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A Different Kind of Hero

Finding Peace & The True Soul

Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night

Red in the Flower Bed

Remembering Wilma

Second Chance


History

Gateway to the Clouds

Journey Along the D L & W Railroad

Laurel Line

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When Coal Was Queen


Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires

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In Mind

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Why God Matters
How to Recognize Him in Daily Life
KARINA LUMBERT FABIAN
DEACON STEVEN LUMBERT

Live without fear. Find peace.

Learn how to strengthen your relationship with God by seeing His presence in your daily life.

Many times one sees Roman Catholicism explained using either closely reasoned theology or an appeal to ancient writers of the Church. While both are legitimate approaches, the average reader looking to explore the faith is often left cold. In their collaboration, Why God Matters, Deacon Steven Lumbert and his daughter, Karina Lumbert Fabian, delineate the Catholic Faith as experienced by a pair of average, everyday people like the great majority who make up the 24 percent of Americans who share this religion.

In the stories of this pair, one see both ways people come to Catholicism, by birth (“cradle Catholics”) and by conversion. Their descriptions of their separate paths thankfully lack the religiosity of the all too common "and then a miracle takes place" school of religious experience. Rather than blasts of light, fiery swords, spiritual fistfights, and angelic choirs, theirs is the long religious slog of the everyday. The effort that one must put out each day in the long trek to Heaven.

What is Catholicism really like? One would be hard-put to find a better verbal painting of the faith so many call their own.

"Reflective, relevant and enjoyable, especially for those who find God absent. It reminds you how God is at work in all aspects of your life."- Fr. Michael Louis Gelfant, Brooklyn, NY

"Real life stories point out how and where we can find God working in our lives. There is a lot to meditate on and each page leaves something with you. I could not put it down." - Sr. Monica Anne Biazuk, CSSF, Livania, MI

"The entries in this devotional are special because they are not grandiose, overblown or ‘Charlton Heston-esque,’ but rather, they are small, personal, normal – yet significant." - Nick Alexander, Catholic comedian, keynote speaker & worship leader, nickalexander.com

"Little Things Mean a Lot. That is a song from the 1950s and in a sense this book gives it a new meaning. Little things are just that – little. But when you enliven them with your faith and love, they become great. The choice of stories are most convincing because they are also authentic and inspire readers to see their lives as blessed, sacred and life saving – eternal life saving." - Fr. John M. O'Flynn, pastor, retired

"Reading Why God Matters is refreshing. It gets you to think and reflect on what matters most and how our lives should be centered on God. Beautiful stories of actual life events along with Scripture and Catechism of the Catholic Church." - Marco Vegas, director of vocations & director of deacons, Diocese of Pueblo

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ISBN:9780982256534 (hardcover)
5.5" x 8.5", hardcover
114 pp
2010






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Thumbing Through Thoreau
A Book of Quotations by Henry David Thoreau
compiled by KENNY LUCK
illustrated by JAY LUKE & REN ADAMS

A book of quotes perfect for every coffee table

Fully illustrated collection of an American literary master

On July 4, 1845, when Henry David Thoreau moved into his cabin on the shores of Walden Pond, he was probably unaware that his abode in the woods, and the impact and influence of that endeavor, would forever echo through time.

Thoreau was an uncompromising idealist; an ardent maverick who criticized his fellow man. He urged that men and women ought to live more simply, and more deliberately. "The mass of men," he famously wrote, "lead lives of quite desperation."

Yet the scope of Thoreau’s message is much wider than social criticism. He speaks of spiritual transcendence in Nature and the unbounded potential of the individual. Thoreau is a dreamer and he speaks to dreamers. In a word, shun dogmatism and demagoguery; see beyond the immediate conventional religious explanations to reap a higher understanding.

In our commodified contemporary American society, with the rise of religious intolerance and fundamentalism, materialism and mass consumerism, Thoreau’s message is needed now more than ever.

Author Kenny Luck has thumbed through Thoreau’s voluminous journals, correspondences and other publications to make this the most comprehensive collection of Thoreau aphorisms available.

Illustrators Jay Luke and Ren Adams lend their talents to artistically interpret Thoreau's vision. Each quote is accompanied by an original drawing.

A collaboration of three individuals breathes new life into the immortal words of Henry David Thoreau.

"As a historian who has made the study of Henry Thoreau my main interest for almost 15 years, I have always found his writings to be very "modern." This book of Thoreau's quotations, all of which were written 150 years ago, are indeed very timely for today's modern, over-worked, overstressed and over-materialistic world. Thoreau's ideas about the search for a simpler way of life ring truer now then they did in the nineteenth century!" - Richard Smith, The Thoreau Society, Historian, Concord, MA, MeetHenryDavidThoreau.com

"Provides a convenient and attractively formatted focus on the influential thoughts of the quotable Thoreau." - Brent Harold, Cape Cod Times columnist, author of upcoming Thoreau inspired novel, Life as a House, BrentHarold.com

"Henry Thoreau's remarkable lyrical grace and riveting moral force shine through in these carefully selected quotations. This book is an inspiring reminder that a very few words, if finely crafted, can contain tremendous intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical power." - Michael P. Branch, editor of Reading the Roots: American Nature Writing before Walden

"This attractively illustrated book presents a rich collection of Thoreau’s thoughts on topics such as society, spirituality and nature. The editor has distilled the essence of Thoreau’s thoughts into a compact, well-edited collection drawn from a wide range of Thoreau’s writings." - Richard Dillman, editor of professor of American literature, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota

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ISBN:9780982256541 (hardcover)
6.14" x 9.21"
320 pp
2010

Have a question or a comment for Kenny Luck?
                 Email him at kenny@tribute-books.com
                 Visit his website at ThumbingThroughThoreau.com

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When Coal Was Queen:
The History of the Queen City - Olyphant, Pennsylvania
JAY LUKE

Published by the Olyphant Coal Miners Memorial Association

A Look into a Small Town's Past

Journey into the history of what was once called the "Jewel of the Mid Valley" — Olyphant, Pennsylvania, "The Queen City." This journey takes the reader through the earliest days of the township and notable events of the past. Included are some famous residents and visitors who passed through over the years, and of course the storied Anthracite Empire that built the town. Check out a wealth of photographic documentation as well as many interesting facts about Olyphant, such as:
  • A mine disaster occurred at the location of Olyphant’s mining memorial statue in 1903 that swallowed an entire hotel into the ground below.
  • The first woman ever enlisted in the U.S. Navy was from Olyphant.
  • Patricia Crowley of Olyphant once graced a Life magazine cover in the 1950s.
  • Nestor Chylak of Olyphant is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame for his work in the major leagues as an umpire.
  • President Theodore Roosevelt came to Olyphant to try to find a solution to mining relations in 1910.
"There can be no better tribute to a people than to keep their stories alive. With exceptional detail and a wonderful sense of time and place, When Coal Was Queen captures the history and the stories of the Queen City and its mining heritage. A wonderful book for those who call Olyphant home — and for anyone who loves history." - Cheryl A. Kashuba, co-author of Scranton & Scranton Times-Tribune local history columnist

"It is wonderful to see the valley's coal mining history promoted through this project. The support shown to the monument fund drive from the local community truly demonstrated the pride we all share in our industrial heritage." - Mary Ann Moran-Savakinus, Executive Director, Lackawanna Historical Society

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ISBN:9780982256527 (paperback)
8.25" x 11"
152 pp
2009

Have a question or a comment for Jay Luke?
                 Email him at jayluke@tribute-books.com

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Red in the Flower Bed
An Illustrated Children's Story
About Interracial Adoption
ANDREA NEPA

Children's fiction by an author who is an adoptive parent.

Finding Your Place in the World

The journey of adoption is beautifully depicted with the comforting imagery of a poppy flower who is welcomed into a garden family. It is a charming story of "seeds" being planted in the perfect place - exactly where they belong. Children and adults will enjoy this simple yet meaningful story and homespun illustrations. The book's loving approach helps children to understand adoption. Andrea Nepa has captured the essence of adoption and family, and has illustrated it beautifully with images and poetry that even a small child can comprehend and enjoy.

