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Newly Released

  • Bathsheba’s Book
  • Dr. Graff Remembers
  • Tobacco Roots
  • One Apple at a Time
  • Final Rights

Coming Soon
  • Journey into a Disturbed Mind

A Book of Bullies
A Book of Bullies
written by Katherine A. Stanley
illustrated by Laura E. Stanley

This book is for everyone who has ever known a bully. Written by a young girl with Prader-Willi Syndrome,
A Book of Bullies puts the spotlight on the hurt and harm caused by bullying and calls us all to unite against it. Humorous and uplifting, the book engages the reader in making the world a better place.

Hardcover
8 x 10
40 pages · $16.95
978-1-935130-78-9

visit the website
www.abookofbullies.com
$ 16.95
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A Cat Named Samantha
A Cat Named Samantha
by Jo Miller
Illustrated by James Marlow

Paperback
9 x 6
40 pages · $13.95
978-1-935130-30-7
 
When Samantha the barn cat is born, she doesn’t have a name. But then one day, without warning, she loses her sight. Abandoned, injured and blind, she lies down in a meadow. When she awakes in a cardboard box with a saucer of milk, her journey—a true story of friendship, healing and love—has just begun.
$ 13.95
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A Devotional for Women in Separation and Divorce by Mona Brown Ketner
A Devotional for Women in Separation and Divorce by Mona Brown Ketner
by Mona Brown Ketner
More than a daily prayer book for women in transition,
A Devotional for Women in Separation and Divorce is a survival guide.
Acknowledging that many Christian women have surrendered wholly to God and to their husbands in marriage, Mona Brown Ketner coaches these women on the possibilities prayer opens for them while they begin their lives free of verbal, physical, mental and sexual abuse by wayward spouses. She encourages women to recognize that God does not give anyone the right to engage in such behavior and builds her readers a safe house of self-forgiveness, patience and faith, while also providing practical advice.
Paperback
5 x 7
376 pages · $16.99
978-1-935130-10-9
$ 16.99
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A Doctor All My Life
A Doctor All My Life
by Dr. Lewis Rathbun

Medical pioneer, humanitarian, veteran, artist and doctor, Lewis Rathbun, beloved by his community as well as his patients, talks about life in medicine and after medicine, public service, enjoying his family, retiring at the “right time” and sharing his hobby and passion: painting.
Lewis Rathbun’s journey through life and medicine takes us from the farms of Upstate New York to battleships in the South Pacific, from Boston’s halls of higher education into clinical settings of in Western North Carolina medicine—where science and human spirit work ceaselessly together to bring life into the world safely and leave the world peacefully.
Hardcover
5.5 x 8.5
278 pages · $27.00
978-1-935130-15-4
$ 27.00
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A House for Wally and Me
A House for Wally and Me
by Gene Stelten
Illustrated by Chelsea Johnson

Hardcover
11 x 8.5
32 pages · $13.95
978-1-935130-13-0

Allie and her family help volunteers from Habitat for Humanity build the house they will live in. Allie gets her own room and the dog she has always wanted. Included are discussion questions, facts about home-building and information about Habitat for Humanity.
$ 13.95
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An Odd Christmas with Od
An Odd Christmas with Od
by William G. Marshall
Illustrated by Randall G. Markham, Sr.

Hardcover
8 x 10
40 pages · $16.99
978-1-935130-29-1
 
What would you do if you were walking home from school and met a little creature who claimed to be a troll? And what if that same little fella told you he had never heard of Christmas?
Fortunately, Stefan is a kind and gentle Christian boy with a good understanding of Christmas and its story.
Come along as he and his best friends, John and Nancy, risk their entire holiday to help the little troll, Od, spread the word of Christmas to an unbelieving troll village led by Grung, the evil Troll Master.
Along the way, they get some unexpected help, and a village of trolls gets to make a choice that will affect the future of everyone in the town.
$ 16.99
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Bathsheba's Book
Bathsheba's Book
by Ann P Saab

Ann P. Saab, a specialist in Middle Eastern history, who has lived in Turkey and Lebanon, brings a unique perspective to Bathsheba’s story. The author tells it from Bathsheba's view—from the teenager to the Queen Mother.

Bathsheba has been seen in some circles as a slut. In others, she is highly esteemed, a role model for motherhood as the successful mother and nurturer of King Solomon, who became the ruler at Israel's most glorious time.

Starting as a simple country girl, she experienced the richness, intrigue and perplexities of life in David's palace before winning her way to be the Queen Mother in Solomon's kingdom. This book tells her story of that journey.

978-1-935130-79-6
$13.95
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Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers
by Christopher Skipper

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-935130-76-5
5.5 x 8.5
58 pages
$ 10.00
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Butterflies Don't Crawl
Butterflies Don't Crawl
by Angela and Suzie Tipton
Illustrated by Wil Irvine


Hardcover
8.5 x 11
List Price: $16.95
Page Count: 32
978-1-935130-14-7


The story of Butterfly is that of a caterpillar who is taunted by butterflies for merely being what she is. “I will not always be a clumsy caterpillar. If I work hard and wait patiently, I will have my wings some day,” she shouts out one day to the flying creatures. The story is a testament of faith as well as transformation, “God had given her the peace to accept herself and the strength to keep trying.” The transformation, of course, is within, and lies in finding one’s purpose in life, regardless of whatever limitations we might only believe we have.
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Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle
Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle
by Susan Reinhardt

Most people think the reason Dee Millings married the best looking man in the Carolinas who turned out to be a complete psycho and near-murderer is because she was raised all wrong.

