Today's Featured Books— Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

FREE - French Twist by Janine Winters

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

A remarkable memoir of resilience, faith, and deep bonds. Janine Winters grew up with a father with a criminal history, a stalwart and inspiring mother, an intelligent and generous brother, and a strong and precocious sister. In the face of conflicts with her father, she moves with her mother, brother, and sister from an independence-seeking Morocco to an equally turbulent Algeria where the family learns to adapt to ever-changing circumstances and unexpected difficulties while Janine searches for meaning and lasting love. FREE - SHOP NOW /


In the Garden Behind the Moon by Alexandra A. Chan

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Alexandra Chan thinks she has life figured out until the death of her father brings her to her knees. Part memoir, part lyrical invitation to new ways of seeing and better ways of being in dark times, this book is a captivating family portrait and an urgent call to awaken the magic and wonder of daily life. "A hopeful memoir about cultural heritage, family, and healing.” ~Foreword Reviews. 4.7 stars, 56 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /


Dead Dog Road by Diane N. Black

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

New release: In a small Texas town, the director of a children's home tries to save three adopted children living with a sadistic woman in the backwoods of Caney Head. "Gripping and edifying." ~BookLife, Editor's Pick. 4.7 stars, 47 ratings. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Times of Our Lives by Arlene Kinnavy

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

A lovely coffee table book incorporating poetry and illustration. Written especially for seniors, this book is about all of the caring, hard work, and thoughts still felt by an aging population. "I hope this book will be a keepsake on a bookshelf to read when someone needs some inspiration or comfort. It will bring back some memories of how life flourished years ago." -Arlene Kinnavy. From $28.23 SHOP NOW


Dead Dog Road by Diane N. Black

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

New release: In a small Texas town, the director of a children's home tries to save three adopted children living with a sadistic woman in the backwoods of Caney Head. "Gripping and edifying." ~BookLife, Editor's Pick. 4.7 stars, 45 ratings. From $4.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


FREE - I Gave Up My Husband for Lent by Melissa J. Peters

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

It’s Time to Make YOU Your Priority. Follow author Melissa J. Peters through codependent relationships, watch her transform, and learn from her lessons. Within these pages, Melissa will explain how she found hope by breaking her cycle of unhealthy relationships. Speak your truth. Take control of your life. And create fulfillment by believing in yourself and all of your capabilities. 5.0 stars, 24 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


FREE - The Road Spoke by K.R. Reinke

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

New release! The Road Spoke: Trepidation and Tranquility on a Bicycle Odyssey offers readers an opportunity for reflection on how to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life, using the author's cross-country bicycle trip as a template. K. R. Reinke deftly weaves spiritual topics and the minutiae of traversing the country until the two are inseparable. Readers will take away a vision of a different way of living, one that can bring peace in the face of adversity. FREE - SHOP NOW


The Guilt Is Alive by Hemalatha Gnanasekar

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

The oldest daughter who failed to weigh the cost of pleasing her much-loved father… The oldest son burdened with his father's expectations… The story of ego, pride, anger, revenge, guilt… In this powerful and raw memoir, Hemalatha Gnanasekar gives an unconventional and unique examination of her life in an impoverished Indian family and explores her family's fateful decision to send the oldest son to Jamaica to work. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Enduring by Donna Larkin

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

One wife’s story of caring for her husband with dementia—and the lessons for caregivers she learned along the way. "Heart-warming and heart-breaking​... Larkin has written an inviting resource that highlights​ and helps readers face​ the ups and downs of being a caregiver." ​~BookLife Reviews From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Farm Family by Jane Lee Rankin

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Farm Family: A Solo Mom’s Memoir of Finding Home, Happiness, and Alpacas is the story of a single mom’s pursuit of a dream to start an alpaca farm in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. Armed only with a dream and a toddler, Lee starts Apple Hill Farm. She learns that her connection to animals is more vital than she knew, and with bravery and persistence, she creates a home—a farm family. 4.6 stars, 25 ratings on Goodreads. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Finding Happiness by Boyd London

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

What is it really like to be in the military? In this autobiography, Boyd London, tells how he found happiness through his experience in the military in the heat of Saudi Arabia, in the harsh cold of Alaska, after a devastating car accident, and no matter what he faced. From $7 SHOP NOW


Can't Tame a Mongoose by Stan Rose

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Stan Rose, Ph.D., shares stories from his life as an MIT biologist turned successful entrepreneur, illustrating the inevitable, unexpected events that impact his business and life, and strategies to increase the likelihood of overcoming unanticipated challenges and seizing emergent opportunities. "A must-read for anyone with entrepreneurial aspirations." ~Amazon Review. 4.9 stars, 38 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Where's Chuckawalla Bill's Cabin? by Kevin Heaton

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Few adventurers have ever gone missing in the Joshua Tree National Park Wilderness Area and lived to tell us their story. How does one become so hopelessly lost? Find out in this true tale of despair and perseverance. From the onset of this ill-fated walkabout, you will see what the author sees and feel what he feels. Heaton is not likely to make it out of the desert alive, but you will find yourself hoping against hope that he does. 4.3 stars, 173 ratings. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Crypto Native by J. Dice

