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Batch: Media Country

May 2021 batch: Requests must be in by Monday, May 31st at 6pm EST.

Beyond the Tides by Liz Johnson (Revell)

Description: When Meg's father decides to sell his Prince Edward Island lobster fishing business to her high school nemesis Oliver, she sets out to prove she should inherit it instead. But there is more than just a fleet on the line—her heart is, too.

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Hostile Intent by Lynette Eason (Revell)

Description: FBI Special Agent Caden Denning is part of the task force assigned to catch a serial killer targeting military families—only he needs Ava Jackson's help to do so. When the killer turns his sights on Ava, the investigation turns into a fight to survive.

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Under the Bayou Moon by Valerie Fraser Luesse (Revell)

Description: A young, restless Alabama teacher searching for a sense of purpose accepts a position at a tiny Louisiana bayou school, where a lonely Cajun fisherman, a tight-knit community, and a legendary white alligator will change her life forever.

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Drag Racing's Warren "The Professor" Johnson: The Cars, People & Wins Behind His Pro Stock Success by Kelly Wade (CarTech Books)

Description: Go behind the scenes for a look at Warren Johnson's path to becoming The Professor of Pro Stock.This new book illuminates the life and career of one of the most prolific engine builders and racers ever to compete in the ultra-competitive Pro Stock category, drag racing's most technologically advanced class.Warren Johnson navigated the world of factory hot rods for more than 45 years, devoting himself to full-time racing in 1975 and relentlessly pursuing horsepower and victory from the driver's seat and the engine room. Johnson's devotion to research and development opened the door to a long-standing relationship with Oldsmobile and GM Performance, beginning with the birth of the Drag Racing Competition Engine (DRCE) that is still used by every competitive team in the class.He excelled when it came to outthinking the competition and was outspoken on matters that he deemed vital. Johnson embraced thinking outside the box and pushed boundaries to affect change in terms of both safety and the advancement of the class, but he also knew when it was appropriate and necessary to put on a good show for the fans.Through his tireless efforts and with the support of a small crew that included his wife, Arlene, and son, Kurt, Johnson claimed two IHRA championships and six NHRA world titles, along with an astounding 97 national event wins that placed him in the position of being the most-winning driver of all time in the Pro Stock category. This book, complete with photos from the family archive and striking professional images of Johnson's many race cars, dives into it all, beginning with his childhood and early days of match racing when he developed the stern frugality and fierce resourcefulness that was the foundation of a tremendously successful, though sometimes controversial, career.

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Oldsmobile W-Powered Muscle Cars by David Newhardt (CarTech Books)

Description: Relive Oldsmobile’s most potent muscle car offerings when the simple letter W intimidated all takers.Oldsmobile’s foray into the developing muscle car wars of the 1960s came as little surprise to most in the automotive industry. What was surprising was that it wasn’t the first to develop it! Oldsmobile’s Rocket 88 has been viewed by some as the beginning of performance offerings from automobile manufacturers. The 4-4-2 was Oldsmobile’s volley back at the Pontiac GTO, and in 1966, Olds attempted to spike the ball home with its all-new W-30 high-performance drag racing package.During the course of the next pair of decades, Oldsmobile offered the W-code on a host of platforms (the Cutlass, F-85, 4-4-2, Toronado, and Delta 88) with an assortment of engine packages (400, 455, and 350). As muscle cars fell by the wayside during the struggling 1970s, Oldsmobile continued to carry its flagship W-30 all the way through the 1980 model year.This book by muscle car historian and esteemed photographer David Newhardt revisits and celebrates Oldsmobile’s legendary W-optioned performance machines. So, sit down, strap in, and let Dr. Oldsmobile do the driving.

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That First Client by Jill Celeste (Highlander Press)

Description: You’ve hung out your shingle “open for business,” but hear crickets. Where are your clients? You’re an intelligent, confident woman—running a business shouldn’t be so difficult! Doubts creep in, and you begin to wonder, “Did I make a mistake?”

No! You didn’t. You need a practical and easily implemented marketing strategy—and someone to guide you, cheer you on, and stop you from quitting. Filled with practical exercises and tried-and-true marketing methods, That First Client is the answer to your question: How do I get that first client? With this book in hand, you’re about to find out. And all without overwhelm!

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Dear Miss Metropolitan by Carolyn Ferrell (Henry Holt and Company)

Description: Introducing an extraordinary and original writer whose first novel explores the intersections of grief and rage, personal strength and healing—and what we owe one another.

Fern seeks refuge from her mother’s pill-popping and boyfriends via Soul Train; Gwin finds salvation in the music of Prince much to her congregation’s dismay and Jesenia, miles ahead of her classmates at her gifted and talented high school, is a brainy and precocious enigma. None of this matters to Boss Man, the monster who abducts them and holds them captive in a dilapidated house in Queens.

On the night they are finally rescued, throngs line the block gawking and claiming ignorance. Among them is lifetime resident Miss Metropolitan, advice columnist for the local weekly, but how could anyone who fancies herself a “newspaperwoman” have missed a horror story unfolding right across the street? And why is it that only two of the three girls—now women—were found? The mystery haunts the two remaining “victim girls” who are subjected to the further trauma of becoming symbols as they continuously adapt to their present and their unrelenting past.

Like Colson Whitehead's The Nickel Boys, Ferrell’s Dear Miss Metropolitan gives voice to characters surviving unimaginable tragedy. The story is inventively revealed before, during, and after the ordeal in this singular and urgent novel.

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Palm Springs Noir by Barbara DeMarco Barrett (Akashic Books)

Description: Palm Springs joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in the Noir Series arena.

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city.

Brand-new stories by: T. Jefferson Parker, Janet Fitch, Eric Beetner, Kelly Shire, Tod Goldberg, Michael Craft, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Rob Roberge, J.D. Horn, Eduardo Santiago, Rob Bowman, Chris J. Bahnsen, Ken Layne, and Alex Espinoza.

From the introduction by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett:

The best noir writers make us feel the heat of the sun, the touch of a lover. Setting can be gritty but can also be sublime, no longer relegated to urban locales and seedy hotel rooms but also mansions and swimming pools. Hence, Palm Springs, which may seem like an odd setting for a collection of dark short stories—it’s so sunny and bright here. The quality of light is unlike anywhere else, and with an average of three hundred sunny days a year, what could go wrong? . . .

The stories in this collection come on like the wicked dust storms common to the area. More than half are by writers who live here full-time; all have homes in Southern California. They know this place in ways visitors and outsiders never will. These are not stories you’ll read in the glossy coffee-table books that feature Palm Springs’s good life. There is indeed a lush life to be found here, but for the characters in these stories, it’s often just out of reach.

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The Third Mrs. Galway by Deirdre Sinnott (Kaylie Jones Books)

Description: Antislavery agitation is rocking Utica in 1835 when a young bride discovers an enslaved family hiding in her shed, setting in motion the exhumation of long-buried family secrets.

It’s 1835 in Utica, New York, and newlywed Helen Galway discovers a secret: two runaway slaves are hiding in the shack behind her husband’s house. Suddenly, she is at the center of not only the era’s greatest moral dilemma, but her own as well. Should she be a “good wife” and report the fugitives to her husband? Or will she defy convention and come to their aid.

Within her home, Helen is haunted by the previous Mrs. Galway, recently deceased but still an oppressive presence. Her husband, injured by a drunken tumble off his horse, is assisted by a doctor of questionable ambitions who keeps a close eye on Helen. In charge of all things domestic is Maggie—formerly enslaved by the Galway family and freed when emancipation came to New York eight years earlier.

At the same time, Utica is at the center of emancipation efforts as abolitionists arrive for the founding meeting of the New York State Anti-Slavery Society. Those who plead for an immediate end to enslavement are attacked by newspapers accusing them of being insurrectionists and traitors to the Constitution. Everyone faces dangerous choices as they navigate this intensely heated personal and political landscape.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching in Gifted Education: Building Cultural Competence and Serving Diverse by Matthew Fugate (Prufrock Press)

Description: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Gifted Education is a professional learning tool for practitioners who are working to create more culturally responsive school and classroom environments. This book:

-Focuses on gifted and talented students from special populations, including those who are culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse.
-Is presented as a collection of essays written by educational advocates.
-Aims to increase the cultural competence of teachers and school leaders.
-Is organized in three sections: Culturally Responsive Practices; Race, Ethnicity, and Culture; and Gender, Sex, and Sense of Self.
-Provides readers with personal insights into the implicit biases that exist within the educational system and gifted programs.

Each chapter illustrates the lived experiences of students from special populations and includes reflection questions for continued conversations and planning.
Finally, an Educator Inventory is provided that tasks educators with reflecting on their own personal implicit biases and classroom practices related to the diverse populations of gifted and talented students in our schools.

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Ice & Oil: The Life and Legacy of Dan Murphy California's Unlikely Titan by Joseph Francis Ryan (Wise Media Group)

Description: Ice & Oil is indeed a biography of an unlikely titan. Meet Dan Murphy, the man who shaped Los Angeles in the 19th century turn to the 20th century Murphy and his endeavors parallel the history of California. But, because he’s shunned renown his name is virtually unknown. Author Joseph Francis Ryan delves into the complex life of Dan Murphy, businessman-turned-tycoon: Mentored by Southern Pacific’s Charles Crocker, he built the town of Needles the transfer point for a second transcontinental railroad. His ingenuity made ingenuity made it possible to transport citrus across the country. He honored Mojave culture in and the Native American’s respect. He saved the day when Edward Doheny needed money for his oil company. His California Portland Cement Company provided cement for Los Angeles just as it was becoming a 20th century metropolis and for the construction of Boulder dam. “Another important piece of California history has emerged.”

