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  • Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children

    by Azmaira H. Maker
    “Divorce” is a big word…especially for little kids. It’s hard for young children to understand what the word means, let alone how it will impact their lives—and it’s hard for us, as grown-ups, to explain it to them in terms they can fully comprehend. Nonetheless, when a child is involved in a family divorce or separation, it is crucial that he or she understands and embraces the changes… and this book will help you explain the transitions to your child. Family Changes is a delightfully inf... more
  • Lures

    by Thomas Molander
    Frustrated with his life post graduation, Owen heads to a tiny, remote island on the Central Coast of British Columbia to work in the kitchen of a fishing resort as a breakfast cook. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the desolation, strange personalities of the other islanders, and the difficulties of a job he is underqualified for only serve to deteriorate his mental health further.
  • Taming the Tida

    by Eslynne Smith

    In 2014 the nation was in crisis. Partisan politics were the rule of the day, stifling and sabotaging meaningful change in Washington. Americans were desperate for someone—anyone—to offer them hope, to show them there was indeed a light at the end of the tunnel. That hope came in the form of Sharmin Smith, a contestant on the breakthrough reality show Who Wants to Be President? Designed to increase voter participation and heal a deeply divided nation, Who Wants to Be Presiden... more

  • Sylvia's: It Is Said, If You Meet Someone Here ...

    by Don Frankel
    Just like a mysterious woman, Sylvia’s is a dark, alluring escape for many New York City locals and tourists seeking a quaint and secluded sanctuary in the brightest and busiest city in the world. But before her caretakers realize her true value, someone else sets their sights on Sylvia’s. Confident, handsome and gifted businessmen and childhood friends, Jack Prince and Thomas Mason, are the owners of Sylvia’s, a popular Upper East Side Manhattan bar named after Mason’s late wife. It is said, i... more
  • There Was a Fire

    by Nancy Roy

    Two nights before Christmas 2006, JULIA RICHARDS, wife of prominent surgeon JUSTIN RICHARDS lies drugged and paralyzed in her burning bed. Looking through her window, she sees her husband staring back. He is smiling. 

    Days later, Julia awakens in a burn unit, lucky to be alive but with charred flesh covering her entire back. The pain is excruciating, but she accepts it as a reminder of her own weakness. She holds the shame of her husband’s abuse deeply. Even Julia’s bes... more

  • Anthills and Racing Feet

    by Karlene Johnson
  • Picture of Grace

    by Josh Armstrong

    "When I grow up, I want to be just like you," said Grace

    "That's very kind of you," said Grandpa Walt, "but I can think of nothing better than you simply being yourself."


    Six-year-old Grace aspires to be an artist like her beloved grandfather Walt. Every week, she goes to his house and watches with great joy as he paints.

    Of course, not everyone appreciates Grandpa Walt's artwork. But as Walt tells Grace, "So... more

  • To Swim Beneath the Earth

    by Ginger Bensman

    MEGAN KIMSEY, born and raised in a small Colorado town on the edge of the La Plata Mountains, grows up haunted by images. Straddling cryptic glimpses of events that foretell her own future, and events remembered from a past in the highlands of Ecuador and Peru more than 400 years before she was born, she must challenge her Catholic upbringing and the stigma of a mental breakdown following a childhood tragedy, before she can strike out on a quest for meaning. Megan’s journey leads... more

  • "Willy Worm" ISBN# 978-1-4969-3063-7

    by Connie M. Campbell
    This 50 page coloring book is filled with positive messages at the bottom of each picture. It is designed to teach caring, sharing, friendship, and striving to succeed, all while having fun creating through coloring.
  • Hungry Mother Creek

    by Heather W. Cobham
    To the outside world, it looks like Maya Somers lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, her husband, the bungalow they shared and her job. But inside Maya knows Katrina gave her the gift of a fresh start. She and her yellow lab, Doodle Bug, leave the destruction of the Gulf Coast for North Carolina and settle in Oriental, a quaint fishing village on the Pamlico Sound. In her new home by the water, Maya begins to rebuild her life. She knows she needs to heal from her abusive marriage and the trauma... more
  • A Pinkboat Adventure

    by Kathleen Ivan
    Two young girls, Kathlean and Crustina, set out on a day's worth of fun in their sailboat. However, something extraordinary happens. The extremely hot weather of the day causes problems that involve a seagull and, eventually, a kind stranger that magically appears out of nowhere.
  • I Wonder...What Could It Be?

    by Charlotte Babler
    Grace sits at window side looking at creatures as they go by. Each page reveals clues in the text so the child can guess what might be on the next page! The illustrations also have hidden clues that give the child added excitement as they guess. Grace discovers Butterflies, rabbits, snakes and more!
  • Swamp Cabbage

    by Paisley Ray
    This summer, Rachael O’Brien must participate in a work-study apprenticeship and has lined up a job running an art gallery in Beaufort. Free rent in the owner’s plantation-style home, and having Francine, her bayou-bred college roommate working as a law intern in the same town sealed the deal. Majestic waterfront views impress, but the emotional tide turns when the girls discover a corpse in the garden shed. When the police can’t find the body, the girls are accused of pranking the authorities. ... more
  • Johnny Cakes

    by Paisley Ray
    It’s junior year and Rachael is psyched to ditch dorm life and share a house with four other girls. But, she can’t shake the ominous feeling about her narcissistic roommate-landlady, who has a history of derailing her love life. And then there are those uninvited visits by the ex-boyfriend of another roommate, who brings brushes with the law and heaps of drama as his calling card. When Rachael’s mother and her psychic groupies show up in their double-decker bus during a house party, Mom reve... more
  • Shelled and Shucked

    by Paisley Ray
    Rachael O'Brien, a girl from the cornfields of Canton, Ohio, returns to college in North Carolina in her old Ford. Before the engine has cooled she finds herself in a passionate lip-lock with the man she’s been fantasizing about, making sophomore year seem full of promise. But Rachael soon falls on the wrong side of the most feared professor on campus, who happens to be her advisor, intern boss, and the teacher of an art history course she can’t drop. Having applied for a scholarship Rachael... more
  • Summer Flambe

    by Paisley Ray
    With freshman year behind her, things look grim for Rachael O'Brien’s summer back home in Canton, Ohio, where the chances of hooking up with her crush seem to fall between slim and none. As if “quality time” working in her father’s restoration shop isn’t tortuous enough, his ditzy, age-inappropriate aerobics-instructor girlfriend moves into their house and tries to bond. Just when things seem maxed-out weird, Rachael's traveling psychic mom and her newly befriended “partner” make a surprise ... more

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