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Our shelves are full of books written by local and independent authors, writers who have chosen to self publish or to work with a publisher outside of the big national conglomerates. In support of their efforts, we are pleased to present the following selections currently on sale at Book Revue.

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Bleeding Flowers

by Shay Siegel

Our Price: $10.00

Bleeding Flowers is a collection of poems, some are true events—all are true feelings. Shay Siegel explores desolation, betrayal, and suffering with raw honesty. These poems are for those who have been broken, whether it be through relationships, deep thoughts, or profound loneliness. Readers will find the ability to face their pain with the knowledge that it will pass only to come again, the same as each season. Solace is always present in nature to aid in our survival.***”Siegel’s words bleed and blossom into poems which reach deep within your soul to remind you, you are not alone.” -Kristiana Reed of Free Verse Revolution
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There’s Always Hope: A Mother’s Her-story of Multiple Chemical and Electromagnetic Sensitivities

by Linda Springer

Our Price: $10.00

“Linda, what’s going on with your son’s health?” was the question I would hear from friends and family back in 2010.I would give them a small tidbit, a small factoid about what was going on, but few knew all of the horrible details of my son’s bizarre illness, which came upon him suddenly and unexpectedly with a plethora of strange symptoms seemingly out of nowhere.“When I write my book, you will know all of the details” was my typical answer to the question of Bret’s health.There’s Always Hope, A Mother’s Her-story of Multiple Chemical and Electromagnetic Sensitivities is that book!It’s a Mother’s story of her son’s illness, the despair and helplessness of not knowing how to treat her child when conventional doctors have no answers. It’s finding those answers, working towards a physical healing, and then going on a spiritual journey of hope and enlightenment.

The Punchline Is Too Long: Over 450 Classic Jokes and Stories

by Jeffrey Reid Baker

Our Price: $19.98

If You Like To Laugh,This Book Is For You! You’ll crack up when you find out what happens to:… the woman who bought the parrot with bad manners.”… the burglar at work who keeps hearing, “Jesus is watching.”… the little old lady who forgot her lifelong friend’s name.”… the elderly gentleman who asked the pharmacist for Viagra.”… the 3 guys who had to think to enter heaven on Christmas day.”… Sol and Abe considering the Church offering $1000 to convert.”… the cowboy and biker on death row expressing their last wishes.” … Bill Gates being given a little cottage in Heaven.”… the moth who went into a podiatrist’s office.”… the drunk when he felt the other drunks bald head.”… the guy hanging from a tree root down the shaft of a well.”The author sifted through thousands of the most classic jokes ever told and edited them down to the absolute BEST OF THE BEST MAKES A GREAT GIFT!

Momomentos Presents: “That’s What Friends Are For”

by Burt Bacharach and Carol Bayer Sager

Our Price: $23.99

Written by Burt Bacharach & Carol Bayer Sager, this iconic song stirs up the sweetest sentimental savor. Included, is the original mega hit, performed by Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick & Elton John. Yes, the epic audio file actually plays as book begins, via NEW innovative use of technology. The artwork alone provides a beautiful experience- with paintings by Kathleen Peterson, Rembrandt, Pierre Bonnard, Edvard Munch, Louis Janmot, George Seurat, John Singer Sargent, Alfred Stevens, & other Masters. Available in beautifully crafted 7×7″ Hardcover Books + eBooks for almost instant delivery! Thanks so much for shopping MOMOMENTOS, the quintessential keepsakes. MOMOMENTOS delivering LOVE, in beautiful Hardcover Gift Books and eBooks that soften hearts and give people something to hug about. We’re excited to showcase a NEW take on tech that plays the song you love while savoring its lyrics, exquisitely illustrated on each glossy page. Collect them all! A portion of our proceeds goes to feed the hungry at the Benson Food Initiative.

My Dream Continues:
Romantic Poetry and Prose for the Soul

by Sharon Clarkson

Our Price: $14.00

Sharon Clarkson always had a strong desire to write since she was a child. Although she loved romance, history and other non-fiction stories, poetry always held a special place in her heart. My Dream, her first book of poetry received impressive feedback.

“I’ll take 25 copies”

A. Perez, Realtor, Keller Williams

In her second book, My Dream Continues, she gives readers explosive love, romance, inspirational and spiritual poetry. You’ll find a riveting message behind each poem.

