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  • Far Tune: Autumn (Volume 1)

    by Terry Eisele
    Far Tune, the coming-of-age story of Fartun Hashi, a young Somali refugee girl, living in Columbus, Ohio, recounts a teenage girl’s adjustment to a new culture and a new school and the alienation, loneliness, and eventual triumph over adversity that she experiences. Fartun Hashi has known many homes—Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya; London, England; and now Columbus, Ohio. From a young age, she has been forced to learn how to deal with traumas that people much older struggle to overcome. What she re... more
  • The Tides of Cecil Cove

    by Shannon O'Barr Sausville
    Julie and Siobhan were best friends growing up on the shores of the Chesapeake until a tragic boating accident shattered their adolescence. Thirty years later, they find themselves living next door to each other back on Cecil Cove where it all started.....
  • A Jar of Clay: Part 1: Made In Nigeria

    by Tade Oyebode
    Dejó, a young university dropout sleeping rough and moving with a shady crowd, suddenly acquired a moral compass when he dramatically converted to Christianity. While Dejó was keen to live up to his new morals, his environment and his profound fear of poverty raised serious conflicts. How will Dejó resolve these conflicts and what will be the consequences for his newly acquired lofty ideals and ethics? The backdrop of A Jar of Clay, Part 1: Made In Nigeria was South Western Nigeria during the... more
  • My Twin Sister And Me

    by Emiliya Ahmadova
    Glue on the windowsill and toothpaste in the shoes. Who did the deed? Twelve-year-old Cub Scout twins Julieta and Rafaela have to deal with their older sister’s ugly tricks, which get them into trouble. At school, Julieta is being mocked for the freckles on her face and her crooked teeth. Forgetting her own plight, however, she stands up to a bully, Claudius, in order to protect her friend Montano from being persecuted. Out of kindness she agrees to go to the movie with Montano. Due to situa... more
  • Goldminecity and Apartheid

    by helmut schonwalder

    All those Sepp tales are stories about war, refugees, money, sex, religion, apartheid, food and very common issues, such as habits of the job and activities, addiction, enslavement and finally a spiritual awakening. 

    When Sepp gets fired after more than 10 years at the same workplace he is very disappointed, and has trouble dealing with being severely depressed. Unable to admit that over the years he had become enslaved to certain habits, including sex and alcohol. When confronted by ma... more

  • Marsha's Story

    by Tressa Armstead
    Marsha's Story is taken from the life and death of the author's friend. Though it is taken from reality, the story takes an unexpected twist. This psychological thriller will find you unable to put the book down as you try to discover the truth with Susan. Where it goes can only be called bizarre.
  • The Cape Fear Widows Club

    by Dionne Abouelela
    Southern family ties run deep, especially when that family is made of people you've chosen. For the seven women in the Cape Fear Widows' Club, those ties are tested when the group matriarch, Grace, lands herself in jail for a bank robbery gone wrong. Will the remaining six widows be able to help Grace and her bumbling lawyer or will the widow's club find themselves to be a membership of six?
  • A Burnt Offering - a fable

    by Daniel Melnick

    "A Burnt Offering - a fable" about 47,000 words, 190 pages (now with clarifying chapter numbers within each of four parts - see the excerpt of opening).

    This compelling and thought-provoking novel unites a version of the biblical fable, the Sacrifice of Isaac, with a tale about Israeli Intelligence when the country seems on the verge of being attacked by nuclear-armed Iranian missiles. Ari Schneider, the head of Special Operations, believes that he must act, eve... more

  • Chinese Gucci

    by Hosho McCreesh
    Fired from his fast-food job, stunted Millennial Akira stumbles on to a lucrative hustle: selling high-quality knockoff designer purses as the real-deal back via his dead mother's eBay store. On his south-of-the-border runs, Akira routinely gets in over his obnoxious and over-privileged head -- only finding solace at the Hotel Tulum. What will he do when his hyper-masculine façades crumble and all he's left with is the hard and ugly truth of his life?
  • Joseph and the Bumble Bee: Or Be Bee Careful

    by Joseph Myers

    Joey is a young boy who likes to watch bugs. He is sometimes called Joseph by his parents if he has done something he shouldn't have. Joey particularly likes to watch bees. One day, in spite of warnings from his parents about leaving bees their space, Joseph decides to capture a large bumble bee in a flower, which he does successfully. All's well until he tires of holding the flower closed and lets go. The ensuing events lead to a painful lesson about bees.  The sting of real lif... more

  • Escape From Apartheid

    by Frank R. Southers
    A Catholic priest in this historical novel helps a young Colored boy elope with a Zulu Princess. On their escape route, tragedy strikes, but befriended by a White Member of Parliament and his wife, they get jobs, a safe house in a biracial part of Cape Town and security against racial oppression even though unrest besieges the nation. But, as their family grows, safety dissipates. Meanwhile, South Africa's racial segregation conflicts with the 'human rights' concept in the United Nations'Char... more
  • Whippoorwill Chronicles

    by Timothy Strong
    George, fifteen, and Sam, twelve, have been best friends for as long as they can remember. As the novel opens, George saves Sam from drowning. Their lives evolve; Sam's first dance, first kiss. Slowly, the boys drift apart as the difference in their ages defines them. Still, Sam feels an obligation to George for saving his life. Sam has his first date with Delores, a girl younger than him. George graduates from high school and takes a job with the phone company. After a time, George decides t... more
  • Strong Heart

    by Charlie Sheldon
    Impossible visions, great animals, ancient weapons, and a desperate voyage lead a lonely young girl to discover who she really is. One dark May night thirteen year-old Sarah Cooley appears at Tom Olsen’s door in the Pacific Northwest to announce she is his granddaughter. She thinks she has arrived at the end of the earth, a land of wet forbidding forest, a place remote, strange, and mysterious. Just then preparing to leave with his Native American friends for Washington State's Olympic P... more
  • The Fox by M. N. J. Butler

    Leotychides has been born in the Eurypontid palace of Sparta, and regards himself as heir to one of Sparta's two thrones. But he finds that many people regard him as a bastard. When his father dies, his uncle challenges him for the throne. He must face many conflicts in his efforts to preserve the laws and traditions of his declining city.
  • Adrift

    by Charlie Sheldon
    “Stirring…A rich tale of spirituality, grit, and danger.” – Kirkus Reviews When the Seattle Express goes adrift… The Seattle Express, a 700-foot container ship bound for Seattle, is on fire in the Gulf of Alaska. Three hundred miles away, on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Larry and Louise fire up their old tug, Warhorse, and head into the open ocean to salvage the burning vessel. The money from a salvage claim might just save their business. But it’s a race against time, the elements... more