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Letting Go of Perfect: Empower Children to Overcome Perfectionism by Jill Adelson (Prufrock Press)

Description: Letting Go of Perfect gives parents and teachers the guidance and support they need to help children break free of the anxieties and behaviors related to perfectionism. This second edition:

-Explores a state of mind that manifests in unhealthy ways among kids and teens today―the need to be perfect.
-Features updated research on perfectionism, new strategies, and resources.
-Delineates the major types of perfectionism and provides practical tips.
-Explains how students can use their perfectionistic behaviors in a healthy way.
-Shares advice and stories from real parents, educators, and students.

For children who believe their best is never good enough, perfectionism can lead to excessive guilt, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, depression, pessimism, obsessive or compulsive behavior, and a sense of rigidity. This engaging, practical book is a must-have for parents and teachers wanting to help children overcome perfectionism, raise self-confidence, lessen guilt, increase motivation, and offer a future free of rigidity.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum for Gifted Students: Grade 3: Project-Based Learning Lessons by Mark Hess (Prufrock Press)

Description: The Social and Emotional Curriculum for Gifted Students series provides the gifted resource specialist, regular classroom teacher, or counselor with the tools they need to help gifted students in grades 3–5 develop interpersonal skills, reflect on their often intense emotions, and express their creativity. The grade 3 book:

-Contains five units and more than 50 hours of instruction.
-Shares helpful directions for implementing lessons and connecting content across the curriculum.
-Addresses psychosocial skills.
-Features critical thinking activities, hands-on building and design, reading, writing, creativity, and math and science connections.
-Covers relevant topics, including resilience, growth mindset, perfectionism, empathy, self-understanding and identity, friendship, and what it means to be gifted.

Each classroom-tested lesson addresses one or more affective standards from the National Association for Gifted Children, psychosocial development areas for gifted learners, and academic standards.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum for Gifted Students: Grade 4: Project-Based Learning Lessons by Mark Hess (Prufrock Press)

Description: The Social and Emotional Curriculum for Gifted Students series provides the gifted resource specialist, regular classroom teacher, or counselor with the tools they need to help gifted students in grades 3–5 develop interpersonal skills, reflect on their often intense emotions, and express their creativity. The grade 4 book:

-Contains five units and more than 50 hours of instruction.
-Shares helpful directions for implementing lessons and connecting content across the curriculum.
-Addresses psychosocial skills.
-Features critical thinking activities, hands-on building and design, reading, writing, creativity, and math and science connections.
-Covers relevant topics, including resilience, growth mindset, perfectionism, empathy, self-understanding and identity, friendship, and what it means to be gifted.

Each classroom-tested lesson addresses one or more affective standards from the National Association for Gifted Children, psychosocial development areas for gifted learners, and academic standards.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum for Gifted Students: Grade 5: Project-Based Learning Lessons by Mark Hess (Prufrock Press)

Description: The Social and Emotional Curriculum for Gifted Students series provides the gifted resource specialist, regular classroom teacher, or counselor with the tools they need to help gifted students in grades 3-5 develop interpersonal skills, reflect on their often intense emotions, and express their creativity. The grade 5 book:

-Contains five units and more than 50 hours of instruction.
-Shares helpful directions for implementing lessons and connecting content across the curriculum.
-Addresses psychosocial skills.
-Features critical thinking activities, hands-on building and design, reading, writing, creativity, and math and science connections.
-Covers relevant topics, including resilience, growth mindset, perfectionism, empathy, self-understanding and identity, friendship, and what it means to be gifted.

Each classroom-tested lesson addresses one or more affective standards from the National Association for Gifted Children, psychosocial development areas for gifted learners, and academic standards.

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Take Control of OCD (2nd ed.): A Kid's Guide to Conquering Anxiety and Managing OCD by Bonnie Zucker (Prufrock Press)

Description: Take Control of OCD: A Kid's Guide to Conquering Anxiety and Managing OCD is a must-have guide for kids and teens ages 10–16 with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to help them take control and use their strengths to find success in school and in life. This fully updated second edition:

-Uses a cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure/response prevention method to stress gradual exposure to obsessive thinking patterns.
-Provides a step-by-step ladder-based process to help readers conquer their fears and demolish their worries.
-Helps kids change their obsessive thoughts, tolerate uncertainty, and develop positive self-talk and stress management.
-Also helps kids advocate for their needs in school and build successful relaxation procedures.
-Includes workbook-style pages for readers to complete.

By interviewing kids with OCD from across the country, the author offers tons of advice, information, and ideas for students, by students just like them. Readers will find themselves in this book, as it normalizes and validates the often hidden and undisclosed thoughts, urges, and images, and accompanying rituals and compulsions that so many children and teens with OCD struggle with.

Ages 10–16

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Talent Development in School: An Educator's Guide to Implementing a Culturally Responsive Talent... by Julie Dingle Swanson (Prufrock Press)

Description: Talent Development in School helps educators utilize research-based curriculum and strategies to implement talent development in the classroom. This practical guide:

-Focuses on a talent development model that is centered on teacher learning.
-Highlights talent development's impact on culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse learners.
-Details how to apply the talent development model in one's school or district and opening access and opportunity to all students.
-Reviews current theories, concepts, and research on talent development in the field of gifted education.
-Is perfect for teachers, coordinators, and administrators.

Talent Development in School features techniques for culturally responsive teaching and considerations for how psychosocial skills and noncognitive influences on learning―such as motivation, grit, resiliency, and growth mindset―affect talent development. Written by experts in the field, this book will become a go-to for professional learning and development.

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The Burning Blue by Kevin Cook (Henry Holt and Company)

Description: The untold story of a national trauma—NASA’s Challenger explosion—and what really happened to America’s Teacher in Space, illuminating the tragic cost of humanity setting its sight on the stars

You’ve seen the pictures. You know what happened. Or do you?

On January 28, 1986, NASA’s space shuttle Challenger exploded after blasting off from Cape Canaveral. Christa McAuliffe, America’s “Teacher in Space,” was instantly killed, along with the other six members of the mission. At least that's what most of us remember.

Kevin Cook tells us what really happened on that ill-fated, unforgettable day. He traces the pressures—leading from NASA to the White House—that triggered the fatal order to launch on an ice-cold Florida morning. Cook takes readers inside the shuttle for the agonizing minutes after the explosion, which the astronauts did indeed survive. He uncovers the errors and corner-cutting that led an overconfident space agency to launch a crew that had no chance to escape.

But this is more than a corrective to a now-dimming memory. Centering on McAuliffe, a charmingly down-to-earth civilian on the cusp of history, The Burning Blue animates a colorful cast of characters: a pair of red-hot flyers at the shuttle's controls, the second female and first Jewish astronaut, the second Black astronaut, and the first Asian American and Buddhist in space. Drawing vivid portraits of Christa and the astronauts, Cook makes readers forget the fate they're hurtling toward. With drama, immediacy, and shocking surprises, he reveals the human price the Challenger crew and America paid for politics, capital-P Progress, and the national dream of "reaching for the stars."

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Young Scholars Model: A Comprehensive Approach for Developing Talent and Pursuing Equity in Gifted E by Carol Horn (Prufrock Press)

Description: Historically, students from ethnically, linguistically, and economically diverse backgrounds have been overlooked and underidentified for gifted services. The Young Scholars Model is a comprehensive approach to addressing the issue of underrepresentation through engagement of a schoolwide effort and commitment. This book:

-Shares how the model leads to increased representation in identification and student success in advanced academic programs.
-Describes the four major components of the model and how they integrate in practice.
-Supports efforts to find and nurture potential in students who have historically been overlooked for gifted services.
-Includes steps for implementation and practical guidelines that schools and districts will be able to follow with fidelity and success.

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Ere the Cock Crows by Jens Bjørneboe (Frayed Edge Press)

Description: Norwegian author Jens Bjørneboe's chilling novel follows the ethical quandaries—or not—of Germans involved in Nazi concentration camps and human medical experiments in World War II. Dr. Reynhardt rejects Nazi ideology, while compartmentalizing his life as a loving family man and his work on horrific medical experiments performed on prisoners of war. Head of camp Heidenbrand is more self-aware of his Nazi complicity and his reasons for doing so—his own drive for power and wealth. The situation is complicated by the arrival at the camp of Samuel, a Jewish prisoner and childhood friend of both Reynhardt and Heidenbrand. Themes of man's inhumanity to man, the ethics of modern science, and the responsibilities inherent in free will are explored, presaging concerns that continue throughout Bjørneboe's body of work. Originally written as a play but eventually published as a novel, this first English-language edition includes a re-creation of the original play by the translator.

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Winter in Bellapalma by Jens Bjørneboe (Frayed Edge Press)

Description: “…a tongue-in-cheek tribute to Hemingway…prefigures [Bjørneboe’s] later writings in important ways.”—from the Introduction by Esther Greenleaf Mürer

This comic novel by renowned Norwegian writer Jens Bjørneboe follows the exploits of a community of expatriates living off-season in a small Italian fishing village: their lives, loves, and interactions with the locals, including involvement in a dispute between the fishermen and the town fathers who wish to promote the tourist industry. A shorter, lighter read than most of Bjørneboe's work, it nonetheless invokes social commentary with concise portraits of various personality types and the inevitable collision of values in modern life between greed/progress and traditional ways of life.

