Spalding University

Carmichael's is proud to be the official bookseller for Spalding University and of the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing.

Please enjoy these fantastic books by Spalding staff and alumni.

Creativity & Compassion: Spalding Writers Celebrate 20 Years By Kathleen Driskell (Editor), Katy Yocom (Editor) Cover Image
By Kathleen Driskell (Editor), Katy Yocom (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780578941448
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Published: Good River Books - November 16th, 2021

The Glassmaker's Wife By Lee Martin Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781950539482
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Published: Dzanc Books - December 6th, 2022

In August of 1844, a
man named Leonard Reed takes violently ill at his home near Heathsville, Illinois,
and four days later he is dead. The cause? Arsenic poisoning.


The suspect? His
wife, Betsey.


The Other Mother: A Novel By Rachel M. Harper Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781640095045
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Published: Counterpoint - May 3rd, 2022

An "extraordinary" page-turning generational saga about a young man's search for a parent he never knew, and a moving portrait of motherhood, race, and the truths we hide in the name of family (Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple)


The Art of Disobedience By K. L. Cook Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781948509145
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Published: Ice Cube Press - November 1st, 2019

Lark Ascending By Silas House Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781643751597
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 27th, 2022

Winner of the Southern Book Prize ​for Fiction * Winner of a Nautilus Award (Gold)​

A timely, powerful story of survival set in the not-too-distant future that Margaret Renkl (Late Migrations) calls “a beautiful book...shot through with such tenderness and humanity, such love and courage and beauty and hope, that it feels almost like a prayer.&rdq


The Promise of the Pelican: A Novel By Roy Hoffman Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781950994342
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Published: Arcade Crimewise - March 15th, 2022

For fans of Harper Lee and Rita Mae Brown, Roy Hoffman's new novel is steeped in a sense of place--coastal Alabama--with its rich tapestry of characters caught in a web of justice not for all.

Early Praise for The Promise of the Pelican:

"Roy Hoffman has written a fast-paced, mesmerizing and incredibly moving contemporary novel about human and civil rights,


Wanting Radiance By Karen Salyer McElmurray Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781949669336
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Published: South Limestone - November 2nd, 2021

Miracelle Loving's world comes crashing down when her mother, Ruby, is murdered during a fortune-telling session gone wrong. Without the guidance of her mother, Miracelle grows up following the only path she knows, traveling from town to town, sometimes fortune-telling, picking up odd jobs to fill the time and escape the ever-present lostness she can't seem to run far enough away from.


When Stars Rain Down By Angela Jackson-Brown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780785240440
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Published: Thomas Nelson - April 13th, 2021

Opal is an eighteen-year-old Black woman working as a housekeeper in a small Southern town in the 1930s--and then the Klan descends. A moving story that confronts America's tragic past, When Stars Rain Down is both heartwarming and heart-wrenching.


The Light Always Breaks By Angela Jackson-Brown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780785240594
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Published: Harper Muse - July 5th, 2022

Eva Cardon has never taken the easy path through life, but she's never faced a challenge like this.


Margreete's Harbor: A Novel By Eleanor Morse Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250271549
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 20th, 2021

Winner of the Maine Literary Award for Fiction

A literary novel set on the coast of Maine during the 1960s, tracing the life of a family and its matriarch as they negotiate sharing a home.


When Ghosts Come Home: A Novel By Wiley Cash Cover Image
$30.99
ISBN: 9780063090125
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Published: Harper Large Print - September 21st, 2021

Winner of the SIBA Southern Book Prize for Fiction

“I loved it and devoured it with fury, straight to its blazing end.” —Lily King, author of Writers & Lovers


The Last Ballad: A Novel By Wiley Cash Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062313126
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018

Winner of the Southern Book Prize for Literary Fiction

Named a Best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library and the American Library Association

“Wiley Cash reveals the dignity and humanity of people asking for a fair shot in an unfair world.”


Two Deserts: Stories By Julie Brickman Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781933435466
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Published: Hopewell Publications - October 1st, 2013

Deserts of sand and deserts of the heart, Middle Eastern deserts and American deserts: Two Deserts, a collection of stories, spans cultures and deserts. Adventure travel agent Emma Solace plunges into the impossible conflicts in an Arabian Gulf country.


Last Call: Stories (The Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction) By K. L. Cook Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780803271715
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Published: Bison Books - October 1st, 2013

In this tenth anniversary edition of K. L. Cook’s debut collection, the linked stories of Last Call span three generations in the life of one West Texas family.


