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Mallard Heir By Ernest Bywater
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A man just out of university inherits a trust in the USA. He has to live in the house it owns, but first he has to make it livable. He also has to worry about some old feuds in place in this rural... More > valley in the Appalachian mountains. He has to survive his first weeks in the mountains, and in doing so he finds a wife and partner for life while they deal with old feuds and the local weather. 48,700 words.< Less
Stop the World! I Wanna Get Off By Matt Branham
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A collision course of dark comedy, dream narration and a rejection of the status quo, these conflicted beings are exploited during their most dire circumstances. From nursing home turf wars to... More > self-exiled suburbanites to the ironic invention of bears, we get a little taste of the twists and turns of the author's mind, almost like fourteen alter egos, as we stroll through this second offering of Branham's short fiction after 2015's "Feeling Out of Shorts."< Less
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She's Toxic By Matt Abrams
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She's Toxic is the first of three psychological thrillers exploring the dark family secrets of the Reynolds family. Tyler Reynolds had it all: a football scholarship to a great university, the... More > adoration of his hometown, and a picture-perfect romance with his high school sweetheart, Britney Boyer. When Tyler's football dreams turn to dust, he clings to his love with the woman who's been there for him through it all. But now, Tyler is struggling to accept Britney's spiraling, psychological descent. Despite persistent threats against Ty's well-being, he can't let go of the love they shared for five years. However, when Ty becomes the target of a murder investigation spearheaded by an ambitious detective, he realizes that he might not have a choice. Ty's committed to helping Britney through her illness, but he soon realizes that holding on to the one thing he has left might cost him everything.< Less
Tommy Polito's Tavern By John Green
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Every town has one and every one has a story. This is just one of them, with a “Twilight Zone” style twist thrown-in for good measure. “Up ahead at the sign post...” They... More > say you can never go back and maybe you shouldn’t. Thirty two years after he left his hometown, Jonathan Moran returns to visit his dying father and spends a long afternoon driving down “memory lane” only to find a portal to the past and maybe a date with destiny. This is a story of a town the way it was and never will be again. And a tavern like thousands of others across America that shaped many a memory and many a life.< Less
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
When It All Unfolds: No One Is Safe By Mark Reid
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When It All Unfolds: No One Is Safe is the second series book by Author Mark Reid.
Drop Dead Casino - Ginger The First By Constance R. Pottenger
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Murder, Mayhem, and Myopia or Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll! Six old witches are accused of murder! Did they REALLY do this? Did their chanting death spells REALLY work this time? Do they just get... More > away ... with MURDER? Start the first adventure of Ginger Chestnut as she seeks the crown of Supreme Queen White Witch. Follow the quirky characters from Gnaw Bone (Brown County), Indiana through their lies, trickery and down right evil intent!< Less
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Stories from The Road Not Taken By Henry Hurt
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The stories in this collection are set in and around the imaginary town of Shaw’s Pond in Southside Virginia. The fictional players, including the narrator, are interrelated by bloodlines,... More > marriages, secret loves, scandals and ancient grudges. As with people the world over, the characters and their stories are nourished by the legends that so often enrich the most ordinary of lives. To be sure, a lot is going on at Shaw’s Pond. Henry Hurt has been an editor and writer for more than fifty years. As Editor-at-Large for Reader’s Digest Magazine in its hey-day, he reported on events from espionage and terrorism to disasters--both natural and man-made. But his favorite subjects were the poignant stories of people where the human spirit shined through circumstances that seemed hopeless. Hurt lives in Southside Virginia.< Less
You Call Me Roc By George B. Longstreth,MD
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This debut novel by George Longstreth, MD, is based on many true events centered in Bridgeport, CT, in the 1980's and 90's. It is a fun but chilling fictional tale in a hospital setting affected by... More > the cocaine industry.< Less
Foreign Visions: A Joseph A. Foran High School Publication 2016 By Joseph A. Foran High School
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Foreign Visions is a publication created by Joseph A. Foran High School students. It is a collection of a year’s worth of hard work learning how to author and illustrate, from start to finish,... More > a piece of literature. Students in Mr. Raucci’s Advanced Creative Writing Class as well as students in Mrs. Hudson’s art classes came together, beginning the publication process with many different ideas of what this publication would look like. Collectively, they were able to take these “foreign visions” to craft a single anthology, showcasing their abilities as authors and as illustrators.< Less
My Name Is Sir Lanka By November Gyllensvärd
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Sir Lanka does not want to be born. It just seems like so much stress. Go to school. Get good grades. Find a job and then work for the rest of your life. Too much stress. So he decides to stay in the... More > womb. And stays in there for 32 years. Until his mom has enough of him. She gets an abortion. He survives. Or not. I don't want to spoil too much, but he wakes up in the dumpster behind the abortion clinic and has no idea what to do.< Less
Jessie By Thomas Canavan
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A dog named Jessie rescues a wide variety of zoo animals from a greedy hunter and saves the day.
