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  • White Nights, Black Paradise

    by Sikivu Hutchinson
    In 1978, Peoples Temple, a multiracial church once at the forefront of progressive San Francisco politics, self-destructed in a Guyana jungle settlement named after its leader, the Reverend Jim Jones. Fatally bonded by fear of racist annihilation, the community's greatest symbol of crisis was the White Night; a rehearsal of revolutionary mass suicide that eventually led to the deaths of over 900 church members of all ages, genders and sexual orientations. White Nights, Black Paradise focuses on ... more
  • Celine on Fire

    by Dale Allan Pelton
    Céline on Fire asks the question, “Why do ordinary men commit atrocities? In 1950s Paris, jazz and dance counter-point the US-Soviet Cold War and the horrors of the French-Algerian War. Céline Colbert, 14, a dancer, her sister Yvonne, 28, professor of philosophy and history at the Sorbonne, share a taxi in the rain with Giovanni Sandretti, 23, an Italian-American, trumpet player born in Viterbo, Italy. In the Parisian worlds of jazz, flamenco, and tango, Giovanni becomes Yvonne’s lover, and Cé... more
  • The Girl on Rusk Street

    by Penny Carlile
    When Lucille Harris, a beautiful young widow, moves into the vacant house on Rusk Street in Marshall, Texas, the lives of ten-year-old Bobbi Rogers and her two best friends are turned upside down. Neighbors begin to gossip when Lucille accepts a teaching position at all-black Bishop College and married neighbor Jim Tressell starts helping her with her garden. Bobbi takes piano lessons from Lucille, and they become friends. She also likes Jim because he's nice to Lucille. When Lucille is m... more
  • The Girl on Rusk Street

    by Penny Carlile
    When Lucille Harris, a beautiful young widow, moves into the vacant house on Rusk Street in Marshall, Texas, the lives of ten-year-old Bobbi Rogers and her two best friends are turned upside down. Neighbors begin to gossip when Lucille accepts a teaching position at all-black Bishop College and married neighbor Jim Tressell starts helping her with her garden. Bobbi takes piano lessons from Lucille, and they become friends. She also likes Jim because he's nice to Lucille. When Lucille is murde... more
  • LOVE, SUGAR AND COOKIE❤️

    by Susan Marie Chapman
    It is a story about twin sisters
  • Lovers and Madmen

    by Kathy Lowry
    The line between true love and insanity is as thin as a paper cut and just as uncomfortable for the members of a very untraditional American family navigating their way through small town life and relationships in the early 1970s. Seventeen year old Beverly Patterson is discovering that her amorous adventures with Warren, her long-term boyfriend of six weeks, aren’t quite like anything she’s ever read about in magazines or learned from the whispered conversations with her friends in the high ... more
  • Wildflowers in Winter: Aging with Alzheimer's

    by Naomi Wark
    How do you define family? Is family strictly tied to lineage? Is family only ancestors who connect you like links in a chain? Or is family defined by those who surround you daily with love, guidance, and support whether bound by blood or not? For 92-year-old, Edna Pearson, facing early signs of Alzheimer's, family means bloodline, pure and simple. When her last child, Larry, dies and estranged from Larry's wife and daughters, Edna is afraid of spending her last years alone. But the tragedy of he... more
  • The Criminal MasterMind of Baker Street

    by Rob Nunn
    What if Sherlock Holmes had turned to crime instead of detection? THE CRIMINAL MASTERMIND OF BAKER STREET by Rob Nunn investigates this very concept. Holmes famously said that "when a clever man turns his brains to crime it is the worst of all." A sinister influence is at work in Victorian London with Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson running a hidden criminal empire. THE CRIMINAL MASTERMIND OF BAKER STREET explores all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories through the lens of Holmes as a... more
  • IF THE MOON HAD WILLOW TREES

    by Kathleen Hall
    On July 23, 1967 Detroit cops raided a blind pig and incited the biggest race riot in American history. A generation of hope, peaceniks and Freedom Riders believed they could end the Vietnam War and achieve civil rights by sheer determination. Book One of a trilogy, MOON follows The Eights––eight part-time activists attempting to curb white flight and integrate the burbs. With the intrigue, corruption, brutality and bigotry, The Eights experience the love, laughter, irony and self-reflection... more
  • Legacy of a King

    by Charlene Sponsel
    Lili is a young girl who personifies the beauty her people are known for, not only through her physical attributes but also by her actions. Her father’s business was decimated by the Elderman’s War, which put Tali Major on the throne of Conica. Now, Lili must make a wealthy match before her father’s debts destroy everything she loves. She finds a friend among the sovereignty, lessening her loneliness. Cam may be the youngest son of the king, but he is far from becoming a prince. Impulsive a... more
  • Investing in Vain

    by William Worsley
    When Bruce Benson, a nerdy quantitative analyst at Quandary Capital, stumbles upon the last great secret for beating the stock market, his entire world is turned upside down. Forced to flee, he assumes the guise of a transgender to work at Vain Capital, a Washington firm promoting morality-based investing to its self-righteous clients. There he joins buxom Alison Hartswell in her frustrating search for gay money managers to help re-elect the governor of California. He then becomes accidentally ... more
  • Just Say No-el

    by Terry Deighton
    Just Say No-el is a companion novel to A Christmas Village. Find out what happened across the street from the folks in "At Whit's End." Kelly Yeager can never seem to say no.With five children to Christmas shop for, a Sunday School class to teach, and a cub scout den to lead, she has no time to volunteer at the Seattle Crèche Festival. Reluctantly, she agrees to help her friend arrange the nativity displays for one afternoon. Somehow, she ends up working for weeks under Marilynn, a stern... more
  • At Whit's End

    by Terry Deighton
    Whitney Saunders enters her new life in Seattle in the second year of marriage, the first week of a new job, and no position to make Christmas perfect for her husband. Soon, cards, presents, lights, and baking take over her life. Can she bring together a wonderful holiday, or will her efforts pull apart the happy home she wants so much?
  • Taco

    by John E DeJesus

    A heart-warming book, ‘Taco’ is about survival, about growing where you are planted, a book about realizing goals and dreams, about family and those you love.

    Excerpt:

       "Almost every adult in the neighborhood had a Title. It was either Don or Doňa, Tío or Tía, Suegra or Fulano de Tal. Never understood the last one, but I hear Fulano is well known. At least the older people had titles …
    … So we... more

  • Trailer Trash with a Girl's Name: Father Figures

    by Stacey Roberts
    Being a boy with a girl's name was just the beginning... Stacey Roberts detailed the family’s five-year adventure in their unpredictable Winnebago in his previous novel. Now, his free-spirited mother, entitled older brother, criminal stepfather, and not-so-trusty old Winnebago are back for the next chapter in his story. Machetes at the breakfast table, shooting grapefruit for sport, and a dogged police detective get the story rolling, along with trailer park bullies and his mother’s daily menu... more
  • Trailer Trash, With a Girl's Name

    by Stacey Roberts
    When the author was born, his mother did the unthinkable. She gave him a girl’s name—Stacey. But Stacey’s name was just the first hurdle he’d face in his uphill climb from birth to manhood. He also had to deal with an entitled older brother, the hodgepodge of different men his mother was involved with, and the nomadic lifestyle he was forced to endure for five years. And to top it all off, his mother couldn’t cook a decent meal to save her life. Trailer Trash, With a Girl’s Name is Stacey Robert... more

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