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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Butterflies Keep Flying

    by Ali Pfautz

    Sometimes, the gentle butterfly imagines what it might be like to be other creatures . . . bigger, stronger, louder animals; those who don’t have fragile wings, who don’t have to fly around all day. But when she stops daydreaming and starts thinking about how her wings carry her through life's challenges, the butterfly reminds herself of the incredible strength within her colorful, breakable wings.

  • Mask of a Legend

    by Stephen Andrew Salamon
    What happens when a bullied and ridiculed teenage girl receives her greatest wish of beauty, but can’t see it for herself? Seventeen-year-old Legend Conaway has always dreamed of being beautiful. Relentlessly tormented in and out of school because of her looks, Legend is starting to believe nothing will ever change. But everyone gets their moment. When her greatest desire is bestowed by heaven’s listeners, Legend learns that it comes with an unexpected price. Though she is instantly ble... more
  • The Juncture

    by Bruce Fottler
    In the aftermath of a freak accident, a miraculous event brings Gary Olstrom back to an obscure day in his past; a key juncture in time that he never suspected held any importance. Disoriented and frustrated, he learns that he has only hours to stop something from happening that will irreparably damage the future of everyone he knows and loves.
  • The Touch

    by Michael Embry
    Sports editor Blake Williams is a widower trying to raise three children. He has been careful to open his heart to another woman, fearful of the pain he might suffer again. His attention is focused on providing a loving home for his kids.
  • A Long Highway

    by Michael Embry
    Micah Stewart is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. He’s bored with his job as a sports writer and with life in general. While he maintains a good relationship with his ex-wife and children, he feels unfulfilled in many areas of his life. What path does he travel?
  • Foolish Is The Heart

    by Michael Embry
    Sports columnist Brandon Wilkes's easy-going lifestyle undergoes changes as some big events happen in his personal and professional life. Brandon tries to come to terms with the direction his life is heading and trying to deal with those things he believes to be important.
  • Shooting Star

    by Michael Embry
    Jesse Christopher finds out that it's not easy being the new kid in school, no matter how well you play basketball. When discovered shooting hoops at a school playground by a high school coach, Jesse seems to be the missing piece to the puzzle for a team that aspires to win the Kentucky state championship. But Jesse faces an array of problems in his new environment as he tries to make friends in the classroom and become part of the school's close-knit basketball team. Can Jesse overcome the obst... more
  • The Bully List

    by Michael Embry
    Dealing with bullies isn’t an easy thing to do. My parents tell me to ignore or avoid them. But it seems if you ignore them, it gets under their skin and they want to bully you even more. And that makes it’s even harder to avoid them. Does that make sense? My teachers seem to be too busy with other things when it comes to bullies. I guess they have so many students they can’t be bothered by it all. They say they want to treat everybody the same. I think I understand that but it doesn’t always wo... more
  • Old Ways and New Days

    by Michael Embry
    John Ross discovers that retirement from the workforce opens a whole new chapter in his life as he deals with family, friends, neighbors and other aspects as an aging baby boomer.
  • Sound from the Silence: The Spy Who Was A Lover

    by Aslam Ansari

    Inspired by real event

     

    “It’s better to fight for love than for the land or hate,” he always said.

    He was Roshan Mirza…

    He could get anywhere… without any hindrance.             

    Barriers could not stop him.

    He was like a spirit, a free spirit, moving through the universe...

    interacting wit... more

  • Lovers & Comrades

    by Robert Blair Osborn
    A stroke victim, a mysterious woman from the past, and the fateful events from a half-century before drive this story of love, secrets, and Americans in China during the Second World War. In 1989, a stroke victim is brought to St. Matthews Care Facility in Albany, California, unable to speak or move. Lisa, a rebellious Chinese-American hospital intern, learns that his name is Quentin, he was born in Beijing to American missionary parents, and he has no next of kin. When a grandmotherly Chinese w... more
  • 3 Stations of the Cross

    by Mimi L. Thompson

    It is almost a thousand years since St Francis of Assisi first walked the Stations of the Cross. Since then, they have been a fundamental Lenten devotion for Christians of all denominations. In this book the author who is a biblical scholar, linguist and practicing Christian, creates real stories behind the pious façade. The heartache, the blood and the disappointment. In a series of frank and painful short stories, you will confront a new and - at times - upsetting Theology of the Cro... more

  • My Brother Came Home with a Cone on His Head

    by Paul Warnke
    A leg injury and visit to the doctor leads to a scary time for one little dog who just wants to play with his brother.
  • Under The Shadow Of Vesuvius

    by Mimi L. Thompson

    Coming of age in the age of depravity in the Malibu of the Ancient World Bridget Jones Diary and Sophie's World meet Ben Hur - on the beach. A gender-bending, genre-bending romp through the Bay of Naples in the first century BC. Join Phoebe, Julia and Claudia in their search for true love amid the mad world of the Roman aristocracy.

    A cavalcade through Ancient Rome with a generation of degenerates who knew how to party on the way to the bottom, past as usual, a bunch of fools bustin... more

  • Ted, The Fire Engine Who is Afraid of Fire!

    by Lakshmi Mitter
    Ted is no ordinary fire engine. He has a potato shaped face and what’s more, he is afraid of fire! His fireman is not happy with Ted and might give him away. Ted feels very sad. He wishes for a magical way to become brave at once. Will he find a way before it is too late?
  • My Year With The Gods

    by Holden Braithwaite

    An intense character-driven study of the absurd where humorous overtones mask a deeply subversive, perverse undercurrent in this ancient world adventure story like no other.

    An 11-year-old idiot (savant fou), cursed from birth to remember everything except his own name, creates chaos, consternation and regime change in Eudaemon (Aden) in 534CE when he, Andromeda and Scheherazade, goddesses of the hunt and fables, join Hermes (known here as Demetrius), messenger of the gods, in ... more

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