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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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  • The Sparrow's Choice

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    The Mitchells were a great team . . .

    . . . a Boston doctor and nurse with dreams of venturing West with their son and medical skills to Pony Ridge, a boarding school on the Nez Perce Reservation. But when Calandra finds herself widowed in 1907, she bravely journeys West with her son Everett to fulfill the dream.

    Calandra and Everett quickly understand the appeal of the West and settle into their roles as school nurse and student. Calandra soon falls for Sky, a Nez Perce man who traveled with Chief Joseph as a child and was one of the first Indian children to experience Indian boarding schools and attempts at white assimilation.

    Not nearly as overjoyed as his mother, Everett finds in himself surprising resentment towards Sky. Is it jealousy, prejudice, or loyalty to his father?

    And when tragedy strikes on a school campout that leads to the death of a young Indian boy, the chain of events will drive Everett to strike out on his own and experience the hardships of war—all while battling the war in his heart.

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  • Anabel Divided

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    Anabel Martin thought that the resolution of her father's murder would bring a resolution to her problems. After all, she was starting life over in a new place, with new friends, and new adventures, focusing on attending college and raising her daughter free from the distractions of Washington, DC. She was ready to move on.

    But a trip back to the District for Meghan's wedding stirs up old feelings and brings new life to old relationships. Matt is cold and distant, while Jared is caring and attentive. A woman from Matt's past, a bold public flirtation, and Anabel's desire to be truly loved lead her to a crossroads . . . and her final decision leaves her with more questions than answers.

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  • Nightmarriage

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    For the month of October, the Nightmarriage eBook is free in celebration of two years of releases! Download it today!

    Chad Thomas Johnston’s Nightmarriage is a whimsical memoir that explores the terrors of marriage and the perils of parenthood. Adapted from Johnston’s blog series of the same name, Nightmarriage proves that, when two people marry, their flaws tie the knot, too. In essays such as “My Wife, the Black Hole,” “Hearts and Jumper Cables,” “Knives and Wives,” “Honeymoonwalking (to Jail),” and “Blessed Are the Tentmakers,” Johnston weaves stories on his literary loom that are equal parts luminous and lunatic.

    Writing as only a minister’s son with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can, Johnston has crafted an observational ode to both the blunders and wonders of wedlock, and his writing is punctuated accordingly with absurd alliteration, appalling puns, and madcap metaphors. Nightmarriage is a must-read for fans of David Sedaris, Robert Fulghum, and Anne Lamott.
     

     

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  • The Preacher

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    Secrets have a way of controlling a person’s life, and for Mike Fuller, a small town pastor, this has never been truer. His own secret could destroy his marriage. Desperate to keep his wife from discovering the mistakes he's made, Mike frantically searches for a solution, but his options are slim. Time is running out, and even God Himself seems to have turned a deaf ear.

    Then Sadie arrives in town, a peculiar old woman who has a secret of her own. It is through her that God teaches Mike a valuable lesson—a lesson about trust, patience, endurance, and most importantly, God’s timing.

    After all, everything happens for a reason . . .

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  • Murmurings of a Madman

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    Take a journey into MADNESS, and find PEACE.

    Murmurings of a Madman is a psychological and spiritual exploration of mental illness from the point of view of the mentally ill person. With appearances by Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, and Crazy Horse as the poet’s ego, super ego, and id, this poignant collection of poetry will astound, confound, and show the light of hope that can penetrate any situation...the light that only comes from hope in Jesus Christ.

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  • When the Roll is Called a Pyonder

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    "With grace, humor, and sensitivity, Diana R. Zimmerman renders a traditional Mennonite farm family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as seen through a child’s eyes and spoken in the hypnotic rhythms of a young girl’s voice. The spirited speaker develops a rich sense of herself and her community as she grows up in a conservative religious context where “help means spank,” and female children are reared for lives of obedience, modesty, and piety. This is a remarkably immediate work of memory and imagination—authentic, fair-minded, and unsentimental— suitable for readers of all ages."

    —Julia Spicher Kasdorf, author of Sleeping Preacher and The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life

    "Diana R. Zimmerman has written a great American memoir. I was reminded of Huck Finn and Harriet the Spy and Jo March as I chuckled and gasped and laughed out loud through this book. You will love this little Mennonite girl, and she will lead you back to your own inner child. You will also start seeing the world through her eyes. You won't want this story to end."

    —Shirley Hershey Showalter, author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World

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  • The Testimonium

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    PONTIUS PILATE SPEAKS!

    For two thousand years the tiny chamber on the island of Capri had been sealed, hiding a scroll that could confirm the single most important claim of the Christian faith—or disprove it once and for all.

    Now an earthquake has torn that chamber open, and a team of archeologists led by Italian scholar Isabella Sforza are about to make a discovery that will shake the world of faith—and make them the target of a deadly terrorist attack.

    What did Pontius Pilate say about the trial and execution of Jesus of Nazareth?

    Make no mistake . . .

    THE TESTIMONIUM will leave you breathless!

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    For most of us, listening to music can be a lot like reading books. We have what we know we love, what we can't stand, and everything in between. And

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    Passion. And the willingness to actively pursue it.

    For the last couple of decades, career counselors at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels have often had similar messages

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