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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Long Road Home: A Tale of Redemption

    by Chuck Gaucin
    Joe Galindo is a school teacher and ex track and cross country coach who is restarting his coaching carrier. He has his misgivings about resuming his coaching career but through the grace of God he is restored from an alcoholic has-been to his place as a cross country and track coach. This story is told in a series of flashbacks revealing his reasons for leaving coaching and his struggle to find the long road home.
  • The Bored Lamb: And the Brightest Star

    by Fran Rathmann
    This is a Christmas story about a lamb named Curly, who is an adventurous little fellow looking for excitement. He wants more than an ordinary day can offer him and finds a day of just eating grass and drinking water simply boring. But the hills of Bethlehem are unusually dry this year. Curly?s mother tells him that the shepherds have gone ahead to search for better grass and water. Curly and the flock of sheep cross the valley and climb a hill to join the shepherds. Guided by a bright star, the... more
  • Lee County Elegy

    by Courtney Allen
    From Courtney Allen, the author of the award-winning novel, Down From The Mountain, comes Lee County Elegy, which is an equal work in depth, character portrayal, and historical fiction. This novel follows the morally challenging account of the Grayson family, of how they survive in the rural south during the Great Depression, and by what means they overcome a life leading to near destitution. In the beginning, Mac Grayson suffers a critical lumberyard accident that leaves him helpless to support... more
  • The Cozies: The Legend of Operation Moonlight

    by T.L. Fischer
    In a lecture hall on October 13, 1927, the speaker, Thursby, welcomes the audience. Although only five inches tall, Thursby is elegantly dressed; also, his head is that of a lop-eared rabbit. An English lop rabbit, to be specific. Thursby relates a story of long past: In a grand house in the country, six figments of the imagination (specifically nursery figments, also known as Cozies) have gathered on the nursery window seat for a theatrical presentation. The performance, though, is interrupted ... more
  • Opportunities Provided by an Administration Course

    by Emma Marie
    There are many different types of jobs that can come as a result of undertaking an administration course. With already established professionals as well as newcomers undertaking such courses and degrees, the current business market continues to expand in both competition and demand.

    Whether you want to build your own business or you’re looking for something to set you apart from other job applicants, an administration course can assist you with learning a range of different skills an... more
  • Three Days at Wrigley Field

    by K.P. Gresham
    “Any team can have a bad century.” (Jack Brickhouse, Chicago Cubs TV Announcer, 1948-81) Which is more important, tradition or victory? In 1998 Rachel Caravetti, a star athlete with gaps in her past, pushes professional baseball to answer that question. She has the pitch to win. Does baseball have the guts to hire her? The owner of the Chicago Cubs is dying of cancer. He is desperate for his team to make it into the World Series, but the team’s relief pitching is hurting. Kevin Boswell,... more
  • The Truth is Hard to Tell

    by Ashley Atkins
    Jennie is a good person. Really. She tries so very hard to be a godly woman, loving mother, attractive wife, attentive neighbor and dutiful sister, stepmother, daughter, and aunt. The problem is that everyone keeps getting in the way of her success. If it weren’t for circumstances and, well, people, she could be just about perfect. Echoed by the fall of the Twin Towers, Jennie’s world comes crashing down as she tries to make sense of her projections and preconceptions. Sadly, heroic action does ... more
  • Another Day, Otro Día

    by Kathleen E. Suits-Smith
    Peggy Stewart and Almarío Santiago Lopez are brought together by desperation. Because of her husband's cancer, Peggy desperately needs help on their dairy farm in Upstate NY. Almarío desperately leaves Mexico to find work as an undocumented migrant. Language challenges and Peggy's prejudices make initial encounters difficult. Almarío rapidly becomes a valued worker and trusted friend. As Peggy's feelings grow for Almarío, she learns about the lives of undocumented workers and her own life as... more
  • The Lies We Live

    by Kiersten Hall

    Meet seventeen more people who have the need to rid their closets of skeletons: Some who are still living their confessions although they know it's very unethical. Others will share how they were done wrong by the people they love and aren't sure if they should reveal the information they know to their ne'er do well family member or friend, or simply keep 'living the lie.' While still others have discovered absolute down and dirty dirt on other people and are wondering wha... more

  • A House Divided: A Saga of the Sixties

    by Kip Sieger
    Set against the tumult of the 1960's, including the fabled Summer of Love, contentious civil rights and anti-war demonstrations, and the shocking assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, teenager Paul Milton suddenly finds the racial tensions and intensifying War in Vietnam are no longer just distant events playing out on the evening news, but bitter upheavals fraught with with potentially fatal consequences that could tear apart both his family and country.
  • London Blossom

    by Jackie Wilson

    When sixteen-year-old May leaves her sheltered Toronto suburb to visit London for the first time, her only worry is that she might miss something on her meticulously planned itinerary. 

    But soon after she arrives, she meets the tattooed punk-rocker Sid, a brooding environmentalist who May begins to suspect is involved with a radical group responsible for recent eco-terrorist attacks in London. When Sid tries to plunge into May’s life romantically, it lands her at MI5 headquar... more

  • Fate Rides a Tall Horse - Johnny Black Man and Legend 1869

    by Gary Church
    In 1869, Johnny Black finds himself in a lawless, danger-filled settlement located on the Texas frontier, where Indians, criminals and nature all provide an opportunity for death as he relentlessly pursues the man who murdered his only brother. Obsessed with finding his brother’s killer, Johnny makes himself very visible in a place where people often assume new identities and don’t want to be found. It will require all of Johnny’s experience and skills to stay alive. His man-hunt results in ac... more
  • Meet the Lidwells! A Rock n' Roll Memoir

    by Jon Chaisson
    The story of four siblings and two cousins who start a band as teenagers and achieve success beyond their wildest dreams. But while they consistently top the charts with their irresistibly catchy tunes, they're also fighting their own demons: perfectionism, disenchantment, addiction, exhaustion, sexism...and figuring out how to become an adult in front of millions of fans.
  • Acorns to Wheat: A Chasseen Family Saga

    by David William Allman
    Acorns to Wheat is the story of fictional lives in the real world of 4000BC. It tells of the adventure of a newly mated couple forced to find a new life. The couple has two sons, but the brothers split and clash as they struggle with their father's decision to change from hunter-gatherer to farmer. These were the first farmers. Read beyond the archeology to hear the story of lives lived at the dawn of cultures. Flesh has been restored to bones. Before the Romans, the Greeks or the Gauls, ther... more
  • The Optimistic Sloth

    by Andrew Lewis
    It's about a carefree, three-toed sloth who comes a cross a treasure chest. But he soon gets himself in trouble when a greedy bird tries to steal it from him.
  • "Fresh News Straight from Heaven" A Novel on the True Mythology of Johnny Appleseed

    by Gregg SAPP
    Most people thought that Johnny Appleseed was mad. They laughed at the "Fresh News Straight from Heaven" that he preached. But when their lives and families were threatened by war and unspeakable violence, it seemed that only a madman could save them.

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