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Descent Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616204778
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 1st, 2015

A gripping literary thriller -- while on a pre-college family trip in the Rockies with her family, track star Caitlin goes out for a run ... and doesn't return.

The guilt, anger, and frustration of her parents and younger brother intensifies as time passes and questions remain unanswered.

A descent down the mountain, a descent into despair, a descent into near madness ... it's all here!


For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet's Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807033807
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Published: Beacon Press (MA) - November 19th, 2013

This heartwarming memoir is truly “for all of us”--complete with humility, awe, joy, and hope. It allows us an intimate peek into his world, sharing one man's realization of his American Dream. The three poems Blanco wrote for consideration by Obama's Inaugural Committee are accessible to even the most lay readers of poetry; again “all of us.”

This is a book to be read and re-read, to share with family and friends. A lovely gift, it inspires and affirms.

~Dawn


Left Neglected Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781439164655
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Published: Gallery Books - July 26th, 2011

Genova combines her background as a neuroscientist with her talent as a novelist to create both an engaging story of an unusual medical condition and a cautionary tale for the over-achiever. Sarah Nickerson's driven-to-perfection personality has her working 80 hours a week, managing the lives of her three children and making mortgage payments on two homes. One day while juggling a cell phone during her commute, Sarah totals her car and and suffers a debilitating brain injury known as “Left Neglect.” Unable to see half her world; unable to function without assistance or to live her previous life, Sarah and her husband must find the courage and strength to live in their new reality and to learn the difference between compensating and giving up.

~Dawn


Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590514665
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Published: Other Press (NY) - May 10th, 2011

As I read Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away, I felt grateful to the author for writing this novel and taking me into a world so far removed from, yet just as real, as my own. This is the world of the Niger Delta where poverty along with political and religious confusion dominate daily life. Narrated by 12-year-old Blessing, the novel follows this young girl and her family as they are uprooted from their comfortable urban life in Lagos to a more challenging existence in her grandfather's compound in rural Warri. Blessing must confront this new world where extreme poverty is the norm, where foreign oil interests are destroying the environment, where bands of young men, so-called Freedom Fighters, use violence to protect their turf, and where the burgeoning practice of Islam threatens to compromise the lives of women. Through Blessing's compelling young voice we see her observing, learning, suffering and persevering, even coming to embrace her new circumstances.

Watson's characters are fully realized and memorable. Tiny Sunbirds,Far Away is beautifully told. It is impossible to read it and not be moved.

~Dawn