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  • Pappaw's Rendition of "Peter Piper" and His Famous Recipe for "Pickled Peppers": The House of Ivy

    by Rebecca Ann Ivy

    This book originated from a personal event in my life.  My father left his one page will when he passed, it was his "Rendition of Peter Piper".  His wish was that I could appear on the popular "Glen Campbell Show" and recite it to gain fame and fortune.  Well, as you know, appearing on the Glen Campbell Show was not possible, but giving this endeavor thought for a few years, I decided to turn his "Rendition of Peter Piper" into a lovely children... more

  • Little Old Woman: The House of Ivy

    by Rebecca Ann Ivy

    This lovely poem and illustrations came to me as I awoke from a dream. I want to bridge the gap we have between generations and to help the family unit become more like it was many years ago. This lovely little poem expresses the emotions I feel when writing and illustrating children's book. My granddaughter helped me pick out the best drawing for the little old woman. I could tell it would be a success when she fell in the floor giggling...of course, she loved it and she has si... more

  • Sleepy Sun - Bedtime Rhyme: The House of Ivy

    by Rebecca Ann Ivy
    This book contains a group of poems that link together for a lovely bedtime journey. I made up phrases of the poems when my children were little, while we were out in the back yard chasing lightning bugs at the end of the day or watching dragonflies dance in the glow of the setting sun. This book is a journey for me back to the days when my children were little and every day was a cherished moment. As a grandmother, I reinvented many of my little sayings and made a book for my grandchildren ... more
  • Oh! Mighty Tree! The Unknown Epic of Unk!: The House of Ivy

    by Rebecca Ann Ivy
    A little sprout, swept away by a storm, ends up on the wrong side of the fence. Neighboring trees make fun and nickname him "UNK." Time passes, Unk grows and soon discovers the strong tree he has become when a great storm threatens them all. Follow Unk's journey as he finds he was destined to become a great Oh! Mighty Tree! This book encourages great values, emotional strength and character development.
  • Grog Wars, Dos

    by Anne Sweazy-Kulju

    The stand-alone partner book to Grog Wars: In 1861, Castle Beer patriarch Burke Kaufmann's nephew, August, becomes embroiled in a horrible tragedy when his girlfriend's infant is found murdered. Burke needs to get August safely out of Portland, and luck shines. Austrian Prince Maximilian, recently crowned Emperor of Mexico by Napoleon III, suddenly finds himself short a brew master when one dies en route. August agrees to go to Mexico, but with the priority of finding his gir... more

  • Poet of the Wrong Generation

    by Lonnie Ostrow
    “It’s not that I don’t love you, and my tears are yet to dry. But you can’t go back and forth forever and we’ve already said goodbye.” Through these words, a young poet unearths his musical soul while severing ties with the woman he loves after her stunning betrayal. Unknowingly, in writing this ballad of liberation, he will soon evolve as one of the fastest rising stars on the pop music landscape. The year is 1991; the place, New York City. Here we meet Johnny Elias, a college student from B... more
  • Clovers

    by Janaki Anand - pen-name 'Samira'
    When androxen of the seas seek succor from space for alliviating environs of earth it unleashes thunderbolts floods and famines. And spooky spirits wandering all over the place in true Shakespearian style. Not to mention presaging portends. But the heady mixture of EXYzian(of the Andromeda galaxy) and androxen genius triumphs and the tale ends with an upgraded human ethos, loving and unselfish and....a green planet with protracted platforms... The aliens' weaknes for whiskies makes for some une... more
  • Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel

    by John Podlaski
    In 1970, John Kowalski is one of many young, naive teenage soldiers sent to Vietnam to fight in an unpopular war. Dubbed “Cherries” by their more seasoned peers, these newbies suddenly found themselves thrust into the middle of a terrible nightmare - literally forced to become men overnight. On-the-job-training is intense, however, most of these teenagers were hardly ready to absorb the harsh mental, emotional, and physical stress of war. When coming under enemy fire for the first time and witne... more
  • When Can I Stop Running?

