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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Which Shoes Do You Choose?

    by Aaron Shepard
    Katie is tired of her same old shoes, so she goes to the store to buy new ones. But with so many wondrous choices, how can she ever decide? In this fun story told in lively verse, a young girl gets a peek at the many possibilities open to her in life and embraces them with joy. For ages 2 to 8.
  • The Chocolatier

    by Jan Moran

    A young widow. A husband she thought she knew. On the picturesque Italian coast of Amalfi lies a chocolatier’s destiny... 

    "A solid pick for fans of historical romances combined with a heartbreaking mystery.” – Library Journal

    San Francisco, 1953: Heartbroken over the mysterious death of her husband, Celina Savoia, a second-generation chocolatière, resolves to take their young son to Italy’s shimmering Amalfi coast to intro... more

  • The Jolt Felt Around the World

    by Susanna Shetley
    Mother Earth becomes so heavy with trash that one day, with a great jolt, she starts falling from the sky. Leaders around the world frantically begin developing plans for Earthlings to evacuate and flee to other planets, only to find their requests denied. The other planets don't want anything to do with the Earthling inhabitants! What will they do? Where can they go? The Earthlings must figure out how to save their dying planet before it's too late.
  • Miscreants, Murderers, & Thieves: a collection of short stories about devious behavior

    by Samuel W. Reed
    A diverse collection of crime(ish) short stories by thirteen emergent authors from across the United States.
  • The Dung Beetles of Liberia: A Novel Based on True Events

    by Daniel V. Meier, Jr.
    Ken Verrier is not happy; nor is he at peace. His sudden decision to drop out of college and deal with his demons shocks his family and friends. His destination: Liberia; the richest country in Africa. both in monetary wealth and in natural resources. Nothing could have prepared him for the experiences he was about to live through. He quickly realizes that he is in a place where he understands very little and where the dignity of life has little meaning. Even his clean-cut appearance sets h... more
  • All the Danger

    by David Vigoda
    Caught in war’s crossfire are two orphan girls, three tramps, an army major, an itinerant preacher—and an obsessed undercover operative. When modern America emerges after the Civil War, another war erupts—a war of ideas. The original hope of liberty and equality through self-employment and ownership is challenged by a large new industrial class of impoverished renters.
  • Mostly True: Short Stories

    by Arlene N. Cohen
    In this potpourri of humorous, sometimes outrageous episodes involving actors, travelers, storytellers, madmen, hikers, hippies, flappers, boyfriends, cookies, castles, and credit cards, good intentions backfire. In The Livin' Doll, a dramatic senior lady joyfully entertains and engages a young girl, reliving her years as an actress, until she has a coiffure malfunction. Sixth grade boys believe they are too old for stories until the Storyteller turns into a witch with a fearsome cackle. Hippi... more
  • Kill! Kill!: Battle of Fallujah

    by Chance Nix
    Jack Campbell and Kyle Dillon are two Corporals who must lead a platoon of young degenerate Marines through the biggest door to door street fighting in modern history - Fallujah. With Jack worrying about his pregnant wife back home and Kyle finding an unexpected love interest, these men must push all the troubles of the world away in order to bring their platoon home alive. The brotherhood of these men shine despite death and hardship and together they learn what it takes to truly earn the title... more
  • Silent Retribution Man

    by J. Sato
    Lionel Seaver has had it with the indecent, arrogant, rude, mean-spirited and for lack of more negative adjectives, pricks in today's society. Its about time these people get what's coming to them. And its not just about people who break the law either. It is not always against the law to be a prick, on the contrary, it is often rewarded. The jerks, bullies and greedy don't go to jail. They use their power and possession to abuse people. Decency and kindness are often viewed a sign of weakne... more
  • The Night Parade

    by Chris Perez

    Hana Steele has yokai blood in her veins, but that alone will not protect her. A fallen god is rising again in the shadows of Japan. His aim is to plunge the world in nightmares with the night parade; a force of 1,001 enslaved yokai.   From the streets of New York to the mountains of Japan, and straight into the depths of the Underworld, Hana will need every friend she can find and every flame of kitsune-fire she can muster. Along the way, she meets other yokai; a fox-demon named Ed... more

  • Reverend Randy

    by Archie Aaronson
    Randy Kent was a successful, ruthless drug dealer: the largest in North America. After twenty years spent destroying society, his life turned around, as he became an ordained minister, counselling death row inmates, addicts, and ex-criminals. He has left his old life behind, but will the old life leave him alone?
  • Shrouds Over Eden: A Voice for the broken-hearted

    by Helen Khan
    The novel weaves an allegorical narrative through societal traditions that sanction domestic abuse and inequality towards women, but Sonu finds the garden gives a welcomed response of unconditional love, respect and dignity. She takes the reader on a journey through her neighbourhood, Baraka Colony, that explains the societal mindset where violence towards women is expected and accepted behaviour. She sees her mother abused and as the terror in their home intensifies, escapes to a magical garden... more
  • Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story

    by E.A. Luetkemeyer
    Penitentiary Tales: a Love Story recounts the escapades of Dean Davis, a thirty-something, educated, straight white male from the affluent community of Sausalito, in Marin County, California, who is sent to an Illinois prison dominated by a daunting, ethnically diverse population of inmates from the mean streets of Chicago. How does he do his time? What challenges does he meet? Addressing issues of race and gender in America, it is at once a serious inquiry into the minds and hearts of the margi... more
  • The Ramblings of Many

    by Courtney Caswell-Peyton
    Even though 18-year old Tam Johnson should be doing his Trig homework, he’s typing to 15- year old Robin instead. When he learns that her parents have bailed on her and that she is barely eating, he embarks on an epic cross-country journey through elements and monsters to rescue her. But when he arrives at her front door, Robin’s parents’ protectiveness has her shooing Tam into the outdoors and into eight adventurous worlds of what is to happen next. Fans of the choose-your-own adventure styl... more
  • Coming Home to Greenleigh

    by Maya Rushing Walker

    Beth Burnham is in trouble. She’s broke, underemployed, and her house is falling down around her. Down to the last $20 bill in her grocery jar, she approaches the local law firm, hoping that they’ll hire her as a part-time attorney. But when she finds that the new managing partner is the man she jilted eight years ago, and when she realizes that he still loves her, her world is turned upside down. What’s more, a handsome young tattoo artist is in town, ready to sweep her off... more

  • Silent Heroes: When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting for

    by Patricia Furstenberg
    How far would you go to save strangers in need? An educated woman is prepared for the ultimate sacrifice in order to teach reading to the girls in her community. She leaves behind a daughter and a son whose lives become intertwined with those of the U.S. Marines serving at Military Base nearby. But the Taliban is infiltrated everywhere and is hard to differentiate between friend and foe. The U.S. Marines fight with bravery to protect the civilians of Nauzad and to fend off the Taliban at Qala-... more