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Circles: An artist’s 100 years of art, adventure and no small measure of danger

Circles is a family memoir. Beginning with the stories told by the author’s father—the Canadian soldier Gisèle van Waterschoot van der Gracht met in Amsterdam in 1945—it continues with other friends’ and relatives’ tales about the artist’s long, extraordinary life.

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A mystery novel explores being young, gay and closeted in the Dust Bowl

The nightmare, which David thought he had escaped when he left his Oklahoma home, has come back to haunt the young, closeted Congregational Church minister.

Non-Fiction

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A no-holds-barred dictionary uncovers Yucatan’s culture

Newcomers to Yucatan quickly learn the limited value of Spanish learned in school. The Modern Yucatan Dictionary is a lighthearted catalog of today’s lingo from the benign to the profane, explained with humor and insight.

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Dr. B explains the science of love and attraction

The Science of Finding Love that Lasts is aimed at singles who are successful at most everything except sustaining romance. But it’s instructive for anyone, really, to see how DNA and social biology work to help us connect with others and understand ourselves.

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Maintain your detox lifestyle with international recipes

Mayan Baked Fish or Moroccan Fish Tajine. Goan Prawn Curry or Sag Aloo. Apricot Sorbet or Sticky Baked Bananas. Dishes from around the world, all part of your detox lifestyle. Out with unhealthy ingredients and in with Superfoods.

Fiction

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A mystery novel explores being young, gay and closeted in the Dust Bowl

The nightmare, which David thought he had escaped when he left his Oklahoma home, has come back to haunt the young, closeted Congregational Church minister.

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Old friends in a new adventure by Grant Spradling

The bumbling heroes of Maya Sacrifice are on yet another international adventure when a friend is found dead in a Chiapas jungle.

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‘La Noche de Tlatelolco meets the passionate American page-turner’

During the aftermath of Mexico’s 1968 student massacre, two former lovers rekindle their romance—a spontaneous act with lifelong repercussions.

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A young woman’s epic fight for social justice

Marietta Ackenbom, editor of the acclaimed anthology Our Yucatan, presents an epic novel that begins in the 1960s when a young woman is pushed out of her middle-class life as she takes a stand for justice.

Anthology

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MEL’s anthology of short stories and memoirs

Here is the Merida English Library’s first Anthology, featuring a diverse collection of short stories from writers living on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

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Expat tales, mostly true, all ‘straight from the heart’

A mix of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and memoir, this book will inspire anyone who has ever dreamed of picking up and moving out of their native country for a new adventure.

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