By Claire Youmans

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Sep 20

2211 Umbra

By Grigor Fedan

2211 Umbra is a look at the future based on the ancient wisdom of Eastern Philosophy. Regent Louis Sagan is planning to die along with his wife who has incurable cancer. He’s one of the 2,000-plus regents who rule a peaceful and prosperous world. String theory has led to teleportation and revolutionized medicine. There are no prisons. Antisocial types who in the past caused all the crime, wars, economic, and ecological disasters, are classified as atavistic, and controlled with biochips; except in Texas, a haven for outcasts where the super-rich fled after most nations adopted a moneyless and politics-free system. An atavist army in Texas called “The Patriots” start a terrorist offensive to restore the old world order of well-defined countries, governments, and money. Louis is in charge of space exploration, and an astrophysicist insists that he look at his proposal that involves working with the energies that make up the fabric of the universe. Without knowing it, Louis Sagan is about to alter humanity’s course.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords and/or Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/2211-UMBRA-Grigor-Fedan/dp/0578159406.

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by Keith Stubblefield

Brad is an NCAA champion swimmer at an east coast college. Brad is also blind and an orphan. Over Thanksgiving break, ditching his girlfriend and trashing her plans, Brad takes a chance, based on information from a private investigator he has hired, and heads unannounced to the North Slope of Alaska to try to connect with his biological father, an oil field foreman, before he heads to a new oil field, to get answers to many questions.
The aging but experienced bush pilot Brad hires to fly him from Anchorage to “the Slope” takes advantage of Brad’s blindness and flies far off the normal route to deliver some contraband and make some quick cash before he retires from flying due to a bad heart. The plane crashes where no one would think to look for it and becomes hidden by snow from a snow bank. Brad, in very bad shape from the plane crash, is rescued by an elderly reclusive homesteader and trapper. After his injuries just start to heal, the homesteader dies leaving Brad alone and unprepared in his tiny cabin. Brad, still healing and in bizarre surroundings, barely overcomes this challenge and many others. Because of his injuries he no longer knows who he is or how he got to the cabin.
Later, Brad rescues an injured Canadian Mounty who unexpectedly shows up at the cabin, injured and very close to frozen, after being surprised and trampled by a moose. The Mounty accidentally shoots Brad while trying to protect him. They agree that Brad could not survive the rest of the winter in the cabin by himself due to his extreme lack of wilderness skills. The Mounty agrees to help Brad make it back to civilization and to help him figure out who he is.
Will the experienced Mounty and novice Brad make it safely back to civilization? Will Brad be arrested for the death of the elderly homesteader if he makes it back to civilization? Will Brad ever figure out who he is and how he ended up in the wilderness? Will Brad ever connect with his father and learn why he was left in an orphanage?

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords and/or Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Blind-Luck-Yukon-Keith-Stubblefield-ebook/dp/B01091EATG.

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By Stuart D Hogg

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By Steven Green

Human trafficking is a major contemporary problem. Economic injustice, cultural traditions, and conflicting laws create a complex problem with suspicion and distrust between victims, freelancers, and the authorities.

When Barrett Sherman steps into a bar for a moment of escape from marital tension and job frustration, he meets exotic Sabrina and is drawn into a web of intrigue and danger that puts his own circumstances in a wider perspective. This “noir” suspense is both dark and humorous, cynical and hopeful, erotic and loving.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords and/or Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Captives-Shadows-Steven-Green-ebook/dp/B06Y5K66XC.

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Sep 20

The Adored

By T.R. Connolly

The Adored is a story rich in character, in the style of Tolstoy. It weaves a tapestry of interconnected lives living large on the global stage of privilege and power. Edward Wheelwright, a son of that privilege, is now a striver attempting to regain his family’s fortune lost in the great recession. The love of his life, Val McGuire, is attempting to regain Eddie, lost to the lustrous Santa Alba.

Eddie, Val and their closest friends are fully engaged in life – they cheat on each other, they trade on insider information, and occasionally they murder. Vito Boriello, an industrious sleuth with the Stamford Police Department, attempts to sort the good guys from the bad. There is no assurance he will be successful.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords and/or Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Adored-T-R-Connolly/dp/0986150509.

