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Book: Sweet Mungo by Meriel Brooke
2019 edition - previously published 2014 as Sweet Mungo. Growing up in the 1940's, when homosexuality was illegal and rarely discussed, Mungo Warner's exceptional beauty leads to harsh treatment by his father, abuse by his tutor at Choir School and sodomy by a gang of roughs. The abuse of young men was known as the Lavender Scare, and the victims were known as Lavender Boys or Sugar Pants. Are [...]
 
Book: A Relative Invasion - The trilogy by Rosalind Minett
In this coming-of-age wartime trilogy, the relationship between two young cousins mirrors the emotions that led Hitler to power: the desire for territory and dominance. 1937 London. With WWII on the horizon, the Wilson cousins meet and trouble begins. Well-meaning Billy is no match for talented but devious Kenneth, who begins his invasion of Billy's life. As the Wilson boys jockey for adult [...]
 
Book: Infiltration (A Relative Invasion, Book 2) - Two boys, one family, a world at war by Rosalind Minett
A WW2 novel to enthrall adults and older children. Billy is evacuated, and his nightmare cousin, Kenneth, comes too. Both will face dramas, unexpected meetings and opportunities for personal growth as the war goes on and on... "A delight to read" - Historical Novel Society ". . . the stark and simple times of wartime Britain superbly evoked with just the simplest of brush strokes . . .gets so [...]
 
Book: The Devil You Know by Adrian Lilly
Seventeen-year-old Julie Collins has moved to an isolated new world that is as haunting as it is beautiful. She and her mother are spending their final days with Julie's father as he dies of cancer in his boyhood home. But someone else walks the halls of the old mansion, the ghost of a teenage boy. He appears to Julie and shows her a vision of a ceremony...and a sacrifice. And suddenly, Julie is [...]
 
Book: Schmuel's Journey (Sam and Martha Mystery Book 1) by Steven P. Marini
From a death camp to a college. Over thirty years, Schmuel's journey takes him from Auschwitz to New Hampshire. But not all who leave the Holocaust are survivors. Some are criminals. And even a small New Hampshire town, where everybody knows everybody, can have dirty secrets. Schmuel, now Sam Miller, is a forty year old divorcee seeking the quiet life away from his boyhood horrors. But a call [...]
 
Book: Angels Unawares by Hugh Ashton
Gerardo, formerly Bishop of the city of Nessuna in medieval Italy, writes his memoirs as he listens to the muezzin's call to prayer in the city of Lamakan. Exiled by his boyhood friend, Pietro, who has risen to power in Nessuna, Gerardo knows details of too many things that Pietro would sooner remain hidden. Gerardo's friends tell him of the arrival of an angel in Lamakan, expecting him to be [...]
 
Book: D. H. Lawrence A Personal Record by E.T. Jessie Chambers and Marciano Guerrero
E. T. is the pseudonym that Jessie Chambers (1887 - 1944) used to publish her memoirs, with emphasis on her friendship with D. H. Lawrence. This little book is of great importance for readers to get to know more in depth the complex psychology of D. H. Lawrence both as a man and writer. The importance lies in the fact that Jessie's remembrances are a reliable depiction of Lawrence's boyhood and [...]
 
Book: The Awakening - Book One by J.R. Hastey
College life was supposed to be fun and simple for two small town best friends, Eric and Collin. Aside from the newest adventure that they have embarked upon, life has thrown them a terrifying yet exciting new curve-ball. The boyhood comradery has suddenly shifted and the teenage bromance has somehow transformed into a full-on romance. This newfound passion and lust is not the biggest surprise [...]
 
Book: Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell
When a former pro football star and broadcaster, now a Wall Street maven is accused of insider trading, will he be able to prove his innocence and expose those who are guilty? Greg and his boyhood pal dreamed of big success in professional football and then later in business. Greg was the only one to live the dream. Now the founder of an investment fund Greg is faced with a routine audit finding [...]
 
Book: Zemsta by Victoria Brown
What Drives Good People to Do Something Bad? As terrible revelations come to light, four people join together to commit an unspeakable act... When a member of the privileged upper class frames a Polish immigrant for a socialite's murder in 1920s Akron, the heart-pounding events that follow lead to a stunning and unexpected conclusion. This gripping tale of bigotry and class distinctions includes [...]
 
