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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Best Season - The First Ninety Games

    by Bob May

    Using sophisticated baseball board game simulation, twenty-one stars from Negro League Baseball are honored by playing the first 90 games of a 165+ baseball season against the best 375 Major League baseball players from 1881 to 1987. The Major League players stats are based on their Best Season in Major League baseball. How would Hall of Fame Negro League pitcher, Satchel Paige do when he faced Stan Musial in Musial's Best Season, 1948?

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  • The Quest to Overthrow Heaven

    by Bolko Zimmer
    The Quest to Overthrow Heaven is a dramatic retelling of the fall of man that ultimately leads to war in heaven. The story begins at the dawn of time in a fully realized universe populated by seraphim, cherubim, and countless angels – all with their own agendas and allegiances. At the center of the conflict is the cherub prince, Lucifer, who is filled with vanity and wants to be renowned as the Supreme Spirit who rules over all things in the continuum of space and time. Before long, Lucifer ... more
  • Behind Mount Rushmore

    by Darlene P. Campos
    Nimo is a Lakota boy seeking to fulfill his dream of being a writer. He keeps close track of his day to day life on Pine Ridge. He watches his parents wade through unemployment and piles of unpaid bills. He witnesses racism for the first time during a family vacation. His grandmother dies suddenly and he is unsure how to mourn her death. John David, Nimo’s best friend, is a hate crime victim because of his sexuality. As a college student, Nimo is hit by a car and loses partial mobility in his le... more
  • Baby Chomper's Bath Time

    by Jeff Minich

    A bubbly and buoyant tale about a puppy named Chomper who loves to get dirty, but really dislikes getting freshened up. Stuck taking a bath, he imagines himself diving in the deep sea, being the captain of a ship, and surfing to a faraway shore. Baby Chomper's Bath Time is a playful story that encourages children to see the bright side of every situation.

  • The Dalai Camel: A Bizarre Tale of UnBEARable Bliss and Bewilderment

    by Craig Rachlin
    Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered why are we here? If there is a loving and compassionate God, why would he create a world wrought of suffering, chaos, and negativity? Have you been looking for someone to explain why life sucks, but haven’t found anybody with the wisdom to help? Well, have you tried a 500 year old, enlightened camel-man? The Dalai Camel is unlike any spiritual master you’ve ever met. Born to a camel, our intrepid hero spent many lifetimes exploring the world, f... more
  • Entropy

    by Bryn Lucas
    Entropy is a speculative thriller set in the London of the very near future where the accepted political wisdoms of today have presaged the catastrophes of tomorrow. Dylan Sharkey, a civil service desk jockey, is sucked into a revolutionary plot to bring justice to the dispossessed. His mission uncovers a foreign mole at the highest level of the British Government. Continuing his quest may cost him his life. Abandoning it would lose him his humanity.
  • House on Jacaranda Hill

    by Mary Kay Abbott
    A black housemaid born to wealth and privilege but receiving none. A sixteen-year-old white girl born to wealth and privilege but denied due to physical handicaps. These two form an unbreakable, loving companionship; one knowing her true heritage, the other discovering her whole life has been a lie.
  • Me and my Unique Family

    by Isidora Goodwein
    IT BEGAN WITH AN UNTHINKABLE AND HORRIFYING EXPLOSION. BUT THE REAL STORY DIDN’T START UNTIL THERE WAS A BLAST OF POWERFUL EMOTION, PASSION AND CONVULSIVE LAUGHTER. Anna, Rachel and Limor’s favorite past time, in summer, when there is no school, is to explore downtown Tel-Aviv without the knowledge of their parents, and without the knowledge of Gina, the housekeeper and baby sitter. One morning in August, the girls, come to the conclusion that they have had enough of Tel-Aviv. Tel-Aviv i... more
  • Me and my Unique Family

    by Isidora Goodwein
    IT BEGAN WITH AN UNTHINKABLE AND HORRIFYING EXPLOSION. BUT THE REAL STORY DIDN’T START UNTIL THERE WAS A BLAST OF POWERFUL EMOTION, PASSION AND CONVULSIVE LAUGHTER. Anna, Rachel and Limor’s favorite past time, in summer, when there is no school, is to explore downtown Tel-Aviv without the knowledge of their parents, and without the knowledge of Gina, the housekeeper and baby sitter. One morning in August, the girls, come to the conclusion that they have had enough of Tel-Aviv. Tel-Aviv i... more
  • Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子)

    by Eugenia Chu
    Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子) is about a little Chinese-American boy named Brandon who gets a surprise visit from his grandma from China, Pó Po (婆婆). While Brandon and Pó Po (婆婆) are making Chinese dumplings, called jiǎo zi (餃子), Brandon makes a mess and he and Pó Po (婆婆) have a good laugh!  They chat and bond over the experience.  Then Brandon eats and eats and eats and makes a surprise at the end that delights the whole family! This story includes some conversational Mandarin Chinese (including... more
  • The Other Side of Freedom

    by Cynthia T. Toney
    In a southern U.S. farming community in 1925, thirteen-year-old Salvatore and his Italian immigrant father become involved against their will in a crime that results in the murder of an innocent man and family friend. Will Sal keep the secrets about that night as his father asks, or risk everything he and his family cherish in their new homeland, including their lives? Amidst bigotry, bootlegging, police corruption, and gangland threats, Sal must discover whom he can trust in order to protec... more
  • A Spoon Called Poon!

    by Theresa Marie Vallotton
    It’s not a blanket, a toy, or a teddy bear this little boy latches onto, it’s a spoon he calls Poon. With a child’s imaginative genius, sparked by an industrious nature, Quinn discovers all the wonderful things Poon can do. Told with infectious and whimsical rhyme, this is the true story of the author’s grandson, who comes to a crisis when he literally has more than he can handle.
  • A Most Daunting Time

    by Robert Roach
    A Most Daunting Time is an epic tale of two families in the 1930s in the shadow of the Great Depression. Melvyn and Sally Bridges settled in Dodge City, Kansas, a mid-western town of renown, in 1919, and began farming. They farmed until the middle-’30s when the Dust Bowl rendered them penniless. Sally bore two sons and a daughter, the eldest of which, Mitchell, is a baseball player with remarkable skills and future ambitions. Charles Clark, an aristocratic oil tycoon, and his daughter, Holly, a ... more
  • The Hope Store

    by Dwight Okita

    Two close friends -- Luke and Kazu -- discover a bold, new procedure to install hope into the hopeless and vow to open the world's first Hope Store. Their slogan: "We don't just instill hope. We install it." The media descend. The store is not without its supporters and detractors. Customer Jada Upshaw appears with a hidden agenda, but what happens next no one could have predicted. When protesters try to shut down the polarizing store, will science come to Jada... more

  • River Rising (Carson Chronicles Book 1)

    by John A. Heldt
    Five Arizona siblings, ages 17 to 27, travel to the 1880s to rescue their parents, who are trapped in time. Along the way, they find love, danger, and adventure as they experience America in the age of bustle dresses, gunslingers, and robber barons.
  • Last Words

    by Shari J. Ryan
    Last Words, where Non-Fiction meets Fiction, and the lines in between are blurred by forbidden love. Amelia - 1942: The inside of my closet held the last bit of my freedom before I was torn from my home and shoved onto a dark train. Our destination was even darker. “Women and children to the right. Men to the left,” they shouted at us. Everything was taken from me, leaving only the smoke filled air, piercing screams, and soul-burning cries. I was slowly starved and weakened to... more

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