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  • Come By Here, My Lord

    Seen in a Mirror Dimly by

    Orwell Hughes - 20 years old, active in sports, arts and church - enjoys life as a young man coming of age in 1974’s Lusaka, where his father (James “Bwana” Hughes) is a Canadian diplomat and Orwell attends the University of Zambia. Orwell endears ...


  • Salted Tops of the Tasty Bakery

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    Small town America in the summer of 1946, three veterans plan on re-opening a family bakery that closed during the Great Depression. Youth who’ve been using the building take issue to the bakery opening. Two decide they’ll burn the place down. ...


  • The Green Owls

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    When twelve-year-old Dusty decides to shave his head and become a “Skinhead”, his mother actually approves of his new look. But it’s 1971 in Leeds, England, and the Skinhead movement is not yet one of white supremacy as it is today. For Dusty, who ...


  • Prairie Sonata

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    Richly textured and lyrically written, Prairie Sonata is the story of Mira Adler and her journey from innocence to experience. Mira grows up in post World War II Canada, in a close-knit Manitoba community founded by secular Jews from Eastern Europe. ...


  • An Unfound Door

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    In An Unfound Door, Gabe evolves from a shy, sickly loner to a thoughtful, empathetic young man as he makes his way through the turbulence of 1960s America, beginning a quest to understand the purpose of his existence and the mystery of his ...


  • Concerto for Two Boys and a Dog

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    Growing up in Illinois in the 1950s and 1960s, Bob and Jeff are intimate friends who are separated at age eight by a family tragedy that breaks their world apart. Reunited in high school, they both have changed and each is afraid the other won’t ...


  • A New Day Starts Tomorrow

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    A New Day Starts Tomorrow follows 13-year-old John as he navigates the perils of high school in his journey to become a man. As John looks back over the events that shaped him, he remembers the important things he learned, and his gratitude to ...


  • Harley's Bootstraps

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    Harley, named after the iconic motorcycle and the youngest of nineteen children, is dying on the vine of neglect. Anxiety wakes her before dawn each day, and she braces herself with coffee and her first smoke of the day, wading through dirty dishes ...


  • Whacha Wanna Do?

    Confessions Of A Mischievous Altar Boy by

    The clock ticks down to the very last minute of the very last day of seventh grade, and though it has to be the slowest clock in the entire state of Kentucky…the bell finally rings and Scott Stiles is free. Not only is there no more school, he ...


  • Celtic Knot

    A Clara Swift Tale by

    1868 Ottawa D’Arcy McGee is assassinated. As John A. Macdonald cradles his friend’s bloody head, he blames transplanted Irish terrorists: the Fenian Brotherhood. Within a day, Patrick James Whelan is arrested. After a show trial, Whelan is ...