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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Love in a Time of Hate: New Orleans During Reconstruction

    by Matthew Cost
    “A Voodoo ritual?” Emmett stared dumbly at her. A young man from Maine fights for social equality in New Orleans after the Civil War while pursuing a murderer of prostitutes, becoming enmeshed in voodoo, and falling in love. “Education is the tool that makes us all equal, whether we are Black, white, Indian, woman, or man,” Manon said. Much like Louisiana’s famous gumbo, Love in A Time of Hate, is a spicy dish of varied ingredients. The main theme is the struggle for social equality between t... more
  • Terror of the Dog People

    by Marcus Stratford
    A bold exploration in style and self-analysis. An unraveling, thematically disconcerting novella in three parts. Experimentally written in dramatic form, lyrical narrative, and stream-of-consciousness flashbacks, all circled around one conversation between two broken lovers at a diner. Lives are encapsulated and characters painted over cold eggs and hot coffee. Stratford explores themes of narcissism, hallucinatory OCD, and human stubbornness, concocting a post-modern portrait of two beings conf... more
  • A Splash of Sass: Sassafras Gets a Puppy

    by Janet Adams
    Sassafras, or "Sass," is a sweet girl with just a splash of sass. She has always wanted a puppy. In this middle-grade chapter book, she and her brother get two puppies... and quite a bit more than they bargained for. After these mischievous puppies cause trouble, Sass will learn valuable lessons about the puppies and herself.
  • Ernestine

    by Kate Reynolds
    Ernestine is the tale of a small-time bunco artist turned nun. In 1527, Sister Ernestine arrives reluctantly in Inquisition-shackled Spain carrying guilt and a document that can change the European balance of power. Her plans to repent are interrupted when she discovers that she's been tracked to Spain by a French spy who covets the document she carries. Ernestine must decide whether to risk her life trying to fulfill a promise or stay and face her fears in the abbey that has offered her succor ... more
  • What the Bird Sees in Flight: Collected Stories of a New Zealand Farming Family

    by Joseph R. Goodall
    Set among the rolling green hills of New Zealand's verdant Waikato District, this episodic collection of short stories opens a window into the life of a twentieth century dairy farming family. Nuanced and thought-provoking, the accessible tales highlight the emotions, disagreements and aspirations dwelling just below the surface in each member of the Hester clan. 'What the Bird Sees in Flight' offers a creative perspective on the complexity of family relationships and the desire for belonging we... more
  • M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction)

    by David Smith
    Life and fiction blur hilariously as new POTUS Donald Dump’s trade war with China escalates. Will it end with both leaders in a cage fight or… ARMAGEDDON!
  • The Universe in 3/4 Time: A Novel of Old Europe

    by Leona Francombe
    When a mysterious World War II piano appears on a Brussels street one winter’s night, no one could have imagined the events it would set in motion—least of all Audrey Nightingale, the pianist who comes across it. The instrument, of finest rosewood, bears the name of an obscure Czech manufacturer, and inside it, someone carved a Pythagorean symbol. Audrey convinces two musician friends to help her make sense of this portentous discovery. At the heart of their quest is an extraordinary man: Kon... more
  • Everything Turns Invisible

    by Gerry Hadden
    Milo Prieto’s odd life begins with an equally odd twist: being adopted at birth by asylum-seeking Cuban musicians and growing up in an experimental housing project in the North Bronx. He’s white, his parents black, but he fits in even as he sticks out. He even shows early promise on the drums of his father. But an accident spells the end of everything. By 17 he finds himself abandoned and incarcerated. He wants nothing more than to die. To disappear. To become as invisible as he feels. And then ... more
  • Vandella

    by M. Ch. Landa

    How much are you willing to sacrifice for those who you love?

    Orphaned under mysterious circumstances and raised by her grandmother, Maia thinks she’s left her tragic past behind her. Now a dreamy seventeen-year-old, Maia longs to find true love with her high school crush when she receives the appalling news that her long-dormant Cancer has returned, not just to mess with her romantic plans, but to ruin her entire life.

    One night, during her stay at the hospital, Maia is vis... more

  • Sleeping Presidents

    by John Phillips
    Sleeping Presidents takes us inside the minds and dreams of the 45 men who have served the nation as President of the United States. This work of historical fiction was inspired by Walt Whitman’s poem, The Dreamers. Using the artist’s distinctive paintings and original prose, each chapter is devoted to a former president and features artwork not previously exhibited. Sleeping Presidents  explores the gulf between what we allow to be seen publicly and what we may be desperate to conceal, even ... more
  • The Sad Little Wildflower

    by Yvonne Morgan
    Do you ever wish you were someone else? The Sad Little Wildflower wishes she could be a beautiful pink rose instead of just a weed. After she meets Jesus, the sad little wildflower learns that she does have a purpose. Then our sad little wildflower finds out she can be happy just the way God made her. Jesus turns her into a sunny pink lady. God reminds all of us in Psalm 39:14 that "I am wonderfully made."
  • Not My Type: Stories

    by Autumn Siders
    From a ghost of the American Revolution to a struggling writer full of grief, Not My Type is full of eclectic stories that bring to light the pain and the beauty of life.
  • The Old Cape Blood Ruby

    by Barbara Eppich Struna
    In 1898, the Portland Gale tore across Provincetown on Cape Cod’s coast. Walter Ellis, a descendant of legendary Maria Hallett, loses his ship and fishing livelihood. Forced to leave his family behind, he seeks gold in Alaska but never returns. Present-day Nancy Caldwell travels to Alaska to visit family. She discovers an old letter destined for Provincetown but never sent. Back home on Cape Cod, a 1780s house, a hidden ‘pigeon’s blood’ ruby ring, and a past nemesis complicate Nancy’s search for... more
  • Sean Moses Is Martin Luther, The King Jr.

    by Moses D. Powe
    Sean Moses is ready to give the young royals in your life a lesson on Black history like none you've ever heard! This story about an incredible young man is full of heart and is sure to make you smile. Sean Moses is asked to portray Martin Luther King Jr. for his school's Black History Month program. It's the leading role and he's ready to go! Except there's one problem; no matter how hard his parents try, Sean Moses keeps calling him "Martin Luther, the king." This is going to be a history less... more
  • Suicide Strap

    by MG Marzen
    Jennifer Tuttle, a successful gay woman, struggles with her sexuality as her overbearing desire to become a mother interrupts her life. Mickey Swift, a mature handyman, struggles with the meaning of the Us Constitution as he is victimized by corrupt cops. The moral of the story or subplot is to protest your constitutional rights and to let freedom ring.
  • Opera Singer

    by Paul Larson
    What does a person do, when he has dreams of becoming a singer, but the country he lives in is invaded by another country, his government is overthrown, and his country is plagued by severe famine? What if the new government is taking away everyone’s possessions and requiring everyone to become a communist or be imprisoned and possibly die? Welcome to the world of Luka Imanov!Join Luka and his wife Katerina (Katt), on their bittersweet journey as they deal with love, loss, and the turmoil surrou... more
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