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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Mac & Madi's Surprise: A Very Different Twins Birthday!

    by Linda Herron
    Mac and Madi are twins who are identical in so many ways with the same hair, same smile, and the same size. Not only do they look the same, but their birthdays are the same each year. However, this year Mac and Madi have other ideas in mind. They are out to sass things up, to show that they can be individuals too. So, they made some changes to their birthday celebration that made them both happy. In this adventure, they find out that they like being the same, but they also like being diffe... more
  • This Is Me, Not Robert Creeley, Speaking

    by Paul Bussan
    A book of poetry in which the author, in his own way, attempts to capture that “calculated spacing” and “passionate compression” which Dudley Fitts cited as the virtues of Robert Creeley’s first book of poetry For Love, and in which the poetry is not so much found in the poems themselves as in the spirit animating them.
  • Towards A New Piety

    by Paul Bussan

    A book of poems written in the spirit of the haiku

    Not what Christ teaches,
    but releases in me,
    I put my faith in.


  • Honeymoon Alone

    by Nicole Macaulay
    Honeymoon Alone follows Lucy Gray – a 26-year-old do-gooder who spends most of her time taking care of her family as well as twenty-two third-graders. A humiliating public experience spurs Lucy to get away – quite literally – from everything that holds her back and put herself first for once. In search of adventure, Lucy tells a little white lie that creates quite the tangled web. As she explores London and reunites with an old high school friend, Lucy unwittingly gains the attention of internat... more
  • Prudence in Hollywood: And Other Stories

    by Ralph Cissne
    Fourteen short stories explore the matrix of modern American relationships. We follow a quirky cast of characters pursuing love with surprising and often humorous consequences: a long-term romance ends; the love junkie meets his match; an Elvis impersonator crashes his class reunion; a stand-up comedian faces her fears; Hollywood personal training clients realize their dreams; a blended family heals emotional wounds.
  • The Patent Clerk's Violin

    by David Ackley
    A luthier in Bern, Switzerland is asked to repair a Patent Office clerk’s violin which has inexplicably lost its tone. This chance meeting in 1904 begins the friendship of two very different people – the one immersed in his physical craft on a daily basis, and the other obsessed with key problems facing the world of physics at the dawn of the 20th century. The book is set in the months leading up to Albert Einstein’s “Miracle Year” when he published four ground-breaking scientific articles. Dur... more
  • A Tale of Two Families

    by Paul Mathews
    Dramatizes the lives of the Valdez Protestant family and Garcia Catholic family, highlighting everyday Filipino life. Explores how and why religion affects each family according to underlying perceptions of the world and why Catholics have more children than Protestants, and differences between rich/poor, exploiters/exploited, powerful/powerless, men/women. How do they actually come about?
  • The Huron's Bend

    by Darren Kent
    All Kodi Auyang wants is the word Doctor before his last name, but the closer he grows to Jordan Blythe, the more he seems to lose touch with reality. Bizarre dreams evolve into daydreams and visions, and his laser focus falters. Jordan Blythe is an enigma—the polar opposite of Kodi: she comes from a wealthy family and is a virtuoso on the harpsichord, while Kodi lives on Twinkies, soju, and ramen and goes on all-night coding binges. In a struggle to understand her, Kodi finds himself following... more
  • The Red Dirt Hymnbook

    Ruby Fae McKeever is realizing that she made a terrible decision when she dropped out of college two years ago to marry that sweet-faced JW Jasper and join his family's traveling revival ministry--or, as her Daddy had put it, when she "run off with the dang-fool Jesus Circus." She'd thought at the time that she was called by God. But now that she thinks about it, maybe she just really, really likes singing on stage. Or she could have confused God's voice with the feeling of JW's hand up her shir... more
  • Last Rites

    by Tony Gentry
    Ernest Hemingway wrote, “All stories…end in death.” With ringing lyricism, cinematic detail, and wry humor, in this diverse collection of tales Tony Gentry interrogates that notion. A father and son share a moment of everyday epiphany on their farm. An elderly widower must choose between a circumscribed life where every breath is an effort and a saving reunion he barely trusts, while another finds solace in the company of an old bear. The ghost of a Confederate general wanders the historic preci... more
  • The Coal Tower

    by Tony Gentry
    It’s Game Day at the University of Virginia, launching a new school year, when Charlottesville fills to bursting with incoming students, football fans and alumni. Famed neurosurgeon Rainsworth Cannon and his equestrienne wife, their goth teenaged daughter and her train-hopping boyfriend, a cop and his wayward brother, all have been living for this day. But they cannot imagine how at its end their lives will be changed and forever entwined by what goes down at the Coal Tower.
  • Last Stop Ronkonkoma

    by Fred Schneider
    Brooklynite Harry Sisler is consumed by two of his own prophecies: that he will die at the age of fifty (promptly!), but first raise a centerfielder better than "that damn DiMaggio!" Good plan, except his wife sets a prophecy of her own, that she will raise the same son to be the family's first priest.
  • Returned and Reborn: A Tale of a Korean Orphan Boy

    by Therese Park

    More than 200,000 South Korean infants and toddlers left their motherlands in the arms of strangers from the postwar era. "Returned and Reborn: a Tale of A Korean Orphan Boy" is the first novel about such an orphan--a boy fathered by a missionary priest who established the first Catholic Adult Institute in South Korea. This fiction is based on a true story, mixed with Korea's modern history--Vietnam War in which 300,000 South Korean troops fought (5001 were killed); the unintent... more

  • Good Buddy

    by Dori Ann Dupré
    Jonathan "Buddy" Cordova is a small-time criminal defense lawyer living paycheck to paycheck and practicing law out of his house in Fayetteville. Viewing himself as a modern-day Atticus Finch, he represents the poor, the indigent, the "probably guilty"—the kinds of clients who usually end up in jail. He's shy, painfully awkward around pretty women, and carrying a dark secret, but can't help falling for Julie Saint, a kindergarten teacher and army widow with a small daughter. Consumed with lov... more
  • The Illusions In Between

    by J.M. Robison
    Still hunted by the church, Zadicayn has remained in hiding with his small family for seven years. But rumors of his location finally reach the Illuminati, a secret underground society of Black Magicians. Wanting his magic for themselves, the Illuminati lure Zadicayn to Rome where the last wizard is forced to fight, not only for his life, but for his family, his magic, and for the world. Because his next death will be his last.
  • Between Magic and Mayhem

    by J.M. Robison
    Freed from his three-century-long incarceration, Zadicayn hopes to merge himself and his magic back into society. But the Church is still on the hunt to stop him, and the three families want him locked back up. Jaicom Whaerin—whose ancestors originally incarcerated the wizard—is working in the background trying to keep Zadicayn and Brynn safe. But when his father starts suspecting him, Jaicom must also find ways to keep himself safe. When the three families and the church both get hold of ... more