Books

Crossing Borders
Bruce Kauffman

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders brings you a splendid collection of poetry and micro-prose from an eclectic assembly of authors. Cross the sands of time and swim in the ocean of this impressive work. You will not be let down.

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And With Thy Spirit
April Bulmer

And With Thy Spirit

In her new book, And With Thy Spirit, award-winning poet and mystic, April Bulmer, speaks in the tongues of many women based on her visions of past lives. Even her favourite tree is a familiar old soul and “bows his stiff knees/ to weather.”

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Looking For Light
Susan Ioannou

Looking For Light

Looking for Light ponders how to create beauty and meaning in our troubled world, considering the arts, spirituality, even particle physics, and life’s ultimate transformation.

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Rain Dance

Rain Dance

Rain Dance is a beautifully illustrated fireside story from Kenya. A realistic thunderstorm experience for the reader!

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No Common Thread
Norma West Linder

No Common Thread

Over the past four decades, the short stories of Norma West Linder have appeared in leading magazines, such as Chatelaine and Horizon, at home and internationally. Her fiction has been anthologized numerous times. In No Common Thread, Ms. Linder has selected 33 of her personal favourites from well over 100 published pieces.

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The Pastel Planet
Norma West Linder

The Pastel Planet

When a spaceship appeared over Manitoulin Island, Caleb Larkin and his step-sister Katie Lambert were the only two humans who saw it land. This magical event happened because Caleb dared Katie to leave their cottage and spend the night in a pup tent on the shores of Lake Mindemoya. He slipped out in the middle of the night in order to frighten her. Both of them were astonished to see a rainbow-coloured flying saucer hovering above them. When it landed, a strange figure approached, offering to take them for a ride. They’re too frightened to go. The weird creature tells them they’re welcome to change their minds. If they do, they should return to this spot when the moon is full. After thinking it over for a few days, they decided to be brave. A great surprise awaited them on Terra Turquoise.

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Robbie Raccoon and the Big Black Blob
Irene Fisher

Robbie Raccoon and the Big Black Blob

Raccoons are curious by nature and love to eat just about anything. Robbie and Ricki are no different. When mother raccoon is not around they learn a valuable lesson when they take off on an adventure to find out what smells so scrumptious. Robbie Raccoon and The Big Black Blob is a fun, lesson‐filled story told from an inquisitive raccoon’s perspective.

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They Have To Take You In
Ursula Pflug

They Have To Take You In

“We are reading our way out of sadness.” So writes Linda Rogers in her fine poem, “Paper Stairs.” And as our relationship with home and family is a complicated and varied one, Ursula Pflug’s Hidden Brook Press anthology They Have to Take You In, provides the reader with ample evidence of the profound complexity of blood and clan.

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Alone: A Winter in the Woods
Felicity Sidnell Reid

Alone: A Winter in the Woods

Alone: a Winter in the Woods is written in the spirit and quality of Fredrick Philip Grove’s, Governor General Award winning novel, “Settlers of the Marsh”. Felicity Sidnell Reid brings young readers a spell-binding story of pioneer survival. They will be captivated by vivid descriptions of the northern landscape. This historically accurate story of endurance will be equally enjoyed by girls and boys of any age.

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Power and Possessions
Jim Ronson

Power and Possessions

Power and Possessions opens with an armed bank robbery by a crystal meth addict named Marlowe seeking to feed his addiction. How long will his robbery spree last?
At the centre of the novel is a romantic triangle between the three main characters: Julie, Frank and Bjorn. When the high stakes world of video games clashes with the world of high art in the city of Toronto, secrets, lies and passions explode onto the scene. Stolen paintings, a skull, and an important archaeological find all come into play.

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Bad Day For Ralphie
Jim Christy

Bad Day For Ralphie

Jim Christy’s newest collection of short stories, Bad Day for Ralphie, published by Hidden Brook Press, is sometimes idiosyncratic and quirky, often funky and strange but always poignant and emotionally provocative. Even though they often have a funny twist they are none the less moving and will appeal to just about everyone. Jim Christy has been described as a master story teller. This collection proves the point.

