Jun 29, 2016
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Memoir

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

By Douglas Green

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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.

HUNGRY3
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A means to coping with sexual abuse by rejecting touch in: HUNGRY FOR TOUCH

By Laureen Marie Peltier

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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 – […]

Cover
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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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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

Rating:  star star star star star 

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.

LittleAmerican
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Lessons learned when a boy emigrates Israel to America in: Little American Man

By Lior Lampert

Rating:  star star star star star 

At five years of age, Lior Lampert emigrates from Israel to the United States with his two brothers and his mother. A high school student “with a clear vision for his future,” Lampert candidly shares his immigrant journey to America.

Salvation
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The search for truth and faith in: Salvation of a Serial Celibate

By Gregory McAllister

Rating:  star star star star star 

SALVATION OF A SERIAL CELIBATE is a memoir of the faith journey of Greg McAllister. The story begins in the safe cocoon of a Catholic parish in Northern California to the present day where he has come to rest in the scenic mountains of Vermont.

Twisted
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Twisted Broad: Tales From an Internet Dive Bar

By Nicole Jackson Jones

Rating:  star star star star star 

After a quiet (but not Mormon) upbringing in Utah, Nicole Jackson Jones launched herself into a life of debauchery, drinking, storytelling, and YouTube.

Xelie
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Xelie’s Gift

By Michele McGuire

Rating:  star star star star star 

Yes, this is a story about a dog named Xelie. Author Michele McGuire met her Picardy Shepherd on a trip to Austria and enthusiastically brought the dog home to join with the others.

Deceased
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Wife of the Deceased

By Dawn M. Bell

Rating:  star star star star star 

A widow must come to terms with the loss of her husband and learn to go on with her life without him.
Dawn Bell had a wonderful life—a beautiful daughter, a fulfilling job, good friends, and most of all, a loving and much-beloved husband.

Madness
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Madness, Miracles, Millions

By Joseph Semprevivo, Larry Semprevivo

Rating:  star star star star star 

This faith-based memoir highlights how the Semprevivo family overcame obstacles to create, own, and operate a multi-million-dollar, sugar-free cookie company.