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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Knock on Wood

    by Leslie Tall Manning
    1978: Fourteen-year-old Billy Baker is the first into the pond that early summer day. Ten minutes later, his lifeless body is pulled from the chilly water, his lips like two slivers of blue ice. Billy Baker dies...but only for a little while. Thirty-nine days later, he emerges from a coma. But he is not alone. 1994: Billy (AKA William) is turning thirty. He forgets some letters in the alphabet. He can't set a table properly. He still believes it's the disco era. And he can't remember t... more
  • The Empress' New Hair

    by SF Hardy
    Empress Zaina Niara of Detroit Charm is in constant battle with her unruly hair. But when she finds herself and her hair in trouble with two greedy villains, she soon learns ... her hair is less unruly and more versatile than she could have ever imagined.
  • Like A Salad

    by SF Hardy
    Ever had a salad with chocolate candy bars, peanut brittle, khaki pants and cherry tomatoes? Siblings, Assir and Xolani have. “Like a Salad,” explores nuances in skin tones through the eyes of children.
  • The Coat

    by April Grunspan
    Seth Feinberg, in spite of being an atheist, has always seen life through a Jewish lens. Inheriting a Nazi officer’s full- length leather coat from his Holocaust-survivor grandfather motivates him to research and write fictional stories about his grandparents’ and the coat’s possible history. These stories follow the history of the Jews from just before the end of the Holocaust up until just before the founding of the modern State of Israel. Ultimately, Seth is able to define his personal relati... more
  • Adventures in the Coil Galaxy

    by Buch-Lay Alt

    The ancient sphinx ancestors from different planets in the Coil Galaxy send their children to three young planets to be educated in different technical colleges in Fiesta, Libra and Futura. The children's true identities are hidden from them and their parents with Strategy 3303T so that the sphinxes could not play favoritism to their cherubim. Although they speak different languages in each planet, the common language is Terralink on Terra where cherubim incarnate, learning to live with o... more

  • Adventures of a Country Preacher: Fiery Trials, Weary Miles, and Happy Smiles

    by Angel Enfinger Crain
    Rev. Englewilde is just your average, run-of-the-mill country preacher. He is a simple man with a simple goal: to serve God as he was called to do. Having felt that call at the young age of 15, preaching and the ministry are more than a job to him. they are his life's purpose. Through fiery trials and many weary miles, he finds the will to run the race with a smile. Against prejudice, ignorance, injustice, and the Devil himself, Rev. Englewilde battles it all- in the jungles of India, in the bac... more
  • Oliver, A Story About Adoption - Updated (Updated)

    by Lois Wickstrom
    Oliver is stuck in his room. His father sent him there for playing in a tree that was too young to be climbed. Oh, if only he still lived with his birthparents! What could he do if he were with them? Be a scientist? Or a trapeze artist? Do other people wish for other parents when they are angry with their own? Updated to adoption language of the 21st century.
  • The Witches of Riegersburg (The Red Amaryllis series)

    by Julie Anne Stratton

    “Whenever you are of need, come to Me when the moon is full and I will, Hecate, Queen of all witches and heaven guide you, my daughter, to your heart’s desire.”

    In 1665, Baroness Elisabeth von Galler is faced with the frenzy of the witch trials racing through Europe. As the “Faith-Keeper” of an ancient Goddess worshipping community can she save her loved ones from certain death and her religion from disappearing? Her son-in-law acquires dispensation from th... more

  • The Witches of Riegersburg (The Red Amaryllis series)

    by Julie Anne Stratton
    “Whenever you are of need, come to Me when the moon is full and I will, Hecate, Queen of all witches and heaven guide you, my daughter, to your heart’s desire.” In 1665, Baroness Elisabeth von Galler is faced with the frenzy of the witch trials racing through Europe. As the “Faith-Keeper” of an ancient Goddess worshipping community can she save her loved ones from certain death and her religion from disappearing? Her son-in-law acquires dispensation from the Kaiser to hold trials in Riegerburg... more
  • The Saga of Ol’ Rausch: The Rauschmonstrum Collection

    by Nick LaTorre
    A collection of three works featuring the Rauschmonstrum aka Ol' Rausch, the most remarkable being of all time. In the first part "The Gospel of the Rauschmonstrum," he puts the events of the Gospels into motion. In the second part, "Interviews With the Rauschmonstrum," he reveals himself and his works to the world and becomes a celebrity, the consequences of which are explored through an interview format. In the final part "The Rauschmonstrum & Jesus Reunite," he is reunited with an old acquain... more
  • Liz Here Now

    by Todd Connor
    Based on a true story in the 1960’s – Where Mad Men meets The Help, Liz Here Now tells the story of Elizabeth Baxter, the Black nanny hired by Dr. Frank Connor and his wife, Jane. Like Mad Men, the Connors represent everything the American Dream promised in 1960’s culture. They are wealthy, powerful and privileged. Their connections are influential. Their parties are lavish. Their public persona is impressive and striking. Unbeknownst publicly, however, Jane Connor is mentally ill and ... more
  • Dyed Souls by Gary Santorella

    by Artisan Book Reviews & Promotion
    ‘My mom leans back, smiles, and strokes my cheek. “That’s all right, Charlie. Never you mind. You just got soft living with your grandparents, is all. You forgot that most people don’t have it so easy—that you have to be tough to make it in this world.”’ Set in the 1980’s, Dyed Souls follows the life of 13-year-old Charlie; an intelligent, troubled teen, taken from his grandparents by his drug addicted mother, only to end up at Hawthorne Residential Treatment Village. There he ponders Darw... more
  • Did You Know?: love-light

    by Lisa White
    This children's book is about the energy of love, universal energy that is our true nature. Its amusing rhyme scheme and sweet illustrations invite readers to learn how to move their energy to create an internal environment for that love to flow more easily. This book was written for the child in all of us, and it is my hope that it will resonate with families who will learn to grow their love-lights together and then beyond themselves out into the world.
  • The Combat Zone

    by Aaron Lovely

    Fantasy Fiction unexpected journey of a teen through the biggest new game in the world at the time. Also, a discovering of his powers, making of friends, and a realization of what makes him unique. Unfortunately, he also hates this game with a passion.

  • 9781947041530

    by Lisa Kastner
    A young woman is sent to a reprogramming program by her mother which turns out to be full of horrors. Based on real world teen reprogramming industries. A must read for anyone who has considered sending their teens away to school.
  • 9781947041554

    by Lisa Kastner
    A cross between Alice in Wonderland and Apocalypse Now, Triggerfish 1-2 is a journey through the Central Highlands of consciousness smoldering with feverish realizations that question self-identity leaving Triggerfish, an idealistic lieutenant, to be visited by historical entities and transported to episodic places as he hopes and waits for a MEDEVAC. Scarecrow Angel, a childhood friend of Specialist Fourth Class (SPEC4) Blake Williams, first appeared as one of the visiting characters in the ... more

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