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The Ornament
A simple token of affection that sweeps across five generations, changing each with its simple charm and complex meaning. The Ornament comes into the family in the late 1800s, bringing with it the promise of hope, faith and enduring love. As it passes from one generation to the next, each is touched. But there is no magic in the ornament itself, only in the love and caring which passes with it. May and Ernest face both a new century and the same age-old problem faced by Romeo and Juliet, paren... more info>>
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The Outhouse Gang
Continuing the exploration of the father-son dynamic that he began in the short story AT THE DINER, author Neil Plakcy expands on the theme with a look at the lives of seven men in the town of Stewart's Crossing. Chuck longs to escape the rigidity of his life and working in his father's store. Charley fears for the loss of the family farm. Sandy is the one who got out of the small town, then chose to come back. Paul is losing his connection with his son. Harry worries that his son will change i... more info>>
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The Parting Glass
USA TODAY bestselling author Emilie Richards continues the journey begun in her beloved novel Whiskey Island with this unforgettable tale of star-crossed lovers, murder and three sisters who discover a hidden legacy that will lead them home at last to Ireland. Megan, who is feeling hopelessly unprepared in her new marriage, has no idea how to fix the problems already facing her relationship. Casey, who is happily married to her high school sweetheart, is facing a new challenge: motherhood. And P... more info>>
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The Path To Her Heart
But a widowed father struggling during the Depression doesn't have much faith in either--until he meets Emma Spencer in the South Dakota boardinghouse they share. She's a dedicated nurse who could love his boy and heal his own heart. But how can Boothe trust a profession he blames for his greatest loss? Emma understands Boothe Powers's pain. She has her own secret anguish and believes her dreams of a husband and child are beyond reach. Still, she can pretend when he asks her to play his temporar... more info>>
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The Payback Club
"Living well is the the best revenge..." Well, maybe. But when it came to a woman scorned--not to mention two women scorned--maybe revenge was the best revenge. Thus when Joan Hoffman and Liz Savoie, both systematically dumped by the men they thought they loved, worked out side by side at the gym one fine day, they formulated a plan. A club, if you will. Why not go after each other's husbands? See them. Seduce them. And drop them.... The plan was simple. The reality, however, was complicated by ... more info>>
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The Philosopher's Cookbook: The Logos Diet
An array of savory "recipes" designed to nourish the heart, mind and soul. This medley of poetic, philosophical and spiritual concoctions, hopefully shall whet the appetite of those seeking to satisfy the wisdom seeking palate. If one is to garner wisdom, then a proper diet of philosophically palatable and spiritually nutritious fare is essential. A Philosopher's Cookbookis a modest attempt to offer readers some savory "recipes" in the hope that with appetites whetted some may endeavor to subsis... more info>>
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The Pit of the Serpent
The Pit and the Serpent is the first in the Steve Costigan series (about whom Robert Howard wrote more stories than any other character, including Conan). Able-bodied Seaman Costigan is in port in Manila, and while on shore leave, he gets into a fight over a beautiful girl ... and that's just the start of his trouble! Features a new introduction by Mark Finn and notes from editor Paul Herman about the story and Howard's classic boxing fiction.
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The Poor Man's Cookbook
This book is about family traditions. It is an ever-growing collection of recipes and memories for and about the Beene families, the Roberts family; and the various tree branches we have climbed to reach this place.
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The Price of Silence
In dire need of a job, Todd Fielding accepts the offer to work at The Brindle Times--even if she has to move to the lackluster town of Brindle. As she settles into her new home, Todd is fully prepared to adapt to the boredom of small-town life, but her preconceptions of Brindle are completely shattered when a local girl disappears. Even more shocking to Todd is the town's sheer indifference to the incident. No one--not even the police--appears particularly concerned. When Todd looks deeper into ... more info>>
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The Prince of Tides
To tell his story, Tom Wingo, the scarred but proud hero of Pat Conroy's The Prince of Tides, must go on a journey--a literal, geographical journey to New York from his home on the South Carolina coast that leads to a psychological journey from the present to the past, to a virtual prison of memory. What he finds there is both terrible and liberating, for him and for his whole broken but remarkable family. Ambitious and intoxicating, The Prince of Tides is Conroy's biggest and most popular novel... more info>>
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The Puppet Master
Four seemingly disparate lives are beginning to unravel...and one person is holding the strings. The Rocket Scientist--On the eve of a new satellite launch, the fiance of NASA project manager Alanna Mendes is apparently killed in a fishing accident...only to be spotted six months later in Silicon Valley. The Computer Genius--Four years after being caught by Homeland Security hacking into NASA's mainframe computer, Jay Alexei is still blacklisted from the top colleges and computer companies. Now ... more info>>
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The Rancher's Reunion
Will Sullivan's reason for refusing marriage is his biggest secret. To Will, it's part of his legacy, like the family's ranch. But then the woman he has secretly loved since childhood returns home after two years. Abandoned as a child the way he was, Annie Harris understands him. But she doesn't know the real reason keeping him a bachelor. A missionary nurse, Annie is planning to leave soon. Especially when a senseless scandal involving her threatens the ranch—and Will's future. But can he trust... more info>>
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The Regime: Evil Advances
Dynamic Romanian multimillionaire Nicolae Carpathia's sphere of influence steadily grows as he parlays his looks, charm, charisma, and intellectual brilliance into success in business and politics. But is it mere coincidence that those who oppose or offend him suffer to the point of death? Meanwhile, a young Buck Williams begins his journalistic career. Pilot Rayford Steele gains more responsibility at work and at home. Scientist Chaim Rosenzweig begins work on a secret formula that could change... more info>>
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The Rental
Two romances, some infidelity with a twist, a tragedy with a happy ending, several murders, a suicide, a hurricane, a struggle to save an endangered species; human nature at its best and its worst -- it's all here in The Rental.
