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Shari Cohen Author- ALFIE’S BARK MITZVAH


by Shari Cohen – Songs by Cantor Marcelo Gindin

Illustrations by Nadia Komorova

Briming with unconditional love, devotion, and never-ending desire to help others, Alfie is the epitome of all dogs and is a great role model for kids.  it seems he’s been that way since he was a pup.  But today, Alfie is passing from puppyhood to adulthood and, in honor of this most important occasion, Alfie gets to celebrate his Bark Mitzvah with all of his family and friends.  ALFIE’S BARK MITZVAH is beautifully illustrated by Nadia Komorova and, as a bonus, includes a CD of children’s songs created especially for the book by the internationally acclaimed Cantor, Marcelo Gindin.

Educational Children’s Book

ISBN 978-1-58985-055-2


Five Star Publications


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Norman Nawrocki Author- Cazzarola! Anarchy, Romani, Love, Italy (A Novel)

CAZZAROLA!   Anarchy, Romani, Love, Italy (A Novel)

by Norman Nawrocki

“A brilliant title for a brilliant story of love and rage.  Nawrocki skillfully manages to interweave scenes of everyday Italian life and fine psychological analysis in a grandiose historical fresco.”- Davide Turcato, historian of Italian anarchism, editor of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF BRRICO MALATESTA

“CAZZAROLA! is a gripping epic, political, historical, and romantic novel spanning 130 years in the life of the Discordias, a fictional family of Italian anarchists.  It details the family’s heroic, multigenerational resistance to fascism in Italy and the ongoing involvement in the anarchist movement, militias, and attempts on Mussolini’s life, to postwar student and labor protest, and confronting the newest wave of contemporary neofascist violence sweeping Europe, the Discordias navigate the decades of political economic, and social turmoil.  Against this historical backdrop, Antonio falls in love with Cinka, a proud but poverty-stricken Romani refugee from the “unwanted people,” without a country or home, forced to flee again and again in search for peace.  Theirs becomes a life changing and forbidden relationship.  Both are forced to reevaluate their lives and contend with cultural taboos, xenophobia, and the violent persecution of Romani refugees in Italy today.

978-1-60486-315-4  5×8  Paperback  336 Pages  Fiction/History-Europe

PM Press    www.pmpress.org


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by Jake Jacobs

Jake Jacobs’ first mystery, THE BATTERED BUTTERFLY, was recently published and is available on Amazon.com and Barnesand Noble.com.  Reader feedback has been enthusiastic.  Who or what is THE BATTERED BUTTERFLY?  What do you get if you cross Mike Hammer with Ignatius Reilly?  Meet Lefty Markuwitz!  Lefty, an ex-New York cop turned professional gambler, is 280 pounds of misanthropy on the prowl in Manila.  All he wants is to be left alone.  But when a bar girl is murdered Lefty becomes a prime suspect, and everybody is after him.  Pursued by Chinese triads, Japanese Yakuza, a Filipino sparrow squad, a corrupt senator and his bodyguards, an overeager reporter and a psychotic killer before his pursuers find him.  Aided by his girlfriend, Hyacinth Chin, and her protegé, Gadiola Laboong, Lefty explores the places the Bureau of Tourism leaves off its maps.  He’ll look for the killer, but all he really wants to find is a decent slice of pizza.

While Jake lives in Singapore these days, he maintains his membership in the Society of Southwestern Authors, Arizona Mystery Writers, and Mystery Writers of America.  Jake wanted SSA to know: “I wrote the original draft for BUTTERFLY while living in Tucson.”

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of the Society of Southwestern Authors February 2015

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