The Sea is Wide

Author: Rundy Purdy

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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Deal starts: February 17, 2017

Deal ends: February 19, 2017

Description:With compassion, hope, and a strong dose of gritty realism, The Sea is Wide tells the story of how a grandfather and his grandson crossed the wide sea of Alzheimer's. It is a tale of losses, but even more of things found in spite of what is lost. It is about giving bedtime stories, hugs, and a lot of coffee. It is a story of laughter even in the presence of sadness. The sea of Alzheimer's is wide, but it can be crossed. In writing that is by turns uplifting and poignant, Rundy shares his journey of perseverance and love.

The Road Behind Me

Author: RjCook

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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Deal starts: January 12, 2017

Deal ends: January 24, 2017

Description:It's been said a man falls in love an average of three times in his life. If that's an accurate assessment, it stands to reason two of those three must end in heartbreak. Author RjCook had the misfortune of experiencing two of his three heartaches before the age of twenty - both within the same year separated by only a few months. The Road behind Me narrates his story of lost love, a tale of a journey, and a late-in-life epiphany all predicated on a single deception that he lived with for the better part of forty years. This memoir tells how, from the summer of 1974 to the summer of 1975, he traveled from New Jersey to California to escape the pain of a broken heart, only to discover that distance did nothing to diminish his memories. A true story of the author's failed attempt to create a new life for himself, The Road behind Me shares the adventures he encountered almost a continent away from home. It's a story of growing up and falling in love in suburban New Jersey; of losing love and seeking refuge in the land of milk, honey, and Disney; and of returning home a defeated and forlorn road warrior-all during the time of peace and love, Woodstock, Nixon, and Vietnam.

Dani: Throwaway Child

Author: B D Ethington

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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Deal starts: January 21, 2017

Deal ends: January 23, 2017

Description:Dani was experiencing horrible nightmares and didn't know what they meant. Almost at the point of giving up she turned to her minister and found someone who could help her unlock the mystery behind the nightmares. Together they piece together Dani's hidden past until they come to one horrible realization . . . she was still in danger. As the story unfolds you will be led through a trail of abuse beginning at an early age and the courageous fight of a young woman to get away from her abuser. Dani: Throwaway Child is a book that demonstrates courage and faith of a child to endure abuse while witnessing a loving God of miracles who is aware of the trials of His children.

Drifting in the Push

Author: Daniel Garrison

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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Deal starts: January 14, 2017

Deal ends: January 15, 2017

Description:Drifting in the Push is a fast-paced, comical romp that takes the reader on a journey through the unintentional adventures of one man’s reality. From the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, from Mexico to Alaska, missteps, stubborn obstacles, and fate are his constant companions, along with an offbeat assortment of entertaining characters. From time to time, his escapades include his two childhood friends—Bryan, who follows him to the unforgiving Arctic, and Shane, who steers him down an unpleasant alley or two. Amid this craziness, he picks up another friend—Hank, his devoted dog. This chronological series of interdependent short stories will take you from fear to love, amusement to surprise, and it just might occasionally leave a tear in your eye.

Knee Deep in a Sea Breeze

Author: Laila Sholtz-Ames

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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Deal starts: January 12, 2017

Deal ends: January 18, 2017

Description:Laila Sholtz-Ames spent her youth in Maine, only to find that she never really belonged there. After doing some travels with her parents in Egypt, she decided to break free of the small town chains and really discover the world. In her biography, Laila gives us unique insight on what it means to grow up as an adopted African American in Maine - the whitest state in the United States. A vegan from childhood, Laila never fit into the traditional norms and conservatism of her home city. Through studies in Spain, work in China and travels in deep Africa and Ecuador, Laila finds a new perspective to life and the world we live in. But how easy is it to break free of our shackles and reinvent ourselves? Laila's story is an inspirational account of personal growth and of fulfilling one's potential. If you like biographies and travel stories, you'll love this uplifting, true story.

Living in Italy: The Real Deal

Author: Stef Smulders

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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Deal starts: January 03, 2017

Deal ends: January 31, 2017

Description:In 2008 Stef Smulders, his partner Nico and their dog Saar emigrated to Italy to start a new life and set up a B&B. They sold their home, left their friends and family behind and took a leap into the unknown. Now Stef shares his experiences in a collection of witty short stories. The book treats the trials and tribulations of an emigration: what it was like to buy and renovate a house, to import a car, to gain residency, and much more. The reader is introduced to a full range of Italian characters, from the trustworthy to the rogue, from the gentle to the shameless, flesh and blood Italians. Some are stereotype, others unexpectedly original. Yet they never fail to amuse and entertain.