Death of a Shrinking Violet: A Collection of Essays for Our Time by James Robinson, Jr. Death of a Shrinking Violet has nothing to do with death or the sadness associated with a shrinking violet. Written by award-winning essayist and satirist James Robinson, Jr., it celebrates all of the daily events and collective moments that we share; all of the things that we have in common as living, breathing members of the human race. As you read you’ll find yourself saying, “That’s happened to me,” or “that’s so funny!” But mostly, you’ll nod and say, “I know exactly what you mean.” Get ready to smile, laugh, and cry; Death of a Shrinking Violet is about you and me.
Honor Code (A Mystery Novella) by Cathy Perkins. With Honor Code, award-winning author Cathy Perkins delivers a mystery NOVELLA linked to her mystery novel, The Professor. In a small southern town where everyone knows each other’s business, veteran detective Larry Robbins must solve the disappearance of eighty-year-old widower George Beason. When evidence arises that Beason may have left town on his own, it would be easy for Robbins to close the case, but his gut instinct tells him more’s at stake. As he uncovers clues about Beason’s deceased wife and his estranged daughter, Robbins must untangle conflicting motives and hidden agendas to bring Beason home alive.
Love and Other Subjects by Kathleen Shoop. In Love and Other Subjects Carolyn Jenkins strives for two things—to be the greatest teacher ever and to find true love. She’s as skilled at both as an infant trying to eat with a fork. Carolyn’s suburban upbringing and genuine compassion for people who don’t fit effortlessly into society are no match for weapon-wielding, struggling students, drug-using colleagues, and a wicked principal. Meanwhile, her budding relationship with a mystery man is thwarted by his gaggle of eccentric sisters. Carolyn depends on her friends to get her through the hard times, but with poverty-stricken children at her feet and a wealthy man at her side, she must define who she is. The reality of life after college can be daunting, the road to full-fledged adulthood long and unscripted.
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