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by Stephen F. Medici
Our Price: $20.00
How many of us have, at one time or another, felt we were living the wrong life; maybe even fantasized about living a completely different life? For Joey Martinez, a successful, young stock analyst, that feeling was overwhelming. Something told him there was another life he was destined to lead. But once he crossed over to the other life, and immersed himself in the colorful world of Equestrian Show Jumping, the ghosts of his past sins haunted him relentlessly.
The author has pledged 100% of the royalties from this publication to the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund. The SCVFBC is the only designated burn care facility for the more than 1.5 million Suffolk County residents. The center coordinates burn services throughout the region, and conducts training and research in burn care. At the Burn Center, patients receive quality care provided by a highly specialized burn team, including surgical critical care physicians and nurses, respiratory therapists to plastic surgeons, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.
The 7,200 square foot center was renamed the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center in honor of the volunteer firefighters who have made it their mission for many years to support the center and its patients.
SUKI: What Does Love Really Look Like?
by C.F. Winn
Our Price: $12.99
Life offers one guarantee…death.
SUKI tells the story of Savannah, an independent go getter who allows fear to keep her from being completely happy, and Dwayne, a softhearted ex-Marine with a talent for creativity. The couple is destined to find each other and carry out a preordained agreement made long before their human feet enter this Earthly plane. Their connection is tangible and their lives easy — until they are presented with one challenge that shakes them to their cores. The couple’s subsequent struggle to make sense of their imploding world comes to a head in the epilogue, where a shocking secret is revealed in an overdue letter.
We all assume we know what love is, but think again. It comes in many shapes and sizes. If you knew ahead of time that you’d never see “happily ever after”, would you choose to live at all for the sake of love? Read more at ReadSUKI.com.
CF Winn flexes her story telling muscle and shows us why she is an award winning author. SUKI will grab your heart and make you think about your place… and your purpose in this world.
CF Winn is a freelance writer of blogs and short stories when she’s not training others in the art of Market Research. Her day job has led her to places that few of us know exist. Worlds where eccentricity is the norm and even sometimes embraced. Led by several off kilter muses, CF has been graciously guided into the awards arena, most notably, Wordsmitten Storycove for her flash fiction story, “Sunday Drives Done Mojo Style.”
CF Winn is the founder of Winning! Publications, a firm specializing in editing and promotion services for authors. Her latest project is the just released Trailer Trash, With a Girl’s Name, a hilarious and heartwarming story of a boy saddled with a girl’s name and forced into a nomadic existence. Ms. Winn lives in New York with her three brilliant children and is a regular contributor to HumorOutcasts.com and The Lindenhurst Patch.
Tales From a Broad
by Jeannine Henvey
Our Price: $15.95
Forty-two and feeling not-so-fabulous, Lucy Banks allows her older sister to talk her into accompanying her twenty-four-year-old niece on a trip around Europe. In the past year, she has lost her fiancé, her job and her fertility. Embracing her role as spinster aunt seems to be Lucy’s only option, until she embarks on a romantic adventure through London, Amsterdam, Munich, Paris and Florence. Will a room with a view and a handsome stranger be enough to open her heart and mind to new experiences? Tales From A Broad promises to draw readers into a light-hearted tale of emotional development, self-discovery and love.
Jeannine Henvey, a Long Island native, graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University with a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. After graduate school she moved to Manhattan where she mastered the art of job hopping. She finally landed in publishing where she had a long stint as a promotional writer for many popular women’s magazines.
Jeannine backpacked around Europe with three of her friends in between undergrad and grad school. Whether in a youth hostel, on the EuroRail, sitting in a pub, or at a sidewalk cafe, she kept a journal throughout the two month trip. Over the years, she had come across the book and put it away, knowing that one day she would do something special with it. It was that journal that inspired her to write Tales From a Broad.
When she’s not traveling the world with her fictitious characters, Jeannine is happily grounded with her husband and three children on Long Island.
A Force for Good
by Samuel Muggington
Our Price: $12.05
Clown’s baby brother was shot and killed at the Courts in East Harlem. Everyone thought that thugs from the Original Young Gangsters (OYG) did it, but they couldn’t be sure. It seemed like no one could stop the violence until a group of teens took matters into their own hands and formed the Force for Good (FFG). Using their wits, survival skills and the latest techie gadgets, the FFG fought the gang bangers in their search for the killer. The truth turned out to be more evil and twisted than any of them imagined.
After travelling the world I finally settled in the New York City area where I have lived for the past twenty years. I am captivated by nature and science and technology. On top of that, I have now found I love to tell wild, crazy stories. Each novel I write is an adventure and I have no idea where or if it will ever end. I hope you will read and enjoy my simple tales. Please read more at SamuelMuggington.com.
Pomroy’s World: Arrival
by Samuel Muggington
Our Price: $16.80
The SUV hit Pomroy and crushed his skull. He never woke from the coma. His doctor gave his parents no hope. Little did they know that Pomroy walked in another strange world. There he met a beautiful girl named Nna. Nna and Pomroy experience wild adventures and hilarious cross-cultural misunderstandings as they try to survive. Pomroy is torn between his love for the exotic Nna and his desire to go home to his familiar world. Meanwhile, a young physicist and her intern make a fantastic breakthrough. They built a sophisticated dark matter device powered by a quantum computer. Eventually they too become trapped in Pomroy’s world. No one knows if the laws of physics will ever let them return.
After travelling the world I finally settled in the New York City area where I have lived for the past twenty years. I am captivated by nature and science and technology. On top of that, I have now found I love to tell wild, crazy stories. Each novel I write is an adventure and I have no idea where or if it will ever end. I hope you will read and enjoy my simple tales. Please read more at PomroysWorld.com.
Between Henry & Clinton
by Francine Richetti
Our Price: $11.00
Life has a way of happening without notifying you first. Teo is living a life he inherited; a life he thought he was responsible for; a life that was brought about by circumstances out of his control; a life he rarely, if ever, talks about. Teo knows what it feels like to love. He knows what it means to be depended on. He knows how to sacrifice. What he doesn’t know is how to trust, how to let his guard down, or how to let himself feel again. Until, one night, on a stoop in Brooklyn, between Henry and Clinton.
Francine grew up the daughter of a New York City Firefighter. As a child, she spent summers on the beaches and waters of Long Island and Cape Cod. A former Litigation Paralegal, she now spends most of her time at soccer fields, baseball fields or dance competitions. She lives on Long Island, New York with her husband and three kids. Read more at facebook.com/BetweenHenryAndClinton.
Eyes of the Soul
by Karen Esposito
Our Price: $17.95
Jack always longed to lift the physical world’s veil of illusion and peer into the reality behind it. His journey, in the afterlife, provides answers to his lifelong quest for forgotten truths. Traversing two worlds with the guidance of a mysterious angel transforms Jack by replacing the ego’s vision with that of the soul’s. He gains an elevated perspective through releasing limiting beliefs and replacing them with liberating insights. The world, and his path, are seen in a magical way.
Did you ever wonder what is hidden behind life’s curtain? What forgotten truths await to guide you through life? Join Jack on a spiritual journey that replaces the ego’s vision with that of the soul’s, and traverses two realms. Be prepared to see the world, and your path, in a magical, new way.
“Karen Esposito addresses the needs of contemporary seekers in this inspirational book. She gives us practical tools with which we can gather spiritual knowledge.” — Barbara Biziou, author of The Joys of Everyday Ritual and The Joys of Family Rituals
“This is a must read! Karen’s grasp of spirituality is comprehensive and inspiring. I encourage you to embark upon this awesome journey. You’ll feel enlightened, elevated, and entertained!” — Louisiana Zinn, Reiki Master, Spiritual Teacher and Healer
Esposito read her poem, What was not Seen on September 11th, at the first 9/11 memorial. Her Columbine poem, A Cry for Help in Columbine, was published in The Denver Catholic Register. She has now turned her capability for healing words into a novel. Karen is a second degree Reiki master. She has a career in the travel industry and lives in New York City.
