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Mongolian Interior: An Expatriate Experience
by Lori Younker

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English

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May 25, 2017

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When the Younkers agreed to serve in the newly formed nation of Mongolia, they encountered a rich land of adventure and discovery. Living cross-culturally had its unique challenges for the survival of their family. <br /><br />The post-Soviet years for the Mongolian people were one of transition and struggle. Along with a hundred other expatriates from several nations, the Younker family observed the transformation of Mongolia as outsiders, felt it as insiders, and made it their home from 1995 to 2000. <br /><br />These nine short stories journal the interior, psychological nature of each family member's experience. Enjoy their memories in every detail, preserved by the original watercolor and ink illustrations by LAUREL SPRENGER.<br /><br />-----in praise of MONGOLIAN INTERIOR-----<br /><br />For all who have ever wondered what it would be like to experience life in a Mongolian yurt or that frigid moment where Fahrenheit meets Celsius (forty degrees below zero), Lori Younker’s touching and delightfully written memoir is just the book for you. This collection of beautifully illustrated essays captures some of the joys, frustrations, cultural challenges and personal sacrifices experienced by the author and her family while living in Mongolia from 1995 to 2000 as part of a community of expats from around the world. Put on a very warm sweater and wool scarf, and let these heartfelt essays take you along on an incredible Mongolian adventure, lovingly told and remembered. <br /><br />---Cathy Salter<br />Author of Notes From Breakfast Creek and Notes From Boomerang Creek<br />
The World We Came to Find (The World We Left Behind Book 3)
by John Morris

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English

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May 25, 2017

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The World We Left Behind—John AKA Morris the Cat sets out with his hiking partner Torry on March 17th 2013, after both men quit their jobs and sell everything they own to make it happen.<br />The World We Left Behind: Book Two—Torry and John continue to clash over differences, and decidedly purchase an inflatable raft to take them almost 200 miles down the Shenandoah River towards Harpers Ferry.<br />The World We Came to Find—For over 700 miles, John AKA ‘Morris the Cat’ had been traveling with his hiking partner, Torry. Both men share a yearning to experience true freedom and to escape civilization via the Appalachian Trail.<br />Fed up with arguing and ready to call it quits, Torry finally decided to split ways with Morris on the river; walking away from the trail and everything it once meant to him.<br />Morris the Cat would now have to sum up the courage to finish the next 1,500 miles of the AT all on his own.<br />In this third, and final book in the series, readers will follow Morris as he continues north via any means necessary to complete his ultimate goal: retrieve a rock from the summit of Katahdin and bring pride both to himself and to his parents back home.
Unstoppable: The Joey Ortiz Story
by Joey Ortiz

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English

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May 26, 2017

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This is a story about you and I—where impulse living and a never-ending pursuit for adventure collide with life-changing events. Tragedy strikes in a split second. How we respond defines us.<br />“Everything is impossible until someone does it”
Black Mamba for Breakfast: One River, Three Kayaks, Six Months
by , Jamie Manuel

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English

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May 26, 2017

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Zimbabwe is crumbling economically. Poaching is on the increase. As farms are being taken over wildlife is fast disappearing. Only one game ranch is hanging in strongly - Imire Safari Ranch. In 2007 Imire hit international headlines when three of its five strong black rhino breeding herd were slaughtered, along with an unborn calf. Armed poachers took the half inch of horn the rhinos still carried, after being de-horned only a few months earlier. One calf survived and was catapulted to stardom in There's a rhino in my house: Tatenda. This story is for Tatenda and his brethren. <br /><br />‘Chasing Adventure', an action packed adventure travelogue, tells the story of a trio of twenty-three year old boys who have grown up in Africa and who are searching for adventure in their own back-yard. The plan: To kayak the Zambezi river from source to sea. The problems: None of them has ever kayaked before. The adventure is the journey in-between, not the completion of a goal. The boys encounter crocodiles and hippos, rapids and whirlpools, malaria and snakebites, sunstroke and dysentery. Distance bears no relation to the time they take and mid trip the back weary paddlers take a fortuitous river break, in which they deal with a ruptured appendix, the ear notching and chip tagging of a wild population of rhino and the escape of two of these prehistoric beasts. The chase is epic and the boys cannot afford to fail - the rhino must come home. <br />
I Married the Klondike
by Laura Beatrice Berton

