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Rosie Babysits a Roseate Spoonbill Story

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Round Newport

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Burt Jagolinzer has attended all 59 Newport Jazz Festivals -- the only person other than the festival's renowned founder and producer who can make such an astonishing claim. And through these years, he has amassed an extraordinary collection of stories that recall personal moments with jazz legends -- from Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to Harry Connick, Jr. and Tony Bennett. Told here for the first time, Burt's stories are a must read for any fan of great jazz.
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Rumors and Ghosts

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Seaside villages, oft peopled by fishermen and Captains, have held sway of many a thought. Shrouded by dense fog in the dead of night, these landscapes lend themelves to Mystery and tales of old. Ethereal mirages, adamantly and assuredly seen by the believer, lay the groundwork for others' enjoyment. But even the most unsuspecting soul may wonder: Do they exist? Or are they the flames of the tortured guilt-ridden psyche within each of us?

Rumors. Who of you, have never bent your ear to one? Or begun one? Or helped one along the continuum of tale telling in which gossip becomes knotted; entangled; metamorphosizing into its own ne'er-do-well, not breathing, but existing, hurting, spewing flagitious, maleficent thoughts? And in the end, who has won? But several have lost; and over time, these threads fade, shred, wither... only for a new one to begin.

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Safe in Crab Apple Creek

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Barbara Ann Gordon was dead and buried, never to be heard from again. The last few months had been a nightmare. With the help of the U.S. Marshals she was on her way to a new home with a new identity. And now as Emily Gail Henshaw, she looked out the window of her new little house in Crab Apple Creek and saw the same guy she had met on the road earlier that day. Oh my God! The Hunk! He had made her feel things she hadn't felt in a long time. He was gorgeous! And he was her builder. It was promising to be an interesting meeting, and a long "hot" summer. The first time Emily saw the meadow where she would build her new home, the air seemed to shimmer. She saw visions of Native Spirits, felt the Magic from the mountain, and knew this was the right place. Her builder, Ethan, seemed to sense something paranormal, too. Might he have The Gift like her? Emily and Ethan's worlds were about to collide in the middle of an eruption of dance between good and evil. It seemed the Universe had plans for both of them that neither would be able to control.

Santo Domingo and Providence Tourist Guide

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Scared to Death

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Brian Beneduce has always known there was something wrong with him -- very wrong. Even at a young age when his friends were enjoying activities as harmless as sleepovers, he would hyperventilate, sweat and tremble at the mere thought. He never told a soul. As he got older his condition worsened. Open spaces, crowds, bridges, tunnels, elevators, planes and traffic all sent him into spells of debilitating fear and panic, but never more than when he would be trapped somewhere alone with his own thoughts, and would be convinced that "The Thing," as he named it, would someday kill him. Yet somehow, perhaps for the sake of his wife, children, or his business he vowed that he would find the willpower he needed to beat it -- or would die trying. Scared to Death.... Do It Anyway is one man's inspirational and tumultuous journey told through the thoughts, feelings and secrets of an acute agoraphobic. It not only chronicles three decades of severe panic and anxiety attacks, but it also reveals the healing thought process of self-realization that helped him defeat "The Thing," build a multi-million dollar business, and discover a life of true happiness.
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Scoundrels

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It has been said that political corruption is as old as government itself. Yet despite its timeless nature and its devastating impact on society, "political corruption" remains an elusive term that is difficult to define. In order to fully grasp its impact on government and society as a whole, it is critical to first have at least a cursory understanding of what corruption is and how it is measured. Using several infamous instances of corruption in Rhode Island politics as its framework (considered by many to be one of our nation's most corrupt states), Scoundrels: Defining Corruption Through Tales of Political Intrigue in Rhode Island attempts to define what has not always been easily recognized and for years, has eluded traditional definition. This book examines and categorizes various forms of corruption - including both active and passive practices - that have negative and deteriorating affects not only on the individuals who fall victim to the corrupt acts, but on society as a whole. Scoundrels is an unsettling chronicle of corruption in our times. And the authors warn that until all citizens unite in their opposition to, and the exposing of, all government corruption, nothing in our society will change, and our government of the people, by the people and for the people will continue to hurt the people it was intended to help.
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Scratched