Digging: Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable
by Susan Rostan
Our Price: $17.95
GRAND PRIZE WINNER (Nonfiction), 2014 LUCKYCINDA BOOK CONTEST
Have you ever really thought about your ancestors beyond their names and dates of events in their lives? The stories of how they lived their lives can be a source of strength as well as inspiration in your own life. In this new work of narrative nonfiction, Susan M. Rostan invites us to experience her journey as she seeks to uncover the story of her husband’s family, including two courageous but silent survivors of WWII’s Warsaw Ghetto: her mother-in-law Elzbieta and Elzbieta’s brother, Marian Rosenbloom. With the passing of Elzbieta, an aging Uncle Marian is the only surviving link to his family’s history — the stories of tragic loss and heroic survival — that he and his sister had refused to share with anyone throughout their lives. Encouraged by the author and driven by an emerging sense of responsibility to his sister’s namesake and future generations, Marian begins a difficult journey into the memories of his childhood in the Warsaw Ghetto and subsequent survival. As his experiences unfold, he haltingly recalls how he managed to escape the Ghetto and survive, thanks to his courageous rescuers. Out of his remembrances, the author nurtures not only the story of her husband’s family history, but finds herself immersed in an insistent desire to honor Marian’s rescuers. Through her poignant and compelling narrative, she revives Elzbieta’s legacy of hope, caring and laughter for all of us to share.
“As a Pole, I highly appreciate the joint efforts of Susan and Marian to restore the memory of Polish Jews, former residents of my hometown… and the memory of my countrymen who risked their own lives as well as their families’ lives whilst hiding and saving from death their Jewish friends, neighbors and even strangers. With this book, some of them receive the title of Righteous Among the Nations for their quiet heroism.” – Aleksander Kopiński, Polish literary critic, historian and genealogist.
Grand Prize Winner (Nonfiction), 2014 LuckyCinda Book Contest
“An emotionally charged, beautifully written book is how one reviewer described this story and we agree. The story is a narrative of the survivors of WWII’s Warsaw Ghetto and their rescuers. It will remind you how cruel humanity can be, but, too, how resilient and courageous the spirit fighting for survival. A personal story worth reading.” – LuckyCinda Book Contest Judge’s comments
Susan M. Rostan is a visual artist, educational researcher, and the author of Digging: Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable, a work of creative nonfiction. She has written well-received articles in The Journal of Creative Behavior and Creativity Research Journal as well as chapters in diverse books on creativity. She has an MFA from Long Island University and a doctorate in gifted education from Columbia University. Ms. Rostan has directed the Rostan Art School since 1970, conducted extensive research in children’s artistic development, and has served as an adjunct professor in Hofstra University’s School of Education. Ms. Rostan and her husband Robert live on Long Island. Read more at SusanMRostan.com.
How May I Serve?
by Karen Mathews
Our Price: $13.99
How May I Serve? is a guide to empower women who are struggling to find a way out of their troubles. I have tortured and abused myself for many years trying to find love, happiness and peace of mind. Yet, the more I sought these things, the more they eluded me. Then, I realized it was an “inside” job. I had to learn to love myself, forgive myself and make peace with myself. So many women have been brought up with limiting beliefs about themselves from childhood. From the time I was conceived, I was an unwanted pregnancy. From the deep recesses of my subconscious mind, I programmed a tape of being unloved and unlovable. I acted and attracted circumstance after circumstance to validate this belief. I played the victim role very well. I did not know how to get out of my own way. The more I avoided looking at the cause of the problems; however, the worse they got. I hit my bottom upon finding out that my oldest daughter had a heroin addiction. This brought everything full circle. In order to save her, I had to change myself.
Karen Mathews has traveled extensively around the world to find her purpose in life. She has learned and discovered the answers were inside her all along. If she stays present in the moment, serves others and learns from her failures, the answers will reveal themselves. Karen is an empowerment coach, teaching people the laws of the natural world. She also practices reflexology, teaches Nia dance, gardens, and loves to take long walks. She also still travels the world. The greatest significance she can offer humanity is to serve and give her best, to shed light and give value to the world gives her great joy. Read more at Karen Mathews.
by Philip Schulman, M.D.
Our Price: $21.95
Daniel Whitacore is a brilliant oncologist who discovers a way to use a deadly virus to treat lymphoma. His discovery is a miracle to those who suffer from the devastating disease. Unfortunately, Daniel has enemies. These enemies hope to alter his miracle cure to make it something deadly to harm Daniel as well as the entirety of mankind. Not only must Daniel fear those who mean him harm, but also, he must be wary of those closest to him. John Abel is Daniel’s devoted fellow, but even he soon gets caught up in the plot and becomes an unwilling conduit to its execution. John’s girlfriend, Susan, is a Harvard educated Ph.D. She may be smart, but can she be trusted? An outside force, Peter Sutter, recently lost his son to cancer, and he seeks revenge against Daniel, much like the others who would use his miracle cure to kill. Then, there is Jack Comstock: a jihadist conflicted as to his motivations and the ramifications of his actions. All of these people are soon intertwined by Daniel’s scientific discovery, but will any of them get what they truly want?
Philip Schulman, M.D. is a physician who lives on Long Island with his wife Sherry. He attended Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York and has spent many years of his illustrious career treating patients with cancer as Chief of Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on Long Island. He currently serves as a Medical Director of Oncology at Eviti, Inc.
by Greg Kemp and Willy Minnix
Our Price: $15.00
In the modern world, the factions of governments, religions, and military powers are scrambling to answer one question: Who controls the Fear that controls all people? Dr. Karol Seguin has been hired by her publishing company to document the day to day decisions of the current president of the United States. He has uncanny intelligence and universal popular regard. And, from his impending resume of distinction, his constituency has commissioned that his life be documented as in line with the great leaders of history. Karol and her acquaintances, Col. Thomas Graile and Justice Mel Sodeq, are bombarded with a flurry of new questions. Is there technology to boldly manipulate the many populations of the world by only one person? Are there secrets of antiquity that give hints and clues to a power greater than mortality? What is a legend? What is a conqueror? Ultimately, three questions exist: Is the world controlled by omnipotence or debilitation? Is it better to be omnipresent or to be continual in spirit? And, the greatest of these questions is: Will the minds of conquerable people fall by the individual who is omniscient or the individual who can impose confusion?
Greg Kemp is a school psychologist, rock guitar enthusiast, and an equal apologist to the use of long words and scheme philosophies in professional football. All is considered mere gust and dust when compared to just spending time with his wife and kids. Willy Minnix is a pastor, musician, graphic artist and author of several books covering topics such as music theory, theology and fiction. Willy has also released several CDs. He lives with his wife, kids and dog somewhere in the world. Read more at facebook.com/greg.willy.775.
People Who Look Alike, Are Alike. It’s In the DNA! Your Biology is Your Biography
by Marcia Stanex Cammarata
Our Price: $13.95
Personality Predictors is the ultimate guide to better relationships and success in like. It will provide you with a pathway to understanding your inner self and relating to others.
Personality Predictors is a guide and the key to empowering yourself and controlling your destiny, enhance your self esteem and find stepping stones to friendship, intimacy and achievement, as well as becoming secure in who you are, so you can find fulfillment and success in life. You can move forward with confidence, accept the challenges life presents and overcome inadequacies once you understand your temperament.
Once you learn to identify the 7 Personality Types through the art of observation, you will be able to navigate through life with less stress and develop the power of positivity. You will see humanity more clearly. There is a correlation between behavior styles and personality types established by numerous studies. This book will help you master the art of observation and analysis in the study of human nature.
Personality Predictors evolved from the ancient historical study of Physiognomy which evolved other centuries. Genetics determine the structure of your character traits from birth. You are an echo of the generation before you. All human development is determined by nature and our ancestral record. Neuroscience and recent studies have reinforced that we are a product of our genetics. It is in our DNA.
