THIS WEEKEND ONLY: 25 FREE eBooks from Sunbury Press

THIS WEEKEND ONLY: 25 FREE eBooks from Sunbury Press

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From April 24th to April 26th, we're offering the first book from our multi-book authors for FREE. Just click on a picture below and have yourself a good time with genres including mysteries, speculative fiction, general fiction, and nonfiction.


 

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense

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As journeyman journalist Revere Polk investigates the 40-year-old murder of his great-uncle  a cold case suddenly comes to a full boil.

What did Uncle Jake's top secret, but ill-fated, mission to Tokyo in August of 1945 have to do with a modern-day plot to assassinate the president of the United States?

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During the later nineteenth century, the wealthy community of Tuxedo Bark  becomes the stalking-ground for one of America’s most heinous, early serial killers. The murder and mayhem continues unabated until an eccentric and brilliant young scientist and his alluring new acquaintance begin their pursuit.

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The blast is shattering.

Hunter is momentarily stunned. Samantha his "handler" and last night playmate, gone. He sees the bomber and springs into action.

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When the murder of Andy Cornell's brother is still unsolved after two and a half years, Andy enters Albuquerque's hidden worlds of cartel violence, street people, and Pueblo secrets to find justice.

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David Andrews, the United States President, has convinced his most trusted friend (Cole Palmer) to personally convey his new Middle East strategy to the region’s established power brokers with the view to end the Sunni-Shia sectarian struggle before all-out war breaks out…a war that could change the face of the earth as we know it.

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What happens when a traveling salesman accidentally meets an attractive woman at the mall? Joe Tarone's latest novel takes many unexpected twists and turns through murder and indiscretion.

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When Ben Carlisle falls in love with Karen, she works alongside him to help make his dream come true. He wants to expand his small dairy farm that he inherited from his father in the green hills of northern Pennsylvania.

Suddenly, through no fault of their own, they face the possibility they may lose everything. Journey with them as they must go up against powerful leaders in the community who have a sinister plan to make money and hide corruption.

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Emma Green is the local meteorologist for the small town of Tolland, Kansas. The town has a lucky history of never suffering a direct hit from a tornado, but Emma has information that suggests this lucky streak is about to come to an end.

Her boss disagrees with her forecast and will not allow her to air her predictions. With her job being threatened and her ability to save lives severely limited, what will she do when facing the dilemma of a lifetime?

Speculative Fiction

General Fiction

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It is 1887. Snow is falling in the high country of Colorado. Bill Ewing led a bank heist in the small mountain town of Kinsey City — but just woke up tied to the back of a mule. Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave is an epic novel chronicling Bill Ewing’s gang of thieves and the posse that takes after them, the cowhands of the B-Cross-C, and the unexpected turns of life which bring them all together.

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Thoroughly grounded in years of research, The Savage Apostle, is an exciting and colorful account of the events leading up to King Philip’s War, the costliest war per capita ever fought on American soil. Moreover, it is an exemplary lesson for today’s world where divisiveness and conflict are so often brought about by racial and religious intolerance.

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Through a Glass Darkly contains 22 literary short stories by the legendary author and poet Hugh Fox.

Praise for Hugh Fox:
"Hugh Fox is the Paul Bunyan of American Letters, part myth, part monster, and, myself-as-subject, a magnificent non-stop storyteller." -- Bill Ryan, The Unborn Book

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THE SPIRITS' CABIN ON LAKE EAGLE TALON is a story of Native American Lore, a teenage couple’s abiding love, and ordinary people who are called upon to do extraordinary deeds.

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While Bob Cousy had been credited for saving professional basketball in Boston as a player, he is also credited with destroying professional basketball in Cincinnati as a coach.

The uneasy relationship in Cincinnati between Cousy the coach and Robertson the player fueled by leftover competitive conflict from their days as players on the hardwood would become a collision of will between them and render the Royals franchise dysfunctional.

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This is the 25th anniversary edition of What Do You Say? Its first publishing necessitated further printing. Once out of print, requests kept coming for a new edition. Twenty-five years after its release, it was still being used as a model of discovering the blessing of our elders. Its truths more than ever speak to the larger hunger and urgency of engaged listening in an isolating, disconnected world.

