When he was eight years old Eric Poole hit upon the perfect antidote to his childhood woes: magic. With an old chenille bedspread as a cape, some complicated hand maneuvers borrowed from Endora of Bewitched, and a hefty dose of magical thinking – poof! ¬¬his troubles would be gone. From a crazy, ranting, obsessive-compulsive cleaning […]
In 1963 Karol “Suds” Jackowski was a fun-loving, hard-drinking high school girl who had prayed earnestly that if a vocational “call” from Heaven to join the sisterhood ever came, the call would be for someone else (preferably a girl she didn’t like). Thus Karol, an indifferent scholar who reveled in the social hub of high […]
A waft of incense. The blaring of televisions. Broken pavement under foot. As the two blind, teen-aged girls led blindfolded Rosemary Mahoney through the streets of Lhasa, Tibet, Rosemary began to understand what a deep connection the blind have with the physical world.
Hundreds of prickly pear cactus needles stuck in the roof of the mouth would be enough to convince anyone that thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is no walk in the woods. After all, with 2,650 grueling miles of desert and mountain, with no plentiful water or proximity to civilization, the Pacific Crest Trail is possibly […]
A not uncommon fear among pregnant women is that the blessed event will unexpectedly happen in some public place and humiliating headlines will read: “Woman Gives Birth in Library, Bewildered Mother Thought She Just Had Stomachache!” Bad enough to make the news, but to give birth prematurely in a foreign country in what was suppose […]
Being a volunteer weekend puppy raiser for NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services) was a lot like co-parenting in an amiable divorce mused Sharron, that is if your ex happened to be an inmate and your child was actually an adorable yellow Labrador puppy. Sharron would pick Daisy up at the prison on Friday […]
A jolt. Then shuddering. Then, more ominously, swaying. The frightened passengers aboard the New York Express traveling high on a truss bridge over Big Sister Creek clutched their belongings and looked at each other in terror. What terrible thing was going on?
Insider information! Fronting! Bee swarms! And that’s just at the Great Garlic Cook-Off.
These charming novels of magic and mystery will satisfy your gardening soul as you dream of spring…
Inept procedures and political intrigue would dog and stall the investigation, but journalist Mark Pinsky, who for years followed and researched the case, puts the pieces together in his gripping true crime narrative.
Glorious fall foliage, cozy Heidi-esque mountains, delightful country stores, and cheese, lots and lots of cheese, – who wouldn’t fall in love with Vermont?
With only the cold, glittering stars above and dreadful nothingness below, climber Joe Simpson was in a terrifying predicament.