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Groovin’: Horses, Hopes, and Slippery Slopes, Rich Israel

Civilization & Culture, Coming of Age, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction

In this delightful coming-of-age memoir, Rich Israel takes off on a journey of self-discovery during the late 1960s. Eschewing societal norms, he hitchhikes across the country, tries his hand at mining, works at a circus, and rides a horse hundreds of miles through the Rocky Mountain wilderness–all the while, the draft and Vietnam War are … Read more

Red Rain, Caitlyn Fournier

Coming of Age, Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Space Opera

Beau is a 12 year old orphan boy with Albinism who is made fun of for his looks and the scar that is carved through his left eye. Beau believes himself to be alone and buries himself in books of fantasy, the paranormal, and romance to keep his mind occupied. Until he saw him. He … Read more

22 Scars, C.M. North

Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult

Raised with apathy and spite, Amy’s life is a monotonous drone of deep despair, broken only by coffee and nights out with her best—and only—friend. She battles depression daily, fighting to keep her sanity in a world that, to her, is set on destroying her soul. Her future is bleak, overcast with shadow and doubt; … Read more

Aaron and Me, Works In Progress, Debralynn Fein

Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Literature & Fiction

“He’s so normal. How can anything be wrong?” KIM SEGAL, the main character in Aaron and Me, is faced with one of the most horrendous experiences a parent can endure during a baby wellness checkup. A clinical observation shows a couple of innocent café au lait birthmarks which could indicate a possible diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis … Read more

The Longest Trail: A True Story, Roni McFadden

Coming of Age, Grief & Hardship, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction, Spirituality & Philosophy

At 14 years old, Roni McFadden was already headed for trouble. When her mother divorced Roni’s abusive step-father, whatever closeness existed between mother and daughter disappeared. The only thing that Roni had left in her life with any meaning was her little horse Sparol. When she met an old cowboy who lived down the road, … Read more

Crossing Allenby Bridge, Michael Looft

Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Literature & Fiction

Harry Stone lived an easy life… until the global financial crisis forced him to live with purpose. A personality ripe for metamorphosis and a career cut short plunge Harry into a soul-searching adventure across Asia and the Middle East, through the West Bank, and deep in the jungles of Java. Witnessing economic disparity in the … Read more

The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride, Joe Siple

Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family Saga, Literature & Fiction

With all his family and friends gone, one-hundred-year-old Murray McBride is looking for a reason to live. He finds it in Jason Cashman, a ten-year-old boy with a terminal heart defect and a list of five things he wants to do before he dies. Together, they race against the limited time each has left, ticking … Read more