The book tells the story of four Indian women bound by decades of
friendship: Alka, a child of privilege and power; Mini, a beauty and a flirt;
Priya, a nurturing earth mother; and Divya, who is insecure and envious of her
friends. Now in their 40s and living in California , they find comfort and
support in their weekly games of rummy—even as their private lives begin to
unravel. In her younger years, Alka, the self-appointed leader of the group, was
pressured into marrying a wealthy man whom she loathes in order to save her
family’s failing business. As a result, she turned all of her attention to her
son, Krishna , becoming an obsessive and overbearing mother in the process. As
usual, her three friends adjust to her version of reality. But each has her own
difficulties as well: Mini’s beloved husband dies unexpectedly; Priya catches
her husband cheating; and Divya feels increasingly envious of her companions’
financial stability. When Alka’s son lapses into a coma after a suicide attempt,
her fabricated world shatters like glass. Mini, Priya, and Divya band together
to support her, but a misunderstanding threatens to dissolve the foursome when
they need each other most. It will take more than a game of rummy to repair the
most important friendships of their lives. The novel will be commercially
available Apr. 1, 2014.
The ISBN # is: 978-0-9910810-1-1. The price is $16.95.
The publisher is Daggerhorn Publishing, Livermore, CA.
Against a background torn from the pages of today’s headlines, The Almond Tree, by Michelle Cohen Corasanti recasts the Palestinians in Israel and Gaza, a people frequently in the news, but often misrepresented and more misunderstood’ The author Les Edgerton wrote: Ichmad’s story is a big-hearted story of a small Palestinian boy who learns to survive in a brutal environment and doesn’t simply endure, but emerges from the fire with the wisdom gleaned from the example of a father who has taught him that all men have value, even their enemies. A tale of innocence moving through a vicious world, compassion learned against an environment of daily horrors, and wisdom forged through a boy’s journey through a life we would never wish upon our own children. The book’s universal message of resilience, hope and forgiveness will hit home with anyone who has faced adversity. Cohen Corasanti’s novel brings humanity and clarity to the Arab-Israeli conflict, exploring themes of redemption, family sacrifice and the benefits of education and tolerance. Her personal experience of living in Israel for seven years and her undergraduate degree from the Hebrew University and her MA from Harvard, both in Middle Eastern studies, gave her the perspective, insight and ability to craft this story.
Prepublication Promotion Page: https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoMandala?filter=1 As a published Poet, I truly think I may have something really delightful for readers: COLORADO MANDALA is a psychological love triangle that takes place during the tumultuous "hippie time" of the 1970s. Michael Boyd Atman, a Green Beret in Viet Nam is forced to kill his partner because his brother Officer snaps during combat. Then when Atman returns to the USA he seeks out his partner's widow to see if he can secretly put things right. When he cannot make her happy, he drafts in a young hippie "understudy" to try and complete the lonely widow's life and happiness. But this sets off an even larger conflict, and all of this action and drama is set within the beautiful and picturesque valley of Pike's Peak, Colorado. COLORADO MANDALA is a literary novel with romance and adventure that will compel and engage its readers concerning a little known period of American life, the "hippie time". An era with no novel that has actually captured its nuances and flavors. It is already creating a prepublication sensation. : ) This is luck and light from Brian Heffron
CRUELTY TO INNOCENTS: BOOK 1 IN THE 911 ABDUCTION SERIES:
What if you were in your car alone with your small child and you came upon an emergency scene? Would you stop
to help? What if, while you are trying to assist a victim of an accident or mugging, you left your young child alone
in the car, thinking he or she would be safe. What if, instead of help, the call to 911 brought a terrifying, sinister
result? Someone’s abducting children from 911 emergency scenes in Aberdeen Maryland, while their parents call for help and
lend aid to accident victims. Someone who’s also listening in, is a monster and vicious child abductor. In the midst of the chaos
and confusion of the scene, that monster slips in and steals the innocent children leaving behind no trace for authorities.
Sloanne Kelly is unprepared for what awaits in her hometown as she travels back to Maryland. Her goddaughter is one of the
victims and the clock is ticking. Together with her best friend and a local fireman, Shawn Tyler, Sloanne will face the most
insidious of criminals and fight to recover the children before there is anymore, Cruelty to Innocents.
Just Another Sunday: A Novel Set against the backdrop of the turbulent late 1960s and early 1970s, Just Another Sunday is inspired by actual events and follows Lia Benedict, a teenager growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey. In the spring of 1968, Lia is 15 years old when her Italian-American family decides to leave Brooklyn for their dream home in the suburbs. But Lia is reluctant to pull up roots and go anywhere, especially to some godforsaken Jersey town. "I would rather thrive in the grime of New York than be plucked from my roots and transplanted in Nowheresland, just to wither away and die. I swear this is the kiss of death." Her father, Frank Benedict, has worked hard to afford his own home for his wife, Marie, and five children after years of renting in Brooklyn. With the recent marriage of their eldest daughter, and visions of grandchildren in their future, new life in suburbia couldn't be more promising. But their dream home quickly becomes a living nightmare, and the family's move will prove to be the last they will ever make as an intact family of seven. Just Another Sunday is a compelling five-year snapshot of one woman's life, taking us through teenage angst and rites of passage, new love and broken hearts, friendships and betrayal, triumph and tragedy, and one family's struggle to cope with the inconceivable. You will search your soul and ponder Life's most provocative questions as you experience the unforgettable conclusion to Just Another Sunday.http://www.amazon.com/Just-Another-Sunday-Novel-ebook/dp/B0094JILZY/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1 & http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-another-sunday-elizabeth-good/1112714628?ean=9781432797447
Tracy Kauffman- Author
Gwendolyn's Wish is available on Nook, Kindle and Kobo. You may order through my website: http://tracykauffman.yolasite.com. It is currently on sale for a limited time. Gwendolyn is a lonely girl who receives a special friend. Sami is a magical parrot that can grant wishes. They become friends forever. Order the book today to find out what happens.
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Visionary Wanderings is a poetic, literary adventure through the various meadows of the ardent mind. This book of poetry explores the glorious aspects of romantic travel, and every line of verse within this new anthology was composed with classical meter and rhyme. The poetry contained within this collection of American verse is of the highest quality in lyrical content and style. Visionary Wanderings has been described by literary critics as a work to be likened to the labor and results of Rembrandt. This book is available at amazon.com, and is reasonably priced considering the quality and quantity of the poems contained within this modern American masterpiece. R.C. Special Offers and Product Promotions.
Jeremy G. Woods is an author who has published three books. His most recent one is entitled "The Missing Ingredient in our Prayer Life." It is about a revival of prayer in our daily lives and how prayer impacts our lives.
Foundling! - The Early Life of a Remittance Man'
Book 2 is: 'Foundling! - A Remittance Man's Racy Road to Reform'
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