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Oil and Water
And Other Stories from the Windward Shore

by Terry Dressler
ISBN 978-1-56474-537-8
176 pages, paperback, $14.95
These well-crafted stories are about love and death, danger and risk, and the strong weather and beauty of the Southern and Central California Coast. They’re also about the people who hang out along and on the Pacific Ocean. They are athletes and heroes, loners and bums, alcoholics and dopers, environmental crusaders and oil industry developers, fishers, boaters, lifeguards, fighters, and most of all surfers. These people, most of them men, but some notably brave women as well, are individual and memorable because of their strength and because of their flaws. They are all, in one sense or another, swimming in the riptides.
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Old World Tales
Stories
Stephan Lackner
128 pages, paperback, $12.00
ISBN 1-56474-291-1
Written between 1939 and 1997, Stephan Lackner's Old World Tales explore the issues of freedom and persecution, love and hate, life and death, and man's irrepressible urge to rise above himself. To each Lackner gives an ironic twist, elevating his subject from the mundane to the surreal, and from the personal to the universal, and raising questions that grow larger and larger.
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The Ombu Tree
Elise Dallemagne-Cookson
288 pages, paperback, $14.95
ISBN 1-56474-261-X
Adventurous and naive, Diana and Michael move to central Argentina. They're ready for anything that might happen in the land of the gaucho, until they encounter the howling winds, the corrupt bureaucracy, the frequent revolutions, the frontier justice, and a network of Nazi neighbors.
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On Her Way Home
A Novel
Harriet Rochlin
ISBN 1-56474-666-6
272 pages, cloth, $21.95
Told from the viewpoint of a strong-minded young Jewish woman, On Her Way Home, the third novel in Harriet Rochlin's acclaimed Desert Dwellers Trilogy, is good-hearted, action-packed, and full of the rugged frontier spirit of Arizona in the 1880s.

"Rochlin combines authentic details of Jewish settler life, colorful characters and...enough period charm, crackling storytelling, and priceless details to satisfy devotees of both wild west lore and Jewish history." --Publishers Weekly
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The One Who Leaves Never Returns
A Novel
J. Anthony Paladin
ISBN 1-56474-368-3
320 pages, paperback, $14.95
Set in 1940-41 on the Dalmatian Coast, this is a coming-of-age story. The background is the foreign occupation of Yugoslavia by fascists. The young hero is a royalist, making him unpopular with his peers, and, of course, placing him in opposition to the occupying forces. In addition to his political problems, young Tony has the usual teenage problems: arguments with his parents and raging hormones. He has a tendency to get in trouble and is arrested by the occupying regime. Eventually he escapes and flees.
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Operation Elbow Room
An Interplanetary Ecofiction
Joseph J. Phillips
240 pages, paperback, $11.95
ISBN 1-56474-138-9
A telepathic ecologist must save the Mars colonization project when it is threatened by a life form that reduces humans to a state of helpless, childlike innocence.
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