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15 BYTES BOOK AWARD WINNER"A deeply moving and intellectually profound novel built on the iconic myth of the American West."— KIRKUS REVIEWS , starred reviewJack Selvedge works a dying trade in a dead town. When Rebekah Rainsford returns on the run from her father, her dark history consumes him, and she becomes the potential for his salvation, the only thing that might dredge him up from his crisis of indifference. As betrayal and tragedy change Jack's life forever, he discovers a new if nascent hope amid the harshly beautiful western landscape that shaped him. A deeply written and deeply felt story of love, depravity, and shattered ideals, Pale Harvest examines the loss of beauty, purity, and simplicity within the mindset of the rural American West. BRADEN HEPNER graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2009 and now lives in Idaho with his wife and son. Pale Harvest is his first novel.

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"A thrilling and elegantly wrought debut about the far–reaching effects of our decisions, and our irrepressible desire to undo the worst of them."—JONATHAN EVISON, author of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving Brimming with bordertown corruption and blame–ridden recollections , this powerful literary debut opens at a turning point for college professor Kevin McNally, whose personal and professional lives have run aground, haunted by a violent border clash from his youth. Now, McNally must journey back to southeast Arizona's chaparral country to face the loss and trauma of his past. JAY TREIBER holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana, where he studied under writers William Kittredge and Earl Ganz. His poems and short stories have appeared in The Chattahoochee Review , Farmer's Market , The Fiddlehead , and elsewhere. He makes his home in Bisbee, Arizona, and teaches creative writing and English composition at nearby Cochise College.

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Роман «Легенда о скифах» – первая книга цикла легенд о скифах. Героями этого романа являются мальчик-сирота, ставший народным героем, и принцесса, по трагической случайности принявшая бремя ответственности за царство и народ, исчезнувший с мировой арены, но возродившийся в наших сердцах. Роман не претендует на историческую или документальную достоверность. Его персонажи – частично вымышленные, частично исторические личности. Предлагаемый роман-легенда повествует о героях, хранивших традиции и чтивших законы тысячелетней истории своего народа. Они отражают, на взгляд автора, нынешний Казахстан и его народ, которые являются преемниками тех великих и давно минувших событий.

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They could be your next-door neighbors–Bill Masterson, Ronnie Wild, Riley Page and Frank Cummings–ex-hippies now living outwardly responsible and respectable lives. But these model citizens still yearn for the old days of freedom. Finally they find a way to break out of the mold and do something daring and different: robbing the tourist-crowded narrow gauge train. This completely modern western is filled with humor and sly glances at today’s society. ROBERT K. SWISHER JR. has been a ranch foreman and a mountain guide. An individual who knows the outdoors and western history, he has successfully combined these interests in stories, poems and novels. He is also the author of “The Land,” “Fatal Destiny,” “Only Magic,” “Last Day In Paradise” and “Love Lies Bleeding,” all from Sunstone Press. Of “The Land,” “Publishers Weekly” said: “If there were a category of historical romances written for men, this moving novel would fit the bill.”

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In prairie towns and backwaters, and in the big cities, people search for themselves and their lost way. Is the American dream still possible in this big, harsh land? The short fiction in The Big Impossible explores guilt and redemption, aspiration and failure, and the stubbornness of modest hopes. The usual mileposts are fading, and choice is in the context of institutions and assumptions that are no longer holding steady. In “Clean,” a man waits for inevitable justice to come, as much as it will play against him. In “House of Sully,” a working-class family navigates the tumultuous year that 1968 was, as new perceptions shake long-held and dependable, if sometimes misguided, beliefs. Other stories examine the inner life of a school shooter, the comical posturing of writers at a literary party, a British veteran of The Great War living at a Florida retirement home but haunted by his losses, and a man’s bittersweet visits to past lives via Google Street View. In the sequence set in the West, an itinerant worker moves across the Great Plains, navigating stark landscapes, trying for foothold. The Atlantic ’s C. Michael Curtis praised Ted Delaney’s debut collection for its “moral intensity . . . in the tradition of writers as varied as Ethan Canin and William Trevor.” Two decades later Delaney returns to the short fiction form with utter mastery.

