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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Pebbles in the water: Short stories by Mandar Naik

    by Mandar Naik
    'Pebbles in the water' is a collection of short stories, basically based out in India . These stories basically speak about interrelationship and its complexities, today's world and the insecurities they borne.
  • Sarah's Journey

    by David Beasley
    Sarah Kinney, the daughter of her owner and of a mulatto slave living in West Virginia, marries Henry Lewis, who is thought to be free. When her owner dies and her husband captured as a runaway slave, she and her two children are abused by her new owner. She has three more children by her owners and escapes with them through Ohio to Upper Canada in 1820. She and her children in this free from slavery colony interact with white settlers and escaped slaves are threatened by bounty hunters but thri... more
  • The Summer of Robert Byron

    by Steven Arnett
    It’s fall 1966, and Robert Byron has returned to his home town of Blue Spring in Michigan after serving in Vietnam. Everyone there tries to welcome him home, but he’s unsocial and ends up alienating almost everyone. He pretty much keeps to himself through the winter, until the money he’d saved up in Vietnam runs outs, and he has to go back to work. He meets Jean Summers, a teacher at Blue Spring High School who’d just started her teaching career the previous fall herself, when Robert is hired by... more
  • Defective

    by Susan Sofayov
    University of Pittsburgh law student, Maggie Hovis, battles an enemy she cannot escape—her own brain. Her family calls her a drama queen. Her fiancé, Sam, moves out after she throws a shoe at his head. Maggie knows there is only one way to get him back—control her moods. So she takes the step most of her family is against: therapy. After a diagnosis of Bipolar II Disorder, Maggie begins to investigate her family tree—which is plagued by mental illness and hidden relatives—and develops empathy... more
  • Until the Iris Bloom

    by Tina Olton

     

    Tidy Bourbon is a ninety-two-year-old who, despite cognitive challenges, is hoping to live out her remaining days as the independent woman she has always been. Unfortunately, there are those who would like nothing more than to thwart that goal. First, there’s her tenant and sometime care provider, who is arrested and thrown in jail, leaving Tidy improvising to fill the financial and social void left behind. Next, a social worker appears and attempts to get Tidy to move to a... more

  • The Kiddush Ladies

    by Susan Sofayov
    Life-long Jewish friends Naomi, Miriam, and Becky are approaching middle-age gracefully and are content—despite a few hot flashes and mood swings—until life tosses each woman a crisis… When Becky, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, learns of her only son’s engagement to a non-Jew, she rallies against the marriage and becomes obsessed with finding him a Jewish bride. Naomi—whose husband left her for a man, crushing her small amount of self-confidence—is stuck with a dead-end job and a big... more
  • OMG, The Things I Learned In College

    by Bob Roth
    Welcome to college life.  Scott and Jackie use their campus radio show to talk about every aspect of life during the college years.  Doug, Scott’s longtime friend narrates this story, one that every current, future and past student will appreciate. Although humorous stories and events punctuate each chapter, that does not mean that more serious and even ugly topics and events are not covered. College life is clearly a mixture of experiences that can sometimes sting. Topics include: Campus ... more
  • Palmettos & Mimosas: Mistress of the Master

    by Ann Williams
    Fate introduced them when Vaughn purchased Bessie, to be his sisters’ birthday baby doll. Neither the planters’ son nor the slave child that crawled from the cage and clung bravely to him could have known their love was preordained. Bessie was an outsider as she grew up in the Highwater mansion. She became an outcast amongst the slaves, once banished to the quarters. Vaughn inherits the Highwater Plantations along with a family legacy of leadership. He realizes at this time that his love for Bes... more
  • Nighttime Stories for Rescued Dogs

    by Patricia Lawler Kenet
    Short funny stories you can read to your dog
  • The Adventures of Sigi-A Day on Safari

    by Candace Carson
    This is the 7th book in "The Adventures of Sigi" series. A Day on Safari is an introduction to he magnificent animals in Africa. Sigi meets them in his quest to retrieve his favorite hat from the monkey thief and has exciting adventures along the way.
  • Keno Deane and the Trouble with Teensie

    by Phoenix Hocking
    Keno Deane's new neighbor, Teensie Henderson, is in big, big trouble. Keno is sworn to secrecy, but soon discovers that a secret can tear apart your whole world, especially when you're just twelve years old. The year is 1959, a time when a promise made was a promise kept. But will keeping Teensie's secret destroy an entire family?
  • More Like a River: Short Stories

    by Phoenix Hocking

    Life is more like a river than a road. It twists and turns and takes us places we sometimes ought not to go. But sometimes, the waters of our lives fetch us up on a sandbar, where we can rest for the next step in our journey.

    More Like A River is a collection of short stories, written and perfected over the years. Twenty-five stories await you, some of which are: December Blessing, a story in which a woman is led to a derelict tenement by a strange child; Kansas, 1939, a dust bowl story... more

  • Becoming Grace

    by Phoenix Hocking
    The year is 1960. Unmarried, pregnant girls only have one choice - to be sent to a maternity home to have the baby, and give it up for adoption. Such is the case for thirteen-year-old Minerva Henderson. Forced by the nuns to change her name to Grace, life at St. Margaret's Maternity Home is unbearable. But when Grace runs away, hitching a ride with two young boys, has she jumped from the frying pan into the fire?
  • To Crown a Queen (Empire)

    by Isla Wright
    Spanish princess, Isabella I of Castile, has been taught that a woman is best positioned behind a man. As a member of the royal family, her brothers must determine her future and find her a good match. Isabella is prepared to follow tradition, but when the future of her kingdom is threatened by male ambition and her family torn apart by male pride and lust, the future queen prepares to break tradition and take matters into her own hands.
  • Forbidden

    by Isla Wright
    Their love was taboo, but when Darren promised Renatta a life full of adventures, she defied her family and eloped, leaving behind her Caribbean home and everyone she knew. She hoped that with a fresh start things would get better but she soon discovers that all that glitters is not gold and the starry eyed girl who once swore she would be better than her mother learned that life is not always just black and white. Darren had always believed that he would be his wife's fortress. It was his duty,... more
  • Two Sisters of Coyoacán

    by Roberta Satow
    Lilly and Gertie Abramovitz unwittingly gave access to Ramon Mercader to plunge an ice pick into the back of Leon Trotsky's neck. Based on a true story, Two Sisters of Coyoacán brings the conflicts of the artistic, intellectual and political world of New York, Paris and Coyoacán, Mexico in the 1930’s to life. Lilly and Gertie are Jewish girls from Brooklyn whose parents, like many American Jews, supported the overthrow of the Czarist regime by the Bolsheviks in 1917. Through her college prof... more

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