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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Just Off Elysian Fields

    by Woodlief Thomas
    Antoine, a thirty-something New Orleanian, needs to find meaning. He’s out of prison and trying to carve out a life, but he remains crippled by guilt and drink. This all changes when he learns his aged best friend Pharoah, a semi-homeless street performer, is dying. Pharoah’s last wish is for Antoine to find his estranged nineteen-year-old daughter Maybelle, with whom Pharoah has not spoken for fourteen years. Maybelle, a dreamer from New Orleans’ tough Sixth Ward, fled the city a month and a ha... more
  • "#ScaryWhiteFemales"

    by R. Scott Cornwell
    In the Dark Ages of identity politics, America is divided into too many victim classes to count; but there is a common enemy--The Toxic White Male. In this hilarious satire, a disillusioned Federal bureaucrat, and staunch libertarian, is lured to Progress, Oregon, "North America's Progressive Vacation Destination", by his woke wife for a little re-education. An alien land awaits.
  • Squire, A Mascot's Tale

    by John M. Cunningham, Jr
    At the outbreak of the Civil War, and against his wife Rachel's pleadings, Captain Jesse Webb takes his beloved dog Squire to war as his regiment's mascot. By 1863, they're posted in Port Hudson, Louisiana. Here Jesse encounters his old rival for Rachel's hand, Colonel Hampton Lafayette Marsden, who'd killed Jesse's brother in a duel a few years earlier. Here, too, Squire kills a fighting bulldog in self-defense. The bulldog's owner, Aaron Blevin, conspires with Marsden against Squire and Jesse.... more

    by Michael Heslin

    Before the High Line Park there was a train that ran through their lives…

    Salome and her mother Max live in a Manhattan loft surrounded by Abstract Expressionist murals and views of the West Side Highway. It is a neighborhood of meatpacking plants and nightclubs and the echoes of ocean liners. Salome never learned to roller skate on cobblestones, but her playground is Mr. Zwerling’s hardware store and her best friend is a man who cannot speak.

    MEATPACKING is a do... more

  • The Last Single Woman In New York City

    by Lorraine Duffy Merkl
    A jilted executive at her most vulnerable falls prey to an anti-marriage guru.
  • Across the Battlefield: A Pawn's Journey

    by Jonathan Ferry
    In our first book, Across the Battlefield: A Pawn's Journey, we imagine what it might feel like to be a pawn in the game of chess. The rules of the game make it possible so that a mere pawn can one day become a queen, the strongest piece on the board. But the barriers to get there must seem overwhelming! Can you identify with a pawn who dreams of becoming a queen? Across the Battlefield aims to inspire children to pursue their goals no matter how impossible they may seem, all while teachin... more
  • Me, A Ballet Dancer

    by Michael Hickman
    Roscoe's family wants what's best for him. His grandmother thinks ballet dancing is the activity that will help him. However, Roscoe does not feel the same way.
  • Me, A Salsa Dancer

    by Michael Hickman
    Roscoe's family loves dancing salsa. But he's a little nervous about following that fun, family tradition. Then things change for Roscoe.
  • Pictures of You

    by Jane Anthony
    He’s a guy obsessed with death. She’s a girl who can’t escape it. Still fraught with guilt over the suicide of her boyfriend, Ryan, Charlotte Hargrove spends her days obsessing over the unanswered questions left behind. But when a strange man dressed in black crosses her path, she wonders if a break from her pain may be just what she needs. Khyle Hammond is awkward, shy, and odd – everything Ryan wasn’t – yet Charlotte finds herself drawn to his sad eyes and innocent gaze. A friendship fo... more
  • Tattered Coat

    by Mike H. Mizrahi
    “I didn’t ask to see it in the first place. None of my business. But the gunshot drew me back to her camp, and that’s when everything changed. After all, witnessing a murder changes a kid, right?” Young Hickory must make an impossible choice. Tell what he saw and face the wrath of his abusive, alcoholic father. Or let an innocent man be tried and probably hanged for a crime he didn’t commit. Anna, an Atlanta socialite whose marriage is in tatters, is an old friend of the accused man’s fami... more
  • Manifest Destiny

    by Jaiden Baynes
    A glorious future awaits the unholy alliance between Norne the Machiavellian ice witch and Chaos the demon-spawned wild man. First, Tartarus. Next, the Universe.
  • Didn't Meet Any Geezers

    by Ruth Hersh Perry
    SYNOPSIS DIDN’T MEET A SINGLE GEEZER Fourteen year old Promila lives on a farm with her quirky grandmother who wrestles chickens and fixes her own tractor. No matter how many chickens she chases down or how many eggs she collects, Promila just can’t live up to her Grama’s spunk. Anyway, everyone in school calls her just, well, Vanilla. Now to make up for it, her one non-vanilla April Fool’s prank intended to prove them all wrong goes way south, earning her 120 community-service hours that now... more
  • Karinderya Love Songs

    by John Pucay
    Set in the 2020s in Metro Manila and Baguio City, Philippines, the unnamed narrator copes with his heartbreak by sleeping with women in long-term relationships. He meets a rich girl, a college freshman who's haunted by her abortion. And he reconnects with an old, trail running friend who recently broke up her engagement. Together, the three cope with their personal issues and the challenges of modern dating by hopping through bars and running up and down mountains.

    by Jeri S. Moore & Lori A. Wylie
    Little Baps is a spunky young boy at a stage in life where he learns best from his own mistakes and his own experiences. He is on a journey through a series of short stories to help parents assist their children in learning life's lessons.
  • The Wicking of the Broken Heart

    by Robin Eichele
    Selected Poems by Robin Eichele
  • Dark Secrets, A Legacy of Memories from 1939 Sweden

    by Sher Davidson
    Dark Secrets is about inter-generational trauma and WWII events. It is set in three different locations: A Scandinavian immigrant community of Astoria, Oregon, Paris, France and southern Sweden. The protagonist, Lena, is the granddaughter of a Swedish immigrant whose nights are often interrupted with screams. She longs to uncover her grandmother's secrets: what mysterious events occurred during her grandmother’s return visit to Sweden on the brink of Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939? Lena is... more