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Book: A Far Journey - A young girl's coming of age story by Ruth Ramsey
"Grief is a far country that we visit for a while when our loved ones go home. Sometimes our visit is a long one, and we have a hard time finding our way back. When we do, we carry the memories, not as a burden, but as a treasure." When fourteen-year-old Anne Marie Gibson loses her mother and her father remarries soon after, Annie finds that the journey back from that far country a journey [...]
 
Book: We'd Like to do a Number Now by Ted Tayler
These stories are from my time as a singer in groups in the 60s and early 70s. They cover early gigs close to home, plus many across the country supporting household names, past and present. Stories which give an insight into the pleasures and pitfalls of being in a group and characters we met along the way. Some will make you laugh, others will make you think. All of them are true.
 
Book: You Can't Buy Love Like That - Growing Up Gay in the Sixties by Carol E. Anderson
A young lesbian girl grows beyond fear to fearlessness as she comes of age in the '60s amid religious, social, and legal barriers. Carol Anderson grows up in a fundamentalist Christian home in the '60s, a time when being gay was in opposition to all social and religious mores and against the law in most states. Fearing the rejection of her parents, she hides the truth about her love orientation, [...]
 
Book: Life Rocks On by Laura Pinto
***Mature Content*** Three men. Two women. New York City in the Sixties was a place and time when rock music ruled the airwaves and the souls of teenagers forging rebellious paths diverging from those of their conformist parents. Inside of a decade, life in the civilized world had undergone a paradigm shift, evolving from a single-course meal into a veritable buffet ... and the choices were [...]
 
Book: Gigi's Guardian by Michele McGrath
I never thought I'd make history after I was dead," says Ariane, when she agrees to become Gigi's Guardian. (Guardian Angel isn't P.C. because she's no angel!) Ariane has always kept a diary and sees no reason to stop just because she is now a ghost. She has recently arrived in Heaven after dying on the operating table. Out sightseeing, she peers through a portal into the real world and discovers [...]
 
Book: The Phantom Lady of Paris by Calvin Davis
The Phantom Lady of Paris? I knew her well. On the other hand as I later discovered I didn't know her at all. The woman did everything wrong. She did nothing wrong. She was a Jezebel, deceptive in every way. I've never known a more honest and straightforward person. During our relationship, she kept me constantly jittery and perturbed. The happiest days of my life were those I shared with the [...]
 
Book: Burning Small Corner - The Biography of a Torontonian
Brenda Phillips is a Baby Boomer born in Toronto in 1954 when cars had wings and milk was delivered to your door in glass bottles. She lived a somewhat sheltered life in Swansea Village until her peer group changed on entering High School. At a time when America was sending young men to Viet Nam to fight a war they would ultimately lose, protesters were being shot on their own university campuses [...]
 
Book: 8-Track Flashbacks by Tom Alt
8-Track Flashbacks is a collection of amusing stories based on the life of an adolescent boy growing up in the 1960s. It transports boomers back to their youth through music, historical events, and the all-too-familiar teenage indiscretions that shaped us all. Each one of us has our favorite decade from our past, and author Tom Alt reveals his story about growing up and getting out of Menomonee [...]
 
Book: Secret Worlds - A True Story of Deception, Illusion and Intrigue by S. Green
True story by a woman with the spirit of a warrior. A Purple Heart Vietnam veteran, whose military path was carefully orchestrated by others without her knowledge. She found herself straddling a precarious and dangerous line separating two worlds, often falling between the cracks in the system where shadow forces operate. In that place she was free to move invisibly. No one in her split reality [...]
 
Book: The Last Kid On the Steeplechase by Michael Heaphy
This work is a compilation of song lyrics, poems and observations I have had at one time or another. I believe that you and I, although totally different people, have shared these emotions and have had the same feelings from time to time. Bad and good will inevitably happen to us as we make our way through life. I believe the way we handle these things makes us who we are and the kind of people [...]
 
Book: From Barren Rocks...To Living Stones by Jon Magee
From Scotland to East Anglia and internationally in Australia and America all ages are riveted by this story. The unique style of using the journey back to England as a frame to tell the deeper story is proving to be a great enticement to those of East Anglia as their acts of kindness are revealed. Helen Eadie, Member of the Scottish Parliament, writes in the forward "Jon . . . provides insight [...]
 
Book: Time Lost by Peter C. Foster
He hasn't seen her in over forty years, not since she dumped him and married his nemesis. Now she's asking for his help to find the man who murdered her daughter. He loved her then; despite everything, he loves her still. Against his better judgement, he is drawn into the homicide investigation. At the same time, he must deal with the ghosts of the past, and the events which bound them together [...]
 
Book: Fateful Night Book One (What She Knew Trilogy) by K. R. Hughes, T.L. Burns
Did Marilyn Monroe commit suicide or did someone get away with an elaborate scheme to murder the famous sex goddess? On that "Fateful Night" in August 1962 find out what may have happened to her and why she was killed. Many argue that she knew too many secrets. She was a smart woman who could play the dumb blonde to attain her stardom. Discover how she unwittingly learned of conspiracy plots and [...]
 