“What a charming story of ‘seeds’ being planted in the perfect place, exactly where they belong.”- LeAnn Thieman, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul

"An adoption journey is beautifully depicted with comforting imagery of a poppy flower that is welcomed in a garden family. Children and adults will enjoy the simple yet meaningful story and homespun illustrations." - Stacy Dori, regional director of foster care & adoption services, Friendship House, Scranton, Pennsylvania

“A charming and loving approach to help all children understand adoption. Andrea Nepa has captured the essence of adoption and family, and has illustrated it beautifully with images and poetry that even a small child can comprehend and enjoy. I highly recommend this book for children to share with their parents.” - Steven G. Dubin, Esquire, Adoption Attorney, myownchild.com

“I read this book and really liked it. We personally have eight adopted children and will help about 175 families to adopt children this year.” - Vicki Dalia, safehomesforchildren.org & director of A Birthmother's Choice

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ISBN:9780981461991
8.5" x 11", paperback
28 pp
2008


Have a question or a comment for Andrea Nepa?
                 Email her at andreanepa@tribute-books.com
                 Visit Andrea's web site at: redintheflowerbed.com

A portion of the book's proceeds benefits Paul's Kids.

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Historical Fiction
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Mom's Choice Awards
Silver Recipient

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Call Me Kate
Meeting the Molly Maguires
MOLLY ROE

Historical fiction from a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk High School

The Civil War Draft Meets Immigrant Coal Miners

Fourteen-year-old Katie McCafferty risks job, family, and eventually her very life to rescue a lifelong friend. Disguised as a draft resister, Katie infiltrates a secret Irish organization to prevent bloodshed. Tragedies challenge her strength and ingenuity, and she faces a crisis of conscience. Can Katie balance her sense of justice with the law?

Call Me Kate is suitable for readers from eleven to adult. The story is dramatic and adventuresome, yet expressive of daily life in the patches of the hard coal region during the Civil War era. This novel will appeal to readers of the Dear America series, as well as more mature readers who will enjoy the story’s rich context and drama.

"The writing style employed in the book entertains, educates and communicates to the reader a general understanding of the hardships of life in the anthracite coal fields of northeast Pennsylvania in the nineteenth century and Irish-American history." - Bill Strassner, Museum Educator, Eckley Miners’ Village

"Call Me Kate absorbs the reader into a tightly woven narrative of tumultuous times in the anthracite region. Through Kate, the reader becomes a participant in that story." - Ruth Cummings, Museum Educator, Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

"The Lackawanna Historical Society is always pleased to see new and creative ways to promote an interest in our local history. A young adult historical fiction like Call Me Kate is a wonderful example of this! We are delighted to know that local authors are using their heritage to develop new publications." - Mary Ann Moran-Savakinus, Executive Director, Lackawanna Historical Society

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ISBN:9780981461939 (paperback)
ISBN:9780981461953 (hardcover)
5.5" x 8.5"
168 pp
2008

Have a question or a comment for Molly Roe?
                 Email her at molly@tribute-books.com
                 Visit blog at conversationsfromthesideporch.blogspot.com

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Heritage Press Annotative Bibliography
Volume 1, Authors A-D, 2nd Edition
Volume 2, Authors E-K, 2nd Edition
Volume 3, Authors L-R, 2nd Edition
MICHAEL C. BUSSACCO

Be one step ahead of the next book collector in both knowledge and cost effective purchases.

Perfect for Book Collectors

With over 1,000 Heritage Press books, Michael C. Bussacco has one of the largest and most complete collections in the United States. In Heritage Press: Annotative Bibliography (in three volumes), collectors learn what books were issued by the Heritage Press, their descriptions, when they were issued, and whether they are first editions or reprints. This bibliography is the standard reference work for Heritage Press books.

The high quality of the books published by the Heritage Press make them valuable collectables. The books were illustrated by some of the finest painters, engravers, and artists in the world. Many illustrations were hand colored and are striking examples of museum quality prints. Each book in the Heritage Press series was printed on specially made paper and individually designed by masters of printing, binding, and typography.

CLICK to read the first 10 pages of Volume 2.

Volume 1
ISBN:9780981461977
340 pp
2008

Volume 2
ISBN:9780981461960
6" x 9", paperback
212 pp
2008

Volume 3
ISBN:9780981461984
6" x 9", paperback
184 pp
2008


Have a question or a comment for Michael Bussacco?
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Second Chance
How Adoption Saved
A Boy with Autism & His Shelter Dog
SANDRA J. GERENCHER

The timeless tale of a boy with autism & his shelter dog

A Believer in Second Chances

Over the past 10 years, author Sandra Gerencher has been on a mission to save dogs from high-kill animal shelters. Her first rescue was P.J., the black and white Pomeranian in the story. She also adopted the orange Pomeranians Shelby and Lil Rascal, and of course, Chance, the big black Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix.