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As Algy Temple, the deft pool player, sleuth and Ivy League university lawyer, investigates the suspicious death of a retired professor, it coincides with his involvement in a high stakes pool tournament in Providence, where old world shadows hang heavily in the air. Unexpectedly, he finds himself on a path that leads him to Rome and the Boot of Italy where he confronts the dreaded 'Ndrangheta crime family and discovers a past haunted by vendetta and conspiracy. Mobsters and shylocks, a Ponzi scheme, an outraged Italo-American community locked in a culture war with the University, a pool hustler's last gambit for recognition, and his fiancé's, the sassy and beautiful Nadie Winokur, focus on their upcoming wedding add complexity to the suspenseful tension. Algy picks his way through dark alleys of moral corruption and the murky world of big time pool where the match becomes a wager of life and death.

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Searching for RI

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A Fun and Educational Word Search Book for the Whole Family! Many consider Rhode Island to be a very small place. So it is surprising to learn how many great and wonderful things have come from "Little Rhody." From Slater Mill to the Touro Synagogue; from H.P Lovecraft to Pauly D; from Block Island to the Roger Williams Park Zoo, there are many wondrous and unique people, places and things that are proud to call Rhode Island home. So from the shores of Prudence Island to the peaks of Jerimoth Hill, have fun: "Searching for Rhode Island!"
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Seaside Lodge

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Second Chances

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Skip Thornton lived a life that others only dream about.

Managing a luxury charter boat fleet gave him access to yachts, as well as sailing and diving adventures in beautiful surroundings. It also gave him access to many vacationing young women who immensely enjoyed the company of the engaging, intelligent and handsome ex-Marine. Though he knew that this easy-going lifestyle must to come to an end someday, he did not know how to take the first step.

When a twist of fate forced him to flee St. Thomas by boat in the dead of night with two of his best friends, he was overtaken by a vicious early-season hurricane that nearly killed him. Skip was compelled to take serious stock of his life, which led him onto a profound path of self-discovery. He could never have imagined, however, that his deliverance from the storm would also provide second chances for three others whose future prospects until then were quite unpleasant.
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Second Chances

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Leaving family and home for a new life as a successful author, there's nothing Pashmina can't do except outrun her past. Accused of plagiarism by her editor, Amelia, she must choose between avenging her former lover or protecting herself. Does Amelia's boyfriend Tim somehow hold the key to unlocking the truth? Three lives tightly entwined soon find themselves each wishing for a second chance.

Secret Rhode Island Cards

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Selected Poems (USED)

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award

Sex and the Psychic Witch (USED)

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The bestselling author of The Scot, the Witch and the Wardrobe begins a magical new trilogy starring the Cartwright sisters Harmony, Destiny, and Storm--triplets who are unstoppable seductresses. Original.
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Shadow Realms Demonology Handbook

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In this book titled Shadow Realms Demonology Handbook, you will find articles by demonologists Carl L. Johnson and Lana J. Brock. Carl is known for his appearances on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters seasons 1 & 2; and Animal Planet's The Haunted in 5 episodes. He also appeared in an episode of A Haunting with his family. Lana appeared on Syfy Channel's Paranormal Witness in an episode called Deliver Us from Evil and a couple of appearances on the Ghosts R N.E.A.R. show PBS Rhode Island. Both have appeared in numerous paranormal radio shows and have shared their experiences as witnesses of the paranormal, the demonic, for which path led them to study and research that field as demonologists. This is their first endeavor branching out beyond, already set standards of what is traditionally known as "demonology"; to "think outside the box" and ponder new theories on negative spirits, demons and the shadow realms for which they dwell. There are differing views between the two authors to demonstrate various perspectives and to display a method of hypothesizing and speculation outside what is known as demonology. Our world is filled with wonderful views of mythology, religious and scientific studies from all cultures. We invite you as we share our thoughts on this topic to consider the possibilities outside of that realm, as we know it.
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Shipmate

