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Novels

Marble Town

 

Hardback Retail Price- $22.95

 

Marble Town tells the story of thirteen-year-old Cole Atwater whose mother was killed in an automobile accident when he was ten. Cole questions whether or not he will follow in the destructive footsteps of his best friend, cling to his childhood sweetheart, become further distant from his grieving father, or trust himself. Through mysterious clues left throughout the historic cemetery his mother tended, the story becomes one of hope, healing, and redemption.

 

Her Own Hero

 

• Retail Price- $10.95

 

A suspenseful women's fiction novel about a Vegas showgirl named Samantha whose life is turned upside down when Mr. Right turns out to be anything but. While Samantha makes a lot of bad choices along the way, she learns from each one, owning her mistakes. It isn't until she is in prison that it finally comes full circle. Themes of women's empowerment are heavy throughout the book. It is not only a thrilling suspense, but an empowering women's fiction novel sure to satisfy fans of books where the heroine reclaims her power (and her identity) despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

The Gave All Save Honor

 

• Retail Price- $17.95

 

Eden Stuart kept a journal during the tumultuous years of 1858-1870 detailing life in Federal City as southern senators left the Union to build a new country. An army and war brewed in Congress. Stuart's writings cover the troops encamped at Richmond; the battles fought at Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Seven Pines, Richmond and Appomattox, the deaths of Stonewall Jackson, Jeb Stuart, and General Lafayette, the surrender of the Confederacy. Also covered is the aftermath and the assassination of President Lincoln, Booth's co-conspirators, Johnson's impeachment and the restoration of the Union.

The Case of the Reprobate Raven: Series: Cherokee, Inc

 

• Retail Price- $12.95

 

This page turner captivates the reader with mystery, murder and a story that unravels to the end. Rose Martin of the series, Cherokee, Inc., begins a hunt for the brutal killer who chose a newcomer to the town as the victim. Rose, a private investigator, hunts for a brutal killer through grisly crime scenes. Follow her as she uncovers all of the strings that lead to why this happened.

Indian Summer

 

• Retail Price- $12.95

 

Just as soon as the beautiful drifter, Heather, finds peace of mind among the majestic blue mountains of the great Northwest, it is stripped away. Now, a familiar posse runs the town called Marigold and its mining community with their sharp and newly deputized claws. After finding out that this shot of evil has infected her life again and now rules everyone still left on the mountain, she quickly begins to search for the root source of its existence, before it poisons the people and the land itself forever.

Silence of the Bones - The Madison McKenzie Files

 

• Retail Price- $14.95

 

Madison and her dog discover a skull along the Appalachian Trail. Emotions over fow as she sees the empty eye sockets looking up at her. Madison feels pity for the lost one's life. She knows the feelings of abandonment; what it's like to be thrown out like trash. She wants to be the voice of the skull. She silently asks, "Who put you in this lonely place? How did you die? And who are you?" Madison's task is to solve the mystery of the broken heart but in the process, she uncovers secrets long hidden.

Adirondacks Artemis

 

• Retail Price- $9.95

 

Author D.L. Luke vividly portrays the intriguing tale of one of life's greatest fears-being lost in the wilderness. In Adirondacks, Artemis faces not only her present fears but fears for the future with only her dog and past experiences to guide her through her lonely introspection, her strengths, and weaknesses. Artemis and her dog are left deserted and alone with winter approaching, in the Adirondacks, with only a prayer and a hope for survival. Real and imaginary fears cloud Artemis's judgment, but not her desire to reach the county road and safety.

Blinded by Obsession

 

• Retail Price- $12.95

 

After the death of her husband, Lucy moves to a new town where she unexpectedly meets Cole and eventually falls in love. However,

what she doesn’t know, there’s another man, the mysterious Rodney, who loves her and has been watching her from afar for weeks. Rodney becomes obsessed with Lucy. He’s disillusioned and believes she belongs to him, so if he can’t have her, no one will. He has to decide if he will kill Cole, Lucy or both. Will Cole be able to save Lucy, or will he die trying to protect his love? Or will Rodney be captured before he can inflict his wrath on them?

