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This Jail is Black By JK Wallace
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In the 1970s crime was rampant in the northwest section Lake County Indiana, murders, drugs, gambling and prostution were in evidence everywhere. Gary, Lake County's biggest city had been reported in... More > the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report, as the murder capital of the United States. More people were murdered in Gary, percentage wise, then in any other city in the United States. If these statistics, along with the reported drug stats, were accurately gathered, Gary also was one of the largest drug distribution centers in the Midwest.The Family Street Gang, composed of black drug dealers, thieves and killers, with its ruthlessness, got its foot in the door and took control of Gary and its streets. This story is about two black kids who were raised in Gary during this period of time. Drug dealers and prostitutes were their role models and teachers. It tells of their lives and their downward spiral into drug dealing, murder, and prison.< Less
The Long Way Home By Charles Edwards Price
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Eugene Carmichael is an average 25 year-old male in America. He has a college degree, a family that loves him, and no idea what to do with all of these things working in his favor. When his father... More > dies unexpectedly in a car accident, Eugene’s life is turned inside out and he falls into a seemingly endless downward spiral of depression and confusion. Upon moving in with his oldest sister Beth, he discovers what he must do to get out of his slump: He will go to every baseball game involving his hometown team, the Cleveland Indians. Eugene embarks on a road trip that includes memorable interactions with his best friend Jim, his unconventional middle sister Jaime, and more than a few random strangers. The Long Way Home explores a year in the life of Eugene Carmichael that includes adventure, disappointment, laughter, sadness and all the emotions of a wayward 25 year-old.< Less
This Jail is Black By JK Wallace
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In the 1970s crime was rampant in the northwest section Lake County Indiana, murders, drugs, gambling and prostution were in evidence everywhere. Gary, Lake County's biggest city had been reported in... More > the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report, as the murder capital of the United States. More people were murdered in Gary, percentage wise, then in any other city in the United States. If these statistics, along with the reported drug stats, were accurately gathered, Gary also was one of the largest drug distribution centers in the Midwest.The Family Street Gang, composed of black drug dealers, thieves and killers, with its ruthlessness, got its foot in the door and took control of Gary and its streets. This story is about two black kids who were raised in Gary during this period of time. Drug dealers and prostitutes were their role models and teachers. It tells of their lives and their downward spiral into drug dealing, murder, and prison.< Less
NanoMan By Heather Menzies Jones
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NanoMan is about very bright people behaving like idiots, in the lab and in the bedroom. NanoMan will delight the legions of readers who adore social satire set in the back-biting world of academics.... More > Main character Jake Avery is a brilliant chemistry professor, gorgeous and screwing up royally. He leaves first wife Angela and baby girl to marry Helen. She's a professor too - and as beautiful as Jake is handsome. Helen's also ruthless, hyper-competitive and will sell her soul to obtain money for her scientific research, even if those with the deep pockets are Rapture-believing evolution deniers. Jake has to figure out how to put a brake on his downward spiral before he's completely nano-sized.< Less
The Beautiful and the Damned By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Beautiful and the Damned portrays the lives of a young, wealthy, and pleasure-seeking couple, Anthony and Gloria Patch. Anthony is heir to a massive fortune, and Gloria, a midwestern debutant, is... More > marrying up: together they ritz it up like in classic Jazz Age style, dining and drinking wildly, going to shows, philosophizing with friends, and spending lavishly while waiting for Anthony Patch's grandfather to kick the bucket. At the novel's start, the Patch duo have it all together, and seem happy in their own solipsistic and nihilistic ways. But their prodigal ways soon get the best of them, and their lives begin to unravel. There is a list of tag-a-long friends who fill out the ensemble of this work: Anthony's BFF, Maury Noble; a writer friend named Richard Carmel; the glitzy Joseph Bloeckman; and the young temptress Muriel. These ancillary characters provide a backdrop for the downward spiral of Anthony and Gloria, which is, above all else, tragic.< Less
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Living the Dream By Alyssa Campbell
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She's beautiful--Maxim's "Most Wanted" girl of the year. Everyone analyzes every breath Alessandra takes, yet they fail to realize she's an even better actress than she is a model. Slowly,... More > she is losing her grasp with her becomingly-tragic present in effort to keep her past alive. Things were good in her past, at least with her relationship, which has turned into a downward spiral of lies sounding like sweet melodies to her ear. All she can help but wonder is how her life came to this, and how she could become so addicted to it. This is the short story of Alessandra Marschetta living her dream. The novel of her life is coming soon.< Less
The Long Way Home: A Pseudo Biography of a Kid from Cleveland By Charles Edwards Price
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Eugene Carmichael is an average 25 year-old male in America. He has a college degree, a family that loves him, and no idea what to do with all of these things working in his favor. When his father... More > dies unexpectedly in a car accident, Eugene’s life is turned inside out and he falls into a seemingly endless downward spiral of depression and confusion. Upon moving in with his oldest sister Beth, he discovers what he must do to get out of his slump: He will go to every baseball game involving his hometown team, the Cleveland Indians. Eugene embarks on a road trip that includes memorable interactions with his best friend Jim, his unconventional middle sister Jaime, and more than a few random strangers. The Long Way Home explores a year in the life of Eugene Carmichael that includes adventure, disappointment, laughter, sadness and all the emotions of a wayward 25 year-old.< Less
The Trial By Franz Kafka
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A terrifying psychological trip into the life of one Joseph K., an ordinary man who wakes up one day to find himself accused of a crime he did not commit, a crime whose nature is never revealed to... More > him. Once arrested, he is released, but must report to court on a regular basis--an event that proves maddening, as nothing is ever resolved. As he grows more uncertain of his fate, his personal life--including work at a bank and his relations with his landlady and a young woman who lives next door--becomes increasingly unpredictable. As K. tries to gain control, he succeeds only in accelerating his own excruciating downward spiral. This edition contains extensive overviews for both the author and the novel.< Less
Malika By M.J. Lynley
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Lima, Peru, 1985. The social and economic fabric of the country are deteriorating in the face of escalating terrorist activity. Alex Fraser is a devoted company man, who adores his children. As the... More > terrorist campaign takes hold in Lima, his already shaky marriage starts to spiral downwards. His wife, Erika, yearns for peace and stability, for her and her children. Gradually they become more estranged. Alex makes the fateful decision to employ a legal assistant to help him through the turmoil – Malika. She is a bright, cheerful Peruvian law graduate who feels trapped by the seeming inevitability of her life. Gradually, almost imperceptibly, their working relationship grows into a deeper rapport. Despite their better judgment, this develops into a love that neither wants to recognize - until it’s too late. Alex and Malika must confront the greatest moral dilemma of their lives. For both, following their hearts would have a high price - for her, scandal; for him, the loss of his children.< Less

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