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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 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.
  • The Bomb Squad

    by Neil Perry Gordon
    At the stroke of midnight, a devastating explosion at Black Tom Island, an armaments depot, rocks New York City awake; and so begins this story of two patriots in World War I, each willing to put his life on the line in order to achieve a glorious victory for his cause. Serving the Fatherland is Dr. Harold Schwartz, administrator of the prestigious Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital and a German spy. Along with his father, a dealer in lethal weapons and a lifelong friend of Kaiser Wilhelm, Schwa... more
  • Northern Hunt (Northern Wolf Series Book 2)

    by Daniel Greene
    Johannes Wolf has made a crucial mistake. He's volunteered for a secret raid, dragging along with him, his unit of misfits. They fall under the command of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren and set out on a quest for redemption and vengeance that will strike at the head of the Southern Cause. Will they become famous for their glorious raid as knights of the North? Or will they become savages? Or even forgotten corpses buried in a shallow grave?
  • Northern Blood (Northern Wolf Series Book 3)

    by Daniel Greene
    An escaped Union prisoner and his platoon are forced to undertake a risky mission to kidnap Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart's wife in an effort to force him into a full-scale battle near Yellow Tavern.
  • The Women of Great Heron Lake

    by Deanna Lynn Sletten
    Two strong women, generations apart, living parallel lives. When Marla Madison’s husband dies, she realizes her life has become very small. Her daughter is grown and Marla has spent the past two decades focused on his friends, his interests, and his home. Feeling lost, she throws herself into fixing up the one-hundred and fifty-year-old family lakeside manor. She soon discovers an old journal in a secret drawer and is instantly intrigued. The handwritten book tells the tale of another Mrs. Ma... more
  • Just Another Girl on the Road

    by S. Kensington
    France 1944: Stranded behind enemy lines, eighteen-year-old Katrinka Badeau escapes German deserters with the help of an undercover Jedburgh operation. Katrinka joins the Jed team, led by Major Willoughby Nye, a man once employed on her father's merchant ship. Her work throws her together with Sergeant Wolfe Farr, the team's tough-talking radio operator. Amid the chaos of war, she and Wolfe begin a passion-tangled love affair. But Katrinka cannot accept Wolfe's plans for the future. And her lo... more
  • Justice in a Bottle

    by Pete Fanning

    All thirteen-year old Nita Simmons has ever wanted is to be a journalist, but when she flubs a piece for her middle school newspaper she becomes a laughingstock at school and risks losing her coveted membership to the Junior Journalists Club. Nita's confidence is at an all-time low when Earl Melvin, her reclusive neighbor and the town's most notorious criminal--picks that day to speak to her. Mr. Melvin offers Nita a story--some old books he refers to as his memoirs. Nita can't he... more

  • Perseverance Flooded the Streets

    by Abbey Seitz
    The novella follows Lovelyn, a young woman who, despite enduring a harsh depression after being assaulted, embarks on a trip to Bangalore, India when she is offered her dream research position. As she travels through the colorful and dilapidated landscape of urban India, Lovelyn must grapple with her own broken mental world, while trying to understand, and overcome, the complex social and cultural norms that continue to hold women back.

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