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  1. Nights at the Dream Cafe

    Nights at the Dream Cafe

    $10.95

    The Dream Café, a popular neighborhood restaurant, is a welcoming haven for all kinds of people. The owner feels that the café’s exceptional nighttime goings-on should be preserved, so he asks Tom Gibbs, a young writer, to be its official scribe. Spanning the calendar year before the United States’ involvement in World War II, the novel is comprised of a series of chronological stories—narrated by Tom Gibbs—each describing events at the café on a single night.

    John Mahoney, himself a young man during the time period evoked, brings vitality and veracity to the novel’s mood and content. Anyone wishing to relive—or discover—the pre-WWII era will enjoy reading Nights at the Dream Café.


    “With Nights at the Dream Cafe, Baby-Boomers and younger readers are introduced to a world they have never known. Mahoney paints a vivid, heart-warming portrait of a place almost ethereal in nature, and transports us back to a calmer, more communal time in America.” — David Sutor, Writer/Publisher

    Nights at the Dream Café is the loveliest—and most lovingly written—book I have ever read. It is a celebration of human riches: kindness, humility, forgiveness and optimism.”— Michael Burke, ChicagoWriter, ww.ChicagoWriter.blogspot.com Learn More Add to Wishlist

  2. Quantum Physics and My Dog Bob

    Quantum Physics and My Dog Bob

    $16.00

    A father, sick of speaking, takes a lifelong vow of silence. A literature PhD candidate falls prey to her psycho poet roommate. A dog pining for steak spontaneously combusts. From the author of The Call and Puzzling Through the News, Pat Rushin’s latest collection fuses the familiar and the uncanny. Each darkly funny story is like a parallel universe where everyday characters find themselves in a reality slightly askew from the one we know.

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  3. We Can't Help It If We're From Florida

    We Can't Help It If We're From Florida

    $24.00

    Florida is more than just fodder for hard-boiled crime novels and zany farces. This anthology of new stories and essays challenges a star-studded line up of current and former Floridians to write about the state through a literary lens, though not without the requisite weirdness. The Florida within this book contains: lightning, oil spills, road rage, a lizard tied to a balloon, swimmers, sleepwalkers, characters that love Florida, characters that hate Florida, and at least three sinkholes.

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  4. Cooked to Death

    Cooked to Death

    $16.95

    In this collection of short stories, our widely shared passion for food and eating is whipped into a murderous froth as each story revolves around some aspect of food: its origin, preparation, consumption, or convenience as a murder weapon.

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  5. The Hidden of Things

    The Hidden of Things

    $14.95

    Young men and women in Jerusalem, London, and New York seek identity, spiritual clarity, and that nice Jewish girl or boy.

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  6. Lady in the Moon

    Lady in the Moon

    $16.00

    Callandra Mae Lindstrom, a once feisty girl, grown into a promising young woman, approaches her middle years altered by an abusive marriage, which she will learn how to survive by reflecting on the lives of others.

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  7. Wake Up, We’re Here

    Wake Up, We’re Here

    $13.95

    Collected stories of deeply human, flawed men and women in search of connection, consolation and better odds

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  8. Pinkies

    Pinkies

    $15.99

    In Shane Hinton’s debut story collection, gritty Florida realism collides with the absurd, and fears of fatherhood materialize in surreal scenarios. In one story, Shane Hinton struggles to protect his frightened family from cars that keep crashing into their home, while in another he’s imagined as a vehicular menace. Father-to-be Shane Hinton combats roving pythons in the suburbs. Shane Hinton loves trash more than his own family. Shane Hinton throws a barbeque for all the Shane Hintons he’s met on the Internet and fears he might lose his wife to one. A sharp commentary on the mundanity and absurdity of modern life, the world of Pinkies is a terrifying and hilarious introduction to an unflinching new voice.

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  9. The Stephen Hawking Death Row Fan Club

    The Stephen Hawking Death Row Fan Club

    $15.99

    As death row inmates await execution, they delve into a study of the universe.

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  10. 15 Views of Miami

    15 Views of Miami

    $16.99

    15 Views of Miami is a literary portrait of the Magic City told in fifteen loosely linked stories by fifteen award-winning authors. Sprawling from Hialeah to Homestead, from Wynwood to Stiltsville, these stories cover a range of cultures, languages and lives, reflecting the diversity and drama of a large and often misunderstood city.

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