Our main character, Harrison Allen, returns to Vermont to stay on an island in a friend’s abandoned old house in order to research and look for the infamous Lake Champlain monster. Don’t be fooled though, the monster is simply a plot device to get Harrison to the island. Much stranger happenings occur on the islandContinue reading “Books by State: Vermont”
Do you care only for the humanswho have not yet been born?Do you have no sympathy forthe humans who must carry,birth, and raise these babiesyou want others to have so badly?Where does the line lay, whendoes human life lose all meaningto you? From the momentthey are hurled into this world,screaming and kicking and wavingtheir smallContinue reading “Poem (and other thoughts) in regards to possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade”
“Elatsoe—Ellie for short—lives in an alternate contemporary America shaped by the ancestral magics and knowledge of its Indigenous and immigrant groups. She can raise the spirits of dead animals—most importantly, her ghost dog Kirby. When her beloved cousin dies, all signs point to a car crash, but his ghost tells her otherwise: He was murdered.Continue reading “Books by State: Texas”
“Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich—the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora isContinue reading “Books by State: Utah”
“In Wheatley, South Dakota, during the summer before Mike Newlin is to begin college, his father, an insurance salesman, shoots and kills the young woman who works for him as his receptionist. He disappears, and Mike is left behind in shock and grief. With his future suddenly obscured, Mike finds himself nearly overwhelmed by hisContinue reading “Books by State: South Dakota”
“It’s the early 1980s. In American colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine studies the age-oldContinue reading “Books by State: Rhode Island”
“Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help. Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in withContinue reading “Books by State: Tennessee”
“The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their storyContinue reading “Books by State: South Carolina”
“Forty-four-year-old Alice Holtzman is stuck in a dead-end job, bereft of family, and now reeling from the unexpected death of her husband. Alice has begun having panic attacks whenever she thinks about how her life hasn’t turned out the way she dreamed. Even the beloved honeybees she raises in her spare time aren’t helping herContinue reading “Books by State: Oregon”
“Just as Jeremiah Goodbye is set to meet his fate in the electric chair, he is given a second chance at life. With the flip of a coin, he decides to return to his home town of Nowhere, Oklahoma, to settle the score with his twin brother Josiah. But upon his escape, he enters aContinue reading “Books by State: Oklahoma”
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