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The Prey by Tom Isbell
Written by UMD theater professor Tom Isbell, this hot debut trilogy is a riveting story of survival, courage, and romance in a future where creating a master civilization is the only thing prized, no matter the method. After the Omega (the end of the end), 16 year old guys known as LTs discover their overseers are raising them not to be soldiers (lieutenants) as promised, but to be sold as bait because of their Less Than status and hunted for sport. They escape and join forces with a girls’ camp, the Sisters, who have been imprisoned and experimented on for the “good of the Republic,” by a government eager to use twins in their dark research. In their plight for freedom, these heroes must find the best in themselves to fight against the worst in their enemies.
006221601
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An Arch of Birches and Other Stories by Joseph Maiolo
An Arch of Birches is a collection of short stories from Joseph Maiolo. Joseph Maiolo was born in West Virginia, was raised in the Cumberland Mountains of southwest Virginia, and has earned degrees from the University of Virginia (M.A.), the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (M.F.A.), and the United States Naval Academy (B.S.). He was a professor of English at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he taught literature and fiction writing before he passed.
188731797
Price: $15.00
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Boy, Youth, Man: A Triptych of Novellas by Joseph Maiolo
In A Boys Tale, two brothers in a tough Catholic school for problem boys rely upon each other for safety until a secret is revealed. The Error of the Rings follows a high school student charged with purchasing class rings for his fellow seniors, cumulating in a most memorable prom night. Man of Letters finds a writer apologizing to his estranged wife in a missive recalling an ill-fated visit to the home of his aging mentor.
188731791
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My Turkish Missile Crisis by Joseph Maiolo
This is an absorbing and frightening account of one man’s experience on the frontline of the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the autumn of 1962, as the world waited for apocalypse, former UMD professor Joseph Maiolo found himself manning Jupiter missile launch facilities near the border between Turkey and the Soviet Union.
188731790
Price: $10.00
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St Matthew in Appalachia and Other Stories by Joseph Maiolo
This collection gathers UMD English Professor Joseph Maiolo's Appalachian stories set in the southwest Virginia of his youth: the mountains and hollows, the coal towns and camps, and in a town much like his hometownborn from coal and trying to cover its scars, but still a special place.
188731795
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Three Frays from Mallorca and Four Stories by Joseph Maiolo
Three frays from Mallorca is a fictional account of Father Junipero Serra, a Spanish Franciscan friar, beatified as a Saint by John Paul II in 1988, whose lifes journey took him from his island home of Mallorca to the Pacific coast at Alta California in the Las Californias Province of New Spainnow Californiawhere he founded a chain of missions. In this volume, Maiolo's historical novella is accompanied by four contemporary stories of men struggling with Catholicism in their adulthood, including The Pilgrim Virgin, winner of a 1994 Pushcart Prize for Fiction.
188731794
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