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South Sun Rises 


Black Rainbow 

South Sun Rises
A poetic narratve
by Valentin Sandoval


SOUTH SUN RISES is a poetic narrative of a pursuit of the American dream on one of the world’s most compelling and dangerous international borders, El Paso/Juarez.         
            Leaving behind her life in Juarez, Sandoval’s mother’s finds herself isolated and alone in the gritty projects of El Paso.

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Black Rainbow

A novel by Miriam Sagan

“A pregnant Colorado woman was stabbed, her baby ‘removed,’ when she answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes.”
—Headline from Washington Post, March 19, 2015 

“I had two mothers. Or maybe I had three. There was my real mother who died when I was born. And then there was the woman who claimed to be my mother, my stepmother. Behind them, like a shadowy third, was the crazy lady, the one who had wanted to be my mother most of all . . . . . . . Hers were the first pair of human eyes I ever saw.”
                                    —Excerpt from Black Rainbow

BLACK RAINBOW follows the intersecting stories of two strangely entangled women. There is Mary Rose, an ordinary young woman who is driven mad by infertility, miscarriages, and ghost babies. And there is Rania, whose mother was murdered by Mary Rose and who becomes obsessed with finding her mother’s killer.

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Seven Places in America 

Translating the Soul
Essays by Marjorie Agosín
Photographs by Samuel Shats

Translating the Soul reflects on the story of Marjorie Agosín’s life, beginning with her family’s roots in Odessa as well as Chile. An engaging and provocative collection of personal narrative essays of great scope and insight, interweaving autobiograpy with themes of memory and exile.

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Seven Places in America
A Poetic Sojourn
By Miriam Sagan

A collection of poetry based on seven remote American journeys about location, borders, beauty, destruction--
and the poet in the landscape.

Conservations with Cosmo - At Home with an African Grey Parrot

The Wave - Tom Miller

Conversations with Cosmo
At Home with an
African Grey Parrot

Dr. Betty Jean Craige, Ph.D

Cosmo the African Grey Parrot
talks intelligently, tells jokes, and carries on conversations with
her person, Dr. Craige


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The Wave

Tom Miller 


Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano,
collapses causing a mega-tsunami
threatening millions
along the Pacific and LA

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Jimmy Santiago Baca - Breaking Bread with Darkness

Breaking Bread with the Darkness
Book 1: The Esai Poems
Jimmy Santiago Baca

After 25 years in the system, from an orphanage at age five to a maximum security prison cell at 31, Jimmy Santiago Baca has become one of the most powerful literary
voices in America today


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