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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Relay

    by Roy Lieberman
    Dad lost his keys again, and it seems that a team of minuscule machines is behind it this time. Russ saw it all and wants to tell Dad. However, Dad is suspicious, since the last incident ended with his slippers being found in the dishwasher. Follow Dad’s keys as a team of strange contraptions airlift into the house to conduct a nightly key-relocation operation. The keys are hoisted by micro cranes, hauled using a minuscule cable car, and are carried upstairs by a three-legged walking machine.... more
  • The Sun Shines

    by Swarnesh Sinha
    The Sun Shines is a tale of evolution, of personal growth - a troubled teen, a gifted one at that, who constantly fights demons, first imaginary ones and then real monsters when he has to find his place in the sun in the real world. Fear paralyzes him and he fails to naturally progress into a lucrative career as a young man when his father is still around to support him. He then tries to become an actor, escaping rejection at home... more
  • The Haircut Who Would Be King

    by Robert Trebor
    The book details the odd relationship between Donald D. Rump and Vladimir Poutine as they ascend on the world stage. It starts with their childhoods, and continues with accomplishments and setbacks, as they jockey for position. Kirkus has called the book "A hilarious rendering of the contemporary poltical scene." The San Francisco Book Review says, "The Haircut Who Would Be King beautifully caricatures these two contrasting but equally ridiculous draws a perceptive emphasis o... more
  • Cooperative Lives

    by Patrick Finegan

    A landmarked midtown Manhattan address. Carnegie Hall and Central Park at your feet. Three hundred units. Thirty-two full-time employees. Five hundred neighbors. You’ve hit the big time. Joined the elite. But what do you know about them, the neighbors? Have you ever met them? Really engaged with them? Or do you gaze down in the elevator, the same way you do on the subway and the street?

    Oh sure, you’ve heard a famous writer lives on the fourteenth floor, a retired US senator... more

  • SHRUG: A Novel

    by Lisa Braver Moss
    Martha Goldenthal isn't your typical 1960s Berkeley radical. Her rebellion isn’t sex, drugs, or rock ’n’ roll―it’s doing well at Berkeley High and planning for college. Her father, Jules, is a raging batterer who, because of his own insecurities, hates academia. Not that her off-the-rails mother, Willa, is much better. Meanwhile, Jules’s classical record store, located directly across the street from the UC Berkeley campus, is ground zero for riots and tear gas. No wonder Martha has a nervous ti... more
  • ON 174th STREET...The World of Willie Mittleman

    by Mel Weiser

    It's the Great Depression of the 1930s........

    America is struggling, but kids in the nation's urban centers still have their imaginative street games, their city adventures and their hilarious scrapes with friends and foes alike.

    The Bronx, in New York City, is Willie's playground, and 174th Street is his crucible. It's here that he laughs and cries and looks to his family for the courage he needs to meet his daily challenges. Can he face the ho... more

  • Thrivers: An LP Novel (Franco Book 2)

    by Tom Sheridan

    Two Tonio Francos. TJ and Franco. One on a stage. One in a cage. Both in a rage. 

    TJ. Falling for Kamara Day. On a college campus gone cray. The seniors caught in the culture war crossfire. TJ himself on fire. Burning in five different directions like he’s all of One Direction. Big brother to Kyd. Fraternity VP. Intern in NYC. Rappin to Drag’s beats. And. That f***ing demon he can’t defeat. The one pushing him to the ledge. At Jersey’s northeastern edge... more

  • In the Shadow of Salem

    by Donna B Gawell
    In the Shadow of Salem is a historical novel about the life of Mehitabel Braybrooke, a Puritan woman born in 1652 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Mehitabel is accused of crimes−the first for arson and the second for witchcraft. History has not been kind to Mehitabel, but what was the real story behind her scurrilous reputation? Would she ever be redeemed from her lifelong curse? Or was Mehitabel as wicked as her numerous Essex Court Records imply?
  • Why horses don't drink tea on Thursdays

    by Ul Makise
    Funny and inspiring book which teaches us how to to fix angry shoes, what to do if you meet a duck stuck in a truck and lots of other useful things.
  • Marvin's Garden

    by Joseph Brisben
    When she was growing up, all Madge Duckworth wanted was to marry a man who was going places. She found that in her husband, Marvin, a farmer, but then she discovered she had married a sadist, a glutton, and man so greedy that he cheats his brother out of his family’s estate and disowns his own son. Madge’s life runs on terror-filled inertia with horrible beatings at Marvin’s hands. The only pleasant things in her life are her job in the telephone company in Pond Creek, OK, her friendship with Ma... more
  • The Streets: An LP Novel (Franco Book 1)

    by Tom Sheridan

    A mixed martial artist has an upcoming fight. That can make things right. He just wants to train. Hop an NJ Transit train. Do some work in Newark. Rep his fight team and his fans across the nation. Outlast that international sensation. Hopefully raise a victorious glove. Maybe get back with his love. 

    But he’s feelin the heat. On Jersey’s streets. They docked his dock job. He owes a favor to The Frog. And his teen son T's bein bullied. His plan’s all gett... more

  • Money Matters A Novel

    by Brian Finney
    At once a painful coming-of-age novel, an exciting amateur sleuth tale and an intriguing narrative involving social issues (immigration and wealth disparity), Money Matters has mystery at its core. This emotionally charged debut novel is firmly embedded in Los Angeles culture over the 2010 mid-term election. Jenny, the 27-year-old inexperienced protagonist, faced with the tragic disappearance of a friend, is forced to take on financial tycoons, corrupt politicians and the treacherous Baja drug c... more
  • Advancing the Retreat: A Comedy

    by Elena Louise Richmond
    April March wants nothing more than to be left alone to putter in her garden but her husband has joined the church across the street and April gets pulled into the schemes and mischief of the congregation. The minister’s wife has a secret; the minister has a different secret. Down the street a new friend of April’s knows both their secrets. Meanwhile there’s a squirrel loose in the church, a loan to pay off, a sacrilegious calendar-- meant to be a fundraiser-- that outrages the minister’s wif... more
  • People You've Been Before, not a memoir

    by Tim Jollymore
    In recovery circles, it's called denial. In public office, they say it's politic. In marriage, if undiscovered, it's saving face, if found out, lies of the very worst kind. And written in a memoir? Well, a writer might call it fiction. In a single day in April, famed author, Elmoe Mattila, “reveals” through his latest book the first year of his sober life spent in the company of an outrageous band of ne'er-do-wells and misfits, culminating in sorrow, disillusionment, and some very good for... more
  • Lake Stories and Other Tales

    by Tim Jollymore
    Inspired by waters and wolves, these stories charm the reader with affection for their natural settings. Follow the wold tracks through this collection that reflects on the foibles of human nature. Life's challenges are told with humor and heartfelt sentiment that set you on your own path, lighted by the rising full moon, down to the lake shore, where waters lap your toes. A collection of eleven short stories.
  • Whose Back Was Stabbed?: FDR's Secret War on Japan

    by Koichi Mera
    This is a book that will change the American perception of the Pacific War. One important question is: Who actually started the Pacific War? By examining recently discovered facts revealed through the declassification of official documents, the decoding of secret communications between the Soviet Union and its operatives, and findings from American and Japanese writers in recent decades, the author clarifies the role played by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and members of his cabinet in pushing... more