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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Sapphire Song

    by Todd Erick Pedersen
    The time and the place are universal. Metaxaeus, a youthful yet visionary sculptor, will embark on an odyssey in which he will at last meet face to face with Akasha, a talented storyteller from a distant township. Set in a simple landscape of mountains and rivers, The Sapphire Song is a meditation on the possibilities of love, when seen in the light of the spirit. Underscoring a fidelity to the sacred dimension of life, that so often reveals itself to us in the inmost presence of our dreams, and... more
  • The Helicopter Pilot - A Novel

    by Darcy Hoover

    Far removed from the nine to five existence of normal folk, nomads of the modern age scour the hinterlands and remote corners of our globe in a never-ending quest for resources.  Modern day explorers, these hard men endure months away from loved ones, exposed to foreign cultures and exotic dangers, all to scrape out a life, and perhaps find a little adventure.
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    An established career in the First World grows stagnant, an opportunity presents itself, and a timid man ventures ... more

  • Ray Vs the Meaning of Life

    by Michael F. Stewart

    Grandma’s Last Will and Testament names Ray to inherit the trailer park. It’s a million-dollar estate with one hitch: to prove he’s not as aimless as he seems, Ray must discover the meaning of life by the end of the month. (She left the answer in an envelope.) If he fails, the camp goes to his estranged family. How does anyone find the meaning of life while running a park full of misfit miners, would-be truck racers, and one demanding little girl? There’s a bear too. A grizzly. Maybe that’ll ... more

  • Run or Die

    by Beth Howlett
    A young boy photographs a murder then runs for his life to escape the murderer. Ten years later the murderer is running for President of the United States and wants to find the photos before anyone can bring them to light.
  • Lucia's Renaissance

    by C.L.R. Peterson
    Heresy is fatal in late Renaissance Italy, so only a suicidal zealot would so much as whisper the name of Martin Luther. But after Luther’s ideas ignite a young girl’s faith, she must choose--abandon her beliefs or risk her life in the turbulent world of late sixteenth-century Italy. Twelve-year-old Lucia discovers a dog-eared book by Martin Luther in her father's desk drawer. At once, she remembers her priest's diatribe against Luther. Curiosity drives her to examine the arch-heretic's ideas... more
  • Brahmahatya: Sanskrit for 'the act of killing a Brahmin'

    by Rajiv Mittal
    A story of revenge and redemption and deeds shaped by forces that humans believe they have defined through mythology and scriptures but still struggle to understand. A woman employee of a retirement home is shocked to discover that a new resident is in fact the son impersonating his father. The son is seeking revenge. She, by her past actions, is unwittingly complicit in his being there and now tries to thwart his peculiar plans. A senile woman-resident and an enigmatic founder offer him sage ad... more
  • One More Foxtrot: a tale of second chances

    by Joyce Hicks
    The year after octogenarian Betty Miles' exit from senior living as told in Hicks' Escape from Assisted Living, she's staying in Chicago. Her daughter Sharon D'Angelo is busy with Sharon's Desserts, her new shop in Elkhart, Indiana, funded by a legacy from her father. This equanimity between Betty and Sharon may be short-lived after a stranger makes an astonishing claim. Will mother and daughter work through this mystery together? Of course not. They have protected each other from upsetting trut... more
  • They Called Me Margaret

    by Florence Osmund
    Cozy mystery writer Margaret Manning thinks her husband may be mimicking the behavior of some of the shadier characters in her books, even though he claims to have never read any of them. When several pieces of her jewelry go missing, she wonders if he’s responsible for it or if she’s losing her mind. When her world becomes complicated with health issues and the unsettling actions of friends and family, her dream of opening a bookstore for indie authors begins to crumble…along with the promise f... more
  • Thin Places

    by Tabitha Vohn
    Through self-examination and spirituality, as well as portraits of loved ones, fictional heroines, and lost souls, Thin Places chronicles the journey through one of the poet's most painful experiences of loss, grief, the search for introspection, and the slow road to healing.
  • Escape from Assisted Living

    by Joyce Hicks

    "Coming-of-age fiction for the older crowd . . .a sensitive story of intergenerational stresses"--Kirkus Reviews. From the landmarks of Chicago to the wrong side of the law, Betty Miles' escape from assisted living and her daughter's quest to bring her home will test everyone's assumptions about old age, family, and the kindness of secrets. 

    Sharon D'Angelo thought it was a solid plan to move her mother into a senior care facility, but after just three wee... more

  • Status Rises

    by Vincent Robert Annunziato

    The game too dangerous to stop playing returns in this intense sequel to the original "Status The Game."

    Since Status shut down last year, life has just about returned to normal for the town of Madison. Bob Brookes and his former students have struggled to move on, but Status has other ideas. Odd things pop up around town. Old symbols, people who look out of place and a new version of the game threaten the fragile peace of Madison. Amongst it all somewhere, somehow, someo... more

  • Mad Mischief, A Novel

    by Susan St. John

    Mad Mischief is the haunting tale of Sarah – a woman struggling on a life-altering African safari with the self-absorbed behavior of her husband and their erratic safari guide, the unscrupulous actions of a Nairobi shopkeeper, and the enigmatic behavior of a world-renowned photographer who inexplicably appears when she is in desperate need of a guardian angel. Her very consciousness altered by an adverse reaction to anti-malarial medication, Sarah barely maintains her g... more

  • Dog Tags & Wedding Bands

    by Joe Rosato
    This meticulous story shows the real life traumatic experiences that happened to many innocent civilians during the Vietnam war. A page turning story that provides humor, romance, and mystery all into one thrilling plot. With relatable and endearing characters this tale intertwines with the past and present while leaving the reader happy and hopeful.
  • Gravity: A Child's Search for Meaning

    by DANNY LING

    Devastated by the loss of his dog, young David found himself asking the most important question about his existence: "Why am I here?" Under an apple tree, David meets Mr. Watzu. Thereafter, this story moves from deep loss to soaring discovery, all thanks to Mr. Watzu's charm and uncanny wisdom. An inspirational story for readers both young and old, David's journey offers insight into fundamental questions we have faced since the dawn of time.

  • The Internet of Things: The Kolnos Adventures Volume 9

    by John Correll
    Prof. Kolnos' refrigerator tries to get more milk.
  • Kabir and the Kite: The Adventures of a Boy Who Dreams of Things Beyond

    by Kali Kalam
    Kabir is a young boy who daydreams about life beyond his small town in the middle of nowhere. He sees and experiences things that others cannot. He explains how he is able to experience the world from the vantage point of his beloved kite. Kabir's teacher and family members are puzzled by his imagination. No one believes his stories, except for his classmate and friend who lives across the street. Everyone else around Kabir ridicules him and criticizes him for playing with kites instead of worki... more

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