Better World Book Challenge Book 1 – A Book nominated for a literary prize
Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay has been nominated for the Aspen Words Literary Prize, which is in its first year. Difficult Women is a collection of short stories focusing on the highs, lows and humor of women living life.
Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude by Madeleine Holly-Rosing is a seven-story prequel to the Boston Metaphysical Steampunk comic book. The anthology includes stories by Madeleine Holly-Rosing and line art by Emily Hu.
Melissa Morris has an annual day as a Christmas tradition, when she cooks a lavish seafood dinner for friends. While shopping for seafood she runs into a former sorority sister and gets caught up in an avalanche of events that takes her to the far flung reaches of New York City.
Coffee at Midnight by Brandon Ford is a collection of stories about the darker side of life. From the suicide of a young girl who was bullied to a young tough obsessed with odd porn, this compilation of 13 short works of fiction will cover the bad and ugly side of human existence.
An anthology of 11 fantasy and paranormal short stories by popular authors: “Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela” by Saladin Ahmed (author of Throne of the Crescent Moon), “The Children of the Shark God” by Peter S. Beagle (author of The Last Unicorn) , “Misery” & “Shadow Children” by Heather Brewer (author of Vladimir Tod), “Even Hand” by Jim Butcher (author of The Dresden Files), “Red Run” by Kami Garcia (author of Beautiful Creatures), “Pale Rider” & “The Adventures of Lightning Merriemouse-Jones” by Nancy Holder (author of Wicked), “Frost Child” and “South” by Gillian Philip (author of Rebel Angels) and “A Knot of Toads” by Jane Yolen (author of Owl Moon).
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”192704474X” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HOLmKwYmL._SL160_.jpg” width=”105″][easyazon-link asin=”192704474X” locale=”us”]This Long Trip To Myself[/easyazon-link] is a collection of poetry delving into topics of life, death and existence.
In Often Overlooked by Cary Polkovitz, the author has compiled a book of pictures comprising his own work and submitted pictures of things around which he has built 70+ short stories. From a pair of shoes abandoned in the grass to a weathered fence around which he has built a historical tale, Polkowitz builds new legacies for items often overlooked.
Such a Life by Jeri Walker-Bickett contains five short stories exploring varied aspects of modern life. In Pretty Girl, a young girl meets up with a Carny Worker and in For the Love of Dog, a woman’s connection with her dog proves stronger than any bond of moral code.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0615741150″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51szYdLcVyL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]This is a collection of 37 short pieces laced with humor and real-life references dealing with a multitude of topics including parenting, shopping and even proof of life on other planets.
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