Edna Rowell’s “Bittersweet: Confessions, Secrets & Poetry.” In this collection of confessions, secrets, and poetry, the author shares about the tragic and painful events in her childhood and school years including a gang rape resulting in pregnancy. Feeling depressed and suicidal, she felt unloved and started on the road of learning life lessons…the hard way.
Teresa Janz’s “A Bubble Shy of Plumb: Dare to Listen to your Guides” is an anecdotal presentation of life events that have significantly impacted the author’s life by paying attention to surroundings and having the courage to be open to alternative opportunities. Strive to embrace the speed bumps as well as the straight-a-ways in life.
Edward N. Kelley’s “Under God’s Plan.” How are life decisions made? What influences result in good or bad decisions? Are human beings the sole intelligence behind decision making? Follow one’s man journey as he struggles with pride, greed and other sins to find salvation and true peace, chronicling the decisions, incidents and influences that ultimately changed his life’s path.
How do we define true love? What makes a marriage successful? In our modern age of mass media and instant gratification, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important. My Life with Honey Bear and Beyond is a lyrical, tender memoir celebrating fifty-two years of two people who shared deep trust and daily intimacy, who took seriously their vows to support one another for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. Take a journey of love with this remarkable couple, and learn what is truly important in a lasting partnership: acceptance, compassion, honesty, forgiveness. Be reminded that attraction is only one facet of a marriage, and that real love seeks the best for the loved one at all times, with no strings attached. Witness the transcendence and tragedy as Jack accepts the privilege and honor of caring for his wife during her harrowing cancer treatment, and experience with them the realization that death will part these devoted lovers. My Life with Honey Bear is a love letter to a marriage that serves as a testament to the ways in which people can commit to stand by one another, bring joy to one another, and enrich the lives of everyone they meet through their example of dedication, kindness, compassion, and bliss.
About the Author
Jack Hodges was born in Washington, DC on the eve of World War II. He had a 27-year career with AT&T, where he wrote Bell System practices for a number of devices. Jack currently lives in Anderson, South Carolina where he enjoys writing nonfiction essays about the lives of family members, visiting the local bookstore, and spending time with friends. He also enjoys playing video games, and occasionally target shooting. Jack and his late wife had two daughters and a son, fourteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
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Richard Connelly’s “Characters, Tales and Tragedies In the Boston Fire Department.” This book contains real-life, true action stories about one of the busiest firehouses. The humorous tales of the The Boston Fire Department are captivating, but the arson and tragedies will bring tears to your eyes. You will understand what it is like to see death and destruction regularly. Join Rick as he reminisces about this exciting part of his life. A must-read for any firefighter or fire buff!
F. Donald Sokol’s “The Ninety Year Saga.” From a broken home in a tiny town in 1924, to loving support from an extended family and his own will to push through and win whatever challenge faced him, Frank Donald Sokol set off on a long and serendipitous life’s journey. From thirty-five thousand feet over Germany, to knee high grass on the Oxbow Ranch, to the Bench of the Superior Court, we follow a man who took life’s challenges and made them into an adventure few of us have seen.