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Crypto Native is as much about being diagnosed and living with bipolar disorder as it is about trading crypto. The story unfolds on a nonlinear timeline as protagonist Jonny recounts the trials and tribulations of chasing the goal of becoming a trader and surviving. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Confessions of a "Killer" Criminal Trial Lawyer by JD James

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Where “truth” clashes with “legal truth.” A behind-the-scenes look into a “killer” trial lawyer's chaotic journey into the heart of legal battlefields where decisions are 5-dimensional chess moves and every move is a life-altering choice. An exhilarating memoir of a world where truth and deception understand each other. "I didn’t care if I prosecuted or defended as my oath was to serve Justicia and not a particular client." An Amazon #1 Best Seller in multiple categories. From $1.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Moving Mama by Rev. Dr. Anne Hays Egan

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Did you know that 6.7 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's? Most of us need help, and this book has a lot to offer. Readers call it an excellent, practical resource for those of us who are caring for a loved one. Reviewers say the book is "a must for someone caring for an elder," "a page-turner," and "a compelling story that touched me deeply." They also said the book was "something I could not put down." It's a book that at its core "speaks of hope. Add this to your toolkit! 4.6 stars, 43 ratings. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


There Were No Flowers by William Meffert

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

William Meffert, his father, and his son are all surgeons. From World War II and Vietnam to today, they have all fought the battle for human life. In There Were No Flowers, Meffert links together the individual lives of grandfather, father, and son to tell a story of war, surgery, trauma, and the joys of family and love in the face of it all. 4.4 stars, 52 ratings. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


God's Eyes by Rev. Dr. Anne Hays Egan

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

On sale! Literary Titan Gold Award Book. Get spiritual recharging during these challenging times. Called "captivating" and "a profound journey," this book shares insights about spiritual experiences that offer guidance. One reader shared that "this book comes alive...giving me greater understanding, helping me on my difficult journey." For comfort, peace, hope, try it. 4.8 stars, 15 ratings. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Building Communities of Hope by Rev. Dr. Anne Hays Egan

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Tired of all the bad news, violence, and stress? There are positive alternativespractical ways people bring more hope to energize themselves and others. Each of us, deep down, has the spirit and fire within to live in joy. This book is filled with real-life stories about people who are doing just thatliving large and making a huge difference. A Gold Award book with many rave reviews. Book Authority calls it one of the 20 best community-building books of all time. 4.8 stars, 73 ratings. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


FREE - The Walking Testimony by Brenaji Marshae Brown

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

I was born with deformities. The doctor told my mom that I would never walk. As a result of my deformities, This is my story of tribulations, forgiveness, and victory. FREE - SHOP NOW


Trash Bag of Memories by Jessica Castillo

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

A haunting home life, a traumatic trip through the foster care system, and a seemingly not-so-happily ever after. Trash Bag of Memories is one girl's tale of trials and triumph as she maneuvers through the hurdles of foster care and its aftermath. Discover what it was like for Jessica as she recalls the days of witnessing horrors inflicted upon loved ones and scavenging for food to survive in this wildly turbulent memoir. Sometimes reading one person's story can inspire you to be the change in someone else’s. 5.0 stars, 18 ratings. From $5 SHOP NOW


My American Dream by Barbara Sommer Feigin

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

My American Dream is an inspiring tale of love, dedication, and how uncovering the past and preserving history can inform your identity. On August 4, 1940, the Seattle Times featured a photo of a toddler sitting on a dock, surrounded by suitcases and looking dazed. After a harrowing journey with her parents, she’d just stepped off a boat and into her new life in America. Barbara Sommer Feigin was that little girl. From $1.99 SHOP NOW


Anthrax to Zodiac by Denise Diana Huddle

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

A Snarky PI Delves into the Most Notorious Unsolved Mysteries of the Past 150 YearsJourney back through time from 2001 to 1892 as veteran PI Denise Huddle brings her field-honed investigative skills and trademark snark to her in-depth examination of seven of America’s most notorious unsolved mysteries. Who mailed the anthrax letters? Who killed JonBenét Ramsey? Who was D.B. Cooper? Who was the Zodiac Killer? Who killed the Black Dahlia? Who really kidnapped the Lindbergh baby? Who killed Lizzie Borden’s parents? From A to Z, Huddle lays out the events and evidence, identifies patterns, and tests theories. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


God's Eyes by Rev. Dr. Anne Hays Egan

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

On sale! Gold Award Book. Get spiritual recharging during these challenging times. Called " captivating," "a profound journey," it shares insights about spiritual experiences that offer guidance. One reader shared that "this book comes alive... giving me greater understanding, helping me on my difficult journey." For comfort, peace, hope, try it. 4.8 stars, 13 ratings. From $4.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


From My Button Box: Collected Essays in a Pandemic Time by Judith Bruder

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Remember the joy of being held on Grandmother’s lap and listening to a story? Or being at home sick from school and getting to play with the buttons in her button box? Here are 50 “buttons” for you—thoughts, ideas, memories, musings—a harvest of 89 years of stories and conversations. Originally recorded as podcasts during the pandemic, these essays are as colorful and varied as buttons in a button box, reflecting our tumultuous times while looking forward to a brighter future. (Includes QR codes to listen to original podcasts. From $20.41 SHOP NOW