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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Square Black Bear

    by Marc B. Kallman
    It’s a clever, whimsical story told in verse about a young hairless bear that uses creativity and compromise to stay warm during hibernation. As this young bear settles down for the winter, he is proud if his independence, his decisions and himself.
  • Deep Sky Objects

    by Jason Kane

    STORIES. -- A homeless man enacts a passion play of loneliness. Two brothers turn their backs on childhood when a family mystery tears them apart. A washed-up psychic passes into the afterlife fairly intact. A man wins a game show and loses his grip. Widowers vanish into slipstream grief, while elsewhere a financial spreadsheet is a woman's last hope for fulfillment. In these stories, whole civilizations might drown without ceremony, yet letters written to a fast food chain can reveal a r... more

  • The Coney Island Book of the Dead: An Illustrated Novel

    by Sheila Martin
    The Coney Island Book of the Dead throbs with the kinetic energy and dark undercurrents of the Coney Island of 1957. It’s imbued with mythical stories from Yiddish and Delta folklore and narrated by a spunky, talented eleven-year-old girl named Brooklyn. In the midst of dysfunctional family crises and supernatural death threats from a rat-pack singer, who may be the Angel of Death, she tries to heal her grief over the death of her grandmother by singing the blues. Each chapter is illustrat... more
  • Bob & Dod and The Very Bad Idea

    by Kristian Aus
    Welcome to the world of Bob and Dod! They are a pair of fun-loving woolly socks with very different views of the world. Bob is cautious and responsible, while Dod is always happy to do the first thing that pops into his woolly head. Join them on their first adventure as they test the boundaries of their little world. Will they make it through the Bad Idea? Will Bob have a good time even though he is scared of his own shadow? Will Dod learn a valuable lesson?
  • The Labyrinth

    by Steven Arnett
    A romantic adventure wrapped in a thriller, The Labyrinth chronicles the strange life and death of John Jones, whose involvement in a murder when he was 15 years old shapes his whole life afterward. Four people read the manuscript he leaves behind and try to answer this question: Who really was John Jones? Does anyone really have a true identity or does everyone really have a different identity to everyone who knows them or crosses their path in life?
  • Seeds of New Life

    by Nona Babcock

    Seeds of New Life, circa 1862: An 94,000 word young-adult, historical fiction novel featuring Inga Johansson, 16, her parents Olaf and Helga, siblings Sophia, 11, and Karl, 2, who emigrate to America and settle in Danville, Minnesota.

    Inga begs her parents to allow her stay in Norway and marry her fiancé Erik Norskaag, but is denied. Their final farewell ends with consummation of their love and his promise to join her later. Arriving in America, Inga realizes she’s... more

  • Shepherd, Potter, Spy -- and the Star Namer

    by Peggy Consolver
    In the beginning, alone with his sheep, 12-year-old Keshub, the fifth son of a potter, dreams about life beyond his valley while he practices thrusts and lunges against an unseen enemy with his wooden sword. In the end, Keshub saves the day with a real sword on the day the sun stood still. He hears about the mysterious Hebrew people as kings in Canaan build their armies. When he moves from shepherding to traveling to Jerusalem and Jericho to help sell his family’s pottery, Keshub sees for... more
  • THE PIRATES OF CLONTARF

    by Mary Ann Hart
    Polly O’Brien is a girl of twelve who is deperatly trying to save her father from the clutches of alcoholism. While attending Catholic school in the 1950s, she aspires to write and figure out life’s mysteries without much help from anyone. While living an already frightening existence, she writes a book with the help of a ghost. Polly is visited by a spirit as she starts to pen a tale about the Irish Potato Famine. The phantom helps her to write by relating her own personal Famine story, and o... more
  • the big catch

    by richard allan

    The Big Catch is set in tropical Central America and is an adventure -  action/love story with a lot of twists and turns. After a fishing yacht rams a Colombian Cartel narco submarine, most of its contents were washed into shore, where as luck would have it the main character, JT finds one such bundle floating near his sailboat. He knowingly kept it and was well aware of the consequences from the Cratel owners coming after him plus the DEA and local police, but he willingly too... more

  • Drop the Puck: It's Hockey Season

    by Jayne. J. Jones Beehler
    The Official Adventures Series drops the puck with a tale of two brothers, Blaine and Cullen. On and off the ice, they have a deep love for the game and each other! The brothers are joined by Rylee and Rosee, America's loveable, inspirational, funny, and down-to-earth referees. Together they will steal young readers' hearts. Sharpen your skates and grab your stick! It's time to play hockey!
  • The Oxygen Tank

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    Constructed through a series of interconnected, erotically fueled, hallucinatory episodes involving Jonathan Harnisch's signature character Benjamin J. Schreiber--who, like the author, suffers from schizophrenia and Tourette's syndrome--this nonlinear novel is, on the surface, about struggling with mental health, sexual obsession, and toxic interdependency. But ultimately, this twisted and at times psychopathic story is an intimate journey of self-discovery steeped in existential philosophy. The... more
  • The Toothless Fairy

    by Skeeter Buck
    More than anything, the sad, lonely Toothless Fairy wants a friend to play with, but with her single tooth and face full of warts, she feels unlovable and fears she will scare other kids away. But when Halloween comes around, she notices the kids are not afraid of all the scary costumes. Realizing this might be her chance to make a friend, she comes up with a brilliant plan, and that is how a new Halloween tradition begins.
  • Harold Hardscrabble

    by G. D. Dess

     

    The contemporary novel, Harold Hardscrabble, is an American tragedy that embodies in its protagonist Harold the feelings of frustration and helplessness many Americans today feel in their daily lives. The story unfolds like Ravel’s Bolero, slowly building to an explosive climax.

    Harold is a solid citizen, a contemplative, creative man who, like Walter Mitty, lives largely in his own world of thoughts and dreams. He marries his college sweethea... more

  • Porcelain Utopia

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    A fictional novel that explores the inner workings of the schizoaffective mind. This book is not just to provide a picture of how mental illness disrupts the reality of the sufferer, but more importantly to share how creative pursuits like writing can have tremendous therapeutic benefits. Its target audience is adult readers who enjoy the transgressive style that best depicts the intricacies of a mentally ill mind.
  • Melophobia

    by James Morris
    Melophobia: fear or hatred of music. The time--now; the place--America, but in a world where the government controls all forms of art and creativity. Any music sowing the seeds of anarchy is banned--destroyed if found--its creators and listeners harshly punished. Merrin Pierce works as an undercover Patrol officer assigned to apprehend a fugitive musician who threatens the safe fabric of society, only to confront everything she thought to be true - her values, upbringing, job, and future. ... more
  • WHEN LOVE NEVER ENDS

    by Andrew Maeda
    When Love Never Ends is the love story of Sam and Sara, once separated, then reunited, then lost to each other again … unless Sam can find a way to change their destiny. As with many young couples, Sam and Sara meet at a dance, start dat¬ing, and soon fall in love. Sam is a college man; Sara only a junior in high school—but for Sam, the age difference doesn’t matter. Sara is the girl of his dreams. He wants to be with her, and she with him, and they look forward to a future together. Plans for... more

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