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Hat Trick By Wes Boyd
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One afternoon Dayna Berkshire decided to practice her guitar at the mall -- then people started throwing money in her gig bag! An epiphany that changed her life struck her: "This beats hell out... More > of work!" It takes a while to learn the tricks, but Dayna and her friend Sandy set out to explore the free-wheeling life of being street musicians, earning their money on street corners, in shows, at renaissance faires, or wherever they can, living the lives they choose to lead. But into each life some rain must fall, and it tests just how bad Dayna wants to lead the life she's chosen.< Less
Winter Layoff By Wes Boyd
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Clark Construction equipment operator Jim Wooten likes to spend his winter layoff snowmobiling, ice fishing, and getting away from his sister and his alcoholic ex-wife. He's guilt-tripped into seeing... More > what can be done about getting his aunt and invalid uncle back into their home, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. It turns out that a good man with helpful friends and a backhoe can solve a lot of problems -- including some of his own.< Less
Busted Axle Road By Wes Boyd
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A snake crawls out of a bathroom drain, and a woman kills it with her hair dryer . . . That’s all it takes to set townspeople, media, crooked environmentalists, a country music singer,... More > some nudists, the federal government and a bunch of dogsledders to getting at each other’s throats. Of course, nothing’s quite normal in Spearfish Lake!< Less
Dawnwalker By Wes Boyd
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College and the years just afterwards are pivotal for many people, establishing their lives, and sometimes having many adventures along the way. Sophomore Randy Clark wants to avoid the family... More > business and learn how to white water kayak and raft and ride a surfboard. Physical education major Crystal Chladek wants to become a professional outdoor bum, and her super-geek roommate and best friend Myleigh Harris wants to be a college English lit professor. Randy's high school girlfriend doesn't know what she wants to do other than run a summer camp for kids. All three girls end up as Randy's sometimes girlfriends, and life starts to get interesting. Four very different people facing very different futures. Can their special friendship survive the problems and distances of the real world? Readers interested in outdoor sports will love this story.< Less
Growing Together By Wes Boyd
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No Jon is white and Tanisha is black. They've lived together for five years, hiding from a wrathful father and a vindictive brother. Despite some trepidations, they love their new lives, jobs, and... More > friends. When their best friend is involved in a nationally publicized incident, discovery seems likely. Dealing with that requires resourceful thinking and direct action, but things are not always as they seem. As a result, their lives will change more than they can imagine.< Less
Facing the Storm By Wes Boyd
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When John and Candice Archer's jobs go bad and their kids are sent to lousy schools, they decide it's time to get out of the city and head back to John's home in Spearfish Lake. It takes a little... More > getting used to because their lives are different there, and they can't help but change to face new circumstances and new opportunities as well as finding new friends and new interests. But then, their new friends are undergoing changes, too. One couple is having trouble getting used to a slow life after challenging but intensive jobs; another's stable long-time relationship is not so stable any more, and a third couple is facing having to give up a dream of decades to face the challenges of the real world. None of it is easy, but they're all in it together.< Less
Facing the Storm By Wes Boyd
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When John and Candice Archer's jobs go bad and their kids are sent to lousy schools, they decide it's time to get out of the city and head back to John's home in Spearfish Lake. It takes a little... More > getting used to because their lives are different there, and they can't help but change to face new circumstances and new opportunities as well as finding new friends and new interests. But then, their new friends are undergoing changes, too. One couple is having trouble getting used to a slow life after challenging but intensive jobs; another's stable long-time relationship is not so stable any more, and a third couple is facing having to give up a dream of decades to face the challenges of the real world. None of it is easy, but they're all in it together.< Less
Bullring Days One: On the Road By Wes Boyd
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Mel Austin didn't want to be just a farmhand for his brother, so after the Army and World War II, he attended college on the GI Bill. But after graduating, he couldn't stand the thought of teaching... More > in a big-city slum high school, either. A wartime friend asks him to join his ragtag midget auto racing show, Mel figures it's better than pumping gas until school starts. In love with the thrills, action, and a chance to see the country, he spends several years vagabonding with the show through the turbulent and now half-forgotten world of the early 1950s. Adventure and new friends abound, and his life winds up going to places he could never have dreamed.< Less
Bullring Days One: On the Road By Wes Boyd
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Mel Austin didn't want to be just a farmhand for his brother, so after the Army and World War II, he attended college on the GI Bill. But after graduating, he couldn't stand the thought of teaching... More > in a big-city slum high school, either. A wartime friend asks him to join his ragtag midget auto racing show, Mel figures it's better than pumping gas until school starts. In love with the thrills, action, and a chance to see the country, he spends several years vagabonding with the show through the turbulent and now half-forgotten world of the early 1950s. Adventure and new friends abound, and his life winds up going to places he could never have dreamed.< Less
Canyon Fires By Wes Boyd
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Desperate journey! Nanci spent every cent she had and burned all the gas in her tank to escape an abusive boyfriend in Chicago and find her mother and her sister. She discovers that both of them are... More > now Colorado River raft guides in Arizona, and that her mother is about to remarry -- in the depths of the Grand Canyon. With no other choices, Nanci goes along on the trip -- two weeks in the middle of the most awesome scenery on the planet, a place that can and does change lives. A reader wrote: "What a great story, I felt like I was on the river. You just make the stories come alive!" Another wrote: "Once again, well plotted, well crafted, well written prose that captures a fine understanding of human nature. I felt that I knew some of these folks."< Less