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Perilous Kinship (conventional format) By Zafer Şenocak
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Zafer Şenocak (Senocak) has been called the Woody Allen of German novelists. In Perilous Kinship, German and Turkish and Jewish memories of genocide and mutual suspicions are comically fused in... More > a single lackadaisical character. Gefährliche Verwandtschaft has been translated into French, Spanish and Turkish. English by Tom Cheesman. All proceeds to Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group. Conventional format edition (9"x6"/15.2x22.9cm): ISBN 978-0-9562409-4-1. Got a UK bank account? Order by email direct from Hafan Books: t.cheesman@swansea.ac.uk See our store for more Hafan Books. **More Hafan Books at: www.lulu.com/hafan< Less
One Con Glory By Sarah Kuhn
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Diehard fangirl Julie loves Buffy marathons, fighting about comic book continuity, and being left alone. But more than anything, Julie loves Glory Gilmore, a mostly-forgotten C-List superheroine... More > from the world of ’80s comics. For years, she’s longed to reclaim the precious Glory action figure that’s eluded her grasp so many times before. And one fateful weekend, she has the chance to do just that. Of course, no great quest is ever simple. Before she can triumph over the forces of loudmouth nerds and clueless Mundanes everywhere, Julie will have to deal with an avalanche of unexpected obstacles. In the midst of battles for videogame supremacy and frustrating encounters with a supremely irritating TV pretty boy, she’ll be forced to reconsider her fandom and reevaluate her life. She might even have to talk to people.< Less
Common Threads By Larry Auerbach
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The town of Pinetar, Alabama was almost ruined and burned out of existence during a protracted siege during the War Between the States. Twelve years later, it is still just barely hanging on, but... More > good times may be coming. Pinetar has its own secrets, however. Twenty years ago a black man was murdered to hide a scandal that would have ruined a very important family. Some people in Pinetar are seeking to rebuild their fortunes, while some are seeking to return to the old lost order. All of these people will meet in Pinetar and they will discover they all share COMMON THREADS.< Less
someone to look up to By jean gill
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It's a dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness. How this led to divorce he has no... More > idea. Through all his trials, even in an animal shelter, Sirius doggedly keeps the faith. One day, his human will come.< Less
SOJOURN IN CALIDIA By Niama Leslie Williams, Ph.D.
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She's on the run and she doesn't quite know who is pursuing. Is it the man with the unrecognizable face? The boy with the eyes that terrify? The man dressed as a campesino who doubles as The... More > Interrogator's assistant? Who IS pursuing Cassie Daniels and what is her real mission in Calido? Sojourn in Calidia takes us through urban landscape, steamy jungle and a variety of human consciousnesses--some of which we hope never to see again--as we tease out this young Black woman's journey in a land not of her birth but definitely of her spirit.< Less
The Adventures of Bumpen The Knight Volume One By Daniel Jeslis, David Jeslis
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The Adventures of Bumpen The Knight tells the tale of a magically animate suit of armor, brought to life by a wizard for the purpose of warding off the various monsters which frequent children's... More > bedrooms. Alternating between prose and brilliantly rhymed verse, this story has something to offer for readers young and old, and truly comes to life when read aloud.< Less
Consequences -- Electoral By Ken Kohler
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This is a story of money, power and a presidential election. The election is fiction, but the ramifications are real. The polls show each of the candidates virtually tied. Will the election go to... More > the House of Representatives and the Senate to be decided by politicians rather than the people? How will the coming electoral Tsunami affect those who get caught in the wave? This is what could happen. It asks the question how much longer Americans will forfeit their right to directly elect the President and Vice President of the United States.< Less
Pacific Storm Trilogy - Goro By Dennis Phillips
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Storms are full of energy, and, while threatening, they are actually nature’s way of making things better. Floods spread their rivers’ silt and create the richest farm land in the world.... More > Lightning storms cleanse forests, making possible new growth, and hurricanes prevent the north from freezing over. Such a storm sweeps through the world’s most cherished charity, The Salvation Army. Born amid the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and raised in Honolulu, Douglas MacArthur Kimuri emerges as the agent of innovation that reshapes this revered Army into changes long overdue. And, like the storms of nature that appear to wreak destruction on long standing structures while making possible new life and growth, he brings a fresh breeze of dramatic change and hope for new life. PACIFIC STORM – The Trilogy begins with Goro, grandfather to the future General.< Less
Cosmic Entwinings By Roger W. Gruen
