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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • That Beautiful Season

    by Sandra Fox Murphy
    When the Civil War is at last over, a young girl called Sylvie is unaware of the turmoil of her past and the Reconstruction all around her. She knows only farm animals and crop cycles and the love of her family. Growing into a lovely young woman in rural Maryland, she finds happiness in the farming life and, over time, runs smack into love. But she soon will discover that life is filled not only with joy, but loss, and secrets that will topple all she thought she knew. That Beautiful Season d... more
  • A Thousand Stars

    by Sandra Fox Murphy
    In 1665, in Rhode Island, Ann Tallman, wife of Peter, is sentenced to fifteen lashings in Newport’s town square. Her story begins, in 1647, in Barbados where Ann Hill, the daughter of English settlers, meets the dashing German merchant Captain Peter Tallman. After they wed and settle in colonial Rhode Island, after six children, after years of Peter’s absences at sea, abuse, and jealousies, it was Thomas, the English indentured servant, who won Ann’s heart. Refusing to leave behind her children,... more
  • Surviving the Fatherland: A True Coming-of-age Love Story Set in WWII Germany

    by Annette Oppenlander
    Spanning thirteen years from 1940 to 1953 and set against the epic panorama of WWII, author Annette Oppenlander's SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND is a sweeping saga of family, love, and betrayal that illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the children's war. SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND tells the true and heart-wrenching stories of Lilly and Günter struggling with the terror-filled reality of life in the Third Reich, each embarking on their own dangerous path toward survival, freedom, and ... more
  • Escape from the Past: At Witches' End

    by Annette Oppenlander
    In the conclusion of the ESCAPE FROM THE PAST trilogy, Max 'Nerds' Anderson returns to medieval Germany. It is the year 1473 and two years have passed since his last visit. But two years in the Middle Ages are a long time. When at last Max finagles a way into Castle Hanstein, his old friend, Bero, is less than pleased to see him, Lady Clara is near death and Juliana, his old flame, is not meeting his eyes. Can Max sway his friends, help rescue another gamer and stay out of Schwarzburg's clutch... more
  • Swim Season

    by Marianne Sciucco
    Sometimes winning is everything. Champion swimmer Aerin Keane is ready to give up her dreams of college swimming and a shot at the Olympics. As she starts senior year in her third high school, Aerin's determined to leave her family troubles behind and be like all the other girls at Two Rivers. She's got a new image and a new attitude. She doesn’t want to win anymore. She's swimming for fun, no longer the freak who wins every race, every title, only to find herself alone. But when her desire to ... more
  • The Harlem Renaissance Time Traveler's Diary

    by Lashonda Beauregard
    West Barrington, a musician from 1926 Harlem, seems to have everything going for him. A job at the most popular nightclub in Harlem, a music career that is taking off, and a girlfriend, Lanna Gold, who's the lead singer of the group Crystal Dream. But when West awakens after falling asleep on the eve of 1927, he realizes that he has been thrown into a world far beyond 1927 after he discovers that he has awakened in 2016 Harlem.
  • Echoes in the Canyon

    by Marco Behrens
    Myra Louise, a desert tortoise, and her close friend Minnie Squawking Bird, a cactus wren, live in the Arizona desert with their friends Stinky and Smelly—javelina brothers who have a propensity to seek out adventure…and trouble. The javelinas are schemers and dreamers, and Myra Louise and Minnie Squawking Bird have a full-time job keeping the boys grounded and heading in an appropriate direction. Luckily there is also wise Joe Fox—the law in this part of the desert—and his pals Reynard Fox and ... more
  • Harold Hardscrabble

    by G. D. Dess
    Harold Hardscrabble, by G. D. Dess, is a sympathetic novel filled with philosophical musings on the state of society and our place within it. The story captures the feelings of frustration and helplessness that many of us experience in our daily lives. These sentiments are embodied in the contemplative, quietly charming protagonist, Harold, who, like Walter Mitty, lives largely in his own world of thoughts and dreams. We follow Harold’s transformation from a dreamer to a man of action as he stru... more
  • Journey to the Land of Look Behind

