Gert Aron
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,960. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012 by Carl Aron. Category: Nonfiction
The Halo of the Jungle is the true story of the Aron family's forced emigration from Nazi Germany to Ecuador in 1939, and the 10 years they lived on their farm homestead in the eastern rainforest.
Turkey, the Raw Guide
By Jack Scott
Series: The Best of Perking the Pansies, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,200. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to pitch your tent in a foreign field, particularly a Muslim one? Guidebooks and travelogues only go so far. To get a real feel, you need to ask someone who’s been there, done that and bought all the fake designer t-shirts.
Deeply Superficial
By Michael Menzies
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,040. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction
In this dazzling memoir that also serves as a dual biography of stage and film legends Noël Coward and Marlene Dietrich, film and music executive Michael Menzies chronicles in hilarious detail his life-long obsession with the theater in general and these two international superstars in particular.
Memoir of an Entrepreneur 'Chasing Ambition'
By Anthony O'Steen
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
I am a dreamer, one who believes in reaching for the stars, every creative opportunity I have. Memoir of an Entrepreneur 'Chasing Ambition' depicts a first hand accounting of a life in the fast lane serial entrepreneur. The life of challenging the odds to chase down one's dreams.
America Redux: Impressions of the United States After Thirty-Five Years Abroad
By John Walters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,240. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
In 1976 John Walters left the United States in search of adventure and literary inspiration. He lived for many years in India, Bangladesh, Italy, and Greece. Finally, faced with the economic catastrophe in Greece and the lack of opportunities for his sons, he returned to the land of his birth. Without home, without job, without resources, he confronted his own country as if for the first time.
The Orange Trees of Baghdad
By Leilah Nadir
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,980. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
In this “powerful and important book” (Vancouver Sun), Leilah Nadir uncovers her lost roots, in the Iraq her father left behind decades ago. In the brutal aftermath of the invasion, a surprise reunion brings east and west together. Orange Trees won the George Ryga Award; Naomi Klein called it “Lovingly woven together … reminds us that Iraq is not just a war; it is a country.”
Helen: A Psychic Gift
By T.J. Davis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,320. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This book is a memoir of Helen Gilman, a long time resident of Boulder, Colorado. She was more than 90 years old when she died. She was deaf for most of her life and worked as a psychic reading the tea leaves of thousands of residents during the many years of her practice. This book contains many remarkable stories telling of Helen's uncanny ability to see things invisible to others.
A Tough Cookie Christmas: a true tale of sobriety, the holidays and baked goods
By Sean Paul Mahoney
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Playwright and blogger Sean Paul Mahoney recounts his first holiday season sober. With a biting sense of humor and a ton of baked goods, can this former hot mess survive "the most wonderful time of the year"?
Memoirs of a Fighting Dog
By Keisha Keenleyside
Price: $1.60 USD. Words: 40,280. Language: British English. Published: December 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
See the world of dog fighting through the dogs point of view as he shows you exactly what his life is about and what happens when fighters fail in the pit.
The Boon: Thoughts of a Schizophrenic in Remission
By Eugene Uttley
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,530. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Accompany Eugene Uttley on a mythological “hero's journey” to another world and back again, and join him as he articulates the prize that he won there – The Ultimate Boon. Through his struggles in coping with schizophrenia, Uttley has come to know what he wants. Now he just needs to figure out how to get it.