NINE LIVES By EL NUKOYA
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Nine Lives tells the story of “Olupitan Ogunrinu,” a bright, ambitious son of a common Nigerian fisherman who battles to assert himself within the social segregation of an elite... More > university community. As he struggles with the moral contradiction, corruption and frivolity around him, he resolves not be a victim in the predatory race to success, even when the immediate battle to “belong” seems lost. A wild pursuit of romance turns to deceit, as Olupitan finds escape in America. But he also finds squalor, loss of dignity and, eventually, illicit wealth. NINE LIVES explores the trial of ordinary Nigerian youths and the despair that drives them across the borders... and beyond. It captures the historical culture of the Nigerian people and the new culture as evolved through decades of social hardship, corruption and misrule.< Less
BARON OF BROAD STREET By EL NUKOYA
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Baron of Broad Street chronicles the polarized worlds of the Lagos impoverished and the affluent, living side-by-side, yet a world apart. Disun and Ige are young boys growing up within the squeeze... More > and squalor of Makoko. As they sit on the banks of the Lagos Lagoon, they contemplate life on the other side of town, the exclusive district of the Metropolis covering Ikoyi, Victoria Island, and, Broad Street that mysterious area, so distant, yet so close. Disun is the optimistic of the duo, resolute in his faith in a fair chance at success in Lagos, his ordinary background notwithstanding. Ige, on the other hand held by a vibrant, radical mind, entrenches himself in the firm belief that the only reliable choices open to them were illicit. The road to realizing this ambition is lined with real dangers. Would they prevail? And if indeed they would, what prices are there to be paid... and, perhaps, more importantly, of what texture would their residual soul be?< Less
The Quarter Horse By Patricia Gilkerson
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Fifteen-year old Piper agrees to help her friend Jeff sell his horses to pay for college, hoping he will then appreciate her more. But a gorgeous new girl comes to town who threatens to attract... More > Jeff’s attention. Piper doesn’t know how to deal with beautiful Jackie and then she finds out that Jeff’s Quarter Horse, Daisy, is prone to colic, a deadly threat in horses. All the responsibility for Daisy is on Piper’s shoulders, but can she find a good owner for Daisy while keeping her healthy? And will Jeff fall for Jackie, forgetting about Piper? Daisy’s life is at stake as the Horse Rescuers must act quickly.< Less
Silent Years By Lori Jean
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As a newborn, Kate was left at the doorsteps of an orphanage. For the first thirteen years of her life she was an energetic child with a happy go lucky attitude. Her only disappointment was not... More > having her real mother to love her. When she became a teen, she was adopted by a slovenly, red-neck, moonshiner/farmer to help his old woman with their four little girls. Never mind that he also had two nearly grown sons, with the same disposition and morals of their pa. For the next six years, Kate lived winters and summers in a chicken coop, enduring horrific conditions. One night Jake and his sons come home insanely drunk and Jake is in a rage. After robbing Kate of her innocence they fall into a drunken stupor. When Kate is finally coherent enough to realize what has happened she realizes that this is the night she must flee for her life or she will die here.< Less
Probity Postponed By James Hanoian
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The true story behind the scenes of Shakespeare's most famous play, Hamlet, told from the perspective of the friend, scholar, and Antique Roman, Horatio.