In this book you’ll find love and inspirational poems such as Love, Extraordinary Man, Finish, Life Matters, His Secrets, and He Who is Destined that will touch your soul. She hopes in some way her penetrating words and motivational message will make a positive difference in someone life.

Readers will come away inspired, enjoying every word. This book you will want to read cover to cover!

Private Good Luck

by Sherwin Gluck

Our Price: $29.99

Five months have passed since the start of World War II. German U-boats are hunting British passenger ships in the North Atlantic and daily life in a rural Hungarian village in what had recently been Czechoslovakia is increasingly restricted by anti-Jewish laws. Yet, with their father’s blessing, four siblings overcome two years of bureaucratic hurdles and flee to America in search of a better life. With only a dollar and a dime in his pocket, the youngest brother begins his pursuit of the American dream, only to have it interrupted by the war. Not yet a citizen, he’s inducted into the Army and chooses to serve in the infantry in order to defend his newfound American freedom, champion the honor of his people, and save the family he left behind. Throughout his service, small serendipities repeatedly safeguard him from almost certain death. From the battlefields of Monte Porchia and Anzio in Italy with the 6th Armored Infantry Battalion to occupied France and Germany with the 67th MP Company, his courage, kindness, and optimism are inspirational. Join him on his transformative journey and learn how his story will be forever linked with the triumph and tragedy of World War II.

This Going, This Grace book CoverThis Going, This Grace

by Maureen Sweeney Ackerman

Our Price: $14.95

“As Maureen Ackerman writes in a characteristically tough and tender poem, ‘Everything sings for love.’ Her poems arise like a soloist in a choir, whose individual beauty and brilliance occur within and depend on her awareness of the group. She is of and for this world, yet perched above it, too, involved in what she calls ‘the trick of stars.’ Here is a dazzling poet. Here is a lyrical, generous heart.”
—Roger Rosenblatt, author of ‘Making Toast’ and ‘Kayak Morning’

“Maureen Ackerman’s poems are fresh and ardent and ravishing. Her images—a bird poised on the lip of a pool; a deer captured in the chapel of dusk—come from a simple world, the natural world, yet she transforms them into symbols of radiance, of transcendence. Ackerman writes from a place of true understanding: of the knotty complexity of love, the inexorability of time, the enduring consolations of nature. Her poems have depth and reach but also an unmistakable lightness. They are infused by something she writes about often: grace.”
—Jessica Teich, author of the memoir ‘The Future Tense of Joy’


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

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 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

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

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


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

Deadly Motivations

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

Personality Predictors:

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

Stolen Light

by Claudia Riess

Our Price: $16.95

Cuba 1958: American-born William Delany’s sugar plantation is attacked by
rebels. He is killed and his priceless art collection is presumed taken as plunder.
Fifty years later, Delaney’s widow dies, and his daughter, Helen Gilmore,
endeavoring to understand the father her mother never spoke about, is
determined to retrieve what she can of his legacy. In her quest to track down her
father’s art collection she enlists the help of a young writer named Erika Shawn
and seasoned art historian Harrison Wheatley. What begins as an academic
exercise quickly escalates to something much more sinister. When Helen is
brutally murdered and Erika is anonymously warned to drop the assignment, they
press on undeterred to uncover the culprits and find justice for Helen.

“A fascinating combination of suspense, art history and love story, taking the
reader from Havana to Manhattan to Florence and back.”
–Elizabeth Cooke, award-winning author of Hotel Marcel series

Claudia Riess, a Vassar graduate,is a novelist and an author/illustrator of
children’s books. She has worked in the editorial departments of
The New Yorker and Holt, Rinehart and Winston, and has edited several art
history monographs. Her first novel, Reclining Nude, was published by Stein and
Day. Read more about Ms. Riess and her works at .

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

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


Turning Blue: A Life Beneath the Shield

by Lawrence Hoffman

Our Price: $24.95

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

Our Price: $12.00

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.

Slipped Away

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.


by Carolann C. McGrath

Our Price: $12.95

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.

