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  • Marlon and the Wide World

    by Dan Bailes
    Marlon runs away from home in a new mystery/adventure about finding your way, friendship and family. It was all so sudden. One day, Marlon is home with his family and friends. The next, he’s out on his own. With a troubling secret he must unravel. The wide world is a big place for a little cat. How will he manage? What will he discover? This time, Marlon needs all the luck he can get! To survive, he must put his best paw forward, look trouble in the eye and bounce back when misfortune knoc... more

    by Henrik Wilenius
    Catch You If You Fall is a coming of age story about the power of friendship between a young devout closeted Muslim struggling with the pressing demands of his family to enter a prearranged marriage and a resilient Catholic boy whose sincere yet misguided efforts to help result in a dramatic falling-out that sets the two best friends on a painful path to self-discovery
  • Dance to Dreams: Making the Right Choice (Song of Friendship)

    by Shogo Onoe
    Unlock the courage to follow your dreams and stop saying no to a better life. Having escaped from the suffocating grip of Japanese culture to pursue his dreams of being a writer, author and Japanese ex-pat Shogo Onoe continues his story in this thought-provoking autobiographical novel, recounting the rich culture and amazing people that he befriended beyond the confines of his native homeland. Featuring no shortage of colorful anecdotes, poignant personal reflections, and scathing critique... more

    by Penn Anderson
    A glittering new adaptation of an ancient folktale, Brush is the story of two strangers. Chris is a successful entrepreneur who gets his hands on a magic paintbrush. Jo is a woman with secrets who lives above her quaint store on Main Street. Their lives intersect during one transformative year, in a mysterious tale punctuated by delightful detours. Told in short, alternating, breathtaking scenes, Brush is a quest filled with heart and humor that will propel you to the finish and leav... more
  • And

    by Kerri Monnerat, Olivia Chalkley

    "And? And is just one word? How is that helpful?" 

    Bobby is getting ready to go away to summer camp for the first time and is having a lot of feelings all at once. He's excited but he's also scared and worried. These big feelings are causing Bobby to feel terrible and act out, even being mean to his best friend Milo.

    Lucky, Milo remembers feeling the same way when he first went to summer camp until he learned the power of AND. ... more

  • The Killer Flies of Luxor: Partial Autobiography. Travel Chronicles. Dreams. Fantasies.

    by Agustin Blazquez

    A magical realist combination of memoir, novel, travelogue, quest, fantasy, and meditation on identity, history, art, theatre, music, and cinema as the author's surrealistic picaraesque tale unfolds across centuries and eras from Cuba, Egypt, Paris, Madrid, Montreal to Washington, DC.

  • Papa Dearest

    by Betty Kuffel

    In this novel of generational incest based on significant research and victim interviews, grieving twelve-year-old Anna is left without a protector after her mother dies. Physical pain and horror compound her life in a desolate Montana town with an abusive father. Papa is a respected church deacon and dependable railroad worker, but a different man behind closed doors.

    Anna’s mother had tried to prepare her young daughter as death from cancer approached, warning Anna to avoid the ... more

  • Brave Women Dirty Men

    His mother is a Romanova, but Germogen Parfentief had never considered himself a nobleman. Born in Bucharest, Romania, just after the Russian revolution of 1917, tall and powerfully built, his presence appealed to female vanity with irresistible force, diminishing every ethical rule or guilt from women's bosom by simply bowing his head; a glorious nod which was always followed by a pro-longed kiss to their outstretched hands. * * * * * The first tim... more
  • Hearing More Voices: 14 More Short Plays by a Psychotherapist

    by Paul Richard Surace

    This book is comprised of 14 short plays--- under the four chapters as follows: FAMILY- THERAPY- LOVE- SUICIDE. And after each play, there is a short reflection on what inspired the piece and the therapy take-aways as well.

  • Rose House (The La Rosaleda Collection Book 2)

    by Tina Ann Forkner
    Still mourning the loss of her family in a tragic accident, Lillian Diamon finds herself drawn back to the Rose House, a quiet cottage where four years earlier she poured out her anguish among its fragrant blossoms. She returns to the rolling hills and lush vineyards of the Sonoma Valley in search of something she can’t quite name. But then Lillian stumbles onto an unexpected discovery: displayed in the La Rosaleda Gallery is a painting that captures every detail of her most private moment of... more
  • 2023: World War III

    by Carl Berryman
    In 2023: World War III, the Peoples's Republic of China explodes out of its borders. This book presents China's political, social, and economic rationale, military preparations, and grand strategy for such a disaster. It discusses the lack of political and military preparations by the West, the consequences for China's neighbors, and how the world, in general, and the United States, in particular, will respond. Events in today's world make it all possible. The only way to prevent World War III i... more
  • Almost Heaven

    by Linda Rettstatt
    Annie Crawford hasn't given life, death, or the afterlife all that much thought until she's hit by a garbage truck and wakes up in a strange place that's so perfectly the life she has imagined. The problem is, she can't stay there. And how does she explain--without sounding crazy--what she saw when she comes back to this life? She visits a place that’s a lot like heaven—almost. Some things are bound to change, because her near-death experience has changed Annie.
  • The Redemption of Mattie Silks

    by Kimberly Burns
    Old West madam, Mattie Silks runs the finest parlor house in a town filled with corrupt police, righteous politicians, morality committees, and a crime boss named Soapy Smith. Mattie’s lover witnesses Soapy shoot a man and escape justice. When a young girl is murdered, Mattie’s convinced Soapy did it. This time she is determined to see justice done. Based on a true story.
  • Scottish Roots

    by Bill Thesken
    When wayward son Callum Maclean’s mega-rich father passes away, the old man leaves the entire family fortune to charity. The only thing he leaves his son is the ancient family home on the west coast of Scotland that Callum last saw when he was three years old. The last time in fact that he was in the old country, twenty years ago. With his last few dollars in his pocket Callum travels halfway across the world to Argyll, the Highlands, with the intent to sell the house, be done with the past, an... more
  • Beyond the Yellow Door

    by Jane E. Ruth
    Yihana, is a British Guyana little girl, who is visiting her aunt and uncle in the country for the first time. She has earned the nickname "Miss Curiosity" because she asks so many questions. She hears stories about the creepy noises coming from a yellow door in an empty nearby farmhouse. Being curious , she ventures forth to find out what they are. She becomes frightened of the noises also. Does Yihana finally discover what is beyond the YELLOW DOOR?
  • Beyond the Yellow Door

    by Jane E. Ruth
    Yihana, a little girl from British Guyana, is visiting her aunt and uncle in the country. She asks many questions since she has never been to the countryside before, receiving the name "Miss Curiosity". She hears stories about creepy noises coming from a yellow door in a nearby empty farmhouse. Curious, Yihana tries to find out what's behind the yellow door, but the creepy noises frighten her too. Does Yihana finally discover what's behind the door?