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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Ornaments of Love

    by Sharlin Craig
    A touching Christmas story with glowing illustrations, Ornaments of Love is a story to cherish for years to come. A beautiful tale of Ayana, an endearing ten-year-old who excitedly anticipates that special time of year when the entire family joins together to decorate and admire the Christmas tree. But sadly this year is different. Ayana realizes that her mom and dad are far too busy with everything else to enjoy the tree with Ayana. Then, something unexpected happens and the family is broug... more
  • Nesthaekchen and her Dolls

    by Steven Lehrer
    KIRKUS REVIEW A new translation of the first novel in a children's series from a century ago introduces a sunny German heroine. Lehrer continues his important and approachable annotated translation of the series of beloved German children's classics with this English-language rendition of 1913's Nesthäkchen und ihre Puppen. This is the first installment in Ury's 10-book series starring blonde, blue-eyed Annemarie Braun, the "Nesthäkchen," or little pet daughter, in the family of a successful Ber... more
  • Surreptitiously Yours

    by Kristin Fouquet
    Claudette Laurence, a student of documentary film, believes surreptitious recordings are the only way to capture the truth. When she realizes she is being filmed without consent, her theory becomes obscured. As the concepts of privacy and ethics torment her, Claudette can only find the truth by confronting her fears.
  • My Africa Vacation

    by ozi okaro
    Five-year-old Arinze and his older sister Cheta wait impatiently for school to end. Mommy and Daddy have told them this year they’re going to visit Africa. Arinze and Cheta have never visited Africa, but they’ve grown up listening to their parents talk about the wonders of the great continent. Starting in Kenya, Arinze’s family travels to ten African countries, demonstrating how vibrant and multifaceted the African landscape and cultures really are. They get to go on safari, gaze with wonder ... more
  • Murphy's Path

    by Madeleyn Questman

    Fate has interesting plans for Patrick Murphy.

    Patrick Murphy, a student struggling to finish a doctorate in English, has always done what the people around him expect him to do. His path in life is pretty much set, until he meets Hero, a strong-willed, worldly psychology student, who unsettles everything in his life, including his own beliefs. Hero follows her own path. Will Patrick have the courage to forge his own path as well?

  • The Devil's Due: An Irish Historical Thriller

    by L.D. Beyer

     

    Forced to abandon his name, his country and the woman he loves, Frank Kelleher vows to one day return. But what awaits him when he does?

    Guilty of a crime he didn’t commit, IRA soldier Frank Kelleher flees through the streets of war-torn Ireland with both the British and the Irish Republican Army trying to put a bullet in his head. He makes his way to America under an assumed name and with a forged passport, as the war in Ireland rages on. Se... more

  • Battle Rattle (Kindle Single)

    by Brandon Davis Jennings
    For Derrick “Vez” Vezcheck, dwell time – the period at home between deployments – is a different kind of battle. Swap enemies for civilian expectations and you get a sense of what Vez is up against: a patient and loving wife who’ll stick by him no matter what, a young daughter who’s a little too OK with seeing dad every six months, and a community that’s quick to thank him for his service, even if he himself has long forgotten what he’s fighting for. In Battle Rattle, Brandon Davis Jennings’... more
  • Nesthäkchen and Her Dolls: First English edition of the German Children's Classic Translated and annotated by Steven Lehrer (Vo

    by Steven Lehrer
    KIRKUS REVIEW A new translation of the first novel in a children's series from a century ago introduces a sunny German heroine. Lehrer continues his important and approachable annotated translation of the series of beloved German children's classics with this English-language rendition of 1913's Nesthäkchen und ihre Puppen. This is the first installment in Ury's 10-book series starring blonde, blue-eyed Annemarie Braun, the "Nesthäkchen," or little pet daughter, in the family of a successful Be... more
  • Red: The Untold Story

    by Angela M Hudson
    Once every twenty years, pack alpha Luther takes a new wife. On the day of Selection, Red is chosen. Just as her family always planned. Just as she always planned. Until she met Alex Plain. Alex took Red to worlds she never imagined, where the ordinary is seen as magical, and the upright is abstract. With the help of this new friendship, Red begins to see a future for herself outside of the pack. But, unfortunately, Alex Plain came along too late. Red is obligated to marry Luther now, an... more
  • Maddie's Monsters

    by Jonathan Gould
    Strange things are happening in Maddie’s house. Objects keep disappearing, and Maddie’s family can’t imagine where they’ve gone. Only Maddie knows that her monsters have taken them. Can she get her family to believe her? And can she get her monsters to give everything back?
  • Specifics of None Specific

    by Bayan Tree
    This book is full of colorful and diverse short stories and poems. It's hard to categorize this book because there is something for everybody! You'll get a front row seat during rehearsal of the soul-singing living legends, GLOW. Sit through a week re-cap of a broken heart in Days Without Corey. Take a glimpse into the future with a short story called TIME. And share the grievances of a tired employee in the poem Another 8. This book is a rollercoaster ride of thought and emotion.
  • AutoFlick

    by John R Bancroft
    Isaac Yardley did not know what he was getting into when he and his father started chasing after people who threw cigarettes from cars. He did not know their “research” project would lead to getting gassed at an anti-poverty demonstration, befriended by an eccentric entrepreneur, a windfall at a race track and the New York City showing of “Magical Mystery Tour.” But he might have expected something. His father was born a Quaker, became an atheist, joined the Dick Mobius society of Herman Melvi... more
  • Fireflies in the Night: A Novel

    by Nalini Warriar

    Two sisters and a beautiful mother caught between tradition and love, a family torn apart by tragedy and betrayal.

    From the award winning short story writer of Blues from the Malabar Coast, comes a novel about two sisters once bound by love and loyalty; a beautiful mother torn between tradition and love; a gentle and caring father who loves his girls but is caught in the middle, seduced by his wife’s sophistication. Set against the lush backgroun... more

  • The Burden of Sweetberry

    by Carol Gosa Summerville
    When Deacon Josiah Hess beats Luther McGill to death on the grounds of First Macedonia Baptist Church, the community points the finger at Sweetberry, the married deacon's mistress of many years, and the dead man's fiancé. The deacon's trial reveals secrets about Sweetberry that shock the community, sending her veering towards insanity. But the cause of the murder comes in a shocking confrontation after the trial.
  • What All the Songs Add Up To

    by Greg Masters
    Forty years of poems from the East Village of Manhattan, a community of artistic and social vibrancy amid the nation's detritus. Extending from the mid-1970s to 2016, the poems range from expressions of youthful concerns – fueled by rock and roll, freedom and excess afforded by bohemian existence and rebellion against mainstream values – to perhaps more mature reflections and observances – and unease with mainstream values.
  • Finding the Raven

    by Patty Dickson Pieczka

    When Julia Dulac's father is murdered onstage  and her inheritance is swindled away, she must work through her grief and fear of poverty to find both the killer and a means of survival with help from the Raven, a black crystal that reveals images of past and future truths. While having the crystal appraised, Julia finds love and her life takes unexpected turns through mystery and betrayal against the backdrop of the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Through the boarding house windo... more

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