Dee, a 38-year-old heroine to root for, sets out on a path winding with loveable kooks, wanting to prove there is a great life on the other side of tragedy and a crazed ex behind bars who continues to mail threatening letters from prison.

Her new adventure begins two years after the crime spree that nearly stopped her heart and left her flat-lining. She packs up her two young kids and settles in her parents' South Carolina hometown where she deals with a delightful, but over-the-top mama who pretends her grown daughters are virgins.

Dee finds new purpose for herself and her children, discovering joy in places she never expected it: in a nursing home where she tends to the likes of 104-year-old Annie Sue who still drives and has a hankering for cold draft beer. Offering heaps of comic relief, Dee's Aunt Weepie lives to crash funerals just to get the covered-dish meals after the gravesides, no matter she has no idea who's in the coffins.

Her antics lead her to making a daring decision that could change Dee's life forever. As Dee begins a journey toward recovery and becoming a registered nurse, a dark secret resurfaces, one that if handled right, could be her ticket to allowing herself to love again.

Paperback
6 x 9
384 pages · $15.95
978-1-935130-62-8
$ 15.95
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Dad's Christmas Stories
Dad's Christmas Stories
written by Robert Boerner
illustrated by Trilby Boerner Wallace

Remember the tales shared around the family Christmas tree year after year? This collection will delight all ages. From the manger to the chimney, traditional and modern settings provide delightful variety to this imaginative compilation, which includes “The Forest Christmas Party,” “Clarence, the Christmas Cat” and “Amminadab, the Truly Wise Man.”

Hardcover
8 x 10
72 pages · $21.95

978-0-9789548-9-5
 

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Deep Blue Kid: Diver Zack and His First Underwater Adventure
Deep Blue Kid: Diver Zack and His First Underwater Adventure
978-1-935130-53-6
Watch through the eyes of 12-year-old Zachary Conviser as

he learns the science of scuba diving, how to be a safe diver
and how we all can respect the underwater environment.

You will join young Zack as he studies his diver certification
class material, learns with an instructor how to be a safe
diver, and you will go with him as he first enters the myster-
ious, underwater world of the open ocean.

But be careful, you just might learn something about the
depths of the ocean and see some remarkable sights like
Zack's first encounter with a shark, his watching an incredible 
cleaning station and a host of unusual creatures only seen in the depths of our oceans. 

PAPERBACK
9.25 X 7
56 PAGES
$9.95

$ 9.95
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Diamond in the Rough: Reiki Under Fire
Diamond in the Rough: Reiki Under Fire
by Dale Stacy

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-935130-64-2
5.5 x 8
340 pages
$ 14.95
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Don't Bury Me Yet: Aging in America by Blanca Mesías Miller
Don't Bury Me Yet: Aging in America by Blanca Mesías Miller
by Blanca Mesias Miller
In previous generations, families lived together or close by, and the love and consideration for the elderly was taken for granted. Now in this accelerating pace of rapidly evolving technology, Baby Boomers and Generation X-ers find little time sandwiched between the empty nest syndrome and the care of their elderly parents. Often the nursing home is the only option.

Through their own voices, the elderly, caregivers and family members show us the reality of the challenges of caring for the aged in modern America. In doing so, they encourage readers to offer more compassion so that our loved ones can live their last days with dignity and depart from this world safely and peacefully.

Paperback
6 x 9
320 pages · $18.00
978-1-935130-09-3 

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Dr. Graff Remembers
Dr. Graff Remembers
by Peter Carl Graffagnino

Dr. Graffagnino was a physician who enlisted in the U.S. Army and won a Silver Star and a Presidential Unit Citation for staying with wounded men when under enemy fire. Not abandoning the men, he became a prisoner of war. He endured a grueling hundred-mile march through the snow and ice of Northern Poland after being released from a German POW camp. After his rescue, he experienced extreme Post-Traumatic Stress disorder.

In an amazing piece of literature—found among the author’s papers by family members years after his death in 1984—this astute and articulate physician describes his descent into what he calls a “break with reality.” His mental status deteriorated to insanity.

However, on his return to America, Dr. Graff entered a Texas hospital and was eventually cured. His recovery was so complete that his physician colleagues saw him as a revered leader and mentor, never suspecting the toll that war had once placed on his health.

Dr. Graff Remembers is complete with illustrations, maps, a table of contents and an index.

Hardcover
978-1-935130-54-3
$24.95
230 pages


http://www.gratefulsteps.org/drgraff/
$ 24.05
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Final Rights
Final Rights

When Tate Marlowe discovers an abandoned mansion in Montford, the historical district in Asheville, NC, she realizes the place shares a distinctive design element with a small house she owns. Tate is sure this similarity cannot be accidental. Driven by a desire to discover the connection and save the neglected old house from destruction, she searches for its rightful owner and begins to unravel a family history strewn with murder, suicide, grief and shame.
Her search leads her to an old man living out his last years in self-imposed isolation and a young woman searching for remnants of her past and a place to call home. With each revelation, Tate delves deeper into the lives of people inextricably connected by blood, family secrets, individual aspirations and calculated retribution.
Order now until the book arrives at Grateful Steps and get a 10% discount.

