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  • Anumpa Warrior: Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I

    by Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer
    The day I betrayed Isaac, I vowed never again to speak my native language in front of white men. When America enters the Great War in 1917, Bertram Robert Dunn and his Choctaw buddies from Armstrong Academy join the army to protect their homes, their families, and their country. Hoping to find redemption for a horrible lie that betrayed his best friend, B.B. heads into the trenches of France—but what he discovers is a duty only his native tongue can fulfill. War correspondent Matthew Te... more
  • The Never Ending Fall

    by Susan Watson
    Beautiful Maddie Quinn grew up dreaming of a better life, as did most Depression-era teenagers. She married in 1946 at the age of 18 in pursuit of this dream. By 1960, however, she knew their marriage was lost, but with two children ages 9 and 10 what was she to do. Maddie was working as a waitress at a high-end restaurant to earn extra money. She met Mr. Jason Granger, a wealthy businessman and a frequent patron. Jason was also determined to have Maddie for this wife. Five short years lat... more
  • Girl Like a Bomb

    by Autumn Christian
    Autumn Christian's third novel is a dark journey of self-discovery. An existential labyrinth of love, sex, and self-actualization where the only way out is through. When high schooler Beverly Sykes finally has sex, her whole life changes. She feels an explosion inside of her that feels like her DNA is being rearranged, and she discovers a strange power within. After chasing that transcendent feeling and fucking her way through the good, the bad, and the dangerous boys and girls that cross her... more
  • Peter

    by T. R. Robinson
    It can and does happen: A chance encounter that leads to romance, love and fulfilment. Equally, such an encounter may lead to fear, sorrow and loss. Both are met in this tale that crosses national and social boundaries and within which unwarranted evil plays a far too real part. In all innocence the protagonists go about their daily lives occasionally taking in divergent activities out of curiosity or in the interest of learning more about life. Being caring and kind hearted both fail to unde... more
  • A Dream of Steam

    by James Barry
    As the autumn shipping season draws to a close, Captain Thomas McGrath steps ashore to help his ambitious brother William rebuild the family sawmill. Despite Thomas’s aversion to debt, William convinces him to borrow heavily so they might convert their ailing, water-powered mill to steam. While adapting to the new technology, Thomas finds himself navigating between ax-wielding log pirates, hostile longshoremen, and his brother’s obsession with finding his estranged wife. The newly retooled m... more
  • A Sparrow Falls (Tolerance-Sarah's Story Book 1)

    by Vicki Olsen
    Doors were never locked, in Tolerance, Arkansas in the 1950’s. Everyone went to church on Sunday and the corner grocer extended credit, never asking for a credit card. Things were good —the age of innocence in America that laid the foundation for the sexual and Cultural Revolution that was to explode onto the scene in the sixties. But for Sarah Jones, a glimpse into the shadows snatched away her childhood innocence. Her way of dealing with the despicable acts committed against her threatened to ... more
  • Hammond

    by Jonathan LaPoma
    A group of troubled but charismatic boys in a tough Buffalo, NY neighborhood play basketball at a local park and dream of winning a state high school championship. Driven by raw talent and killer instinct, they dominate the court, but everywhere else, they feel like losers. HAMMOND is told through the eyes of James Lombardi, a precocious but mentally ill boy who believes winning a championship will ease his “Evil Thoughts” and save his family, long haunted by generations of substance abuse, u... more
  • Tales from a Strange Southern Lady

    by Jan Fink

    A Collection of Ten Short Stories set in the Deep South.

  • Aria's Crown

    by Bettinita Harris
    Aria has long been excited for Grandparents’ Day, thinking about it constantly throughout the school year. But now that it is a day away, she is feeling down. Her classmates laughed at her when she told stories about how she calls her grandmother Queen. They joked about her not wearing a crown. Now that she thinks about it, Aria never has seen her grandmother wear a crown. What Aria doesn’t realize is her grandmother is preparing her for a valuable life lesson: Every girl ha... more
  • Short Stories of the Yester Years

    by Marie Mera aka Gigi mera
    It's a collection of seven short stories.
  • Happy as Larry: A New York Story of Cults, Crushes and Quaaludes

    by Kaethe Cherney
    After her beloved father suddenly dies, teenage Saskia gets a crash course in growing up, in the gritty glamour of 1970s New York. Her downwardly mobile family move from Gramercy Park to the seedy Upper West Side. Her mother becomes increasingly nihilistic and embarks on a sexual walkabout, which costs her the trust of Saskia's two older siblings, who consequently run away to join the Sullivanians, a predatory psychosexual cult. Ex-communicated by her siblings, Saskia becomes her mom's mom. High... more
  • Sacred Hearts

    by Harriet A. Dickey
    Safe and back home in Chicago, Hannah Jordan is thrilled about the new house her parents have bought which will allow her and her older sister to have their own room separate from their six-year-old brother. But she is not happy that she will be the only Negro student in her sixth grade Sacred Hearts classroom. She had enough of the pursuit of civil rights the summer before. And if this isn't bad enough, she has two bullies to deal with: a seventh grader and a full-grown nun. There's also a ... more
  • "In Her Presence: A Husband's Dirty Secret"

    by Nancy Weaver
    The surreal, gripping saga of a young, desperate, rich, Negro mother and her children, and her courageous teenage daughter in the south in the 1950s is inspired by real life events.
  • I Can Be Kind

    by Heather Lester
    "Changing the world isn't easy, but it's easy to start with you." In I Can Be Kind, Alice learns she can make this BIG world a BETTER world through small acts of kindness and helping others.
  • Everyday Imagination - The Green Scarf

    by Heather Lester
    A superhero. An actor. A jungle explorer. A pirate. What would you imagine if you had a green scarf? A little boy discovers that he can have a lot of fun with his imagination and an everyday object.
  • The Civil War at Home

    by Dustin McKissen
    In the suburbs of middle America, two men engage in a growing feud. Their passionate disagreement, though superficially focused on politics, is fed by assumptions about class, economics, immigration, race, and the legacy of a horrific sexual crime. Ultimately the feud leads to tragedy for both families, and an unlikely bond between two women. The story of one liberal family and one conservative family is also the story of the polarization dividing the nation, and how stereotypes and anger can bl... more

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