Dec 06, 2016
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INTO THE FUNHOUSE, a story of life

By Walter Harp

4.0

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INTO THE FUNHOUSE is not a story of being healed and renewed; it is a story of a father, a husband, a dedicated employee, a man who is sick—who keeps on living despite it all, or perhaps, because of it all.

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37 SECONDS, exciting and extremely anxious

By Stephanie Arnold with Sari Padorr

3.1

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Author Stephanie Arnold shares her account of the visions she experienced during her pregnancy, visions that showed she would die giving birth.

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Inspirational saga of overcoming adversity in A PILGRIM FOR FREEDOM

By Michael Novakovic

4.8

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A PILGRIM FOR FREEDOM chronicles the author’s arduous trek down multiple paths in his lifetime, which serve to significantly and profoundly influence his dynamic evolution from an adventurous, mischievous child to a courageous, and decorated heroic soldier.

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Coming face to face with a donkey creates a catalytic moment that sparks a paradigm shift in MY MILLION-DOLLAR DONKEY

By Ginny East

5.0

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Ginny East has no idea what she’s getting herself into when she trades a million-dollar business for a simpler and sustainable life style.

BUDDHADOIT
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A search for a statue turns into a spiritual journey in: THE BUDDHA MADE ME DO IT

By Marla Martenson

4.5

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Housecleaning in preparation for the move into their new home, Marla figures her hubby won’t notice if his dust-collecting Buddha statue goes missing.

NOMAD
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A teacher’s tale that provides guidance in and out of the classroom: MR. NOMAD: TALES OF A TRAVELING TEACHER

By Dave Webb

3.5

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Part memoir, part guidebook for teachers new and seasoned, MR. NOMAD offers a humorous and refreshing look at a misunderstood profession.

SHIRELLE
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A dog’s dogma in: THE TEACHINGS OF SHIRELLE – LIFE LESSONS FROM A DIVINE KNUCKLEHEAD

By Douglas Green

5.0

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THE TEACHINGS OF SHIRELLE has a message that most dog owners would agree with: you can train your dog, but your dog will also be training you.

Conversations
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A gift of a lifetime of lessons in: CONVERSATIONS ON THE BENCH

By Digger Cartwright

4.0

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An account of one man’s lifetime of knowledge on how to lead a satisfying, successful and ultimately emotionally fulfilled life, divided into 25 essential lessons.

BUZZ
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Braving the streets of Chicago in: BUZZ RIDE

By P.M. White

5.0

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In an experiment to discover what the rideshare business is about, one middle-aged business man takes it upon himself to tackle the dangers and excitement of becoming a rideshare driver.

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A means to coping with sexual abuse by rejecting touch in: HUNGRY FOR TOUCH

By Laureen Marie Peltier

5.0

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With the help of an unconventional psychiatrist, a woman struggles to recover from childhood sexual abuse.

CROWNING
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Combing through the expansive standards of beauty in: CROWNING GLORY

By Stacy Harshman

4.0

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A spunky twenty-something New Yorker, transplanted from Chicago, has her curiosity piqued by the male attention she receives while wearing a red wig she bought on eBay on a whim.

QUESTLOVE
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Tips on achieving the “perfect” relationship in: MY QUEST TO LOVE

By Daniel C. Davis

5.0

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MY QUEST TO LOVE provides practical guidelines on how to achieve the illusive perfect relationship, based on his familiarity with common pitfalls along the way.

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Adventure and rediscovery of self on the Appalachian Trail in: THE WORLD WE LEFT BEHIND

By John R. Morris

4.5

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The author, depressed by a breakup and a meaningless job, starts a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. John Morris and his fiancee had broken up, and his job as a security guard was starting to seem unfulfilling and dull. He found himself more and more tempted by a dream of achieving something really impressive – […]

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Contemplations on the relationship between food, love and family in: COOK YOUR WAY TO LOVE & HARMONY

By Agus Ekanurdi and Frida Antony

5.0

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A first person memoir about the healing properties of home cooking and a strong family life, written from the perspective of a newly married man navigating his relationship and the heart-wrenching difficulties of aging parents.

HAPPY
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A man rises above his drug addiction in: HAPPY CHASING HAPPY

By Jerome "jay" Isip

5.0

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From a teenage thug to a man who understands happiness.

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Memories of a free-spirited childhood in the isolated town in: GROWING UP ALASKA

By Niki Breeser Tschirgi

2.5

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This sentimental memoir tells the story of the author’s childhood in the isolated Alaskan town of Tok.

SPLENDOR
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Memoir, spirituality, literature, and philosophy successfully blend together for an enlightening read in: SPLENDOR.

By David Zindell

4.0

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Best known for his science fiction novels, David Zindell gets personal this time with insights into how growing up as a Baby Boomer in the Cold War Era helped him learn to appreciate the beauty and bliss of being at one with the universe in rare moments he calls splendor.

SASHA
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A surprising and moving relationship develops in: AND THEN THERE WERE THREE

By Julia Fox

5.0

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In AND THEN THERE WERE THREE, Fox tells the story of her unconventional three-person relationship through a series of sixty-seven letters addressed to her beloved.

PLACES
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Time spent mothering an elderly mother produces a collection of “mom-isms” in: TRADING PLACES: BECOMING MY MOTHER’S MOTHER

By Sandra Bullock Smith

5.0

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A daughter shares lessons learned from her eldercare experiences.

DIED
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A woman’s loving memorial to her husband in: HE DIED

By Sharon Rice Maag

2.5

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A woman mourns the death of her husband from cancer.

INTIMACY
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A Life of faith and humility converge in INTIMACY WITH GOD: One Man’s Journey

By Rob Oberto

5.0

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Pastor, teacher, speaker and writer Rob Oberto describes how we can encounter God in a real, inspiring way in the midst of ordinary life.

LEAVE
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A detailed look at one man’s experience in rehab in: YOU CAN LEAVE ANYTIME

By Robert Dinsmoor

3.0

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A beautiful beach resort called Wetlands is a promising getaway spot with one little catch–it’s actually rehab.

Troupe
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Lively anecdotes about the obscure 1980s comedy troupe abound in: TALES OF THE TROUPE

By Robert Dinsmoor

4.5

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Comedy writer Rob Dinsmoor lovingly recounts his years as a member of Chucklehead, a dynamic troupe of twenty-somethings who briefly charmed New York’s comedy scene in the 1980s.

Bubbie
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A jewish grandmother’s tales filled with history, humor and love in: Managing Bubbie

By Russel Lazega

5.0

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Attorney and author Russel Lazega blends funny stories about his larger-than-life Miami Beach Jewish grandmother with her historical accounts and additional research of her escape from the Nazi regime.