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Glimmer As You Can
Welcome to the Starlite. Let your true self shine.
1962. In the middle of Brooklyn Heights sits the Starlite: boutique dress shop by day, underground women’s club by night. Started by the shop’s proprietor after her marriage crumbled, Madeline’s social club soon becomes a safe haven for women from all walks of life looking for a respite from their troubled relationships and professional frustrations. These after-hour soirées soon bring two very different women into Madeline’s life–Elaine, a British ex-pat struggling to save her relationship, and Lisa, a young stewardess whose plans for the future are suddenly upended–irrevocably changing all three women’s lives in ways no one could have predicted.
But when Madeline’s ne’er-do-well ex-husband shows up again, the luster of Starlite quickly dampens. As the sisterhood rallies around Madeline, tension begins to eat at the club. When an unspeakable tragedy befalls their sorority, one woman must decide whether to hide the truth from the group or jeopardize her own hopes and dreams. GLIMMER AS YOU CAN captures the heartbeat of an era and the ambitions of a generation of women living in a man’s world–a world threatened by a wave of change.
by Author Danielle Martin
The Art of Story Keeping – Saving History One Family at a Time
An easy to follow guide to preserving your family memories, biographies, and even keepsakes and family heirlooms. Filled with examples and suggestions for gathering your own stories, The Art of Story Keeping makes saving your family history fun and breaks it into doable steps. If you love saving memories, hearing family stories, and want to make sure those are preserved and passed to the next generation, this is the book for you.
by Author Tamra Bolton
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The Flying Cutterbucks
A serving of “Fried Green Tomatoes” set against backdrop of presidential elections.
Decades ago, Trudy, Georgia, and Aunt Star formed a code of silence to protect each other from an abusive man who terrorized their family. One act of solidarity long ago lives with them still. With the election of a president who brags about groping women without their consent, old wounds and deep secrets come alive again, forcing hard truths to be told and even harder truths to be left to the dead.
On the outskirts of Pardon, New Mexico, Trudy returns to her mother, Jewel, to navigate an old house filled with haunting mementos of her father who went missing in action over North Vietnam. As she helps her mother sift through the memories and finally lay her father to rest, Trudy will do her own soul searching to say goodbye to the dead, and find her way along with the other women in her family, and through the next election.
by Author Kathleen M. Rodgers
Gumbeaux Love – Book 2 of the Gumbeaux Sistahs Series The adventure continues! Single, Southern artist, Judith Lafferty, casually confesses to her Gumbeaux Sistahs that she is occasionally lonely and would like to fall in love again. Seriously – you’d think she would know to keep her mouth shut around these women by now! The sistahs tackle her problem with their own usual unreasonable plots and schemes, including a kidnapping, a cupid costume, trying out pick-up lines at the grocery cheese counter, and blind dates from hell. In helping out their friend, the sistahs help each other out as well and bring to light the many flavors of love in this world. Be ready for twists, turns, laugh-out-loud times, and heart-wrenching moments. It won’t be long before you recognize yourself and your close friends in the unstoppable sistahs.
by Author Jax Frey
Untethered: Love, Loss and the Search for Solid Ground
Untethered is a coming-of-age story that takes readers on a circuitous journey from the 1970s South to New York City and back again. At the age of fourteen, Laura lost her beloved brother, Lawrence, in a mountain climbing accident. That night, she had an epiphany: Life is short. Take risks. Dream big. In the years that followed, she struggled to overcome her grief and her mother’s depression. After graduating from high school, Laura declared her independence and moved to North Carolina’s Outer Banks to live with her brother, Horace. What ensued was a magical summer filled with friendship, boys, and beer. One night, she met a handsome DJ, who everyone called “Steve the Dream,” and risked her heart. When September came, Steve moved to New York City to become a model, which prompted her to consider modeling, too. After a brief stint at college, and still seeking to fill the void left by her brother’s death, Laura dropped out and moved to New York to become a cover girl. But the dreams that had sustained her didn’t come true. Between waiting tables, failed relationships, and her struggles to make it in the cutthroat world of modeling, Laura lost her focus, and, ultimately, her way. Defeated, she returned home to make a fresh start. In this story which spans two decades, Laura recounts her imperfect quest to find healing and hope in the wake of great loss. In the process, she embraces her faith and learns that taking risks, and failing, can lead to the biggest life of all.
by Author Laura Whitfield
The All-Night Sun
Lauren Cress teaches writing at a small college outside of Washington, DC. In the classroom, she is poised, smart, and kind, well-liked by her students and colleagues. But in her personal life, Lauren is troubled and isolated, still grappling with the sudden death of her parents ten years earlier. She seems to exist at a remove from everyone around her until a new student joins her class: charming, magnetic Siri, who appears to be everything Lauren wishes she could be. They fall headlong into an all-consuming friendship that feels to Lauren like she is reclaiming her lost adolescence.
When Siri invites her along on a trip home to Sweden for the summer, Lauren impulsively accepts, intrigued by how Siri describes it: “Everything will be green, fresh, new, just thawing out.” But once there, Lauren finds herself drawn to Siri’s enigmatic, brooding brother Magnus. Siri is resentful, and Lauren starts to see a new side of her friend: selfish, reckless, self-destructive, even cruel. On the last night of her trip, Lauren accompanies Siri and her friends on a seaside camping trip to celebrate Midsommar’s Eve, a night when no one sleeps, boundaries blur, and under the light of the unsetting sun, things take a dark turn.
