Family Time - by Mim Neal
Growing up, Mim’s life was blessed by two great grandmothers, two grandmothers, three great aunts and, of course, her mother. When she slips into a deep sadness, these female ancestors (long-dead) materialize to offer their help. They are joined by a Paleolithic mitochondrial DNA cave artist from northern Spain. Together, they discover their respective depths and Mim acknowledges her own wholeness and connection to all time.
Dickens' Friends - a memoir by Judie Freeland
Dickens' friends range in age from forty to over one hundred. They live in care facilities, suffering from physical and mental disablities that make it impossible for them to live alone or without constant medical attention. All too often, they are dismissed as nothing more than people who have lived too long.
WRONG. They are people, unique individuals with past lives and present memories that they enjoy sharing, if someone will listen. Sometimes it takes a dog who loves people to let them know they will be heard. Dickens is that dog. These are some of their stories.
War Bonds - a novel by Beverly Jones
|World War II finds 15-year-old Betsy
Blakesly immersed in the war effort on the home front - the man
shortage , scrap drives, bond sales, rationing stamps, radio
broadcasts, air raid warnings, blackouts, and running a bicycle
During the summer of 1943, news comes that a prisoner-of-war camp will be built near the farming town of Plainsview, Colorado where Betsy lives with her family. Suddenly the enemy has landed in her own back yard.
Confessions of a Time Traveler - a collection of essays by Gary Raham
|Learn about microbial conquest of Earth, and how flowering plants remade the world. Visit Pleistocene ghosts at large in the modern world and discover how to make postmodern decisions with prehistoric brains. After finishing the book, you will be prepared to tell your child why plants are green and how to find Great Blue Dinosaurs along the meandering shorelines of majestic desert canyons.|
Frisbee Dreams - a novel by Libby James
|Lauren Luster, a nail-biting, underachieving, overweight TV cartoon addict surprises her parents and four "jock" siblings when she evolves into a sleek, self-confident sixth grader. Her skill with a Frisbee, her dog and her relationship with a retired football coach who becomes her mentor, all play a role in her transformation.|
A Tardy Justice - a novel by Nancy Phillips
|In May of 1880 young Frankie Walters leaves her traditional Ohio home town to travel to Leadville, Colorado, where her brother Dan lives and works for a local newspaper. Billed as the "wildest city in the West", Frankie is not sure what to expect, but she is eager to "see the elephant." After crossing Loveland Pass in a blizzard she arrives in Leadville to find that her brother has disappeared. Her several years as a newspaperwoman provide her with the skills she needs to track down the truth in a town where almost everybody has a secret.|
Running Mates - by Libby James
|Running Mates, a fictional chapter
book for upper elementary, middle school, and any kids, young or old
who like to run, tells the story of Henry and his embarrassing
grandmother. When Granny Gert decides Henry is going to teach her about
running, he figures heâs in serious trouble. And heâ"s not all
wrong about that.
As a reluctant member of his schoolâs cross-country team, heâs really not equipped to train his grandmother for a marathon. Thereâs trouble ahead for both of themâ¦and some moments neither of them will ever forget.
Muffin Magic - by Libby James - illustrated by Ann Ryan
|Muffin Magic, a picture book for
4-8 year olds, addresses parent-child cooperation, problem-solving,
single parenting and learning to cook.
Adam loves his dad and the special muffins his dad bakes every Saturday morning. The sweet scent of muffins baking makes him feel safe and happy to be at home with his dad. Because of his job, Adamâ' dad must move to a new town every few months. When they move, Adam has to face a strange new house, a strange new school, a strange new bedroom, and eating lunch all by himself. When Dad tells Adam it's time to move again, Adam decides to take action. He thinks hard and dreams up a plan. Dad gives it a try, but it's not so easy. Thank goodness for those magic muffins. Who knows where Adam and his dad would be now if it weren't for them!
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White Shadow - by Libby James
“She was overcome with the sense that she’d known him in another time, that somehow she was drawing this dark man toward her.” Janet, a 17-year-old white American fell in love with him when she heard Eduardo speak about Africa at a church camp in Wisconsin in 1951 and this love defined the rest of her life. The agony of racial discrimination, alienation from family, the pain of separation, the fear of betrayal and even death—none of these could derail a love that “just is--like the love of a child, a lover, a grandmother—the beginning and the end. ” With Eduardo, she went halfway around the world to help free Mozambique from 500 years of domination by Portugal. White Shadow tells the story of her unsung role in a brutal ten-year war with all its victories and defeats, moments of despair and joy.
