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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Sentencing Silence

    by Kathleen Cecilia Nesbitt
    Sentencing Silence weaves poetry and prose to tell the stories of three personae of one woman struggling to reclaim her identity after escaping intimate partner violence and navigating the crippling, lifelong effects of incest. Set in 1980s Chicago, June is a young housewife determined to create the safe home she never had by replicating the dollhouse fantasies into which she escaped as a child. While denying the escalating memories of her past and patterns she is doomed to repeat, she submer... more
  • The Ride

    by Nancy Demme
    In 1952, El Paso, Diego Ramirez torches the barn where his abusive stepfather is working. Believing he has killed him, he flees the ranch, taking with him his mother's paltry life savings, dimes and nickels, and hitchhikes through Texas accepting rides from anyone who offers, a bigoted truck driver, a woman who only gives rides to children of crippled spirit, a salesman who feeds Diego's dreams of success, and a lonely widow, who takes him in only to let him go. It is through these drivers and... more
  • The Moonstoners

    by Barbara J. Dzikowski

    Set in the crucible of the stunning 1960s when the quest for love as the supreme panacea was stilled by assassins’ bullets, this is the story of two families whose journey mirrors the times—the volatile Trudeaus, who flee their Louisiana home in the aftermath of a heinous murder, sparked by a secret that will shadow them for the rest of their lives—and the staid Ziemnys, living in the cloistered Polish-American neighborhood of a rugged Indiana steel town, threatened... more

  • "Eagles' Leap: A 9/11 Poem, A 9/11 Libretto, A 9/11 Opera"

    by Craig Gardner Walker

    "Eagles' Leap" uses its three forms to grapple with the murderous destruction of September 11, 2001 from the points of view of pastoral characters facing choices before and after the attacks. The beautiful, often romanticized writing supported by mythology and symbology examines human hopes, beliefs, strengths, and vulnerabilities as the principals look for and question their life directions in dialogue-driven action, often with ... more

  • Jurassic Julie: Living in the Modern World, Book Two: Family

    by Tiberius St. Judge
    Jurassic Julie goes home with the Darwinsteins but it can be scary for a little feathered-dinosaur in a new place with new faces. How will she handle her strange new world?
  • Stained Glass

    by Gerred Lee
    Lionel Elijah Buckner Jr. is comfortable if not completely satisfied with a life consumed by unapologetic self-indulgence. But then out of the blue, he receives a call which ever so subtly alters his path. And despite his best initial efforts to keep himself isolated from the stagnant Mississippi muck of his past, a succession of inexplicable coincidences eventually entangle him the lives of the narrow-minded simpletons he'd thought he'd left behind. Along the way, he is reacquainted with a fath... more
  • Pacific Sail

    by Alan E. (Al) Strunk
    Action, romance and the suffering of first love’s bite set on the historic stage of high seas and tempestuous shores. It is 1848: There are rumors of gold in the Californias. Pacific Sail shoves off with a farm boy’s voyage in search of his future, sailing around Cape Horn through storm and doldrum. More adventure ensues – a sailor’s shanghai from San Francisco’s Barbary Coast, a brave woman’s flight from starvation in Ireland, a freedom fighters pursuit of a slave ship, an Aboriginal encounter ... more
  • Nadja on Nadja

    by tsipi keller
    The setting for Nadja on Nadja, is New York City—its neighborhoods, its streets, its people—where “humanity, as if spellbound, is approaching the end of the millennium.” Working for a living, Nadja, a girl-woman in her thirties, doesn’t delude herself. Corporations, she knows, are dictatorships comprised of many low-level tyrants; she must either subjugate herself, or suffer the consequences.
  • Monticello: A Borscht Belt Catskills Tale

    by Elliot Udell
    A young girl spending her summer at her grandparents resort in, Catskills goes missing during a hotel magic show mess up. The book is about how her brother and his "nerdy" friends go about trying to find her. The book has underlying themes. It is about the Catskill resort at its heyday right before the famous Woodstock Festival took place. Readers will feel they are on a magic carpet ride back into that ere where there were 600 country hotels and 10,000 bungalows and one million people ... more
  • Lilac in Winter

    by Susan Pogorzelski
    Lilac Sophia Carpenter is sixteen years old. She’s going to be sixteen years old for the rest of her life. Confined to her bed as her health declines, Lilac lives her life in daydreams, imagining her love story to her former best friend, Nathan Emery. But Lilac and Nathan haven’t talked since that fateful night—the night of her sister’s wedding, when her health worsened and his life unraveled and the already-fractured pieces of their friendship became irreparable. With the comfort of her ... more
  • 5th&Hope

    by Nathaniel Sewell
    It has been decades since Bobby last saw his mother. Now, his sister calls, and he knows before she even speaks”"the old woman is finally dead. He’d expected to feel nothing; but death, Bobby knows, has a funny way of surprising you. Now, after all these years, he leaves California’s sunny cliffsides behind and heads back to the blue mountains of Kentucky, where his buried memories lie hidden among the dogwoods. When Bobby’s wife Rebecca first finds his grandfather’s diaries in the dusty room... more
  • Bobby’s Socks

    by Nathaniel Sewell
    It should have been a day to remember: in the meadows beyond the school summer camp, Bobby had his first kiss. But when a slung rock shatters his friend Breck’s front teeth, Bobby must be punished… He’ll spend the rest of his life trying to forget Assistant Principal Diabolus and the terrible things that happened in that lonely cabin. The years pass in a haze. Diabolus haunts Bobby and his friend Willis like a specter, preying on their bodies when backs are turned. By the time he graduates, B... more
  • A Year Inside the Moon

    by Nathaniel Sewell
    At fifty-something, Rob has reached a twilit crossroads. A recent divorcee, he’s fled Houston to settle in St. Petersburg, Florida. Now, peering up at the mockingbird singing in a banyan tree, he wonders whether he could have done things differently. Across the road, The Moon looms. Week after week, as autumn fades into winter into spring, Rob finds himself sat at the cosy bar, watching locals and out-of-towners drift in and out, their spectral lives affording brief glimpses into other worlds... more
  • Recalling Driftwood

    by Christopher M. Bee
    Drunk, drifter and loner, Franklin “Macy” Adams awakes on a beach adjacent to a small resort. Hungover, he decides to break into one of the cottages at the resort in search of more booze. Once he’s inside, the surroundings jar his memories and he feels a sense of Déjà vu, as he recalls being at the resort before. His memories link to a prime recollection in his past that he had long since repressed: His high school English teacher.Now, his thoughts on his first and only love affair forces “Macy”... more
  • Philly & Friends: Who Do I See in the Mirror?

    by Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu

    Who Do I See in the Mirror? is a simple, yet powerful, book written to introduce children to the concept of self-love and acceptance. It explores the various parts of the body, making the idea of self-discovery exciting for children while encouraging them to love each part. It reminds children that they are much more than their physical appearance. This gorgeous, colour-illustrated book concludes with a strong message that it’s what is on the inside that counts. A wonderful finishing to... more

  • Digger's Izy

    by Nancy Weston
    As the population of post-WWII Los Angeles is exploding and overwhelming the pueblo infrastructure, Isabella finds herself caught between her powerless, loving mother, and brilliant father who is tortured by mental illness. As a child, she relies upon her maternal grandmother for encouragement and stability, is enthralled by the family lore and bolstered by the wisdom. But Grandy is ill. It is a tumultuous time for Isabella’s family, Los Angeles, and for the Country. Shortly before the Watts ... more