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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Temple Gates. Benjamin Franklin's Grandson

    by Michael Gates
    The year is 2030. Temple Gates, son of the president of Elysian Enterprise, and Bet– an employee at Elysian – gain unauthorized access to Elysian's research labs and experimental drugs. Every Sunday they conduct reckless experiments into the nature of consciousness. One Sunday, in Elysian’s Virtual-Reality lab – primed by visual cues and a drug known to induce out-of-body experiences – Temple is, unwittingly, bilocated through space-time to London, January 29, 1774. The first man he encounters ... more

    by Edward Beard
    1066 Arguably the most famous date in English history. The Norman conquest of England. How did it happen? What were the circumstances that led to such events? How did around seven thousand Normans and their allies conquer a nation of over two million people? LEOFRIC KNOWS, HE WAS THERE. The year is AD 1071. William the Conqueror and his Norman army have taken the Isle of Elig. After eighteen months of bloody siege, someone showed them the way through the secret paths of the treacherous m... more
  • The Inner World Turned Out

    by Scott Lingen
    Practicing psychologist Dr. Scott Lingen takes us on a wild ride through the minds of a revolving cast of characters AND the shrinks who treat them. Petter and Thea are not only a married couple, but psychotherapists--a psychologist and a psychiatrist, respectively. Between them they treat a number of patients with wide-ranging mental health issues, all the while trying to keep their own lives from becoming train wrecks in every sense of the word. At times dramatic, at times sad, and much of... more
  • Obadiah

    by Eldon N. Spady
    Obadiah is the story of how Obadiah, a worshipper of the true Jehovah, and who is mentioned in only one chapter of the bible, got the job of palace administrator for King Ahab, who, along with Queen Jezebel is trying to rid the country of ancient Israel of Jehovah worshippers, and how he survives the machinations of the Queen who tries everything from seduction to outright murder to remove Obadiah from his position.
  • The Prince's Order: The Secret Origins of the Renaissance, Book 2

    by Taylor Buck
    Florence, Italy. Nearly a year ago, Professor Jack Cullen and his wife Kat nearly lost their lives discovering the infamous Medici family treasure. A powerful secret turned out to be the catalyst behind not only the Renaissance--but all of western civilization. The problem was... the secret was locked in a time-release code. London, England. Present day. A revolutionary decryption program known as TETRA emerges, unlocking the code and revealing a powerful text, feared stolen. Jack's friend... more
  • There's Beauty in my Flaws

    by B. B. Grace
    Tally Forester is a college dropout stuck in a rut. After quitting her dead-end job, she takes a chance opportunity - one that sends her halfway across the country to Colorado. There, while helping out at her uncle's funeral home for the summer, Tally encounters a widow whose actions leave her suspicious. And when her inquisitive mind leads her down a dark path in search of answers, the evidence she finds points to a sinister conclusion. But many questions remain. Because, as Tally discovers, th... more
  • The Long Way Home

    by D. L. Norris

    The Long Way Home is a compelling work of fiction set in 1950s Madison County, Nebraska.

    At the heart of the story is Maggie Davis, a middle-aged widow and recent heiress to a grand Victorian manor. The stately home, which Maggie shares with her spirited nine-year-old daughter Jenna, also serves as a bed and breakfast to a once regular, but now transitory, clientele.

    The kitchen table is the epicenter of lively, often contentious, dialogue where no topics are off-limits. An outspo... more

  • Bell Hammers

    by Lancelot Schaubert

    PRANKS. OIL. PROTEST. JOKES BETWEEN NEWLYWEDS. AND ONE HILARIOUS SIEGE OF A MAJOR CORPORATION. Remmy grows up with Beth in Bellhammer, Illinois as oil and coal companies rob the land of everything that made it paradise. Under his Grandad, he learns how to properly prank his neighbors, friends, and foes. Remmy starts the Bell Hammer Construction Company, which depends on contracts from Texaco Oil. And Beth argues with him about how to build a better business. Together, Remmy and Beth start to ... more

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    by Steve kabacha

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  • Wisdom of the Ages

    by Robert Bernardo
    Sometimes the truth hurts so much; it's better to tell a lie. Such was the case for poor Johnny, who couldn't tell anyone where he'd been for the past eleven years without putting the entire world at risk. So, what lie would he tell? How could he explain why he suddenly vanished without a trace? Johnny himself had more questions than answers about his strange disappearance, yet all he wanted now was to get back to his family and the fabulous life he was forced to leave behind. A task easier said... more
  • The Book of Irish Bulls: Gaffes, Jests, and Paradoxes in National Literature and Rhetoric

    by E.C. Walsh
    "What is that unforgettable line?" So asks Winnie, the heroine of Samuel Beckett's Happy Days, enacting a long tradition of bulls in Irish literature and rhetoric. Defined as an apparently self-contradictory or nonsensical statement, the Irish bull has a long history in the national culture, especially on stage. In some ways, the bull foreshadowed Absurdist theatre: both suggest a deeper meaning for surface-level nonsense. Since the Renaissance, Irish and English playwrights have used bulls ... more
  • Anopheles, and other fables

    by John C. West
    Literary fiction, For readers and aficionados of literary fiction, Anopheles is a compilation of origin fables set in Classical Greece. It explains how certain animals and other things came to be, in the manner of Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories". It may be conceptualized as when Aesop met Kipling.
  • Theological Adventures with Rocco

    by John C. West
    Literary fiction, Rocco, a house painter who seems to question everything, and Earl, an amiable Methodist minister who went through divinity school without questioning much of anything, have a discussion about God. Rocco asks hard questions, but Earl always seems to come up with an answer. Sometimes Earl finds the questions unsettling, and sometimes Rocco finds the answers unsatisfying. Can two men with entirely different perspectives, find common ground?
  • Child of Sonora

    by Joseph VanZutphen
    Synopsis: Child of Sonora begins with the juxtaposition of the lives of two 7-year-old boys in the Sonora Desert. The first boy lives in Scottsdale in 2017, and the second boy lives in the Tohono O’odham Territory in 1848. The history begins during the Mexican-American War, and takes the reader through Indian boarding schools, diseases (i.e., smallpox, cholera, diabetes) and the exploitation of Indian labor, all the result of European occupation. Although each story illustrates the proverbi... more
  • Storms of Malhado

    by Maria Elena Sandovici
    Galveston Island, Texas, September 2008 Katie doesn’t believe in ghosts. And she certainly doesn’t believe the rumors that her family’s home is haunted, despite its tragic history: two young women who lived there in different eras died in hurricanes – one during Hurricane Carla in 1961, one during the Great Storm of 1900, the greatest natural disaster to befall the United States. But that was the past. A fact Katie reminds herself of when she returns to Galveston to await Hurricane Ike with h... more
  • Two Worlds Apart

    by Gail Rose Thompson
    Zahra, a pampered Persian girl, who is sent to the United States for her High School education , becomes enamored with life in America. When circumstances make it necessary for her to return home, her life changes in ways she never imagined possible. Her love of horses leads her down a path to becoming one of the most influential women in Iran.