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by Christopher T. ConnorKevin Connolly is an English teacher in Tokyo, Japan. He has lived in Tokyo for 5 years and he has just split with his beautiful Japanese girlfriend. He moved to Japan after a bad breakup with the love of his life. He is a heavy drinker and a fish out of water in Tokyo but has an appreciation of the Japanese people and culture. He travels throughout the city taking in the interesting sites, neon lights, red-light districts and izakaya’s (bars).
by Kara Ford
Breathe. Just breathe. Sometimes that’s all it takes to wipe away the bad memories. Other times, the swallowing darkness lurches Dani awake in a cold sweat, the bloodcurdling screams still echoing in her ears…
But this year will be different—it has to be. This year Dani will lead her college lacrosse team to a championship and get into med school—and what’s wrong with having a little fun to keep her grounded?
Except it’s not so simple when the ... more
by Matt StrempelWar of the Sparrows is an historical fiction book set ten years after the Siege of Tobruk during World War Two. Veteran Frank Miller grapples with civilian life; being a caring husband, a business owner, and present father after the trauma of war is a daily struggle. Guilt stemming from his actions—and inaction—during the war have left him guilt-ridden and an emotional wreck. While doing his best to carry on as though nothing is wrong, Frank seeks the man responsible for the historical abductio... more
by Gregory Erich Phillips
Passion, ambition and escape, in the colorful artistic underworld off-Broadway.
Cammie, a dancer in her mid-thirties, has just landed her first part in a show since coming to New York City. Yet the tug of familial obligation and the guilt of what she sacrificed to be there weigh down her dancing feet. Her lover, Tom, an older piano player, came to the city as a young man in the 1980s with a story eerily in tune with Cammie's own. Through their triumphs and failures, both learn the f... more
by Irena Stanic RasinAntonTon is a unique guy who does everything his own way. He may be a bit unusual, but he proves that it’s okay to be different. People like AntonTon make the world an interesting place. Every bit of progress in science, culture, sports, etc., has happened because some AntonTon did something outside the box. Enjoy the iconic Croatian poem by Grigor Vitez, the father of modern Croatian children's literature, in this first English translation combined with award-winning illustrations.
by J. Boyce GleasonIt is 742. The throne is empty; the pagan states are in rebellion; Charles Martel's widow and youngest son have been imprisoned and the trust between Carloman and Pippin - the two brothers who remain in power is broken. Based on a true story, Wheel of the Fates picks up where the award-winning Anvil of God leaves off - chronicling the lives of Charles Martel's children as they vie for power in what's left of the kingdom..and their family.
by K. R. HofhiensMira & Jax are sent to an Ohio farm to keep them safe from the Polio IV pandemic. While playing in the garden, they find a Mound Builder platform pipe! A museum curator dates the pipe to 100 BCE. The problem is - there is writing on the pipe and it's Hebrew! Adsilha is a Mound Builder girl living in 74 BC North America. On her way to the summer gathering, she is kidnapped by rebels who want to overthrow the government. Adsilha will need to make alliances to escape...
by Katie L. CarrollWhen the lights turn off at bedtime, a young mouse’s imagination runs wild. Daddy Knight charges in to the rescue and sheds light on what the shadows really are. Then he empowers his daughter to turn the scary shadows into fun imaginings.
by Izzard InkThere's no such thing as normal. Sarah has always been a hard-working student, even if she has felt her grades don't reflect her efforts. She is a good friend, a kind daughter, and she loves being creative. But lately she is struggling with school and friendships, and nothing brings her much joy. Her family doesn't seem to understand what's happening, and neither does Sarah. Everyone keeps telling her to do better, and Sarah is trying her hardest, but when her first year of middle school begi... more
by Peter BriscoeStories about professors, students, librarians, booksellers, and early scientific explorers. The title story takes place in an Ecuadorian library that is experiencing rampant theft. A literary, intellectual mystery that delves into the library as idea as the world rushes into a digital, post-literate future.
by Harold Dozier
Education of a Native Son begins where author Richard Wright's novel Native Son ends. Thomas, an African-American young man who grew up in Harlem is accepted to a prestigious Ivy League university in New England. While in college Little, as he is known, will be confronted with the pressures of the everyday college student and the pressures of being Black at a predominately white university (PWI). In addition to adjusting to college life, he will soon learn the secret of his parent... more
by Cheryl Palladino and Rachael OstrowskiIt’s hard to have big feelings, especially when you are little. A young girl has a special place where she can cope with her emotions in a new picture book that emphasizes social emotional learning through imagination and features tools for parents and educators.
by Usil CelAs their greatest dreams are about to be realized, three Californians of African descent are visited by angels who inform them that their lives are coming to an end. Gazelle Gweru, thirty-five years old, is a pastry chef who is about to receive the most prestigious award in her profession. Canter Kariba, seventy-three years old, is a recent retiree who is about to speak to her only child for the first time in decades. Sophia Centenary, twenty-six years old, is a full-time reality-TV participa... more
by Dan HendricksonBrandy Erasmus is the daughter of the most feared pirate of the Caribbean in the early 19th century. Erick Erasmus aka The Plague and his infamous wife The Scarlet Mistress have marauded and ravaged the seas of the Caribbean since before Brandy was born. But on one fateful day when she is fifteen years old, that life drastically ends. First her father is killed by his second in command, Don Lomoche, and then an evil self-important, pompous ass British admiral named Bennets captures and executes ... more
by Gary KyriaziIt's one year later, Father's Day Eve, 1985, and two bodies lie at the bottom of the cliffs of La Sangre, California. What is wrong with that town? A would-be investigative reporter is determined to find out.
by Rebecca EnrightWith a strong bright light, a young lighthouse learns its true purpose in this heartfelt and charming children's book. Children will learn about lighthouses and what they do in this educational story.