Not from Around Here

Not from Around Here

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Not From Around Here, is a collection of 18 unique and connected, sometimes scary and sometimes funny, but always thought provoking and entertaining stories unlike any you've ever read before. In this book you'll find: "Best Friend," where a young man is going through difficult times, until a little boy with a remarkable secret reminds him of the healing power of friendship. "The Placebo Effect," where a doctor uncovers a shocking conspiracy, but his murder leaves it in the hands of his close friend to get the truth to the government. "Join the Club," in which a college organization has a frightening initiation and a tantalizing reward. "Faker," a rich grandfather wants to make sure his grandchildren grow up just right-unlike his own children. "Fur and Loathing," the story of how a disgruntled groundhog takes matters into its own paws. "Old Ways," where an African curse threatens to end a family's bloodline. And "Mirrors," where a man getting a haircut sees a reflection in the mirror of someone waving to him, who isn't actually in the room. All of these, and 11 more extraordinary tales, await you.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.75mm | 476.27g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 099111731X
  • 9780991117314
  • 1,607,706

About Larry Hochwald

Larry Hochwald was born and raised in Brooklyn. His work has appeared on the internet and in print. His fiction has been featured on Yahoo Voices. He has had several articles published in the Mental Health News. His opinion pieces appear on Yahoo Voices and on his blog. Larry is an advocate for those facing the challenges of mental illness, and for improving the healthcare system
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Rating details

47 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 64% (30)
4 15% (7)
3 11% (5)
2 4% (2)
1 6% (3)

Our customer reviews

This was a fine book. Thrilling to funny, I enjoyed every story and at near every ending had to sit back and say :"wow!" I can recommend this to everyone who enjoys a satisfying and effective more
by Maria
A friend from the states recommended this book. I am so glad she did! This was a book that ran the gamut of genres and emotions. It was thrilling, scary, filled with humor, exciting and awe inspiring. It's a collection of stories and yet they turned out to be connected with a very satisfying story at the end that helped tie in together in ways I could never imagine as I read the book. I recommend this highly!show more
by Cassandra F.
I love this book. Throughout all eighteen stories I was consistently enthralled ..and surprised by the endings. There are very few things left in life that are totally original, but this book is one of them! The stories are at times scary, exciting, and often funny, but always engaging. While being a very easy read, I found the subject matter diverse, which helped to maintain my interest and made me eager to read the next story and find the next twist and surprise! A read I can recommend to msot anyone!show more
by Kevin P.
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