• Read An Excerpt From Undaunted Optimist By Chris Rodell

    Read An Excerpt From Undaunted Optimist By Chris Rodell0

    “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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  • Read An Excerpt From The Sugar Maple Grove By John E. Espy

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    The Sugar Maple Grove by John E. Espy is an epic Southern Gothic about race, poverty, religion, and barbarism, and those brave enough to dare to see a different society. Below is an exclusive excerpt from the novel. Part One Van Lear, Kentucky   Chapter 1   And then, there was Flem. Flem Lemaster’d had

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  • Read An Excerpt From Pretty Chrysanthemum And Other Stories By Nancy Lane

    Read An Excerpt From Pretty Chrysanthemum And Other Stories By Nancy Lane0

    The sixteen contemporary and historical stories in Pretty Chrysanthemum and Other Stories by Nancy Lane remind readers how family is at the core of human experience and how relationships, especially those between parent and child, rely on the power of love to overcome challenges. Below is an exclusive excerpt from the short story collection. The

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  • Read An Excerpt From Mr. Wizard

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    Two brothers. One mother. One big question. Mr. Wizard features a DNA mystery, strong women, Irish golf, Jewish guilt, and the world’s driest Alzheimer’s joke. Below is an exclusive excerpt from the novel.   Prologue Jenny Jenny Elliot insisted she had to get her hair done; Robert Stack was coming to pick her up in his

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  • Read An Excerpt From The Ice Palace Waltz

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    In The Ice Palace Waltz by Barbara L. Baer, two Jewish immigrant families—the rough and ready Western pioneers and the smooth, “our crowd” New Yorkers—come together in a riveting family saga amid the financial and social tumult of early twentieth century America. Below is an exclusive excerpt from the novel. One Leadville, Colorado 1889 In

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  • Read An Excerpt From The Singing Bones

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    The Singing Bones by Stephen Spotte recounts the life and times of eighteenth century polymath and explorer Georg Wilhelm Steller, the first European naturalist to visit Alaska. Below is an exclusive excerpt from the book. 1 Sunday the 10th of March in the year 1709 holds a special place for me. On the morning of

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