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Out of Practice By Carol Margaret Tetlow
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Clare Jennings is a popular, hardworking general practitioner. A perfectionist, she puts her patients and work above all else, including her psychiatrist husband, David. The arrival of Sam Curtis, a... More > young doctor whose training Clare is responsible for adds to her already enormous workload and as they grow closer, Clare finds that her life, both professional and private is beginning to fall apart. Arguments at home, bad clinical judgements, complaints and betrayal compound Clare's guilt and feeling of worthlessness as she spirals deeper and deeper into depression. Will she be saved before it is too late?< Less
New Roses By Stephen Rak
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New Roses is a work of experimental prose that explores the relationships between madness and addiction, consciousness and language. Written by an anonymous drug-addled paranoid schizophrenic, New... More > Roses offers a window into the shattered mind of a young man doomed to a lifetime of persecution. This book is his statement, as he writes to investigate the existential questions of meaning, life, and death. Honoring his friend's will, Stephen O. Rak has accepted the author's request to be the sole representative of the published text of New Roses.< Less
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
Coffee Smuggler By Dave Holman
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Coffee Smuggler is based on the true story of Gabriel De Clieu, a French soldier who stole a coffee plant from King Louis XV in 1723 and smuggled it to the island of Martinique. There was only one... More > coffee plant in France, locked in the King's botanical garden. The King and many nobles had refused De Clieu's petitions for a cutting of the plant, so De Clieu seduced a noble woman with a strange illness. She had access the royal doctor Chirac who secretly gave a cutting of the King's plant to De Clieu. With the plant in hand, De Clieu boarded the ill-fated Le Dromedaire and faced pirate attacks, a hurricane, and starvation in the doldrums to bring this precious plant back to his home on Martinique. I invite you to set sail on this swashbuckling adventure of the man who brought coffee to the Americas.< Less
The Sword and Scabbard: Thieves and Thugs and the Bloody Massacre In Boston By Allen Woods
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The streets and taverns of Boston before “The Bloody Massacre” were filled with brawls and scrapes, hot words and cold calculations. Firebrands like Samuel Adams claimed high... More > revolutionary ideals for the Sons of Liberty, while John Hancock and other well-to-do merchants found smuggling very rewarding. The Tory lords stuffed their pockets with silver and scorned the rude Americans and their democratic ideas. Informers worked both sides of the street while crowds of itinerant, unemployed sailors and dockworkers ruled the streets and intimidated Customs officials with beatings and hot tar. Nicholas Gray and Maggie Magowan run The Sword and Scabbard, a North End tavern which is home to both criminal and political intrigue. They view the politics of the time with a cynical eye but are eventually caught up in the conflicts. Finally, Nicholas must choose between saving himself and crippling the march towards the Revolution.< Less
Faith Hope and Clarity By Carol Margaret Tetlow
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Few people realise that Faith Faber, seemingly an accomplished doctor is really a shy and insecure person. Her lack of confidence is not helped by the fact that she lives with her critical and... More > overbearing mother, who has never come to terms with her own divorce and who does not approve of Faith’s engagement to the gregarious Jonty. Faith is delighted to be offered a post at Teviotdale medical centre, one of the partners is on sick leave and soon she meets Pollyanna Smith, a hugely overweight young woman who yearns to be slim, something Faith can sympathise with as she herself has had a constant battle with food for most of her life. But nothing they try seems to help.... well, not Pollyanna anyway. Will the course of love run smoothly? Will Faith accept who she really is? While her relationship explodes and she is faced with one of the biggest and most difficult diagnoses of her life, Faith discovers who her real friends are makes a huge decision of her own.< Less
Hamlet: The Novel By Alan W. Lehmann
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When Norwegian warrior Prince Fortinbras enters Elsinore, the capital of sixteenth-century Denmark, he finds not a stable kingdom but a scene of bloody carnage—one including the murder of the... More > entire Danish royal family. Assuming the throne of Denmark, Fortinbras tasks Prince Hamlet’s trusted friend Horatio with explaining the events that led to the chaos. Loyal to his friend and nation, Horatio accepts the duty, determined to record the truth. What follows is a tale of ambition, lust, conspiracy, murder, and revenge. In response to the death of his father, Hamlet begins a desperate search for justice, hampered by the hazards of a seemingly relentless and tragic fate and the threat of his own madness. Using contemporary language, this retelling of the classic Shakespearean play explores a timeless story of power, politics, and personal crisis in which love, courage, faith, and friendship are tested to their limits.< Less
On Her Own Two Feet By Brenda's Child
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Desiree has been running all of her life from heartache to abuse, from abandonment to shame, from herself... to nowhere. In the sequel to the best selling novella Despite Everything, Desiree Cruz has... More > left her physically abusive, cocaine-addicted boyfriend and her long time job of exotic dancer to begin to her journey of self-acceptance and self-love. In order for her to move forward with her future Desiree must first make peace with her tormented past, which began right in the house where she was raised. Through with being the victim, Desiree is ready to chase her dreams. She is on a mission of redemption and for the first time in her life, to stand grounded…on her own two feet.< Less
Stella: Beyond The Colored Line By Yecheilyah Ysrayl
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Stella may have been named after her great grandmother, but when a conversation with her Aunt provokes her to pass, she gets in over her head when she decides to live her life as Sidney McNair, a... More > white woman. Find out in this Stella Sequel what’s truly Beyond The Colored Line.< Less
Stella: Between Slavery and Freedom By Yecheilyah Ysrayl
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While raised under the protection of her mother and the field hands, Stella is unaware that she is a slave. But when Mama dies and she falls into the cruel hands of “Mars" Saddler, Stella... More > agrees to accompany Saddler’s daughter Miss Carla and her husband John to The Windy City and learns the hard way the difference between slavery and freedom.< Less
Frankenstein By Stuart Matranga
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This work-book edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is edited for young readers, yet preserves the original language and ideas of Shelley's masterpiece. It is a heart-rendering story of the... More > fragility of the human spirit, the dangerous possibilities of the human mind, and the tragic limitations of human nature.< Less
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Fountain By George Lindo
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A collection of fragments, chronicling a life from leaving home to coming home in another place.
