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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • How to Get on the Naughty List

    by Nic Rock
    It's nearing Christmas time and Chooka Chunk is about to have her name written on the Naughty List. Santa already warned her after she ate his cookies last year but it seems as if she can't help but misbehave. Will she end up on the list or won't she?
  • Motel Sepia

    by Dale Kueter

    "Motel Sepia" is historical fiction based on a real motel of the same name owned by a black Iowa couple.  In the early 1950s, this family took a trip to the West Coast and discovered the reality of the time: Between Chicago and San Francisco there were only six places that would accept black guests.  Upon return, they begain their own motel business, accepting everyone.  That included a fictional mob killer and fictional black and white guests who had to deal with racial intermingling as well... more

  • I Like You Like This

    by Heather Cumiskey
    In 1984 Connecticut, sixteen-year-old Hannah Zandana feels cursed: She has wild, uncontrollable hair and a horrid complexion that she compulsively picks, and as if that weren’t bad enough, her emotionally unavailable parents mercilessly ridicule her appearance and verbally shame her. Wanting to change her pathetic life, Hannah attempts to impress a group of popular girls—an ill-fated effort, except that she captures the attention of Deacon, a handsome and mysterious boy who also happens to be... more
  • Glad One: Starting Over is a ...! (Val & Pals Book 2)

    by Margaret Lashley
    How Many Do-Overs Do You Get in One Lifetime? One crazy old lady. Two gin and tonics. Three derelict beach-bum friends. Will Val’s fourth stab at starting over add up to a big fat zero? St. Pete Beach attracts weirdos like mosquitoes to a bug zapper. But when broke, divorced Val feels the tug to fly back to her old stomping grounds, she finds everyone and everything she knew squashed under the heels of change. With nothing to go on but her own dry sense of humor and the life coach advi... more
  • Bonds

    by Leesa Joy
    The humidity that blankets the city of Clearwater, Florida, is no comparison to the steam that’s about to blow from this pot. Evy, quirky and fierce, capable of truly getting under a man’s skin, has the world at her feet, and after meeting Nathan, a sense of impending doom in her nightmares. Nathan is quiet and severe and the most beautiful thing Evy has ever seen, yet she keeps her walls up, certain that he's too good to be true. Nathan, so determined to disarm Evy’s shields, doesn’t notice he’... more
  • How I'm Spending My Afterlife

    by Spencer Fleury
    Alton Carver has a problem. A cocky lawyer in his mid-30s, he’s under federal investigation for embezzling and securities fraud. Instead of spending the next three to five years behind bars, he’s got a plan: stage his own death, take the money he stole and light out for Central America, leaving behind wife Nicole and daughter Clara. But when he sticks around town long enough to watch his own funeral, he makes the unpleasant discovery that the life he’s leaving behind isn’t the life he thought... more
  • A Bird in the House

    by Lynn Arbor

    Sometimes Dee shuts her eyes and imagines flying like a bird, simply floating high above everything.  But that’s impossible without wings. And besides, she has to take care of her mother, Bessie, which is ironic, since her brat brother, Georgie, was Bessie’s favorite child. Bessie has a constant refrain, “Tell me if I did something bad, Dee. I must have done something awful, otherwise why wouldn’t Georgie come see me or even call ... more

  • The Kurdish Woman

    by Luis Rousset
    The Kurdish Woman is a story of love found and lost between a US military officer and a foreign agent who are worlds apart. John Davenport, an American Army Special Forces officer, belongs to a family with a proud military history. Arya Sintesi is the beautiful and sophisticated daughter of a Turkish politician, and an agent of MIT, Turkey’s secret service. The story follows them as they meet, fall desperately in love, and are then forced apart. It chronicles their parallel adventures and danger... more
  • Seeking the American Dream

    by Heidi M. Thomas
    As a nurse, Anna Schmidt deals with the aftermath of a war-torn Germany on a daily basis. The destruction and suffering of WWII frame her existence until she meets American GI, Neil Moser. His stories of ranch life in Montana, his quiet kindness and compassion, and the attraction that blossoms give her hope for a different life. Before their relationship develops, Neil is suddenly shipped out of Germany, and Anna is left with nothing but a yearning for what might have been. Anna’s dreams are re... more
  • A Pardon for Tommy

    by Patricia Nmukoso Enyi
    Chelsea is a survivor – she watched her city self-destruct during Hurricane Katrina and watched her father become swept away by floodwaters during the aftermath. After relocating to Houston, Chelsea begins a new life, but she never lets go of the hope that one day her father will return to them. Meanwhile, her loyal companion, Tommy the turkey, is due to end up as Thanksgiving dinner unless there is some type of divine intervention. Will Chelsea save Tommy in time, or will Tommy be the one to sa... more
  • We Never Do Wednesday's

    by Robert M Lebovitz
    We Never Do Wednesday's is a seniors' love story, a story of the onset of mutual loss. Retired and living comfortably, the Southern California couple are enjoying each other and their activities much as they always have. Their individual pasts were somewhat complicated but their shared world never was. Then a looming threat, one that only he had reason to fear, engulfs them in a manner that neither had reason to expect but both must manage. Once perceived, however, the eventual ending they must ... more
  • Princess Emma's trip to the park & Princess Emma's trip to the cake shop

    by susan law
    Princess Emma goes out for trips to everyday places and in both stories bumps into Indi the dog. Once Indi gives Princess Emma a big wet kiss on her cheek the misadventures begin as loveable Indi manages to get into all kinds of trouble. . The stories have a unique theme in that only one parent is involved in each story so that the book will be welcomed by one parent families.
  • 978-1-387-08150-9

    by Robert Sherretta
    “EARTH’S MARROW” is a journey into the underworld and a fight for freedom. Told through the experience of a political refugee from Europe, squeezed between the First World War and the Russian Revolution, this tale travels to America and deep into the coal mines of a century ago. Inside those dark shafts, our young protagonists struggle to survive amidst the most oppressive working conditions working men have ever been asked to endure, and against powerful forces of evil aligned against them. ... more
  • I, Sarah Steinway

    by Mary Carter
    Seventy-five-year-old Sarah Steinway - - as in piano - - survives a catastrophic rise in sea levels and subsequent flooding of the entire San Francisco Bay Area during The Emperor Floods. She survives by retreating to her treehouse, high in the branches of a California Live Oak on the edge of the San Pablo Bay seasonal wetlands. She makes a life in her treehouse, alone, for almost five years, battling intruders and illness and hunger and boredom. She is strong, resourceful, and forcefully opinio... more
  • Renaissance Wonders and Humanist Wisdom

    by bernard andre ANCEL
    In 1506, Andrea, a Florentine student travels in Alsace, Bruges and Paris. He admires wonderful sites and masterpieces, becomes fan of polyphonic music and observes the rapid development of the printing industry. In Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, he meets the initiators of a map where a new continent is given a name : ‘America’ ! In this turning point of the Renaissance movement, the Imperial cities in Alsace are experiencing a period of properity thanks to their mutual solidarity and the dynamism of t... more

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