Moon River

 

• Retail Price- $14.95

 

In this debut novel from author Amber D. Tran, a tale of adolescence and heartbreak unfolds. Nine-year-old Abigail Kavanagh first meets Ryan Mills during the summer of 1999. A shy and awkward boy, Ryan hides behind his wide-framed glasses while Abigail is determined to learn everything there is to know about him. The next few summers are filled with birthday parties, adventures in and around the West Virginian mountainsides, and late night conversations where they share their most secretive and personal thoughts.

 

Their friendship starts to crumble when Abigail befriends the attractive and musical Lilly Anderson, a girl who is also interested in uncovering the mysterious nature surrounding Ryan. However, everything comes to an end the summer of 2004, and Abigail must decide if her new journey is worth traveling alone.

A Place to Live: The Hope Series

 

• Retail Price- $14.95

 

Laura's parents wanted no part of her baby, nor did her boyfriend. Feeling bereft, she no longer belongs anywhere when she leaves Hope House, the maternity home where she found Christ. Can she find a place to belong, a home, a family? Does God have a plan and a purpose for her, to give her hope and a future?

Honeysuckle Holiday

 

• Retail Price- $10.95

 

Honeysuckle Holiday centers on the life of twelve-year-old protagonist, Lucy. It takes place in the south, in the late 1960s. Lucy struggles internally to come to terms with her parents’ sudden and mysterious divorce. She finds herself thrust – almost overnight – from a world of comfort and privilege into one of near marginality. When her mother hires a black woman to help her, the situation intensifies. As the story progresses, Lucy learns the mystery behind her parents’ divorce – her father’s uncharacteristic, almost unforgivable immersion in the KKK. Lucy comes to shed her unknowing racism, taking her beyond the ideals of youth – her love of books and the trappings of childhood knit closely to her very fiber. She learns to peel back the layers of human frailty (her own included) painful piece by painful piece, while struggling to hold on to the comforts of innocence.

To Everything There is a Season (The Trials of an Appalachian Family Book 3)

 

• Retail Price- $13.95

 

The consequences of one’s misdoings are never restricted to the wrongdoer, as seen in the life of the Swank family. Tom Swank’s evil deeds and “wandering ways” brought heartache to his wife and children, but it didn’t stop there, nor even with his death. The pain and suffering followed them down through the years...Carrie, his children, grandchildren, and even some not related. Luke and Jessie finally made a life for themselves, yet things are happening that make them wonder...Are we still paying for his mistakes? Does someone have a vendetta against us because of his sins? Someone is setting fires and it seems the fires are meant as retribution against the Swank family. In the midst of all this, Samuel, Jessie’s youngest son becomes ill and the diagnosis leaves them devastated. Is Jessie being punished for something he did that no one knows about, except Jessie and his mother? When will it all end? Will they ever have peace and happiness?

Mountain Echoes A Collection of Articles

 

• Retail Price- $19.95

 

Mountain Echoes is a compilation of stories, all results of a sifting through the history of Haywood County in Western North Carolina. Some are specific to the setting while others capture the essence of most anywhere in the Southern Appalachians. Taming a wilderness and transforming it into a called home is a tough job that requires people of strength, foresight, ingenuity, and wisdom. The reader will meet some of them here. Look for beauty in the physical surroundings, joy in square dancing and mountain music, humor in "Pulpit Crashers" and superstitions, compassion in "Mountain Girl," cruelty in "Captain Kirk," desperation in "Nance Dude," uniqueness in "Popcorn Sutton," and determination and pride everywhere.

Emmybeth Speaks

 

• Retail Price- $10.95

 

Emmybeth Johnson is a nine-year old girl who lives in Little Creek, Tennessee in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Her story begins late in the summer of 1971. Emmybeth likes to know what is happening with the adults in her family and in the community in general. She has a favorite ”hidey hole” where she listens to her mother, grandmother and the ladies from her church’s sewing circle as they discuss the latest news and gossip from Little Creek. Emmybeth treats the reader to the “goings on” of the community from her naive perspective, which is sometimes closer to the truth than she knows. Go to www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com to order.

