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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • My Brother’s Keeper

    by Victor M. Sandoval
    “My Brother’s Keeper” is a coming-of-age story about a young man named Edmundo (Ed) Santos, who is born with cerebral palsy. Ed's father is determined to help him overcome his disability, and he pushes Ed to participate in activities that most people would consider impossible for someone with CP. Ed's mother is more supportive and understanding, and she helps Ed to feel loved and accepted for who he is. The story is set in East Los Angeles in the early 1980s, and it captures the challenges and t... more
  • Mother's Day: A War Story

    by William P Singley
    Mother's Day is not a panorama of the decades-long effort, but a brief moment, a close-up of a long and tragic conflict that reveals the immediate in five soldiers' existence; staying alive, staying dry, getting through the day, the night, the next day, the next night-and the boring and rare terrifying events during a year in-country. The reader experiences adapting to life in a free-fire zone among caustic veterans, the fear produced by baptism of fire, and the terrifying incident of a deadly a... more
  • Poetry in Motion

    by Raymond Quattlebaum
    So here it is, the book called Poetry In Motion. Poetry is life in Motion, Motion is the Poetry of Life, spinning at a vibration so magnificent, a vision for the world to see. Here, at last, is a book, the Chapters of Poetry In Motion, as we express ourselves through life. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what can you say for a mental visualization? Yes, life is a stage, and we all play a part, but what part do you play in the great scheme of life? As we know, to be a part, you must play ... more
  • Abby and Liam and the Bedtime Adventure

    by Kristen Puma
    Meet Abby and Liam; a stupendous sibling duo with an incredible bond. Together, they teach young readers the importance of using their imaginations and developing their sense of curiosity and creativity. The first of a captivating series, Abby and Liam and the Bedtime Adventure brings young readers along to an enchanting world of thrilling escapades right from the comfort of their home. With bedtime on the horizon, will Abby and Liam be able to squeeze in one more adventure before saying goodnig... more
  • An Empty House Doesn't Sneeze

    by David Scott Richardson

    An Empty House Doesn’t Sneeze renders life on the home front through the watchful eyes of 15-year-old Scotty Johannsen as WWII rages across the globe.  Against the backdrop of blackouts, bomb shelters, rationing, and victory gardens, Scotty and his friends follow the rhythms of yesteryear, weaving their wartime worries through the “wilds” of Seattle’s Ravenna Park, where their imaginations run free. 

    Into this fragile balance a neighborhood thr... more

  • Bertie's Place

    by Edie Goodwin
    Bertie's Place, published by Westbow Press, is the heartfelt story of a young teacher, Molly Parsons, as she attempts to navigate her first year out of college. Along the way, she finds herself wading through love, loss, heartache, and betrayal. Twenty-two-year-old Molly Parsons has just graduated from college when she lands a job teaching fifth grade in Winslow, a small farming community in northeastern Ohio. Just as she and her friend Eva are preparing to move into their new apartment, Eva ... more
  • Neighbourly Mischief

    by Cristina Mirzoi
    In this peculiar story, we follow the lives of a few distinctive individuals living in an old apartment building, ranging from angsty youth to middle-aged couples and senior citizens. Sorrows, insecurities, longings, frustrations, and, above all, secrets are concealed within each of these characters in an intricate maze of dysfunctional yet humorous relationships. The intrusion of an outsider on a serene night unexpectedly impacts the building and its inhabitants, forever altering their lives... more
  • A Postcard From Jerusalem

    by Cory J. Schulman
    Cory J. Schulman's A Postcard From Jerusalem, takes readers on a transformative journey through the eyes of a group of Jewish teenagers exploring Israel. As they navigate ancient sites, breathtaking landscapes, and the complexities of their own identities, Schulman weaves a captivating narrative that resonates with readers of all backgrounds. At the heart of the story lies a poignant exploration of identity and belonging. As the characters grapple with their Jewish heritage and the allure of... more
  • Leo The Loveable Lab

    by carol farmer
    Leo and his friends' adoption stories will warm readers' hearts from children to adults. The dogs create their own sense of community in their new neighborhood and welcome new dogs into the pack. They exhibit personalities and social behaviors similar to people which are delightfully entertaining. The stories are relatable to personal pets plus many unique stories that will entertain children and adults.
  • Harvest Wagon of Hope: Book 9

    by Cindy Gee and Gus Gee
    In their ninth heartwarming tale, Cindy and Gus Gee continue their cherished tradition of storytelling with ‘Boar and Family.’  This time, the Gee children and their classmates embark on an enlightening journey through the world of food insecurities. With grace and charm, the authors weave a narrative that teaches young readers the importance of helping others and reassures them that seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of. True to their commitment to making a difference, the Gees pledge to don... more
  • Sugar Free

    by Robin D'Amato
    Ginny Eastman was 6 years old when she started playing basketball in 1966. Blessed with a talent but hindered by a medical condition, Ginny navigates creative paths to satisfy her burning desire to rule the court.
  • Animal Whisperers Tokitae

    by E.O. Worth
    Amazing original adventure story with diverse characters and unique settings. Wild orcas and kids make for a great story of magic and mystery. The compassion of animals, and their powerful messages. Allow this orca tale to leave you in awe of what humans and animals are capable of, when we consider one another with compassion, understanding, and gratitude.
  • Gangster Magic

    by Charlie D Weisman
    Little Humphry, a good boy from the small town of Bethlahoom, finds himself the target of a diabolic drug-lord. Mistaking the cartel leader for an evil wizard, he nobly wanders into the world of crime to save his town from dark magic. After joining forces with a manipulative pimp and a small-time dealer, his principles are tested by the tasty fruits of crime. As he slowly begins recognizing the folly of his ways, he must sacrifice everything to atone for his sins and save Bethlahoom from its t... more
  • Juan Andres Vargas

    by Juan Andres Vargas
  • Willy and Way

    by Paige Markland
    Way is an elephant blanket that was gifted to Willy before he was born. The two did everything together, including vacation. One vacation, Way was left behind and Willy was devastated. Willy did not give up hope that Way would one day return. With continued requests from Willy, his mother attempted to call the hotel over the years with no success. Based on a true story, Willy’s positive thinking results in an unexpected, happy, and relieved ending.
  • Sam the Snail Kite and The Secret of the Everglades

    by Vera de Chalambert
    The Everglades is disappearing and the snail kites are endangered, so Sam the Snail Kite sets off on a journey to find the secret to keeping the Everglades alive. He turns to his Everglades family like Grandfather Sun, Mother Sawgrass, Uncle Gator, Sister Egret, Cousin Snail and asks for help. Finally, he meets Billy the Canoe Carver who shares with Sam Indigenous wisdom- the secret of keeping the Everglades alive is protecting the water. Together they visit Mary the Naturalist and gather the Ev... more
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