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by Kesha BakuninNo one knows where it came from. Or why, for that matter. Maybe the Stronghold has always been there. Silent. Foreboding. Expectant. Generations came and went. Wars raged. Kingdoms rose and fell. But the Stronghold stood and observed the history as it was written before it in blood, fire, and tears. Not a single soul has ever made it inside the Stronghold. But some sure tried... A parable of despotism and religious oppression, "Stronghold" was banned in its country of origin. It took Kesha Ba... more
by Carl HareOdysseus begins where Homer’s Odyssey leaves off and recounts the Greek hero’s final quest to settle his debt with the god Poseidon. He must travel to many cities carrying a wooden oar, find a land that knows no salt, and offer a sacrifice to the god on the site where a stranger asks the purpose of the oar. During his perilous journey he becomes involved in the intrigues swirling among the great Trojan War veterans and their heirs and must also protect his own family and kingdom. Written in a po... more
by Milton CantellayIran and North Korea detonate three nuclear missiles above coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. The civilian infrastructure of the United States collapses. While American engages the enemy overseas, an ugly enemy rises from the chaos. As the government struggles to protect its sovereignty, cities are left to fend for themselves. Local governments and law enforcement begin to crumble. Soon the mass deaths, shortages, and secondary terrorist attacks are overwhelming. R... more
by Jack CaseyThe dream of opening a waterway west into America’s heartland had long been deemed impossible, but in 1810, New York mayor DeWitt Clinton vows to construct a 350-mile canal through the wilderness. Facing formidable opposition from power-hungry young Martin Van Buren, Clinton needs support from the powerful echelons of society – and he knows the only woman who can help him. Eleanora Van Rensselaer rules a vast estate, but her wealth will vanish if a dark secret is revealed. In pursuit of t... more
by Arnold JohnstonWriter Dennis McCutcheon is facing the loss of his job at a small Pennsylvania university while coping with the aftereffects of a bitter divorce. But when his alma mater Wayne State University offers to produce one of his plays, Swept Away, the news seems like the solution to all his problems. From there, Dennis falls almost immediately into a love affair with a beautiful married woman, only to suddenly find himself mugged on a Detroit street, then suspected of killing his lover's husband. H... more
by Maria MonteJoin Eve and her Grandpa on their daily walks to the lake, where Eve tries to make friends with two shy ducklings. Will Eve's antics win over the ducklings and their protective mother duck? This sweet story, beautifully illustrated with watercolours and ink, will inspire young readers to be kind to animals. Please visit www.mariamonte.com to watch a cute book trailer!
by Eva Newcastle
There would be no formal goodbye between Leo and I but rather a conveyed look of longing, reminiscent of some bygone era. He gave a gentle squeeze to my fingers before releasing them and disappearing down a museum corridor, a gentle touch as if to convey one parting word — remember.
We had one chance left — one chance granted right a tragic wrong.
by Mary FordAt only 13 years old—arrested for being part of the Mercury Gang because the boys only stole Mercury sedans—Conley Ford, on a whim, decides to run out on probation, skip school, and put his thumb out instead. The 15th of 16 children, Conley discovered early on what it takes to survive. Having learned how to peddle products door-to-door–from tomatoes to soap to hot tamales and more– he’ll take his ingenuity and survival-savvy on the road to find where he belongs away from his overbearing father a... more
by Denise Turney
Long Walk Up's inspiring orphan story happened around the time that Africa celebrated the swearing in of its first woman president. Mirroring the makings of historic women leaders, women like Barbara Jordan, Harriet Tubman, Jacinda Ardern and Maria Tallchief, amazing women leaders who refused to give up, incredible women who chose to live life without limits - Long Walk Up showcases the power of destiny, courage and tenacity.
This poignant, inspirational story takes you i... more
by Denise TurneyRosetta is a ten-year-old pigtailed girl whose heart is full of courage, laughter and confidence. She's in the fifth grade at Harriet Tubman School. This spunky kid's mind is full of clever ideas, the very ideas that are sure to find Rosetta center stage. More than anything, Rosetta wants to finally outperform Jennifer, her arc nemesis and the school's brainy academic show off. Thanks to Rosetta's brilliant Talent Show ideas, she has her chance to do just that! But, not all goes as planned!
by Heather Mullaly
Aly Bennet has been in love with her friend Luke for years. She hasn’t told him how she feels for two reasons. 1) She’s the girl with HIV. 2) She lied about how she got it. Aly never meant to lie. The words just slipped out on her first day of a support group for kids living with life-threatening conditions. It was the day she met Luke and Caroline, who would become her best friends and the closest thing she has to a family. After so many years, Aly doesn’t know how to tell ... more
by Roger HutchisonCome in, Come in! is a children’s picture book that captures a young child and their dream of a world in which everyone is welcome just as they are. In this world, absolutely anything is possible, and you will meet a cast of characters you are certain never to forget—elephant clouds, yogi giraffes, giggling moons, dancing tricycles, pirouetting porcupines, hiccuping hyenas, starfish wishes and more! Written by #1 bestselling children’s book author, Roger Hutchison, and illustrated by award-winn... more
by Timothy Patrick
Ollie Buckmeyer is funny, popular, and lives an idyllic life with his family on one of the last cattle ranches in Southern California. But when he suffers a devastating brain injury, his wonderful world is shattered. Even though he still looks like the same old Ollie, his family mourns as if he had died, his friends don’t know him, and the girl he loves is gone. Everything that matters is taken from him…but something is also given: Ollie has an amazing new talent that might be po... more
by Pablo Reig Mendoza
An eclectic group of friends meets in Milan for a well-known newspaper's anniversary. Each of them comes from different countries and circumstances and will join the party in a privileged setting: the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, which has been closed for the venue.
Narrated by Leonardo Ruiz -a Spanish psychologist and business consultant- NO-MAD is a review of some of the concerns of the fast-paced beginning of the millennium we are living in. Leonardo is a cynical optimist accustome... more
by Andy SlingerWhy have one superhero when you can have two? Ryan and Jake are your typical mischievous teens. An earth-shattering event gives them abilities beyond their wildest dreams. While they focus on developing their powers, they fail to notice a dark force on the rise. A series of crimes has left the local police mystified. Only they can discover who is responsible. But when they find out the truth, they must make a choice that will change their lives forever… The Super Twins is the debut boo... more
by robert emery (pen name R. J. Eastwood)“When plunder becomes a way of life for men, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." Frederic Bastiat, French Economist. 1801-1850 Fifteen years following his imprisonment for committing a brutal revenge murder, former top DEA Agent Billy Russell is paroled five-years early to a world controlled by autocratic billionaires. Armed only with his wits, Billy returns to a society fighting for its very survival and soon ... more