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Watch Me Disappear

A wry, entertaining portrayal of modern teenage life through the eyes of Lizzie Richards, a senior starting a new life at yet another school.
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The Boston 395

"The Boston 395" is a fantasy novel set primarily on a mysterious train that takes people on a trip through their memories.
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Hunting with Lawn Darts

Thirtysomething Chad Jordan suffers from a terrible affliction: he’s a good Catholic boy suffering from terminal sensitivity and old-fashioned values.
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Graveyard Shift

Lana Harvey is a reaper of souls. Escorting the recently deceased to their places of eternal rest, Lana has a distinct, albeit minor, place in the machinations of the afterlife.
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Hippie Boy

A young girl’s coming of age story showing her struggles as she grows up with a religious fanatic mother, a step-father she can’t stand and the man she idealizes – her father.
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Trailing: A Memoir

"Trailing" is a wonderfully realized memoir about a woman’s struggle to obtain a stronger sense of self, save her marriage and her family, but more than anything, to save herself.
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The Publicist

The Publicist, by Christina George, tells the story of Kate Mitchell, a rising Manhattan public relations person.
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Fractured: Lisen of Solsta

A unique, refreshing work of fantasy following the tumultuous life of Lisen, a seventeen-year-old self-proclaimed “valley girl,” as she is torn from her old life and thrust into an alternate dimension.
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Contessa

Sixteen-year-old Olivia Sophia Holland seems to have it all: devoted, millionaire parents; the attention of every paparazzo in New York; a handsome, loving boyfriend; and a unique talent for art.
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The Wild Wood

Seven girls were born in a village called Dunlowe, seventeen years ago, at the same time - and the village's leader, Pastor Rowe, is convinced that this makes them a dire force of evil.
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The Prince of Ravens

The Prince of Ravens is set in a world run by a powerful and ruthless Empress and her seven children, each holding a talisman granting them the power of a particular creature.
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Beanum Infinitum

This absurd and brief work of fiction begins with a bubble and ends with a sheep talking about a dancing bean.
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Beyond Redemption

Hounded by a powerful congresswoman determined to prove him a willing participant in a conspiracy, Dr. Ray Silver finds himself defending his role in what he contends was simply a trip to the Philippines.
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A Different Blue

Blue Echohawk doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn't attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school.
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Meet Your 2013 IRDA Winners and Buy Their Books!

Today at BEA, Hugh Howey, bestselling indie author of WOOL (and all around great guy) and Amy Edelman announced the winners of the 2013 “IndieReader Discovery Awards”. Congrats to our winners!
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A Poem Alights

This is a collection of poetry on topics both major and minor, from avocados and painful breakups to Passover.
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A Change of Needs

A love affair with the very best intentions is a messy business. Human beings with their vulnerability and their egos on the line can’t help but portray an edgy narrative and a perplexing psycho drama.
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Long Black Veil

Devon Mackson has lived with her grandmother since she was eight, when her mother was arrested for prostitution and drug possession.
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Benajah’s Keeper

In a world where vampires purge the human world of their societal dregs, Evanna is chosen by Keeper, the leader of the vampire entities to eradicate a vampire killer, Rian.
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Shift Omnibus Edition

SHIFT is the sequel (or prequel, or alternate perspective) to WOOL. Like that series, SHIFT is set (partly) in a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in underground silos, protected from a toxic world outside, governed by the Pact that tells them the rules of living.
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Then Like the Blind Man: Orbie's Story

Orbie is a nine-year-old whose father died in a tragic incident at the steel mill where he worked, an incident blamed on a black worker's carelessness.
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The Hangman's Replacement: Sprout of Disruption

The last hangman in Zimbabwe retired in 2004, but since the death penalty seemed on the verge of abolition, there was no real effort to hire a new one.
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Fast Food Vindication

Lisa Tilinger Johansen, a former McDonald’s Corporation real-estate-executive-turned-Registered-Dietician, is out to balance the bad rap that the fast food restaurants have received from books like Fast Food Nation and Supersize Me with bite-sized portions of common sense advice about nutrition, food and eating choices.