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Sean Stellato, "No Backing Down" (Andover)

No Backing Down is an enlightening first-hand account for the 1994 Salem High School football team. It is a memoir of family support and guidance and of player relationships on a close team, drawn even closer by difficult circumstances in a town rich in controversy.

 Filled with incredibly interesting characters from all walks of life, No Backing Down, tells the story of Sean Stellato and his underdog Salem Witches and how they defied the odds, and let nothing stand in their way on their way to high school football immortality.  Endorsed by 1980 Olympic hero Mike Eruzione, NFL future hall of famer Mark Bavaro, famed NFL coach Mike Ditka and boxing legent Evander Holyfield, No Backing Down, has been compared to Remember the Titans.

 

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781620867808
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Published: Mascot Books - August 5th, 2014

Jennifer Ann Mann, "Sunny Sweet is so Dead Meat" (Andover)

When a bottle of ketchup explodes all over Masha Sweet, she thinks it’s an accident. She’s trying to be kinder to her little sister, Sunny, so she shouldn’t jump to conclusions…or should she? Turns out Sunny has devised a special science experiment that requires Masha to look totally weird all day. But Masha is not having it. If it kills her (or Sunny!) she will figure out how to get them home from the science fair without causing a scene. But add in a pair of little brothers who take Masha on a wild goose chase through the school, a short detour through a cemetery, and a run-in with a cute boy and this whole day is one big scene. Which just might be what Sunny had in mind...she is so dead meat!

This delightful series will charm any reader who has ever loathed or loved a sibling.

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$17.59
ISBN: 9781599909783
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 13th, 2014

When a bottle of ketchup explodes all over Masha Sweet, she thinks it's an accident. She's trying to be kinder to her little sister, Sunny so she shouldn't jump to conclusions…or should she? Turns out Sunny has devised a special science experiment that requires Masha to look totally weird all day. But Masha is not having it.


A.J. Smith, "Even Monsters" (Andover)

Everybody knows monsters can be...well, MONSTERS. But did you know sometimes even monsters get scared? They can be sad, they can be kind, they can miss their mommies. Sometimes, they're just plain silly. And even monsters need to brush their teeth!

A funny and family-friendly picture book by innovative author/illustrator A. J. Smith, who combines traditional storytelling with exciting interactive digital components.

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$18.69
ISBN: 9781402286520
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - April 1st, 2014

An exciting new picture book-perfect for the little monster in your life

Everybody knows monsters can be...well, MONSTERS. But did you know sometimes even monsters get scared? They can be sad, they can be kind, they can miss their mommies. Sometimes, they're just plain silly. And even monsters need to brush their teeth


Kelle Sutliff, "Listen Up! The Other Side is Talking" (Andover)

Kelle Sutliff is a gifted Psychic Medium who has worked in her industry for over fourteen years. She uses her expertise to show people that the psychic world is very real and offers inspiration and comfort to those dealing with grief. She also works as a Psychic Investigator consulting on current missing person cases and cold cases nationally and internationally. In her career she has worked with Boston University's Cold Case Collaborative Group, with the national group, Find Me 2 and privately with Police Detectives and individual families providing accurate information to find the missing. Her message is very clear; we all need to pay attention to the signs and symbols that passed loved ones give us every day who want to comfort us in our time of grief. Kelle explains to us how this communication works and how to listen.

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By Kelle Sutliff, Joan Schaublin (Editor), Robert Jacoby (Designed by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780991506804
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Published: Tri Circle Publishing - April 1st, 2014

Kelle Sutliff is a gifted Psychic Medium who has worked in her industry for over fourteen years. She uses her expertise to show people that the psychic world is very real and offers inspiration and comfort to those dealing with grief. She also works as a Psychic Investigator consulting on current missing person cases and cold cases nationally and internationally.


