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TO KEEP HIM SAFE

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Gayle Parish

In this moving narrative, a severe mental health diagnosis wreaks havoc in a young family’s life over many decades as Lillian Hawke grapples with doubt and emotional pain while coping with her son’s illness. Their love for each other supports them through situations that would tear many families apart. A beautifully and touchingly told story.

JOHNNY APPLESEED IN A RICH LAND

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Peggy Welch Mershon

The pioneers of Richland County, Ohio, lived beside John Chapman from the minute they settled the area, around 1808, until he refocused his efforts of planting appleseeds and spreading the religious teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg to Indiana in the late 1830s. They saw him walking down the streets of Mansfield, they welcomed him to their cabins,  … more

The Heptner Sisters – Wyoming Schoolteachers

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Lorna J. Whisler

Sisters Leona and Jeanette Heptner were two extraordinary ordinary people who taught grade school in Wyoming for a combined length of eighty years. This book is their history and the history of their families prepared by a devoted niece over a period of nearly forty years.  Their legacy is the mark left on the hundreds of youngsters they taught over those more

HIS NAME IS JACOB HARRIS

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J.J. McFarland

His Name is Jacob Harris not only speaks to the tragedy of the Civil War – it speaks to the heartbreak of loss on both sides and to the reality of history. It provided many lessons and introduced many great men on both sides of the conflict. Many of the Confederate officers, such as Robert E. Lee, were former Union officers and West Point              more

AND THEN OPENS POSSIBILITY

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Vicki L. Flaherty

And Then Opens Possibility is a book of poetry that invites you to pause and embrace the richness of life. You’ll be encouraged to look within yourself, explore the range of your emotions, and make personal connections. Each poem is like a short meditation that brings you into the present moment.  It’s a timeless book about the human experience that  more

THEFT OF OHIO 1783 – 1795

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Gale Richard Walker

A factually based, uncompromising, unprecedented, well-documented indictment of the U.S. theft of Ohio in the era from 1783 to 1795, as viewed from four separate perspectives in their own words: the U.S. government, eastern woodland Indians, frontier settlers, and British officials in Canada — that is, from the Treaty of Fort Stanwix in 1784 at Rome, New York, to the Treaty of Greeneville in 1795 at Greenville, Ohio. All of which pivoted on the two         more

WATER-POWERED MILLS OF RICHLAND COUNTY

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Robert A. Carter and Michael C. Cullen

This fascinating book, Water-Powered Mills of Richland County, is based on the work of Ohio historian D. W. Garber, author of Waterwheels and Millstones (1970). Garber’s lifelong passion was documenting the age of water-powered mills along the forks of the Mohican River in Richland County, Ohio, often accompanied on research trips by author Robert Carter.  ... more

THE MISADVENTURES OF MARJORY

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James Ball Naylor

Originally published in 1908, The Misadventures of Marjory is Naylor’s eighth and final novel. Marjory Dawes, the main character, is the age of his oldest daughter when he wrote it. She is a delightfully controversial and headstrong young woman. Much too pretty for her own good, Marjory brings out the protective instinct in men. While away at secretarial school she more

A LITERARY PLAYGROUND – SHORT STORIES

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James Ball Naylor

 Written more than one hundred years ago, the twenty-three short stories in this volume reflect an era very different from today, yet reveal enduring heartfelt sentiments. Possessed with an astonishing recollection, James Ball Naylor, a best selling author in 1901, drew on memories of his childhood in the 1860’s for those stories about young boys, on            more

MOSTLY MY HEART SINGS

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Vicki L. Flaherty

I made a commitment when I was diagnosed with breast cancer to fully experience my emotions. I saw an opportunity to more deeply understand myself. My writing let me recognize and accept my deepest fears, sorrow, and sadness. I was surprised at how capturing my feelings on paper helped me move through my experience. Creating more

RALPH MARLOWE

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James Ball Naylor

Ralph Marlowe is laid in the hill country of southeastern Ohio. The plot is romantic, complicated and intensely interesting; and best of all, out of the ordinary. The characters are drawn from life; and so well drawn that on finishing the book, one looks upon them as actualities–acquaintances. The author’s style is vigorous, crisp and clear; no pictures  more

VINTAGE VERSE

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James Ball Naylor

Vintage Verse is a one of a kind collection of verse put together by Naylor’s daughter, Lucile Naylor. Many are as apropos today as when they were written. It is a tribute volume to her father of poems she copied from old family scrapbooks in an effort to preserve some of those poems not included in any of his other published volumes. Theresa Marie Flaherty,      more

TRIBUTE SERIES

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James Ball Naylor

Tribute Series to James Ball Naylor is a 4-book set consisting of Vintage Verse (previously unpublished poetry), Ralph Marlowe (Naylor’s 1905 bestseller), A Literary Playground – Short Stories (appearing in contemporary newspapers) and The Misadventures of Marjory (Naylor’s last novel).   

THE FINAL TEST

A Biography of James BAll Naylor

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Theresa Marie Flaherty

James Ball Naylor, one of the most well known men in the country at the turn of the twentieth century, has since faded into the shadows of obscurity. His story is an inspirational account of his rise from an impoverished childhood, his fight to get an education, his struggle       more

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