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Jul.30.2012
The Donner Party You know how some died. Here's how some lived. "My heart is big with hope and impatient with desire." --Tamsen Donner, a letter to her sister In the spring of 1846, Tamsen Donner, her husband, George, their five daughters, and eighty other pioneers headed west on the...
Jun.19.2012
"A wonderful compendium of interesting subjects and fascinating topics. Will keep you reading just to found out what's going to be covered next. Highly recommended for all lovers of weird & wonderful this side of the Universe." -Avi Abrams, Dark Roasted Blend.  Peek under the rugs, open...
The Flaw in the Fabric, Book 1 of A Travellers Guide for Lost Souls by Jim T. Lindsey
Nov.21.2011
  “The Flaw in the Fabric, Book 1 of A Travellers Guide for Lost Souls” – set along the Granite Coast of Nova Scotia – is a world in which the boundaries of space and time are developing stress cracks. Through one such crack, brought on by a hurricane in the ghost-infested province of Nova...
THE BRAHMS DECEPTION
May.16.2011
In her highly intriguing new novel, Louise Marley masterfully intertwines the past and present with a mystery surrounding one of the world's greatest composers... The Brahms Deception Music scholar Frederica Bannister is thrilled when she beats her bitter rival, Kristian North, for the chance...
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May.11.2011
On April 20, 1925, Colonel Percy Fawcett, his elder son Jack Fawcett and Jack's lifelong friend, Raleigh Rimmell, departed from Cuiabá, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, to find "Z" - Col. Fawcett's name for what he believed to be an ancient city lost in the...
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Mar.20.2011
  The past clashes with the present, and one woman finds herself fighting for her own identity in the past so that she can have a future with the man she loves--but with her ancestor's hold over her--Lisa Welsh and Jack Stanton only have a ghost of a chance at love.    Lisa Welsh...
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Oct.26.2010
The United States of America in the late 1840s--a nation torn by the crime of slavery and a war of conquest in Mexico. Fourteen-year-old Anna Coburn doesn't want to grapple with such terrible issues. Just growing up seems awful enough. Forced from her home and away from her beloved father, Anna is...
Anna's World
Dec.02.2009
The United States of America in the late 1840s--a nation torn by the crime of slavery and a war of conquest in Mexico. Fourteen-year-old Anna Coburn doesn't want to grapple with such terrible issues. Just growing up seems awful enough. Forced from her home and away from her beloved father, Anna is...
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Jul.28.2009
Lincoln, Nebraska’s capital, grew from 45,000 to 55,000 residents in the years 1910–1925. The state’s second-largest city, Lincoln was also home to Nebraska’s second-largest African American community—a “small town” within the midwestern city. Local race relations were a study in contradictions....
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Jun.05.2009
The biography of a 19th-century Mormon pioneer who became a celebrity after she was captured, raised, and tattooed on the face by Southwest Indians, then ransomed back five years later. “Margot Mifflin has written a winner… The Blue Tattoo offers quite intense drama along with thorough scholarship...