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Brilliant, young scientists are drawn together by a Nobel Laureate who has “proved” that space is not empty; it is a continuous fabric made of tiny, entwined “strings”. His... More > team is to devise experiments that show his acclaimed equations are true. The professor draws criticism from some faculty for his profound, Christian views. He displays Christian art in his office and teaches a popular Sunday School class across the street from the University. A deadly love triangle erupts among the researchers. A lovely girl is wooed by two very different men: one a devout, young Christian, the other a demon-possessed, suave, rich and handsome young man. The rivalry is resolved in a bizarre sequence of events. The tale progresses through a verbal tapestry of intriguing scenarios, filled with emotion, surprises and fascinating facts.< Less
Stories of the Black Count Part I: Deathless Days By Michael Vrazitoulis
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This book is an anthology of gothic romantic and dark fantasy aesthetics. For those who like to imagine themselves taking solitary walks through empty corridors and ruins of gothic cathedrals this is... More > the ideal escape. Read the tales of a solitary figure living in a dark world and explore his realm.< Less
Source of the Nile By Roger Ewing Taylor
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As a dark winter of despair seems to close in on the world... Nine-year-old Diana Cerchier has decided to go on an adventure. She wants to follow the brook behind her house back to its source. ... More > Inspired by her own spirit of adventure as well as the legends of past explorers who sought the source of the mighty Nile, she begins her quest on a late autumn day. Diana’s journey will take her through wonders and perils that reflect an all too fallen humanity that has lost touch with the source and the light. And so as the darkness descends, the last hope for the world lies in one little girl. To save the world, she must find the Source.< Less
Sinew of the Social Species By Ashim Shanker
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Meditations on Connections Lost (2003-2014): Poetry, short fiction, and autobiographical writing on transculturation, fragmented identity, and the disintegration of human connection in the midst of a... More > frantic search for individual purpose. Written in Japan over the course of the author's 11-year stay, "Sinew of the Social Species" includes such poems as "lesser animal" and "This Most Heartfelt Sacrilege," short stories such as "The Replacement Crier," and an assortment of other poetry and prose writings.< Less
The Clean Fox By W. Alex Kay
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Poetry, writing and stories give a glimpse into the diversely creative mind of an American teenager growing up in the 21st Century.
Homeward Bound: a novella of idle speculation By Josh Greenfield
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A young man sits alone in a public garden contemplating the big questions; the origins of the Palisades Cliffs, cold sesame noodles and his father's mortality. In the spirit of James Joyce, Josh... More > Greenfield, follows the thought process of Jordan Fineman, where ever it leads.< Less
Pacific Storm - Taylor: Young Adult By Dennis Phillips
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PACIFIC STORM begins in 1935 in St. Louis' famous Soulard Market and 3 generations later takes the Kimuri family to the pinnacle of the world's most cherished charitable organization in Lond, England... More > leaving a trail cluttered with murders, sexual situations and connivery, Yet, the will of Almight God triumphs.< Less
Bulldog Blues By David Olds
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Set in Detroit, Bulldog Blues and is the tall tale of a talented, eccentric newspaper photographer named Dennis Wright whose favorite pastimes include shooting big news stories, harassing editors and... More > cruising the strip joints along 8 Mile Road. He lives in a renovated mansion in a rundown neighborhood with his bulldog, Churchill and Mistress Sophia, his landlady and Motown's most popular dominatrix. Tired of his antics, his bosses at the Detroit Sun-Journal decide to rid themselves of their number one troublemaker. When they implement their plan, Denny finds himself up s**t creek without the proverbial paddle. When Churchill comes to the rescue (sort of) they inadvertently become the newest sweethearts of the art world. When Denny is asked to speak to a gaggle of photo students, he discovers that the 'power of photography' is more than just a catch phrase and that there is more to life than the status quo.< Less
First Flight-Real Fright By Sue Barber
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This is a suspense-filled story of survival. John A. Childress takes his first airplane flight with his hunting buddies. A long-awaited hunting trip is turned into a survival trial. The plane which... More > was flying the four young men across the country has trouble. After being separated, do they survive an unfamiliar swamp filled with dangerous animals, snakes, and alligators? They have only themselves to rely on and their hunting skills. Do they all survive? This is their story.< Less
First Year Composition Volume III By English 114
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A remarkable collection of essays and short stories. These pieces are composed by students at San Francisco State University. Each is delightful and unique.
