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Four years after the tragic loss of her family, newspaper reporter C.G. Harrellson is still a splintered soul. Blaming herself, she denies herself any opinions save...
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“Beasts of the Southern Wild” meets Because of Winn Dixie in this inspiring story of hope. August “Auggie” Jones lives with her Grandpa Gus, a trash hauler, in a...
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Temperature: Bitter Cold
Newly minted zombie, Sally Mertill, is kidnapped by a nondescript van in front of her fellow zombie and mentor – Bocnic Drewings or “Bo” as his friends call him....
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There’s a whole lot of living, dying, loving, and killing in author Adam Santo’s debut novel, Temperature: Dead and Rising. As dark as it is funny, this black...
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Cuba-Going Back
This book was a word and picture account of my first trip back to Cuba after 36 years of exile. Here are some review excerpts of the book:   Los Angeles Times...
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Ernie: A Photographer's Memoir
The original version of this book was published in a softcover version by Capra Press in 1985. It was republished in hard cover and an expanded version by Chronicle...
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Lawfully Wedded Husband
When Joel Derfner's boyfriend proposed to him, there was nowhere in America the two could legally marry. That changed quickly, however, and before long the two...
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Xeno Oaks
Molly, the second of four children, loves her siblings and her dad but especially loves her mama. Her perfect world comes crashing down when her mother dies of...
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Lavender Menace
Thirteen short stories of terror, mayhem, and destruction which offer something highly unique in a genre that demands certain characters be only heroes or victims...
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The Brothers' Keepers
The Brothers' Keepers is a collaborative work written by John H. Paddison and Charles D. Orvik. Based on the book's tone, theme, and literary intention, this work...
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The Banquet Bug
Laid-off factory worker Dan Dong goes to a fancy hotel in Beijing to interview for a job as a security guard. Mistaken for a journalist, he is ushered into a...
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The Lost Daughter of Happiness
A young Chinese woman named Fusang is kidnapped and sold into prostitution in San Francisco in the late 19th Century. A modern Chinese author examines her, trying...
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This is the story of a simple village woman in an isolated part of China.  As a child, Grape Wang loses her family flooding caused by Chiang Kai-shek's forces to...
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马在吼 The Horse Roars (aka Female Grasslands)
        The novel Female Grasslands begins with a girl named Little One entering the grassland situated between Tibet and Sichuan as a vagrant and fugitive in the...
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CHICAGO BLUES
Blue is the new noir, and nobody does Blues like Chicago. This collection of dark stories, from today's best Chicago crime fiction authors, captures the depths to...
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WAKE
For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the...
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"When Adrienne Mayor's first book, The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times (Princeton University Press), came out [in 2000], this late-...
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Ilinois's Democratic senator illuminates the constraints of mainstream politics all too well in this sonorous manifesto. Obama (Dreams from My Father) castigates...
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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as...
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