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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A Hundred Fires in Cuba

    by John Thorndike
    In the spring of 1956, a young American photographer falls in love with a Cuban line cook at New York’s Waldorf Astoria. They have a ten-week affair which ends when Immigration arrests and deports him, and by then Clare Miller is pregnant. Few Americans know the name Camilo Cienfuegos. All Cubans do. In real life he was the most charismatic of Fidel Castro’s commanders—until his small plane vanished only months after Fidel came to power. In A Hundred Fires in Cuba, Clare must choose between... more
  • New York's A Go Go: A Political Memoir

    by Michael Boyajian
    A recollection of the GOP party years from Rudy Giuliani and George Pataki to George W. Busy as our candidate journeys through the rough and tumble world of New York politics.
  • Cheers, InshaAllah

    by Missy K
    One is Muslim. One is Amazing. Only one is Mister Right. Over a long weekend in Sydney, Kamilla finds herself caught between hipster Aussie Jeremy and her old flame Mehmet. Jeremy is laid back and thoughtful, with a wholesome lifestyle and large doe eyes that melt her narrow views. Mehmet knows exactly what to say, exactly what to wear and exactly how to get her heart racing. A uniquely Australian look into the lives of Muslim millennial females, facing universal challenges in love an... more
  • The Flute Player from Urumqi

    by Jeffrey L. Carnett
    Ayşe Altay, a Turkic Muslim women living in far Western China has a problem; she is single, pregnant and the father of her child wants only to destroy her and her people. Set in China in the year 2028, Ayşe’s challenge of Chinese colonialist authority at her university ends in her detention and “re-education”. Through this ordeal she meets and falls in love with a young Chinese Communist Party member. Ayşe becomes pregnant. Her lover is transferred to Beijing to deal with civil unrest that is ... more
  • Grayscale

    by T. Reilly
    Quinton is a recluse with lifelong visions he calls wakeful dreams and is haunted by a moment from his past. An anonymous artist who, under the pseudonym Jay Walker, has seen success from two graphic novels and several ink sketches for contemporary magazines. When he agrees to take on a new project about a missing couple, Quinton is hurled into a story that could span more than a century, or not. Grayscale is a modern gothic mystery where the line between what is real and not is blurred.
  • Roscoe's Escape

    by Frederick Regenold
    After being told by his regional vice president that his services are no longer needed, a career banker decides to write a novel about banking. His book wins the Pulitzer Prize and he wins an Oscar for portraying the villain in the movie based on his novel. This is his story plus the one he writes. Colorful characters in a pair of entertaining tales.
  • In Search of the Boogieman

    by Timi Bliss
    In Search of the Boogieman is the rhyming and scary fun adventurous tale of Charlie bravely discovering where all the sounds in the house are coming from.
  • In Search of the Gingerbread Man

    by Timi Bliss
    In Search of the Gingerbread Man is the jaunty rhyming tale of a little girl named Charlie who makes a visit to the Salty Tart bakery to bake a gingerbread man with Chef Michelle. Although she’s just a little girl, she’s big enough to take the lead to track down the runaway gingerbread man who has made a quick getaway from the oven! The book will include a gingerbread cookie recipe created by Michelle Gayer, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning pastry chef and owner of the Salty Tart ba... more
  • In Search of the Sandman

    by Timi Bliss
    In Search of the Sandman is the story of a spirited little girl named Charlie who wants to play all night rather than go to sleep, until Mommy piques her curiosity with the magical tale of the Sandman. Use of carefully considered and planned rhyme provides a jaunty pace to the storytelling that children enthusiastically join in reciting.
  • Tea Cups & Tiger Claws

    by Timothy Patrick
    First comes the miracle and then comes the madness. The miracle is the birth of identical triplets, and the madness is all about money, of course. The year is 1916 and the newborn baby girls have become pint-size celebrities. Unfortunately, this small portion of fame soon leads to a much larger portion of greed, and the triplets are split up—parceled out to the highest bidders. Two of the girls go to live in a hilltop mansion. The third girl isn’t so lucky. She ends up with a shady family that l... more
  • Death of a Movie Star

    by Timothy Patrick

    StarBash is the hottest thing on TV. Featuring desperate actors facing off in madcap competitions to win a movie deal, the reality show is famous for making fools of its fame-starved participants.

    So it seems odd that respected Hollywood A-lister Cassandra "Casmo" Moreaux would become a contestant. But her motivation is simple: revenge against the program’s producer, Lenora Danmore, the legendary movie star who blacklisted Casmo’s mother during the Mc... more

  • Mondays With Morty: Offbeat Lessons for $uccess

    by Jim Tilberry
    Every week 85-year old Morty Goldberg teaches a new success lesson to young Walter Dill who is deferential and naive. Morty is a retired businessman who drinks heavily, gambles a lot, and has an over-sized libido. He also swears like a sailor. His lessons are often absurdly flawed and comically confusing. Although a friendship develops between the elderly mentor and his young pupil, Walter pays a price again and again for Morty's twisted advice.
  • True Son

    by J.T. Holden

    For U.S. President Royal T. Kingley, life at the top of the world isn’t quite what he’d expected. From his surprise electoral college victory and crushing defeat in the national popular vote to his record-low inauguration attendance and abysmal approval ratings, things couldn’t possibly get much worse for the once quasi-respected real estate tycoon-cum-braggadocious TV reality show host. Until now. Amidst a full-scale investigation into possible collusion between his campaig... more

  • Tips for a Long-lasting and Beautiful Lawn

    by Mike Langer
    Anticipating the approaching planting season is one of the most exciting times for gardeners, landscapers, and farmers alike. It’s the time when we begin to think about new goals, and plan and envision the projects ahead of us. But, as fun as it is to pick out bulbs for planting, a new outdoor dining set, or new stones for a garden pathway, there are some less-exciting – but very important—considerations to attend to as well: those pesky weeds.

    Weeds can not only ruin the look but als... more
  • JB: Or the Unexpected Virtue of Being Swaggy

    by J.T. Holden
    JB is an affable, claustrophobic, daydreaming eighteen-year-old pop star with a kind heart and a passion for making music. Swaggy is a pleasure-driven, smooth-talking, manipulative narcissist with a hair-trigger temper and a voracious lust for fame. Though the two have been inextricably linked since time out of memory and share a bond far greater than mere brotherhood—indeed they share the same body—Swaggy has long believed their “partnership” to be less than equitable, and secretly dreams of th... more
  • Tales Untold

    by Kevin Focke (BatWhaleDragon)
    This book contains Seasons Of Love, The Zoobadoo Zoo, The Most Epic Tale Of All, and the titular Tales Untold. Seasons Of Love 'What if an opportunity passes by, as the seasons do? What if you can never truly say: ‘I love you?’ Five short stories featuring beautiful covers by Daniel Sherekin (Borodante) explore this central question. The Zoobadoo Zoo ‘What if Humans were only kept around for sport?’ In this quintessentially British short story of existential angst, we explor... more

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