    by Denise Laidler
    Indigo Wade, a brilliant engineer and aspiring sculptor, frustrated with her son-child boyfriend, Reed, pressured by her domineering mother, Lena and struggling through a fractured relationship with her distant and indifferent father, Capo. An urgent, disturbing phone call precipitates a trip to Jamaica where past memories resurface, life lessons are learned and new beginnings are started. Sage advice from her Aunt Mercie helps her deal with antagonistic siblings left to survive the wreckage of ... more
  • Astrologer's Proof

    by David John Jaegers
    BIG DATA HAS THE ANSWERS. Rufus wants to settle it. He has the connections, the hackers and the computing power to compare the astrological charts of 100,000,000 Americans to the events of their actual lives. Are astrological forces real or not? Under the cover of the Institute for Humanistic Innovation, Rufus and the Data Collection Group are prepared to implement their secret plan. Elaborate hacking schemes and unlimited computing power will enable them to build a data base so extensive tha... more
  • Letters to the Queen of Sheba

    by Candace Shepherd
    As adults, we know that how we think influences what we do. But is this the case for people who haven't lived as long as we have? Letters to the Queen of Sheba describes life through the eyes of a young African American woman named Mary, whose thoughts and decisions spark conversation about relationships and life.
  • Sammy's Broken Leg (Oh, No!) and the Amazing Cast That Fixed It

    by Judith Wolf Mandell

    Sammy's Broken Leg (Oh, No!) and the Amazing Cast That Fixed It is a whimsical book to cheer glum, grumpy kids in clunky casts for a broken leg or arm, or hip dysplasia.

    A troupe of kisses whoosh into Sammy's life; how and when will amuse. The Kisses cheer Sammy and inspire patience  as days slog by and even after her huge cast is removed. Lavished with bright art, the book appeals also to children curious about cast life, and to children deal... more

  • Five Monkeys: Gender Bending Suspense & Satire

    by Kieran Galvin

    NADIA WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO BE THE MAN SHE WAS.

    Nadia Spencer is America’s favorite bi-racial cosmetic surgeon. She’s the UN Special Ambassador for Female Genital Mutilation, a mother to two wise-ass kids, and she’s married to the Republican candidate for Mayor of New York. She’s just launched her new book. He’s four weeks away from election day. The only problem is Nadia wasn’t always a woman. And right now Nadia wants to be a man, again.

  • Joachim: The Heretic

    by M. L. Stainer

    In this sequel to Joachim's Magic, Joachim Gans and his apprentice, Reis Courtney, return to England after the failed 1585 exploration. The Jewish metallurgist, Queen Elizabeth I's favorite, is sent to Bristol to work on ways to make saltpeter for gunpowder. Prejudice follows them everywhere. At a local inn, Joachim is asked if he believes Christ is divine. He's tried for blasphemy by replying, "What need hath God for a son, is he not Almighty?" The Bristol court can't reach a decision and se... more

  • Waiting on Zapote Street: Love and Loss in Castro's Cuba

    by Betty Viamontes
    This novel is based on a true story. In 1968, Rio left Havana, Cuba to travel to Spain and later, to the United States. His wife and three small children, the oldest three years old, would join him as soon as he obtained a job in the United States and saved money for their trips. However, in 1970, the Castro government stopped allowing people to leave Cuba. His wife, Laura, and children were forced to stay in Cuba. This is a story about the power of love. How long would you wait for the one you ... more
  • The It Girl and Me: A Novel of Clara Bow

    by Laini Giles
    Daisy DeVoe has left her abusive husband, her father has been pinched for bootlegging, and she’s embarrassed by her rural Kentucky roots. But on the plus side, she’s climbing the ladder in the salon of Paramount Pictures, styling hair for actress Clara Bow. Clara is a handful. The “It” Girl of the Jazz Age personifies the new woman of the 1920s onscreen, smoking, drinking bootleg hooch, and bursting with sex appeal. But her conduct off the set is even more scandalous. Hoping to impose a littl... more

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