Boot by Charles L. Templeton

Boot by Charles L. Templeton


Enter for a chance to win 1 of 100 ebooks of the Amazon bestseller, Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam by Charles L Templeton.

A debut postmodern literary novel that explores the madness of the Vietnam War.

While much has been written about the Vietnam War from those who lived through it, Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam is an undeniably unique and surreal reflection on that troubled time in history. A linguistic triumph about military failure, the book is a truly unusual tale from the perspective of a Marine helicopter crew chief, George Orwell (G.O.) Hill.

In the Fall of 1968, George Orwell Hill finds himself in the middle of the war in Vietnam. G.O., as he is known to his fellow crew members in Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265, enters the conflict with all of the biases and prejudices you might expect from a young man from south Texas. G.O. is a dreamer, much in the same vein as Walter Mitty, which gives the reader an opportunity to see into his mind and thought processes as well as his heart. The word ‘absurd’ derives from the Latin word for deaf, ‘surdus.’ Fittingly, the absurd universe of the Boot is deaf to G.O.’s attempts to understand or to influence it. His protracted journey of self-discovery, survival, and trying to find meaning in his life, are in vain. That is, until he finally embraces his absurd existence, and throws himself wholeheartedly into experiencing the surreal realities life has provided for him.

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Categories: chancellorsville-campaign

Giving Up Whiteness by Jeff James

Giving Up Whiteness by Jeff  JamesEnter to win one of 10 copies of Giving Up Whiteness: One Man's Journey by Jeff James.

If you're one of the millions who have read books such as How to Be an Antiracist, White Fragility, Caste, or similar books, Giving Up Whiteness may be a logical and satisfying next step on your journey. The book explores how one man discovered the history of race and whiteness, how it affected every aspect of his life, and how he attempted to "unwhiten" a worldview that immersed him from birth in Appalachia.

With a blend of honest storytelling and incisive critique, James guides readers through the questions he encountered:

* How and why were race and, specifically, whiteness invented?
* What privileges and protections accrue to people categorized as white—and why has it been so difficult to expand them to everyone?
* How has the white Christian church bolstered white supremacy?
* If whiteness was made up, Is it even possible to give it up as an identity -- and if so, what would that look like?

The things we can't see yield the most power, so it's time to take a hard look at whiteness.

"With the spirit of an explorer, James invites us into his quest to discover what divesting from whiteness looks like and whether or not it's even possible. Personal storytelling at its best!" ---- Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White

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Categories: mmorpg

The Knife Thrower’s Wife by Sheila McGraw

The Knife Thrower’s Wife by Sheila  McGrawEnter to win The Knife Thrower's Wife, an unputdownable, twisty, dark, and unexpectedly humorous thriller.

Illustrator Julia Green thinks she's living the dream in suburban Houston, until she has sleepwalking nightmares featuring her husband as a knife thrower with scantily clad Julia strapped to his target. And Austin's aim is regrettably poor.

Along with the nightmares she also has wild and funny daydreams. Wondering what her subconscious is trying to tell her, she paints and analyzes her dreamscapes. Soon, as Julia questions her lifestyle and state of mind, she exhumes present and past betrayals and secrets, and realizes that her friend, Trix, is correct -- that she's been a mushroom -- kept in the dark and fed shit.

When an unexpected tragedy occurs, Julia becomes the focus of the media and police, and she must cast off her submissive persona, find inner strength, and navigate treacherous waters to her long-overdue awakening.

From FOREWORD/CLARION REVIEWS:
In Sheila McGraw's energetic, polished mystery The Knife Thrower's Wife, cracks begin to appear in a long marriage. The book is realistic in its depiction of a family picking up the pieces of a marital implosion...

In humorous fantasy scenes, Julia slips into daydreaming about how she would react more assertively to people if she had no personal and social constraints...

Visual lines show how Julia feels "tiny, hairy centipede feet of fear" and capture her house as "a domestic detention unit".

