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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 319 Emily Street

    by Joseph M. Boylan
    Stuart Donovan lives at 319 Emily Street. He hates his job, his life, his neighbors and himself. The only thing he loves are his wife, Rachel and their roommate, Todd. Stuart drinks too much coffee, too much alcohol,is vulgar and is quick to anger. He is haunted by a past that he refuses to share with his loved ones and he is extremely particular about how one should be mannerly in a polite society. His life gets turned upside down through a series of events over one summer that tests his sanity... more
  • Shadow of the Shoe Fixer

    by Joseph M. Boylan
    Pendleton Stevens has a great job working for a mutual funds company that hires sexy swimsuit super models as inside wholesalers. He is beloved by his boss, a color blind incompetent, who has fast tracked Pendleton to the executive level. He has a beautiful wife at home who has a dangerous secret and he has developed a passion for cobbling which he does free of cost for friends and co-workers. He also lives a secret life as an assassin for the United States Government. When a hit goes bad one fa... more
  • Liberal Studies or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bulb

    by Joseph M. Boylan
    Nathan Portugal is an apathetic, apolitical twenty three year old college freshman, who has to endure his first semester at a small liberal arts school in Western Pennsylvania. Nathan goes from his cozy life of sponging from his parents to his new life on a college campus that is, in his opinion, in the middle of nowhere. Set against the backdrop of the 2004 Presidential Election Nathan encounters other students and citizens who are motivated by the heated political climate--an election that Nat... more
  • Behind Enemy Lines and Other Stories

    by Joe Ruzvidzo
    Behind Enemy Lines is a collection of stories about ordinary people and anti-heroes dragged into a search for meaning in their lives – whether it is a simple search for identity and love, or a bigger struggle for Africa's political freedom. The canvas of their actions, motivations and circumstances is a Zimbabwe of the past, present and future. Humorous, acerbic, funny and tragic, the stories cover the whole gamut of emotions.
  • Junior and the F-Word

    by Dennis Huffington
    Junior is a high school freshman struggling to find his way in a world that seems to hate him for who he is. Misunderstood by both family and peers alike, Junior struggled to make friends and fit in throughout middle school and endured bullying on a daily basis. His social life suddenly changes when he gets to high school and finds acceptance and popularity amongst the school’s elite. Junior uses his talent as a writer and wisdom beyond his years to navigate his own way through freshman year... more
  • Sky's Amazing Dream

    by mark stevens

    The story of a real life Golden Retriever who uses his magical powers to delight the children of the world.

  • Lucknow

    by Annie Hall
    When Rosie's marriage suddenly ends one night in Sydney, nothing makes sense any more. She doesn't know what to do next. Her sister, Juliette, suggests she come and live where she is — in Lucknow, a town in Central Victoria, that they knew in their childhood. It doesn't seem to offer much at first. But her life changes in ways she had not thought possible. Lucknow isn't just a romance, it's about life in a small country Australian town.
  • can someone review my book?

    by Bruno Maiorana
    Ria is a treasure hunter trying to find her way in the world while looking after her alcoholic friend. Bruno is a teacher who decided to take his dog on a trip. Peter is a freelance writer whose trip in India takes an unexpected turn. Bong Gu is a Chinese dog, sharing his perspective on the events he encounters on an open-ended journey alongside his master. Gwen is an alcoholic artist whose personality disorder is unwittingly unleashed on those around her. This is their story.
  • In a Time Never Known

    by Jewel Hart
    Wife, mother, spy. Anna is hiding a dangerous secret from her family, especially her Confederate General husband. However, it is not her covert work for the Union that she finds the most daunting, it is dealing with her spoiled Southern belle daughter. When Kady discovers that her mother has been leading a carefully constructed double life, she must choose whether to work by her mother’s side in the shadows or return to the pampered life of a Southern planter’s daughter. Cast into the bloody ... more
  • The Long Road Home: A Tale of Redemption

    by Chuck Gaucin
    Joe Galindo is a school teacher and ex track and cross country coach who is restarting his coaching carrier. He has his misgivings about resuming his coaching career but through the grace of God he is restored from an alcoholic has-been to his place as a cross country and track coach. This story is told in a series of flashbacks revealing his reasons for leaving coaching and his struggle to find the long road home.
  • The Bored Lamb: And the Brightest Star

    by Fran Rathmann
    This is a Christmas story about a lamb named Curly, who is an adventurous little fellow looking for excitement. He wants more than an ordinary day can offer him and finds a day of just eating grass and drinking water simply boring. But the hills of Bethlehem are unusually dry this year. Curly?s mother tells him that the shepherds have gone ahead to search for better grass and water. Curly and the flock of sheep cross the valley and climb a hill to join the shepherds. Guided by a bright star, the... more
  • Lee County Elegy

    by Courtney Allen
    From Courtney Allen, the author of the award-winning novel, Down From The Mountain, comes Lee County Elegy, which is an equal work in depth, character portrayal, and historical fiction. This novel follows the morally challenging account of the Grayson family, of how they survive in the rural south during the Great Depression, and by what means they overcome a life leading to near destitution. In the beginning, Mac Grayson suffers a critical lumberyard accident that leaves him helpless to support... more
  • The Cozies: The Legend of Operation Moonlight

    by T.L. Fischer
    In a lecture hall on October 13, 1927, the speaker, Thursby, welcomes the audience. Although only five inches tall, Thursby is elegantly dressed; also, his head is that of a lop-eared rabbit. An English lop rabbit, to be specific. Thursby relates a story of long past: In a grand house in the country, six figments of the imagination (specifically nursery figments, also known as Cozies) have gathered on the nursery window seat for a theatrical presentation. The performance, though, is interrupted ... more
  • Opportunities Provided by an Administration Course

    by Emma Marie
    There are many different types of jobs that can come as a result of undertaking an administration course. With already established professionals as well as newcomers undertaking such courses and degrees, the current business market continues to expand in both competition and demand.

    Whether you want to build your own business or you’re looking for something to set you apart from other job applicants, an administration course can assist you with learning a range of different skills an... more
  • Three Days at Wrigley Field

    by K.P. Gresham
    “Any team can have a bad century.” (Jack Brickhouse, Chicago Cubs TV Announcer, 1948-81) Which is more important, tradition or victory? In 1998 Rachel Caravetti, a star athlete with gaps in her past, pushes professional baseball to answer that question. She has the pitch to win. Does baseball have the guts to hire her? The owner of the Chicago Cubs is dying of cancer. He is desperate for his team to make it into the World Series, but the team’s relief pitching is hurting. Kevin Boswell,... more
  • The Truth is Hard to Tell

    by Ashley Atkins
    Jennie is a good person. Really. She tries so very hard to be a godly woman, loving mother, attractive wife, attentive neighbor and dutiful sister, stepmother, daughter, and aunt. The problem is that everyone keeps getting in the way of her success. If it weren’t for circumstances and, well, people, she could be just about perfect. Echoed by the fall of the Twin Towers, Jennie’s world comes crashing down as she tries to make sense of her projections and preconceptions. Sadly, heroic action does ... more