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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Tales of Little Egypt

    by james gilbert
    TALES OF LITTLE EGYPT is a fictional account of small town America and the peculiar, ordinary, and eccentric characters who created it. Set in the years between the Civil War and the great Influenza Plague of 1918, this is a pageant of imaginary people--the narratives of a score of men, women, and children whose lives illustrate the immense changes and challenges of that turbulent era. This was a period of great events and out-sized personalities: splendid World's Fairs attended by millions, r... more
  • THE SECRETS OF CHILKOOT TRAIL

    by Suse Wilcox
    Pearl and Frances are eager to go on summer vacation with their grandparents. This year, they’re going to Alaska. The only glitch, if that is what it can be called, is that their grandparents will be bringing their first foster child with them. His name is CJ, and his father is in a hospital for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). CJ’s mother abandoned both him and his father after the diagnosis. Pearl is disheartened that the trip won’t be like those of the past where she and ... more
  • The Bootlegger's Mistress

    by Marc Curtis Little
  • The Black Spaniard

    by L.L. Holt
    Nicknamed The Black Spaniard by his friends because of his dark appearance, a handsome, self-confident Beethoven leaves his family and first love to study with Haydn in Vienna, a city where he will spend the rest of his life. In Vienna, however, he encounters bias and envy as well as glory as his music becomes part of a new movement of revolution and romance. And then there is that constant ringing in his ears. Even his admiration for Napoleon is dashed as his Heroic Symphony is about to premier... more
  • Nicky's Fire

    by Richard Trotta Sr.
    Twelve year old Nicky and his father, Steve, were never close. For Career Day at school, Nicky asked Steve if he could go with him to work and day and write what his father does. After much coaxing from his mother, Steve relented. Nicky went to Ladder 52 to see what a day in the life of a NY firefighter was all about. Nicky got more than he bargained for. After going to The Rock, Ladder 52 gets called to a working fire and Nicky see the controlled chaos on the fire ground. Ste... more
  • Everything But the Truth: A Novel of Pat Conroy's Grandmother

    by Steve Peek
    In those days, women couldn’t vote, drink in public, or speak their minds outside of their homes. Most women anyway, but one thing for sure, Margaret Rose Nolan, wasn’t most women. Born into north Appalachian's piedmont, she knew what she wanted, and it wasn’t to live in the backwoods of Alabama surrounded by poverty and ignorance. She didn't care what women were supposed to do, or what others thought of her, she followed a single-minded purpose to create opportunities. If getting what she wan... more
  • The Queen's Dog

    by N.L. Holmes
    In the Syrian kingdom of Ugarit, a eunuch slave mistakenly believes his mistress the queen loves him, so when asked to spy on her under threat of punishment, he finds a way to avoid it. When she shows she cares nothing for him, he justifies reporting her disloyal activities but can’t escape agonies of conscience. As her sentence of divorce turns into execution, he decides he must avenge her and expurgate his own guilt.
  • The Singer and Her Song

    by N.L. Holmes
    Uqnitum is a singer from a famous musical lineage in the kingdom of Mitanni. When the fall of their city to the Assyrians costs her the life of her husband and her youngest child, she and her pregnant, widowed daughter flee to the court of Ugarit. Haunted by guilt over her part in her husband’s death, Uqnitum’s increasingly unhinged personality becomes dangerous to the peace of her remaining family. Only by succumbing to her weakness does she learn the real nature of strength.
  • The Lightning Horse

    by N.L. Holmes
    When a young Hittite charioteer discovers that the chariot accident that killed his father and maimed his grandfather was sabotage aimed at the king, he sets out to find the killer. Facing the loss of everyone he holds dear, he learns that good and evil are often not what they seem, and he must struggle to adjust to a new truth about himself.
  • The Stories We Choose Not To Tell

    by Kelly Fumiko Weiss
    Angela is at a crossroads. New life and new death, discovering she is pregnant just as her beloved Obachan, Aiko, passes away. Paralyzed by the gravity of these two events happening at the same time, Angela floats through Aiko’s wake like a ghost. Unexpectedly, Angela’s Auntie Pamela gifts her a box filled with family heirlooms, including tape recordings of her Obachan describing her time in the Japanese incarceration camps, and journals dating back to the 1970s written by her mother, Judith... more
  • Phoenix American Financial Services

    by Phoenix American
    Phoenix American provides complete fund accounting services for both onshore and offshore funds. Contact us @415-485-4500 or visit site to get more details: https://www.phxa.com/
  • MOORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

    by CF Winn

    What are you hiding? MOORE THAN MEETS THE EYE is the second installment in the COFFEE BREAK SERIES by CF Winn. It tells the story of one day in the life of two strangers who are thrown together at a photo shoot.

    On a sunny beach in California, Joanna Moore, model of the moment, poses for the camera as if her life is every bit as beautiful as she is, but she struggles to be seen as a regular human being beneath her gorgeous exterior. For Joanna, making good decisions is a challenge, and ... more

  • In the Canyons of Shadow and Light (Revised)

    by Emily Donoho
    The end of October in 2004 heralds the start of a cold winter for Alex Boswell, a veteran NYPD homicide detective, world weary and cynical, but dedicated to the job. He is investigating an armed robbery in Harlem and the death of an assistant district attorney on the Upper West Side when he starts experiencing mystifying flashbacks and panic attacks. He’s baffled but doesn’t want to think about it too much; not in the NYPD where toughness is prized and admitting to mental health problems could r... more
  • Rue

    by Amy Q Barker
    When Rue Cavendish meets a handsome stranger in the San Francisco bar where she works as a lounge singer, she must choose between her perfectly ordered life and a chance at love. Josh Quinn is everything Rue is not – tall, outgoing, popular, talkative. Oh, and he can see. Rue, blind since birth, decides to let her walls down with Josh, diving into the relationship with her whole heart. Will her fierce independence and steadfast resilience survive? Kevin Warren is trying to save his marriage.... more
  • About a Boy

    by Nkem DenChukwu

    This is a story about an 11-year old boy who was bullied and alienated by his peers for one reason. One day, he met his new neighbor who brought sunshine back into his life. But, how they met was an interesting one. This is also a story how one person can make a difference, and not judging a book by its cover.

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