• Read An Excerpt From Postcards From The Borderlands By David H. Mould

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    What are borders? Are they simply political and geographical, marked by posts, walls and fences, or should we think of them more broadly? Consider the borders within countries, determined by race, ethnicity, or caste. Borders may be physical and economic, and even perceptual—the borders of our minds. In Postcards from the Borderlands, historian and journalist

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  • Read An Excerpt From Pot Luck By David L. Gersh

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    Things always seem to go wrong for Jimmy Harris. He stumbles. He bumbles. He’s arrested for murder. He needs to find a way through this maze. The alternatives are unthinkable. Below is an exclusive excerpt from the new comic mystery, Pot Luck by David L. Gersh. Chapter 1 My pants were stiff at the knees

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  • Read An Excerpt From Africa Memoir By Mark G. Wentling

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    Africa Memoir tells the incredible lifetime story of Mark G. Wentling, a boy from Kansas who grew up to travel, work, and visit all 54 African countries. Derived from over a half century spent working and living on the African continent, Wentling devotes a chapter to each country describing his firsthand experiences, eye-opening impressions, and

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  • Read An Excerpt: From Timbuktu To Duck And Cover By Lewis Lucke

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    From Timbuktu To Duck And Cover: Improbable Tales from a Career in Foreign Service documents US Ambassador Lewis Lucke’s thirty-year career abroad. Below is an exclusive excerpt from the memoir. Prologue While spending thirty years overseas in the US Foreign Service, and living in eleven countries and working in many more, I accumulated many stories

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  • Read An Excerpt From Heaven And Other Zip Codes By Mathieu Cailler

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    Heaven and Other Zip Codes by Mathieu Cailler follows the complicated relationships between a lonely, thirty-something-year-old mother Searcy, her awkward preadolescent son Theo, cheating husband and disingenuous stepfather Hoit, and young, painter-turned-tutor Emerson. Below is an exclusive excerpt from the contemporary novel.   September   Searcy waited in the foyer. It was ten minutes before

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  • Read An Excerpt From Undaunted Optimist By Chris Rodell

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    “Rodell writes about America the way Sinatra sings about New York, unflinching about the gritty realities, but with abiding affection and relentless positivity about the future.”—Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. Below is an excerpt from Undaunted Optimist: Essays on Life, Laughter and Cheerful Perseverance by Chris Rodell. Preface I remember the 1993 day I became a

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