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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Riding Shotgun on the Normal Stage: The Surprising Story of What Happens When in 1875, a Tarahumara Indian, from the Sierra Madr

    by F. Richard Allen
    In 1875, Isidro, a Tarahumara Indian from the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico, immigrates to America. He brings with him his tribe's unique hunting skills best described as persistence hunting which requires long distance running. He arrives in the western town of Normal and quickly learns to read and write. Although an Indian, he is guardedly accepted because of his relationship with the local blacksmith, Gottlieb Hegwer. What happens when the Kilgory brothers gang arrives in town bent on ... more
  • Being Davanté (Beautifully Unbroken™ Young Adult Series Book 1)

    by Michelle St. Claire
    Davanté's heart sinks to the lowest of depths. He cannot lose his mother now. He is only seventeen years old. He has not learned enough about life to be on his own. He does not know how to live. He is still hiding his artistic talents out of fear of revealing his inadequacies to the world. Just as he begins to bravely let his mother go , Davanté's father, an ex-convict, pursues his son with dogged determination. Davanté is having none of it. Eventually, Davanté runs away from the world... more
  • Fast Punk (Beautifully Unbroken Book 11)

    by Michelle St. Claire
    Four streetwise Caribbean-American teens from Brooklyn seek fame and fortune in the gritty 1970's music scene. The band makes questionable decisions while riding the roller coaster of burgeoning fame. They struggle with finding that secluded path to certain stardom and million dollar success. Eventually, the fate of the band takes a peculiar twist, leaving the four friends forever changed.
  • Carlos Solo (Beautifully Unbroken Book 9)

    by Michelle St. Claire
    Carlos Alejandro Alza, a teen migrant from Guatemala, is no match for the Mexican gangs and corrupt coyotes. He is poorly armed, equipped with only his late father's small fishing knife and an enduring innocent heart. Yet somehow, through a long and treacherous journey, Carlos comes of age, blossoming into the strong and courageous young man his father had groomed him to be. Miraculously, Carlos eventually embarks on a new road to healing, family reunification and a new country to call hom... more
  • A Garden for Raina (Beautifully Unbroken (TM) Book 4)

    by Michelle St. Claire
    Raina Calyx, a recent high school graduate, is excited about her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. She was just accepted to a prestigious university with a full scholarship! Her dreams of becoming a chemist are finally coming true. But her mother, a stern, formidable woman, has refused to let Raina go. Both mother and daughter struggle to overcome their differences and finally see eye to eye. Raina learns her mother's secrets, while her mother re-discovers her own strengths.
  • The Last Princess of Saint-Domingue (Beautifully Unbroken™ Young Adult Series Book 2)

    by Michelle St. Claire
    The Queen prays to the gods for her first and only girl child. The gods readily grant her wish conditioned upon her payment of a great sacrificial price. Sadly, the Queen pays this price after her infant daughter is captured by French slave merchants. The Queen's girl child continues on a journey of struggle and pain in the strange new land of Saint-Domingue. She develops courageous tenacity and strength along the way. Through steadfast resilience, the last princess of Saint-Dom... more
  • A Tale of Two Brothers (Beautifully Unbroken Book 7)

    by Michelle St. Claire
    The fraternal bond of twin brothers is tested by the announcement of their parents' impending divorce. Mr. and Mrs. Dareem talk tearfully of separating their teenage sons - taking one to America while leaving the other at home in Barbados. Yet despite the burdens of school exams, a threatening bully and burgeoning teenage love, Charles and Willard finally discover a way to stay together.
  • Song of Sonya (Beautifully Unbroken Book 10)

    by Michelle St. Claire
    Sonya Love grapples with crushing grief and just anger at the death of her big brother, an innocent young Black man gunned down by a White police officer. Struggling to understand what happened, Sonya loses her joy of singing and decides to give up on her future. But an unlikely friend and a delightful message from heaven helps Sonya to forgive through God's love, to heal and to keep moving forward
  • The Evolution of Max Fresh (Beautifully Unbroken (TM) Book 3)

    by Michelle St. Claire
    Loosely based on the 2010 Haitian earthquake, The Evolution of Max Fresh is a poignant tale of tragedy and triumph. Max Fresh, a teen amateur soccer star, experiences the worst natural disaster to devastate his island in centuries. He suffers familial loss, physical disability, and tremendous heartache. Miraculously, his heart begins to heal as he embraces a new family, a new body and a new concept of 'home.'
  • Cheap Justice

    by Michelle St. Claire
    The SWAT swarm Mona Blaise’s house like heavily armed black bees to a honeycomb. With bated breath, they wait for the take down. The notorious Mona Blaise, drug kingpin, is defeated and finally shut down. Mona is indeed arrested, tagged, booked, and chained. Yet she accepts her fate with a wink. She knows full well that her paid workers, many of whom are police and judges, will eventually release her. Mona is fearless and strong. Powerful and intimidating. Loveless. Such traits do not ... more
  • My Name is Marisol (Beautifully Unbroken (TM) Book 6)

    by Michelle St. Claire
    My name is Marisol Vega. I am Latina. Beautiful. Mesmerizing. A young mermaid filled with intrigue and power. A thinker of profound truths. A speaker of words like stone and fire. …My words burn within me like boiling cauldrons. At night, when I rest on my small bed next to the window, I sleep without sleeping. I see words in my mind, dancing, flashing, twirling, dipping, and diving like sultry salsa dancers. I feverishly put them together to make wonderful stories that dazzl... more
  • Fighting Felicia (Beautifully Unbroken Book 8)

    by Michelle St. Claire
    Now a young woman, Felicia Robinson, ponders her violent past in the dark confines of prison. She experiences a glorious encounter with the Divine that leads her on a journey of self-reflection, forgiveness and inner peace. Eventually, Felicia is changed for the better and despite her angry childhood and dismal circumstances, she clings to hope and the chance of living a new life for God.
  • Stories About People.

    by Cameron Harrie
    A man stranded on a desert island. A woman's life-or-death decision in a post-postmodern society. Existentialism... in space? This is a collection of short stories about people, and some non-people, fighting to find their place in their respective worlds. Some of them are funny, some of them are not, but each of them illustrates what it's like to be human -- or at least what it's like to be alive.
  • Ocean Echoes

    by Sheila Hurst

    Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist - General Fiction and E-Book Categories

    Marine biologist Ellen Upton gives up on love to study jellyfish at a Cape Cod facility. Her ultimate goal is to make a difference through her research, but the ocean would rather mystify than reveal its secrets. When her funding is threatened, her future will depend on the success or failure of an upcoming research cruise.

    During the cruise, she discovers what could be a new specie... more

  • The Point of the Pick: A Novel of the 20th Century

    by Curtis Seltzer
    The Point of the Pick is the story of an explosive battle for president of the coal miners' union that blows up when the Mob corrupts both candidates. The author is a longtime journalist and labor arbitrator who has lived and worked in West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and New York City where this epic contest over the union’s bank and pension fund builds to a shocking conclusion. Snappy dialogue combines with rich detail in this gripping saga from the hidden heart of America.
  • Little Flower: A Novel

    by Ted Oswald
    Little Flower chronicles the unique bond shared by two damaged souls: Sister Shanti, a mischievous, elderly nun from Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, and Meeta, a young prostitute with dreams of a life lived outside the brothel. Thrown together when a young man they love is murdered, they embark upon a darkly comic journey through New Delhi’s underbelly in a search to understand the curious crime that has stolen him. As they plunge ever deeper into mystery and peril, they are forced to c... more

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