All characters in the story are based on Sandra's real life family. The book is filled with softly blended watercolor photos of her loved ones.

Her most significant adoption was her son, Terry. He was considered a special needs child because he was born with a genetic disorder known as Fragile X Syndrome. The disorder can cause many cognitive disorders, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mental retardation and depression.

"Read along as this adopted dog adjusts to his new home and the boy with autism who befriends him." – Warren Reed, executive director, Humane Society of Lackawanna County

"What a marvelous story! I enjoyed it thoroughly." – Vince Sweeney, executive director, SPCA of Luzerne County

“This is a delightful story about belonging and love from the viewpoint of the underdog in all of us ... a great treat!” – Chris Remick, M.A., B.C.B.A., clinical director of autism services, Friendship House

"Second Chance touches on the companionship of a boy and his new pet dog and the importance of stability and PERMANENCY in their lives." – Kathy Roach, director of permanency, Diakon Adoption & Foster Care

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ISBN:9780981461922
8.5" x 11", paperback
28 pp
2008

Have a question or a comment for Sandra Gerencher?
                 Email her at sandra@tribute-books.com
                 Visit Chance's web site at chancetheshelterdog.com

A portion of the book's proceeds benefits the Humane Society.

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Heritage Press Catalog & Checklist
The Ultimate Book Collector's Resource
MICHAEL C. BUSSACCO

Be one step ahead of the next book collector in both knowledge and cost effective purchases.

Perfect for Book Collectors

The Heritage Press Catalog & Checklist lists most of the books issued by the Heritage Club and the Heritage Press. This publication lists the Heritage Press books in series format. The Heritage Club started issuing books from the First Series issued in November 1935 to Series 47 June 1982-1983. It includes Bussacco's Heritage Press Catalog number, copyright date, title, comments and price.

The checklist lists prices for the Heritage Press books in excellent condition with the slipcase and the accompanying Sandglass pamphlet. It also includes chapters featuring questions & answers, fine art prints, collotypes, reference material and Heritage Press Ephemera.

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ISBN:9780981461946
8.5" x 11", paperback
176 pp
2008

Heritage Press Sandglass Companion Book
1937-1959 & 1960-1983
MICHAEL C. BUSSACCO

Recapture the excitement of receiving a monthly explanation of a volume of classic literature.

Get the inside scoop on the world's greatest novels

Every month for its members, the Heritage Press would publish an illustrated, hard cover edition of a title from classic literature. A pamphlet would accompany each title detailing the book's time period, the author's biography, the illustrator's design philosophy, etc. The pamphlet was called The Sandglass. The Heritage Press Sandglass Companion Book is a compilation of The Sandglass from 1937-1959 and 1960-1983.

CLICK to read the first 10 pages of 1937-1959.
CLICK to read the first 10 pages of 1960-1983.

ISBN:9780982256503, ISBN:9780982256510
8.25" x 11", paperback
508 pp, 560 pp
2009

Have a question or a comment for Michael Bussacco?
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Poetry
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Pegasus at the Plow
A Poetry Collection
PATRICK WALKER

Over 25 years of expression in poetic verse

Member of the Borders Bards

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on April 9, 1958, Patrick Joseph Walker has always been a seeker of truth in all things. His earliest perceptions of life were colored by familial devotion to Irish clan and the Catholic Church. An early scholar, he attended Scranton Preparatory School and was later accepted into the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Program at the University of Scranton. During a hiatus from formal education, he worked as a staff writer for the Legislature in Saipan. When he returned to the United States, he was awarded a Philosophy Fellowship at Fordham University. Today, he "works" as an editor and proofreader of educational materials for a local correspondence college. His "real" work, however, involves studying the works of Blaise Pascal and Friedrich Hayek. He lives in Factoryville, Pennsylania, with his artist POSSLQ, Ginger Cody, her daughter Anna, and the family's two dogs, Lilly and Rosie.

