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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • If I Remember Him

    by Louis Flint Ceci
    After the town of Croy, Oklahoma, is almost completely destroyed by a tornado, its leading citizen, Lerner Alquist, vows to build a library as a memorial to his wife, who was lost in the storm. It takes seventeen years, but in 1952 the project is finally nearing completion. As a crowning ornament, Alquist commissions a sculpture for the entrance. But his own racism and the town's racial, religious, and sexual fault lines threaten to undermine the one symbol that might unite them all. Passions, p... more
  • We Never Told

    by Diana Altman
    Set in the 1950's in the suburbs of New York, unmarried women were shamed into relinquishing their babies, WE NEVER TOLD is a slice of American history that will never come again. Right now, today, is the reckoning because those babies given up did not disappear. They grew up and began searching. Now middle-aged strangers are knocking on the doors of families that embrace them and families that reject them. Told from the narrator Sonya's point of view, WE NEVER TOLD is a coming of age saga about... more
  • Surrendered Stories

    by Kristin Fouquet
    A piece of writing is never finished. You just surrender. -Carter Monroe These four surrendered stories are accompanied by twenty-four b&w photographs. In "Cocteau’s Ransom," two dognappers believe they’ve found the solution to their financial troubles until unexpected complications arise. A lonely young woman with employment issues finds her escapism in vintage films at "The Vestige." When the Roussels "Return to Camp Bon Temps," their annual summer fishing camp, it’s not all good times as t... more
  • The Thin Gray Line

    by Michael Kenneth Smith
    Young Luke Pettigrew, a hero at the Battle of Shiloh, awakens in a bedroom of an unfamiliar farmhouse in 1863--with no immediate memory of what brought him there. The only thing he knows is that his life will never be the same. Through grit and determination, Luke returns to the war after making a prothesis for his amputated leg. He faces uncertainty and thrives while dealing with his father's prior rejection. He ultimately finds love and as the story draws to an end, so does Luke's lifetime of ... more
  • Labyrinth

    by Ipsita Basu
    Labyrinth is an anthology of stories of ordinary human beings, finding hope in times of darkness. In between the stories, are connecting pieces which are facets of the author’s own life, and serve as a window to reality amidst a potpourri of fantasy. The labyrinth is a metaphorical analogy to the journey we all undertake in order to find meaning in our lives. So often, we lose hope, and feel trapped in this labyrinth. This book is an attempt to find back that hope and renew our journey in the la... more
  • The Road Map of Our Soul

    by Ariana R. Cherry
    We are all souls on personal journeys. Sometimes, our paths may cross, and our lives intertwine. Allow these poems to guide you, inspire you and perhaps sing to your heart as you walk on your journey.
  • High in the Bavarian Alps

    by James Earl
    Explore the magical paradise of Bavaria, full of wonder and beauty, plus areas of Germany, Austria and Southern Europe. Civilian employees who work at facilities of the Armed Forces Recreation Center pursue fun adventures in Oberammergau, Berchtesgaden, Lake Chiemsee, Munich, Garmisch and other locations. Meanwhile, the Red Army Faction attacks military bases in Germany. This book is one of a kind… a delightful blend of mystery, terror, history and the lifestyle of the early 1970s. It i... more
  • A Thread So Fine

    by Susan Welch
    Can love for a secret child heal old wounds? St. Paul, MN, 1946: Introspective Shannon Malone and her more popular sister Eliza are Irish twins and best friends. As little girls, they relied on each other for companionship and affection as their mother remained distant, beating back the demons of her own mysterious childhood. When tragedy rocks the Malone family, secrets bloom and one sister leaves, possibly forever. The other, physically and emotionally scarred, vows to hold the invisible threa... more
  • Seducing Cat

    by Korinthia A. Klein
    Catherine (Cat) Devin is a successful writer with a loving husband, a teenage daughter and a nice life, but she is also about to turn 40. Under normal circumstances she would never consider cheating on her husband, but when a handsome young actor offers to play one of the characters she’s created so she can experience what she wrote for real, the opportunity is too good to pass up. Seducing Cat explores one woman’s struggle with her impending loss of youth and the boundaries of forgiveness.
  • As Far as You Can

    by David Fiensy

    David Fiensy has spent the last thirty years publishing twelve volumes, doing archaeological field work, and teaching about first-century-AD Israel-the exotic, fascinating, and violent time period that serves as the background to the study of the New Testament Gospels.

    Based on this personal history he wrote As Far as You Can. It is a story in the genre of historical fiction containing a murder mystery, a romance, a spiritual quest, and a cultural critique set against the backdrop of th... more

  • Winters Day

    by DM Wolfenden

    When life throws you lemons you make lemonade, but Jolie has enough to start up her own drinks business. How can one woman find the strength to brave the loss of a loved one, the abuse of someone who is meant to protect you and find true love? Follow her on her quest to be happy

  • Wedding Dress For Sale, Never Worn

    by DM Wolfenden
    Angela never thought she’d ever be placing that ad. Or cancelling her wedding. But her perfect life was shattered by the ones she loved the most.
  • The Great American Nobble: A Nobble, er, a Novel (The Lowly Trinity Collection)

    by Cecelia Vaughan Bouchet
    Celia is the author of The Great American Nobble, a work of fiction inspired by her spiritual awakening and mental health challenges. Celia practices simple medicine - walking by the water, taking long baths and writing to clarify and clear her mind. She claims the hummingbird as her spirit animal; her wings beat so fast at times, they look like a blur to the human eye. Celia lives in Fayetteville, Georgia near the Y'allywood hillbillies. Cats patrol the grounds and allow her to serve them. T... more
  • The Speed of Life

    by James Victor Jordan
    THE SPEED OF LIFE is high-octane literary fiction. It asks: “What happens when a horrendous crime threatens a mother’s love for her son? An old Florida family and those in their orbit get caught in a torrent of passion, a deadly legal system, and the mythology of the Everglades, which runs as deep as this story does. Propulsive, evocative, beautiful writing.” Tom Holland, screenwriter of Psycho II, writer-director of Fright Night, Child’s Play, Stephen King’s Thinner
  • A Summer of Fever and Freedom

    by Chelsey Engel

    At eighteen years old, Jane is teetering on the cusp of womanhood, a rite of passage complicated and painful for even the most stable of hearts. For Jane, who is anxiously awaiting her brother’s return from the war in Vietnam, the heavy journey is cracking her already fragile foundation. When she attends a party in Greenwich Village and meets twenty-three-year-old gay rights and anti-war activist Maria, the ground threatens to crumble completely under the weight of unexpected infatuatio... more

  • The Wild Weed

    by Jack W.
    “The Wild Weed” focuses on marijuana and ayahuasca, a Peruvian vine that cures mental health issues. While friends distribute illegal medicine from an underground business on Cape Cod, conflict surfaces with the systematic shutdown of pot cops and failed political weed controls. Humor and intimacy creates a lighthearted byline.