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In Love is the Seed: Teachings from the Spirit World, Lisa Hromada shares a fascinating collection of conversations with Spirit that reconnect you to the love of God, provide a passage to discover your purpose and inspire you to relax in the knowing that you are infinitely guided.

Explore profound topics on love, thought, consciousness, the afterlife, death and reincarnation, God's laws and the creation of the soul. These sessions with Spirit help you to better understand yourself as "soul," reveal what you must learn in this life and guide you to a greater awareness of your connection to all creation.

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Have you ever lost a beloved pet and wondered if they go to Heaven like humans do? Have you felt the presence of a departed pet or animal or had dreams about them? Do you have a pet that seems like the reincarnation of a departed pet?

If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, or if you just love animals, you will love the many true, heartfelt stories Michele Livingston has carefully selected for this book.


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3 True Stories from the Holocaust

3 True Stories from the Holocaust

It is Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Days of Remembrance Week. 

Orchestrated by the US Congress and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Holocaust Days of Remembrance Week is dedicated to observances and remembrance activities nationwide between April 19, 2020 to the April 26, 2020.

To join in on this week of remembrance, we're turning to three amazing true stories from the Holocaust, as published by Sunbury Press.


3 Unbelievable True Stories from the Holocaust 


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The Journalista story unlike any other Holocaust memoir, not only depicts life in a concentration camp, but also the death marches, a bold escape, the days of wandering in the forest dodging Nazi troops, the unceasing pangs of hunger that were finally satiated, the years of searching and longing to live in a free country. This is a book you cannot put down because it draws you into the life of the journalist and compels you to keep reading to find out the outcome of his fate. Will he live to fulfill his destiny or will his life be cut short because the chances of his surviving seemed impossible?

The Journalist is not just a book about how one man survived the Holocaust, but also the principles he practiced that eventually allowed him to triumph in the midst of overwhelming odds. This fast-paced true story leaves the reader breathless and astonished at the tenacity and resolve of the journalist to forge ahead when others gave up the struggle. There are many people out there who are facing challenging situations, and they need to have hope to believe that as they practice the same principles that the journalist practiced, they, too, will be able to triumph, for truly the human spirit is indomitable and can overcome any obstacle. The end result: hope that eventually produces victory over our circumstances.

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Displaced is Linda Schwab’s Holocaust memoir, a retelling of her experience surviving 18 months in a man-made cave, another year as an exile in Poland and Germany, and three years as a refugee in a displaced persons camp. Just six years old when a band of Nazi soldiers arrived in her tiny shtetl in Myadel, Poland, Linda observed atrocities no child ever needs to witness. With her parents and two brothers, during the summer of 1942, Linda was forcibly relocated into a ghetto where most of the Jewish men were led to the nearby forest and killed in a pogrom. After the massacre, Linda escaped with her family into the Ponar Forest, but only after evading Polish nationals and Nazis that patrolled Poland's countryside. Deep in the woods, Linda’s family lived in a cave. They survived brutal winters, eluded partisan fighters that might force Linda’s father to leave the family, and remained out of sight from Nazis and Polish police, who at one point, came only feet from their dugout.

Written with historian Todd M. Mealy during a time when Holocaust deniers aim to rehabilitate the Nazi ideology and as roughly 400,000 survivors remain with us, Displaced presents Schwab’s singular voice. Her narrative will help maintain—if not bolster—Holocaust knowledge, as her story of surviving the Polish wilderness during WWII and in a Displaced Persons Camp after the war is unique from most accounts. Displaced will inspire the rest of us to confront hatred in its many forms.

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Ten children. Some survived with the help of others. Some survived on their own. Some not only survived but helped others survive as well. Each of their stories, like each of them, is different. Their experiences are different. But taken together, with each story in its own historical context, they provide a broad understanding of the struggles of those who survived and those who didn’t.

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5 Nonfiction Books about Sports to Keep You Cheering

5 Nonfiction Books about Sports to Keep You Cheering

Break out your foam fingers. It's time to get right back into the action with 5 nonfiction books about sports!

