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The Stone Catchers Cover The Stone Catchers Cover
Format: 
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781985900547
Pub Date: 20 Aug 2024
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781985900554
Pub Date: 20 Aug 2024
Description:
In a span of minutes, the lives of four members of Brickton Community College change forever when an active shooter enters the campus and opens fire. Running on adrenaline and fear, the group—a crew of students and their teacher—subdues the perpetrator in a violent frenzy that leads to the man's death. Reeling from the shock of their collective actions, the group is thrown into turmoil when they realize that the person they have killed is someone they all knew.

Mommy Goose's Appalachian Melodies

Format: Hardback
Pages: 54
ISBN: 9781985901155
Pub Date: 13 Aug 2024
Description:
Children's books play a critical role in building a child's worldview, introducing new vocabulary, and imparting moral lessons with examples from young readers' own contextual world. Yet there is a serious need for a perspective more attuned to the cultural and verbal complexities of Appalachia's young readership. Mommy Goose's Appalachian Melodies fills the gaps in children's literature by carving a space for readers to delight in language and the richness of music and storytelling in the region.
The Celestials Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9781922952806
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Imprint: Arden
Illustrations: y
Description:
This closely woven Chinese, Irish and Australian story begins in Canton during the Opium Wars and expands in the Australian Gold Rush of the 19th century. The Chinese miners are entwined in adversity with the rural Irish poor and notorious Kelly Gang.

William the Conqueror

The epic of William the Conqueror explained to children
Format: Hardback
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9782815106153
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Imprint: OREP
Illustrations: Illustrated
Description:
The epic of William the Conqueror explained to children. We’re ready my lord.— Good, let us raise the anchor!
Sweet Tooth and Other Stories Cover Sweet Tooth and Other Stories Cover
Format: 
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781985900196
Pub Date: 10 May 2024
Series: University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781985900202
Pub Date: 05 May 2024
Series: University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series
Description:
Queerness, labels, and allyship are central themes in this moving collection of stories set in Turkey, where Middle Eastern and Euro-American expressions of identity collide and naming one's orientation is a fraught endeavor. An eleven-year-old undergoes hand surgery that will allow him to wear a wedding ring in adulthood. Two college roommates reach an erotic understanding as they indulge in dessert.
Hunters Island Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781636240701
Pub Date: 19 Feb 2024
Description:
Private Henrik Hahnemann is an eighteen-year-old Missouri farm boy growing up in the hard scrabble times of the Great Depression. Known for his hunting skills, his close-knit family often depend on him to bring home dinner. Shaken and bitter by the attack on Pearl Harbor, he is fixated on revenge and chooses the Marine Corps as the means for his personal retribution.

Che’s Last Embrace

A Novel
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781922669810
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
A contemporary artist is out to win a portrait prize by sketching a Che Guevara rebel from the old Australian colony in Paraguay. The artist’s brother is troubled by doubts about the rebel’s heroic identity and feels obliged to investigate.Set largely in South America, the novel explores divergent approaches to the truth in the wilds of Bolivia where Che sought to ignite a widespread revolution.

Plague Searchers: Flee quick, go far (Vol II)

Format: Paperback
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781922669964
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
The first months of London’s Great Plague of 1665 give no hope of any improvement, only an ominous warning of worse to come. Those who can are fleeing the city. Those who can’t – the poor, the old, and a dedicated few – must stay to face the growing danger.

Plague Searchers: Red Wands (Vol I)

Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781922669957
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2024
Imprint: Arden
Description:
It is 1665 and London faces two deadly threats – the devastating plague, and dangerous rumblings of a rebellion against the King, Charles II. In the frontline of the plague, the ‘first responders’, are the ancient women of the parish: the Viewers, Keepers and Searchers, who must deal with the sick, the dying and the dead. Political and religious differences split the city.
Small in Real Life Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9780822947998
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Description:
Small in Real Life invokes the myth and melancholy of Southern California glamor, of starry-eyed women and men striving for their own Hollywood shimmer and the seamy undersides and luxurious mystique of the Golden State. Exiled to a Malibu rehab, an alcoholic paparazzo spies on his celebrity friend for an online tabloid. Down to her last dollar, a Hollywood hanger-on steals designer handbags from her dying friend’s bungalow.
Daughters of Muscadine Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781950564330
Pub Date: 14 Nov 2023
Description:
Two events tie together the nine stories in Monic Ductan's gorgeous debut: the 1920s lynching of Ida Pearl Crawley and the 1980s drowning of a high school basketball player, Lucy Boudreaux. Both forever shape the people and the place of Muscadine, Georgia, in the foothills of Appalachia. The daughters of Muscadine are Black Southern women who are, at times, outcasts due to their race and also estranged from those they love.
Princess Brr-Rainy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781915023131
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2023
Imprint: EnvelopeBooks
Description:
PRINCESS RAINE IS A BRIGHT KID—a very bright kid. And that’s her problem. No one likes smart kids, especially when they’re unaware of the effect they have on other people.
Belle Nash and the Bath Circus Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9781915023117
Pub Date: 05 Aug 2023
Imprint: EnvelopeBooks
Series: The Gay Street Chronicles
Description:
At the end of his last adventure (Belle Nash and the Bath Soufflé), Belle Nash was banished for four years to the island of Grenada. It is now 1835, and Belle has returned to Bath, glad to be back but pained by the absence of his most recent Caribbean love. His heartache leads to confusions when he meets Pablo Fanque, the Black equestrian acrobat from Norfolk who longs to set up his own circus.
The Makeweight Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781912589340
Pub Date: 30 May 2023
Imprint: Liberties Press
Description:
Plane hijackings. Spy swaps. The Berlin Wall still standing.
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Format: Paperback
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9781636243085
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2023
Description:
Rescued in the Pacific after his utility tug is sunk north of Guadalcanal, a 20-day convalescent leave in Urbana, Illinois, first throws Ensign Hal Goff into a binding relationship with Bea Colombo before the war once again sends him to serve as executive officer aboard a U.S. Navy Rescue Tug, the ATR-3X, not long after the German surrender in North Africa.
White Sun War Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781636242507
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2023
Series: Casemate Fiction
Description:
After decades of poising on the brink, the United States and China finally go to war when China invades the island of Taiwan. Deploying their most futuristic technologies in this grand strategic competition of the 21st century, the stakes could not be higher. Not only the future of the Taiwanese people but the fate of the world lies in the balance.