Tag Archives: Non-Fiction

Featured non-fiction books including biographies, memoirs, histories, how-to, self-help, education, reference and more!

When Angels Fly

When Angels Fly by S Jackson and A Raymond An inspirational Christian MemoirAn inspirational story of a woman who rose above an extremely abusive childhood and marriage, to learn faith, love and motherhood from her son’s courageous fight with cancer.

This book is an illuminating example of how women who are in physically, mentally and emotionally abusive relationships can successfully escape, and warns of how the actions of medical professionals can be a soothing balm or a deadly arrow. Continue reading

Secondhand Scotch: How One Family Survived in Spite of Themselves

Secondhand Scotch: How One Family Survived in Spite of Themselves by Cathy CurranWhen your grandparents make bathtub gin and go shopping with funny money, and your dad flaunts his degree from the school of hard knocks, you grow up learning that “life ain’t no got-dem picnic.”

These lessons are handed down to Cathy Curran by Eastern European immigrants who learned how to survive caring little for aesthetics–“if it worrrks, who gives a got-dem what da hell it looks like.” Continue reading

Costa Rica: Spanish Travel Phrases for English Speaking Travelers

Costa Rica: Spanish Travel Phrases for English Speaking Travelers by Sarah RetterDo you want to travel with ease and elegance getting what you need when you need it? This is the solution for your communication problems when you travel to Costa Rica.

The most useful 1,000 phrases to get around when travelling in Costa Rica. You can access the phrase you need by using a clickable table of contents that will lead you to the topic you are looking for:

Bank, Bar, Boutique, Bus travel, Business meetings, Café, Car accidents, Car rental, Car travel, Children, Cinema, Communication, Consulate, Customs, Directions, Discomfort, Embassy, Gas station Continue reading

Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows

Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows by Anna Casamento Arrigo“The only mode my thoughts run in, though, is rewind. Never fast-forward and certainly never stopped. Thus the truth is my thoughts and, the facts are my experience, subjective, and still mine.”

Following the plight of a young Italian girl, Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows, is more than just a memoir; this book explores the relationship between the individual and truth, the effect of the past upon the present, and conflicting representations about love. Continue reading

Trailer Trash: an ’80s Memoir

Trailer Trash: an '80s Memoir by Angie CavallariWhen was the last time you saw a “trailer park community” advertised on TV?

Trailer-park owners never use the word “trailer” and certainly not the term “trailer park.” At some point in time, even the Mobile Home Park Owners Association (MHPOA for short) realized that the word “trailer” had a negative connotation.

“Trailer park” has come to represent, in the minds of most Americans, men in stained work shirts dotted with drippings of food fat and car excrement returning home Continue reading

Unraveled, Time to Tell

Unraveled, Time to Tell by Lisa LynnUnraveled, Time to Tell is about a life of secrets turned into heart-opening revelations from God and how a questionable death can change life and leave a young girl vulnerable and unwanted.

This change leads to many consequences and puts in front of her choices she was unaware of and ashamed of. This girl lived her married life concealing these secrets, even from her own children. Continue reading

Collapse of the African American Family

Collapse of the African American FamilyIn Collapse of the African American Family, Anthropologist Gregory Days presents a twenty-first century wake-up call to his fellow African Americans and America as a nation.

Days shares his observations as a Black man who spent years working as a cultural anthropologist. His book describes phenomena he has witnessed and what he views as the destruction of the African American family from within. Continue reading

Everyday Cooking: Real Life, Real Food, Real People

Everyday Cooking by Sandra KatanicThis book is all about cooking with everyday ingredients, using simple recipes to make cooking easy.

Sandra Katanic is a chef who loves to teach and educate people on everyday cooking, and her passion is to give people tools to eat better while still maintaining their busy lifestyle.

Her book features how she likes to cook during the week as well as tips and tricks to save time, make substitutions and pre-plan. Continue reading

The Ultimate Saskatoon Berry Cookbook

The Ultimate Saskatoon Berry Cookbook by Vickianne CaswellThese berries are great as wine, pie and jam, but what else can you do with them?

Take a journey with your taste buds as you try a chocolate bar or fudge, a hot or cold soup, or tiramisu.

Have a cup of lemonade with your Saskatoon berry salad with vinaigrette dressing, along with your game or other meat.

This book contains 85 recipes from sauce, ice cream, chutney, cookies, cakes and even pemmican. Continue reading

Dear You

Dear YouDear You is a lovely invitation into Derra Nicole Sabo’s world.

A wonderful opportunity borne out of a complex and challenging experience, to recall the good times with loved ones, the chance to express the rarely spoken profound specifics of what binds friends and family together.

This is a heart-warming collection of letters to loved ones that explores the wonder, frailty and extraordinary qualities of friendship, family, love and life. Continue reading

How to Become a Private Investigator

How to Become a Private InvestigatorBreak into the industry with little or no experience.

So you want to be a private investigator?

• Little or no law enforcement or related experience?
• Sick of sending resumes and calling companies only to hear ‘no’?
• Want to start your own business?
• Want to know what it’s really like being a P.I.?

A few years ago I was in exactly the same position.

Find out how I went from a standard corporate marketing job, to fulfilling my dream of becoming a private investigator – with almost no experience.  Continue reading

The Next Port

The Next PortThe Next Port by Heyward Coleman is a bold and entertaining memoir chronicling the five year voyage the author and his wife made sailing their 42-foot sailboat, Skimmer.

Readers will marvel at the warmth, generosity and wisdom the world had to offer them on this journey of a lifetime.

What began as letters to family and friends ultimately became an engaging book that chronicles the realization of a lifelong dream of the author and his wife to explore the world on a sailboat and is a powerful testament to the life and love that flourished during their five-year “world-wind” voyage. Continue reading

No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland’s Forces in World War II

No Greater Ally The Untold Story of Polands Forces in World War IIThere is a chapter of World War II history that remains largely untold; the monumental struggles of an entire nation have been forgotten, and even intentionally obscured. Giving a full overview of Poland’s participation in World War II.

Following their valiant but doomed defence of Poland in 1939, members of the Polish armed forces fought with the Allies wherever and however they could. Full of previously unpublished accounts, and rare photographs, this title provides a detailed analysis of the devastation the war brought to Poland, and the final betrayal when, having fought for freedom for six long years, Poland was handed to the Soviet Union. Continue reading