Bank Notes

by Frederick W. Hill

Our Price: $ 15.00

Bank Notes is a novel about Wall Street and how ethical lapses, vengeful behavior, and manifestations of lust and revenge all impact that institution, often with unintended consequences. The story reminds us that our pasts always influences our future, many times in ways we never could have imagined. Nearly twenty years ago, Ellis Hord, working an undercover drug detail, crossed paths with an infamous Russian drug dealer, Nicholai Sidorov. During a bloody fire-fight with Ellis and his partner, Nicholai’s son was seriously injured and subsequently imprisoned. Today, Ellis is an investment banker at the largest financial services firm in the world and positioned to become the head of his division. As he deals with corporate politics and putting deals together, Nicholai is plotting to destroy Ellis life by killing everyone dear to him, including his dog. Ellis’s wife, Maggie, is a Manhattan ADA who works with the NYPD prosecuting violent felonies.

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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.


Coming Through the Flames: My Life in the F.D.N.Y.

by Chris Edwards

Our Price: $17.00

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.

Greenpoint Doughboy

by Peter McHale

Our Price: $12.00

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.

Aren’t We All…

by M.H. Gallagher

Our Price: $14.99

On the pages of this book you will find the story of a young boy, who as a child received a quarter while vacationing on the Jersey shore. With that quarter, he decided to take a carousel ride, A ride which lasted 67 years with all of its ups and downs as the carousel spun in its continuous circle.

This is the  story of a vacations with his family, on that very same Jersey Shore.

This is the story of growing up on Long Island in the 1950’s. A more simple time, enjoying life’s simple pleasures.

This is the story being a Mets fan, but more importantly how the game of baseball can be used to mark time as the years pass.

It is the story of a proud Irish American, and the love story he created with his Italian American high school sweetheart.

This beautifully written nonfiction story is the retelling of the events of a brother, father, grandfather and friend. From a devastating stroke until his death, told by his eldest son, the author writes with use of flashbacks and memories to tell the story of one man’s life and the family he created.

It’s the story of one man’s family but more importantly the story of family because when it comes right down to it, “Aren’t We All…”

Michael Gallagher has been a physical therapist for over 32 years with practices in both Mineola and Huntington. He His wife Dr. Eileen Gallagher who has been practicing internal medicine in Huntington for the past 25 years have five children who have previously and are currently attending the Cold Spring Harbor schools. His Family remains an Integral part of the Huntington community.

Hillbillies to Heroes

by S.L. Kelley

Our Price:$36.00

It was the 1920s, 30s and 40s in the American South, and up in the Tennessee hills a mysterious mountain hid a true history as colorful as the Wild West and nearly as lawless. It was a place of secrets and danger–full of illegal moonshining, drunken shootouts, old gold mines, racial prejudice, and unpunished violence. But by the time of World War II, the way of life on that mountain was destined for change as many young men from the area answered the call of duty and became part of the U.S. Army. They overcame culture shock 3to serve with people from very different backgrounds as they fought together in the biggest armed conflict the world had ever seen.

Journey through what was a simpler time, with one back-hills boy who sees the world with fresh and honest eyes as he leaves isolation behind to discover America from one end to the other, and ultimately, to fight with General Patton’s Third Army in Nazi Germany. This story is told in the voice of the man who lived it, from his firsthand accounts taken from a series of interviews as he recalls his transformation from boy to man during a time of great conflict in American history. What emerges from this Sherman tanker’s memory are vivid experiences of courage, close calls, tragedy, compassion, and regret. By the end, the narrator is proud to share his thoughts on war, family, fathers, freedom, and why America is a great country.

This memoir is an epic tale in the classic sense: the coming of age of a boy, a region, and an entire nation as World War II is fought and won. Immersive and richly detailed, Hillbillies to Heroes is an uplifting true story and a reminder of the priceless gifts handed down from one generation to another.

Below the Bottom Line

by Eric J. Engelhardt

Our Price: $18.99

Meet Bob Stone, a small business tax accountant from Long Island with suspicious clients. His marriage is on the rocks and he is seeking a fresh start in life, both personally and professionally. After a forced recruitment by HPAT 21, a secret governmental agency linking the IRS and Homeland Security, he finds himself part of a small team tasked with following the flow of dark money through a global network that finances criminal conspiracies through banks from New York City to Toronto, Istanbul, and beyond.