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Swimming to the Top of the Tide: Finding Life Where Land and Water Meet by Patricia Hanlon (Bellevue Literary Press)

Description: Four seasons of immersion in New England’s Great Marsh

“Like Wendell Berry and Rachel Carson, Hanlon is a true poet-ecologist, sharing in exquisitely resonant prose her patient observations of nature’s most intimate details. As she and her husband, through summer and snow, swim their local creeks and estuaries, we marvel at the timeless yet fragile terrain of both marshlands and marriage. This is the book to awaken all of us, right now, to how our coastline is changing and what it means for our future.” —Julia Glass, author of Three Junes

“Written with a swimmer’s spirit, a naturalist’s eye, and an ecologist’s heart, this book took me to places I have never been. I loved it!” —Lynne Cox, author of Swimming to Antarctica

In Swimming to the Top of the Tide, Patricia Hanlon writes, “Like the Velveteen Rabbit, perhaps, places become real when they are loved.” In this debut memoir from a visual artist and citizen scientist, Hanlon details her experience swimming New England’s Great Marsh daily—through all four seasons. At once intimate and scientific, lyrical and inspirational, Hanlon bears witness to the vitality of the watersheds, their essential role in the natural world, and the responsibility of those who love them to contribute to their sustainability.

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Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson (Scribner Books)

Description: An epic, immersive debut, Damnation Spring is the deeply human story of a Pacific Northwest logging town wrenched in two by a mystery that threatens to derail its way of life.

For generations, Rich Gundersen’s family has chopped a livelihood out of the redwood forest along California’s rugged coast. Now Rich and his wife, Colleen, are raising their own young son near Damnation Grove, a swath of ancient redwoods on which Rich’s employer, Sanderson Timber Co., plans to make a killing. In 1977, with most of the forest cleared or protected, a grove like Damnation—and beyond it 24-7 Ridge—is a logger’s dream.

It’s dangerous work. Rich has already lived decades longer than his father, killed on the job. Rich wants better for his son, Chub, so when the opportunity arises to buy 24-7 Ridge—costing them all the savings they’ve squirreled away for their growing family—he grabs it, unbeknownst to Colleen. Because the reality is their family isn’t growing; Colleen has lost several pregnancies. And she isn’t alone. As a midwife, Colleen has seen it with her own eyes.

For decades, the herbicides the logging company uses were considered harmless. But Colleen is no longer so sure. What if these miscarriages aren’t isolated strokes of bad luck? As mudslides take out clear-cut hillsides and salmon vanish from creeks, her search for answers threatens to unravel not just Rich’s plans for the 24-7, but their marriage too, dividing a town that lives and dies on timber along the way.

Told from the perspectives of Rich, Colleen, and Chub, in prose as clear as a spring-fed creek, this intimate, compassionate portrait of a community clinging to a vanishing way of life amid the perils of environmental degradation makes Damnation Spring an essential novel for our time.

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Julius Zebra: Grapple with the Greeks! by Gary Northfield (Candlewick Press)

Description: On a mission from Heracles to find his lost Golden Apple, Julius and his pals come face-to-face with a minotaur in a labyrinth, must find some way to trick a one-hundred-headed dragon at the Garden of Hesperides, and wind up in the palace of King Midas himself. But what on earth will the gods on Mount Olympus have to say about the gang’s antics in the underworld? Madcap hijinks abound in another adventure with broad appeal for fans of historical fiction and comedy alike.

It’s all Greek to Julius Zebra and his pals in this fourth exciting, action-packed, hilarious adventure brimming with entertaining facts about the ancient world.

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McTavish Takes the Cake by Meg Rosoff (Candlewick Press)

Description: Pa Peachey has gotten it in his head that he is going to be the baker in the family, and the Peacheys and their dog, McTavish, are more than a little surprised. Stunned, in fact. Ever since Ma Peachey declared herself free of the cooking responsibilities, Betty, Ava, and Ollie have taken turns making inventive and delicious meals. But Pa thinks he can do better, even though his cakes are as flat as manhole covers and his cookies turn to charcoal. When the town announces a baking competition with a big prize, Pa is convinced he will enter an absolute masterpiece. Now the Peacheys have to decide: should they be honest with Pa and tell him his confections are contemptible, or should they support his high-flying dreams? Or could McTavish have a last-minute option at the ready?

When Pa Peachey becomes comically ambitious about entering a town baking competition, family dog McTavish wisely cooks up a plan to rescue him from himself.

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Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of the Shocking Rocket Robbery by N. Griffin (Candlewick Press)

Description: Smashie McPerter and her classmates from Room 11 are going on a field trip to the planetarium! Nobody is more excited than Smashie’s best friend, Dontel, who dreams of becoming an astrophysicist. In fact, Dontel has even created an accurate drawing of a working rocket, piloted by his and Smashie’s favorite action figure, Brainyon. In a surprise move, Dontel’s grandmother, who’s chaperoning, brings the rocket drawing with her to enter into the planetarium’s science contest. But in a shocking turn of events, the drawing goes missing before they get there! Smashie is on the case (luckily she brought an array of interesting hats to help get into character). But the suspect list keeps growing—prankster Billy, who prefers the Haddock over Brainyon; tight-lipped Tatiana, who’s wearing a NASA T-shirt; and . . . Smashie herself? Nobody is above suspicion in this third hilarious and clever Smashie McPerter mystery.

A field trip to the planetarium goes awry when Dontel’s technically correct picture of a working rocket is stolen. Can Smashie solve the trickiest mystery yet?

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The Hawaiian Romance of Laieikawai by S. N. Haleʻole (West Margin Press)

Description: The Hawaiian Romance of Laieikawai (1863) is a story by S.N. Hale‘ole. Based on Hawaiian mythology, The Hawaiian Romance of Laieikawai was adapted from songs and tales from ka‘ao, a form from Hawaiian oral tradition blending song and narrative. Initially serialized in Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, a popular newspaper, Hale‘ole’s story was the first work of literature published by a Native Hawaiian.
When Laʻieikawai and her twin sister Laʻielohelohe are born on Oahu, their father, a powerful chief, plans to have them killed in order to ensure that the throne will pass to a male heir. Separated from her sister, Laʻieikawai is taken to a secret cave that can only be accessed by a deep pool of water. When a rainbow, the traditional sign of royalty, is seen in the sky above her location, Laʻieikawai is taken by her grandmother Waka to the legendary paradise of Paliuli. On the journey to the island, news of her beauty and power spread among the people, drawing the attention of the handsome chief Aiwohikupua. At Paliuli, the princess is served by ornately feathered birds, supernatural beings who protect and comfort her. As the story unfolds, Laʻieikawai will face a series of trials with the grace and wisdom known only to a sacred few.
With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of S.N. Hale‘ole’s The Hawaiian Romance of Laieikawai is a classic of Hawaiian literature reimagined for modern readers.

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The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore (West Margin Press)

Description: The Home and the World (1916) is a novel by Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore. Written after Tagore received the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature, the novel dramatizes the Swadeshi movement for Indian independence from British rule. Through the lens of one family, Tagore illuminates the conflict between Western culture and Indian nationalism while exploring the complex relationships of men and women in modern India.
Concerned for his wife, who spends most of her days inside, Nikhil, an educated aristocrat, brings Bimala to a political rally. There, they hear the magnanimous revolutionary Sandip speak out against British imperialism and call for Indian independence. Although Nikhil remains passive, if not indifferent, regarding British rule, Bimala, who comes from a poor family, reaches a political awakening of her own. When Nikhil and Bimala invite Sandip to stay as a guest at their home, Bimala moves further away from her traditional role as a wife and begins to develop romantic feelings for the radical figure. Aware of his growing influence, Sandip places himself between Nikhil and his wife while secretly attempting to convince Bimala to use her husband’s wealth to support the Swadeshi cause. The Home and the World is a masterful novel that explores the personal behind the political, inserting the lives of individuals into history’s great wheel without losing sight of humanity.
With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Rabindranath Tagore’s The Home and the World is a classic of Indian literature reimagined for modern readers.

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The Nocturnals by Aleksandra Rychlicka (Hawkwood Books)

Description: It is the night of Maro’s party, a celebration of his anniversary with the Estate, home to a secret community of sleepless tenants. A new arrival, Liv, spooked by a phone call, panics and runs. As she exits, she collides with a stranger, Adam, and everything changes. Liv believes she has found refuge, but the Estate is loath to let its guests leave. She soon suspects that escape is now impossible, not just from the past but from the building itself. The Nocturnals is a noir mystery, daring and visceral, where nothing is what it seems, the first English novel by Aleksandra Rychlicka.

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The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam (Scribner Books)

Description: Newlyweds Asha and Cyrus build an app that replaces religious rituals and soon find themselves running one of the most popular social media platforms in the world.

Meet Asha Ray.

Brilliant coder and possessor of a Pi tattoo, Asha is poised to revolutionize artificial intelligence when she is reunited with her high school crush, Cyrus Jones.

Cyrus inspires Asha to write a new algorithm. Before she knows it, she’s abandoned her PhD program, they’ve exchanged vows, and gone to work at an exclusive tech incubator called Utopia.

The platform creates a sensation, with millions of users seeking personalized rituals every day. Will Cyrus and Asha’s marriage survive the pressures of sudden fame, or will she become overshadowed by the man everyone is calling the new messiah?

In this gripping, blistering novel, award-winning author Tahmima Anam takes on faith and the future with a gimlet eye and a deft touch. Come for the radical vision of human connection, stay for the wickedly funny feminist look at startup culture and modern partnership. Can technology—with all its limits and possibilities—disrupt love?

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Three Lines in a Circle: The Exciting Life of the Peace Symbol by Michael G. Long (Flyaway Books)

Description: This bold picture book tells the story of the peace symbol—designed in 1958 by a London activist protesting nuclear weapons—and how it inspired people all over the world. Depicting the symbol’s travels from peace marches and liberation movements to the end of apartheid and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Three Lines in a Circle offers a message of inspiration to today’s children and adults who are working to create social change. An author’s note provides historical background and a timeline of late twentieth-century peace movements.

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House of Sticks by Ly Tran (Scribner Books)

Description: An intimate, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir recounting a young girl’s journey from war-torn Vietnam to Ridgewood, Queens, and her struggle to find her voice amid clashing cultural expectations.

