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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Pregnant Without a Cause

    by Wilshire Lewis

    When Callie Scharf discovers that her “super-rational Supermom"’s unplanned pregnancy was the result of a one-night stand, and that the baby is going to be given up for adoption, she has to do something.  Something fast, and something brilliant. Obviously her mother, suffering from well-deserved guilt and “after-birth crazy” cannot be totally trusted. So Callie comes up with a seemingly bonkers idea that keeps Baby Booms in the family, allows her mother to du... more

  • Novel - Son of Soothsayer

    by Simon A. Smith
    Son of Soothsayer... This provocative satirical novel dares to question the prevailing notion that the cure-all for society's ills is a heavy dose of positive thinking. Written as a chapter-by-chapter response to the self-help manual The Secret, Son of Soothsayer is both a sprawling family saga and a critical look at the trappings of new age philosophy. The book traces the coming-of-age of narrator Clayton Blaine, who lives in the shadow of a mother so steeped in the cult of positive thinking... more
  • Polly's Awesome Surprise

    by Alexandria J. Snowdon
    Today is Polly's birthday! She is very excited...and she thinks Mom is secretly planning something special. Or is she? Polly can't tell, because Mom won't say. Mom is baking a birthday cake and being very mysterious, not wanting Polly to find anything out. Dad is about to take Polly to the park, but before they leave, Mom gives her daughter a special treat: a big, juicy strawberry--Polly's favorite! Overjoyed, Polly decides to bring this treasure with her to the park. But when a collision near ... more
  • Jack Moloney's Century

    by Per Fagereng
    Jack's life begins in Ireland in 1980 and ends in Oregon (now part of Cascadia) in 2080. He helped some friends lob a mortar round into a British army barracks in Derry, so the IRA got him out of town with a job on a cruise ship. He jumped ship in New York, married a girl he met on the ship and headed west. They rehabbed houses in Chicago, lived through the great oil crash in South Dakota, then migrated to Oregon. The story goes from past to future and traces the end of an empire and a new way ... more
  • Selah's Painted Dream

    by Susan Count
    Thirteen-year-old Selah’s life is about as perfect as it gets. She has horsy friends at school, and on weekends, she rides her black mare on Grandpa’s farm. Training the horse to do upper-level liberty work is what makes her heart beat. But one word can ruin a perfect life—moving. A move would separate her from her horse, so she plots to get her name on the farm mailbox instead. She’s sure she could persuade Grandpa—except he’s overly distracted by a sheep-loving neighbor. Determined no... more
  • Adam's Reign

    by Jonathan Macnab
    In a time of myth, angels and demons wage war for the souls of mankind. When giants and dinosaurs roam the earth and all the world is clothed in perpetual springtime, man lives for hundreds of years, forever growing either in righteousness or in evil. In these days, there are few who remember where they have come from, few who keep hold of the one true God who wrought the world. For those who do, the blinders are ripped off and they see the truth: a world at war. Tucked just behind the veil of s... more
  • A Hundred Fires in Cuba

    by John Thorndike
    In the spring of 1956, a young American photographer falls in love with a Cuban line cook at New York’s Waldorf Astoria. They have a ten-week affair which ends when Immigration arrests and deports him, and by then Clare Miller is pregnant. Few Americans know the name Camilo Cienfuegos. All Cubans do. In real life he was the most charismatic of Fidel Castro’s commanders—until his small plane vanished only months after Fidel came to power. In A Hundred Fires in Cuba, Clare must choose between... more
  • New York's A Go Go: A Political Memoir

    by Michael Boyajian
    A recollection of the GOP party years from Rudy Giuliani and George Pataki to George W. Busy as our candidate journeys through the rough and tumble world of New York politics.
  • Cheers, InshaAllah

    by Missy K
    One is Muslim. One is Amazing. Only one is Mister Right. Over a long weekend in Sydney, Kamilla finds herself caught between hipster Aussie Jeremy and her old flame Mehmet. Jeremy is laid back and thoughtful, with a wholesome lifestyle and large doe eyes that melt her narrow views. Mehmet knows exactly what to say, exactly what to wear and exactly how to get her heart racing. A uniquely Australian look into the lives of Muslim millennial females, facing universal challenges in love an... more
  • The Flute Player from Urumqi

    by Jeffrey L. Carnett
    Ayşe Altay, a Turkic Muslim women living in far Western China has a problem; she is single, pregnant and the father of her child wants only to destroy her and her people. Set in China in the year 2028, Ayşe’s challenge of Chinese colonialist authority at her university ends in her detention and “re-education”. Through this ordeal she meets and falls in love with a young Chinese Communist Party member. Ayşe becomes pregnant. Her lover is transferred to Beijing to deal with civil unrest that is ... more
  • Grayscale

    by T. Reilly
    Quinton is a recluse with lifelong visions he calls wakeful dreams and is haunted by a moment from his past. An anonymous artist who, under the pseudonym Jay Walker, has seen success from two graphic novels and several ink sketches for contemporary magazines. When he agrees to take on a new project about a missing couple, Quinton is hurled into a story that could span more than a century, or not. Grayscale is a modern gothic mystery where the line between what is real and not is blurred.
  • Roscoe's Escape

    by Frederick Regenold
    After being told by his regional vice president that his services are no longer needed, a career banker decides to write a novel about banking. His book wins the Pulitzer Prize and he wins an Oscar for portraying the villain in the movie based on his novel. This is his story plus the one he writes. Colorful characters in a pair of entertaining tales.
  • In Search of the Boogieman

    by Timi Bliss
    In Search of the Boogieman is the rhyming and scary fun adventurous tale of Charlie bravely discovering where all the sounds in the house are coming from.
  • In Search of the Gingerbread Man

    by Timi Bliss
    In Search of the Gingerbread Man is the jaunty rhyming tale of a little girl named Charlie who makes a visit to the Salty Tart bakery to bake a gingerbread man with Chef Michelle. Although she’s just a little girl, she’s big enough to take the lead to track down the runaway gingerbread man who has made a quick getaway from the oven! The book will include a gingerbread cookie recipe created by Michelle Gayer, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning pastry chef and owner of the Salty Tart ba... more
  • In Search of the Sandman

    by Timi Bliss
    In Search of the Sandman is the story of a spirited little girl named Charlie who wants to play all night rather than go to sleep, until Mommy piques her curiosity with the magical tale of the Sandman. Use of carefully considered and planned rhyme provides a jaunty pace to the storytelling that children enthusiastically join in reciting.
  • Tea Cups & Tiger Claws

    by Timothy Patrick
    First comes the miracle and then comes the madness. The miracle is the birth of identical triplets, and the madness is all about money, of course. The year is 1916 and the newborn baby girls have become pint-size celebrities. Unfortunately, this small portion of fame soon leads to a much larger portion of greed, and the triplets are split up—parceled out to the highest bidders. Two of the girls go to live in a hilltop mansion. The third girl isn’t so lucky. She ends up with a shady family that l... more