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The Inventor’s Fortune Up For Grabs
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,140. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
In 1913, Art Hadley invented the expansion bracelet and amassed considerable wealth. When Art's children died, his fortune was up for grabs. Told from that of the attorney, who negotiated a $1.8 million settlement, and one of the heirs he represented - this true story tells how a group of cousins, could unite and journey on a six-year odyssey of setbacks, divisive stubbornness and victories.
Here Begin the Lessons
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 70,720. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What was it really like at Ravenhill School? Now the truth can be told. A memoir of the old times, the strange times. A teenage boy is thrust into a new environment: boarding school. Things don't always work out as planned for the narrator, & the same holds true for the schoolmasters. What happens when bullying becomes intolerable? And who's writing those outrageous slogans on the walls?
I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 67,630. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Motherhood
This award-winning memoir traces Manterfield’s descent from rational 21st century woman to desperate mama-wannabe. She examines the siren song of motherhood and the truth about being childless in a mom-centric society. This is a story about love, desire, and choices; it is the story of a woman who escapes her addiction, not with a baby, but with her sanity, marriage and sense-of-self intact.
The Single Male Parents Cookbook and Short Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,600. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Single Male Parents’ Cookbook, is a delightful combination of food and humor, two subjects everyone will enjoy. As a single parent the author raised his children from the time they were four and six, and soon became an expert in the kitchen. As he said, “My cooking must have been good because both are adults now and still alive, which only attests to culinary skills . . . or luck!”
Zigzag: Flashbacks of a Painter
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,500. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An erratic journey through fifty short stories and illustrations by artist Gym Halama. Pulp, fiction, autobiographical sketches and oil on canvas brought together in a fascinating book. ‘It's a great read, atmospheric and witty.’ Peter Capaldi ‘Her book is a little gem...’ Sam Cutler ‘A fascinating memoir of a fascinating life.’ Paolo Hewitt ‘Terrific.’ Chris Stewart
Employment of the Month: The Unfortunately True Adventures of FAXBoy and FileGrrl
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,460. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This fast-and-furious memoir is told through a series of faux exit interview questionnaires that chronicles the friendship of two artists, one straight (FileGrrl) and one gay (FAXBoy), by way of our “extensive” work histories. Clocking in at over 50 jobs, this book is the perfect read for those times when you find yourself stuck in line at the bank or standing in the unemployment line itself!
Reflections at Sunrise
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Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
The morning dawned cold and crisp. I'd lain awake for hours, overcome with grief and loss. Something compelled me to crawl from the warmth of my bed and find pen and paper. I will always cherish the closeness I felt to my husband that morning as I poured out my heart. It was as though he was there beside me as I wrote the words that became my lifeline and brought proof that love survives death.
Dream Chasers of the West: A Homestead Family of Glacier Park
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 82,920. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by Riverbend Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Dream Chasers of the West is the true story of Clara Augusta Miller. In 1913, unmarried and alone at the age of thirty, Clara headed to Montana to file a homestead on free land, settling on the remote southern border of Glacier National Park. In many ways, Clara's story is the story of countless settlers who were destined to leave their impact on the West.
Why I Still Have Not Written My Flatland Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Essay » Literature
Mario Milosevic chronicles his attempts to equal or better Edwin Abbott’s 125-year-old Flatland novel as he explains his ideas for a Flatland story set in the skin of a dead whale. Part memoir, part essay, part story, this exploration of the intricacies of creativity takes you on a road not yet taken and invites you to consider the question: Are some stories better off not written at all?
Bread From the Sky
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,460. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
How many cat heads do you have to eat before you acquire the characteristics of a cat? Why do you hang a snail shell in a tree? How do you get a curse removed? And who buried a gri-gri in the yard? These and other questions are answered in Bread From the Sky, a Peace Corps memoir.