Ly Tran is just a toddler in 1993 when she and her family immigrate from a small town along the Mekong river in Vietnam to a two-bedroom railroad apartment in Queens. Ly’s father, a former lieutenant in the South Vietnamese army, spent nearly a decade as a POW, and their resettlement is made possible through a humanitarian program run by the US government. Soon after they arrive, Ly joins her parents and three older brothers sewing ties and cummerbunds piece-meal on their living room floor to make ends meet.

As they navigate this new landscape, Ly finds herself torn between two worlds. She knows she must honor her parents’ Buddhist faith and contribute to the family livelihood, working long hours at home and eventually as a manicurist alongside her mother at a nail salon in Brownsville, Brooklyn, that her parents take over. But at school, Ly feels the mounting pressure to blend in.

A growing inability to see the blackboard presents new challenges, especially when her father forbids her from getting glasses, calling her diagnosis of poor vision a government conspiracy. His frightening temper and paranoia leave an indelible mark on Ly’s sense of self. Who is she outside of everything her family expects of her?

Told in a spare, evocative voice that, with flashes of humor, weaves together her family’s immigration experience with her own fraught and courageous coming of age, House of Sticks is a timely and powerful portrait of one girl’s struggle to reckon with her heritage and forge her own path.

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Lifting Stones by Doug Stanfield (Rootstock Publishing)

Description: This is a collection of poetry from a Washington state poet.

“Doug Stanfield writes of love and grief and of a kaleidoscope of emotions in between. He is a deft and sensitive chronicler of the human condition and of the world we live in, crafting poetical images with great sensitivity and skill. He writes
of the journey we all take and the memories of those journeys and the lessons learnt. There is a saying: ‘what is man but a repository of memories?’ Stanfield documents the journey in words to remember.”
—Iffat Shah, physician and writer

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Smooth Sailing: A Practical Guide to Legally Protecting Your Business by Cheri Andrews (Highlander Press)

Description: IS YOUR SMALL BUSINESS LEGALLY PROTECTED?

In Smooth Sailing: A Practical Guide to Legally Protecting Your Business, attorney Cheri Andrews lays out the crucial foundational steps ALL small businesses require to ensure their business is legally compliant and protected. By implementing the practical advice included in this book, you can avoid some of the most common legal mistakes made by entrepreneurs—mistakes that could put your business and personal assets at risk.

Smooth Sailing covers various legal topics, including:

• Why choosing the correct business entity matters
• Which professionals to hire to guide you in key areas
• How contracts set expectations, provide legal protections, and minimize risk
• How the right policies and operating procedures protect you from regulatory nightmares
• What intellectual property is—and why you should care
• What you can handle on your own and when you need to call an attorney

Smooth Sailing offers a clear understanding of the key components every business owner must address to be legally protected and compliant. This knowledge allows you to make informed decisions that lead to better outcomes for your business and YOU.

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Walking Home: Trail Stories by Celia Ryker (Rootstock Publishing)

Description: “If you have ever wanted to become a hiker or a long-distance walker, there is no better way to begin your journey than by joining Celia in Walking Home.” —Felicity Vaughan Swayze, author of War Torn: A Family Story

Celia Ryker’s "Walking Home: Trail Stories" is about more than mud, sweat, and blisters while distance hiking the Long Trail. Reminiscent of Cheryl Strayed’s "Wild," Ryker’s mind wanders as her legs carry her forward, beyond a woodland path, to places and people she thought she had forgotten. Her grandmother’s spirit appears on Mount Baker. A lost cousin waits for her at the bottom of every ladder. Her late father’s words reverberate among the calls of barred owls. There were days when she didn’t see another hiker, but she was never alone. Celia began writing about a difficult hike and ended up writing about the people who inspired her throughout her life. These are her “trail stories.”

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A Child of Sorrow by Zolio Galang (West Margin Press)

Description: A Child of Sorrow (1921) is a novel by Zoilo Galang. The novel, Galang’s debut, has been recognized as the first work of published Filipino fiction written in English. Modeled after popular nineteenth century romances written in Spanish and Tagalog, A Child of Sorrow is a classic coming of age tale engaged with themes of friendship, desire, and the loss of innocence. Simple and heartfelt, A Child of Sorrow remains a groundbreaking work of literature from an author who dedicated his career to education and the arts.

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D-39: A Robodog's Journey by Irene Latham (Charlesbridge)

Description: Klynt's days on her Papa's farm are the all the same, even during wartime. Until the robodog, that is. A dystopic but heartwarming novel-in-verse perfect for fans of Pax by Sara Pennypacker.

In a future United States, civil war is devastating a country on its last legs. On one side: the Patriots. On the other: President Vex's corrupt government. In the middle: everybody else, just trying to survive. The war is going from bad to worse, but out in the sparsely populated Worselands, twelve-year-old Klynt Tovis doesn't see much of it.

Instead, Klynt spends most of her long summer days bored, or restoring artifacts in her Museum of Fond Memories. Real pet dogs are a thing of the past: after they were found to be carriers of a sickness the government ordered them all killed. But one day an incredible antique shows up at the farm: a D-39 robodog, "Real as a dog can be!" Klynt is overjoyed, but the good luck doesn't last. When the war makes its way into the empty Worselands, she and D-39 find themselves thrown into an epic journey for survival and hope.

Through the twists and turns of this riveting read, Irene Latham deftly shows how kindness can appear in unexpected places during uncertain times.

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Down With This Ship by Katie Kingman (Flux)

Description: Kole Miller is the best writer at the prestigious Crystal Lake High. But no one knows it—not her creative writing classmates, or even her academic arch nemesis Colin (aka Mr. Valedictorian). That’s because Kole’s best work is a secret fanfic based on The Space Game, her favorite show.

When Kole’s fanfic wins a major contest, her readership skyrockets. Suddenly, Kole finds herself stuck in the heated ship wars, as her new readers pair characters from the show together as romantic couples. Worse yet, Kole’s classmates discover that she’s the fanfic’s author. Now it isn’t just The Space Game everyone is arguing about: they start shipping Kole with her classmates.

With her romantic life in shambles and her anxiety through the roof, Kole must face both her inner demons and the ones at her school. She has one chance to reclaim her fanfic—and the guy that Kole now realizes she’s shipped herself with since episode one of the school year.

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Making Contact by Trevor Barton (Hawkwood Books)

Description: What if humanity’s first contact with extra-terrestrials depended not on the brightest and best, but instead on a broken and homeless man? Seth Derreny witnessed his parents being gunned down and fears the same happened to his lover, Ollie. Afraid of people, he sleeps rough, unable even to beg without help. When his friends give up on him, he marches to a hilltop, demanding answers to the biggest questions in life – and a spaceship zones in on his cries.

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Mandrake Petals and Scattered Feathers by David Greygoose (Hawkwood Books)

Description: These magical tales are set in the liminal space of the forest where nothing is quite what it seems.

Shape-shifting and trickery lurk behind every tree and the figures we glimpse through the mist are mutable and indeterminate.

A lost ship drifts across the treetops, Mallow Musk gives birth to a pair of shoes, The Grey Girl lures children into the woods and Pickapple plays his trickster treats, but back at the crossroads, one secret remains.

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Priestess of the Lost Colony by Brandon S. Pilcher (Transformation Media Books)

Description: A headstrong Egyptian priestess, her brother, their sacked colony—and a rescue mission.

When Itaweret’s beloved Per-Pehu falls to the tyrannical Scylax, she and her brother Bek lead a mission to save her captured people and depose Scylax. Along the way, they run into all kinds of perils, friends, and foes—and beasts sent by an angry goddess. Set in ancient Greece 3,500 years ago, this is a tale blending magical realism with history, high adventure with discovery . . . and Itaweret’s determination to save her people while learning her heart’s desires and realizing her deeper purpose.

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A Bargain of Blood and Gold (Midnight Guardians, Book 1) by Kristin Jacques (City Owl Press)

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Description: A novice hunter with a mission. A three-hundred-year-old vampire with a strong sense of irony. A town plagued by otherworldly creatures in need of saving.

When Johnathan Newman arrives alone in the isolated lumber town of Cress Haven, Maine, the last thing he expects is for his life to be irrevocably changed. Sent by the Society, a clandestine league of vampire hunters, to investigate a string of murders and disappearances among the town's young women, the grisly state of the recovered bodies most certainly points to a vampire lurking amid the townsfolk. Johnathan’s attempts to enlist the locals lead him to an unlikely partnership with the alluring Vic, the town's most eligible, if enigmatic, bachelor.

As the pair work to solve the mystery, Vic’s own secrets come back to bite him. Revealed, the vampire fights his growing attraction to a man trained to destroy him at whatever cost. But he is not alone. Johnathan’s confusing emotions land him in the middle of forbidden desires. Forbidden not only by those who created him, but by his heart itself. Even if Vic isn’t the murderer Johnathan seeks, how can he yearn for a creature who should be his natural enemy?

With an evil presence creeping through Cress Haven and inhabiting its citizens, the two men must suffer their feelings and walk together into the unknown. As Vic leads Johnathan into encounters with terrifying beings straight from children’s nightmares, Johnathan learns that not only is the world far stranger than he knew, but that the Society he trusted has far more disturbing intentions. Intentions that will place hunter and vampire at the center of a conflict between realms.

Unfortunately, Cress Haven holds far more sinister secrets than its resident vampire, a secret so great, it could unleash Hell itself.

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Ariadne, I Love You by J. Ashley-Smith (Meerkat Press)

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Description: Jude is dragged out of Alt Country obscurity, out of the dismal loop of booze and sadness baths and the boundless, insatiable loneliness, to scrub up and fly to Australia for a last, desperate comeback tour. Hardly worth getting out of bed for—and he wouldn’t, if it weren’t for Coreen.