Personality Predictors is an analysis system that can be learned. This book will provide you with innovative tools to achieve that knowledge. Whether you are simply curious about yourself and your family and friends or in a profession that requires social interaction, you will benefit by being able to predict personality types of individuals by observing their facial and body characteristics. You will have the advantage of knowing what a person is like behind the mask and develop the skills to communicate with them as well as understand their eccentricities, idiosyncracies and attributes. You can avoid relationship pitfalls and make the best of every situation you encounter.
The 7 Types of Personality Predictors provides you with an innovative and powerful tool that is more accurate and unique than astrology or other methods. It opens the door to better understand and discovery of who you are. Read more at PersonalityPredictors.com.
by Claudia Riess
Our Price: $21.99
Stolen Light is a suspense novel set in the art world and involving the Italian Renaissance, the Cuban Revolution, as well as a love story. Cuba, 1958: the art collection of sugar plantation owner, American born William Delaney, is seized. Delaney is killed during the incident, and his pregnant wife flees Cuba, never to look back. Now, over fifty years later, Delaney’s wife dies, and his daughter, Helen Gilmore, intent on “knowing” the father whose life was shrouded in secrecy, is determined to restore what she can of his legacy. She seeks the help of young Art News writer, Erika Shawn, whose boss hooks her up with a more seasoned hand, art historian, Harrison Wheatley. What begins as an academic endeavor quickly changes character when Helen is brutally murdered and Erika is anonymously warned to give up her assignment. Undeterred, she continues her investigation, Harrison following suit. Their quest leads them to finding what may be a Michelangelo drawing; to unraveling a mystery over a half century old; and to solving Helen’s murder. Their sleuthing is complicated by their burgeoning passion, as irresistible and, in a sense, as threatening as their mission.
“Complex and intriguing” — Kirkus Reviews
Claudia Riess, a Vassar graduate, has worked in the editorial department of The New Yorker and has edited art history monographs. Her first novel, Reclining Nude, was published by Stein and Day. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author of Awakenings commented: “…exquisite and delicate… a most courageous book, full of daring — a daring only possible to a passionate and pure heart.” Read more about Ms. Riess and her works at claudiariessbooks.com.
Semblance of Guilt
by Claudia Riess
Our Price: $21.99
Ellen Davis’s husband left her for another woman. Post-divorce, she’s trying to reassert her independence and lands a job as a reporter for her local newspaper. One of her assignments is covering weekly items on the police blotter, which is how she gets to know Lieutenant Pete Sakura—a handsome, witty Japanese- American Ellen is drawn to immediately. Another of Ellen’s assignments is interviewing for the paper’s “Around The Town” column, and in this capacity, she meets Graham and Sophia Clarke, newcomers to the community. He’s an administrator at Columbia; she’s his beautiful Greek wife. Ellen and Sophia become fast friends, so it comes as a great shock when Sophia ends up dead. Sophia Clarke is found murdered, and to all appearances, Ellen is the last person to have seen her alive. When Ellen’s fingerprints are found on the murder weapon, she’s arrested, and evidence steadily mounts against her. Ellen takes matters into her own hands as her romantic feelings for Pete intensify. Closing this case could either save Ellen or lead to her destruction. “A determined amateur detective who’ll garner fans with her refusal to either back down or give up.” —Kirkus Reviews. Read more about Ms. Riess and her works at claudiariessbooks.com
Love and Other Hazards
by Claudia Riess
Our Price: $14.95
Love and Other Hazards is a novel about urban singles stumbling toward fulfillment in an odyssey of sex, love, and parenting.
Glenda Fieldston is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her seven-year-old daughter, Astrid, when Eugene Lerman comes walking by with his eight-year-old daughter, Meredith, a schoolmate of Astrid’s. The families spot each other, Glenda and Eugene engage in long-range cursory assessments, and then they go their separate ways.
But not for long. Glenda and Eugene cross paths professionally soon after, and circumstances at work bring them into close association. So begins a friendship fraught with complications. Glenda’s independence is self-imposed and fierce. Eugene’s was foisted on him by a wife who left him. Although Glenda’s and Eugene’s personal demons are incompatible, their longings are, confoundedly, in harmony. Their cautious friendship is further inhibited by past and present relationships, and it remains to be seen if they can break out of their set ways to make a break for uncharted love.
Read more about Ms. Riess and her works at claudiariessbooks.com
Medicine Hat Moments Animal Cards
by Darlene Fricchione and P.E. Calvert
Our Price: $24.00
Medicine Hat Moments is an animal deck of cards designed to enhance consciousness, intuition, and dream interpretation. Medicine Hat Moments cards use animal spirits as a powerful tool in sharing ancient Native American wisdom. There are four cards for each animal in the deck, one for each element — air, water, fire and earth. The Lakota name for the animal appears underneath the English (North American) name for the animal. The bottom of the card reflects the herb associated with the animal. Users may ask an open-ended question, shuffle the deck of cards, and choose one through intuition, or find a card that represents an animal they have recently encountered. It is suggested that users consider the animal’s nature, habits, and relationship with Mother Earth. Users may also read the cards in layouts: North, East, South, and West for the Medicine Wheel; or three cards for Past, Present, and Future. There is no specific ritual required to use Medicine Hat Moments Animal Cards. How the user chooses to interact with the animals is their personal choice and the meaning is specific to them. The animal spirits are always with us.
Over the last 20 years, and Darlene Fricchione and P.E. Calvert have proudly been involved in diverse groups of self-healers, shamans, and visionaries; exploring the art of spirituality and self-growth. The wisdom and tools of these magical practitioners helped inspire the idea for Medicine Hat Moments. For many years, Darlene Fricchione traveled the world with a famous Native American holy man. She is a certified teacher of Conscious Dreaming techniques and interpretations. Darlene is also a certified astrologer and a practitioner of the ancient Hawaiian teachings known as Hooponopono. Darlene incorporates all her learning tools as a spiritual coach. Learn more about Darlene by visiting sageastrologer.com. P.E. Calvert is a spiritual mentor and leads workshops in guided meditation, automatic writing, and Shamanism. These studies are designed to be a gateway to Shamanic states of consciousness, power animals, dream interpretation, visioning, and a practical understanding of the medicine wheel for a modern culture. She has also served as producer and writer on various projects for film, television, and theater, including Teen Tone, a youth fitness DVD. Learn more about P.E. Calvert by visiting pecalvert.com.
The Dirty Little Secrets: Getting Your Dream Job
by Don Raskin
Our Price: $22.95
Don Raskin owns and operates MME, an advertising and marketing agency in New York City. During his twenty-five years at the agency he has interviewed hundreds of new college graduates for positions within his agency and has placed a strong emphasis on entry-level recruitment for positions in creative, account management, traffic, and production. Raskin has also mentored countless students and their parents on best practices for the job search. Over the years, Raskin has kept exceptionally detailed notes on the interviews he has conducted, observing the good, the bad, the ridiculous, the irreverent. He also has a treasure trove of over-the-top cover letters, resumes, interviews, and post interview follow-ups he has conducted and received. Now, he wants to share all the wisdom and insider secrets he has gathered to help students and first-time job seekers find a job in this economy.
Based on his remarkable expertise, Raskin’s book provides exclusive insight into the job search process and lets readers in on all of the dirty little secrets to landing their first job—or a new one—and finding career success.
