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BONDS OF LOVE & BLOOD

Bonds of Love & Blood: Short Stories

Twelve stories of wayward travelers. Twelve stamps on the passport of the soul.  Walter struggles to see past his disfigurement, but a trip to Thailand and a mysterious woman may challenge his quest for perfection. Married to a workaholic, Leslie is accustomed to solitude until her overbearing Indian mother-in-law turns her kitchen into a verbal […]

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Ten Questions for Janice J. Richardson

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