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  • Waiting for a Sign

    by Esty Schachter

    Shelly and Ian used to be close, but after Ian leaves home to attend the Hawthorne School for the Deaf, Shelly feels abandoned, and the two drift apart. When Ian returns home with news that the future of Hawthorne is in jeopardy, Shelly isn’t sure she wants him back. And Ian, who has enjoyed living with students and staff who sign all the time, feels angry when his family forgets to do the same.

    An explosive argument that could drive brother and sister further apart actually offer... more

  • Of Giants and Other Men

    by Caspar Peek
    Tomas Delacorte is five years old when his father’s ashes are brought home. Avenging his death becomes an obsession that follows him into manhood. But the murderer has become the country’s dictator, and his best friend and cousin Fausto becomes a trusted lieutenant of the president’s son. Called to the dictator’s sickbed, Tomas has the opportunity to kill him, but fails. Ashamed, he accepts to become the head of the city morgue, where he spends his days surrounded by dead people. But when he ... more
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    Sentenced to life in Pittsburgh's notorious and brutal Riverview Penitentiary, young Olive Priddy needs something to give him hope. College offers his mind a freedom denied his body. he embarks on an Ivy League career which will transform his life in ways he has never dreamed. He encounters corruption, violence, love, intellectual enlightenment and finds out who he truly is.This is a tale not only of susrvival within one of the most repressive institutions imaginable, but also of per... more


    by Patrick Middleton
    Sentenced to life in Pittsburgh's notorious and brutal Riverview Penitentiary, young Oliver Priddy needs something to give him hope. Within the American penal system filled disfigured with violence, corruption and danger, he embarks on an ivy league career of higher education, changing his life 180 degrees in the process.. Amid riots, collusion and periods of solitary confinement, Oliver achieves national status as a nationally acclaimed prison scholar. As KIRKUS has reviewed: "A searingly ho... more
  • Mister Moffat's Road

    by Stan Moore
    The Denver Northwestern and Pacific Railway was formed by David Moffat and his friends in 1903. It was to build and run a full gauge railroad from Denver to Salt Lake City. There were difficulties - the country to be crossed was remote and mountainous, and established competitors did not want to see it go through. Drawing on letters, diaries, and other materials, the story is told from the point of view of regular workers. A plot to stop the railroad entirely is foiled. This is fact and ... more
  • Magda

    by Ian MacFarlane
    The lives and interactions of three men and one woman, one American and three Germans during WW2. . Jonas is a committed Nazi and concentration camp medical assistant while Aavron (atheistic Jewi) and Magda (nominal Catholic) are prisoners in separate camps. Ray is an American soldier. Their stories, comprising a novel in toto, are closely interwoven without one person really getting to know the other.. I want to release the stories in weekly audio as well as written chapters
  • Danger of the Sun: A Fable

    by Laura Schott
    Two brothers, Rabbit and Hummingbird, are living near the equator with their guardian, the Old Owl, when an army of eagles fly south in pursuit of sunlight. Despite Rabbit and Hummingbird's warnings of the evil monkeys that long ago inhabited the great mountain, the eagles insist on carrying on with their journey, and recruit other birds of the jungle to join them in reclaiming their land- and their sunlight. While Hummingrbird elects to soar with the eagles, Rabbit observes from the ground how,... more
  • A Pledge of Better Times

    by Margaret Porter
    For generations Lady Diana de Vere’s family loyally served England’s crown. But after King Charles II’s untimely death, her father becomes an outcast for refusing to submit to James II’s tyranny. Charles, Duke of St. Albans—the late king’s bastard son by actress Nell Gwyn—escapes his newly crowned uncle’s matchmaking efforts by secretly pledging to wed Diana, then departing for the Continent to become a soldier. Before the battle-scarred war hero returns to claim his promised bride, po... more
  • A Beautiful Family

    by Marilyn Cohen de Villiers
    When Johannesburg socialite Brenda Silverman dies in mysterious circumstance in her palatial, well secured home, questions are inevitable. Did she commit suicide? Was it an accidental drug overdose? Or did her death have something to do with her husband, Alan? Alan Silverman is a handsome, charming businessman with impeccable credentials: a former political activist who fled South Africa in the 1980s and returned to help build the new democracy; a loving husband and devoted father; a pillar ... more

    by FIL MUNAS

    A gripping scientific novel recounting the history of Earth and the enigmatic ways of life on that planet. With stunning authenticity this book depicts the amazing evolutionary saga and continuing journey for Earth's now dominant species, Homo sapiens.



    “This is the account of a mission I undertook from Galymon to a small rocky planet in a quiet quadrant of our present Universe. My original repo... more

  • The House With the Wraparound Porch

    by Mary Pat Hyland
    Along an elm-canopied boulevard rising from a quaint Finger Lakes village stands a magnificent Queen Anne-style house. In the summer of 1920, when Mame McGrath and her family move in across the street, she notices a catatonic young man rocking on its wraparound porch. Mame, a newly hired elementary school teacher, proclaims boldly that she can, and will, restore this man’s psyche—devastated by a drowning in Keuka Lake. What she doesn't anticipate is that he and this house will become the center ... more
  • In the Shadows of the Onion Domes

    by Mary Pat Hyland
    By the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers in New York's Southern Tier lies a valley whose shoe factories drew thousands of immigrants from across Europe. The company has since moved on, but what remains are the distinct ethnic flavors of a gritty community determined to overcome economic woes, adapt to the rapid changes in society and find true meaning in life. These stories are inspired by observed characters, whispered gossip, and the local lore of the residents whose neighborho... more
  • After Midnight

    by Diane Shute
    When horse breeder Alix is forced to temporarily swap places with her estranged twin sister—the wife of an English lord—her forgotten past begins to resurface. A humorous historical fiction mystery with charismatic, realistic characters, After Midnight offers the young adult and woman’s fiction market a fresh, engaging perspective.
  • Mortality

    by Kellie Sheridan
    After surviving a deadly plague outbreak, sixteen-year-old Savannah thought she had lived through the very worst of human history. There was no way to know that the miracle vaccine would put everyone at risk for a fate worse than un-death. Now, two very different kinds of infected walk the Earth, intent on nothing but feeding and destroying what little remains of civilization. When the inoculated are bitten, infection means watching on in silent horror as self-control disappears and the idea... more
  • The Journalist ISBN 1500807575

    by Jos Scharrer
    This is a biography-based story.of a woman who forged a successful journalism career in the misogynistic nineteenth century. This is also the story of an arch imperialist who supported a plot to claim an African country for the British Empire, as well as the tale of a humanitarian who organised care for 250,000 Belgian refugees in the dark days of WW1. She was the first woman to achieve a position of high journalistic authority and became the Colonial Editor for The Times in the early 1890s. Wr... more
  • The Grace of Crows

    by Tracy Shawn
    Set in the fictional California communities of Breakers Point and Dune Beach, Saylor fights her debilitating anxiety while trying to contend with her mother’s blind narcissism, growing concerns for her teenage children, and her husband’s need to pretend that everything is okay. After she reconnects with her childhood friend, Billy, homeless and alone since his teens, Saylor is able set out on a journey in which she gains insight into her strange fears, gathers the strength to overcome them, and ... more