Sep 04, 2015
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Literary Fiction

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Transformation over twenty years in: INTENSIVE THERAPY: A NOVEL

By Jeffrey Deitz

Rating:  star star star star star 

INTENSIVE THERAPY: A NOVEL follows the relationship of a doctor and his patient from their first therapy sessions in the 1980s, then shifts to 20 years later to demonstrate how that therapy has transformed and affected them both.

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Hiatus

By Belangela G. Tarazona

Rating:  star star star star star 

Read with a box of tissues handy: HIATUS will make you ugly-cry. This beautiful ode to late-in-life love is lyrical, captivating, and heart-wrenching.

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Ere àwòrán

By Michael Jay Nusbaum

Rating:  star star star star star 

A well-researched tale of an African slave and two abolitionists during the American Civil War. Ere àwòrán means “little statue,” referring to the carved figurine that Osumaka, gives to his young son Bwana as a reminder that his father is always with him even when off on a hunt.

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Pianist in a Bordello

By Mike C. Erickson

Rating:  star star star star star 

PIANIST IN A BORDELLO is a novel about a liberal Democratic politician with the rather unlikely name of Richard Milhouse Nixon Youngblood. Since he is running for congress in Northern California, he has written an autobiography to address some of the questionable activities of his past.

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The Literature Preferred by Wild Boar

By Alice Eckles

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a post-apocalyptic world, former reality TV writer Deb and her husband Charles create a new life that is both rugged and quasi-mystical, thanks to a local and character-filled wild boar.

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He & She

By Wayne Clark

Rating:  star star star star star 

A man of meager ambition and accomplishment experiences a midlife crisis that launches him into the world of S&M.

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Your Smallest Bones

By Sean Taylor

Rating:  star star star star star 

With humor, discomfort, numbness, and heartbreak, Taylor builds wondrous structures and then tears them down around you.

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Armor of Glass

By R. M. A. Spears

Rating:  star star star star star 

A jaded marine recounts his troubled love life as he rides a commuter train toward an unknown future.

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The Woman in the Movie Star Dress

By Praveen Asthana

Rating:  star star star star star 

Genevieve Nightcloud, shopgirl at the Hollywood Clothing Store, believes in a theory of transference: “that clothing might carry something of the spirit of the owner” and that when old clothes are worn by new people, the chi of the original owner is transferred onto the new wearer.

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Water Lessons

By Chadwick Wall

Rating:  star star star star star 

A displaced Louisiana man seeks a new home and career in New England – but is he really meant to leave his roots behind forever?

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The Damnable Legacy Of A Minister’s Wife

By G. Elizabeth Kretchmer

Rating:  star star star star star 

Although Beth was the minister’s wife, she wasn’t much of a believer, so when she died of cancer she wasn’t sure what the afterlife would entail. Instead of slipping into nothingness or a picturesque heaven, Beth ends up in limbo.

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The Former Hero

By Jeffrey Allen Mays

Rating:  star star star star star 

The abduction of a little girl kick starts a noir-infused ride through a city ruled by villains. Before the tale’s completion, an impotent hero, a single mother, a Harley-riding loner, and a rundown detective will all face demons inside and out.

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The Vineyard

By Michael Hurley

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE VINEYARD starts with contemplations of suicide and to whom a suicide is truly beneficial.

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The Gertrude Threshold

By Christopher Brooks

Rating:  star star star star star 

In the future, scientist Stan Gertrude discovers the Sun is expanding so rapidly that its heat will consume the Earth within a few generations. After years of ineffective action, the Warming forces all underground, where the survivors can await the Gertrude Threshold, the day humanity will meet complete destruction.

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A Better World

By Belangela G. Tarazona

Rating:  star star star star star 

A BETTER WORLD follows the lives of three women, each facing dire circumstances due to war and violence. Life has not been fair to them, but they are determined to move forward despite the enormous hurdles presented by their respective, dismal plights.

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In the Shape of a Man

By Paul Clayton

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a bleak tale of two men and their families in South San Francisco, everything seems fairly miserable. Their daily lives, on the same street, are seemingly hopeless in opposite situations. But everything is not as it seems at first glance, it is all much worse.

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Trashed

By Robert Hagen Rich

Rating:  star star star star star 

After moving to New York, Hayden is struggling with a great deal. He is struggling to get by, to get the girl and to get a grip on his reality and how to get ahead without compromising who he sees himself to be. So far, he is succeeding at none of it.

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Mazie Baby

By Julie Frayn

Rating:  star star star star star 

A mother’s choice to end the abusive marriage she’s silently coped with comes with more baggage than freedom, and it takes the hands of a tiny town and a large dose of trust to finally free her.

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Nirmala: The Mud Blossom

By Fiza Pathan

Rating:  star star star star star 

NIRMALA: THE MUD BLOSSOM, by Fiza Pathan, is the heartbreaking story of a young Indian girl who endures numerous hardships, while living under the regime of abusive parents and a poverty-stricken lifestyle.

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The First Noble Truth

By C Lynn Murphy

Rating:  star star star star star 

Author C Lynn Murphy weaves a story of friendship and quiet passion between two very different, but equally wounded women, and lets the inquisitive reader find deeper meanings beneath the surface plot.

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Spring Moon

By Mary Ellen Courtney

Rating:  star star star star star 

In SPRING MOON, the sequel to Wild Nights, Hannah Spring finds herself living in Hawaii, married to Jon Moon, and the mother of two young children. But married life isn’t quite what she expected.

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Sex and Other Bits

By Fabiola Reynales de Berry

Rating:  star star star star star 

SEX AND OTHER BITS is equal parts fascinating and obscene. A sex-fueled book about a young girl’s maturity in love, lust and religious faith, author Fabiola Reynales de Berry’s book is a compelling read and explicitly NSFW (Not Safe For Work).

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After June

By Thomasin Heyworth

Rating:  star star star star star 

Ben Willows has always been reserved, and after his wife June passes away, he sees no need to change. But kindhearted June had other plans: before falling ill she made a young pregnant girl named Rose Swann promise that she would introduce herself to Ben.

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Dreamwater

By Patricia Goodwin

Rating:  star star star star star 

Patricia Goodwin’s DREAMWATER, sequel to 2011’s When Two Women Die, is a fantasy/historical novel that covers a lot of ground in two different time periods, full of paranormal and supernatural happenings.