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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
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
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
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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
Jackie By Sam Newsome
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Jackie chronicles the life of a young man born to misfortune. As a child he is labeled as mentally challenged. He suffers an abusive home life and the torment of bullies at school. Soon he is judged... More > uneducable and relegated to homeschooling that is no more effective than the classroom. He is left without a formal education. Thirteen years later he is reunited with an old classmate, Jimmie, who is now a recent college graduate. Circumstances reunite the old acquaintances when Jackie’s mother becomes ill. Together they discover that Jackie has a secret ability and enormous untapped potential. That ability enables the friends to discover and expose deeply seated local government corruption and create a future for Jackie. Friendship, luck, and Jackie’s special talent are the springboard that propels him on a journey to fulfill his destiny.< 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
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
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.
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
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 Brothers' Keepers By Matthew Peters
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It all starts with the murder of a United States Senator in a confessional, and the discovery of a strange religious document among his possessions. At the urging of his FBI friend, Jesuit Nicholas... More > Branson joins the investigation. His effort to uncover the truth behind the murder draws him into a web of ecclesiastical and political intrigue, and sets him on a quest for an eight-hundred-year-old treasure that could shake the foundations of the Judeo-Christian world.< Less
Joe Peas By Sam Newsome
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Who is Joe Peas? Is he a simple immigrant Italian house painter, or is he a complicated man with much to hide, even from himself? When the aging itinerant house painter becomes ill, his life... More > intersects with family doctor, James King. The doctor develops a friendship with the odd little Italian whose life is a sharp contrast to his own. Joe suffers a hip fracture and becomes Dr. King’s rehabilitation patient in a long-term care facility. He interacts with the other residents and learns of their struggles and triumphs as he witnesses their close family relationships. The spirited little Italian enriches the lives of his fellow patients as they change Joe in ways he never expected. As Joe is forced to face his past, Dr. King is facing his own struggles dealing with his community where conformity is valued above individualism. Could there be more—much more—to Joe Peas than meets the eye? Will the truth about the mysterious painter finally be unveiled?< Less
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Summer Pure Slush Vol. 12 By Pure Slush
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70 writers revel in the joys and the pitfalls of summer, heat and stick sweat ...
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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
Adah and The Great Seven By Damon M. White, Diana S. DesChamps
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Adah doesn't want to vote for a Blue Jay. Adah also doesn't want to vote for a Cardinal. She knows neither of them will do anything to stop those Egg Snatching Snakes. They will just talk and brag... More > and boast and promise how if they were elected, they would most assuredly, this time, once and for all, without a doubt, end any snatching from the Snakes. Of course, it never happens. The Snakes only get more brazen. And the birds only live in more fear; making them even more dependent on and susceptible to whoever it is they believe is the candidate with the best marketing scheme. So Adah did the one thing that no one ever expects anyone to ever do to a political problem in the middle of a political campaign. She decided to solve it. This compendium is a must read for any and all who seek an intellectual inspiration beyond the same ole same ole.< Less
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
CLIMBING SUCCESS MOUNTAIN By William MURRY
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This Book CLIMBING SUCCESS MOUNTAIN is all about YOU… What is inside of You,… if You are Adventurous enough to seek Your Greatness. Know that Your life is a Book that only You can... More > write. What I am telling You is for You to make it a Best Seller.< Less