Ghosting By Kirby Gann Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781935439479
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Published: Ig Publishing - April 17th, 2012

A dying drug kingpin enslaved to the memory of his dead wife; a young woman torn between a promising future and the hardscrabble world she grew up in; a mother willing to do anything to fuel her addiction to pills; and her youngest son, searching for the truth behind his older brother's disappearance, are just some of the unforgettable characters that populate Ghosting, Kirby Gann's lush an


Blue Territory: A meditation on the life and work of Joan Mitchell By Robin Lippincott Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9798987192832
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Published: Rabbit House Press - June 30th, 2023

Blue Territory is a poetic immersion into the life and art of Joan Mitchell, the great American abstract expressionist painter. A contemporary of Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning, she is not as well known as her male counterparts because she was a woman and also because she spent most of her working life in France.


Vaulting Through Time By Nancy McCabe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780744309362
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Published: CamCat Books - July 25th, 2023

Can she perform the vault of her life to save her loved ones—and herself?

Sixteen-year-old gymnast Elizabeth Arlington doesn’t care that her mother is older than the other girls’ moms or that she doesn’t look anything like her parents.


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You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir By Maggie Smith Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982185855
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - April 11th, 2023

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NPR Best Book of the Year Time Best Book of the Year Oprah Daily Best Memoir of the Year

“A bittersweet study in both grief and joy.” ­—Time

“A sparklingly beautiful memoir-in-vignettes


Voice Lessons By Karen Salyer McElmurray Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781604542530
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Published: Iris Press - May 14th, 2021

A memoir-in-essays, Voice Lessons is one woman from Appalachia's remembrance of childhood and of education, both formal and personal. McElmurray enters the world of writing and teaching, all the while coming to understand her deeply troubled mother.


The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom By Felicia Rose Chavez Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781642592672
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Published: Haymarket Books - January 5th, 2021

This easy-to-use guide explains how to recruit, nourish, and fortify writers of color through innovative reading, writing, workshop, critique, and assessment strategies.


Telling Stories: The Craft of Narrative and the Writing Life By Lee Martin Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781496202024
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2017

A prolific and award-winning writer, Lee Martin has put pen to paper to offer his wisdom, honed during thirty years of teaching the oh-so-elusive art of writing. Telling Stories is intended for anyone interested in thinking more about the elements of storytelling in short stories, novels, and memoirs.


Can This Marriage Be Saved?: A Memoir By Nancy McCabe Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780826222121
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Published: University of Missouri - September 7th, 2020

In this warm, deeply-personal, and often humorous book, Nancy McCabe re-examines and gains new understanding of her early life and her ill-advised marriage.


From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood By Nancy McCabe Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780826221476
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Published: University of Missouri - January 29th, 2018

A typical travel book takes readers along on a trip with the author, but a great travel book does much more than that, inviting readers along on a mental and spiritual journey as well.


Alabama Afternoons: Profiles and Conversations By Roy Hoffman Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780817359034
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Published: University Alabama Press - May 16th, 2017

A collection of portraits of many remarkable Alabamians, famous and obscure, profiled by award-winning journalist and novelist Roy Hoffman
 
Alabama Afternoons is a collection of portraits of many notable Alabamians, famous and obscure, profiled by award-winning journalist and novelist Roy Hoffman.


Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal By Silas House, Jason Howard, Lee Smith (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Silas House, Jason Howard, Lee Smith (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780813133836
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - January 10th, 2011

Like an old-fashioned hymn sung in rounds, Something's Rising gives a stirring voice to the lives, culture, and determination of the people fighting the destructive practice of mountaintop removal in the coalfields of central Appalachia.


A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music By Jason Howard, Rodney Crowell (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jason Howard, Rodney Crowell (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780813147451
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - January 20th, 2015

In industry circles, musicians from Kentucky are known to possess an enviable pedigree-a lineage as prized as the bloodline of any bluegrass-raised Thoroughbred. With native sons and daughters like Naomi and Wynonna Judd, Loretta Lynn, the Everly Brothers, Joan Osborne, and Merle Travis, it's no wonder that the state is most often associated with folk, country, and bluegrass music.


Blue Territory: a meditation on the life and art of Joan Mitchell By Robin Lippincott Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780984661787
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Published: Tidal Press - December 4th, 2015

Blue Territory is a poetic immersion into the life and art of Joan Mitchell, the great American abstract expressionist painter. A contemporary of Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning, she is not as well known as her male counterparts because she was a woman and also because she spent most of her working life in France.


At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life By Fenton Johnson Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608298
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 10th, 2020

A profound meditation on accepting, and celebrating, one’s solitude.


