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Hagar’s Mother

The anticipated sequel to Bridge Daughter

A woman’s daughters must bear her children

Single mother Hanna Driscoll struggles to raise her “bridge daughters,” twins born pregnant with Hanna’s children. In six weeks the girls will give birth and die, leaving Hanna with two infants to raise.

Then Hanna’s busy life is shaken when an activist threatens to rescue her daughters from their fate and kill the children they bear.

A thriller of twists and turns, Hanna faces challenges from all sides to protect her infants-to-be…only to discover she too questions the mortality of her bridge daughters.

Bridge Daughter

A young girl must bear her mother’s child

Young Hanna thinks her thirteenth birthday will be no different than the one before—until her mother explains the facts of life. Hanna is a “bridge daughter,” born pregnant with her parents’ child. In a few months she will give birth and die, leaving her parents with their true daughter.

“Hauntingly beautiful…a disturbing view of an alternate America.” – K. McCutchen, Amazon review

Edward Teller Dreams of
Barbecuing People

“My father studied thermonuclear reactions. He could explain Nagasaki at the subatomic level.”

Welcome to Livermore, California, the early 1980s. Gene Harland introduces you to a world of Cold War politics, swimming pools, crushy love, and genuine loss in Jim Nelson’s new novel Edward Teller Dreams of Barbecuing People.

A Concordance of One’s Life

A Concordance of One's Life by Jim Nelson

“‘A Concordance of One’s Life’…lends itself quite easily to artistic interpretation because, in many ways, it’s about a struggle to find meaning.” – San Francisco Chronicle

A Concordance of One’s Life is Jim Nelson’s first collection of short fiction. Featuring ten stories, Nelson introduces you to a unique and unforgettable menagerie of fictive worlds that abut the fine edge of what’s possible and what lays just beyond while remaining intensely personal, quietly human, and deftly enjoyable.

Everywhere Man

Everywhere Man

“Nelson manages to merge two seemingly disparate worlds: the hard science of code and the creativity of fiction. The result is a fantastic story rendered unusually real.” – KQED Arts

“It was a year ago today we discovered the Everywhere Man…”

Join the search for a mysterious man obscured and faceless but omnipresent in millions of tourist photos taken along San Francisco’s historic cable car routes. Never identified, his anonymity quietly frustrates the fabric of the city’s digital history until the final explosive moment arrives when he can no longer be ignored.