test

Memoir

Showing 21–30 of 33 results

  • So Long

    So Long

    “So Long” is a powerful book that touches the deepest human core of emotion. Kathy captures the tender love, awareness and devotion of caring for a dying child, together with the agonizing helplessness experienced at the same moment. If you’ve ever wondered what true faith looks like in the midst of struggle, this book describes it perfectly.

    This story is not focused on ‘death,’ but rather, on enduring love.

    Author Bio

    Kathy Hardy currently lives in beautiful Fortuna, California with her husband of 36 years and five of their eight children. She works as a teachers aide in first grade classrooms and as a caregiver of the elderly.

  • the-biography-of-billy-redcorn-to-bill-nixon-front

    The Biography of Billy Redcorn To Bill Nixon: Living Wah Kon Tah The Way 1900-1950

    The period from 1900 to 1950 was a unique time in America, It saw the greatest environmental disaster to date, The Dust Bowl, coupled with the financial disaster of the stock market crash of 1929. Life was often lived much closer to the land, This period is often referred to as “The Good Old Days” by those who lived them. Here this time is experienced as seen through the eyes of an Osage Indian Bill Nixon (Redcorn) in his following of Wah Kon Tah (The Way). It is a time capsule of this unique period and the forces that bind families, traditions and the science and technology of our ancestors to the present day, with meaning and reverence.

    $2.99$16.99 Select options
  • The Boy With the Blue Cap: Van Gogh in Arles

    The Boy With the Blue Cap: Van Gogh in Arles

    Melding the historical, the imaginary, and the fine arts, The Boy with the Blue Cap presents the story behind Van Gogh’s paintings through the narrative of a young, precocious boy, Camille Roulin, son of a postal worker. Camille develops a close relationship with the artist and pulls the reader into the story as he follows Van Gogh around Arles, exploring his world of vibrant color and artistry. When Van Gogh meets two gypsy women, events in and around Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, heat up, providing an element of intrigue. Weaving the artistic life of Van Gogh, his spiritual thoughts, and his relationship to Gauguin, into the story of a boy and his family, the novel explores the exploits and talent of this great artist. It also captures the unique flavor of Provençal life during the eighteen month period in which Van Gogh lived and painted in the Midi.

    About the author

    Norman Beaupré, Ph.D. was born in Maine and pursued his graduate education at Brown University. He taught over thirty years at the University of New England in Maine where he is presently Professor Emeritus. He has traveled extensively and spent two sabbaticals in Paris. He has written and published twenty-one books in English and in French. In 2008, he was awarded the medal of “Ordre des Arts et Lettres” by the French Ministry of Culture and Communications in Paris for his outstanding contribution to French culture.

    $2.99$34.99 Select options
  • The Dark Secrets of Woodruff County

    The Dark Secrets of Woodruff County

    This is the story of a black family that was living in poverty in the Deep South. Despite their circumstances their home was filled with love, unity, and respect.

    It is the story about how some race haters and the alleged Ku Klux Klan including; Police Officers, Pathologist, the Fire Marshall, and the County Coroner conspired to cover up the murder of five innocent children.

    This is the voice that the brother of the murdered children, after spending 30 years of his life searching for justice and closure. As a result of his lifetime search, in 2014 he was able to persuade some of the white residents of Woodruff County to meet with the FBI. Through his persistence and perseverance some of the white residents came forward with testimonies naming those involved.

    This is the autobiography of Kent Handy, who was born in Little Rock Arkansas in 1960. Kent lived there for five years until his family moved to Augusta, which was 90 miles away from Little Rock.

    He attended the Augusta School System until he was the midpoint of his senior year then he moved back to Little Rock. At that time he resided with his father where he was able to return to school and graduated with the class of 1981 from Little Rock Hall High School.

    In the 1982 Kent joined the Arkansas National Guard and served 6 years, at which time he was able to ETS in August of 1988. Four years would pass before Kent would leave Arkansas and move to Rochester, NY.

    Around the year of 1998 Kent obtained a job position with the company Xerox. He maintained his employment there until the work in his department was sent overseas in 2001. That is when he began to have the vision of owning his own company.