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Apprehensions of Van Gogh: Selected Poems, 1960 – 2014
David Pratt

Apprehensions of Van Gogh: Selected Poems, 1960 – 2014

The settings for David Pratt’s poetry are as diverse as their content and form, including Canada, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Israel, France, Norway, Spain, and the isles of Greece. Certain themes recur: war is one of them, reflecting the poet’s childhood under German bombers in wartime England. Another theme is art and artists, celebrating the work of the Canadian Fred Varley, the Czech Jakub Schikaneder, the Norwegian Edvard Munch, and the Dutch van Gogh. Other poets and writers are memorialized: Irving Layton, Al Purdy, Isaac Babel, André Frénaud. Interspersed among these pieces are personal poems that record the heart`s journey across the decades.

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redirection
Brian Way

redirection

From its innovative sonnet sequence on Canada’s Prime Ministers to myriad ruminations on matters local and intimate, national and universal, Way’s redirection is a Canadian book of poetry that seeks, unceasingly, to lay bare the Canadian psyche and that of the world beyond. In the end, a galvanic collection of innovative poetry—a very good collection of poetry—unique, its aim grand and complex, minuscule and simplistic, its language sharp as a Canadian season. Matters personal and national, styles changeable, eclectic as lightning—eclectric, perhaps, like that marvellous heal-all elixir Dr. Thomas once sold across the country—different and diverse and Canadian as … well, as we Canadians.

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The Darker Edges of the Sky
Wayne Schlepp

The Darker Edges of the Sky

The deeper subjects of these fifty-eight spare poems—minute observations over some sixteen years of a single stretch of swamp and bush, and of the self that does the observing—include the alien/ kindred lives and deaths of birds, animals and trees; the miraculous gift of light; the relationship between ourselves and the world we observe (what difference does it make that, in us, the natural realm both is and is known?); and our troubled sense of time carrying us and our world ineluctably towards the known end of death and decay, and perhaps too the unknown we always sense beyond the surface of things. These poems are to be read carefully, turned over in the mind, and savoured with a slow and complex delight.

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The Family Reunion
Richard Grove

The Family Reunion

General reader / family fun. The Family Reunion is a collection of vignettes and character sketches, that are woven together around a family reunion. Put your feet up and be ready to chuckle – A light read for the whole family.

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Fringe Dwellers
Shane Joseph

Fringe Dwellers

Sid’s a war-hero and a bum, Gloria’s a beautiful luckless lover, Andrew’s a writer whose favourite haunt is the cemetery, and Julia is a priest with a dying congregation in a booming suburb. What have they in common? They are the Fringe Dwellers – people who once led normal lives until a sudden twist in the road sent them out onto the fringes of society. From the fringe they claw back meaning and redemption for their altered lives.

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Iron Shoes
Elizabeth Greene

Iron Shoes

The Iron Shoes is a fine collection of poems inspired by Kingston’s streets and haunted houses. Elizabeth Greene also journeys through her past, invoking and laying to rest some of her old ghosts.

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The Second Language of Birds
Hidden Brook Press Authors

The Second Language of Birds

Donna Langevin’s second poetry collection is as lyrical, poignant and playful as her first … Quintessentially Canadian nature imagery is threaded through the book.

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Love In The (Irrational) Imperfection
Hidden Brook Press Authors

Love In The (Irrational) Imperfection

“Writing with a knife, drawing ink form the body of memory, K.V. Skene articulates a map of grief in this collection. Her “poems from alone” transcend the letter I and focus on the omniscient eye that sees past her lost world to the renaissance of joy.” Linda Rogers

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Tilted Equilibrium
Hidden Brook Press Authors

Tilted Equilibrium

The poems in Tilted Equilibrium will knock you off kilter, pitch you over the handlebars and into the mud, tickled by dazzle, splashed in the loblolly of language, word-spiced by varieties of experience as you move from childhood, through adolescent awakening, to childbirth, motherhood, and on into the bitter-sweet triumphs and disappointments of adulthood.

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The Other Seasons
Hidden Brook Press Authors

The Other Seasons

The Other Seasons is Allan Briesmaster’s eighth book of poetry. It follows Pomona Summer (Hidden Brook Press, 2005) and Galactic Music (Lyricalmyrical, 2005). A free-lance writer and editor, Allan lives in Thornhill, Ontario with his wife Holly, a visual artist. He has read his poetry in venues from coast to coast, and is himself a reading series organizer and a micro publisher (Aeolus House).

