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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Jackson MacKenzie Chronicles: Golden Feather

    by Angel Giacomo
    Born into a well-off but strict family, eighteen-year-old Dakota Blackwater doesn’t appreciate his father’s plan for him. He wants to find his path through life and chase his own dreams. Instead of taking the easy road, he rebels, enlists in the US Army, and goes to war in a place foreign to him – Vietnam. He finds this choice may be the more difficult one, learning the pain of death, not only of his friends but his own hands. Will he keep his morality or slide down the rabbit hole of hate?
  • Triptych Unhinged: Anecdotes & Stories

    by Scott G. Harvey
    Triptych Unhinged is a collection of anecdotes and stories exploring the oddness and beauty of the human condition. Chance encounters, honest misunderstandings, and neurotic ruminations are the stuff of everyday experience in these bite-sized tales. Wise and humorous, these are stories for, and from, a troubled mind longing for more.
  • Topping the Willow

    by Lori Closter
    Midnight. Outside Manhattan, five-year-old Brittany lies awake, traumatized. Her atheist mother says that when Brittany dies, she will simply cease to exist. Ten years later, while driving to Vermont on vacation, the alienated teen causes a crash that leaves her mother clinging to life. Shockingly, her overwhelmed father turns her over to tenderhearted waitress Cassie, who brings the teen to Narrowgate, a local horse farm, to stay with loving believers- including "hot" Will, 17, an ex-juvie wit... more
  • The Melancholy Strumpet Master

    by Zeb Beck
    Gilmore Crowell’s anthropological study of Tijuana sex workers had his dissertation advisor cheering him on. But that was years ago, before his best sources in the streetwalker community up and vanished. Now he’s living in a downtown Los Angeles boarding house for seniors and listlessly trying to jumpstart his research anew. The faculty elders have grown impatient, he’s too broke to pay his parking tickets, and his girlfriend recently dumped him. To stay afloat, Gil takes a job teaching in a juv... more
  • The Oak People

    by Ruth Mohrman
    Home, for the Oak People, is a cave on the slopes of the Antelope Nose mountain. They live by hunting wild game and foraging for edible plants and fruits, but their way of life is under threat. The antelope and deer do not come in such numbers as they once did and hunger beckons. At a gathering on the plain at full moon, Ansa, a young woman from the desert, is mated with Bidari of the Oak People. After the feast, Ansa will come to live with him in the cave on the mountain. Will she be acce... more
  • A Promise Kept

    by Victor Friedmann
    In August 1941 Otto and Lenka Friedmann stepped out of their apartment in Zagreb, Croatia, and never returned. During the next 15 years they first evaded the Nazi death machine by escaping into the mountains of Croatia and then with the aid of Partisan militia they found temporary sanctuary in Italy. With the aid of refugee organizations American Joint Distribution Committee, AJDC, and Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, HIAS, as well as countless individuals who helped them along the way, they fin... more
  • The Sculptor and the Sacred River: Comic book (85 comic pages) & Historical facts about Nile River in Ancient Egypt (Babackey (S

    by Diaa Anwar
    Babackey is a sculptor from ancient Egypt, his adventures revolve in a comic form, from the strange situations in which he falls as a result of his passion for the art of sculpture, his wife’s constant annoyance, the high priest who wants to sculpt a statue for himself, and the endless requests of the pharaoh to sculpt statues for new temples.. This book reviews the situations in which Babackey fell during the Nile flood, periods of drought, and statues of the Bride of the Nile, in a humorous fo... more
  • The Sculptor and the Sacred River: Comic book (85 comic pages) & Historical facts about Nile River in Ancient Egypt (Babackey (S

    by Diaa Anwar
    Babackey is a sculptor from ancient Egypt, his adventures revolve in a comic form, from the strange situations in which he falls as a result of his passion for the art of sculpture, his wife’s constant annoyance, the high priest who wants to sculpt a statue for himself, and the endless requests of the pharaoh to sculpt statues for new temples.. This book reviews the situations in which Babackey fell during the Nile flood, periods of drought, and statues of the Bride of the Nile, in a humorous fo... more
  • Annie's Apple (Second Chance Book 2)

