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  • Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half

    by Jeffrey Politsky

    Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half, by Jeffrey Politsky, is a children’s book of adventure. It is recommended for ages 4-9.

    “Kids who still have their parents read to them really like the book, as do kids who are independent readers,” says Dr. Politsky. “The reviews of parents and children who have read the book are very favorable: adults really like the message and the children just love the story. I hope many more chil... more

  • The Tiny Confinements Miscellany

    by Kim Velk
    A writing sampler featuring short humor pieces and short stories.
  • An Ode to the Humans Who've Loved and Left Me

    by JS Lee
    A man loses the woman of his dreams due to his philandering ways. A lesbian couple are on the brink of an opportunity of a lifetime. A vibrant family with an adopted Chinese child struggles with racial bullying and extramarital flirtations. A successful Japanese American woman in her thirties is disheartened by the dating pool. What do they all have in common? A cat. In the meantime, Charlie—the cat—is suffering from somewhat of an identity crisis. His caretakers, environment, and name change... more
  • Kessy Ventures

    by Joan Dee Wilson
    This easy reading Children's Picture Book is an action adventure story about a young boy, Grant, and his wild falcon friend, Kessy. Grant is unaware that a group of grand folks whom were: doctors, inventors, ranchers, bakers or makers of big Navy ships and more, will come to help - or possibly complicate matters. Although Kessy knows and can see everything, it's his encounter with this lively group of wily but wise that drives the suspense.
  • I I am John, I am Paul; A Story of Two Soldiers in Ancient Rome

    by Mark Tedesco
    I am John, I am Paul; A Story of Two Soldiers in Ancient Rome. The book is the product of eight years of research, and gives an accurate and exciting picture of life in 4th century Rome under Constantine and Julian, Emperors. The story is truly gripping as these two soldiers experience the cataclysmic times in which they lived, their bond to one another, and their decision to follow “The Way”. The nature of the bond between the two men is left up to the reader to decide, but their attachment to ... more
  • Shallcross

    by Charles Porter

    “Are you sure the voice in
    your head is always your own?”

    A modern-day Odyssey. A modern-day romance. Shades of A 
    Clockwork Orange with a shocking end and a surprising
    view from inside a man’s split mind, Shallcross tells the story of
    a middle-aged car dealer who entertains and haunts himself in a
    heated hatchery of colorful phanera, film, and music, spawned
    in the auditory and visual hallucinations he’s experienced since
    ... more

  • The Zum Zum Girls

    by Lynn Wachtel
    Relive the incredible sixties in New York City through the eyes of The Zum Zum Girls--Lori, Angela, Marcia, and Priscilla. The first in a series, reminiscent of Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City and Lauren Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada, The Zum Zum Girls is the exciting story of four bright, determined, and spirited young women who, while attending business school, develop a special friendship--a bond that will last a lifetime. An inspiring and often funny narrative of their lives, loves,... more
  • Willow the Vam-PIE-her

    by Samantha McEachin-Ifill
  • The Mother-in-Law Cure

    by Farha Hasan

    The Mother-in-Law Cure is a modern day fairy tale that chronicles the rise of the book’s central character, Humara from orphan to power matriarch in an affluent family. Humara’s influence spans generations and continents, but things are seldom as they appear. Humara’s prosperity is not simply good fortune but stems from something dark and sinister – as those who encounter her quickly begin to realize. It seems that nothing can stand in Humara’s way as she pulls t... more

  • I Want Cake!

    by Jo Ann Kairys
    Parents, teachers and librarians concerned about the lack of diversity in children's books will welcome "I Want Cake!" an intergenerational picture book featuring three precocious siblings as they venture through their multicultural neighborhood looking for cake for breakfast. The story, for children ages 4-8, begins with 6-year-old Leen telling her older sister, YaYa, she wants cake for breakfast. Though at first YaYa resists the idea, together they quickly rope in their little brother Jad... more
  • Watchers and Dancers: A Modern-day Take on Louisa May Alcott's Little Women

    by RoZita Berry
    An affectionate and gently humorous retelling of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women with a modern-day setting.
  • Two Wild Swans

    by RoZita Berry
    A bittersweet romantic war story in the tradition of A Farewell to Arms, Gone with the Wind, and The English Patient. When Ursula von Schattenberg-Wenzler, better known as Uschi, became engaged to dashing German fighter pilot Martin Hinterhofer, everyone thought she had made an incomparable match. Then she fell in love with Julio Romero, a charming Spanish musician with a dark secret. But how would Martin take it? And what would become of Uschi's brother Albert, whose mind had been seriously imp... more
  • One Love

    by Thomas Duffy
    One Love begins as a young man named Timothy meets a girl named Melody. She seems to be the girl of his dreams but when things don't go as planned, he moves forward and settles down with another girl named Cindy. As years pass, Timothy reconnects with Melody who is now married with children. He begins an affair with her that will change both of their lives and force him to evaluate the decisions he has made in his life. One Love is a story of family, romance and heartbreak. It will make you sear... more
  • Her OutSpoken Lips: A Collection of Poems Through the Eyes of a Woman Pushed to the Edge Part I

    by Monroe Ariel
    What do you do when someone is destined to bring you down? Do you speak up or do you stay silent? How far are you willing to go when someone pushes you to the edge, and does it make it worst when it's family or friends? The Her OutSpoken Lips Collection dives into the theme of how one woman sees herself and others when faced with horrific circumstances.This collection also expounds on that same young woman who persevered through hell and what she witnessed and experienced along the way. Her OutS... more
  • Sofia's Tune (Ellis Island Book 3)

    by Cindy Thomson
    In Sofia's Tune, we meet Sofia Falcone, a young woman who has been living in New York only a short time when she is stunned to discover a family secret, one that soon sends her beloved mother into a mental institution. Scrambling to keep her job and care for her mother, Sofia is convinced confronting the past will heal all wounds, but her old world Italian family wants to keep the past in the past. During this time, she encounters Antonio, a Vaudeville pianist with a street-smart dog, seekin... more
  • The Tiny Portrait

    by Heidi Carla
    The Tiny Portrait is a fun and unique children's picture/gift book on the theme of genealogy. The story centers around two siblings who discover a tintype portrait of a Victorian ancestor in the family's Memory Box. Their discovery leads them on an imaginative adventure to uncover her identity. "The Tiny Portrait" encourages children to want to trace their own family tree. It has original photo illustrations and is a small curio-size book for all ages. "The Tiny Portrait" won a 2015 Mom's Choice... more

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