PAPERBACK
5.5 X 8.5
442 PAGES
ISBN 9781935130840
LIST PRICE: $15.95
WWW.TENA-FRANK.COM

$ 15.95
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Flight of Fancy
Flight of Fancy
by Elizabeth Gillon

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-935130-77-2
5.5 x 8.5
50 pages
$ 9.95
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God Can Use Anyone . . . Even Me
God Can Use Anyone . . . Even Me
by Charles Pickens and Patricia McAfee
At a relatively early age, Charles Pickens experienced a large measure of success—athletic achievements, international musical stardom, a wife, children. When he saw his dreams slipping away, he spiraled downward through self-defeating patterns of behavior.
God Can Use Anyone . . . even me, The Charles Pickens Story tells of his return from depths of despair to an authentic and lasting success.
Hardcover
6 x 9
136 pages · $26.50
978-1-935130-05-5
$ 26.50
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How Much Love is in One Mommy?
How Much Love is in One Mommy?
by Lynda R. Taylor
Illustrated by Joshua Hendry
OUT OF PRINT.
Hardcover
6.67 x 6.67
24 pages · $9.95
978-1-935130-23-9

Lynda Taylor has opened up the heart of a mother’s love in her first book of the Shining Stars Series. From a gentle mother’s answers to the curious questions of her child flow assurances of endless love through comparison to the expanse of the oceans, stars and the height of the mountains. This is a story of a mother’s love uniquely shared with her child. It is a love that never gives up.
$ 9.95
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I Imagine . . . An Endless Frontier
I Imagine . . . An Endless Frontier
Written and illustrated by Lisa Alcorn

Hardcover
11.7 x 8.3
32 pages · $19.95
978-1-935130-31-4
 
I Imagine . . . An Endless Frontier is a lavishly simple story of an Alaskan youth who uses imagination to transcend everyday challenges. Faced with everything from "needing to speak up" to "drowning in chores," the youth discovers how a little imaginative help from the local wildlife boosts the spirit and transforms the experience.
When you change the way you feel . . . you change your life.

$ 19.95
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Ivy
Ivy
by Larry G. Morgan

Paperback
6 x 9
732 pages · $18.50
978-1-935130-11-6
 
Ivy
A dark-haired beauty gifted with strength and kindness, raised in the hills of Virginia, is ushered farther south to the mountains of North Carolina to escape the ravages of war—leaving behind a fiancé willing to give his life’s
blood for the Union cause.
Seth
Ivy’s fiancé, a dependable and honest leader, rises rapidly in the ranks of the Union Cavalry.
Joseph
A strong-spirited North Carolina farm boy, is thrust into the storms of his heart when he discovers Ivy’s infinite warmth. He joins the Southern cause, earning the name “Blue-Eyed Demon” for his courage in the Confederate Cavalry.
 
Three lives brought together in a war that was tearing the nation apart.

$ 18.50
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Jammin' Geography
Jammin' Geography
by Kimberly M. Roberts
Illustrated by Ellen Pitts

Hardcover
11 x 9
48 pages · $19.95
978-1-935130-21-5
 
Explore the Caribbean with this book filled with interesting facts, history, culture, maps and learning activities.
$ 19.95
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978-1-935130-86-4
978-1-935130-86-4
978-1-935130-86-4

After a serious head injury at age 4, the author developed intense headaches and a tendency to daydream. When doctors stopped medication he had been receiving for migraine headaches, he began self-medicating with non-prescription, street drugs. He soon started hearing voices that directed his activity. He developed bizarre beliefs, an altered reality and a life of personal horror. Earl Lynn Surrett takes the reader with him on this journey into madness and successful intervention. His memoir is a gift to those striving to understand the inner struggle of mental illness, specifically schizophrenia.


BY EARL LYNN SURRETT

PAPERBACK
5X8
83 pages
· $9.95

$ 9.95
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Look Up Asheville: An Architectural Journey
Look Up Asheville: An Architectural Journey
by Michael Oppenheim and Laura Hope-Gill

Look Up Asheville is a creative exploration of Asheville's architecture rendered through stunning photography by Michael Oppenheim and creative prose by Laura Hope-Gill. This journey through Asheville's eclectic architecture takes us back to the early 20th century, the Golden Age of Engineering and the rise of this mountain town to international regard as the "Paris of the South." Asheville's early architects experimented with new materials while exploring styles of the past, from Romanesque to Renaissance and Neo-Classical, and also reached for the Art Deco and European Sytle.

This first volume features the Jackson Building, Masonic Temple, St. Lawrence Basilica, City Building, S & W and other favorites of the immediate downtown area. Also included are the Grove Park Inn, Asheville High, Cathedral of All Souls and Biltmore Estate.

978-1-935130-01-7
$49.95

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Look Up Asheville Collection II
Look Up Asheville Collection II
by Michael Oppenheim, Laura Hope-Gill, and Robert Morgan

Look Up Asheville II features many of Asheville's beautiful Bed & Breakfasts, including the lovely Beaufort House Inn, photographed by Michael Oppenheim. Facts and tales about the iconic buildings are written by Laura Hope-Gill, with a Foreword by premier author and poet Robert Morgan. Designed by Michele Scheve, Look Up Asheville II does more than inform readers and viewers of the architectural, social and creative history of Asheville; it celebrates all these with stories and luminous images.

Look Up Asheville II features the Biltmore Building, Vance Monument, Municipal Building and more downtown favorites. It also reaches into the central neighborhoods Montford, Kenilworth and Chestnut Hill. Learn the names of the men and women who shaped Asheville's legacy as a commercial and creative destination, as well as a medicinal one.

