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Book of Duels

Book of Duels

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Fierce, searing, and darkly comical, Garriga's debut collection of short-short fiction depicts historical and imagined duels, re-envisioning in a flash the competing points of motivation--courage and cowardice, honor and vengeance--that lead individuals to risk it all.

In this compact collection, "settling the score" provides a fascinating apparatus for exploring foundational civilizing ideas. Notions of courage, cowardice, and revenge course through Michael Garriga's flash fiction pieces, each one of which captures a duel's decisive moment from three distinct perspectives: opposing accounts from the individual duelists, followed by the third account of a witness. In razor-honed language, the voices of the duelists take center stage, training a spotlight on the litany of misguided beliefs and perceptions that lead individuals into such conflicts.

From Cain and Abel to Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickenson; from John Henry and the steam drill to an alcoholic fighting the bottle: the cumulative effect of these powerful pieces is a probing and disconcerting look at humankind's long-held notions of pride, honor, vengeance, and satisfaction. Meticulously crafted by Garriga, and with stunning illustrations by Tynan Kerr, The Book of Duels is a unique and remarkable debut.

Bound by Danger

Bound by Danger

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The disappearance of a local girl leads Special Agent Graham Grassi right to the doorstep of the sexy redhead that has haunted him since they were part of a thwarted hijacking last week.

Questioning Mickey O'Shay cuts through him as he informs her about her missing goddaughter, one of the girls involved in his investigation. He wants to keep her safe, but she won't sit on the sidelines. The life of her goddaughter is in jeopardy and Mickey's determination has him ready to handcuff her-or kiss her-in place. As time runs out though, the stakes run higher. They both struggle to ignore their attraction as they try to unravel a web of deception-- before it's too late.

Box of Chocolates: Assorted Poems for Assorted Times

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Boy in the Hole

Boy in the Hole

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From an anti-other political climate comes a novel that gives voice to outcasts tyrannized by power. Boy in the Hole is the gripping account of Jacob, a boy wrestling to understand himself, his family, and the world in which he lives as he grows up in the Deep South in the seventies. Emerging from a family of sexual deviancy and alcoholism masked by religion and wealth, Jacob learns to define who he is, but struggles to find the balance between faith and sexuality. To embrace his true identity, he must go on an exodus to face his demons and overcome the pressures to conform. But his parents' toxic beliefs and the messages of self-hate taught by religion and society could prove his undoing.Will Jacob love himself despite the potential isolation? Or will he conform to the norms and settle for mediocrity--and a life in which he can never truly live?
Braiding Horsehair Bracelets

Braiding Horsehair Bracelets

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Add a new twist to your love of horses. Fashionably express it by wearing a bracelet you braided from your horse's hair.


This guide will teach you how to:

▪ Legally obtain horsehair.

▪ Prepare it for braiding.

▪ Plait three braids: a 4-string, a 6-string, and an 8-string.

▪ Measure your wrist and determine the length of braid you need for your bracelet.

▪ Attach the end caps, rings, and clasp.


The sooner you begin braiding your keepsake bracelet, the sooner you can wear your love on your sleeve!





Braids of Silver: A Fairytale Retold

Braids of Silver: A Fairytale Retold

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A heated retelling of the classic Rapunzel fairytale, with an Omegaverse Twist!

Aurelia has lived her entire life in her tower, with her mother coming and going freely, bringing her food and water and feeding her special teas. Aurelia though? She was never allowed to leave.

She never thought to question things, never even imagined things would change.

Until one day, her mother stops coming, stops bringing her supplies, and Aurelia is left to starve in the only place she has ever known. For weeks, she wonders what she did wrong. Why did her mother abandon her? How was she going to survive?

That's when Fen appears at her window.

He brings with him knowledge that will change her life forever, and an Alpha energy that she never knew she needed...

This New Adult Fairytale contains themes of the Omegaverse, is intended for audiences 18 and older, and is HEA.

Breath Before Drowning

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Breath Before Drowning

Breath Before Drowning

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Isolde and her family relocated from their native Ireland in hopes of a better life in the small-town of Warwick, Rhode Island. As a social outcast, Isolde is no stranger to being a loner or seeking solace in the woods near her family's home. However, when there is an attack at a casual Friday night football game she is forced out of the shadows and into the limelight setting tongues wagging. With her memory distorted, she must work quickly to recover the missing pieces from that night or risk unrelenting torment. In an attempt to protect her family from scandal, she struggles to conceal evidence from that night straining the family bond she once so carefully protected. Armed with a curious mind and the support of an unlikely ally, she is determined to restore the balance within her family and solve the mystery that now consumes her every thought.
Brief History of Tremont : Cleveland's Neighborhood on a Hill

Brief History of Tremont : Cleveland's Neighborhood on a Hill

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For almost two centuries, the historic Tremont neighborhood has rested on a bluff overlooking Cleveland's industrial valley. The sleepy farming community was transformed in 1867, when Cleveland annexed it. Factories attracted thousands of emigrants from Europe, and industrialization gave rise to a class of wealthy businessmen. After the city prospered as a manufacturing center during World War II, deindustrialization and suburbanization fueled a huge population loss, and the neighborhood declined as highways cut through. The 1980s marked the beginning of the rebirth of the cultural treasure Tremont became. Author W. Dennis Keating chronicles the challenges and triumphs of this diverse and vibrant community.
Broken for the Promise

Broken for the Promise

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Chasity Strawder takes a trip down memory lane, recalling the hardships she endured after learning she was pregnant with her second son, Joshua. Chasity's battle for her life, and her survival through endometriosis, homelessness, and much more will encourage and strengthen you.

Chasity Strawder, a Black woman in northern Ohio, recounts her high risk pregnancy and healthcare disparities in this urgent memoir. She also tells stories of kindness, such as when her chiropractor gave her free treatments and herbs to assist with her pain. Her memoir is a powerful call to action for Black women’s maternal health and a universal story of motherhood. Strawder is a well-known advocate for black women's maternal health through Cuyahoga County.

Listen to an interview with Chasity on Lines of Loganberry on Spotify.