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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 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
  • Do You Ever Wonder What Happens in the Barnyard at Night?

    by Christina Taber- Tabuchi
    A delightful rhyming tale of fun and curiosity. Children follow Eliza the little white mouse hidden on each page as she travels around the barnyard at night. Horses, goats, chickens and more all come to life in in ways you may have never imagined!
  • Blood Orange

    by Brenda Spalding
    Cocaine and the problems it brings are coming to rural Florida. It falls to Sheriff Gabe McAllister to find a way to stop the drugs from entering his county. A brave young woman, Nora Hollister, stands by his side in this fight to stop the Medline Cartel lead by Pablo Escobar. Together they try to protect their way of life and of those who work the groves. The DEA sends in their agents to help with a war on drugs and the dangerous Cartel that is moving in. In 1986 the Florida Orange groves are... more
  • Jane the Quene (The Seymour Saga Book 1)

    by Janet Wertman
    All Jane Seymour wants is a husband; but when she catches the eye of a volatile king, she is pulled deep into the Tudor court's realm of plot and intrigue....
  • A Thief's Game

    by Caylen D. Smith

    In a time of misfortune and loss, the kingdom of Bullan is ruled by a greedy and murderous king. He demands exorbitant taxes of his people and when his demands are not fulfilled, the consequences are severe. Death knocks on every door sooner or later, and unfortunately it was sooner for young Emersyn Hale. When the king’s guards killed her twin brother and her father, Emersyn was forced to hide and listen while Death did his work. Now, nine years later, eighteen-year-old Emersyn is a di... more

  • Imperfect Hearts

    by Caylen D. Smith
    The sea is calling. It has always been that way for Alexandria. But when circumstances of Aly's life pull her toward the ocean, what she discovers on the journey is not at all what she had in mind. She never dreamed she would find herself traveling with lawless men, or in the midst of adventures that carry her into an unknown and mystical world. Nor did Aly ever imagine the sacrifices she’d be willing to make to save one person. The person who understands her best. With the unfortunate truth of ... more
  • Vivir El Dream

    by Allison K. Garcia
    Linda Palacios crossed the border at age three with her mother, Juanita, to escape their traumatic life in Mexico and to pursue the American dream. Years later, Linda nears college graduation. With little hope for the future as an undocumented immigrant, Linda wonders where her life is going. Tim Draker, a long-unemployed businessman, has wondered the same thing. Overcome with despair, he decides to take his own life. Before he can carry out his plan, he changes course when he finds a job as ... more
  • Sister Carrie

    by William H. Coles
    Jessie becomes the ward of sister Carrie after their parents die. Jessie is determined, despite resenting that their brother and sisters refuse to support or care for Carrie, to raise Carrie with the Christian ideals and culture of their North Carolina heritage. But Carrie finds an Iranian young immigrant on the Internet and over Jessie's efforts to prevent the romance, Carries defiance and Jessie's stubborn resistance bring strife and danger to their lives.
  • The Russian Nurse

    by Brian Friedkin
    In this short 5,225 word novelette's first page Violetta, the Russian Nurse, runs into a friend, Rosa Green, who says to her: “Life has lost its meaning for me. I am going into this drug store here to buy sleeping pills to kill myself.” “What? You are going to kill yourself?” Violetta asks. “Yes, life has no value for me.” “Well, in that case, Mrs. Green, why not kill yourself like we do in Russia?” “How do you do it in Russia?” “First of all you drink some vodka. Then you eat big ... more
  • Oscar the Orange Octopus

    by RT Errill
    What is the name of the nerdy octopus living in the Great Big Blue Sea? Who will be with you when you need him? Who wants to be your very special friend? Oscar, that’s who!
  • Painted from Memories

    by Barbara Forte Abate
    She considers telling him the truth—that she isn’t the person he thinks she is—but in the end she doesn’t. To say something is to potentially say everything. And it is simply too late... The emotionally fractured casualty of a hideous childhood tragedy, Catherine has at last found her happy-ever-after in the person of Grayson Barnett, and it is the promise of a freshly polished future that compels her to bury the poisonous trail of her past beneath the purposeful lies and omissions she offers he... more

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