But Coreen is dead. And, worse than that, she’s married. Jude’s swan-song tour becomes instead a terminal descent, into the sordid past, into the meaning hidden in forgotten songs, into Coreen’s madness diary, there to waken something far worse than her ghost.

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Around Curiosity's Edge: Hidden Meridians by J.P. Hostetler (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: When an ages old war threatens to destroy mythical life on earth, it is up to one boy and a strange crew on an even stranger ship to restore balance.

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Back of the Yard by Meg Lelvis (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: A poignant story of a young Irish woman growing up in 1930s south Chicago, who struggles with family tragedy and depression during mid-century America.

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Beneath a Buried House by Bob Avey (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Things aren’t always what they seem. Tulsa Police Detective, Kenny Elliot’s quest to uncover the truth behind the death of a transient, makes him a target – from whom or what, he isn’t sure. When he brushes the dirt from the surface of an apparent John Doe overdose case, he finds a labyrinth of misdirection and deception, and a trail, which leads him to an encounter with an aberration in human nature, the likes of which he’s not prepared to deal with. Drawing on his strength of character, and a sense of right and wrong, he wrestles with deep personal feelings to solve the case.

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Charlie Fightmaster and the Search for Perfect Harmony by Joe Siple (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: From #1 bestselling author Joe Siple (The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride) comes another of his distinctly authentic tales of redemption and love.

When Charlie Fightmaster gets the call-up to the Major Leagues, all of his dreams are about to come true. But word that his little sister, Pippin, is struggling changes everything.

Charlie returns to his childhood home, joins the amateur baseball team his father coaches, and begins helping Pippin with her dream of making the best baseball bat ever made.

Charlie meets Bud Crawford, a reclusive local legend who reluctantly teaches him the three secrets to finding perfect harmony at the plate. But when Charlie’s life begins to collapse, culminating in a terrible accident to Pippin that he caused, Charlie must learn to use Bud’s secrets to find perfect harmony not only on the baseball field, but in the rest of his life as well.

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Chickens Don't Wear Tutus! by Laura Willingham (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Lily becomes resourceful and creative to solve her latest insecurity. The story takes on an unexpected twist as the family gets involved in Lily’s mission. Ultimately the theme represents the creativity and fun a family can have together.

When you have an idea go with it…express it…create it…even if it’s outside the norm.

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Cinders of Yesterday (Legacy of Shadows, Book 1) by Jen Karner (City Owl Press)

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Description: Paranormal Hunter Dani Black wants nothing more than revenge. Until she meets Emilie.

A year ago, the rogue Necromancer Spectre murdered her partner during a hunt gone wrong. She’s been looking for a way to kill him—and keep him dead—ever since.

When rumors of a weapon capable of killing anything surfaces in Dawson, Maryland, she sets out on a mission to get her hands on it. While unraveling a web of clues about her own past, Dani runs into the alluring Emilie Lockgrove, eldest daughter of a magical family inexplicably tied to Spectre.

Emilie Lockgrove survived the catastrophic fire that killed her mother and hospitalized both her and her sister.

Ten years later, she has returned to Dawson, expecting to confront the trauma of her past. Instead, she discovers magic is real, encountering actual ghosts like the necromancer hunting her family for 200 years.

Dani intends to kill Spectre…or die trying. Emilie wants to reclaim her life. To survive, they’ll need to work together to confront their pasts, break the spell capturing Emilie’s magic, and destroy Spectre once and for all.

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Circumference of Silence by Jacquie Herz (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: After her mother dies, Mali discovers a batch of unsent letters her mother has been writing to her. Revealing the past stories of her Jewish family’s life under Hitler, her immigrant experiences in London and New York, the letters also unexpectedly confront Mali with her own long-buried pain.

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Cyprus Kiss by Murray Bailey (Heritage Books)

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Description: Help Me!
Those were the words on the back of a woman’s photograph. And she vanished six months ago.
It’s 1948 and military investigator Ash Carter has arrived in Cyprus.
A gang has been operating for two years, leaving a mark known to police as the kiss of death. Is this something to do with them? And why ask him for help?
After a murder, Carter begins to realise this is personal. In a race against time, Carter must work out the connection between the gang, the missing woman and the murder before it’s too late.

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Far, Far Away: 7 Stories in 7 Realms of Science Fiction and Fantasy by Justine Alley Dowsett (Mirror World Publishing)

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Description: In a land far, far away… In a distant galaxy… Once upon a time…

These are all ways to begin fantastical tales of love and adventure. Gateways into the realms of imagination. In this anthology, we bring together authors from all over this world to transport you into the worlds they’ve created.

Travel through space and experience infinity three hours at a time. Explore dangerous caverns for the source of a deadly disturbance. Get stranded on a mysterious island from which no one returns, then learn to survive on a distant planet while you hope for rescue.

In this far-reaching, magical collection love allows you to see in colour, time is vast but fragile, and changing minds and hearts in Ancient Rome is only one stop on an epic journey across time, space, and reality.

Featuring the following short stories:

“Piece of Mind” by L.R. Braden, “Songs and Superstitions” by Shana Scott, “Black Spire Isles” by Barend Nieuwstraten III, “Field Notes from the Unknown Planet” by Brittni Brinn, “The Colour of Roses” by Kelly D. Holmes, “The Prime Crusade” by Buddy Young, and “Fatestorm” by Justine Alley Dowsett and Murandy Damodred

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Faultland by Suzy Vitello (Ooligan Press)

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Being a Sparrow child has never been simple. Olivia, Sherman, and Morgan all have their faults, and they all cope with their tumultuous childhood in their own unstable ways: Olivia leads an excessive lifestyle, Morgan cycles through risky behaviors, and Sherman dabbles in morally precarious business practices. Up until now, they have kept their family from completely crumbling; but the cracks in their relationships are about to be unearthed. As their shaky foundations collide, an earthquake levels their city.

Olivia treks across a mutilated Portland to reach her family; Sherman finds it in himself to protect his siblings from militia looters and thugs; and Morgan uncovers the past wrongs of her parents. To make matters worse, their shelter is in the path of a mass of loose earth repeatedly shaken by aftershocks.

When the siblings finally reunite, their new task is to survive long enough to be medevaced from their childhood home in the face of an impending landslide. Previously separated by secrets and resentments, they realize they are now united by survival. If resources don't run out, if sickness doesn't overtake them, if alt-right militia members don't intervene, and if the wet mass of land speeding toward their makeshift shelter doesn't bury them, they will have to navigate their past traumas and their parents' mistakes. Only then can they honor those they have lost—and survive as a family.

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Finding the Vein by Jennifer Hanlon Wilde (Ooligan Press)

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Isaac knew Heritage Camp would be different this year: he was different. While he had accepted who he was, he wasn't sure how his peers would feel. What he didn't expect was having to investigate the sudden death of his camp counselor.

Sergeant Mikie O'Malley is called to work on the case, but she finds herself distracted by the fact that the victim was adopted, reminding her of a recent inheritance that has her questioning what family really means.

Located outside of Portland, Oregon, Heritage Camp is a summer retreat for adopted international children where adoptees can explore their identities and bond over their shared experiences. When camp counselor Paul goes into fatal anaphylactic shock one evening, everyone believes it to be a tragic accident. But Sergeant Mikie, a former ER nurse, and her new partner Detective Wu aren't so easily convinced. Rumors spread quickly through the camp—everyone is a suspect. Isaac and his new friends share their grief and theories about what really happened, bringing shocking evidence to light. As the detectives and campers each conduct investigations into Paul's death, Heritage Camp's own secrets start to unravel. They soon discover something much more sinister than they ever expected.

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Footprints of a Dancer by Bob Avey (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Eight years ago, Laura Bradford mysteriously disappeared off campus, causing quite a disturbance in the lives of Kenny Elliot and Gerald Reynolds, a journalism student with a fascination with Mesoamerican artifacts.

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Keeper of the Hourglass: Apius's Revenge by G.L. Garrett (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: After escaping the servitude he suffered while being imprisoned in heaven, Apius-an ancient evil entity-calls out to Peter Nichols from beyond the grave. It was this "child" who thwarted Apius's plan for revenge as he sought out the destruction of humanity for the last several centuries. But Peter now owes Apius a blood-debt. Collecting on this debt, Apius captures the soul of Peter's mother, hoping to draw him near. Once he rids himself of Peter, he can then move to release his brothers from their guarded sarcophaguses and wipe away the scourge of mankind.

However, fifteen-year-old Peter will not make it easy for him. After he discovers a hidden symbol, a series of events brings Peter back to heaven where his three lives converge. Besides freeing his mother, Peter has seven days in which he must locate and defeat Apius if he is to help prevent the apocalypse.

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My Son's Secret by Roberta Kagan (BookWhisperer)

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Description: My beautiful boy...
Created in love… born into hatred.

There were so many terrifying stories about the Jews. People called them useless vermin, filthy, dangerous. Before I met Abram, I was afraid of them too. But I am about to tell you a very different story - a forbidden story.

My love for Abram defied all reason...as well as German law.

Tonight our son giggles with excitement as he blows out the candles on his birthday cake. But our safety is nothing but an illusion. As his candles burn out, a window shatters outside. The room shudders as the synagogue down the street is engulfed in flames.

Kristallnacht has begun.

When my hidden paradise crumbles like a stack of cards, I must do everything in my power to protect that which is most precious to me. My son's secret must remain hidden.

Before we lose everything.

If you enjoyed "The Book Thief," you will adore this heart-wrenching saga of pain, courage, and incredible resilience set in our world's darkest time.

