Tag: Coming of age

The Boys Who Woke Up Early

The Boys Who Woke Up Early

| August 18, 2019

Playing cops was just a game until the bullets were real. The gravy train hasn’t stopped in the hollers of western Virginia for more than thirty years when Stony Shelor starts his junior year at Jubal Early High. Class divides and racism are still the hardened norms as the Eisenhower years draw to a close. […]

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Hippies

Hippies

| August 15, 2019

By 1970, the hippie scene was faltering, a victim of both inner contradictions and external forces. The Vietnam war resistance, psychedelic drugs, sexual openness, the freedom of the commune – it seemed that everything about the 1960s could be incredibly liberating or wildly destructive. Against this backdrop, Jazmine, Ziggy, Ragman and a coterie of hippies […]

The Dragon Wakes

The Dragon Wakes

| August 4, 2019

A world built on the tales of dragon kings. Powerful brothers at war. An orphan girl sold as a bride. Long ago, the Kingdom of Estala was a place of dragons and sorcerers. Those with magical powers were more than human, they were Menti. But now Menti sorcery is outlawed by the capricious king, and […]

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The Cost of Caring: Can a Fresh Start Erase the Past?

The Cost of Caring: Can a Fresh Start Erase the Past?

| July 15, 2019

Fans of Carrie from Book 1 will be delighted when Lisa and Carrie’s paths cross! Sometimes you’re better off alone. That’s what Lisa Naylor decided when she was sixteen. After two years of keeping secrets from her parents, she’s ready to leave her dysfunctional family and create her own future. Alone in a big city […]

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Fallout

Fallout

| July 10, 2019

When the dead rise, he’ll either find his family or end up a ravenous corpse… Fifteen-year-old James would much rather hang with friends than go hunting with his survivalist dad. But the boring weekend trip turns into a living horror when they’re attacked by an undead horde. Terrified and confused, James has no choice but […]

Daughter of the Town

Daughter of the Town

| July 6, 2019

“Heartwarming, poignant… a joy to read.” –Writer’s Digest Claire Chastain reflects on her journey of childhood innocence and discovery in small-town Texas in the 1950s. She and best friend Libby share a lifetime of challenges and friendship although Claire is pampered and sheltered in contrast to street-savvy Libby. Claire is blindsided by her mother’s devastating […]

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A Perfect Mess

A Perfect Mess

| June 28, 2019

I know what you did last summer. Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers–all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the […]

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Crimson & Cream

Crimson & Cream

| June 23, 2019

Hounded by watchmen, trolls, goblins, and a relentless bounty hunter, 13-year-old Jetsam dreams of the day he’ll no longer have to run for his life. In the mountain city of Dwim-Halloe, Eidryn and Elvar were born twins to teachers at the city’s revered School of Magic. When the new king outlawed magic, the boys’ parents […]

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Willow and the Fairy Glen

Willow and the Fairy Glen

| June 21, 2019

Willow Mackenzie did not want to go away for the Summer to stay with a cranky, old Grandfather she didn’t remember, to a place she had never seen. A croft in the remote Scottish Highlands, full of sheep and mystery.All she really wanted was a friend. To fit in. To feel normal. Not to be […]

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The Girl with the Hazel Eyes

The Girl with the Hazel Eyes

| June 14, 2019

The beautiful island of Barbados, world-renowned for white sand beaches and tranquil blue seas, became the scene of an international crime in 1967. Forty years after Susan Taylor’s whistle-blowing novel, ‘The Unspeakable Truth’ became the most famous novel by any Caribbean author, she reaches out to a young writer to write her biography. Lia Davis […]

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