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Welcome to the VWG Book Store. The titles listed can be ordered through your local brick-and-mortar shop or through on-line book sellers.

new cover 3 Bridgeport in my Rear View Mirror: Mangled, Maudlin, Memoirs of Semi-truth-less Adolescent Adventures (and Misadventures)in the 40s and 50s in Connecticut
By Nick Nero
Bridgeport in my Rear View Mirror: Mangled, Maudlin, Memoirs of Semi-truth-less Adolescent Adventures (and Misadventures)in the 40s and 50s in Connecticut is romantic nostalgia that weaves humorous, sentimental and sexual experiences with the major events, trends, movements, and celebrities of the 1940s and 1950s. The sequel, East of Eden, West of Bridgeport: Mad Men and Mad Times in the 60s and 70s, is in progress and will be released in the spring of 2016.
covert1827 The Wedding Cup or Sophonisba’s Chalice, and Other Tales
By Thomas Geisler
(Xlibris) ISBN 978-1-4500-5431-7 (softcover; also ebook)
Four Stars (out of Five) “The title play . . . . traces the evolution of Sophonisba, a political pawn in the Second Punic War . . . . the inherent tension makes for great drama and Geisler works the story to full potential. . . . .The title play . . . has a great deal of situational merit and tension. . . .. Geisler creates a clear arc of character that audiences hear in Sophonisba’s dialogue. Initially, she speaks like a young woman naively in love, but by the end of the play, she plays a dangerous role, full of political machinations and torn allegiances. Impressively, Geisler makes the drama real for all of h
is major characters.” ForeWord Clarion Review, Camille-Yvette Welsch. Semi-finalist, O’Neill Playwright Competition.
COVER-AFTER-h150 After Midnight: A Book of Poetry
by Gabrielle Lennon
(Hanalaya Publishing, 2009)ISBN 978-0-9824275-0-7 (soft-cover $15.95)”Poetry is alive. If you disagree with me, just pick up the collected poems of Gabrielle Lennon. I promise that it will be hard to put this volume down. I found myself filled, but never satiated, with awe and wonder as, page by page, I devoured her works. I can’t wait for her next collection.”  – Rey Madueno, author of The Gateway of the Green Sunset
COVER-TOUCH-h150-94x150 Touch Me Real and Other Stories by Gabrielle Lennon
(Hanalaya Publishing, 2009)
ISBN 978-0-9824275-1-4 (soft-cover $15.95)
“Challenging, provocative, heartbreaking, there is no doubt Lennon’s talent is immense. A stunning achievement.” -Christopher Pennock, award-winning graphic novelist; film, TV and Broadway actor”No politeness here. Gabrielle Lennon writes with immense creativity about the rawness of life, love, desire, sexuality, mental illness, violence, and ultimately that essential place called the heart.” -Barry Vissell, MD and Joyce Vissell RN, MS, authors of The Shared Heart, The heart’s Wisdom, and Meant to Be
 jfk JFK: Assassination Rehearsal by Nick M. Nero (Algora Publishing, August, 2014)
ISBN -978-1-62894-082-4 (hard cover – 31.95)
ISBN 978-1-62894-081-7 (soft cover – 21.95)
ISBN 978-1-62894-083-1 (e-book – 21.95)
The work, the result of seven years of research and interviews, reveals for the very first time dramatic new facts that shed light on the real reasons and the connecting links between the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, the assassinations of JFK, RFK, MLK, the incident at Chappaquiddick, and the Watergate break-in. And, it unmistakably connects Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, J. Edgar Hoover, Allen Dulles, George Herbert Walker Bush and the Mafia to all of these events.
9780719814907 A KILLER PAST
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd will be available June 2015  Also see other books by Maris Soule in this list below. THE CROWS and AS THE CROW FLIES published by Five Star Mysteries is currently available on-line or in the library.
 EatCrowAndDieFront Eat Crow and Die
By Maris Soule
ISBN: 9-781-4328-3076-2
Published by FiveStar/Gale/Cengage will be available June 2015  Also see other books by Maris Soule. THE CROWS and AS THE CROW FLIES published by Five Star Mysteries is currently available on-line or in the library.
woodstock The Last Resort — A Seduction in Woodstock
By Betsy Oden
ISBN # 978-1-4520-5768-2 Format:
Paperback, 224pp and Kindle Publisher: Authorhouse Pub. Date: 2010
In the early 70’s, following the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, a suburbanite couple heads to an ‘unconventional’ hotel where they begin to experiment with open sex and drugs as part of their search for self-actualization and fulfillment.  The tension in their marriage surfaces during several adventures and as the husband becomes part of a shady, dangerous drug deal.
otherwise_small1 From an Otherwise Comfortable Room By Roger SakowskiISBN: 1432729764 ISBN-13: 9781432729769 Format: Paperback, 236pp and Kindle Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.“Mr. Sakowski, you are a master of subjective details, philosophical musing, and deconstruction. This thought provoking book of yours can only be described as a cross between Burrough’s Naked Lunch and Alice in Wonderland. Our main character Willie “Om” Omkowski being the Mad Hatter of a sorts.”

— Cheryl Anne Gardner Reviewer:


The Crows By Maris Soule Formats: Hardcover ISBN #978-1-59114-605-3 Trade Paperback ISBN#978-1-46791-930-2 Publisher: Hardcover: Five Star/Gale/Cengage Trade Paperback: Create Space Ebook: Kindle, Smashwords For P.J. Benson and her four-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback a relaxing afternoon walk in the woods turns into a harrowing experience that ends with the discovery of a man dying in her dining room. “Romantic suspense just doesn’t get any better. Mary Higgins Clark fans will find much to enjoy here.”

— Library Journal Review
Crows21 As the Crow Flies By Maris Soule Formats: Hardcover ISBN #978-1-59414-952-8 Publisher: Five Star/Gale/Cengage EBook: Kindle Nothing is going right for P.J. Benson. A public service talk turns into an invitation for trouble. Within days of her talk, the body count is rising, people are missing, and P.J. is a prime suspect. “Readers who enjoy light mysteries with a rural setting will appreciate this latest well-plotted outing.”

— Library Journal Review