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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Prairie Madness, Conspiracy at Fort Union

    by Edwina Romero
    April 1881, Fort Union, New Mexico Territory--a drought-filled spring. When the body of Sergeant Sean Flannery is found--strangled, stripped of his uniform and weapons, and lying facedown in the mud--Mary Margaret O'Keenan, Company B Laundress--vows to solve the murder.
  • Ungi's Big Adventure

    by Dori Gronich
    A tiny mushroom named Ungi goes on quite the adventure after being separated from her family during a rainstorm.
  • Post-War Dreams

    by Brenda Whiteside
    World War II has ended and the soldiers are coming home. After years of following her crop worker father, motherless Claire Flanagan is also coming home. If she can keep her father in one place long enough, she plans to follow her dreams to Hollywood. Until she meets Benjamin. Benjamin Russell has been working since he was fifteen to support his mother and siblings. What he most wants in life is to own a construction business and take care of the family his father abandoned. The last thing he e... more
  • Tilting at Paper Windmills

    by Joseph Dorn
    In a beautiful Victorian Mansion lives a middle aged writer with MS. Her nephew comes to help her out for the summer. The two find each other, and find themselves. Through many laughs and some tears they find a great appreciation for each other. He learns that there’s more to life than himself. She learns that some of the limitations that are posed in front of her are self imposed.
  • Mac & Madi's Surprise: A Very Different Twins Birthday!

    by Linda Herron
    Mac and Madi are twins who are identical in so many ways with the same hair, same smile, and the same size. Not only do they look the same, but their birthdays are the same each year. However, this year Mac and Madi have other ideas in mind. They are out to sass things up, to show that they can be individuals too. So, they made some changes to their birthday celebration that made them both happy. In this adventure, they find out that they like being the same, but they also like being diffe... more
  • This Is Me, Not Robert Creeley, Speaking

    by Paul Bussan
    A book of poetry in which the author, in his own way, attempts to capture that “calculated spacing” and “passionate compression” which Dudley Fitts cited as the virtues of Robert Creeley’s first book of poetry For Love, and in which the poetry is not so much found in the poems themselves as in the spirit animating them.
  • Towards A New Piety

    by Paul Bussan

    A book of poems written in the spirit of the haiku

    Not what Christ teaches,
    but releases in me,
    I put my faith in.


  • Honeymoon Alone

    by Nicole Macaulay
    Honeymoon Alone follows Lucy Gray – a 26-year-old do-gooder who spends most of her time taking care of her family as well as twenty-two third-graders. A humiliating public experience spurs Lucy to get away – quite literally – from everything that holds her back and put herself first for once. In search of adventure, Lucy tells a little white lie that creates quite the tangled web. As she explores London and reunites with an old high school friend, Lucy unwittingly gains the attention of internat... more
  • Prudence in Hollywood: And Other Stories

    by Ralph Cissne
    Fourteen short stories explore the matrix of modern American relationships. We follow a quirky cast of characters pursuing love with surprising and often humorous consequences: a long-term romance ends; the love junkie meets his match; an Elvis impersonator crashes his class reunion; a stand-up comedian faces her fears; Hollywood personal training clients realize their dreams; a blended family heals emotional wounds.
  • The Patent Clerk's Violin

    by David Ackley
    A luthier in Bern, Switzerland is asked to repair a Patent Office clerk’s violin which has inexplicably lost its tone. This chance meeting in 1904 begins the friendship of two very different people – the one immersed in his physical craft on a daily basis, and the other obsessed with key problems facing the world of physics at the dawn of the 20th century. The book is set in the months leading up to Albert Einstein’s “Miracle Year” when he published four ground-breaking scientific articles. Dur... more
  • A Tale of Two Families

    by Paul Mathews
    Dramatizes the lives of the Valdez Protestant family and Garcia Catholic family, highlighting everyday Filipino life. Explores how and why religion affects each family according to underlying perceptions of the world and why Catholics have more children than Protestants, and differences between rich/poor, exploiters/exploited, powerful/powerless, men/women. How do they actually come about?
  • The Huron's Bend

    by Darren Kent
    All Kodi Auyang wants is the word Doctor before his last name, but the closer he grows to Jordan Blythe, the more he seems to lose touch with reality. Bizarre dreams evolve into daydreams and visions, and his laser focus falters. Jordan Blythe is an enigma—the polar opposite of Kodi: she comes from a wealthy family and is a virtuoso on the harpsichord, while Kodi lives on Twinkies, soju, and ramen and goes on all-night coding binges. In a struggle to understand her, Kodi finds himself following... more
  • The Red Dirt Hymnbook

    Ruby Fae McKeever is realizing that she made a terrible decision when she dropped out of college two years ago to marry that sweet-faced JW Jasper and join his family's traveling revival ministry--or, as her Daddy had put it, when she "run off with the dang-fool Jesus Circus." She'd thought at the time that she was called by God. But now that she thinks about it, maybe she just really, really likes singing on stage. Or she could have confused God's voice with the feeling of JW's hand up her shir... more
  • Last Rites

    by Tony Gentry
    Ernest Hemingway wrote, “All stories…end in death.” With ringing lyricism, cinematic detail, and wry humor, in this diverse collection of tales Tony Gentry interrogates that notion. A father and son share a moment of everyday epiphany on their farm. An elderly widower must choose between a circumscribed life where every breath is an effort and a saving reunion he barely trusts, while another finds solace in the company of an old bear. The ghost of a Confederate general wanders the historic preci... more
  • The Coal Tower

    by Tony Gentry
    It’s Game Day at the University of Virginia, launching a new school year, when Charlottesville fills to bursting with incoming students, football fans and alumni. Famed neurosurgeon Rainsworth Cannon and his equestrienne wife, their goth teenaged daughter and her train-hopping boyfriend, a cop and his wayward brother, all have been living for this day. But they cannot imagine how at its end their lives will be changed and forever entwined by what goes down at the Coal Tower.
  • Last Stop Ronkonkoma

    by Fred Schneider
    Brooklynite Harry Sisler is consumed by two of his own prophecies: that he will die at the age of fifty (promptly!), but first raise a centerfielder better than "that damn DiMaggio!" Good plan, except his wife sets a prophecy of her own, that she will raise the same son to be the family's first priest.