Turning Blue: A Life Beneath the Shield
by Lawrence Hoffman
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As a kid growing up on Long Island, I struggled with an unknown psychological need to wear a uniform and a strong desire to be a part of an organization. My search would take me through Little League, Cub Scouts, and various fraternal organizations. This desire would only be fulfilled after joining the NYPD in February of 1984. Somewhere during my twenty-year career, I was transformed from that kid into a veteran New York City police detective. This is my evolution from a middle-class suburban kid with simple values who naively thought the “projects” were a homework assignment into a veteran detective working in some of the most unforgiving neighborhoods of New York City. With this transformation comes the ability to separate the daily exposure to the dark side of human nature from your own life-sustaining core beliefs. Many will fail to acquire this ability and fall victim to drugs, alcohol, divorce, crime, and even suicide. This is a process which I have come to call Turning Blue. This is my story of how I dealt with life-changing experiences at home while my gun belt and uniform hung safely in my locker. In my twenty years of experience as a police officer, I can honestly say that I have been scared and feared for my life. Could you go back to work after crying yourself to sleep, reliving your partner’s screams as he lay bleeding to death in the backseat of your unmarked car, and the only thing keeping your heart in your chest was your department-issued bulletproof vest?
Who’s the Lucky Guy?
by Samuel Muggington
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When he’s fired from his Wall Street IT job, Borden Duffield is certain things couldn’t possibly get much worse. But then, after his air guitar antics make him the star of a viral video, a call from his doctor brings even more cause for concern.
Suddenly, Borden is unemployed, overwhelmed, and facing the reality that he might not live another year. But when fate guides him to an Indian cooking demonstration, he suddenly sees hope in the form of the world’s most valuable spice—the little purple flowers of the saffron plant.
Joined by his wife Helen and his best friend Hill, Borden does everything he can to set his new idea in motion—including firing paintballs at local speeders and experimenting with “liquid ass.” Their destination? Amish country, Pennsylvania, where they’ll learn the secrets of growing saffron and begin gathering intel for their hopefully lucrative operation.
But when a clandestine group of criminals begins enacting its own dastardly plan, Borden could be out of luck yet again—and it’s not long before the group’s moneymaking venture transforms into a high-tech international caper.
by Jean Mellano
Our Price: $17.95
This is a memoir about a gentle soul who gave so much love and joy to others in spite of his own depression. Steve Tarpinian took his own life on March 15, 2015. He was a beloved coach, swimmer, entrepreneur, friend and companion. His vision established the landscape for triathlon on Long Island. Steve’s true legacy is the lives that he positively impacted while on his journey. Slipped Away exemplifies Steve’s journey and the lives he touched along the way. It include tributes from his soul mate of 33 years, his colleagues, his students, the triathlon community as well as his own writings. The intention of this book is to have Steve’s depth of spirit and compassion live on and continue to have a positive impact on the lives of others.
The Little Boy Inside and Other Stories
by Glenn Gray
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What men do to their bodies and what their bodies do to them. That’s the subject of this visceral debut story collection from Glenn Gray, who brings his singular voice to an unholy genre all his own. In these seventeen remarkable stories, bodies harbor secrets, slough off the past, and morph in grotesque, absurd ways.
Doctors are required to do no harm, but not writers like Glenn Gray. His characters — doctors and patients, body builders and drug dealers — take up permanent residence in our imaginations, leaving us amazed, damaged, and transformed forever.
by Carolann C. McGrath
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Twelve men from different religions and walks of life receive a plain white envelope that contains just one word: COME. Each must respond immediately to the request and give up their way of life. They are a Wall Street broker, a British lord, a homeless person, a poor taxi driver from India, an oil tycoon from South America, a doctor, an archeologist, an engineer, a rock star, a prince from Saudi Arabia, a jeweler from Israel, and a priest from Italy. Their beliefs are in several different gods. There is a Buddhist, one who believes in Allah, some who believe in the one God, and an agnostic, who believes in nothing. Each of these men do not know where they are going. They just go because they are called. They are taken to a monastery where their journey begins. When they arrive at the monastery, they find that they have been called to search for some of the rarest artifacts known to man. Each is given a task that they must complete within one month. They are sent to different parts of the world in search of these artifacts. Among some of the places they will travel to are Brazil, Turkey, India, Egypt, and China. Each man or team of men searches the world over to bring the artifacts back to the monastery. When they find the artifact and touch it, they are forever changed. They cannot believe what they have found. Many will be brought to tears. All will find inner peace. They have been called at a time of complete turmoil in the world, and what they find will bring about peace. This is a story that may make you cry, may make the unbeliever believe. Hopefully, it will bring joy and inner peace to those who read it. Please join with me on the journey of these twelve very special men.
A Journey Through Time
by Mary Ann Dratch
Our Price: Paperback $18.98/ Hardcover $27.98
Driven by her desire to know more about her Italian heritage, twenty-two-year-old Gina MacLeary reaches out to her mother who leads her to eight boxes of journals she kept while growing up in Bologna, Italy. For the first time in her life, Gina possesses the answers to the many questions that have been plaguing her for years. As Gina turns the journal pages and devours her mothers words penned from 1938 to 1945, she witnesses a true glimpse of the human condition during wartime. As her familys experiences are revealed, Gina learns how they coped with the pressures of war, the stress of hiding a family escaping the Jewish ghetto, and their struggle to make it to America. Through it all, Gina gains a new perspective of her family as they endured, sacrificed, and found the strength to overcome adversity. Inspired by real-life stories and conversations, A Journey through Time shares the fascinating tale of an Italian familys struggles as they lived through the horrors of World War II.
My Living Memories Project Journal
by Meryl Ain
Our Price: $15.00
My Living Memories Project Journal is an inspirational, interactive and comforting workbook designed to help readers keep alive the memories and legacies of loved ones. A companion to the award-winning book, The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last it empowers and inspires readers to transcend grief with a simple message. By remembering the lives and legacies of loved ones, we can take concrete steps to heal ourselves. By remembering and celebrating how they lived, rather than how they died, we can enhance our resilience, compassion and creativity, and renew our desire to live happy, productive, and meaningful lives. The journal features soothing artwork, as well as inspiring and comforting quotes from the original book and other sources. Interactive questions and activities are designed to trigger reflections and writing activities that will keep the memories of loved ones alive. The book is an appropriate gift for those who are missing loved ones. It has also been recognized by professionals as a valuable tool to console and help the bereaved move forward after loss.
The Living Memories Project : Legacies That Last
by Meryl Ain, Arthur M. Fischman, and Stewart Ain
Our Price: $19.00
The Living Memories Project, published in 2014, is an award-winning book that features a unique collection of inspiring stories that celebrate the lives and legacies of loved ones. Coauthored by Dr. Meryl Ain, her brother, Arthur Fischman, and her husband, Stewart Ain, it details through interviews, anecdotes, essays, poems, and photographs the many ways that both celebrities and others have transcended grief to incorporate the presence of their loved ones into their lives. The Living Memories Project provides numerous proactive, creative, comforting, and concrete ways to focus on how loved ones lived, rather than how they died. It was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2014 Living Now Book Awards.
Among the 32 individuals whose stories are featured in the book are: TV personality Nick Clooney; singer/songwriter Jen Chapin; actor Jack Klugman; Lynda Johnson Robb, the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson; and Liz and Steve Alderman, who lost their 25-year-old son Peter on 9/11.
Finding Patterns: Traveling Four Women’s Paths
by Josefa Pace
Our Price: $13.99
Trace the paths of four Italian women in this story about extraordinary immigrants who came to the United States of America in the turbulent years after World War II.
Pasqualina Ruggiero, Matilde Mauro, Assunta Rufrano, and Filomena Lamberti were born from 1928 to 1936 in Southern Italy, and they overcame tremendous odds to work toward a better life.
Each one made their way from Italy to New York by boat, assembled homes with a multi-level purpose, lived within their means, and achieved success. Each has lived past eighty, and they remain deeply involved in their communities and devoted to their families.
They are master chefs, wine connoisseurs, and spiritual advisers. They are constantly sustaining other people’s lives, and it’s fitting to celebrate them and learn from their ways.
Having lived under dictators, survived bombings in occupied Italy, immigrated to a new country, became citizens, worked as seamstresses within factories, and witnessed transitions in worldwide politics, these women are still thriving in the digital age.
