Death in Venice, California

Death in Venice, California by Vinton Rafe McCabe

Death in Venice, California: A Novel by Vinton Rafe McCabe is a darkly comic, highly erotic retelling of the Thomas Mann classic, in which a staid, middle-aged man of letters, Jameson Frame, finds liberation, exultation, and, ultimately, destruction. Frame escapes the cold canyons of Manhattan for the Bedouin village that is Venice, California, home to wiccans, vegans, transients, artists, drummers, plastic surgeons, tarot card readers . . . and Chase, a youth of such arresting beauty that he becomes the object, the subject, and the reason for Frame’s obsessive yearning.

Heartfelts

Heartfelts by P.S. Winn

"Heartfelts" is a collection of poems, short stories and a couple of the author's drawings that bring uplifting messages to some hard subjects. From alcoholism to breast cancer to the loss of a child readers will find a tear or two pulled as their hearts are touched with the uplifting messages. Warning! Bring kleenex.

All The Puzzle Pieces

All The Puzzle Pieces by J. B. Ring

Twenty years ago a young teenager and a beloved dog went missing in a rural area near the Finger Lakes of New York State. No one knows that there is a connection between the two except for a traumatized twelve year old. Emma Linden witnessed something so horrific that night that she has buried the memory. A chance meeting with her childhood best friend leads to a series of events that trigger nightmares and long forgotten memories.

Derailed

Derailed by J. B. Ring

Derailed is the story of how a chance encounter with a stranger can change the course of the future. Summer Jones is living her dream of being a restaurateur. Her independent nature has led to many sexual relationships but it has always been her choice to remain emotionally detached. She enjoys the long hours she puts in at the diner and the freedom of being a single woman. She is the master of her own destiny. When a handsome man from her past shows up in her diner, her perfect world is turned upside down.

The Book of Unknown Americans

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez

“A triumph of storytelling. Henríquez pulls us into the lives of her characters with such mastery that we hang on to them just as fiercely as they hang on to one another and their dreams. This passionate, powerful novel will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.” —Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk A boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American. Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico.

Hypnagogic Shifters: Superposition

Hypnagogic Shifters: Superposition by Penelope Fernandez

All of humanity will never fly, but a few men will get wings. Blaz Kruger is a wingless man, leading a meaningless life, until his path intersects with a bizarre character who goes by the name of Cain. Plucked from the membrane of normality and dragged into the heart of chaos, Blaz embarks on an astounding journey, which eventually transforms his soul. Cain forces Blaz to endure a series of grueling psychological assessments. Beguiled by Cain’s deceptive words, Blaz is driven to the edge of sanity.

Fading Lights

Fading Lights by Bob Lamacki

Then, like a lightning bolt, a hand came out of the crowd and grasped hers firmly. She couldn’t even see who it was, and then he pulled her toward him… It was the fellow who she had seen looking at her all night. His other arm slid around her waist and, without saying a word to each other, they began to dance, with her head on his chest, not looking up. Can love survive the ravages of war—and time? Find out in Bob Lamacki’s riveting debut novel, Fading Lights. The moment Rosalie and Sam lock eyes from across the room at a dance, their fates are sealed.

Summer Of My Amazing Luck

Summer Of My Amazing Luck by Miriam Toews

By the author of Swing Low. Welcome to Have-a-Life welfare housing project (better known as Half-a-Life). The welfare regulations are endless and the ratfink neighbours won't mind their own business, but when Lish and Lucy head to Colorado to find the fire-eater, Lucy discovers this just may be the summer of her amazing luck.

Swing Low: A Life

Swing Low: A Life by Miriam Toews

“Audacious,original and profoundly moving . . . . Healing is a likely outcome of a bookimbued with the righteous anger, compassion and humanity of Swing Low.”—Globe and Mail (Canada) Reverberatingwith emotional power, authenticity, and insight, Swing Low isMiriam Toews' daring and deeply affecting memoir ofher father’s struggle with manic depression in a small Mennonite community inrural Canada.

A Complicated Kindness

A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

In this stunning coming-of-age novel, award-winner Miriam Toews balances grief and hope in the voice of a witty, beleaguered teenager whose family is shattered by fundamentalist Christianity "Half of our family, the better-looking half, is missing," Nomi Nickel tells us at the beginning of A Complicated Kindness. Left alone with her sad, peculiar father, her days are spent piecing together why her mother and sister have disappeared and contemplating her inevitable career at Happy Family Farms, a chicken slaughterhouse on the outskirts of East Village.

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