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Meanderings of an Aging Soul By William Connelly
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With warmth and gentle humor, the author recalls his boyhood on a farm near Lanesboro, Minnesota in the 1940s. His essays portray a childhood structured by chores, family, school and church... More > obligations. In addition to depicting everyday life, he reflects on special events (Minnesota State Fair, holidays, WWII “air raid” practice, car trips), recreation (radio shows, townball league, fishing on the Duschee Creek, roller skating), and memorable characters (hobos, teachers, the town bootlegger, the family dog.) These charming memoirs capture whimsical details as well as stark realities of Midwestern rural life during that period. Besides giving us a glimpse back into time, on a deeper level William Connelly’s writings reveal how his Irish Catholic farm family and small town community shaped the values that would guide him through his life.< Less
JOSSIE By Ivan Arthur
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JOSSIE traces the unpredictable destiny of Talent. It is a biography set in small-town Mangalore, India of the 1920s and 30s and subsequently in Mumbai. The story’s protagonist, Jossie Arthur,... More > a bohemian character of immense talent splices together opposing cultures in both cities, causing ripples among the groups and individuals with whom he interacted. These included, on the one hand, well-known personalities and on the other, bootleggers, tramps and roadside thieves who, with his help were able to reform and achieve amazing success in different fields. The path of his own strange destiny becomes the subject of this true-life story. With his iconoclasm and his magnetic personality he strove to smash some of the narrow walls that divided the religious communities of that time, particularly among the Protestants and the Catholics, two groups with diametrically opposing cultures.< Less
Meanderings of an Aging Soul By William L. Connelly
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With warmth and gentle humor, the author recalls his boyhood on a farm near Lanesboro, Minnesota in the 1940s. His essays portray a childhood structured by chores, family, school and church... More > obligations. In addition to depicting everyday life, he reflects on special events (Minnesota State Fair, holidays, WWII “air raid” practice, car trips), recreation (radio shows, townball league, fishing on the Duschee Creek, roller skating), and memorable characters (hobos, teachers, the town bootlegger, the family dog.) These charming memoirs capture whimsical details as well as stark realities of Midwestern rural life during that period. Besides giving us a glimpse back into time, on a deeper level William Connelly’s writings reveal how his Irish Catholic farm family and small town community shaped the values that would guide him through his life.< Less
Sixto Diaz Rodriguez's Philosophy and Next Album: Rodriguez's eBook Guide to Happiness By Kevin Levin
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"Sixto Diaz Rodriguez’s Philosophy: Rodriguez’s eBook Guide to Happiness" is about the man, the legend, and the genius who was not aware of his Rock and Roll fame in other parts... More > of the world. It is about Jesus Rodriguez. Sixto Diaz Rodriguez or Rodriguez, the folk musician from Detroit, Michigan who has been given a rebirth thanks to the efforts of two South Africans who launched a search party to find out what happened to their favorite singer and song-writer. Rodriguez, as he prefers to be called now, produced two albums, Cold Fact and Coming From Reality, respectively in 1971 and 1972. They received rave reviews, but they did not sell enough copies. Bootleggers managed to take copies to South Africa and Australia where Rodriguez has had a huge following. He did not know about his popularity on those shores. He was busy demolishing and remodeling homes in the United States to make a living. Music was not paying his bills. Entered Searching for Sugar Man, the movie!. As they say, the rest is just history.< Less
Bad, Like Jesse James By Jim Yoakum
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BAD, LIKE JESSE JAMES is a novel based on the incredibly true story of an unbelievably corrupt ATF agent who engaged in extortion, drug trafficking, fraud and armed robbery (among many other crimes)... More > in 1970′s Detroit, and yet was thought to be an exemplary agent. BAD, LIKE JESSE JAMES tells the mind-bogglingly true tale of a man who was so brazen that he once plotted to rob a Brinks truck, and then threatened to blow up Detroit Metro Airport unless he was paid one million dollars. It tells the amazingly true story of a massively corrupt federal agent who sold stolen weapons and explosives to known criminals; who ran with murderers, thieves and bootleggers, and who ruled much of’ Detroit’s heroin trade with cold-blooded reckless abandon - all while hiding behind his badge. BAD, LIKE JESSE JAMES tells the true story of a very, very bad man and how the dogged determination of two ATF agents eventually brought him down.< Less
