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Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It’s the Pilgrimage, Not the Hike
An award-winning memoir and guidebook about the Camino de Santiago, with tales of kings, saints, sinners, and the author herself—all walking a fabled pilgrimage path, the Camino de Santiago in Spain. “Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It’s the Pilgrimage, Not the Hike” recounts the pilgrimage the author made in 2016 via the French route from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, a journey of some 500 miles. Her book incorporates a blog and travel journal she kept during that pilgrimage. The book is also a memoir, with Ms. Connor explaining how and why she decided to make the pilgrimage. After completing the pilgrimage, the author journeyed on to Madrid and Toledo, and there are chapters in the book covering those visits.
by Author Julie Gianelloni Connor
100 Days in Vietnam: A Memoir of Love, War, and Survival
As American troops continue their steady exodus on the last day of their ground war in Vietnam, Lieutenant Joe Tallon is shot down by an enemy missile. Forced to eject at a dangerously low altitude from their OV-1 Mohawk, Joe and his tactical observer, Specialist-5 Daniel Richards, land in the flaming wreckage. Lieutenant Tallon survives but Specialist Richards does not. Stateside, Lieutenant Tallon begins to heal and proceed with his life-but the loss of his tactical observer is never far from his mind. Forty years later, Joe embarks on a quest to bring recognition to the sacrifice of Daniel Richards and secure a Purple Heart for his family.
Painstakingly recreated from wartime letters and remembrances and contextualized by contemporary news accounts, 100 Days in Vietnam is a collaboration between Joe and his son Matt-also an Army veteran. Here we experience the war through the emotions of the man who survived it: the drudgery and monotony of airfield life, the heartache of a newlywed missing his wife, the terror of combat missions, the agony of injury and rehabilitation, and the bittersweet relief from the completion of his final mission to bring recognition to his fallen comrade.
by Author Matthew A. Tallon
The Clock Tower Treasure
The 1950’s was a time of new homes, television, astronauts, new cars, and rock and roll. It was also a time of nuclear threats and deadly polio. Out of this challenging decade comes the enchanting story of a ten-year-old boy from the Midwest showing a small town the meaning of toughness and tenacity.
The Shawnee Indian treasure was a myth, they said. Nowhere to be found, except in the legends and tall tales of the region. Despite his polio, despite his poverty, despite his fractured family, Jesse Hall believes the stories and discovers irresistible clues in the courthouse clock tower.
With each twist and turn, Jesse learns to overcome all that life can throw at him. He leads his Boy Scout pal, his nineteen-year-old nurse, and the local county historian in a quest for the mythical treasure – a hunt that yields a most unexpected discovery.
by Author Victor Hess
THE MADWOMAN OF PREACHER’S COVE
THE MADWOMAN OF PREACHER’S COVE tells the story of Lucy Addams, a woman who was horribly disfigured in a fire that claimed the lives of her husband and children. After the tragic loss of her beauty, her voice, and her family, Lucy became an artistic genius, sculpting lifelike dolls—replicas of the children of Preacher’s Cove. Following a series of deaths by lightning strike in Preacher’s Cove, a handsome investigative reporter arrives to solve the mystery of the coincidental accidents. Lucy and Libby find themselves facing yet another enemy. As keepers of an ancient treasure—a secret that binds them—they alone know why the deaths have occurred, and more importantly, how to stop them.
by Author Joy Ross Davis
The Cheeses Biscuit Queen Tells All: Southern Recipes, Sweet Remembrances and a Little Rambunctious Behavior
The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All – Mary Martha Greene
Some Southern cooks keep their prized family recipes under lock and key, but not Mary Martha Greene. Why? She says few things can truly be kept secret in the South and recipes, like cheese biscuits, are meant to be shared. That’s why she’s the “Cheese Biscuit Queen.”
So many stories could be written about Greene’s Aunt Mimi’s cheese biscuits—the countries they visited, and the lies, half-truths, cheating, and conniving of small children (not to mention grown adults) to get them. For Greene, who inherited the title of Cheese Biscuit Queen—and the recipe—from her aunt, making the biscuits and continuing to share Aunt Mimi’s recipe keeps her love and legacy alive.