Under the Weeping Willow

 

• Retail Price- $10.95

 

Step into the lives of one Kentucky family who will capture your heart and leave you wanting more. Belle, Pearl, and Sara, three generations of Appalachian women will teach you about life in a 1950’s family and how it touched the future. Under the Weeping Willow is a story about the closeness of family and how they enjoy the good times and pull together through the bad. Come into their world and live and learn from it along with them. You will feel like you’ve found a home and a family of Kentucky kin.

 

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The Man Inside the Mountain

 

• Retail Price- $10.95

 

The Man Inside the Mountain is the story of Essie Bell, a woman living on her farm in rural West Virginia in the last few months of the Civil War. Her only son has been presumed dead by the Union Army, but late nights, she studies his picture. She believes that somehow, he is okay. Essie’s farm is her salvation while she waits for news of her son. She grows a big garden, raises chickens, and bakes bread to sell in town. When her husband dies, everyone says she must sell the farm and move to town, but she knows this will kill her. Suddenly alone, with only her faithful dog for a companion, Essie faces the cold, harsh winter. Yet, one by one, new people begin to enter Essie’s life and she  finds that she is still needed.

One-Eyed Tom, The Trials of an Appalachian Family

 

• Retail Price- $12.95

 

 

A Place to Belong, The Trials of an Appalachian Family, Book 2

 

• Retail Price- $12.95

 

Luke is coming home. For eight years he has been running from the pain of losing the woman he loves. She can never be his, and yet he cannot stop loving her. He longs for healing, and so he's coming home...searching. Jessie has spent his entire life filled with hatred for his father, yet he fears he may be like him. Because of that fear, he has vowed never to marry. Will the lovely, blue-eyed Mandy penetrate that wall around his heart? Then, there's the secret that torments him about the day down at the river... Alice has lost so much in her young life...the man she loved and still loves, her siblings, her baby daughter. Now it seems she may lose even more. Three people searching...for healing, for happiness and a place to belong.

Moon Over Taylor's Ridge

 

• Retail Price- $12.95

 

Avie Williams Cole has a mission: take a quick trip to Georgia to settle her father's estate. Too busy to go, her attorney husband, Michael, sends her off with their asthmatic son, Joseph, to keep her company. In tiny Taylor's Crossing, Avie settles in but is soon thrown off course by overbearing and meddling family members and her son's fascination with a legendary Cherokee Silver mine. Their search for the silver mine leads her up to Taylor's Ridge and to a new friend, Will. As her stay lengthens, her life begins to unravel even as she begins to blossom and make new friends. For the first time in her life, she must learn to stand on her own and find her way. Will she stay with her husband, or choose a new love? And how can she hold on to the red land she cherishes?

You Got It Right

 

• Retail Price- $12.95

 

A time and place that has seared its legacy in the American experience is chronicled in this thought provoking novel from John Goiser. The civil rights movement, one of the most turbulent times in recent U.S. history, is the setting for Goiser's latest novel. Readers will be mesmerized by the story Goiser has designed to recount the dark, but, hopeful days when a movement changed the direction of this country forever.

Three Witches in a Small Town

 

• Retail Price- $12.95

 

Three sisters are called home to their small town to learn the old ways of mountain healing and magic. Guided by their aging grandmother, the sisters embark on a path of self-discovery. Through good times and heartbreak, the sisters stick together and learn a new appreciation for their unique family heritage and one another. Witches, potions, romance, laughter . . . you will find them all in Three Witches in a Small Town.

The Manor

 

• Retail Price- $7.95

 

Joseph Stuart, a wealthy Scot marble baron, builds The Manor in 1890, in Ebyville, Georgia, to win his bride. When he proposed, she told him that if he built her the finest house in town, that she'd marry him. The manse has always been in the Stuart Family, until Katherine, a music teacher who moves to Ebyville, from New Mexico, to work at the middle school, falls in love with The Manor, and purchases a seeming dichotomy of exterior disrepair yet with beautiful flower gardens.She is unprepared, as is the entire town, for The Manor's unfolding secrets of its 106-year old history

Missing Sammy

 

• Retail Price- $10.95

 

Ella Hutchins discovers that she is the strong woman of Appalachian stock. She knows she is when she must overcome a tragic event in her life which takes away her reason for living. Her sons are long gone with families of their own so she and Sammy are there for each other. When that life ends, she struggles to start a new life.

