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The Palms - by PVII
The Palms - by PVII

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by Ruth Perkinson

Fresh out of high school and on a full scholarship to play collegiate basketball at UVA, Piper Leigh Cliff returns to her childhood home in Virginia. Upon her arrival, Piper reconnects to a past she had willfully and willingly long forgotten. Demons still linger in her hometown. Most notably, her grandfather and his friend Clover, who is still fuming mad over an encounter with Piper six years earlier.

Returning to roots that are dark, roots that are secret, and roots that lead to an uncertain future, Piper finds out the past is not the heaviest burden to carry. It is the mind she was born with: a daunting genius bearing down on her that threatens to take everything away, including her life.

This time she’s fighting a battle to hold on to the one thing she’s always counted on: her mind.

by Katherine V. Forrest

For LAPD Homicide Detective Kate Delafield, Washington DC is the last place on earth she wants to be. But, thanks to her partner's machinations, here she is.

Driven by insatiable curiosity about a past Kate has adamantly refused to share, Aimee has maneuvered her into attending what Aimee views as an innocuous reunion of the men and women with whom Kate served as a Marine Corps officer in Vietnam twenty-five years ago.

The past resurfaces with a vengeance. First, shots are fired into their hotel room. Then a savage murder is committed by someone attending the reunion. Kate finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation in a city where she has no jurisdiction, confronted by detectives who view her with contentious suspicion. And Aimee learns to her consternation that Kate has had very good reasons to hold her memories at bay. Shocking secrets emerge—among them the alluring Rachel, who has now, thanks to Aimee, reentered Kate's life.

In unknown and hostile terrain, Kate must find a way through her tumultuous emotions, must use all her training and resourcefulness to protect herself and Aimee from the lethal danger gathering all around them.

Congratulations to Julia Watts and Jennifer L. Jordan
for being selected as Lambda Literary Award finalists for their 2007 books The Kind of Girl I Am and
Selective Memory.
The Awards wll be announced during the Lambda Literary's 20th Annual Awards ceremony on May 29, 2008

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Teresa Stores
July, 2008

Edited by Julia Watts, Pameshia Jones, Jo Ruby and Elizabeth Slade
August, 2008

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