Does Bob have what it takes to unravel the catastrophic plots about to unfold and match wits with players in the arena of worldwide weapons trafficking and unthinkable acts of terrorism? He’s in a race against time to foil a series of terrorist plots to cause monumental destruction hatched by the nation’s enemies.

If you like fast-paced, high-octane adventure, you’ll love the twists and turns in this suspenseful action novel starring the new smart-witted and life-loving everyman hero, “tax man” Bob Stone. Everything’s going to hell in Bob’s personal life due to his poor choices and their far-reaching ripple effects. This may be his last chance at redemption. Along the way, he is looking to find a plate of good pasta for lunch and an authentic Middle Eastern dinner.

The Cast

by Amy Blmenfeld

Our Price: $18.99

Twenty-five years ago, a group of ninth graders produced a Saturday Night Live–style videotape to cheer up their ailing friend. The show’s running time was only ninety minutes, but it had a lasting impact: Becca laughed her way through recovery, and the group―Jordana, Seth, Holly, and Lex―became her supporting cast for life.

On the silver anniversary of Becca Night Live, the friends reunite over the Fourth of July to celebrate Becca’s good health―but nothing goes as planned. The happy holiday card facades everyone’s been hiding behind quickly crumble and give way to an unforgettable three days filled with complex moral dilemmas and life-altering choices. Through humor, drama, and the alternating perspectives of five characters, The Cast explores the power of forgiveness, the importance of authenticity, and the immeasurable value of deep, enduring friendships to buoy us when life plays out differently than expected.

Amy Blumenfeld’s The Cast has been named book of the week by The New York Post August 19th 2018.For more information about the author, please click here to view her website.

One Day At A Time: A Timeless Keepsake

by Charisse Marei

Our Price: Paperback $22.99/Hardcover $27.99

To compliment the series One Room at a Time, Charisse Marei created a timeless journal to keepsake precious memories, the present, and what has yet to come.

Memories form lasting impressions within our heart, our mind, and our value systems. Elevate the grandeur of recollections. Transfer thoughts into written form.

Each memory recall brings forth an unexpected gift to your soul. As you take the journey grand emotions will flourish.

You may laugh, you may cry.
You may connect the dots to unfold a fuzzy truth.
You may choose to open the journal to share memories
or hold them secretly close to your heart.

You hold in your possession a sacred book personalized and secured with your inscription. You decide when to open, turn, and design the pages….

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One Day At A Time: The Bathroom

by Charisse Marei

Our Price: Paperback $39.95/Hardcover $44.95

This whimsical yet informative guide is not just your typical design book-it was created to help you unveil your unique personal style and authentic flair! Author Charisse Marei helps you focus on achieving the home of your dreams, starting with creating a sanctuary in one simple room: the bathroom, where you begin and end each day. With its interactive workbook and countless eco-tips, recipes, and shopping lists, this book will gently encourage you to:

– Remove toxins from your life
– Design with purpose
– Declutter, organize and tidy to create harmony
– Manifest a treasure chest of well-being
– Do breathe-able cleaning
– Share stories
– Welcome greater purpose

Along the way to self-discovery you will acquire the tools of the trade to be the interior designer and client of your own project, discover new words to replace the negative word “stress,” and uncover the five keys to staying on the clutter-free path.

Transform your wishes and desires into an action-inspiring journey to Release, Renew, Revitalize (3 Rs) yourself, your home, your furry friends, and our Earth….

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It’s Not Too Late Baby: A Kundalini Love Story

by Eva G. Kane

Our Price: $ 22.97

When singer/songwriter, Eva G Kane discovers her husband’s secret life outside of their 24-year marriage, her world is thrown upside down. Feeling hopeless and uncertain, Eva undergoes a grueling process of self-discovery, navigating through her darkest times by writing songs of lost-yet-hopeful love and fit-to-be-tied love. After stumbling into her first Kundalini Yoga class, Eva finally connects with “that silly breathing,” the ever-elusive meditation, and a way to balance her energy and emotions. Follow Eva’s love story as she weaves in and out of childhood conflicts, early life, and adult relationships in her quest to regain happiness.

