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Two for Joy bookcoverDante of the Maury River bookcover Macadoo of the Maury River bookcover Come August, Come Freedom bookcoverA Certain Strain of Peculiar bookcover Claiming Georgia Tate bookcover
Chancey of the Maury River bookcoverour white house looking in looking out bookcoverBreakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays

Two for Joy

When an adored—and very independent—aunt suffers a fall and comes to live with them, Jenna and her mom discover what makes a family bond unbreakable. Read more.

Dante of the Maury River

Handsome but headstrong, a retired racehorse finds a second chance in this affecting, fast-paced novel told straight from the horse’s mouth. Read more.

Macadoo of the Maury River

A sequel to Chancey of the Maury River, this heart-tugging story focuses on Macadoo -- the gentle giant of the Maury River Stables. Read more.

Come August, Come Freedom

Based on true events, this powerful novel illuminates a little known corner of American history as it honors the extraordinary will of one man. Read more.

A Certain Strain of Peculiar

A journey to self-discovery, a family's bonds tested, a forest enchanted with memories. Read more.

Claiming Georgia Tate

An ode to the solace of family, the mercy of strangers, and the healing power of hope. Read more.

Chancey of the Maury River

Told through Chancey's eyes in the classic literary tradition of great horse stories, here is an entrancing equine tale about bravery, destiny, and hope -- and about sharing the magic of a second chance. Read more.

Our White House
Looking In Looking Out

An Anthology Conceived and Created by the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance with an Introduction by David McCullough. Read more.

Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays

Your favorite authors take on the dreaded essay assignment. Read more.

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