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The Rocktastic Corduroy Peach [Corduroy Peach Trilogy, Book One]
The Rocktastic Corduroy Peach--big schemes, big dreams and some really big drama-queens. The first book in the Corduroy Peach trilogy. For Marcus Mason, young at heart guitarist with unsigned rock band Corduroy Peach, life is just one big shit-sandwich. The status of rock 'n' roll legend has thus far eluded him and, with the psychological milestone of his thirtieth birthday fast approaching, the chance of hitting the big time seems ever more remote. Struggling to give up the damned cigarettes... more info>>
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The Second Coming of Lucas Brokaw
Lucas Brokaw is an incredibly wealthy man. But though he has amassed one of the greatest fortunes in the world, he is without an heir. Looking death in the face, he decides to leave his money to whoever can prove to be his reincarnated self. He has set up a foundation to oversee his assets until someone steps forward as the reincarnation of Lucas Brokaw -- and can prove it. Hundreds of candidates emerge, each claiming to be the millionaire returned to collect his fortune. But all of them fail to... more info>>
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The Secret Ingredient
Tommy is taking Curt home to meet his parents for Thanksgiving. The only redeeming factor to sitting down to dinner with his family and their decade-old strained relationship is Tommy's love for his mother's cranberry sauce. What he's about to discover is that every great recipe, whether for relationships or cranberry sauce, has a secret ingredient that makes everything better. A short story from our Diversity line.
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The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child.CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. And she knows what happened to her missing infant, because two decades ago she made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and she has another choice to make. Tell the truth and destroy... more info>>
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The Secret Thoughts Of Leaves
When Henry wakes up one morning, he discovers that the trees in his garden are very different - how will he respond to the strange call of the leaves?
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The Shadow Wife
Joelle D'Angelo's best friend, Mara, is left with brain damage after she suffers an aneurysm giving birth to her son. Alone and grieving, Joelle turns to the only other person who understands her pain: her colleague—and Mara's husband—Liam. What starts out as comfort between friends gradually becomes something more…something undeniable.Torn by guilt and the impossibility of her feelings for Liam, Joelle sets out determined to find help for Mara, no matter how unconventional the so... more info>>
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The Sheikh's Unwilling Wife
The sheikh will claim his wife.... It's been five years since Alexa set eyes on Giovanni de Verrazzano--five years since she walked out on their pretense of a marriage and took with her a precious secret. And she will submit! Since discovering that he is the son of a powerful desert ruler, Giovanni is determined that Alexa resume her role as his wife and accompany him to his desert kingdom. But how will this proud Italian, of Kharastani descent, react when he discovers he has a son?
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The Summer We Came to Life
Every summer, Samantha Wheland joins her childhood friendsIsabel, Kendra and Minaon a vacation, somewhere exotic and fabulous. This year it's a beach house in Honduras. But for the first time, their clan is not complete. Mina lost her battle against cancer six months ago, and the friends she left behind are struggling to find their way without her.For Samantha, the vacation feels wrong without Mina. Despite being surrounded by friends, Mina's death has left Sam lost. Unsure what direction her l... more info>>
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The Sweet Shade of a Chinaberry Tree
Gaynell McGowan, forced to spend the summer of 1963 in her little town of Beulah, Alabama, returns home from college to face a provincial purgatory until classes resume in the fall. But history is about to strike Beulah like a deadly tornado. A federal order to integrate the high school shakes the town to its foundation and pits friend against neighbor. White citizens polarize into integrationists and segregationists with both sides claiming the favor of God and vying for the favor of reporters ... more info>>
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The Terrible Truths
?third in the trio after Letitia Munro and To Plough Van Diemen's Land, telling true stories of Australia's founding convicts. It continues the tale of a pioneering family transforming the world's biggest prison into a land of free enterprise and pride. Having grown up in the shadows of their parents' pasts, children face the traumas of holding heads high in a society of change, a change intent on sweeping convict pasts under carpets as even educators lie to them. Parents agonise over preparing ... more info>>
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The Thief
Which can cause more damage - a secret between a father and a son, or the truth when it finally comes out years later? Can something as simple as a baseball card destroy a relationship between the two? A new short story from our Nibs literary line.
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