John Knowles' a Separate Peace: Bookmarked By Kirby Gann Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781632460103
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Published: Ig Publishing - April 5th, 2016

The Bookmarked series focuses on a famous work of literature that left a powerful impression on an author (hence the name, Bookmarked--a book that left its mark). Each entry in the series will be a no-holds-barred personal narrative detailing how a particular novel influenced an author on their journey to becoming a writer, as well as the myriad directions where that journey has taken them.


This Side of Providence By Rachel M. Harper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781938849763
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Published: Prospect Park Books - March 29th, 2016

Arcelia and her extended family tell universal truths about love, loss, struggle, and the tenuous nature of the American dream.


In the Meantime By Robin Lippincott Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781612182445
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Published: Amazon Publishing - December 5th, 2011

From the intimacy of small town America to big city life, from World War II to 9/11, In the Meantime vividly encapsulates an unforgettable era.On a hot summer's day in 1931, three five-year-olds meet on a dusty street in a small Midwestern town, beginning a friendship that will last all their lives.


White Dog Fell from the Sky: A Novel By Eleanor Morse Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143124436
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

An extraordinary novel of love, friendship, and betrayal for admirers of Abraham Verghese and Edwidge Danticat

Eleanor Morse’s rich and intimate portrait of Botswana, and of three people whose intertwined lives are at once tragic and remarkable, is an absorbing and deeply moving story.


Swimming Between Worlds By Elaine Neil Orr Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425282731
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Published: Berkley - April 3rd, 2018

From the critically acclaimed writer of A Different Sun, a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American civil rights movement...


This Is My Eye: A New York Story By Neela Vaswani, Neela Vaswani (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Neela Vaswani, Neela Vaswani (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763676162
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Published: Candlewick - August 14th, 2018

It’s not what you look at, it’s what you see! Take a journey through New York City as it might be seen by a child through a camera lens.


Come Landfall: A Novel By Roy Hoffman Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780817358716
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Published: University Alabama Press - March 14th, 2017

The worlds of three women and the men they love come together in this novel of war and hurricanes, loss and renewal. Christiane, or Nana, reliving the past in her eighties, her granddaughter Angela, working at a Biloxi casino in her twenties, and their teenage friend Cam, the daughter of a Vietnamese shrimper, form a deep connection. As they face heartbreak, their bonds nurture and sustain them.


Eli the Good By Silas House Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763652883
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Published: Candlewick - February 8th, 2011

In his YA debut, a best-selling novelist revisits a summer of tumult and truth for a young narrator and his war-torn family. Available in paperback with a discussion guide!


Southernmost By Silas House Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781616209360
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 4th, 2019

Southernmost engages my most deeply hidden fears and hopes . . . I love this book, and for it, I love Silas House.” —Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina

Asher Sharp is willing to give up everything for what he believes in.  Except his son.


Rufus + Syd By Julia Watts, Robin Lippincott Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781634763905
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Published: Harmony Ink Press LLC - May 5th, 2016

Vermillion, Georgia, is the small town that time forgot, or at least that’s how it feels to fifteen-year-old Rufus. As if being a scrawny ginger called “Matchstick” isn’t bad enough, Rufus is also gay, an artist, and the son of conservative religious fanatics. He doesn’t have a prayer of fitting in in the Bible Belt—at least not until he meets Syd, a spiky-haired girl in black eyeliner.


Trouble Funk By Douglas Manuel Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781636280684
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 25th, 2023

The speaker of Testify returns to divulge his parents' love story. Set in Anderson, Indiana in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, Trouble Funk exposes ways Black Love is thwarted but never destroyed by racism, classism, and sexism.


The Vine Temple (The Cox Family Poetry Chapbook Series) By Kathleen Driskell Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780887486876
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Published: Carnegie Mellon University Press - February 22nd, 2023

Poems that meditate on light and darkness in the natural world.
 
In The Vine Temple, Kathleen Driskell invites readers to walk with her through past landscapes, including a Confederate cemetery near her turbulent childhood home and more recent hikes in a nearby park, where the sacred and sublime reveal themselves in the natural world.


Totem: America By Debra Kang Dean Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780997630596
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Published: Tiger Bark Press - October 1st, 2018

Poetry. Women's Studies. Moving through losses both private and public, the poems in TOTEM: AMERICA, Debra Kang Dean's third full-length collection, sing of a thee who is sometimes a beloved, sometimes a country, and sometimes both.


Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change By Maggie Smith Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781982132071
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - October 6th, 2020

The NATIONAL BESTSELLER from the author of YOU COULD MAKE THIS PLACE BEAUTIFUL

“A meditation on kindness and hope, and how to move forward through grief.” —NPR
“A shining reminder to learn all we can from this moment, rebuilding ourselves in the darkness so that we may come out wiser, kinder, and stronger on the other side.”


The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World By Alison Hawthorne Deming (Editor), Lauret E. Savoy (Editor) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781571313195
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Published: Milkweed Editions - February 1st, 2011

From African American to Asian American, indigenous to immigrant, "multiracial" to "mixedblood," the diversity of cultures in today's world is reflected in our richly various stories--stories of creation and destruction, displacement and heartbreak, hope and mystery. For centuries, this richness has been widely overlooked by readers of environmental literature.


Fugitive Blues: Poems By Debra Kang Dean Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9780913785478
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Published: Moon City Press - March 1st, 2014

Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets By Bianca Lynne Spriggs (Editor), Jeremy Paden (Editor) Cover Image
By Bianca Lynne Spriggs (Editor), Jeremy Paden (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780813175232
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - February 23rd, 2018

The Appalachian region stretches from Mississippi to New York, encompassing rural areas as well as cities from Birmingham to Pittsburgh. Though Appalachia's people are as diverse as its terrain, few other regions in America are as burdened with stereotypes.


Prison Recipes By Jeremy Dae Paden Cover Image
$10.50
ISBN: 9781937968472
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Published: Broadstone Books - June 1st, 2018

Poetry. Latinx Studies. Jeremy Paden returns with a new chapbook of poems imagining the lives of people trapped in darkness, in this case the man-made darkness of political imprisonment in Chile and Argentina.


The Myth of Water: Poems from the Life of Helen Keller By Jeanie Thompson Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780817358570
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Published: University Alabama Press - July 15th, 2016

The Myth of Water is a cycle of thirty-four poems by award-winning Alabama poet and writer Jeanie Thompson in the voice of world-renowned Alabamian Helen Keller.


Next Door to the Dead: Poems (Kentucky Voices) By Kathleen Driskell Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780813165721
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - August 14th, 2015

When Kathleen Driskell tells her husband that she's gone to visit the neighbors, she means something different than most. The noted poet-whose last book, Seed across Snow, was twice listed as a national bestseller by the Poetry Foundation-lives in an old country church just outside Louisville, Kentucky. Next door is an old graveyard that she was told had fallen out of use.


Blue Etiquette By Kathleen Driskell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781597092388
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Published: Red Hen Press - September 17th, 2016

When Kathleen Driskell pulled an old edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette from the used bookstore shelf and blew dust off the blue linen cover, she instantly found herself and her family within those pages—not as the Worldlys, Oldlineages, or the Gildings (archetypes Post created to demonstrate how to properly manage a grand house full of servants), but as the


FARMER'S DAUGHTER, THE By LYNNELL EDWARDS Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781888996746
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Published: Red Hen Press - August 1st, 2003

Covet By LYNNELL EDWARDS Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781597091718
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Published: Red Hen Press - October 1st, 2011

covet (kúh-vit)v. tr.: to desire, esp. to desire eagerly, to wish for, long for. As in to covet another’s belongings, the ghosts of households and fixtures, their voices or warnings. Ex: she coveted the fine table, the rich furnishings of her neighbor’s home. As in to covet the past, a lost year, a lost life or one not lived.


Testify By Douglas Manuel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781597090452
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 25th, 2017

A brave, brilliant debut about the African-American experience in the American Midwest. A contemplation of race, masculinity, religion, and class, Testify in a very personal way confronts some of the most critical issues in today's society.


LAMP OF THE BODY By MAGGIE SMITH Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781888996883
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Published: Red Hen Press - August 1st, 2005

Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love By Keith S. Wilson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595615
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 21st, 2019

"Wilson's collection is romantic yet world-weary, bereaved yet fortified―a kindred reflection of the heart in the modern world." ―Publishers Weekly Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love is a collection whose poems approach family, politics, and romance, often through the lens of space: the vagaries of a relationship full of wonder and coldness, separation and exploration.


This Great Green Valley By Lynnell Edwards Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781937968632
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Published: Broadstone Books - May 1st, 2020

Poetry. Genius loci. The pervading spirit of a place. This little book from Lynnell Edwards is all about the spirit of a very specific place, in this case the environs of central Kentucky, and she writes about this place in two very different times, in two very different styles. So different, in fact, that one might first wonder what the two parts of the book have in common.


