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Car Living When There's No Other Choice: Tips & Strategies for Survival & Safety
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,490. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
Could you survive in your car if you had no other place to live? Thousands of people worldwide have safely and successfully overcome short-term housing crises by living in a vehicle. This book will give you the knowledge, courage and confidence to do so, too.
Camp Expendable
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,550. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
America is a nation of economic and environmental refugees. When Casey loses his family and then his job, he goes on the drift. He’s scooped up to become one of 300 homeless single men locked behind razor wire in Camp Midway, a repurposed Army base. Violence and death stalk the camp and Casey take more losses. Will he accept a life with no future, or find a way out and make a new life for himself?
Michele
Price: $16.97 USD. Words: 25,030. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Your flaws make you who you are; don’t deny your imperfections, embrace them. This is the root of Mandy Boreskie's biographical tale which recounts her mother’s life and struggles with a very rare and deadly syndrome called “Sturge-Webbers”, as seen through multiple perspectives and the eyes of the one man who knew her best.
Desperately Seeking Cereal: A Travelogue
Price: $5.19 USD. Words: 14,400. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Abandoned by family and friends, this true story tells how Michael Mangold MD survived homelessness in Nicaragua by using his wits and at times doing the "unthinkable.” With help from unexpected sources like a Catholic priest in Estelí and Mormon missionaries in León, Desperately Seeking Cereal describes how those who are entrusted to serve the needy and desperate often do so at a cost. If at all.
Miss Lena Raven and Other Poems
Price: Free! Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Fifty poems steeped the human predicament, displaying in diverse ways, its demons, saviors and whimsies. Stop by for a coffee at Andy's Diner or Laura's Luncheonette. A drink at the Canopy Club, taste Olympia's fromage. Fill your lungs with smoke in Sarajevo. Visit the Sleeping Giant and Castle Craig. Fall in love with Lena. The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety. --W. Somerset Maugham
Sleeping with the Blackbirds
Price: Free! Words: 37,870. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Adventure » General
Hideous parents and school bullies are making Roy Nuttersley's life a misery. So for comfort Roy looks after the birds in his garden, and in return the birds hatch a series of ambitious plans to protect their new friend. But like so many things in life, these go hideously wrong and the lives of both Roy and his arch tormentor, Harry Hodges, are turned upside down - but in a surprisingly good way.
You Don't Have a Home?
Series: Love God. Love Others.. Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Homelessness & Poverty
Louisa is explaining to Jada and Charlotte that she is collecting plastic grocery bags for her abuelita so that she can knit them into sleeping mats for the homeless. Her friends think this is a silly idea until they learn more about homelessness and ways to help.
The Elephant in the Room
You set the price! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Essay » Sociology
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Humanity is blind to the failures of civilization. Though we suffer emotionally from the shortcomings in our way of life, we work hard to ignore our pain, assuming our suffering is our own fault. If we could observe civilization from the outside, we might see these failings and be able to free ourselves from all the mistaken beliefs that hold modern society together, and relieve the pain.
Intersexion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,440. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Taylor is a teen teetering on the edge of a steep precipice. Disowned by his family, living on the street, battling abuse and prejudice, he struggles to discover who he really is and how to carry on with life.
Epic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,560. Language: American English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A vividly imaginative space opera that follows a group of unlikely young heroes as they travel from the clouds of Heaven to the gates of Hell on a search for ancient, mystical power.