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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Ones We Leave Behind

    by Deanna Lynn Sletten

    Diane picked up her mother’s phone. “How do you feel about your mother being let out of prison today after sixty-five years?” the reporter asked. Diane stared at her mother. “My grandmother is alive?” That one phone call hurled shock waves throughout the entire family.

    1955 – Anna Bergman Craine’s life changes in an instant when she commits a crime of passion and is sentenced to life in prison. Leaving behind two young children, she is left alon... more

  • Nick’s Rainforest Adventure

    by Elliott Smith
    The second book in the Nick’s Adventures series! A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS BOOK WILL BE DONATED TO THE PHILIPPINE EAGLE FOUNDATION, AN ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS TO PROTECT THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED PHILIPPINE EAGLE FROM EXTINCTION. Nick is creating a masterpiece. He is painting a picture of his favorite bird—the critically endangered Philippine eagle. But as he paints, he drifts off to sleep... Nick dreams he is in a wild rainforest, the home of the Philippine eagle, and he ha... more
  • The Witches Three Count on Me!

    by Yates Davis and Lynda Bouchard

    Nothing cures being sent to your room on Halloween night like an unexplored forest. Count on it!

    This is no ordinary night. It's Halloween and a mischievous little boy has run away from home. He takes a path through twisted forest trees and comes upon a frightful scene - three witches up to no good! They see him, too, and that's when the magic begins. How will he outsmart the witches as they try to capture him? Told in rhyme and through the prism of a child'... more

  • A Family Divided

    by Dick Parsons
    The Versailles Treaty which brought peace after the Great War (1914-18) was viewed by Adolf Hitler as humiliating and unjust, leading to his determination to make Germany great again and the Reich judenfrie (rid of the Jews). When he becomes Fuhrer in 1934, his policies affect the families of two German brothers in evermore contrasting ways. Klaus the younger is married to a Jew and their children a boy and a girl, are therefore Jewish. His brother Wolfgang's wife like him, is an Aryan and to Hi... more
  • Scorn of Secrets

    by B. Truly
    I must keep it locked away—the memory of my darkest secret…. When the rising tides of my life peak, I’m left struggling with the currents of the storm. The first dilemma is my dad’s gambling debt. Mama bounces back quickly from the ramifications it causes. She proves this by getting a new man. Her Rico Suave is just the tip of the iceberg—she moves us across state to live with him and his two sons. My outgoing, older sister fits right in—she’s the total opposite of me. I am Ma... more
  • Vivid

    by Jana Jones
    Vivid is an unconventional coming-of-age story that poses the question: Who are you when your back is against the wall? When a series of unusual ailments befall Sheri’s children, she realizes she must push past self-doubts and fear to awaken the power within. Sheri connects with a group of concerned parents, led by a larger-than-life widowed mother of four, to take on unethical medical researchers and casually indifferent politicians. Inspired by actual events, Vivid is a story that illu... more
  • The Legend of the Stinky Sock

    by Laura Riley

    Who doesn't like a little bit of magic? Especially when it helps you win baseball games. This humorous and clever story is about a young boy named Conner who is searching for "The Legend of the Stinky Sock". According to the myth, the sock holds special baseball powers that will make anyone an incredible player. Will Conner discover the secret to the legend? Or, will he find out the magic to improving his skills is through hard work? 

  • Past, Present, future: Stories that Haunt

    by Ian Prattis

    These tales operate at three levels. First, the characters are all of “US.” Their stories are the One Human Story of struggling to live in this world. Dig deeper, and you’ll find the rich metaphor pointing toward truths about the way our species has evolved and why our permanent dominance of the Earth is a fiction that will not stand up to any real scrutiny. At their root, Dr. Ian Prattis has pointed out that “reality” is not action-over-time but it is simultanei... more

  • Jeremy Full of Grace

    by Greta Cribbs

    In a dying world, one boy offers a glimmer of hope.


    Eight years after a plague killed most of the world’s population, leaving the survivors barren, midwife Leslie travels the countryside in search of some sign that humanity may still have a future. She never expected that sign to take the form of Jeremy, a seventeen-year-old Catholic boy who claims to have been impregnated following what he believes was a visitation from the Virgin Mary.


    Leslie, an ... more

  • Kai the Kangaroo and His Mask Too

    by Shina James
    Kai the Kangaroo is simply misunderstood during this pandemic. He decided one morning that he will not wear a mask and will express himself how he sees fit. But his plan soon goes wrong when he's shut out from every turn. Will Kai wear his mask? Or will he put away the task?
  • Ariam Stone: Kingdom of the Lost

    by Michael Maira
    Professor Ariam Stone is plucked from obscurity when a strange man turns up on his doorstep with a map, an artifact, and fantastical claim of a lost civilization waiting to be discovered. Along with his younger charge, John Rykar, the pair set off on what becomes a global race against the criminal Blackstone Corporation. Pursued and hounded at every turn and discovery the pair will make new friends and foes alike on a journey thwarting betrayal and discovery. They will ultimately find out that e... more
  • Angel of Aleppo

    by Jon Cocks
    In Angel of Aleppo, Anoush, a beautiful Armenian girl, sees her mother shot and is evicted from her Anatolian village in 1915. She helps many survive, as she endures the Death Marches to Aleppo and the Mesopotamian desert. She becomes known as the Angel of Aleppo, finds true love, but suffers many losses. Over the years, the pain of war does not go away and by the Armenian Genocide’s 50th anniversary, Anoush is widowed and alone. But this day brings her something she never expected.
  • The Printer and The Strumpet

    by Larry Brill
    A conservative English-born newspaperman and a fiery American prostitute join forces to publish stories of British military abuse and government scandals in 1773 Boston. The story is a satire of how today's media might cover the period from the Boston Tea Party to the battle of Lexington.
  • For the Love of Many

    by Vivian Dunn
    Two young Broadway chorus girls fall in love in the man's world of show business in 1924.
  • 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