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By Lt.(jg) Bill Starr USNR

These letters cover an unbelievable variety of war-time experiences, not shared by many servicemen, from terrifying near-death experiences on the beaches at Iwo Jima where 6000 casualties occurred on the first day, and where a kamikaze pilot’s last-second inexplicable course-change caused his plane to crash harmlessly into the ship, (see front cover) to light-hearted accounts of tricky deals getting supplies. Also, in the move to Japan, the remarkable coincidental meeting, in a pearl shop in Osaka, of two former residents of New York, one American and one Japanese, and the unforgettable encounter with a Japanese Good Samaritan train-station agent.
The ship moves to Shanghai where it is to deliver pure water to the ships docked in the Whangpoo River. The Shanghai stories include the author’s near-miss of the Admiral’s ship and the unforseen reputation from that near-miss, the crew’s magical response to a priest’s request for aid to his famished orphans, the beautiful unapproachable Iranian page in the British production of Richard II, the hordes of international shoppers and the $63,000 suitcase, and widespread dysentery from ‘C’ rated restaurants. The next few months are spent on a frightening assignment as a ‘detonator’ ship, working with minesweepers off the coast of Formosa , clearing the area of mines.
The letters then move to Pearl Harbor where the author, now captain of the ship, through forgivable trickery, saves members of his crew from being transferred to ships going to the Bikini Atom Bomb test. On the last leg of the 8,000-mile return from Shanghai to the States, the ship runs into a massive storm off California, where it comes within 2 degrees of capsizing under mountainous waves.
A truly remarkable odyssey!

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By Penny Colman

“Girls: A History of Growing Up Female in America” chronicles the stirring stories of American girls – often in their own words – and highlights their spirit, their will, their courage, and their contributions. Girls from all regions of this country and from all walks of life are given a collective voice in this true story of girls’ everyday trials and triumphs. There are stirring stories from the wilderness and the cities, from the fields and the factories, told by girls of different races, ethnicities, religions, and classes, by girls with heartaches and girls with dreams. For all girls, from the first girls who walked across the Bering Strait to girls of the twenty-first century, growing up female has meant a combination of joy and sorrow, prejudice and privilege, fitting in and breaking molds, and struggle and acceptance. Penny Colman has dug deep into historical records and photographs, diaries, letters, memories, and advice books to glean the words and images of girls from pre-Colonial times to the present. The story of growing up female in America is the sum of many girls’ stories – Native American, slave, immigrant, pioneer, rich, middle-class, and working-class.Extensive backmatter: Images, Chronology, Statues of Girls, Sources for Information and Activism, Source Notes, Bibliography/Webliography. The 2016 ebook is a revised edition of the bestselling, award-winning book “Girls: A History of Growing Up Female in America” (Scholastic, 2000). “Smartly written and accessible” Entertainment Weekly “A fascinating look at a seldom-studied topic.” School Library Journal “Colman has done all girlhood a great service with these amazing stories.” KidsReads

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By Toni Williams

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By Linda Kay

Sophie Writes a Love Story is the second in a series of books created in the memory of my mother and grandmother. My grandmother was given at her bridal shower in 1916 a set of five prints by C. Clyde Squires, a noted pulp artist. These prints depict five stages of love. My mother inherited this set of five prints from my grandmother, and always kept the frame in a prominent place in her home. The first book in the series is an expression of mother love, Annie’s Love. This second book is taken from the picture of puppy love. Sophie Lincoln recently lost her husband, Carl, to a long-term illness, and her children have encouraged her to move to a small house. As she goes through boxes of papers and photos in the attic, she runs across a box containing a ring woven of twine, and a chain. These were a gift to her in her youth by a special boy named Donnie. Sophie’s memories lead her back to her writing to tell a story of adventure with Sophie Writes a Love Story. She begins with excerpts from old journals she kept as a child with references to Donnie and the hideout in the timber, and she weaves the magic of story-telling into the entries she finds. Don Ribold is retired and alone and has become depressed with life in general. A friend convinces him to take up a hobby of painting, long forgotten, and makes an introduction to an art teacher who helps him get back into his work. Sophie and Don’s independence and individual pursuits of the arts will lead them to each other, and to a chance for love the second time around. Books by Linda Kay: “Flavors From The Past: Memoirs of Wilma Weiland Diekhoff” “Annie’s Love”

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