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Obama Confidential

Marc Berlin has “collected” an amusing selection of letters to the President in his timely work of satire. A vast array of citizens have been writing President Obama a variety of letters, and Berlin does a great job of making fun of each writer, regardless of their stated political preferences, as well as poking fun at the President himself.
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A Long Swim Upstream

In his collection of short stories, author Mike Feder shares the often dark but also often surprisingly humorous stories revealing the light in even the darkest moment.
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Rebels of the Kasbah

Morocco, 1912. Four children are kidnapped and cruelly sold into slavery. Exposed to brutal treatment at the hand of the head guard who shepherds them on their journey, the four children are forced to become friends in order to survive their ordeal.
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Border Field Blues

Rolly Waters, PI and rock musician, has been hired to investigate damage done to a protected nesting site, but isn't terribly confident about his chances. ut between an aging rock groupie, a border vigilante group, and a mysterious man in doctor's garb, he finds the case getting more and more complicated.
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Flow Forward*

Author Debra Dane draws on her study of numerous religious philosophies, yoga and her experience as a professional Counselor in this smooth and uncomplicated guidebook to finding your way, staying on your path through the hard times, becoming resilient and learning to appreciate your life.
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Ketchup is a Vegetable

Parents, particularly those with the strength to laugh at themselves (and the schadenfreude to laugh at other parents), will thoroughly enjoy this book; that is, if they can find enough peace and quiet to read it.
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Keeper’s Watch (The Wind)

It begins with a death and a puzzle. While collecting clues left behind by her dead father, Beth knows Dr. Robert Tyler, world-renowned archeologist yet estranged father, has entrusted her with a secret that could change the world.
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The Mercy Project

Henry had been living the charmed life of a wealthy college student. Now he is running for his life, chased by an old family friend (his “uncle” Don), with family members dropping like flies around him.
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Scent of Triumph

SCENT OF TRIUMPH follows the adventures of Danielle Bretancourt, a young part-Jewish Frenchwoman married to a German aristocrat in Poland who becomes a refugee when the Nazis invade Poland, and then again when France falls.
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Frag’s Ass

John Caine isn’t your typical psych case; everyone can tell that when he arrives at the low-rent, high-cost halfway house called Juniper Manor. What kind of case he is, no one seems to be able to quite put their finger on: not his fellow inmates, not the sleazy manager of Juniper Manor, and not his disillusioned shrink.
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Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees

The Greco clan, a collection of dysfunctional but brilliant underachievers who haven’t all been together since the marriage of eldest daughter, six years ago because they all end up brawling. Then protagonist, Sylvia Greco attempts to reconcile her family by organizing a reunion.
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Project June Bug

English teacher, Jenna Bianchi starts her new term with a new unruly student. As Jenna lays out a plan (that she names Project June Bug) to help Michael, she must battle administrative issues, differing peer opinions and a parent who is bent on destroying her teaching career.
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Pain, Passion & Purpose

Everyone faces struggle, author Marci Wise points out, but it’s one’s perspective on pain and struggle and how one deals with life’s disappointments that matters.
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The Curse Of Akbar

Once an aspiring academic at Oxford, he has been driven by personal tragedy to an Italian seaside village where he ferries tourists to the local sites. The murder of his friend and former colleague in Oxford draws him back to reality.
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Once Upon A Road Trip

Like most people getting ready to graduate high school, Angela struggles with who she is and what she wants. Unlike most of her peers, she’s intent on doing something about it: namely a months-long road trip throughout the United States and Canada to determine what she’s made of.
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Leaving Early

As the narrator of LEAVING EARLY counts down the days to his suicide, he contemplates his life so far while offering some poignant and facetious observations of life in this richly dark and humorous narrative.
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Black Throne Conspiracy

all is clearly not well in the Ascension Galaxy. With various noble houses vying for control amongst a strict class system and the threat of civil war always near, individuals of power are willing to turn to more than sinister means to increase their control.
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Fry

From the beginning, Isabel cannot seem to get her act together. She is all over the place, including the road, where she almost runs over drifter Alicia. She feels horrible and takes Alicia in like a stray cat. Before anyone gets settled, a series of arsons starts burning up the small seaside town.
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The Year of Soup

After several consecutive failed relationships, Tess relocates and starts a restaurant dedicated to soup.After getting to know a customer for a year, he takes his own life, leaving behind a series of letters for Tess.
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Being Anti-Social

Leigh K. Cunningham’s BEING ANTI-SOCIAL is a delightful story with just the right mix of whimsy, sarcasm, a pinch of heartbreak and a smattering of Oscar Wilder wisdom.
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That Crazy Little Thing

When Melanie's best friend, Donna is diagnosed with cancer, and reveals she gave up a baby for adoption thirty-five years ago; Melanie enlists her own teenage daughter's help to find Donna’s long lost baby boy.
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The Mourning After

Georgia Hope Montgomery met Kyle Collins when she was twelve, after an unspeakable tragedy, and Kyle has been her boyfriend and protector ever since. Kyle becomes more committed to his career than to Georgia who finds herself drawn to handsome Tristan.
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Asleep Without Dreaming

After fleeing their old life, Willa and her mother end up working in a motel on the edge of a near-ghost town. Ghosts from Willa’s past seep into the present, as her mother’s troubled history emerges.