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13 Ghostly Tales and Yarns of the Navesink River: Where History and Folklore Collide By Patricia Martz Heyer
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13 Ghostly Tales and Yarns of the Navesink River reveals this very confrontation. Although we call them tales, each story is based on actual events from our local history. Through the years these... More > historical accounts became meshed with oral legends and paranormal accounts shared by locals. If you dig deep into the local archives you can find the seeds of each and every tale. With such a rich and colorful history the region’s folklore bears such unexpected encounters as a phantom ship and sea serpents. There are specters of lost soldiers and glimpses of a cruel slave owner’s ultimate punishment. There is a war fought only on our river, a house that floats across a river, and a valley where settlers feared to travel. There is even an elegant Victorian party that goes terribly awry and a report of a local ghost with a police record. The collision of history and folklore creates savory reading. So sit back and relax and enjoy some of the many ghostly tales and yarns of the Navesink River.< Less
Charmed City By Michelle Sonnier
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Not all dreams are magical things filled with hope and light, some dreams are murkier and far more sinister. From the shared dreams of her famous sons John Waters and Edgar Allen Poe, Baltimore is... More > known for her share of peculiar oddity, but beyond the bouffant hairdos of her trademark Hons and the quirky neighborhood bars is a world even darker and stranger< Less
The Superlative Horse and The Last of The Lupins: Nine Stories By E. P. Tuazon
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When a woman’s daughter waits for what will not come, the balance of a woman’s life is subtly upset by memories of what she left behind; a company picnic is interrupted by a fire... More > happening in the distance, the fire’s smoke accumulating and muddling a drunk salary worker’s thoughts on the perfect partner; somewhere in between fiction and reality, a writer finds himself caught in a search for his ex-girlfriend’s sister and his own love affair with reading and writing… Tuazon makes an assault on ordinary life and storytelling, weaving together rich fiction from strings of seemingly unconnected characters, things, and events. Heralding his predecessors, J.D. Salinger, Raymond Carver, and Haruki Murakami, Tuazon’s prose is meticulous and thoughtful with diction that is colloquial and real, rewarding readers with accessible complexity and catharsis. Each story he writes is meant to excite thought, uncover the surreal in the everyday and the extraordinary in the ordinary.< Less
The Devil is a Liar By Mistry Troutman
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I don’t know when it happened, I just know it did. At that moment breathing became almost impossible. As the room got smaller, all the weight from my shoulders shifted to my chest. I felt my... More > neck and chest getting wetter as the tears flowed continuously and unchecked. The burning in my chest increased. I prayed for the heart attack to come and take me out instead. That way, I wouldn’t have to explain. That way, my family wouldn’t have to lie about it later and say that I had been diagnosed with cancer. That way, escape from shame and humiliation would be a certainty. But after a while the burning stopped and was replaced by sharp stabbing pains.....Order now to read more< Less
The Runaway Girl By Nijah Coles
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The Runaway Girl is based on a true story about a young teenage girl that becomes lost at an early age. She meets all different types of people and put herself in some of the most dangerous life and... More > death situations. She places herself in some of the roughest neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Being in the world alone, learning to survive and make it out are the challenges that she has to get herself out of. From juvenile detention centers, to group homes, this young lady has seen it all. Does she get herself out of these situations? Or does she fall through the cracks?< Less
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ALLEGORY OF MALAD CITY By Ruby Campbell Stroschein
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In 1986, on a high-mountain desert in southeast Idaho, the takeover of bank assets unleashes carnage not seen here since the Battle of Bear River in 1863. Rebekah runs from her abusive husband only... More > to find herself embroiled in tragedy and the pain of her past when she returns to Malad City to attend her mother's funeral. Six months later, her four-generation family bank is in receivership by FDIC, leaving over six-hundred destitute borrowers, most of them farm families with no resources to plant and water their spring crops. Rebekah and her sister, Molly, fight to save their Welsh community only to face retribution and excommunication by their errant church leader who is buying up the assets being liquidated by FDIC. As in the Battle of Bear River, the question remains: who pays for the carnage and bloodshed in this sedate Mormon community under siege?< Less
Anastasia’s Book of Days By Cindy Maynard
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From the vestiges of the Holy Roman Empire in Europe to the creation of the nation we now know as Germany, the life of Anastasia Burkart reflects the momentous changes sweeping across her beloved... More > Black Forest homeland. As the oldest of several children, Anastasia takes care of her younger siblings, particularly when her mother struggles. She must grow up quickly. At the age of nine, her parents give her a leather-bound book of days, in which she may write what she sees, thinks, and feels. And as time goes on, she tells the story of her life—that of a never-wed mother of three in a conservative Catholic society. Hers is a story filled with strife, hardships, and love, spanning most of the nineteenth century. Based on Anastasia’s purported diaries, this novel presents her life story, turning a family genealogy into the flesh and bones of a real woman who passed the family name down through the generations.< Less
Mr. Sparks By John Wendel, Peter Wilm
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Texas. 1980s. Somewhere that's not Austin. Jerry Sparks finds himself alone, off the drink, and on the meds. He steps out one day to have a word with that goddamn Parker kid about some noise he's... More > making, and loudly, from a Peavey amp. And then there's the matter of the Bennett kid and a Polaroid picture. Halloween is right around the corner.< Less
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Hope Is The Thing With Feathers By Hailey Hudson
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This is the story of a young Jewish girl finding her way in the darkest of times.
