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Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina

Ruth Anne “Bone” Boatwright was born out of wedlock and raised in Greenville County, South Carolina.  Her mother was determined that the word bastard to be removed from Bone’s birth certificate and was met with opposition until the day the county courthouse burned to the ground.  After her first husband passed away, Bone’s mother had… Continue reading Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina

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Don’t Breathe A Word

Phoebe was frightened of the Shadow entering her room, and as an adult, she finds herself tucking suitcases and boxes under her bed to prevent the “Dark Man” from entering through an open door.  She enters a world where a twelve year-old girl disappears, and the only evidence found was stories from the local children… Continue reading Don’t Breathe A Word

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Magic Hour

Dr. Julia Cates is a well-known Los Angeles psychiatrist whose profession has been in the media light for far too long. Ellen (Ellie) Barton is Julia’s sister and chief of police in a small Pacific Northwest town. Alice is a “wild child;” abandoned and mute...