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david-e-hilton's picture
Aug.26.2011
A heartfelt portrait of a bygone age. William Sheppard had never ventured beyond his Chicago neighborhood until, at thirteen, he was sent away to the Swope Ranch Boys’ Reformatory, hundreds of miles from home, for stabbing his abusive father in the chest with a pocketknife. Buried deep in the...
dori-hartley's picture
Aug.24.2011
New Yorker, Olivia Lang is diagnosed with breast cancer and must undergo major surgery and aggressive chemotherapy. Her post-operative scars are so abhorrent to her husband, that he shuns her emotionally and physically, eventually divorcing her. Lonely and dejected, she looks for companionship...
patricia-caviglia's picture
Apr.22.2011
Masks: A Novella tells the story of two teenagers struggling to be normal, despite their dysfunctional families. Rebecca Jacobs is an unremarkable teenage girl at least, that is what she wants the world to believe. But her private life is made public when her verbally abusive father embarrasses her...
donna-lamar's picture
Feb.01.2011
Want to learn how to become a transcender who overcomes abuse and neglect -- and who creates a healthy life? Here is a book that shows how to become independent of your past and have the quality of life you have always dreamed of -- and introduces you to people who have done just that. "This...
donna-lamar's picture
Jan.31.2011
Want to learn how to become a transcender who overcomes abuse and neglect -- and who creates a healthy life? Here is a book that shows how to become independent of your past and have the quality of life you have always dreamed of -- and introduces you to people who have done just that.
b-d-tharp's picture
Aug.18.2010
When Annabelle Hubbard appears on her cousin Regina's doorstep covered in bruises, the chaos begins. Within an idyllic neighborhood of stolid, family values and century-old houses, the cousins come to grips with family secrets, the ghosts or painful memories, unruly grandchildren, a life-...
shirley-hall's picture
Jul.14.2010
“Listen”, takes a reader deep into the conscientious of the socially, economically, and culturally challenged of the world. Confronting the communal stigmas of not fitting in, “LISTEN” is a first person journey into the poignant lives of those who fail to flourish in today’s society.  In this...
l-wolfe's picture
Oct.09.2009
Haunted by a troubled past…  The future appears bright for James Sheppard. Emerging from a troubled childhood, he is blessed with talent and a good work ethic. Excelling in his classes and at the campus newspaper, James’s goal of editor appears within his grasp.  However, years of abuse and...
shaila-abdullah's picture
Sep.25.2009
Beyond the Cayenne Wall captures the cultural chasm—and sometimes the collision between the East and the West—as the characters struggle to find their individualities despite the barriers imposed by society. Tannu refuses to give up her firstborn to the caretakers of the shrine of Shah Daullah as...