Tag: literary fiction

The Wooden Indian Resurrection: Coming of Age in Middle Age

The Wooden Indian Resurrection: Coming of Age in Middle Age

| December 5, 2019

A CAPTIVATING TALE OF FIRST LOVE, BETRAYAL, AND SECOND CHANCES THAT “STAYS WITH YOU LONG AFTER YOU TURN THE LAST PAGE.” (CINDY MYERS, “THE VIEW FROM HERE”). Three girlfriends, one betrayal, three decades of bitterness, and one showdown that changes everything in this resurrection of a beaten-down woman who discovers “that we must face – […]

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Floating in the Neversink

Floating in the Neversink

| October 25, 2019

“Her keen observations are those of a Jewish teen coming of age…. This novel too has its dark edges, as Simon explores complexities of friendship and family.” —The New York Jewish Week “A thought-provoking and beautifully written book that will challenge how its readers think about how an individual weaves the tapestry of her family’s […]

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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 […]

By the Hands of Men, Book One:  The Old World

By the Hands of Men, Book One: The Old World

| August 14, 2019

A soldier fights for his soul in the trenches of France.  A field hospital nurse battles death every day.  Are duty and honor enough of a reason to go on in the hell of a world at war? A mere mile from the blood-drenched front lines, Russian refugee and nurse Charlotte Braninov encounters English Lieutenant Robert Fitzgerald, […]

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Raw Sexuality, or a Year of Indiscretion

Raw Sexuality, or a Year of Indiscretion

| August 14, 2019

“(Extremely) brutal honesty, total sexual unabashedness and slightly bitter, but meditative and charming humour. […] If Nick Hornby, Henry Miller, Philip Roth and Charles Bukowski had shared a house for a week or two, they would have come up with something very similar. Most importantly though, it never lets you get bored – not for […]

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Griefwriting

Griefwriting

| August 12, 2019

While this novel tells the story of the recently widowed Dee Heller, who is now teaching a griefwriting course in the New York City college from which she has recently retired, its central character is really thematic: the idea of grief. It is this which brings together a diverse group of students who seek healing […]

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Of Lost Letters

Of Lost Letters

| July 15, 2019

“It happened so subtly, as if to take man’s world by storm-” When letters began to “break” away from items and documents, no one thinks anything of it. None see the phenomenon for what it is, even as it grows more “rogue”. However, mankind soon learns its folly, falling hostage to its vast, devastating effects. […]

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Stoneberry

Stoneberry

| June 29, 2019

17-year-old Ryan Cooper is jaded with life. He wastes his days in a fog of drink, drugs, and music in a vain attempt to escape the looming truths of adulthood. When he begins to uncover the story of a virtuosic guitarist who was a patient at a secure mental hospital, his sudden sense of purpose […]

Wide as the Wind

Wide as the Wind

| April 27, 2019

Wide as the Wind is the winner of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Young Adult Fiction, the 2017 Silver Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Young Adult Fiction – Historical/Cultural, and the 2018 silver Feathered Quill Award for Teen Fiction. Wide as the Wind was also honored in the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book […]

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