978-1-935130-49-9
$39.95

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Look Homeward Asheville
Look Homeward Asheville
Poems, Stories and Illustrations

by Peter Olevnik


Paperback
6x9 116 pages
$15.00
978-0-9789548-5-7
$ 15.00
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Loving Ruby
Loving Ruby
by Lois Chazen
Illustrated by Sundara Fawn

Hardcover
8.5 x 11
32 pages · $17.00
978-1-935130-17-8
 
A true story about a rescued young cardinal, Loving Ruby will help both parents and children understand the responsibilities involved in rescuing a baby bird. This heart-felt story is filled with facts, photographs and beautiful illustrations depicting the entire rescue and release of Ruby. You will enjoy the rhyming verses that tell this appealing experience of Loving Ruby.
$ 17.00
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Meigs Line
Meigs Line
by Dwight McCarter and Joe Kelley


Hardcover
6 x 9
177 pages · $28.95
978-1-935130-06-2

 Rich with ranger lore, wilderness savvy and tracking expertise, Meigs Line follows Dwight McCarter and Joe Kelley, two retired rangers, on their search for Meigs Line, a survey line established in 1802 to resolve territorial controversies between the Cherokee and American nations.
$ 28.95
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Mommie, Stay with Me
Mommie, Stay with Me
by Cindy Brown
Illustrated by Micki Parker


Paperback
7x7 24 pages
$8.95
978-1-935130-44-4


A single mother working long hours, struggling to provide many material possessions, wrote this book for her child. During that period of over-time hours, she came to learn the greatest gift she could ever give her daughter was a mother’s love.
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My Days with Nell
My Days with Nell
written by Vicki Blake
illustrated by Virginia Palmer

Nell is the heartwarming story of life in the early 1900s in America’s largest privately owned home, the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. Beautiful illustrations by Virginia Palmer bring to life the main character, Lilly Staton.

Lilly and her parents travel to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to receive treatment for Lilly, who has tuberculosis, a dreadful disease of the era. Cornelia Vanderbilt, the only child of George and Edith Vanderbilt, befriends Lilly. The Vanderbilts were one of the wealthiest families in America during the Gilded Industrial age.

The two friends are soon joined by Ellen Jorith, an African-American child, also recovering from tuberculosis. Amid wonderful, physical descriptions of the Biltmore House,
My Days with Nell portrays the Vanderbilts as compassionate, caring people and faithful friends.

My Days with Nell captivates the imagination of children, transporting them to another time. It inspires the reader to do as George Vanderbilt did: “Leave a Legacy” of blessings for others.

Hardcover
11 x 8.5
78 pages
9781935130475
$19.95

Visit the author's blog
here.

$ 19.95
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My Dog Never Barks! Things You Better Know Before You Become a Landlord
My Dog Never Barks! Things You Better Know Before You Become a Landlord
by Elizabeth Pace


Paperback
7 x 7
72 pages
978-1-935130-33-8
$14.95



“I have been in the Real Estate business for over 40 years and have leased a lot of property in my time. I found this book entertaining, informative and true. It is very difficult to be a landlord, and I believe this book addresses a lot of the issues landlords run into. I thoroughly enjoyed reading My Dog Never Barks!”
James (“Jimmy”) Edney
Owner, Land of Sky Realty
Hendersonville, North Carolina
$ 14.95
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My Journey to Bethlehem
My Journey to Bethlehem
by Mona Brown Ketner & Sandy Armstrong
Illustrated by Amy Tiller


Hardcover
9 x 7.5
32 pages
978-1-935130-46-8
$17.95


My Journey to Bethlehem tells the traditional Christmas story from the viewpoint of a very special donkey. The donkey carries Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem and is part of the miracle of Jesus’ birth.
$ 17.95
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My Brother is Like a Baby Bird
My Brother is Like a Baby Bird
Written and Illustrated by Amy Tiller

Paperback
8.5 x 6.25
32 pages - $ 8.95
978-1-935130-35-2
 
 
Author Amy Tiller has captured the wonder of the newborn nursery from the perspective of a child with a sibling receiving special care.
She explains the key interventions the baby receives through the examples of mother-baby animal pairs and through the eyes of a child.
The book is based on the experience of the author and her husband, whose extremely premature twins survived in a newborn intensive care unit.
$ 8.95
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My Sister is Like a Baby Bird
My Sister is Like a Baby Bird
Written and illustrated by Amy Tiller

8.5 x 6.25
32 pages - $12.95
978-1-935130-02-4
  
Author Amy Tiller has captured the wonder of the newborn nursery from the perspective of a child with a sibling receiving special care.
She explains the key interventions the baby receives through the examples of mother-baby animal pairs and through the eyes of a child.
The book is based on the experience of the author and her husband, whose extremely premature twins survived in a newborn intensive care unit.

$ 12.95
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One Apple at a Time
One Apple at a Time
by Evan Williams

Whether toting spring water, chopping wood or learning to plow with mules, young Glenn Williams’ childhood is anything but carefree, his elementary school education abruptly terminated by the demands of the family farm. Many years later, his hard-fought accomplishments take on legendary status as he shares them with his eager grandson.

Dolling out homespun advice peppered with bygone language, Glenn makes indelible impression on a young mind in search of a real-life hero. Acres of gigantic apple trees become the classroom where Glenn imparts the greatest gift he has to offer a grandchild -- the fundamental lessons of life.

Set in the tranquil mountains of Western North Carolina and spanning two centuries of local history, One Apple at a Time chronicles the Williams family’s march toward the American Dream.

More than a tribute to one man, this historical narrative captures the essence of all that is good about family. Inseverable bonds -- to each other, their community and their land -- are the result for this close-knit family in the business of growing apples on the same soil for multiple generations. Come along and share their triumphs, mourn their losses, and laugh aloud as they deal with the challenges of farm life, one apple at a time.


Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-935130-65-9
5.5 x 8.5
approx. 204 pages
List Price: $9.95
$ 9.95
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Playing with Gaia: Discovering the Spirit of Mother Earth
Playing with Gaia: Discovering the Spirit of Mother Earth
by Cindy Bowen
Illustrated by Twila Jefferson

Hardcover
9.67 x 11.67
48 pages · $19.95
978-1-935130-03-1
 
Awake and discover playfulness and inner freedom. Open a new doorway with yourself or the children in your life. Together you can heal wounds, dissolve boundaries, create deep inner bonds and bring new creativity and awareness into your world. Be independently joyful. Expand your awareness of beauty, support and love found in nature.
$ 19.95
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Ravenna
Ravenna
by Stacey Curnow
Illustrated by Daniel Nevins

Hardcover
8.5 x 5.5
32 pages · $12.95
978-1-935130-25-3
 
A boy develops a magical relationship with Ravenna, a talking bear, and finds his heart’s desire. Then he learns a lesson on freedom and friendship and must make a difficult choice. The story celebrates autonomy, interconnectedness and being in nature. It is loosely based on the legend of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady. It is a book for all ages.
$ 12.95
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Red Wife and Children
Red Wife and Children
by Joseph L. “Little Joe” Brown

What happened to Adam (Red, formed from the dust of the earth) and Eve
(the “She” created as a helpmate for Adam) and their families after they were banned from the Garden of Eden?

Author Joe Brown proposes answers in Red, Wife and Children.

How did evil spread among the people of the earth such that God chose to destroy them with a great flood? The deterioration of the children of Adam and Eve, save a few good people, is delineated as a fictional story, interlaced with Scripture.

How did Noah, their descendant, manage to get the animals on the ark amid the corrupt citizens of the land? The answer, offered here in a grand finale, is spectacular.

Paperback
578 pages
$18.95
9781935130673

Visit the website here
$ 18.95
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Reflections in a River
Reflections in a River
Haiku by Nancy Dillingham
Photographs by Joan Medlicott

Paperback
7.562 x 7.562
64 pages · $19.95
978-1-935130-38-3
 
 
Two well-published writers worked together to create this masterful combination of breathtaking photography and haiku poetry. Here are the words of the photographer: “One day, fourteen years ago, while driving along, I turned a corner on a winding, country road. Before me, down a gentle, green slope, a river became a pond wide enough and still enough for the reflections contained in this book. Trees lined a portion of the river; beyond it stretched green hills and pastureland. I thought of the river, dreamed of it, was drawn to it again and again in all four seasons of the year. It was many years before I actually found out the name of the river. It is a branch of the Toe River in Burnsville, NC.”
-Joan Medlicott, Author, The Ladies of Covington Series
$ 19.95
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Revenge Under Fire
Revenge Under Fire
by Sarah Duttlinger


Paperback
4.25 x 5.50
73 pages
978-1-935130-59-8
$10.00



Evie’s entire life was whirled into oblivion over an article. All she’d wanted was to write an impactful piece for Streetwise and instead of that the love of her life was murdered. The only person who had ever cared for her had been ripped away and now she was on a mission. A mission of revenge. Revenge however can be very tricky business.
$ 10.00
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Roasting Questions
Roasting Questions
by Barbie Angell

Welcome to the world of Barbie Angell, a place where dreams are stitched and happiness can be a friend. Written and illustrated by one of Asheville's most beloved real-life poets, Roasting Questions calls on the imagination of all who enter.

Paperback
7 x 9 40 pages
$14.95
978-1-935130-61-1
$ 14.95
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Sammy the Dragon
Sammy the Dragon
by Anne Marone
Illustrated by Jack Ferrell, color design by Syvanah Bennett


Hardcover
6 x 9
24 pages · $14.95
978-1-935130-42-0

 A playful, colorful dragon teaches children to find friends among those who are different from themselves. This is the first of a series using Sammy to explore the issues young children face as they grow and learn.
$ 14.95
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Sharks On My Fin Tips
Sharks On My Fin Tips
by Simone Lipscomb
Paperback
6 x 9
176 pages · $19.95
978-1-9789548-8-8
 
While cave diving, kayaking, shark diving and mountain biking are recognized as adventure sports, the true adventure for author Simone Lipscomb is the inward journey prompted by her participation in them. Through excursions to underwater caves, coral reefs, mountains, deserts and oceans, she finds herself amid some of nature’s most beloved and feared creatures—sharks, rattlesnakes, manatees, sea turtles and dolphins. Lipscomb pokes fun at her shortcomings and writes from her heart as she journeys deep into the wilds of nature and her own instinctual self.
$ 19.95
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Strange Life: Struggling with the Mysteries of OCD
Strange Life: Struggling with the Mysteries of OCD
by Larry G. Morgan

Paperback
6 x 9
160 pages · $14.25
978-1-935130-12-3
 
This is the true story of a life of mental pain from an undiagnosed malady—obsessive compulsive disorder—with the associated suffering of panic attacks and clinical depression. Several of the most debilitating episodes are detailed to try to insure the reader understands the effects of these disorders. The account should enlighten the public about the plight about the individual with obsessive compulsive disorder and encourage those with these symptoms to seek guidance and support.
 
