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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • For a Better Life

    by Julia Reid Galosy

    Casting herself as a refugee from a difficult and dangerous life in Mexico, Cece escapes to the United States to find a better life for herself and her unborn child. Encountering those who help and those who harm, she seeks to understand the American culture and how she will fit into it. The reader serves as companion on Cece's way through the maze of American customs, values and practices.

  • A Twist of Lemon: 100 Curious Stories in Exactly 100 Words

    by Arlene Duane Hemingway
    Wickedly funny, suspenseful, intense, and intriguing, you will be immediately drawn into these one-hundred-word stories—aka “drabbles”—masterfully crafted by Fletcher resident Arlene Duane Hemingway. Every word has been carefully chosen for style and content to create mesmerizing tales and characters. Covering a range of topics and emotions, this collection of 100 of the briefest narratives provide plenty of food for thought with enough love, hatred, malice, surprise, humor, deception, reckoning... more
  • Outpost Harry

    by Paul Snider
    Told from the front lines of one of the most intense weeks of combat during the Korean war, the final battle for Outpost Harry was fought for control of a key strategic position in the Iron Triangle. UN control of Harry would block communist forces from gaining a sight-line into the Kumwha Valley, block the most direct march into the south Korean capital of Seoul, and keep this important hill in the hands of the free world once the post-war territory lines were drawn. As talks of truce whispere... more
  • Article 94

    by Paul Snider

    After completing grueling jump school at Fort Benning, Andrew Cameron feels ready to finally head to the 38th parallel with the other newly-minted Airborne and serve on the front lines of the conflict between North and South Korea. “If my country is at war, I am at war.” When orders to the Far East Command skip over him and only a handful of others, Cameron realizes that he will literally have to fight to get into this war, and in doing so, risk everything to grasp this last and d... more

  • Cradle of Fire

    by Paul Snider

    What does it mean to be a man?  In Detroit during the 1930's and 1940's, being raised by a divorced mother during peak unemployment and pre-war jitters, sex, violence, and spirituality are woven together in a complex web surrounding a young Andrew Cameron.  As he learns to navigate a family legacy of both immoral characters and honorable heroes, Andrew struggles to rise above poverty, war, and loss, and find the voice that will truly guide him...

  • Kill the rich

    by Franciszek Wojciechowicz
    The World's billionaires are dying for unexplained reasons. The Armageddon Of The Rich begins with the death of Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, an unofficial record-holder of wealth and privilege. Other representatives of the financial elite follow suit, succumbing to a series of gruesome, unsettling, and improbable accidents. The pandemic is spreading at a rapid pace, and nobody seems to have the right answers. A crisis group gathers in Washington DC, but the real key to solving the puzzl... more
  • Legacy Drive

    by Paul Slavonik

    Over 600 horsepower, 20+ cars, 1,000 feet of elevation change, the fierce racing of the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama in New South Wales, Australia—Bill Watson's father conquered these challenges years ago and then walked away from it all. Now with a life and family of his own, Bill must conquer his own mountain as he seeks to live up to his family legacy while also forging his own. All the while, Bill must cope with the tragic death of a loved one as well as his own dark secret i... more

  • Dawn Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome

    by Faith L. Justice
    As Rome reels under barbarian assaults, a young girl must step up. After the Emperor’s unexpected death, ambitious men eye the Eastern Roman throne occupied by seven-year-old Theodosius II. His older sister Pulcheria faces a stark choice: she must find allies and take control of the Eastern court or doom the imperial children to a life of obscurity—or worse! Beloved by the people and respected by the Church, Pulcheria forges her own path to power. Can her piety and steely will protect her brothe... more
  • The Fair

    by John A. Heldt
    From the author of THE LANE BETRAYAL comes the second novel in the Time Box saga. Months after stealing two time machines from a madman who wants them back, the Lanes, a family of six, seek safety and contentment in 1893, the latest stop on a journey through time. While parents Mark and Mary find relief at Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition, an extravaganza of science and splendor, children Jeremy, Laura, and Ashley find romance, friendship, and thrills. Oldest son, Jordan, meanwhile, ... more
  • A Search for Truth, 2nd Edition

    by SYLVIA L. LEWIS, M.A.
    In "A Search for Truth," you will be inspired by the novel's characters and their struggle to maintain authentic biblical faith in the context of different religious-cultural backgrounds. First, tragedy strikes. A best friend is seriously hurt. So, what happens in the aftermath? A close-knit family must reveal its hidden past secrets and true ethnic ancestry. Can Cynthia, the main character, survive emotionally after a lifetime of being an only child, doted upon by wealthy parents? Is the SoCal ... more
  • Dragon on the Far Side of the Moon

    by Douglas J. Wood
    The Space Race never ended, it simply changed hands. Today, amidst budget cuts for NASA and gridlock in Congress, the United States is far behind China in progress towards forging the final frontier. When a manned rocket is launched to a secretive Chinese base on the far side of the moon, the side we cannot see from Earth, President Phillip Lawson is faced with the difficult mission of figuring out whether China is truly pursuing peaceful purposes in their exploration - or if their operations on... more
  • The Last Good Horse

    by David Martin Anderson
    SYNOPSIS of THE LAST GOOD HORSE: The plot unfolds as Billy Bartell languishes in a Montana prison hospital eager to tell the truth about the days of his youth when he rounded-up horses for East coast slaughterhouses. It was in 1939 when seventeen-year-old Billy leaves Billings to seek his fortune. For Billy the choice is simple: work the family funeral home or work the Pryor Mountain meadowland capturing wild mustangs. Ironically, Billy substitutes one death trade for another, for not only does... more
  • The Wars Among the Paines

    by John M. Millar
    For as far back as anyone could remember, few families in the town of Menschville, Pennsylvania were more well regarded than the Paines. Tracing their lineage back to colonial times, the Paine family had for centuries been known as well educated, industrious, charitable, and, perhaps most of all, heroic, participating in nearly every American conflict since the revolutionary war. The Paines were a testament to the patriotism, class, and affluence of the American dream. But while tales of th... more
  • Partially Sterile

    by Stephen Webb
  • Dispatches from the Swinging Door Saloon: Poems from my 10-year bender inside heaven's dive bar

    by Randall McNair

    Even if you're on the fence about poetry, having grown to dislike it in school, Randall McNair will bring you over to his side of the fence, the one where the absurd lives. In this debut collection of poems, McNair paints a humorous and vivid picture of what it was like to be a burnout in a world full of over achievers. Although at times raw and explicit, McNair's poetry allows us inside the mind of a very creative, but sad soul, one who's stuck in a career he hates and who, throu... more

  • The Boy King

    by Janet Wertman
    The Unsuspecting Reign of Edward Tudor. Motherless since birth and newly bereft of his father, King Henry VIII, nine-year-old Edward Tudor ascends to the throne of England and quickly learns that he cannot trust anyone, even himself. Edward is at first relieved that his uncle, the new Duke of Somerset, will act on his behalf as Lord Protector, but this consolation evaporates as jealousy spreads through the court. Challengers arise on all sides to wrest control of the child king, and throug... more

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