Dr. Lily Robinson is a brilliant physician with an encyclopedic knowledge of all toxins and poisons, and a penchant for stilettos. In an unforeseeable twist in her life, the United States Government appeals to her patriotism–and her knowledge of how to kill without bloodshed, to rid the world of threats to our nation. Emotionally blunted and flawed, she struggles to move between assassin and healer, yet still able to fulfill her competing objectives. Now asked to assassinate a terrorist threatening New York City, she quickly realizes the Russians have already released a deadly toxin in a surprisingly innocuous medium.
ENCIRCLE LITERARY FICTION
“Lara Tupper’s Off Island is a beautiful accomplishment, unlike any other work of fiction I can recall. The two narratives intertwine in such a way as to both demystify historical celebrity and elevate contemporary plainfolk. The prose is seductive and elegant, the story smart, enlightening, and oh so satisfying.”
– Antonya Nelson, author of Funny Once.
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
John Bekker is finally enjoying life in semi-retirement. His relationship with his daughter is better than ever after moving into their new home, his close friend Oz is on the mend from a recent minor heart attack, and Bekker’s romance with Sheriff Jane Morgan is in full bloom.
Bekker is called back into action when his friend and former partner Police Captain Walt Grimes, on the eve of his retirement, is unexpectedly charged and arrested with extortion and racketeering.
SWEET CREAM LADIES LTD.
The plot hatches during a margarita fest at a Manhattan cafe. Create a contract-killing business. Get rid of pesky exes, professional rivals, and generally rotten personalities. Get off unemployment as well. But when a drunken Binnie Harrison announces the plan to patrons at the cafe, best friend Bootsie Kittredge wonders if the train has left the station. And when intended victims on the ladies’ list are murdered, Bootsie and Binnie suddenly find themselves dealing with skeptical detectives, mob bosses, fake psychics, and a magician who seems to know their every move sans GPS…all while auditioning for Broadway shows. Plus,there’s that other glitch in their lives…trying to prove their innocence. The question is…are they?
ENCIRCLE HISTORICAL ADVENTURE THRILLER
I AM CUBA
I Am Cuba is a historical adventure thriller with a splash of romance. This captivating real-life revolution follows a small band of guerrillas, led by Fidel Castro, as they attempt to bring about significant social change by toppling a corrupt dictatorship in1950’s Cuba.
The fictional character of Vicente Bolívar is utilized to represent all of Cuba in casting a spotlight on Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. The novel begins with Fidel’s botched insurrection, capture, imprisonment, amnesty, and exile. He returns with an invasion of eighty-two men and is annihilated, with only eighteen survivors. Holed up in the rugged environment of the Sierra Maestra, these rebels grow in strength and capture the imagination of Cuba and the world, compelling the dictator, are victorious and change history.
THE HORSEMAN'S WORD
It is July of 1865, and, in Saratoga Springs, everyone wants to put the war behind them. Yet, Rose Adair cannot forget Lane Fallon, the Englishman she last saw dragged off to be hanged as a Confederate spy. When Fallon is pulled from Congress Spring, after apparently having killed a man over the same smuggled artifact that nearly killed her father two years ago, Rose is forced to confront the possibility that Fallon was an assassin hired by her cousin Preston, who is attempting to seize control of the family fortune. And when Rose’s father suddenly dies, Preston is in a perfect position to finally get what he wants.
LOST IN THE
“Jay Ruud’s Merlin may or may not be a wizard, but the author certainly is, with his ability to infuse new energy into the well-loved mythical world of Arthur, once and future King. An imaginatively conjured tale, enlivened by the peripheral point of view of its narrator, Gildas, a young man coming of age in a time of legend. Enchanting!”
——Kyran Pittman, New York Times best-selling author of Planting Dandelions”
EXCEPT FOR LOVE
Publication date: June 23, 2019, the one-year anniversary of Donald Hall’s passing.
Editor Cynthia Brackett-Vincent.
Introductory tribute by Wesley McNair, former Poet Laureate of Maine.
Thirty-five New England poets share their poems inspired by literary giant Donald Hall, former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire and of the United States.
Think of Clem Schoenebeck as the music man, his poems inviting us to see possibilities of joy in the everyday, be it garden flowers or the Brahms Requiem, a brilliant sunset or the sterling qualities of a friend.——Claire Keyes, Professor Emerita of English, Salem State University, and author of What Diamonds Can Do.
There are poems in Where the Time Went that will linger in your consciousness long after being read…and some will never leave.——Dennis Must, author of several story collections and novels including the forthcoming Brother Carnival.