Today's Featured Books— Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Light Beyond the Veil by Ann Zachariah

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

An uplifting exploration of the human spirit's resilience in the face of profound loss. Whether you have recently experienced loss or are seeking to support others on their journey, this book is a tender companion, offering solace, understanding, and guidance on the path to healing and renewal. 5.0 stars, 17 ratings. From $2.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Beyond the Song by Carol Selick

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

An autobiographical novel about a singer-songwriter, tracing the development of her character as she rebels against her strict suburban upbringing to join the counter-culture in hopes of fulfilling her dream of making it in the music business. Her quest for freedom lands her in a series of dangerous situations and narrow escapes. Along the way, the narrator also meets two important guides who help her sort her priorities, take herself seriously, and develop her considerable talents. All inform the heroine's lyrics and narrative voice as she gradually learns to believe in herself, discipline her talent, and turn her heartbreak into song. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Hair on Fire by Larada Horner-Miller

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

A Heartwarming and Humorous Christmas Memoir. In this vivid memoir, Larada Horner-Miller invites readers to relive the enchantment of Christmas, as snowflakes twinkle in the air and sparkling lights transform every corner into a winter wonderland. From hilarious escapades to heartwarming family traditions, this delightful book captures the essence of the festive season. From $1.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


The Consequence of Stars: A Memoir of Home by David W. Berner

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

This newly revised edition includes a new introduction and two new essays from award-winning author David W. Berner. In this memoir-in-essaysa mosaic of the experience of searching for one's place in the worldBerner recalls a solo and revealing cross-country train ride, a spiritual awakening in the Navajo Nation, performs music with Jack Kerouac groupies at the writer's former Florida home, and hunts for the ghost of Hemingway in the attic of the famous writer's birthplace home. In the book's newest essays, he explores how a new life resurrects the spirit, and how creative longing produces a spiritual awakening. From $8.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Becoming Fearless by Brenda E Smith

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Becoming Fearless: Finding Courage in the African Wilderness is an inspirational true story. Brenda Smith is coerced by her boss to follow river guides on a 12-day raft trip through a vast Tanzanian game reserve. If she survives, her next task will be to scale Africa’s tallest mountain. Along the way, she will face angry hippos, roaring lions, and stealthy crocodiles, along with extreme heat and hypothermia. Yet Brenda’s greatest challenge is her inner journey as she discovers what’s possible when you step out of your comfort zone and into the wild. 5 stars, 11 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


FREE - Within: A Memoir of an Inner Alchemist by Alex Kroll

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

We’ve all heard that the greatest journey is within. But we also need to be able to navigate the world of consciousness and emerge with the capacity to guide others. Alex Kroll is such a guide. His story points us toward the source not only of healing but awakening. To arrive at this source requires that we embark on our own hero’s journey. Alex depicts, with candor and vulnerability, the trials he had to face along the way, as well as the moments of enchantment and beauty that await inside and call us to continue seeking. FREE - SHOP NOW


Tent for Seven by Marty Ohlhaut with Grace Ly

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

A Camping Adventure Gone South Out West. Tent for Seven is the highly anticipated true story of Marty Ohlhaut and his ill-fated family vacation, deep in the Canadian Rockies. He loved the great outdoors and he loved his wife and five children, but this time, the combination proved disastrous. Together with his daughter, Grace Ly, Marty tells his story with candor and wit reminiscent of Bill Bryson. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Another Fuggin' War Story by Herald E. Paetow

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

This story is written by mea lifelong pothead. Most of it is probably true, if not exaggerated. What I can tell you is how overwhelming it is to have someone's life in my hands while secretly wondering what the hell to do next. But I'll keep my guys alive if it's the last thing I do, then I'll find some trouble to get into because life's too short not to have a little fun. The waiting joint is my reward. Let's hope I can stay out of my C.O.'s line of sightnot a task as easy as you'd think. 4.1 stars, 372 ratings. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Rough Waters by Heather C. Markham

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

From Surviving to Thriving with a Progressive Muscular Dystrophy. At age thirty-four, Heather received a life-changing diagnosis: she had a progressive muscular dystrophy and would eventually need a wheelchair. Her walking days were going to end much sooner than she’d expected. With humor and heartbreaking candor, Rough Waters chronicles Heather’s slow decline in mobility and her determination to live an extraordinary life—one full of laughter and joy, sand and salt water. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Above the Camera by JD James

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Film fans don't know what producers do except maybe think we finance films with our own money. Based on my 25 years in the industry, you’ll learn in a humorous, entertainingly serious way what we do via my faults, failures, and successes. In the end, you'll appreciate films more and enjoy an entertainingly good laugh from my crazy adventures in managing and embracing chaos. From $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Imagining Iraq by Barbara Mujica

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

“Authentic and affecting. A bracing literary investigation of war and its emotional ramifications.” ~Kirkus Reviews. For centuries, war writing has been the domain of men, but Barbara Mujica brings a different perspective. In Imagining Iraq, a collection of eighteen beautifully crafted, interwoven stories of danger, daring, and sacrifice, she focuses on how war affects not only combatants but also their loved ones. Drawing from her own experience as a military mother and her work as a veterans advocate at Georgetown University, Mujica raises important questions about the consequences of war. 4.7 stars, 12 ratings. From $4.99 SHOP NOW 


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

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

The book, sometimes humorously, describes my memoirs and adventures as a successful criminal trial lawyer whether Prosecutor or Defense. It begins as a child and explains the influences which made me a “killer” lawyer driven by my desire to serve The Lady of Justice, Justicia. I fell in love with her and lived a love story until we divorced. Through the eyes of a trial lawyer, I describe the entire chaotic thinking and doing process from meeting my client through the final verdict. I didn’t care if I prosecuted or defended as long as I was in Court. From $1.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