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Categories: x-men

The Fixer's Daughter by Hy Conrad

The Fixer's Daughter by Hy ConradNow you can enter for a chance to win one of 50 copies of “The Fixer’s Daughter” by Hy Conrad, the award-winning writer/producer of the ground-breaking TV and book series, "Monk."

In “The Fixer’s Daughter,” an idealistic journalist comes home to Austin, hoping to mend fences with her father, a powerful fixer for the Texas elite. But before either one can apologize for the past, father and daughter get pitted against each other in a twisted tale of murder, politics and family loyalty.

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Categories: kinshasa

The End of the Day by Bill Clegg

The End of the Day by Bill Clegg*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

Following his acclaimed New York Times bestseller, DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY, Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about the complicated bonds and breaking points of friendship, the corrosive forces of secrets, the heartbeat of longing, and the redemption found in forgiveness.

A retired widow in rural Connecticut wakes to an unexpected visit from her childhood best friend whom she hasn’t seen in forty-nine years.

A man arrives at a Pennsylvania hotel to introduce his estranged father to his newborn daughter and finds him collapsed on the floor of the lobby.

A sixty-seven-year-old taxi driver in Kauai receives a phone call from the mainland that jars her back to a traumatic past.

These seemingly disconnected lives come together as half-century-old secrets begin to surface. It is in this moment that Bill Clegg reminds us how choices—to connect, to betray, to protect—become our legacy.

Deeply observed and beautifully written, this novel is a feat of storytelling, capturing sixty years within the framework of one fateful day.

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Categories: mythology

Chewy Marmot by S.E. Spracher

Chewy Marmot by S.E. SpracherEnter for a chance to win one of five copies of a signed, first edition paperback of "Chewy Marmot" by S.E. Spracher.

Great Quarantine Reading for Families!

A very long chapter book in three parts...
Book I - An Unexpected Journey
Book II - The Wolverines
Book III - The Lotus Flower

Chewy Marmot has never ridden on a skyship before, or taken a funicular inside of a mountain. He doesn’t know any wizards, or talking pigs, or that he can actually manifest fantastical foods just by imagining them. He certainly doesn’t believe that the world is full of magic (it is), and that it’s governed by a giant lotus flower that’s about to die. All he knows is that his Spring is off to a really bad start. He’s failed a really important test, he has no friends and his crush loves nothing more than to embarrass him. Not to mention there’s a dark and ugly cloud hovering over Marmtunn, and it won’t go away. When his grandfather dies, leaving him to take care of a cabin in the Mind Mountains that no one even knew existed, it’s the last place he wants to be. He’d rather be at the helm of a sailboat out on the lake. Realizing he must prove his responsibility to his father in order to redeem himself, Chewy sets out to the cabin, only to find that when he gets there nothing will go as planned. He'll have to rely on his new friends in order to escape the tricks of Mind Mountains and avoid being captured by the evil Marculf, a gargantuan wolverine who's got an entire army to do his bidding.

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Categories: world-of-warcraft

Keep Your Friends Close by Janelle Harris

Keep Your Friends Close by Janelle HarrisDarcy Hogan’s perfect life is all over social media. She’s beautiful, she’s successful, and she and her childhood sweetheart are about to become parents for the first time. But behind all the followers and the superficial likes lurks a darker truth…

In reality, Darcy feels isolated and afraid. Her difficult pregnancy has her confined to the house, she’s being harassed online, and out-of-control debt threatens to ruin everything she’s worked so hard for.

When her husband is summoned away on business, Darcy’s cabin fever soon spirals into fear. Who is making mysterious phone calls and knocking on her door? Is it an old friend trying to reach out—or a stranger determined to push in?

As her due date creeps closer, Darcy feels ever more certain that someone is out to get her. She’s desperate to get away—but is she running from the right person?

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Categories: nutrition

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, BLACK SUN, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.

Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.

Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.

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Categories: graffiti