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AUNT SOOKIE & ME, teaching us to find the beauty in life’s peculiarities

Rating: 4.5
It’s 1968 in the deep South. After the death of her grandmother, Poppy Wainwright boards a Greyhound bus to start a new life with her crotchety old Aunt Sookie in Savannah, Georgia.
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The perils of navigating romance, sex, friendship, drugs, Judaism, and New York City in STAINER

Rating: 4.2
While coming of age stories set among wealthy Ivy Leaguers typically take a decidedly WASPy bent, STAINER has tackled that genre with a twist.
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BLOOD BUSINESS: Crime Stories from this World and Beyond

Rating: 4
BLOOD BUSINESS is an anthology that tracks the underbelly of human nature as it drags itself through the muck of our lesser angels in twenty-seven crime stories set in this world...and beyond.
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THE POWER OF EFFECTIVENESS THERAPY: Don't Just Survive, Learn to Thrive!

Rating: 4.5
THE POWER OF EFFECTIVENESS THERAPY is a complex and revealing psychological primer on various therapies and the mind.
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A science fiction space romp in ROADKILL ON THE FLIPSIDE

Rating: 4.5
In the 4th book in the Warrensberg Trilogy, a nervous, persistent 16-year-old and a 17-year-old fiery warrior/business mogul embark on a whirlwind adventure, trying to solve the puzzle of how to prevent the entire universe from being sucked into a giant black hole.
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CLEAN OUT YOUR LIFECLOSET: A Self-Help Book for When You’ve Given up on Self-Help Books

Rating: 4
Corbie Mitleid has read a lot of self-help books, and now she wants you to write your own – with some guidance.
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THE AMENDMENT KILLER

Rating: 4
A lofty mix of complex legality and toxic kidnapping, THE AMENDMENT KILLER is a wonderfully portrayed political car crash that will have a certain familiarity to many a reader right now. Not a literal parallel, perhaps, but a poignant one: a fast-paced yet complexly accomplished drama worthy of a full exploration.
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SPIRITUALITY 103, THE FORGIVENESS CODE

Rating: 5
The philosophically written pièce de résistance of a trilogy told through the eyes of a worldly doctor with a hope to promote a life of peace among people and enliven the human spirit.
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An Adventure of the ILLEGAL kind

Rating: 4
ILLEGAL tracks how one man’s spontaneous trip to South America results in a constant battle with borders. This is a true story about how disillusionment in America leads to a whole new life involving love, friendship and self development.
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YESHUA'S LOOM: A TAPESTRY OF CATS

Rating: 4.5
A pair of cats accompany Aeliana and Chariton, followers of Yeshua of Nazareth, and act as their spiritual guides and companions through love, bereavement and newfound purpose.
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ELECTRIFYING AMERICA: From Thomas Edison to Climate Change

Rating: 4
In ELECTRIFYING AMERICA, author I. David Rosenstein shows that what sustained the electric industry through the capitalist corruption of the 1920s to the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown of the 1970s was its idealistic mission to provide excellent service to the public.
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EAGLES AND HAWKS AND ALSO PEOPLE AS WELL is a bittersweet tale about growing up

Rating: 5
Enzo Prinziatta wants to become a baseball pro. However, his family, his girlfriend and his friends have other plans for him.
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THE ABCs OF RETAIL MANAGEMENT

Rating: 4.5
A retail manager explains the basics of how to successfully run a store.
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The perils of power in THE HEALER’S CURSE

Rating: 5
THE HEALER’S CURSE is the thrilling tale of an emergency room nurse who discovers he has a gift for healing beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.
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Present-day minority politics overshadow future America in AGENTS OF HOPE

Rating: 4
AGENTS OF HOPE delivers a believable dystopian future of America, where new prejudice mimics that of the current day.
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HOW I’M SPENDING MY AFTERLIFE

Rating: 4.3
When HOW I’M SPENDING MY AFTERLIFE’s arrogant lawyer protagonist finds himself on the wrong side of the law, he enacts a complicated plot to fake his death so that his family can pocket the life insurance money—but things go awry when he returns to his home one final time and strikes up a ghostly relationship with his four-year-old daughter.
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THE WOLVES WITHIN OUR WALLS bursts with danger, intrigue, and questions of morality

Rating: 4.8
Zoe Wilkes is unable to pull her life together—until April 21, 2021, when the power blinks off, the internet goes down, and society collapses around her.
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FINAL SEASON: Monsters and eldtritch horrors may be no match for humanity's own capacity for evil

Rating: 4.1
FINAL SEASON is a mind churning, abstract masterpiece that reveals humanity’s insecurities, emotions, and subconscious thoughts through first person accounts.
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True love, tries to overcome death in PAST OBSESSION

Rating: 4.3
PAST OBSESSION: A TIME TRAVEL THRILLER, asks the age old question of whether we can change history and if we do, will it negatively upset the world as we know it?
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A government secret has a devastating impact on World War II servicemen in BETRAYED: SECRECY, LIES, AND CONSEQUENCES

Rating: 4.4
BETRAYED tells the true story of Allied airmen whose imprisonment at Buchenwald during World War II was kept top-secret by U.S. intelligence so that former Nazi rocket scientists could be brought to America without public controversy.
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Three clever and captivating stories weave in themes of companionship and friendship in BOYS

Rating: 5
Two short stories and one novella, set during three stages (school age, adolescence, young adulthood) of three different boys, capture the essence of companionship and friendship.
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Humor and horror mix and match in RENTED SOULS

Rating: 4
Dwarf was just another average guy until he got tricked into selling his soul to a demon. Now he finds himself embroiled in the not-so-secret war with extra-dimensional monstrosities threatening our world... with horrifying and hilarious consequences.
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NOT THAT I RECALL

Rating: 4
A successful combination of a hard-boiled mystery story and the surreal and slapstick world of the mentally-challenged.