Onward & Upward

 

• Retail Price- $10.95

 

Molly Thompson is a country girl, through and through. Molly becomes a wanderer when she reaches the age of 60 and keeps the roads hot from April to December every year selling her crocheted angels. She believes the angels she designs and creates from yarn have put her under their spell. She doesn’t set out to be a do-gooder, but it seems that her life just leans that way. This book shares Molly’s angel-influenced life with anyone who believes in angels and with those whose opinions can be changed, even if it is just a little bit.

Castle Dreams

 

• Retail Price- $13.95

 

Handsome nobleman, Malcolm MacMillan is split between two countries and two cultures, Scotland and England and faces an impossible situation. Educated as an English Lord, he finds love among his father's clansmen, a Highland lass from his past. Will she give Malcolm a chance to recapture her heart? Or will loyalty and responsibility dictate his destiny? Which will he choose?

Highland Dreams

 

• Retail Price- $13.95

 

Viscount Trent, John MacMillan rescues the heiress of the Clan MacNeil from the clutches of her greedy uncle. In doing so, his life is forever changed.

Princess Dreams

 

• Retail Price- $13.95

 

Viscount Trent, John MacMillan rescues the heiress of the Clan MacNeil from the clutches of her greedy uncle. In doing so, his life is forever changed.

Diamond Dreams

 

• Retail Price- $14.95

 

Daniel MacMillan, a middle son of the Earl of Kilford, has met the one woman who can steal his heart—Lady Patricia Carlisle. Daniel hopes to make this ‘Diamond of the First Water’—and a lovely person—his wife. But this hope seems to become hopeless, and through an unexpected chain of events, Daniel is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. While stranded in South Africa, he stumbles upon a riverbed full of rough diamonds. Read on to learn how Daniel’s Diamond Dreams become crystal-clear reality!

Secrets, Lies, and Pies

 

• Retail Price- $10.95

 

Whether it is the dish on a hot celebrity couple or the latest scandal in our home town, it seems that society is obsessed with gossip. Secrets, Lies, and Pies is a cautionary tale of how a rumor can take on a life of its own. Join Cutie Pies Bakery owner Marlene Prescot and her two best friends as they cook up sweet revenge in the first book of The Cutie Pies Chronicles.

Cheaters, Pies, and Lullabies

 

• Retail Price- $10.95

 

Return to Coleman, Virginia for Cheaters, Pies, and Lullabies; the much anticipated sequel to Secrets, Lies, and Pies. Nothing that anyone does in this small town goes without notice. So, how long can cheating spouses commence to carrying on without being caught? How does a new mother cope with evil stares and nasty comments as her parenting skills come under attack? Readers will find the answers to these and many other questions in Cheaters, Pies and Lullabies. Join Marlene, Dorothy, Allison, and Charity as they face the Coleman Canasta Club for one more round of Friends v. The Hens.

Playdates, Pies and Sad Goodbyes

 

• Retail Price- $10.95

 

The end of Cheaters, Pies, and Lullabies left readers with lots of questions, and found some of the ladies from Coleman at a crossroads. Is Charity's marriage worth saving? Will Marlene sell Cutie Pies in order to stay home with her son? Some life-changing decisions, a devastating diagnosis, and a family tragedy will forever change the lives of Marlene, Allison, Dorothy and Charity. If you are a fan of the "The Cutie Pies Chronicles," do not miss this opportunity to know the characters like never before. A bit of sour, a dusting of sugar, and a sprinkling of tears makes the third installment of the series more tempting than a big ole' slice of Marlene's pie. You will want to dig in! Come back to Coleman for Playdates, Pies, and Sad Goodbyes!

