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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.

If you are a local or independent author who would like to have an event in our store please follow this link to submit your book for consideration.




by Gayl Teller

Our Price: $24.00

Gayl Teller’s poetic eye works like a flashlight illuminating wider and wider swaths of reality and human interconnectedness. for more information please visit

Whispers of Love

by Gina Simone

Our Price: $24.00

Death is never final–and you are never alone.

Writing in remembrance of her own son’s untimely passing from cancer, author Gina Simone has created with Whispers of Love: Spirit’s Messages from Heartbreak to Hope a groundbreaking book of guidance and hope for all who are grieving.

Whispers of Love makes sense out of the signs that Spirit and our loved ones have given us our whole life. It includes an unprecedented comprehensive chapter on how to work through grief as well as chapters on how spiritual growth helps even with losses not death related, such as a relationship ending or a career ending.

Gina Simone is a certified spirit medium who has been featured on Gwyneth Paltrow’s and nominated Long Island Best Medium. With compassion and intelligence, Whispers of Love introduces readers to a deep exploration of why we are here, how to connect with Spirit, and how we can find meaning in life’s hardest challenges. Remaining frozen in pain is not the path to freedom. Walking with Spirit is

Hail to Our Camp

by Ed Cohen

Our Price: $16.00

Since an early age Jason Rosen is a summer camp nomad, shipped off to various sleepaway camps so his parents can have the summer to themselves. A loner at home, he finds it just as difficult to make friends at camp until the summer of 1969. Amidst the upcoming moon landing, the rise of the New York Mets, the Vietnam War, and some obscure music festival just down the road, Jason navigates his way through the dark side of camp. Where there are those who have warm fuzzy memories of their summers away, there are many more who have been scarred by their time at a sleepaway camp. This is the way camp once was, the golden age of sleepaway, where the strong and wild dominated and the innocent fought to survive and make their way back home. Filled with characters that will last a lifetime, and events like color war, canoe trips and co-ed socials that are foundations of the sleepaway experience Jason Rosen will come of age in a summer that will change the world.

Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice

by Pam Siegel & Leslie Zinberg

Our Price: $21.95

Authors Pam Siegel and Leslie Zinberg are pleased to announce the release of their new self-help book, Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice. Released by Koehler Books in November 2019, the book is already receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewers. 

Who doesn’t want another shot at childhood? The key to opening that door is your grandchildren.

Co-authors Siegel and Zinberg provide a concise, down-to-earth guide for both grandparents and parents. Each of the 52 straight forward nourishing practices provide methods of mindfulness, along with endearing real-life stories that grandparents can identify with. These bite-sized stories offer a rich assortment of simple ways to be present in our fast-paced lives and not miss the richness of time spent with grandchildren.

Praise for Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice

“The interesting thing about Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice is not only that you learn a lot about your grandkids, but also, you learn a lot about yourself.” – Bob Newhart, Comedian

“Grandparents are known for the many (sometimes too many) gifts that they lavish upon their grandkids. Most are gone and forgotten quickly. What if there was one gift you could give to yourself and your grandkids that would serve you both for the rest of your lives and provide a lasting bond? This book provides a path to the practice of mindfulness and opens the reader to a life well lived from the inside out. If you truly want to leave a legacy, make this book the cornerstone of your grandparent toolbox.” – Christine Crosby, Editorial Director GRAND Magazine

“For any grandparent interested in deepening their relationship with their grandchildren, this book delivers. Inspirational, thought-provoking, and a joy to read.” – Susan Stiffelman, M.F.T., Author Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence

Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice is available for purchase in print and ebook formats. for more information please visit

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.

