Mr. Memory and Other Stories of Wonder by Paul Michael Peters

A magical collection of short stories that stay with the reader. Imaginative and original they make you think, laugh and fall in love. The tales are short and quickly read, perfect for coffee breaks but beware; like chocolate, they lure the reader into just one more.

There is a talent for the 'short and sweet,' and often times, 'bitter sweet.' These are stories with a heart, the kind you want to hug, and yet they're firmly grounded in the real world - or the world we wish were real.

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The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Charles has his life path planned. A brilliant young man, heir to a hefty Boston fortune, son of a Harvard professor, his destiny is to be a professor of history. But he eschews that career to pursue divinity studies. When he meets Lily in the Radcliffe library, she is quick to inform him she doesn’t believe in God. But Charles can’t let her go. Their marriage is predicated on a deep love – and a deep understanding of the chasm between them.

James grew up in a hardscrabble Irish Catholic family in Chicago – and spent much of his youth attending to his alcoholic father and fearful mother. He sees his future change when a relative leaves him enough money to attend college. Here he develops his moral outrage, and civic-mindedness. When he meets Nan, he knows she is too good for him. The devout and beloved daughter of a minister and a debutante from Mississippi, Nan’s life was supposed to be predictable: Ole Miss and a hometown husband. But then her father insists she leave Mississippi for college. And then she meets James.

In THE DEARLY BELOVED, we follow these two couples through courtship and marriage, to their inevitable connection in New York City in 1963. When Charles and James are appointed co-pastors at the storied Third Presbyterian Church, the couples’ fates become entwined – uncomfortably.

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of the paperback edition of LIKE A LOVE STORY. Giveaway is in celebration of the paperback release and of the book receiving a Stonewall Honor and being a Walden Award finalist. Books will be sent from Bookshop to support indie bookstores, so they won't be signed.

Passing Fancies by Marlowe Benn

Julia Kydd returns in a new mystery set in the beguiling world of the Harlem Renaissance, where reckless revelry leads to devastating crimes.

When stylish young bibliophile Julia Kydd returns to 1920s New York, she’s determined to launch her own private press. Julia’s aspirations take her into the heart of the Harlem Renaissance, a literary movement unlike any she’s known—where notions of race, sexuality, and power are slippery, and identities can be deceptively fluid.

At a risqué soiree, Julia befriends singer Eva Pruitt, whose new book is rumored to reveal lurid details about the Harlem nightlife. But Leonard Timson, a local nightclub owner, is furious when he suspects he’s the inspiration for a violent character in the book. By morning, Timson is dead, and both Eva and her manuscript are missing.

Julia finds herself immersed in a case as troubling as Jazz Age race relations. More questions than answers surface about Eva’s mysterious world, and powerful interests conspire to protect dangerous secrets. Still, no man can stand between Julia and the truth: appalled by violent injustice, she must use her wit and guile to find the killer.

A Decent Family by Rosa Ventrella

For fans of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series comes a captivating family saga focused on a willful young woman’s struggles against her oppressive small town by acclaimed Italian author Rosa Ventrella.

In old Bari, everyone knows Maria De Santis as “Malacarne,” the bad seed. Nicknamed for her dark features, volcanic temperament, and resistance to rules, the headstrong girl can only imagine the possibilities that lie outside her poverty-stricken neighborhood.

Growing up with her mother, two brothers, and a tyrannical father, Maria must abide. She does—amid the squalid life to which she was born, the cruelties of her small-minded neighbors, and violence in a constant threat of eruption. As she reconciles her need for escape with the allegiance she feels toward her family, Maria has her salvations: her secret friend, Michele, son of a rival family and every bit the outsider she is, and her passion for books, which may someday take her far, far away.

In this exquisitely rendered and sensory-rich novel, Rosa Ventrella explores the limits of loyalty, the redeeming power of friendship and love, and the fire in the soul of one woman who was born to break free.

Creed of Vengeance by Aubrey Dasher

In the parishes of Louisiana, it is time for a reckoning. For more than two thousand years, children have been at the mercy of pedophile Catholic priests, but a reckoning is on its way in the form of outraged locals who will stop at nothing to avenge their own. Creed of Vengeance takes you on a heart-stopping journey through three generations of abuse victims as Cajun justice emerges out of bayou country, with inescapable and heartless cruelty brought down upon the guilty.