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ISBN:9780981461908 & 9780981461915
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
60 pp
2008

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                 Visit Patrick's blog at pegasusattheplow.blogspot.com

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But Then Again I Could Be Wrong
The Book of Rants
JIM RISING

I am always and forever a student of humans and I try to make sense of life in northeast Pennsylvania.

Local Commentary

Gee ... I always wanted to write a book. I never thought I would but then again I could be wrong. Here is a collection of some of the past few years rants as broadcast on WDMT 102.3 The Mountain as part of my show Rising at Ten.

Topics include:
  • So the biggest news according to a local newspaper is that there will be beer to drink in Kirby Park during the Fourth of July holiday.
  • It's a rare motorist in northeast Pennsylvania who hasn't had an encounter with a deer.
  • Parking lots shouldn't cause your blood pressure to rise.
  • Sometimes you have to wonder about the thought processes that go on in our rulers' minds.
  • We knew were in trouble when the two truckloads of huskies passed us.
  • Whoever said that a man's home is his castle hasn't been in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania lately.
  • Why is it that some guys insist on calling you nicknames?
  • With all due apologies to the hundreds of restaurants in the area that serve buffets - I can't stomach it.
  • Although my physique doesn't show it I have spent much of my adult life in one gym or another.
  • I know more about the guy, sitting across from me at lunch the other day, then I want to.

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ISBN:9780979504570
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
228 pp
2007

Have a question or a comment for Jim Rising?
                 Email him at jim@tribute-books.com
                 Visit Jim's blog at: risingsrant.blogspot.com

All author proceeds benefit the Hoyt Library in Kingston, PA.

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What Was I Thinking?
How Not To Date
ANNIE EARLEY

I'm not one to sit around and wait for something to happen. I wanted a man.

My Dating Profile

Writing this book became an obsession with me.

I want you to think, feel, eat, sleep and live the dating experiences I had over the course of a year.

As you meet Sponge Tom, “Skip-To-My-Lou” Stew and Lame Joke Jim, I hope you recognize my determination to maintain my self respect and high standards in a relationship as well as the ability to find humor in any situation.

The men I dated are all nice enough guys, I just took the opportunity to make light of their idiosyncrasies and things that happened in my relationships with them.

With the help of my “advisory committee” I learn that physical appearance goes hand in hand with what’s inside.

Join me as I learn the ins and outs of online dating.

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ISBN:9780979504587 & 9780979504594
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
120 pp
2007

Have a question or a comment for Annie Earley?
                 Email her at annie@tribute-books.com
                 Visit her blog at dotingondating.blogspot.com

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The Evolution of An Identity
Indian American Immigrants
from the Early 20th Century to the Present
A Fictional Family History
DIYA DAS

Preserve native culture or assimilate into America’s melting pot? Indian immigrants respond to this age old dilemma.

Identity Crisis

They are known as the turbaned tide. Novelist DIYA DAS explores the journey made by Indian immigrants from the subcontinent to America’s shores. Weaving the narrative as historical fiction, the novel focuses on a young girl who uncovers the American roots of her Indian family tree.

The story unfolds in three venues. The protagonist discovers a Californian ancestor, a scholar-turned-farmworker who participated in the 1917-18 Ghadr movement to gain Indian independence from Great Britain. She then follows the voyage of a doctor aunt who immigrated to Chicago in the 1970s and was also a newspaper columnist. Finally, the narrator explores how to merge her Indian and American identities as she attends a Hindu festival in New York City.

The novel is filled with rich cultural details, solid historical references and fitting literary allusions. Diya's research ended up taking her on a personal journey. The narrator’s odyssey mirrored that of the author. Where facts and imagination did not create a coherent story, Diya employed elements of her own life as a first generation Indian American immigrant.

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ISBN:9780979504563
5.5" x 8.5"
92 pp
2007

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                 Email her at diya@tribute-books.com

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In Mind
DIYA DAS

Dive into the stream of consciousness that flows through a teenager's mind.

Coming of Age

I want to write / Something that you will believe / Something that’s more than these words

And does she ever. Poet DIYA DAS illuminates six years of adolescence through her introspective verse. Diya’s first artistic musings are young and playful. As her inner landscape develops, themes become more complex as she ponders the contradictory nature of life.

