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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Fatness

    by Mark A. Rayner
    Keelan Cavanaugh is fat. That's why the government put him in prison. They placed him in a Calorie Reduction Centre (CRC), where trained staff work to help him and many others slim down. Well, that was the intention, anyway. The powers that be had decided chubby citizens must either go there or lose their health care coverage. When he meets Jacinda Williams, an activist lawyer researching this new system, Keelan is more determined than ever to slim down. But Keelan discovers losing weight ... more
  • When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Myself

    by A. Cole
    My story titled "When I Grow Up, I Want to Be Myself" is for every little kid who has felt ashamed to be different and unique. Eight year old Naya feels sad she was not prepared for her class' career day. She realizes that although she may not know what career to choose, she knows what type of person she wants to be when she grows up! This book celebrates diversity, uniqueness, fearlessness, and individualism.
  • 978-1-387-17903-9

    by William A. Kofoed
    Foreword \t \t \tSome how to me, this has become a trilogy of books. The first book of life lived, the second of being old and the third of looking to death. \t \tThese are not over shadowing themes just thought that ran through my mind. \t Preface \t \tI am told that I am a philosophical poet. And I suppose that I am in that I want meaning in what I write. I want people to think and feel about m poems and the world
  • The Ghost Of Captain Hinchliffe

    by David Dennington
    Millie Hinchliffe lives a near-perfect existence, tucked away with her loving fighter-pilot husband in their picture-postcard cottage in the glorious English countryside. As a mother, artist, classical pianist and avid gardener, Millie has it all.But when 'Hinch' goes missing with a beautiful heiress over the Atlantic in a bid to set a flying record, her world is shaken to the core. Heartbroken and facing ruin, she questions the validity of messages she receives from the 'other side'-- messages ... more
  • An Unexpected Afterlife

    by Dan Sofer
    YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE? When he wakes up naked and alone in the Mount of Olives Cemetery, Moshe Karlin doesn't remember dying two years ago, nor does he realize how hard he'll have to work to win back his perfect old life... and his wife. In fact, he'll be lucky to survive his first week on the streets of Jerusalem. Meanwhile, other changes are afoot in the Holy Land. A reluctant prophet prepares to deliver a message of redemption--and the end of life as we know it--when a freak accident cha... more
  • The Precipice

    by Elena Anderson
    The story begins with a young couple on the verge of implosion. Natalie and Trevor are in a committed relationship when Trevor is accused of molesting his 11-year-old cousin. Natalie's family has a history of buried conflict, and her closest friend initially cuts ties when she hears the news. This leaves Natalie to navigate her role alone. If she stays with Trevor, she will likely lose the respect of those who care about her. If she leaves him, she abandons the boy she considers the love of her ... more
  • Building A Monster

    by TJ Weeks
    Eight year old Rex is an average boy who is ridiculed and abused by his father and bullied at school. As Rex looks for ways to deal with all of his everyday emotions and monsters, can he find his hidden courage and bravery before it is too late? As his imagination and love for drawing intensifies, he builds his own monsters to fight the final battle and let his courage and bravery stand up against these monsters and build a new beginning!
  • SHELBY' CREEK GREEN-EYED EUROPE

    by MARK MATTHIESSEN

    "I won’t kill,” Valentin Schmitz repeated. “I won’t be haunted by a killing.” 
    “Your enemy is skilled to kill,” said Chief. “You may have to kill to live.” 
    In Green-Eyed Europe, the third entry in the Shelby’s Creek series, pacifist Iowan farmer Valentin Schmitz, struggles with his new role as a French partisan and his desire to return to his beloved farm. 
    Will he use his military skills, vital to... more

  • SHELBY'S CREEK AGENT IN PLACE

    by MARK MATTHIESSEN

    "Agent-in-Place, the second entry in Mark Matthiessen's Shelby’s Creek series, continues the tale of Valentin Schmitz, pacifist Iowan farmer, as he infiltrates Nazi-occupied Paris to search for the only family he has left, his grandparents, who he hopes are alive and hiding somewhere in the city. Valentin, fluent in French and a great lover of the history and culture of Paris, has made a deal with the American OSS and the British SOE to act as one of their men on the ground ass... more

  • SHELBY'S CREEK

    by MARK MATTHIESSEN
    Valentin Schmitz loves Shelby's Creek, a 160-acre Iowa farm that represents not only third-generation family posterity, but seems as close as he can get to being with his beloved late parents and grandparents, whose farm-life memories remain with him deeply every day. Then, one day, he receives a letter postmarked in "England” with no return address. He suspects whom it’s from and suspects that its contents may call him away from Shelby’s Creek, possibly forever… Days pass before he opens it. ... more
  • You and I and Someone Else

    by Anna Schachner
  • Pagan Summer

    by David Beasley
    When Canadian students are entrained from the East to work as caddies, bellhops, waitresses, drivers, cabin girls etc. in a resort in the Canadian Rocky Mountains for the summer, and the rich guests are looking for entertainment, there is bound to be sexual combustion. Bellhop D'Arcy Morgan, full-blooded Canadian boy, responds to the needs of his guests as does a host of others in this rambunctious and funny tale of life as it has been lived summer after summer for over a century in a North-Amer... more
  • Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus

    by David Michael Slater
    Everything was going smoothly, a typical first night of Hanukkah. Or so Harvie thought! There was someone else in the house, and he had presents, too - Santa Claus! Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus is the hilarious and heartfelt story of how two holiday heroes wind up with the greatest gift of all: friendship.
  • The White Camel of Fez

    by K. L. Vivian

    11th century Morocco is a place of danger and intrigue. Caravans, exotic oases, and clashes between warring military factions punctuate this exciting story of a young camel racer and his champion white camel living in the ancient crossroads city of Fez. Exotic places, well-drawn characters, treachery and the strong bonds of friendship fill this boisterous tale revealing the goodness in the hearts of all people. A sweet, satisfying, historical adventure for all ages.

  • A Dolphin and a Pilot

    by Steven Lane Smith
    A desperate pistol shot in a remote spot in the Pacific Ocean unites two of the world's most accomplished acrobats, a dolphin named Flash and a fighter pilot, Captain Jon "Skip" Roper. Their struggles to survive symbolize the universal urge of interdependent species to preserve life on our planet.
  • Stories in Verses for the Child You Love

    by Mary Alice Sutherland
    Why are cows confusing? Can a dog rub a bee the wrong way? Has a snail ever been a Martian? Much as animals are often present or at hand in the lives of children, the amusing rhymes and illustrations of Stories in Verses for the Child You Love conjure up stuffed animals, household pets, animals seen on visits to zoos and those encountered on nature walks. The book also gives cheerful expression to the joy that children experience at holidays and their zest for seasonal activities. ... more

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