Still Running - by Libby James
Libby James shares her favorite sport through tales of the people she’s met, the places she’s been, the things she’s learned and the role running has played in her life. Her words are intended to explain the fascination found in the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other over and over for veteran runners, would-be runners, and anyone who is curious. She has been running for more than 40 years and holds age-group records in distances from the 5k to half-marathon. She is member of the Colorado and USATF Masters halls of fame. She’s been journalist longer than she’s been a runner and holds BA and MA degrees in English and Western American Literature.
Strike Vote - a novel by Judie Freeland
Turner is dead. Poisoned. Many had feared him, most had thoroughly disliked him, but still . . . Professor Polly Ann Passarelli witnessed the agonizing death. She is still in shock. And now the rotter’s infamous files are missing – files that contain dirt on most of the power people on campus, including Polly Ann. She is far down local law enforcement’s list, not only because the police chief is a close friend and neighbor. However, the secret she has held for a dozen years now makes her the chief target for assault, abduction, and murder.
A Once-Dead Genius in the Kennel of Master MorticueAmbergrand - a novel by R. Gary Raham
What happens when you die, but the universe isn’t done with you? You might end up as the pet of a giant worm-a-pede alien and…if you survive your evolved descendants and rogue aliens of 1 million A.D…discover you have more in common with intelligent worms than you ever thought possible. Yes, all this might happen if you are Albert Rudyard Goldstein—the discoverer of the Biomic Network Algorithm—who thought his time had come. He had done his part to make the world a better place. Now he deserved—even looked forward to—a peaceful and mercifully succinct death. But the universe had other plans...
My Name is Meggie - a novel by Barbara Fleming
Eager to discover the world beyond her small Colorado town, young Meggie Bowman leaves her home at the turn of the 20th century in search of adventure. Her quest first takes her to New Orleans, where her long-lost uncle may have last been seen. She goes on to Paris and rural France, living there through most of World War I. Upon returning to the United States she settles in New York City, opens an illegal birth-control clinic, becomes an active suffragette, and eventually attends law school, spending the rest of her working life as an attorney advocating for women’s rights. A feminist before the word was coined, she lives the life she has chosen with only one regret—leaving her infant daughter to be raised by her parents, a choice she hopes to rectify in later years.
At the Edge of the Horizon - a book of poetry by Beverly Jones
Beverly Jones has a dedicated fan base, of which my siblings and I are a part. She is our mother, so her writing strikes very personal chords. In our 1960's-era Eastern Colorado small town, she was a teacher with a husband and four growing kids. She somehow found a way to research ideas and to dig deeper into subjects she wanted to describe in writing. Now, the kids are all grown and have kids of their own, some of whom also have kids. Through it all, Beverly has been a writer. The depth and breadth of her life is vividly represented in the widely-varied poems and short essays of At The Edge Of The Horizon. Her reflections and insights transcend family, as the reader will discover. --Mike Haley
Where You Live - a book of poetry by Beverly Jones
Over the course of time, Beverly Jones composed poetic reflections on thoughts, sights, and feelings that have crossed her life’s path. In her poems, childhood, parents, grandparents, daily living, world events, nature, and technology receive thoughtful and thought-provoking attention. Her life, grounded in a small-town upbringing on the plains of Eastern Colorado, colors many of these poems, and her observations produce a unique sense of perspective, providing wry, warm, pragmatic, and comforting insights into universal human emotion and experiences.
Dragon Speaker - a novel by Nancy Burns
Kalia’s comfortable palace life in the Island Realm crumbled after a fierce attack by mysterious warriors mounted on dragons took the life of her father, King Maxilla. She now held the title of Queen, a role she resisted. Mounting a beautiful blue sleeter dragon belonging to the handsome Prince Maki, she set out on a voyage of discovery to visit neighboring realms to search for the missing prince, her mother, and answers. She had no weapons and few skills except her dawning ability to speak with dragons. Would that be enough to save her kingdom—and perhaps her entire world from a looming disaster?
For the Duration - a novel by Nancy Phillips
At the age of eight, young Claire is called upon to care for two brothers, one a newborn, and basically run the household when her mother suffers from severe depression and her father is away at his war-related job seven days a week. When her close friend and neighbor, Carl, and his family, who are of German extraction, suddenly disappear, Claire is heartbroken and wonders all her life what has happened to them.This is the experience that drives the course of the novel which opens when Claire’s granddaughter finds a ring in the attic given to her by Carl more than 50 years ago. “I was nine. It was my first engagement ring,” she tells her granddaughter.
And so the story unfolds enhanced by Phillips’ uncanny skill with dialogue and her ability to keep the reader engaged and wondering what will happen next. Characters come alive as they interact. The reader is treated to Claire’s interior monologue which enriches the tale.