Gene Ferraro, "Ordinary Evil" (Andover)

The word "ordinary" holds a double meaning. In one sense, it refers to something inconsequential or everyday. In the second sense, "ordinary" refers to the absolute church authority of a bishop, archbishop, or priest. In the Catholic Church, these figures are to be trusted with deepest, darkest secrets. To their congregations, they can never do wrong-or can they? When a series of international and seemingly unrelated events lead to the brutal murder of a Catholic altar boy, conflicting notions of the law, obedience, forgiveness and revenge test the faith of several Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic women. With the boy's death comes scandal and pain for more than just the family who lost a son. In the aftermath of the horrific crime and with the revelation of sexual abuse in the church, ordinary people must now confront ordinary authority, uncovering a web of deceit that stretches from the towns and cities of New England all the way to the Vatican. Even the law cannot reveal all things. In the end, despite the terrible acts committed in his name, only God will ever know the truth.

 

Gene Ferraro writes and produces presentations and events for businesses and organizations. He has also worked in documentary film and taught motion picture production. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, has an M.F.A. from Columbia University, and also served as an officer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He currently lives with his wife, JoAnn, in Andover, Massachusetts. This is his first novel.

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$26.19
ISBN: 9781491704899
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Published: iUniverse - January 30th, 2014

The word "ordinary" holds a double meaning. In one sense, it refers to something inconsequential or everyday. In the second sense, "ordinary" refers to the absolute church authority of a bishop, archbishop, or priest. In the Catholic Church, these figures are to be trusted with deepest, darkest secrets. To their congregations, they can never do wrong-or can they?


Claudia Turner, "Scars and Stripes Forever" (Andover)

It’s been fifty years since JFK’s assassination and the public’s demand for truth prompts Ben Douglas of the CIA to give his subordinate, Kat Hastings, a confidential assignment - find a room established by the men of Operation-40 and tell him what’s inside. Not only does Kat find missing evidence that supports a conspiracy, she discovers that her estranged father, Henry Hastings, known as H2 within “The Company,” is deeply involved in the plot. While working on this assignment, Kat reconnects with Robbie O’Toole, a man she would have married but for her father’s intervention. Robbie has dedicated his life to exposing the truth behind the assassination and although Kat wants to share what she’s learned with him, it would mean violating her CIA oath, providing evidence of her father’s treason and placing Robbie’s life, as well as her own, in danger as sinister forces will do anything to keep secrets secret. If she doesn’t reveal what she knows, Kat helps perpetuate the cover-up of an event that, by its apparent success, encouraged subsequent abuses of power and fostered the cynicism and disengagement of the baby boomer generation.

 

Claudia Turner was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned a B.S. from Bates College, an M.S. from The Pennsylvania State University and a PhD from The Johns Hopkins University. At various times, she has been an athlete, a teacher, and a scientist. In this latter capacity, Claudia spent much of her life conducting and evaluating research. This, along with her baby boomer roots, provided the basis for writing her first novel, Scars and Stripes Forever. Claudia lives in Massachusetts. 

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$14.89
ISBN: 9781492346302
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 9th, 2014

It's been fifty years since JFK's assassination and the public's demand for truth prompts Ben Douglas of the CIA to give his subordinate, Kat Hastings, a confidential assignment - find a room established by the men of Operation-40 and tell him what's inside.


Scott Helman & Jenna Russell, "Long Mile Home" (Andover)

Long Mile Home will tell the gripping story of the tragic, surreal, and ultimately inspiring week of April 15, 2013: the preparations of the bombers; the glory of the race; the extraordinary emergency response to the explosions; the massive deployment of city, state, and federal law enforcement personnel; and the nation’s and the world’s emotional and humanitarian response before, during, and after the apprehension of the suspects.

The authors, both journalists at The Boston Globe, are backed by that paper’s deep, relentless, and widely praised coverage of the event. Through the eyes of seven principal characters including the bombers, the wounded, a victim, a cop, and a doctor, Helman and Russell will trace the distinct paths that brought them together. With an unprecedented level of detail and insight, the book will offer revelations, insights, and powerful stories of heroism and humanity.

Long Mile Home will also highlight the bravery, resourcefulness, and resiliency of the Boston community. It will portray the city on its worst day but also at its best.

 

Scott Helman is a staff writer at The Boston Globe Magazine and co-author of The Real Romney.

Jenna Russell was one of the reporters at the forefront of the Globe’s coverage of the bombings and is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Last Lion. Both authors live in Boston. 

