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by Jody HerpinRelative Consequences tells the story of a retired teacher who is on a mission to find the truth about her past no matter what the cost. Jessy Tate buries her husband on a chilly day in October 2005. That’s when the nightmares begin again; but this time, the scenery is clear, and the fear is real. However, the puzzle pieces in her head make no sense. These vivid flashbacks reflect what her mind has forgotten—a drama starring a childhood friend and a giant banyan tree set in a time in history ... more
by Don EronI will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree… I shall have some peace there --W.B. Yeats A cheerleader touches a high school wrestler's face, running her finger along his two-day beard. Thus begins their covert affair, one so understated he can't be certain she's aware of it, from which he will date his sexual life. A cynical greeting card writer, who becomes America's best-selling poet, seeks redemption on tour. Enchanted by a woman at a party, a man at loose ends recalls Call... more
by Deborah ClothierMiss Olivia is starting school in a new town and will soon find out it's not easy being the new student, especially when she is different from the others. By the end of her first day, Olivia shows everyone that they are all different in their own way. By respecting others and being strong, friendships can happen no matter who you are.
by Sparkles Johnson & Sunshine AkbasBear's day starts out like any other, until he stumbles across a unicorn begging for help. Join Bear and Unicorn as they journey through exciting adventures and meet new friends in Unicorn Valley.
by Ellie AlexanderBook editor Emily Bryant finds herself unexpectedly in the charming town of Cascata on California’s Lost Coast, holding the keys to her grandmother’s rambling Victorian mansion. While sorting through her grandmother’s things, Emily learns that she must edit old manuscripts to inherit the estate. It’s a strange request from a family member who was basically a stranger. Emily quickly realizes that there’s something different about these manuscripts. Any changes she makes come true. At first, sh... more
by Summer Nilsson
"Hoo" is Grey the Kitten? What is her destiny? And why is she riding in a cup, on a DEER?
When Grey the Kitten is born at Black Mountain Farm (BMF), Miss Jay the Bird is promptly assigned as her guardian. Some animals find it strange that a bird would be assigned to oversee the success of a barn kitten. Some animals . . . but not Miss Jay. Miss Jay knows that this kitten is different. This kitten will change not just their lives, but the lives of many animal... more
A national tragedy. A family and sister grieving the loss of their loved one. The ghosts of the past emerging.
Yun-young’s sister (Unnie, the Korean word for “older sister”), a secondary school teacher at a school in Ansan, is one of those who go missing during the sinking of the Sewol ferry in South Korea in 2014. Yun-young and her family wait for word—that Unnie has been rescued, first, and then, when that doesn’t happen, that her body has been found. As ... more
by Barbara AltamiranoWhen Beth Tapia moves back to her hometown to take care of her ailing mother, she hopes to make a few mom friends and have better memories than from her childhood. Little did she know that much like high school, she was entering the lion's den. Beth soon discovers the suburb is ruled by a clique of thirty-something moms who spend their time maintaining their social hierarchy by playing ruthless games dictated by the queen bee. To her horror, after attending a disastrous party, Beth learns she ha... more
by Larry AtlasThe emotionally-charged story of South Eight follows a young doctor’s collision with the demands and contradictions of modern acute care medicine, both its power and failings and the moral questions it ultimately provokes. For Dr. Abel Arkin, those questions reach back to his time as the spotter on an Army sniper team in Afghanistan, when the clarity of his training and skills converged with the uncertainty of mission outcomes and personal trauma. The old dilemmas and doubts join those of th... more
by Richard TaylorAlmost Eden is a love story wrapped in a war. Izzy, the guerrilla girl born of a jungle war in Luzon during World War II, defies her parents' wishes and flies to Vietnam as a Red Cross volunteer. Along the way she meets Abe, a soldier, and falls in love. Their devotion is tested by the most difficult of life's challenges but they find inspiration from the family's patron spirit of enduring affection.
by Richard TaylorTaylor's series resumes in 1941 with Joe Armand-Joshua's son in Eden Lost-in Manila to purchase a ship. While there, he goes to the grave of Isabella from Eden Lost and meets Luci Blake, an American nurse. They fall in love as the Philippines are attacked by Japanese, but escape Manila to live out the war in desperate conditions as guerrillas. Joshua's search for Joe and Luci compelled his return to Manila; there, he confronts his undying love of Isabella. This sometimes brutal story is also hea... more
by P. Anastasia
New experiences can be scary, but colorful surprises await those brave enough to try. Take the first step, dive on in, and learn to fly. Discover how curiosity and kindness can send you soaring to new heights.
Don't be afraid. A fun-filled adventure lies ahead, and the journey begins with you!
A Spot of New was written to inspire courage in those seeking to chase their dreams in light of fear and uncertainty. Perfect for the young and young-at-hear... more
by Joe BurudAJ’s best friend is a ball. A mischievous little ball who loves being chased almost as much as it loves making messes. Tag along with AJ as he tries to save his house from certain disaster and himself from certain trouble. AJ and the Bouncing Ball is a great bedtime story for children 2-8, written in rhyme, with fun illustrations that bounce off the page.
by Charles MontgomerySometimes parents' actions (and reactions) are unexpected. This hilarious book details, through a child's eyes, some of the "crazy" responses her parents have to her antics. This relatable caricature of a child's innocence and the patience it sometimes demands will be familiar to all parents and caretakers.
by Ed LehnerGrandpa’s Horse and Other Tales is an eclectic collection of short stories that combine humor, nostalgia, and profound philosophical thought in one volume that’s a memoir of sorts that could very well be snippets from the author’s life growing up in Iowa. From ‘Grandpa’s Horse,’ a short-short story about the author’s grandfather and a new horse that needed to be taught who was boss, to ‘Dana’s Story,’ about a woman coming to terms with her life. Each story could stand alone but the collective... more
by Gwydhar GebienDamen Warner, the washed-up frontman for the metalcore band OBNXS, is determined to do whatever it takes to wrench his career out of obscurity. All he has to do is come up with mind-blowing, boner-inducing, panty-dropping original material. No pressure. In an effort to claw his way back to stardom, he teams up with a well-connected but underhanded investor to produce a new album, and his life quickly spirals into a widening gyre of depravity and mayhem. But when he is unexpectedly cast in ... more