Geography dealt Korea a fateful role. Sandwiched between China and Japan, and within easy reach of Russia, Korea has suffered five major foreign occupations-by China, Mongolia, Japan, and after World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union. It was in that tiny peninsula I was born when Korea was under the heel of Japan, when we were forced to take Japanese names and speak Japanese. With the end of World War II came the liberation, which was soon followed by the Korean War. With the arrival of the North Korean armies in 1950 my hometown, Seoul, was under the control of the Communists. It was a brutal period of indiscriminate massacre and repression. This is a story of an ordinary Korean woman who forged her life under extraordinarily challenging conditions. She and her family weathered the cruel Japanese occupation and lived in a city war-ravaged twice under brutal Communist control. She eventually made her way to the US to study, returning to Korea where she worked during the period when student demonstrations exiled a dictator and a military coup toppled another government. The Divided Land is author Theresa J. Lee's story of faith - faith in her family, faith in her culture, but above all, faith in God.
©2005 Theresa Lee (P)2021 Theresa Lee
Alice in Genderland is the first ever memoir by a cross-dresser who is not content to live behind closed doors - and who takes it much further than his straighter, more circumspect peers might ever care to go. Most of the time, Harvard-educated psychiatrist Richard Novic is Rick, a man at the office or a husband and father at home. But one night a week, he is Alice, a woman about town, shopping, dining, dancing, and dating a man for nearly a decade. In contrast to the life he leads today, Rick Novic suffered since his sporty, nerdy boyhood with a secret, a desire he was in no way equipped to handle, but one that eventually burst through his denial a few months before his wedding day. Just once, he felt, while he still could, he had to know how it felt to be a woman. Like Alice in Wonderland, his curiosity led him to fall headlong down a rabbit hole, through desperate straits, mind-opening surprises, heart-rending changes, gritty sex, and boundless love. By the time he was back on his feet, he was a different person, living a lifestyle he hadnt known existed. Anyone who has struggled to figure out who they are and how they want to live will surely appreciate this informative and engaging life story.
©2005 Richard J. Novic MD (P)2018 Richard J. Novic MD
Quest for Eternal Sunshine chronicles the triumphant, true story of Mendek Rubin, a brilliant inventor who overcame both the trauma of the Holocaust and decades of unrelenting depression to live a life of deep peace and boundless joy. Born into a Hassidic Jewish family in Poland in 1924, Mendek grew up surrounded by extreme anti-Semitism. Armed with an ingenious mind, he survived three horrific years in Nazi slave-labor concentration camps while virtually his entire family was murdered in Auschwitz. After arriving in America in 1946 despite having no money or professional skills his inventions helped revolutionize both the jewelry and packaged-salad industries. Remarkably, Mendek also applied his ingenuity to his own psyche, developing innovative ways to heal his heart and end his emotional suffering. After Mendek died in 2012, his daughter, Myra Goodman, found an unfinished manuscript in which hed revealed the intimate details of his healing journey. Quest for Eternal Sunshine the extraordinary result of a posthumous father-daughter collaboration tells Mendeks whole story and is filled with eye-opening revelations, effective self-healing techniques, and profound wisdom that have the power to transform the way we live our lives.
©2020 Myra Goodman (P)2020 Myra Goodman
The sequel to Deadly Distrust occurs three years later during the AIDS crisis in San Francisco. The morals of sex are changing, and the LGBT community is in turmoil. Our heroine, Elinor DeMartini, inherits a large estate. However, the board of directors doesnt want her knowing about their corruption, and they dont want to stop the flow of money. When Elly tries to learn about her inheritance, one of the board members is killed. And so starts an action-packed struggle to survive the many dangers surrounding the pursuit of wealth.
©2017 Mary Schaller (P)2017 Mary Schaller