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Nutshell by John Albedo (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Surgical education of protagonist Chase Callaway in the 1970s, where he excels in the operating room while sacrificing his personal life and sanity. His story is interlaced with that of Ivy Pettibone, an inmate in a nearby mental institution who ends up with a strange connection to Chase. Relationships shift and coincidences abound, raising the question of metaphysical explanations. Is Ivy a guardian angel for Chase, or is the saga is a simple tale made complex by quirky events?

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Okie: A Family Saga by James Allen Mitchell (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: John Steinbeck shined a spotlight on the struggles of “Okies” during the 1930s Depression when Midwesterners followed the arc of Route 66, chasing the California Dream. One such family of Okies abandoned the state because Fast Eddie could not hold down a job, abused his wife and son and tried unsuccessfully to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors.

Life improved in California for the men of the house. Fast Eddie made it big as a stunt man in Hollywood. Son Jimmy Boy became a young screenwriter. Everyone realized their dream in the Golden State except for Betty Mae.

Despised and taunted by her new neighbors, victimized again by her worthless husband, and increasingly estranged from her beloved son, Betty Mae lost her self-identity and all reason for living.

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One Kingdom Under Heaven by Alastair Luft (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: In the year 2029, China attacks the United States. Retired Navy SEAL Malcolm Kwong survives the attack. His family does not. Vowing revenge, Kwong puts together a team to help him kill the President of China and leads them into China’s Taklamakan Desert – the Desert of Death – in search of Ismail Khoja, a Uighur who nearly assassinated the Chinese President five years earlier. Together, they will either prevent a world war, or start one.

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Pride and Paranormal (Soul and Shadows, Book 1) by Adrienne Blake (City Owl Press)

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Description: As the only earning daughter in a large family of poor misfit witches, Izzy Bennet needs to focus on her career…not love.

When a hot and mysterious warlock, Fitz Darcy, arrives in town, sparks fly––but they’re the wrong kind of flame.

The new man in town spends half his time bad-mouthing the Bennets, and the other half messing with her sister’s love life. So why can’t she get Fitz out of her mind?

Even though her sister’s boyfriend runs off leaving her heartbroken, and Izzy is sure it's all Fitz’s doing, he still holds the favor of their small social circle. Surely, not everyone in town can be that delusional?

But when her younger sister gets too free-handed with a love potion, she is forced to rely on Fitz’s resources to save the foolish young witch from total ruin.

And though Izzy still hates Fitz, sooner or later she’ll have to decide what's more important: her pride or the welfare of her family and a love full of magic?

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Read Me (Forget the Past, Book 2) by Lauren Connelly (City Owl Press)

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Description: Summer Pierce is determined to date only nice guys. But when her latest prospect reveals himself as an alpha jerk in decent clothing, Summer doubts her ability to distinguish good from bad. Especially when her hot, pierced, tattooed library patron with an aloof attitude ends up supporting her on her darkest day. Could trusting a “bad boy” be a huge mistake?

Cole Allemand visits the library for the books, but he stays for the librarian. Summer is as bright and warm as her name, and luckily, she has a hero worship for authors. While Cole works days at a local animal shelter, at night he’s putting the finishing touches on his novel. All he needs is a book deal, and the woman he’s been crushing on for months will be within reach. Only, Cole finds he can’t wait for the publishing world to give him his go ahead, especially when he knows his past may push Summer away.

As the two form a bond outside of the library, Cole works to strengthen the connection with all the tools at his disposal, including serialized fantasy stories, adorable cats, and an in-depth understanding of the Dewey Decimal system. When a mysterious stalker threatens the librarian’s safety, trust becomes the element that could turn their tale into a true romance or tear apart the fragile happy ending.

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That Was Before by Dan Lawton (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: An hour after Randolph Spiers quits his job as a mechanical engineer, he finally approaches the woman he’s eyed at the supermarket, only to watch it explode minutes later with her trapped inside. The old Randolph would have gone home to his adulterous wife and forgot about it.

That Was Before.

The new Randolph tracks down the woman and drives her cross-country without a plan or Midwestern destination in mind. Even with his old life in shambles, that may be the least of his problems. The enigmatic woman next to him is running from her past too, and as trouble closes in and the truth behind the explosion is revealed, he’s forced to question everything he thought he ever knew and felt—and everyone.

Now he must decide whose side he’s on. And he doesn’t know who to trust.

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The Cave of the Six Arrows by Len Boswell (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: A crippled but fierce girl and her warrior companion must fight through an unforgiving world of assassins, ancient myth, and forgotten gods to a mythical land where their fates await.

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The Dragon Oppression - Hidden Magic Volume IV by Kenneth S. Kappelmann (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: The world of Troyf is changing.

Bjork has grabbed a foothold turning the dragons to take over all other races. He is using Slayne as a puppet to spread his wrath but keep himself shaded in the background. The more dragons that turn, the more power he gains, but even Bjork knows his limits. The dragons that follow him are blinded by his strength as they must still draw their powers from the Revel Rock within the caverns of Draag. Bjork knows there is one dragon, the great Anbari, whose powers could challenge his own. He knows that for his plan to be successful, he must destroy the silver dragon.

Anbari has been banished from Draag and his leadership over the dragons forfeited to that of Slayne and Bjork. He knows that his only chance of stopping the evil movement is to seek out other races and determine if together they possess the hidden strength to break the dragon’s misguided unity centered at Draag and bring peace across their world.

Teamed with a power female dragon named Hawthorne and a troubled and confused bandicoot called Fehr, the three embark on one of the most dangerous adventures of all time to save their world and bring all races together as one setting the future of the Hidden Magic in motion. Anbari knows, it will take all the combined strengths of elves, dwarves, maneth, and canok to stop, The Dragon Oppression.

This book is the long-awaited prequel to the award-winning Hidden Magic series and The Return of the Dragons.

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The Heron by Jean M. Roberts (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Abbey Coote’s idyllic vacation takes a terrifying turn when she comes face to face with Mary Foss, a woman dead for 350 years. Through a time/mind interface Mary pulls Abbey into the violent world of Puritan New England. As Abbey faces her worst fears, she struggles to free them both from the past.

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The Importance of Now by Paul Shcumacher (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: At 14, Shawn Stevens commits a horrible crime the day after his father’s funeral. These two events define his life. After leaving juvenile detention, he starts life over but is haunted by his past, unable to forgive anybody, including himself. When Shawn becomes a mentor, he finally confronts what he’s done, questioning everything.

In a parallel story from the present, Shawn’s 13-year-old son, Aidan, finds letters in the attic introducing him to the father he never met. Aidan discovers the secrets his mom kept all these years and uncovers what drove his dad to finally forgive before it was too late.

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The Purple Lily by LC Ahl (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: The beast within has haunted him since childhood. To fight it, is useless. Whenever it calls, he follows. His MO is different with each kill. Only his satisfaction can quell the beast.

Homicides are few and far between in the small seaside town of Coos Bay, Oregon. One year after a couple goes missing in the Elliott State Forest, Detectives Daniella Keezar and her partner, get news of a body being found in the same vicinity.

Bestselling author, Charlotte Romano and her significant other, are new in town. Hoping to write her next book and possibly help solve a cold case or two, she starts working with the detectives.

As Charlotte and Daniella collaborate on one case, bodies continue to pile up. Has their sleepy little town awoken a serial killer? Desperate for answers, both women realize the closer they get to the truth, their lives could be in danger.

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The Step Back by J.T. Bushnell (Ooligan Press)

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Ed Garrison has it all: a successful basketball career, a great relationship with his kid brother, the best dog a guy could ask for, and a supportive family. With summer vacation the only thing standing between him and a full-ride scholarship to UC Berkeley, Ed feels invincible.
But everything falls apart as high school comes to an end and his mother leaves his father for a woman three thousand miles away, leaving behind a broken home. Ed feels helpless as his father turns to liquor and work and his brother throws away his future for illegal substances and crime. Not even the dog sticks around to watch.
Soon, Ed lashes out too. He turns down his scholarship in favor of attending a small school in Northern California to distance himself from his family and start a new life of his own. Alone and confused, Ed switches his major to journalism, trains for a marathon, and adopts a puppy, all in attempts to fill an unexplainable void in his life. But as the years pass, riddled with distrust and regret, he fails to maintain the relationships that matter the most. Ed has no choice but to reckon with his past mistakes as his dreams of a basketball career are shattered and his family continues to crumble.

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The True Prince of Vaurantania by Brenda Clough (BookViewCafe)

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Can it be that the fearsome master criminal Count Fosco yet lives? Marian Halcombe Camlet learns that Fosco escaped vengeance and has sold her husband Theo into captivity, winding his plots around everyone she loves once more! Her journey to rescue him and defeat Fosco, and incidentally to save Vaurantania from bloody revolution, takes her to the capitals of Europe and at last a grim castle high in the Alps.

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The Watershed Project by David Norman (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: When the pastor of an evangelical church hires a new keyboardist to take his congregation electric, things get weird in a hurry. Objects go missing—paint buckets, Bibles, pieces of the stage, and even the neighborhood dog. Worse, Pastor Zacharias Hembrey himself goes missing the night he’s abducted by members of a cartel who’ve chosen his church as a front for their drug smuggling operation.

While the congregants suspect the new keyboardist is behind the illegal activity, Pastor Zacharias refuses to admit how much his own daughter might be involved. Alternately told from the perspective of the pastor’s daughter, Elizabeth, and from Pastor Zacharias, The Watershed Project is a southern literary novel about the limits of faith, the struggle for meaning in a corrupt, dispirited town, and the lengths to which one father will go to reconcile with his rebellious teenage daughter.

