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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Only Forward, Never Back

    by Andrew Sarto

    A story of three expats making a mess of things abroad. Harper lands in Toronto. His plan? To make himself a respectable adult life and stop being such a screw-up. Adrian arrives in Rome. He's a 21-year-old bundle of insecurity and Presbyterian inhibition who wants to trick a handsome Italian into being his boyfriend. Natalie, a habitual escape artist, flees to London. Behind her, and catching up fast, is a tsunami of past missteps and misdeeds. Far from home, these three New Zealanders&n... more

  • Kool to Be Kind

    by Carolina Cutruzzola
    Charlie, the friendliest boy in school and President of the #Kool2BeKind Club, is eager to become a friend to Pat, the new kid in class. However, he soon realizes that this is not an easy task. Regardless of how many times Charlie tries to win him over with kindness and cookies, Pat continues to bully him. Just as Charlie is ready to give up on the idea of being Pat’s friend, he is surprised to discover why Pat was being a bully in the first place. By understanding Pat’s point of view, Charl... more
  • UPROOTED

    by Allen Wittenborn

    It's 1980 and the Middle East is engulfed in chaos and war as generals, ayatollahs and mujahideen fight for money, power, and God. Turkey's coup finds two seasoned operatives, Kemal Yilmaz and Shirin Demirel, forced to cooperate to survive. They're complete strangers but in the world of spy craft they know about each other. Although political opposites, their common denominator is Nadiye, Kemal's fiancee and Shirin's estranged sister who has disappeared. But there's no... more

  • Brandon Goes to Hong Kong - Xiānggǎng (香港)

    by Eugenia Chu
    While on a trip to Hong Kong, Brandon thinks he sees a great red dragon – but is it real or imaginary? Join Brandon as he tours the city and learns about dragons in this multicultural, multigenerational chapter book which includes some Mandarin Chinese (Simplified) with Pinyin pronunciation throughout, adding educational elements of the Chinese language and culture. Is Brandon the only one who sees the dragon? Can legendary or mythical creatures ever be real? What do you believe?
  • Beneath the Tracks

    by Jimmy Stalikas
    It was a cold day in December. But unknown to many, the chaos were boiling beneath the tracks. This day was like any other day, people commuting from the city, from places as far as Albany and New Jersey and Washington DC, but mostly from the five boroughs where most businesses were getting ready for another day, cursing the MTA for them getting to work late and flipping on the news as they get home. Hey, if they were late for work cause of track work, well, that's a part of living in the city. ... more
  • The Island: A Story of Youth

    by Natch Greyes
    When Victor Fugo boarded the ship to the Island, the world was at peace. By the time he disembarks, the idea that the third world war was the last war has been shattered. Emerging from the jungle, Victor finds himself embroiled in a regional conflict set within a larger conflagration. Leading the conflagration is self-styled populist politician John Wei. Fanning the flames of rebellion, John asserts that he's just trying to do what's right for his people and cast off the yolk of the Internat... more
  • The Maltese Attack

    by Jay Perin
    ONE MISTAKE IS ALL IT TAKES TO CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY. It’s 1973. Oil wars, terrorist attacks, Watergate... Senator Temple has his hands full, maneuvering political turmoil at home and the powder keg that is the Middle East. His error allowed a criminal businessman to take over the world’s energy sector. Powerful oil dynasties—the Kingsleys, the Sheppards, and the Barronses—could help Temple fix things, but greed and old grudges thwart the alliance. Three families, their fates interl... more
  • Brilliant Bob is Brave

    by Kenneth T Jolivet

    Bob used to be afraid, but now he wants to learn to fight the fears that are holding him back. Bob vows to be brave. Join Brilliant Bob as he learns to master his fear of the dark, the dentist, certain foods, and other kids so that he can live a full and happy life.

    The Brilliant Bob series contains seven beautifully written and illustrated children’s books that were created specifically to support and encourage young boys. These fun books use the adventures of Brilliant Bob and h... more

  • Reach for the Stars

    by Michael Albanese
    “How do we reach our dreams when they seem so far away?” “You reach your dreams by reaching for the stars. Every day, trust God, work hard and be patient.” Inspired by a real-life bedtime routine between a father and his daughters, this sincere tale chronicles a man and his family as they grow together through the generations. With vivid pictures and a heartfelt story, "Reach for the Stars" is sure to capture the attention and hearts of young and old alike. Meet Edward and his daughter Eliza... more
  • Guardian of the Groceries

    by Michael Albanese

    "It's okay to be bored sometimes. That's the perfect time to use your imagination." - Henry's Mom"

    Henry gets bored sometimes. I mean, we all do. One day, when his mother takes him to the grocery store (the most boring place on earth!), Henry decides to use his imagination. And what happens next is the most incredible adventure he's ever been on! Join Henry on this unexpected journey and you, too, might just be surprised by what you find! 

  • The Tormenting Beauty of Empathy

    by RICHARD ROBBINS
    Hana, a young Guatemalan woman who fell mute from a childhood tragedy, flees the brutal Civil War ravaging her country in search of a better life in the United States. Soon after arriving, she discovers she's pregnant, and is banished from her new home and sent to live in a Mayan community in Indiantown, Florida. There, she settles into a peaceful life of embroidery and raising her child, a daughter who turns out to be... different... and special—the kind of special that soon draws worldwide ... more
  • The Bodies That Move

    by Bunye Ngene
    The Bodies That Move tells the story of a man who embarks on a journey in search of greener pastures. Abandoned by his father as a child, Nosa is forced to bear the responsibility of caring for his mother and siblings. Seeing no future in Nigeria, he is persuaded by an old schoolmate to migrate to Europe. In order to achieve this, he employs the services of smugglers. His journey takes him through many transit cities, safe houses and detention camps in Nigeria, Niger and war-torn Libya, and se... more
  • The Lodger, That Summer

    by Levi Huxton

    It’s a hot summer Down Under and everyone’s got sex on the mind.

    Eighteen year-old James has had a tough year. Having lost his mom to cancer and fought through grief to finish high school, he’s now got secret desires to contend with. 

    It’s Christmas in Sydney, and he’s ready to cast his worries aside for the summer holidays, a time of poolside parties, bush walks and ocean swims. But who is the seductive young man who’s mov... more

  • The Authors of This Dream

    by Books Forward
    Brandon Chane's life is spinning out of control. After an altercation outside a performance venue nearly proves fatal, he's feeling at the mercy of dark forces threatening to tear his life apart. Even as a gifted poet and musician, his efforts to channel pain, frustration, and thwarted love into his music may not be enough to save him. Then he meets Saul Mason, a crisis counselor with the soul of a medicine man, who insists that Brandon's life and destiny are of his own making. With Saul's w... more
  • Hunny Finds a Family

    by J.E. Michel
    “Hunny Finds a Family” is an endearing little story, told through the eyes of Hunny, the Golden Retriever. This book (the first in a series), with its colorful, cheerful illustrations tells the story of how Hunny lives in a shelter and has always longed for a forever family. Finally, one day her wish comes true and she gets adopted.
  • The Woman in the Sun Hat

    by Daniel Damiano
    Peggy Bubone is the envy of the Cold River, Long Island social scene: wife to a respected dermatologist, mother to two handsome children, and newly hired Literature teacher at a prestigious local high school,...before a knock on her classroom door turns her world upside down with the shocking news of her husband's arrest. With her and her children soon ostracized and homeless, she embarks on a humorous yet harrowing journey, which ultimately leads her back to her undesirable roots and, eventuall... more
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