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780525954484
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Published: Dutton Books - April 1st, 2014

In the tradition of "102 Minutes" and "Columbine," the definitive book on the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, written by reporters from"The Boston Globe"andpublished to coincide with the first anniversary of the tragedy


Kristin Bair O'Keeffe, "The Art of Floating (Andover)

When her beloved husband Jackson disappeared without a trace, popular novelist Sia Dane stopped writing, closed down her house, stuffed her heart into a cage, and started floating. It wasn’t the normal response to heartache, but Sia rarely did things the normal way.

Exactly one year, one month, and six days after Jackson’s disappearance, Sia discovers a mysterious man on the beach. He’s mute, unresponsive, and looks as if he has just walked out of the sea. It’s the sort of situation Jackson would have solved with a simple call to the police. But Jackson is gone.
 
As unreal as he seems, Sia is determined to help this man. Perhaps she can return him to his place in the world—to whoever lost him and loves him. Perhaps she can answer their questions the way no one could answer hers.
 
But as her friends and family help her winnow her way to the truth, Sia comes to realize that the unfathomable leap between sorrow and healing begins with a single step.

 

Kristin Bair O’Keeffe is the author of the novel Thirsty, as well as numerous essays about China, bears, and off-the-plot expats. She lives in Andover, Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter and travels to anywhere as often as she can. 

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$16.50
ISBN: 9780425271483
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Published: Berkley - April 1st, 2014

At a time when nothing seems real,
it takes something truly unusual to put your life into focus.

 


Christopher Golden, "Snowblind" (Andover)

The small New England town of Coventry had weathered a thousand blizzards . . . but never one like this. Icy figures danced in the wind and gazed through children's windows with soul-chilling eyes. People wandered into the whiteout and were never seen again. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same.

Now, as a new storm approaches twelve years later, the folks of Coventry are haunted by the memories of that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow. Photographer Jake Schapiro mourns his little brother, Isaac, even as---tonight---another little boy is missing. Mechanic and part-time thief Doug Manning's life has been forever scarred by the mysterious death of his wife, Cherie, and now he’s starting over with another woman and more ambitious crimes. Police detective Joe Keenan has never been the same since that night, when he failed to save the life of a young boy . . . and the boy’s father vanished in the storm only feet away. And all the way on the other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a phone call . . . from a man who died twelve years ago.

As old ghosts trickle back, this new storm will prove to be even more terrifying than the last.

Spellbinding in scope and rooted deeply in classic storytelling, Christopher Golden has written a chilling masterpiece that is the best work of his career and a standout supernatural thriller. With richly textured characters, scarred and haunted by the ghosts of those they loved most, Snowblind is rooted deeply in classic storytelling. Christopher Golden has written a chilling masterpiece that is both his breakout book and a standout supernatural thriller.

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ISBN: 9781250015310
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 21st, 2014

In Christopher Golden's first horror novel in more than a decade--a work reminiscent of early Stephen King--Snowblind updates the ghost story for the modern age.


Jeffrey Harrison, "Into Daylight", and Kathleen Aponick, "Bright Realm" (Andover)

In his new book, Jeffrey Harrison reflects on the daily familiarities and fragilities experienced in a long marriage and as a parent of teenagers, refracted through the shock of a brother’s suicide. Limpid and direct on the surface but eloquent in resonance, Into Daylight asks what comes after: How to live, how to continue writing, and how to find one’s proper relationship with the world and restore some semblance of delight, while giving voice to sadness and pain. 

Jeffrey Harrison is the author of five previous books of poetry—including The Singing Underneath, selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series in 1987, Incomplete Knowledge (Four Way Books), which was a runner-up for the Poets’ Prize in 2008, and The Names of Things: New and Selected Poems, published in 2006 by Waywiser Press in the U.K. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, as well as other honors, he has published poems in The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, The Yale Review, The Hudson Review, American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Poets of the New Century, The Twentieth Century in Poetry, and in many other magazines and anthologies. He has taught at George Washington University, Phillips Academy, where he was the Roger Murray Writer-in-Residence, College of the Holy Cross, Framingham State College, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and, during the summer, the Chautauqua Institute, the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference, and The Frost Place. For more information, go to: www.jeffreyharrisonpoet.com

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