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Surrender: A Love Letter to My Daughter, Lou Alpert

Abuse & Substance Abuse, Grief & Hardship, NonFiction

Surrender: A Love Letter to My Daughter chronicles Crystal and her five-year journey with heroin told through the eyes of her mother, Lou Alpert. Two stints in detox, two trips to rehab, two babies, and homelessness are just broken fragments of this engaging story. As Crystal’s disease progressed, so did her mother’s. Stalking her daughter’s … Read more

Unwelcome Opportunity, Richard V. Battle

Coming of Age, Grief & Hardship, NonFiction

What do you do when you experience a divorce, two separate heart procedures and a cancer diagnosis all within a ten-month period? If you or yours are facing one of life’s demanding tests, Unwelcome Opportunity – Overcoming Life’s Greatest Challenges is an essential read. Richard Battle faced multiple tests in a short period of time … Read more

Back to Happy, Connie Bowman

Grief & Hardship, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction, Self-Help & Motivational

We all face different challenges in life—we lose loved ones or jobs, fail at relationships or at achieving our goals. While our pain and grief are incomparable among us, one thing is true of all of us: we were created for happiness. But how do you reclaim this birthright in the face of devastating loss, … Read more

To the Moon and Back, Lisa Kohn

Grief & Hardship, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction

The best seats Lisa Kohn ever had at Madison Square Garden were at her mother’s mass wedding, and the best cocaine she ever had was from her father’s friend, the judge. Born to hippie parents and raised in New York City’s East Village in the 1970s, Lisa’s early years were a mixture of encounter groups, … Read more

All About You, Liz Butler Duren

Grief & Hardship, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction

This isn’t just another story about a search for a birth mother. This is a story about secrets and lies and the lengths people will go to to protect a grand Southern family name from scandal. It’s a story about tireless perseverance in claiming a meaningful life when your very birth seemed to be a … Read more

Screwed: A Prison Story, Chester Hart

Grief & Hardship, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction

Inspired by the author’s real life experiences working within one of Australia’s prisons. Screwed is a tale of toxic work culture, prisons and how the best intentions can go horribly wrong on the inside of this bizarre world, with its own unwritten rules, ways of talking and ways of getting what you want. Welcome to … Read more

Bonfires of the Gods, Andrew Eseimokumo Oki

Contemporary Fiction, Grief & Hardship, Historical Fiction, History NonFiction, Literature & Fiction, Military Fiction

In the wake of violent outbursts over the creation of a new local government area by the then military regime, two warring tribes, the Ijaws and the Itsekiris with an age-old ax to grind come head to head in a bloody and brutal battle for land ownership throwing a once peaceful and lovable city into … Read more