I Love You Today by Marcia Gloster
Maddie Samuels is woman both of and ahead of her time. She knows she doesn’t belong in the kitchen, and she refuses to become trapped in a secretarial pool. In mid-1960s New York City, she’s not only determined to succeed in a man’s world, but to prove her work is as good as any man’s.
A Dozen Truths: 12 Works of Fiction edited by Lou Aronica and Aaron Brown
The greatest truths are often revealed in fiction, as exemplified by this stunning anthology of stories that reveal the human condition in bracingly truthful ways. The eternal complexities of sibling relationships are revealed in four-time #1 bestselling author Steven Manchester’s “Lost.” The hope and betrayal that so often underlies love declare themselves in Marcia Gloster’s “Losing Will.” The reality behind a con man’s illusions emerge in Craig Ham’s contest-winning “Tonic and Spirits.” These are three of the dozen truths that will rise from these pages.
Ashes by Steven Manchester
Middle-aged brothers Jason and Tom Prendergast thought they were completely done with each other. Perceived betrayal had burned the bridge between them, tossing them into the icy river of estrangement.
But life – and death – has a robust sense of irony, and when they learn that their cruel father has died and made his final request that they travel together across the country to spread his ashes, they have no choice but to spend a long, long car trip in each other’s company. It’s either that or lose out on the contents of the envelope he’s left with his lawyer.
The trip will be as gut-wrenching as each expects it to be . . . and revealing in ways neither of them is prepared for.
Terminal Regression by Mallory Hill
Laura Baily’s life is meaningless. In a world where purpose and passion are everything, Laura feels as though she has no place and no business even existing. Her life is forfeit, and it would be better for everyone if she simply ended it, if she simply got a ticket for a train to oblivion and faded from memory.
But what awaits her at the end of the line isn’t death but Terminal B – a community of people more like her than she considered possible, including the beautiful, tormented Will Noble. Though Laura still thinks little of her own life, the lives of others begin to fascinate her as never before. And when those lives become imperiled, Laura discovers the last thing she ever expected to find on her way out of the world: a mission and a reason to live.
Compelling on both a human and global scale, Terminal Regression is a novel of rare power and humanity. It is the story of a tomorrow that teeters on the edge of utopia and dystopia and a resigned outsider who might just change it forever.
Darwin’s Selection by Christopher Slater
They say that college is a whole new world. For Darwin Woodman, this idea is taken to an extreme. From an incident that takes place soon after she steps on campus, Darwin is introduced to a world surrounding her that most others cannot see – one filled with creatures from mythology, folklore, and fairy tales.
Is she someone special, or is she losing her mind?
Is Darwin cracking under the stress stress of college life, or was she selected to protect the world from unimaginable evil?
At once a candid, insightful coming-of-age story and a daring, wonder-filled adventure, Darwin’s Selection will have you looking at everything around you and wondering, “Is it real, or is that just what they want me to think?”
The Eyes of a Wolf by James LePore
In 2007, three years after leaving the military, Zev Evans is a drunk – and a neurotic one at that. Living with his Sicilian mother and running figure eights through Long Island’s dense suburbs, he believes that the weird thoughts that plague him – he calls them tics – might have entered his head while he was undergoing brain surgery three years earlier.
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