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BEYOND THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
By Bernice Carton

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Since the triumph of “Our Town,” many American writers have sensed the tug of the past, the longing to share the sights, sounds and smells of gentler times with each new generation. Bernice Carton is part of that noble tradition as she depicts Brooklyn, New York in the glittering 1920s and the depressed 1930s—a time when America was innocent and hopeful. This evocative portrait will appeal to young people exploring their roots as well as to older people looking for the glow of cherished memories. Carton uses the eye of a journalist and the sensitivity of a novelist to explore a long-past world where nobody ever left Brooklyn because it was the center of the universe.

Bernice Carton has sailed the seven seas but has never lost her love for home. Her travels have ranged from the Arctic to the Antarctic and just about everywhere in between. She's waded ashore to barter for lemons with tribal chiefs in the South Pacific, explored Alaska's Inside Passage, the fjords of Scandinavia, the secret islands of the Caribbean and Greece—all from the deck of a small sailboat. She has also spent evenings waltzing at the Vienna Opera Ball, been a guest at the palace of the Prince of Morocco, and has enjoyed dinners at the White House. Her writing and photography have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers across the US and Canada. While her schoolteacher mother in Brooklyn claimed half jokingly to be preparing her as a child to marry the then Prince of Rumania, she never did realize that ambition.

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Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=jciH-8hUjEkC

Hardcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-269-9
160 pp.,$18.95

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-124-5
160 pp.,$19.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-962-2
160 pp.,$9.99


DESIRE IN DEADWOOD
A Novel
By Lynn Eldridge

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Aces and eights, the dead man's hand. That thought shoots through Bolton River just before Wild Bill Hickok falls dead in the Number 10 Saloon. Then a bullet slams into Bolt and takes a toll. In 1876 Dakota Territory, Deadwood is the most devilish and delightful, wildest and wickedest town on the frontier. Tansy Wiley, with a cloudy past, is hiding behind the name Jigger Crown, and fears Bolton is tracking her. Jigger rescues the handsome stranger from the saloon next door as chaos erupts. There to capture her or not, Bolt wants this sexy adventuress. Afraid to run and afraid not to, Tansy decides to escape. A battle of wills ignites between the beloved barkeep and this mystery man in an isolated and violent Black Hills gulch. Longing and lust, tension and mistrust run rampant amidst a serial killer on the loose and a Texas rancher vowing to settle a score. The deck is stacked against Bolt and Tansy who fight to survive this town soaked in blood, whiskey and corruption.

Includes Historical Background and Readers Guide. Cover artwork by Nicholas Eldridge.

Lynn Eldridge is a former president of the West Virginia Chapter of Romance Writers of America and earned an honorable mention in their Golden Heart Contest. Lynn is the author of a series of historical and contemporary romance novels. She currently is the Director of Clinical Services and a licensed clinical therapist in an outpatient behavioral health facility in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Website: http://www.lynneldridgeauthor.com

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-169-6
256 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-499-3
256 pp.,$4.99


DINNER IN THE LABYRINTH
A Novel
By Douglas Atwill

Graham cannot decide between his two loves, both accomplished and successful members of a long-established Santa Fe family of artists and writers.

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Graham Obermann is an established biographer of the Post-Impressionists. He is married to Celia Prosper, a modernist painter well-regarded by critics and collectors. As Obermann organizes a birthday party for Celia, looking after all the details, he describes in a single day the odd Prosper family and his attraction to his novelist brother-in-law Karl. Several significant events test all the characters in this family saga with subplots of many generations, and a new generation making its mark.

Other books by Douglas Atwill, all from Sunstone Press, are Why I Won’t Be Going to Lunch Anymore, The Galisteo Escarpment, Imperial Yellow, Creep Around the Corner, The Oyster Shell Driveway, Husband Memory Pickles, and Douglas Atwill Paintings. Atwill lives in Santa Fe, painting New Mexico landscapes and gardens.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-106-1
216 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-447-4
216 pp.,$4.99


HUGO’S VOICE AND OTHER FICTIONS, FABLES AND FANTASIES OF LOVE
By Melvyn Chase

Storytelling is one way we affirm our humanity, sharing memories and feelings and dreams with each other, the joy of love and the pain of loneliness. In one story in this collection, Hugo Strauss is a man of few words. Raised in the shadow of his parents, two gifted, self-absorbed artists, he devalues his own talent and retreats from the tenderness of love. When he finally meets a young woman who touches his heart, his unhappy past threatens to come between them. In another story, a middle-aged man meets the movie star he worshiped as a teenager and learns the truth about his dreams. Sometimes the stories we tell are touched by fantasy. There is a tale of a discouraged author whose faith in himself is restored by a magical encounter, and another about a predictable, orderly life that is changed forever by the death of a stranger. Stories we tell others, stories we tell ourselves, fictions, fables and fantasies. They are all stories we need to tell.

After a thirty-five-year career in public relations, Melvyn Chase retired and began to write fiction. In 2005, Sunstone Press published his first collection of short stories, The Terminal Project and Other Voyages of Discovery. In 2008, Sunstone published his first novel, The Wingthorn Rose, in 2012, his second novel, September Songs and in 2014, a second short-story collection, The Food of Love and Other Tales of Lovers, Dreamers and Schemers. Chase was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a B.A. in English Literature at Brooklyn College and an M.A. at New York University. He and his wife, a retired editor and publicist, live in suburban Connecticut, only a short drive from their son and daughter and four grandchildren.

