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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Ice Escape

    by Beatrice Hale
    ICE ESCAPE - adventure story for 8-12 year olds. .It’s 1932, the Age of Flight, and twelve year old American boy, John, is flying around the world in a plane piloted by his father. They want to be the first family to fly around the world. They reach Greenland, where a seabird flies into one engine and the plane is forced down onto an iceberg. Help is slow in coming. They are in danger of freezing to death. Wolves are howling in the distance. But they are rescued by a fishing vessel, the L... more
  • Born This Way

    by Tammy Ferebee
    Being yourself should never come at this price. Joseph is the son anyone would wish to have—anyone except his pastor father, that is. Joseph is gay, and where he comes from, his sexual orientation makes him a pariah. Tormented by the incorrigible denizens of his unprogressive Southern town, Joseph finds himself desperate for support from other members of the LGBT community. He turns to the internet with the hope of finding it, and, unexpectedly, Joseph finds more. Bruce. An unlikely virtua... more
  • Cries of Redemption

    by Kaya Omodele
    Cries of Redemption is a powerful compilation of stories, creative non-fiction, commentary and poetry curated from the widely-read Caribbean-themed blog, The Abeng and My Conscious Pen. Here is a selection of writing that paints a vivid mural of the human condition, with all its resilient tones, in pursuit of freedom, purpose, love and truth, set within the milieu of the Black Experience.
  • Blackbeard: The Birth of America

    by Samuel Marquis
    “Blackbeard: The Birth Of America” is the true story of Edward ache—former British Navy seaman and notorious privateer-turned-pirate, who lorded over the Atlantic seaboard and Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. A Robin-Hood-like American patriot and the most famous freebooter of all time, Blackbeard was illegally hunted down by Virginia Governor Alexander Spotswood, the British Crown’s man in Williamsburg obsessed with his capture. Based on reliable historical records and the latest res... more
  • Dear Mr. Albert, ...It's Me, Prince!

    by Sophie Paris and Sabrina Sage Ginsburg


    Have you ever wondered what your dog would say, if he could speak? Well… think no longer!

    "PRINCE THE DOG" is no normal dog.  He has had some crazy life adventures and wants to tell you all about them. His life began in a doggy-training program. He was training to help disabled veterans. But then he became very sick and never saw his trainer Mr. Albert again. Prince knew Mr. Albert wanted to hear from him, so he started writing him letters. Prince writ... more

  • A Town Called Wonderful, Part 1 of 4: from Book 1 of The Underlands Series

    by Michael Lacey

    The Underlands Series, Part 1 of Book 1

    What if the lands of legend and myth did exist? Cities of gold, fountains of youth, and lost worlds of wonder! Turns out, they do exist . . . as Underlands.

    A Town Called Wonderful, Part 1 of 4

    Thomas and Emily head out with two things in mind: getting to know one another better and learning more about the disappearance of Thomas's long-lost parents. By following a map from Thomas's father, they find a legendary underland, a wo... more

  • A Town Called Wonderful, Part 2 of 4: from Book 1 of The Underlands Series

    by Michael Lacey

    **This is Part 2 of Book 1 of The Underlands Series**

    What if lands of legend and myth did exist? Cities of gold, fountains of youth, and lost worlds of wonder! Turns out, they do exist . . . as Underlands.

    As Thomas and Emily follow the stranger out of Wonderful, the young couple finds as many questions as answers as he leads them to a beautiful Refuge. They learn some of the amazing history of the underland called Terra Viva and the terrifying truth that escape is impossible . .... more

  • An African Sunset

    by Auwalu Abdulazeez
    Mustapha is a young lawyer, funny, witty and sarcastic who found love, lost it and went in search of it in Muslim Northern Nigeria in traditional and urban settings.
  • Son of The Tank Man

    by Winfred Wong
    Ashton, son of The Tank Man, and his sister were forced to move to the Port in 1989. He was contented with his life in the Port, but everything changed on that day when he was deprived of the right to vote against the dissolution of the government, a plebiscite initiated by a group of people who called themselves freedom-pursuers. His grudge against those freedom-pursuers, who he deemed as a bunch of hypocrites, prompted him to leave the country and start a new life in the place where he was ... more
  • Bocas

    by Thomas M. Barron
    I thought I’d finally escaped Shawna by picking up this easy bartending gig in Bocas del Toro, Panama. With an extra $400/month to edit an online love column keeping me afloat, I spend my days swimming and sinking beers with my roommate PJ. Does the occasional female tourist ever sleep over? Sure. But that’s nothing compared to PJ’s scorecard. He should be registered with the Center for Disease Control. Warm water, cold beers and no Shawna—life couldn’t be better on the island. Until we take a l... more
  • Catcher's Keeper

    by JD Spero
    What if Holden Caulfield were around when John Lennon was shot? It's 1979 and Holden Caulfield, at nearly forty, has yet to heal from his childhood trauma. When his older brother stumbles upon Holden's teenage "journal," he believes it will save his struggling writing career. That journal becomes "The Catcher in the Rye" -- published secretly under the brother's name. A stinging sibling rivalry ensues. When Holden fights to win back his authorship, he stumbles into his number one fan: Mark Davi... more
  • Wings and Feet

    by Lisa Reinicke
    An enjoyable story about a butter􀃸y and a boy who openly recognize and talk about their differences. One can run, one can 􀃸y and each have limitations. They confront them and find that adapting to each others’ uniqueness allows them to become best friends.
  • David's Christmas Wish

    by Lisa Reinicke
    This is a sweet story about the immense love of two dedicated parents who will go to all lengths to grant their son’s simple request. The only gift David wants for Christmas is a goldfish, and not one single toy. When their gift is found floating instead of swimming, they jump into action despite a looming winter storm. This heart-warming tale follows the parents as they face a blizzard and a ticking clock to the pet store closing, to give David his one Christmas wish of a goldfish.
  • Bart's Escape out the Gate

    by Lisa Reinicke
    A child forgets to close the gate and his pet dino gets out causing a big mess. The child has to get creative to capture the dino and get him back in the gate. Then the cleanup begins to take care of what was broken because of the mistake the child made
  • Arnold, the cute little pig with personality

    by Lisa Reinicke
    This story follows my pet pig named Arnold. He was full of personality and everyone loved him especially as he sang little “oink” songs. His biggest problem was that he loved to eat and everyone loved to feed him. He eventually learned that veggies and exercise were good for him and that an occasional cookie was a real treat.