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Book: The D.A.'s Forever by Laura Pinto
***Mature Content*** What happens when four greasers from the '50s reunite in the '80s? It's 1988, and four men reunite for a special Fifties-themed homecoming celebration at their old New Jersey high school, thirty years after graduation. While in their teens, the boys had been known collectively as the D.A.'s (no relation to the legal profession) not so much a "gang" as a tight group of friends [...]
 
Book: Every Step of the Way by Kit Domino
1952 in West London. A time of coffee bars and jukeboxes, Teddy boys and gang fights. As Christmas approaches, sixteen-year-old Beth Brixham has so much to look forward to. No more school, her first job, her first boyfriend. Instead, her world is thrown into darkness and chaos as the Great Smog descends over London, leaving in its wake a trail of death and disruption and changing Beth's life [...]
 
Book: Reflections by Carol Carroll
Twenty-five year old Linda Snyder is called back to her childhood home with tragic news. Having to leave her husband and young children behind, she travels back to the family farm to try to deal with the situation. All alone and suffering her lose, Linda can't help reliving memories of her past as she tries to accept this new turn in her life. Did her experiences through childhood and as a young [...]
 
Book: Anna's Two Angels by Jill Biller
This book is about a young woman growing up in the 50's in a small town in Iowa. It is a love story but also has a lot of drama and true life events that come along with teenage drama. The main character is Anna and you follow her life starting as a high school teenager through her early twenties. The book will make you laugh, cry and keep you guessing. It covers everything from bullying to [...]
 
Book: A Friend of the Family by Beverly Olevin
A father's act of kindness invites an unexpected and possibly dangerous visitor into the tranquil small-town life of a family in Elgin, Illinois in the late 1950's. Seen through the eyes of the youngest daughter, this is a story of mystery, intrigue and tenderness. Told with warmth, humor and suspense, this is a touching true story of loyalties put to the test, and a portrait of a family facing [...]
 
Book: Return to Taylor's Crossing by Janie Dempsey Watts
Summer, 1959. In a small Georgia town, dairy worker Abednego Harris, 19, not only stands out for his skillful handling of bulls, but because of his color. When Lola James, 17, arrives to do day work for a nearby family, Abednego is smitten. As the young couple falls in love, racial tensions heat up, threatening their world. A violent attack tears them apart and spins their lives in different [...]
 
Book: Bloody Bess and the Doomsday Games by Nick Iuppa
"Nick Iuppa loops a brilliant mix of technology, romance, military lore, and vampires into a terrifying, sexy spree in the Swiss Alps. The details are 3D. If you're looking for a heart-pounder, this is it." S.B. Stinnet - The castle of 15th century duchess Elizabeth Laskaar looks down on the little Swiss village of Murdenwald and the secretive military complex nearby. There, the UN hopes to end [...]
 
Book: Nuns! A Memoir by Bernard Mendillo
Seven hundred and sixty years after St. Domenic founded the religious order that was to bear his name, I graduated from St. Pius Dominican Grammar School in Providence, Rhode Island. Is that a miracle? Was my beloved New York Football Giants' victory in Superbowl XLII a miracle? I'll leave those considerations, dear reader, in your more-than-capable hands. As for me, I went to St. Pius from 1954 [...]
 
Book: Striking Out by Robert Lamb
Striking Out, a coming-of-age story, was my first novel. Nominated for the PEN/Hemingway Award, it seems to resonate most with males who came of age in the 1950s. Published in 1991, the novel is still in print and I still get phone calls from readers in other parts of the USA who tell me that their coming-of-age experience was exactly the same as that depicted in Striking Out. I rejoiced to hear [...]
 
Book: Maryland Street by Pat Jourdan
In the middle of Liverpool, this one street is rich with friends and family, a small village oblivious to the world outside. They are linked spiritually as Roman Catholics. But as Mary begins to question her faith, and the 1960s arrive, Maryland Street is demolished by Liverpool Corporation and there is no trace these people ever existed.
 