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Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-230-3
134 pp.,$18.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-556-3
134 pp.,$4.99


POACHERS
Hunting for a Life in Tanzania
By Patricia Lee Sharpe

Reinstated after leaving the U.S. Foreign Service to marry the wrong man, Diana Forrest is sent to counter Soviet propaganda in Cold War Tanzania where graft corrupts the socialist ideal and poachers slaughter elephants for ivory. Toggling between a diffident boss and a hard-to-please Ambassador in a media wasteland, Diana spends weekends in the bush courtesy of a Tanzanian subordinate with a safari business on the side. As that relationship trends from teamwork toward intimacy, Diana wrestles with her conscience and is also troubled by safari companions who aren’t above petty poaching—or worse: one of them may have colluded in the murder of a conservation-minded headman. It’s soon clear that Diana’s job performance will rate an excellent follow-on assignment, but she’s not sure she wants to leave.

As a U.S. foreign service officer, Patricia Lee Sharpe shunned personnel-heavy prestige posts in order to work in challenging (and sometimes dangerous) places: Sierra Leone during the rebel period, violence-prone Karachi and much maligned Kolkata, among others. But even on assignment to the Dominican Republic, her credo was this: get out of the office and into the thick of things. She’s also been an academic with a doctorate in American literature leading to a Fulbright lectureship in Pakistan, as well as a journalist, including a stint in Moscow during the Cold War. These days she lives and writes and hikes in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Website: http://www.PatriciaLeeSharpe.com
Email: plsharpe@earthlink.net

Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-239-6
192 pp.,$19.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-563-1
192 pp.,$4.99


REMEMBER THE PASSION
A Novel
By Lynn Eldridge

Blaze Bowie and his brother Shade are not only on the verge of losing their Louisiana plantation and timberland but are accused of causing a local woman’s death. Refusing to give up their birthright without a fight, Blaze hopes to find cousin Jim Bowie in Texas along with a long lost, secret key to saving the land. With foreclosure threatened and bullets flying, the brothers ride out with Davy Crockett and his Tennessee Mounted Volunteers to the Alamo.

Noelle Charbonnez, barely surviving in a tiny hut near the Alamo, promises her dying mother she will return to her estranged grandmother in Natchez. If the rumor is true that old friend Jim Bowie, who once lived across the Mississippi River from them, is now in Texas, Mama wants Noelle to ask him to take her home. Noelle mistrusts all Bowies and vows never to befriend much less travel anywhere with anyone named Bowie.

When handsome Blaze meets beautiful Noelle, worlds collide and clash. Bodies soon sizzle while hearts begin to dream. They must not only conquer old grudges and face new fears, but battle the siege of the Alamo, confront the Napoleon of the West, meet up with the Commander-in-Chief of the Texas Army, search for the Pirate of the Gulf, and find the long lost, secret key if they are to always love and laugh.

Includes Historical Background and Readers Guide. Cover artwork by Nicholas Eldridge.

Lynn Eldridge is a former president of the West Virginia Chapter of Romance Writers of America and earned an honorable mention in their Golden Heart Contest. Lynn is the author of a series of historical and contemporary romance novels including Desire in Deadwood from Sunstone Press. She is a licensed clinical therapist in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Website: http://www.lynneldridgeauthor.com

Softcover:
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-212-9
328 pp.,$24.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-538-9
328 pp.,$4.99


WHEREOF ONE CANNOT SPEAK
A Novel
By Barbara Grenfell Fairhead

Octavia, a strong willed young woman, making her own way as an artist, dreams of changing the minds of her audience but soon is forced to question her own motives in the company of a Zen monk who suggests: “Tell a wise man, or else keep silent.”

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Octavia Chavez, eighteen and fiercely passionate, has spent her life listening to the remote music of the stars, which only she seems to hear. She has a forbidden love of which she dares not speak, and a longing for wild, empty places. Her one true friend is a sanguine, seventy-seven-year-old wood-carver, Alejandro Jaramillo. Alejandro has been carving angels ever since he was summoned to do so at the age of ten. These two unlikely friends share one thing: a sense of having been called to something that lifts them towards an experience of the sacred. But when Octavia is involved in a life-threatening accident, and Alejandro begins to have dreams in which thousands of angels fall away from him into a bottomless abyss, they are both forced to question everything they have come to assume about themselves and their place in the world. So begins a voyage of discovery on which silence and dark music, new love and ancient landscapes will test their resolve to inhabit their own, inimitable lives. In prose that is both refreshingly muscular and hauntingly lyrical, Grenfell Fairhead invites us to examine what it means to grow up and truly belong, but also¯even more crucially¯what it could mean to grow down into one’s own center, learning the slow, fierce discipline of paying attention to each fleeting moment.

Barbara Grenfell Fairhead was born in the United Kingdom in 1939, and has lived most of her life in South Africa. After her first visit to New Mexico in the early 1990s, it became her second home. She made many extended visits over a period of twenty years, staying in her casita close to Black Mesa. She is an artist, writer, poet and lyricist, and lives in Cape Town with her husband, singer-songwriter, poet and editor Jacques Coetzee. Her first novel, Of Death and Beauty, was also published by Sunstone Press.

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Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-1-63293-201-3
382 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-527-3
382 pp.,$4.99


 
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