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One Man's War

by Trina Carter

The book evokes what it’s like to be in mud and blood under constant German gunfire, whether in thick misty woods or on open terrain like the Anzio beachhead. “Every soldier tells it a little different, even though it’s always the... Read More

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The Confluence

by Trina Carter

Outdoorsmen (and women), fishing enthusiasts, and fans of nature writing will want to visit this book at will. This collection of essays, sketches, and tall tales centered on fishing is well worth getting reeled into. The contributors in... Read More

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A Plot for Pridemore

by Trina Carter

Exaggeration brings humor to the publicity stunt this mayoral main character has in store. Machiavelli would have admired Monroe Tolliver. He isn’t a prince, just a mayor, but he has a plan to save his town. The fact that it involves... Read More

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Lemonade Revealed

by Trina Carter

This unique coming-of-age fable blends the philosophical and metaphysical in a search for truth. Few have pulled off writing a book that seeks to be both fiction and nonfiction, and even The Alchemist gets placed in the pseudo-spiritual... Read More

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Phantom Canyon

by Trina Carter

Heartrending subject matter conveyed in poetic prose excavates pain from the realm of memory. Dig with a pen, said poet Seamus Heaney. Kathryn Winograd uses a pickax to excavate old pains and buried memories as part of a personal... Read More

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Memories of Development

by Trina Carter

Anguishing in old age, this vivid character documents his fragmented memory of a childhood in Cuba and an art career in rural America. “I know that memories wrinkle and spoil even more than the flesh—and I know they lie.” So... Read More

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Parental Sins

by Trina Carter

Motifs of Eden and the apple preach themes of fate, desire, and the unavoidability of sin. In "Parental Sins", guilt is a monster that cannot be slain, only appeased. And sin comes back to bite you. The story follows two families from... Read More

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Zen Confidential

by Trina Carter

Memoir of Zen Buddhist debunks myth of the monk as a person who has sacrificed a “juicy” life, with dark humor and an exploration of anger and deviance. This slender collection of essays is a showcase for Haubner’s abilities as a... Read More

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