The Louisville Anthology By Erin Keane (Editor) Cover Image
By Erin Keane (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781948742702
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Published: Belt Publishing - September 21st, 2020

"A book that looks to stir emotions. It holds a lot of anger."--LEO Weekly. Part of Belt's City Anthology Series.


The Last Last-Day-of-Summer (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358244417
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Published: Versify - September 8th, 2020

"The Last Last-Day-of-Summer reminds me that all children deserve to exist in magical spaces where their imaginations and familial bonds will them into heroism. Every single child should have the freedom to be one of The Legendary Alstons.


Spin By Lamar Giles Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338582185
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 21st, 2020

Even in murder, the music lives on.

When rising star Paris Secord (aka DJ ParSec) is found dead on her turntables, it sends the local music scene reeling.


Fake ID By Lamar Giles Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062121851
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Published: Amistad Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2015

Lamar Giles takes readers on a wild and dark ride in this contemporary Witness Protection thriller, perfect for fans of James Patterson, Harlan Coben, and John Grisham.


Not So Pure and Simple By Lamar Giles Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062349200
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 27th, 2020

"Hysterical. I couldn’t put it down.” (Nic Stone) "I laughed, I gasped, I church grunted through every chapter." (Tiffany D. Jackson) "Heartfelt and hilarious on every page!" (Justin A. Reynolds)

4 starred reviews! * An Indie Next List Pick! * Named one of Bank Street College of Education's Best Children’s Books of the Year!


Always Matt: A Tribute to Matthew Shepard By Lesléa Newman, Brian Britigan (Illustrator), Jason Collins (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Lesléa Newman, Brian Britigan (Illustrator), Jason Collins (Foreword by)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781419759420
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 26th, 2023

A poignant tribute to the life of Matthew Shepard and his legacy in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights, honoring the formation of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which dedicates its mission to erasing hate

On the night of October 6, 1998, in Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Wayne Shepard (1976–1998) was brutally killed solely because he was gay.


October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard By Leslea Newman Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536215779
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Published: Candlewick - September 1st, 2020

A masterful poetic exploration of the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world.


The Courage of the Little Hummingbird: A Tale Told Around the World By Leah Henderson, Magaly Morales (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leah Henderson, Magaly Morales (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419754555
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 11th, 2023

Courage of the Little Hummingbird is a freshly retold animal fable about heroism, hope, and community, from award-winning creators Leah Henderson and Magaly Morales.
 
Across oceans, lands, and skies
In whispers, shouts, and in many different languages
The story of the little hummingbird of the Great Forest can always be heard
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Alicia and the Hurricane / Alicia Y El Huracán: A Story of Puerto Rico / Un Cuento de Puerto Rico By Lesléa Newman, Elizabeth Erazo Baez (Illustrator), Georgina Lazaro (Translator) Cover Image
By Lesléa Newman, Elizabeth Erazo Baez (Illustrator), Georgina Lazaro (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780892394555
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Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - April 19th, 2022

Bestselling author Lesl a Newman offers a tender and timely story of a Puerto Rican child facing a hurricane and her concern for the beloved coqu es of her home island.

La autora de bestsellers Lesl a Newman ofrece un tierno y oportuno cuento de una ni a puertorrique a que enfrenta un hurac n y su preocupaci n por los amados coqu es de su isla natal.


The Magic in Changing Your Stars By Leah Henderson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781454944041
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Published: Union Square Kids - January 18th, 2022

Journey back to 1939 Harlem in this time-travel adventure with an empowering message about believing in yourself and persevering.


Daddy Speaks Love By Leah Henderson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leah Henderson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593354360
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 4th, 2022

A moving tribute to the joy and grounding that fathers bring to their children's lives.


Daddy, Papa, and Me By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781582462622
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Published: Tricycle Press - June 9th, 2009

A heartwarming board books about gay parents! A great purchase for new parents and new babies alike, and the perfect gift to show your love for daddy, pappa and more!


Watch Us Rise By Renée Watson, Ellen Hagan Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781547603114
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 11th, 2020

"This stunning book is the story I've been waiting for my whole life; where girls rise up to claim their space with joy and power.” --Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Speak


Reckless, Glorious, Girl By Ellen Hagan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781547604609
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 23rd, 2021

The co-author of Watch Us Rise pens a novel in verse about all the good and bad that comes with middle school, growing up girl, and the strength of family that gets you through it.


Don't Call Me a Hurricane By Ellen Hagan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547609161
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 19th, 2022

An affecting and resonant YA novel in verse that explores family, community, the changing ocean tides, and what it means to fall in love with someone who sees the world in a different way.