There's no peeling us away from our deep-rooted love of sports. Here at Sunbury, we're down in the dumps about missing live-action basketball and baseball like the rest of you, but we have a secret.

We have a way to transport right back into the bleachers...with books about sports! Here's what you can come to expect out of this listicle:

  • A sportscaster's legendary interviews with the finest in professional sports like Oscar Robertson, Ted Williams, and more.
  • Professional basketball history--and drama?
  • Hoosiers fans can relie small town glory with a little historic high school basketball in Pennsylvania
  • Some of the finest moments of Pittsburgh Steelers history
  • A book to send you back in time to the early years of professional football

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A PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE WORLD OF SPORTS

BY John Rayburn

A PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE WORLD OF SPORTS

Including anecdotes and conversations with the brightest in the world of sports, this behind-the-scenes book offers everything you're looking for in sports history.

From someone who has interviewed outstanding personalities like Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, and more, John Rayburn offers new avenues of thought about sports figures, regardless of what your favorite sport is.

*Included in Book Authority's "7 Best New Sports Broadcasting Books to Read in 2020!*

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COLLISION COURSE

BY William A. Cook

COLLISION COURSE

In the 1960s, the Cincinnati Royals were loaded with All-Stars including Oscar Robertson, Jerry Lucas, and Wayne Embry. But when Bob Cousy transitions to coach the underperforming Royals, things take a turn for the worse.

An uneasy relationship between Coach Cousy and Robertson turn a once-promising franchise into a dysfunctional failure in Collision Course.

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TRUMPET CALL TO VICTORY

BY Joe Farley

Trumpet Call to Victory tells the story of a small parochial high school in Pennsylvania that reaches the summit of basketball glory in the late 1960s.

Glorious victories, heartbreaking losses, and unsung heroes, this book has the stuff to inspire you and rekindle your love of basketball. Great for fans of Hoosiers!

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A SUPER STEELERS JOURNEY

BY Merrill Shaffer

A Super Steelers Journey is the story of the 23-year search to find the 22 players and head coach who were members of all four of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl Championship teams in the 1970s.

Honoring their accomplishments and dissecting their biographies, this book is a sure-fire treat to the Steelers' fan in your life.

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TIGERS BY THE RIVER

BY Wylie Graham McLallen

A wealthy entrepeuner buys the Memphis Tigers along with the services of some of the finest players in football. Packed with early inductees of the NFL Hall of Fame, follow the rise of the 1929 national professional football champions.

With stories of little-paid coaches and massive player movement, Tigers By the River has it all for football history buffs.

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4 Binge-Worthy Mystery Novels from Milford House Press

4 Binge-Worthy Mystery Novels from Milford House Press

When it's time for a reading binge (and maybe some social distancing), curl up with one of Milford House Press's head-scratching mysteries 

Did you know that we publish books across nearly all genres? We've got a handful of imprints that make sure each reader has something they can love in our catalog.

This time around, we want to show you head-scratching, heart-pumping mysteries that'll keep you company during these next few social-distancing weeks from our imprint Milford House Press.


Dig into the murky business of murder with Detective Erin McCoy in Things Strangled.

When a film crew goes missing, Detective Erin McCoy and K-9 Officer Shadow must visit the site where they were last seen. What they find is exactly what they didn't want to discover.

With equal parts mystery and police procedural, Things Strangled is a thrilling new stand-alone addition to the Carlisle Crime Cases.

If you like police procedural novels and K-9 detectives, you've come to the exact right place.

About the Author

J.M. West is a professor of English Studies and the author of the Carlisle Crime Cases series and a debut novel called Glory in the Flower, in which four coeds bond during the turbulent series. Check out more about her at carlislecrimecases.com.

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RV trip turns ghostly in the spooky paranormal mystery Site 22.

L.D. Knorr's fourth installment in the RV Mysteries series might just be her finest yet. When Hank and Helen Moran vacation away from their private investigator business, they never expected to have to bring their investigate skills along with them.

Join this daring couple on a trip gone paranormal involving the realm of the afterlife.

About the Author

L.D. Knorr was born and raised on a dairy farm in Berks County Pennsylvania and now resides in rural Alabama. Now a retired mechanical engineer, he focuses most of his free time traveling with his wife or working on his fiction. Learn more about his books here.

