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  • Mud Castle Destiny: A Young Adult Novel, Age 16 & Up

    by Mel Ostrov
    A boy is born with a permanent disfigurement on his face with no hope for correction. Raised in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, he had to endure taunts, mockery and bullying leading to pathological shyness and self-imposed social isolation. Over the years a family tragedy adds to his tribulations leading to religious conflict, followed by even more devastating consequences during adolescence when a mysterious girl enters the scene.

    by Charles D. Blanchard
    Kingdom's End is an adventure story set in an urban landscape where the main characters are rodents. The main setting is an abandoned motion picture palace from the 1920s that has been closed for thirty years and is set for demolition. It is here where the rats in the story make their massive colony and fight to protect it. In their struggle to survive in a harsh environment, there are threats posed against them from both man and beast. It is exciting and complex and an easy read with a strong ... more
  • Elephants In The Room

    by Charlene Wexler
    ELEPHANTS. IN THE ROOM is a collection of essays and short stories. It is a collection of stories that will pluck at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone. It is divided Into five categories: Coming of Age features essays about growing up in the 50s and 60s. Family and Friends Animal Friends Passing Parade, observations on the changes in our world Senior Moments
  • That Old Barn

    by Jennifer Hobbs Zahn
    One day, Little Guy and Nana went out for a drive. They drove by an old barn that looked like it was very sad and about to fall down. Inside the barn, they could see an unhappy old tractor who looked like he just wanted to be useful again. Little Guy asked Nana to take them by the barn every day on their drive home from school. Little Guy felt sorry for the poor old barn and its friend the tractor, so he started to pray that they'd both be saved. Nana was proud of her little grandson who took ... more
  • Shadow Of The Hawk

    by K.S. Jones
    It is May 1932 and life in the timbered rise and fall of Western Arkansas has just gotten harder for sixteen-year-old Sooze Williams. With debt mounting and both friends and family fleeing, Sooze is determined to "do the right thing." She promises her heart to a well-to-do man believing true love is just another loss along the way. But when her uncle is murdered and family is accused of the crime, Sooze faces a different kind of battle. One too important to lose.
  • When I First Knew

    by Joan Alden
    About the Book When I First Knew is Abby Harper’s story of growing up a lesbian in suburban Detroit in the 1950s. It is told through letters Abby writes to an imaginary friend over seven years. In an early letter Abby writes that she is permitted only to have a girl’s softball that is as big as a grapefruit and doesn’t fit in a mitt. Later, she is prohibited from playing football in her backyard with her brother and father, baseball with the boys at the park where she is a star, and she is... more
  • Ties That Bind

    by Debbie White
    Ties That Bind is one woman's quest to find out the truth involving her adoption. Secrets can't remain hidden forever. At what lengths would you go to find out the truth? Romantic, and suspenseful, Ties That Bind will have you swiftly turning the pages to find out.
  • Behold What Is Greater Than Thyself

    by Chris Ahrens
    When 15-year old surfer Tommy Stern retaliates against his alcoholic father’s violent attack, he thinks he has killed the man. In response to his crime the boy grabs his surfboard and hitchhikes south, all the way into Baja. Once there a family of commercial fishermen adopts him. He surfs perfect, empty waves while learning the ways of a caring family and the art of fishing. After five years his conscience disturbs him and he smuggles himself back into the U.S. where he expects to face murder c... more
  • Adventures With Andy & Susie - A Stormy Weekend

    by Donna Hall
    Put on your goggles and grab the flashlight - get ready to take a sailbus flight ! Join Andy in this Victorian Sci-Fi inspired tale, set in the far away hills of a family orchard. Armed with his flashlight, goggles and field clothes, a young explorer sets off for adventure. His curiosity is kindled by hydro-turbines, a steam-driven wheelchair, and a tidal-powered city where he attends school. Earth's endless clean power drives his intellect as the hills free his adventurous spirit. Susie, t... more
  • The Fire Escape Stories, Volume I

    by Chuck Cascio
    Brooklyn, April 1948. Cousins Mike Burns and Sally-Boy Boccanera are born one-minute apart in the same hospital. Sally-Boy's mother dies in childbirth, but as they grow, it seems like they have everything else in common, including a rusty fire escape--their sanctuary. The nine stories in this volume are Mike's memories of their early years discovering Brooklyn, confronting challenges, and facing situations that shape their lives. Their experiences are funny, disturbing, and often touching as th... more
  • Ingus and Pingus in the Wild Wild Amazon Jungle

    by Rad Komissar
    Ingus and Pingus in the Wild Wild Amazon Jungle is about Dr. Ingus and his apprentice Mr. Pingus. They open a hospital in the jungle and help save any animal that gets sick or needs their help. But can they save everybody?
  • This Calling Master

    by Steven Evans

    Yet when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, then came darkness.

    After the job market deposits recent college graduate Michael into a city far from his friends, his social life, and his girlfriend, an old hobby resurfaces to help occupy his time in his solitude. A hobby he calls urban exploration — the breaking into derelict buildings so he can view a past life untouched by historical renovations.

    Hesitant yet determined to break l... more

  • Save the Last Dance: a novel

    by Eva Grudin
    Around the time of their 50th high school reunion two teenage sweethearts long separated, Adam Wolf and Sarah Ross, reconnect via email, casually. Their correspondence shifts between nostalgia and intimate revelations. Suddenly they are deeply in love again. Despite their relationships with significant others, including Adam's wife of thirty years, the couple soon consider risking everything to be together again. The story of their reunion, and that of the people whose lives are derailed by it,... more
  • Stumbling On A Tale

    by Suzanne Roche
    It turns out that trips back in time haven’t ended for Peri, Henry, and Max. In the second book in the TIME TO TIME Series, the children find themselves right in the middle—the Middle Ages, that is. And this time they’re lost in a forest, where they stumble upon a group of travelers who seem to be long on medieval tales but short on helpful information. Peri and her stepbrothers are sure they know what they have to do to get home, though, so there won’t be any problems this time. End of stor... more
  • Consequence

    by Steve Masover

    San Francisco activist Christopher Kalman has little to show for years spent organizing non-violent marches, speak-outs, blockades, and shutdowns for social and environmental justice. When a shadowy eco-saboteur proposes an attack on genetically engineered agriculture, Christopher is ripe to be drawn into a more dangerous game. His certainty that humankind stands on the brink of ecological ruin drives Christopher to reckless acts and rash alliances, pitting grave personal risk against conscie... more

  • Stories of the Midnight Sun

    by Daniel B. Hunt
    A father plagued by doubts, a soldier warring against God, ghostly footprints in new fallen snow, the strange last thoughts of a murdered woman--Stories of the Midnight Sun is a riveting compilation of thought-provoking tales brought to life by author Daniel B. Hunt. Whether it's a broken heart, an adulterous couple, or the tragic loss of a loved one, each and every one of these tales will arouse your mind, sharpen your senses, and leave you craving more.