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  • Gray Girl: Honor Isn't Always Black and White

    by Susan I. Spieth

    Jan Wishart joins the most prestigious fraternity in the world, where only half of the women will survive. Hazing the "plebes" or first year cadets is a way of life at West Point and Jan must endure brutal physical requirements and endless mental games in order to thrive. In the formerly all male bastion, she must also put up with the indignities of body shaming, sexism and contempt from the leadership at the military academy. To add insult to injury, she is falsely accuse... more

  • A Time to Deceive

    by Ronan Farrell
    This detailed, innovative novel has depth, originality and a lifetime of experience and forensic expertise behind it. Including some dark undertones and humor, it crosses several genres. Its developing contemporary story of love and unfolding secrets will intrigue and appeal to a wide adult audience. Plots intertwine and lives inevitably cross as a tale of national and global subterfuge is gradually revealed. Bradley Warren a time-worn, used car salesman, keeps a low profile concealing his de... more
  • The Numismatist's Wife

    by Dahlia Japhet
    Germany 1912 and seventeen-year-old Ilse Ehrenkrantz longs for a story that is different from her middle class traditional Jewish life. Fascinated by her artistic explorations of Christian symbols, Ilse immerses herself in a world outside her family. This decision propels her into a relationship with her cousin, Georg, a spirited story teller and passionate collector, who abandons Judaism for a Prussian military career. Ilse's choices set in motion a series of consequences that divide her famil... more
  • Relay

    by Roy Lieberman
    Dad lost his keys again, and it seems that a team of minuscule machines is behind it this time. Russ saw it all and wants to tell Dad. However, Dad is suspicious, since the last incident ended with his slippers being found in the dishwasher. Follow Dad’s keys as a team of strange contraptions airlift into the house to conduct a nightly key-relocation operation. The keys are hoisted by micro cranes, hauled using a minuscule cable car, and are carried upstairs by a three-legged walking machine.... more
  • The Sun Shines

    by Swarnesh Sinha
    The Sun Shines is a tale of evolution, of personal growth - a troubled teen, a gifted one at that, who constantly fights demons, first imaginary ones and then real monsters when he has to find his place in the sun in the real world. Fear paralyzes him and he fails to naturally progress into a lucrative career as a young man when his father is still around to support him. He then tries to become an actor, escaping rejection at home... more
  • The Haircut Who Would Be King

    by Robert Trebor
    The book details the odd relationship between Donald D. Rump and Vladimir Poutine as they ascend on the world stage. It starts with their childhoods, and continues with accomplishments and setbacks, as they jockey for position. Kirkus has called the book "A hilarious rendering of the contemporary poltical scene." The San Francisco Book Review says, "The Haircut Who Would Be King beautifully caricatures these two contrasting but equally ridiculous draws a perceptive emphasis o... more
  • Cooperative Lives

    by Patrick Finegan

    A landmarked midtown Manhattan address. Carnegie Hall and Central Park at your feet. Three hundred units. Thirty-two full-time employees. Five hundred neighbors. You’ve hit the big time. Joined the elite. But what do you know about them, the neighbors? Have you ever met them? Really engaged with them? Or do you gaze down in the elevator, the same way you do on the subway and the street?

    Oh sure, you’ve heard a famous writer lives on the fourteenth floor, a retired US senator... more

  • SHRUG: A Novel

    by Lisa Braver Moss
    Martha Goldenthal isn't your typical 1960s Berkeley radical. Her rebellion isn’t sex, drugs, or rock ’n’ roll―it’s doing well at Berkeley High and planning for college. Her father, Jules, is a raging batterer who, because of his own insecurities, hates academia. Not that her off-the-rails mother, Willa, is much better. Meanwhile, Jules’s classical record store, located directly across the street from the UC Berkeley campus, is ground zero for riots and tear gas. No wonder Martha has a nervous ti... more
  • ON 174th STREET...The World of Willie Mittleman

    by Mel Weiser

    It's the Great Depression of the 1930s........

    America is struggling, but kids in the nation's urban centers still have their imaginative street games, their city adventures and their hilarious scrapes with friends and foes alike.

    The Bronx, in New York City, is Willie's playground, and 174th Street is his crucible. It's here that he laughs and cries and looks to his family for the courage he needs to meet his daily challenges. Can he face the ho... more

  • Thrivers: An LP Novel (Franco Book 2)

    by Tom Sheridan

    Two Tonio Francos. TJ and Franco. One on a stage. One in a cage. Both in a rage. 

    TJ. Falling for Kamara Day. On a college campus gone cray. The seniors caught in the culture war crossfire. TJ himself on fire. Burning in five different directions like he’s all of One Direction. Big brother to Kyd. Fraternity VP. Intern in NYC. Rappin to Drag’s beats. And. That f***ing demon he can’t defeat. The one pushing him to the ledge. At Jersey’s northeastern edge... more

  • In the Shadow of Salem

    by Donna B Gawell
    In the Shadow of Salem is a historical novel about the life of Mehitabel Braybrooke, a Puritan woman born in 1652 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Mehitabel is accused of crimes−the first for arson and the second for witchcraft. History has not been kind to Mehitabel, but what was the real story behind her scurrilous reputation? Would she ever be redeemed from her lifelong curse? Or was Mehitabel as wicked as her numerous Essex Court Records imply?
  • Why horses don't drink tea on Thursdays

    by Ul Makise
    Funny and inspiring book which teaches us how to to fix angry shoes, what to do if you meet a duck stuck in a truck and lots of other useful things.
  • Marvin's Garden

    by Joseph Brisben
    When she was growing up, all Madge Duckworth wanted was to marry a man who was going places. She found that in her husband, Marvin, a farmer, but then she discovered she had married a sadist, a glutton, and man so greedy that he cheats his brother out of his family’s estate and disowns his own son. Madge’s life runs on terror-filled inertia with horrible beatings at Marvin’s hands. The only pleasant things in her life are her job in the telephone company in Pond Creek, OK, her friendship with Ma... more
  • The Streets: An LP Novel (Franco Book 1)

    by Tom Sheridan
    A mixed martial artist has one last fight. To make things right. He just wants to train. Hop an NJ Transit train. Do some work in Newark. Rep his fight team and his fans across the nation. Outlast that international sensation. Hopefully raise a victorious glove. Maybe get back with his love. But he’s feelin the heat. On Jersey’s streets. They docked his dock job. He owes a favor to The Frog. And his teen son T's bein bullied. His plan’s all gettin sullied. Not to mention dealing with issues of c... more
  • Money Matters A Novel

    by Brian Finney
    At once a painful coming-of-age novel, an exciting amateur sleuth tale and an intriguing narrative involving social issues (immigration and wealth disparity), Money Matters has mystery at its core. This emotionally charged debut novel is firmly embedded in Los Angeles culture over the 2010 mid-term election. Jenny, the 27-year-old inexperienced protagonist, faced with the tragic disappearance of a friend, is forced to take on financial tycoons, corrupt politicians and the treacherous Baja drug c... more
  • Advancing the Retreat: A Comedy

    by Elena Louise Richmond
    April March wants nothing more than to be left alone to putter in her garden but her husband has joined the church across the street and April gets pulled into the schemes and mischief of the congregation. The minister’s wife has a secret; the minister has a different secret. Down the street a new friend of April’s knows both their secrets. Meanwhile there’s a squirrel loose in the church, a loan to pay off, a sacrilegious calendar-- meant to be a fundraiser-- that outrages the minister’s wif... more