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The Heaven and Hell Picture By Jean Bailey Glauser
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When Joan Spenser’s twelve-year-old grandson asks her what birthday parties were like when she was his age, she has to admit that she did not go to many. Later, thinking about this conversation... More > and how different things are today, Joan’s memory takes off on a journey it has travelled many times before, back through the years to Southeast London in 1956. While visiting a local museum with her mother, young Joan comes across an unusual and fascinating painting which seems to depict some form of Heaven and Hell. It is in turn beautiful and yet darkly disturbing, and Joan is so mesmerized by it that it will influence her perception of events – some happy, some tragic – that are to occur in the coming months. With the specter of the ancient painting never far from her mind, Joan makes her way through a difficult and at times bewildering year in which she learns that life is not always fair, and people are often not what they appear to be.< Less
Field of Flowers By D.S. Peterson
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Anselmo is a proud man who has been bred for violence in the Colombian drug world of the 1950s. He knows that everything comes at a price—and the same culture that gave him everything has just... More > stolen his father’s life. Anselmo suspects that Carlos, his powerful uncle, is responsible and struggles to convince Fernando, his childhood friend, to join him in the quest for the truth—and revenge. But Carlos, an elderly war hero, is now a conflicted man, torn between blood-soaked loyalty and an old man’s desire to do the right thing. He’s ready to retire and give back to the country he loves, but it may be too late. Field of Flowers is a historically accurate tale of two men in search of truth in the corrupt, violent, drug-riddled world of Colombia in the 1950s. Anselmo and Fernando race desperately into—and away from—a life of intrigue, dangerous women, and powerful enemies. In a story of brutal truth, tender bravery, and love, two men pursue revenge, honour, and destiny.< Less