Literary

There’s Something (Odd) About Gilbert

December 24, 2013
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Sheldon Mason has decided he doesn’t want to be a recluse any longer: he’d rather just be dead. But when his upstairs neighbor – a drug dealer named Sam – interrupts his suicide attempt, gets him a job, and believes in him, Sheldon realizes maybe his inner demons are beatable. Of course, then he meets new demons… In Scott Bartlett‘s novel “Taking Stock” Sheldon struggles to make sense of his life, and starts to notice…

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Love, Hatred and Jealousy. But Also Regret.

July 2, 2013
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With her husband half a world away, in the trenches of Flanders, in 1918, Sarah Underhill struggles alone to maintain their home for his return. But these orchards and lands have been part of a misjudged attempt to establish an English Eden in the arid interior of British Columbia in southern Canada. The help she finds is young Irishman Jack Butler, whom she discovers to be a liar, a thief, and possibly worse. Their love…

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Coming to Grips With The Reality of Change

May 30, 2013
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Louise Palmer is a settled-down woman, who wants nothing more than to remain in the same house until the day she dies. So when her husband, Clay, announces his intention to quit his job and move to Florida, Louise’s life is thrown into a turmoil of mixed emotions and strained loyalties, in Bette Lee Crosby‘s novel “What Matters Most.” Torn between Clay’s desire for “the good life” and the lifelong friendships of her quilting club,…

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Should This Woman Kill Her Mother-in-Law?

April 22, 2013
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When pneumonia lands Estelle Trager unconscious in the emergency room, her son Adam, and Liza, the thirty-three-year-old daughter-in-law she once called a godless hippie raised by wolves, learn of some significant tumors. It was a secret Estelle had intended to take to her grave.

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Guaranteed: You Won’t Read Another Book Like This All Year

March 6, 2013
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Daniel Donatelli refers to his new book as “random bits of enjoyable writing.” We think you’ll find it’s a lot deeper than that. “Oh, Title!” is a unique collection of non-fiction essays, short stories, and more. A literary yawp; a hundred thousand words; a compelling, sundry collection. “Oh, Title!” is a one of a kind book. At times a humorous memoir of the author-be-damned, at times a compilation of eclectic fiction, this strange book is…

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Prof. Henry Fell’s “Coming of Middle Age” Story

February 28, 2013
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Oxford fellow and John Milton expert Professor Henry Fell suffers from panic attacks and a gnawing fear that what he doubtfully refers to as his existence is much more out of his control than he realizes… In Ryan Asmussen‘s debut novel “The Englishman and the Butterfly” Professor Fell has just arrived in Boston on an academic fellowship, when he meets a variety of people who, in one way or another, expose him to true love,…

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