A Pea Coat Goes Home is the story of a 70-year-old coat that the author and his father shared throughout their lives. The coat will survive a world war, be worn during a marriage proposal and handed down to the author as he wears it in his own youth. The coat will occupy many closets as lives change until it is ultimately returned to the ship (now a museum) where its original owner served during World War II.
Step back in time to Easter 1935 at Glosser Bros. Department Store in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The display windows bloom with brightly colored decorations, and the smell of roasting peanuts fills the air. Each child gets a free baby chick for the holiday, and a rabbit comes with the purchase of each boys' suit. When eight-year-old Owen Talisman gets his free (yet priceless) Easter pets, life with his special new bunny takes a surprising twist that changes everything.
Private investigator Frank Murphy's beat is Hollywood and Malibu in the 1930s. It's a hot time for a PI with police corruption, rum running, offshore gambling ships, kidnapping and homicide mixed in with Malibu Beach and, of course, babes. If you like your plots with a touch of noir this book was created for you.
"Nothing mysterious about Moon Over Malibu"
Joyce Carol Oates' hilarious take-off on a classic Southern play begins when liberated Hedda arrives home to visit the family estate, ruled by the family’s tyrannical patriarch, “Tiny” Culligan. Tiny doesn’t know what to make of Hedda’s intellectual boyfriend, Saul. But then, Saul doesn’t know what to make of Hedda’s sister, the slinky Maggie, who finds Jewish professors very sexy indeed. A full cast L.A. Theatre Works performance featuring: Charles Durning, Arthur Hanket, Gary Kroeger, Marsha Mason, Priscilla Pointer, William Schallert and JoBeth Williams.
While helping clear out his deceased grandparents' house, Alexander Broward learns that family secrets can be dangerous things; and that evil can lurk almost anywhere...even within a forgotten World War II postage stamp. Through nothing more than innocent curiosity, Alexander discovers and inadvertently unleashes something his grandfather should have buried in the past.