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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Temps

    by Naomi Abdull

    Kitt Jones, a forty-something manager of a temping agency finds her office in danger of closure during the economic downturn and is given a lifeline, a contract to manage which is successful. However on the eve of the celebration, happiness soon turns to sorrow when Kitt’s limp body is found, an empty pill bottle indicating suicide. Confusion and chaos abound as her workforce contemplate her reasons for wanting to end her life. Their bewilderment ensues when upon regaining consciousness... more

  • Sammy the Station Wagon

    by Tal Nuriel

    Sammy the Station Wagon is the inspiring and entertaining story of an awkward young station wagon who has never quite fit in at driving school. However, Sammy's got a golden secret under his hood that even he isn't aware of yet. This story speaks to the fact that kids often aren't aware of the special gifts they have, but once those gifts are revealed, their potential is unleashed! Sammy the Station Wagon will especially resonate with children who have ADHD, anxiety or other condi... more

  • A Daughter's a Daughter

    by Irene Vartanoff
    Three generations of women struggle with conflicting needs, desires, and opportunities that put them at odds with each other. Widowed Pam Ridgeway wants to mobilize a charity to help laid-off workers after losing her own job in a mass Wall Street meltdown. But creating a new charity will thrust her into the public eye, which she’s always hated, unlike her estranged daughter and intimidating mother. Yielding to their insistence on publicity tactics takes Pam totally out of her comfort zone—until ... more
  • Dear Mom and Dad: You Don't Know Me, But ...

    by Georgia McGowen
    Much has been written both about and by people who feel they were assigned the wrong body at conception, exploring the struggles and too often the tragedies that result from that mismatch of nature. Very little has been written, however, to chronicle the lifelong struggle of people to understand and come to terms with two distinct sets of emotions, one male and one female – a single soul, at times divided, at times united, by two clearly identifiable spirits. Dear Mom and Dad: You Don’t Know Me... more
  • A Fool's Journey: Book II, The High Priestess

    by mark pannebecker
    A year ago, 17-year old Benjamin Porter, was in a knife fight defending his biker friend, Craig Marse. Tonight he’s sitting in an aisle seat with his voluptuous girlfriend Joan Ponti watching Romeo fight Tybalt in a duel. Joan is an actor (“Don’t call me an actress; I’ll kick your ass.”) from another high school who works with Ben at the local movie theater. Where Ben sees a vivacious girl free of judgment, Joan sees an attractive, naive male ingénue who is ripe for manipulation. Joan’s flattery... more
  • Sardinian Silver

    by Anthony Wright
    To Arthur Fraser, a young Englishman, Sardinia in 1960 is perfect. It's an island filled with Roman ruins, exotic scenery, local customs, and morally traditional values-he loves everything. To assimilate into the strange and belong to a society different from his own has always been his desire. Arthur arrives in the resort town of Alghero to work as a representative for a tourist company. His ambition is to find a Sard girl for himself. He is quickly thwarted, though, by the orthodox beliefs of ... more
  • Creole Moon: The Betrayal

    by Suzon Holmes
    Explore the world of fantasy in the Louisiana swamp during the 1800s. Join our hero, George Genois, as he uncovers a dark side of love and marriage. George returns to his hometown to celebrate the wedding of his twin brother, Gerald. George is not the marrying kind but strange events throw him in the path of a fiery rebellious young woman from his past. A spell is cast and he falls madly in love with her but the priest and priestess of the swamp have other plans for the woman. Under a creole moo... more
  • The Herring Barrel

    by Nicholas Sumner
    ‘The Herring Barrel’, set in 1969, is a sweeping panoramic novel of a search for accountability, for proof of a damning accusation that leads to disclosure of treason against the State. Among Mediterranean storm seas, risk of stability to the United Kingdom plays out to covert threat of an escalated cold war.
  • The Mark of Wu -- Book One: Hidden Paths

