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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Circle of the Earth: A Hymn of Kingdom (Hymns of Kingdom)

    by William Tickel
    The Mexican Revolution is reaching a boiling point, and the minority Anglo population of Texas is concerned that it will extend north of the Rio Grande, and into South Texas, itself. Thomas Asher is an aging Texas Ranger: tired, infirm, unprepared for retirement, and addicted to laudanum. But the Rangers have made a ghastly mistake, and Asher now finds himself being put to the test at every possible turn, in every possible way: contending with those he loves, those he respects, and, most diff... more
  • The Means That Make Us Strangers

    by Christine Kindberg
    Home is where your people are. But who are your people? Adelaide has lived her whole life in rural Ethiopia as the white American daughter of an anthropologist. Then her family moves to South Carolina, in 1964. Adelaide vows to find her way back to Ethiopia, marry Maicaah, and become part of the village for real. But until she turns eighteen, Adelaide must adjust to this strange, white place that everyone tells her is home. Then Adelaide becomes friends with Wendy and the four other Afric... more
  • Lemon Lavender Is Not Fine

    by Elle Pallmore
    Lemon Lavender has an unforgettable name, so she’s learned how to become (mostly) invisible. But when she falls for the boy everyone wants, it catapults her directly into the crosshairs of a vicious gossip vlog. Rumors spread like wildfire; lies about her become truth overnight. With mean girls on the prowl and a romance that's slowly slipping away, Lemon has to find her voice to reclaim her identity—if she's willing to be her true self.
  • American Dishonor

    by B.A. Brittingham
    The sultry summer of 1982 begins on a carefree enough note, but when Big Business, the FBI, and history come together it ignites. The result turns autumn into something vastly different from anything any of those involved expected.
  • No Woman's Land: a Holocaust novel

    by Ellie Midwood
    “It was very dangerous for him, and he knew it. But his love for me was stronger than fear.” - Ilse Stein This novel is based on the inspiring and moving love story of Ilse Stein, a German Jew, and Willy Schultz, a Luftwaffe Captain in the Minsk ghetto, who risked his life to save the one he loved the most. When the last of the Jews’ rights are stripped in 1941, Ilse’s family is deported to a Minsk ghetto. Confined to a Sonderghetto and unable to speak the locals’ language, Ilse struggles ... more
  • The Chocolate Shop

    by J. J. Spring

    Laura Beckman’s comfortable suburban life would be perfect but for her daughter. Four years earlier, Brooke abandoned her husband and her own young daughter to run off with a musician. Now back home with her tail between her legs, Brooke’s self-loathing boils over in the face of her mother’s unrelenting condemnation.

    Laura’s world is turned upside down after witnessing the long, painful death of her husband. In the search for a better version of herself, she crea... more

  • Leaving the Beach

    by Mary Rowen
    Erin Reardon gets her first kiss from Jim Morrison and loses her virginity to David Bowie. When she flunks out of college, Bruce Springsteen comforts her, and Elvis Costello breaks her heart in Europe. So what happens when she finally meets a rock star in the flesh? A lonely misfit with an eating disorder and a wild imagination, Erin believes she was born to save—and love—at least one tortured musician. And she's willing to risk almost everything to fulfill that destiny.
  • Princess to Prioress

    by Kathleen Fair
    In an era when most women were powerless, Countess Adele of Blois was a player and not a pawn. In twelfth century France she had to deal with complicated political and religious situations to keep her lands and her family safe. The daughter, sister, and mother to kings, she negotiated with princes and prelates to get achieve her goals. She was an extraordinary ruler who has been overlooked by the traditional histories of the time.
  • One Amazing Adventure for a Little Downspout

    by Jen E. Lis
    One night a little downspout gets knocked down in a storm. He worries he may be headed to the trash, but then a clever lady picks him up and helps him transform into something new. A fun read for kids and families with beautifully illustrated pages.
  • A Wolf in Women's Clothing

    by Wendi Bear
    When Asterisk’s young son, Franklin, comes out as transgender, she gains her mother’s full support. However, being Rosie has its drawbacks as friendships crumble and family members show disapproval. After classmates bully her, mother and daughter seek camaraderie through therapy and support groups but Rosie cannot find people she relates to. Asterisk meets Vivian, a punk rock transgender woman, and thinks she has found the perfect mentor for her daughter. Things heat up as Asterisk and Vivian... more
  • Celadon

    by Raymond Avery Bartlett
    In the late 1960s, Neil Chase, a young man yearning to travel, risks everything to take a journey by freighter and see the world.  He arrives at a rural Japanese village famous for its pottery, but he soon realizes that things are not perfect in this seemingly idyllic spot.  The town and its residents hold secrets hidden for centuries, each with their own different cross to bear.  Chase falls in love with a beautiful potter's daughter who lives across the river; she too has a secret she's determ... more
  • Lucky's Adventure in Winter Wonderland

    by Elizabeth Macy
    Time for another adventure with Lucky! What could be more fun than snow days with friends? Lucky and her doggie friends enjoy a winter wonderland adventure, filled with snowshoeing, skating, skiing and sledding. Inspired by the lucky life she now has, Lucky brings her pals on a surprise visit to a rescue shelter! Through it all, Lucky and her friends realize that making new friends and giving back is the most wonderful adventure they can share.
  • Rogue Plunder

    by Christopher W. Morin
    One night a young couple witnesses a naval battle from atop the highest peak of their island sanctuary. After journeying to the sole remaining wreck, they encounter a survivor. The stranger reveals details about a magnificent treasure supposedly aboard the disabled ship. Intrigue, betrayal, lies, and death abound as each person’s moral character is tested in search of rogue plunder.
  • The Tiny Things that Timothy Saw

    by Ariadne Appletree
    Timothy is a boy who can see the tiny things that others miss. One day, a tiny gnome catches his eye and beckons him to the land of the tiny gnomes. Once there, he must do battle with the dark troll who is keeping all of the gnomes prisoner. Help him find the inner light that will overcome any darkness.
  • Love, Loss, and Lagniappe

    Life is good for Dr. Drew Coleman, a successful young eye doctor living in Uptown New Orleans, and he knows it. Having met and married his beautiful medical school classmate, Kate, the two settle happily into the routine of raising their two young daughters. Drew’s charmed life is soon shattered by devastating news, causing him to go on a ten-year transcontinental journey of self-discovery, during which he explores the nature of God and Man, the divine inspiration for many of New York’s... more
  • Bloody Gullets

    by Michael Golvach
    Do you feel like a little light reading, or do you prefer your short stories dark? When the average circular saw tears through flesh, meat or anything that lives, breathes and bleeds, no matter how long you let it run afterward, the teeth will be sparkling clean when it finally comes to a stop. But the evidence of the damage is still there. Because of its functional design, the blood wells up in the gullets. Those places where the teeth intersect. The stories in this collection don't repre... more