$ 14.25
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The Best Cupcake Ever/ Lo Mejor Queqescito del Mundo
The Best Cupcake Ever/ Lo Mejor Queqescito del Mundo
by Carrie Blackburn Brown
Illustrated by Cindy Fullbright

Hardcover
7 x 7
32 pages · $16.00
978-1-935130-24-6
 Spend some time with Severo and see what life is like for a child who lives in a tiny village of Tacachia in Bolivia, South America. Read with your children about God’s love for us and the special gift of sharing through this simple yet moving story. They will see that though we are in some ways very different, the truly important things in life are still the same.

$ 16.00
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The Cow That Meowed
The Cow That Meowed
by Hal Mahan

The animals have learned to speak one another's language. What do they learn about tolerance and friendship?

Hardcover
8.5 x 8.5 40 pages
$14.95
978-1-935130-45-1

$ 14.95
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The Crystal Swan
The Crystal Swan
by Suzan Tanner

Paperback
6.5 x 9.5
168 pages · $11.95
978-1-935130-00-0
 
No one would suspect that a mysterious adventure could start in a nursing home, but that is precisely what happens to 13-year-old Leah Ward. Leah wanted to spend time with her friends. The last thing on her mind is a visit to Shady Springs rest home, but she received an object that would forever change the way she saw the world.
$ 11.95
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The History of Medicine in Asheville
The History of Medicine in Asheville
by Dr. Freeman Irby Stephens, M.D.

From the Author's Note:

“Medicine in the early days of Asheville is of interest primarily because of the absorbing life stories of the physicians who practiced during that period. In addition, the physicians and their practice of medicine in Asheville-in the antebellum days and during the difficult years of the Civil War and Reconstruction and for many years thereafter-present a striking contrast with the present day.

"Perhaps most interesting are the fifty-odd years beginning in the 1880s when Asheville became the nation's best-known center for the treatment of tuberculosis, and its tuberculosis specialists were widely recognized as authorities in their field.

"Asheville's medical history is replete with unusual and captivating characters from the earliest days to the most recent times. The little-publicized accomplishments of these individuals need to be recorded lest they be lost. Consequently, biographical sketches of many Asheville physicians are scattered throughout this history to acquaint the reader with these unusual men and women and their careers. Because they represent such an exceptional group, Asheville's women physicians receive special attention. Similarly, because it is little known, the interesting story of Asheville's black physicians also has a special section."

Hardcover
6 x 9 approx. 688 pages
$39.96
978-1-935130-60-9


$ 39.95
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The Little Girl Who Loves to Twirl
The Little Girl Who Loves to Twirl
by JeanAnn Taylor
Illustrated by Biljana Knoll


Hardcover
8 x 10
32 pages · $17.95
978-1-935130-40-6

Lily likes to tell silly knock-knock jokes to her big brother, Leif. She likes to make snow angels in the wintertime and build sand castles in the summertime. But the one thing Lily loves more than anything in the whole wide world is spinning and twirling around and around.
But Lily twirls with so much joy and abandon, she knocks over everything within reach and even twirls into the pond! Read The Little Girl Who Loves to Twirl to see how Lily finds a way to fulfill her dreams.
$ 17.95
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The Old Shoes
The Old Shoes
by Jane Lamb

Hardcover
6 x 9
120 pages · $12.95
978-1-935130-37-6

  An ordinary girl . . .
A new store in town . . .
A violent storm . . .
Old shoes.

A list of seemingly common things. But all is not as it appears. When the right girl walks into the right shop at the right time and puts on the right pair of old shoes, something wondrous occurs. Jessie Wright is 11 years old. She’s bright and funny and terribly unsure of herself. In fact, the kids in school call her Jessie Wright, Who Is Always Wrong but things are going to change. To help a new friend, Jessie will unlock the secrets of the past and find the key to her own future.

$ 12.95
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The Other Half of My Soul (Hardcover)
The Other Half of My Soul (Hardcover)
by Bahia Abrams

Consistently receiving 5-star ratings,
The Other Half of My Soul is a gripping story about an American-born Syrian Jew from Brooklyn and a Syrian-born Shi-ite Muslim from Aleppo. The book raises profound questions about personal choices, commitments, responsibility, and the most basic truths of the human race.

Rayna is born into wealth and privilege. She is raised in a community steeped in orthodox Judaism and Syrian culture. Rebelling against an unwritten law dictating that a female does not leave her family home until marrying a man approved by her parents, Rayna breaks away and attends the University of Maryland to study journalism.

Rami is a clever and discerning eighteen year old, part of the underprivileged Shi-ite minority in his country. His family barely ekes out a living at their pastry stand in the Aleppo Souk. Al-Shahid, the Syrian-backed terrorist group, offers Rami a scholarship to study in America at the University of Maryland. He dares not refuse.

Rami and Rayna meet at college. Their strong Syrian culture quickly bonds them and the forbidden happens. They fall in love. Grappling for survival, they collide with conflicts and hatreds that divide Muslim and Jew, endure intolerance and harsh backlash from their families, and suffer under the control of an irrational terrorist leader.

Drawn from life experiences, historical events, current happenings, and actual places,
The Other Half of My Soul journeys across four continents, uncovering the barbaric behavior of humanity. In the end, the book bears a powerful message about unconditional love and the ability to defeat the hateful dictates of ideology.

Hardcover
$24.00
356 pages
5.5 x 8.5
978-0-9789548-3-3
$ 24.00
$ 18.56
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The Other Half of My Soul (Paperback)
The Other Half of My Soul (Paperback)
by Bahia Abrams

Consistently receiving 5-star ratings,
The Other Half of My Soul is a gripping story about an American-born Syrian Jew from Brooklyn and a Syrian-born Shi-ite Muslim from Aleppo. The book raises profound questions about personal choices, commitments, responsibility, and the most basic truths of the human race.

