Although it's September, it is not too late to start a summer read

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Olympic Hero: Lennox Kilgour's Story

by Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

$17.50

Caribbean Studies Press

http://jkdowdy.com/

This illustrated book tells the inspiring story of a young weightlifter from Trinidad and Tobago, the first to win an Olympic medal in his division for the twin-island republic. The reader learns about the challenges that Lennox Kilgour overcame with the help of coaches, fellow athletes, his community, and his own determination to succeed.

Born in Trinidad, Joanne Kilgour Dowdy is Professor of Adolescent/Adult Literacy at Kent State University. "Olympic Hero" is the story of her father's accomplishments.

Making Conservatism Cool

by Mike Garcar

$14.99 paperback, $10.99 digital download

Author Mike Garcar Book Signing Event

Tate Publishing

www.tatepublishing.com

Mike Garcar, a resident of Sagamore Hills, recently published "Making Conservatism Cool."

The book aims to challenge current policy stances, looks at what made the Republican Party great, analyzes the current problems at hand, and advocates for policy compromises so that the party of less is ultimately able to garner more support.

Moonglow

by Bill Tucker

$18.99 paperback, $13.99 (digital download

Tate Publishing

www.tatepublishing.com

Aurora resident and author Bill Tucker's new book, "Moonglow," is a romance where young lovers have their lives so affected by a common tragedy, they spend years trying to recapture the magic and innocence of their college-life love affair.

They are both enormously gifted musically. Evan Sherman plays the piano, principally by ear, but his talent with the clarinet is so complete, he is considered something of a savant instrumentalist. Molly Sullivan is a stunningly beautiful young woman who has a five-octave voice the faculty members in the university voice department can hardly believe. Together, they made wonderful music together while they were in college. Now, it seems, though, to the people close to them that their only hope of salvaging what they have lost is the music they make while apart from each other.

Tucker's first book, "Widow's Walk," was a romance/suspense thriller. Then came a memoir, "Sing for Me, Betty Lee," about his boyhood and the events of his adult life that his son asked him to put in hard copy. His next novel, "Running Through the Sprinklers," was a profane humor described as a hilarious read.

Deep Cover Cleveland

by Laura Peskin

$14.39

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

www.amazon.com

The first of a series, Deep Cover Cleveland Vol. I allows longtime residents of a region, as well as newcomers, to view their home with new eyes -- with fascinating buried facts dancing before them. Deep Cover Cleveland presents topics of natural, cultural and social import and ties them to larger events in the region and world. Vol I, spanning geologic time and the last ice age up to the financial depression of 1893, uncovers forgotten facets of Northeast Ohio's changing landscape, prehistory, Native American heritage, unique architectural history, and more, always keeping the area's people primary.

Laura Peskin, an almost lifelong greater-Clevelander, has contributed to Ohio Archeologist and the Ohio Cardinal. She is also a proofreader at the latter publication. Her writings have been linked to research websites around Cleveland including those of Shaker Heights Library and Bluestone Heights.

Wet Work

by Les Roberts

$14.95 paperback; $9.99 ebook

Gray and Co. Publishing

www.grayco.com

Stow author Les Roberts launches a new suspense series with the return of hit man Dominick Candiotti in the new book "Wet Work."

Dominick is a dangerous and conflicted assassin who first appeared in "The Strange Death of Father Candy." In "Wet Work," Candiotti learns a deadly truth: you can't simply retire from being a professional killer. The fast-paced plot leads him through several U.S. cities and beyond, including Cleveland, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Baltimore, and Denver.

Les Roberts is author of 17 books in the Milan Jacovich mystery series.

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