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Discover the inside story of schools in a universal story of human nature that exposes the deep beliefs underlying our social structure.  Can we change the way we think about ourselves and our role in society?  The new millennium demands nothing less . . . .

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Can books change the world?  They have been doing it for centuries, with fresh ideas, new perspectives, and inspiration for change!

“The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.”
--Christopher Morley


“A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.”
--Caroline Gordon


“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
--Ray Bradbury


The difference between reality and fiction?  Fiction has to make sense.”
--Tom Clancy


A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.”
--Franz Kafka


Books may well be the only true magic.”
--Alice Hoffman

Wake Up, America!

Rescuing ourselves from a centuries-deep rut is the real work of the new millennium.  Read ANGEL PARK and cheer for the heroine as she takes on the system in a fight for HUMAN progress.  To save ourselves, our kids, and the world, we only have to change our minds...

When politics overshadow what’s really important for schools and hidden agendas prevent changes that count, the people of Cornwall are deluded into thinking that a “new day” is upon them.  The suicide of a school district leader threatens to expose the corruption, but those revelations are quickly covered over as the system carries on business as usual.  Yet cynicism isn’t good enough for Constance Demetrios, who plunges into the mystery of her boss’s death, determined to figure out what really happened.  Struggling with deep secrets and bizarre events that threaten to engulf her, too, Connie makes a startling discovery that transforms her life and reveals what it takes to find the real answers.

“Of the million-plus books we own in our bookstore operation, Angel Park is easily in the top ten of the most important books to read at this point in our nation’s history. I highly recommend it...”

--Clarey Rudd, President, Bank of Books


Read the opening
Angel Park:

The urge to begin this story with “Once upon a time” is nearly overwhelming. But then it would be a fairy tale, and this is a story of reality, at least what passes for it in the world we all share. It does begin with violence, exactly like a fairy tale, that is true; yet what occurs later, no fairy tale would ever allow. The story happens in a place that will seem familiar, as all fairy tales do, but this one is part of our modern mythology, a profoundly American place.

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“The writing crackles with authenticity, and paints a fascinating word portrait... a moving and informative read.”

--Writers Digest, International Book Awards

Innovative and eye-opening, Angel Park is also an award-winning novel:

  • Winner of Silver Seal from the Nautilus Awards for “positive social change” in the Visionary Fiction category and now part of the “Nautilus Library of Imagination and Possibility.”
  • Finalist for Best Literary Fiction in 2010 International Book Awards.
  • Finalist for 2009 Best Book of the Year in Literary Fiction from U.S. Book News.
  • National Finalist in Best New Fiction from the Indie Excellence Awards.
  • National Finalist for Book of the Year in Literary Fiction from Foreword Magazine.
  • IRWIN Award in Best Fiction category from Book Publicists of Southern California.
  • Honorable Mention in Mainstream Fiction from the American Authors Association with a five-star review.

Patricia Kokinos

An edgy, entertaining mystery about the death of a school official that takes you deeper than you have yet imagined into a new perspective about transforming our lives and our world. BUY Angel Park TODAY!


“I was certainly not expecting to be blown away by a book on . . . our education system.  A great story line, wonderfully alive characters . . . .  A story and theme unlike anything I have ever read.   An entertaining style that is a pleasure to read . . . A MUST READ . . . Five Stars!”

--W.H. McDonald, Jr., Founder, American Authors Association


“After reading Angel Park many times, I am still uncovering hidden layers... If you ever wondered what really goes on in schools, this book provides the answers.  But be warned, Angel Park will challenge you in many ways.”

--Justin Heard, Program Chair in Educational Leadership, Touro University


“Thoughtful and thought-provoking, Angel Park is one of those seminal novels that are as entertaining as they are perceptive about human nature. Highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library collections.”

--Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review

Create a Rich Discussion

Angel Park is full of literary allusions and symbolism that create a deeper level of understanding.  What does it all mean?  Explore the ideas behind the action with
A Reader’s Guide
for book clubs and other adventurers who love to unearth hidden layers of meaning. 



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