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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Baby Ban

    by Tamara Thompson

    Fed up with her baby sister's behavior while flying to visit family, a little girl  shares her frustrations and finds a creative idea to make future flights a little smoother. Ultimately, she develops a greater appreciation and empathy for her sister in this humorous and relatable lyrical story.

  • Race Music

    by Mark Herder
    Home to prostitutes, drug dealers, mobsters, and cops who subscribe to a wide range of moralities, Marecage is a low-rent district in St. Louis (“Several square blocks of rickety-brick nightclubs, taverns, flop joints, whorehouses, and warehouses, all squeezed along a crumbling cobblestone levee as if the city had swept all its filth into a pile and left it on the banks of the Mississippi for the next big flood to wash it away”). In 1963, when crooner Eddie Devine is found dead in a Marecage mot... more
  • Crazy Crab

    by Mark C. Evans
    Steve is no ordinary Hermit Crab. He has a big dream... to be an astronaut and fly in space! His friends and family think he is crazy. They don't send crabs into space. Will Steve have "the right stuff" to be sent on a daring mission to Mars? Can he work hard to beat mischievous mice and mad monkeys to ride a rocket to the red planet? Only time and training will tell in this hilarious story of a crazy crab who wants to reach for the stars.
  • The Crimson Heirlooms

    by Hunter Dennis
    The Crimson Heirlooms. One tangible – a priceless necklace called the Cross of Nantes. The other ephemeral – a secret hidden within the lyrics of a song. Each holds the power to change the course of history. But together, the price of ownership is death or salvation. 1832, Paris. Jake Loring is an American student living in the city during the turbulent march to revolution. Torn between the safety of going home to America and the passionate adventure of joining the Resistance, Jake foolhardily ... more
  • 319 Emily Street

    by Joseph M. Boylan
    Stuart Donovan lives at 319 Emily Street. He hates his job, his life, his neighbors and himself. The only thing he loves are his wife, Rachel and their roommate, Todd. Stuart drinks too much coffee, too much alcohol,is vulgar and is quick to anger. He is haunted by a past that he refuses to share with his loved ones and he is extremely particular about how one should be mannerly in a polite society. His life gets turned upside down through a series of events over one summer that tests his sanity... more
  • Shadow of the Shoe Fixer

    by Joseph M. Boylan
    Pendleton Stevens has a great job working for a mutual funds company that hires sexy swimsuit super models as inside wholesalers. He is beloved by his boss, a color blind incompetent, who has fast tracked Pendleton to the executive level. He has a beautiful wife at home who has a dangerous secret and he has developed a passion for cobbling which he does free of cost for friends and co-workers. He also lives a secret life as an assassin for the United States Government. When a hit goes bad one fa... more
  • Liberal Studies or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bulb

    by Joseph M. Boylan
    Nathan Portugal is an apathetic, apolitical twenty three year old college freshman, who has to endure his first semester at a small liberal arts school in Western Pennsylvania. Nathan goes from his cozy life of sponging from his parents to his new life on a college campus that is, in his opinion, in the middle of nowhere. Set against the backdrop of the 2004 Presidential Election Nathan encounters other students and citizens who are motivated by the heated political climate--an election that Nat... more
  • Behind Enemy Lines and Other Stories

    by Joe Ruzvidzo
    Behind Enemy Lines is a collection of stories about ordinary people and anti-heroes dragged into a search for meaning in their lives – whether it is a simple search for identity and love, or a bigger struggle for Africa's political freedom. The canvas of their actions, motivations and circumstances is a Zimbabwe of the past, present and future. Humorous, acerbic, funny and tragic, the stories cover the whole gamut of emotions.
  • Junior and the F-Word

    by Dennis Huffington
    Junior is a high school freshman struggling to find his way in a world that seems to hate him for who he is. Misunderstood by both family and peers alike, Junior struggled to make friends and fit in throughout middle school and endured bullying on a daily basis. His social life suddenly changes when he gets to high school and finds acceptance and popularity amongst the school’s elite. Junior uses his talent as a writer and wisdom beyond his years to navigate his own way through freshman year... more
  • Sky's Amazing Dream

    by mark stevens

    The story of a real life Golden Retriever who uses his magical powers to delight the children of the world.

  • Lucknow

    by Annie Hall
    When Rosie's marriage suddenly ends one night in Sydney, nothing makes sense any more. She doesn't know what to do next. Her sister, Juliette, suggests she come and live where she is — in Lucknow, a town in Central Victoria, that they knew in their childhood. It doesn't seem to offer much at first. But her life changes in ways she had not thought possible. Lucknow isn't just a romance, it's about life in a small country Australian town.
  • can someone review my book?

    by Bruno Maiorana
    Ria is a treasure hunter trying to find her way in the world while looking after her alcoholic friend. Bruno is a teacher who decided to take his dog on a trip. Peter is a freelance writer whose trip in India takes an unexpected turn. Bong Gu is a Chinese dog, sharing his perspective on the events he encounters on an open-ended journey alongside his master. Gwen is an alcoholic artist whose personality disorder is unwittingly unleashed on those around her. This is their story.
  • In a Time Never Known

    by Jewel Hart
    Wife, mother, spy. Anna is hiding a dangerous secret from her family, especially her Confederate General husband. However, it is not her covert work for the Union that she finds the most daunting, it is dealing with her spoiled Southern belle daughter. When Kady discovers that her mother has been leading a carefully constructed double life, she must choose whether to work by her mother’s side in the shadows or return to the pampered life of a Southern planter’s daughter. Cast into the bloody ... more
  • The Long Road Home: A Tale of Redemption

    by Chuck Gaucin
    Joe Galindo is a school teacher and ex track and cross country coach who is restarting his coaching carrier. He has his misgivings about resuming his coaching career but through the grace of God he is restored from an alcoholic has-been to his place as a cross country and track coach. This story is told in a series of flashbacks revealing his reasons for leaving coaching and his struggle to find the long road home.
  • The Bored Lamb: And the Brightest Star

    by Fran Rathmann
    This is a Christmas story about a lamb named Curly, who is an adventurous little fellow looking for excitement. He wants more than an ordinary day can offer him and finds a day of just eating grass and drinking water simply boring. But the hills of Bethlehem are unusually dry this year. Curly?s mother tells him that the shepherds have gone ahead to search for better grass and water. Curly and the flock of sheep cross the valley and climb a hill to join the shepherds. Guided by a bright star, the... more
  • Lee County Elegy

    by Courtney Allen
    From Courtney Allen, the author of the award-winning novel, Down From The Mountain, comes Lee County Elegy, which is an equal work in depth, character portrayal, and historical fiction. This novel follows the morally challenging account of the Grayson family, of how they survive in the rural south during the Great Depression, and by what means they overcome a life leading to near destitution. In the beginning, Mac Grayson suffers a critical lumberyard accident that leaves him helpless to support... more