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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Powerballs

    by Jimmy Clifton
    A sudden windfall – and the money to make every dream come true… With finances and marriage strained to the breaking point, Rose and Henry Ball dream of new lives filled with romance and adventure. Then Fortune takes a hand. Against all odds the couple win a record Powerball lottery. The sudden windfall is the answer to all their prayers. Or not. Helpless to resist the sirens’ song, the Balls leap feet first into the intoxicating world of the super-rich. Henry drifts into treacherous w... more
  • Mama's Afro is a Soldier Too: Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Explained

    by N.M. Charles

    "Mama's Afro Is A Soldier Too: Mom's Cancer Diagnosis Explained" is a uniquely important book for families of young children whose Mom has received a cancer diagnosis. Through easy to understand rhyming and poetic phrases, the various cancer treatment stages of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation which Mom goes through, are explained. The Afro Soldier is introduced as a brave little character who gives young children a visual symbol of reassurance and hope. Even though Mama ... more

  • Friends & Other Strangers

    by Liza Perrat
    An award-winning, eclectic collection of funny, shocking, heart-breaking and distinctly Australian short stories, each with its own message.
  • The Bone Angel Trilogy

    by Liza Perrat
    Three French village midwife-healers. Three standalone stories spanning six hundred years. Three women linked by an ancient bone talisman and bonded by living through three turbulent times: Black Death, French Revolution, WWII Nazi Occupation. Stories of three courageous women, in this series of historical novels based on real events.
  • The Lost Blackbird

    by Liza Perrat
    London 1962. A strict and loveless English children’s home, or the promise of Australian sunshine, sandy beaches and eating fruit straight from the tree. Which would you choose? Ten-year-old Lucy Rivers and her five-year-old sister Charly are thrilled when a child migrant scheme offers them the chance to escape their miserable past. But on arrival in Sydney, the girls discover their fantasy future is more nightmare than dream. Lucy’s lot is near-slavery at Seabreeze Farm where living conditi... more
  • The Swooping Magpie

    by Liza Perrat
    The thunderclap of sexual revolution collides with the black cloud of illegitimacy. Sixteen-year-old Lindsay Townsend is pretty and popular at school. At home, it’s a different story. Dad belts her and Mum’s either busy or battling a migraine. So when sexy school-teacher Jon Halliwell finds her irresistible, Lindsay believes life is about to change. She’s not wrong. Lindsay and Jon pursue their affair in secret, because if the school finds out, Jon will lose his job. If Lindsay’s dad finds o... more
  • The Silent Kookaburra

    by Liza Perrat
    All eleven-year-old Tanya Randall wants is a happy family. But Mum does nothing besides housework, Dad’s always down the pub and Nanna Purvis moans at everyone except her dog. Then Shelley arrives –– the miracle baby who fuses the Randall family in love for their little gumnut blossom. Tanya’s life gets even better when she meets an uncle she didn’t know she had. He tells her she’s beautiful and could be a model. Her family refuses to talk about him. But that’s okay, it’s their little secret.... more
  • Blood Rose Angel

    by Liza Perrat
    1348. Midwife Héloïse has always known that her bastard status threatens her standing in the French village of Lucie-sur-Vionne. Yet her midwifery and healing skills have gained the people’s respect, and she has won the heart of the handsome Raoul Stonemason. The future looks hopeful. Until the Black Death sweeps into France. Fearful that Héloïse will bring the pestilence into their cottage, Raoul forbids her to treat its victims. Amidst the grief and hysteria, the villagers searching for a s... more
  • A Lot Going On Upstairs

    by J.S. Black
    Prepare to follow teenage Robert McEvoy and his mother, Valerie, as they bite off more than they can chew on a search for excitement after they leave behind their boring suburban lifestyle. Both mother and son will be put through disturbing challenges with their already shaky mental health. This is a story of divorce that drives an entire family to misadventure, monsters, and ghosts. Showing how truly ugly the art of separation can become.
  • Making New Friends

    by Jean Janki Samaroo
  • Life is Crying

    by Benzena Brown

                                                               A Universal Out - Cry

    The dilemma of chemical dependency addiction can be an innocent curosity trial leading to disaster.  Chemical dependency is like a sharp piercing blade that stabs mind/brain. Addiction provides a thrilling sensational pleasure which leads to repetitive us... more

  • To The Stars: A Novel

    by Shannon Bradley-Colleary

    Adapted from her film Sundance/Samuel Goldwyn film, "To The Stars" the novel expands upon the film's characterizations and theme. Synopsis: Thanks to her "Terrible Shame," 17-year-old Iris Deerborne is doomed to forever be The Untouchable of WaKeeney, Kansas — a tiny farming town in the uncharitable Bible Belt, circa 1961. That is, until the day a new girl, Maggie Richmond, blows into town from the Big City! Maggie is beautiful, larger-than-life, and coveted... more

  • The Truth of the Matter

    by Leigh Fleming
    On a cold night in 1877, Laurel Whitman’s father flies into a rage and throws her into the street. His behavior isn’t unusual; he has ridiculed her for years, and Laurel doesn’t understand why. All she knows is that his vitriol has something to do with her grandmother, a woman shrouded in mystery. Laurel goes on a harrowing journey from her home in Philadelphia to Maryland only to discover that her grandmother is on death’s door. She is welcomed with open arms by her extended family but receiv... more
  • The Artist and the Innkeeper

    by Alan Ioffredo
    Alan Ioffredo's inaugural novel is a compelling account of the mysterious life, struggles and disappearance of Renaissance Italy's prolific fresco artist, Bernardino Luini - a man so gifted his work was often wrongly attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. Art, sensuality, faith, murder and miracles loom large in this five century old story linked to the author's family. The Artist and the Innkeeper is a romantic journey beginning with Bernardino's apprenticeship in Milan, departure amid scandal an... more
  • The Commander and the Promise

    by Abigail Osei
    In 2071, a teen finds herself about to miss a deadline. Her brother uses a story set in 2020 to help her learn the importance of asking for help. The main story revolves around Andrew Gordon. In the time of excessive zoom meetings, he finds himself asleep during a late-night meeting. At the sound of his name, he jerks awake and agrees to lead a project, just to save face. Too bad for Andrew, things aren't as simple as he expected them to be. Instead of asking for help and coming clean, he does e... more
  • Gambling for Good Mail

    by Evelyn Cole
    Felicia Wood is a lovely woman whose husbands leave her soon after marriage because she clutters their lives too much with purchases from catalogues. Although she’s a licensed nurse, its too depressing a career for her. She prefers trying various sales organizations. She visits a drive-in church where the minister is projected onto a giant screen and Roy Rogers’ museum containing stuff ed horses and dogs. She creates and sells eighty stuff ed statues of the despised aunt who raised her. Her niec... more