From the riveting opening that takes place in NYC's Lower East Side's sweatshops until its gripping conclusion, this enthralling novel vividly portrays the desperate times of German immigrants landing at Ellis Island in 1905 in search of a better life.
The BOATHOUSE CAFE’: Book One of FIRST LIGHT by Linda Cardillo – Intercultural Romance, Literary, Historical Fiction
This is a story that breaks through the barriers of race and challenges tradition and social mores for love. A Romeo and Juliet love story set during WWII on Chappaquiddick Island.
OLYMPUS NIGHTS ON THE SQUARE, Book 2 of the JULIANA SERIES by Vanda Writer – LGBT Coming of Age, Post WWII New York City
One woman carves out her own destiny and expresses her own truth in this coming-of-age story set in post-World War II, New York City. Vanda utilizes facts and the legal record to reveal that we, as a society, have every ability to be inhumane, but we must never allow ourselves to crush the lights around us, because to do so leaves us all in a bitter darkness.
In a world where too many rocks are thrown at those who represent anything other than the norm in middle-class white America, two friends decide to take matters into their own hands and stand up to the hatred with which they are targeted in order to save their home and ultimately their lives.
Traveling the Mother Road—Route 66—Charlie swaps his oppressive family for an offbeat cast of characters and learns about freedom, love, and how to stand up for himself in Elizabeth Barlo's Ruth 66.
The Apprentice transports the reader to a raw, natural world, one with fields of sweet smelling sage, soaring hawks and diving falcons. The language and beauty of the sport of falconry is woven expertly into the narrative, providing the reader a glimpse into a rarified world while providing believable, relatable characters.
Realistic teen life plus a hefty dose of magic realism equals a mighty fine read! Gretchen Wing's "The Flying Burgowski" will lift you above it all and satisfy your longing for a really good YA book.