Rayna is born into wealth and privilege. She is raised in a community steeped in orthodox Judaism and Syrian culture. Rebelling against an unwritten law dictating that a female does not leave her family home until marrying a man approved by her parents, Rayna breaks away and attends the University of Maryland to study journalism.

Rami is a clever and discerning eighteen year old, part of the underprivileged Shi-ite minority in his country. His family barely ekes out a living at their pastry stand in the Aleppo Souk. Al-Shahid, the Syrian-backed terrorist group, offers Rami a scholarship to study in America at the University of Maryland. He dares not refuse.

Rami and Rayna meet at college. Their strong Syrian culture quickly bonds them and the forbidden happens. They fall in love. Grappling for survival, they collide with conflicts and hatreds that divide Muslim and Jew, endure intolerance and harsh backlash from their families, and suffer under the control of an irrational terrorist leader.

Drawn from life experiences, historical events, current happenings, and actual places,
The Other Half of My Soul journeys across four continents, uncovering the barbaric behavior of humanity. In the end, the book bears a powerful message about unconditional love and the ability to defeat the hateful dictates of ideology.

Paperback
$18.00
403 pages
978-0-9789548-4-0

Also available in hardback!!

$ 18.00
$ 13.92
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The Purple Rain in Zanzibar
The Purple Rain in Zanzibar
by Walter Rein
Illustrated by Jack Ferrell


Hardcover
8.5 x 11 26 pages
$15.00
978-0-9789548-7-1

2009 Mom’s Choice Silver Medal Award

Gazzybow Goose is startled when he finds himself in a shower of purple drops. In panic, he rushes to the more knowledgeable birds, wise Wisenhymer and Freckle Face Froyd. At first they don’t believe his story of purple rain falling in dear Zanzibar. Together they solve the mystery and end up laughing.
$ 15.00
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The Soul Tree
The Soul Tree
by Laura Hope-Gill
Photography by John Fletcher, Jr.

Hardcover
9.31 x 9.31
115 pages · $49.95
978-1-935130-07-9

Since its publication in 2009, The Soul Tree: Poems and Photographs of the Southern Appalachians has become a favorite among mountain lovers. Poet Laura Hope-Gill was recognized in March 2010 by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation in becoming the Parkway’s first Poet Laureate. Exhibits of the photographs and the work have been displayed at University of North Carolina—Asheville and also at the North Carolina Arboretum. John Fletcher, Jr. and Laura Hope-Gill were also featured on Tarheel Pathways on WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Soul Tree is a book that, according to poet Hope-Gill, “people seem to be turning to it in times of change and healing.” In the careful balance between image and word, readers and viewers of the The Soul Tree are discovering why people who love the Blue Ridge and all nature love this book.
$ 49.95
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The Stackhouses of Appalachia
The Stackhouses of Appalachia
Even to Our Own Times

by Jacqueline Burgin Painter

Driven by a perpetual sense of adventure, Amos Stackhouse forged a legacy through his struggle to establish a settlement along the banks of the French Broad River in the aftermath of the Civil War. He starts and manages a barite mine, helps bring the railroad through the area, runs a logging company, establishes the Stackhouse settlement in the 1870s, builds a community for his workers and raises a family.

Filled with historical facts, personal accounts, maps, illustrations and both black-and-white and color photographs,
The Stackhouses of Appalachia: Even to Our Own Time is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the Stackhouse family, the American Quaker movement or the rugged realities of the post-Civil War period in the Appalachian Mountains. The photographs alone provide a lasting treasure for the true scholar of WNC history.

Using extensive research, interviews and access to voluminous family records, journals and keepsakes, Jacqueline Painter provides a fascinating account of the Appalachian region that examines the impact one famous Quaker family has had on Western North Carolina.


Paperback/Hardcover
6x9 421pages
$29.95/$39.95
978-0-9789548-7-1

$ 39.95
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The Stackhouses of Appalachia
The Stackhouses of Appalachia
Even to Our Own Time

by Jacqueline Burgin Painter


Paperback/Hardcover
6x9 421pages $29.95
978-0-9789548-1-9



Stackhouses is narrated through the eyes of a Quaker family, involved in barite mining, merchandising, logging, bringing in the railroad and building the Stackhouse, North Carolina, community.
$ 29.95
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The Truths of Teaching
The Truths of Teaching
I Learned the Hard Way

Written and Illustrated by Lynn Smith


Paperback
7.75 x 6.25 56 pages
$12.95
978-1-935130-28-4


The Truths of Teaching I Learned the Hard Way sheds light on the trials of teaching. None of the material was found in textbooks or learned from college professors. These “truths” were gleaned by the author from years of experience in the actual classroom.
$ 12.95
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The Wake Up Man
The Wake Up Man
by Thomas Rain Crowe
Illustrated by Marilyn King Dawson

Hardcover
8.5 x 11
26 pages · $14.95
978-1-935130-39-0
 
In the spirit and in the tradition of the legendary tale of the “Sandman,” poet and author Thomas Rain Crowe and illustrator Marilyn King Dawson have brought to life an imaginary sequel to the Sandman myth with the creation of The Wake Up Man. Since it is the Sandman who visits us each night and with his magic dust puts us to sleep, it is only logical, that there should be a “Wake Up Man” who is responsible—with his own brand of magic—for waking us up. This, then, is the fanciful tale of who the Wake Up Man is and how he came to be. A new myth for all parents, for their children and for the ages.
$ 14.95
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Tobacco Roots: Just This Side of WWII
Tobacco Roots: Just This Side of WWII
by Connie W. Vice

A Kentucky native, Vice grew up on a tobacco farm in Ewing. She graduated from King’s Daughters’ School of Nursing in Ashland and has since practiced bedside nursing in several settings. Vice is both writer and illustrator of her new book.

