What We Know For Sure

Inspirational stories of Filipino special immigrants in America
By Lia Ocampo

What We Know For Sure by Lia Ocampo are the real stories of immigrants who came to the United States through the Special Immigration Visa initiative for Filipinos who dedicate their careers, usually twenty years but in Ocampo's case it was eighteen, in the service...

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Wild Blueberries

Tales of Nuns, Rabbits & Discovery in Rural Michigan
By Peter Damm

Wild Blueberries: Tales of Nuns, Rabbits & Discovery in Rural Michigan is a memoir by Peter Damm sprinkled with family photographs and pencil illustrations by Suzanne Anderson-Carey. The black and white photographs are identified in a list at the end. The first part of the...

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Wacky on the Junk

By Kathy Varner

Wacky on the Junk is a non-fiction memoir written by Kathy Varner. In her introduction, Varner describes her memoir as being “told through the voice of someone who often feels like a foreigner air-dropped onto the Island of Life -- with no survival tools.” Kathy...

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Weeds Beneath The Open Meadows

By Anna Casamento Arrigo

Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows by Anna Casamento Arrigo is the story of a girl forced to leave everything she ever knew behind and start her life anew. Anna was a 7-year-old girl when her parents moved to the USA and changed her life forever....

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War Babies in a Small Town

Everyone He Met Was His Straight Man
By Fred Hammer

War Babies in a Small Town: Everyone He Met Was His Straight Man by Fred Hammer is a memoir that beautifully captures the spirit of a period that is well defined. Readers are very aware of the baby boomers, the silent generation, and the millenials,...

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Waterfall of Tears

By Carol Keay

Waterfall of Tears by Carol Keay is an insight into Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder. She entered therapy to get rid of her weight issues; however, she was well aware that it was more than that. There were many voices in her head...

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Workaholics Adrift

Transformation in the Pacific Islands
By Judy Martin McCandless

Workaholics Adrift: Transformation in the Pacific Islands by Judy Martin McCandless is a non-fiction book describing the ambitious sailing trips undertaken by Judy and her husband during their forties. Their yacht, aptly named Renaissance, captures the essence of the radical lifestyle change from their busy...

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What A Body Remembers

A Memoir of Sexual Assault and Its Aftermath
By Karen Stefano

The description of What a Body Remembers by Karen Stephano states that it is “… an honest, from-the-gut account of one woman’s journey to regain her power and confidence.” That is incredibly accurate, but here’s what’s even more accurate: this memoir captures the lifelong PTSD...

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With Fingers Crossed and Love Unyielding

By Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot

With Fingers Crossed and Love Unyielding by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot is a wonderful and simply amazing memoir that had me on the verge of tears. The emotions are so raw, the feelings so deep and the people so real that I had a hard...

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Where To?

How I Shed My Baggage and Learned to Live Free
By Jennifer B. Monahan

Some memoirs tell us stories and open up worlds we never knew, but some open up places in our own hearts and souls that we have wanted to explore and have never given ourselves the chance to do so. Where To? How I Shed My...

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