Fifteen year old Alex is surprised and excited to be flying to England with his older sister Jen and her friend Derek. Little does he know that he is about to be come involved with Scotland Yard and... More > an international crime ring.< Less
Mara is a woman on a mission to follow the unraveling trail of meaning behind her symbolic dreams while trying to save her best friend from self-destruction.
Part spiritual adventure, part feminist... More > fairy tale, this modern-day myth takes you through a mystical series of events from America to India, and on to Sri Lanka spanning four generations.
Along the way it offers metaphorical explanations for simple mysteries of our lives that make up our identities. From seemingly inexplicable friendships to exotic mixed ancestry, Mara finds the purpose behind it all.
Ultimately the tale offers insight into how each of our souls has at least one connection that echoes across time.< Less
Although based on historical persons from the 9th century, Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons are the subjects of compelling legends dating from the Viking era. Warriors, raiders, and rulers, Ragnar and his... More > sons inspired unknown writers to set down their stories over seven centuries ago. This volume presents new and original translations of the three major Old Norse texts that tell Ragnar's story: the Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok, the Tale of Ragnar's Sons, and the Sögubrot. Ragnar's death song, the Krákumál, and a Latin fragment called the List of Swedish Kings, complete the story. Extensive notes and commentary are provided, helping the reader to enter the world of these timeless stories of Viking adventure.< Less
After Katie returns from her harrowing Caribbean adventure, our enchanting South Beach police rookie is back on the beat in Miami. We follow her to a series of routine police calls which quickly... More > become anything but routine. Katie is assigned to work with a grumpy, ill-tempered veteran officer who has no use for rookies, or anyone else for that matter. The action culminates with a public dedication ceremony for the latest edition to the U.S. Navy’s fleet of nuclear submarines, during which Katie is detached from her regular duties and appointed to work 24/7 with the Secret Service agents guarding the promiscuous husband of the President of the United States. In addition to dealing with the lecherous First Husband, Katie and her federal agent partners are soon confronted by a group of Native American militants intent on blowing up a nuclear reactor. With car chases, hand-to-hand combat, shoot-outs, and an imminent nuclear disaster, the thrilling action never stops. You won't want to put this book down.< Less
This book challenges the notion that great saints and prophets have disappeared from the earth. The spiritual awakening of a quirky sixty-plus beautician named Vera Wright, in a quiet New Jersey... More > town, surprises not only Vera herself, but everyone she knows and meets, including the Pope. This is an inspiring and entertaining account of how one person's astonishing transformation can transform the world.< Less
"My heart has been misunderstood. I want you to understand my heart." In spite of herself, a humble nun feels ill when she looks at the cross. In the throes of her agony, Jesus speaks to... More > her of a secret that will shake the Christian world to its foundations. What is the hidden cause of the "Cross Immolation Syndrome” that has been sweeping the modern world? A Japanese priest, sister, and the Roman Pope go on a journey of discovery that leads them to eye-opening conclusions about the Jesus they thought they knew. Uncovering a secret more startling than The Da Vinci Code, a Japanese priest, nun, and the Roman Pope find themselves woven into a dynamic suspense novel that spans Italy, France, and Japan. The Secret behind the Cross takes the discoverers of the secret back 2,000 years to dynamically encounter the living heart of Jesus in a revolutionary way.< Less
In America, the greatest threat to our health is our way of life.
Life is easy, too easy.
Even the epidemic of obesity has become a prosperous industry. Who is selling the latest fast antidote to... More > our slow suicide?
The next "quick fix" may be our last.
Dr. Phoebe M. Mandino is happy in her meticulously well-planned life. She is content to continue her research, teach college biology, and avoid her ex-boyfriend. Things are just how she wants them when a bizarre theft threatens her career. She is determined to solve the mysterious crime and return order to her safe, logical life. Instead, she will discover a terrifying new reality in which the mind loses, the heart wins, and the American dream becomes an inescapable nightmare.< Less
In this fiction work, imagine a future world as it reaches depletion of natural resources. The majority of the world lives in gated ‘safe communities.’ Advanced technology occupies the... More > time of those who once played outside. Welcome to the future. Welcome to Reclusive 2038.
Daylight hours are restricted, forcing people to become reclusive. Within this tale, regulatory measures have been taken to sustain natural capital from depletion. A single corporation houses, feeds and works the people, supplying them their daily needs. When main character Linda Taggart’s depressed brother ends his life, he leaves behind strange diagrams with no explanation. Through a chance encounter, Linda leaves her gated life to live in the chaotic world with the wealthy ones outside of the gates, known as Elitists. Here, she cracks the code of the strange diagrams just as she realizes how restricted she once was.< Less
Late 19th century, the Delaware coast. The Civil War is over, but slavery has not died. Heiress Elizabeth Harrison leaps from a slave ship where she has been held captive. Jack Light, a surfman with... More > the Lifesaving Service, pulls her to safety and at her insistence hides her until she can return to her home. But LeFrank, the captain of the ship, is bent on selling her to gain control of her fortune. Until now violent storms were all Jack had to fear, but he finds that human will, for good or ill, is stronger than the oceans of the world. He betrays the trust by which he lives to do what he thinks is right. Elizabeth has spent her life in study and refinement, but like Jack now finds herself, an innocent, in a world where men will do anything to get what they want. There are startling revelations, intensely dramatic passages, and we meet Jack's service mates, children from orphan trains, lawmen and miscreants. The surfman lives in Winslow Homer's paintings and history books, but he is hidden in fiction.< Less
Born in late 1918, Clif Bennett grew up in New York City during the turbulent era of the Great Depression and the subsequent years of World War II. Witnessing the world of his times, he identified... More > with the working people, Communists, and anarchists. Inevitably, this led to draft evasion, being hounded by the FBI, and eventually imprisonment.