As Babies Dream By Lesléa Newman, Taia Morley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lesléa Newman, Taia Morley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433836817
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Published: Magination Press - September 14th, 2021

"A warm and wonderful bedtime hug." --STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews


I Wish My Father By Lesléa Newman Cover Image
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Published: Headmistress Press - January 2nd, 2021

"My intention was to 'peek' at I Wish My Father, but I couldn't put it down, and after the last poem, I started again from page one and read to the end. This collection is so moving and plain-spoken, that the careful attention to the ingredients of sound and prosody baked into each line might go unnoticed, which is what we, as poets, hope for.


A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day By Leah Henderson, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leah Henderson, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419736308
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

Leah Henderson’s picture book A Day for Rememberin’ is a moving tribute to the little-known history behind the first Memorial Day, illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Floyd Cooper.
 
Today is a special day.


Together We March: 25 Protest Movements That Marched into History By Leah Henderson, Tyler Feder (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leah Henderson, Tyler Feder (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534442702
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

March through history and discover twenty-five groundbreaking protest movements that have shaped the way we fight for equality and justice today in this stunningly illustrated and sweeping book!

For generations, marches have been an invaluable tool for bringing about social change.


The Magic in Changing Your Stars By Leah Henderson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781454934066
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Published: Union Square Kids - August 4th, 2020

Can you change your fate--and the fate of those you love--if you return to the past? Journey to 1939 Harlem in this time-travel adventure with an inspiring message about believing in yourself.


Mamie on the Mound: A Woman in Baseball's Negro Leagues By Leah Henderson, George Doutsiopoulos (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781684460236
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Published: Capstone Editions - January 1st, 2020

Mamie "Peanut" Johnson had one dream: to play professional baseball. She was a talented player, but she wasn't welcome in the segregated All-American Girls Pro Baseball League due to the color of her skin.


Rosie and Skate By Beth Ann Bauman Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780385737364
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Published: Ember - April 5th, 2011

“The novel uses the empty storefronts and windy beaches of autumn to explore loss, confusion and love.” —The New York Times Book Review.


Fresh Ink: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology By Lamar Giles (Editor) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles (Editor)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781524766313
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Published: Ember - July 30th, 2019

All it takes to rewrite the rules is a little fresh ink in this remarkable YA collection from thirteen of the most recognizable diverse authors writing today including Nicola Yoon, Jason Reynolds, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more, and published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. 


Donovan's Big Day By Leslea Newman, Mike Dutton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Mike Dutton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781582463322
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Published: Tricycle Press - April 26th, 2011

Donovan's two moms are getting married, and he can't wait for the celebration to begin. After all, as ringbearer, he has a very important job to do.


A Sweet Passover By Lesléa Newman, David Slonim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lesléa Newman, David Slonim (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780810997370
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2012

In this charming and humorous story, Miriam discovers—with the help of her family and a little matzah bread—the true meaning and importance of Passover. Miriam loves spending time with her family during Passover, and all week long she is happy to eat lots of matzah. But when she wakes up on the last day of the holiday, she is sick of matzah and refuses to eat it ever again.


Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed By Leslea Newman, Amy June Bates (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Amy June Bates (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665555
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Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2015

A 2016 Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award Winner

A kitten’s stroll down a keyboard leads to a celebrated one-minute composition in this charming portrait of a remarkable true friendship.


Heather Has Two Mommies By Leslea Newman, Laura Cornell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763690427
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Published: Candlewick - August 9th, 2016

“Each page is artfully and distinctly rendered to be a visual depiction of the beauty of joy and diversity.” — School Library Journal


Sparkle Boy By Lesléa Newman, Maria Mola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lesléa Newman, Maria Mola (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620142851
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 15th, 2017

Young Casey loves sparkly things, just like his older sister, who does not approve until an encounter with teasing bullies helps her learn to accept and respect Casey for who he is.


Lovely By Lesléa Newman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780998761046
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Published: Headmistress Press - January 2nd, 2018

"In her new collection Lovely, Lesl a Newman takes us on a long glittering walk through nostalgia, from her childhood memories in New York City, to silver sequined mini-dresses and steamy woman love. She holds up a world that is crumbling in our very sight.


Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story By Lesléa Newman, Amy June Bates Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419727474
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story is an award-winning picture book from author Lesléa Newman and illustrator Amy Bates.
 
Gittel and her mother were supposed to immigrate to America together, but when her mother is stopped by the health inspector, Gittel must make the journey alone.


