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  • Elephant Dreams

    by Martha Deeringer
    Desperate to escape her squalid life on the streets of New York City, sixteen year-old Fiona Finn seeks help at the magnificent Church of the Ascension where Charles Loring Brace, a social reformer horrified by the plight of New York City’s street children, arranges for her to go west aboard an Orphan Train.. Fiona’s homeless, alcoholic father has other plans, however. He wants Fiona to “work” the streets to support his drinking and pursues her across the midwest until she is forced to abando... more
  • Making It Work/978-1-4808-3771-3

    by Kathleen Glassburn
    At the beginning of Making It Work, Sheila Doty Gallagher is a Navy wife, living in Long Beach, CA, during the Vietnam War. It takes place from 1965 to 1975 and follows Sheila through Peace Movements in San Francisco and Washington, DC, employment at the Smithsonian, a return to Minneapolis where she works in a bank and continues pursuit of her goal to teach music. While her marriage to the sailor does not work, Sheila eventually achieves her goal and is ready to give back to others through her ... more
  • Chrysalis Crucible

    by Wayne Northey
    When Andy Norton joins an evangelism team headed for West Berlin during the height of the Vietnam War, he thinks he has all the answers. Little does he realize the experience will become a crucible that forces him to reevaluate virtually everything he believes. In the spirit of the best coming-of-age tales, Chrysalis Crucible takes readers on a journey of discovery, transformation, and rebirth.
  • Love in the Cretaceous

    by Howard W. Robertson
    Love in the Cretaceous takes place in a dinosaur park in Oregon a hundred years in the future. Ted Beebe has lost the love of his life and must suddenly find his way alone in old age. He finds young people to take the place of his wife and himself in assuring the survival of Cretaceous World, the park his wife and he created. Global warming has proceeded as predicted, and the fate of Homo sapiens has become obviously uncertain. People come to see the genetically engineered recreations of dinosau... more
  • Quarter Aged

    by Ian Strangway

    Gord is having a quarter-life crisis. The idea of working a nine-to-five job until the day he dies terrifies him, but unemployment and eventual death scare him even more. Gord wonders if everyone else is just as clueless as he is.

    With the help of a red headed sex addict, a semi-famous author who can’t stop the characters in his head from harassing him, and a pregnancy faking ex-girlfriend, Gord realizes his friends really aren’t doing much better. 

    Foll... more

  • The Best Season - The First Ninety Games

    by Bob May

    Using sophisticated baseball board game simulation, twenty-one stars from Negro League Baseball are honored by playing the first 90 games of a 165+ baseball season against the best 375 Major League baseball players from 1881 to 1987. The Major League players stats are based on their Best Season in Major League baseball. How would Hall of Fame Negro League pitcher, Satchel Paige do when he faced Stan Musial in Musial's Best Season, 1948?

    Enjoy your box seat behind the Black Ball... more

  • The Quest to Overthrow Heaven

    by Bolko Zimmer
    The Quest to Overthrow Heaven is a dramatic retelling of the fall of man that ultimately leads to war in heaven. The story begins at the dawn of time in a fully realized universe populated by seraphim, cherubim, and countless angels – all with their own agendas and allegiances. At the center of the conflict is the cherub prince, Lucifer, who is filled with vanity and wants to be renowned as the Supreme Spirit who rules over all things in the continuum of space and time. Before long, Lucifer ... more
  • Behind Mount Rushmore

    by Darlene P. Campos
    Nimo is a Lakota boy seeking to fulfill his dream of being a writer. He keeps close track of his day to day life on Pine Ridge. He watches his parents wade through unemployment and piles of unpaid bills. He witnesses racism for the first time during a family vacation. His grandmother dies suddenly and he is unsure how to mourn her death. John David, Nimo’s best friend, is a hate crime victim because of his sexuality. As a college student, Nimo is hit by a car and loses partial mobility in his le... more
  • Baby Chomper's Bath Time

    by Jeff Minich

    A bubbly and buoyant tale about a puppy named Chomper who loves to get dirty, but really dislikes getting freshened up. Stuck taking a bath, he imagines himself diving in the deep sea, being the captain of a ship, and surfing to a faraway shore. Baby Chomper's Bath Time is a playful story that encourages children to see the bright side of every situation.