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Half the Child

by William J. McGee

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HALF THE CHILD takes place over four consecutive summers in the lives of Michael Mullen and his son Benjamin, who ages from 2½ to 5½. The novel chronicles the separation, divorce, custody battle, and abduction that threaten to tear apart father and son. Mike is a 34-year-old air traffic controller at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport who is also pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology. He and Ben’s mother were married for less than five years when she suddenly decided to seek a divorce. Throughout these four summers the legal stakes keep dramatically increasing, as mediation devolves into litigation, and her romantic and career aspirations spur her to first take Ben to Indiana, and then to abduct him and resettle outside the U.S. For Mike, the cost of asserting his rights as a father and Ben’s rights as a son continues to escalate. Over the course of the four summers, the battle for Ben negatively affects Mike’s career, education, financial state, friendships, romantic life, physical health, and emotional well-being. Ultimately, refusing to relinquish his parental rights leads Mike to personal bankruptcy, temporary homelessness, potentially catastrophic errors at work, and suicidal depression. Yet Mike steadfastly refuses to consider a life that consists of him living apart from Ben. Thematically, each of the summers is marked by a key stage in Ben’s development: • Book One, 2013: A Summer of Colors • Book Two, 2014: A Summer of Numbers • Book Three, 2015: A Summer of Words • Book Four, 2016: A Summer of Concepts For both Ben and Mike, these are years of unparalleled growth. But with courts continually ruling against Ben’s father, it remains uncertain if their bond will survive. Ultimately, they will write their own love story. HALF THE CHILD was a semi-finalist in both the 2017 James Jones First Novel Competition and the 2017 William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.

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American 587 Heavy

by Howard J. Schwach

Our Price: $22.00

Ron Staller was a happy man. The retired teacher had, shortly before the 9-11 terrorist attacks, become the editor and publisher of the “Beachcomber,” a community paper in New York City’s borough of Queens. Now, two months later, Staller was on his way to work when his quiet life literally crashed on his head in the guise of American Airlines Flight 587. While state and federal officials were quick to say that the deadly crash was an accident caused by the erratic flying skills of the first officer, dozens of locals eyewitnesses, many of them police officers and firefighters, thought differently. Staller, working with local police detectives, is driven to believe that there was more to the crash than what was reported by the NTSB and other federal agencies. Working hard on the evidence and thwarted by federal agencies, the detectives, joined by a suspicious NTSB investigator, Staller’s police sergeant son and a Muslim Newsday reporter, begin to see the truth. Will the government, however, allow that truth to be told.

Smile! Be Happy!

by Angela LaRosa

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Being a housewife is challenging — managing a home, assisting a husband in business, and raising four children, not to mention taking care of yourself, which is the focus and heart of this inspirational book. Since losing her mother as a child, Angela LaRosa has brought hope and optimism to every aspect of her life. And with her bold and durable commitment to God, she enjoys a life of beautiful fulfillment, and is now proud to share what she has learned.

What I Wish I Knew When I was 22

by Tara Visconti

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What originally began as the author’s own therapeutic writing after a bad break-up, ended up as an entire rekindled collection of dates gone bad, wrong relationships and repeated sad choices in men. Through humorous, yet insightful story-telling, she leads us through the world of dating, from her own experiences, driving her point home in every chapter. It’s a walk through the mind of a single woman with a lot of experience in bad relationships. Her style of writing makes this a fun and easy read, with tips on self-worth, what not to do, along with a few curse words, to navigate the crazy world of dating. Each chapter will leave you anticipating the next story of love gone wrong. You are sure to relate to at least one, if not more, of Tara’s trials and tribulations with men. Be ready to laugh, cry and be inspired by someone who had to live it to tell it.

Posterboy for Planned Parenthood and Other Stories

by Steve Sloane

Our Price: $17.95

This book contains a  wonderful collection of over two dozens stories written by Steve Sloane.

From Generation To…

by Robert B. Fried

Our Price: $25.00

Robert B. Fried wrote this collection of poems during his childhood, after listening to the stories that his four grandparents had shared with him about their experiences during the Holocaust. May these poems offer a glimpse into the life-changing experiences of the survivors of the Holocaust, so that from generation to generation, the world will always remember and never forget.