The Life and Times of Halycon Sage: The Last Book Ever Published By Karima Vargas Bushnell
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“The Life and Times of Halycon Sage has the stirring immediacy of a guitar riff.” —BlueInk Review “[D]eliciously funny fiction . . . Every character is on a quest for... More > fulfillment of one kind or another, and it’s easy to root for them on their journeys.” —Foreword Reviews “Absolutely hilarious!” “I read it in one sitting.” “This is a book different from your usual read, and one that has hidden depths.” —Goodreads and Amazon readers Halycon Sage, founder of the post-modernist minimalist neo-symbolist pseudo-realist school of literature, has voluntarily disappeared. The author is hoping to save the world, but has also run away from the Mail Pile. Halycon Sage, whose origins, identity and whereabouts are all mysterious and who may be a Native American male, is about to meet some odd characters: petulant critic Basel Vasselschnauzer, confused genius Alexander Preisczech, a Gypsy, assorted gang members and secret agents, and a shadowy figure of evil.< Less
Big Sky pb By Sharon Farritor Raimondo
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Big Sky is the story of the McCloud family living in the Sandhills of Custer County Nebraska. It follows the lives of a hard-headed Irishman, his staunchly Catholic wife and their children as they... More > fall under the lengthening shadows of the Great Depression, illness, infant death, crushing poverty, and their determination to overcome. Not only does the patriarch endure mysterious seizures and health problems, this family faces apocalyptic challenges. The focus is on John — an 8-year old when the story opens — the eldest brother to a brood of hungry mouths and a scrappy fighter, struggling to survive. John is a young warrior, seemingly born to battle the world around him.< Less
Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas (Paperback) By Linda Mansfield
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In "Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas," Linda Mansfield encourages you to find a little "me time" over the Christmas holidays to relax, put your feet up, and immerse yourself... More > in some modern Christmas stories. They're all short, so you can fit them into your busy schedule. They're also realistic. No talking reindeer, dancing snowmen, or elves were allowed. There's no partridge either. "Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas" is an ideal Christmas gift for both men and women. In this baker's dozen, six of the stories have male main characters and seven stories have women main characters. This book can help you get your shopping done! The hardcover makes a perfect Christmas gift, and the paperback is great as a stocking stuffer. Like your favorite Christmas memories, some of these stories may make you smile. They also might help you get into the Christmas spirit, remind you of the real reason for the season, and become a part of your Christmas traditions.< Less
Stephanie's Diary By Lloyd Williams
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Stephanie grew up in a dysfunctional household. Her mother, a former model, became a slave to drugs and prostitution when Stephanie was only ten years old. She didn’t think twice about putting... More > her children in harm’s way, especially her daughter. She even loaned her daughter to "clients " in exchange for drugs. Attempting to turn her life around, Stephanie moved out, ready for a new beginning, full of promise. But the demons from her past would not allow her to live peacefully. Starting over was a concept that Stephanie came to know all too well as she struggled to survive her senior year while floundering in a world of cruelty and violence. She yearned to turn over a new leaf, but wondered if she could ever escape the past and leave her childhood horror behind her.< Less
Secrets of The Bending Grove By N. Maria Kwami
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SHIKA AMENYO, a sensitive, inhibited woman from a respectable family, discovers that her cousin, SEFA GAMELI, has been keeping a terrible secret that is killing him. She embarks with him on a journey... More > that is replete with shocking family scandals, betrayal and deep loss, but also restitution. Shika's friends — MIYO, a fragile, unreachable soul, and SWEETIE, a shrewd spitfire on a mission — buttress her with much-needed support. The resilience of these three women comes from mastering the survival traits of the grove. They are bound by painful secrets from childhood that drive their relationships with the men in their lives: a pragmatist whose generosity will touch many women; a traitor hiding behind a priest's collar; an ambitious man living a lie in order to secure his career; and a green-eyed wanderer who must allow himself to be tamed if he is to obtain the one thing he desires from this foreign land.< Less
Powercut: A Play By Nicolette Bethel
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"Sometimes, darkness illuminates." From reviews of the original production: "Try the love-hate concept, as applied to siblings, tourism, prostitution, sexuality, religion even, with a... More > comedic touch appropriately placed from time to time, to ease the growing tension and suspense ... by the end of this powerful comedy-drama, the lights have come on, in more ways than one." - Marion Bethel & Deby Nash, The Bahama Journal, March 1990.< Less