    In the year 2005 Kent’s vision came to life and he became the CEO of his own record label known as, Authority Records. Although Authority Records only had one artist, Tieara Da Nu Era, Kent was able to take her and build his label traveling across the country. They had performances in places like New York, Atlanta and Miami just to name a few. Kent had the opportunity to expose his artist to legendary artists like Omarion and Reginald Lavert, and he also arranged an event that brought Bobby Jones Gospel of BET to Rochester, NY. Despite the success that he was experiencing there was a pull on Kent’s heart he could not ignore, and he decided to leave the music business.

    It was during this time he knew he had to write his book entitled, “The Dark Secrets of Woodruff County”, after he had been searching the country for 30 years for justice. This true story is about the tragic deaths of his family caused by the Ku Klux Klan in March of 1984 while they lived in Augusta, Arkansas.

    $2.99$11.14 Select options
  • Norman Beaupré - The Little Eater of Bleeding Hearts

    The Little Eater of Bleeding Hearts: A Memoir

    “The Little Eater of Bleeding Hearts is a testimony of a milieu and of an era that history has no right to erase.” ANTONINE MAILLET

    Very rarely do Americans dare to write in French nowadays. The author, Norman Beaupré, has a special talent for doing so. He's the one who translated his original autobiographical novel, Le Petit Mangeur de Fleurs(The Little Eater of Flowers), with a sensitivity to words as well as an exceptional authenticity in expressing his thoughts on his own growing up. One could easily say that it is the merger of the simplicity of a child with the wisdom of one who has struggled to maintain his own cultural identity as a Francophone writer. The author revealed, during one interview in France, that he found the work authentic for many reasons but especially because he had to recollect memories from long past that were, and still are, painful to him.

    The Francophone population of New England laments the erosion of its language and culture. Each one struggles in his own way attempting to remain faithful to the collective identity they grew up with. Norman Beaupré, while playing with words and sometimes with bleeding hearts, dares to become, by doing so, one of the standard bearers of the ethnic group to which he belongs. This work not only touches upon memories of growing up but the very lives with which the author came into contact from as far as he can remember up to his late teens. A work of cultural richness and pride(fierté), as a reader from Dijon, France, once expressed to the author at a Salon du Livre that he attended in 2007.

    About the author:

    Norman Beaupré was born in Maine and is presently Professor Emeritus at the University of New England. He is the author of twenty-three publications. He writes both in French and in English. His latest novel is Lucienne, la simple d'esprit, a novel of three generations of a Québécois family. He has traveled extensively and has done much research for his works. He was decorated by the French government with the rank of Officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres for his outstanding contribution to French culture.

    $2.99$10.86 Select options
  • 9781635246698-Perfect.indd

    THE LONG HARD ROAD: FROM NAZI-OCCUPIED POLAND TO FREEDOM IN AMERICA

    After Father left to catch the last train, I stood there looking in the direction of the train station until it was too dark to see anything. Afterwards, I went to my bed, lay down, and covered my face so my roommates could not see me cry. I was seventeen years old, almost a man, and a grown man didn’t cry even if he felt so terribly alone. Growing up in Poland at the start of World War II, Bogdan Tukiendorf lived through the clash of German, Russian, and Polish armies, the German occupation, the separation of his family, and a difficult immigration to the U.S. The Long, Hard Road details his journey from a farm in Poland to inner-city Chicago. Saddled with a knee injury from an early age, Bogdan limped through childhood and visited makeshift wartime hospitals as his knee worsened. His health prevented him from migrating to the U.S. with his family, so at seventeen he was left alone in a strange German city. The Long, Hard Road shares Bogdan’s experiences from the war, such as his family’s cooperation with the Polish freedom fighters, tenuous friendship with the occupying German commander, the fear of neighbors betraying them, his life in the netherworld while waiting to immigrate, his voyage to a free land, and his struggle to succeed in a new country. This engrossing autobiography will capture your attention as you read firsthand the story of one who survived World War II.

  • The Miracle of Centennial

    The Miracle of Centennial

    When Neil J. McKinnon was a child, he was always asking his mother, Florence, questions about her early life. His mother delighted in conversation, so the author learned quite a bit about old folklore of the Scots of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, along with practices of faith and the family’s experiences throughout the years.

    In this moving memoir, Mr. McKinnon lovingly describes the farmland and woods where his mother spent her earliest years, the area around Cape Breton, and the love his mother had for the village of Centennial–the place where Florence’s family had its start.