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Sam Delano, toy designer and occasional boat captain, has the nagging sense that something is missing from his comfortable existence in seaside Newport, Rhode Island. Sandi Evarts, marine biologist and environmental writer, is comfortably ensconced in her solo life in Belfast, Maine. When an unexpected bequest causes their paths to cross, Sam and Sandi discover they have an unlikely dream in common...and maybe more than enough shared passion and skill to make that dream a reality. But are they building a schooner together-or something else entirely? And will they be strong enough to weather the treacherous waters ahead?
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Shoreline: Selected short fiction, non-fiction, poetry and prose from ARIA

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Shoreline is an anthology of selected short fiction, non-fiction, poetry & prose from The Association of Rhode Island Authors.

Sing Rhode Island

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Snow Sisters

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High school students--Soph, who attends private school in Manhattan, and Tess, a public school student who lives on a dairy farm in New Hampshire--are thrown together as roommates at a week-long writing conference. As they get to know each other and the other young women, both Soph and Tess discover unexpected truths about friendship, their craft, and how to hold fast to their convictions while opening their hearts to love.

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Socks

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Sure, I have fun playing with my toys, making noise, and building with blocks. But nothing beats playing with my socks!

Soul Sister (USED)

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Sour Grapes

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Spooks: the Journey of Rhythm & Blues from Africa to Rhode Island

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Stars and Lights: Darkest of Dark Nights

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Stewardship: A Life-Giving Spirituality

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"Fr. Joe gives us this quick read; reminding us we are all gifted. This means we are all stewards, and expected to be grateful and care for, as well as share, all we are given, including our very lives. His real, lived examples and reflection questions at the end of each chapter help the teaching points gently settle into the soul." Julie Kenny, Director of Member Services, International Catholic Stewardship Council "Enjoyable, educational and reflective read for pastors, parish councils, finance committees, and parish staffs. Grounded in the spirituality of gratitude, hopefulness, and stewardship this book includes real life experiences that can improve our efforts in promoting a call to be a 'disciple of our Lord'."
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Stories of Country Life

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These stories are, in the main, recollections of a childhood spent on a northwestern farm, They aim to emphasize the attractiveness of life in the country and to add to its charm by awakening an intelligent interest in its many activities. The order of the stories is governed partly by the sequence of seasons at which the various industries can be best observed, and partly by the logical relation of these industries to one another. Thus We have early in the book stories of a wheat field and of the planting of corn, followed later by descriptions of harvesting, stacking and thrashing, the buying and selling of Wheat, its storage, and the grinding of wheat into flour. The stories relating to lumber, coal, and iron, and the industries to which they give rise, are scattered among the farm stories to lend variety to the themes and to give the reader a broader view of industrial life. The stories of animals are true stories of actual occurrences.

Straight Pool

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Strong Cold Dead

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Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in Jon Land's Strong Cold Dead, a thriller with heart-stopping action and a high-stakes terrorist plot

The terrorist organization ISIS is after a deadly toxin that could be the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. The same toxin holds the potential to eradicate cancer. There is a frantic race to see who can get to it first, even as Caitlin Strong begins to assemble the disparate pieces of a deadly puzzle.

At the center of that puzzle is an Indian reservation where a vengeful tycoon is mining the toxin, disguising his effort as an oil-drilling operation. This is the same reservation where Caitlin's great-great-grandfather, also a Texas Ranger, once waged a similar battle against the forces of John D. Rockefeller.

In her highest-stakes adventure yet, Caitlin Strong faces off against a host of adversaries as the lives of those she loves most are threatened by the villains she's pursuing. The fate of both her country and her state is dangling on the precipice of a strong cold death.

