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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Winter Sisters: A Novel

    by Tim Westover
    Dr. Waycross knows bleeding and blistering, the best scientific medicine of 1822. He arrives in the Georgia mountains to bring his modern methods to the superstitious masses. But the local healers, the Winter sisters, claim to treat yellow fever, consumption, and the hell-roarin' trots just as well as he can. Some folks call the sisters herb women; some call them witches. Waycross calls them quacks.But when the threat of rabies—incurable and fatal—comes to town, Dr. Waycross and the Winter siste... more
  • Dancing on the Spider's Web

    by Sasha Paulsen
    Is love incompatible with intelligence? Sarah Glass believes this is the case. Shy and serious, she is half-way through medical school when she receives a prize for being outstanding and decides to give herself "a month to live." She goes to San Francisco where, in the colorful, chaotic 1970s, she falls into a series of adventures with characters who fill the city in this "winter after the summer of love." These draw her back to her home in a farming community, Napa, to the Mexico of her grandp... more
  • Heart in Dixie

    by Nicholas Bouler
    Gordon Halt, a privileged son of the Deep South, disappointed his progressive father when he joined the campaign of a segregationist governor for U. S. President in the 1960’s. Gordon Halt denied he was a racist; he had only wanted to “rein-in” the worst impulses of the governor’s followers while helping the South gain respect from the rest of the nation. But in 1999, the former governor lies near death and a newspaper reporter, who knows nothing of the South, asks Gordon’s help to explain t... more
  • Elder Brother's Maze

    by Jan Kelly
    The ancient desert O’odham people’s creation stories parallel the path a young Guy Thornton takes to emerge from the “maze” he has made of his life. The novel opens in the center of the narrative as Guy, a down-on-his-luck Arabian horse trainer fresh out of prison, is getting drunk at the Wander On Inn. He spends the next several months living in the central Arizona desert with an elderly O’odham woman who seeks to teach him “tribe spirit,” while alternating chapters recount the past and his big... more
  • BigFoot Moon: formerly The American Quarterly Review a Portland Novel

    by A. B. Paulson

    When beatnik sailor Bill Caxton waded ashore near Manzanita in 1958, he encountered an extraordinary local woman. 40 years later, he's searching for the son they conceived. But the eccentric detective he's hired must also solve a murder. Caxton hands over the operation of his literary magazine, The American Quarterly Review, to two newcomers. Their next tangled issue becomes this novel. Piecing together the plot, veiled in a web of short stories, articles, and serial fiction—pre... more

  • Raising Mary Jane

    by Christian Van Allen
    It's 1969, and Wesley Daggert arrives in Big Sur, CA with just a suitcase and $300. He is soon swept up in an epic adventure including wildfires, wild parties, and marijuana cultivation. We follow Wesley's early dabbling in growing marijuana to his becoming one of the largest growers of high grade sinsemilla on the coast.
  • Maggie's Secret Garden

    by Thurston Pope
    An true story and outdoor adventure unlike any other! Maggie takes finding buried treasure to a different level when a new world is uncovered in her backyard.
  • My Mother's Apprentice

    by Diana McDonough
    My Mother’s Apprentice is the sequel to Stuck in the Onesies and the daughters’ story. It begins in early 1970s Jamaica where Ginger aspires to be a reggae sensation and Karen, a writer. Abortion and addiction draws you into the lives of two opposite best friends and how their loyalty to one another tries to transcend their differences.
  • The Secrets Underneath

    by Barbara Mulvey Little

    The Secrets Underneath is a story about how our choices to love and forgive or to hold onto anger and resentment affect our lives.

    It begins with a mysterious medical problem triggered by murderous violence in two families. Moving back and forth in time, we see how lies and betrayals have haunted the members of both families.

    The main character searches for the truth in hopes of finding the key to solving his debilitating medical mystery. With help from visits to... more

  • Fabric of a Generation

    by Tasha Madison
    Miranda dreams of disappearing. That and torturing her younger brainiac of a brother. To sidestep the risk of personal vulnerability (and her much-hated history class), she plays soccer or skips school by escaping to her favorite magic shop whenever she gets the chance. As her truancy creates a rift between her ambitious TV producer mother and misunderstood stay-at-home dad, Miranda begins to covet the unknown destiny of strangers and questions whether she will ever have one of her own worth ... more
  • Tramps

    by Elliott Murphy
    Tramps is a 1980’s era blues bar in New York City where ex-punk Hoover has found his muse in the basement standing among the rat poison snorting cocaine with his best friend, bartender and drug dealer Jacky, while trying to make sense of a post-Elvis world, burying himself in the black shawl of the blues and looking for redemption in the rarified uptown elegance of the Frick Collection. Home is a call girl with a heart of gold as the Mafia and nihilism closes in from all sides.
  • Diamonds By The Yard

    by Elliott Murphy
    Diamonds by the Yard is the story of Lexi Langdon, a beautiful young heiress from Houston, Texas, living in New York with her husband Ray Arthur - a record company executive with dangerous Mafia ties - and her affair with Lee Franklin, an ambitious singer-songwriter. The setting is New York City and the East End of Long Island, The Hamptons, in 1975–76, a time when excessive and flamboyant behavior was the norm. The rich and famous interact with characters from all walks of life, from notorious ... more

    Will, a young knight, joins Godfrey of Boullion and four other noblemen on a quest known to history as the First Crusade.
  • Everywhere She's Not

    by N. John Shore, Jr.

    David is a brilliant young man living alone in an old seaside motel in San Francisco in 1979. He has just destroyed the life that he and his live-in girlfriend Kate spent two years building together.

    He has no idea why he did the terrible thing he did. All he knows is that he's appalled he did it, and desperately wants Kate back. Fat chance. Kate, who loves David, is many things. Stupid isn't one of them.

    Everywhere She's Not is about crazy-making, mind-boggli... more

  • Another American Century

    by B. Hazleton
    By the end of the 2020’s, socialism and political correctness have pushed the United States toward their inexorable conclusion: state mandated equality of health care, college education, and income achieved at the expense of individual opportunity and free enterprise. As the government becomes increasingly beholden to special interests and hamstrung by entanglements abroad, economic and social chaos ensue and the American Dream unravels. Told through a series of people and events over the remain... more
  • I'd Like A Cat Like That

    by John Allen
    A lyrical, whimsical story of a cat that can do all that including shooting baskets, driving a power boat and helping out with math. Yes, I'd like a cat like that.