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The Real Dragon
A Novel of Vietnam
Louisa Hagner Trigg
ISBN 1-56474-352-7
512 pages, cloth, $25.95
Against its luscious tropical background, this novel teems with tension, passion, death, humor, and the mystical power of the human spirit. Written with love and compassion, this is a story of that special land, Vietnam, on the eve of the American war.

"Louisa Trigg has created characters as complex as Vietnam itself. Her Vietnam is a real place with real people, and she has made it as fascinating for us as it was for her."
—Brantly Womack, Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
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The Reformer's Apprentice
A Novel of Old San Francisco
Harriet Rochlin
24 pages, clothbound, $19.95
ISBN 1-56474-167-2
"Combining a romance with a colorful recreation of Jewish life in the American West, this vivid novel portrays an independent-minded woman who rebels against the Orthodox religious strictures of her parents in 1870s San Francisco."—Publishers Weekly
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Rita Wrighton
256 pages, cloth, 16.95
ISBN 0-931832-45-4
"Two Hollywood endings for one novel: wow!" —Los Angeles Times
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Rise, Desert Man
A Novel
Ron Strauss
320 pages, paperback, $15.95
ISBN 1-56474-275-X
Following a foiled hijack attempt by Palestinian terrorists, American and Israeli strike forces plan the rescue of an American general from the same terrorists and put an end to their mutually destructive rivalry—even as intrigues in their own governments threaten their plans. After the general is rescued, the protagonists proceed to a final peace accord—it, too, threatened by old rivalries.
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The Rock Springs Chronicles
William J. McGill
ISBN 1-56474-299-7
192 pages, paperback, $12.95
In this collection of related short stories about a small-town Midwestern college, former baseball players confuse sex and academics in a series of satirical high jinks. And because it's a small town, you'll become embroiled in campus politics, and town gossip, and discover that life in Rock Springs has more than its measure of human folly.
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The Romantic Road
And Other Stories
Yvonne West
ISBN 1-56474-423-X
128 pages, paperback, $10.95

These stories take the reader on a trip from Corsica to Florida to the Easter Islands, with other stops along the way. More important, though, is the way these stories explore the human heart. They deal gently but unflinchingly with big issues: marriages in trouble, aging, illness—from impotence to cancer, and death. They expose family secrets and reveal the female experience from girlhood to maturity and beyond.
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Rosalba of Santa Juanita
A California Story
For Middle Grade Level Readers
Clara Stites
ISBN 1-56474-394-2
80 pages, paperback, $8.95

The story of Rosalba, a nine-year-old girl who was the oldest of four daughters in a family that lived on a Rancho in California in the 1850s. It's a happy life for the family, but California's political changes threaten their happiness. Following the Gold Rush, the area where the Rancho is located has been annexed by the United States—having been both Mexican and Spanish in the past. There is some question of whether the family's land grant is still valid, and if they may keep their home.
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Rosemary for Remembrance
A Novel
Yvonne West
192 pages, cloth, $19.95
ISBN 1-56474-202-4
"A warm novel that mingles the past of Savaria's Corsican girlhood with the present of her American womanhood and heals the ills of both with generosity and compassion."
—Madeleine L'Engle
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A Novel
David Evan Kaun

320 pages, clothbound, $24.95; paperback, $12.95
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