Cruising the Mediterranean

Author: Al & Sunny Lockwood

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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Deal starts: April 17, 2018

Deal ends: April 17, 2018

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Chosen best nonfiction book by the 2016 Seven Sisters Book Awards and gold medal winner of the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards, "Cruising the Mediterranean" is a feel-good day-by-day exploration of some of Europe's grandest cities.

From Amsterdam's Red Light District and Athens' Acropolis lift to Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, Al & Sunny Lockwood share delicious fun, playful adventure and dazzling beauty.

Even before taking off on their bucket list cruise, Al & Sunny Lockwood devise a way to defeat jet lag so that from the moment they arrive in Amsterdam, they'll be alert, awake and ready to discover all that the city has to offer.

Join this spirited couple as they explore historic canals, scout picturesque neighborhoods, and wander cobble-stone streets.

In Venice, get a bird's eye view from the tallest structure in the city -- St. Mark's Bell Tower. Walk with wonder through St. Mark's Basilica, glimmering in gold and candlelight.

Climb the Bridge of Straw to photograph the famous Bridge of Sighs.

Wander colorful neighborhoods with jigsaw puzzle streets and magical waterways.

Visit the oldest neighborhood in Athens, the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, and the stunning Greek island of Santorini.

And connecting all the historic sites in this dream-come-true trip, is the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam. At 86,700 tons, it is a floating resort boasting restaurants, lounges, shops, swimming pools, decks, artwork, a library, a live theater and the surrounding scenic beauty of the sea.

If you like being swept away to beautiful places and entertaining adventures, you'll love Cruising the Mediterranean.

"We write for readers who love to travel or who dream of traveling," says Sunny Lockwood, a former newspaper reporter and columnist. "When they read our books they discover how great travel is. No matter what your age, travel renews you. It energizes you. And it gives you lots of good stories to share with friends."

What reviewers are saying about "Cruising the Mediterranean"

...this book is full of adventure and life and great advice on traveling.
-- Clare Middleton
Indie Book Reviewers

...the story of a trip of a lifetime. A shared travel guide, this memoir gives us more than just facts. It is a sweet slice of life from places we'd all love to visit.
-- Nonfiction Judge
Seven sisters Book Awards

"Wonderfully written and fascinating on every level. A GOLD MEDAL WINNER and highly recommended." -- The Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

"I think that the Lockwoods write some of the best travelogue guidebooks that you can find." -- Dan Curnutt
Amazon Vine Voice reviewer

Vietnam 1971

Author: Jim Cheskawich

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Regular price: $1.99

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Deal starts: April 16, 2018

Deal ends: April 16, 2018

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Double Gold Medal winner as Best Memoir and Best in Military in Global eBook competition. A healing memoir of service time in the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne Division in 1971 including events leading up to and following the War. The book allows readers of all ages to experience what the 60's and 70's were like. There are over 80 photos of the times and seasons, including famous iconic photos of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan by Baron Wolman, and on site Vietnam photos by the author, including the visit of the Bob Hope Performers. If you missed the War somehow, this book could be for you. I do hope this book encourages other Vietnam Vets to write their own stories down. The book is dedicated to all who died during this War, all who came home, and servicemen and women of all of our service branches who have answered the call for military service since our country was founded.

Henry and June

Author: Anaïs Nin

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Regular price: $9.99

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Deal starts: April 15, 2018

Deal ends: April 15, 2018

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This bestseller covers a single momentous year during Nin’s life in Paris, when she met Henry Miller and his wife, June. “Closer to what many sexually adventuresome women experience than almost anything I’ve ever read....I found it a very erotic book and profoundly liberating” (Alice Walker)

Hungry for Life

Author: Rachel Richards

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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Deal starts: April 14, 2018

Deal ends: April 18, 2018

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In this painfully moving memoir, take a firsthand look at anorexia through the eyes of a young girl. Even in kindergarten, Rachel Richards knows something isn't right. By leading us through her distorted thoughts, she shines a light on the experience and mystery of mental illness.

As she grows up, unable to comprehend or communicate her inner trauma, Rachel lashes out, hurting herself, running away from home, and fighting her family. Restricting food gives her the control she craves. But after being hospitalized and force-fed, Rachel only retreats further into herself.

With a driving perfectionism, she graduates college with honors. But at sixty-nine pounds, Rachel is a shell of nervous and obsessive behaviors that have controlled her life. Years of self-harm and self-loathing have fueled the inner battles between good and evil, health and sickness, and life and death.

Acting on stage offers her moments of freedom from the skewed perceptions she's constructed over the years. But her dream of a career in theater is not enough to save her. What is the secret that will finally unleash her will to recover?

If you or someone you know suffers from an eating disorder or is a concerned parent, is anxious about weight and dieting, has an addiction, or wants to learn more about the mystery of how an eating disorder develops and the multifaceted and complex road to recovery, this book is a must-read!

A Man Without a Country

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Regular price: $11.99

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Deal starts: April 13, 2018

Deal ends: April 13, 2018

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “For all those who have lived with Vonnegut in their imaginations . . . this is what he is like in person.”–USA Today In a volume that is penetrating, introspective, incisive, and laugh-out-loud funny, one of the great men of letters of this age–or any age–holds forth on life, art, sex, politics, and the state of America’s soul. From his coming of age in America, to his formative war experiences, to his life as an artist, this is Vonnegut doing what he does best: Being himself. Whimsically illustrated by the author, A Man Without a Country is intimate, tender, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut’s passions.Praise for A Man Without a Country“[This] may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir.”–Los Angeles Times“Like [that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, [Kurt Vonnegut’s] crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted. . . . [Reading A Man Without a Country is] like sitting down on the couch for a long chat with an old friend.”–The New York Times Book Review “Filled with [Vonnegut’s] usual contradictory mix of joy and sorrow, hope and despair, humor and gravity.”–Chicago Tribune “Fans will linger on every word . . . as once again [Vonnegut] captures the complexity of the human condition with stunning calligraphic simplicity.”–The Australian “Thank God, Kurt Vonnegut has broken his promise that he will never write another book. In this wondrous assemblage of mini-memoirs, we discover his family’s legacy and his obstinate, unfashionable humanism.”–Studs Terkel

Lion

Author: Saroo Brierley

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Regular price: $11.99

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Deal starts: April 12, 2018

Deal ends: April 12, 2018

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First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home. Now it’s Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards! This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again...At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.Lion is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.Previously published as A Long Way Home