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The Western Lonesome Society

July 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Fiction, New Releases, Robert Garner McBrearty | 3 Comments »

The Western Lonesome Society

Evoking the Western drama of Cormac McCarthy, the family sensibility of Kent Haruf, and the wacky, magical humor of Christopher Moore, McBrearty displays his storytelling prowess and wit in his debut novel. In this hilarious, poignant, over-the-top Western, Jim O’Brien writes the quixotic saga of his ancestors who grew up with a tribe of Comanches. […]

The Antichrist of Kokomo County

July 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in David Skinner, Fiction, New Releases | Comments Off on The Antichrist of Kokomo County

The Antichrist of Kokomo County

Frankie Horvath is not happy. He’s almost forty. He’s fat. His wife is dead. He designs forks for a living. And his son? Well, he might just be the Antichrist—which is why Frankie is about to meet with Satanists to find out the truth once and for all. And taking into account Frankie’s lifelong delusions […]

Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel About Music, Food, and Love

June 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Doug Worgul, Fiction, New Releases | Comments Off on Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel About Music, Food, and Love

Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel About Music, Food, and Love

LaVerne Williams is a ruined ex-big league ballplayer and ex-felon with an attitude problem and a barbecue joint to run. Ferguson Glen is an Episcopal priest and fading literary star with a drinking problem and a past he’s running from. A.B. Clayton and Sammy Merzeti are two lost souls in need of love, understanding and […]

A Night at the Y

September 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Authors, Book Categories, Fiction, Robert Garner McBrearty | Comments Off on A Night at the Y

A Night at the Y

Wild, funny, touching, and full of crackling dialogue, Robert Garner McBrearty’s stories turn the intensity of life up a notch, creating a heightened reality that is both hilarious and heartbreakingly real. His characters struggle to hold onto work, love, and sanity, and wrestle with the choice of whether to be responsible citizens and family men […]

Glassmusic

September 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Fiction, Rebecca Snow | 2 Comments »

Glassmusic

In the serene fjordlands of Norway in the early twentieth century, Ingrid has led a blissful childhood until, through no choice of her own, she becomes holder of her family’s secrets. Her father, a blind preacher who ministers through sacred music played on glassware, increasingly relies on Ingrid to see for him even as it […]

Let the Birds Drink in Peace

September 23rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Fiction, Robert Garner McBrearty | 4 Comments »

Let the Birds Drink in Peace

Each of Robert Garner McBrearty’s stories has its own sensibility, but what his characters share is a desire to know how best to live when confronted by unforeseeable chance. Here readers will meet budding writers, ailing professors, reluctant gunslingers, and kidnapped kids; they grapple with conflicts of conscience and the mysteries of love. McBrearty excels […]

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