A Novel in Stories
Down & Out Books
On Sale: March 5, 2018
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It happened the night Maggie Wilbourne was to be put to
death, the first woman executed by the state of Pennsylvania
in modern times. That was when a group of women passionately
protesting Maggie’s imprisonment struck. They blew up a
local dam, flooding the town of Everton and indirectly
inspiring a hellish night of crime and chaos.
Fourteen of today’s most exciting contemporary crime writers
will take you to the fictional town of Everton, with stories
from criminals, cops, and civilians that explore the thin
line between the rich and the poor, the insider and the
outsider, the innocent and the guilty. Whether it’s a store
owner grimly protecting his property from looters, an
opportunistic servant who sees her time to strike, or two
misguided youths taking their anger out against any
available victim, The Night of the Flood is an intricate and
intimate examination of the moment when chaos is released—in
both society and the human spirit.
Contributors: E.A. Aymar, Rob Brunet, Sarah M. Chen, Angel
Luis Colón, Hilary Davidson, Mark Edwards, Gwen Florio,
Elizabeth Heiter, J.J. Hensley, Jennifer Hillier, Shannon
Kirk, Jenny Milchman, Alan Orloff, and Wendy Tyson.
11 comments posted.
Re: Night Of The Flood
There are some interesting writers in this! --Thanks for the comments about the
(John Smith 2:20pm January 2)
We open one gift on Christmas Eve . It is a German tradition. I hope to be more organized in 2019
(Melinda Marks 3:40pm January 2)
My favorite holiday tradition is the marathon cookie
baking session my family holds. There are enough of us
that a few people man the kitchen while others of us play
cards or boardgame. As those in the kitchen get to
wanting a break, they swap places with a random game
player and take over their hand/spot. My goal in the new
year is to decrease my sugar intake in general.
(G. Bisbjerg 4:33pm January 2)
My tree for 2 years has been a crochet white tree with
mini lights and is about 6 inches tall. Tradition for
our family are stockings first with a tangerine in the
toe, a small box of cereal, a bit of chocolate, a candy
cane and a small gift. This would buy another hour of
sleep before we had to get up, have breakfast, then open
gifts and visit two sets of grandparents.
(Alyson Widen 11:46pm January 2)
Some of my favorite traditions we don’t do anymore. It is a matter of time and
place. I mentioned one on an earlier post this week about Santa and Christmas
Eve visit to Read ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
The on I really miss is one we had when I was a child. My mother’s family went
to midnight mass together, then went to my grandparents’ for brunch
afterwards. I still can’t figure out how we all fit into their house. She was one of
9 children and I had over 60 cousins. It was total chaos with that many children,
but in a good way. We would get home after 2 am and somehow Santa had
come. We would open our presents and then go to bed. I realize now how smart
that was. We could all sleep in after such a late night. If one of us woke up early,
the gifts were open and we could play with them without waiting for anyone
else. Christmas day we would go to my Dad’s parents and have Christmas
dinner. He was one of 7 siblings, but there were only 10 grandchildren on that
side of the family, 6 from my family. Much time has gone by. The grandparents
are gone, my dad and all his siblings are gone, my mother, many of her siblings
are gone, and even some of the cousins are gone. We have moved all over the
country and have children and grandchildren of our own. I would have liked to
do it with our family, but all the children usually do not get to our house until
after Christmas. We do have our Christmas dinner together , just not on
Christmas day. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas.
(Patricia Barraclough 12:28pm January 3)
I would love to read and share your books thanks
(Susan Gannon 8:30am January 3)
We always add a new ornament to the tree each year...
(Colleen Conklin 12:15pm January 3)
We don't really have any traditions too much. I didn't have any books under the tree but some amazon giftcards so same thing LOL. And I got some gorgeous earrings that say So many books so little time.
(Amber Hall 4:54pm January 3)
I usually get books for Christmas because my family knows how much I like
to read. But this year I got a gift certificate to a book store instead of books.
That way I can pick my own books to read.
(Jackie Wisherd 4:22pm January 5)
we have some traditions but not as many as i had as a child
(Vickie Couturier 7:25pm January 5)
I always decorate my tree with lots of handcrafted Angels that I have collected over the years. And as for the New Year I plan on making my health a top priority this year. Sounds like a really good book, putting on my TBR list. Thank you for the chance.
(Margaret Yelton 6:06am January 6)
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