A collection of poems, Tobacco Roots portrays rural life in a small Kentucky community in the 1960s. With this backdrop, Vice discusses themes such as the freedom of childhood, the warmth of community, and the profound beauty in everyday moments. As she writes in the author’s note, “There is poetry in all things that allow imagination. I don’t mean just poetry of words but the poetry of living each moment.”

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-935130-48-2
5.5 x 8
54 pages
$ 9.95
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Tonda and TK: Friends
Tonda and TK: Friends
by Mary M. Byrd and Stephanie Willard


Paperback
978-1-935130-27-7
28 pages
$8.00

This book reminds us relationships can be meaningful despite differences. Read this true story about the power of friendship between an elderly orangutan and a cat.
$ 8.00
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Tonda and TK: Friends  (Hardcover)
Tonda and TK: Friends (Hardcover)
by Mary M. Byrd and Stephanie Willard


Hardcover
978-1-935130-36-9
28 pages
$10.95

This book reminds us relationships can be meaningful despite differences. Read this true story about the power of friendship between an elderly orangutan and a cat.
$ 10.95
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Trail Profiles and Maps
Trail Profiles and Maps
by Walt Weber

Paperback
7 x 8.5
94pages · $14.95
978-1-935130-16-1
 
This is a second edition of the popular Mountains to Sea Trail guide. The 49 color pages of topo maps and accompanying detailed trail data includes an illustrated walking guide and history of George Vanderbilt’s Buck Spring Lodge, plus added information on Chase Ambler’s Rattlesnake Lodge, a little MST history and some valuable hiking tips for the trail. This book is presented by the Carolina Mountain Club.
$ 14.95
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Traveling to Marshall
Traveling to Marshall
by Jack Thomas

Hardcover
6 x 9
320 pages · $23.95
978-1-935130-43-7
 
“Traveling to Marshall measures the passing of time in a small Southern town. Looking back over a span of forty years, and looking with the eyes of a small town pastor, Jack Thomas carefully listens to the voices of the past and the present. Together they present a rich tapestry of American life.”
-Ed Loper, Pastor, Marshall Presbyterian

$ 23.95
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Tsunami, No Good
Tsunami, No Good
by John Spitzburg

Paperback
6 x 9
116 pages · $14.99
978-1-9789548-6-4
 
This is a true story of an adventurer who travels to Thailand to join other volunteers after the tsunami disaster. It is an exploration of the dedication and motivation behind humanitarianism.
$ 14.99
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Turtle Gliding
Turtle Gliding
by Denise W. Owen
Illustrated by Jo Wicker

Paperback
8.5 x 11
24 pages · $9.95
978-1-935130-22-2
 
From the ocean shore glide away with a sea turtle, ride the waves, discover fascinating creatures and islands and build sand castles with treasures from the sea.
$ 9.95
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Uncertain Waters
Uncertain Waters
by Doris Spencer

Sarah Grace's world is rocked when she discovers her marriage is not all she has dreamed. She has decisions to make and a life altered by her circumstances. She has not planned to be a career woman but fate has dealt her no option.

Can she make it on her own and support her two small children? Does she have any hope of romance and happiness without Dell? An unlikely friendship leads to much insight about her own problem as well as that of her friend. A wedding celebration gone wrong gives her opportunity to witness to her friend about her reliance on God, and the event brings changes in both their lives. She meets the challenges sometimes with a smile and sometimes with tears, but always with her faith to steady her.

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-935130-69-7
5.5 x 8
360 pages
$ 15.95
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When Two Souls Find Each Other. . . someone still has to take out the trash
When Two Souls Find Each Other. . . someone still has to take out the trash
by Ann Burns Harris, PhD

Paperback
7 x 9
156 pages · $17.95
978-1-935130-08-6
 
Dr. Anne Harris draws on her thirty years as a psychotherapist to bring an accessible, grounded-in-reality method for not only improving relationships but reinventing them. Go from being in a relationship to being in a relationship—one in which both people thrive, speak and nourish just as they receive that nourishment back. Examine the patterns that create the surface of your relationship, and you will find the tools for changing them.
 

$ 17.95
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Why the Clown Wouldn't Smile
Why the Clown Wouldn't Smile
by Olson Huff

Carlos Martinez proclaims that his circus, the “Biggest and Best Show on Earth,” is ready for a new season. He proudly announces its beginning to Juan, the clown. But Juan is worried, and he is not sure why. Soon, both Carlos and Juan are afraid their season may be a short one indeed until a boy wearing a funny hat with a green feather in it shows up to teach them something about the power of being different.

Hardcover
6 x 9 40 pages
$13.95
978-1-935130-57-9
$ 13.95
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Wunschkind
Wunschkind
by Liesel Appel


Paperback
6x9 116 pages
$14.95
978-1-935130-04-8

2010 Mom’s Choice Silver Medal Award

$1.00 of each sale goes to Emunah of America

What if you discovered one day that your beloved parents were part of unspeakable evil? Could you still love them? Wunschkind is the moving autobiographical story of a German girl's shattered identity and how she was betrayed in the aftermath of World War II.
$ 14.95
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