Tales of the Hoofengoofers - SPECIAL EDITION By Alan Lance Andersen
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Dressed in a white silk 3-piece suit and Panama Hat, storyteller Alan Lance Andersen delights audiences with his humorous tales told in country dialect reminiscent of Mark Twain. SPECIAL EDITION -... More > This volume of whimsical faery tales is typeset in Lewis Carroll's handwriting. Many of the tales deal with HOOFENGOOFERS, the magical little people who inhabit the Iowa river valleys. Unlike elves and faeries (their counterparts in Europe), Hoofengoofers are "real down-home folks" - dressing in bib overalls and floppy straw hats, carrying knobby walking sticks, and chewing on a piece of prairie grass. These tongue-in-cheek stories contrast the traditional faery tale setting against the Iowa farmscape - with prairies, round barns, farmers markets, Model-T Fords, bootleggers, Jesse James, and the Trolls of Northeast Iowa featuring in the narrative. This book includes many of Andersen's best whimsical tales - which he tells with a drawling Mark Twain style dialect.< Less
The Theater of Emerald Tears, and Other Stories By Nix Winter
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The Theater of Emerald Tears Sunny's been saving his money forever, hiding little bits away, dreaming of his theater, far away from the gang boss that controls his life. It's a long ways from New... More > York City to the Theater of Emerald Tears in Seattle. A bootlegger, rum runner, scoundrel, Irish doesn't need love, or a sweetly shy half Japanese accountant. At least he doesn't need him until he realizes he can't live without him, and then they both have to run for their lives. Arrested Kisses Daniel lost his sight escaping from Royal, but now he has Taylish's love and a family. He also has a little too much desire to help and this gets him and his father-in-law into hot trouble one night as they try to rescue a neighbor girl from a bad situation. The last thing Taylish Morgan had ever expected was to be arresting his blind husband for disorderly conduct in a bar room brawl..... It may lead to arrested kisses. This story has explicit passion in it.< Less
The Bootleg Caper By Jack Benlow
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1929. Wall Street has crashed and the Great Depression dawns. Across America the attempt to keep the nation dry is failing. Illegal booze is king. Organised crime fights for bootleg territory on the... More > streets. The Mob is at war. Into this cauldron steps a naive young Englishman, Jacob Wattworth. He dreams of movie stardom in Hollywood, but within days of stepping ashore in New York he becomes entangled with a rag-tag crew of raffish but lovable bootleggers led by chameleonic superwoman, Eleanor Macnamara. Murder, romance and comedy follow him from New York’s mean streets to the frozen wilderness of Quebec’s goldfields. Along the way, he engages with malevolent mobsters and colourful characters such as blind Colonel Selwyn Good and the flamboyant movie producer, Argus D. Lasalle. Always in love, but rarely in luck. Jacob is the plaything of events beyond his control. Even though his mentors, his girl, his friends, desert him or die, his optimism always sustains him.< Less
The Theater of Emerald Tears, and Other Stories By Nix Winter
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The Theater of Emerald Tears Sunny's been saving his money forever, hiding little bits away, dreaming of his theater, far away from the gang boss that controls his life. It's a long ways from New... More > York City to the Theater of Emerald Tears in Seattle. A bootlegger, rum runner, scoundrel, Irish doesn't need love, or a sweetly shy half Japanese accountant. At least he doesn't need him until he realizes he can't live without him, and then they both have to run for their lives. Arrested Kisses Daniel lost his sight escaping from Royal, but now he has Taylish's love and a family. He also has a little too much desire to help and this gets him and his father-in-law into hot trouble one night as they try to rescue a neighbor girl from a bad situation. The last thing Taylish Morgan had ever expected was to be arresting his blind husband for disorderly conduct in a bar room brawl..... It may lead to arrested kisses. This story has explicit passion in it.< Less

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