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Facts, Myths, Folklore, & Fables
By Mike Davis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,810. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
Who hasn't said, "Someday I'm going to write my life story." Most of us mean to do just that, but aren't sure where to start. Here's a guide that will give you that starting point, and a process to help you work your way through to the end. Facts, Myths, Folklore, & Fables won't tell you how to be a writer, or what to write, but it will give you a roadmap to follow as you gather the data.
Emigrant for a day
By Francesco Lolli
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
I moved to Sweden for a PhD from Florence, Italy. I studied neurology and made new experiences in the neurological laboratories of Stockholm. The book is the stoy of a special day in my life in the ice and darkness. Memories from a different time and space.
Oh, Beautiful: An American Family in the 20th Century
By John Paul Godges
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 151,270. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
An Italian immigrant family clings together. A Polish immigrant family breaks apart. From these backgrounds emerges an American family--a staunchly Catholic U.S. Marine Corps father, an emotionally effusive mother, an Oliver North son, a Hillary Clinton daughter, a mentally ill sister, a jock brother, a lesbian rocker, and a gay male activist--all of whom struggle to find their places in America.
A Life Less Lost
By KB Walker
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 78,270. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
When a mother faces the ultimate threat, the suffering and potential loss of her child, every human resource kicks in, including faith. A Life Less Lost charts the author’s journey through white coats, misdiagnoses, endless appointments & more. KB Walker connects stories from her American childhood to the traumas that face her English family to explain the hope that helps hold her life together.
Chapel Hill in Plain Sight
By Daphne Athas
Price: $7.45 USD. Words: 81,860. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2010 by Eno Publishers. Category: Nonfiction
A memoir by novelist Daphne Athas about coming of age in Chapel Hill during the Depression, life during WWII and the McCarthy era. Athas delves into the world of Southern writers and the shifting of a small college town into the New South's technocracy juggernaut. These tales snatch "the veil off racism, classism, politics and Vanity Fair-worthy scandals that haunt," says writer Randall Kenan.
Blue Men, A Short Memoir of 1968
By Rob Shelsky
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
“The Flower Children Are Blue Men Everywhere.” It was 1968, the United States was in turmoil, and those lyrics encompassed the times in more ways than one. For one young man, coming of age in 1968 was to realize more truths about himself than about the times in which he lived. One teacher in particular showed him the way, a teacher he hated. This brief memoir is about enduring lessons learned.
Keeping Track: The Inner Eye of an Outdoor Life
By Ed Gray
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,440. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010 by Graybooks. Category: Nonfiction
Written over the course of 20 years by the founding editor of Gray’s Sporting Journal, these 70 short pieces form a very personal and moving memoir of a thoughtful life spent in the outdoors with his growing family and a few like-minded and unforgettable characters. By the end of this book, they’ll all be etched in your mind, too.
Paddle Beads
By O. Ross McIntyre
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,400. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2010 by Graybooks. Category: Nonfiction
Ross McIntyre and his wife Jean spent 40 years together paddling the great wilderness rivers of North America. Paddle Beads is Ross’s inspirational and moving memoir of those trips and the resultant lifetime journey they took together.
Eight Days in Africa: The Story of an African Safari
By Sean Jeffries
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,730. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
This is the story of the author's first African safari. But it's more than just the story of the hunt, it's a roadmap showing all of the steps that the author took to plan his trip. Not quite a how-to manual, the book tells you the things you need to know about planning a safari while presenting the information in narrative prose designed to keep you turning pages to see how the hunt ends.
My Blissful Life As a Submariner's Wife
By MJ Allaire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,160. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
Military families have it all, don't they? Free medical, dental, and benefits galore. But what about the dependents left behind when the active duty member deploys? No amount of money can replace when they miss some of life's major milestones, such as the birth of a child, a baby's first steps, or a high school graduation. Do you think you understand the life of the military family? Think again...