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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • John Brown's Women: A Novel

    by Susan Higginbotham
    As the United States wrestles with its besetting sin—slavery—abolitionist John Brown is growing tired of talk. He takes actions that will propel the nation toward civil war and thrust three courageous women into history. Wealthy Brown, married to John Brown's oldest son, eagerly falls in with her husband's plan to settle in Kansas. Amid clashes between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers, Wealthy's adventure turns into madness, mayhem, and murder. Fifteen-year-old Annie Brown is thrilled... more
  • Best Buddies

    by Jordan Bach
    "Your son's invisible friend is not imaginary..." Kate’s son has a new buddy, one he can’t see, hear or feel. Yet, it’s feeding him information about the future. But for every prediction, his friend demands favors in return. And as those favors grow increasingly cruel and depraved, it’s only a matter of time until people start to die.
  • All Possible Orbits

    by Adam Perry
    Fired from his job, recently divorced, and nearly broke, Tucker Merrill is ready to snap when he receives word of his brother's suicide. In full retreat, Tucker returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi where the local industries have cut and run, the old southern mansions are devoid of visitors, and all that remains are gambling, hard drugs, and some serious cases of arrested development. The unforgiving criticism of Tucker's father, coupled with the less than sympathetic ear of his... more
  • And Tyler No More: A Novel

    by Stan Haynes
    In 1844, President John Tyler is weeks away from submitting to the Senate a treaty for the annexation of the Republic of Texas into the Union, doubling the amount of enslaved territory in the country and giving the southern states a majority in the Senate. Monty Tolliver, a former top aide to an influential senator, and his best friend, Ben Geddis, a naval officer and an abolitionist, determine to assassinate Tyler, an unelected president who, in their view, has already committed multiple ... more
  • A Walk in the Woods

    by Caroline L Thornton
    Sometimes our own unique abilities are just waiting to be found and sometimes the ones we've forgotten about are just waiting to be rediscovered. Join bunny for A Walk in the Woods and follow her journey to self discovery in this charming tale for children (and bunnies) of all ages.
  • Apricot Marmalade and the Edmondson Transmittal

    by Lon Orey

    A satirical romp through 1968 Thailand follows a team of US intelligence agents matching wits with enemy operatives.

    It was 1968 and the war was not going well. The surprisingly-effective Tet Offensive in January had humbled and embarrassed the South Vietnamese and their American allies. It had sent a powerful message to the folks back home that this Vietnam thing wasn't going to be over anytime soon. Americans in general were growing weary of its intrusion into their living rooms e... more

  • Sometimes A Soldier Comes Home

    When Eleanor Mitchell's husband, Roger, is called late to the fight in WWII, she is beside herself with worry but determined to stay strong. WIth her sisters to aid her, she carries bravely on seeing to her two young children and life on the American home front. Then, just five days after the war ends, the unthinkable happens and Eleanor must figure out how to carry on without the man she intended to love forever. Until, in a twist of the supernatural, Roger returns.
  • Olurounbi's Promise; An African Folktale

    by Princess Sherifat Akorede
    OLÚRÓUNBÍ, widowed too young, promised her only child, out of financial desperation, to ÌRÓKÒ tree as a sacrifice in exchange for wealth within seven months. Time flew by so fast with Olúróunbí enjoying being the richest person in the town. She bucked when Ìrókò Tree demanded settlement. Did Olúróunbí forget or she did not intend to fulfil her promise? Ìrókò tree threatened to swallow up the entire town if Olúróunbí did not produce the promised child for sacrifice as agreed. When land tremors an... more
  • Lead Flashins Sydney

    by Scott Smithee
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  • The Creche

    by Larry Forcey
    A fiery preacher is tried, convicted, and burned at the stake; an elderly monk is questioned and scoffed by a papal delegation; a father, in the outskirts of Paris, is tormented with the decision to protect his family or follow Christ's teaching of "turning the other cheek"; an abused wife leaves her husband, embarking on the unknown to protect her seven-year-old daughter; and an eleven-year-old boy, Carter Mason, despairs to find answers to the injustices and evil he encounters. The miracle of ... more
  • Bilkhu and Other Short Stories

    by Karen Divya Shekar
    A collection of Short Stories that looks at the inevitability of pain.
  • tEXt me

    by Kit Derrick
    It is the year 2000, and 32 year-old Tiffany accidentally bumps into her first true love (Martin Peters), an ex from her time at Warwick University. They swap numbers, and start flirting by text on those new-fangled mobile phones. Tiffany’s devoted husband, Nick, knows there are problems with their marriage and starts seeing a relationship counsellor on his own, to work out what he might do to fix things. He also confides in his work-friend Darren, who has had similar marital problems. Tiffa... more
  • Squeak!

    by Robin L Gordon

    "Squeak" is a story about a bird who does not like his voice.  Through coaxing and encouragement, he realizes that his voice is perfect and meant to communicate with another living creature.  Like a fingerprint, the reader will consider that each person has a unique voice and that each voice is valuable, and important to the harmony of life.

  • Poppy's Buzzing Brain

    by Simmonne Dyson-Holland
    WHERE is Poppy? WHY is his brain buzzing? Poppy's grandsons, Matthew and Richard, have found a way to keep him in their lives. However, Poppy is busy trying to get a new job. What will Poppy choose to do? Join Matthew and Richard on their journey to be with their Poppy again, even when it seems there is no hope. There is always hope
  • The Face of God

    by Brian Ray Brewer

    “A thoughtful, engaging meditation on the intersection of artistic and spiritual integrity.”              -- Kirkus Reviews

    “The Face of God is certainly a masterpiece…The story lingers on in the reader’s mind long after the reading is done. Fans of contemporary drama will find (it) a wonderful read!” -- Lily Amanda, Pacific Book Review

    “This metaphor for how people change through their work and relation... more

  • Stand a Little Out of My Sun

    by Angelyn Christy Voss
    STAND A LITTLE OUT OF MY SUN is a multicultural novel exploring the timeless issues of love, coming of age, the power of forgiveness, and the ties that bind families together. It’s the story of Sophie and her family. Sophie’s mother, Christina, joins the Army during WWII and marries Tom Peters, a brilliant, non-Greek soldier without “The Permission” from her parents. Hell breaks loose as Tom’s dispassionate ways collide with the family’s effusive temperaments. Twelve-year-old Sophie is the... more