Whither Thou Goest: A Life in Pomerania By Karen Kressin
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Boys and girls come of age in the rural Prussian province of Pomerania, experiencing the joys of Christmas, harvest time fun, and other activities and celebrations in the early Nineteenth Century.... More > Based on a true story and grounded in historical and cultural research, the focus is on Maria, who faces life with dignity in the face of scandal. Enthusiasm for emigrating to the New World is spreading across the region, and people are sharply divided on how to respond. The Prussian army is being strengthened, and young men are swept into war. It has been a period of advancing progress for Prussia, but the citizens experience harm as well as benefit from the changes. This is a tale of courage and struggle, infused with hope and redemption. Illustrated with 14 black and white drawings based on historical research, and a map. A short novel, set in large print for easy reading.< Less
Placement: The First Book in The Divisional Order Trilogy By Abby Elise
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Mason Murdock lives in a country called The Divisional Order (TDO) where he begins his first year of a three-year-long, government-run aptitude test, called Placement. Mason’s direct family... More > link to TDO’s government almost guarantees Mason a Placement in the highest position in TDO politics—Prime Leader. But why should Mason run a country he absolutely hates? Why should he be forced to condone the death penalty for “imperfections” as simple as asthma or crimes as little as jaywalking? But if Mason doesn’t become Prime Leader, he’ll be placed into one of his home division’s careers, by request of his parents. He would then become a plumber or an architect, which he finds agonizing. His desire is to become a lawyer and fight for justice in a place where there is none, but is that worth disappointing his family?< Less
The White Candle By Jerald Payne
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Derek Stone has learned to fight for himself from the playgrounds of his childhood to the jungles of Vietnam and now to the dishonesty that surrounds the boardroom. Despite his best efforts, Derek is... More > immersed in a world driven by lies, greed, and ruthlessness. After an unsuccessful attempt to defend his financial business from those who want to steal it, Derek decides to seek revenge through unique means. After he contacts a witch, she presents him with ten black candles intended to be vessels for his vindictive thoughts and one white candle meant to attract good spirits. As Derek vacillates between the past and present and struggles to find his way out of the darkness with help from the white candle, now only time will tell if he will fall deeper into the darkness or emerge to help others who have fallen. In this supernatural thriller, a businessman is led on down an intriguing path of vengeance, with help from a witch, after unsuccessfully defending his company from a white collar thief.< Less
Weasel Finkbone is Keeping Down Appearances By Randall Scrivener
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His father was dead--his body blown to bits, they said, on an assignment far from home. But neither Weasel Finkbone nor his sister, Anna, believed them. Now, after three years of sly investigating,... More > Weasel thinks he knows where his father is: out on an old oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and probably involved in some top-secret government plot. But as he and his friends, Titus and Beans, are finalizing plans for a secret trip to the rig to look for his dad, things start to get a little crazy, and the trip that was meant to be a 'quest to end all quests' becomes just one leg of a far more exciting adventure that forces the spotlight-avoiding Weasel to take center stage and share with the world his many odd but excellent qualities.< Less
Paperback Attar of Roses By Jane Eschrich
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Poor Geneva Aberdeen. Although she has a boyfriend, a stable (albeit lowly) job at an Indian catering company, and an important position in the local literary society, she does not have Nikolaus... More > Gaetjens, the love of her life. Enter said love—an older music history professor with a family—and the ensuing flirtation ultimately threatens Geneva’s relationship with her boyfriend as well as her sister, who was once involved with Dr. Gaetjens herself. Can Geneva glean any words of wisdom from the nineteenth-century Russian author Ivan Turgenev before it is too late?< Less
Madras to Manhattan By Prema Sastri
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Madras to Manhattan speaks to the challenge of maintaining one's sense of self when confronted by a different culture. The story, about a young Indian studying in 1950's New York, deftly engages the... More > reader in the struggles to remain true to one's family values while simultaneously living in a new and exciting world. All who have left their family to live in a new land will recognize Ramu's story, and cheer for him to grow into his own person.< Less