    by Stephen M Gray
    This first novel in The Mark of Wu series opens as the Spring and Autumn Period of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty devolves toward Warring States Period. \tThe Emperor’s grip on the feudal States is over. Brutal rivalries, both new and old now rule, and military clashes lay waste to those who are unprepared. Some men are driven by pure evil, and States either gain power or die. \tState of Chu soldier Yuan stands on his chariot, reining in his team of eager steeds, anxious for a chance to unlea... more
  • The Underwater Bubble (The Magic Bubble Wand Series) (Volume 2)

    by Lori Forrest
    Something is happening to the ocean! It’s up to Erin to find out what it is. This time the Bubble takes Erin underwater to a whole new adventure full of mysteries and mermaids. Will she be able to help them? Will she be able to befriend Kai, the merman she has to work with? Will the new bonds of friendship be enough to save the ocean? Find out in Book 2 of The Magic Bubble Wand Series, The Underwater Bubble.
  • The Invasion of Normandie

    by Jeff Polman
    THE INVASION OF NORMANDIE is a quick-paced comic fable about the power and menace of modern fame. When troubled pop singer/actress Normandie Vine plows into a police car and gets shipped off to a mountain rehab facility in Colorado, two high school sisters in neighboring Nebraska find themselves sheltering the world famous star in their tiny town. Determined to “rehab” Normandie themselves, the sisters are immersed in a crazy three-day drama as they struggle to keep nosy classmates, Normandie... more
  • The World Explored, the World Suffered: The Birmingham lectures

    by michael r d james
    Volume two of the trilogy "The World Explored, the World Suffered"-- A philosophical novel containing University lectures set in a fictional context of human drama and tragedy. The lectures will be in the Philosophy of Kant, Aristotle Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty. Glynn Samuels moves to Birmingham University soon after his colleague Harry Middleton. Robert Browne and Sophia follow their lectures and Robert is in mourning for his lecturer friend from Exeter.
  • Duty Bound

    by Bob Larranaga
    He Was 'Dying' to Coach, But Not About To Take A Bullet For It Wounded warrior and amputee Ron Canfield rebounds from PTSD to land a job as basketball coach at the high school where he once starred. Then the teacher’s union challenges Ron’s mental stability, and irate parents demand that he play white kids ahead of more talented blacks. The stakes are high. The starters have a shot at basketball scholarships worth more than $200,000. People have been killed for less. Much less. They’ve been kil... more
  • Evergreen Years: The Complete Evergreen Series

    by Amelia Keldan
    At only six-years-old, Tildy McVee has an extraordinary talent for reading people. The heavy burden of this 'gift' comes to a head one Summer, as her family struggle to try find their way through the free-wheeling decade of the 1970s. Secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested and no one is prepared for the eventual fallout. As Tildy gets older, the aftershocks of these events continue to ricochet through the tumultuous 80s, the self-conscious 90s and the beginning of a new millennium. ... more
  • Super Storm Super Moon: A tale from the sea

    by Leslie Stolfe
    As Super Storm Sandy, a hurricane of unprecedented proportions, bears down upon the eastern seaboard of the United States, lifeguard Dillan prepares for the mandatory evacuation of Long Beach Island. As he loads is Jeep, his dog Buoy bolts from the vehicle and hightails it through the downpour, over the dune toward the sea. After searching the pounding surf for his best friend in vain, a broken-hearted Dillan is accompanied by police escort to the mainland. Upon his return to the ravaged island,... more
  • Anne and Charles: Passion and Politics in Late Medieval France

    by Rozsa Gaston
    When Anne of Brittany's father dies in 1488, she becomes Duchess of Brittany, her country's ruler at age eleven. For the next three years, the unmarried, orphaned duchess is pursued by suitors while Brittany is invaded by its larger, more powerful neighbor of France. With no other way out, at age fourteen she agrees to marry Charles VIII, King of France, to save her country. Better to be a queen than a prisoner... Unexpectedly, a passionate relationship ensues. Yet Charles cannot shake off bad ... more

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