Welcome to an unexpected window on Maryland’s past. Author Ross Jones will sign copies of his groundbreaking biography, "Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader for Justice," at The Greyhound in Berlin, on Friday, March 29, from 12 noon – 3 pm. Before anyone ever heard of “AOC” – before there was such a thing as “Bernie Bros” – Baltimore was fascinated by its own home grown Socialist, Elisabeth Gilman. Daughter of founding Johns Hopkins University president Daniel Coit Gilman, “Miss Lizzie” grew up in high society but became a committed Socialist, running spirited campaigns for US senator, governor, mayor, and even sheriff. Come meet the author, hear the whole story and get your signed copy.
Set in Italy in the year 1977, The Road to Chianti follows two young orphans as they struggle to find a place to call home.
When their parents are killed in a devastating accident on the eve of the Epiphany, nine-year-old Alessandra DeSantis and her older brother, Salvatore, are left alone. With no one to care for them, the children soon end up in a run-down orphanage far from their home in Chianti. Still emotionally scarred from losing their parents, they now face an even greater challengethe cruel Agostina, who works Alessandra and Salvatore to the point of exhaustion.
Deciding they must escape, Alessandra and Salvatore flee in the night and unknowingly embark on a harrowing adventure across the Italian countryside. With Agostinas goons hot on their trail, Alessandra and Salvatore vow to do whatever it takes to survive, and above all else, find their way home to Chianti. But one nagging question always hangs over themwhat will they find when they finally get home?
An action-packed journey through cobblestone streets, dark forests, and gorgeous piazzas, The Road to Chianti explores the power of love to triumph over adversity and the importance of having a place to call your own.
Kelly Hughes Roberts is a freelance writer for numerous magazines and blogs. She has a bachelor's degree in communications and spends her days cooking, gardening, and teaching about health and wellness. Her love and passion for food and Tuscany inspired her to write this book. Roberts lives with her husband and two children in Berlin, Maryland.
Jerry Sweeney is a transplanted New Yorker living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. His interests revolve around the arts in America, especially its literature, dance companies and classical music. He is blest with three children and seven grandchildren.
Eagles Rising details the evolution of the Irish Mahoneys from rural Iowa to a stormy life in Chicago. The story chronicles how they become unwitting participants in the city's labor, gangster and race wars. Martin and his son John-Arthur, a soldier in WWI, who is haunted by an aborted anarchist plot in his youth, are thwarted from finding solace in an urban existence. This South Side neighborhood novel involves the moxie girl who becomes John-Arthur's bride; it portrays as well his nemesis from the Prairie Avenue Gang, and his extraordinary friend, a vaudeville magician, who happens to be a Wizard.
Eagles Rising is the first of seven stand-alone novels, a series called "The Columbiad", exploring the lives of the Mahoneys as they tangle through the social, economic, intellectual and artistic tangle of the 20th Century.
Bag Boys is Chris Conway’s third book, following the release of The Devil’s Voice, a crime thriller, in 2015 and The Glove Slinger, an historical fiction novel set against the backdrop of World War II, in 2016. Chris' writing interests began over a decade ago when he was researching a non-fiction book on World War II. His fascination with World War II spurred him into writing The Glove Slinger. His next book project is to tackle a novel on the Vietnam War and its aftermath.
Chris is a graduate of Cal State Long Beach and is a successful businessman. He lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his family.
Thomas F. Linehan, Jr. (Tim) began creative writing in 1985. He holds BS and MS degrees in Engineering. He is an Institute of Children’s Literature graduate and member of the Coastal Writers. His YA Civil War historical novel, Drums of Courage was published in 2005.
He will be signing his newest release, Hannah Gould.
Book Summary: In 1942 war-torn Poland, a Jewish family is murdered by the Nazis and Ukrainians, but fifteen-year-old Hannah Gould miraculously escapes. Alone and desperate, Hannah ultimately makes her way to a group of Jewish and Russian partisans between Poland and Russia. She is transformed from an innocent, sheltered Jewish girl from Warsaw to a cold killer in the forests of Belorussia. She meets kind strangers and sadistic enemies on her journey to discovering who she is. Her romantic encounter with a handsome Russian officer gives her hope for the future. But as the German noose is tightening, Hannah makes a daring move to save her group from sure death. Finally, the big Russian counter-offensive to drive the Germans back to Berlin is on. Hannah is mentally exhausted with nagging grief, even unable to cry. She joins the army advance, but struggles with what to do next.
Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, founded the Old-Growth Forest Network to preserve, protect and promote the country's few remaining stands of old-growth forest. She spends her time lecturing, writing, visiting forests, assisting private landowners, and supporting local groups trying to protect community forests from development.
Joan will be signing copies of The Living Forest: A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods and Nature's Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests.
For more information, check out Joan’s website www.joanmaloof.com