Dunya Khair is a 30-something journalist living under Muslim law. When she publishes a series of honest articles expressing critiques of current patriarchal systems and discussing controversial topics (primarily centered around gender equality and apostasy), she experiences more than the anticipated mixture of backlash and acclaim.
Empty Seats is about a boy, Jimmy, who he was 6 years old when he started to play baseball. His father was very good at baseball. He wanted his son to excel so he could make it to the pros, which his dad has never did. Jimmy was taught by his dad and ended up being the best pitcher in his high school. He went to the minors straight from high school and skipped college because he knew he could make it to the majors. While he was in the minors, his coach is harsh. Jimmy thinks he knew everything, but realizes there's a lot left to learn.
A Helping Paw by Allan Gilmour is an interesting twist on a self-help or best-life novel. Gilmour uses his two feline companions, Mr. Fred Midnight and Sir George Francis Winston, to give input on decisions and their outcomes for all "humans." Gilmour starts each chapter with a quirky description of where the two felines are currently hanging out and what they are doing there. Then, Midnight and Winston soon turn their current situation into a speculation on human behavior - with reasoning behind decisions and the outcomes they garner.
Allan Gilmour’s quaint read, A Helping Paw, follows the musings, revelations, advice, and general conversations shared between two house cats on life and ways to succeed and flourish therein. Through a dialogue-format prose and the somewhat silly yet altogether believable premise of two cats contemplating life’s mysteries, this one hundred and twenty-three page novel will appeal to feline fanatics and meditative self-help book enthusiasts alike.
With a raw and down-to-earth narration style reminiscent of English and American folk music, author Philip Dodd translates commonly encountered emotions and experiences of humanity into nimbly observant, environmentally urgent, and thoughtfully melancholy poems compiled in the book Last Flocks of the Geese.
Lost and Found is a book about two friends, Arnold and Louise who live in the woods. Arnold is a brown bear who gets mad easily. Louise is a smaller animal like a bunny who is always cheerful. Arnold has a collection of treasures that he finds outside in nature. He separates his treasures by different colors like red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. One day, Arnold finds a pair of glasses while walking in woods. He almost steps on them! They are smashed, but Arnold doesn't care because one of the lenses is whole and very shiny almost new.
CJ Ames lives with her Aunt Nic who works as a psychic medium. The two of them are always traveling from place to place so that Aunt Nic can communicate messages from the dead to members of her audience. Aunt Nic also relays messages from CJ’s mother, who died after giving birth to CJ.
The Great Louweezie is about two friends, Arnold and Louweezie, who are planning a day together. It starts with a picnic, but then The Great Louweezie wants to predict the future. She would like to read Arnold's mind for 10 cents. However, Arnold doesn't have 10 cents, so he gives her his lucky marble instead. Will Louweezie be able to read Arnold's mind? When Arnold starts having bad luck, he asks for his marble back! Will Louweezie give the marble back? Will Arnold get mad if he doesn't get his marble back? Read to find out what happens.
Billie Paradise, her mom, and her brother move out to a strange house in a town full of secrets. While Billie explores the town, she meets a boy and falls in love with him. Many new people and many new mysteries unfold as Billie looks more closely at this unusual town. Billie’s mother has many secrets of her own, including the identity of Billie’s dad. Family secrets unravel and murders are solved. Even the cute new boy has something to do with the town’s many unknowns.