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Weeping May Endure For A Night By Beth-Sarah Wright
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This book is about our stories, their power and the promise of forgiveness, healing and freedom if and when we choose to tell them. For 65 years Ava held onto a secret that tormented her very... More > soul. The day has arrived when she must free herself and her daughter, Almah, from the wretched consequences of that secret, before its too late. As she sets out to finally tell Almah, she finds herself unexpectedly travelling back in time--from the urban streets of Brooklyn, NY to the bucolic landscape of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica-- to the moment the unspeakable occurred. Now 21 years old and faced with her trauma again, she has the opportunity to either change the future or forever keep silent. Healing begins by telling the untold stories< Less
Spinstered the Novel By Sharyn Kopf
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Three friends. Three stories. Three women trying to figure out how they ended up over 40 and still single. Committed to her job and pushing fifty, Catie Delaney has almost given up on her dream of... More > love and marriage. Maybe, she tells herself, she’d be happier just embracing her singleness. Maybe that's been God’s will all along. Catie's friends, Jolene and Uli, have their own struggles with men, careers, and family. Then into this mix of feminine angst walks Brian Kemper—the latest GWP (Guy With Potential) to join their church’s singles group. But just as something seems about to happen between him and Catie, her world falls apart. With their hearts on the line, these three friends search for hope ... and find it in unexpected places.< Less
Shadowlands By Mark E. Prior
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Two tours of Afghanistan have left Matt Graydon, 28, shattered by battle. Now he must return home to his family’s farm to care for his estranged mother Shirley, who is fighting her own war of... More > early-onset Alzheimer’s. Yet while the struggle with their demons threatens to unravel them both, Matt and Shirley come to discover each other in a way they never could have imagined. A commanding and emotionally volatile novel of war, fear, and love, Shadowlands is an enthralling and touching exploration of a man and his mother’s battle with their enemies, both known and unknown. Unpredictable and explosive, it is ultimately a story of strength and forgiveness. "A lovely and haunting story that bridges time and generations in a way that, at times, can feel almost religious." - Douglas Coupland< Less
Holes By Louis Sachar
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Adapted for the stage by Louis Sachar. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of... More > Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys “build character” by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment--and redemption. 30 Characters: 9 Females – 21 Males< Less
Concise Handbook of Literary and Rhetorical Terms By Michael Mills
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The Concise Handbook of Literary and Rhetorical Terms is a must-have reference, providing concise, yet clear definitions of over 1600 terms with examples from over 700 authors and literary works.
Death & the Golf Pro by Jack Clayton, P.G.A. By Dex Westrum
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A noir thriller set around a Midwestern country club: someone's knocking off locals with a 5-iron, and local golf hustler Jack Clayton is right in the thick of it.
Treasure in Paradise By Thomas Cleare
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Treasure in Paradise is a suspenseful adventure through Key West and the Florida Keys by a group of young middle school friends. Join the Torch Club on the adventure of a lifetime as they unravel a... More > series of clues to solve a 250 year old mystery. Louden, Cort, Kate, Johnny, and Henry will have to outsmart and outrun modern day pirates to solve a mystery that dates back to the American Revolution and find the treasure before it is too late. A picturesque setting serves as the backdrop where secret hideouts and hidden messages lead to exciting chases on foot and over water as the Torch Club tries to stay one step ahead in the race to find the treasure.< Less
Reaper By Katrina Moore
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The Department of Creative Death and Ironic Punishment. This is where writers go when they die. Oz, an employee of The Department, is mostly content doling out death from his ancient typewriter,... More > until he wins the office lottery. The prize? A new assignment-to return to the world of the living as a Reaper. At first, Oz sees this new assignment as a blessing. He is given a body and a second chance at life, but then, during a lesson with a surly, seasoned Reaper named Bard, Oz is forced to watch a childhood friend die. Shaken, Oz questions his willingness to do the job he’s won. With each new lesson, Oz begins to wonder if being a Reaper is really a prize or a punishment.< Less
Tequila Sueños By Edward C Taylor
