Former Michener fellow Karim Dimechkie’s debut novel is the story of a Lebanese-American boy exploring the secrets of his family’s past. With its vibrant characters and lucid prose, Dimechkie’s novel is a journey across time and continents through the eyes of a young man in search of the truth.
Freed by the Emancipation Proclamation as a teenager, young John Lynch left home for a better life. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives 10 years later. As informative as it is inspirational, Chris Barton’s newest children’s book brings the trials and triumphs of American Reconstruction to life.
Set at Cambridge University in Elizabethan England, Castle’s newest book is a genre-blending adventure that offers readers a thrilling dose of murder, mystery, and history. True Anglophiles will be pleased to hear that poet Christopher Marlowe and a pesky group of radical Puritans also make appearances.
Kelly’s second novel in the K-9 series continues to follow police officer Megan Luz’s relationships with both man and man’s best friend. This time, the Fort Worth cop and her furry partner Brigit, now a local celebrity duo, head to the rodeo to wrangle some criminals. Told from alternating viewpoints (including Brigit’s), the story’s sarcastic humor flows readily.
The fourth Samuel Craddock mystery continues to explore Texan small-town secrets. In this novel, a dying woman’s statement pushes police chief Craddock to investigate the personal life of a friend in order to save her. Shames draws on the town where her grandfather was mayor to create depth in a world where everybody knows your name.
This children’s-style picture book is geared toward anyone thinking about or currently enrolled in a doctorate program. Aguirre walks the reader through the process step-by-step, as the iconic children’s toy, the sock monkey, weathers the long yet rewarding process of attaining a doctoral degree.
In this Civil War novel, two sisters disguise themselves as men to join the Confederate Army. Kathy Hepinstall’s fifth novel, and her first with sister Becky, explores anger, grief, and love as one sister goes on a quest for revenge and the other goes along to protect her.
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What a great story and a wonderful tribute to his mother.
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