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Western County Prison
Richard A. Landers
ISBN 1-56474-324-1
144 pages, paperback, $10.95
Six prisoners tell their tales about how and why they are in prison. As they get to know each other, they share their philosophies. In the end they escape from prison, a feat of mental and spiritual transformation.
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When It Comes to Living
Selected Stories by Zalman Vendrof
Zalman Vendrof
Translated by Irene Jerison
ISBN 1-56474-435-3
240 pages, paperback, $14.95
Zalman Vendrof (1877-1971) was a journalist and short story writer. He wrote his stories in Yiddish, and his stories often used humor to show the the plight of the underdog as well as the antisemitism in the society he portrayed. He grew up in Poland and spent time in Britain and America, but he lived most of his life in Moscow, where the life of a Jewish writer was not easy. He spent several years in prison, but was released after Stalin's death. During his long and prolific life, his pieces were published in the Yiddish press throughout Europe, the United States, and South America. Only a fraction of his writings remain. This collection, the first English translation of Vendrof's stories, is a valuable contribution to the literature of Yiddish culture during the late 19th and first two-thirds of the 20th century.
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Where Is Home
Thomas Burke

ISBN 1-56474-443-4
112 pages, paperback, $12.00
These quiet, strong stories focus on small but important moments in the lives of gay men, most of them mature or middle-aged men living in comfort in a city that might be San Francisco. The characters are more real than glamorous, more sensible and sensitive than sensational. These stories concern relationship and growth. There is a recurring theme of home, and geography, both physical and emotional, is a thread running throughout. Where is home, in a world where movement from one place to another is sometimes to easy?
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Woman in a Special House
Stories
Geraldine Clinton Little
168 pages, paperback, $10.95
ISBN 1-56474-196-6
"Bound neither by reality nor time, Little's stories effortlessly span generations, countries, even species, smartly blending conventional themes and dramatic flair. The precision of description is exquisite throughout." —Publishers Weekly
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The World Weaver
A Young Adult Novel
Craig Etchison
ISBN 1-56474-359-4
144 pages, paperback, $8.95
They seem like a threesome of typical American teenagers: Peggy, a pretty girl with a generous heart; Donnie, the class jock; and Regina, who's mentally challenged. Then there's the new kid, Larkin, who's nice, but somehow...odd. It's as if he's from another planet. That's an understatement. Larkin is a World Weaver, sent to earth to save the universe!
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