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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Forging a New America

    by Roger Colley

    Twenty year old Alex is inquiring of his 95 year great-grandfather,PapaBear, how his cousin Tyler is getting along in America.  The year is 2033 and the place is thousands of square miles of leased land in the Russian Far East, part of Siberia, now known as New America. Tyler is a college student trying to figure out why Socialism in America is not working very well.  PapaBear relates the stories of Ty's best friend, his coed sweetheart, his favorite professor, and the pitfalls of socialism. ... more

  • Gabby's Love

    by Chani Louise
    Gabby's love is a book about a young girl learning what love can look like. It does not always look the way you expect it to, and it is more than just those three precious words. She is helped by classmate and friend Madison. Madison is not too sure what love truly is but she follows the words from her mother as a means of trying to help Gabby. In the end Gabby learns that it is easier to accept love from others when you first learn to love yourself.
  • The Fabric Over the Moon

    by Ferran Plana

    Stories come alive at night.

    They are whispered around dying campfires, by quiet bedsides, under deformed old trees.

    They might get interrupted by the howling wind, inaudible gasps, or nervous comments, only to be continued fervently once the dust settles again.

    Why did the girl visit the eerie village? What did the gypsy’s words mean? Can the discovery of a new flower change the world?

    Stories are supposed to end but they never do.

    They leave you ... more

  • A Book About Empathy

    by Sohaib Albadawee
    The Book is aimed at 3 to 10 -year-olds and features the story of Maddie, a 4-year-old girl who is the book’s main character. Maddie is outgoing, bubbly and along her journey she encounters multiple characters and situations that helps her understand her own emotions and others. She goes on a journey to recognize empathy and share her learnings along the way with young readers. Illustrated by Anastasiya Kioroglo, the eBook uses colorful illustration and simple narrative to tell the story of Mad... more
  • Cats in the City of Plague

    by A.L. Marlow
    As a great pandemic rages in a city in Medieval France, humans begin to blame cats. Instead of being petted and adored, cats are thrown out of their homes, killed and burned without explanation. Leander can’t understand: He and his fellow cats never did anything wrong, and according to the legend of Le Chat, humans and cats are supposed to have an understanding. When Leander is forced out of his home, he must leave behind his life of comfort to seek safety. Along with several other cats, Lean... more
  • The Hidden Peace In Poems

    by Eric Bruce Smith
    This book contains poetry about life, love and the many obstacles we encounter.  
  • Pekolah Stories

    by Amanda Bales

    A linked story collection centered on a rural community evicerated by economic collapse and steeped in a bigoted and unforgiving religion. From orphaned children to burned-out dreamers to conversion camp survivors, these stories  reveal the desperate hope of people in a place where hope is a hard weight to carry.

  • White Man's Graveyard

    by Sarah Angleton
    Annie is a no-nonsense Pennsylvania teacher whose hunt for a home and family of her own inspires a commitment to the abolition movement. Sylvanus, the baby brother she helped raise, is an adventure-seeking physician who finds purpose on his way to Western Africa in support of the controversial colonization effort which seeks to establish a safe-haven for former US slaves in the colony of Liberia. In the decades leading up to the American Civil War, the siblings find themselves on opposite si... more
  • Emma's Tapestry

    by Isobel Blackthorn
    Emma’s Tapestry tells the story of a German-American private nurse coming to terms with her husband’s disappearance. She sits at the bedside of Jewish heiress Adela Schuster who reminisces over her dear friend Oscar Wilde. It’s 1939 and war has been declared. Terrified her true identity will be discovered and she’ll be interned, Emma destroys all her papers. In 1914, Emma struggles to fit into the colonial lifestyle of Singapore with her export-manager husband Ernest. War is declared. Emma is ... more
  • The Rape of Persephone

    by Monica Brillhart
    Crete, 1694 BCE. They call her Kore, nameless term for girl. But Kore is no mere girl. She is the blossoming daughter of Demeter, High Priestess of Knossos, and Zeus of Olympus, famed liberator who led the Titan War. Stripped of identity at birth, Kore was sworn to the gods as a virgin priestess. When Kore vanishes amidst the turmoil of a quaking earth, Demeter launches a desperate search for a girl who does not wish to be found. For Kore has not vanished. She has escaped. Her quest for... more
  • Basil's Quest, A Tale of Dogged Determination

    by Gracie H. Vandiver
    Life is complicated whether you’re a human or a dog, and it’s no different for Basil, a mixed-breed Labrador retriever. Basil doesn’t want much: just a forever home where he can love and be loved in return. Told from a dog’s perspective, this children’s chapter book by Gracie Vandiver, is packed with humor and adventure. When lovable Basil escapes from his yard in search of a better life one too many times, his owner surrenders him to the care of a neighbor. Jolie, who’s involved in animal... more
  • GOLD!—The Kincaid Saga

    by Thomas Greenbank
    GOLD! is an 80,000 word novel that would appeal to fans of gritty family saga/drama. It is set against the backdrop of the Western Australian gold mining industry, circa 1975-2005. The central character, Malcolm Kincaid, is a ruthless and self-centred businessman who runs roughshod over friends and family alike in his pursuit of wealth and power. When he allows the pollution of an Aboriginal settlement’s water supply, however, he faces justice of a kind he could never imagine. The story b... more
  • Portrait of a Woman Madly in Love

    by Boman Desai
    Farida Cooper is too shocked by her husband's treachery even to talk about it, but in hiding her shame succeeds only in denying the damage to herself and making casualties of others, among them an infatuated 17-year-old boy. Farida is vivacious, intelligent, beautiful, talented, rich, spoiled, and selfish, but her life is hardly as rosy as it appears. Her father's affairs render her mother frigid. Her saving grace is her Kaki with whom she lives after her sixth birthday, but this also heightens ... more
  • Bethlehem Barn

    by Debra Westgate-Silva
    Ancient legends tell us that for one hour on Christmas Eve, animals are given the gift of speech. If we could have heard the animals on that very first Christmas Eve, what do you think they would have said? From the discovery of something in Cow's hay, to the realization of what--or who-- it is, Bethlehem Barn is a light-hearted, fun retelling of that very first Christmas from the animals' point of view.
  • The Quarry Bank Runaways

    by G J Griffiths

    In the early 19th century, when it was the policy of many of the poorhouses and workhouses to deter paupers from applying by making the conditions inside harsh and unpleasant, two boys set out on a journey to Hackney Workhouse in London. Their starting point was in the pleasant Cheshire countryside, where they were apprenticed to the cotton mill built by Samuel Greg in 1784. Children as young as nine would be employed there as scavengers, piecers, mule doffers or can tenters. These jobs could... more

  • Breaking Lucky

    by Bruce Mitchell
    Danny ‘Lucky’ Thornton cursed his middle name. Born in 1895, asthma almost killed him when he was four, but he survived to be among the first volunteer lifeguards on Sydney’s Coogee Beach. Danny’s sister Cath dreamed of becoming a doctor at a time when they told women to ‘know their place’. She didn’t listen, and broke through the walls of prejudice to graduate from Sydney University the only woman in her class. Danny came home from the war with a crippling wound and a shattered mind. Cath st... more