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French Quarters is a time-sensitive case you must crack before it's too late.

In 1884 New Orleans, Chief of Detectives Dawson Shaughnessy investigates a string of bizarre and brutal homicides despite the highest levels of corruption, Presidential politics, and American law enforcement.

As the clock ticks on for Dawson and his brother Michael to solve the case, a mysterious railroad arrives, bringing with it a few ties to the murders that might be the just the secret they've been waiting for.

About the Author

James Snyder was born in Memphis, Tennessee and lived in many parts of the United States, before settling with his family in Napa Valley. He has published short stories in the Houghton Mifflin Black Mask anthologies, the Ginosko Literary Journal, and was a finalist in the New Letters’ Alexander Patterson Cappon Prize for Fiction. Learn more about him here.

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Break out your calculator and solve Pasha Stern's mystery of a multi-million-dollar international crime in When the Numbers Don't Add Up.

Pasha Stern, an accountant with a knack for forensics, discovers a multi-million-dollar international crime during a routine corporate audit. And she isn't going to let it slip through the cracks.

Shocking discoveries bring her face-to-face with a disparate cast of suspects and the FBI. Newly minted temporary Special Agent Pasha Stern steps into the world of terrorists, extremists, and traitors.

She is forced to confront her ex-hippie disdain for all things violent when her survival is at stake and she must decide to use a gun or die. After a lifetime of rejecting her Jewish lineage, she must now decide how she will risk helping Israel.

About the Author

Patty Bialak is a retired CPA who specialized in forensic accounting. Much of her free time is spent traveling the world and making new friends wherever she goes. After ten years traveling solo in a forty-foot luxury motor coach, she settled in the California desert with her two cats, teaching yoga and singing in her synagogue choir.

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Some of our Favorite Books about Baseball History

Some of our Favorite Books about Baseball History

Celebrate America's favorite pastime with a few of Sunbury Press's finest nonfiction books about baseball history

To celebrate the onset of Spring Training 2020, we're slipping away to our bookshelves to grab some of our favorite baseball books to get you excited about the hardball being played down in Clearwater, Florida.

Oil up that glove. Pull on your cap. It's time to talk baseball history.

Lou Gehrig fights ALS in his final championship season in Last Ride of the Iron Horse.

For much of the 1938 season, Gehrig -- dubbed the Iron Horse for his strength and reliability -- struggled with slumps and a mystifying loss of power. Fans booed and sportswriters called for him to be benched. Then, as the Yankees battled for the pennant in August, Lou began pounding home runs like his old self -- a turnaround that in retrospect looks truly miraculous.

Join Dan Joseph in Last Ride of the Iron Horse as he examines Lou Gehrig's resilient fight toward one final championship season in spite of his ALS.

About the Author

Dan Joseph is a journalist and author living in the Washington, D.C. area. He previously co-authored Inside Al-Shabaab and is a member of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research). He is also a lifelong baseball fan and one of the few living people under 50 to have attended a Pittsburgh Pirates World Series game.

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Follow the winningest left-handed pitcher in Philadelphia baseball history in Gettysburg Eddie.

"Gettysburg Eddie" Plank is a Pennsylvania sports legend. The mainstay of Connie Mack's early success with the Philadelphia Athletics, Plank used his unorthodox delivery and pinpoint control to throw more shutouts than any left-handed pitcher in baseball history.

Gettysburg Eddie chronicles the life of this clean-living baseball superstar who worked hard, saved his money, and was always the perfect gentleman--until dying prematurely in 1926.

About the Author

Lawrence Knorr has authored or co-authored over 20 books. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Sons of the American Revolution, and numerous other historical organizations. He enjoys most writing about the formerly famous and his beloved Pennsylvania Dutch culture. He is a lifetime Penn State alum.

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From humble beginnings to minor league glory, Baseball Under the Palms chronicles the rise of America's pastime in Miami.

Baseball Under the Palms: A History of Miami Minor League Baseball tells the fascinating story of the growth of hardball from its humble beginnings to the formation of the first minor league baseball team in Miami.