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Thule Explorer
Hidden Brook Press Authors

Thule Explorer

Filled with poetry and the expression of life, this book is not just an exploration of the arctic in a kayak but it is an exploration of character. Artist, writer, Rosemary Clewes is one of few that dared explore where her heart took her. In this book, she explores the edges – the edge of centuries-old ice, the edge of the world, the edge of her world – and finds miracles live at the frontier of one¹s reality. She brings to her explorations a practised eye, an intelligent mind, the newcomer’s sensibilities, and an insight inclined to the metaphysical.

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String of Mysteries
Hidden Brook Press Authors

String of Mysteries

ISBN: 978-1-897475-10-2 Trade Paperback Suggested Retail (Paperback): $15.95 Order this book by contacting the publisher at writers@HiddenBrookPress.com 613-475-2368 About the AuthorKate Marshall Flaherty is a poet, yoga instructor, teen retreat guide and one of the founding members of the Children’s Peace Theatre. She has won awards for her poetry, including...

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In The Cafe Du Monde
Hidden Brook Press Authors

In The Cafe Du Monde

When I drop into the Café du Monde in New Orleans, I feel like it has no walls. Maybe this is because I often sit at one of the curbside tables under the green and white striped canopy to watch street performers. Whether taking shelter indoors from a sudden lightning storm or the sweltering heat, I always have the same feeling – this is a place with a heart big enough to contain the whole world.

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North Shore Series – One
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North Shore Series – One

M.E. Csamer  “A Month Without Snow”         – Prose– ISBN – 978-1-894553-87-2 – $15.95   Description: A Month Without Snow comprises a novella and a one act play. In the novella, six people choose to live together for one month in an isolated farmhouse. Their time is documented on tape, in notes and through internal monologues. They are here...

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The Wisdom of Old Souls
Hidden Brook Press Authors

The Wisdom of Old Souls

The Wisdom of Old Souls, edited by Bonita Summers, is a moving collection of poems and stories, spanning from a Rhodesian prison home to a rural Quebec farmhouse. The images and vignettes smoulder and “spark across the generations,” oftentimes affirming “how living are the dead.” This anthology is like sepia portraits in a cherished scrapbook.

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Changing Ways
Hidden Brook Press Authors

Changing Ways

Prospectors for great prose need look no further – here in Changing Ways is a wonderful anthology of six Canadian authors. A unique collection of stories written by six different authors, each tale told with gusto and humour offering an insight into Canadian life and faraway places Changing Ways is a repository of literary delights that will gratify the reader.

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WHY?   ¿POR QUÉ?   POURQUOI?
Hidden Brook Press Authors

WHY? ¿POR QUÉ? POURQUOI?

    WHY?   ¿POR QUÉ?   POURQUOI? Poetry / Poesía by James D. Cockcroft Published by Hidden Brook Press ISBN – 978-1-897475-26-3 $16.95 Order this book by contacting the publisher at writers@HiddenBrookPress.com 613-475-2368 or Order from your local bookstore. (A TIP: If you order from your local bookstore you will not have to pay delivery. Give them...

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The Rock in the Water
Hidden Brook Press Authors

The Rock in the Water

“The Rock in the Water” is a collection of short stories about real people written by, Bill Conall, one of the best story tellers you will ever come across. Enjoy the vivid characters painted into an equally well painted landscape and social situations that everyone will relate to. You will have to wipe away tears of sadness as well as joy. Sometimes funny and sometimes sad this book will take you places and meet people that you swear you have met, seen or been. Enjoy 350 pages of great reading.

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Call Waiting
Merle Amodeo

Call Waiting

A love story of inner conflict for a TV reporter painted around the corporate landscape of the communication media. A former cop, now private detective, weaves through the story testing the bounds of a relationship. Characters find who they really are despite themselves.

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On Cloud Nine – A Down-to-Earth Fantasy
Hidden Brook Press Authors

On Cloud Nine – A Down-to-Earth Fantasy

“If Cloud Nine did not exist, you would have had to invent it.” So says Emmenda, Tender First Class of Guests Manifesting Excess Happiness and a Cloud Sprite dedicated to her task and the Cloud’s unwavering mandate. So what’s all the that turmoil about just as Paul Hogarth, a humble baker who’s just won a first-novel prize, wafts in from the hold of the Joyful Reaper, for his stint of happiness rehab?