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Stupid Cupid

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What do you get when you mix a stand-up comedian, an English teacher, and a single mom in the on-line dating world? My sexual fantasy, but you also get Alison O'Donnell's literary masterpiece. The result is her "Self Help Comedy of Horrors". She has a black belt in comedy, and valuable scar tissue from well over 100 dates that she meshes together into hilarious and true stories that will have you firing beverages out of your nostrils with laughter. Make a date to read this book. Tom Cotter, As seen on the Tonight Show, Today Show, The Good Wife and Howard Stern Show Great book!!! LMAO!!! Funny, clever, witty and enlightening. My cheeks are still hurting. All four of them. Stupid Cupid is a cleverly written and funny awareness book illustrating the landmines of computer dating... Ms. O'Donnell's insightful and quick-witted perspective of the dating scene's trappings will enlighten any reader. A must have for any on-line (or potential) daters. Ed "The Machine" Regine, comedian, actor, writer

Sunday's Child

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Sunny

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Sunny was written to help young foster children explore and understand their own emotions, as well as expand awareness of foster families to all its readers. It's the story of Mandy, a foster child, who is given a puppy. Struggling with her own emotions of loss and belonging, she tries to return the puppy to its mother, only to discover with the help of her kindly neighbor, Mr. Johnson, that sometimes puppies, just like people, can find love, care, and belonging with a foster parent. At the end of the book, there are questions and answers to facilitate discussion about foster care, as well as contact information for the National Foster Parent Association For each book purchased, $1 will be donated to the National Foster Parent Association. For further information contact the author's website: www.tamstales.net

Sunny

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Super Nonno

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An older Italian gentleman is transformed from a normal, lower energy, boring guy to a virtual Super Hero thanks to his grandchildren. The book tells the story of a typical exciting day with Super Nonno, his grandchildren & the loyal, royal puppy Sir Oliver. The story ends with an interesting question intended to promote discussion between parent & child.
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Surviving the cost of College

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Surviving the Cost of College is an essential down to earth, parent to parent, financial planning guide that provides a comprehensive list of options and strategies to pay for college. Surviving covers: -Financial planning around the FAFSA Federal Formula with long and short term financial strategies to reduce your Expected Family Contribution and increase financial aid. -A complete review of federal aid, loans and institutional scholarships. -An explanation of the four major tax deductions available to parents. -How to find a college that will give you the most money. -How to protect your assets from being consumed by FAFSA. -Eight quick options to reduce college costs. -How to prepare for and complete the FAFSA and PROFILE applications quickly and stress free. Surviving describes numerous ways to reduce college costs including, why two children in college at the same time is cheaper than having them attend separately, why you should eliminate student savings, how much a student can earn without being penalized and how veterans can use their benefits to pay for their children's education.
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Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death

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Norton weaves realistic professional procedure and unexpected emotional jolts into the otherwise erotic flavor of Key West, creating a debut that will seriously contend for all the "Best First" awards.-author Jeremiah Healy

P. K. Norton introduces a new heroine to mystery fans!

Everybody loves Chef Garcia's key lime coconut petit fours. Some even say they're to die for. When four guests die at a wedding at the Beaux Rèves Hotel, the famous petit fours are blamed.

Insurance investigator Amy Lynch flies from Boston to Key West to prepare for a wrongful death suit, her first trip to the island since her fiancé died there three years ago.

Amy's investigation is beset with problems from the get-go. The hotel management is pushing for a quick settlement regardless of fault. The local police are calling the event a tragic accident. Most potential witnesses are missing, deceased or unhelpful. The ghost of Amy's fiancé haunts her as she fends off pressures from all sides and copes with uncertainties concerning her new relationship.

She encounters death at every turn. The health inspector who monitored the hotel kitchen dies in an auto accident; the reporter who covered the incident for the local paper turns up drowned; even a homeless woman Amy befriends is found dead. And deceased wildlife crosses her path more than once.