Book: Two Loves Found by Sandy Graham
People who couldn't put down Two Loves Lost wanted to see more about Delbert and Sylvia. How would they cope with Delbert's paralysis? Could they build a successful marriage? Have any kind of sex life? Could Delbert find meaningful new outlets for his intelligence and creativity while confined to a wheelchair? This book answers those questions with more of the heart-grabbing emotion my first book [...]
 
Book: Images of Cuba by Wayne Gerard Trotman
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, a tropical paradise where lovingly preserved 1950s American cars adorn streets lined with crumbling, centuries-old buildings. And, somehow, the seemingly incongruous all fit together in one of the safest and most photogenic countries in the world. A living museum, Cuba effortlessly appeases all the senses. With its warm, educated, population and famed [...]
 
Book: The Old Man and Me by R. C. Larlham
The Old Man and Me is a collection of true stories that describe with humor and love the best of the friendship that grows between a father and his son. The stories begin with vignettes from toddlerhood, and cover all the ages from then to high school graduation (and a little bit beyond). The Old Man and Me taken as a whole is a story of love and joy and growing up in a time before television [...]
 
Book: Then Like The Blind Man - Orbie's Story by Freddie Owens
Every once in awhile, you read a book in which every element fits together so perfectly that you just sit back in awe at the skill of the storyteller. Then Like the Blind Man is one of these books. -- San Francisco Book Review While fiction about the 1950s Civil Rights era is far from rare, few capture the period and struggles from the perspective of a white child. Synopsis: A storm is brewing in [...]
 
Book: Wishing You Were Here Deluxe Edition by Catherine Chant
WISHING YOU WERE HERE Deluxe Edition contains the young adult time travel novel WISHING YOU WERE HERE (Soul Mates, Book 1) , PLUS the sequel, LOST WITHOUT YOU , a young adult historical romance novella. WISHING YOU WERE HERE Finalist for the Romantic Writers of America Golden Heart Award in Young Adult Romance. She's out of place. He's out of time. When an accidental wish sends a college bound [...]
 
Book: The Old Man and Me Book 2 - Things I Didn't Get to Tell You the First Time by R. C. Larlham
The Old Man and Me - Stories I Didn't Get to Tell You the First Time continues the story of the author's early life through the 1960s. It overlaps the first book, filling gaps among his original adventures. Ride along on a humpback bridge "jump" in a hot rod and take a Senior Class Trip to Washington, D.C. Experience life as a farm boy trying to make his way in an exclusive small college, where a [...]
 
Book: Atomic Renaissance - American Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s and 1950s by Jeffrey Marks
America in the 1950s was a place of Eisenhower, the Korean Conflict, McCarthy, and Sputnik. Women found themselves trapped into a mold of Donna Reed and June Cleaver, marginalized by the hyper-masculinity of the age. Mystery fiction had become a male bastion as well, promoting hardboiled private eye novels and spy fiction. It would be another three decades before groups to promote equality [...]
 
Book: Forever Maude (The Dear Maude Trilogy Book 3) by Denise Liebig
An Unforgettable Time Travel Adventure Can Emily ever go back to her own time? 2018 New Apple Summer eBook Awards, Official Selection, Cross Genre Category "...imaginative, well-written, and difficult to put down." Heartbroken, carrying a bag of antique coins and the heavy burden of her aunt's untimely death, Emily leaves the world of time travel and her beloved husband, Dell, behind. It doesn't [...]
 
Book: Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats by Robert Fate
Baby Shark's SHOWDOWN AT CHIGGER FLATS (Baby Shark series book #5) by Robert Fate - The story opens in May 1960 -- After ten years behind bars, the bloodthirsty murderer Walter Fairchild breaks out of a Texas prison with revenge on his mind, and the cantankerous, Fort Worth private eye Otis Millett is at the top of his list. After several failed attempts to kill Otis, the Fairchild clan finally [...]
 
Book: An English Custom by James Henry
Major Rupert Stonely came home after a dubious career selling surplus army equipment. Unfortunately, the army didn't know that. He had also expected to inherit his late mother's estate; she, it seemed, had other ideas. Rupert was about to be usurped by a glorified-waiter and he, quite literally, didn't have the balls to do anything about it. Timothy Montague however, did - he just didn't know how [...]
 
