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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Storyteller's Tales

    by Khaled Saeed
    Storyteller's Tales is a collection of English short stories. Each story has a distinct feel and encourages the reader to reflect over the often-ignored realities of life.
  • There's an App for That: Digital Age Humor - Book 1.1

    by Ed Toolis
    For the last 150 thousand years, mankind has longed for a time when all of human knowledge and wisdom could be at their fingertips, so they could be as brilliant as they think they are, know how to out-smart their kids, and know what the loves of their lives are talking about when they scream, “If you really loved me, you’d know what I’m mad about.”  And with the internet and mobile devices, that time has finally come.  However, there have been some unexpected consequences. Watch and find out ... more
  • Tiny Shoes Dancing and Other Stories

    by Audrey Kalman
    Jody catalogues her parental failures as she worries whether her ballet-crazed teen daughter will make it onto the stage. C.J. adopts his dead grandmother’s dog, risking eviction but opening himself to the possibility of love. Brianna uses a spoonful of pudding as a weapon. Judy begins a secret life as an erotica writer. Jake’s Bar Mitvah preparations reveal tensions that threaten to split his family. The women, men, children, dogs, and cats in these stories fight their worst impulses, circle... more
  • What Remains Unsaid

    by Audrey Kalman
    In a placid California suburb, a mother ends up at the wrong end of her son’s Colt .45. Sean Masterson takes Ginny hostage in her own kitchen. “I don’t want to hurt you,” he says. “I want you to listen for once.” With the tuna salad spoiling on the counter, he tells her things about his life she never knew. And, finally, coaxed by fear and desperation, Ginny reveals the secret at the center of their family. Can Sean’s reckless act bring mother and son together after thirty years of missed connec... more
  • Dance of Souls

    by Audrey Kalman
    Sculptor Amy Freeman fears the worst when her 14-year-old son Zach disappears one morning. In the same California town, science teacher Robert Candine suddenly finds God. His revelation sets him on a collision course with a troubled student, the legal system, and eventually with Amy. Can he find peace in time to stop himself from a reckless act that will change his life forever? Dance of Souls weaves together the stories of a few lost souls, each seeking meaning in their own way. If you like ... more
  • Dreaming of Oranges

    by Marcelline Thomson
    Two young women just out of college, one a Midwesterner, the other a Manhattan sophisticate, go on the lam to seek adventure in the Middle East. They get more than they bargained for in a story of loves found and lost, intrigue, danger, and escape into the desert. Above all, it is a story of enduring friendship, told with humor and flair.
  • Survival House: Stories

    by Wendell Mayo
    Often humorous, always resonant, the ten stories in Survival House not only look back to the collective mind of doom in the atomic age of the 1950s and 1960s, but also address its legacy in our time--the emergence of new nuclear powers, polarizing politics, and the ever-tightening grip of corporations. In contemporary stories, such as "Doom Town," a festival annually celebrates the survival of the human race by conducting riotous air raids. In "The Trans-Siberian Railway Comes to Whitehouse," a ... more
  • Tricks for a Trade

    by Lloyd Johnson

    Three lives are intertwined by ambition, rejection, and seduction, as three men chase their dreams, and hope the end justifies the means. Gary must take on the conservative elite to grasp the political opportunity of a lifetime, while Cabrien pines for love, and holds a secret that could destroy those who’ve hurt him—and many more. Armando receives an indecent proposal that would enrage most men, himself included. But everyone has their price. Love is cheap and memories are long i... more

  • A Christmas Friend

    by William Turner
    Mikea lived in the desolate North Lands. She had no friends so she wrote a letter to Santa Claus in which she asked him not to bring her any gifts but to bring her a little girl to play with for one evening. Sydney Hayes had befriended Santa the year before. so he asked her to accompany him to visit Mikea. Sitting beside Santa in his sleigh, while they drifted through the star lit sky was a "magical journey." When they arrived at Mikea's house, her family were shocked to see their visitors. The ... more
  • The Adventures of Bob and Babe

    by William Turner
    Bob is a fun-loving little goat. He was smaller and a different color than the other goats, so he was bullied and shunned. Bob escapes from the farm. However, he is clueless about the outside world, and his curiosity leads him to constant trouble. His life changes when he meets Babe, a wise, old wolf dog. Bob wants to find a family who will love and respect him, while Babe is searching for her lost owner. The story shifts to the Lopez family who want to escape from discrimination in rural Sout... more
  • A Contradiction to His Pride

    by Leanne W. Smith
    James Parker charms women. He’s done it all his life. And he knows exactly how he’s going to charm Corrine Baldwyn; but then the bank is robbed. Now her heart lies as shattered as the red stains spilled around her in the snow…blood spilled from James’s hands.
  • Amazing Annabelle Martin Luther King Jr Day

    by Linda Taylor
    As the month of January begins, Mrs. Mitchell introduces her class to the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through discussions and media. Mrs. Phillips, the drama teacher created a short skit about a historic event during the Civil Rights Movement that involved Dr. King and Rosa Parks. As the students recreate the skit, it sparks a deeper conversation about the Civil Rights Movement, segregation and the different mindsets that existed during that period. This book provides yo... more
  • Amazing Annabelle December Holidays

    by Linda Taylor
    It's the month of December and Annabelle Copeland, along with her fellow Melville Elementary students, discover the importance of three major holiday celebrations: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas. During their individual class celebrations of each holiday, they highlight important points for discussion. This book teaches kids that it's important to appreciate the cultural significance of all holidays and have respect for them.
  • Amazing Annabelle Thank You Veterans

    by Linda Taylor
    During a Social Studies activity, Annabelle Copeland is paired with fellow student, Victoria who's a little boastful and conceited. On two occasions Annabelle sees an unpleasant side of Victoria as she makes inappropriate comments. Can Annabelle help her? When they go on a field trip to interview some retired veterans, Annabelle learns an important fact about Victoria. Can Annabelle help her learn to deal with it? Annabelle learns that you shouldn't judge others who may be struggling with diffic... more
  • Amazing Annabelle and the Apple Celebration

    by Linda Taylor
    Annabelle Copeland is excited about the new school year. She wants to be the very best at everything she sets out to accomplish. Mrs. Mitchell, her 3rd grade teacher, gives their class an apple research project to work on in class with small groups of classmates. To her surprise, Annabelle is teamed up with Sally who has been mean to her in the past and has teased her endlessly. Although Annabelle tries to step up to the challenge, Sally makes her uneasy and frustrated in the group. This book te... more
  • Sofie at Dance

    by Suzan Johnson
    This is a story of a girl name Sofie, who doesn?t want to take ballet. She soon realizes though that she likes it and with the help of her friend Chloe she does quite well. When a chance comes along to be the prima ballerina in the next recital, Sofie is torn because she has to compete against her best friend Chloe. Who will win? Will the girls be friends in the end?