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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Shelby's Creek - Agent in Place

    by Mark Matthiessen
    "Agent-in-Place, the second entry in Mark Matthiessen's Shelby’s Creek series, continues the tale of Valentin Schmitz, pacifist Iowan farmer, as he infiltrates Nazi-occupied Paris to search for the only family he has left, his grandparents, who he hopes are alive and hiding somewhere in the city. Valentin, fluent in French and a great lover of the history and culture of Paris, has made a deal with the American OSS and the British SOE to act as one of their men on the ground assisting the French ... more
  • Shelby's Creek - Green Eyed Europe

    by Mark Matthiessen
    I won’t kill,” Valentin Schmitz repeated. “I won’t be haunted by a killing.” “Your enemy is skilled to kill,” said Chief. “You may have to kill to live.” In Green-Eyed Europe, the third entry in the Shelby’s Creek series, pacifist Iowan farmer Valentin Schmitz, struggles with his new role as a French partisan and his desire to return to his beloved farm. Will he use his military skills, vital to the survival of his resistance cell? Will he find his grandpa, interned in a labor camp? Wil... more
  • Other Fine Gifts, stories

    by Jeffrey N. Johnson

    Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal for regional fiction: Mid-Atlantic (Ippy Award). A dynamic collection of stories from the winner of the 2011 Andrew Lytle Fiction Prize. Caught in a chaotic spiral of loss and memory, the characters in Other Fine Gifts often seek solace in their origin. From a man who has lost his home to foreclosure, to another confronting his xenophobia, to a boy in search of God in the stones of Rome, each is in need of enlightenment and redemptio... more

  • Legacy at Liberty Lake

    by Cheryl Devenney

    Carly, a southern California high school grad, is plucked from her beach vacation and dropped on a farm in upstate New York to visit relatives of the deceased father-she-never-knew. While there, she learns about her great-grandmother, Tina, the daughter of Italian immigrants, living during the 1930’s depression. Though she becomes the caregiver to her widowed father and three siblings, Tina’s dream of a fashion career in NYC helps her to survive on the south side of a smal... more

  • Forebear

    by Marshall Gaddis
    Centuries later, revenant mountain man Hugh Glass is still way too tough to kill. A martial artist dosed with rat poison by his manager in hopes of a bloodier fight jumps at the chance to erect a wild west gym as a front for a massive indoor marijuana grow op. Guided by his forebear, revenant mountain man Hugh Glass, he retraces the Lewis and Clark expedition, riding herd on a U-Haul full of Cali hydroponics and weed. But Lewis and Clark never had to contend with the Highway Patrol.
  • The Screw of the Tern

    by tom blair
  • The Sword of God

    by Ann Chamberlin
    The saga continues... In a time of faith and violence, poetry and magic, mirage and cold steel, old religion battles new. A young girl comes of age, a woman rides a sacred camel to rally her clan, and a man wields a heavenly sword. In the early years of Islam, three lives braid together. Khalid ibn al-Walīd never lost a battle, either fighting against the Prophet Muhammad or for him. "Women no longer give birth to the likes of Khalid," the Prophet said. In old age, the general dictates his memoi... more
  • Wilderhall

    by Jeanne Farewell
    A famed actress disappears and a theater critic determines to find her. In the process, he encounters a supporting cast intent on refiguring the past.
  • House Party

    by Jeanne Farewell
    On a visit to an old friend’s B&B in Vermont, Sadie Putnam has an unexpected encounter with a man she once knew. What she had hoped to be a restoring country weekend turns instead into a conflict that brings to the fore the past she wanted to forget. Her fellow guests seem to have more clarity on other people’s problems than their own, and what began as a simple house party becomes a series of revealing and transfiguring encounters.n a visit to an old friend’s B&B in Vermont, Sadie Putnam has... more

    by Melody Delgado
    Who wants to be stuck wearing a shaggy dog outfit or a chicken suit on television? Twelve-year-old aspiring singer, actress, Daisy De la Cruz, that’s who. She’ll do and wear just about anything to get ahead in the entertainment industry. But will all her embarrassing moments pay off and land her a spot in her arts magnet school’s coveted master class where she’ll be rubbing shoulders with top professionals in the entertainment industry? Or will she be doomed to play the role of an animal, vegeta... more
  • The Cedar

    by D. E. Campbelle Literary Works
    From settling in the newly founded colonies in the 17th century through the pinnacle of the Civil War, The Cedar is an endearing tale that introduces us to generations of the fictional Bodes family and those close to them as they persevere against the elements, foes, and each other. Family tragedy and scandal are abundant as the story unfolds, and the reader will become immersed in the vast storyline and depth of characters. A must-read for fans of Civil War era historical fiction.
  • The Woman at the Well

    by Ann Chamberlin
    In the early years of Islam, three lives braid together. Khalid ibn al-Walid never lost a battle, either fighting against the Prophet Muhammad or for him. "Women no longer give birth to the likes of Khalid," the Prophet said. In old age, the general dictates his memoirs to a eunuch scribe, with a new perspective to all the blood he shed. In the desert oasis of Tadmor, twelve-year-old Rayah comes of age, accepting her new religion and her own power.
  • Don't Cross the X

    by Tina LePere
    In 1919, twenty-two-year-old Pearl Hayes leads a blessed life with her husband and two sons in rural South Carolina. But when she crosses a large X etched into the road near a local blackberry field, she comes to find that she has entered into the realm of a force of evil she has no hope of stopping. Slowly, her life deteriorates, and through her misery she knows who is to blame: Hazel Sullivan—who is known, to the town of Walterboro, as a witch. Eighty-two years later, in 2001, Pearl Hayes c... more
  • Dancing in Time, Playing with Fire

    by Sineidin O'Niall
    Dancing in Time, Playing with Fire is a novel based on actual events. It covers an "autobiographical" arc from the 1950s to the 2000s and from Monterey, CA to Sri Lanka to England before ending in the Supreme court of California. It also includes foods the author learned about at the time each chapter takes place. The second half of the book is a cookbook.
  • Only the Dying, Book I: The Widow's Prayer

    by Jude Joseph Lovell

    THE WIDOW'S PRAYER is the first installment of a planned duology called ONLY THE DYING, based on the author's paternal grandfather, an oil distributor. After losing his father at the dawn of his adulthood, a young man named Walter Brogan moves to a small town in Indiana to marry his fiancé, Greta. There he begins a new life as the proprietor of a small garage, employed by his domineering father-in-law, a successful entrepreneur. Far from the glitz of city life in the Roaring T... more

  • Better To Have Loved

    by Christy Nicholas
    In 1967, Julie was searching for something. She wasn’t certain what she would find, but her search took her to San Francisco, England, Spain, Scotland, Denmark, and eventually back home to Michigan. Along the way she discovers the psychedelic lifestyle of Haight-Ashbury, difficult friends and even more difficult lovers.