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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Finding Grace

    by PATRICIA DUNN-FIERSTEIN
    Charlie O’Brien is thirteen in 1960 when she discovers the aftermath of a violent crime in the forest outside of Norfolk Virginia. A stranger, Violet Marshall, happens upon the scene and offers help. In their efforts to track down the perpetrators and avenge the violence, they seal their friendship. Soon after, Charlie meets the rest of Vi’s family and learns of their mysteries and their secrets. In spite of the danger in their relationship, Charlie adores Vi and cannot abandon her. Through Char... more
  • City of Cats

    by Max Diksztejn

    It's 384 A.D., the dawn of the monotheistic state. City of Cats follows the tumultuous events of one decisive year in the life of Lupicinus, powerful advisor to the Pope, who lives a duplicitous life as a clandestine non-believer, and Saturnine, the unconverted wife of a Christian senator who secretly writes against the Church. Lupicinus and Saturnine are brought together and their lives changed forever by Kharapan, a Stoic philosopher from a remote land outside the Empire. Kharapan remai... more

  • Too Hot To Moo

    by Karyn Henwood

    Gracie the cow lives in a hot and steamy field. One particular day, when the heat has all but overwhelmed her, she notices activity close to the farmhouse beside her field. She slowly creeps closer to the fence to see what all the noise is about — oh my! A swimming pool is being installed! Gracie dreams of taking a dip in that cool water, and she’s driven crazy by the possibility of cooling down her hot, leathery skin. She eventually manages to take an udder flop right into the sp... more

  • Hotel No Tell

    by Daphne Uviller
    Now working as a junior detective with the New York City Special Investigations Commission, Zephyr Zuckerman’s gone incognito as a concierge to find out who laundered a hundred grand off the hotel books—and why. But the discovery of a prone, flush-faced guest gasping for air in room 502 only hints at the sinister goings-on inside this funky establishment. While the rapid response of the fire department leads to a sweaty date with a smooth-talking, rock-climbing rescue worker, Zephyr finds hersel... more
  • Super in the City

    by Daphne Uviller
    In a city brimming with opportunities for heroism, twenty-seven-year-old Zephyr Zuckerman has often fantasized about committing acts of bravery that would make front-page news. Now she may get her big break—though it may require plunging a few toilets. When the superintendent of her parents’ Greenwich Village brownstone is led away in handcuffs, unemployed Zephyr takes over his post and unleashes her inner sleuth: discovering titillating secrets about her tenants and realizing that her new reali... more
  • Lucky Punk

    by Slim Smith
    In this graphic novel, a rock’n’roll road trip on a half-baked quest turns sour when a love triangle forms and a friendship falls apart. It starts with a rushed journey from England to California in 1978 on a madcap mission. It ends with a car crash and a vanishing. The tale interweaves fact and fiction taking in music clubs, drugs, gangsters, Devo and Robert Crumb. The tale is told in a mash-up of visual styles, interweaving fact and fiction. Using appropriated imagery, much like the punk art ... more
  • A Superpower For Me

    by Mariana Llanos
    What happens when a young girl discovers her parents have a superpower? Wait! There's more: She'll have it too when she turns eighteen! But... what is this special power that will make her country and city a better place to live? Read this fun and imaginative story and guess what makes grownups super-special! A superpower for me is a book to talk about government and civics in the classroom or at home. A nonfiction section follows the story, with interesting facts about American government. Dari... more
  • Stories From The U.S. Navy: II. Friendly Fire

    by Bob Stockton
    \tRadarman Second Class Zack Martin, stuck in a dead- end clerical position in Norfolk, has all but given up hope of being sent back to sea. He would like nothing more than to go back to sea on a sleek destroyer headed for the western pacific theater of operations, where war with North Vietnam is heating up. \tJust when it appears that he is destined to remain in Norfolk, however, orders arrive for Martin to report for sea duty aboard an aging destroyer escort heading for a new assignment i... more
  • Stories From The U.S. Navy: I. A Suicide in the Mediterranean

    by Bob Stockton
    Radarman Second Class Zack Martin finds himself with time for reflection while taking a smoke break on a moonlit early morning aboard a Navy aircraft carrier. He’d prefer to be almost anywhere else than aboard a “damned bird farm” crossing the Gibraltar Strait. The veteran sailor is not happy and longs to find a way to get back to destroyer duty in the Pacific. The trick will be to accomplish that without sinking his Navy career. Carrier sailors find it challenging to transfer back to the surface fle... more
  • A Man Who Lost His Wife and Other Stories

    by Bob Stockton
    A Japanese bar that becomes much more than a place to get a drink. An unusual dream. A man who lost his wife unexpectedly. An obnoxious drunk who gets more than he bargained for. These stories and more finds a home in Bob Stockton's fifth book, A Man Who Lost His Wife and Other Stories. Readers will find humorous snippets that last no more than a few paragraphs to longer stories that touch the heart. grab a cup of coffee and escape into the mind of a Navy veteran with a flair for describing wha... more
  • Dinosaurs Living in My Hair

    by Jayne M. Rose-Vallee
    In this debut multi award winning picture book, Sabrina has masses of wild, curly blonde hair, and worries there may be animals ~ like dinosaurs ~ living in there. "This charming, engaging story offers a funny look at what happens when a child's imagination unfurls."~Kirkus Reviews Anni Matsick's watercolor illustrations combined with Rose-Vallee's whimsical rhymes make this a great addition to any child's book collection. Loved by girls and boys alike!
  • The Lobby

    by Randi M Sherman
    Practically engineered for eavesdropping, San Francisco's juiciest hotel lobby offers the perfect place to witness the comings and goings - the most comedic intersections - of staff, long-term residents and eclectic guests. Featuring over fifty interlinked stories all transpiring over a single twenty-four hour period intersecting in THE LOBBY of the Shipley Hotel.
  • Love Song in Sixteen Bars

    by Colin Garrow
    Ever been in one of those relationships? You know - the ones that don't work? Whenever Shona embarks on a new relationship, she always ends up getting dumped. So when her latest one starts to hit the rocks, she decides to find out why. Seen from two different points of view, two couples display their love-lives and drinking habits as we follow them through 16 bars in a drink-fuelled, kebab-munching exhibition that culminates in a shocking secret...
  • Towards the Inevitability of Catastrophe

    by Colin Garrow
    Stage Play: It sounds like her, has her laughter and her pain. But it isn’t her. Or is it? This is a play about Suzy, though…not really. It’s a play about things that may, or may not have happened in her life. It’s her voice alright, the way she normally speaks. And it’s the way she moves. It’s definitely her laughter, her smile. And when she gets angry, maybe that’s real too. Or maybe not.
  • How the World Turns (and Other Stories)

    by Colin Garrow

    He thinks that when he walks, his own feet propel the earth: that his movements keep the world going round. Literally. Each stride supplies the momentum for another motion forward, the ground shifting backwards beneath him, away into the distance. Except, when he stops walking...

  • Girlfriend Interrupted (and Other Fictions)

    by Colin Garrow
    Colin Garrow's new collection of stories hint at the darker side of life: a dead wife comes back from the grave, a sinister agency demands a lot from its workers, an unhappy lover yearns for a way out and a cleaner finds her employers have disappeared...

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