Ultimately Lauren must acknowledge the truth of what happened with Siri and come to terms with her own tragic past in this gorgeously written, deeply felt debut about the transformative relationships that often come to us when things feel darkest.
by Author Diane Zinna
Hannah Webber fears she will never be a mother, but her prayers are finally answered when she gives birth to a son. In an era of high-stakes parenting, nurturing Sam’s intellect becomes Hannah’s life purpose. She invests body and soul into his development, much to the detriment of her marriage. She convinces herself, however, that Sam’s acceptance at age fourteen to the most prestigious of New England boarding schools overseen by an illustrious headmaster, justifies her choices.
When he arrives at Dunning, Sam is glad to be out from under his mother’s close watch. And he enjoys his newfound freedom—until, late one night, he stumbles upon evidence of sexual misconduct at the school and is unable to shake the discovery.
Both a coming-of-age novel and a portrait of an evolving mother-son relationship, The Nine is the story of young man who chooses to expose a corrupt world operating under its own set of rules—even if it means jeopardizing his mother’s hopes and dreams.
by Author Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg
A Season in Lights
A story of passion, ambition and escape, set in the colorful artistic underworld off-Broadway.
by Author Gregory Erich Phillips
It’s 1965, a small town in Georgia. Fifteen-year-old Callie Ingram is an “A” student, a regular at church, a nice girl who does what she’s told. But after her beloved grandmother’s death, Callie is all but ignored in the family she has left. Her distant, auto mechanic dad and rebellious older sister, Ruth Anne, are always fighting. To escape her loneliness and the turmoil at home, Callie takes an after school job as a waitress in a diner. And there she meets Nick Gamble, a prominent, married businessman twice her age. Nick knows how to work his charm, and he leads Callie into a devastating love affair, with secrets that must be kept at any cost. When Callie’s sister runs away and her dad’s health fails, Callie becomes his caretaker and sole support. Desperate not to shame her dad and torn with guilt, Callie is equally determined to hold onto the lover who has become her obsession. But the real Nick is not the man of Callie’s dreams. And when Nick’s world explodes, Callie faces the most excruciating decision of her life.
by Author Julia Carol M Folsom
THE HIVE is a novel of secrets, sisters, and survival. The Fehler sisters wanted to be more than bug girls but growing up in a fourth- generation family pest control business in rural Missouri, their path was fixed. The family talked about Fehler Family Exterminating at every meal, even when their mom said to separate the business from the family, an impossible task. They tried to escape work with trips to their trailer camp on the Mississippi River, but the sisters did more fighting than fishing. If only there was a son to lead rural Missouri insect control and guide the way through a crumbling patriarchy. After Robbie Fehler’s sudden death, the surprising details of succession in his will are revealed. He’s left the company to a distant cousin, assuming the women of the family aren’t capable. As the mother’s long-term affair surfaces and her apocalypse prepper training intensifies, she wants to trade responsibility for romance. Facing an economic recession amidst the backdrop of growing Midwestern fear and resentment, the Fehler sisters unite in their struggle to save the company’s finances and the family’s future. To survive, they must overcome a political chasm that threatens a new civil war as the values that once united them now divide the very foundation they’ve built. Through alternating point-of-views, grief and regret gracefully give way to the enduring strength of the hive.
by Author Melissa Scholes Young
Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice — 52 Ways to Mindfully Connect and Grow with Your Grandkids
Who doesn’t want another shot at childhood? The key to opening that door is your grandchildren.
Co-authors Pam Siegel and Leslie Zinberg provide a concise, down-to-earth guide for both grandparents and parents. Each of the 52 straightforward nourishing moments provide methods of mindfulness with a quote at the top of each moment, accompanied by an endearing real-life grandparent anecdote. These bite-sized stories offer a rich assortment of simple ways to be present in our fast-paced lives and not miss the richness of time spent with grandchildren.
by Author Leslie Zinberg
Red Carpet Rivals: a novel
RED CARPET RIVALS features a cast of larger-than-life characters who love, help, and betray each other as they get caught in the glamour and frenzy of the most celebrated awards show in Hollywood. Get the “reel” story about stars, studios, and scandals!
“RED CARPET RIVALS is to the movies what THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA is to fashion.–Mickey Goodman, journalist and author. Pulpwood Queen’s Selection • Best Novel Beverly Hills Book Award • Best Novel NABE Pinnacle Achievement Book Award.
by Author Bobbi Kornblit
The Wrong Kind of Woman
Although THE WRONG KIND OF WOMAN has three point-of-view characters, at the heart of the novel is Virginia, a woman who finds her way through grief when she helps bring the women’s movement to an all-male college campus. The novel takes place in 1970-1971, with a setting loosely based on Dartmouth College, pre-coeducation, with the background pressures of the Vietnam War, student strikes and radical activism, and the emerging second wave of the women\’s movement. THE WRONG KIND OF WOMAN is a novel about grief and loss, but also about friendship and love in a time of change.
by Author Sarah McCraw Crow
A Mariner’s Tale
A cynical old sailor, a county sheriff and a judge come together in a perfect alignment to rescue a troubled teen. Set in the lush maritime setting of a barrier island in north Florida, and reaching as far away as Ireland, the story reveals how protagonist Jack Merkel and his young protege, Doug Eleazer and a cast of other dispirited characters have to navigate a course around their own travails, while threatened by a quirky, yet powerful hurricane that’s not only a physical force but a metaphorical one emblematic of the storms in all our lives.
by Author Joe Palmer
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