Get insights on navigating monumental shifts, maintaining your health, and living your life by learning from the four special women highlighted in Finding Patterns.
“Well-written and bittersweet reflections on the immigrant experience, the human experience…”
— Dr. Sasha Ramlal
Coming Through the Flames: My Life in the F.D.N.Y.
by Chris Edwards
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- Chris Edwards, a retired FDNY firefighter and first responder recounts the tragedies that he faced throughout his career in the F.D.N.Y. This book is a candid history that allows the reader to experience what it’s like to be part of the FDNY. The author recalls his experiences that led up to 9/11 and the spiritual journey that followed. This book is a memoir dedicated to his children.
by Peter McHale
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When Irish immigrant Alex McKay is interviewed by a reporter in 1911, McKay cheerfully relates that America has given his family everything. This historical novel, based on a true story during WW1, shows how the McKay’s of Greenpoint, Brooklyn stood tall with America and paid the ultimate price of citizenship.
Greenpoint Doughboy, written by McKay descendent Peter McHale, shows you the many sacrifices Alex, his wife, and their four children make during World War I.
The Great War rages in Europe, and the McKays are all eager to do their part. Alex’s son John McKay, at the age of twenty-one, joins the Fighting Irish Sixty-Ninth Infantry Regiment of New York City.
During basic training in Manhattan, John befriends Dick O’Neil, a young man with a bright future, and Daniel Buckley, an Irish soldier with a tragic past. The three will face enormous challenges as they cross the Atlantic and join the fighting in Lorraine. Not everyone will make it out alive.
McHale takes you from the bustle and vibrant city life in the Brooklyn Irish community to the muck- and death-filled trenches of France. His story paints a vivid portrait of one family’s loyalty and love.
The Book of Bradley
by Bob Bradley
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The Book of Bradley is a self-help book for people who don’t really need any help but who still like to ask questions. Knowing that helps me out because now I can write whatever pops into my f***ing head.
My goal in answering questions was to write something original, lift the skirts of the Muse, get some traction. My unstated goal was to take control of your nervous system using black marks on a white background forcing you to scan your eyes from left to right and on down the page, pausing to enjoy the pictures before turning the page and locking onto the next word and the next and so on until you reach a saturation point where your brain can’t function normally, anymore, but has to reconsider its previous limitations, self-imposed or rather imposed outside the bounds of memory by insuperable gods, let’s call them that.
Now, you have to ask yourself: Do I want to keep reading? What if something happens? I have a lot of years dedicated to building and bolstering my belief system. Someone just lifted the latch on I don’t know what and I don’t know what’s going to happen once that door or portal opens. Holy sh*t. I’d better put this book back and not tell anyone about this. Unless… who are these gods and what have they done to me without my knowledge or consent? Tough questions. Tough questions. I guess there’s only one thing to do. I’ll let you answer this one. I got the rest.
Oh Cancer, My Cancer: A Memoir
by Christopher Spevack
Our Price: $8.99
Imagine being an average twelve-year-old kid, living life to the fullest without a care in the world. Imagine your childhood suddenly transformed in an instant. Imagine discovering you have cancer and that your life will never be the same. How do you prepare for the unknown, and the harsh reality that you might die? How do you prepare for the pain and suffering required to make you well? How, as a child, do you fight the unwelcome presence that threatens your existence, and the uncertain road that lies ahead? Welcome to the intricate, unsettling world of cancer. Follow the journey of a brave, young boy, as he fights for his life during a sixteen month battle with cancer and how he beats the odds. Christopher, now in his twenty-eighth year cancer free, chronicles his cancer ordeal in this motivating and inspiring memoir, proving that cancer can be conquered, and dedication and perseverance can overcome any obstacle. Learn about his challenges, struggles, triumphs and accomplishments while undergoing treatment for a cancerous brain tumor.
Single and Not Settling!
by Tonia DeCosimo
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After not walking down the aisle (as she assumed she would) in her twenties and then hoping it would happen in her thirties, Tonia DeCosimo found herself single at age forty and couldn’t help but ask herself, “Whose fault is this anyway?”
The answer, she determined, is not as straightforward as it seems. And she quickly found out she’s not the only one facing these challenges.In her new book Single and Not Settling!, DeCosimo takes you through her dating journey.
In a society where it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the right partner, more and more people are finding themselves romantically unattached and they are still reluctant to “settle”. DeCosimo weaves together real-life stories in a web of hilarity and heartbreak, to expound on single life in modern America—with a sprinkling of tips to avoid those treacherous relationship pitfalls.
Lighthearted and poignant in equal measure, Single and Not Settling!, offers camaraderie, hope, and a real look at life in the dating trenches.
Dying to be Beautiful Mystery Series Books 3&4
by M. Glenda Rosen
Our Price: $17.99
Book 3 Fake Beauty
The author of best-selling book, Looking Beautiful, isn’t looking so beautiful. Out in The Hamptons, the dead body of Jordan Kennedy is found stuffed into the window of a local bookstore, which was then set on fire—burning Jordan along with copies of her book. She was supposed to do a book signing, but it seems someone has murdered her instead.
Book 4 Fat Free
Marcus D’Elroy has spent the morning of every New Year’s Day combing The Hamptons beaches with his metal detector. He does it to remember his father and the activity they once shared before his dad’s untimely death. This particular first day of the year, Marcus finds something frightening and disturbing: a dead body, covered in a large gold satin scarf.
For tough and glamorous Private Investigator Jenna Preston, murder in The Hamptons is becoming all too common, especially with so many people dying to be beautiful. Fortunately, Jenna has the help of her Irish Setter, Watson. She’s got two new mysteries to solve—and quickly—before someone else ends up dead, thanks to the multi-million-dollar world of beauty and the things people will do to attain it.
“DYING TO BE BEAUTIFUL is a fascinating look into the multi-million dollar world of beauty and the things people will do to attain it. [Rosen is] a fun and engaging storyteller who clearly knows her way around a plot twist or two.”
— NEW YORK PUBLISHING AGENT
“Without a Head [Book 1] … a quirky female private investigator novel that will keep readers hooked with its charm, wit and suspense.”— CITY BOOK REVIEW
“Applause and more applause for Dying to Be Beautiful, the book and the characters, including a beautiful setter dog named Watson (smart, protective, and necessary to the plot) [who] brings humor and humanity to the whole. I loved it.”
— HAMPTON RESIDENT AND AUTHOR
by Elizabeth Cooke
Our Price: Paperback $12.99/Hardcover $30.95
Violet Rose is the first book in The Rose Trilogy, which is set on the East End of Long Island in a resort town on the East End. The palpable animosity between summer visitor and local resident is vividly depicted.
The ocean itself is a metaphor for the love/hate turbulence in the lives of the characters. They encounter danger and lust. Malevolent storms beset them, both in tempests of weather and anguish of heart as the encroaching sea sweeps across their world.
My Turn: Episodes in the Life of an Artist
by Clayton Westermann
Our Price: $14.00
Clayton Westermann presents an entertaining series of vignettes that describe foibles, frustrations, and, well, fun encountered during his lengthy conducting career. This memoir will give you great understanding of a conductor who has been a long time resident of Huntington, NY.
Steroid Plastic Chicken
by Donathan Salkaln
Our Price: $37.00
Corporate Greed Created A Whole New Breed –Steroid Plastic Chicken First, scientists pumped chickens with steroids, getting them fatter, quicker. Then, they gave hens organic polymers resulting in eggs with plastic shells and shipping costs plummeted. They even manipulated DNA strands, creating a chicken with six wings instead of two –resulting in doubling their profits. Unfortunately scientists, sometimes manipulated the wrong portion of the DNA strand, and instead of six wings, they created a steroid plastic chicken with SIX BRAINS! Join SPC’s frenzied journey from hatching to his pecking up the ultimate corporate ladder of greed.
