IRDA Winners

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THE SPEECHWRITER

Two friends bonded by the craft of speechwriting take opposite sides in a campus election that captures worldwide attention when a series of murders unsettle a college town.
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SEEKING FATHER KHALIQ

Set during the Arab Spring and encompassing aspects of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, SEEKING FATHER KHALIQ is an allegorical novel about an Egyptian philosophy professor’s search for truth.
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TINY TIM AND THE GHOST OF EBENEZER SCROOGE

TINY TIM AND THE GHOST OF EBENEZER SCROOGE: THE SEQUEL TO A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a story envisioning the life of Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family fourteen years after Ebenezer Scrooge’s memorable Christmas Eve visitations.
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DOUBLE TROUBLE DOUBLE TROUBLE

DOUBLE TROUBLE DOUBLE TROUBLE by Joe Blevins is a children’s book about the antics of Charley and Mabel, two dogs who help teach young children the difference between good and bad.
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HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH A CHILDREN’S BOOK

Amazon best-selling author Yvonne Jones walks readers through all stages of the self-publishing process, from writing the blurb on the back of the book and finding an illustrator to the much-dreaded marketing.
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THE FATNESS

Easy to devour in one sitting, this tongue-and-cheek account of a BMI-obsessed society is both laughable and cringe-inducing.
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HUNTRESS

When a former high school student wakes up in the afterlife with no memories, she must learn to accept her new role as a demon hunter while trying to rediscover her identity, reform her relationship with God, and uncover the secrets behind the dangerous path.
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THE BRASS COMPASS

A beautiful young American spy fights her way through Nazi Germany during WWII to deliver a film cartridge vital to the Allied effort.
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SPACE FANDANGO: BACKSTABBER’S BLUES

The Rock is exactly what it sounds like: a hunk of dirt and dust inhabited by only the universe’s most disreputable: thieves, pirates, and assassins inhabit the Rock, evading the law’s grasp on other planets.
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HOCKEY KARMA

The final installment in Howard Shapiro’s Forever Friends trilogy, HOCKEY KARMA, follows the dual protagonists Jeremiah “Jake” Jacobson, an athlete well known for his prowess on the ice, and his friend/agent, Tom Leonard.
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MAKE A WISH FOR ME

Moving and delicately written, this stark memoir of life after her son was diagnosed with autism is emotionally vulnerable, darkly personal and intensely raw.
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ELECTION 2064: BOOK ONE

Scott McDermott skillfully takes features of our era--pleas by both sides to come together in unity, quickly followed by a resumption of partisan warfare--and applies them to a not too distant America in the smoking aftermath of a Second Civil War.
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THE VITAMIN SOLUTION

The authors, co-founders of a vitamin company, give advice on the proper use of vitamins, both for specific conditions and general health.
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THE BOOK OF MOON

George Crowder merges the Book of Job, J. D. Salinger, and Woody Allen into an effective tale about an adolescent trying to make sense of life and death amidst the setting of a crumbling world and the scary rite of passage that is puberty.
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THE BEST OF FAMILIES

Author Harry Groome soars in this tale of the privileged clinging to their social positions long past their shelf life, and how one of them seeks to escape his wealthy upbringing via combat.
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Zombies meet high-school romance in the darkly humorous CHEMISTRY

Often mocked for her size, sixteen-year-old Stella Blunt learned to fiercely defend herself from bullying. But she definitely isn't ready for the designated high school weirdo Howard Mullins to fall in love with her.
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Plunge into a deep and bracing tale with BLACK WATER

Joseph Caspar is a disappointed writer, living with his wife Noelle in a city with air so dirty it can kill. Then an old college friend offers him a project he can’t turn down.
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MY NEW FRIEND, GRIEF

As author Anna Hodges Oginsky goes through the Kubler–Ross steps of grieving after the sudden death of her beloved father, she writes about her personal approaches to finding meaning and relief.
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RICE & ROCKS

A young boy goes on a journey with his aunt and magic pet parrot to see how people enjoy rice and beans all over the world.