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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Sister Carrie

    by William H. Coles
    Jessie becomes the ward of sister Carrie after their parents die. Jessie is determined, despite resenting that their brother and sisters refuse to support or care for Carrie, to raise Carrie with the Christian ideals and culture of their North Carolina heritage. But Carrie finds an Iranian young immigrant on the Internet and over Jessie's efforts to prevent the romance, Carries defiance and Jessie's stubborn resistance bring strife and danger to their lives.
  • The Russian Nurse

    by Brian Friedkin
    In this short 5,225 word novelette's first page Violetta, the Russian Nurse, runs into a friend, Rosa Green, who says to her: “Life has lost its meaning for me. I am going into this drug store here to buy sleeping pills to kill myself.” “What? You are going to kill yourself?” Violetta asks. “Yes, life has no value for me.” “Well, in that case, Mrs. Green, why not kill yourself like we do in Russia?” “How do you do it in Russia?” “First of all you drink some vodka. Then you eat big ... more
  • Oscar the Orange Octopus

    by RT Errill
    What is the name of the nerdy octopus living in the Great Big Blue Sea? Who will be with you when you need him? Who wants to be your very special friend? Oscar, that’s who!
  • Painted from Memories

    by Barbara Forte Abate
    She considers telling him the truth—that she isn’t the person he thinks she is—but in the end she doesn’t. To say something is to potentially say everything. And it is simply too late... The emotionally fractured casualty of a hideous childhood tragedy, Catherine has at last found her happy-ever-after in the person of Grayson Barnett, and it is the promise of a freshly polished future that compels her to bury the poisonous trail of her past beneath the purposeful lies and omissions she offers he... more
  • Asleep Without Dreaming

    by Barbara Forte Abate
    Fourteen year old Willa Burkett has been waiting her whole life to leave Hoosick Falls, a nowhere place that fails to hold even a single good memory. But, when a series of vengeful incidents stir Willa's mother Stella to impulsively pack-up and go, it is only to find themselves stranded in yet another ugly, near extinct town, only now, with a broken down car and no ready way out. Unable to move on until an alternate plan shows itself, they accept a job working for Omega Pearl Bodie, proprietr... more
  • The Secret of Lies

    by Barbara Forte Abate
    Propelled by an insurmountable sense of desperation, Stevie Burke is recklessly abandoning home, husband, and outwardly contented life under cover of night; at last resigned to defeat in her long battle against the tortured memories of the past. Days later, lost and floundering in a dreary motel room without plan or destination, it is a long ago song playing on the radio that gently tugs Stevie back through the dust of remembrance. 1957 - The last summer spent at the ancient house overlooking th... more
  • Sean Goes To Barcelona

    by Tanya Preminger
    Sean, an 8-year-old aspiring soccer player, goes on the trip of a lifetime! He travels to Barcelona, Spain, to watch a FC Barcelona soccer game and get an autograph from his hero, the celebrated forward Lionel Messi. The resourceful and determined kid that he is, Sean comes up with various creative ways to track down his hero and make his dream come true. But sometimes, as he will discover, life doesn’t go quite according to plan… Beautiful illustrations by Elettra Cudignotto.
  • Sean wants to be Messi

    by Tanya Preminger
    Sean, an imaginative, soccer-loving second grader, wants to be the great Leo Messi, and he’s working hard to accomplish his goal. He battles fears, bullies, nagging parents, and tiresome teachers in pursuit of his dream to become the best soccer player in the world. An engaging, relatable children’s book about soccer, practice, and inspiration. Beautiful illustrations by Elettra Cudignotto.
  • The Surgeon's Wife

    by William H. Coles
    Clayton Otherson is aging and becomes impaired in judgment and technical skills in his career as a world-famous, New Orleans surgeon. Mike Bordeaux, chief of service at hospital, must discipline Clayton who has been his mentor and teacher. Attempts as rehabilitation by Mike are resisted by Clayton, and Mike involves the family in recovery, falling in love with Clayton's much younger wife, Catherine. Clayton angers, threatens, and seeks revenge, and his career crumbles injuring more patients. Mik... more
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    by katherina Martine
    Coursework help deal is a learning compact where lots of student takes help in their project and idea. Coursework help deal offers 100% exceptional work which is not uninspired from anyplace. Near write to them for your writing task just follow their community pages or speak to them directly from side to side website.
  • Unplanned Destination

    by Elie Jerome
    When Leito meets his beautiful new neighbor, Miriam, he is determined to make her his. To conquer Miriam’s heart, Leito, a young, ambitious Haitian with a complicated past, has to face Miriam’s possessive boyfriend as well as her protective mother. Miriam’s mother, Mona, deems Leito unworthy of her only child, based on Leito’s lifestyle and obviously limited financial means. During a random vehicle stop, Jean-Baptiste, a young cop and Leito’s best friend, makes an important arrest, which not... more
  • Finnigan and the Lost Circus Wagon

    by Mary T. Wagner

    FINNIGAN, his best “circus mice” pals Maximillian and Leroy, and Boomer—the strangely silent family dog—return in this sequel to the award-winning FINNIGAN THE CIRCUS CAT. Rescued as a tiny kitten by eight-year-old Lucy Farnsworth and smuggled in secret to the family circus museum, Finnigan is now all grown up with a natural flair for the flying trapeze. However he’s still flying “under the radar” in the barn which doubles as... more

  • The Spirit of Want

    by William H. Coles
    Lucy, a talented young lawyer from a privileged background wrecks her car and there is a question if a dead woman, the wife of a prominent judge, found near the accident was a victim. A surgeon was in the car and when Lucy is facing charges for homicide, she schemes to marry the surgeon to prevent his testimony. They have a child, but Lucy falls in love with a client, a dynamic wealthy TV evangelist accused of abusing a child. Lucy loses the case and the evangelist escapes to Africa to delay sen... more
  • Krakow

    by Sean Akerman
    Sean Akerman’s crisp, evocative voice lays bare vulnerabilities, wonder, and mystery. With deep attention to his characters’ psychologies, he creates men and women who linger in your mind long after you finish reading. His novella, Krakow, does just that. A man moves into a Brooklyn apartment and finds the journals left behind by the previous tenants. As he reads the journals, he discovers two people wrestling with why and how their love disappeared. Krakow is set in the present day, amid the... more
  • Providence: God's Care for the Lost Sheep

    by Magda Woods
    James, a seven-year-old orphan boy living in the city of Bramka, decides that life outside the orphanage where he lives is better, even if he's on his own. When things don't turn out as planned, and he has to live on handouts from whoever gives him food or money, a visit to a restaurant changes his life in two major ways.
  • The Fish Tank: And Other Short Stories

    by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra
    An unexpected treasure handed over from an ex-spouse via the divorce lawyer; a classic mother-son bonding experience on a roller coaster ride; tragic tales of survival of ordinary Cuban citizens in the 1960s; a paranormal happening in the Museum of the Weird, the Sad, and the Wretched; and a complex murder mystery – all of these short stories in one volume. The Fish Tank: And Other Short Stories by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra reveals life stories in the raw with a compassion for reality and the fa... more