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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Catherine Lescault

    by Walter Idlewild

    Which form of art is the finest?

    In the delirious and vitalizing novel Catherine Lescault, alternative incarnations of Honoré de Balzac’s classic characters from The Unknown Masterpiece enact romances of lunacy and obsession to dramatize their search for the reality of artistic creation. The novelists Frenhofer and Porbus, the painter and muse Gillette, the troubadour Nicolas, and the sculptor Houdon all strive to discover the secret of imbuing art wit... more

  • Packs

    by D. T. Kizis
    Venture into the Alaskan wilderness and meet the wildlife without ever leaving home! Packs is a non-stop adventure for a group of backpacking friends and for two wolf packs: one healthy, the other struggling to survive recent poaching. What happens when all of these groups encounter each other near Denali National Park? Read and find out!
  • A Forsaken Soul

    by Michael Hoard
    Convicted of a felony crime, teenager Mike Crawford finds himself in the dark and brutal world of prison life, a world where a caring and compassionate young man is haunted by the memories of life outside and hunted by the predators inside. In learning just what it takes to survive, he awakens the demons lying within. A Forsaken Soul, the debut short story by Michael Hoard, is a story about transformation that will leave you saddened and shocked.
  • The Resistance Between Us: Ingrid's Wars (Volume 1)

    by Phyllis Kimmel Libby
    The Resistance Between Us is a tough, realistic account of a conscientious life ultimately well lived. "This is my time to honor unwanted guests," writes Ingrid de Vochard Fellner, "and pray for the day I can make them go home. Pardon my scorn, but these guests are the enemy. Not the Germans I grew up with, nor the man I married and lost. The enemy is a rigid, twisted, oddly obedient criminal lot everyone fears." She joins the French Resistance. She shields Jews in her basement while she entert... more
  • Accumulation

    by Buan Boonaca
    The jackpot Cam hit in Vegas finally gave him the chance to party like a rock star. He never wanted to forget the weekend he barely remembers, so he got himself a permanent souvenir: his first tattoo. Now more tattoos are beginning to appear and Cam has no idea why. Mornings in the SoCal apartment he shares with his best bud are all starting off the same way: Cam wakes up and discovers a new ink breakout somewhere on his body. Sometimes it’s undecipherable writing. Other times it’s a strange sym... more
  • Dora Goes to Chloe's Farm

    by Bill Helland
    Dora Goes to Chloe's Farm is a fictional story about two very real, live cats. One lives in Bellingham, WA, and the other lives in Columbia, SC. Dora is the main character in the story and visits Chloe's farm. It is not too likely that Dora will ever travel to Columbia, SC, and since Chloe really doesn't live on a farm, as portrayed in the book, thus a fictional book pretending they do both. The book is intended to introduce various farm animals to young readers, with the help of Dora and her to... more
  • The World Beyond: A Novel of Ancient Greece

    by Deanna Madden
    In 429 B.C., the second year of the Peloponnesian war, fifteen-year-old Rhea loses her parents to a plague that strikes Athens. Facing an unwanted marriage to an older man, she yearns to meet the handsome young athlete Doros. Meanwhile, Maron, a gifted sculptor-slave she has befriended, urges her to shape her own destiny and risk all for love.
  • Journey

    by Claudine Carmel
    Two friends set off for an adventure in the sky. They travel through all kinds of weather before making it home again, but will they want to stay there after having had such a big adventure?
  • It Will Set You Free

    by Caitlin Elizabeth Harper
    Seventeen-year-old Ashling has always been a small-town girl, so when her home life blows up and her mother reacts by whisking her off to Brooklyn for the summer, Ash is forced to leave her simple life on a quiet street behind. At first, Ashling refuses to leave the apartment – until her cute neighbor, Andy, coaxes her out of her solitude, taps into her creative side, and shows her everything the city has to offer. Ash has no sooner decided to give the city (and other people) a chance when sh... more
  • Poka City Blues

    by A.L. Gibson
    Poka City Blues is a powerful story about survival and overcoming insurmountable odds. Inspired by true life events, Sedelia, a strong and tenacious woman, teaches readers the importance of never giving up and never losing hope while facing hardships and unsuspecting tragedies.
  • 9780998321219

    by Roger J. Couture
    From surfing winter waves alone in open ocean, to racing cars, to conversing with the Devil's harem while idly playing with a loaded gun, Surfing with Snakes & Dragons combines eight short stories in which ordinary Southern Californians find themselves in dangerous waters. That thin patina of the rational self is cracked open, exposing the reactive animal nature - that despite our evolution - still resides within us all. This collection of stories captures the essence of the life in sunny s... more
  • "Days to the Gallows:A Novel of the Hartford Witch Panic"

    by Katherine Spada Basto
    When seventeen year old Ann Cole begins accusing friends and neighbors of witchcraft, a witch panic envelopes the Puritan Town of Hartford, CT in 1662. Paranoia and hysteria run rampant. Ann's friend Hester tries to discourage Ann's hysterics, but the more she discovers, the more conflicted she becomes about her own loyalties. With the ruthless Marshal Gilbert, the Puritan Elders and the Acting Governor himself at her beck and call, Ann can prove to be a dangerous enemy. After all, anyone in H... more
  • Maggie and the Summer Vacation Show-andTell

    by Randi Lynn Mrvos

    Meet Maggie, a first-grader in Ms. Madison's class.  Maggie has a big problem. Tomorrow is summer vacation show-and-tell. All of her classmates know exactly what they are going to talk about, but Maggie doesn’t have any idea what she can share.  
     
    She could say she went on safari, or hiked the South Pole, or zoomed into outer space to Mars and the Moon. The truth is, Maggie didn’t travel during the break. The day is nearly over and Maggie hasn’t... more

  • The Conjuring Cowboy

    by Martin Connolly
    A late 1980s recently university graduated chap living in the North of Ireland follows up an advertisement in a newspaper looking for magicians. Meeting the author of this ad instigates an improbable journey, taking him, eventually, to the late 1800s American Wild West. He also acquires the power to do magic. It's a comedy.
  • BLACK STAR OVER HOLLYWOOD

    by John w. Ravage
    Ted Masters, a burnt-out tap-dance and guitarist, leaves the Black Theater Circuit in the South in 1939 and moves to Los Angeles, where he is immersed in the racist atmosphere of the times. He teams up with Hattie McDaniel, Rex Ingram, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson , Stepin' Fetchit and B-movie wizard Nat Levine to create the First Black Cowboy Movie Star. An ex-lover shows up and things fall asunder.
  • Modern American Heroes

    by P. K. Warren
    Young, struggling writer Rob Lannatta discovers himself to be the subject of a series of voyeuristic videos on their way to becoming viral. When he and his money-grubbing literary agent try to capitalize on the attention in order to catapult Rob onto bestseller lists, the duo inadvertently upends everything in Rob’s life. Shortly into their misadventure, they begin to fear that they have fallen into a trap set by the woman who recorded the videos: Rob’s vindictive ex-girlfriend, Ariel Dylan.

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