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English

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May 25, 2017

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<b>I Married the Klondike</b>, first published in 1954, is the account of Laura Beatrice Burton, who, at the age of 29, left Toronto to teach kindergarten in the gold rush town of Dawson City, Yukon. She would make Dawson City and the wilds of the Canadian north her home for the next 25 years. Illustrated with 9 pages of photographs.
The Life Story of God Fucking Pattison: If i dont return smile pl...
by , Ryan Blair Pattison

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English

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May 26, 2017

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This was meant to be a 500 page synopsis of all I have done on this earth. I may disappear tonight. God, The Father Of Creation, may take me up in an hour to Space to meet the Creator. I am woozy still.
Reach! Finding Strength, Spirit and Personal Power
by Laila Ali

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English

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May 26, 2017

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Combining a gripping personal story with practical advice on such subjects as diet, training, family, romance, and much more, Laila Ali shows readers of all ages and backgrounds how to transform the demons of self-doubt and stagnation into positive, winning energy. Since her professional debut three years ago, Laila Ali has set the world of women's boxing on fire. The daughter of the world's most famous boxer, she has more than come into her won, winning ten straight fights with breathtaking confidence and poise - including a bout with Jacqui Frazier that was the most highly publicized female boxing event ever. But Laila's journey to success was not without struggle. In this revealing book, she describes - with striking humility and a streetwise wisdom beyond her years - how she made many mistakes along the way, but eventually managed to overcome every obstacle that life threw at her. In fifteen straight-talking, hard-hitting "rounds," Laila offers her dynamic formula for physical, emotional, and mental power, and demonstrates how to sidestep feelings of self-pity and defeatism. Some of the life experiences that Laila recounts are ones many young people face, while others are related to her unique circumstances. Born with a proverbial silver spoon in her mouth, she never felt comfortable, as a child, in her parents' mansion - surrounded by maids, celebrity visitors, and hangers-on - and longed for a "normal" existence. As an adolescent, she became increasingly drawn into negative behavior. But after she found herself, at age sixteen, in juvenile hall, Laila realized it was time to make a change in her life. She resolved to become a responsible, financially independent adult, and soon achieved her long-time dream of owning her own manicure business. Ultimately, however, she would find success in another arena: professional boxing. Updated in 2017.
Dear Nazerine: The whore of Babylon, the antichrist or the Queen ...
by God Pattison

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English

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May 26, 2017

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This is a little ten page book that closes the story of Nazerine. It is worth every penny as I played a game with God and Nazerine about becoming the mother of Jesus or the whore of babylon or perhaps the anti-christ or mother nature even. These cards are all mine to distribute. And I will over a long long long worthy immortal life.
Annapurna - The Deadliest Beauty.
by Chakra Karki

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English

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98

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May 25, 2017

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Annapurna I, illustrated climbing history.<br /> <br />
Iron Will: What one man needed to survive the blessing and the cu...
by Jay Foreman

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English

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May 26, 2017

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<p>Jay Foreman’s entire life revolved around football—from the moment he was born to an NFL great to the day he retired from his own professional football career. In between, his many successes were paired with some hard lessons. His honest look back reveals the cost of being a champion.</p><br /><br /><p>In this in-depth personal memoir, Jay explores his football career and how it changed him, describing his unique childhood and his life before, during, and after his time in the NFL. He was ready for some of the challenges—but others knocked this accomplished linebacker completely off his feet.</p><br /><br /><p>With his father’s legacy at his back, Jay proved himself as a Nebraska Cornhusker, where he was a starting member of the 1995 and 1997 championship teams. He went on to play with the newly established Houston Texans in the NFL, but the addictive professional-athlete lifestyle soon took its toll. He could get anything he wanted, and this changed him—and it changed the people around him.</p><br /><br /><p>Today, Jay focuses on nonprofit work in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he has established the Foreman Foundation. His raw and real life story offers an illuminating glimpse into the joys—and perils—celebrity status affords.</p>

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