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Twisted Perception by Bob Avey (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Porter, Oklahoma holds a dark secret, and troublesome dreams plague Tulsa Police Detective, Kenny Elliot, who grew up in the small town. When a bizarre catapults Elliot into his past, he’s brought face-to-face with the fabric of his nightmares. A shiny necklace dangles from the rearview mirror of the vehicle where Lagayle Zimmerman, the victim, is discovered. Nine years earlier, in Porter, a similar necklace swung from the mirror of a Mustang that harbored the mutilated bodies of Elliot’s friends, Jonathan Alexander (Johnnie Boy), and Marcia Barnes. Most of the town believed Elliot killed his classmates, but no arrest was made. Risking his job and his sanity, Elliot digs into his past to solve the murders and expose the truth.

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Unexpected Events by Judith Cuffe (Poolbeg Press)

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Description: One wrong decision can shatter everything.

At one time, happily married to Frenchman, André, and running a wine shop in Ballycross, County Cork, Seren’s world feels small yet perfectly formed.

Life can change fast. In the aftermath of a devastating unexpected event, Seren loses all faith in life and her future. Tired of letting fate dictate, she takes matters into her own hands and soon learns that fate and faith are two very different things.

The discovery of an email destined for her husband shatters her world further. In order to decipher the mystery behind it, Seren leaves behind her comfortable life in Ballycross, to travel to France.
Unwittingly she places herself into a dangerous game that she never even knew existed – one where the winner is already determined.

Four women. One man. Four very different stories: greed, revenge, love, loss. But who is telling the truth? Just how far are you willing to go to trust the man you love? Till death do you part, or beyond the unexpected?

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From Knowledge to Power: The Comprehensive Handbook for Climate Science and Advocacy by John Perona (Ooligan Press)

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The Earth is slowly heating up, and only we, as a global community, can stop it—with the knowledge behind what is happening, we can affect change. Using his PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale and his LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the Northwestern College of Law at Lewis & Clark University, Dr. John Perona takes us on a journey into the science and politics of the climate crisis in From Knowledge to Power: Your Handbook for Climate Science and Advocacy. Perona uses the basic science of climate change, the rise of green technologies, and the political implications of climate science to present a concise guide to the critical facts regarding our climate change. He offers actionable tips for how to engage in advocacy by calling for action at every level—leaders in both science and government, community groups, and individuals like you. Perona offers a grounded, optimistic outlook for humanity, but only if we engage with science and act with knowledge.

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GMAT Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Argument Topics by Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

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  • Are you able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of an argument?

  • Can you determine what additional information might make an argument easier to evaluate?

  • Can you create alternative, plausible explanations for the claims in an argument?


  • Because these skills are important for a successful career in management, the GMAT requires each test taker to complete the Analytical Writing Assessment, a timed task that reveals the writer's analytical abilities and his or her facility in crafting a coherent evaluation of an argument.

    The essays and prewriting activities in this book are intended to serve as models for the test taker to use when responding to practice arguments. Use them as is or to inspire yourself to create your own process. Either way, practicing for the AWA will ensure the best score possible on the test.

    This book contains Sixty Sample Analyze Argument essays along with the rubrics, prompts and tips to use when writing your own essays. The prewriting activities demonstrate how the writer selected a point of view and created evidence to use in developing the responses.

  • 60 solved Argument topics with strategies to be used as a benchmark

  • Expert Strategies and simplified methods to produce focused responses

  • Scoring Guides for Argument tasks as per the GMAT Guidelines


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    About Vibrant Publishers

    Vibrant Publishers is focused on presenting the best texts for learning about technology and business as well as books for test preparation. Categories include programming, operating systems and other texts focused on IT. In addition, a series of books helps professionals in their own disciplines learn the business skills needed in their professional growth.

    Vibrant Publishers has a standardized test preparation series covering the GMAT, GRE and SAT, providing ample study and practice material in a simple and well organized format, helping students get closer to their dream universities.

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    GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 1 by Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

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  • 65 Solved Issue and Argument topics with strategies to be used as benchmark

  • New Essays included

  • Expert Strategies and simplified methods to produce focused responses

  • Scoring Guides for Issue and Argument tasks as per the GRE Guidelines


  • Prepare to score higher on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE test with the sixth edition of GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions To The Real Essay Topics - Book 1. This edition includes 65 solved essays from the pool of official Issue and Argument topics. These essay topics are sorted into 6 broad categories to help you identify your strong and weak areas. The essay tasks are solved with a variety of approaches, from using first-person point of view to employing historical and literary references, thus steering your analytical and critical thinking abilities. All you are left to do is grab your pen, print the Answer sheet (provided online) and start practicing.

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    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

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    GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 2 by Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

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  • 65 Solved Issue and Argument topics solved using simple methods and expert strategies

  • New Essays included

  • Topics sorted by categories

  • Online access to printable Answer sheets


  • Take your writing from prepared and correct to flawless when practicing with more essay writing strategies and sample essays in GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics Book 2 (Sixth Edition). With 33 Analyze an Issue Essays and 32 Analyze an Argument Essays picked up from the official pool of topics, be prepared on what to write in the actual test and get closer to a perfect essay score.

    All the essay tasks in the book provide plenty of statement examples for practice and then go into detail about how to think about the statements and turn them into an essay. Downloadable answer sheets for every essay help to implement outcomes of strategies given throughout the book. Practising these essays in a timed manner will give you a feel of the actual test day conditions. Use this book for your long-term or last-minute essay writing prep.

    About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

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    GRE Reading Comprehension: Detailed Solutions to 325 Questions (Fourth Edition) by Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

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  • Over 325 solved examples to practice and learn.

  • Passage summaries to help you understand and interpret different texts.

  • Systematic and effective strategies to save time and build confidence.

  • Answer Key with detailed explanation for every question.

  • Revised and updated content that is in-line with the new GRE guidelines


  • GRE Reading Comprehension: Detailed Solutions to 325 Questions is designed to help students analyze and interpret complex and unfamiliar passages in the minimum possible time by employing simple, yet effective test-taking strategies. With over 325 Reading Comprehension questions straddling all possible topics, formats and question types, students get the most intensive practice opportunities to sail through Reading Comprehension questions on the GRE.

    Reading Comprehension questions in the Verbal Reasoning portion of GRE are a tough nut to crack because they take up a lot of time and no amount of theoretical knowledge can help ace them. The only way to score well in the RC section is to practice smart (instead of hard) and learn to budget your time wisely and well.

    About Test Prep Series

    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

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    GRE Words in Context: The Complete List: The Complete List by Vibrant Publishers (Vibrant Publishers)

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  • 1500 GRE - level vocabulary words

  • Three to five example sentences for each word

  • Parts of speech, synonyms and dictionary definitions for each word

  • Word List unlike any you have seen before!


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    GRE Words In Context: The Complete List
    contains a Word List unlike any you have seen before. A traditional word list offers a vocabulary word, its dictionary definition, and a SINGLE use of the word in a sentence. That is simply not enough for a fully functional understanding of a word in all its complexities.

    GRE Words In Context: The Complete List offers Word Lists from all the books in the GRE Words In Context series. Each Word List takes a vocabulary word through its paces, denoting its part of speech, synonyms for its various contexts, its dictionary definition, and, most importantly, THREE (3) to FIVE (5) sentences using the word in its varied contexts. When appropriate, those varied contexts include both literal and figurative uses of the word.

    How Can our Word Lists Help You Beyond the GRE?

    The goal of entrance exams, like the GRE, is to anticipate the test-taker's likelihood of success in the field into which they seek entry. Thus, the “long view” of mastering sophisticated vocabulary is that doing so will not only help you prepare for the GRE®, but will simultaneously prepare you for what lies ahead: comprehending, analyzing, and evaluating graduate-level materials and writing with the complexity and sophistication expected of a graduate-level student. To put it simply: a fully-functioning, high-level vocabulary is the key to success in your graduate experience. Prepare for success Now!

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    The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

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    HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted To Know by Dr. Michael Walsh (Vibrant Publishers)

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    Description: Have you ever wondered if there is a science behind the people decisions businesses make? If you have ever been curious about the methods employed by human resources professionals, then HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted to Know is the resource guide you need!

    After reading this book, you will be able to:

  • Define what HR Analytics can do for an organization

  • Determine the best HR analytics role for you

  • Assess the readiness of your organization for undergoing a study using HR analytics

  • Apply HR Analytics in various HR disciplines, including recruiting and staffing, labor negotiations, incentives, and training

  • Use Excel to efficiently manage data for your HR analytics


  • Part overview of the field, part handbook for getting started in HR Analytics yourself, HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted to Know walks readers through the many benefits of using analytics to make better people decisions. HR Analytics requires more than just strong gut instincts and a talent for talking with people. As this guide shows, HR Analytics is both an art and a science that can help your organization make informed decisions that benefit all stakeholders, including employees. Through a blend of theory and practice, you will learn how to think like an HR Analytics professional and apply your expertise in real-world scenarios. With case studies and online tutorials, including a step-by-step guide for using Excel to efficiently work with your data, HR Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted to Know will be the handbook you need to help steer your organization to success.

    About the Author

    Dr. Michael Walsh is an industrial and organizational psychologist with over 15 years of human resources and people analytics experience. Michael currently leads Global Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness for Eaton Corporation’s Vehicle Group. He also teaches a Human Resources Analytics course for master’s level students at the University of Illinois and Wayne State University. Previously, Michael’s passion for People Analytics landed him at Bloomberg and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles where he started and led the Global People Strategy and Analytics and People Analytics and Insights functions, respectively. Michael began his professional career as a client facing consultant for Mercer’s Human Capital practice focused on HR Strategy, Organizational Design/Development and Human Capital Analytics. Michael worked for Mercer in Chicago, Dubai and New York. His master’s degree is in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois and his PhD is in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

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    The Astrology of Serial Killers Volume 1 by Rhys Navarro (Nysa Media)

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    Description: What turns a person into a serial killer? Is it possible their dark destiny was foretold in the stars? This book provides the background stories and driving forces behind 24 of the most notorious true crime serial killers of the previous century, including Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, and Richard Ramirez.

