THIS WORLD OF HURT is a collection of humor columns by journalist, Jeff Hurt as he reflects on balancing his busy career with the dramatic, funny, and endearing world, of a father, his wife, a son, and six daughters.
Celia is a 70-year-old New York artist and educator whose grown daughter Sharon has escaped Jewish East Coast life to live in a cabin in British Columbia. Celia braves a visit to the wilderness, where she and Sharon become involved with an idiosyncratic Jewish community. What this What this community lacks in Jewish knowledge it makes up for in heart and spirit.
Digital boxed set of novels four and five -- plus a bonus short story -- from the USA TODAY bestselling Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series! Set includes Never Kissed Goodnight, Never Tease a Siamese, and “Never Neck at Niagara.”
Winner of the Royal Palm Award!
As a child, Leini stands ready to do anything to win her mother Mira’s love. This effort costs her the sight in one eye and as a result, causes her to endure bullying from kids her own age. As a teenager, with her Grandpa’s help, she undergoes one more surgery to straighten her eye, but the psychological scar of the events of her childhood remain.
What had happened to her own daughter? Where had this child come from, the mother wondered. Who was she? Why did she sit for hours staring at her baby brother, contemplating...who knew what?
It was enough to drive you mad...especially, if you had a history of madness. But the doctors had assured her that was all behind her, a thing of the past...
A short story.
Take two snarky octogenarians, throw in a 20-something smart aleck, add a dash of other entertaining people and combine them all with a mumble-mumble-aged woman who misses nothing, and what do you get? Conversations worth remembering.
How do you solve a problem like your mother?
A ferocious flash fiction story, now a finalist for the Derringer Award.
Accompanied by an exclusive essay by the author on the exhausted genesis of the story at Kris Rusch and Dean Smith's Oregon mystery workshop, the writing life, and the Derringer short list.
"[H]igh quality"--Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
In this long awaited sequel to Somebody I Used To Know, Yellow Light picks up two months on from where we left Nora, Nick, Nan, Vanessa and Finn, but not everyone is living their happily ever after and for those that are, life as they know it is about to change irrevocably.
The Crawley sisters of Downton Abbey? The Bennet sisters of Pride & Prejudice? The daughters born to Zelophehad? Why mention any of these women in the same breath as the beloved characters in the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof? What is tradition? Who makes the matches? These questions are just as important now as when Tevye’s Daughters made their debut in 1964, maybe even more so.