Book: Hamster Island by Joan Heartwell
Heartwell chronicles her heroic (and often hilarious) determination to live an unremarkable life as a member of a poor, super-dysfunctional family that includes a mostly absent father, a religious fanatic mother, a kleptomaniac grandmother, and two special needs siblings, all residing more or less in the middle of a parking lot. The story moves from Heartwell's lively coming of age in the sixties [...]
 
Book: Carr Square - The Village by M. Anthony Phillips
It's the late sixties in St. Louis, Missouri and four little boys come across a strange package in an abandoned building in the middle of Carr Square, a low-income housing complex right next to Pruitt-Igoe, the giant new housing project. Opening that package sets off a ticking time bomb for the two communities that could lead to a war if Michael, Tim, Tony, and Stevie can't stop the wheels that [...]
 
Book: On Thin Ice - short stories of life and dating after 50 by Johanna Van Zanten
Adrienne's journey takes the reader from the discovery of passion and ecstasy in her twenties during the late sixties, to her first broken heart, from a her divorce, to her first dating experiences on line in her fifties, and so much more, until a reconciliation with the past and her future life end the collection on a positive and hopeful note. On Thin Ice is a novella of about 60,000 words in [...]
 
Book: The Price Of Treachery - The Phoenix Series Book 5 by Ted Tayler
The Olympians and the Titans are in a power struggle. A traitor inside Larcombe Manor must be uncovered. There's new life to protect as Athena prepares to become a mother. The Phoenix needs all his skill and intelligence to keep his colleagues and loved ones safe. If the final battle is lost, the Titans will take the organisation in a darker direction altogether. Their ultimate aim is to [...]
 
Book: Dangerous Obsessions by Bob Van Laerhoven
Tight, taut and shocking, these stories all have warped love as the source of violence. Belgian/Flemish author, Bob Van Laerhoven, winner of the USA Best Book Award 2014 in the category "Mystery/Suspense" and the Hercule Poirot Prize with his controversial novel, Baudelaire's Revenge, connects the fate of individuals with profound social changes. Van Laerhoven has been a travel writer in [...]
 
Book: Grandad Miller, Serial Killer - The Complete Trilogy by Mark C Sutton
Brian Miller is a devoted family man in his seventies, with a sinister secret; in the nineteen sixties, he murdered three people, and he got away with it. But Brian put aside his murderous ways, focusing instead on enjoying a happy life with his new young family. Many years later, a personal tragedy results in Brian's long dormant blood-lust to rise to the surface again, and the ageing serial [...]
 
Book: Coinage of Commitment by Robert Costelloe
**Special Edition** **See Author's Note Below** Wayne and Nancy grow up on opposite sides of the country, each certain they must have love better than what others will settle for. Something stronger, something richer, something worth searching for. During the turbulent nineteen-sixties, they meet while he is attending blue-collar Drexel, and she is at neighboring, Ivy League Penn. Although [...]
 
Book: Demented - A Love Story by Paki S. Wright
When her marriage falls apart, Alicia Burrowes refuses to resign herself to spending her twilight years alone. Packing her bags and heading to Guatemala, she purchases a small condo in the charming, colonial city of Antigua. Alicia is a writer and delights in the solitude the mental and emotional space to craft her stories. But when a story about a robbery causes her path to cross with American [...]
 
Book: 74 Lakeview Avenue by Barb McIntyre
74 Lakeview Avenue is written from the perspective of a superintendent named Earnest as he retells the stories of his residents and the struggles they hide behind closed doors (which he acquires in less than honest ways). Through a series of short stories, the reader learns about the many characters, their lives, and how they each overcome their struggles. While newer and taller buildings, [...]
 
Book: Forgotten Objects by Carlos Rubio
FORGOTTEN OBJECTS traces the life of Anna d'Amio, daughter of opera singers Louis and Francesca d'Amio, from Mussolini's Italy to the city of Pittsburgh during the mid sixties. The novel proper is made up of three parts: Italy, Cuba and United States. Married at seventeen and widowed at twenty, Anna leaves war-torn Italy to find her fortune in Cuba, where she eventually meets Ramon Contreras, a [...]
 
Book: Carson Chance, P. I. by N.E. Brown
The sixties were full of hippies, hitchhiking, drugs and war. Carson Chance, a twenty-four year old Viet Nam War veteran returns home to Dallas without a college degree and an injured leg. By chance, he is offered a position at a small private investigating company. His life is interrupted when he is cruising on his motorcycle on the interstate and stops to pick up a ravishing brunette looking [...]
 
Book: Grandad Miller, Serial Killer - The Complete Trilogy by Mark Sutton
You'll never feel safe on your allotment again... Brian Miller is a devoted family man in his seventies, with a sinister secret; in the nineteen sixties, he murdered three people and got away with it. But Brian put aside his murderous ways, focusing instead on enjoying a happy life with his new young family. Many years later, a personal tragedy results in Brian's long dormant blood-lust to rise [...]
 


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