    But that's not all!! It also includes detailed astrological natal charts for each killer, analyzed with astrological pointers to their crime sprees. Could their descent into depravity have been recognized and perhaps diverted before they turned to a life of murder? Some of the results may surprise you.

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    A Life, Freed by Tracy Hewitt Meyer (BHC Press)

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    Description: Rowan Slone is settling into her first semester at college. On her own for the first time, she’s enjoying her work at the animal shelter, and she’s finally feeling in control of her life.

    But the past is back. When her old boyfriend texts out of nowhere, Rowan starts to feel that familiar fear that her life is about to be turned upside down—and not in a good way. Her mother’s new psychiatrist wants Rowan involved in her therapy even though Rowan wants nothing to do with her.

    When tensions begin to arise between her and best friend, Jess, who is struggling being a new mother, Rowan becomes confused and angry at her friend who is leaving her to pick up the childcare slack.

    It’s time for Rowan to finally deal with her past. Will soul-searching help her achieve that elusive sense of peace and family she’s always craved or will the pain of the past prove too great?

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    Children of Shadows by N.J. Simmonds (BHC Press)

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    Description: Ella is struggling. About to turn forty and a single mother to Indie—one very peculiar sixteen-year-old—the last thing she needs is to add any more complications to her life. But when Ella meets Enzo, she suspects her brush with angels may not be over yet.

    Luci has been busy. With the help of her whisperers, she’s tracked down all the Nephilim she needs to destroy Archangel Mikhael and the Angelic Realm. The only problem is she still needs the key final ingredient and the one person who holds the key to finding it won’t speak to her.

    When fate no longer exists, and love can’t be trusted, all that’s left is family. But will the bond of blood be enough to unite two worlds? It’s time for destiny to meet its maker.

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    Not Alone: A Graphic Novel by Sophocles Sapounas (BHC Press)

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    Description: A teenage girl with nothing more than a jacket and a handful of clues searches for her uncle in a post-apocalyptic world with a young amnesiac as her sidekick all while evading a horde of zombies.

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    Allegheny Front by Laurel Kile (TouchPoint Press)

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    Description: After a grueling school year, Kate escapes to Pocahontas County, WV to rest and rejuvenate. Unfortunately, a hundred-year flood hits and turns her vacation into an emergency evacuation. After relocating to a mountaintop resort, she finds an unconscious man in the woods, a man who’s face she would recognize anywhere, her celebrity crush, Jeremy Fulton. When Jeremy regains consciousness, he introduces himself as Tim Jones, and confides that he came into the wilderness to escape his hectic life. As they grow closer, Kate deals with the conundrum, can she let him know how she feels without telling him she knows his true identity.

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    I, Hunter by Jack Polo (TouchPoint Press)

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    Description: A hunting we will go...

    Nick Hunter never wanted to become a hitman. But when his best friend was assassinated, Nick wanted revenge.

    After the first kill, the second became a little easier. And it wasn’t long before word got around that Nick Hunter was an incredible hunter. But a hunter with his own code. The target had to be worthy of being eliminated. If Nick thought he wasn’t or if there were extenuating circumstances, he wouldn’t take the job.

    It was a job that he refused that put the target on his back.

    And now he finds himself being hunted.

    Nick’s only hope of survival is to hunt down a man so powerful and secret, he’s known only as the Boss. And the only way to find him is to work up through the Boss’s organization. An organization filled with traps and men and women fiercely loyal who’d rather give up their own lives than give up their leader.

    As Nick risks everything – racing across the country – from name to name, city to city – each one more dangerous than the other, avoiding ambushes, crooked cops, and double-crosses to find his target and become, finally, the last Hunter.

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    Priestess of the Lost Colony by Brandon S. Pilcher (Transformation Media Books)

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    Description: A headstrong Egyptian priestess, her brother, their sacked colony—and a rescue mission.

    When Itaweret’s beloved Per-Pehu falls to the tyrannical Scylax, she and her brother Bek lead a mission to save her captured people and depose Scylax. Along the way, they run into all kinds of perils, friends, and foes—and beasts sent by an angry goddess. Set in ancient Greece 3,500 years ago, this is a tale blending magical realism with history, high adventure with discovery . . . and Itaweret’s determination to save her people while learning her heart’s desires and realizing her deeper purpose.

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    Second Son: A Novel of the Deep South by Kathleen Parrish (TouchPoint Press)

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    Description: Second Son chronicles a poor southern boy’s journey to manhood during the final years of the Great Depression and the epic panorama of World War II.

    In 1938 Cottondale, Mississippi, an eighth-grade education is considered plenty for a sharecropper, but young Towanna Whitaker is determined to finish high school and “be somebody.” Then his slender build and blonde good looks attract the attention of Silas Morgan, a secret pedophile in Cottondale’s social structure. When the old man spreads rumors that he’s queer, the rumors bear vicious fruit that affects his family.

    When Towanna’s mother abandons the family, it falls to Towanna to care for the children she left behind. Towanna’s life fills with unexpected peace and new purpose. Then tragedy strikes. Only new love helps him through, but their fledgling romance is thwarted when the country is drawn into WWII. Drafted into the army and deployed to Europe, Towanna must face death, loss, and his deepest fears if he’s to survive the War and find his way home.

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    Summer Brook Spring by Lynne Lumsden Green (Iron Bridge Publishing)

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    Description: Parents, educators, and young readers are all loving the first book in a 'purely delightful' new series for early chapter book readers. Featuring positive role models and addressing contemporary issues, this is a modern take on cosy series like Milly Molly Mandy or Ramona the Pest. Children who love books and animals will love joining Freya and Emma at Summer Brook Farm.

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    When We're Thirty by Casey Dembowski (Red Adept Publishing)

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    Description: Two friends. One pact. The performance of their lives. Hannah Abbott is stuck in a dead-end relationship and at a job she loves but that barely pays the bills. The four walls of her tiny New York City apartment have never seemed so small. She’s barely toasted her thirtieth birthday when her old college friend Will knocks on her door with an unexpected proposal. Will Thorne never forgot the marriage pact he made with Hannah, but he also never imagined he’d be the one to initiate it. One ex-fiancée and an almost-career-ending mistake later, however, he finds himself outside Hannah’s door, on bended knee, to collect on their graduation-night pinky promise.With both of their futures at stake, Hannah and Will take a leap of faith. Now, all they have to do is convince their friends and family that they’re madly in love. As long as they follow the list of rules they’ve drafted, everything should go smoothly. Except Will has never been good with rules, and Hannah can’t stop overthinking the sleeping arrangements. Turning thirty has never been so promising.

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    Crank Shaped Notes by Thomas Sayer Ellis (Arrowsmith Press)

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    Description: This book of photos, poems, and essays chronicles like never before the inner world of GoGo, Washington D.C.’s official music. Thomas Sayers Ellis masterfully captures the rhythms, beats, and souls of a culture which is ever expanding beyond the beltway of our nation’s capital. Crank Shaped Notes is a must-have volume. E-book in pdf format will be sent via email to Early Reviewers.

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    The Land of Mild Light by Rafael Cadenas (Arrowsmith Press)

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    Description: Few writers have embodied the heart and soul of a nation as fully as Venezuela’s Rafael Cadenas. Poet, translator, and educator, the ninety-year-old Cadenas has been admired and acclaimed by Spanish-language readers for over half a
    century while remaining virtually unknown to US audiences. At once painterly, personal, and philosophical, Cadenas’ poetry conveys both the poet’s pride in and his awareness of the struggles of his native land. His poems, probing
    the relationships between reality and consciousness against the backdrop of intense political ferment, could not be more timely. In The Land of Mild Light, poet, editor, and broadcaster Nidia Hernandez has assembled Cadenas’ most important poems in vivid translations by some of the English-speaking world’s finest poets and translators, including Robert Pinsky, Forrest Gander, Sophie Cabot Black and others. The selection includes an informative introduction by poet, translator and long-time resident of Venezuela, Rowena Hill. E-book in pdf format will be sent to Early Reviewers via email.

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    Manimal Woe by Fanny Howe (Arrowsmith Press)

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    Description: Fanny Howe’s Manimal Woe maps the intersection between history and family as few books have. Through poetry, prose, and primary sources, Howe invites us on a journey with the spirit of her father, Civil Rights lawyer and professor Mark DeWolfe Howe, who died suddenly in 1967. The past, both personal and historical, is utterly present, yet just out of reach. From her ancestors’ dark legacy as slave traders, to her father’s work during the Civil Rights era, to her own interracial marriage and family, Fanny Howe delves deep into the heart of the mysterious and the mystical, and emerges with the questions that so rarely find their way to us. Early Reviewer copies will be sent via email as a pdf.

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    The Modern Myths: Adventures in the Machinery of the Popular Imagination by Philip Ball (University of Chicago Press)

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    Description: Myths are usually seen as stories from the depths of time—fun and fantastical, but no longer believed by anyone. Yet, as Philip Ball shows, we are still writing them—and still living them—today. From Robinson Crusoe and Frankenstein to Batman, many stories written in the past few centuries are commonly, perhaps glibly, called “modern myths.” But Ball argues that we should take that idea seriously. Our stories of Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Sherlock Holmes are doing the kind of cultural work that the ancient myths once did. Through the medium of narratives that all of us know in their basic outline and which have no clear moral or resolution, these modern myths explore some of our deepest fears, dreams, and anxieties. We keep returning to these tales, reinventing them endlessly for new uses. But what are they really about, and why do we need them? What myths are still taking shape today? And what makes a story become a modern myth?

    In The Modern Myths, Ball takes us on a wide-ranging tour of our collective imagination, asking what some of its most popular stories reveal about the nature of being human in the modern age.

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