LeRóy Garceau, raped multiple times in childhood by his priest, and his similarly abused nephew, Remy, lead local vigilantes and outlaw motorcycle club members on a quest for punishment and retribution. With the help of a cadre of brilliant, ruthless Cajun women, LeRóy and Remy’s team pursue justice from the parishes and bayous of Louisiana to Angola State Prison, and even to the war-torn streets of Iraq.

But a final, unimaginable calling awaits: a confrontation on the astral plane, where a battle of spiritual forces will decide who is liberated and transformed and who is damned and enslaved for eternity.

Creed of Vengeance is a shocking and disturbing off-road journey into the moral swamp where pedophile Catholic priests and their protectors in the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy prey on their innocent child victims; until predators become prey.

Sorry I Missed You by Suzy Krause

A poignant and heartwarming novel about friendship, ghosting, and searching for answers to life’s mysteries.

When Mackenzie, Sunna, and Maude move into a converted rental house, they are strangers with only one thing in common—important people in their lives have “ghosted” them. Mackenzie’s sister, Sunna’s best friend, and Maude’s fiancé—all gone with no explanation.

So when a mangled, near-indecipherable letter arrives in their shared mailbox—hinting at long-awaited answers—each tenant assumes it’s for her. The mismatched trio decides to stake out the coffee shop named in the letter—the only clue they have—and in the process, a bizarre kinship forms. But the more they learn about each other, the more questions (and suspicions) they begin to have. All the while, creepy sounds and strange happenings around the property suggest that the ghosts from their pasts might not be all that’s haunting them…

Will any of the housemates find the closure they are looking for? Or are some doors meant to remain closed?

Quirky, humorous, and utterly original, Sorry I Missed You is the perfect read for anyone who has ever felt haunted by their past (or by anything else).

What I Tell Myself FIRST by Michael ...

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 eBook copies of the award-winning Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs-inspired book, What I Tell Myself FIRST: Children's Real-World Affirmations of Self Esteem.

What I Tell Myself FIRST is endorsed by the National Anger Management Association! "Michael A. Brown's children's book, What I Tell Myself FIRST, is a great contribution to the development of all children. It is especially beneficial for kids with a history of trauma, mistrust of adults, or who had early childhood losses and didn't develop healthy emotional self-regulation. This book has a lot of great lessons and I like every well illustrated page." - Dr. Rich Pfeiffer President, National Anger Management Association (NAMA)

"Brown, a former police officer, college professor, and anger management specialist, combines his empowerment training with his love for children in these powerful lessons in self-esteem. This positive and heartwarming text is one that educators, caregivers, and children can learn from again and again. This beautifully illustrated picture book will enhance both homes and classrooms with its positive affirmations and gentle lessons in self-worth." - Book Life Reviews by Publishers Weekly

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Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren

Enter to win one of 100 copies of this sexy, exciting, action-packed thriller today! As Michael Radon, US Review of Books, said, "Turning each page in this book, it's hard not to imagine the glossy, high-budget film that is begging to be made."

Think Outside the Box by Justine Avery

ENTER NOW for your chance to win a pre-release advance paperback edition of the fully illustrated children's picture book THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.

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For the artist, the free thinker, the uniquely inventive individual in each of us, Think Outside the Box unlocks the key to applying creativity to daily life and turning any problem or worry inside out.

Designed to define out-of-the-box thinking for the youngest of us, this fun and unique illustrative journey reminds us all how simple and practical it can be to apply a new perspective to even the most daunting challenges.

Think Outside the Box is an at-home library must-have for any future idealist, instigator, activist, maverick, or mover and shaker—and every individual.

"Creates passionate children and excellent problem solvers ... Thought-provoking ideas to think about in an exciting way ... Modern and expressive with a message that is important ... A winner with its unique illustrations and motivating spirit." —Entrada Publishing

"Ingenious, clever, and very creative ... Clearly presents the possibilities of looking at the world differently, of doing things differently, of being different ... A personal journey of self-discovery and looking deep into our inner creative forces." —Readers' Favorite

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