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THE RESURRECTION OF MARY MABEL MCTAVISH

Mary Mabel An adult comic novel set in the 1930s about a young woman who becomes a Hollywood star after 'resurrecting' a kid electrocuted at a revival meeting.

Jack Warner, J. Edgar Hoover, W.R. Hearst and the Rockettes round out a cast of Ponzi promoters, Bolshevik hoboes, tent revivalists, and double-dealing social climbers in a fast-paced tale that satirizes the religious right, media manipulation, celebrity and greed.

 

 

 

 




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CURSE OF THE DREAM WITCH

It is the age of the Great Dread. The Dream Witch wants the heart of Princess Olivia. Until she has it, none of the kingdom's children are safe, including Milo, a peasant boy trapped in the Dream Witch's underground lair.

Join Milo, Princess Olivia and a curious talking mouse on an epic adventure as they battle man-eating moles, magical parchments and a carpet of bats...

 

 

 

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THE GRAVE ROBBER'S APPRENTICE

All is not well in the Arduchy of Waldland...

The orphan Hans is desperate to escape his master, the grave robber Knobbe the Bent. The young countess Angela must rescue her parents from the mad archduke.

But when fate flings them together, Hans and Angela find themselves on a daring quest, with the archduke's necromancer out to destroy them at every turn.

Will Angela and Hans succeed? Or will the evil necromancer capture them first?

Welcome to a world of highwaymen, hermits and dancing bears, and get ready for a swashbuckling, epic adventure on the grandest scale!

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BORDERLINE

Life's not easy for Sami Sabiri since his dad stuck him in a private school where he is the only Muslim kid.  But it's about to get a lot worse. When Sami catches his father in a lie, he gets suspicious...He's not the only one.  In a whirlwind, the FBI descends on his home, and Sami's family becomes the center of an international terrorist investigation.  Now Sami must fight to keep his world from unraveling. An explosive thriller ripped from today's headlines, Borderline is the story of a funny, gutsy Muslim-American teen determined to save his father, his family and his life.

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CHANDA'S WARS
A Junior Library Guild Selection

It's been six months since Mama died, and Chanda is struggling to raise her little brother and sister. Determined to end a family feud, she takes them to her relatives’ remote rural village.

But across the nearby border, a brutal civil war is spreading. Rebels led by the brutal cult leader General Mandiki attack at night, kidnapping children to become child soldiers. All that separates Chanda from the horror is a stretch of rugged bush and a national park alive with predators. Soon, not even that. Before she knows it, Chanda must face the unthinkable with a troubled young tracker as her unlikely ally.

Chanda's Wars is the unforgettable story of a teenager who risks her life to save her brother and sister. Epic in its sweep, intimate in its humanity, it is a gripping tale of family intrigue, love and courage, forgiveness and hope.

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CHANDA'S SECRETS

CHANDA'S SECRETS is a suspense-filled novel about a teenager who fights to rescue
the people she loves. Through his dramatic storytelling, Allan Stratton captures the enduring strength of loyalty, the profound impact of loss, and a fearlessness that is powered by the heart. Above all, this is a story about living with truth.

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LESLIE'S JOURNAL
NEW UPDATED EDITION OUT NOW

Fifteen-year-old Leslie hides her lack of sexual experience behind a provocative facade of micro-miniskirts and fishnet stockings. She talks tough, skips school, and dabbles in drugs, but her journal reveals her vulnerable side. Stinging from her parents’ divorce and fearful of losing her well-behaved best friend, Leslie falls for an older boy, Jason, who reels her into a terrifying world of date rape, abuse and blackmail.

In this latest edition, blackmail takes an even more sinister turn, as Jason threatens to expose Leslie on the internet. Enter the terrifying world of cyber stalking.

"This will cause any parent of young daughters to lose sleep."
-Houston Chronicle

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THE PHOENIX LOTTERY

THE PHOENIX LOTTERY is a comic adult novel about the nature of art, God, family and revenge. It follows the lives of three sets of interconnected characters whose struggles whirl them from postwar Italy, to revolutionary Cuba, to a shamanic seance on Baffin Island, to an S&M Bed and Breakfast in rural Canada, to post-millennial Vatican intrigue and across the paths of Meyer Lansky, Castro, Pope Paul VI, and Irenee duPont.
Booze tycoon Edgar Beamish dies in unusual circumstances, leaving his corporation to his estranged son Junior, a well-meaning if emotionally unbalanced dilettante. Junior decides to play philanthropist with corporate assets, a move which brings him to the brink of bankruptcy.
Desperate for cash, he creates The Phoenix Lottery. The scheme offers its winner instant Celebrity and Wealth: celebrity by publicly immolating a priceless van Gogh in a live event beamed by satellite to stadiums around the world; wealth by selling the story to T.V., tabloids and Hollywood.
Junior has an ally in lottery winner Lydia Spark, a rural teen runaway turned Goth performance artist with parent problems of her own. Arrayed against him are his father Edgar, continuing the battle with his son from beyond the grave, and backroom Vatican operator Cardinal Giuseppe Wichita, on a mission from new Pope Innocent to defend the interests of Western civilization.
But this Prince of the Church has secrets. A one-time Mafia errand boy who disappeared with a basket of money and body parts, Wichita is the illegitimate son of a failed novitiate who martyred herself to save him from the wrath of the mob. Now canonized, the lunatic Saint Maria Carlotta Castelli delle Grotte di Castellana is on the warpath against any and all who stand in the way of her belovèd son.

THE PHOENIX LOTTERY
Riverbank Press, Toronto, 2000
Quality trade paperback, French Sleeves
384 pages
$15.00 plus postage
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