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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Felony

    by Norma A. Wyman
    Laura McKenzie later nowness Laura Mitchell escapes from her brother-in- laws house with her infant niece to save her from a questionable adoption. She reminds in hiding until she completes her education. When she tries to start a normal life for herself and the child she introduces to the world as her daughter, she suddenly realizes someone knows her secrets, and the unthinkable happens.
  • In the Promised Land

    by Angela Joseph
    This third book in the Egypt trilogy wraps up the lives of the characters in a neat and satisfying way, according to some readers. Like the rest of the series, the story is set in the beautiful twin- island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The two main characters, Marva and June, have come out of an abusive childhood (Egypt) and are now adults. Marva is a nun at a home for delinquent girls. Marva is known for being strict and well disciplined, but when her adoptive father is killed in a Muslim cou... more
  • The Orthography of Madness and Misgivings

    by Michaël Wertenberg
    A literary journey spanning 3 years and 5 European countries, during which, through short fiction, a writer of dubious mental composition explores many mysteries of the psyche: vegetable mutilation, pumpkin seed semiotics, horizontal vertigo, boy-eating monsters, jellyfish hoarding, canipomorphism, and suicide by cello, to name but a few.
  • QWERTYUIOP Spells DANGER (historical novel, set in Chicago, 1907-1917

    by Barry Kritzberg
    It is 1908, and Karin Wheeler, 18, has a job waiting for her (as a typewriter instructor) and a safe place to live in a women's residence in Chicago, near where the 1893 World's Fair took place. (What could go wrong? She thought of everything.) She finds herself, through close association with other girls in her club, gradually drawn in to more and more radical adventures.
  • All Quiet on the Midwestern Front; A Tale of Deception, Betrayal and Vindication (9781723871801)

    by Dorothea Shefer-Vanson
    It is 1985 and Israeli paleontologist, Avi Samuels, takes his family to spend a sabbatical year at Seabrook, a sleepy university town in the American Midwest. He is surprised to find that the head of the department displays a negative attitude toward him. Eventually he discovers that the headquarters of the American Nazi Party, known as the Brotherhood, are situated nearby, and that a plot is being hatched to cause destruction to property and harm certain individuals. The head of the department,... more
  • Miscarriages

    by Colin Heston
    Set against the bawdy life of a 1950s Aussie pub, young Chooka searches for his identity, and that of his underage girlfriend, Iris. Chooka’s alcoholic father dies and Eddie, the bar owner, takes him in. When Iris’s best friend Millie is murdered, Iris disappears, and Chooka’s nemesis, The Preacher, accuses him of the murder. Challenged by tragedy and tempered by humor, the search for identities intensifies until this raw young couple finally discovers what it truly means to love each other.
  • Silent Warriors: Submarine Warfare in the Pacific.

    by Gene Masters
    Silent Warriors follows the exploits of Lt. Cdr. Jake Lawlor, captain of the submarine USS Orca. The novel covers the Pacific conflict in WWII from Pearl Harbor through final victory - and Lawlor's eleven war patrols in Orca. Along the way, friendships are forged, and love affairs and marriages are created - and destroyed.
  • Pushing the River

    by Barbara Monier
    In Pushing the River, Barbara Monier's third novel, a family crisis erupts when a fifteen-year-old becomes pregnant and decides to keep the baby. Madeline describes her house as an empty shell inhabited by ghosts. She has been living alone for years, keeping to a few rooms, surrounded by the possessions of her ex-husband and grown children. Over the course of four months, people accumulate in the household one by one--including Madeline's new love interest, who unexpectedly shows up carrying ... more
  • Leah is Seen

    by Claudette Esmerelda

    "Leah Is Seen" is about a little girl who is unsure of herself. Did someone tell Leah that she is not smart or talented or did she imagine this all on her own? No matter how Leah came to this conclusion, it is real to her now, and that's why this book was written; to dispel all untruths that not only Leah but all children are smart, talented and purely unique. Each child born is a gift to the world because their contribution to humanity is priceless. Every child needs to know th... more

  • Ithaca, A Novel

    by Guillermo Arbe
    Philosophy student Damon S. Attanleigh wants to take over the free will of others. To the point of their destruction, if need be. Like God. Others, including foreign student Tadeo, witness this, together with a new world of beauty and bridges and love and power and friendship. Young, with so much knowledge at their disposal as they make their way through college, it seems natural to feel that they can take over the world. Or at least the minds of others. And maybe, just maybe, their free will. T... more
  • 5A Goes to Overlook Park

    by Terry Markoff
    This story is about how the students of 2 fifth grade classes help the police apprehend the members of the notorious JSV gang of thieves. The main action occurs while they are on a 3 day field trip at Overlook Park.
  • Flygirl

    by R. D. Kardon

    Pilot Tris Miles will fly you to new heights in this inspiring story of love, ambition, and the true meaning of success.
    It's 1997, and Tris is not content with her job as a First Officer for tiny Clear Sky Airlines. She wants to be a Captain—the only way she knows to prove her worth as a pilot and atone for a deadly mistake. To further her career, Tris accepts a prestigious job with Tetrix, Inc.

    But her dream of becoming pilot-in-command twists into a nightm... more

  • Travelers in Painted Wagons on Cohay Creek

    by Sarah Walker Gorrell
    It's the early 1900s, when Jeremy's mother is dying from cancer. As she spits up blood, and calls out to her husband, "Caleb, Caleb where are you"" - Jeremy searches for his father and can see the glow of a cigarette from the workshop. By the light of the moon, he can see that his father is talking to a woman. His mother is dying, what is his father doing? Walthere and his band of gypsies set up camp on Caleb's land by the creek. Walthere helps Caleb with the blacksmithing and his wife, Rosa... more
  • The Treehouse Treasury, Spoiled Pink

    by Laura Sidsworth
    Spoiled Pink: Young Princess finally falls out of love with only the color pink The Treehouse Treasury: A collection of Prose/Poetry about seasonal and special happenings with beautiful paintings/illustrations
  • Risking Exposure

    by Jeanne Moran
    Munich, 1938. A timid 14-year-old Hitler Youth member contracts polio. Photographs she takes of fellow polio patients are twisted, turned into propaganda which mocks people with disabilities. That's when she realizes - her new disability has made her an outsider in her own country, a target of Nazi scorn and possible persecution. Her only weapon is her camera.

    by Luca De Antonis

    "I predict a time, not so far, when man, travelling on a flying machine will be able to reach every place in the world with less effort and the highest pleasure in seeing things from above, which is the closest point of view to that of our Creator.It is a new era. Today is the beginning of a new era."

    These are the words of the journalist Harriet Quimby in the presence of the most sensational invention of the modern era: the aircraft. And just the flying machine becomes the to... more