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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Why Ruin Another Life

    by Anthony Weathers

    Anthony Weathers was told a story years ago. Upon hearing it, he felt compelled to write a novel based on the true events. This novel delves into themes of domestic abuse and violence, shedding light on the social taboos and inequalities of the time. Step into the haunting world of Why Ruin Another Life, a riveting tale that transports you to 1950s Black Mississippi. 

    Brace yourself for a captivating generational odyssey where a single event had the power to reshape destinies. Witn... more

  • 1-2-3, A Deep Breath for Me

    by Hillary Harper
    Meet Mack, the pup with emotions as big as his paws! At times, Mack finds himself overwhelmed by his feelings. His stomach is filled with butterflies, his legs grow wobbly, and he feels short of breath. Thankfully, Mack has his trusty sidekick, Gertie, to guide him through the tough times. Together, they explore ways to manage and overcome these powerful emotions. Through Mack's journey, children can learn breathing exercises, visualization techniques, and other self-regulation activities that ... more
  • In the Day of Trouble

    by Taj Magruder
    On the night of March 17, 1934, in a small town in rural Pennsylvania, a man crept to a window and shot a woman through her heart. Her name was Susan Mummey, but she was better known as the Witch of Ringtown Valley. The shocking true story of her life and murder has never been told…until now. The cold-blooded shooting of a woman in her home would have been news on its own. But the victim who lay on her sitting room floor wasn’t just any woman. For years, the people of Schuylkill County whispe... more
  • Berkley the Dog in A Noseful of Trouble

    by David HIllman
    Berkley has a huge nose and is always sticking it where it doesn't belong, always getting into trouble. Can Berkley ever find a way to put his super sniffer to good use? This is a fun and funny story of how being a little bit different can be an asset, not a disadvantage.
  • All I Gained

    by Dale Maiella and Kara Shade

    Two Friends. Countless Adventures. One Incredible Gift.

    A sweet bond between two unlikely grade school friends grows into an epic friendship spanning decades. Through their adventures and laughter, courage and heartbreak, Riley and Emma show us what it looks like to walk the path of life together faithfully, no matter what lies ahead.

  • Celia's Room

    by Kevin Booth
    When the freedom of the night turns to deadly obsession ... 1990. Two young artists in Barcelona – one gay, the other straight, both addicted to a nightlife that thwarts their ambitions to create – fall under the aura of the enigmatic Celia. The games they are learning to play, against the backdrop of a city that is also rehearsing a new identity, draw all three into conflict, leading them inexorably towards the truth of Celia’s Room. “successfully captures the Barcelona zeitgeist”
  • Shadows Fade

    by J. Bella M.
    Seventeen-year-old Ruby arrives home to find that her father has fallen down a flight of stairs. After he dies, Ruby tries to hold the pieces of her life together, while her mother Cristina recalls her marriage and compares it to her mother Lina’s. \tJ. Bella M. explores the impact of intergenerational trauma on this family, revealing a web of disfunction and violence. Shadows Fade is a bittersweet tale which gives voice to three women and their life choices as defined by cultural demands, ... more
  • No Stranger Christmas

    by Roger Leslie PH.D
    While trying to save Christmas for his financially struggling family, 14-year-old Frankie Lincoln finds the courage to explore his artistry, stand up to gay discrimination, and pursue first love.
  • forbidden Love

    by Diane Sanchez
  • Not Hear

    by Elizabeth Borae

    Excellence. Fixer. Closer. Winner.

    Sixteen-year-old Anayah Kapur already has a reputation for domination. With a love for science and medicine, she goes after anything she puts her mind to with passion and determination.

    Anayah is burning things up.

    Until she’s with her family, who pours a huge bucket of ice water over her. As the youngest member, Anayah feels she’s treated as a baby, fighting to be seen, heard, and taken seriously. She... more

  • Pipeliner

    by Shawn Hartje
    Falling in love isn't what seventeen-year-old Jason Krabb imagines when he meets Betsy, an alluring girl from a different background. Struggling to distinguish himself from his prominent family, Jason's quest to leave his mark on the 90s grunge scene gets hilariously sidetracked by Betsy and a rag-tag crew of pipeliners who are bringing gas lines through the Idaho desert to keep the lights on in Portland and Seattle. Pipeliner is at once a coming-of-age love story and a comical timestamp of earl... more
  • Neil The Snail Who Left His Shell

    by Carmen Parets Luque

    In this delightful story, children will embark on an adventure with Neil the Snail, a lovable character who sets out on a journey to find a new shell that reflects his unique personality. Along the way, Neil learns valuable lessons about self-acceptance, embracing individuality, and the importance of believing in oneself.

  • Tempest North

    by Rodger Carlyle

    It’s 1820 and the American Revolution is breaking down the old European order and culture. Captain Chad Grittenburg, a wounded veteran of the War of 1812 is driven by duty and chivalry. He fears dishonor more than death. When a duel goes horribly wrong and his fiancé is killed, his world collapses.

    Escape from his troubled mind comes in the form of a journey from Boston to Russian America. The peaceful trading voyage should be a remedy, but his emotional crisis tears at his... more

  • The Dream Collector, Book I

    by R.w. Meek
    In 1885 Julie Forette comes to Paris, determined to work at the infamous Salpêtrière Asylum for women. Drawn to help the seemingly disturbed Sabrine (‘Princess of the Hysterics’), Julie enlists the aid of the young intern Dr. Freud and together pursue the hidden potential of hypnotism and dream interpretation. Julie becomes the ‘Dream Collector’ collecting from Freud and many of the major 19th Century artists, including, Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh their one unforgettable, soul-defining dream.... more
  • Escape from the Czar: A Novella

    by Paula Velho

    "Escape from the Czar" is an intense novella that unfolds against the backdrop of late 19th-century Russia and the tumultuous times that shaped the destiny of Povilas Glamzo. Born to a serf family in Lithuania, Povilas dreams of escaping the drudgery of serfdom. His journey takes him to St. Petersburg, where he embraces the life of a factory worker, only to find disillusionment in the limited opportunities it offers. The narrative follows Povilas through various career choices, marr... more

  • Flat

    by Neal Rabin
    Embark on a swashbuckling adventure, teeming with betrayal, romance, murder, sea battles, and a healthy dose of satirical Renaissance humor. Between the final breath of the Spanish Inquisition, and Magellan's epic voyage, join unintended explorer, Lanning Delaford, plus an eclectic cast of characters including Ignatius Loyola, Ferdinand Magellan, (mostly) evil pirates, a mediocre Portuguese butcher, an alluring, bad-ass courtesan, and a peregrine falcon named Doug, as they traverse southern Euro... more