Sand Tarts, Pies, and the Devils in Disguise

 

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Marlene and her two best friends are going to Hilton Head Island for some much deserved rest and relaxation. While the girls are living it up at the beach, the drama in Coleman will not take a vacation! The Hens have a few things to say about Marlene, Dorothy and Allison taking a girls trip. Gary is slipping deeper and deeper into his grief. Charity and Anna both let a couple of sinister men enter their lives. And Monique receives a mysterious tape she prays is not evidence of her checkered past. Sand Tarts, Pies, and Devils in Disguise takes readers from the mountains of Southwest Virginia to the sandy shores of South Carolina. It is a fun-filled ride full of hope, emotion, laughter and drama!

Goodbye Cutie Pies

 

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Goodbyes are so hard! This ¬fifth and final installment in The Cutie Pies Chronicles has a few of your favorite characters severing some ties. One family must decide whether leaving their beloved hometown of Coleman is too large of a price for new and exciting opportunities. Two young women are fed up with bad boyfriends. Marlene faces some changes that make her weigh the pros and cons of letting her business go to someone else. Will they be able to say "Goodbye Coleman, goodbye to bad boys, and goodbye Cutie Pies?"

Where's My Nurse? The Ultimate Beer Run

 

• Retail Price- $12.95

 

Set in the 1970s, Ellie Rose Barnes is a nurse with a wandering spirit but finds herself tied down to a nightshift job in the ER in a 1974 Charleston hospital. Between her career and a new boyfriend, she is feeling a bit trapped. But when her truck-driving friend offers her an opportunity to see the country, she weighs her options and strikes out on a cross-country adventure. Follow these two women pioneers on the ultimate beer run as they experience what it is like to be a woman working in a man's world, witness crime and punishment, and learn how to party in the Big Easy, all while finding adventure, independence, romance, and medical trauma along the road. Find out what's around the next bend in the road.

Hiding Ezra

 

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Set during World War I in southwest Virginia, Hiding Ezra is the story of a simple farmer, Ezra Teague, who is forced to choose between fighting for his country and taking care of his family. Like more than 175,000 other young men, Ezra chose his family - not because he was a coward or a pacifist, but because he was practical and because he felt his Christian faith called him to do so. Hiding Ezra is also a love story, as we see the girl of his dreams, Alma Newton, try to figure out how to extricate Ezra from his predicament. And finally, Hiding Ezra is the story of an adventure, a quest, and a chase, as the authorities-including local boy Lieutenant Andrew Nettles-try to bring Ezra to military justice.

Master of the East Fork

 

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More than a decade before the American Civil War, handsome young Basil Edmunston is exiled to oversee his family's immense farm in the wilds of western North Carolina. Lonely and unsure he is up to the task, the poor boy immediately falls victim to slave vexations and the allure of two mountain belles, Julia and Altha. With twists and turns, Basil resolves the romantic triangle, manages his responsibilities, and suffers a savage encounter with the despicable antagonist, Sam Beck.

Rebel Rousers (Sequel to Master of the East Fork)

 

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Rebel Rousers, the sequel to Master of the East Fork, is a historical fiction novel set during the American Civil War. It tells the coming-of-age tale of a youthful Rebel soldier who hails from the western North Carolina highlands. At once, it seems, the strapping lad has to bear-up under his romantic longings for the miller's daughter, the hateful acts of an antagonist named Bugg, various personal tragedies, and the terrible trials of war. Will he survive the war? What about the girl? Realistic and well written.

The Birth Spoon

 

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This mystery is set in the early 1980s and based on actual events. A high-school student unearths dark and deadly secrets of his Appalachian community. The explosive consequences forever mark his own life, his family's, and his town's.

Lead Me Home

 

• Retail Price- $11.95

 

A glimpse of a pragmatic, surreal and spiritual Southern journey back to his roots shows Max Peacock that one can come back home.

Lydia

 

• Retail Price- $13.95

 

A young woman is challenged by a life rife with hardship and everyday living in rural Florida during the early 1900's.

Scrabblin'

 

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Journeys of the Mathis family continue as Lydia and Melvin's life is fraught with tragedies and deaths in the family. Through the years, their enduring love and the love of their friends and family help to pull them through the tough times.

