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  • Powerballs

    by Jimmy Clifton
    A sudden windfall – and the money to make every dream come true… With finances and marriage strained to the breaking point, Rose and Henry Ball dream of new lives filled with romance and adventure. Then Fortune takes a hand. Against all odds the couple win a record Powerball lottery. The sudden windfall is the answer to all their prayers. Or not. Helpless to resist the sirens’ song, the Balls leap feet first into the intoxicating world of the super-rich. Henry drifts into treacherous w... more
  • Mama's Afro is a Soldier Too: Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Explained

    by N.M. Charles

    "Mama's Afro Is A Soldier Too: Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Explained" is a uniquely important book for families of young children whose Mom has received a cancer diagnosis. Through easy to understand rhyming and poetic phrases, the various cancer treatment stages of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation which Mom goes through, are explained. The Afro Soldier is introduced as a brave little character who gives young children a visual symbol of reassurance and hope. Even though Mama ... more

  • To The Stars: A Novel

    by Shannon Bradley-Colleary

    Adapted from her film Sundance/Samuel Goldwyn film, "To The Stars" the novel expands upon the film's characterizations and theme. Synopsis: Thanks to her "Terrible Shame," 17-year-old Iris Deerborne is doomed to forever be The Untouchable of WaKeeney, Kansas — a tiny farming town in the uncharitable Bible Belt, circa 1961. That is, until the day a new girl, Maggie Richmond, blows into town from the Big City! Maggie is beautiful, larger-than-life, and coveted... more

  • The Truth of the Matter

    by Leigh Fleming
    On a cold night in 1877, Laurel Whitman’s father flies into a rage and throws her into the street. His behavior isn’t unusual; he has ridiculed her for years, and Laurel doesn’t understand why. All she knows is that his vitriol has something to do with her grandmother, a woman shrouded in mystery. Laurel goes on a harrowing journey from her home in Philadelphia to Maryland only to discover that her grandmother is on death’s door. She is welcomed with open arms by her extended family but receiv... more
  • The Artist and the Innkeeper

    by Alan Ioffredo
    Alan Ioffredo's inaugural novel is a compelling account of the mysterious life, struggles and disappearance of Renaissance Italy's prolific fresco artist, Bernardino Luini - a man so gifted his work was often wrongly attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. Art, sensuality, faith, murder and miracles loom large in this five century old story linked to the author's family. The Artist and the Innkeeper is a romantic journey beginning with Bernardino's apprenticeship in Milan, departure amid scandal an... more
  • Love, Only Better

    by Paulette Stout

    IN A BOLD AND EMPOWERING NOVEL ABOUT A VERY REAL ISSUE, PAULETTE STOUT INTRODUCES AN ADORABLE GAL WITH AN INTIMATE SECRET.

    For Rebecca, sex is a joke missing a punchline. No crashing waves. Only pangs of inadequacy. At twenty-eight, shouldn’t she have had one by now? Her snickering ex thought so. His taunts echo in her ears as he rolls out of her bed. Then out of her life.


    Lost, Rebecca seeks expert help, joining a study for women who can&rsqu... more

  • Gambling for Good Mail

    by Evelyn Cole
    Felicia Wood is a lovely woman whose husbands leave her soon after marriage because she clutters their lives too much with purchases from catalogues. Although she’s a licensed nurse, its too depressing a career for her. She prefers trying various sales organizations. She visits a drive-in church where the minister is projected onto a giant screen and Roy Rogers’ museum containing stuff ed horses and dogs. She creates and sells eighty stuff ed statues of the despised aunt who raised her. Her niec... more
  • The Silent Giraffe

    by George Strouthous
    Children's illustrated book about not comparing oneself to others. One giraffe on the Serengeti plains is feeling sad about not having a sound of its own, but it's about to learn an important lesson from an unlikely place! Join the giraffe on a fun and heartwarming journey, written in rhyme, about not comparing oneself to others. See how the different animals in the story, including a leopard, an eagle and a wise little mouse, help each other and become friends. With beautiful, original illustra... more
  • Meowgellan