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After the Flood
Shane Joseph

After the Flood

A tale of love, loss and lust in a fundamentalist society formed in the aftermath of a giant flood that destroyed most of the earth in 2012.

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Al Purdy A-Frame Fundraiser Anthology “Purdy Country”
Hidden Brook Press Authors

Al Purdy A-Frame Fundraiser Anthology “Purdy Country”

The CCLA is proud to announce, “Purdy Country”, an anthology of poetry
and essays on Al Purdy published by Hidden Brook Prss. This anthology is
an A-frame fundraiser book. 100% of the profit from the sale of this book
will be donated to the A-frame Trust established by Jean Baird.

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Antarctica: First Journey
Geoff Carpentier

Antarctica: First Journey

The mystique of the Antarctic enthralls everyone, but few dare venture to its icy shores. But for those who do, a myriad of questions arise – what do I wear? What will I do? What will I see? How do I prepare? Geoff Carpentier, a veteran expedition guide, brings you his knowledge and experience through the pages of this fun and informative guide.

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Aqua Planet
Hidden Brook Press Authors

Aqua Planet

“These are poems about confluence—of river and sea, of sea and shore, of both with man and dog, of father and son, of spirit and Spirit. They are laced with close observation, awe humility, pleasure and pondering. If you love where the ocean meets the land (and all the creatures drawn to that meeting), you will value these words of poetic tribute.”Daniel TaylorProfessor of English, Bethel University
St. Paul, Minnesota

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On the Other Side of Paradise
Hidden Brook Press Authors

On the Other Side of Paradise

Kent Bowman has been composing songs and performing as a guitarist and trombonist for decades. In this, his first major poetry collection, he also joyfully returns to writing words without music.

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Heir to the Caves
Hidden Brook Press Authors

Heir to the Caves

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth—but the process did not end with a single world, as so many believe. What creator who truly enjoyed the process of creation would be willing to create only once, and then set it aside for all time, never to experience it again? No, God created multiple worlds—multiple realms—on which all manner of things are possible. Some have great magic. Others have little magic. Still others have no magic at all. Regardless of the structure of the world, however, all of them have the same mandate: to serve God, and to bring as many within the world to him as possible.

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Island on the Wind-Breathed Edge of the Sea
John Lee

Island on the Wind-Breathed Edge of the Sea

“Island on the Wind-Breathed Edge of the Sea”, is a collection of poetry by, arguably, one of Canada’s finest living People’s Poets, John B. Lee. After numerous literary awards, over 50 books, over 500 anthologies and many trips to Cuba this is Lee’s first full collection of Cuba poems. They are the perceptions, perspectives and reflections on the Cuban landscape, its peoples, the sounds and sights, the sea and the wind and how they all fold into a poetic experience. These poems will bring you closer to the real Cuba than any guide or travel book could possibly do. This is one of John B. Lee’s finest books.

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In the Muddy Shoes of Morning
John Lee

In the Muddy Shoes of Morning

“In the Muddy Shoes of Morning!” is a wonderful book of poems- I see here the influences of your years on the farm, and this newer influence of the lake! – Mary Ann Mulhern

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From O To Snow
Hidden Brook Press Authors

From O To Snow

Poetry by Kate Marshall Flaherty Deborah Panko Donna Langevin         Published by Hidden Brook Press ISBN – 978-1-897475-62-1 $16.95 Order this book by contacting the publisher at writers@HiddenBrookPress.com 613-475-2368 or Order from your local bookstore. (A TIP: If you order from your local bookstore you will not have to pay delivery....

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Once Upon A Sandbox
Carolyn Wilker

Once Upon A Sandbox

A marvellous family friendly book that will lift your spirits. Once Upon a Sandbox, by C. R. Wilker, is a warm and gentle memoir about family life on a farm. It is about the farm and the individuals, the personalities, and the ties that bind them to each other.

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Grandfather, Father and Me:  Memories, Poetry, and Good Food
Donna Goodrich

Grandfather, Father and Me: Memories, Poetry, and Good Food

Grandfather, Father and Me:

Memories, Poetry, and Good Food

is a perfect gift for any father or grandfather, in fact any family member.

