New From RLP
When preachers in a rural Georgia town move to ban some classic American novels from the high school curriculum, only one person stands up to them: English teacher Anne Brady, an “outsider” from Atlanta who champions great literature (and the separation of Church and State). Refusing to “go along to get along,” she soon finds herself in a fight to save her job and reputation. For help, she turns to another outsider, lawyer Eugene Shapiro, who as the county’s only Jewish attorney knows all too well what his client is up against. When Anne’s struggle spills into court from a heated school-board meeting, the mood of the county points toward a legal lynching – or worse, as some of the more zealous defenders of the faith have drifted beyond the reach of law or reason. This novel is a powerful reminder that not all religious fanatics live in the Middle East. America has its own home-grown variety.
A Majority of One
By Robert Lamb (author of Atlanta Blues and Striking Out)ISBN 978-1463712624
324 pages; $14.98
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*Stories and poems, with an afterword on their origins
Six of One, Half Dozen of Another (Stories & Poems + 1)
By Robert Lamb
126 pages; $9.95
Great courtroom drama!
Merriman's Second Chance
By Wilmot B. Irvin
The disclosure of a 30-year cover-up pits two crafty lawyers in a courtroom clash of epic proportions: John Merriman, who has built a legal career by cutting corners, and Malcolm Prescott, his longtime adversary and a by-the-book solicitor. At stake: justice, at last, for an innocent man -- and redemption for another.
331 pages; $14.95
This is the long-awaited sequel to Deep in the Heart -- A Memoir of Love and Longing, which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Foundation Award and won the Crown Literary Society's first-place award in 2008. In the sequel, the author takes us on a ride -- but, here, let her tell it:
Picture two cowboys riding along on their horses. Wide open spaces surround them. They move at a leisurely pace with little conversation. One of them breaks the silence, turns to his friend, and says, “No matter where you ride to, that’s where you are.”
Gosh, I love that guy. Wait a minute. I am that guy.
I traded horses for horse power, and I left my home and family in Texas to head for the wide open spaces that called me as clearly as the Southern Baptist revival preachers of my childhood had called me to salvation. The wide open spaces were neither wide nor open, but I found my salvation.
From the rocky beaches of the Pacific Northwest to the sandy seashores of South Carolina in the southeast, I roamed. Along the way, I rode with brave cowhands who looked for answers in a land of questions. No matter where I rode to, that’s where I was.
I made mistakes. I believed that the pasture was greener on the other side of the fence. More than once. So much for fences.
I learned that laughter was a cure for much of what ails us. I never learned when it wasn’t.
I moved from the shame and fear of my early years as a lesbian growing up in small towns in Texas to the pride and confidence that became my redemption.
Take a ride with me.
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Not Quite The Same
By Sheila Morris
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Or from www.writersheilamorris.com
A fast-paced, three-ring adventure begins for Ivy and her friends when a dancing bear named Pirouette escapes from the circus. In their quest to find Pirouette, the pets discover that a mysterious curse involving the theft of valuable paintings and jewels has surrounded the circus for nearly 100 years. So come along as Ivy, Ernest, Spooky, Lovely, Hoover, Blitz and Marigold are joined in their crime-solving efforts by a fancy circus Poodle named Louise and a group of misfit dogs known as the Park Street Pack.
Now that's courage!
Carmella's Quest: Taking On College Sight Unseen
By Carmella Broome
ISBN 9780979442063, $14.95 (267 pgs.)
(Note: The S.C. State Library, with the author reading, has recorded her book for the blind.)
Named "one of the three best novels of 2004 -- and maybe the best!"
Heart-Warming! Lovable! More!
That's what readers say about this story of a Lily Kate, a young girl whose guardian/grandmother dies suddenly and leaves her an orphan.
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