In The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All, Greene, a South Carolinian and former lobbyist, pairs more than one hundred tried-and-true recipes for dishes like country ham scones, Frogmore stew dip, shrimp and corn pie, and lemon pound cake with stories from her corner of the South. The book opens with the famous cheese biscuit recipe (complete with family secrets), and the pages that follow brim with fabulous characters, antic-filled anecdotes, and recipes so good they might just call for a change in State House rules (true story).
With new ideas for the consummate entertainer, helpful tips for less experienced cooks, and stories to make even the grumpiest legislator laugh, The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All has a place in every kitchen. Great food leads to great memories, and with Mary Martha Greene by your side, even everyday meals can become memorable occasions.
Published by the University of South Carolina Press
by Author Mary Martha Greene
Sonju is a 290-page epic novel about a woman coming of age during the WWII Korea. She defies the oppressive Confucian tradition and is shunned by society and experiences unimaginable losses as a result. She struggles to attain her relevance in a male-dominated society, which parallels the struggles of Korea on its way of becoming a force in the world.
by Author Wondra Chang
Taboos and Transgressions: Stories of Wrongdoings (anthology)
A literary anthology of stories and memoirs, Taboos and Transgressions looks at breaking the rules and the consequences. Sometimes gritty and raw, sometimes empowering, Taboos offers a diverse selection of wrongdoings. The book offers stories by noted writers such as Pam Houston, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Kim Addonizio, Joyce Carol Oates, J.C. Sasser and Molly Giles. There are also emerging writers featured. The stories themselves cover every wrongdoing from murder, prostitution and other broken laws to finding oneself going against simple expectations of family, society, even the self. All of the stories and memoirs bring humanity into the individual situations, and that\’s what we hope draws readers in.
Edited by Luanne Smith, Kerry Neville and Devi Laskar for Madville Publishing.
by Author Luanne Smith
What a Wonderful World This Could Be
In 1960 Alex Duchamp, the unloved, unwanted illegitimate daughter of an artist and a novelist, falls in love with a 27-year-old photographer with whom she will spend the next 4 years, until she leaves him for a charismatic and privileged civil rights activist named Ted Neal. With Ted she will form a political collective that turns from civil rights to the antiwar movement. When the radical Weatherman organization takes over their collective, she and Ted flee to New York, pursued by the FBI. In 1971, without warning, rather than testify against their former friends, Ted disappears. Not until 1982, when he surfaces, will Alex know whether he chose to go underground or was killed. What she has always wanted is the one thing she lacked as a child, a family. For a while in the 1960s the collective sufficed. Now, in 1982, a successful photographer herself, she must decide how to rebuild her life and create a family of her own.
by Author Lee Zacharias
A Woman’s Story
An anthology of short stories about Latinas of varying ages, lifestyles, and experiences living in Los Angeles. The stories of these women’s lives depict conflict in gender bias, experiences of exploitation, violence, and powerlessness, sometimes resulting in pain, and despair in their turbulent world. But these stories also tell of these women’s celebration of life itself that empowers them and gives them the will to sustain. These stories resonate on a deeply emotional level.
by Author Francine Rodriguez
The World Out There
The World Out There is set in Gainesville, FL during the early nineteen-nineties and its North-Central Florida setting is important as both physical and psychological space. In addition to Spanish moss, heat-radiating highways, and palmettos, the novel explores the violence beneath the glittering surface of the “Sunshine State”: racial tensions, neofascist violence against “others,” and a string of serial murders acts as an ominous backdrop for the action. The car wreck into Lake Walters, coming within the first pages, is a catalyst for action—the concentric waves radiating from the car dropping through that lake surface like danger reverberating throughout the book. The story follows the lives of three people—Jan, William, and Ray—with the action centered around a used bookstore. Each of these Gen-Xers came to Gainesville to get college degrees and then never left. Each watches his or her grandiose ideas of “success” drift away as they pass through their thirties, replaced with a vagueness of purpose, a nagging anxiety that there is something else they’re supposed to be doing.
by Author John Talbird
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