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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Israela

    by Batya Casper
    Israela is a novel bout Israel---her history, traditions, her neighbors and her complex social structure as seen through the determination of three women to live "the good life” despite almost constant war. The lives of these women weave around each other mirroring the story of their nation: two peoples---victims and perpetrators of a biblical curse. \tRatiba, a journalist raised for dialogue with the Arabs of Israel, lies about her Jewish heritage, marries an Israeli Arab, turns he... more
  • The Greater Fool: A Novel

    by Joseph Hannay

    Described as Flashman meets American PsychoThe Greater Fool is the gripping and highly entertaining tale of narcissistic London real-estate hotshot Reynard Xavier as his world unravels. 

  • The D-Word: Divorce Through a Child's Eyes

    by Tara Eisenhard
    When 12-year-old Gina's parents decide to separate, she finds herself propelled toward adulthood on the emotional roller coaster ride of her life. Gone are the days of an existence filled with typical adolescent turmoil. Instead of exploring her social circles, Gina listens intently to decode her parents' telephone discussions. She takes on a new level of maturity as caretaker of her younger brother and confidant to her distressed mother while she grapples with her role in a changed family. As a... more
  • Korean Road: A Novella

    by Brian Scutt

    While facing the ghosts and horrors of the past, Dick comes to the realization that the frozen hell he survived generations before is a battleground he can never leave. Tortured by the ghost of a fallen Marine, he is faced with the truth, that it may be too late for not only himself but those he loves. Hell is cold, and Death stands at the end of his road, the Korean Road.

  • The Sun King

    by David Toth
    On the even of his retirement party, Harry Lennox has a nagging thought. What if his life, which catered to family and community, was not the highest choice, but a concession to safety and conformity? The picturesque Adirondack Region of New York State seems the perfect place for embracing the Golden Years, but Harry is growing restless. After 40 years of working for others, his long dormant dream of entrepreneurship awakens in full force. Against the wishes of his wife and family, he is dete... more
  • Off the Tracks: A Beatnik Family Journey

    by Constance Hood
    This coming of age novel is set in the whorl of the early 1960s, when the first cracks in an idealized American life were revealing themselves. Kate’s mother Ellie falls in love with a Beatnik and adopts his rebellious lifestyle. Hilarious, poignant and sad, the novel begins in a conservative small town and continues on a year long odyssey as the foursome travels the rails in Europe for ten months, no tickets. The author's 1961 diary is the source document, along with love letters, memoirs, an... more
  • Islands of Deception: Lying with the Enemy

    by Constance Hood
    Based on A True Story Peril awaits siblings Hans and Esther Bernsteen as the threat of a fascist Europe looms over 1939 Amsterdam. Hans tries desperately to persuade his sister to flee Holland with him. Esther believes that the Nazi buildup is an illusion and tears up the priceless immigration visa, setting the two of them onto divergent paths. Hans sets out independently to become a photographer in New York, and becomes an active participant in a war that has not yet reached the U.... more
  • The Revolting Brains: 7 Read-aloud Bedtime Tales (And Off You Went To The Woods Book 3)

    by Neil McFarlane
    A follow-up to the highly praised A Month of Bedtime Stories, this collection contains a further seven tales in the series. Each story takes about ten minutes to read and places your child at the center of each adventure with heavy doses of wacky humor which can be enjoyed by parent and child alike. Contents: 1. Pathetic Sick Sniffy Pants 3. The Mango Mouse 2. How to Sledgehammer a Lollipop 4. Turvy Topsy Land 5. The ... Way of the Pizza! 6. The Case of the Missing Woods 7. The Revolti... more
  • Catherine and the Wind

    by Amanda Gale
    Catherine Sheering has found the man of her dreams in rising political star Wes Bickhart. The problem is, Wes Bickhart has a past, in the form of Meredith Kelly, the woman he almost married and who remains an important part of his life. Catherine has her own reasons for questioning Wes’s continued friendship with Meredith: as a person on the autism spectrum, Catherine has misread signals before. And though she desperately loves him, part of her wonders if she should retreat to her quiet life rat... more
  • The Time of Our Lives

    by Elliot Schubert
    Memories and fantasies of a nonagenarian, 30 short stories ranging from the early to late twentieth century.
  • Chanukah Tales from Oykvetchnik

    by Scott Hilton Davis
    Celebrate the holiday of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, with eight original short stories by Jewish storyteller Scott Hilton Davis. Enjoy a fun-filled journey to Oykvetchnik, the tiny shtetl town in Eastern Europe where people complain a lot (except during Chanukah when they seem to be a little more charitable). Meet Chaim the Chanukiyah, the nine-branched menorah, who feels out of place in his new home, Myzeleh the Mouse who helps a poor orphan boy find his true calling, Pinchas ben Mo... more
  • Scent of an Undiscovered Writer

    by Callre
    This is the story of a guy who started life in an ordinary way … but adversity and hardships prepared him for an extraordinary destiny. A fickle-minded youth, without really meaning to, becomes a graphic designer. Despite having passion to execute something incredible, he loses his path and becomes confused about the next day. But if he has to make it large, he should start making meaningful choices that would instill dedication in him. He starts his journey laced with deep, heart-felt emotions,... more
  • My Life as a Myth

    by Huston Piner
    Can a cool reputation really deliver on promises of happiness? Nick's got problems. He's a social outcast who dreams of being popular, he's an easy target for bullies, and he doesn't understand why he's just not attracted to girls. So, after a series of misunderstandings label him a troublemaker on his first day of high school, he's really stoked to have Jesse Gaston and his gang take him in. Jesse starts a PR campaign around campus to give Nick a new image, and the shy loser soon finds hi... more
  • A Really-Truly Princess

    by Amanda Kastner

    When Rosellen receives a book of fairy tales as a birthday gift, she decides to use its stories as a guide for her own life. From enchanted frogs to lost slippers to hundred-year naps, Rosellen wants to be a really-truly Princess just like the ones she reads about in her book.

    Follow Rosellen through five fairy-tale inspired escapades as she discovers that real life problems can't always be solved in story-book style--even if you are a Princess!

    A Really-Truly Pri... more

  • Stranded on Thin Ice

    by Sharon CassanoLochman
    Twelve-year-old Tanner Phillips fishes the Oneida Lake Ice Fishing Derby every year with his dad. Last year, he ruined everything — losing the competition and losing some of his grandfather’s gear. This year, Tanner is determined to not only prove his skills on the ice, but also show his dad, once and for all, that he’s no longer a little kid. But as soon as they get out on the ice, the competition turns disastrous. When one of the competitors goes missing and another gets injured, Tanner’s f... more
  • Raking the Dust

    by John Biscello
    In this rogue’s tale, full of sound, fury, and erotic surrealism, we meet Alex Fillameno, a writer who has traded in the machine-grind of New York for a bare bones existence in the high desert town of Taos, New Mexico. Recently divorced and jobless, Fillameno has become a regular at The End of the Road, the bar where he first encounters the alluring and enigmatic D.J., a singer and musician. Drawn to her mutable sense of reality, the two begin a romance that starts off relatively normal. When D.... more