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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Snuck Past Death and Sleep

    by Benjamin Pierce
    Set as Cold War sneaks to its end, “Snuck Past Death And Sleep” tells the story of four loners who meet at an insular Midwestern college that they will waken and terrorize. Lynn and Craig are non-traditional students. She enters college later in life to break through lifelong isolation; while he entered as a year-early whiz-kid and has bogged down ever since. Paul and Edward are dorm mates, brought together as the only two applicants to request a gay room-mate: Paul as an impulsive first step to... more

    by David Drum
    In Emily Bronte’s classic English novel, a young man named Heathcliff flees his adopted home at Wuthering Heights with no money and a broken heart. Three years later he returns, ferociously changed into a rich and ruthless gentleman. . Heathcliff: The Lost Years reveals how the romantic hero of Wuthering Heights accomplished this remarkable transition. Driven by a passionate need to return to his first love, his odyssey takes him to the seaport of Liverpool, on a slave trader to Africa... more
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    by David Drum
  • I Don't Like to Eat Ants

    by JTK Belle
    I Don’t Like to Eat Ants tells the story of Anteater One and Anteater Two’s debate over their current diet of ants. Anteater One doesn’t like to eat ants and wants Anteater Two to try new foods, while Anteater Two believes it’s their nature to only eat ants and nothing else. The colorful and imaginative illustrations created by Sabine Mielke will attract young readers to follow along on Anteater One Anteater One and Anteater Two’s adventure to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Deli, where they discove... more
  • Curious Men

    by Rosalind Minett
    This is the companion volume to Me-Time Tales: tea breaks for mature women and curious men. The curious men now have their say... or at least they try to. A collection of unusual short stories that delve into the minds of a variety of curious men: hooked on meteorites, tractor parts, foreign parts, own parts— stories that may be sober, bizarre or cunningly funny.
  • Me-time Tales

    by Rosalind Minett
    Second, expanded edition. Women of all ages are exposed in this collection of witty short stories with a dark edge: Marian faces middle age with attitude and support knickers; sixteen-year-old Jess's date with good legs; Peggy fights for her first bra; post-war Elfreda frees herself at a First Feast. Discover Elaine’s encounter with a moral dilemma, a neurotic narrator’s self-enhancing theft, Pru’s ingestion, Daryl’s piscatorial impregnation and an unnamed beauty’s transmogrification. There's a ... more
  • A Story and The Man

    by Harsh Vardhan Dutta
    A demanding boss, numerous relationships — some consummated, others not so much — all of them doomed to fail, a childhood marred by academic struggles, a mother liberal with the lashings, and a personal crisis that has the potential to end it all...for our narrator, life has been a journey of highs and lows. Yet, even through the lowest of lows, he has always managed to find his feet again. But will he succeed this one final time? And who’s the mysterious man he’s sought out to provide him with ... more
  • A New Rising Sun

    by Gloria F. Perry
    Gretchen Lockhart has to tell the story of her life if she wants to regain the trust of her best friend Gabriella Oliver. Gabby rushed to the intensive care unit to confront her friend and to meet the son her husband didn't know he had. She came there to find out how her best friend could have a baby by her husband and keep it a secret for ten years. She is there to get the truth. Gabby's reaction to the truth could save or destroy what is left of Gretchen's family. And Max's betrayal with his w... more
  • A Wolf in Women's Clothing

    by Wendi Bear
    When Asterisk’s young son, Franklin, comes out as transgender, she gains her mother’s full support. However, being Rosie has its drawbacks as friendships crumble and family members show disapproval. After classmates bully her, mother and daughter seek camaraderie through therapy and support groups but Rosie cannot find people she relates to. Asterisk meets Vivian, a punk rock transgender woman, and thinks she has found the perfect mentor for her daughter. Things heat up as Asterisk and Vivian... more
  • The View From Here

    by Christine Schulden

    by Libby Sternberg

    A retelling of JANE EYRE, with a twist.... In 1920s Hollywood, young John Doyle learns the craft of cinematography when a stupid mistake costs him his job. On a tip, he heads to Sloane Hall, the estate of a famous silent screen actress, Pauline Sloane, where he lands a position as chauffeur. Sloane Hall first offers him peace as he enjoys the bounty of the luxurious home, then unrest as its beautiful namesake returns and starts preparing for her first talking picture. Despite his best efforts... more

  • The Girl with the Hazel Eyes

    by Callie Browning
    The beautiful island of Barbados, world-renowned for white sand beaches and tranquil blue seas, became the scene of an international crime in 1967. Forty years after Susan Taylor’s whistle-blowing novel, ‘The Unspeakable Truth’ became the most famous novel by any Caribbean author, she reaches out to a young writer to write her biography. Lia Davis has no idea why Susan would choose her, but there's more to Susan's story than meets the eye. The Girl with the Hazel Eyes will show you just why ther... more
  • The Language of the Heart: A musical, fantastical journey through a land of magic

    by Joel Epstein
    Ziryab, the Blackbird of Baghdad, born in a hovel to Ethiopian slaves, grew to be the greatest musician of the Golden Age of Arabia. On his way to greatness, he does battle with an evil wizard who hates music, vanquishes demons, outsmarts pirates, and uses the magic of music to rescue princesses and whole villages. This book is based on the true story of Ziryab, born Ali Ibn Nafi in Baghdad in the year 789 AD. Few facts are known about his life, but much is known about the Golden Age in which... more
  • The Contract

    by Sheila Grinell
    Joanna Dunhill knows just how difficult it can be working with family, and now that she has an opportunity to finally, in mid-life, achieve professional and financial success, family—and Saudi Arabian culture—stand in the way. Author Sheila Grinell flawlessly depicts female empowerment and cultural dissonance in this story about the difficulties of owning and growing a small business. Her new novel, THE CONTRACT, explores the many “contracts” we enter in our lives, implicitly in marriage and wit... more
  • Paper Hearts

    by Steven L. Hawk
    Max Tivoli has a broken heart, a cold gun, and a compelling desire to end it all. What he doesn’t have is the ability to pull the trigger. At least not yet. In a last ditch effort to save himself, Max sells everything he owns and buys a bicycle. With no plan, no schedule, and no destination, he abandons his home and pedals away from his old life. Paper Hearts is the story of one man’s struggle to escape his past, find redemption, and maybe—just maybe—discover the will to live again.
  • Prairie Madness, Conspiracy at Fort Union

    by Edwina Romero
    April 1881, Fort Union, New Mexico Territory--a drought-filled spring. When the body of Sergeant Sean Flannery is found--strangled, stripped of his uniform and weapons, and lying facedown in the mud--Mary Margaret O'Keenan, Company B Laundress--vows to solve the murder.