    by John Podlaski
    John Podlaski’s encore Vietnam War novel brings back John (‘Polack’) Kowalski, the central character in ‘Cherries’, and introduces us to Louis (‘LG’) Gladwell, his irrepressible black friend. Polack and LG are a ‘Salt and Pepper’ team, best buddies and brothers in a way that only those who have fought side-by-side in a war can ever truly understand. The year is 1970, and the story follows the two soldiers - impressionable Detroit teenagers - during their long night in a Listening Post (‘LP’)... more
  • The Admiral and the Penguin

    by Paul Yalowitz
    A humorous and touching story of a retired Admiral who goes on one last adventure to Antarctica to capture the elusive Royal Penguin. Later the Admiral has a change of heart and tries to return the Penguin home.
  • The Whispering of the Willows

    by Tonya Jewel Blessing
    The Whispering of the Willows details the 1920s saga of Emie Ashby who struggles to create a life from betrayal and abuse, similar to women in every culture. Using simple and colloquial styles, it deals with some tough subjects that often coincide with poverty and the making of women for business. Will Emie find a friend or foe in her neighbors? Why didn't her faith save her? This story is being used to cross over from Young Adult to Adult readers. As a coming-of-age book, it can be read toget... more
  • A Dignified Exit

    by John J Asher
    Fifty-six-year-old Monroe Colson, a successful children’s book illustrator living in small-town Texas, baffles family and friends when he unceremoniously announces he’s moving to Mexico, ostensibly to paint. But first he tries unsuccessfully to reconcile with his estranged son, a type 1 diabetic. In Mexico the true nature of his mysterious behavior not only comes to light, but takes an unexpected turn when he runs into a vibrant young American woman who has been abandoned, penniless, by her ... more
  • FRANCIS GOES TO SOUTH AMERICA

    by Sonia B. McNulty
    If you have read the story of Francis the Horse That Is and Francis Goes To Europe, you will know that Francis has become the world's most famous horse with two legs; not only because of his disability and inspiration, but also because of the delightful, unbelievable, mischievous, unforgiving, humorous and outrageous behaviour from his loyal and trustworthy friends. In Francis Goes to South America the racing fraternity has invited Francis and his friends to visit South America: however the frie... more
  • Displaced

    by Irena Kowal
    DISPLACED-In Moscow, in 1969 an American, Irena, and a Ukrainian, Orest, brother and sister, in their twenties, meet for the first time. They spend the month of August on a tour across Soviet Ukraine, a trip that will change their lives forever. As the siblings discover one another, Orest enables Irena to wake up to her own womanhood and intellectual potential, even as he finds himself torn. He may love her as a sister, but he desires her as a woman. Interspersed are flashbacks to the horrors o... more
  • Secrets of the Suburbs

    by Alisa Schindler
    Secrets of the Suburbs is the story of Lindsey, a 42 year-old suburban mom who seems to have it all – doctor husband, two great kids, satisfying part-time work; all the spin classes, shopping and lunches she can fit into her busy schedule. But when a drunken moment with her friend’s husband opens up a well of desire, excitement and emotion that she didn’t even know existed, it throws her perfectly perfect life into turmoil. Because as Lindsey opens her heart and body to this forbidden passio... more
  • Sir Isaac's Car: 9 Tales of Daring and Disaster (The Adventures of Henry Langdon) (Volume 1)

    by C. R. (Chuck) Downing
    Henry Langdon and Aaron Fremont are best friends. They've been best friends for a long as they can remember. This book is volume 1 in "The Adventures of Henry Langdon" series. Aaron narrates all nine of the stories in this volume. Follow Henry and Aaron through a series of grand plans and schemes... and disasters! In "Fair Game," the boys "help" Aaron's mom in pie-baking contest. "A Quilted Bee Gathers No Honey" finds the duo collecting what's needed to help Henry's mom in a quilting bee. ... more

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