By Darlene Shorey-Ensor
During their prior fun-filled lifestyles, they by no means may have imagined that due to their mother's rage, their futures would come with drug use, psychological disease, sexual abuse, loss and betrayal. They blame their mom for all of it, yet scrape their method via and are available out more desirable. simply then are they able to study the grotesque fact approximately their father and the way robust their mom rather is. the tale is written in alternating first-person narratives through all the sisters, after which, ultimately, their mom and is decided opposed to the back-drop of the San Francisco Bay region throughout the turbulent Nineteen Sixties. just like Harper's Lee "To Kill A Mockingbird, "The awesome Graces" is a strong and poignant tale approximately young children however it isn't a kid's story.
By Robert Turner
"Turner's specified but swish prose flashes on the crossroad of younger maturity that's certain to his lusting-for-life protagonist yet well-known to each American. corresponding to Jack Kerouac and Stewart O'Nan, The Grand March makes a grand debut novel, taking pictures a slice of 1 man's existence that defines modern culture."
national bestselling writer of Oxygen and Healer
Robert Turner spent decades wandering via the US with laptop in hand. The Grand March is his first novel, and the 1st in a projected sequence of 4 books chronicling a gaggle of errant souls over a number of years as they fight to play the complicated palms they have been dealt.
By Max Shenk
15 yr previous softball pitcher (and seashore Boys fan) Margo LeDoux has a overwhelm on seashore Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, and desires to satisfy him, yet her boyfriend, Scott, doesn’t relatively just like the inspiration (“I don’t wish you runnin’ off and bein’ a few groupie!”).
Meanwhile, Margo’s ally (and our narrator) Brian Pressley and his female friend, Christy Kelly, come to a decision that they’re going to “take steps” towards going all of the method, steps which appear to get them into hassle irrespective of how cautious they are.
And then there’s Christy’s colossal sister Kathy, who’s afflicted with a nasty case of senioritis and a boyfriend who’s keeping off her simply weeks shy of the senior prom... and Brian’s blood brother Marty, a shy child with a Beatles obsession and a overwhelm on Margo... and Margo’s catcher Tara Longbaugh, whose mom and dad have a seashore Boys connection that may get Margo in the direction of assembly her heartthrob... let alone mom and dad, brothers, sisters, classmates and lecturers who simply appear to make existence more durable, no longer easier.
In Margo’s phrases: “How can we publish with these kinds of people?”
And how can a lady with a rockstar-sized weigh down meet the drummer of her dreams?
This restricted variation whole quantity comprises all the contents of the seven person serialized books (except the "bonus song" additional tales incorporated in books 1 via 4). it will likely be to be had simply in the course of December 2013, and then time will probably be deleted from e-book.
The seven serialized volumes will stay to be had in print and Kindle editions.
Reader reports of the series...
“SHENK’S domestic RUN! an excellent tale with sophisticated undercurrents among the characters that hook the reader... Friendship and the emergence of past love mix with a few downright snort out loud writing... an exceptional seashore read... an enticing tale with a killer soundtrack.... an excellent publication with nice details... a narrative for all ages... i will not wait to learn the following one... i began interpreting and will no longer stop... i like to recommend this booklet to someone at any age.”
(excerpts from reader experiences on Amazon and Goodreads)
By Dave Gioia
By Nicola Hayward
Follow Fenella on a curler coaster research the place she doggedly attempts to help the guy that she loves. In her indomitable type she tackles every one difficulty thrown at her, by no means as soon as considering giving up. Grandpa Hymie, Grandma Kat, Lachlan or even Stuart supply aid alongside the way in which and so do her uncle Paul Levy, his accomplice Maximillian Hargreaves quality controls and the stylish Hanna Vida. And, in the course of the tale is woven her ardour for the pony in addition to her choice, braveness and capability for love.
By Michelle Dobbs
By Rose Patterson
Jacob is the integral nerd. He has Harry Potter glasses, an IQ good above common, a collector's variation big name Wars watch, and a bag choked with twenty-sided cube. He builds versions of spaceships, performs videogames, hordes Pokemon playing cards, and roleplays. His ally (one of in basic terms 4) is a overweight, homosexual drama queen. the woman of his desires is courting his arch-nemesis, the college bully. His mom simply does not comprehend him.
Jacob is the proper cartoon of a geek in all methods yet one: he is been murdered.
By Annabel Smith
By Dustin Brewer
have gotten stoned, which just about triggered him to leap to his dying off of a wilderness cliff. He didn't
jump. yet he did shatter. Psychologically damaged, Sam does his top to place himself again jointly. whereas his brother flirts with household life—wife, little ones, and a job—Sam's courting along with his female friend ends, he's thinking about a sex-scandal with a loopy professor/poet, he ditches previous ‘friends’ for real ones, plays at a live performance, gaining rock-star prestige on campus. yet will this be adequate? and will Sam locate that during lifestyles to be able to carry him happiness?
By Thilo Bock
Reinickendorf, Märkisches Viertel, nordöstlichster Stadtrand von Westberlin ein knappes Jahr vor dem Mauerfall: Karsten Grube, Erzähler des Romans, ein gerade mal 20 Jahre adjust, unsicherer, aber arroganter Jungstudent mit dem Traum, Journalist zu werden, ist seit kurzem Praktikant des abgerissenen Lokalreporters und Kettenrauchers Martin Horn, der im Alleingang ein Anzeigenblättchen für die Trabantensiedlung erstellt. Gelangweilt von ihrem journalistischen Alltag sto-ßen Grube und Horn auf den skandalträchtigen Fall des von den Bewohnern des Märkischen Viertels so sehnsüchtig erwarteten Ausbaus der U-Bahnlinie eight. Grube und Horn suchen nach den Gründen des Baustopps, die sie schließlich in einem Berliner Bergwerksstollen finden, der von zwielichtigen Gestalten für Schmuggel und Schwarzhandel genutzt wird. Sie geben sich als Geschäftsleute aus und kommen dadurch dem Rotlichtmilieu gefährlich nah. Und die Versuchung, den Reizen der Westberliner Halbwelt zu erliegen, ist groß. Grube, der in ziemlich aussichtslose amouröse Beziehungen verstrickt ist - er kann sich nicht zwischen einer ehemaligen Klassenkameradin und deren Mutter entscheiden und schläft mit beiden -, trifft auf die Prostituierte Larissa, durch die er immer tiefer in ein Netz aus Versuchung und Verbrechen gerät. Grube und Horn fliegen schließlich quick auf. Doch bevor sie ihre Enthüllungen an die Presse lancieren können, bringt die Bevölkerung der DDR die Mauer zum Einsturz.