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Raising John

By Jennifer Lesher

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Beginning from the playful, foreshortened point of view of a toddler named John, RAISING JOHN quickly segues into tragedy, albeit one that treads lightly on purposeful tear-jerking.

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Fiat

By Jeffrey Schlaman

Rating: ★★★★½ 

FIAT is a brilliant novel, written with sly humor and intellect. The writing can really make you laugh while satirizing current economic and political trend.

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Manifesting Our Illusions

So She Had the World

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I Will Never Forget

By Elaine Perreira

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Elaine Pereira’s parallel memoir of herself and her mother Betty Ward is a sensitive, emotionally-charged journey through the dark landscape of dementia.

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Split Rock Road

By James McAllen

Rating: ★★★★½ 

The 20 original short stories contained in SPLIT ROCK ROAD are a diverse look at humanity. The stories themselves cover a range of circumstances and situations. Ranging from flash fiction to short story length, the recurring themes such as love and loss and human frailties —are threaded throughout as a consistent unifier.

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Heist School Freshmen

By Allan Gallauresi

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

HEIST SCHOOL FRESHMEN is a first-person narrative about a high school freshman named Angelo Bastillo, who goes by the moniker “Angel.” He hates school, and while love evades him, bullies do not.

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The Arrangement 13 (The Ferro Family)

Volume 13 in the New York Times Bestselling “Arrangement” Serials

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The Penis Poll 2

How the Latest Best Selling Erotic Books Measure Up

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Undocumented Visitors In A Pirate Sea

By Jeffrey Roswell McCord

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

This story of a professor who is contracted by the U.S. government to write about his experiences with unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, at sea, blends fiction and non-fiction with mixed results.

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Messages from Afghanistan

By Nancy Lachapelle

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

This is a collection of emails the author sent home to the United States while embedded with the U.S. Army for six months. The book presents an unfiltered view of the Afghan people that one rarely, if ever, sees in the news.

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Battleground State

By Natasha Patel

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

The story of one campaign organizer’s hopeless and mad quest, and how she manages to regain faith in American politics, and in herself.

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Seeing By Moonlight

By M.F. Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Alex Pyke is a successful used-car salesman, whose career and social ambitions appear to be coming to fruition. But when he goes back to Germany, the land of his birth, what he thought was a simple deal to import a couple of cars turns into an adventure that will change his life.