What Does Love Sound Like? by Padgett Gerler

Hold hands, Run. Squeal. Wait your turn. Three-year -old twins Abby and Izzy Collier-Colletti know what’s important. Keep it simple. Keep it happy. Keep it loving. Sadly, the girls will never be able to teach their grandfather, Charlie, their simple, happy, loving lessons.When his father, Charlie, rejects him, Knox Collier leaves his home on Tybee Island, Georgia, for a new life in New York City. Knox’s mother, Jinx, is torn between her husband and her only child; but as a dutiful wife, she supports Charlie, yet seethes with resentment over her husband’s narrowmindedness.But when Charlie dies unexpectedly without reconciling with their son, Jinx, along with the family maid, Polly Ann, heads for New York City, leaving behind all her friends and family and the only home she has ever known. Hoping to reunite with her son, Jinx finds Knox waiting for her with love and forgiveness.And with the help of Knox’s new family and a host of New York friends, Jinx learns that she hasn’t lost her family, after all. ‘Cause as wise Polly Ann Bondurant once said, “Family isn’t what you’re given; family is what you make.”

Author: Padgett Gerler

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

Belford Stories 2 by Armand Rosamilia

October 1992…Another Friday night in the small fishing village along the New Jersey coast.With another pending snowstorm aiming at the town, everyone has to make a choice: stay in and write the night off or go out and see what trouble they can get into.Guess which choice most of them will make?Check back in with Willie, April, Tommy, George, Frankie, Gary, Billy, Jimmy, Suzanna and Garrett five years after the events of the original Belford Stories!Contemporary fiction

Author: Armand Rosamilia

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Basketball Prodigy: The Journey To The NBA by Terrence Richardson

“Hello I’m Prodigy”

This is the journey of a 13 year old teen named Prodigy who recently just moved to a small city due to the fact that his father serves in the military. Shortly after the family moved to a new Air Force base—the father gets into a motorcycle accident. This is a great tale of a teen and mom who are faced with the many challenges that life throws at us all. This first literature of the Richuals series, Prodigy is a riveting tale, exploring rage, hope, determination, and the daily practices of trying to attain wealth—all while being constantly tested to do what is morally right, even when all odds are against them. Now the family are faced with hard times that can alter the fate of their lives…

Author: Terrence Richardson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Another Day in Kansas: (a novella in dramatic form) by Zubair Simonson

Stanley Campbell is a small-town family man and agent with the IRS. He wakes up one morning to find that the world he knew is gone. Everyone around him, even his wife and children, are dressing and acting differently. They are swearing by a whole different set of beliefs and values, and there’s even a new president. But the real problem for Stanley is that this keeps happening every day, and the rest of the world is oblivious to these frequent changes.While Stanley wonders whether he is still sane, or whether the world does indeed change as frequently as underwear, he finds that Father Andrew Sheen, a highly self-aware priest whom the IRS recurrently has it in for, has been noticing the very same occurrences. Can Father Andrew Sheen help Stanley cope? Will Stanley continue to love his family no matter how the times are-a-changing? Will his boss always be such a tool no matter what the age? Yes, the times change. But for Stanley, it’s just another day in Kansas.This book was inspired by the work of G.K. Chesterton. Fans of commentary authors such Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, weird authors such as Franz Kafka, or even the film Groundhog Day, will enjoy this.

Author: Zubair Simonson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Basketball Prodigy: The Journey To The NBA by Terrence Richardson

“Hello I’m Prodigy”

This is the journey of a 13 year old teen named Prodigy who recently just moved to a small city due to the fact that his father serves in the military. Shortly after the family moved to a new Air Force base—the father gets into a motorcycle accident. This is a great tale of a teen and mom who are faced with the many challenges that life throws at us all. This first literature of the Richuals series, Prodigy is a riveting tale, exploring rage, hope, determination, and the daily practices of trying to attain wealth—all while being constantly tested to do what is morally right, even when all odds are against them. Now the family are faced with hard times that can alter the fate of their lives…

Author: Terrence Richardson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Another Day in Kansas: (a novella in dramatic form) by Zubair Simonson

Stanley Campbell is a small-town family man and agent with the IRS. He wakes up one morning to find that the world he knew is gone. Everyone around him, even his wife and children, are dressing and acting differently. They are swearing by a whole different set of beliefs and values, and there’s even a new president. But the real problem for Stanley is that this keeps happening every day, and the rest of the world is oblivious to these frequent changes.While Stanley wonders whether he is still sane, or whether the world does indeed change as frequently as underwear, he finds that Father Andrew Sheen, a highly self-aware priest whom the IRS recurrently has it in for, has been noticing the very same occurrences. Can Father Andrew Sheen help Stanley cope? Will Stanley continue to love his family no matter how the times are-a-changing? Will his boss always be such a tool no matter what the age? Yes, the times change. But for Stanley, it’s just another day in Kansas.This book was inspired by the work of G.K. Chesterton. Fans of commentary authors such Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, weird authors such as Franz Kafka, or even the film Groundhog Day, will enjoy this.

Author: Zubair Simonson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Bigs and the Littles by Fadhil Qaradaghi

The Bigs lie to the LittlesAlan, my big brother, is seventeen. He’s tall and skinny. When walking, he bends his legs weirdly. We call him “the stork of our home”. Alan moves sluggishly and speaks, slowly, a broken language, with no rules of grammar or vocabulary. Our mom is fond of him and is scared to death of him being seduced by girls. But girls mean nothing to him. Alan has the heart of a baby. He loves sparrows a lot. We, and Lana, our little kid sister, lived happily, until one night Alan and I, with our friend, Zhilman, did a dangerous thing and discovered a secret in both our families’ life, and became aware of the secret life of the big men in our society as well. Our stork couldn’t stand it and left to where he thought he would hear no lies. I was left alone, thinking of revenge on whom we thought to be the cause of our families’ misery. But not quite alone; I had my friend Zhilman with me. I hated Zhilman before, but he became my revenge-partner. Zhilman! A plump, big-skulled, red-faced, noisy kid who thought of himself as a movie star. I’m called Twana and I’m twelve. Nevertheless, my story is not for kids, or that’s what I think. I have my reasons.

Author: Fadhil Qaradaghi

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews