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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Christmas Eve on the Underground Railroad

    by Michael Easterling
    Christmas, it has been said, is many things to many people. In these seven stories the meaning of Christmas is as varied as the time and circumstances in which they take place. A young Quaker recalls Christmas as a time when he received the courage to shelter fugitives. A Dutch fisherman is driven to despair by his own compulsive gift giving. An Amish housewife seeks resolution for a life haunted by the image of a Christmas tree. Of course, Christmas is foremost a celebration of the birth of Chr... more
  • The Question of Lahash

    by Nicole Mayor

    "You have chosen to be this," she gestured in his direction at nothing in particular, "and you can choose to be different. I want to see if it's possible."

    Life is as much about choices as it is the cards we are dealt, if not more so. In The Question of Lahash, Nicole Mayor uses Kate, a celebrity magazine writer, to propose an unplanned social experiment of sorts to a wickedly dark rock star named Lahash, who has risen to fame be taking on a demon persona.... more

  • Electro: a small Texas town

    by David Lisenby
    A group of individuals deal with the aftermath of an emp and take their own journey to fine one another ... and themselves.
  • Willow Oak

    by K.M. del Mara
    The willow knows what the oak does not. The story of Willow Oak begins on the eve of the American Revolution and concerns two young girls, sisters in a New York city family who are loyal to the British crown. As war threatens, their father decides the family must flee to Montreal. This does not sit well with his daughters, who have no experience with the dangers of war. They depart for Canada anyway, sailing up the Hudson River and befriending along the way a free-born black boy who is an ... more
  • Freefall: A Divine Comedy

    by Lily Iona MacKenzie
    Freefall: A Divine Comedy features Tillie Bloom, a wacky installation artist, who travels to Venice for an extended reunion with three former friends, women she hung out with in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. She also plans to crash the Biennale, an art extravaganza scheduled every other year. Each woman’s life has taken a different direction. Tillie and Daddy have both moved to the States from Canada, where Tillie has given herself over to art. Daddy—once a heterosexual radical feminist/hipp... more
  • Barnabas the Bad-Mannered Bulldog

    by Chris Gray
    Barnabas loves helping his family. His "help" comes in the form of barking, tooting, and drooling. Barnabas' family; however, has had enough of his bad manners. Will obedience school change Barnabas' bad-mannered ways or will his family be forced to live with their bad-mannered bulldog?
  • It's Music Time

    by T. C. Bartlett
    While on his way to his music lesson a little boy becomes enchanted by all the animals that are singing in the woods.
  • A Model Mind

    by Brad Kash

    In 1989, Tommy Model was one of the world’s most famous rock stars. But after selling more than one hundred million albums worldwide and reaching the pinnacle of a career fueled by greed, addictions, and ego, he soon falls from grace after being upended by an abrupt, life-changing experience.

    Three decades later, following a slow, tragic downward spiral that costs him nearly everything, Tommy finally finds his true love and muse. A personal rebirth rekindles his creativity, and a subseq... more

  • Freefall: A Divine Comedy

    by Lily Iona MacKenzie
    Freefall: A Divine Comedy features Tillie Bloom, a wacky installation artist, who travels to Venice for an extended reunion with three former friends, women she hung out with in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. She also plans to crash the Biennale, an art extravaganza scheduled every other year. Each woman’s life has taken a different direction. Tillie and Daddy have both moved to the States from Canada, where Tillie has given herself over to art. Daddy—once a heterosexual radical feminist/hipp... more
  • The Bubble Kids

    by N. Chowdhry
    With the inclusion of so many finely wrought details about daily life, the novel acts as a window into another part of the world, adding much-needed context to lives that could very well parallel those featured in blood-soaked headlines. The novel excels at highlighting everyday moments of resistance to terrorism, violence, and extremism, practiced one brave act at a time, that mainstream journalism ignores but that fiction persists in exposing. The Bubble Kids is a completely engrossing and ref... more
  • The Bubble Kids

    by N. Chowdhry
    With the inclusion of so many finely wrought details about daily life, the novel acts as a window into another part of the world, adding much-needed context to lives that could very well parallel those featured in blood-soaked headlines. The novel excels at highlighting everyday moments of resistance to terrorism, violence, and extremism, practiced one brave act at a time, that mainstream journalism ignores but that fiction persists in exposing. The Bubble Kids is a completely engrossing and ref... more
  • Santa's Sleigh-Train

    by E. Dorinda Shelley
    When Rudolph got sick with reindeer pox on Christmas Eve, he couldn't guide the sleigh to deliver presents, so Santa had to find another means of transportation... A toy train and magic dust save the trip.
  • Hitchin' Post

    by Julie Barker
    Hitchin' Post the cowboy jackrabbit, lives on the 6B's Ranch. He loves his ranch and all of his cowboy friends, and though ranch life can sometimes be hard, he wouldn't trade a day on the 6B's for nothing! When the 6B's is faced with a devastating drought, Hitch learns that it's his home, friends and family that make him feel rich.
  • The Sex Decision

    by Ellen Piano
    What happens after Janine, 17, says "no" to Hal, a popular high school athlete? Why did Hal suddenly turn from a fun, respectful guy into a sexually-demanding male? Janine's decision about Hal's demands haunt her while as editor of her high school online newspaper she interviews pregnant teens. What the girls tell her leads to the shocking truth about Hal and his new demand of her. She finally learns why she cared so much for him and why he demanded sex from her. Can she dare risk romance ... more
  • Road to Antietam

    by Tom E. Hicklin
    Road to Antietam is the story of two brothers, Daniel and Christopher Galloway, from Norwalk, OH, who join the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the beginning of the Civil War. Daniel, the older brother, is studious and responsible and wants recognition and advancement. Christopher, the younger brother, is more carefree and is looking for fun and adventure. Like the rest of the country, both expect an easy victory with lots of glory. They quickly find themselves caught up in a drawn-out, increa... more
  • The Blue Brotherhood

    by Yokairy Tavarez
    Evalyne Vitelli is an up-and-coming New York ADA. Benjamin Pacey is the well-decorated New York City Police Detective who has fled to Albany to escape her memory. Unbeknownst to them, a botched silencing job opens the door to the exposure of a drug-ring and countless murders hidden in the heart of New York's law enforcement hierarchy. When she is framed for a murder she didn't commit, Evalyne and Pacey's lives collide after three years apart in an explosive and charged tale that uncovers exactly... more

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