Featured in this book:

  • Satchel Paige
  • Chico Fernandez
  • Pepper Martin
  • Woody Smith
  • More!

For lovers of our national pastime, this book offers the richly varied and illustrious history of baseball in Miami, including the teams, leagues, and players once at the forefront of local baseball.

About the Authors

Sam Zygner is the author of The Forgotten Marlins: A Tribute to the 1956-1960 Original Miami Marlins as well as Baseball Under the Palms.  His written articles have appeared in The Baseball Research Journal, The National Pastime, Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, and he was the sports and travel journalist for La Prensa de Miami Newspaper. 

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Barbra Cabrera was born into the baseball world. Her father, Emilio, played professional baseball in Cuba and the United States. As a youngster, she worked with “Los Cubanitos”, the first of its kind youth baseball organization. Founded for Cuban exile children by her dad in Miami, it promoted the love of baseball. At the tender age of five, Barbra became a radio star, the youngest announcer in South Florida. As a print journalist, she covered the gamut from interviewing Hollywood movie and television stars to securing exclusive interviews when covering true crime stories. On Spanish-language radio, she found her calling as an investigative reporter. A life-long Miamian and baseball devotee, Barbra has the knack of locating things and people that are otherwise impossible to find.

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Favorite books about baseball history? How about ANYTHING from Ronald A. Mayer!

At the outset of the Great Depression, as FDR campaigns to replace Herbert Hoover, a baseball season is played across America.

And at the top of it? The New York Yankees starring Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. They pave their way to the top of the American League and provide solace and distraction to those struggling in the Depression.

Then, in a lopsided World Series, Babe Ruth calls his shot and the 1932 Yankees become one of the most notorious teams in baseball history.

Walk-off homeruns. Perfect games. The crisp and clean unassisted double play. Baseball is filled with memorable moments that make it America’s favorite pastime, but what about the weird stuff? What about the wild and zany events that major league baseball wants you to forget?

Poem topics include:

  • "The Craziest Trade Ever"
  • Lefty "El Goofo" Gomez
  • The Miracle of Coogan's Bluff
  • And much, much more

About the Author

New Jersey author Ronald A. Mayer has published a number of baseball books including The 1937 Newark Bears: A Baseball Legend; Perfect! 14 Pitchers of Perfect Games; Christy Mathewson: A Game-by-Game Profile of a Legendary Pitcher; and more. Listen to him talk baseball here.

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4 Engrossing Literary Books to Add to Your TBR List

Brown Posey Press publishes literary fiction and creative nonfiction to make you feel things.

Sunbury Press publishes both fiction and nonfiction through our various imprints, like Brown Posey Press. With this imprint, we focus on inertly human stories that make us feel something.

From Jane Austen to literary roller derby, we're thrilled to share these four engrossing books from the Summer and Fall 2019 seasons that are sure to be great additions to your to-be-read list.

Don't believe us? Well, check them out for yourself.

Here's "4 Engrossing Literary Books to Add to Your TBR List!"


 

Both darkly funny and poignantly heart-wrenching, The Court of Vintage Woods exposes suburbia's outward smiles and inner secrets.

Josh Penzone's debut, The Court of Vintage Woods, dissects the emotional cages suburbanites use to entrap themselves. Over the course of the year, follow the residents of Vintage Woods Court as they inadvertently influence one another to realize how sometimes acceptance of self is the only change we are capable of.

An aging woman off her meds abuses the privilege of being entrusted with her neighbor's key. A war veteran confronts the man who influenced him to enlist. A devoted husband hires a male escort to answer the question he's been afraid to ask himself. The HOA President seeks retribution after her school board campaign signs go missing. A teenage girl strips for strangers via webcam wishing to feel something, even humiliation. A couple, emotionally broken after the death of their baby, hopes the Vintage Woods cul-de-sac is their answer to a new start.

In these eleven linked stories, Penzone explores the self-imposed tragic quest to feel something beyond life’s dullness. Sometimes darkly funny, other times poignantly heart wrenching, suburbia’s setting showcases a place where people sport outward smiles to mask inner secrets. But are they really fooling anyone? Maybe this is why a cul-de-sac is shaped like a peephole. We want to see in.