  • The Dalai Camel: A Bizarre Tale of UnBEARable Bliss and Bewilderment

    by Craig Rachlin
    Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered why are we here? If there is a loving and compassionate God, why would he create a world wrought of suffering, chaos, and negativity? Have you been looking for someone to explain why life sucks, but haven’t found anybody with the wisdom to help? Well, have you tried a 500 year old, enlightened camel-man? The Dalai Camel is unlike any spiritual master you’ve ever met. Born to a camel, our intrepid hero spent many lifetimes exploring the world, f... more
  • Entropy

    by Bryn Lucas
    Entropy is a speculative thriller set in the London of the very near future where the accepted political wisdoms of today have presaged the catastrophes of tomorrow. Dylan Sharkey, a civil service desk jockey, is sucked into a revolutionary plot to bring justice to the dispossessed. His mission uncovers a foreign mole at the highest level of the British Government. Continuing his quest may cost him his life. Abandoning it would lose him his humanity.
  • House on Jacaranda Hill

    by Mary Kay Abbott
    A black housemaid born to wealth and privilege but receiving none. A sixteen-year-old white girl born to wealth and privilege but denied due to physical handicaps. These two form an unbreakable, loving companionship; one knowing her true heritage, the other discovering her whole life has been a lie.
  • Me and my Unique Family

    by Isidora Goodwein
    IT BEGAN WITH AN UNTHINKABLE AND HORRIFYING EXPLOSION. BUT THE REAL STORY DIDN’T START UNTIL THERE WAS A BLAST OF POWERFUL EMOTION, PASSION AND CONVULSIVE LAUGHTER. Anna, Rachel and Limor’s favorite past time, in summer, when there is no school, is to explore downtown Tel-Aviv without the knowledge of their parents, and without the knowledge of Gina, the housekeeper and baby sitter. One morning in August, the girls, come to the conclusion that they have had enough of Tel-Aviv. Tel-Aviv i... more
  • Me and my Unique Family

    by Isidora Goodwein
    IT BEGAN WITH AN UNTHINKABLE AND HORRIFYING EXPLOSION. BUT THE REAL STORY DIDN’T START UNTIL THERE WAS A BLAST OF POWERFUL EMOTION, PASSION AND CONVULSIVE LAUGHTER. Anna, Rachel and Limor’s favorite past time, in summer, when there is no school, is to explore downtown Tel-Aviv without the knowledge of their parents, and without the knowledge of Gina, the housekeeper and baby sitter. One morning in August, the girls, come to the conclusion that they have had enough of Tel-Aviv. Tel-Aviv i... more
  • Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子)

    by Eugenia Chu
    Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子) is about a little Chinese-American boy named Brandon who gets a surprise visit from his grandma from China, Pó Po (婆婆). While Brandon and Pó Po (婆婆) are making Chinese dumplings, called jiǎo zi (餃子), Brandon makes a mess and he and Pó Po (婆婆) have a good laugh!  They chat and bond over the experience.  Then Brandon eats and eats and eats and makes a surprise at the end that delights the whole family! This story includes some conversational Mandarin Chinese (including... more
  • The Other Side of Freedom

    by Cynthia T. Toney
    In a southern U.S. farming community in 1925, thirteen-year-old Salvatore and his Italian immigrant father become involved against their will in a crime that results in the murder of an innocent man and family friend. Will Sal keep the secrets about that night as his father asks, or risk everything he and his family cherish in their new homeland, including their lives? Amidst bigotry, bootlegging, police corruption, and gangland threats, Sal must discover whom he can trust in order to protec... more

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