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The Black Deck by Nicola Peffers
Price: $7.75 USD. Words: 74,630. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
When Ordinary Seaman Nicola Peffers boards the Winnipeg for her first deployment with the Canadian Navy, she embarks on a psychologically deadly voyage rife with unimaginable life-altering challenges. At a break-neck pace Peffers undergoes intense training, fierce hierarchies, and unjust mistreatment by her superiors. In The Black Deck, Peffers offers a glimpse into a harsh world at sea.
Of Me I Muse by Gary D. Kessler
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,740. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016 by Cyberworld Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
An inspirational guide to lateral thinking when writing family and personal histories. Whether or not there’s a heaven or a hell, people will live on in the memories of those they’ve left behind. On that premise, and with the belief that we all have life stories, philosophies, and influences simply by “having been,” to pass on down to later generations— memoirs and family histories are for all.
The Final Dive by Terrence Morrissey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,530. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
An absolutely fascinating story of how two men met, one man of prominence, the other was the manager of a car rental company in the Bahamas. It all began with “Would you like to borrow my car?” Spear fishing and diving in the beautiful Bahamas, late night dinners, and joyful night-clubbing. An untimely death and a casual remark changed one man’s life forever.
The Sugarless Plum by Zippora Karz
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,630. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
For dancer Zippora Karz, a rising young star with the famed New York City Ballet, being diagnosed with diabetes could easily have ended all her dreams. The Sugarless Plum takes readers deep into the heart and soul of a young dancer, and is a remarkable testament to determination and perseverance.
An Autumn Hike by Mike Bozart
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In October of 1994, the author and a Korean American lady go on a hike to Big Bradley Falls in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a perfect fall day ... until a misstep. Very closely based on a real event. Only some proper nouns were changed. Approximately 3,300 words. Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. If this tale were a movie, it would most likely get a PG-13 rating.
HIC ET NUNC - Vent'anni e non capirci un cazzo by Fabio Manenti
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: Italian. Published: August 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Un diario di vita che descrive il lento e tortuoso incedere dell'esistenza dal punto di vista di un ventenne.
Memories, Dreams, Nightmares by Jack Weiss
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,100. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016 by Ironstone Digital. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is the memoir of Jack Weiss, who at the age of 14 is deported from Hungary to the notorious Nazi death camps. Desperate to stay with his father, and barely able to pass as a grown man, he recounts the horror of life at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Alone at the end of the war, he travels through orphanages and refugee camps until brought to Winnipeg by the Canadian Jewish Congress to start a new life.
Open Windows - A Story of Postpartum Anxiety and Depression by June L. Young
Price: Free! Words: 48,870. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Parenting » Pregnancy and Child Birth
From pregnancy to the hell that is postpartum depression and anxiety, June discloses intimate detail from her journal, medical records and family history. Amidst the savage depression and crushing panic attacks, she finds strength and solace in family, the art of storytelling and the mystery of faith.
The Other Side of Philip K. Dick by Maer Wilson
Price: $7.83 USD. Words: 55,560. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
What is the truth behind the legend of Science Fiction great, Philip K. Dick? In spring, 1972, Phil Dick moved to Fullerton, CA, where he met Mary (Maer) Wilson. Amid marriage proposals, marathon talk-fests and a love for music and films, they forged a strong friendship that would last the rest of his life. Wilson’s quirky, yet unflinchingly honest, memoir reveals a funny and generous man.
Chasing Stones: A Memoir by Michele Stevens
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,970. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Their paths first crossed when she was just a child, and years later they came together to build a marriage that lasted until the day he died. That day wasn't as far in the future as they'd thought though. When a doctor's negligence costs Alan his life, Michele struggles to find her way against a lifelong panic disorder, newfound poverty, and missing the only man she ever truly loved.
Betrayal & Conquer: An American Story of Courage & Resilience by Ramona Ortega-Liston
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 85,610. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Only in America is this story possible. Ramona grew up poor in the Des Moines river bottoms planting fields and driving tractors at12. At 17 she suffered the stigma of unwed motherhood. This inspiring story follows Ramona’s pursuit of her American dream—college, home ownership, raising a family, running for Congress, volunteering at the White House and dancing at presidential inaugural balls!
Fish Raincoats: A Woman Lawyer's Life by Barbara Babcock
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,910. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Law » Gender & the Law
The life and times of a trailblazing feminist in American law. The first female Stanford law professor was also first director of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, one of the first women to be an Assistant Attorney General of the U.S., and the biographer of California’s first woman lawyer, Clara Foltz. She is a survivor, pioneer, leader, and fervent defender of the powerless.
This Is Africa: A Dream Chaser's Odyssey by Dashiel Douglas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 119,720. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The True Tale of 7 Countries, 4 Arrests, 3 Name Changes, 2 Escapes, 1 War, a Terrorist Attack and an Entertainment Pimp. This honest and engaging memoir provides a rare and insightful glimpse into the reality of life in Africa. 'This is Africa' takes the reader on two dream chasing quests, which the author artfully weaves into one uproarious and unforgettable story.
Questing Home: A Safe Place For My Holy Grail, Personal Growth Through Travel by Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem M.Ed.
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 242,750. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Divorce, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Questing Home: A Safe Place For My Holy Grail makes a significant contribution to understanding the use of legal bullying in a divorce. The inequity in the process of ending a deceitful marriage where a person in a legally powerful position freely abuses, ways of parenting children through conflict making efforts to avoid parental alienation, and healing through travel are exposed.
Journey to the Self by Maureen Burns
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 127,160. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
A child of wartime London, Maureen emigrated to the other side of the world in the 1950’s. Crossing the Alps in a bubble car, sailing through the Suez Canal, driving in the Australian outback alone, she recreated herself time and time again. A maverick spirit with an appetite for change, Maureen set out to see the world and to see how it would change her.
Living Gods Breathing Today by Joseph Turner
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,200. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
For Centuries our fore fathers from the “Old World” have used truly powerful philosophy and symbols to define and explain the Truth. Stating what is right and wrong with words even beautiful Portraits that have taken the form of frescos and powerful Icons. Depicting Heaven, Earth, Hell, Prophets, Saints, even God in three persons and the ladder of divine ascent.
The Godfather of Souls by Paul "Doc" Gaccione
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,260. Language: American English. Published: July 28, 2016 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
According to the FBI and New York’s Organized Crime Task Force, Paul “Doc” Gaccione is a murderer and leading member of the Mafia. This is the story of his time in prison mentoring a talented young hoodlum inmate.
The Old Man in the Hospital by Van Allen
Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
Another short simple memoir from my life. In this very short story, I find myself stuck in the hospital, sharing a room with an irate and bitter old man. Location: Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Texas. Warning...contains a few uses of profanity.
No More Cats, Please! by Warren Philipson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,810. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
With warmth, humor and photos, Warren Philipson recalls his 70 years with pets--dogs, fish, turtles, gerbils, a parakeet, a horned lizard, salamanders and especially cats. Of the latter, you'll meet cerebral Lassie, disappearing Rex, the lesser intelligent Boss, and Henry, who so intimidates a pet sitter with 20 years’ experience, she is unable to enter the house.
The Rangity Tango Kids by Lorraine Rominger
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,970. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2016 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The Rangity Tango Kids is the story of a fifth-generation, German Catholic farm family in 1950s and 1960s California, narrated by the eldest of 17 grandchildren. Born into a loving, hard-working, highly competitive family, and united by a strong faith, every day was an adventure growing up on a bucolic American farm, a way of life that is rapidly disappearing.
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