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Static Mayhem , by Edward Aubry(Sherman_Bierce). On My 25th, nearly everyone in the world disappears. Winner of the 2008 Strongest Start Novel Competition.
The Coffee Diary, by Caroline Kellems (The Coffee Lady). Two years after her father's brutal murder, Veronica returns to Guatemala to decide whether to sell her family's coffee farm.
Alzheimer Diary: A Wife's Journal, by Michelle Montgomery (mishmont). "The doctor tells me I have Alzheimer's." The truth of my husband's words shook our world. This is my diary written for a time during the ten years of his spiral into another space.
What Scottland Taught Me by Molly Ringle (lemonye) Fresh out of high school, Eva Sonneborn is headed to Scotland with her best friends. But when Eva meets Gil, a local bartender, she figures a little innocent flirting won't hurt her relationship with Tony, her ever-faithful boyfriend back home.
Fallen, by Ann Simko (Annie). Dr Dakota Thomas isn’t prepared for the gunshot victim that rolled through his emergency room doors. Winner of the 2007 Strongest Start Novel Competition.
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