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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Pillow Fairy

    by Marcia Gale Riley
    Three-year-old Matt doesn’t want to sleep alone in his own bed. One night he is visited by a magical fairy and everything changes. After her frequent visits, he realizes that sleeping in his own bed—all by himself can be a fun and rewarding experience. This is the creative way that the author used to entice her two boys to sleep and wake up in their own beds-all by themselves. This has worked for thousands of families, and it will work for you too. The Pillow Fairy has become a beloved cla... more
  • George Bailey Gets Saved in the End

    by Ken O'Neill
    Same Holiday. Different George. George Bailey, who has made a fortune selling Christmas ornaments, is having a rough few days. He's thrown his back out lifting the Thanksgiving turkey; his father has died and his wife has left him. He'd turn to his best friend for support, but said BFF is having an affair with his wife. Let the holiday season begin! On the heels of all this misery George meets a new woman, and he also meets Jesus (or perhaps just an awfully nice guy named Jesus). As he scram... more
  • Lilly & Lila

    by Danielle Creighan
    Lilly & Lila tells the story of two best friends, Lilly and Lila, who attend a school for the deaf. One day they and the other children are outside playing as the sun sets; Lila starts to feel nervous because she also has trouble seeing in low light. Lilly creates a new game to play with Lila that also engages their classmates.
  • The Gentleman from Virginia

    by Robert Joseph Napoli
    General Washington is fully engaged in eluding the British Army’s attempts to grasp the Colonies’ military strategy. Little known to him is something terrible that transpired out on the Atlantic—an event that could change the incoming tides of war. Will Washington follow his instincts or succumb to the traps laid by his adversaries? Will he listen to his trusted scouts from the frontier, or his Generals, who lay in wait to depose him? With military failures and the looming fight for Philadelphia... more
  • The Orphan

    by Shrikumar Nair
    Sid’s idyllic life in an affluent California suburb is shattered by a phone call that informs him of the death of his adoptive parents in a drunken driving accident in Mumbai. Sid travels to Mumbai to dispose of the mortal remains of his parents. Sudhir Kumar, the manager of Anand Ashram—the orphanage where his parents were volunteering—helps Sid in his mission. Sid meets Ice Iyer an ambitious crime reporter who becomes his close confidant and friend. A grief-stricken Sid is confronted by cr... more
  • A Perfect Murder: and Other Stories

    by Shrikumar Nair
    A divorcee estranged from her father resorts to extreme measures; A newly-wed woman is brutally raped by her father-in-law and seeks justice; A charming young man plans to seduce a beautiful, blonde tourist; An orthodox Muslim man struggles to adjust to life in the United States. These are some of the stories in this book of captivating short stories.
  • Killing Time

    by Roberta Parry

    Boston debutante Regina Irene Patterson Kendall (Reggie) is experiencing either a late-adolescent or early mid-life crisis.  She is finding her privileged Brahmin life superficial and empty. She hankers back to the year she spent as a teenager in the Northern Arizona town of Harden, where her anthropologist father had taken his family on sabbatical to study Hopi ritual and dance. There she encountered a way of life that put in sharp contrast and question all she had previously been... more

  • The hope of Tibet

    by Jose Vicente Alfaro
    Tibet in the 13th century. The so-called “Land of Snow,” beacon of eastern Buddhism, is under the authority of the Mongol Empire, whose domains extend throughout most of the known world. In this context, the death of the leader of the main Buddhist school urges his followers to begin the search for his reincarnation: a boy who as yet knows nothing of the wisdom within him and the role destiny has in store for his people’s future. Meanwhile, a humble peasant family, threatened by the assa... more
  • Graffiti Hack

    by Elen Ghulam
    Nelly Nasah arrives to Washington, D.C. with a critical mission--to make the internet beautiful. In her native country, letters are hand written in anthropomorphic shapes because straight lines are considered ugly and heart monitor machines are decorated with colorful mosaics so as not offend the artistic sensibilities of patients. Growing up in a culture obsessed with decorating everything qualifies her for the quest....or so she believes. Nelly secures a job as a graphical designer in Georgeto... more
  • Never Enough Flamingos

    by Janelle Diller
    It’s the Depression and it’s rural Kansas. For good measure, nature decides to throw in a Dust Bowl. It’s not the life Cat Peters would have chosen, but the young Mennonite girl doesn’t have much say in it. Driven to the edge of bankruptcy by the relentless winds of the Dust Bowl, Cat's family is desperate. Fortunately, wealthy Simon Yoder generously saves them with a loan. Everyone gets something more out of the arrangement than what they bargain for. Cat's father gains a start back from the... more
  • Call to Arms

    by Stewart Binnie
    Would you risk your life for King and Country? For the Bennett family, the introduction of military conscription in January, 1916 is the moment of truth. Robert declines to enlist in defiance of the Military Service Act, determined to abide by the pacifist principles of his family. Michael. his younger brother, though under age, defies his parents and enlists in the infantry. Alice joins the No-Conscription Fellowship, an organisation dedicated to supporting those who have defied the War Off... more
  • The Perfectly Purple Sneakers

    by Kathy Goosev Howell
    Juliette LOVES purple, especially her NEW perfectly purple sneakers. She eagerly wears her sneakers to school. As the day goes by, her sneakers become not so new and not so purple. They get dirty, painted, torn, and even jellied. It's not easy to look on the bright side of unexpected and unhappy events. But Juliette's upbeat attitude, along with the encouragement of the people around her, give her the confidence she needs to see that those not so new and not so purple sneakers are, in every othe... more
  • Capture the Moon

    by Jaye Alison Moscariello
    Written in gender free, race free language and images, Capture the Moon is a simple tale about a monkey named Chase, finding its way in the world. Through discoveries, ups and downs, Chase finds its way out of confusion through learning to listen within.
  • Tyrabbisaurus Rex

    by A.J. Culey
    Tyrabbisaurus Rex doesn't appreciate being locked in a cage. Sure it has three levels and is full of scrumptious veggies, but that doesn't mean he's willing to accept his fate as a classroom pet. Ginger's not happy about the always escaping, poopy rabbit. First, he chewed the dress her mom gave her. Now he keeps staring at her favorite hat. The demon bunny has got to go!
  • Youth in The City: Various Small Fictions

    by Chris Jalufka
    'Youth in The City: Various Small Fictions' by Chris Jalufka is a collection of short stories that keep a loose connection - a series of narrators wander the City in part imagined future, part internal monologue. The book is a voyeuristic look inside these lives - lost, in search of connection, of meaning. A collection following lonely drifters, doing their best to make the City their home.
  • Let Me Tell You a Story

    by Suzanne Conboy-Hill
    Featuring an international group of authors, the stories and poems explore personal discovery, relationships, social observation and commentary, loss and recovery through a range of genres, including contemporary realism, speculative and science fiction, and magical realism. Phillippa Yaa de Villiers is a South African poet, writer, and performer whose accolades include performing her specially commissioned Commonwealth Day poem before Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in 2014. Ngyuyen... more