It is a moving collection of short stories, poems and recipes about

grandfathers and fathers and men of influence. It is truly a loving tribute.

Read this warm and inviting book aloud at the dining room table with the whole family.

It will make young and old laugh and cry.

It will make a fine gift that will give joy for years to come.

It is a loving tribute to our Grandfathers and fathers for their fostering, nurturing, cherishing, for their encouragement.

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Grandmother, Mother and Me: Memories, Poetry, and Good Food
Donna Goodrich

Grandmother, Mother and Me: Memories, Poetry, and Good Food

Grandmother, Mother and Me

Memories, Poetry, and Good Food

is a perfect gift for any mother or grandmother. It is a touching collection of short stories, poems and recipes about grandmothers and mothers. It is truly a loving tribute.

Read this warm and inviting book aloud at the dining room table with the whole family. It will make young and old laugh and cry.

It will make a fine Christmas gift that will give joy

for years to come.

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Celebrating Christmas with… Memories, Poetry, and Good Food
Donna Goodrich

Celebrating Christmas with… Memories, Poetry, and Good Food

Celebrating Christmas with… Memories, Poetry, and Good Food is a tradition-filled book of memories in prose, poetry and recipes.

Read this book aloud at the dining room table with the whole family. It will make young and old laugh and cry.

It will make a fine Christmas gift that will give joy for years to come.

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North of Belleville
James Deahl

North of Belleville

Award-winning haiku poet James Deahl teams up with photographer Richard M. Grove (Tai) to create this striking full colour collection of haiku and photography. This noteworthy volume brings you ten haiku sequences and photographs, both celebrating the beauty of Ontario, especially Hastings and Wellington Counties – North of Belleville.

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an overbearing eye
Theodore Christou

an overbearing eye

Theodore Christou’s lucid, experimental poetry collection an overbearing eye offers a mind thinking and feeling in language and a voice of distinctive tonal vulnerability and self-irony.

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When I Think On Your Lives
Tara Kainer

When I Think On Your Lives

By Tara Kainer   ISBN: 978-1-897475-68-3 Trade Paperback: 101 pages Publication Date: June 1, 2011 Suggested Retail (Paperback): $17.95 Amazon: http://www.amazon.ca/When-I-Think-Your-Lives/dp/1897475683   Tara Kainer is a writer who pulls no punches – deeply self-examining, she takes on the natural world, love, war, and poverty, and insists on a...

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That Not Forgotten
Bruce Kauffman

That Not Forgotten

The poetic voices in That Not Forgotten have rallied together to paint a deeply personal portrait hand-tipped with nostalgia. The pulse of Lake Ontario’s north shore is felt on every page. Mimicking the historic and contemporary landscape, the pendulum swings from seasoned bards to freshly scratched voices worthy of an undivided eye.

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Eel Pie Island Dharma
Chris Faiers

Eel Pie Island Dharma

I like books that open new worlds for me. This is one. It will take you on a tour of the weird and wonderful world of hippies—not as seen by an outsider or imagined by us ordinary people, but as remembered by a genuine draft-resisting, love-making, pot-smoking 1960s hippie.

Things like that couldn’t happen today. The world has changed. I remember going to a love-in on a California beach in 1966, where the security was provided by the Hells Angels and everything went swimmingly. Even with the brutality of the Vietnam War in the background, in some ways our society was more innocent then.

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North Shore Series

Hidden Brook Press proudly presents the significant North Shore literary series. The goal: to bring a diverse collection of trade edition/royalty contract titles to press by Canadian authors living, in general, on the north shore of lake Ontario between Port Hope and Kingston, south of #7 Highway. It is an ambitious undertaking for a small, independent publishing...

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Bottle and Glass
Morgan Wade

Bottle and Glass

Bottle and Glass is a story of survival and escape told from the barstools of two dozen boisterous Kingston taverns at the close of the War of 1812.

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The Last Stoic
Morgan Wade

The Last Stoic

** Long-listed for the 2012 ReLit Award for Fiction.**

The Last Stoic is a story of appetite and fear, both modern and ancient. Half of the story’s narrative occurs in the time and place of the ancient Roman Empire; the other half occurs in the present-day United States. The parallels between the two eras are so strong that the narrative continues uninterrupted as the setting shifts from historic Rome to modern America, alternating from chapter to chapter.

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