Still His: One Widow’s Journey to Discovery and Hope by Roni Hollis

Genre: Memoir
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Page count: 301
Dimensions: 6″x 9″
ISBN: 978-193717-896-3
Coming to bookstores November, 2017

 

Tragedy has a terrible way of hitting when one least expects it. This was the case for Roni Hollis, a small-town Missouri teacher, a wife and a mother, when her life changed forever on an otherwise normal December day.

When a work-related accident killed her beloved husband, Mike, Roni found herself in the throes of grief and depression. She was left with bills she couldn’t pay, a farm she didn’t know how to run by herself, a ten-year-old son to raise alone, and a heart completely shattered.

Relying on her faith in God and believing in her ability to rise from the ashes, Roni found within herself a strength she never knew she possessed. She became determined to survive a loss like none she had ever known, and to do so with grit and grace.

Not a widow self-help book, Roni’s story is simply the shared experience of a young widow who thought her life was over the day her husband died. Her raw and honest writing will carry you with her on a journey of love, loss, and eventually, of hope.

My Way Home: Growing Up Homeless in America by Michael Gaulden

Genre: Memoir
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Page count: 278
Dimensions: 5.5″x 8.5″
ISBN: 978-1-937178-94-9
Coming to Bookstores October, 2017

 

 His life was barely worth a dollar. He slept outside, on park benches, in stairwells, under bushes. Michael Gaulden lived in shelter after shelter across the United States. With his father incarcerated and mother disabled, he stayed homeless for ten years.

From the age of seven to seventeen, Michael, with his mother and sister, journeyed along his own underground railroad, desperately searching for a way to free his family from the sewers of society.

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I Am Not A Spy by Michael Bassin

Genre: Memoir
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Page count: 332
Dimensions: 6″ x 9″
ISBN: 978-1-937178-88-8
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The true story of an idealistic young American Jew committed to promoting peace and reconciliation in the Middle East.

Few American college students who study abroad receive constant accusations of being a spy. But that’s what happens to Michael Bassin, enrolled for a semester exchange at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

When Michael, despite advice to the contrary, reveals his Jewish identity to his new classmates, students, faculty, and the secret police respond with shock and suspicion.

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The Green Reaper: Memoirs of an Eco-Mortician by Elizabeth Fournier

Genre: Memoir
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Page count: 279
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ISBN: 978-1-937178-89-5
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When Elizabeth Fournier was eight, her mother and grandparents died. She spent a lot of time in funeral homes as a kid since her family were frequently found in caskets. Fournier family members didn’t have the best longevity record.

As a young girl, Elizabeth found cemeteries a place of peace and tranquility. As a teen, she’d attend funerals of people she didn’t know. Not surprisingly, she eventually headed into the local funeral home and asked for a job, any job. She landed the position of live-in night keeper, where she resided in a trailer in the far reaches of a large, hilly cemetery. She slept with a shotgun near her bed, experiencing the scariest summer of her life.

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Conversations with the Faithful: Seeking Enlightenment Over Lunch by Kerry Parry

Creative Non-Fiction
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Page count: 281
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 8.5″
ISBN: 978-1-937178-86-4
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Life without faith is a precarious way to exist. This was the position of a wannabe believer, Kerry Parry, who grew up in a family that believed religion was like sex. It was something you had to figure out on your own.

Her parents, who had left their own faiths of Mormonism and Evangelicalism, believed they were doing a favor to their children by shielding them from the trappings of religion. While skipping church had its benefits growing up, it left Kerry feeling adrift. She had no faith to hold onto during times of trouble. Even as a young girl, she envied those who were grounded within a community of believers.

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Rash: A Memoir by Lisa Kusel

Genre: Memoir
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Page count: 290
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ISBN: 978-1-937178-84-0
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Writer Lisa Kusel, while living comfortably in her California home, feels an unsettling lack of personal contentment. When she sees a job posting for a new international school in Bali, she convinces her schoolteacher husband Victor to apply.

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An American Adviser in Vietnam: My Story by Lt. Col. (Ret) Joe A. Putnam


Genre: Memoir
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Page count: 271
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ISBN: 978-1-937178-80-2
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In 1967, Joe Putnam, fresh out of officer training school, is shipped overseas to Vietnam as part of President Johnson’s American Adviser program. Putnam would be one of the American soldiers advising the South Vietnamese Army on how to conduct a war against the invading North Vietnamese Army and their counterparts in the south, the Viet Cong. This plan would supposedly keep the Communists at bay without actually getting the U.S. into full-fledged war in Southeast Asia.

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Against Doctor’s Orders by Ali Weinberg Barton

Genre: Memoir
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Page count: 204
Dimensions: 5″ x 8″
ISBN: 978-1-937178-83-3

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In 2012, after multiple failed in vitro fertilization cycles, Ali Weinberg Barton finally becomes pregnant. However, early in the pregnancy she experiences troubling symptoms. Finally, at 21 weeks, she is taken by ambulance to a major Boston hospital where she is told she’s in acute heart failure.

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Even When Trapped Behind Clouds by Patty Somlo

Even when Trapped behind Clouds L Genre: Memoir
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Page count: 255
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ISBN: 978-1-937178-75-8
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The daughter of an often-absent career Air Force officer and a depressed alcoholic mother, Patty Somlo grows up constantly on the move. Incapable of finding a permanent home, developing long-term relationships, or even learning to drive, Somlo continues through adulthood adrift.

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Slim Within by Karen Jones Gowen

SlimWithin_CVR_MED Genre: Biography/Memoir
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Page count: 254
Dimensions: 5″x 8″
ISBN: 978-1-937178-71-0
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Getting into diet addiction at a young age, Karen Jones Gowen spent a lifetime trying to get over it. Losing weight wasn’t enough. She wanted to achieve and maintain a healthy size without diets, grueling workouts or strict weight control plans. In fact, to discover the secret to eating normally, instead of like someone who was either on or off a diet.

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