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by Steven Richard HarrisSet in 1994, The Butcherbird Tree tells the story of Simon Webb, an eighteen year-old fighting an internal battle of guilt and self-harm, and his conversations with his psychologist. Secret desires, self-effacing feelings, personal and professional doubts and gruesome nightmares all reveal themselves in the emotional meetings between client and therapist, until the true meaning of Simon´s dreams become astonishingly clear.
by Celia Jones
A Halloween picture book for art lovers. In clever rhyme, Sad Ghost visits the rooms of his home, always with a tear in his eye. Hauntingly drawn, Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost? displays Celia Jones' gift for whimsy and detail.
Inspired by the author-illustrator’s love for all things Halloween – and by a treasured family Halloween figurine – this artfully drawn picture book is full of details to delight children and the adults who read with them.
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by Karen ChanJax loves the food his family cooks. But when his grandmother packs his favorite Chinese dishes for his first day of school, Jax discovers his lunch looks very different from what the rest of his classmates are eating. Embarrassed to eat his food, Jax finds himself sitting alone. When Meena sits next to him, the two strike an unexpected friendship over their lunches, sharing a mutual joy of time spent in the kitchen and the delicious meals they eat with their families. What’s That? is a heartwar... more
by Rose SenehiTwo women, a generation apart and from two different worlds, are driven by a passion to heal. Will one have her innocence shattered and the other be forever haunted by an unanswered mystery? Time, like a pendulum, swings the reader between two women born to make a difference with their healing hands no matter what dangers they have to face. In the 1920s, Lula Mae clings to a doctor woman as they gallop horseback all over the steep, harsh Blue Ridge Mountains where fierce pride and guarded s... more
by Gregory B. WhiteEVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY! Dottie's Day tells the tale of a normal day in the four-legged life of Dottie the French Bulldog. Children will learn that animals enjoy playing, going to the park, seeing their friends, eating snacks, and sometimes will get themselves into sticky situations. But when those sticky situations happen, there will always be someone there to tell you everything will be okay. This book will teach children that our furry friends aren't too different from ourselves. Come along and... more
by Marlene ChengIn the literary, auto fiction about contemporary women, Shifting to Freedom, Tess, a medical doctor, to escape from fear, pain, horrendous manic depressive mood swings, and hallucinations, dissociates, crossing invisible barriers to become ‘alter’nate personalities. Her life, heartrending in sadness, constantly threatens to become unraveled. Her tenuous hope for recovery is as fragile as her emotions. “Shattering” is her constant fear. We hear her cry from the darkness, tears we canno... more
by Claire JohnsonFor Thee is Pauline Pfeiffer’s story of her marriage to Ernest Hemingway. A devout Catholic when she meets Ernest, Pauline rejects the moral tenets of her childhood and faith for a man who ten years later will edit her out of his life with the same casual disdain as he would have for a badly written sentence. We see Pauline and Ernest evolve from editor and writer, to lover and lover, to husband and wife, and finally to bitter ex-lovers whose previous passion for each other is only superseded by... more
by Diane Wald“My brain was famous, but I was not. Not every gifted child invents a pollutant-free fuel, paints a masterpiece, or finds the cure for cancer,” Jack MacLeod tells us. “Some of us just live out our lives.” Jack died in 1974; now, he’s ready to narrate his story from beyond the grave. Jack’s prodigious memory, which allows him to memorize books, and his penchant for psychic connections give him unusual insights into the events of his past life and make him fiercely curious about his current state ... more
by Shel CurryA fun story about sibling rivalry that will have you racing to the finish. Join Ethan and Sophie as they compete to finish all their chores before bed in order to be the first one to choose the story to read together in this heartwarming picture book. Follow along on this fun adventure and find all the sight words every kindergartener must know. Perfect for children age 3-6!
by LaRita DixonFor twelve years Amal has happily lived with her parents and sister, when war suddenly changes her life forever. Within just a few days she loses her entire family and endures other horrendous experiences while fleeing for her life. The resulting psychological trauma does not stop with her arrival in America. Just when Amal is about to lose all hope, she meets a lovely southern lady and her family. Will they be able to help heal her wounds and teach her to love again? Little Bird is a gripping t... more
by Robert Beech
A story of coming home to an old Florida island and fighting to save its way of life and native beauty.
Midsummer 1994, a disillusioned Jake Crawford quits a prominent scientific career and retreats to the island home of his youth, longing for its old Florida way of life. Within hours of his arrival, he becomes entangled in a tragic series of events involving a billionaire real estate developer and a reclusive bridgetender with a long-hidden past. Jake’s struggle ... more
by AJ LecoursWhen young Army Specialist Rodney LeClaire was sent to Afghanistan to fight for his country, he thought he knew what war entailed. He soon discovered all the things training did not prepare him for: feces covered toilets, 40mph nutshots, detached faces, pen stealing kids, pants eating goats, or friends getting killed. He battled the heat, the enemy, and ineffective leadership. All of that, paled in comparison to the fight for his own humanity. Stay Calm shows a behind the scenes look at a combat... more
by Hailey Chomette
In a charming seaside setting, our main character hires a private investigator to look into someone from her past, hoping to change her life. A women's fiction novel about love, loss and finding inner strength.
by Geraldine BurrowsSixteen-year-old Chloe lands the role of a mail order bride in a TV reality show about modern Americans recreating a pioneer wagon train journey. Chloe undertakes the grueling, five-hundred-mile slog because her long-distance crush, Zach, will be waiting for her at the end of the trail. But first, she and her wagon full of teenage mail order brides must survive the torturous, pioneer-type elimination ordeals devised by the show's producers. Although she's marked for reality show betray... more
by Mary CamarilloThe Lockhart Women is about a working class family living in Huntington Beach, California in the 1990's. It concerns divorce, money, and bad decisions, with the OJ Simpson trial playing as background noise.
by Dorothy K. FletcherIn the summer of 1968, the Vietnam War raged, the Civil Rights movement spread across the land, and the Sexual Revolution began to impact the lives of Americans. After her graduation from high school, Sadie Wainwright joined the ranks of the Howard Johnson Restaurant empire by becoming a HOJO Girl at the Golfair Howard Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida. Behind the gleaming counters of this popular eating establishment, Sadie grew up, learning life's lessons as a waitress, a daughter, a sister, an... more