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This is a book about Tequila and three men who drink a lot of it! But it is also a love story. A story about the love of the centuries-old culture that produces the world’s finest distilled... More > spirit. A story about the azure blue fields of agave and the deep rust colored earth that lovingly nurtures this magical plant. Our three heroes, all high powered professionals from major US cities, share this love, but now their tequila dreams are on the verge of nightmare. They must travel to numerous locales in their beloved Mexico (Cancun, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque and Lake Chapala) in order to solve the dilemmas that threaten their professional lives. Along the way they encounter adventures, find romance and make lasting friendships. All the while, mysterious forces seem to be pulling them to the town of Tequila - a “Pueblo Magico”. Why don't you come along for the ride and join their journeys of discovery. Salud!< Less
Indigo Dreams By Judith Stough
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Indigo Dreams is a work of fiction whose theme relies on certain events occurring in one family living in southwest Virginia in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The book seeks to highlight certain... More > cultural mores and customs of that time period, demonstrating how these events affect and mold the character of Jerusha Branham, a young girl who finds herself without parents or direction at the age of sixteen. The impact of one parent killing the other is the catalyst for all else that follows.< Less
Eyes and Ears: An Anthology of Melodies for Sight-Singing By Benjamin Crowell
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Eyes and Ears is a book of melodies for use in practicing sight-singing. It currently contains about 400 melodies, arranged systematically for education. So far, I've concentrated on assembling a... More > body of relatively easy material that would be sufficient for the first semester or two of a college-level musicianship course. There is a small amount of didactic text, but if you're going to use the book for self-instruction, you'll need some background in basic music theory, and preferably access to someone knowledgeable to provide guidance. For more information, see the book's web page at http://www.lightandmatter.com/sight/sight.html .< Less
Forbidden Knowledge: Exercises for Writers By Shelby Patrick
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Short writing prompts to spark creative thought processes for writers.
Dark Recesses of the Mind: Exercises for Writers By Shelby Patrick
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Philbert Whomperstomper Tales By Dana W. Nichols
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When Philbert Whomperstomper isn't scratching out a meager income from poaching firewood in the forests of Calaveras County, he's getting himself into and out of predicaments, scrapes and (as he... More > might say) confabulations. Storyteller Dana W. Nichols has chronicled the colorful exploits of Philbert Whomperstomper, his sweetheart Grinella Gristletwit, and the other citizens of Mountain Ranch, California into this one-of-a-kind anthology of modern folktales.< Less
A Change in Plans By Thomas A. Cummings
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Pete felt from an early age that he was born for the married life. He thought he had finally found the “perfect” girl. Little did he know that on his wedding day he would have, “A... More > Change in Plans,” by way of being stranded at the altar with only a note left behind by his would-be bride. In an effort to uplift his depressed state, his friends strongly encourage him to still take advantage of his honeymoon trip to Las Vegas. The empty seat on the plane where his wife should have been is occupied by a mysterious woman named Elizabeth. She reveals that she is taking the trip in order to claim her deceased father’s body. Shortly after arriving at the airport, Pete unknowingly finds himself kidnapped by a local mobster, confronted by the FBI, and chased by the police all on the first day of what was to be his honeymoon. With the FBI and the mobster hot on their coattails, Pete and Elizabeth discover that they must work together in order to find their own individual redemption before it is too late.< Less
Reyyan’s Penance By Waleed Khan
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Reyyan is just eleven when the Soviets torture and execute his beloved elder brother in front of him and his mother. Devastated by the loss of her firstborn, she too gives up life moments later,... More > leaving Reyyan an orphan. After the Soviets withdraw from his Afghan village, Reyyan’s faith in goodness unravels, forcing him to fend for himself, and in so doing, caring little for others. Eight months later, Reyyan is adopted by his wealthy Afghan-American aunt, who is intent on protecting her sister’s last memory. Under lax supervision and in response to his loss, Reyyan rebels into a playboy who selfishly indulges his carnal desires. As he attempts to escape from a subconscious calling to mend his ways, only time will tell if God will be merciful to Reyyan or if he will be crushed by his personal demons.< Less