Dancing With Breast Cancer
by Janay Cosner
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One out of eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer. What many breast cancer patients don’t open up about, read about, or discuss are the fearful moments, the angry moments, and the sometimes funny moments that women experience, beginning with that first scary doctor’s appointment.
Freezing-cold mammograms that flatten breasts like two fried eggs. Crushing loneliness. Nightmares about confronting mortality.
But in Dancing with Breast Cancer, Janay Cosner gets real about her journey with the disease. Through a series of poems, Cosner opens up and shares her experience. Each poem is a snapshot of her odyssey. What does it mean to be a survivor, these poems ask. What does it mean to be a warrior?
From diagnosis and surgery to chemotherapy and radiation to what is now her new normal, Cosner asks all her readers—patients, family members, friends, doctors, nurses—to join her in a raw and very real dance with cancer.
My head high, I shout,
I’m alive. My shoes start
to dance again to the rhythm of life.
Come dance with me.
Praise for Dancing with Breast Cancer
Every woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer will relate to the emotions, the drudgery, and the multiple steps they take while “dancing” with cancer. As a medical oncologist, I have treated many women with breast cancer. However, I never knew how they really felt till I read Janay’s poems. They speak to me of the patients’ pain, loss, fear, and daily struggles as well the hope of a future when they will be able to dance again with their partners and not with cancer. Ms. Cosner bares her soul so that we (the healthcare providers) can be better prepared to care for the “person” and not just the “cancer.”
—Khalid Rehman, MD, FACP, medical oncologist and assistant professor of medicine at The New York Medical College
What’s most impressive about Janay Cosner’s Dancing with Breast Cancer is her gutsy willingness to relive her ordeal from the first suspicious mammogram, through the traumas of treatment, to a wary recovery. Cosner has chosen poetry as the medium for her memoir, a choice that allows her to move swiftly yet with detail through the shifting phases of her illness, and all the accompanying emotions from horror and terror to humor and hope. Cosner is no sit-back survivor. She’s a savvy, sexy lady doing a defiant dance—a dance many women will recognize—a dance that will be eye-opening for everyone else.
—Joan Murray, author of Swimming for the Ark
Can there be beauty in pain? Only if it is poetry, and only when the poet touches your aching heart. Janay, a woman diagnosed with breast cancer, yearns to be treated like a person. She exposes her fears, frustration, and fighting spirit as she dances with fate. With a poem for each stage of her journey, she dances to a new tune, culminating in a symphony of shock, agony, anger, resolve, and regrets. Her poems are a window into a woman’s heart, her suffering, and her remarkable poise under duress. This book is for women with breast cancer, for Janay knows just how they feel; it is for all women, with or without cancer, for she reveals what it is like to suffer; and it is a book for caregivers, for it shows the pathway to treating a patient as a person and not just a case study. This is a book of hope.
—Sabeeha Rehman, author of Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
Happy is the New Rich
by George Resch aka Tank.Sinatra on Instagram
Our Price: $12.95
Two-time Webby Award winner and Instagram meme sensation Tank.Sinatra (aka George Resch) has written a transformational book for the ADD generation that just might make Napoleon Hill and Dale Carnegie roll over in their respective graves!
George shares hard-earned insights from his journey from undateable, unemployable, overweight smoker-and-alcoholic, to a happily married entrepreneur, bodybuilder, and non-smoker who has been sober for 14 years (at the time of the release of this book).
Showing a complete disregard for the typical self-help conventions (and his signature love for humorous wordplay), George cuts right to the core of the issues with this collection of bit-sized inspiration. Whether you feel stuck in your career, health, relationships, or life in general, this book is sure to inspire and enlighten.
The Club: A Fathers Revenge
by Barney Alesi
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The laws are too lenient against child molesters to act a a deterrent!
What prompted the author to write this book was an incident that occurred years ago to a member of his family, and ever since that happened, it has weighed heavily on his mind and has progressively taunted and stressed him. Rather than him going out and taking the law into his own hands, he decided that he more prudent thing to do was to write a book about it. Even though it’s a fictional story, there are parts of it based on fact. The truth of it is that the laws are too lenient against child molesters to act as a deterrent.
The author, Barney Alesi, is a man of many hats. He retired as foreman after working thirty-three years in the Department of Public Works, Town of Islip, N.Y. he has been married to his wife, Rose, for the past sixty years. Together, they share four children. In 2004, he appeared along with his wife on a reality show on Fox for eight weeks called The Complex: Malibu. He is a private pilot, rides a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, likes ultimate fighting , and played drums in a band for over twenty years, with the most recent band being called The Cousins Three. In addition, he likes to sing karaoke. Along with his wife, he enjoys camping in their trailer. He has been told that he has hands of gold because he can build or fix just about anything. He loves all children and is very passionate towards them, and his family and friends agree that he is an all-around nice guy who would offer a hand to anyone who needed help.
Duck and Cover: A Memoir of My 1960’s Brooklyn
by Rosemary Neil Villanella
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Duck and Cover is a memoir born of Rosemary’s desire to transport readers back to the beloved 1960’s Brooklyn of her youth, with its familiar streets and stoops, during a more innocent time in this fabled borough. Yet Duck and Cover is also a coming-of-age tale, spotlighting the universal struggle of a young girl forging an individual identity- and trying not to attract too much attention-while carefully navigating her way across that crucial border between childhood and adolescence.
Who’s Who in the Cosmic Zoo?: A Spiritual Guide to ETs, Aliens, Gods & Angels, Book I
by Ella LeBain
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Over 100 million people have witnessed UFOs and have wondered: Who are they? What are their agendas? Why are they here now?
Who’s Who In The Cosmic Zoo? answers all these questions and more, like no other book set has ever done before. Who’s Who In The Cosmic Zoo? is a 3-part series focusing on the spiritual discernment of various multidimensional beings, including Extraterrestrials, Aliens, Gods, and Angels. It describes the ancient drama that has spiraled through our galaxy for millennia, one that humans have long been enmeshed in–though most of us remain blissfully unaware of our compromised position.
Who’s Who In The Cosmic Zoo? is the first book set of its kind to spiritually discern ETs, Aliens, Gods, and Angels. It focuses on who the individual groups of ETs and Aliens are. Who is the ‘god of this world’? Who makes up its hierarchy? Who are the ancient Gods, ETs, and Angels that are expected to return to Earth, and why now?
Who’s Who in the Cosmic Zoo?: Who Is God?: A Spiritual Guide to ETs, Aliens, Gods & Angels, Book II
by Ella LeBain
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In Who Is God?, spiritual researcher and experiencer, Ella LeBain proves that what we call ‘God’ isn’t just one God, but many. So who is the true God of this world? Who created the others? While revealing His identity, she explores the fate of the ‘gods’ based on ancient prophecies, why it matters today, and how it affects us all. She also separates the terrestrial from the alien, showing us how to tell the difference. Meanwhile, she exposes blatant Biblical mistranslations, refuting false beliefs while proving that Allah and the Old Testament God are not the same—among other spiritual truths we all deserve to know. Ultimately, Who Is God? provides crucial insights into how we can achieve unity in faith, knowledge, and spirit.
Who’s Who in the Cosmic Zoo?: Who Are The Angels?: A Spiritual Guide to ETs, Aliens, Gods & Angels, Book III
by Ella LeBain
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WHO ARE THE ANGELS? Are there good and evil angels? How can you tell them apart? How does one find freedom amidst the clash of two kingdoms? Do Angels play a bigger role in human affairs on earth, than we may realize? Angels wage war against other angels, so how do we tell them apart? Is there such a thing as Human Angels born on earth? Are Angels extraterrestrials or aliens?