The Millennial Man: From Darkness to Light

by Ty Gamble

Our Price: $14.99

This is the story of how I have healed my anxiety, depression, and physical ailments, and the solutions I present to you to empower your body and mind. I discuss many situations behind our societal downfall, and what we can do to change. We are facing times where many of us are searching for answers to find true happiness and freedom, and I present to you how I mended my soul and body. The negative wiring and programming in my mind held me back from reaching my full potential for a long time. Through the knowledge I provide to you in this book, I released myself from any fear and doubt. You can too use this knowledge to reinvent yourself.

Crazy About Kurt

by Will Link

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Crazy About Kurt takes place over one night in the dirtbag suburbs of Long Island, and follows four friends who struggle with sex, identity and the inevitability of adulthood, all against the backdrop of Kurt Cobain’s suicide. In the vein of American Graffiti or Dazed and Confused, it is a meditation on a generation at a very specific time and place. It is steeped in pop culture, told with humor, emotion and nostalgia. This isn’t just a story for those 90’s kids who grew up on Tori Amos, Jurassic Park and The X-Files – it’s a story for anyone who’s ever been a teenager.

OMG! You Think I’m Fat?!

by Madeleine Berg

Our Price: $10.00

It is alarming to watch your child’s weight escalate. Even more so if you’ve tried everything and, still, your child continues to gain weight. Everyone has an opinion, yet all of our “helping” is making the problem worse. This book is for good, caring parents such as yourself, who are frustrated with conventional wisdom and are ready for a fresh approach. It is filled with practical advice and real-life examples culled from Madeleine Berg’s years of experience as a registered dietitian, weight loss expert, and parent.

For more information about the author, please click here to view their website.

Public Parts

by Joel W. Harris

Our Price:Hardcover$26/Paperback$18

A failed escape? Or a Mob hit arranged by crime boss Meyer Lansky to silence him and save Lepke Buchalter, Bugsy Siegel and Albert Anastasia from the electric chair? Either way, Murder Incorporated hit man turned major crime snitch Abe “Kid Twist” Reles, “the pigeon who could sing but not fly,” encountered the one law he could not evade: The Law of Gravity. Thirty years later in the early 1970s, Larry Levine takes over at PUBLIC AUTO PARTS, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, when his father is forced into abrupt retirement in Florida to avoid questions about the demise of his old friend, Reles.

Someone is talking. Larry knows a little of his fathers link to the Mob, but not nearly enough, as he is left to face a relentless police detective, John Mannion, who wants answers and an equally relentless Mob boss, Carmine, who wants cooperation. While trying to protect his father, end Mob sway at Public Parts, deal with Laurie, his dissatisfied wife, and Ann Riordan, his new, beautiful, and enigmatic young assistant, the business burns to the ground. Indicted for arson and other charges, he is defended by Brownsville’s own Harvard trained Bernie the Attorney, once a renowned Mob mouthpiece, now turned Orthodox Rabbi, whose time has long past.

Ultimately, Larrys fate is in the hands of his assistant, whose reluctant testimony about the extent of their relationship and where they were on the night of the fire could save Larry from prison but could also destroy her engagement and his marriage. PUBLIC PARTS is a black comedy of corruption and error cloaking a classic tale of love and betrayal, death and redemption; a might-be-true legend of its time and place, and Larry is the last man able to tell the tale.

PRAISE FOR PUBLIC PARTS The writing throughout is good-to-better-than-good. Richard Marek, former President and Publisher, E P Dutton Co A Triumph. Stefan Kanfer, former Book Editor, Time Magazine

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Shipwreck of Hopes

by Angela Reich

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We Dream… But At What Cost Do We Dare Chase Our Hopes?SHIPWRECK OF HOPES sweeps the reader from a desolate island beach in America, across the Atlantic to war-torn Italy to tell a story of shipwreck, deception, thievery, and murder on treacherous seas, in bloody revolution, and on an isolated shore.

Drawing inventively on the lives that converged with the fate of the ship Elizabeth in 1850, the novel goes beyond biography to reveal the harrowing journeys of those involved on that desperate day. Prominent American writer MARGARET FULLER, haunted by the memory of a domineering father, leaves America for Europe. While in Rome, she delves into her passions and into the bloody Italian Revolution of 1848. Meanwhile, on a remote island east of New York, HANNAH OAKS wrestles with her own haunted past that leads her to marry a man who forces her into his string of crime, thievery and murder.

