‘Til the Well Runs Dry opens in a seaside village in the north of Trinidad where young Marcia Garcia, a gifted and smart-mouthed 16-year-old seamstress, lives alone, raising two small boys and guarding a family secret. When she meets Farouk, an ambitious young policeman, the risks and rewards in Marcia’s life amplify forever. On an island rich with laughter, Calypso, Carnival,cricket, beaches and salty air, sweet fruits and spicy stews, the novel follows Marcia and Farouk from their amusing and passionate courtship through personal and historical events that threaten Marcia’s secret, entangle the couple and their children in a scandal,
Finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize in the Mystery/Thriller Category
John White, aka J.W., is a small-town banker who teaches his associates how to profit from American Indian casino deposits while avoiding risk. But after embezzling funds to support his gambling addiction, J.W. is blackmailed by his boss into sabotaging a competing, Native American-owned bank. As J.W. befriends the family he is trying to frame, his plan to escape his past becomes more dangerous than he could have imagined.
Set in the backwoods of Northern Minnesota’s Iron Range, Sins of Our Fathers is a gripping tale of loss,
When young Martha Long’s feckless mother hooks
up with Jackser (“that bandy aul bastard”), and
starts having more babies, the abuse and poverty
in the house grow more acute. Martha is regularly
sent out to beg and more often steal, and her wiles
(as a child of seven or eight) are often the only
thing keeping food on the table. Jackser is a master
of paranoid anger and outbursts, keeping the children in an unheated
tenement, unable to go to school, ready prey to his unpredictable rages.
Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender identity. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken.
In this vibrant new historical novel, the acclaimed
author of The Plum Tree and What She Left Behind
explores one young woman’s determination to put
an end to child labor in a Pennsylvania mining
As a child, Emma Malloy left isolated Coal River,
Pennsylvania, vowing never to return. Now,
orphaned and penniless at nineteen, she accepts a
train ticket from her aunt and uncle and travels back to the rough-hewn
community. Treated like a servant by her relatives,
They exist in two different centuries, but their love
Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last
thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned
with her mother and stepfather in a snooty
Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy
stranger shows up on their private beach claiming
it’s his own—and that the year is 1925—she is
swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.
As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that
puts their growing love—and Lawrence’s life—into jeopardy.