Book: COMPOSED IN BLOOD by Cindy Sprigg
Within its pages is a story of Murder, Mayhem, Mystery and Romance, all wrapped around an intriguing plot. When the act of murder is so evil, the story itself becomes an entity that forces its author into feeding it's blood lust. Composed in Blood! "Novelist Jake Stone has sacrificed everything for this story, including anyone who crossed his path - a story Composed in Blood. Tommy, the [...]
 
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: From the Dead by John Hilferty
Hooking up with his old boyhood chum was a last-gasp idea, but Vince Berardi needed money, and Feeno Bannon, the one-time-ne'er-do-well, had loads of it. As president of a bank full of Teamsters deposits, Bannon and his mobster buddies shelled out unpaid loans to Las Vegas casinos, fancy resorts and mob-owned restaurants. So helping Berardi secure a Teamsters loan to build some houses in the New [...]
 
Book: I Knew I Was Naked by Sean Lacey
An earthy, literate read-laced with a strong dose of humor-awaits the reader in I Knew I Was Naked. Authored by Sean Lacey, this fiction-adventure is the window to a unique American boyhood that will amuse and inspire. Set during the Great Depression and World War II, the language of the novel recaptures the time. This is the story of Sean Lacey, an American boy of Irish descent. Sean is shy, shy [...]
 
Book: Echoes from Home by Jim Carey
Set in the time period of the Civil war, this historically edited novel follows a young man named Joshua Miller who, along with his best friend Monte, decides to show loyalty to the South by joining the Morgan County Scouts, a small cavalry unit based out of Alabama. Certain that the boys of the Confederacy would beat the Yanks and be back home in no time, Joshua leaves behind his mother, his [...]
 
Book: It's My Turn to Be the Hero - The Escapades of Three Tropical Baby-Boomers by BA, LMSW, Mr. Etienne A. Gibbs
Sitting here in my home on the island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands with plenty of retirement time on my hands, my mind keeps wandering back to my early teaching days at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School here on St. Thomas. But, I especially can't help thinking about Tom, Dick, and Larry, those rambunctious three musketeers-students of my third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade [...]
 
Book: In a Pirate's Debt - Falling in love with a pirate was never part of her plan by Elva Cobb Martin
Saving her can land him in a hangman's noose at low tide in Charles Town Harbor. Repaying her debt to him will consign her to a life worse than death. When confronted with a forced marriage, Travay Allston flees her stepfather's Jamaica plantation and dives into the sea. Death would be preferable to life with Sir Roger Poole, a drinking, gambling, scoundrel whose advances make her skin crawl. [...]
 
Book: What's In A Name? by Kit Kingdom
Cain K. Abel never knew anyone or anywhere that he couldn't readily walk away from, and his general discontentment with his fellow man and wanderlust carry him from his boyhood home in Connecticut to Los Angeles to the small town of Sweethill, Montana, where he meets hometown party girl Claudia Gene Aldarki and falls in love. He wants to take her with him as his traveling companion, but despite [...]
 
Book: THE GREAT WAR - FIELDS OF BLOOD - ACTION ON THE WESTERN FRONT by David Wilson
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, on 28th June 1914 in Sarajevo and the diplomatic crisis that ensued triggered the events that led to the First World War. In this book I have tried to collate from old writings a selection of the major battles that took place on the Western Front, including The Battle of The Somme, The Battle of Marne, The Battle [...]
 
Book: Working for Peace and Justice - Memoirs of an Activist Intellectual (Legacies of War) by Lawrence S. Wittner
A longtime agitator against war and social injustice, Lawrence Wittner has been tear-gassed, threatened by police with drawn guns, charged by soldiers with fixed bayonets, spied upon by the U.S. government, arrested, and purged from his job for political -reasons. To say that this teacher-historian-activist has led an interesting life is a considerable understatement. In this absorbing memoir, [...]
 
Book: The Miami Syndicate by Rafael di Giorgio
Men are intelligence incarnate! No need to discuss this fact or disagree with it. But what women are is still uncertain. It has, however, been established that they came from a parallel world of an intrinsic universe. Irrevocably so. (Perhaps we'll find out together what they were and what they are - this book is pretty long!) A hot summer's day. The sun shines so mercilessly, a clever fast food [...]
 


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