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 “It’s a madcap novel, leaping and lurching with a frenetic energy reminiscent of mid-1960’s postmodernism.” —Kirkus 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, mysterious founder of the post-modernist minimalist neo-symbolist pseudo-realist school of literature, has voluntarily disappeared. He's meeting odd characters: petulant critic Basel Vasselschnauzer, confused genius Alexander Preisczech, a Gypsy, gang members, secret agents, a shadowy figure of evil. Will he and his horse, No-Name Stupid, succeed in saving the world? And will Boo Radley Goes Hawaiian ever be written?< Less
The Dragon’s Fire By David Laird
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Clyde Colson has developed a raging drug problem, and Dags Bissell, his old friend, thinks he can cure him by reaching out to Clyde’s family for help. The two men are estranged, but briefly... More > connect when Clyde calls Dags, accuses him of ruining his life, and proves it by putting a bullet through his drug-addled brain. This fast-paced novel, inspired by true life events, combines a thriller story with a personal exploration Dags can no longer avoid. Along the way he reunites with a long forgotten lover, Sterling Rodgers, who brings the closely held secret to Clyde’s funeral service that takes them both on a journey that explores the complexities of relationships and the philosophy of suicide, often in a humorous way. Although Clyde’s suicide is extreme, the book touches all of us within our innate nature of relationships, with dear friends, with romance, and with family.< Less
Bartleby Snopes Issue 14 By Bartleby Snopes
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Bartleby Snopes Issue 14 features stories and artwork from 35 authors and artists, including the 5 winners of our 7th Annual Dialogue Contest. Authors and artists included in this issue are: Anne... More > Anthony, Eleanor Leonne Bennett, Eric Bosse, Eric Boyd, Philip Bowne, Cole Bucciaglia, Mary E Casey, Rachel Reiff Ellis, Ronald Friedman, Aaron Grayum, Julie Griffin, Clint Margrave, Valin Mattheis, Doug Matthewson, Robert Maynor, Scott McClelland, Rebecca McDowell, Todd Mercer, Carolyn Moretti, Ryan Napier, Amy Naylor, Maureen O'Leary, Louis Rakovich, Ian Richardson, Fabio Sassi, Chad Schuster, Fred Senese, Nancy Stohlman, Jennifer Todhunter, Clayton Truscott, Colby Vargas, Katherine Vondy, Emily Weber, Robin White, and Marléne Zadig.< Less
A Dragon in the Church By Michael A. Riegler
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Today's Christian church is mired in a culture of personal preferences, consumerism, turf wars and top-heavy, self-perpetuating hierarchies. Can God's church be freed from this unseeable quagmire of... More > opposing forces--this 21st century dragon? Pastor Nathan Martin is ready to try. Can he identify his dragon? Can it be slain? His quest exemplifies the quandary of God's willing but stuck heroes and heroines everywhere, who ask themselves, "Where's my dragon?"< Less
Eagle Drums By Nasugraq Rainey Hopson
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Following the tradition of native oral histories, Eagle Drums is the retelling of an ancient myth that has been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. This is the story of... More > an Inupiaq Eskimo boy in the Arctic who is taken from his family by a flock of golden eagles who are able to take human form. The boy is told that he must learn a series of lessons or his life will be taken. Thus begins the story of how Inupiaq music and dance came to be.< Less
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Ground Lines By Matthew J. Cooper
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From the moment a fellow high school English teacher finds himself caught up in a six-month old drive-by killing on the north side of St. Louis, Morton J. Caper, Ph. D. embarks on his own long... More > journey, one punctuated by plane crashes, murder, coal mining, and--perhaps most disturbing of all--corruption in the ranks of a collegiate marching band.< Less
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The Alethean Legacy: Retribution By Rob King
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SAS selection is the toughest military process in the world, and Ryan Marshall was expecting three months of gruelling hell. When John Medforth is selected as his assessor, Marshall soon realises... More > that no amount of training could have prepared him for what Medforth would subject him to. Retribution is the backstory of John Medforth, a leading character in The Alethean Legacy.< Less
The Alethean Legacy: Second Chance By Rob King
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Despite Chris Howells’ thriving career, and limitless potential, he cannot escape his vices. A death during an alcohol and drug fuelled evening leads to Howells’ arrest in Las Vegas.... More > Facing a possible death penalty for his crime, his father sees no alternative but to send Ryan Marshall, a soldier of the British SAS, to break Howells out of jail and smuggle him out of America. Marshall must not only deal with the jailbreak, but also a defiant Howells, whose addictions make the journey anything but easy. Second Chance is the backstory of Chris Howells, a leading character in The Alethean Legacy.< Less
The Free State By Julian E. Nunez
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Freedom is just a concept in a world controlled by Nazi Germany. The United States has been divided into the Nazi States of America and the United West. Ben Frei escapes his oppressive homeland to... More > reach the empty expanse of what remains of the United States. In this inhospitable land, can Ben Frei find a reason to fight for freedom? Embroiled in all manner of conflict, he attempts to find his place in the world...< Less