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Book: Scarlet Runner by Lily Ennis
At a time of worldwide revolt against an oppressed and exploited working class, the 1912 Waihi Strike tested the resolve of Mary and Archie, warring unions, the town and the government. None could have forseen the tragedy that would propel the strike into the annals of history. Mary grew up on the Hauraki gold fields having emigrated from Scotland with her family. As the daughter of a mine [...]
 
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: The Crisis of Authority - Workforce Tensions by Myrah Tshabalala
The public service in South Africa faces an enormous challenge in improving service delivery not only to meet the citizens' expectations but to ensure quality life for the nation. The urgent need exists to establish what went wrong and how can the situation be turned around. The book established the root causes and the link between two key challenges identified by the government; management [...]
 
Book: Beatles, Books, Bombs, and Beyond by Robert John DeLuca
Who knew that the 1960's would be so weird? This book is the true story of three bright young men who eagerly enter Brown University in 1962, filled with hopes and dreams but with no inkling what is in store over the turbulent decade ahead. They all have earned full Navy ROTC scholarships and look forward to serving their country in uniform when they graduate. In fact, they sign up to be United [...]
 
Book: Colombo - The Unsolved Murder by Don Capria & Anthony Colombo
Anyone familiar with the history of organized crime knows the names: Bonanno, Gambino, Genovese, Lucchese and Colombo. There have been volumes written about that period, some accurate, some not at all. Anthony Colombo, the son of Joseph Colombo Sr., one of those reputed "crime bosses" , has written, along with filmmaker and author Don Capria, what he hopes will be the final word on that turbulent [...]
 
Book: Through Faith and Grace - Helping Children Learn and Live the Teachings of A Course in Miracles by Barbara Franco Adams
Finally, a book for kids based on the teachings of A Course in Miracles. Activities are included that enable parents/caregivers opportunities to teach lessons from the Course and similar spiritual paths in ways that kids can understand. Grace, a twelve year-old Grace wants nothing to do with helping out at the city's soup kitchen. "They're not like us, Mom," she protests to Faith's request for [...]
 
Book: A Lady in Name - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
All familiarity overturned by a past shrouded in mystery. Bereft and grieving, Lucy Graydene confronts the author of her unorthodox origins. Instead she finds his heir. The autocratic Stefan Ankerville takes charge of Lucy's life despite her protests. Adrift in the new earl's unusual family, Lucy struggles against the venom of a half-sister she did not know existed. As the secrets of her early [...]
 
Book: Webs in the Mist - The Jessie Morgan Series, Book 2 by Maggie Plummer
It's 1972, and San Francisco is a global mecca for hippies and radicals. In Book 2 of The Jessie Morgan Series, 21-year-old Jess can't wait to join her friend Donna there. Driving her VW down the Pacific Coast, she's more than ready for the city's open Bohemian vibe, bongo-mad street life, perpetual protests, and cutting-edge counterculture. Among the characters she meets are Cat, a tall, [...]
 
Book: A Season on the Allegheny by Robert T. Hilliard
"A Season on the Allegheny" is a rollicking account of a year spent hunting on the Allegheny National Forest. Author Robert Hilliard tracks down more than deer, turkey, and grouse - he captures the Forest's magnificent past and finds the people who are still making history on the Allegheny today. He also pursues the many controversies that swirl around Pennsylvania's only National Forest, [...]
 
Book: Advice and Consent by J.R. Reardon
What if the key to stopping a wave of terrorist attacks against the U.S. Government lies in a 13 year old girl who is too terrified to talk??? US Supreme Court Justice Sean McNaught, the crucial swing vote on a divided court, has decided to retire, and it is up to President James Cotson to find his replacement. The President's search is plagued with problems: protests have sparked across the [...]
 
Book: Roses in December - A Sentimental Romance from the 1970s by R. L. Mosz
Roses in December. . . Thought-provoking drama that examines devastating loss, starting over again, and the meaning of love. After having suffered a terrible personal tragedy, Annie Aldridge tries to begin her life again with her anxious uncle and precocious young niece. Her newfound love for fellow college student Ethan Jackson fills her with hope, but whimsical Ethan, a man in search of [...]
 
Book: Ada In London - Surviving The Traumas by Gracy Ukala
Ada's motto was: "I'll live one day at a time!" Ada leaves her home, her six children, her husband and her beloved career in Nigeria to travel to London. Fred, her husband, had recently lost a substantial sum of borrowed money abroad. He brings serious pressure to bear on Ada to go and work in London to "salvage" the family from financial disgrace. Despite her protests and warning that "such a [...]
 
Book: The Tragedy of Fidel Castro by João Cerqueira
Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014 Winner in Multicultural Fiction The USA Best Book Awards 2013 Winner in Multicultural Fiction Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014 Finalist in Literary Fiction The USA Best Book Awards 2013 Finalist in Historical Fiction ForeWord Book of The Year Awards 2012 Winner in Translations (Bronze medal) Nominated for the Montaigne Medal 2014 Winner Global Ebook Awards 2014 - [...]
 
Book: The Girl From Long Guyland by Lara Reznik
MEMOIR MEETS THRILLER: Set against a 1969 psychedelic love-in backdrop, The Girl From Long Guyland is shared through the eyes of Laila Levin when decades later, an unsolved murder pulls her reluctantly into her past. A dramatic collision of then and now -- entwining family, marriage, profession and ethics. Laila enjoys a successful marriage and a thriving career as an I.T. executive in Austin, [...]
 
Book: In the Fullness of Time - One Woman's Story of Growth and Empowerment by Katherine P. Stillerman
In this sequel to Hattie's Place, the year is 1913. Hattie Robinson is married to the widowed Charles Barton and has left her teaching position at Calhoun School to raise Charles's sons and manage the Barton estate. Now she must reconcile her role as mother and wife with her work for woman's suffrage, a cause that ignited her passion when attending the Woman's Suffrage Procession in Washington, [...]
 
Book: Bodacious Blues by Whitney J. LeBlanc
Bodacious Blues completes the saga-trilogy of a Creole family from Estilette Louisiana. From the depression on, three generations of this family have struggled in the midst of blues music, religious conflicts, lust, lynching, murder, voodoo, and racism. Now comes the grandchildren of Martha Broussard, who carve out paths through the changing world, and their stories emerge as they experience the [...]
 


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