Momomentos Presents: “Beautiful Savior”

Our Price: $19.99

Magnificent Art illustrates the lyrics of this long beloved song, also known as the
“Crusaders Hymn”,  about feeling the Savior’s love.  Featuring audio performances by both the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and a Primary Children’s Choir, the music starts as book begins, giving the reader a triple dimensional experience that lifts to a Heavenly experience.  The 7 x7 ” hardcover books are beautifully crafted!  This makes an UNforgettable gift that never wilts at any time of year.  A portion of every sale goes to the Benson Food Initiative. 
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Momomentos Presents: “Unto Us a Child is Born”

Our Price: $19.99

Order now for Christmas delivery and receive a FREE Video version!  A magnificent, musical art book that includes serenade by the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, formerly known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  This gift book will keep on giving, since it is filled with paintings by the greatest artists of all time, from Sandro Botticelli to Leonardo DaVinci & Rembrandt.  Illustrating the glorious music by Handel, from the Messiah.  The Choir itself, starts singing as the book begins, using NEW technology – PATENT PENDING. Exciting & beautiful, this gift book truly captures the beauty of Christmas.
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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.
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Momomentos Presents: “Away in a Manger”

Our Price: $19.99

A superbly sweet experience for children to sing along with this beloved song in TWO languages!

included in the hardcover book.

Exquisite art illustrates the beloved lyrics, while a Children’s Choir serenades viewer when book begins.  This special gift book includes audio and lyrics in both English & Spanish.  It’s an Artbook, a Musicbox,  an educational tool, and a beautifully crafted 8″x 8″ hardcover keepsake.  It’s a MOMOMENTO made with LOVE.   New technique used to start song is under PATENT PENDING.
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Momomentos Presents: “Mother, I Love You”

Our Price: $19.99

 “Mother, I Love You”.  The world’s most magnificent art illustrates this epic song so endearingly. For the Ladies who loved us most, this includes an audio of song performed by a very popular children’s choir, and their serenade can start as book begins. Patent Pending. Artwork by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, James Sant, Merle Hughes, Lord Frederic Leighton, Alphonse Eugene Felix LeCadre, Gustav Klimt, Marguerite Gerard, Emile Munier, Adolphe Jourdan, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pierre Edouard Frere, James Jebusa Shannon, George Romney, Giovanni Giocometti.  This lovely gift will never wilt.
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Momomentos Presents: “Daddy’s Homecoming”

Our Price: $19.99

“Daddy’s Homecoming”, with paintings by Van Gogh and other GREATS. A super sweet version of this song can start as reader begins to view these beloved, illustrated lyrics in our beautifully crafted 7×7″ Hardcover Books. Available in Hardcover or eBooks which is a Video Version. Patent Pending
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What Part Of London Is Found In France?: 130 Lateral Puzzles The Best Collection Ever

by Jeffrey Reid Baker

Our Price: $12.98

Lateral Puzzles are questions regarding a situation where the answer does not require specific knowledge to be figured out. You might call them riddles or conundrums in some cases. Part of the challenge is to NOT assume anything, which can be very difficult to do. You must think outside-the-box in all instances. Some are so obvious, you’ll cringe when you hear the answer. And, they are great fun when someone knows the answer and can let you ask for clues.

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!

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!

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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


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

False Light

by Claudia Riess

Our Price: $16.95

Scholarly sleuths Erika Shawn, art magazine editor, and Harrison Wheatley, art history professor, tackle another brain teaser. This time they aim to crack the long-undeciphered code of prankish art forger, Eric Hebborn (Drawn to Trouble, Edinburgh 1991), and reveal the whereabouts of a number of his brilliant counterfeits. Hebborn’s game is anything but straightforward, however, and in navigating its twists and turns, the duo is caught up in an even darker realm of art crime. After several participants in the encryption probe are murdered, it becomes clear that there are players for whom there is more at stake here than tracking down a scattering of Old Master knock-offs.As the couple becomes more entangled in the malevolent goings-on and more determined to help bring them to an end, both their courage- and love-under-fire are tested to their limits.

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.
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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 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.
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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.

A Man is Not Supposed to Give in to Tears

by Greg Moglia

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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

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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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