    “This book has been a labor of love,” the author writes, “to honor my mother who was really the ‘Miracle of Centennial.’” The result is a consistently charming and generously spiritual family chronicle that has rare universal appeal.

    The power of prayer, the grace and power of the Eucharist, and the Rosary were the “lifelines” of the author’s families. Their strong faith helped them overcome numerous tragedies over the years as the author paints a delightful and unsentimental picture of life in a country village.

    “Florence has left a gift of faith with her family in her love for her God and for prayer,” Mr. McKinnon relates. This book is his affectionate, loving tribute to a beloved woman and her family.

     

    About the author:

    Neil J. McKinnon is the second oldest of six children, the son of Florence and Neil McKinnon. He and his family lived for a time on Cape Breton Island and later moved to Detroit, Michigan. Enjoying a forty-three year career as a barber, Mr. McKinnon includes among his hobbies listening to classical music as well as sketching and painting. Mr. McKinnon resides in Michigan. This is his first published book.

  • Kris Rock - The Trilogy of Bipolar Management

    The Trilogy of Bipolar Management

    By the time I was 50 I had been committed to psychiatric wards four times, attempted suicide a dozen times, divorced twice, roved from job to job and home to home, subjected myself to analysis by dozens of therapists and psychiatrists, used sex and drugs freely as needed to control my moods, took dozens of psychotropic medications, slept with 100 men and women, and spent several fortunes. I continued to look for the perfect drug to control my mood swings without horrible side effects. There didn’t seem to be one.

    About the author:

    Kris Rock is a retired Technical Writer and grandmother who has had many homes but presently lives in Newport News, VA. She has three children, three grandchildren, and one Border Collie. She enjoyed a 25-year career as a Technical Writer and Editor, during which she worked on a wide variety of documents for NASA Langley Research Center and many military aircraft companies. She attended 13 different universities and earned almost 500 college credits in subjects as varied as mechanical engineering, anthropology, business, nursing, and many others. In retirement she works as a freelance writer and editor, as well as being a delivery driver for a popular fast food chain. She also plays competitive duplicate bridge. She swims for an hour most mornings and enjoys walking. Her goal in life is to write more books and help others realize their dreams of doing the same. In the last few years she has edited ten memoirs and submitted two other books for publication.

    $2.99$15.05 Select options
  • The Value of a Homemaker - A Memoir

    The Value of a Homemaker: A Memoir

    “I was fortunate to have three sisters and two brothers. I would be the youngest of three or the oldest of four. Growing up would not be an ordinary experience for any of us. Yet, amazingly we persevered. I believe all of us were determined and chose to do and be better— not repeat the same mistakes. Memories of our mother gentle and loving but frail and medicated too often. Our father instilled fear for he never was taught or shown real nurturing love himself. Later, we would all understand the dynamics of both our parents and we would forgive.

    My dreams were to be a singer, dancer, artist and missionary—one day. I have done it all in some small capacity and on borrowed time. I would marry while a junior in high school and have a son on my husband’s birthday. Then, we were young and in love and determined to defy the odds. We would have three children and achieve incredible financial success during the process. But, in the end I would be sacrificed and my husband rewarded. Divorced, appealed and annulled—I was compelled to write my first book—my story, for understanding and to make a difference…”

    $23.95$33.95 Select options
  • 600_9781635244243_cov.indd

    The World and I

    This book begins with the memory of the invasion of China by Japan, of a child under five years of age, from a prominent Catholic Family, living under the French quarter of Shanghai, protected from the Japanese invader until Pearl Harbor. His love of physics eventually led him to work for the leading scientific laboratories, Bell Labs, IBM, etc. Discovery of new technologies is largely by accidents, while discovery of the world we live in is mainly by careful observations, such as the discovery of the planet Pluto. He suggested that Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest should include survival of the best Technology. Evolution and disasters involve the rate of change. Any sudden changes too fast to be adapted lead to disasters. Therefore, what is good, usually allows sufficient processes to respond to sudden changes. Discovery of radically new technologies is largely by accidents, while discovery of our world is by careful observations, such as the discovery of the planet Pluto. As a naturalized American citizen for 50 years, he has something to say for the great American Society. We need to keep on top in circumstances such as economy and defense, not forgetting that it takes careful planning and execution in every category including research and development that brought this nation to the top in the 20th century!

Get our latest updates and offers.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter