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Calling Home

by Janna Mcmahan

From an extraordinary new voice in fiction comes a haunting, powerful novel about mothers and daughters, choice and regret, the mistakes we make and the ones we hope we can correct before its too late. Nothing much ever happens in Falling Rock, Kentucky. So when Virginia Lemmons husband takes off in his Trans Am to take up with a beautician, theres not much to do but what people in rural Kentucky have always done--get on with it. Now, overwhelmed and unsure, Virginias got her hands full trying to keep it together, body and soul, while raising her two teenage kids--eighteen-year-old son, Will, and her spirited fourteen-year-old daughter, Shannon. But Shannon has her own ideas for breaking free of Falling Rock, and in her reckless, wild-child daughter, Virginia sees echoes of herself and her own painful past. Shell do whatever it takes to keep her daughter from making the same tragic mistakes, and saving whats left of her fragile family just may be the biggest fight of Virginias life. In this compelling, heartbreaking first novel, Janna McMahan brings to authentic life the dreams, passions, and troubles of one southern town, where choice isnt always easy to come by, and living the hand youre dealt with is a grace all its own. "A beautifully wrought novel populated by a vivid cast of characters. . . Janna McMahan takes us completely into the lives of these people and their small town, presenting this world with authenticity and dignity. I absolutely loved this book and will carry it with me for a long time. " --Silas House

Calling Home

by Janna Mcmahan

From an extraordinary new voice in fiction comes a haunting, powerful novel about mothers and daughters, choice and regret, the mistakes we make and the ones we hope we can correct before it's too late. Nothing much ever happens in Falling Rock, Kentucky. So when Virginia Lemmons' husband takes off in his Trans Am to take up with a beautician, there's not much to do but what people in rural Kentucky have always done--get on with it. Now, overwhelmed and unsure, Virginia's got her hands full trying to keep it together, body and soul, while raising her two teenage kids--eighteen-year-old son, Will, and her spirited fourteen-year-old daughter, Shannon. But Shannon has her own ideas for breaking free of Falling Rock, and in her reckless, wild-child daughter, Virginia sees echoes of herself and her own painful past. She'll do whatever it takes to keep her daughter from making the same tragic mistakes, and saving what's left of her fragile family just may be the biggest fight of Virginia's life. In this compelling, heartbreaking first novel, Janna McMahan brings to authentic life the dreams, passions, and troubles of one southern town, where choice isn't always easy to come by, and living the hand you're dealt with is a grace all its own. "A beautifully wrought novel populated by a vivid cast of characters...Janna McMahan takes us completely into the lives of these people and their small town, presenting this world with authenticity and dignity. I absolutely loved this book and will carry it with me for a long time." --Silas House

Can't Think Straight

by Rosalind Noonan Janna Mcmahan Kiri Blakeley

So that was it. You send your fiancé to the dry cleaners one day and he comes back gay. When Kiri Blakeley realizes her ten-year relationship was built on lies, she screams. Then drinks. And spends the ensuing months in a foggy, new world of sexual encounters. This is her story of learning to love (whatever that means) again."A page-turner. . .you'll never look at your significant other quite the same again." --Jonathan Alpert, Metro's "No More Drama" columnist "A journey from devastation to renewal." --Alisa Bowman, author Project: Happily Ever After "Brutally honest, self-deprecating, emotionally-wrenching, and somehow still laugh-out-loud funny." --Kimberly Dawn Neumann, author of The Real Reasons Men Commit"A book you and your friends will be quoting, pondering, and rehashing." --Hannah Seligson, author of New Girl on the Job "Erica Jong meets Tucker Max. . .wickedly funny." --Judy Dutton, author of Secrets from the Sex LabFor ten years Kiri Blakeley was a writer for Forbes magazine, where she covered entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, technology, travel, wealthy people, and entrepreneurs. She graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Brooklyn.

The Ocean Inside

by Janna Mcmahan

"A beautifully crafted, mesmerizing read which I highly recommend."--Cassandra King, author of The Sunday WifeLife changes in an instant. One day, Emmett and Lauren Sullivan's biggest worries revolve around the escalating taxes on their gorgeous Victorian beach house on Pawley's Island, South Carolina. The next, they're facing a devastating crisis. "It's impossible to not be touched by the honesty and courage the novel--and the author--portrays." --The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC)Emmett and Lauren have always been a team, working together to raise their two daughters. But lately, with all their attention focused on nine-year-old Ainslie, they barely notice as their older daughter, Sloan, drifts further away from them and toward a reckless path that could tear their family apart. . ."A thought-provoking story that will linger in the reader's imagination."--The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA)"A vividly drawn love letter to coastal South Carolina. McMahan's descriptions of the Lowcountry and its unique climate and customs jump off the page."--Publishers Weekly"The story is gripping and the characters all too real."--Booklist

Snow Angels

by Fern Michaels Rosalind Noonan Marie Bostwick Janna Mcmahan

They bring joy, wonder--and all the happiness of the season. Let these delightful stories of love and miracles light up your holidays with cheer. . . "Snow Angels," by Fern Michaels The only way irresistibly handsome Olympic skier Max Jorgenson wants to spend Christmas is. . . alone. But when social worker Grace Landry stumbles into his log cabin during a snowstorm, an unexpected magic rekindles his heart, his hopes, and the sweetest of Christmas dreams. . . "The Presents of Angels" by Marie Bostwick Ex-Rockette Kendra Loomis doesnt regret giving up New Yorks bright lights to be a Vermont ministers wife. But their small towns Christmas countdown is becoming a major stress-fest--and the only way she can save the day is to prove that giving is the most precious gift of all. . . "Decorations" by Janna McMahan All Michelle Duncan wanted for Christmas was a new life. And by helping her ailing mother she found one--as manager of a charming holiday craft store. She never expected that the fringe benefits would be muscular sculptor Baxter Brow--and one last chance to make all her wishes come true. . . "Miracle on Main Street" by Rosalind Noonan New York City policeman Joe Cody and his wife Sheila cant afford much of a holiday for their two kids. Hes sure not expecting much yuletide joy while working on Christmas Day--until a desperate wish and several unexplainable events open his eyes to a wonderland of blessings and love. . .

Snow Angels

by Fern Michaels Rosalind Noonan Marie Bostwick Janna Mcmahan

They bring joy, wonder--and all the happiness of the season. Let these delightful stories of love and miracles light up your holidays with cheer. . ."Snow Angels," by Fern Michaels The only way irresistibly handsome Olympic skier Max Jorgenson wants to spend Christmas is. . .alone. But when social worker Grace Landry stumbles into his log cabin during a snowstorm, an unexpected magic rekindles his heart, his hopes, and the sweetest of Christmas dreams. . . "The Presents of Angels" by Marie BostwickEx-Rockette Kendra Loomis doesn't regret giving up New York's bright lights to be a Vermont minister's wife. But their small town's Christmas countdown is becoming a major stress-fest--and the only way she can save the day is to prove that giving is the most precious gift of all. . . "Decorations" by Janna McMahanAll Michelle Duncan wanted for Christmas was a new life. And by helping her ailing mother she found one--as manager of a charming holiday craft store. She never expected that the fringe benefits would be muscular sculptor Baxter Brow--and one last chance to make all her wishes come true. . . "Miracle on Main Street" by Rosalind NoonanNew York City policeman Joe Cody and his wife Sheila can't afford much of a holiday for their two kids. He's sure not expecting much yuletide joy while working on Christmas Day--until a desperate wish and several unexplainable events open his eyes to a wonderland of blessings and love. . .

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