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  • Stitches

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    Stitches is a romantic thriller set in Los Angeles in 2023 during post-pandemic times. Socializing has resurged and Ale (short for Alessandra), an ER nurse and sometimes waitress, meets a handsome security expert at a VIP party. Nicknamed “Striker” ...


  • All Bleeding Stops

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    What does a doctor do when he thinks his best is not good enough? Matthew Barrett, thirty-one years old and fresh out of residency, is drafted and sent to Vietnam as a combat surgeon in 1967 at the heightof the Vietnam War. Compassionate and ...


  • Mama, My Hero

    A Story of a nurse's bravery during the COVID-19 Pandemic by

    Mama, My Hero highlights the realities of the current pandemic and the magic of a uniquely innocent perspective. This is the story of one day in the life of an intensive care unit nurse working during the COVID-19 pandemic, as told by her unborn ...


  • Father of the Man

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    Edward Finlay recalls his life’s odyssey beginning in the 1890s on his family ranch in rural Montana. His childhood revolves around three people: his father, a cattle rancher; his mother, who is determined for her son to receive a modern education; ...


  • The Broken Veranda

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    Joanne E. Beattie wrote The Broken Veranda as a fictionalized account of her older sister’s experience with polio. Although Joanne wasn’t alive when her sister contracted the disease, she often heard older members of her family talk about the ...


  • You Might Feel a Little Prick

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    A screaming snowman plummets from the top floor of Cleveland Mercy Hospital—a decaying relic built before the first pandemic—and disappears into the snow drifts below. By the time his thawed corpse is discovered the following spring, a body count of ...


  • The Chair Beside the Bed

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    IN A SERIES OF INTIMATE VIGNETTES, The Chair Beside the Bed explores the individual experience of death through the eyes of caregivers. Each story in this collection examines a unique journey towards death, showing how a person facing death—and ...


  • The Enhancer

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    Fifteen-year-old Jason is in trouble… again. Exiled to the hallway after yet another class disruption, his abilities might be different than the ADHD and bipolar disorder he’s been diagnosed with. It’s tough for Jason to sort through the thoughts in ...


  • Looking for Daisy

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    Sixty-two-year-old Marguerite has just had her second breast cancer diagnosis following a routine mammogram—and this time she will have to undergo a full mastectomy. Scared and discouraged, she keeps the news to herself so she doesn’t spoil an ...


  • Do You Think You Will Ever Go Back?

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    From hikers encountering grizzly bears to doctors in makeshift Haitian hospitals, the characters in Do You Think You’ll Ever Go Back? are full of curiosity and persistence. Many of these stories follow doctors at various points in their careers, ...