The Glimpse Gift By Mary Van Milligen
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The Glimpse Gift is a witty, romantic, and emotional tale of a young woman with a slight gift of foresight, an unusual connection to the past, and a mission to help those that cannot help themselves.... More > The clever and guarded Hope Dempsey has lived most of her life with the power to see two minutes into the future during emotionally poignant moments, but as she matured, so did her strength in seeing the unbelievable. On New Year’s Eve, at the age of 26, she meets the first of a succession of saints sent to her to mend a present-day issue reflective of that particular saint’s own journey. With the help of friends in heaven and a handsome local antique dealer, Nathan, Hope humorously and trustfully dives into her divine mission.< Less
Prasvapa By Chand Svare Ghei
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With his first book written in English, Chand Svare Ghei, the writer of the Norwegian “Mørket – Håpet” series, makes his debut on the international market. Prasvapa is... More > a fleeting adventure through consciousness while witting tales unfold between the layers of reality and dreams. It is a short-story collection, which explores the limitless nature between the known and the undisclosed, the consciousness and the various states of trance and dream. It experiments with the short story format, while providing seduction and surprise. Prasvapa includes the unofficial Elite universe story: “Lost, astray and all alone.” Prasvapa is an unofficial sister product to the Tale Spinners´ ”Signposts” http://www.amazon.com/Signposts-Corey-Small-ebook/dp/B015D1DKOS Introduction by Klaus Tvedt.< Less
Dropping Out: The Trespasser Killer By Ned Johnson
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Escaping society, Conrad Nevitt leaves everything behind and moves to Hank's Heaven -- in the middle of nowhere.
A Tale of the Oregon Trail By Carolyn R Scheidies
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Travel the Oregon Trail with Sara, her younger brother and her parents, as they head west from Boston, ride down the Missouri River and follow the Great Platte River Road in an adventure of a... More > lifetime to fulfill their dream to settle in Oregon. (Fiction)< Less
The Enchanted Doll: A Fairy Tale By Louise M. Dery-Wells
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In a toymaker’s shop, a beautiful doll stands alone under her glass, as she has stood for many years. Although the toymaker put her there to protect her, she is very lonely. Although many... More > children admire her, no parents will take her home, thinking her too lovely to touch. Her one comfort is a pretty pink rose—a magical flower that has an unusual scent. One day, however, an apprentice arrives to work with the toymaker. When the young man takes the doll out of her glass and allows the magic of the rose to work, everything changes for the doll, the toymaker, and one special little girl. This illustrated fairy tale explores the yearning to belong, the need for patience in the journey of life, and the power of that patience to heal, transform, and manifest our heart’s desires. All profits derived from The Enchanted Doll will be donated to one or more charities for children, listed on the author’s website, www.Louisederywells.com.< Less
IN MY SHOES By L. MARIE
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"Yesterday, I sat and watched the sun set from my car and the first thing I thought about was when you and I were on the Mountains in Colorado. Instantly, I began to cry because I remembered... More > that was the first time you made LOVE to me. It was a cool spring day and very humid. I only remember the weather because you were concerned about me getting sick. Anyway, as I sat there I realized that it would be a long time before we would encounter another moment like this. Sometimes, I see the couples walking holding hands and kissing and I think if only you were here that could be us. Wow, how one moment can change someone’s whole life and those around them."< Less
Sideways Stories from Wayside School By Louis Sachar
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For the stage. In adapting Louis Sachar’s Wayside Schools novels for the theater, John Olive faced a huge challenge, what to leave out. He has done a masterful job. This two act play captures... More > the zaniness of Wayside School while adhering to a fairly linear plot line (the original books were more like a collection of fables or vignettes). The resulting play will appeal to theatergoers of all ages. Fun to produce at any budget level. THEATRE - CHILDREN’S PLAYS - COMEDY 17 Characters: 10 Females – 7 Males 2 sets: Interior< Less
The Tattler's Almanac By Don Bliss
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As seasons march ever onward, stories of love, tragedy, loss, heroism, and faith transcend from private lives to public knowledge throughout every small town. Spend some time in Hilltown where the... More > folks are friendly, the trees have ears, and prattle is never out of season.< Less