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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • North Pole Patrol

    by J.C. Deelstra
    What would you do to take Christmas away from someone who doesn’t deserve it? Kyle Sterling has this sort of problem, because of the school bully Dirk Donovan. Kyle’s adventure begins when he tries to stop Dirk's Christmas and accidentally gets delivered to the North Pole. There he strikes a deal with Santa and the Head Elves to take away Dirk’s gifts at the price of spending two weeks helping out at the North Pole. What would you do to give Christmas to someone who deserves it, but may not ... more
  • Another Kind of Laughter: Selected Poems | 1969 - 2019

    by John Field
    This collection of selected poems spans fifty years in the life of soul-searcher John Field, who offers readers snapshots from his 1940s Iowa boyhood, flashbacks from a nine-month stay at the Beat Hotel in Paris, hallucinatory memories of Chicago parties and meditations from his wine country garden. Wry, bittersweet and misleadingly simple, Field's thoughtful vignettes of love and misadventure are both accessible and inspiring.
  • 77th and Broadway: A Decade in a World of Crime

    by Richard Wills
    What if a small-time hustler finds his dream job, getting paid to keep crooks in business? That’s exactly what happens in 77th and Broadway: A Decade in a World of Crime when Richie Smooth is hired to help a struggling LA bail bondsman, who breaks all the rules, salvage his failing business. This crime noir pulp fiction is set in the mid 70’s through the mid 80’s in South Central Los Angeles prior to the advent of crack cocaine. The book interweaves 25 true-event crime stories into one roller co... more
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Book One of James Island Trilogy

    by Shawn Keller Cooper
    Betrayal, lost babies, and terrifying nightmares follow Jade Montgomery to James Island, North Carolina. Damaged and devastated by her third miscarriage and deteriorating marriage, she drives to the strip of sand north of Wilmington to end her life. Jade survives her suicide attempt and is befriended by Agnes, a mysterious older woman, who uses her own devastation and mystical Wiccan wisdom to help her discover motherhood doesn’t define womanhood. While still reeling from her breakdown, a forgot... more
  • Exit 8

    by John Bragg
    Construction of the nation’s massive Interstate Highway System is underway, heading north, tearing through the bucolic Connecticut River Valley. Unstoppable. In its path, sits the small Vermont hill farm that Roland Tuttle’s ancestors settled generations ago, where Roland has spent his entire life—caring for his animals, plowing with his team of horses, harvesting by hand, walking to town. Living in the past. Exit 8 tells the history of the Tuttle family and Roland's place in that history... more
  • Perfect iSland

    by Sanjay Perera
    Ben and Toni live in the island state of Singapore where truth is fiction and fiction is truth. Ben is a copywriter, and Toni is a bank officer active with an opposition party that intends to contest the upcoming general elections. But the leaders of The Party that dominates the state are attempting to cling onto power and enact Plan Charlie which calls for the cancellation of the elections. In doing so, they are guided by an influential figure who sits on the board of the global conglomerate Go... more
  • A Man Called Smith

    by Tanya E Williams
    A battle-scarred father. A disillusioned daughter. Can a grieving widower rebuild his splintered family to find peace at last? South Dakota, 1949. WWII veteran John Smith longs for the life he lost after the tragic death of his wife during childbirth. But in the desperation to provide for his two small children, he is manipulated into an unsuitable marriage by a young woman with a dark neurosis. Tormented by his own grief and the ravages of war, John is blind to his children’s turmoil and pai... more
  • In the Time of Leaving

    by Shana Ritter

    "Exile after exile has taught us to love things that are small. Things that can be concealed or carried, and to love words and stories most of all." 

    Spain, 1492, The Reconquest, the journey of Columbus, the Inquisition. Esther and her daughters Chava and Sarah are part of a prominent family with close ties to the royal court. But then the Inquisition gains force, the Edict of Expulsion is made law and Spain’s Jewish community.is ordered to convert or face ... more

  • Waiting for the Messiah

    by Sheldon Greene
    Full of warmth, humor and the celebration of the extraordinary in the ordinary, it appeals to the faithful of all religions and iconoclasts alike. When the Bolton Jewish Community converts a disused retirement home to a boarding school and hires a Russian refugee to direct it and the retirees as staff, the small town of Bolton, Pennsylvania celebrates the change. But when the director admits a Palestinian boy, schedules Palestine National Day and a fundraiser for a Catholic homeless shelter,... more
  • Words That Soar

    by John Alexander
    While on a search for a fresh story to read, I never expected that the encounter with an old book from the bookshop owner would change my world. Join me on this adventure and discover how three special rules help me make sense of the powerful impact of words. Warning: This adventure may lead to a lifelong fascination with books.
  • Perfect iSland

    by Sanjay Perera

    Ben and Toni live in the island state of Singapore where truth is fiction and fiction is truth. Ben is a copywriter, and Toni is a bank officer active with an opposition party that intends to contest the upcoming general elections. But the leaders of The Party that dominates the state are attempting to cling onto power and enact Plan Charlie which calls for the cancellation of the elections. In doing so, they are guided by an influential figure who sits on the board of the global conglomerate... more

  • Journey in the Jungle

    by Augustine Ilechukwu

    "...Johnson was looking out through the window. He noticed spontaneous movement in the bush, and they surfaced. They were heavily armed. Immediately, rounds of shots were rained in the air. Everyone shouted and panicked. The next they all heard was 'Everybody hands up!'" 

    Johnson may not have entered that luxurious bus against his mother’s instruction, just that he couldn’t afford to make his first journey to Lagos not sitting beside that strange girl ... more

  • My Friend Amelia

    by D.M. Sorlie
    A search in the Pacific for Dr. Jane's childhood idol Amelia Earhart, an American aviation pioneer, uncovers a hidden murder from the past now haunting to be solved.
  • The Order

    by Alan Thompson
    Amidst unprecedented chaos on campus – vandalism, rape, even murder – the Chancellor aims to destroy the Order, a mysterious secret society founded at the College 200 years earlier. The Castle, a replica of a Norman fortress where the group conducts its rituals, is slated for demolition, and Harry Monmouth, a one-time member, is enlisted to defend the “knights” and their secrets. His efforts lead him into the past, to the beginning of the Order and events that cast light on the present-day tur... more
  • Two Battles for Gaia Atilia

    by Marie Antonia Parsons
    As rebellion against Rome's rule rises in the western region of ancient Sardinia, Gaia Atilia discovers that her life has been a deception., a lie that has a far-reaching impact. As Gaia attempts to learn the truth, her friends take opposing sides in the revolt.
  • The Invisibles

    by Rachel Dacus

    THE INVISIBLES is the story of two half-sisters who inherit a cottage on the Italian coast, along with its resident ghost, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Longtime rivalry explodes into a fresh new struggle for dominance, but Italy’s magic and local love interests, as well as big house repairs, delay their departure -- until an accident changes everything for the sisters, their friends, and the family ghost.

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