    by Marie Bourdain
    It is a beautiful day for a walk around the neighborhood! Cat explorer, Meowgellan, is ready and in the mood to visit everyone around the block. Follow the prints to go with him on his day-long walk! His friends might be from all around the world but they live happily around the same block and they all love that cute and intrepid Meowgellan! From Scandinavian tradition to Asian culture, from South American dance to Indian street art, from American BBQ to European paintings, from North African sw... more
  • Absaroka War Chief

    by Bryan Ney
    Set in the 1820's American West and based on the life of James Beckwourth, an African American born of a white father and slave mother. He joins a fur trading expedition and struggles for the respect of his fellow trappers, then is captured by the Crow tribe. Among the Crow he rises to become a vaunted leader. But he becomes disillusioned with the violence of their life, and ultimately has to decide, where does he really belong?
  • Bloodroot

    by Daniel V. Meier, Jr.
    Virginia, 1622. Powhatan braves prepare war paint from the sacred juice of the bloodroot plant, but Nehiegh, the English son-in-law of Chief Ochawintan has sworn never to kill again. He must leave before the massacre. England, 1609. Matthew did not trust his friend, Richard’s stories of Paradise in the Jamestown settlement, but nothing could have equipped him for the privation and terror that awaited him in this savage land. Once ashore in the fledgling settlement, Matthew experiences the un... more
  • Cute for a Black Girl

    by Amy Watkins
    Cute for a Black Girl is an insightful coming of age story that follows Chloe Wilcox, a beautiful, smart and talented African American girl with a promising future. Though her beginnings were rough, she was adopted by a rich, successful, and loving father then whisked away to a great neighborhood with a top-notch school system. Unfortunately, being the only Black girl in her entire school, her complexion sets her up for being an outcast. Insecurity develops as a result of the common belittling s... more
  • Home Is Love

    by Ashley LaRue
    Home is Love is about a young child who comes from a family where her parents are no longer together, and she asks her mama about where her home is. Her mom explains in detail with different scenarios involving love, memories, or ideas that will help the little girl understand what makes up her home. The main point is that wherever her daughter feels love, and wherever her heart is, with her mom, dad, her siblings, etc. is where her home is. Love is what matters, and home is where the heart is. ... more
  • Bob E. Bear Graduates From Kindergarten

    by A.J. Sullivan

    THE BOB E. BEAR BOOK SERIES - 3RD OF 4 BOOKS Bob E. Bear is having fun as a new big brother and now he has even more reason to be excited. Kindergarten graduation is only days away and he can’t wait. That also means first-grade is coming soon, though. What will it be like? Will all his friends still be in his class? Will the teacher be nice? What will he learn? It’s a big change for Bob E. and he has a lot of questions about it. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years. Bob E. Bear was... more

  • Bob E. Bear Becomes a Big Brother

    by A.J. Sullivan

    THE BOB E. BEAR BOOK SERIES - 2ND OF 4 BOOKS Bob E. Bear has enjoyed all of the attention from Mommy, Daddy, and Gram P. But Mommy has been getting bigger and bigger in her belly. A new cub is on the way! Gram P. and Bob E. have fun while Daddy and Mommy are in the house. Just before dinner time, they are called to the house to see the new cub. They are in for a big surprise! Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years. Bob E. Bear was born one night when I was putting my sons to bed. They always wan... more

  • Redshift

    by Ted Byrdon

    Part I : Eric.

    After his wife's funeral Eric Adler, a successful architect, gradually he falls apart. He nearly assaults a client and leaves his business partners stupefied when he chases after a woman whom he believes to be his wife, in the middle of a discussion. He ends up in a sweatshop and is beaten up.

    When Eric emerges from the building, Mickey Crebb and Debbie McTollliver, two detectives from Sun Slope... more

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