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by Karena StonerBrownie the Bernese is a big ball of fluff. When it comes to food she can't get enough! This Christmas, her endless appetite lands her lost and hungry in downtown Portland. She makes some friends -- and some messes! -- as she tries to find her way home. From the tree at Pioneer Square, the Christmas Ships, and the lights at Peacock Lane to Powell's City of Books and the iconic St John's and Burnside Bridges, Brownie's adventures highlight some of Portland's many treasures, as well as the bigg... more
by Megan D. Weber HoganMeans is the story of one girl's survival, one woman's life story in the rural Cumberland mountains when all is lost. A rich, moving tale woven of the voices in Atta's life, of those who guide us, how we learn to guide ourselves and how we make peace with life's great tragedies; how simple survival can turn into a beautiful love story of life, even in the remotest of places with the smallest of means.
by Jan Turk PetrieMarried to rich and famous guitarist, Nick Quenington, and living in a Somerset mansion, from the outside Eve’s life appears to be perfect. Heartbroken when they can’t conceive a child, Eve’s adoption hopes are threatened when Nick and his band are accused of drugging and raping a fan. Despite vehemently denying the allegations, the band are subjected to trial by social media. Eve’s belief in Nick’s innocence leads her to passionately defend him to the press, but sales and downloads take a n... more
by Moony McNelly (pen name)
Goin' Through the Motions, most of which is interior monologue, employs a stylized dialect best described as "Southern Mountain English." In 1984, terminally ill and confined to a VA hospital, John Henry Shields reviews his life. Prelude, a dialogue between John Henry's son Martin and his wife in 2012, opens the novel. Prologue to Part One presents John Henry on the day in 1932, when he undergoes an epiphany that sets him on his ... more
by Laurie Nowlan"Robbie to the Rescue!" is a colorful and uplifting picture book for 3--8 year olds. Moving to a new home is a challenge for everyone--but especially to a tiny bird like Robbie! Robbie’s afraid when big brother Ben tells him they must migrate south for the winter. Robbie’s never flown that far and he’s not sure he has the strength and endurance. Plus he’ll have to leave all his friends behind. Despite a scary storm and grueling flight, Robbie perseveres. When he rescues Ben, he proves not only h... more
by Susan PogorzelskiIt’s been almost a decade since the end of the war, when the telegram first arrived at their house on Lennox Lane. Four years since the apartment on Harker Street, where food was scarce and nights were long and their mother slept away her grief. Three months since Janie was forced to leave her little brother, Brayden, and best friend, Leo, behind at Anthers Hall. Two weeks since she stole a bicycle and ran away from the new children’s home on the other side of the state. One day sinc... more
by Michelle ThornhillIt's the Alphabet Look-Alike Contest, the game that awards CASH MONEY to the capital and lowercase pair that look the most alike! Which duo will win the money? Which will go home with a paltry participation prize: TUBE SOCKS!? Which letter will miss the whole show? You're guaranteed to laugh your socks off as each letter pair gets totally roasted by an exuberant hashtag host.
by Rowdy Geirsson
Norse Mythology for Bostonians is a humorous retelling of the trials and tribulations of Odin, Thor, and the other Norse gods. Regarded as an authentic, new "Edda" (as the original Icelandic source material is called), the main narrative is told in the charmingly quaint dialect of a foul-mouthed Bostonian. New mythological episodes, such as Thor's attempt to renew his driver's license and Odin's mysterious journey to Boston Common, supplement the more tr... more
by CLAUDIA ERMEYMirta and Roberto DeSalvo, refugees from the Dirty War of Argentina (1976-83), owe their lives to wealthy American, Julia Parks. Soon after the DeSalvos are settle in the employ of Julia in Northern California, Julia discovers her brief affair with a young priest on the lonely Oregon coast has led to an unexpected late-in-life pregnancy. Free-spirited Julia has no intention of adding a man or a baby to her full and glamorous life. When she asks the DeSalvos to adopt her newborn, Francesca, they ... more
by K.M. Butler890 A.D. Shieldmaiden Halla hungers for death in battle and a place in Valhalla until a Frankish sword shatters her expectations of a glorious end. In the space between life and death, she instead confronts the emptiness of a wasted life. Disillusioned, she struggles to reconcile her faith and her hunger for purpose. When her jarl, Rollo of Rouen, claims authority over the northern Frankish lands he’s raided for decades, Halla sees a chance to build a new kingdom for the gods. Volunteering to... more
by L.C. BlackwellMichigan State grads in the evening of their years are irreverent, unapologetic, and unpolitically correct as they remember, reflect and speak from their hearts on men, kids, sex, politics and more in this no-holds barred, blog-style fictional memoir.
by Colin BaldwinCONRAD BENTLEY ENJOYS HIS RETIREMENT. By chance, he comes across a letter from WWI — a German father writes about his grief of losing a son to war — buried by his three comrades near a small French village. The letter resonates with Conrad and he commits to researching its backstory. Months later, Conrad makes contact with the fallen soldier’s family. He falls deeper into their history and other untold stories from this era, including the fate of young Tasmanian soldiers who also fought on the ... more
by Sarah LynnEva is a young woman living her dream life as a photographer, at a wildly popular magazine in the Big Apple, after moving from her small hometown in Virginia. She soon finds herself overtaken by confusion and entangled in a web of deceit, as a long-time guy-friend turned man of her dreams promises her the world and then disappears mysteriously, leaving only a screen behind. What started out innocently soon turns into an infuriating, but addictively mysterious mind-game. Eva struggles to find ... more
by T.J. Deschamps
Twenty years ago, I stole something that could win the war between Heaven and Hell. Don't get me wrong, I'm no do-gooder. I wanted to rule everything with the King of Hell. However, I have serious qualms with killing 8 billion people in order to get what I want. He didn't. Irreconcilable differences, right?
So, I did what any witch would do. I faked my death and hid out in the Seattle suburbs, living as a mundane. Stay at home moms are practically invisible here!
I had... more
by Sonia WilliamsBest selling author Sonia Williams announces the worldwide release of her inspiring fifth book, “Refuse to Lose.” The book teaches everyday people how, like her they can survive and succeed in life even though they may face a multitude of terrible injustices. “Even when circumstances seem bleak and all hope is lost … it’s not! With the right mindset, you too can survive and thrive” says the author. In Refuse to Lose, Williams describes her own set of diabolical challenges. Williams has found... more
by Bob Siqveland"Woody" Woodward, retired government assassin, is a savant. A whimsical notion takes him to Jekyll Island where he becomes involved in bringing an international sex trafficking ring to justice. At the same time, he provides solution to thousands of needy peoples, who will never know his name.