As she forges on in the face of these obstacles, Amy wonders if Key West is the tropical paradise of the travel brochures or a petri dish of death.

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Taking Charge: Collected Stories on Aging Boldly

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Don't just grow older, Take charge and age boldly!"Taking Charge: Collected Stories on Aging Boldly" is a collection of newspaper columns by Herb Weiss, an award-winning journalist whose body of work is a treasury of well-researched stories and insightful interviews with experts and everyday people who have shared their observations about growing older.Herb covers a myriad of aging issues ranging from care giving and retirement planning to thoughts about spirituality and death. Through these stories, readers are empowered with practical tools to live a happy, engaged and empowered second half of life.
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Thank You for Your Service

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This book has grown out of a query from my grandson, Mark T. Holden, who was asked to bring a veteran to his elementary school to honor Veterans Day in November 2012. He asked his mother if he had a veteran that he could bring to school. His mother explained that there were many veterans on both sides of his family. His grandfather, Robert Poteete lived in Georgia, too far away to come to school in Rhode Island. His great grandfather, Edward L. Caughey, who had died, served in the Navy. Mark was very disappointed and felt left out. I asked if he could take photos of his great grandfather or grandfather or some memento such as a medal from the Spanish American War to school and would that count? The answer was: No. That answer started me on this project of researching and writing about the veterans in the Caughey family. This project also led me to ask my Caughey cousins to write about their fathers, daughters and sons who have served as sailors and soldiers over the years. What began as "my" project to help my grandson has become "our" project for the edification of all our grandchildren and perhaps, someday, their grandchildren.

The Bull and Other Stories (HC) - PRE-ORDER

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Physician, public-health leader, fiction writer and journalist Michael Fine's latest,   and superb, book, The Bull and Other Stories, displays his already celebrated  mix of  empathy tempered by an almost clinical realism; close observation of his characters' emotional, psychological, physiological  and socio-economic circumstances, and their often contradictory values, all informed by his intimate study  of American  society and his acceptance of the ambiguities of  memory.

 

His portrayal of his characters' hopes,  fears and confusions displays his deep understanding of how so many of us -- especially those marginalized by poverty, illness and bigotry -- live today. But Dr. Fine also impressed me with his acute observation of nature, be it forests, fields, flowers,  the weather or non-human animals.

And there's plenty of suspense! Will the beast charge, will the tree fall on the forester, will the crazy woman stab her captives, will  somebody shoot, will the demonstration turn dangerous? (There are some potential movies in this book....)

 

Dr. Fine is a major writer.

-- Robert Whitcomb, president, The Boston Guardian, columnist for GoLocal24.com and former financial editor of the International Herald Tribune.

 

Michael Fine’s world is not fair but it is full.  His characters are not beautiful but they have dignity. In this rich collection of stories we meet immigrants and youth, elderly and laborers - all grappling with life as it is; full of societal conflicts, pressing pain, small graces, fleeting wonder and occasional hope. To read about them is to read about us.
-- Chris Koller  President The Milbank  Memorial Fund

 The short story may be the most difficult of all fictional genres. In The Bull and Other Stories, Michael Fine, already a writer of great distinction, demonstrates he is a master. From first sentence to last, this collection is a rare delight.
 -- G Wayne Miller, Author and Providence Journal reporter

"The Bull and other stories, Rhythmic with a jazz cadence, poignant ,timely and timeless, vivid detail but above all Michael Fine is a storyteller and a damn good one at that."
-- Bert Crenca, Artist, Founder of AS220 

“Michael Fine’s short stories rivet our readers in his monthly Sunday morning columns. We can imagine them sitting there with their morning coffee pondering the obvious and the not so obvious life dramas that Michael writes that capture you from the beginning, to the very end.”
—Nancy Thomas, President of Tapestry Communications; Co-Founder and Editor  RINewsToday.com

The Bull and Other Stories (PB) - PRE-ORDER

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Physician, public-health leader, fiction writer and journalist Michael Fine's latest,   and superb, book, The Bull and Other Stories, displays his already celebrated  mix of  empathy tempered by an almost clinical realism; close observation of his characters' emotional, psychological, physiological  and socio-economic circumstances, and their often contradictory values, all informed by his intimate study  of American  society and his acceptance of the ambiguities of  memory.

 

His portrayal of his characters' hopes,  fears and confusions displays his deep understanding of how so many of us -- especially those marginalized by poverty, illness and bigotry -- live today. But Dr. Fine also impressed me with his acute observation of nature, be it forests, fields, flowers,  the weather or non-human animals.

And there's plenty of suspense! Will the beast charge, will the tree fall on the forester, will the crazy woman stab her captives, will  somebody shoot, will the demonstration turn dangerous? (There are some potential movies in this book....)

 

Dr. Fine is a major writer.

-- Robert Whitcomb, president, The Boston Guardian, columnist for GoLocal24.com and former financial editor of the International Herald Tribune.

 

Michael Fine’s world is not fair but it is full.  His characters are not beautiful but they have dignity. In this rich collection of stories we meet immigrants and youth, elderly and laborers - all grappling with life as it is; full of societal conflicts, pressing pain, small graces, fleeting wonder and occasional hope. To read about them is to read about us.
-- Chris Koller  President The Milbank  Memorial Fund

 

 The short story may be the most difficult of all fictional genres. In The Bull and Other Stories, Michael Fine, already a writer of great distinction, demonstrates he is a master. From first sentence to last, this collection is a rare delight.
 -- G Wayne Miller, Author and Providence Journal reporter

 

 "The Bull and other stories, Rhythmic with a jazz cadence, poignant ,timely and timeless, vivid detail but above all Michael Fine is a storyteller and a damn good one at that."
-- Bert Crenca, Artist, Founder of AS220 

“Michael Fine’s short stories rivet our readers in his monthly Sunday morning columns. We can imagine them sitting there with their morning coffee pondering the obvious and the not so obvious life dramas that Michael writes that capture you from the beginning, to the very end.”
—Nancy Thomas, President of Tapestry Communications; Co-Founder and Editor  RINewsToday.com

The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft

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The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects the author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes, that have influenced some of today's important writers and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Alan Moore, F. Paul Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman.

Included in this volume are The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath," "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Color Out of Space," "The Dunwich Horror," and many more hair-raising tales.

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The First Song

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Who sang the first song? Imagine living in a time, 30,000 years ago, when there was no music. People grunted and animals howled. Then someone made up a melody based on the sounds of nature and shared it with all the jungle's people and animals. Singing together not only brought them joy but also provided them with a peaceful way to communicate. On the surface this is a simple story about Yala, a girl who liked to sing, but the underlying message is that it's possible to live peacefully if we listen to one another. And we shouldn't underestimate the power of music to heal and bond us. Imagine a world where all people are embraced and all animals are respected. Each of us can strive to make our world a safer and friendlier place.
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The Light

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Emma takes on a new challenge. Her visions reveal her mother's secret past. Though shocked by the truth, can Emma believe messages that are sent to her from the light realm in order to save her mother's life? Inspired by the energy of the visions that come to her in a beam of light, Emma goes on a search to uncover the tragedy hidden in her mother's past. The search involves family betrayals, racial tensions, adoption traumas, hidden crime, spiritual rituals, out-of-body experiences, and new love. Will the torn threads of her heart's connections be rewoven? Will she be able to mend the rip in her family's tapestry in time to save her mother?