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About the Author

Josh Penzone is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer whose stories have appeared in Eunoia Review, Junto Magazine, Five on the Fifth, Blue Lake Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter where he’s been a public educator for two decades. The Court of Vintage Woods is his first published book.

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Leo Rockas completes a first edition of Jane Austen's unfinished novel Catharine or the Bower.

When Catharine is disciplined by her affectionate aunt Percival, she retires to the bower in search of separation and connection. After becoming dubious friends with Camilla and meeting a dashing possible suitor in Edward, Catharine encounters various attachments and pairings between young people, some of them quite unexpected.

About the authors:

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism.

Leo Rockas was a devoted professor of writing and literature at the University of Hartford, where he published several textbooks and essays on literary figures. In retirement as a widower, he keeps busy with playscripts, and studies in Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and other literary figures.

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Ride around the country with a reluctant wife and an excited husband in Gerri Almand's laugh-out-loud memoir The Reluctant RV Wife

Follow a reluctant wife and her excited husband through two humorously-conflicted years of RV travel. He wanted to go; she wanted to stay. They both learn, grow, and change as a new level of freedom evolves.

This book is light-hearted and humorous but at the same time serious. While not a How-To book, it gives lots of basic information about RVing. And while not a travelogue, it touches upon many travel destinations in the United States and Canada. On deeper levels, the book is about marital relationships, retiring and getting old, and finding a new kind of freedom through a minimalistic lifestyle.

After reading this book, you’ll never again look at one of those huge monstrosities driving down the road in quite the same way. The book answers questions for non-RVers and triggers chuckles of recognition from experienced RVers.

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About the Author

Gerri Almand is a retired social worker turned writer, storyteller, and speaker. Her husband’s retirement crisis, which included buying an RV and declaring they should see the world, has given her untold ammunition for writing material. With a permanent home address in Tampa, Florida, Gerri and her husband Michael Hamlin now switch off their reluctancies. She continues to feel quasi-reluctant on the road and he feels acutely-reluctant during their periods at home.

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Sometimes comic. Sometimes serious. Always surprising. Tough Girl in the Jam is an LGBTQ sports novel synced with the tensions of a fraught family drama.

Set in the fast and furious world of women's professional roller derby, Tough Girl in the Jam is a novel about sports, strength, and sacrifice. As the lead Jammer on the Philly Freedoms, Nina must prepare for the biggest season of her life alongside her biggest fan and girlfriend Rachel.

As Nina and Rachel move toward a deeper commitment and contemplate their lives together, Nina's estranged father falls ill, propelling her mother to pressure her to donate a kidney to save him.

When her father's life-threatening crisis falls on the day of the Freedoms' championship, Nina is forced to make the toughest play of her life.

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About the Author

Larry Loebell is a writer best known for his plays La Tempestad and House Divided and for having been one of the EMMY-winning writers on Rugrats season one. He has published two previous books of fiction, The Abundance League and Seven Steps Ahead. This is his first novel. Learn more about him at LarryLoebell-Writer.com

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4 Terrifying Horror Novels to Make You Keep the Lights On

4 Terrifying Horror Novels to Make You Keep the Lights On

4 tales of terror from Sunbury Press

You're reading by the light of the fire, and you hear a sound behind you. But when you turn around, no one is there. Then when you return to your book, you see this:

  • A vampire with a thirst for the Virgin Mary
  • The haunting of an ancient burial ground
  • An intelligent, elusive serial killer in your backyard
  • Mutant pig people watching you

If you're ready to be spooked, check out 4 of Sunbury Press's most terrifying horror novels.


About these Horror Novels

About the Book

Join author JB Toner in this creepy, spine-tingling paranormal horror novel.

What if the Virgin Mary was bitten by a vampire? Danyaela Morrigan is an ex-Catholic, ex-college student, and ex-human seeking to share her eternal curse with the Mother of God.

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An evil serial killer hell-bent on accomplishing his brutal agenda unleashes his venom on the citizens of Boston. Ruthless, methodical, and with a taste for the ancient ways, this killer eludes Boston's finest and feels like he'll never be caught.

