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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Philly & Friends: Who Do I See in the Mirror?

    by Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu

    Who Do I See in the Mirror? is a simple, yet powerful, book written to introduce children to the concept of self-love and acceptance. It explores the various parts of the body, making the idea of self-discovery exciting for children while encouraging them to love each part. It reminds children that they are much more than their physical appearance. This gorgeous, colour-illustrated book concludes with a strong message that it’s what is on the inside that counts. A wonderful finishing to... more

  • Digger's Izy

    by Nancy Weston
    As the population of post-WWII Los Angeles is exploding and overwhelming the pueblo infrastructure, Isabella finds herself caught between her powerless, loving mother, and brilliant father who is tortured by mental illness. As a child, she relies upon her maternal grandmother for encouragement and stability, is enthralled by the family lore and bolstered by the wisdom. But Grandy is ill. It is a tumultuous time for Isabella’s family, Los Angeles, and for the Country. Shortly before the Watts ... more
  • Cora

    by Sharronne McNeil
    Cora grows up fast due to the cruel, unrelenting ways of a harsh mother and excruciating farm life. She gets married due to an unexpected pregnancy and in hopes of a better experience with her husband but sees all her hopes dissipate when things do not turn out as planned. A coming of age story that shows the power of God's mercy and grace to overcome even the most daunting obstacles.
  • The Other Angel

    by Ann Covell
    The Other Angel is a dramatic, startling tale of how four young people from diverse backgrounds, each with their own aspirations and values, become unlikely though firm friends. It is an absorbing story that will attract readers as they get to know the characters, whose disparate lives intertwine before the Civil War splits them up. The Gettysburg battle aftermath brings them back together. It is an exciting story filled with breathtaking scenarios of plots, war and espionage, as well as romance... more
  • Broken Trust

    by George Encizo

    2018 Silver Medal Winner - Florida Authors and Publishers Book Awards

    Eighty-five-year-old Francis Teague hadn't told anyone about his life as a teenager during the 1940s in Monticello, Florida. There were secrets he kept from that time and hadn't revealed them to his parents, his wife, his daughter, and granddaughter for reasons known only to him. But when his granddaughter convinced him to tell her about his teenage years, he revealed things, things that were ... more

  • What Mountains Teach

    by Michael Herrick
    What Mountains Teach is a novel which narrates the midlife crisis of a man learning to love a young woman who grows older. Walt, suffering from a mid-life crisis and burnt out from teaching, decides to do something exciting by hiking the Appalachian Trail after he discovers a romantic journal written by a younger man named Strider. Hiking down from Harper’s Ferry to Springer Mountain, Walt remembers the passages written by Strider who, twenty years earlier, had walked over a thousand miles from ... more

    When Owen Youniacutt is falsely - and ironically - accused of soliciting a prostitute, his wife bars him from their Southern California home. Unsure where to turn, Owen picks the worst option from a list of bad ideas. He flees to his roots, the Lightnin Y cattle ranch in South Dakota, home of old demons, a lost love, and a mountain of unforgiven hurts. Add to those woes a mother suffering a mysterious, possibly fatal disease, and Owen faces losing every good thing in his life. But within the ass... more
  • Future FLOTUS?: (First Lady of the United States)

    by Amy Denson
    President Jackson Cashe is trying to run a newly separated country while attempting to draw back some of the states that separated. He declares an inaugural Festival of Innovation to showcase America's advances in a variety of subjects. The festival culminates in an epic State Dinner in which Jackson breaks up with his model fiancé. Jackson's team puts into motion a reality television show to help him find a new girlfriend and to bolster his already high approval ratings. Haddie Robinson is a r... more
  • Cowboy

    by Bob Holt
    When this cowboy meets a flowerchild, it turns both their worlds upside down. The second son of a hard-as-nails Texas rancher is drafted out of college for the Vietnam war. Assigned to the Pentagon, he observes the great March on Washington protesting the war and questions why his peers are marching outside and he’s inside the walls of the citadel. After his discharge, he enrolls at the University of Connecticut where he hopes to catch up with his generation. There, he meets and falls in love w... more
  • 1969: A Brief and Beautiful Trip Back

    by Sea Gudinski
    Take a trip down the rabbit hole without ever leaving the comfort of your living room. This is a novel in which psychedelics meet spirituality and history meets science fiction. '1969' is one girl's account of her fantastic and unique experience of the hippie counterculture and how it changed her and those around her for the rest of thier lives. From a run-of-the-mill existence in the ultra-conservative town of Fresno, California, formerly naive teenager and rock devotee Rhiannon Karlson takes t... more
  • The Mind of a Deviant Woman

    by Paula Paul
    Carrie Buck is little more than an indentured servant in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the early 1900s. So when she gives birth to a daughter out of wedlock, Carrie is institutionalized. She, along with epileptics, prostitutes, criminals, and other “undesirables” are considered deviant and must be sterilized according to a landmark US Supreme Court decision in the 1920s. New York socialite Louisa Van Patten is involved in the eugenics movement that brings about the court’s decision. She is w... more
  • Charley's Horse

    by Judith shaw
    Charlene Rittenberg is crazy about horses. She knows everything about them--except how to ride. When her parents' marriage falls apart, Charley is packed off to Horse camp. She'll live with girls who love horses, and she'll finally learn to ride. But the cabin is infested with bullies, her summer horse hates her, and riding scares her spitless. Can Charley survive a whole summer in Horse Camp Hell? A secret friend is all that makes camp life bearable.
  • Getting Along with Lola Bird

    by Rita Di Gianvittorio
    Lulu gets a companion rescue budgie named Lola Bird. Based on a painful first encounter with the bird, Lulu judges that Lola Bird is mean and so pushes her away. In reality, Lulu and Lola Bird could not be more different in the way that they behave and express their feelings – happy, sad, scared, playful, angry, rejected, homesick, worried, lonely, joyful, safe. Although getting along with Lola Bird may seem impossible, Lulu soon learns that empathy is key to building this friendship. Getting... more
  • The Image of Rachel Clair

    by Judith M. McManus

    Is death the end of one's life?

    A compelling story of how love endures after murder tears it apart.

    Rachel Clair is a lovely and innocent farm girl who never defied authority until her best friend, Lolly, begs her to secretly watch their older classmate, Ned McClure, swim in the nude. His handsome face and perfect body remind her of a Roman god, and strange feelings spark within her. After Ned and his parents are suddenly forced to leave their... more


    by Mike Benedetto
    KINDERTRUMP Vol.1 is a hilarious cartoon novel that re-imagines what’s going on in America, by putting all our politicians and media figures in kindergarten! Our news and politics have devolved into a horrendous day on the playground, with no adult-supervision in sight. Most of the people in charge have been acting like poorly raised 6-year-olds, so we just made them 6 years old! Our story begins at MAGA Elementary, where Donny, the new kid, tries to become popular and succeed. He’s fla... more
  • Jurassic Julie: Living in the Modern World, Book 1: Home

    by Tiberius St. Judge
    A happy thing happened during a sad time in New York City. Construction workers dug up a strange rock in lower Manhattan, which turned out to be a prehistoric egg, and inside of the egg was a small dinosaur that would fill the city with great joy and strength. It’s a delightful story about the large impact that little things can have and about remaining strong during difficult times.