Reyyan’s Penance By Waleed Khan
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Reyyan is just eleven when the Soviets torture and execute his beloved elder brother in front of him and his mother. Devastated by the loss of her firstborn, she too gives up life moments later,... More > leaving Reyyan an orphan. After the Soviets withdraw from his Afghan village, Reyyan’s faith in goodness unravels, forcing him to fend for himself, and in so doing, caring little for others. Eight months later, Reyyan is adopted by his wealthy Afghan-American aunt, who is intent on protecting her sister’s last memory. Under lax supervision and in response to his loss, Reyyan rebels into a playboy who selfishly indulges his carnal desires. As he attempts to escape from a subconscious calling to mend his ways, only time will tell if God will be merciful to Reyyan or if he will be crushed by his personal demons.< Less
Sinew of the Social Species By Ashim Shanker
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Meditations on Connections Lost (2003-2014): Poetry, short fiction, and autobiographical writing on transculturation, fragmented identity, and the disintegration of human connection in the midst of a... More > frantic search for individual purpose. Written in Japan over the course of the author's 11-year stay, "Sinew of the Social Species" includes such poems as "lesser animal" and "This Most Heartfelt Sacrilege," short stories such as "The Replacement Crier," and an assortment of other poetry and prose writings.< Less
Moth and Rust, Arraborough, Book 3 By Eddie Drueding
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As Arraborough struggles to prevent Mobane Red Dog's mind games from destroying them from within, Diana joins forces with the sole survivor of the Blackwood confrontation to unravel the mystery of... More > the Crimson Childen, and the founders race to uncover the identity of the traitor. Secrets are revealed, lines are drawn, and blood is spilled in the third installment of Eddie Drueding's Arraborough series.< Less
The Night of Elisa - Illustrated Edition By Isis Sousa
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16 + (dark themes, blood, nudity) Sometimes, life and love can follow the most obscure paths, just as they did for Elisa. Her life becomes a dark, cold, lonely cage the day the Devil takes her as... More > his wife. He robs her of almost everything she holds dear: her health, her wealth and what is left of her family. Trapped between the nuances of life and beyond-life, Elisa finds herself struggling for a better tomorrow. With her health deteriorating, how will she summon the courage and strength to stand her ground? And how far will she go in the pursuit of a dream? Embark with Elisa on this puzzling Gothic adventure set in the late Victorian era, between the world of the Living and the picturesque, melancholic Duskland. ---- "It is strange... How can I 'go home' when I have no memories of that place at all?" - Elisa "Stop it, Elisa. You're bleeding, my darling!" - Leonhard "Ah, love, the biggest poison and most dangerous drug there is." - Dr. Charles< Less
The Glass Violet By Phoebe Pike
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Sergiu wasn't always an old man who grew more bitter with every passing day. In his youth he was a strong but silent son, who always did as he was told. Always... that is, until he met Violet....
Ghostwriter Of Sin By Shay Stephen
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This book is about what it's like when you wanted to be a nun and became a stripper instead.
Spirit Hunters - Book 1: TheWay of the Fox By Paul Kidd
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The Sacred Islands: A medieval land of noble samurai and animal spirits. Of scheming nobles, of magic and ancient mystery. Kitsune Sura, a wandering fox priestess, assembles a group of would-be... More > monster hunters. Penniless and carefree, they travel from palaces to villages, seeking out dangerous mysteries. A fox, two samurai and a shy and gracious rat go forth on a career of bizarre adventures. The Spirit Hunters battle ghosts, tangle with magic and delve into terrifying puzzles. They must even survive the horrors of kitsune cuisine. These are the first three adventures of the Spirit Hunters saga. Bright, funny and exciting – these are tales of cunning monsters, flashing swords, stalwart samurai, faithful rats – and the rather dodgy antics of a fox. Spirit Hunters: Delightful romps in a gorgeous magical Japanese otherwhen. “Trust me – I’m a fox!”< Less
The Boy Made of Shining Happiness By Geoffrey Riddell
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This book is about being a boy forever. One boy and his space ship are part of an endless war. There is only a very long and uncertain way home. But Litmus is up for the challenge, and, most of the... More > time, he is busy just having fun being himself.< Less
Journal of the Albert Camus Society UK By Camus Society
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The 2009 journal of The Albert Camus Society UK. The Albert Camus Society was founded in 2005 and can be found online at camus-society.com