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"...And as life-changing stories sometimes do,
it all began with a book."


A wry, compelling book-lovers' novel of fate, friendship and dogs

amid the Sixties' massive cultural change



In 1964, the year 13-year-old Kate "Corky" Corcoran read the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, a small miracle of a summer happened in her tiny, segregated town because of a pastor feud, a sit-in, a softball game, and an older girl named America who Corky saw run as fast at Olympian Wilma Rudolph, the fastest woman in the world.

That summer, Corky, her brother Mack, and America are suddenly confronted with the world they're inheriting while Corky's mother Belle bumps against the era's barriers for women when she tries to spread her wings and finds them clipped. They're all about to catch glimmers of the future––the life-affirming good and the life-altering bad.

Set on the eve of historic change from Civil Rights to the Beatles to Women's Lib, Mockingbird Summer explores the impact of books, the burden of potential, the folly of the status quo, and the transforming power of friendship.  Full of drama and humor, the result is a big-hearted novel with a surprise, contemporary ending that both takes you back and spurs you forward.

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West with Giraffes


"Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes..."


Inspired by a true 1930s story, West with Giraffes is a century-spanning tale with a dead man's diary, a hurricane, the Great Depression, a cross-country trip, a Dust Bowl farmboy, a mysterious woman, a crusty zoo keeper, historical figures and headlines, humor, drama, mayhem, unrequited love, miscreants, reprobates…

       ...and did I mention giraffes?


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Faith Bass Darling's

Last Garage Sale

"On the last day of the millennium, after a midnight revelation from God, Faith Bass Darling had a garage sale....."


Do our possessions possess us?
Who are we without memories? 

Is there life after death and second chances here on earth?

And is Faith Darling really selling that authentic Tiffany lamp for a $1?



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