Baby's Blessings By Lesléa Newman, Hiroe Nakata (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lesléa Newman, Hiroe Nakata (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781541522145
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Published: Lerner Publishing Group - October 1st, 2019

In this charming board book, a Jewish family celebrates the arrival of a baby

Blessings in our house abound,
Newest is the wondrous sound,
Of baby whom we hold so dear,
Crying out with joy, "I'm here "


Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail By Leslea Newman, Susan Gal (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Susan Gal (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580898829
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Published: Charlesbridge - January 28th, 2020

Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award and the National Jewish Book Award, Welcoming Elijah by celebrated author Lesléa Newman, unites a young boy and a stray kitten in a warm, lyrical story about Passover, family, and friendship.


One Shadow on the Wall By Leah Henderson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481462969
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2018

An orphaned boy in contemporary Senegal must decide between doing what is right and what is easy as he struggles to keep a promise he made to his dying father in this “stirring” (School Library Journal) middle grade debut novel laced with magical realism.

Eleven-year-old Mor was used to hearing his father’s voice, even if no one else could since his father&rs


Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America By Ibi Zoboi, Tracey Baptiste, Coe Booth, Dhonielle Clayton, Brandy Colbert, Jay Coles, Lamar Giles, Leah Henderson, Justina Ireland, Varian Johnson, Kekla Magoon, Tochi Onyebuchi, Jason Reynolds, Nic Stone, Liara Tamani, Renée Watson, Rita Williams-Garcia Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062698735
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020

Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America. A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.


Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 35th Series (Off-Off Broadway Festival Plays) By Saviana Stanescu, Mary Lynn Dobson, Gabriel Jason Dean Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780573699306
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Published: Samuel French, Inc. - January 19th, 2011

Various Authors

One of Manhattan's most established play festivals, the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival fosters the work of emerging writers, giving them the exposure of publication and representation.


Now Write! Screenwriting: Screenwriting Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers By Sherry Ellis, Laurie Lamson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781585428519
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Published: TarcherPerigee - January 6th, 2011

An essential handbook featuring never-before-published writing exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of Raging Bull, Ali, Terminator 2, Fame, Groundhog Day, Cape Fear, "Lost", "True Blood", "The Shield", and many other hit films and television shows.


The Tillable Land: Poems By Melva Sue Priddy, Rebecca Gayle Howell (Foreword by) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781945049224
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Published: Shadelandhouse Modern Press, LLC - April 19th, 2022

"The Tillable Land is a heart-racing, heart-breaking lyric, a liberating coming of age for our stunted relationship to all that feeds us."-Rebecca Gayle Howell, Author of American Purgatory and Render/An Apocalypse and Poetry Editor, Oxford American


Paws for Love (Fur Haven Dog Park) By Mara Wells Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492698647
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - February 23rd, 2021

Broken hearts—man, woman, and dog—get a second chance at love, healing, and happiness under the warm Miami Beach sun in this endearing contemporary romance…


Cold Nose, Warm Heart (Fur Haven Dog Park) By Mara Wells Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492698586
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - January 28th, 2020

Man's best friend is turning out to be his worst enemy…


Water and Blood By Julie Stewart Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781950539437
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Published: Dzanc Books - April 26th, 2022

Winner of the 2020 Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize


When Stars Rain Down By Angela Jackson-Brown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780785240440
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Published: Thomas Nelson - April 13th, 2021

Opal is an eighteen-year-old Black woman working as a housekeeper in a small Southern town in the 1930s--and then the Klan descends. A moving story that confronts America's tragic past, When Stars Rain Down is both heartwarming and heart-wrenching.


Big Bad (Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction) By Whitney Collins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781946448729
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Published: Sarabande Books - March 16th, 2021

Within the thirteen stories of Whitney Collins's Big Bad dwells a hunger that's dark, deep, and hilarious. Part domestic horror, part flyover gothic, Big Bad serves up real-world predicaments in unremarkable places (motels, dormitories, tiki bars), all with Collins's heart-wrenching flavor of magical realism.


Three Ways to Disappear By Katy Yocom Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781618220837
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Published: Ashland Creek Press - July 16th, 2019

Leaving behind a nomadic and dangerous career as a journalist, Sarah DeVaughan returns to India, the country of her childhood and a place of unspeakable family tragedy, to help preserve the endangered Bengal tigers.


Sleeping Together By Kitty Cook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781732998414
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Published: Brass Anvil Books - March 6th, 2019

Slanted Light By Teddy Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626770256
Published: Midtown Publishing Inc. - October 15th, 2020

Teddy Jones earlier novel, Jackson's Pond, Texas, began the saga of the Jackson family. Now, Slanted Light continues their tale. Claire Havlicek's late night call brings her brother Chris Banks from his home in New Mexico back to the town that bears their family name, Jackson's Pond.


