Books

Life Among the Ashes



Tess is devastated when her firefighter hubby dies on the job. She wants only to grieve, but a young son and a dwindling bank account balance compel her to return to waitressing. Meanwhile, Tess searches for a career that evokes passion in her, like the zeal Michael showed for helping people and fighting fires.

Tess’s memories of her brief time with her husband inspire her to reach for a new dream. With her friends and family by her side, she discovers that the heartbreaking struggle she has endured has made her stronger, more self assured, and serenely prepared for whatever comes next.




Asha and the Magic Galoshes: A Retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Galoshes of Fortune"


Asha, Miles, and Caitlin each find a pair of galoshes, which, unbeknownst to them, are magic. Asha wishes to be on her school’s soccer team in order to make friends. Miles wishes to see the labyrinth of ancient Crete. Caitlin wishes to have glasses that show her the future. Will the fulfillment their wishes be as great as they hoped?




Malignant

When high school sophomore Reese's beloved mom is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she chooses to remain at home with her family rather than undergoing futile, body-ravaging treatments. Reese must grapple with the reality of losing her mother far sooner than she ever had dreamed, and far before she has learned everything that her mother has to teach her.

Reese's father pulls away from the family in grief and leaves Reese to care for much of the household. As the weeks pass, Reese realizes that the devastating cancer that is killing her mother might also cause her to lose her father.