Patch of Dirt

Author - Richard Lutman

Patch of Dirt introduces us to Joe Oliver, a womanizing thirty-year old drifter, who meets Frank Hill, a sixty-five year old, wounded Vietnam Veteran and his twenty-five year old wife Rita. Frank offers Joe a job, which he reluctantly accepts and is duped into becoming part of their plan to sire a child the impotent Frank, is powerless to conceive. Rita puts Joe through a series of tests to determine if he will be the right biological father for their child. Much to Frank's consternation Rita falls for Joe and jeopardizes their plan. Joe finds himself conflicted about his feelings toward Rita....


Before We Visit the Goddess

Author - Chitra Divakaruni

A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of "Sister of My Heart" and "The Mistress of Spices" about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love. The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous af...


This is Your Brain on Parasites

Author - Kathleen McAuliffe

A riveting investigation of the myriad ways that parasites control how other creatures including humans think, feel, and act. These tiny organisms can only live inside another animal, and as McAuliffe reveals, they have many evolutionary motives for manipulating their host's behavior. Far more often than appreciated, these puppeteers orchestrate the interplay between predator and prey. With astonishing precision, parasites can coax rats to approach cats, spiders to transform the patterns of their webs, and fish to draw the attention of birds that then swoop down to feast on them. We humans are...


They May Not Mean To, but They Do

Author - Cathleen Schine

From one of America's greatest comic novelists, a hilarious new novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don t just grow, they grow old, and the clan's matriarch, Joy, is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would have wished. When Joy's beloved husband dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother's loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of a...



Author - Julie Marie Wade

CATECHISM: A LOVE STORY is a gorgeous collection of poetic essays on reading, loving, and, most delightfully, reading love between the lines. Julie Marie Wade's prose refuses tradition and convention, the expected beginnings and endings, preferring instead to investigate the gray unknowns of ritual and sacrament in life, reading, and love.


Sotto Voce

Author - Nilo Cruz

Exquisite, dreamlike The poetry of Cruz's writing is what those who love his work cite most often about his style, and "Sotto Voce" has that It also contains passages that are realistic, whimsical, sensual and heartbreaking. Cruz may be that rarity, a poet of the stage, but he is first and foremost a dramatist. Christine Dolen, "Miami Herald" The millennium, New York City. Bemadette Kahn, an eighty-year-old German-born writer, spends her days in her apartment, trying to forget the past. Until Saquiel Rafaeli, a young Jewish-Cuban researcher, appears on her doorstep, forcing her to confront t...


Dirty Boys

Author - John Ligato

A tenacious FBI agent is forced to operate outside the system to save the country. WHAT IF A secret cell of ruthless and brilliant extremists possess the blueprint for the ultimate demise of America? WHAT IF America's misfortunes over the past twelve years are not chance happenings and the slow, steady decay of the United States hastened by economic instability, educational decline, and supposedly natural disasters are part of a master plan? WHAT IF The erosion of the American Constitution is part of an orchestrated effort to destroy the United States of America from the inside out? WHAT I...


Echoes of Mercy

Author - Kim Boykin

How can you make up for something that you did as a kid that was both so stupid and so terrible, forty years later it still follows you like a pack of lost dogs? For Billie Warren, it means piling up more and more responsibilities, doing good for the community as the police chief of her Lowcountry hometown. Trying to be the best mother of a teen mom, and daughter to her mom with Alzheimer’s, that she can be. But Billie’s fragile life is thrown into turmoil when the target of her biggest regret, Crazy Sadie, shows up claiming to have witnessed the only murder in the town's history. Sadie B...



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We opened our doors in October of 2005 in the back room of our shop with a few hundred gently used books in just a few assorted genres; now, we are home to over 30,000 titles in a wide variety of genres with hundreds of accessories! Set in the heart of historic, downtown Powder Springs, we strive to bring the best in literature, from international best sellers to our own local literary giants, to a growing community that’s as diverse as the books on our shelves!



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