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  • These Scars Called Home

    by Milan Gupta
    Meet Cassie Martinez – intelligent, fierce, and independent. Her life, and her heart, are a strict no-enter zone for others. Mastering the art of survival at a young age, Cassie keeps her secrets close, and everyone else at bay. Looking out for herself, no matter what the cost. But then enters Ronnie Service. An introverted, socially-awkward man who gets nervous riding elevators alone. Asking Cassie to join him for an elevator ride, their journey begins. Cassie and Ronnie come from entirely ... more
  • Luz at Midnight

    by Marisol Cortez
    Deeply embedded in the landscapes of South Texas, Luz at Midnight tells the story of an ill-timed love that unfolds in the time of climate change. Booksmart but naïve, Citlali Sanchez-O'Connor has just been hired to organize a San Antonio campaign against “gleaning,” a controversial new mining practice that promises a rapid transition away from fossil fuels. Soon she encounters Joel Champlain, a journalist struggling to hide his manic-depression as he uncovers the scandals that surround gleaning... more
  • Searching

    by Robin Merrill
    Nora hasn't seen her son in three days, and no one seems to care. His friends say they haven't seen him, but Nora thinks they're lying. The police say he's just run off, but Nora knows this isn't true. He might be a troublemaker, but he wouldn't do this to her. She will not rest until she finds him, but she's in it alone. Then one day, crippled by fatigue and fear, Nora finds her way to a weird little church. And suddenly, she's not alone anymore.
  • The 'Great’ Kickin’ Dog (A Family Tree)

    by Kenneth Allen Crutchfield, Sr.
    Ex musician, assembly line worker and alcoholic, John Coleman Sr. is a man with deferred and shattered dreams. Living in a Chicago housing project during the 60’s he is a father raising his eight-member family; four girls, two musical prodigy boys and a mentally unstable wife, in a drug, gang and gun infested environment among households with absent dads. During a competitive time of young musical prodigies, he fights for a pathway out of the projects through his talented sons. On a quest to fin... more
  • Dreaming Sophia: Because Dreaming is an art

    by Melissa Muldoon
    Dreaming Sophia is a magical look into Italy and Art History as seen through the eyes of a young American artist. Sophia is the daughter of a beautiful free-spirited artist, who studied in Italy in the 1960s during a time when the Mud Angels saved Florence. She is brought up in the Sonoma Valley in California, in a home full of love, laughter, art and Italian dreams. When tragedy strikes she finds herself alone in the world with only her Italian muses for company. Through dream-like encounters s... more
  • Waking Isabella: Because beauty can't sleep forever (Edition)

    by Melissa Muldoon
    Waking Isabella is a story about uncovering hidden beauty that, over time, has been lost, erased, or suppressed. It also weaves together several love stories as well as a few mysteries. Nora, an assistant researcher, is a catalyst for resolving the puzzle of a painting that has been missing for decades. Set in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town, the plot unfolds against the backdrop of the city’s antique trade and the fanfare and pageantry of its medieval jousting festival. While filming a documentary ... more
  • Eternally Artemisia: Some Loves, Like Some Women, Are Timeless.

    by Melissa Muldoon
    They say some loves travel through time and are fated to meet over and over again. For Maddie, an art therapist, who wrestles with the “peculiar feeling” she has lived previous lives and is being called to Italy by voices that have left imprints on her soul, this idea is intriguing. Despite her best efforts, however, proof of this has always eluded her. That is, until one illuminating summer in Italy when Maddie’s previous existences start to bleed through into her current reality. When she is i... more
  • The Secret Life of Sofonisba Anguissola—the most famous woman you've never heard of

    by Melissa Muldoon
    Set in the sixteenth-century, The Secret Life of Sofonisba Anguissola tells the story of a woman’s passion for painting and adventure. In a world where women painters had little to no acknowledgment, she was singled out by Michelangelo and Vasari who recognized and praised her talent. Gaining the Milanese elite’s acclaim, she went on to become court painter to Spanish King Philip II and taught his queen to paint. One can’t live such an extraordinary life without having stories to tell, and tell ... more
  • The Rose Keeper

    by Jennifer Lamont Leo
    When a lively young mother and her precocious child befriend a gruff and lonely spinster, emotional wounds from a decades-old tragedy begin to heal. Readers will be drawn to this poignant story about love, loss, and the redemptive power of friendship.
  • Children's Family Album

    by J. Grace Warren
    In this fast changing world it’s not always easy to keep up with the changes, but we try, only to find ourselves trying to “catch up” with the newest ones. However, there are some things that cannot change like family, and someone who will never change “God”. If you like to adventure, here’s a most intriguing kind you can follow to know why Grandma is your grandma, and Grandpa is your grandpa, and how everybody is related in your family. Children’s Family Album is a good source of conversa... more
  • The Wet Walkers

    by Mary Smith
    Finally we found the stack of carefully placed rocks and we had our sign… the wet walkers had been here! We exchanged looks and Raff gently guided our mule and enormous wagon off the trail on to a faintly used path that led down a gentle slope into a breathtaking wooded area. The path turned sharply… and there it was just in time as evening shadows slowly turned into darkness. It was a dwelling, dark, desolate, seemingly deserted. Bits and pieces of a broken fence scattered as if by the wind lay... more
  • 9781736334102

    by Kevin Revolinski
    A high-school runaway; two orphans with a battered canteen and a dead dog in the Mexican desert; a bookkeeper obsessed with a murder photo; a man haunted by a childhood tragedy. Whether returning to small-town homes or getting lost in the souks of Syria, the characters in these twelve stories struggle to find purpose and choose between escape and making peace with their lots. Several of these stories have appeared in various literary publications.
  • SISTER CITY

    by Ian Woollen
    Welcome to Cave City, Indiana and Ciudad de la Gruta in the Yucatán, Mexico. It’s the countdown to Election Day and the annual Sister City soccer game. Per their original Sister City agreement in 1999, the accord must be re-approved every twenty years via referendum. What should be a friendly, rubber-stamp matter is a political hot-potato in 2019. Anything can happen in the heartland. A bit of backstory: Cave City and Ciudad de la Gruta already had a trade relationship a thousand years ago,... more
  • Ben Learns to Be Kind

    by Anusjka R.E.
    Sid is the kindest kid who, along with his friends are being treated meanly by a boy called Ben. Ben thinks no one likes him so he bullies others. Ben Learns to Be Kind is a simple story about a bully who learns to be kind through a different way of dealing with a bully, through teaching kindness.
  • The Accidental Hero

    by Bryony van der Merwe
    Alfonso is an accident-prone giraffe who travels through the African savannah, crashing into adventure, causing mayhem and saving friends along the way. Cute and quirky.
  • The Green Woolen Fedora

    by Deborah Stevenson
    Nora's cherished green, woolen fedora is more than just a hat--it's her connection to her grandfather. She and her best friend, Lenny, have been saving up to see the new movie in town, but on the way to the theater, Lenny accidentally loses the hat in the wind. Nora and Lenny give chase, determined to get the hat back, but an equally determined river rat with a "finders keepers" attitude has other plans. Lenny isn't sure why the hat means so much to Nora, but he knows he must find a way to make ... more

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