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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A TERRIBLE LOYALTY: A World War II Submarine Novel

    by William Roskey
    "A Terrible Loyalty" is historical fiction set in the Pacific in the early days of WWII. When the Pacific Fleet was largely destroyed on December 7, submarines were all the U.S. had left to bring the war to the Japanese, but the torpedoes they had were defective. Torn between using the faulty weapons or disobeying orders and modifying them against orders so they would work, sub skippers had a difficult moral choice to make. Divided loyalty is the theme of the book and, when one must choose be... more
  • The Library War

    by Cecily Wolfe
    Will their friendship survive the library war? Connor and Maya have volunteered at the neighborhood library together since middle school, but when a grant makes a paid summer position available, their friendship crumbles as they compete to prove which of them is more worthy of the job.
  • Fortes And Foibles

    by Jonathan Land Evans

    The book is a collection of short literary fiction, a mixture of what I have dubbed Tales (traditional stories) and Trifles (shorter, usually more humorous, pieces). The settings range from England to the USA to Bermuda and to the West Indies, in times ranging from the early Twentieth Century to the present day. It is the latest in a series of recent short story collections, including Ragbag (which was reviewed by Kirkus Reviews in 2018). Fortes And Foibles inc... more

  • Reckless Treasure

    by Cecily Wolfe

    (retelling of the Henry James classic, The Awkward Age)

    When her mother is sleeping with the man she loves, what's a girl to do? Francesca is weeks away from high school graduation and the hope of escaping her self-centered, grasping family - her trashy mother and hustling twin brother. While her crush on their older neighbor holds her attention, she is blind to what everyone else can clearly see, the love her best friend Mitch carries in his heart for her. When her dead grandmother... more

  • Starlight: a sequel to A Harvest of Stars

    by Cecily Wolfe
    A strange man has been watching Lanie as she leaves high school with her friends every day, but she is reluctant to tell her parents about this unnerving development. An only child, she is close to both of her parents, but her mother's unexplained distrust of others makes Lanie worry about sharing anything distressing with them. When the stranger ventures closer to home, his intent is revealed, and her parents' carefully concealed past is brought back in all its dark horror.
  • A Harvest of Stars

    by Cecily Wolfe
    Locklyn Gaines isn’t her mother, but the residents of her small southeastern Kentucky town don’t care. Her mother’s secrets are Lock’s shame, and every time her drunk stepfather uses her as a punching bag, Lock wonders how much her dying mother knows about what goes on in the crumbling old house her mother’s family has lived in for generations. Isaiah Parker hardly remembers life before the first day of kindergarten, before he became obsessed with the serious, dark-haired girl in sunglasses who ... more
  • The Competition

    by Cecily Wolfe
    For Mary Sofia, The Penultimate writing competition is more than a chance at a free college education; she wants to show her younger siblings that they can all rise above their violent family history. For Raiden, the pressure to succeed comes from within, although he knows that family traditions play a part in his determination. For Camara, writing fiction is almost compulsive, but her own dark secret may be the best story she can ever tell. For Michael, swimming and writing fit his introverted ... more
  • That Night

    by Cecily Wolfe
    Drug overdoses don't happen to girls with good grades and athletic prowess, with longtime friends and a devoted boyfriend. Or do they? When high school seniors Cassidy and Sarah, along with Kayla's boyfriend Paul, discover their best friend Kayla unconscious at a party, the idea that they have lost her to a heroin overdose is unbelievable. She didn't use drugs, except the pain medicine prescribed for a soccer injury, and she had no reason to accept any from a stranger. The month that follows ... more
  • Primrose's Curse: A Fairy Tale of an Audacious Girl

    by Vinay Shankar

    Primrose Fernetise, a beautiful audacious twelve-year-old girl, and a group of woodland animals with divine mystical abilities set out on an adventurous mission to Hellevue, a murky island on the dreary part of Mystopical. Their daring mission involves vanquishing the evil sorceress Queen Evelyn Velecrona and breaking the curse she has cast on humanity. How do the woodland animals and Primrose plan and embark on their brave voyage to defeat the wicked sorceress?Will the bunch... more

  • Ten Seconds

    by Lucian Lupescu

    The ten loosely interconnected stories in this collection (nine flash fiction and one short story) focus on small moments of everyday life. Overall, the book tries to present, metaphorically, a human life, from birth to death.

  • The Land That Shivers

    by Ebele Ufondu
    The Land That Shivers follows the story of Asa, a young Nigerian man, who must make a living to support his mother and his three sisters following his father’s tragic death. Still jobless after five years of university graduation and desperate job search, he remains determined that hard work and integrity will prevail over his circumstance. Meanwhile Governor Azim, governor of Ekanga State is depriving his citizens of their livelihood by catering more to the good of his pocket than the duties o... more
  • Don't Put Down Your Crown

    by Edna L. Myles
    Don't Put Down Your Crown is an uplifting story, meant to inspire children, and give them validation that will boost their self esteem. The children in this story are made aware of how special they are.
  • Flow Like A River

    by Mark Guillerman
    On its surface, this novel pits the working class folk of a small Texas town against a ruthless crime lord intent on avenging the death of his grandfather. At it’s core, it’s a novel about the spirituality of the people and of the native american culture that pre-dated their time in the land of the Sacred River.
  • The Adventures of Jules Khan - A Teenage Muslim Superhero

    by Karim K Devji
    The Adventures of Jules Khan What would you do if you held the power to help the entire world? It sounds intimidating, but one teenager, Jules Khan embraces his destiny for the good of all mankind and all faiths. Jules takes you on a narrative adventure that spans the globe, which is already raging from WWII, racing against the evil National Weapons Association and their followers. With Mother Nature given superpowers and some surprising and formidable friends, can Jules find out the truth ab... more
  • Anthony Comes to the Rescue

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Anthony is an ambulance man in Andover. He attends Alice when she chokes on some apple and has an asthma attack. When he arrives, Alice has almost recovered but is still distressed, so Anthony takes her on an adventure in his ambulance to cheer her up.
  • Sammy and Susie Visit the Seaside: A Phonics Story Book for Small Children

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Sammy and Susie love to visit Auntie Sarah and Uncle Steven at the seaside. There is always such a lot to do. In the summer, they love the beach and sailing on the sea. In snowy winters, they love to build snowmen on the seashore. Sammy and Susie really want to learn to swim in the sea. But will it happen?

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