• Photo of The House of Six Doors - An Autobiographical Novel.

    Patricia Selbert

    Mama takes thirteen-year-old Serena and her sister to the US in search of fortune, leaving behind family, stability, and the colors of the Caribbean. They drive from Miami to Hollywood, where their money and luck run out, and a 1963 Ford Galaxie becomes their first American home. Guided by the memory of her native Curaçao and the words of her wise grandmother, Serena confronts challenges and grows up quickly. What gifts will this new country bring, and at what price?

  • Photo of The House of Six Doors - An Immigrant's Memoir.

    Patricia Selbert

    Patricia Selbert and her sister leave their home on the Caribbean island of Curaçao when their ambitious, impulsive, and emotionally unstable mother takes them in search of the American dream. They drive across the United States from Miami to Hollywood, where their funds run out and their car becomes their first American home. The narrative recounts the story of Patricia's life both on the colorful Curaçao and in seedy Hollywood of the 1970s. The memories of her beloved grandmother guide Patricia through her complex journey as a teenage immigrant who ultimately finds her place and her identity in a new country.

  • Photo of American Pride bookcover.

    Michael Ker

    It is the most important football game of the year for the Newport Beach Tigers. Thirteen year old Casey Glynn, the star receiver, drops the perfect pass and blows the game. In one devastating moment Casey loses the respect of the person he looks up to most in life -- his father and coach, Big John Glynn. Casey works obsessively to become a successful Hollywood literary agent, marries the perfect girl, and buys a home in Brentwood, all in the hopes of winning back his father's love.

  • Photo of The Mystery of Money bookcover.

    Harlan Green

    The financial world has been transformed. On the heels of the Great Recession, it is often hard to tell a rational investment founded on solid data from a dicey gamble based on incomplete or inaccurate information. With The Mystery of Money, Harlan Green demystifies financial planning. This guide provides the reader with key tools as it teaches the basic skills needed to successfully navigate the contemporary economic world.

  • Photo of The Three Sunflowers bookcover.

    Janet Lucy, MA and Colleen McCarthy-Evans

    The Three Sunflowers tells of a turbulent day in the garden where a trio of sunflowers -- the tall, wise Gloria and young Solita and Sunny -- face unexpected and chaotic events they have no power to stop. Through it all, Gloria guides and reassures the youngsters and reminds them of the purpose of a sunflower's life. After a dark night of uncertainty, the story concludes with a delightful surprise ending. This unique and inspiring book offers empowering messages of hope, courage and peace, with new perspectives for living in an unpredictable world.

  • Photo of Difference Makers.

    Nancy Black and Isaac Hernandez (Photography)

    This series of environmental portraits honors social, cultural and scientific leaders with a powerful impact from community leaders to internationally-known figures. They share a universal drive to make a difference, with unique expressions. These portraits, an ongoing passion project, were taken to accompany published interviews with these fascinating champions. This collection of inspiring leaders is an open and growing investigation of contribution, an attempt to acknowledge a small part of something possibly infinite.

  • Photo of Moon Mother, Moon Daughter.

    Janet Lucy and Terri Allison

    How would it be different if mothers looked forward to their daughters’ first steps into womanhood with the same anticipation and excitement as they had for her very first steps toward walking? What if there was a whole community of women waiting to receive her into womanhood? What if there was a way for mothers and daughters to walk together?

  • Photo of Mr. Dr. Moises Da Costa Gomez: Voorvechter van de Politieke Emancipatie der Nederlandse Antillen.

    drs. R.D. (Eugène) Boeldak MBAn

    De komst van de olie-industrie op Curaçao en Aruba leidde tot sociaal-economische verschuivingen die grote gevolgen hadden voor de politieke aspiraties. Zo werd de roep om autonomie en meer democratie (algemeen kiesrecht) langzamerhand steeds luider. Midden jaren 30 keerde Moises da Costa Gomez terug naar Curaçao uit Nederland. Deze briljante student sloot zijn rechtenstudie af met een proefschrift waarin hij scherpe kritiek uitte op de koloniale macht in de Antillen.

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American Pride
Michael ker

It is the most important football game of the year for the Newport Beach Tigers. Thirteen year old Casey Glynn, the star receiver, drops the perfect pass and blows the game. In one devastating moment Casey loses the respect of the person he looks up to most in life -- his father and coach, Big John Glynn. Casey works obsessively to become a successful Hollywood literary agent, marries the perfect girl, and buys a home in Brentwood, all in the hopes of winning back his father's love.

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This unique story, a fictional memoir in the picaresque style, was inspired by the author’s own experiences as a Spanish exile from the Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939), and as a professor during turbulent times. The novel spans half a century with an eye-witness flavor of historical events including over two-thirds of the Twentieth Century. Satirical, lyrical, and dark, the book chronicles the painful, the hopeful, and the hopeless alike.