Gifted with both prose and poetic literary skills, he wrote extensively in both forms, expressing the mood and temper of the times as seen through his own eyes. This collection of his writings includes the variety of life in general, including such things as politics, religion, romance, children’s stories, living in Africa, and the entire collection of his Yih Jing Sonnets.
Collected Works presents a universality of theme and passion from one man’s perspective.< Less
"What I'm about to tell you is an extraordinary story about an ordinary woman." Thus begins the tale of Linea Janeiro, a young woman who comes to America from Brazil to escape unbearable... More > sorrow born of a terrible accident. In the United States, she lands a job with a company that sells snowglobes to tourist sites around the country.
One day, Linea gathers the vacation time she's accumulated and sets out on an eventful voyage across her new country, using snowglobes as rough guideposts. Through encounters with the people she meets, as well as with the land and with a strange boy, hers becomes an odyssey, too, of emotional discovery. In the end, she must decide whether to stay locked inside or shed her sadness and re-engage with life. Once she chooses, she finds a surprising new reason to live. It's Snowing in Las Vegas is a moving story of tragedy, redemption and a magical journey across America.< Less
Helen (Helly) and Zeke Barton return to Rose Beach for a final summer with the intent of selling their cottage and moving to Florida. Over a four-day period, the deceits and lies accumulated over... More > sixty years of marriage are revealed by each of them, their son (who is estranged from Zeke) and Helly's friend Hattie. Zeke is battling Parkinson's and Helen is faced with managing his physical, mental and emotional decline. She seeks a way to bring them together at the same time she must disclose her secret to Zeke. She looks to her past as she tries to save her family from unraveling.< Less
"Highly recommended...A refreshing change from the norm." READERS' FAVORITE REVIEWS When Billy, a down-on-his-luck rodeo rider with a saddle-bag full of unrealized dreams wakes up in an... More > emergency room to find both his legs have been broken in a freak accident, he thinks his life is over. Which is exactly how Mira, a smart, beautiful, East-Indian-bred physical therapist feels, barely surviving here on an expired visa against her family's wishes, watching her dreams fade like a Texas sunset. Yet this is exactly how Billy and Mira end up in a shotgun relationship of necessity -- each feeling hog-tied by circumstances, each hellbent to find a new reason to hope -- only to soon find themselves battling each other, confusing, rattling and exposing them in ways they would have never dreamed possible -- all so a cowboy and Indian can finally discover a fierce, raw love capable of winning their wily but true hearts.< Less
The Marin School of the Arts Creative Writing and Visual Art students join forces to create this anthology of short stories, poems, and artwork. The material in the book, the design, the layout, and... More > the editing of the book were conceived and executed by the students from the 2012-2013 school year. This the 5th volume produced through the coordinated efforts of the writers and artists of MSA.< Less
Epoch is the literature and art magazine of the Upper School at New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math (NEST+m), a public school in the Lower East Side of New York City. Epoch's mission... More > is to capture with each issue a moment in time in the NEST+m Upper School literary and artistic community.< Less
This special annual features original fiction and poetry by Ms. Chen's sophomore English students at Rye Country Day School, an independent school in Rye, NY, just north of Manhattan. The... More > publication is priced at cost. Further description forthcoming. Enjoy the read!< Less
"The Magnificent Mamas Work It Out” is the third book in The Magnificent Mamas series, and this time it’s Tricia’s turn to share her story. Tricia is a 30-something... More > stay-at-home mom venturing back into the workforce. After a dozen years at home, her practical experience is limited to making peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches, tackling endless mountains of laundry, attending coffee dates and mediating arguments between her two school-aged children. Join Tricia as she turns to her neighbors and friends, The Magnificent Mamas of Manatee Court, for guidance and support in choosing her next career.
The Magnificent Mamas Series:
“The Magnificent Mamas of Manatee Court” by Kimberly Bento (2011)
“The Magnificent Mamas Documented Mayhem” by Megan Forman (2012)
“The Magnificent Mamas Work It Out” by Trista VanderVoord (2013)< Less
Memoirs of the German Princess explores the character of this fascinating historical figure while at the same time capturing the most memorable scenes and events of her career, including the horrors... More > of the plague and Great Fire, the colourful world of the London theatre, highway robbery, the slave markets of the Caribbean, and Captain Morgan’s bloody exploits on the Spanish Main.< Less