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Lake Superior Tales (2 Copies)
Mikel B. Classen
Modern History Press
ISBN: 9781615994045

Join us for epic adventures in the U.P. on land and lakes!

Pirates, thieves, shipwrecks, sexy women, lost gold, and adventures on the Lake Superior frontier await you! In this book, you'll sail on a ship full of gold, outwit deadly shapeshifters, battle frontier outlaws and even meet the mysterious agent that Andrew Jackson called "the meanest man" he ever knew. Packed with action, adventure, humor, and suspense, this book has something for every reader. Journey to the wilds of the Lake Superior shoreline through ten stories that span the 19th century through present day including "The Wreck of the Marie Jenny," "The Bigg Man," "Wolf Killer," and "Bullets Shine Silver in the Moonlight."

Mikel B. Classen is a longtime resident of Sault Sainte Marie in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. His intimacy of the region, the history and its culture gives this book a feel of authenticity that is rarely seen. As a writer, journalist, columnist, photographer, and editor with more than 30 years experience, his breadth of knowledge is unparalleled.


T.V. Reddy's Fleeting Bubbles: An Indian Interpretation (2 Copies)
Ramesh Mukhopadhyay
Modern History Press
ISBN 9781615994137

Prof. Ramesh, with his thorough knowledge of the Western and Indian poetics, as well as the culture of the land is the right person to explain and interpret the poems of T. Vasudeva Reddy's Fleeting Bubbles. This collection of poems holds a mirror as it were to the existing social situations in India. Following an introduction, this book explores Fleeting Bubbles in six phases: Rural, Urban, Political and Social, Subjective, General, and Spiritual phases. Each chapter focuses on the aspects of a particular thematic pattern as it is analyzed and explained.

Prof. Ramesh occupies a special place, an unenviable position with his total reliance on Indian poetics, while analyzing and interpreting a poem by an Indian poet. As such with his toolkit of integrated critical background and approach, he can easily open the chambers of the concealed beauties of the poems of Dr. T.V. Reddy and make it accessible to the average reader. 


Dickensen Academy (1 Copy)
Christine Grabowski
The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9781509221233

Dickensen Academy isn't a typical boarding school. The faculty is hiding an unbelievable secret within their fine arts program. When Autumn Mattison receives an invitation to attend the high school, she yearns to escape her overbearing father yet remains reluctant to leave her mother and brother. Her doubts fade away when a vivid dream convinces her she belongs there. 

Away from home, Autumn discovers a unique school environment that awakens her creative potential, and her new friends become like a second family. However, as she uncovers more about the dark side of the school and struggles with its curriculum, she questions whether Dickensen Academy is truly where she belongs. 

When tragedy strikes, Autumn must learn to believe in her own power and stand up to her greatest fear or risk having her memories destroyed to protect the school's secrets. Caught between secrets and dreams, can she find her true self?


Meowmoirs of a Klepto Cat (2 Copies)
Patricia Fry
Matilija Press
ISBN: 9780999472446

This is the life story of Rags, the amazing, precocious cat who stars in the Klepto Cat Mystery series. Read about his precarious kittenhood. Marvel at some of his intriguing and touching teenage escapades. And delight in revisiting many of his more recent adventures. Rags is a cat with a purpose. While some people believe it’s to cause chaos, others see this feline as a knight in furry armor. If we could get into Rags’s head, however, we’d probably see that it’s filled with butterflies and trinkets. Yes he marches along in life to the beat of a different drummer and leaves behind an assortment of reactions. Is Rags clever or naïve, intuitive or fluky, smart or lucky? And does it really matter? One thing’s for sure, he makes an impression wherever he goes and that’s just the way his fans like it.


How to be the REAL You (2 Copies)
Darity Wesley
Lotus Wisdom Publishing
ISBN: 978-0999542521

DISCOVER YOUR TRUE AUTHENTIC SELF

This book provides processes, tools and practices to take you on a journey of self-discovery and personal empowerment. Learn how to break free from old patterns of conditioning and awaken to a stronger and more authentic sense of who you really are. Feel more in harmony with yourself and the world, more at ease, more confident.  

Topics include becoming more aware of your thoughts and emotions, releasing the need to judge yourself and others, freeing yourself from the past, developing your intuition, letting go of the need to defend yourself, living more fully in the present, becoming more honest, speaking your truth, following your heart and much, much more!

Whether you are seeking deep and significant personal change, or are simply curious to learn more about yourself, How To Be the REAL You provides a plan that can support and guide you on an extraordinary journey of personal growth and spiritual evolution. How to be the REAL you!


Cyber Seventy-Seven (3 Copies)
RL Blaisdell
Independently Published
ISBN: 9781731500304

Blaze and Carla Heaton planned to retire from the cyber-counter-terror business after their last adventure destroyed a Russian Mafia scheme and brought down a corrupt administration. And, then someone began stealing bitcoins from US cabinet members and the newly elected President pulled them back into the intrigue. Aboard their luxury Seventy-Seven foot Catamaran, the Heaton's, their dog Kindle, and their Artificial Intelligence System named Kat take on a cabal of financiers exploiting the global crypto-currency markets. In order to stay alive, they will have to defeat killers, storms, hackers, and politicians as they criss-cross the the oceans. Equal parts cyber, sailing, and crypto conspiracy Blaze and Carla's adventure will make you question everything you thought you knew about bitcoin, crypto currencies, and the people promoting them.


