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Apple Pie and Bubble Gum Sky

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ISBN: 0975257609 | 978-0975257609

Apple Pie and Bubble Gum Sky by Gailor L. Schmidt is an enchanting collection of poems written from a grandmother’s perspective to amuse young readers. The poems are based on the unexpected and delightful things children say and do. Grandparents and parents reading the book with children may find that it inspires a few memories of their own.

Illustrated by Miki Sakamoto

A Life in the LowCountry: Lilla DeLoach Haltiwanger, A Survivor, with the Help of God and Bunny Fischer

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ISBN: 0975537601 | 9780975537602

Book I of A Life in the Lowcountry Series. LILLA, A SURVIVOR, is the life story of a South Carolina lowcountry small-town woman whose spirit was never broken. A child of a family challenged by hardship and the killer flu of 1919, Lilla found true love, then suffered widowhood twice and the death of a son. Living a day at a time with her faith in God, the help of her sons and caring people of small-town South Carolina, Lilla is truly a survivor.

American Cattleyas–Species and Outstanding Clones That Define American Hybridizing

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This new publication chronicles the development of all the major lines of cattleya hybrids in the USA, and explores the contributions of important species to those hybrids. Based on extensive interviews of prominent hybridizers and commercial growers, scientific articles, orchid trade magazines, and by the author’s 30+ years of experience growing orchids, this book explains the approach used by American hybridizers during the 20th Century. American Cattleyas is oriented toward all those with an interest in the “Queen of Orchids.”

Malta’s Towns and Villages

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ISBN: 0974382108 | 978-0974382104

A detailed account of the rich history and treasured artifacts of the towns and villages of Malta. This book also celebrates the efforts of the Maltese to preserve the rich heritage of their beautiful island.

Walk with Me

Walk With Me

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ISBN: 0975556304 | 978-0975556306

Walk With Me by Chris Jorgenson is more than a book–it is a journey. You won’t be able to read through this collection of stories, songs & poetry without realizing the familiarity in your own life’s journey. We all walk a similar road…we all face loss, friendship, joy, love, or need to belong. In Walk With Me you will see the author’s desire to help other’s remember, even find the goodness and love of God. Here is what one Christian author had to say of Walk With Me:

“Chris Jorgenson’s Walk With Me is filled with inspiring reflections helpful in dealing with real-world realities and struggles. Read it and your gaze will be lifted toward greater meaning, higher purpose, and more compelling vision for your everyday life.”

Mark Mittelberg, international speaker, co-author of Becoming a Contagious Christian and author of Building a Contagious Church

Walk With Me is also about promoting organ donation. A portion of the proceeds from Walk With Me will go to the Teegan Fike Trust Fund. Teegan received a wonderful gift at the age of 10 months–organs she needed to have a chance at life. Be a HERO…be and ORGAN DONOR!

Publisher: Petra-Philos Publishing, PO Box 356 Leeds, ND

When Somebody Loves You Back

When Somebody Loves You Back

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ISBN: 0977809609 | 978-0977809608

A Novel–Nikki, had no idea that accepting an invitation would impact her life so thoroughly. Dinner and a movie thrust her into womanhood. There was no time for immaturity and nostalgia. She had to grow up, get it together and keep it together. She knew about abandonment from her mother. She knew about strength and coldness from her grandmother. She learned that love is best when somebody loves you back.

When Somebody Loves You Back is the kind of book that you keep in your shoulder bag, purse, desk or at your bedside, so that it is readily available at your fingertips when you are able to grab a few minutes to devour some more of its pages. Patriece has the rare ability to create characters and situations that are believable and life-like, characters that have texture and depth. Not only are you engaged and drawn in to the book, but it also causes you to reflect upon your own life experiences.

Debrena Jackson Gandy, Author of All the Joy You Can Stan
He Looked Like A Man Until He Barked

He Looked Like a Man Until He Barked

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ISBN: 0977809617 | 978-0977809615

Troy’s charm and money combined, afforded him time in the heart of his choice. He chose Asia, who laid aside four years of celibacy and broke every rule to have his love. Deanna’s heart belonged to Troy after a shopping spree, a night of passion and the ultimate promise. Kelly chose Troy. After all the hell she’d gone through with men before him, Troy would either marry her or pay child support—the choice was his.

A read so captivating I felt handcuffed to the pages.

Yolanda Williams, Oakland, California

A novel full of lies, secrets and forgiveness. An unforgettable read from beginning to end.

Women of Excellence Book Club, Oakland, California

The Israeli Invasion of Beirut

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ISBN: 978-615-33250-5

The death toll of the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon was 11,500. In West Beirut alone, it was 4,000. That is a huge figure for a nation whose total population is three million, many of whom had already emigrated due to the civil war, which started in 1975.

I saw my nation falling and rising, I saw pain and heroism, I saw cowardice and courage, I saw humiliation and happiness—these are all etched in my mind. For me, those left much more gruesome wounds than those which scar the body. Fortunately, I was spared the latter, together with any of my loved ones.

While many might suppress their memories, as the soldier in ‘Waltzing with Bashir,’ or choose only the easier, lighter moments to recall, other survivors of 1982, like me, feel compelled to tell what they saw and felt—to describe those moments of intensity so starkly different from the ordinary course of events, for the sake of the truth.

In Mt. Diablo's Shadow

In Mt. Diablo’s Shadow–A Collection of Prose and Poetry, Volume 6

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ISBN: 978-0-692-82038-4

In Mt. Diablo’s Shadow–A Collection of Prose and Poetry, Volume 6–Compiled and edited by Kati Short, Poet Laureate, City of Brentwood.

Welcome to our sixth collection of local writers’ work. This may be the best assortment of poetry, short story and prose we’ve offered so far.

There are many wonderful poems such as Before the Fall, Cowboy Copeless, Gone too Long, Wild Horses.

Among the prose pieces are Donkey Baseball, Tommy and Flicker, In Training to Become Queen, Fist Fighting Mariachis.

We hope you enjoy our literary arts fest.

The Charter School Movement

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ISBN: 0972098909 | 9780972098908

“Charter schools are a new direction with vast potential to provide a different and creative educational program in a unique setting.”

–Dr. Robert Byrne,
Superintendent of Schools,
Thornwood, New York

ALFRED J. LODOVICO is currently an Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Thornwood, New York. He has been in various fields of education for 35 years. As the notion of Charter Schools became more and more familiar, Mr. Lodovico chose this educational reform movement as a final project and requirement for his doctoral degree.