But The Watchmaker, a man guided by naturalistic methodology, must stretch boundaries and stop the villain before it's too late.

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When Stephanie Wright and her family inherit a luxurious rural farmette in Schuylkill County, she believes all of her worries are over. Then, her husband stumbles upon an ancient family burial site, destroys it, and sends the dead knocking at their door.

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In a small college town nestled at the foot of a strange mountain, a sinister group of mutant pig people are said to steal women in the night.

Carrie Owens has heard the story, but she doesn't believe it. She knows terror has other faces, for she volunteers at the local battered women's shelter, but she refuses to give credence to the boogeyman.

Until one night it becomes her reality.

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4 Great Nonfiction Books from Our Winter Catalog

4 Great Nonfiction Books from Our Winter Catalog

Looking for a little real-life reading? Check out these four new nonfiction books from our Winter catalog!

Always searching for the best in both fiction and nonfiction, we are proud to announce four new releases that span a variety of nonfiction categories. Whether you're searching for a travel memoir or a guide to caring for your loved ones, we've got you covered.

  1. WHERE THE TREE FROGS TOOK ME: Travel the world in a fascinating memoir by Maia Williamson about experiencing new places and meeting new people.
  2. WHAT TO DO ABOUT MAMA?: Discover the realities of caregiving and learn firsthand tips for how to succeed if you're caring for those you love.
  3. DISPLACED: A HOLOCAUST MEMOIR: Six-year-old Linda Schwab sees atrocities no child (or adult) should ever see.
  4. CRUEL DEATH, HEARTLESS AFTERMATH: Barbara Mancini explores a real-life, widely publicized scenario about the "right-to-die"  law.

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#1. Where the tree Frogs Took Me

About the Book

One woman. Twenty years of travel. A lifetime of change.

Where the Tree Frogs Took Me is an inspirational read to help you find the significance of each encounter and the truth of where they lead you.

#2. What to Do About Mama?

About the Book

What to Do About Mama? is a book of the challenges, heartaches, and joys you could experience while caregiving. Including down-to-Earth guidance for present and future caregivers, this is a refreshing "regular person" book about caring for those you love.

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#3. Displaced: A Holocaust Memoir

About the Book

In the Holocaust, six-year-old Linda Schwab saw atrocities no one should never see.

After escaping a massacre, she disappeared to a cave with her family for 18 months, where they hid from Nazi officers, from the blistering cold, and from the danger of taking one wrong step.
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#2. Cruel Death, Heartless Aftermath

About the Book

Part memoir, part detective story, and part social commentary, Cruel Death, Heartless Aftermath is the compelling narrative of a daughter following a father's orders for a peaceful death, only to be caught in a whirlwind of national media about the notion of "right to die."

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Stay tuned for more from Sunbury Press!

Thanks for checking out these great nonfiction books we published this winter! Sunbury Press has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we love helping readers find their next favorite book.

If you liked what you read, check out these "3 Fascinating Literary Novels about Puerto Rico" or browse our virtual bookstore.

3 Fascinating Literary Novels about Puerto Rico

Former New York Daily News reporter Robert Friedman pens three fascinating literary novels about Puerto Rico 

Ready for a trip to the Caribbean?

Crime, corruption, colonialism, and compassion. The Puerto Rico Trilogy by Robert Friedman consists of three separate character-driven novels that focus on this Caribbean island and its complex political and social relationship with the US.

Whether you want to see what it's like to live in Puerto Rico or you're in the mood for a well-written literary fiction series, former New York Daily News reporter Robert Friedman's got you covered


Praise for the Puerto Rico Trilogy

Book 1

"Well-written, well-paced, and thoroughly satisfying."

Book 2

"A gripping account of lost love, the temptations of the drug trade, and the struggle to survive in a difficult world."

Book 3

"A wonderful novel that gives you an inside look at what it was like in [1980s] Puerto Rico."

The Odyssey of Pablo Camino

About the Book

The Odyssey of Pablo Camino was inspired by a real-life incident when a stateside doctor, sent to the island for research, claimed in a letter that he purposely killed eight of his patients because of his disgust with the "natives."