Book Three of Who’s Who in The Cosmic Zoo? proves the reality of angels, demonstrates how to discern between the fallen angels and the faithful angels of heaven. Learn ‘who’ they are, based on scripture and ancient texts, what are their protocols, rules of engagement, examine their hierarchy and discover the pivotal role they play at the end of this age. This understanding will create a paradigm shift in your present thinking and give you hope. Scripture says: The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. What or whom are they harvesting?
This primordial drama between good and evil can be traced back to an angelic war in the heavens, involving those angels sent to earth as fallen, because of their nature and deeds. These galactic wars are the real Star Wars. These secrets are now being revealed to humanity as part of the preparation for the end of days.
Keeping with the recurring theme in this five-book series is the important issue of discernment that not all aliens are extraterrestrials, not all extraterrestrials are aliens. In Book Three, you will learn how to discern between good and evil angels though their differences in ancient scriptures, history, linguistics and archeology.
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!
Tightrope: Balancing a Life Between Mario Cuomo and My Brother
by Steve Villano
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During a span of seven years, from 1985-1992, when Steve Villano worked with Mario Cuomo, Steve’s brother Michael was at the peak of his association with John Gotti. Within days of each other in December, 1985, Gotti became the head of the Gambino Crime Family, following the murder of Paul Castellano–and Cuomo became the favorite candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States. In Tightrope, Villano shares the wrenching conflict between his family’s ties to organized crime and his love for his brother, his own integrity, commitment to Mario Cuomo, and to public service.
“Steve Villano’s Tightrope is a richly insightful, deeply moving account of love, loyalty and family lived out in the complex intersection of organized crime and big-league politics. A true story told with all the narrative power of gripping fiction, there’s not a false word in these pages. Villano writes like an angel as he wrestles with the devil. Tightrope is a triumph.”
—Peter Quinn, author of Banished Children of Eve: A Novel of Civil War New York, Hour of the Cat (1st Installment of the Fintan Dunne Trilogy), Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish Americans, The Man Who Never Returned (2nd Installment of the Fintan Dunne Trilogy), Dry Bones (3rd Installment of the Fintan Dunne Trilogy)
“Rich and insightful, Tightrope probes the mysteries of family, the divergent paths of children, the consequences of their choices and the blood bond that holds them together against the odds and possibly against all common sense. Steve Villano’s moral and emotional struggle will take your breath away…Tightrope is a book about the Italian-American experience that is also about any immigrant family’s journey…”
-Chiara Coletti, former New York Newsday/Newsday Vice President of Public Affairs
“Steve Villano paints a complex, intimate portrait, intertwined through the two worlds of himself and his brother: Steve, a staffer for Governor Mario M. Cuomo of New York State, and his brother, a reputed bagman for mob boss John Gotti. The story is both brave and jarring. Can one love a person but hate his choices? Describing his relationship with his brother, Steve argues powerfully that one can. The result is a narrative rich both in emotional detail and in historical nuances…” –
-Sasha Abramsky, author of The House of Twenty Thousand Books, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, Inside Obama’s Brain
“Steve Villano’s book is a frank and unvarnished account of the long struggle in his New York Italian-American family… Steve took an upward path in his career, becoming an impeccable civil servant, working for one of America’s most distinguished Italian-American governors, Mario Cuomo. His brother took an opposite path, associating with the most feared Italian-American mobster of his generation, John Gotti. How Villano dealt with these opposing forces of light and darkness, abhorring his brother’s choice but still feeling love for him, hiding the truth from friends, and teetering on a tightrope between two diametrically different worlds, is a gripping tale–like a Hollywood story, but it is all true.”
-Stephen C. Schlesinger, co-author of Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatamala (with Stephen Kinzer), Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations, The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Edited by Stephen C. and Andrew Schlesinger
Starfish: The Arbitrary Ocean
by Elizabeth Cooke
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Starfish continues the story of Bud and Violet Rose with the baby girl they call Starfish. As Deputy Sheriff of Suffolk County, Bud pursues a drug cartel that plagues the community. Much of the action takes place in Montauk on the southeastern tip of Long Island where the boats come in with their supply not only of fish but also the illegal substance called White Sugar. Throughout the story, the turbulent ocean mirrors the tumult in the lives of the characters.
Living Well Despite Adversity
by Harriet Cabelly
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Join Cheryl Strayed, Temple Grandin, Meredith Vieira and others as they share their honest accounts of heartbreak, and the secrets they discovered that led them to triumph ‘despite it all’.
In this collection of interviews, Harriet Cabelly has dug deep to reveal the critical wisdom found in the midst of huge challenge or loss. She highlights themes such as purpose and gratitude that all of us can incorporate into our lives as we go through our own difficult times. In particular, she reflects on the importance of developing resilience and a positive attitude, even in the face of insufferable odds.
The people in this book don’t flinch from telling it how it really is. Their stories are raw, at times, as they openly describe their struggles and how they have learned to cope with loss, disability and addiction.
Their stories will strengthen and inspire you.
They will show that you, too, can come out the other side of heartbreak intact and go on to rebuild a life filled with renewed meaning and joy. That, despite it all, you can thrive.
“A must-read for anyone who’s feeling discouraged or hopeless. If you’re going through a hard time, or know someone who could use a little inspiration to carry on, Living Well Despite Adversity will brighten the light at the end of the tunnel.”
— Lori Deschene, Founder of tinybuddha.com and author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal
“Moving, inspiring and heart-felt. The stories in this book show it’s possible to deal with hardship and rise above adversity.”
— Tal Ben-Shahar, author of Happier; lecturer and author in the field of positive psychology
“What I appreciate most about this work is the author’s clear understanding of what it takes to build a resilient life. Through her own story, and the evocative and wise words of others, we are given a rich understanding of the perspectives and practices that lift us even when life is relentlessly hard. The integration of science and story not only informs us but brings us to that place where we come to experience hope. Her warm, direct approach invites each of us to consider what we might add to our repertoire in terms of building a hardier life and one that moves toward thriving. I’m so glad to know of these ordinary heroes and so grateful for Harriet Cabelly in authoring such a work.”
— Maria Sirois, Psy.D., author of A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (and Other Dark, Difficult Times)
For more information about the author, please click here to view her website.
The Parent Agent
by Verdel A. Jones
Our Price: $15.00
Every parent has an ‘Aha!’ moment as they raise children. Mine came when I thought of what I had done, in the life of each child, to get them into college. As I reviewed everything that had to happen to help them get accepted into their preferred institutions of higher learning, I realized something important. I had become an agent. Now let me explain what that means. Agents exist in big dollar competitive industries to get the best deals for their clients. In sports, an agent negotiates with team owners to get the most money for a player. Agents who represent actors or directors want their clients to have the biggest and best-paying projects. Good agents find great opportunities and then make sure their clients receive them. The transition from high school to college is not something that can be made with a light-hearted approach. This book will serve as your guide on the journey to get your child accepted and settled into the college of their choice. The Parent Agent covers everything you and your child need to do from 9th grade to college acceptance and beyond. Stay prepared with timelines, important dates, exams, fairs/tours, funding, applications and other resources that make this often daunting process easier. Beyond helping you set goals and providing strategies to achieve them, you will uncover a lot of joy as you find ways to unlock secrets about your child’s personality that will ultimately make them something more than a successful college student.
One Bright Pearl Vol 1: An Unholy Memoir
by Robert Kaku Gunn
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One Bright Pearl is the story of one mans quest for spiritual integrity in a time of global political, cultural and religious implosion. As Robert Kaku Gunn’s memoir, One Bright Pearl, makes clear, the spiritual journey is often fraught with disparate, seemingly non-spiritual aspects such as sex, personal psychological conflicts, the social and political chaos of the ‘60’s, doubt and booze—challenges without which the journey lacks fire, depth and wisdom.