I spend my life on the fence / Between who you think I am and who I always was

Lines like these crystallize the transformation of young girl into mature woman. As Diya begins to shape the foundation of her character, she takes an active role choosing what she will retain from childhood and what she will discard. With each poetic endeavor, her creativity is sharpened through the increased depth of her day-to-day experiences.

I’ll see you tomorrow / And again and again / Sometime in eternity / I don’t know when / But that’s where you’ll find me / When tomorrow comes again

The portrait of Diya as an artist comes into focus as she grasps the transcendent power inherent in the written word. Her teenage self eternally resides in these pages.

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ISBN:9780979504556
5.5" x 8.5"
104 pp
2007

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                 Email her at diya@tribute-books.com

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A Different Kind of Hero
LEAH BETH EVANS, author
COLLEEN GEDRICH, illustrator

Over 35 pages of full-color illustrations.

Rainforest Rally

The rainforest is under attack.
One monkey is determined to save it.
His name is Tomagochi.

He’s brown.
He’s small.
He’s plain.

But when a group of men enters the rainforest armed with bulldozers and axes, Tomagochi the monkey springs into action to defend his natural habitat.

While larger animals like Peshe the tiger run and hide, Tomagochi charges into battle.

Will he be victorious?
Will the rainforest be saved?

Join Tomagochi as he fights to protect his home and discovers just how special he truly is.

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ISBN:9780979504525
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
40 pp
2007

Have a question or a comment for Leah Beth Evans?
                 Email her at leahbeth@tribute-books.com

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Scranton: The Electric City
ALYSSA AMORI

Over 100 full color, high gloss photos depict the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania

Hometown Pride

Photographer ALYSSA AMORI, a resident of Scranton, Pennsylvania illustrates her love for her hometown through her camera lens. Over a six-month period in 2007, Alyssa captured the essence of the city from its historic architecture to its parks and festivals.

Over 100 images include: Roger Clemens’ appearance with the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Yankees, Nay Aug Park, Scranton Cultural Center, Lackawanna County Courthouse, Everhart Museum, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Steamtown National Historic Site, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, The Mall at Steamtown and Lake Scranton.

Alyssa’s ultimate hope is to get the book into the hands of as many Scranton service men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan as possible. The book is designed to provide the troops with a much welcome glimpse of home. Amori is looking for individuals or groups willing to either provide addresses or donations to finance the printing and mailing of the books to the troops. To offer assistance, please email Alyssa at alyssa@tribute-books.com

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ISBN:9780979504532
8.5" x 11", paperback
60 pp
2007

Have a question or a comment for Alyssa Amori?
                 Email her at alyssa@tribute-books.com
                 Visit Alyssa's web site at alyssaamoriphotography.com

Tribute Books will donate $1 for every copy sold to the memorial fund for the son of the late Sgt. Jan Argonish of Peckville, PA.

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With God There Is Hope: Hope For Humanity
ELLEN CHAKSIL
(pen name for HELEN SILVESTRI)

For the first time, Catholic Charismatic Ellen Chaksil is sharing the messages she has received from God since 1978.

Gift of Prophecy

Ellen Chaksil began receiving messages from God after her initiation into a Catholic Charismatic prayer group. Nearly 30 years ago, the words, "When they are threatened with the loss of all this, only then will they turn to Me," sprang into Ellen's consciousness. She had a vision of chaos surrounding the steps of the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica. She felt instinctively that humanity was threatened and she needed to share what she experienced with church officials.

Her quest led her from her home in Peckville, Pennsylvania to the Vatican. After numerous attempts, she was able to make contact. In 1992, she met Pope John Paul II and in 1996 she received official recognition that he had read her letter detailing the prophecy.

Seeking a way to prevent a future disaster, Ellen contacted Boguslaw Lipinski, Ph.D of Harvard Medical School. He provided hypothetical proof that when people gather to pray, energy is emitted. Armed with this scientific evidence, Ellen views her book as an instrument to educate people on the power of prayer. Only when the world is united in prayer can a power be generated great enough to forestall catastrophe and enable humanity's continued existence.

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ISBN:9780979504518
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
472 pp
2007

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Sports
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Brooklyn Dodgers: The Last Great Pennant Drive, 1957
JOHN R. NORDELL, JR.

"No baseball summer is as memorable for me as that July when the Dodgers began a winning streak in a suddenly torrid, topsy-turvy National League pennant race."

Fifty years after they played their last baseball game, the Brooklyn Dodgers are still remembered by millions of people. From 1947 to 1956 the Dodgers captured six out of ten National League pennants and they defeated the mighty New York Yankees in the 1955 World Series. The year 1957, however, is recalled mainly for the decision by Dodger president Walter O'Malley to move his team to Los Angeles the following year.

Author John Nordell tells the story of the Dodgers' mid-season surge in the standings during that last year in Brooklyn. Using research from a variety of sources, Nordell recreates the excitement of following the Dodgers and their National League rivals in the daily drama of a five-team pennant race. The author also draws on his own youthful memories of that year and describes the unforgettable thrill of seeing a game at Ebbets Field. The book includes numerous photographs and a concluding chapter that discusses the outcome of the 1957 pennant race, the major factors and personalities involved in the Dodger move west, and the end of an era in baseball.

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ISBN:9780976507291 & ISBN:9780979504549
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
120 pp
2007

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History
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Journey Along
The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
A Pictorial History of Pocono Mountain
Boarding Homes, Hotels, Inns & Resorts
from the Delaware Water Gap
to Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
ALAN SWEENEY

Postcard images capture the transformation of the Pocono Mountains from secluded wilderness to vacation destination.

With the arrival of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, numerous stations throughout the Pocono region served those temporarily fleeing the confines of city life. A multitude of boarding homes, hotels, inns and resorts provided travelers with a wide variety of accommodations and activities.

This work is a representation of the author’s 10 year endeavor to collect postcards depicting the Pocono Mountains. The images illustrate how the area’s tourism industry developed.

Readers are destined to enjoy a journey through time while rediscovering treasured memories from a bygone era.

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ISBN:9780979504501
6" x 9", paperback
340 pp
2007

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Sports
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Breathtaking Bowhunts
A Collection of Bowhunting Adventures
MIKE LAMADE

Mike Lamade experienced this collection of bowhunting adventures over a period of almost four decades. Mike will take you along as he stalks a huge bull moose in the Yukon and fights through a blizzard for a record book muley on the Colorado plains. Pope & Young whitetails will fall in Kansas, Illinois and Wyoming, and you'll wait with Mike in a ground blind in South Africa for elusive kudu, gemsbok, and wildebeest. In his 40 years of pursuing big game with his bow, Mike has hunted most of the United States and Canada and traveled to Africa eight times. Most of the stories in this collection have appeared in Bowhunter magazine.

Join Mike on over 20 action-packed bowhunts for whitetail, mule deer, bear, moose, pronghorn, alligator and a wide range of African plains game. It will take your breath away.

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ISBN:0976507285
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
172 pp
2006

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Poetry
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Call Me Sonya Grey
A Young Girl's Poems
About Death, Life & Adolescence
SONYA TUPONE LLOYD

This personal collection of poetic verse is at once inspiring and challenging. Beginning with the loss of her mother at age nine, Sonya began collecting her thoughts in 40 poems in a diary from early childhood through her twenties. She describes the daily battles of self-image and self-expression she experienced growing up after the passing of one parent and the estrangement of another. With the death of her mother, Sonya lost a part of everything she had known. Two states away, she finds herself with a different family, school, friends, home and a new name. The verses written during this time are one woman s exploration of her raw, emotional responses to dramatic life changes. This is Sonya's story.

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ISBN:0976507277
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
94 pp
2006

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A Kinder Bright
Poems of Praise & Remembrance
JERRY FAGNANI

In this volume, Jerry Fagnani turns to poetry. He has selected poems reflecting the great love that has influenced his life. All of this is most evident in The Elaine Collection. The Lackawanna Collection is a masterful work about the valley and county he embraces. This collection speaks to its rich texture and defines a perspective, often unseen by many, which shows how its seams of beauty infuse our very spirit. Finally, the whole work reveals to us an image of fierce loyalty and passion. Jerry has an unlimited commitment to his family with a love that is admirable.

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ISBN:0976507250
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
104 pp
2006

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History
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Scranton's Mayors
DAVID J. WENZEL

Former Scranton Mayor, David Wenzel, is now a published author. His debut work, Scranton's Mayors, is a collection of 29 mini biographies devoted to the men who have guided the city from 1866 to the present day. Wenzel first conceived the idea for the book three years ago when he was asked to give a talk on the Mayors of Scranton for the Mall at Steamtown s History Month. Wenzel was particularly interested in providing a written record of recent events from the past 40 years.