Commonthought 2014 By Commonthought Magazine
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The 2014 issue of COMMONTHOUGHT, a celebration of creative endeavors of Lesley University, features new short fiction by Bethany Snyder, Ali Russo, and Brendan Flaherty; new poetry by Jess Rizkallah... More > and Paige Chaplin; art by Lisa Sibley and Danielle Maio; and more!< Less
Three Seasons: Three Stories of England in the Eighties By Mike Robbins
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In a South Coast port, a middle-aged trawlerman has one last throw of the dice. In the Thames Valley, property is booming. And the meek won’t inherit the earth. In a Warwickshire vicarage,... More > the Master of an Oxford college must try to unite past and present. Three Seasons is about the Thatcher era in Britain, but it is not about politics. These three stories of England in the 1980s are portraits of a country and its people on the verge of change.< Less
Trail Mix By Paulita Kincer
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In the tradition of Wild by Cheryl Strayed, comes a novel of two suburban women who decide to hike the Appalachian Trail, escaping their lives as moms and wives in search of nature, adventure, and... More > the ultimate diet plan. How does a woman know what she wants after spending 20 years thinking about her husband and children? Sometimes it takes a distraction from everyday life, time to examine the forest before the trees become clear. With no previous camping experience, Andi and Jess begin the 2100-mile odyssey from Georgia to Maine. The friends figure life on the trail can't possibly be worse than dealing with disgruntled husbands, sullen teens home from college, and a general malaise that has crept up in their daily lives. At the very least, the women are bound to return home thin.< Less
Saving Our Stories 2014 By Centenary United Methodist Church Music and the Arts Ministry Writing Class
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"Saving Our Stories" is a collection of work compiled from writers during a series of writing classes at Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The classes are... More > part of the church's Music and the Arts Ministry.< Less
Dare to Dream By Roy A. Rogers
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Using a combination of poems, short stories, and essays, through this book you will be taken into a world of dreams. Dreams which will take you to a new horizon to explore what lies over the... More > mountains. Dreams that take you back to re-discover what you may have forgotten. Dreams that remained just dreams, or dreams that you dropped in a trash barrel. You will also find dreams you have forgotten, but did not forget you. You will discover those dreams and more here, if you only use your imagination.< Less
Breakup to Make Up By Brittney Reel
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Bridgette Reed is back with the rest of the gang, and this time they take the show on the road. With the debris from her disastrous affair with Leonard Mack finally swept away, Bridgette is ready to... More > move forward with her life with a new attitude. Long-time friend Quincy Randolph has seemingly done a great job keeping her mind in the right place. Struggling between wanting a solid friendship and a successful relationship, Bridgette unexpectedly decides to welcome Mr. William Paisley into her world that provides the protection and stability who she needs. What she quickly realizes is that her new man will not put up with any of her games or indecisiveness. Will Bridgette be able to let go of her past in order to have her happily ever after?< Less
SCARlett's Life By Kristina Garlick
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The world is coming to an end and Scarlett Black knows it. So what does she decide to do? Leave the planet and take her friends with her. Will Scarlett and her group be able to make it out alive?... More > Or will they be just another casualty in the Quay's destructive path? Find out in the conclusion to this magical fairy tale trilogy!< Less