Poems of Love, from My Heart to Yours, Vol 1 (3 Copies)
Kerry C. Irons
Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478795582

Poems Of Love, From My Heart To Yours, Is a book that focus' mainly on the subject of love. It speaks of and explores many of the different facets of love. It speaks of the love between a man and a woman. It also speaks of love from a view point of not looking from the outside in, but instead, looking from the inside out. This book explores love itself, what it is and what it is not, as well as, who it should be given to. The words that are written in this book of love poems are intended to stimulate thought, feelings and emotions about love and the need for it. Love is the greatest power on earth, but mankind, as of yet, has failed to harness it and reap its true rewards.


The Lupanarium (3 Copies)**
Adele Leigh
Barnes & Noble Press
ISBN: 9781538091845

In a reimagined Ancient Rome, during the last days of the republic, enslaved prostitutes are brainwashed to eat and sleep only after sex. Matt-Lin—a surly teenage girl—is trafficked to the world's preeminent brothel, the Lupanarium.  She is tasked to perform a dangerous live sex-act in the arena with Jak—the Lupanarium's most popular male prostitute and gladiator. Jak attempts to mentor Matt-Lin, but she proves unwilling to please her clients, and she vigilantly seeks a way to escape, putting her life, and his, in danger.

The Lupanarium is the first book in The Many Trials of Matt-Lin and Jak, a series about trauma survivors learning how to love. With the amount of sex in the series, it would be easy to categorize it "erotica" or "pornography." However, this book's primary function is not to titillate. Instead, it comments on, critiques, and satirizes these genres, which often serve to normalize rape culture.

**This book comes with a graphic content warning for its depictions of sexual assault and child rape. Adult readers only, please.


Unwelcome Opportunity: Overcoming Life's Greatest Challenges (2 Copies)
Richard Battle
Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781977201645

All of us will face challenges in life--we have control over how we respond to them. Author Richard V. Battle knows all about this. Over one ten-month period, he experienced divorce, two heart procedures, and a cancer diagnosis. He could have chosen any number of negative paths through that time. Instead, he chose humor, peace, and the Word of God, which led him out of fear and into what he later named his book on the experience: Unwelcome Opportunity. Full of entertaining anecdotes as well as forty-seven passages from Scripture, Battle's Unwelcome Opportunity: Overcoming Life's Greatest Challenges will help others also see the possibility, hope, and light in any situation.


Animal Wisdom Word Search: Yoga for the Brain (3 Copies)
Cristina Smith, Rick Smith, Lauren McCall
Post Hill Press
ISBN: 9781642931303

Boost your health and happiness through the power of positive play. Discover goodies galore to enjoy. Amazing animal communications from 33 different species. Secret messages. Brain training fun. Uplifting stories to help make your life better. Chicken soup for your brain and soul, Animal Wisdom Word Search invites you to play!

Who would have thought that practicing mental yoga, turbocharging creativity, and empowering personal mastery could be so much fun? Featuring Lauren McCall's Animal Wisdom messages, these 60 easy to advanced puzzles are both an entertaining challenge to be solved and a meditation for self-realization.

Once all words are found, a hidden message is revealed--a powerful wisdom quote to affirm each animal's story. Plus, you'll uncover fascinating facts and enlightening insights, savoring tasty food for thought on every page.


The Earl and the Enchantress (2 Copies)
Paullett Golden
Paullett Golden (2018)
ISBN: 9781732834200

Not all scars can be healed with a kiss. Sebastian Lancaster, Earl of Roddam, harbors a family secret so dark he has forsaken marriage to hide the past. When fate introduces him to Lizbeth, he believes he has met his perfect match—a woman with whom he can share passion without commitment. Lizbeth Trethow risks everything to follow her heart until Sebastian’s past returns to haunt them. Desperate to hide the blood on his hands, he sabotages their happiness. Everything depends on Lizbeth unraveling the truth and turning this villain into a hero. This is the love story of Lizbeth and Sebastian as they battle metaphoric ghosts born of murder and enlightenment to be together.


The Prophetic Mayan Queen: K'inuuw Mat of Palenque (2 Copies)
Leonide Martin
Made for Wonder Publishing
ISBN: 9781641463652

She was born to serve the Goddess Ix Chel. But K'inuuw Mat is destined to continue the Palenque (Lakam Ha) dynasty by marriage to Tiwol, fourth son of famous ruler Pakal. Trained in prophetic arts, she uses scrying to foresee the face of the man with whom she will bear the dynastic heir―but it is not her husband's image. She is shocked upon arriving at Palenque to recognize that face as her husband's older brother, Kan Bahlam. They are immediately attracted, sharing deep interest in astronomy. Though she resists, the magnetic force of their attraction propels them into forbidden embraces, until Kan Bahlam designs a bold plan that would solve his inability to produce a son―if he can gain his brother's cooperation.

Set in the splendor of Lakam Ha's artistic and scientific zenith, royal family conflicts and ambitions play out in a tapestry of brilliant Mayan accomplishments in calendars, astronomy, architecture, arts, and secret language codes that will astound people centuries later. As K'inuuw Mat contends with explosive emotions, she must answer the Goddess' mandate to preserve Mayan culture for future generations. Her passion with Kan Bahlam leads to a pale daughter and bold son who carry this out as their civilization begins the decline and eventual collapse her prophetic vision foresees.


The Crossroads of Logan Michaels (5 Copies)
James M. Roberts
Koehler Books
ISBN: 9781633936485

After growing up heartbroken with an endless series of struggles, Maria Michaels creates a picture-perfect family of her own. But life changes too quickly, and she loses her grip on herself and her two troubled sons. In spite of her desire to give them a better life, they spiral downward on the paths they choose. They must fight through sadness, mistakes and tragedy to find redemption and the love that only a mother can give. Told from a dual perspective of mother and son, we follow the family's battles with divorce, drugs and depression. You will laugh and cry, and probably want to call your mom to tell her you love her.


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