SHIPWRECK OF HOPES reconciles the famous and brilliant Margaret Fuller with the simple and humble Hannah Oaks, whose lives ultimately collide in an unexpected and heartbreaking way. As the novel jump-cuts from Rome’s ravaged streets to New York’s rugged shore, place, time, memory and dream are woven together to tell the stories of MARGARET and HANNAH, who risk everything in their quests to take back their own lives.

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Shorts For the Short Story Enthusiasts

by Lisa Scuderi-Burkimsher

Our Price: $10.00

For those of you who love to read, but don’t have the time to pick up a novel, you have your choice of short stories to choose from with Lisa Scuderi-Burkimsher’s short story collection, Shorts for the Short Story Enthusiasts. From queens, kings and battles in Royals, to a paranormal typewriter in The Final Words, and an insane clown in A Cold Day in Hell, you’ll be wholeheartedly entertained. And that’s just to name a few. So, sit back and enjoy.

The Book of Joe B: A Love Story

by Michael Winn

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Why do bad things happen to good people? Middle School gym teacher Joseph Bustamante more than reflects upon this ageless question, he demands an answer! And for good cause. There’s nobody nicer, more polite, and kind in all of Uz, yet in an unrelenting span of three weeks he loses his girlfriend, family, home, job, friends – everything – as he helplessly watches his life spiral out-of-control. Within this whimsical, darkly comic, contemporary retelling of The Book of Job, this gentle, big-hearted lug is forced by circumstance to stand-up and confront the universal truths that affect us all. Joe B: A Love Story starkly presents one innocent man’s rise, fall, and fall some more, as his remarkable spiritual journey leads him to not only question but challenge the core injustices of this world. Yes, Joe B is brought to the brink and he won’t take it anymore! He demands an explanation for his suffering. And, like it or not, he’s going to get it!

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Band in the Wind

by William John Rostron

Our Price: $16.00


On a moonlit evening in Key West, Florida, the “Journal of Johnny Cipp” is found on a secluded beach. It has been more than twenty-three years since the author disappeared from his home 1500 miles away. His opening journal entry is cryptic in its message.

“Unlike the lyrics to the rock classic, ‘The Summer of ‘69,’ the Jimmy in my band didn’t quit, and my Joey didn’t get married. In my life, they died. In fact, except for me, they all died . . . and I have never before told our story.” Thus begins the saga of the lone survivor of a series of tragic events decades earlier.


Southeast Queens, New York is in turmoil. Amid the escalating chaos, five young men form a band in hopes of escaping the mounting violence, poverty, and drugs surrounding them. Johnny Cipp, the driving force behind the group, wants to lead them to fame and fortune. Instead, he takes them down a path where one misstep can result in destruction.

It is said that if you remember the 1960’s you were not really there. However, this was not a time of peace and love for everyone. In Johnny Cipp’s neighborhood, it is a time of violent upheaval –  and he remembers every moment of it. His journal weaves an intricate tale of five young men who attempt to escape their chaotic situation with their only available weapons—their love and loyalty for each other— and their music. As the band bonds both musically and personally, they come to realize what success means to each of them. To one, it will be a release from the abusive beatings of his father. For another, it will be a chance to be with the girl of his dreams. A third member’s goal is a secret. For all of them, their music holds the promise of a brighter future. With each motivated to escape their present situation, they push toward establishing themselves as a professional band.

In June of 1967, they got their big break, and it was the beginning of the end.

Band in the Wind takes place during the mounting racial tensions of the decade, in a time when New York City’s identity is under transformation. At its heart, this is a story about the turbulence of adolescence unfolding during an equally turbulent period in America’s history. 

Steeped in 1960s rock and roll atmosphere, and outfitted with a killer soundtrack, this novel will be perfect for fans of A Bronx Tale, Not Fade Away, Stand by Me (“The Body”), The Commitments, and Eddie and the Cruisers.

Proposition 13 : America’s Second Great Tax Revolt

by Charles I. Guarria

Our Price: $75.00

In 1978, the citizens of California took the historic step of voting for Proposition 13, thus reducing property taxes by 57%. Already known as a trend setting state, California’s tax revolt was no different, as similar tax revisions quickly spread across the United States of America. In California, state and local governments struggled to find a way to manage the loss in revenue. On many occasions budget cuts were the solution. Library budgets were frequently the target of those cuts.

Proposition 13 – America’s Second Great Tax Revolt details how libraries prioritized, managed and reacted to hardships in this new world, and have done so in California for the last forty years where Proposition 13 is still the law. Library and information science professionals were facing budget cuts that were as high as 65% with little to no guarantee of what future budgets were to be. The actions they took, and the rationale behind those actions, offer significant lessons to be learned by the library community on both an academic and practitioner level.

Exploring the intended and unintended consequences of Proposition 13, this book provides an insightful understanding of how to manage a library budget given a difficult funding situation. It examines the thought processes behind government financing and spending priorities, and considers how libraries can organize, and participate in activism to influence decision makers.

A Man is Not Supposed to Give in to Tears

by Greg Moglia

Our Price: $15.00

These poems in the poetry collection leave no doubt in our minds that the poet is a great artist. The poet’s mastery of words is remarkable.


Psycho “Therapy” and the Stories We Live By

by Laurence Simon

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This book is aimed at a general reader who is committed to living as a citizen in a democracy as well as any individuals concerned that psychiatry controlled by Big Pharma is or has hurt their lives more than it has helped.The book argues that the term “mental illness” is an unscientific authoritarian moral judgement of problems in living that prevents real understanding of the emotional pain of those seeking professional help. It goes on to describe the author’s concept of psycho”therapy” as a democratic relationship free of medical jargon that helps suffering individuals understand and change the narratives by which they live. The volume is composed of six chapters, including an “Introduction,” “Philosophical Issues,” “The Politics of Human Relationships,” “Mental Illnesses,” “Mental Health,” “Education,” and “Psycho”therapy.”

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Till Times Are Done

by Matthew Marullo

Our Price: $8.99

When solitary, introspective Angus Wendell wakes up in his Merrick, Long Island apartment, he doesn’t expect to find a strange, young, beautiful woman named Sylvia asleep on his old worn out sofa. She didn’t know where she was. She didn’t know how she got there. And never before in her life has she ever seen Angus. As Angus will eventually discover, Sylvia knows shocking details that connect to his past. It is a past Angus never knew existed. A past with a rare, lost historical treasure locked away for decades in a safe. A past with a sabotaged bequest in a will, a thread of enigmatic riddles within. A past with a museum that never should have fallen into the corrupt hands now running its auction house. And when these two lives meet, it is a past where ripples in time become gigantic waves that collide with anyone in their path.A unique tapestry of humor, mystery, fantasy, and compelling drama, Till Times Are Done is a heartwarming, suspenseful tale about how true friendship conquers all barriers—including time.

Ebenezer the Traveler Book 1: Herald of the Traveler

by Leland R. Prater

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Everyone knows the familiar story of Ebenezer Scrooge, or at least they believe they do. What very few know however, is the never before told twist. Join Ebenezer Scrooge, his sister Fan, his former partner Jacob Marley, and the now somewhat less Tiny Tim as they discover that sometimes an ending is only just the beginning.

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Unexpected Friend

by Maria Iliou

Our Price: $20.00

Maria Iliou is a Greek autistic poet, artist, photographer, actress living on Long Island. She is a published author and her poems are published in anthologies. Her poems and stories have been award winning.

Maria was diagnosed with a Learning Disability at the age of six. Maria was constantly told that she could not write.

Maria’s challenges were to write her thoughts, words and emotions on paper, so she attended a workshop and learned to write her own poems.

Maria Iliou designs her own original Greek Islands paintings and paints from her own photographs. She especially enjoys taking part in the performing arts as well as yoga, poetry, and acting.

Maria organized her own Social Performing arts group called Athena Autistic Artist and started her own college…ATHENA AUTISTIC ARTIST COLLEGE.

Maria has been performing as a character and photographer in the Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson for over ten years.

Maria is a recipient of the 2010 ANCA International  naturally Autistic people award for Visual Arts and a 2011 Recipient  for Community Mentor…Athena Autistic Artist.

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