Failed Dawn

 

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A rape in post-World War I Germany, the brutal murder of a beautiful young woman in Nazi Germany, and a series of murders in sleepy little Vero Beach, Florida, are enmeshed in a web of mystery that may connect them to another murder on the peaceful shores of the Indian River. Addressing the Nazi regime and the implementation of the Naval Air Station and UDT Seals, Failed Dawn is a sweeping saga that both enlightens and mystifies readers.

The Autumn of Traces and Enchantment

 

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A kidnapping case, a ghostly apparition and an amulet that opens a gate to the realm of the uncanny embroils aspiring novelist, Christopher Wayne, in the mysterious disappearance of local prostitutes. His pursuit for the missing girls takes him on a riveting adventure down the backstreets of Boston where he visits churches and brothels, searching for evidence, only to find the missing girls were abducted by an escaped psychopath who has imprisoned them in the dungeons of the old mansion on the island where he lives, practically in his own backyard.

The Lub Dub

 

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A heart donor delivery goes disastrously awry, when the driver of the delivery van spots his girlfriend in the arms of another.

The Fables of Leonardo da Vinci

 

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A collection of stories based on the ideas and drafts annotated in Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks that delves into the delightful ironies of where his thoughts take him.

The Fishing Trip That Got Away

 

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A fishing adventure goes awry when two anglers unwittingly make campsite in the middle of a great black bear's den. For three hair-raising days, Vincent and Eugene, manage to survive the onslaught of an enraged wilderness beast in an environment they just don't understand. The harrowing journey leads these lovable characters down a comical path where each new twist is an adventure in itself, even when the going gets rough and both men appear to be on the verge of their demise.

The Price of Being Thin

 

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One woman's painful journey into the abyss of complications resulting from gastric by-pass surgery. Details are revealed that are so often glossed over by medical professionals. Gastric by-pass surgery touches every aspect of life, the cost excessive, and much more invasive than led to believe.

Salvation Home

 

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A young family escapes certain starvation in early 20th Century dust bowl Kansas to migrate to Florida. Appearing at first to be a lush paradise, their new home ultimately challenges the transplants, and tests them physically and emotionally in ways that they could never have anticipated.

Tom Dooley: The Story Behind the Ballad

 

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    After the Civil War Tom Dooley comes home to find the love of his life, Anne Foster, married to an older man. Anne, who had promised Tom she would wait for him, married for money while Tom was away. A hurt and angry Tom begins a romance with sweet Laura Foster, Anne’s  first cousin. However, Anne’s hold on Tom is a strong one, and after a time the relationship between Tom and Anne is rekindled. Meanwhile, a few months later Laura  finds out that she is pregnant. Tom struggles to do the right thing for his unborn child. He  finally agrees to meet Laura and run o  to Tennessee and get married. Tom visits Anne the night before he is to leave with Laura and tells Anne of

his plans. What happens next turns a lover’s triangle into the nation’s first highly publicized crimes of passion.

Dining with Robert Redford and Other Stories

 

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Meet Priscilla the meatpacker and Kim who interprets dreams, Doris the traveling mannequin, Johnny, and the Hastings, a couple who spot Robert Redford at a local restaurant. These characters and more make Dining with Robert Redford & Other Stories such a treat. “ Good stories have a way of hunting me down,” Tamra Wilson says. With snappy wit and clear-eyed compassion, she turns the ordinary into a savory blend of contemporary voices from one of the South’s freshest new storytellers.

Crossing the Border

 

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Crossing the Border illuminates moments of tragedy and triumph, personal discovery and disillusionment, spotlighting characters who, in one form or another, learn to move forward with their lives. Stymied by the lack of progress and change in post-communist Ukraine, Valeriy the artist  finds he is unable to paint. Anna is a lonely woman who attends strangers’ weddings to offer a curious gift. The arrival of a wayward parakeet during the 2004 Orange Revolution forces an elderly woman into action. These nine stories—set in Ukraine, the United States and Greece—highlight universal conflicts and dilemmas, along with the uncertainties and complexities of change, and introduce a strong new voice in storytelling.

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