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Kong Boys

Blurb: Seven friends. Beers, bets, and bull runs. What can go wrong? The enduring power of friendship disguised as a booze-soaked, contemplative travelogue. In summer 2006, twenty-year-old Gerald Yeung and his childhood friends from Hong Kong travel to South America and Africa on their parents’ dime. Confronted by challenges foreign to their privileged upbringing, the “Wannabe Backpackers” […]

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No True Love in Tehran

Blurb:Would you travel to Iran? In 2010, a schoolteacher from Minneapolis accepted an invitation from an Iranian friend to travel to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a place labeled evil by the US government. Iran is a snake with many heads, his friend had told him on the night they first met. The mask is […]

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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler

Blurb: The astonishing true journey of Trudi Kanter, an Austrian Jew, whose courage, resourcefulness, and perseverance kept both her and her beloved safe during the Nazi invasion is a rediscovered masterpiece.In London, in 1984, Trudi Kanter’s remarkable memoir was published by N. Spearman. Largely unread, it went out of print until it was re-discovered by a […]

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Songs for the Forgotten

Blurb:Songs for the Forgotten: A Psychiatrist’s Record combines pivotal moments from Julia Burns‘s Southern upbringing in the 1970s with case histories accumulated through three decades of treating psychiatric patients, particularly those drowning in the cultural epidemic of child abuse. This book is her journal of rupture and return. The reader will follow the author’s hard-won reconciliation. In […]

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Satin Pumps

Blurb:It was the midcentury murder that fascinated a nation and kept it glued for two years to radio, television and newspapers through three trials.Did the handsome, wealthy doctor and his beautiful young paramour plan to kill his glamorous socialite wife?Or did the gun accidentally discharge as he claimed?Early in the evening on July 18, 1959, Dr. […]

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Mary Me

Have you ever wondered if God has a destiny for you? He does. For the longest time, Elizabeth Bristol ran from God—until, out of desperation, she caved. She found out she not only needed God but wanted Him. In what came as a total shock, she found peace, purpose, and incredible healing. She can’t not share because […]

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Where the Light Begins

Blurb: In Where the Light Begins: A Seeker’s Journey for Truth, Freedom and a Place to Call Home, Cristy Elmendorp shares an intimate account of her extraordinary life journey. The daughter of a missionary who once belonged to a controversial Christian cult called “The Children of God”, her father would often tell her that she […]

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The Parables of Sunlight

Blurb: The Parables of Sunlight is a book by Margaret Dulaney, the author of Listen Well, the spoken word website exploring open faith ideas through story and metaphor. The book follows Margaret as she adjusts to her new life of farm ownership, and the questionable gift of an abandoned racehorse, whose life hangs in the […]

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Ditches to Riches

Blurb:Your dreams may be free, but getting there demands a price.Homeless. Addicted. Alone. Ronald Worley hit rock bottom, but climbed his way back and into money, a successful business, and fulfillment. Now he is helping others do the same.Negative circumstances can overshadow a life of purpose. Making the brave hard choices can seem impossible. Yet, […]

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First Real Decade

Blurb:What to do in your twenties instead of “hustling” and making money?It’s not an easy question to answer.As a twenty-year-old struggling to understand what to do with his life, the top Medium writer and author Sergey Faldin bought in the hustle myth. He dropped out of college. Started businesses. Traded bitcoin. Was in debt. Then, one day, […]