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M. Ruth Little’s memoir, The Book of Ruth, shows what happens when an artist and a historian inhabit the same life. The ghosts she tames are those she carries from her childhood and those she finds in the lost places of North Carolina. The artist examines those ghosts from all sides and uses her art to understand them. The historian sees old and forgotten houses, crab shacks, commercial and farm buildings. The artist envisions the lives that once inhabited them, and the historian fights to preserve them so that we may all remember.
In the dead of winter, sixteen-year-old Ben Landry is exiled to a remote island in Lake Michigan, learning to hunt with his uncle and cousin and hiding out from gangsters. On his fi rst day there, he sees a girl at the edge of the woods, her long, white-blonde hair swirling around her. Or is it merely a gust of wind, a rising spiral of snow, and his imagination? Ben wants to be back home with his friends, his swim team, and reliable Internet service. But his father’s enemies have threatened him and his family. As Ben explores the island, the pale girl reappears. He wins her trust and discovers she has a story to tell, of her past life and a tragic death on the island. Ultimately, the unlikely duo become allies in a battle against time and the dangers that stalk Ben. Will he survive, and if he does, how will having befriended this haunting figure affect him? Will it alter his relationships and change his life forever?
C.F. Stice adds another fine young adult novel to her list of publications. A great book for shared family reading.
Mirinda Kossoff took one flight in her father’s Cessna Skyhawk as he piloted and navigated by landmarks that revealed themselves through openings in the trees below. A short three years later, he was dead at age fifty-six.
Memory of that ride fueled Kossoff’s desire to understand who her father was and the forces that shaped him. And by extension, how he shaped her life. Her need to know and to understand became a life-long pursuit.
The Rope of Life: A Memoir is a daughter’s story told with love and compassion. Readers will come away wiser about family bonds and the ways in which they can hurt or heal.
Our first new book in 2019 is a poignant memoir that celebrates our shared humanity. Linda Patterson’s What We Do for Love: Cats in the Family explores the lessons she and we can learn from life with animals. Her cats amuse, annoy, confound, comfort, and delight. But her book is much more than a collection of cat stories. It shows us how love and loss are part of what it means to be human and how our animals can show us the way through dark as well as bright days.
C.F. Stice's new book, Always Yours: Memoir of an Adopted Child, explores all these issues with good writing and compelling story-telling.
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Mary Ann Claud's trilogy follows the generations of a legendary southern textile family. The third novel, Alex Dances, will appear in 2018.
In the first book,
Whirlygig: The Dancin' Man's Daughter: It’s 1999. Volly Brunson comes home to Parkersburg, SC, determined to resurrect the family’s failing textile business and to assume the responsibilities she has run away from for the past ten years. In her early thirties, with a failed relationship behind her and an MBA in hand, Volly faces an aging business, a dysfunctional family, and the But she’s smart and she’s ready. Or so she thinks.
Ellen Rogers writes great mysteries full of North Carolina locales and themes. Every time the bells over Lanie Montgomery's shop door ring, the reader looks up to see who has come in. It’s always someone interesting, funny, and sometimes dangerous.
Southern Pines, NC, horse country. Peaceful, beautiful. Deadly.
Deadly Trust is a fine who-done-it, well-plotted with good characters you will to be happy to see again in the sequel. Well, some of them are in jail now and some of them are dead, but Lanie Montgomery, her dogs and friends in their new adventures will be a treat.
Linda Hardister Rodriguez has published two novels with us, each based on a story she knows well from life.
On January 8, 1959, the triumphant Fidel Castro leads his forces through the streets of Havana. Thousands of Cubans celebrate, cheer him on, and dream of a better life. The corrupt dictator Batista is gone and democracy is here in the form of this savior, Fidel.
No one is more excited than 14-year-old Francisco. He makes his way through the crowd to come face-to-face with his new hero.
A short 20 months later, Francisco fears for his life as Castro’s government forces him to leave his family, his country, and his culture.
Fleeing the Sharks: A Cuban Family Story tells of a revolution’s broken promises, of shattered families driven from their homes, and of a nation betrayed. For years, author Linda Hardister Rodriguez listened to her husband’s Cuban family story and it caught hold of her imagination. The result is a story that places the reader in the shoes of a boy coming of age while one of the 20th Century’s most formative events destroys the world as he has known it.
Linda's first novel, Up From the River, tells a very American story.
Imagine. You are a small town southern factory worker--disabled on the job--and you believe what your boss, your surgeon, and the government bureaucracy tell you. Everything will be fine. All you have to do is wait. You will return to your middle class life. Imagine people lying to you. Linda Hardister Rodriguez explores the fragile edges of middle class American life in her novel, Up from the River.
Jasmine Kumalah is a brilliant young writer. We are proud to publish her first book.
Three young men are brutally murdered in a city where people are struggling to recover from a tragic civil war. Detective Alu is given the job of finding out who killed them, and why.
Holding Demons in Small Jars
Landis Wade's Courtroom Adventure Series combines legal expertise and gentle humor. You'll want to read all three.
The Christmas Heist: A Courtroom Adventure
Remember watching out the window for snow to start falling? Remember hoping for a snow day? Sea Snow by Leslie and Lindsay Bigoness will stir all of those memories. You'll share a day of adventure with their characters, Bailey and Skye. The illustrations by Susanne Frueh will further transport you. Share this book with a child, or curl up on your own to dream with it.
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In After the Race, Michael B. Jones has written a father and son drama to rival
Nora Gaskin is the founder of Lystra Books & Literary Services. Her new novel, The Worst Thing, will appear in 2018. Please read her first novel and the non-fiction book that is related to it.
Time of Death by Nora Gaskin.
A murder 1963 on Christmas Eve began a long search for justice. The search ended with justice half-served. And innocent man was exonerated, but a murderer went free, too. This true story contains the seeds that became Nora's novel, Until Proven.
Until Proven: A Mystery in 2 Parts by Nora Gaskin.
|Until Proven: A Mystery in 2 Parts|
The two families aggrieved by the first murder suffer again with the second—and find that four decades are not enough for healing. When the old scars are torn off by the second murder, the pain of each is magnified.
Tim Keim is an accomplished and talented yoga teacher.
Dynamic Dozen: 12 Accessible Yoga Poses for Bone Density, Strength, and Balance by Tim Keim provides the knowledge you need for health and healing. Watch for Tim, reading and teaching. http://timkeim.wordpress.com/
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