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  • Off the Tracks: A Beatnik Family Journey

    by Constance Hood
    This coming of age novel is set in the whorl of the early 1960s, when the first cracks in an idealized American life were revealing themselves. Kate’s mother Ellie falls in love with a Beatnik and adopts his rebellious lifestyle. Hilarious, poignant and sad, the novel begins in a conservative small town and continues on a year long odyssey as the foursome travels the rails in Europe for ten months, no tickets. The author's 1961 diary is the source document, along with love letters, memoirs, an... more
  • Islands of Deception: Lying with the Enemy

    by Constance Hood
    Based on A True Story Peril awaits siblings Hans and Esther Bernsteen as the threat of a fascist Europe looms over 1939 Amsterdam. Hans tries desperately to persuade his sister to flee Holland with him. Esther believes that the Nazi buildup is an illusion and tears up the priceless immigration visa, setting the two of them onto divergent paths. Hans sets out independently to become a photographer in New York, and becomes an active participant in a war that has not yet reached the U.... more
  • The Revolting Brains: 7 Read-aloud Bedtime Tales (And Off You Went To The Woods Book 3)

    by Neil McFarlane
    A follow-up to the highly praised A Month of Bedtime Stories, this collection contains a further seven tales in the series. Each story takes about ten minutes to read and places your child at the center of each adventure with heavy doses of wacky humor which can be enjoyed by parent and child alike. Contents: 1. Pathetic Sick Sniffy Pants 3. The Mango Mouse 2. How to Sledgehammer a Lollipop 4. Turvy Topsy Land 5. The ... Way of the Pizza! 6. The Case of the Missing Woods 7. The Revolti... more
  • Catherine and the Wind

    by Amanda Gale
    Catherine Sheering has found the man of her dreams in rising political star Wes Bickhart. The problem is, Wes Bickhart has a past, in the form of Meredith Kelly, the woman he almost married and who remains an important part of his life. Catherine has her own reasons for questioning Wes’s continued friendship with Meredith: as a person on the autism spectrum, Catherine has misread signals before. And though she desperately loves him, part of her wonders if she should retreat to her quiet life rat... more
  • The Time of Our Lives

    by Elliot Schubert
    Memories and fantasies of a nonagenarian, 30 short stories ranging from the early to late twentieth century.
  • Chanukah Tales from Oykvetchnik

    by Scott Hilton Davis
    Celebrate the holiday of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, with eight original short stories by Jewish storyteller Scott Hilton Davis. Enjoy a fun-filled journey to Oykvetchnik, the tiny shtetl town in Eastern Europe where people complain a lot (except during Chanukah when they seem to be a little more charitable). Meet Chaim the Chanukiyah, the nine-branched menorah, who feels out of place in his new home, Myzeleh the Mouse who helps a poor orphan boy find his true calling, Pinchas ben Mo... more
  • Scent of an Undiscovered Writer

    by Callre
    This is the story of a guy who started life in an ordinary way … but adversity and hardships prepared him for an extraordinary destiny. A fickle-minded youth, without really meaning to, becomes a graphic designer. Despite having passion to execute something incredible, he loses his path and becomes confused about the next day. But if he has to make it large, he should start making meaningful choices that would instill dedication in him. He starts his journey laced with deep, heart-felt emotions,... more
  • My Life as a Myth

    by Huston Piner
    Can a cool reputation really deliver on promises of happiness? Nick's got problems. He's a social outcast who dreams of being popular, he's an easy target for bullies, and he doesn't understand why he's just not attracted to girls. So, after a series of misunderstandings label him a troublemaker on his first day of high school, he's really stoked to have Jesse Gaston and his gang take him in. Jesse starts a PR campaign around campus to give Nick a new image, and the shy loser soon finds hi... more
  • A Really-Truly Princess

    by Amanda Kastner

    When Rosellen receives a book of fairy tales as a birthday gift, she decides to use its stories as a guide for her own life. From enchanted frogs to lost slippers to hundred-year naps, Rosellen wants to be a really-truly Princess just like the ones she reads about in her book.

    Follow Rosellen through five fairy-tale inspired escapades as she discovers that real life problems can't always be solved in story-book style--even if you are a Princess!

    A Really-Truly Pri... more

  • Stranded on Thin Ice

    by Sharon CassanoLochman
    Twelve-year-old Tanner Phillips fishes the Oneida Lake Ice Fishing Derby every year with his dad. Last year, he ruined everything — losing the competition and losing some of his grandfather’s gear. This year, Tanner is determined to not only prove his skills on the ice, but also show his dad, once and for all, that he’s no longer a little kid. But as soon as they get out on the ice, the competition turns disastrous. When one of the competitors goes missing and another gets injured, Tanner’s f... more
  • Raking the Dust

    by John Biscello
    In this rogue’s tale, full of sound, fury, and erotic surrealism, we meet Alex Fillameno, a writer who has traded in the machine-grind of New York for a bare bones existence in the high desert town of Taos, New Mexico. Recently divorced and jobless, Fillameno has become a regular at The End of the Road, the bar where he first encounters the alluring and enigmatic D.J., a singer and musician. Drawn to her mutable sense of reality, the two begin a romance that starts off relatively normal. When D.... more
  • The Collaborator (Women of Strength Series Book 2)

    by R. A. Palmer
    Katya was just eighteen when she won a scholarship to Oxford. A chance meeting brought her love and marriage, but even as she said 'I do' the clouds were gathering. Plunged into the upper echelons of British society she is stunned to find her husbands' family regarded her as an intruder. Katya's attempt to repair the relationship with her own mother's family meets with mixed results. Life at University is good until Hitler declares war with the invasion of Poland. She desperately tries to... more
  • Marceau

    by Thelma Benison
    The novel is set in 1788 Paris, France. A time when hope for social change was at its peak. Maurice Marceau's secret life as a gay man was carefully orchestrated due to his social prominence as a married man in political and financial circles although suspicions would arise every now and again in the gazettes. His wife, was rarely seen with him in public. Maurice decides to attend a social event with a long time female friend to suppress rumors only to find out the next morning that this woman b... more
  • Pea Soup Disaster

    by Elaine Kaye
    Gregory Green loves his mom’s pea soup, but when he eats it at school, all of his friends make fun of how it looks. He doesn’t think it looks like bugs, and it tastes good! Then at recess, his friends run from him, screaming, “He’s a monster!” Gregory doesn’t know why his friends are being mean until he sees his skin is green. The teasing gets worse until an unlikely friend comes to the rescue—his teddy bear, Sammy. Sammy usually only comes to life for Gregory and his family, but Sammy has an im... more
  • Tiger Drive: A Novel

    by Teri Case
    One family. Too many secrets. Four people who want to matter. In Nevada, Sloan family matriarch, Janice, is tired of her white trash life—dealing with debt, kids, her son’s motorcycle gang, and Harry, her drunk of a husband. She can’t shake her lifelong dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry. As Janice’s teen daughter, Carrie, plans her escape to college, Janice confronts the fact that she’s forty-eight and running out of time. She decides to leave her two young sons with Harry and move to Nas... more
  • 7 Easy Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website

    by Mike Langer
    Extra website traffic is always a good thing. And a lot online marketing strategies do include driving Traffic To Your Website. Yet it can sometimes challenging to create new ideas to boost your site's traffic. That's why I've develop this set of 50 easy strategies to try, to improve your website traffic so you'll never go out of ideas.

    1.Display ads.

    Display advertisings are a straightforward form of advertising that rely ... more