Gunn knows whereof he speaks: ordained in the United Church of Christ over forty years ago, serving churches in Maine, Boston and New York, maintaining a psychotherapy practice in New York City for thirty years, and receiving ordination as a Zen Buddhist priest and teacher in the Village Zendo, every piece of his journey has been in pursuit of what Donald W Winnicott called “the true self.” One Bright Pearl consists of three volumes: 1. An Unholy Memoir, 2. God is the Source of My Life, and 3. Song of Emptiness. Volumes I and II are available now. The third volume will appear next year.
One Bright Pearl Vol 2: God is the Source of My Life
by Robert Kaku Gunn
Our Price: $11.95
One Bright Pearl Volume 2 is the continuation of the story of one mans quest for spiritual integrity in a time of global political, cultural and religious implosion. As Robert Kaku Gunn’s memoir, One Bright Pearl, makes clear, the spiritual journey is often fraught with disparate, seemingly non-spiritual aspects such as sex, personal psychological conflicts, the social and political chaos of the ‘60’s, doubt and booze—challenges without which the journey lacks fire, depth and wisdom.
In One Bright Pearl we are introduced to the intricacies and intertwining’s of sexual, spiritual and social identity, the inner and outer struggle with bullying, the sometimes messy effort to resolve the conflicting pulls of ambition and humility; the difficulty learning to extend a deep compassion to himself as well as others; the inner struggle to come to terms with his brother’s cerebral palsy and its limitations; and mental illness in the family.
Off to See the Yankees
by Stephen J. Rockwell and Steve Pierce
Our Price: $10.00
Part baseball book and part travelogue, Off to See the Yankees explains the ins and outs of the weekend roadtrip to see the Yankees play in cities like St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, and Miami.
With notes on the games, the ballparks, the cities, and the sights, Off to See the Yankees is the essential starter guide for fans considering getting away for a few days for a weekend of baseball and fun.
What Was I Thinking?
by M.E. Mattel
Our Price: $12.00
The year was 1963. John Lennon had written a new song and was eager to share it with his bandmates. After John sang, “I want to grab your breasts,” self-proclaimed sixth Beatle Mike Campbell gently suggested, “I want to hold your hand.” Thank God.
So begins a series of profoundly absurd and absurdly profound musings from M. E. Mattel. What Was I Thinking? is a collection of short stories, poems, and song lyrics that include philosophical reveries, satirical scenarios, and even a bawdy limerick.
One story satirizes gender dynamics by suggesting we won’t achieve true equality until we see more female serial killers. One poem takes a snapshot of a poor old man pushing his cart down a cobblestone road. One song sings the lamentations of a Vietnam War vet, drowning his sorrows in a bar. Regardless of form, each piece of writing has the capacity to move you to laughter, to tears, or to deep introspection.
Decoding the Phoenix
by M.D. Tchaves
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I know the answer to the world’s deepest secret,” Graham Newsdon, a functioning alcoholic and Harvard medical student and the protagonist of Decoding the Phoenix, declares in the novel’s opening page. After stumbling across a puzzling communication from his deceased Navy Seal brother, Graham must work to unravel a litany of secrets sobering in their implications not only for himself, but for the past twelve-thousand years of human history, the secrets of the universe, and even the nature of God.
Had he not, in his hungover state, opened the e-mail, Graham could have continued on his predetermined successful, if dysfunctional, path and never embarked on the paradigm-shifting journey that so loosens his grasp on reality and obliterates not only what he chooses to believe but what he trusts as fact. With the help of his long-term girlfriend, his quirky Mensan best friend, and his wild and athletic best girlfriend since childhood, he sets out to decode this complex cryptogram, which he soon discovers is charged with the potential to unhinge the very control that certain government officials are intent, at all costs, on maintaining.
In the vein of Dan Brown, MD Tchaves takes the reader on an electrifying hunt for what is real and what is possible, encountering along the way politics, conspiracy, fringe medicine, history, and language, and what it means to survive—thrive, even—when you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. Decoding the Phoenix is a 50,000-word thriller that proves that love and humor may not be the answer, but that without these variables there is no worthy solution to any challenging problem or improbable situation.
MD Tchaves is a storyteller who blends fact and fiction and religion and secret societies. Decoding the Phoenix is a natural outcropping of the author’s degree in Language Literature and Criticism from Hunter College and interest in religion, politics, and fake news. The book is the first in a planned trilogy that offers readers the ability to engage with a codex distinct from the narrative and interpret a letter that possesses real-world relevance.
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God’s Sacred Plan For Life
by Ronld Wyenn
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IN THE BEGINNING, THE KNOWLEDGE OF ‘GOOD AND EVIL’ THAT MANKIND WAS FORBIDDEN TO KNOW DESTROYED US TIME AND AGAIN. KNOWING WHAT WAS FORBIDDEN —“GOD’S SACRED PLAN FOR LIFE” WILL STOP US FROM DESTROYING THE WORLD IN THE END!
Revealing Heaven’s greatest secrets, solving life’s epic mysteries —“God’s Sacred Plan For Life” tells an ancient story that no one, past or present, ever heard before! The greatest love story ever told about how good triumphs over evil contains one thing that mankind was forbidden to know by the gods of antiquity who created us —“The Knowledge of Good (God) and Evil (Man)!”
In the beginning, the gods who came from the heavens to earth stopped the natural course of man’s evolution. Giving them their alien DNA, the first man and woman were genetically engineered to be a slave-species for their creators who needed an army of primitive workers to do what was impossible to do by themselves. Mine a precious metal used to repair their planet’s atmosphere from a nuclear holocaust of their own making.
Possessed by the DNA in their blood, the first earthlings were made to follow not lead, serve not disobey. The god’s lust for conquest, wealth, power, privilege, and status evolved to dominate human nature. Trained to sacrifice themselves and kill their own kind in the name of the egocentric gods they served, man’s soulless patterns of pain, suffering, war, and death were all learned from their inhuman patriarchal masters.
Created in their image after their likeness, man destroyed countless civilizations, past and present, to become “The King of The World” just as the gods did on their planet. To change the self-destructive course of man’s fate, knowing good from evil will reveal the knowledge of ‘God’s Dual -Nature’ that clergy insist is unknowable; the knowledge of ‘Man’s Dual-Nature’ that psychoanalysts contend is mystifyingly contentious and ‘DNA’s Dual-Nature’ — The cosmic-connection linking the spirit of God to the body of man, that from the beginning created the conflict between the forces of good and evil.
Knowing what was unknown before will change people’s egocentric SELFimage. Changing man’s inhuman, alien nature mental illness, physical sickness, and spiritual disease will become relics of the past — Stopping us from destroying all we love and cherish most ourselves, mates, children, families, world, and future. Making the impossible possible God’s plan for a better life will prove to be the mother of all SELFhelp, SELFhealing, and SELFtransformational technologies for one unprecedented reason — “What was forbidden in the beginning that destroyed us is present in the end to save us!”
The Last Straw
by J. Joseph Mawek
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In the not-too-distant future, a natural disaster “sneaks up” on the international agency charged with observing and responding to climate change.
Indications are topsy-turvy as sea levels and tides are falling, as opposed to rising. As the central characters are drawn into the disaster, readers of The Last Straw get an up-close look at how modern man deals with the challenges of a fluctuating planet and life-threatening climate change.
The Last Straw is also the story of how our social attitudes and values can surprisingly and dramatically change as our lives grow longer. It also explores new and future technology, both realistically and in the realm of science fiction. On the lighter side, it is a sea- faring adventure involving an enigmatic man of great longevity, skills, and personality; a globe-trotting couple who at times find themselves at odds; and a long-lost sibling with a dark past who brings them together.
Geologists, climatologists, an oceanographer, and a world-class Elon Musk–like technologist dealing with latent homosexuality round out the cast of characters.Paralleling the story’s global climate change theme along with ideas of enhanced futuristic technology and communication capabilities, the action extends from the eastern front of the Colorado Rockies to Falmouth, Massachusetts; Andalusia, Spain; Zug, Switzerland; and the Atlantic and Mediterranean waters of the Iberian Peninsula.
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