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by Anne MooseStill recovering from a divorce and the death of her parents, Rachel is living in the large house she grew up in. Upon meeting an African American veteran and his five-year-old son, she begins to hope for a new life. But when her estranged brother shows up demanding to move in to her back cottage, he threatens to ruin everything. He is disturbed, gun-obsessed, and, as Rachel discovers, involved with people who threaten much more than her dream of a happy home. Addressing themes of love, hate, so... more
by Nicholas FosterA variety of ghost stories for the curious. Stories more thoughtful than violent but where the Past can meet the Present in a short sharp shock. Ghosts harmless and ghosts malign, ghosts of the road not taken. From Tibet to the Sudan and from the Baltics to medieval Cyprus, from University towns to small villages. Hauntings where the worst may often happen in bright sunlight. Ghost stories with a dose of crime and of History. Stories as puzzles and stories with an after-life.
by Anita Perez FergusonIn 1795, eighteen-year-old Salvador Tenorio and his best friend, Blas, embark upon the most adventurous journey of their lives, leaving their impoverished families and painful memories behind in Imperial Spain. On a quest to find adventure, the clever young Spaniard battles the demons of his past and religious uncertainty on an epic expedition to the New World. Determined to make the best out of their challenging circumstances, they aspire to claw their way out of poverty. Sal and Blas discover... more
by Dewitt Zachary SmithA modern fable about three lost dogs living on the streets of Tucson AZ. learning about life and looking for a new home.
by Thomas E Sipp Sr.The Other Side of the Shamans, an adult-oriented novel, is divided into two parts: the first, set at the begnning of the eighteeeenth century, follows the historically-based life of Walking Horse,a young spiritual Native American in the Ho-Chunk tribe. A prodigy with remarkable physical and mental powers, Walking Horse encounters ecstatic love and abject evil, with varying degrees of success. The second part, set in the late twentieth century, chronicles the lives of two very different cleric... more
by Nathan Jarelle
A Black teenager grieves through poetry after his younger brother is killed in a crossfire between rival gang members.
by Rick Brown
American Faust follows the lives of three Americans from different time periods who make a deal with the devil and end up together on a country estate frozen in time.
by Kids Lit Book CafeWith America under attack from within, twelve-year-old James must fight his way to freedom while trying to hold onto his values and virtue. “We are all given a space in life to fill, a roaring emptiness in time… and it’s how you choose to fill that void, that will determine the difference in becoming a man or a legend.” That’s what my father said to me a few years ago before he walked out on Mom, Emily, and me. If I would have had any sense back then, I would have asked him exactly what th... more
by Chloe Fowler
Everything happens for a reason.
Rainey Collins has heard this a thousand times, but when it comes to her sister Maverick, who was born with a serious heart defect, the reason has always been a mystery. The idea of a future without her sister terrifies Rainey so much, she hasn’t even thought about life after high school. However, on the first day of senior year, Rainey winds up sitting next to Liam Hayes, a rumored delinquent with a dangerously dysfunctiona... more
by Christine PaikHannah’s Korean name literally means “Gold Dress,” so why doesn’t she want to be seen wearing her gold hanbok dress? 10-year-old Hannah is facing a big performance for her school’s talent show. The trouble is, she’s ashamed of her dress, the dance, even the music - they’re too different, too Korean! What if everyone makes fun of her? Will Hannah be brave enough to perform, or will she run off stage like she did at rehearsal? First, she must learn about the gold dress she’s wearing and its mys... more
by Zandra Strother
Danforth Williams, a young black boy, saw his future in Guyana, B.W.I; a weekly journey to the Kaietuer Gold Mine with the crew from his village. He rejected it. 'Little Will' walked away from the mine into the path of Karl, an American of Dutch descent, who hoped to rehabilitate a defunct sugar cane plantation and create a new life. Will becomes a driving force at the plantation, but secrets of opium poppy fields and the death of an Amerindian bush girl, drive Karl back to America. K... more
by J.S. Rosen
Losing a grandparent.
Going to a college party.
Each character in this brief collection of stories from J.S. Rosen is impacted by a loved one in some way.
Explore stories of loss, reconnection, the past, and future, and discover how all of these experiences together can help us emerge unbroken.
by Thomas WaltersThis story is set in the late seventies on the staff of an old London Primary School. Architecturally, the building is a late Victorian gem. Educationally, it is a multicultural kaleidoscope of four hundred children and twenty staff, who aspire to the cultivation of a learning community-against all the odds! The story concerns the staff only and the children will be heard in the background and referred to from time to time but never seen! The National Curriculum and OFSTED are as yet but twinkle... more
by Brian Ray Brewer
Emerald Greed is an adventure set in the Pantanal, vast, inhospitable wetlands in the center of South America at the headwaters of the Rio Paraguay. This book tells of the emerald trade, cocaine smuggling and of politics as practiced in Brazil. The story begins with Jack Tate in Rio de Janeiro, working to reestablish the industry contacts he had prior to leaving for Africa to trade in the "blood diamonds" that were fueling the Angolan Civil War. This African venture wh... more
by Monica J. BrownThis beautifully illustrated full-color storybook takes you on a fast-faced ride through magical gardens, pass the home of the Grasshoppers and through lucious landscapes. A new friend is coming today and Darlene is excited. Join Darlene and her best friend Pete, a large brown tree spider, as they race to spread the good news and see if you can guess who her new friend is, along the way.
by Jason Lee WillisEmpires rise and fall, but the stars remain the same. Renowned French astronomer and expert on Halley's Comet Joseph Nicollet is shown a bizarre map by a Scottish noblewoman who believes it tells the location of the Philosopher's Stone. When the noblewoman is murdered and the map is stolen, Nicollet embarks on a dangerous quest to discover the truth behind the ancient legend. With only the memory of the mysterious treasure map to go on, Nicollet leads a mapping expedition into the untamed for... more