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Little Comrades

by Monica Carter

Gertrude Stein said, “Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.” In "Little Comrades", the author doesn’t fancy she had an unhappy childhood; she did. From birth, Laurie Lewis and her older brother were... Read More

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The Forgotten Waltz

by Monica Carter

“I was huge! I was horny! I was … careful. When I looked at Séan, and he at me, it was always eye to eye.” This is the compelling and candid voice of Gina Moynihan, the snarky and sensual thirty-four-year-old narrator of Anne... Read More

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Codon Zero

by Monica Carter

An international terrorist, a young son with a rare blood disease, and a deadly virus that could potentially wipe out the Middle East are just a few of the crises ex-intelligence officer Jason Stouter has to deal with in "Codon Zero".... Read More

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So Good in Black

by Monica Carter

Although a decade has passed since Sunetra Gupta’s last novel, this lucid and mesmerizing masterpiece shows she has used every minute of that time wisely. Told in memories and fragments, it chronicles the history of a group of friends... Read More

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The Absent Sea

by Monica Carter

Can a victim be complicit in her own oppression? In this dense and historical novel, Carlos Franz attempts to answer that question through the story of Laura Larco, a philosophy professor residing in Berlin who is called back to her... Read More

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Tough as Nails

by Monica Carter

Anyone interested in the history of film making and what it takes to write and direct movies that matter should look no further than this book. Escaping the Philadelphia slums in the 1930s to become a journalist in Atlantic City and New... Read More

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