Ian Weir - Will Starling

The Napoleonic War is over, Romanticism is at its high tide, and the great city of London is charged with the thrill of scientific discovery and Regency abandon. Into this milieu, the nineteen-year-old foundling Will Starling returns from the Continent, having spent five years assisting military surgeon Alec Comrie. Cocky, charming and damaged, Will is helping Comrie build a civilian practice--and a life--in London’s rough Cripplegate area. This means entering into an uneasy alliance with the Doomsday Men: grave robbers who supply London’s surgeons and anatomists with cadavers for dissection. When a grave robbing goes terribly wrong, it sets in motion a sequence of events that leads to the murder of a moneylender and the arrest of a young woman, Meg Nancarrow. As Meg is sentenced to hang, Will grows convinced that she is the innocent victim of an unholy conspiracy, and that the conspiracy traces itself back to Dionysus Atherton, an old university friend of Comrie’s and the brightest of London’s emerging surgical stars. There are wild rumors about Atherton: whispers of experiments on corpses not quite dead--indeed, on corpses wide awake and wailing--in a bid to unlock the mystery of death itself.

Ian Weir is an award winning playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He holds both American and Canadian citizenship. His first novel, Daniel O’Thunder, was named one of the top historical novels of 2011 by Library Journal and was a finalist for four awards.

 

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Will Starling (Paperback)

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9781586422301
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Published: Steerforth, 2/2015

Jonathan Odell - Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida—one wealthy and white and the other poor and black—who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another.

Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi’s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can’t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel’s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn Delphi on its head. It is the story of a town, a people, and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship.

Jonathan Odell is the author of two novels, The Healing and The View from Delphi, which has been updated and republished as Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League.

 

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$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781940210049
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Published: Maiden Lane Press, 2/2015

Dean Rader - 99 Poems for the 99 Percent

American poetry has a rich tradition of taking on important political and social events. The 99 poems in this diverse and dynamic new collection demonstrate how engagement with what Wallace Stevens called “the actual world” does not diminish poetry’s punch—rather it makes it hit harder. Born out of a popular blog begun by Dean Rader at the height of the recession and at the infancy of the Occupy movements, 99 Poems for the 99 Percent shows that the aims of poetry and the aims of democracy go hand-in-hand. These are poems of anger, love, protest, humor, contemplation, hope, frustration, and beauty. These are poems by the famous and the marginal, by the heard and the ignored. These are poems that speak to the past as well as the future. These are poems of and for the real America.

Dean Rader’s debut collection of poems Works & Days won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Prize, and his newest collection, Landscape/Portrait/Figure/Form was named by the Barnes & Noble Review as one of the Best Poetry Books of 2013. He is a professor and department chair at the University of San Francisco.

 

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$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780988266223
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: 99: The Press, 7/2014

Anita Hughes - French Coast

Serena has the job she's always dreamed of and Chase, the man her heart never dared to. As a new editor at Vogue, she bags the biggest interview of the year with Yvette Renault, the infamous former editor of French Vogue, in The Carlton-InterContinental Hotel during the Cannes Film Festival. She eagerly jets off to France while Chase stays home, working with her father, a former senator, on his upcoming mayoral campaign.

Everything feels unbelievably perfect...until it doesn't. The hotel loses her reservation hours before her big interview. Serena fears that she'll have to go home without her story, but then she meets Zoe, a quirky young woman staying in the suite below Yvette’s who invites Serena to stay with her. Serena is grateful for her mysterious roommate's generosity, but it seems that there's more to her story than meets the eye. To make matters worse, soon after arriving in Cannes, Serena learns a shocking secret about her parents' marriage, and it isn't long before she begins to question her own relationship. With her deadline looming and pressure mounting, Serena will have to use her investigative journalism skills, new friendships, and a little luck to get her life and love back on track. Fast paced and impeccably written, French Coast will draw readers in to the intoxicating world of the Cote D'Azur

Anita Hughes is also the author of Lake Como, Monarch Beach, and Market Street. She attended UC Berkeley’s Masters in Creative Writing Program, and has taught Creative Writing at The Branson School in Ross, California.

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French Coast (Hardcover)

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9781250066107
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: St. Martin's Griffin, 4/2015



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