The terms of Mayor James Walsh, Mayor Eugene Peters, Mayor Eugene Hickey, Mayor James McNulty, Mayor Wenzel, Mayor Jim Connors and current Mayor Chris Doherty are highlighted. Wenzel thoroughly researched the career of each mayor. The Scranton Times opened up its archives and the Albright Memorial Library and the Lackawanna Historical Society provided assistance. Personal interviews with former mayors and their families give the work a human touch, while memorabilia from past campaigns bring long ago election battles to life.

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ISBN:0976507269
8.5" x 11", paperback
188 pp
2006

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Laurel Line: An Anthracite Region Railway
JAMES N.J. HENWOOD & JOHN G. MUNCIE

The dawn of the 20th Century saw a new form of transportation evolve in the United States: the interurban electric railway. These enterprises were natural offshoots of the original, short urban trolley lines that quickly replaced the horse car in the 1890s.

Most trolley lines lived in relative obscurity and enjoyed a few years of prosperity, followed by decline and abandonment in the face of bus and automotive competition. A relative handful managed to survive until the post-World War II years and thus have attracted greater attention.

Among them was the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad. The Laurel Line, as it was most commonly known, was unusual in several respects: It was built to higher-than-normal standards for electric short line railroads; it operated mostly with a third rail power system; it ran exclusively on private rights-of-way; and it served a geographically narrow region whose economy was heavily dependent on one industry - coal.

The Laurel Line's corporate records survived, and authors Henwood and Muncie made the most of this historical treasure. In the book, the railroad emerges in human terms of strife, struggle, victory and defeat. The reader learns not only what happened, but why, and who made it happen.

All railroads are interesting if properly researched - the Laurel Line as portrayed in this work is profoundly fascinating. Life in Pennsylvania's anthracite region is detailed when the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad was fighting the good fight.

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ISBN:0976507234
8.5" x 11", paperback
214 pp
2005

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History
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Gateway to the Clouds
The Story of a Short Line Railroad
The Scranton, Dunmore, Moosic Lake Railroad
1902-1926
ALAN & JUDY SWEENEY

This is the story of the Scranton, Dunmore, Moosic Lake Railroad. From narrow and standard gauge steam railroading to the electric trolley, readers will ride the pages of this interesting segment (1902-1926) of Northeastern Pennsylvania history. The authors tell the story of the dream of two Irish immigrants to find a place that would allow for recreation and serve as an escape after a strenuous work week.

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ISBN:0976507226
8.5" x 11", paperback
94 pp
2005

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Finding Peace and The True Soul
ANDREA HOWELLS

Peace Saved thought she was a girl like any other. She had great friends. She went to school. She daydreamed. But never in her wildest dreams did she think that she would be able to control water.

Peace discovers that she is the Light Master, as well as a Godsend of water. To learn more about her powers, she starts attending a school in heaven called "Peaceful Harmony." Peace meets Joy, who becomes one of her best friends. Joy makes Peace a rare rainbow phoenix named Flare.

When Peace thinks things can't get any weirder, Grace, a fellow student, loses the Godlove spirit that dwelled in her family for generations. It's up to Peace to save the spirit and fulfill her destiny.

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ISBN:0976507242
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
60 pp
2006

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Children
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Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night
CHRISTY BALDWIN

Nine great things happen when the sun sets for the evening. Each page includes a statement about what is happening and then some fun facts and information about that event.

Written from a Christian perspective, the story describes how God made things when He created the Earth.

While the story was written specifically for ages 3-8, children of all ages will enjoy this book. Even adults can admire the beautiful watercolor artwork done by illustrator, Sarah Barnes.

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ISBN:0976507218
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
24 pp
2005

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Remembering Wilma
CHRISTY BALDWIN

A young boy likes to read about his great grandmother. Throughout the story he learns about his mother and grandmother and learns to love his great grandmother even though he wasn't old enough to remember her.

This children's picture book captures the value of love through generations. It encourages families to think about their own heritage and members. At the end of the book is space to write your own family tree information.

The story and adorable pictures are suitable for children of all ages.

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ISBN:097650720X
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
22 pp
2004

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