The Longest Game

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The Past (USED)

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The Promise

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Peter and David Wilson are two adventurous, adolescent brothers, who make a fantastic discovery in the nearby forest. One afternoon in late June, they stumble upon a huge mysterious cavern protected from the elements for centuries. Using dreams and deciphering riddles, they travel through underground passageways to meet the maker of their dreams. Through a series of strange and supernatural encounters, Peter and David must rely on resourcefulness, perseverance, and love to lead them to an opportunity they could never have imagined and make a decision that will change their lives forever.

They Heard the Bugles Call

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"They Heard the Bugle's Call: Pawtucket and the Vietnam War," tells the story of 21 former city residents from this Rhode Island community who were killed in that unpopular conflict. This book, virtually an oral history of a tragic era in American life, focuses on how family members dealt with the loss of a father, son, brother or husband over the years. The mission of the book is to honor and remember these heroes one more time in their hometown, nearly 50 years after the war took them away from their loved ones. The book begins with the story of Pawtucket's first casualty, Marine Corps Lance Corporal Antonio Maciminio, age 20, who died on May 21, 1966 near Da Nang. Maciminio, whose wife Cathy was four months pregnant at the time, had only been in country two months but he had written letters home, telling his family that "this is a crazy, mixed-up war and the way they are fighting it, it's going to last a long time." Pawtucket lost another Marine - 21-year-old Ronald Pierce - in September 1966. Three more of the city's soldiers died in 1967, beginning with Army Specialist Fourth Class Normand Plante, 20, who wrote an "If I die" poem to his parents that spoke of hearing the bugle's call to war. Plante ended his poem by asking his parents not to cry for him. "Be proud of me. My work is done." The shocking reality of war hit the city hard on Oct. 14, 1967 when Marine Corps First Lt. Charles Yaghoobian, 23, died at Con Thien Combat Base on his fourth day in country. Five weeks later, Army Specialist Fourth Class Raymond Michalopoulos, 21, was killed in the Battle of Dak To, on the infamous Hill 875, which became known as "Hamburger Hill" after the month-long fighting finally ended. As the city suffered more and more losses over the next four years, the sounds of military funerals echoed beyond cemetery boundaries and out into the community. The bugler's rendition of Taps and the accompanying 21-gun salutes became all too familiar and painful for citizens to endure. After the funerals ended, families were left alone to deal with their grief. Parents never recovered from the loss of their son. Brothers and sisters tried to go on with their lives, always remembering that young soldier whose image had been frozen in time, forever young. Widows faced heartbreaking challenges. Three of these Pawtucket widows gave birth to children who would never know their father except through pictures and family recollections. "They Heard the Bugle's Call" is a story that played out all over America during the Vietnam War. Here is one community's perspective on the Vietnam War, as told by the families and friends of these young men who died while serving their country. The second edition of this book includes a new final chapter detailing an emotional ceremony on May 21, 2016 that brought 13 of the 21 families together from all over the country to remember their soldier and to share in a healing process that may never end.
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This Unfamiliar Road

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"Mommy, can it kill you?" I turned toward my son's little voice from the backseat, his question wounding my soul. I considered his innocent face as his blue eyes searched mine for the truth. His older sister sat next to him, frozen and silent. How could I reassure them without lying or making false promises? Ruthless and sudden, my recent breast cancer diagnosis hijacked our day at the beach, scattering debris in its wake. Another memory ruined. But even on the toughest days, there's a possibility for hope, love, and even some comic relief. My road to recovery included a breast kabob, bacteria straight from the depths of hell, and fistfuls of carrot cake. There were no shortcuts. Despite these misadventures, my family moved forward together. While strength carried us through the fight, laughter helped us appreciate the ordinary places in between the battles. That is where I choose to live. From snot on my husband's shirt to survival, these are some of my moments.
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Tinkered Treasures (USED)

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'Tinkered Treasures' is a how-to craft book that demonstrates how everyday mundane items can be transformed into charming and unique items. Elyse Major has created over 35 projects, all of them can be adapted to your own tastes. With a simple colour or pattern change you can create items to suit any style or home.
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To Make a Thing of Air

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