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  • Crowning Glory River's Journey

    by Taylor Thompson

    River Thomas is eight-years-old when she begins to hate herself. This is when her mother started straightening her hair with the hot pressing-comb heated on the kitchen stove. Often, the seeds of self-rejection are unknowingly, and even lovingly, sown and nurtured. This can be especially true for a young black girl growing up in the 1950's south. This story about passion and dreams in the dark and dangerous world of child abuse, bigotry, and lust introduces the reader to River. Her person... more

  • Myscal Taylor's Civil War Series

    by Michol Polson
    Myscal Taylor just wants to be left alone. He tries to live a peaceable existence. But; conflict, violent men just seem to find him. They have all his life. The Civil War rages far away to the East. He and his family live a good life on the frontier of the Wasatch Mountain range in the American West. It has its dangers; Bannock arrows have left their livid scars. A crazed Oregon Trail traveler shot him once. The frontier teems with pugnacious men; Myscal knows how to defend himself with fast,... more
  • Get Real: An Adaptation of the Velveteen Rabbit

    by John Jimerson

    This is the journey of Alberto, the toy rabbit.  Along the way, he learns the thrills of loving friendship, the sorrows of loss, and what it means to be real.  After many joyful experiences with his closest friend, he loses what seems like everything.  Then, when he thinks there is no hope, out of his grief grows the magic that transforms him into who he was always meant to be.  This book is a meditation on love, loss, and personal transformation.  This is the Ve... more

  • An Even Exchange

    by Christine F. Tomalin

    When independent student, Beri Baines,  is selected to study abroad, she has no idea her independent nature will be challenged by the very charming and conservative Brit, Colin Chapman.  Their strong attraction for one another continues to create conflict in their lives as the story leads them along and unforeseen events intervene and transform their future.

    Their lives come full circle not realizing the implications of the choices they make.

    The unique format of how thi... more

  • Journey to Glastonbury

    by Lawrence Compagna
    After viewing the summer solstice at Stonehenge, a gray haired man finds himself five thousand miles away and ten years in the past. Armed with knowledge of the future, he believes that he has power to change the destiny of a young man and the girl he loves as they prepare to embark on a journey to fulfill a dream. A haunting story of loss and redemption, Journey to Glastonbury is sure to move you in ways you don’t expect.
  • The Adventures of Gary the Rabbit & Jerry the Elephant

    by Steven Friedman
    From the debut author, Steven Friedman comes the new tale, The Adventures of Gary the Rabbit & Jerry the Elephant. Children who love Peter the Rabbit, will adore Gary and Jerry the tiny elephant. It takes a place in the forest of Redwood, but when all the water goes missing, the animals have to adapt. Gary’s dad, Geoffrey travels with a few other rabbits up north to a new forest and home. Gary on the other hand stays in Redwood with Jerry. They found a cabin with a garden and fresh water. Gar... more
  • Detaching Roots: Poetry and Prose

    by Beverly Maier
    Detaching Roots extracts the pain that we all experience and bleeds it onto paper, spilling out words that everyone can understand. This book targets anyone who has dealt with the atrocities of life and faced most of them alone. It is divided into four sections: Detaching, Hurting, Healing, and Falling. Detaching Roots will take you on an emotional journey as you read this unfeigned collection of raw, and truly unfiltered, poetry.
  • Moon Flower

    by Neil Perry Gordon
    It’s the year 1675. Eighteen-year-old Lukas Pietersen is about to consume the ceremonial substance, known as Moon Flower. The potent seeds from this nighttime blooming plant, as prepared and administered by a shaman, will cause Lukas to lose his memory and begin his quest to become a warrior of the Pequawket tribe. This epic tale follows Lukas, a young boy in the Dutch controlled territory of New Amsterdam, as he meets chiefs, shamans, warriors, and the English army on his quest to seek a... more
  • A Cobbler's Tale

    by Neil Perry Gordon
    A huge wave of Eastern European migration is hitting the New World. It's 1910. Pincus Potasznik, a Jewish cobbler, has left his pregnant wife and three small children to sail for America. His goal is to seek a new life for his family in the burgeoning Lower East Side of Manhattan. On his traumatic voyage across the Atlantic on the SS Amerika steamship, Pincus meets Jakob Adler, a young man running from an accidental murder of a notorious crime boss in Warsaw. Opportunities await them in N... more
  • Lacewood: A Novel of Time and Place

    by Jessica James
    Two people trying to escape their pasts find a connection through an old house—and fulfill a destiny through the secrets it shares.
  • The Six Gifts: Part I: Secrets

    by Christie K. Kelly
    At some point, we all question why we’re here on this planet, in this life. Olivia Alfieri has more reason than most to ask these, as she racks up near death experiences and clearly clairvoyant visions. Make room in your schedule for some self-reflection, and frantic page-turning, when you pick up Christie K. Kelly’s The Six Gifts Part I: Secrets [Bruce Farr Creative Publishing, April 11, 2019]. It is in the aftermath of her most recent face-off with mortality that we meet Olivia and her bro... more
  • Elsie's Story: This Story Has No Hero

    by Michael Murphy

    "Elsie's Story: This Story Has No Hero" is story of schoolyard bullying. Contains a Glossary and a reproducible "Elsie's Story Character Test." It is a powerful addition to any school’s character education library.

     

  • When Everything Was Possible

    by G.S. Bernhardt
    When Everything Was Possible follows the intuitive wanderings of a twenty-two year old woman, Anna, from hiking the Long Trail in Vermont to working as an apprentice at a goat farm and for an artisanal cheese maker. The precipices of Vermont’s ridgelines conflate to become the very personal precipice Anna looks out from as she surveys all the possible paths for her life. Seeking an alternative to the conventional, she sets about to redefine life, deliberating as much on the natural world as she ... more
  • Everything Under the Sun

    by Jessica Redmerski
    Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about. Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldi... more
  • Tears of the Phoenix

    by Lonnie Beerman
    In Tears of the Phoenix, author Lonnie Beerman does an outstanding job of bringing to life three young boys who deal with issues real boys experience, on a daily basis; bullying, domestic abuse, absence of a father or one who doesn’t engage, death and more, all from the perspective of three troubled, amazingly wonderful kids. This book is a window into the innermost thoughts and feelings of boys and men. It will heal not only men and boys but also the women who love them and struggle to underst... more
  • If I Could Die

    by K.S. Dunigan

    "There's a set time, a season, for everything under the heavens," Tobiel said. "You can ask God to do something numerous times. Get others to ask for you. And He still will not move until the set time, when everything is beautiful. Including you." --from IF I COULD DIE
    John "Dusty" Wilson's life is falling apart. His wife Lisa has left him, and he's having a hard time convincing her to come back home. When his ... more

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