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Life in the Territory of Montana before it became a state, was fast and short. Fast because you had better grab onto your future, before it became your past. And those that weren’t fast to defend themselves, their life was almighty short. Trego, was an example of the fast. Fast with his fists, fast with his twin .44’s and fast to fall in love with the right woman. Raised by his Father, in the wilderness of Northwest Montana, not knowing his Mother he learned love and compassion from the nature that surrounded him. He also learned that civilization was far more dangerous than a Grizzly Bear. Trego journeyed out into that wilderness called civilization several times before his Father died, learning its ways in order to survive. His compassion for all living things marked his personality. Even showing compassion for the most dangerous carnivore on earth: The Human. About the Author: J. D. Oliver highlights the struggle between good and evil in all his work, whether it is novels or the Cowboy Poetry he writes and performs. History, incredible knowledge of the world and the type of people who inhabit it are all present in his work. J. D. was born in Montana, where his roots go back to the early 1800’s. Both sets of his grandparents homesteaded in Montana; on his mother’s side, on a dry land wheat farm in Central Montana, Highwood to be exact. On his father’s side it was on a cattle ranch in south central Montana, in the little town of Edgar, where he went to school with the Crow Indian children from Pryor, Montana. He traveled widely in the Navy and worked in the logging industry as well as an Operating Engineer, building roads and dams. However he always came back to the homestead during winter to help feed cattle with his Dad. J. D. is married with two children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. This is J. D. Oliver’s fifth book. His first four titles include: I Awoke to Silence, Wail Not!, Hope Dies Last and As the Eagle Flies.

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The Two Sams is a story of a Father and Son in the 1800’s. The story follows each of their lives from birth to death. As the story of each man unfolds the reader will feel kinship to the people they meet. Most will have met people of the same caliber. Some are good and many are not so good. While each man has occasion to leave home in their teen years, the reader will marvel at how they find their way. Adventures with mountain men, a slave auction, buffalo hunts, famous lawmen of the west, facing down a bully bragger, feel the passion and desire for their women. In the century of the America we so proudly hail as the foundation of our civilization it was a hard and demanding time in our history. Life in the 1800’s had few luxuries for frontier living. These men and their women with their courage, compassion and thoughtfulness helped to pave the way for us into the twentieth century. About the Author: Francis M. {Frank} Worden was born in Oklahoma in 1930. He migrated to Tucson, Arizona, as a youngster with his family for the health of his mother. Growing up he became an avid student of the history of Arizona and America, especially the Civil War and the Western movement. He served seventeen and a half years in the National Guard of Arizona and Army Reserve, honorably discharged as a Captain. Frank has a deep admiration and love for his ancestors and the people who through courage, resourcefulness and hard work settled and developed this great nation. He lives in Tucson with his wife Beverly, is the father of five sons, a daughter, twelve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He owns a small business, race horses, is an outdoors-man and gun collector.

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Clay Bronson is a product of the nineteenth century, half white, half Cheyenne, neither fitting into the fast pace of the twenty first century. As an ex-Navy fighter pilot, he returns to his roots in the Big Horns of Wyoming where he joins his Father and Brother on the rodeo circuit. Then one day their plane develops engine trouble and they make a forced landing in New Mexico where they find their counter parts on a Spanish Land Grant. This is where the story begins, as they follow the path of the Eagle, as they fly toward their destiny. About the Author: J. D. Oliver highlights the struggle between good and evil in all his work, whether it is novels or the Cowboy Poetry he writes and performs. History, incredible knowledge of the world and the type of people who inhabit it are all present in his work. J. D. was born in Montana, where his roots go back to the early 1800’s. Both sets of his grandparents homesteaded in Montana; on his mother’s side, on a dry land wheat farm in Central Montana, Highwood to be exact. On his father’s side it was on a cattle ranch in south central Montana, in the little town of Edgar, where he went to school with the Crow Indian children from Pryor, Montana. He traveled widely in the Navy and worked in the logging industry as well as an Operating Engineer, building roads and dams. However he always came back to the homestead during winter to help feed cattle with his Dad. J. D. is married with two children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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