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They Are Only Spoons; Dear: Your Name Here

Plus: My Year with a Jersey Girl
By Free Times
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 |
They Are Only Spoons
Author: John M. Starino
Publisher: CreateSpace
This is the third published collection of poems by the Columbia author. The book is divided into three sections: struggle, resolution and frisson. This year is the 10th anniversary of the death of Starino’s parents, and some of the poems offer his thoughts on his family. He will be signing his book from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 23 at White Rose Crossing, 831 Meeting St., West Columbia.

Dear: Your Name Here
Author: Gully Zucca
Publisher: Thought Catalog
A song title from many years ago — “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” — could be the subtitle of this book. It’s a collection of letters from a boy to a girl, chronicling the ups and downs and ultimate ugly disintegration of their long-distance romance. Gully Zucca is the pen name of a man who studies and teaches at the University of South Carolina.

My Year with a Jersey Girl
Author: Joseph Mercurio
Publisher: XLibris
The author took care of his son’s neurotic golden retriever (the “Jersey Girl” of the title) while his son was serving in South Korea. The Lexington man — a transplant from New Jersey — said writing the book was better than the alternative: attending mental therapy after caring for the dog. A financial adviser, he is also the author of The Calendar Budget, a guide to changing personal spending habits.

365 Tarot Activities
Author: Deanna Anderson
Publisher: CreateSpace
The author, who lives in Sumter, teaches how to read Tarot cards through a series of prompts and activities. The book is meant as a guide for novices as well as experienced Tarot readers. Among Anderson’s previous books are Magick for the Kitchen Witch and Magick for the Elemental Witch, both of which are going to be re-released in 2014-15.

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