Inherent Truth (Blood Secrets #1) By Alicia Anthony Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781733362412
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Published: Drury Lane Books, LLC - January 14th, 2020

A woman with buried secrets...
An agent with an impossible mission...
An inheritance that will destroy them both...


A Slow Green Sleep By Jonathan Weinert Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947817265
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Published: Saturnalia Books - March 15th, 2021

A Slow Green Sleep takes the long view: from the prehistoric through the human historic and on to the posthistoric. Voices speak out of fresh and ancient graves, from the recent and distant pasts, and from some possible and probable futures. Will the human experiment fail, or change?


Roundabout By Amy M. Clark Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781950413201
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Published: Press 53 - March 27th, 2020

Intense and intimate, the poems in Amy M. Clark's splendid second collection, Roundabout, plunge us into a cherished, safe microcosm of two (a mother and a son) that is perpetually threatened, if not by school violence, then by the violence of seemingly safe streets populated by children in parkas and runners in crosswalks.


A Contemporary Portrait of the Southwest By Connor M. Bjotvedt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781950730858
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Published: Unsolicited Press - March 2nd, 2021

A Contemporary Portrait of the Southwest is a love letter to the Southwest.


Sirens and Rain By Barry George Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781936628629
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Published: Accents Publishing - November 15th, 2020

Featuring an eclectic and inspired range of vignettes, Sirens and Rain celebrates Philadelphia with poetic dexterity and brilliance. Poem after poem brings out the essence of how human activities blend seamlessly with nature. This is clearly the work of a poet engaged, aware, and attuned to the finest details and character of his city.

-Tom Clausen


Ruffian: The Greatest Thoroughbred Filly By Precious McKenzie, Tara Raymo (Designed by), Luana K. Mitten (Editor) Cover Image
By Precious McKenzie, Tara Raymo (Designed by), Luana K. Mitten (Editor)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781735364117
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Published: Bealu Books - October 21st, 2020

Jeremy Plays the Blues By Amy Oden Simpson, Jeannice Jones Sanders (Illustrator), Lisa Soland (Prepared by) Cover Image
By Amy Oden Simpson, Jeannice Jones Sanders (Illustrator), Lisa Soland (Prepared by)
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ISBN: 9781637326190
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Published: Climbing Angel Publishing - May 28th, 2021

We all long to connect with others, but making friends seems an impossibility for those challenged by autism.


We hope this book inspires children like Jeremy to discover their

unique gifts, and may those gifts become a means for

building a true and lasting community.



Phantom Heart By Kelly Creagh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593116050
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2023

A steamy YA romance inspired by Gaston Leroux's classic The Phantom of the Opera


A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean By Tori Murden McClure Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061718878
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 6th, 2010

“Unlike Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Tori Murden McClure’s true story of a woman and the sea and a boat named American Pearl is one of victory. . . . If you want to be inspired, read this book. You won’t stop till you’ve finished.” — Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife


Lark Ascending By Silas House Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781643753935
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 22nd, 2023

Winner of the Southern Book Prize ​for Fiction * Winner of a Nautilus Award (Gold)​

A timely, powerful story of survival set in the not-too-distant future that Margaret Renkl (Late Migrations) calls “a beautiful book...shot through with such tenderness and humanity, such love and courage and beauty and hope, that it feels almost like a prayer.&rdq


A Parchment of Leaves By Silas House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781949467253
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Published: Blair - July 7th, 2020

In 1900s Kentucky, Saul Sullivan leaves his bride behind to seek work, and his brother steps in, with violent consequences.


Clay's Quilt By Silas House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781949467246
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Published: Blair - July 7th, 2020

In his New York Times bestselling debut novel, Silas House introduced himself as an important voice for Appalachia, and indeed, for the entire rural South.


Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me By Erin Keane Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781953368393
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Published: Belt Publishing - February 21st, 2023

From Erin Keane, editor in chief at Salon, comes a touching memoir about the search for truths in the stories families tell. In 1970, Erin Keane's mother ran away from home for the first time. She was thirteen years old. Over the next several years, and under two assumed identities, she hitchhiked her way across America, experiencing freedom, hardship, and tragedy.


Strange Unearthly Things By Kelly Creagh Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593116081
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2023

A hauntingly romantic paranormal Jane Eyre reimagining, by the author of Phantom Heart!