I Am Not A Spy by Michael Bassin

Genre: Memoir
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Page count: 305
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
Dimensions: 6″x 9″
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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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
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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
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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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A Life Less Normal by Melissa Palmer

 

LifelessNormal_CVR_MED Genre: Memoir
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Page count: 282
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ISBN: 978-1-937178-72-7
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It’s hard to figure out what normal is when you’re surrounded by crazy, but Melissa Palmer never stops trying. Her mother’s mental illness and her father’s questionable business dealings are a cloud covering the New Jersey family in a shadow of secrecy. And all of it leaves a bigger mark on Melissa than she or her brother can admit.

When Melissa is a child, her mom makes the first trip to the psych ward. The second trip comes when she’s a teen. Then Melissa’s first year away at college, her mom commits suicide.

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Farm Girl Country Cooking: Hearty Meals for the Active Family by Karen Jones Gowen

 

 Cover-final Genre: Cookbook
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Page count: 84
Dimensions: 8″ x 10″
ISBN: 978-1-937178-37-6

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Although preparing regular family meals can be difficult, it is worth every effort. Dinner provides an opportunity to gather and refresh while spending time together around the table enjoying a meal.

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