Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs
To Catch A Shoplifter
by Michele Van Ryn
Once upon a time, Michele Van Ryn believed shoplifting to be an act only those under teenage peer pressure or those struggling to make ends meet would perform. She was wrong. Shoplifting truly knows no bounds—but who shoplifts, and why? In To ...
A Life in Wine and Journalism by John Schreiner
Goodgrog: A Life in Wine and Journalism chronicles the life, and especially the career, of journalist John Schreiner, who may have had one of the most enviable jobs ever: wine writer. For over forty years, in newspaper and magazine articles and ...
Determined to Get a Life
The Story Doesn't End with Dementia by Ken Crassweller
In this candid story, this author asks one of life’s essential questions: How do we go on when our hearts are broken? Book One of Determined to Get a Life tells the story of Ken and his wife Lesley, her journey through dementia and eventual death, ...
A Memoir of Fortitude in the Face of Adversity by Heather Mallett
Valiant Be is a remarkable memoir of pain and resilience, and a gripping history of a family that is at once dysfunctional and deeply loving. Heather’s earliest memories revolved around her parents’ purchase and refurbishment of a gristmill beside ...
For the Love of a Mother, Grandmother, Friend
by Venrah Ali
After retiring, two months into the first COVID-19 lockdown, Venrah Ali saw how our world was immersed in negativity. Doomscrolling, isolation, and increased mental stress had become parts of everyday living. With these ongoing daily adversities, it ...
A Coroner’s Memoir by Robert Crossland
I wade waist-deep into the ocean to reach a body floating face down in the local harbor. Police, first responders, and onlookers quietly watch from the shoreline, but blood splotches and marks in the sand suggest that something awful has happened ...
After the Mathis Maxims
A Quarter Century of Love, Life and Travel by Larry L. Mathis
When he retired early at age 54 from his position as president and chief executive officer of Houston Methodist healthcare system, Larry Mathis wrote the book, The Mathis Maxims: Lessons in Leadership. It became a best seller in the healthcare ...
Raymond and Me
by Dan Reynolds
This courageous and lyrical memoir chronicles the challenges of growing up gay in the seventies and eighties in Toronto, and how the enchanting discovery of first love can change the shape of a person’s life. Homophobia had robbed Dan of any hope ...
A Journal Off the Grid by Xavier Langford
I've altered my name and the names of anyone involved in this book for the purpose of protecting identity and privacy. If you think you're included in this story because your name happens to match one that's been used, rest assured, this is ...
Canada Through My Eyes
A Journey of Stories, Pictures, and Poems by Martin Groenewoud
Through photo’s, short poems and short personal stories the Author, Martin Groenewoud (Martin), expresses his admiration and his love for this great country called Canada. His personal feelings and thoughts written down reflect his emotional bond ...