    by John A. Heldt
    Six years after emerging from a fountain of youth, siblings Bill, Paul, and Annie Carpenter, time travelers from 2022, make their way in 1911. In New York, Bill and wife Cassie finish a year as educators and struggle to start a family, while Annie tries her hand as a society reporter. In Arizona, Paul and Andy Lee, sergeants and brothers-in-law, attempt to keep the Mexican Revolution from spilling across the border. For all, life marches on. Then the soldiers receive new orders, Paul and A... more
  • The Other Elizabeth

    by Elsa Watson
    When Henry VIII died in 1547, 14-year-old Elizabeth went Chelsea to live with her father's widow, Catherine Parr, and her new husband, Thomas Seymour. Elizabeth's 9-year-old brother, Edward, was king, but the land was ruled by their uncle. The Other Elizabeth is a story—in the vein of the Prince and the Pauper—of what might have happened during that difficult time to the girl who would one day become queen.
  • The Lady and the Pendragon

    by Elsa Watson
    In war-torn, mystical, Dark Ages Britain, Lady Ygraine, alienated from her husband and drawn to the enigmatic Uther Pendragon, must help her people fight the invading Saxons and find true love with Uther so they can fulfill their destiny as Arthur’s parents and shape the future of their land.
  • Driving Toward Destiny

    by Stuart Scott

    It's 1971, and Jack Higgins has just graduated from college. For him, it means the beginning of his adult life, but it also means he's eligible for the Vietnam draft. Jack is certain he will die if sent overseas but feels he has little control over the course of his life. His parents want him to interview for career-oriented jobs, just like his father, but this is not the life Jack seeks. In order to find his way-his own way-he must get away from his family and land on his own two feet. Jack l... more

  • Arms Wide Asunder

    by S. Jay Bose
    In 1774, renowned British general Robert Clive is found dead with his throat cut. His hasty and secretive burial in an unmarked grave marks the end of a life defined by ambition, cunning, and greed in the name of building an empire. Two decades earlier, Clive is a promising young general facing insurmountable odds. Locked in a gruelling power struggle against Diwan Mohan Roy of Bengal, Clive’s mere 6000 troops face an army of 30,000 men. But with the help of the powerful—and treacherous—banker ... more
  • Swimming to Jerusalem

    by Seth Bornstein
    Bram Goodman was the coolest, most confident and self-assured guy in New York City – or so he thought. A few years later he is anything but. The story opens on the French Riviera where he is finishing up a summer gig as a swimming instructor. It is six-thirty in the morning and his roommate is singing off key to the Clash. Pulling the sheet over his head he ponders what comes next. Thirty-two years later the “next” has happened. Despite any grand plan, Bram’s life took its course. He met Liz ... more
  • Firefly Lullaby

    by Karen Weiss
    Imagine being outside on a starry summer night with fireflies twinkling all around you. Can you hear the birds, crickets, and frogs singing their sweet lullabies? Sounds of nature soothe us to sleep in this visually enchanting bedtime book from a land of dreams and imagination. The story suggests the presence of two children; however, they remain unseen. Instead, we see imaginative dwellings, sparkling fireflies ornamenting dreamy landscapes, a decked-out tricycle, dancing frogs,... more
  • The Darker Shades of Night

    by Burt Freiman
    This is the story of a multi-faceted struggle, a young woman’s campaign against the strictures imposed upon her by her nation, culture, village and faith, each an epitome of male domination. Is she devout, a searcher, standing her ground, a smaller cyclone, careening within the greater, twisting in opposition to its Coriolis motion, lost in the wrong hemisphere? What befalls the characters happened to real people. The historical accuracy is backed by 400+ footnotes. A recent reader ca... more
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