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The Hard'n-Back By Patrick Moran
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A sports odyssey about a planet whose water-borne, raft-dwelling peoples must compete in globe-girding rowing regattas in order to win the right to reproduce. Failure to win means facing the... More > "Long Death" of extinction. But more than telling of a fight for survival, The Hard’n-Back tells a love story whose timeless dimensions of devotion and sacrifice reach beyond the boundaries of survival itself.< Less
Tsunami Sundog By Patrick Moran
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The time is late-21st Century. Tali Rosen is an accomplished net-stretcher for Nacho-Net, headquartered in Havana. Tali’s life begins to unravel when her Cuban fiancée cheats on her. At... More > the same time, Tali’s Aunt falls into a coma after an automobile accident, and Tali retreats home to Northern California. There she finds she can communicate with her comatose aunt through what Tali will learn is called the tsunami: a potent fusion of organic, electronic and spiritual networks made possible by the creation of DnetA. Operating outside the confines of time and space, the tsunami enables Tali to venture back and forth across the boundary regions between life and death. Swept up by this tidal wave, she learns that the tsunami itself is an artificial recreation of the bardos of Tibetan Buddhism, and is a marketing experiment that has gone horribly wrong. In the end Tali must risk everything to undo the damage the tsunami has wrought to the border region separating life and death.< Less
Blue Boxes By Patrick Moran
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A migrating gray whale and calf get hung up on an oil drilling platform off the coast of California. Caught in an oil spill, their fate and that of the coastal habitat of Southern California hinge on... More > the migration of Monarch butterflies from Mexico and on a diary written thirty years earlier by a dying 13-year-old girl.< Less
Swimming In Stone By Patrick Moran
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Set in Venice and Asia Minor, Swimming In Stone is the sequel to That Which Bends. It tells the tale of Dusty Rhodes after she and her lover, Bodie Bloom, have won forty million euros in the Italian... More > Lottery, only to see Bodie die shortly afterwards. Heartbroken but rich beyond her wildest imaginings, Dusty embarks on a voyage of hope with Bodie’s estranged family in order to split Bodie’s portion of the winnings in accordance with his last wishes. In the end Dusty and Bodie’s family learn the truth that real fortune is measured not in the currency of exchange but in the currency of hope from which redemption may be wrung.< Less
Harvesting Rosa Sweetnail By Patrick Moran
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Sweetnail has a heart. The problem is, her neighbor wants it. Really really wants it. The neighbor is Griffin McXain. Rosa lives in a walnut orchard across from the retirement community in which... More > McXain lives with his wife, whose own heart is failing fast. Failing almost as fast are Rosa’s twin careers as a walnut farmer and wood sculptor, and McXain’s stint as a winery owner. Both Rosa and McXain have plans to stay their descents. And both of these plans intersect at Rosa’s heart. Obsession and intrigue are the main ingredients that form the base of Harvesting Rosa Sweetnail. Added to it are dollops of bankruptcy, desperation, undying love, and perhaps that most elusive of all spices: cannibalism.< Less
That Which Bends By Patrick Moran
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Water is a reflection of the eternal that adds the face of eternity to glass. We recognize this as beauty. It does this in the same way that water shapes the soul of man, by inhibiting the formation... More > of the things that prevent crystallization. In man, those things that prevent the crystallization of the soul are vanity and hubris. Venetians wear masks to remind themselves of this connection to water and to keep them from going insane in the knowledge of what is beneath the reflections —Chicken Johnny— Master Muranese Glassblower In this quirky new novel that reflects on the nature of fortune, an expatriate American businesswoman adrift in the world, and a San Francisco restauranteur on a final journey look beneath their reflections in the timeless waters of Venice to find that which bends the world is love.< Less
That Which Bends By Patrick Moran
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Water is a reflection of the eternal that adds the face of eternity to glass. We recognize this as beauty. It does this in the same way that water shapes the soul of man, by inhibiting the formation... More > of the things that prevent crystallization. In man, those things that prevent the crystallization of the soul are vanity and hubris. Venetians wear masks to remind themselves of this connection to water and to keep them from going insane in the knowledge of what is beneath the reflections —Chicken Johnny— Master Muranese Glassblower In this quirky new novel that reflects on the nature of fortune, an expatriate American businesswoman adrift in the world, and a San Francisco restauranteur on a final journey look beneath their reflections in the timeless waters of Venice to find that which bends the world is love.< Less
Yellow Dog Red By Patrick Moran
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Parker buries his loyal yellow Labrador retriever in a century-old and long-neglected pet cemetery in the Wine Country of Northern California, only to find that the graveyard itself is scheduled to... More > be plowed under to make room for an upscale Pinot Noir vineyard. Nearing the end of his own life, Parker vows to keep vigil over his beloved companion until he himself dies or the owners relent. His vow to stay beside his pet until she can rest in peace attracts cohorts from near and far. It is their combined devotion that is the fulcrum upon which this story of one man’s undying love for his best friend balances.< Less
Harvesting Rosa Sweetnail By Patrick Moran
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Rosa Sweetnail has a heart. The problem is, her neighbor wants it. Really really wants it. The neighbor is Griffin McXain. Rosa lives in a walnut orchard across from the retirement community in... More > which McXain lives with his wife, whose own heart is failing fast. Failing almost as fast are Rosa’s twin careers as a walnut farmer and wood sculptor, and McXain’s stint as a winery owner. Both Rosa and McXain have plans to stay their descents. And both of these plans intersect at Rosa’s heart. Obsession and intrigue are the main ingredients that form the base of Harvesting Rosa Sweetnail. Added to it are dollops of bankruptcy, desperation, undying love, and perhaps that most elusive of all spices: cannibalism.< Less
The Tibetan Book of Dina By Patrick Moran
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A tale told by a dog, named Dinasaur, whose master unwittingly gives his pet the Buddha’s rice bowl, stolen from a lamasery in Tibet. Dog and man learn they must return this very special kibble... More > dish to its rightful place, sending them on an adventure that begins during the Summer of Love, in San Francisco, and ends in Tibet. There, the dualities of life must be reconciled to a timeless perspective in order to set things right.< Less

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