In this first novel, the doctor's fictional son, a well-known but troubled Puerto Rican artist, goes on a search for the truth of his father's possibly murderous past.

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The Defining Sea

About the Book

The Defining Sea was also sparked by US-Puerto Rico history. Its plot is derived from the US Navy's decades-long fire and bombing exercises on the inhabited offshore Puerto Rico island of Vieques, which caused death and serious illness.

This story concerns a 20-year-old University of Puerto Rico student who delivers drugs between the island and the states to raise money for a scholarship that will be named after his girlfriend, killed by police during a protest.

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Ulysses in San Juan

About the Book

The year is 1980, and Wolf, a survivor of Auschwitz, is trying once again to build a new life, this time in Puerto Rico. As the final novel in the trilogy, Ulysses in San Juan tells of a captivating relationship between a Jewish concentration camp survivor and a Puerto Rican female drug addict.
It takes the reader on a trip into the San Juan underworld, as well as to other island sites to meet crooked, poignant, and colorful characters.

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Stay tuned for more great books from Sunbury Press!

Thanks for checking out these fascinating novels about Puerto Rico!  Sunbury Press has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we love helping readers find their next favorite book.

If you liked what you read, check out these "4 Thrilling Murder Mysteries Set in Pennsylvania" or browse our virtual bookstore.

4 Thrilling Murder Mysteries by Sherry Knowlton

The Alexa Williams series is a 4-book collection of thrilling murder mysteries set in southcentral Pennsylvania. 

There's nothing quite as good as a spine-tingling thriller novel.

Well, maybe there is. Maybe there's nothing quite as good as four of them.

Sherry Knowlton's Alexa Williams series offers readers four murder mysteries and the bravery of a strong female protagonist taking on the unknown thrills of southcentral Pennsylvania.

With multiple-book award accolades and reviews saying things like "It will keep you guessing and glued raptly to your reading chair," Sherry Knowlton pens a breathtaking series that you've got to get your hands on. Check out more about these titles below.


About the Alexa Williams Series

Book 1: Dead of Autumn

About the Book

A southcentral PA murder mystery twists into a captivating fight against the harsh truths of a misogynistic world in book one of the Alexa Williams series.

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Book 3: Dead of Spring

About the Book

Political corruption. A dead Senator. A dying child. With Sherry Knowlton's trademark mix of feminism, history, and fast-paced thrills, Dead of Spring places you in a crash course with suspense. 2017 Best Book Awards Finalist for Mystery/Suspense.

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About the Book

Alexa Williams returns in a valiant fight to save the victims of rural sex trafficking. Find yourself in a dark web of danger and destruction in this 2017 finalist for the Best Book Awards.
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Book 4: Dead of Winter

About the Book

One dark night in the dead of winter, Alexa must discover how threads of racism and hate-groups intersect, and she must stop an attack that could kill hundreds. If she fails, she could lose everyone she loves.
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What others are saying:

"A captivating mystery with roots in the past and a courageous hero in Alexa Williams. Sherry Knowlton beautifully engages the readers with her easy style and Pennsylvania setting as she seamlessly threads in historical details as well as current issues about crimes against women. Very courageous in its undertaking and very important in today's social climate, DEAD OF AUTUMN remains true to the mystery and detective genres as it entertains and thrills. I already have the next one in the series!"

-- Heidi Ruby Miller, Author of the Ambassadora Series

"Knowlton weaves a compelling tale, and the threads become tighter as the plot progresses. A suspicious suicide of a powerful politician takes on new meaning when Alexa Williams's investigations uncover corruption at the heart of the fracking industry. And when she becomes the target, the tension ramps up to a thrilling climax. Highly recommended."

-- Mark Leggatt, best-selling author of international thriller Names of the Dead


Read more about these thrilling murder mysteries by clicking on the links below.

Thanks for checking out these amazing thriller books set in Pennsylvania! Sunbury Press has over 600 titles to choose from--the best in fiction and nonfiction through various imprints--and we love helping readers find their next favorite book.

If you liked what you read, check out these "4 Thrilling Climate Fiction Books to Keep You Warm This Winter" or browse our virtual bookstore.