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Home for the Friendless: Finding Hope, Love, and Family
By Betty Auchard
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 133,960. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The eldest of three in an unconventional family making their way through The Great Depression, Betty narrates this humorous and poignant recollection. Although poor in possessions, Betty's family leads a life so rich in turmoil that it rivals today's sitcoms.
Double Happiness: One Man's Tale of Love, Loss, and Wonder on the Long Roads of China
By Tony Brasunas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,090. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Tony Brasunas had never left the United States nor taught a class on anything. The adventure that changed him forever, that broke open his heart and awakened his mind, began in a high school classroom in hot, coastal Guangzhou, China, and culminated on the plateaus of ancient Tibet. A journey across China and through the soul of a young American, Double Happiness is travel writing at its best.
Ernest Amory Codman: The End Result of a Life in Medicine
By Bill Mallon, M.D.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 113,440. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals
Here's the first book-length biography of Ernest A. Codman (1869-1940), "father of shoulder surgery" and pioneer in outcomes research. This book vividly recalls Codman's career, including his breakthrough idea that patients' progress should be followed long enough to determine if their treatments are working.
The Art of Trapeze: One Woman's Journey of Soaring, Surrendering, and Awakening
By Molly McCord
Series: The Awakening Consciousness Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,930. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
With nothing to lose and only a dream to gain, Molly McCord moves to Paris to follow the courageous call of her heart. She arrives in a city she has never visited before and builds her dream life until a bigger purpose unfolds. Filled with love, authenticity, adventure, and laughter, this bestselling memoir is an unexpected journey to deeper levels of personal consciousness and soul growth.
Brass Bands and Rice Pudding
By Roy Osborne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,350. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A heartfelt remembrance of times past. Growing up on the East Coast of England before and during the Second World War, it's the story of an evacuation to the country, and the onwards journey through life in a era now forgotten.
Getting Down to Brass Tacks - My Adventures in the World of Jazz, Rio, and Beyond
By Amy Duncan
Price: Free! Words: 112,990. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In the 1950's a young teenage piano student is given an LP of a jazz pianist and is struck with a major epiphany while listening to his music: this was what she wanted to do with her life! This riveting autobiography of a woman in the world of jazz takes us on Amy Duncan’s adventures as a struggling musician and writer in Boston and New York to her exotic life in Rio de Janeiro
A Green Hill Far Away
By Joan Vardy
Price: $5.30 USD. Words: 109,850. Language: British English. Published: January 5, 2014 by Gingernut Books Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A Green Hill Far Away is a collection of Joan's earlier memoirs, a delightful and poignant mix harking back to the latter days of the war years. Never self-pitying, the stories have elements that will draw a smile or a tear and sometimes a full belly-laugh.
Un viitor luminos
By Teodor Flonta
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,190. Language: Romanian. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Cel de-al Doilea Război Mondial s-a sfârşit dar vieţile ţăranilor din Lupoaia, un sătuc din Transilvania, sunt răvăşite de impunerea unor schimbări draconice şi fără sens de către un nou regim care doreşte să creeze un om nou, pentru o societate nouă. Guvernul totalitar recent instalat ameninţă să elimine familia Flonta, declarându-l pe Pavel, tatăl lui Teodor, chiabur – “duşman al poporului”.
Janapar: Love, on a Bike
By Tom Allen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,150. Language: British English. Published: December 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
It was the start of a brand new life, but Tom Allen’s bicycle journey round the world takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian-Armenian girl. Written alongside the award-winning documentary film of the same name, Janapar is an honest and life-affirming true story of finding what you’re looking for when you least expect it.
Footnote to a Dream
By Benny Michel
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 185,620. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 23, 2013 by ShalvaPub. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This autobiography by Benny Michel chronicles his triumph of becoming one of South Africa's most popular musicians, despite his crippling polio affliction and abuse by his domineering father. It provides unique insights into the music world in South Africa during the "Big Band" era, and records the history of Jewish society in the early days of Johannesburg's history.
Where the Rainbow Fell Down
By Lynette Robinson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,160. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A raw and deeply moving memoir beginning in mid century New Zealand, Lynette Robinson battles to survive an upbringing profoundly impacted by poverty, family dysfunction and the Catholic Church.
On Eagles Wings
By Sy Newitt
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 254,910. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
On Eagles Wings is the true story of a journey of suffering that started in the deepest darkest pit of despair and hopelessness and ended in the bright sunshine of a new life. A journey that brought deep inner healing, peace and contentment and being set free from the constricting chains placed upon me by the world and the church to become the person I was created to be.
A Time Before Facebook
By Jimmy James Jr.
Series: A Time Before Facebook, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 138,000. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two families on opposite sides of the US/Canada Border are forever united through a marriage, children, and then a death. Jimmy is now growing up in a time before computers, email and social networking. The stories are true, but some persons and events have been fictionalized where necessary.
Please May I Leave The Room ?
By Ken Griffin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,340. Language: British English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
ken griffin recounts educating antics from his days on the west riding of yorkshire teaching supply staff during the 1950's, 60's and 70's. his own inimitable style is enhanced with illustrations penned by himself.
Cross-Country: Adventures Alone Across America and Back
By M. M. Justus
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,940. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
After many summers in the back seat, four months before 1/1/2000, M.M. Justus followed several literary heroes and drove alone across America for 3 months. She went from the Little Town on the Prairie to Scotty's Castle, and from the Twin Towers to an 'alien' landing site in Wyoming. After over 14,000 miles and one life-changing event, she arrived back home, only to discover home changed, too.
Trees Tall as Mountains (The Journey Mama Writings: Book 1)
By Rachel Devenish Ford
Price: Free! Words: 103,400. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
For eight years Rachel Devenish Ford has been writing about her not quite normal life at her blog, Journey Mama, telling stories about her days with characteristic honesty and humor. Now for the first time, this writing is captured in book format in the Journey Mama Writings Series.
Higher Than Eagles: The Tragedy and Triumph of an American Family
By Maralys Wills
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,270. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
He was the first in a family of six children, with parents who initially balked at his fantasies. Prevailing against all the people who called him impractical, a dreamer, Bobby Wills became a legend in the fledgling sport of hang gliding. A family saga written by a mother and one of her six children.
Letters from Mallorca
By Kevin Paul Woodrow
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 105,870. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
“Letters from Mallorca” is the true story of life in a Spanish hospital. A blood infection resulting in a three-day fever, alerted ex-pat, Kevin to the fact that something was desperately wrong, and within hours he had an emergency operation to amputate his left foot. This is the sad, also funny story of the next six months of his life, how he learned to walk again and found love in the process.
From Then To Now Edited Version
By chris courage
Price: Free! Words: 139,480. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
In this True Life Adventure, you will meet Rebazar Tarzs, a RealGuide from the secret part of Life. You as the reader will find yourself moving into new vistas and ethereal worlds of magnificent beauty, beyond what you can imagine for yourself. In Unseen Universes, there is a TruReality so Real, that it would definitely seem as though it could not exist at all. www.duanethegreatwriter.info
Spinster of Science: A Memoir, From Girlhood To B.Sc. Graduate
By Brenda Guiled
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,720. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A coming-of-age story about a girl with notions of becoming a scientist, to forward intelligent, sustainable human life on earth. What a gauntlet to run, overcoming stumbling blocks and thwartings without end. What an education, in how nature works, people behave, and human systems operate. What a graduation, into a world where science continues its many bad habits, to the detriment of all nature.