|Review: In the Fray Magazine, July 2010
Larry Jaffe's new book, One Child Sold (Salmon Poetry, 2010), is about human rights
and trafficking, and as such addresses the sickness and depravity of human trafficking
and the necessity of cleansing such wounds for societal health. This book would seem
to be filled with horror and sadness in dealing with such a depressing subject. However,
the poems in this book can't seem to help themselves from believing in love and hope.
Scars are touched gently and given the honor they deserve but at the same time the
human spirit is shown with all its courage along with flags and drums and fifes of
forgiveness for a hopeful future.
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A Ghetto Waterfront Christmas (Available November 1st in time for Christmas)
Christmas….. When snowy, poor, and disheartened, meet Courage, Hope and Love.
Ghetto Waterfront Christmas is a touching story of a struggling young mother and her
children, along with their neighboring friends. It is the story of the challenges of two poor
waterfront families during the Christmas holidays. Written as a Christmas gift to the
children of the author for a bedtime story, Ghetto Waterfront Christmas is a touching,
comical, children’s drama which demonstrates what love can do even when financial
stability does not exist. It is the story of a young woman, who after the loss of her
husband at sea turns her daily struggle into a secret surprise designed to uplift and delight
the lives of her children. It is a story which demonstrates the idea that triumph can come
out of tribulation, and misery can be destroyed by love and sacrifice. It’s lessons of hope
and blessing counting is one traditional in Christmas stories. A powerful testament to the
power of love, the strength of woman, and the importance of perseverance. Verbally
descriptive as well as visually enhanced with artistic graphics and illustrations, Ghetto
Waterfront Christmas will leave you laughing and crying.
Hayward's Reach - Tales of the Twilight Continuum by Thaddeus Howze
Hayward's Reach is a series of short stories told by the last survivor after an unseen
cataclysm destroys the birthplace of Pan-Humanity and its attendant species.
Glendale Mokoto, as a Scout of the Corvan Empire has time on his hands and uses it to
study temporal records in which the entire history of Old Earth is embedded.
In these tales, Mokoto studies both the past and the future of Pan-Humanity, its allies
and enemies, and learns even in his current state of in-humanity what it really means to
be truly human.
The inside story: Read the making of Hayward's Reach!