Book: The Hooker's Daughter - A Boston Family's Saga by Dale Stanten
In 1950s Jewish Boston, Ma was a hooker and at age six, I was answering the front door for johns. Kids were forbidden to play with me and even the girl scouts asked me to leave. Daddy barely functioned. My lesbian sister "came out," was thrown into a convent, and committed to a mental hospital. Add to that, shoplifting, stolen cars, Ma's multiple boyfriends, a terminally ill husband, and [...]
 
Book: We're Not Blended - We're Pureed - A Survivor's Guide to Blended Families by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
Are you terrified that you've turned into a version of the fairy-tale wicked stepparent? Do you paste on a smile and pretend your family is a vision of 1950s Main Street America while at home the battle lines are etched in the driveway and signed with the kid's initials? Don't dismay. God is with you. Discover how others have dealt with the difficult issues of blending two families. Find [...]
 
Book: I Bleed Cubbie Blue - My Six Decades as a Cubs Fan by Doug Erlandson
Experience It for Yourself. 60 Years of Cubs Love. A Meticulously Researched Memoir You are about to enter the world of a lifelong Cubs fan. Combining personal memories and reflections with meticulous research, native Chicagoan Doug Erlandson describes his affection for a team that has raised but ultimately crushed his hopes countless times, a team to which he remains intensely loyal after nearly [...]
 
Book: NOT AGAIN by Richard von Hippel
'One courageous woman' This true life story of one courageous woman demonstrates the awe inspiring strength and resilience of the human spirit, in the face of what to many of us would seem to be insurmountable adversities. Born into a better off than average 1950s home, with strict but loving parents Iris was a tough, independant and adventurous child until the age of eleven years, when her [...]
 
Book: Shadows of the Mind by Pam Randall
"Shadows of the Mind" Is a spectacular novel in which a young girl, Kim Tucker, discusses her teenage rape and pregnancy. Kim also a discussion of issues such as living with and around family members with physiological problems specifically Schizophrenia and Alcoholism. "Shadows of the Mind" is a Novel about my Family's Life. Having grown up the youngest of twelve children I had the opportunity [...]
 
Book: Growing Up Country - Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl by Carol Bodensteiner
A treat as delicious as oatmeal cookies hot out of the oven - a memoir of a happy childhood. In charming and memorable vignettes, Carol Bodensteiner captures rural life on a family-owned dairy farm in the middle of America, in the middle of the 20th Century. In the 1950s, a family could make a good living on 180 acres. It was hard work, but everyone pitched in. Step back and relish a time simple [...]
 
Book: The Jan & Dean Record - A Chronology of Studio Sessions, Live Performances and Chart Positions by Mark A. Moore
Jan & Dean were among the most successful artists of the late 1950s through the mid-1960s, with hits including "Baby Talk," "Surf City," "Dead Man's Curve" and "The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)." Slapstick humor and offbeat personas were a big part of their shtick, but Jan Berry was serious when it came to the studio. This book chronicles Jan's career as a songwriter and arranger--and his [...]
 
Book: Ile D'or by Mary Lou Dickinson
Shortly after the first referendum on Quebec separation, four people in their forties encounter each other in Ile dOr, the town where all of them grew up. The novel is about gold and greed and renewal and hope. About people who emerge from a frontier existence into the society of the late 20th century with the need to discover how their contemporary lives connect with their pasts: how growing up [...]
 
Book: Vagabond Boy - Memoir of a Youth's Journey Through a Heartland of Chaos by Joel Everett Harding
This true adventure story concerns a boy who navigates through an unusual childhood while traveling throughout 1950s America with his restless parents, bumping into reality at every turn. The author's encounters with strange landscapes, curious people, and dubious caretakers dangle confusing lessons he must choose to accept or discard at his peril. The book abounds in humor and boyhood adventure, [...]
 
Book: Gifts of the Peramangk by Dean Mayes
In 1950s Australia, during the height of the divisive White Australia Policy, Virginia, a young Aboriginal girl is taken from her home and put to work on an isolated and harsh outback station. Her only solace: the violin, taught to her secretly by the kind-hearted wife of the abusive station owner. However, Virginia's prodigious musical gift cannot save her from years of hardship and [...]
 
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