Wellness In Style by LaToya Lawrence

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Wellness In Style is about consciousness of body, mind, spirit, peace, love, and happiness for whatever one defines for themselves...coping, managing, living, and enjoying ways of life on one's own terms...motivation, counsel, and encouragement to self-betterment...and harmonic alignment in personal environment promotes physical comfort, mental stimulation, and a spiritual peace which creates balance. It is not about what is so-called "normal" as much as it is about what is healthy when going about individual wellness. From $5.00 SHOP NOW


Harmonic Inspirations by LaToya Lawrence

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Harmonic Inspirations was written with passages that include creative poetic messages of meaning...poetic motivation and literary writings of counsel and encouragement through creative self-expression...and is about positively journeying through life, in general, and through self expression of knowledge. Observe, and be inspired, and aspire to originate your own. Direct your attention on building within your creation-and do not be afraid to take risks. From $5.00 SHOP NOW


FREE - 2442 Steps To Crazy: The Beginning by D. Paul Fleming

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

​Gaining empathy through trauma is the gateway to a better life in this emotional and haunting true story, which features a young man who learns how to stay resilient despite horrific abuse. Though he ultimately discovers that the outside world is just as tough as surviving a dysfunctional home life, he also finds that the biggest wins happen with the smallest steps in the right direction. Faith over fear despite tough odds is a powerful theme in this gut-wrenching saga, which will have readers rooting for the end. 4.7 stars, 49 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


Against the Odds by Dr. Saleem A. Khan

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

A Story of Courage, Faith and Resolve. "An inspirational story of how hard work and hope can prevail over distance, time, and partitions." -Bryan Townsend, Delaware State Senator. This illuminating biography charts the life and death of Musahib Ud-Din Khan, one of Pakistan's first agricultural leaders. Lovingly researched by his son, the book details Pakistan's emergence onto the world stage as well as intimate memories from family and friends. "It is a story about grit, strength, and faith, and how one person’s actions can have a beautiful ripple effect." -Rev. Gregory Knox Jones. From $3.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Fat Girl Sings by Ray Schoenke

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Featuring compelling characters and classic themes such as bullying, racial injustice, and coming of age, Fat Girl Sings: Discovering, Embracing, and Leveraging Racial Identity on the Football Field, in Business, and in Life is the profoundly moving true story of a chubby brown boy’s traumatic loss of innocence and his mental and physical transformation into the warrior he has to become to achieve success in school, the NFL, business, and life as he struggles to gain an understanding of himself, his environment, and his Hawaiian heritage. FREE - SHOP NOW / 


FREE - Spirit Embraced by Kim Colella

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

A Guiding Memoir for a Life Authentic and Free. Winner of the American Book Fest Best Book Award and Nautilus Silver Award. From leaving her life behind to meet Mother Theresa in Calcutta, to building a secure and nurturing family despite a tumultuous childhood, Kim Colella learned to cultivate love for herself and others, follow her deepest dreams, and align her life with the urgings of her spirit. Spirit Embraced is more than a memoir or a self-help book. This is a practical guide to self-transformation for bringing your most authentic self into the world. 4.4 stars, 30 ratings. FREE - 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 $22.42 SHOP NOW


FREE - A Book About 2020 by Gretchen Elhassani

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

What do you remember about 2020? "A gripping account of real people before, during, and after Covid. Watching this unfold on the 24-hour news, it was easy to forget the often brutal impact it had on ordinary people." -Amazon review. Winner of a grant from the Raleigh United Arts Foundation for the production of an audiobook, the audio version is voiced by over fifteen actors and brings back the immediacy of 2020 even more clearly. Ebook: FREE. Audiobook: $13.08. SHOP NOW


The Granny Who Stands on Her Head by Ann Richardson

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

Reflections on Growing Older. Discover the secret to embracing old age with humor, wisdom, and zest! “Somewhere in the middle of my seventies, I realized that I liked being old,” the author writes. You're invited to join her on an inspiring and captivating exploration of life's later stages, bursting with engaging stories and insights from a lifetime of rich experiences. Dive into an array of topics, from the hilarious personal experiences of memory loss to fresh perspectives on ambition and even intimacy at 90. 4 stars, 176 ratings. From $4.97 SHOP NOW


FREE - My American Heritage by Peter Snyder

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

The carefree days of youth have changed. Our country is in a continuous adolescent, defiant, deceitful, morally bankrupt decline. But there is hope! Ride with me on my rambling motorcycle. Fly with me as I soar on hang-gliders high above mountains from New England to the Cumberland Plateau, and feel the wind in my sails on inland lakes from Lake Erie to the Northern Gulf Coast. Witness this journey through our American landscape and gain a deeper understanding of the forces driving our personal and national destinies. 4.6 stars, 22 ratings. FREE - SHOP NOW


Emerging From the Dark by Terence Ang

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

"Phenomenal read, continuing work of bringing stroke awareness into the light!" -Jill R., Amazon Review. These are the stories of stroke survivors, told through the narratives and perspectives of the patients and those surrounding them. It is a raw and beautifully illustrated account of the impact and struggle of stroke recovery—perfect for victims of stroke, as well as for their friends, family, and caregivers. "Courageous and uplifting." -Vine Voice Review. 4.8 stars, 33 ratings on Goodreads. On sale for $0.99. Free via KU. SHOP NOW


FREE - I Am Evidence by Yolanda Stith

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

An engaging memoir with true life stories written by a woman of faith, this book is filled with helpful advice about God’s will and motivational quotes for adults. Stith shares the story of her childhood as a biracial child and how she overcame the circumstances of her birth with a powerful faith and a positive mindset geared toward personal transformation. She advises readers on how they can use her experiences to forge their own healthy and successful paths through life. FREE - SHOP NOW