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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • UNDERSTAND SYMBOLS AND FESTIVALS OF SINGAPORE THROUGH KIDS

    by Pooja Subramanian
    UNDERSTAND SYMBOLS AND FESTIVALS OF SINGAPORE THROUGH KIDS is a collection of six short stories. These stories dwell on the various cultures and ethnicities in Singapore, about the festivals that are celebrated here and life in general. The author has also tried to bring in a variety of emotions to engage the young readers. The innocence of children and their innate ability to learn, love and care without any inhibitions is the backdrop for most of the stories. These stories will be equally enjo... more
  • Peyton Explores Video Games

    by Sabrina Meditz
    My vision is simple: I want children from all corners of the globe to see themselves reflected in the world of STEAM. Through relatable journeys led by Peyton—a character who is represented by different genders and races—these books transport readers into captivating worlds that blend imagination with real concepts. As kids flip through these pages, I hope they discover not just stories but reflections of themselves and the unwavering belief that their dreams are attainable. It's vital to demons... more
  • Peyton Explores Space

    by Sabrina Meditz
    My vision is simple: I want children from all corners of the globe to see themselves reflected in the world of STEAM. Through relatable journeys led by Peyton—a character who is represented by different genders and races—these books transport readers into captivating worlds that blend imagination with real concepts. As kids flip through these pages, I hope they discover not just stories but reflections of themselves and the unwavering belief that their dreams are attainable. It's vital to demons... more
  • The Angle of Vanishing Stability

    by Sally Lee Stewart
    A vessel can heel to one side, but at a certain point, it will no longer balance above water—and it capsizes. This is the angle of vanishing stability.

Thea West, a Northern Californian teenager growing up in the late sixties and early seventies, is one of five daughters trying to stay afloat amid the psychologically catastrophic dynamic between her parents—a covert and commanding mother and an ocean-yachtsman father. A talented sailor and businessman, Mr. West suffers from crippling alcoholism... more
  • Saint Richard Parker

    by Merlin Franco

    Ace businessman, writer, and investigative journalist Richard Parker loses his job when he exposes the CEO of his newspaper as a beef exporter. Accused of misconduct and forced to dissolve his company, he retreats to his wretched little village.

    Attempting to resuscitate his life, Richard realizes that attaining enlightenment is his calling.

    What holds him back?

    Well, he does not know if spirituality or sexuality comes first. He must also avoid the at... more

  • Hop Lola Hop - A Magical Christmas Adventure

    by Kathy Urban
    It’s very nearly Christmas and it promises to be a magical one for Lola and Ella ... that is until our little bunny realises that someone else is about to enter their lives and change everything. Will Ella still have time for her bunny? And what’s Santa got to do with it? Join the little toy bunny as she Hop! Hop! Hops! ... onto her most amazing adventure so far.
  • Manawydan

    by LaErtes Muldrow
    An ancient prophecy made by Nubian Queen Hatshepsut takes generations to fulfill and in the process we follow events through time, space, and disappearances, finally converging in the 21st century where the prophecy continues fulfilling itself. Oba, an African male child from the Buganda tribe, was destined to join Iloree, a female child from the Yoruba tribe. Their joining was prophesized generations before by the once-powerful Nubian Pharaoh of Egypt. But something unholy befalls them befor... more
  • Rosa the Little Ant and the Great Big Elephant

    by Dainty Nix
    Rosa is a little red ant who is filling her belly with delicious food when she and the other members of her colony suddenly realize the ground is shaking and quickly crawl away. Moments later, a herd of elephants tramples her beautiful ant home. Determined to create a new peaceful existence, Rosa and her ant friends build a village high in a beautiful acacia tree. Relieved she is finally safe in her cozy home, Rosa is minding her own business one day when she realizes an elephant is feeding on t... more
  • Only the Rich

    by Brian Finney
    This psychological novel focuses on a homeless woman, Deirdre, who becomes the housekeeper of Jeff, a wealthy hedge fund manager. Neither can understand the other's world. Initially Jeff is all-powerful. Gradually a strange, disturbing relationship develops between them as Jeff makes Deirdre an unwilling witness to his private life and sexual affairs. Further, Jeff's inability to communicate with Jason, his only son, leads Jason and Deirdre to form a close bond. The balance of power changes when... more
  • Separate Paths

    by David Elkind
    Two men grow up hating each other. Sam is the grandson of Holocaust survivors, Scott is the grandson of a bootlegger and the son of a billionaire. Sam becomes a successful lawyer. Scott is a trouble-maker., After he is expelled from Princeton, Scott works for his uncle. Scott's best friend is dying of cancer and his insurance company won't pay for treatment, so Sam brings suit on his behalf and wins, , saving his life. Sam's client sues Scott's company. Scott is the defendant's star witness at t... more
  • Abigail's Exchange

    by Kathryn Den Houter
    Abigail’s Exchange is the inspiring story of a young lady who comes of age in the late 1800s in Baltimore, Maryland. Raised to own and manage a candy shop, which is left in her hands following tragedy, she struggles with her career and her wedding vows when she finds herself locked in the stranglehold of a difficult marriage. In Abigail’s life, the reversals of fortune strike suddenly and unexpectedly, and at her lowest point, she watches her good intentions turn into unspeakable calamity. But, ... more
  • The Stone Cutter: A novel of Petra in Ancient Arabia

    by Brock Meier
    A young sculptor enters the fast-track of the art world in Petra (ancient Arabia), but family secrets of death and abandonment leave an ache for belonging. His progress is entangled in the arms of a brilliant songstress and a devastating injury deals the final blow to his ambitions. His quest to resurrect his ruined career takes him to the very ends of the earth, seeking a mysterious and powerful object buried beneath centuries of myth. The quest’s price?…more than he can possibly imagine. His l... more
  • Frank's Shadow

    by Doug McIntyre
    We leave shadows, not footprints. Newlywed Danny McKenna’s honeymoon ends abruptly when he learns his father has died, uncannily, on the same day as his hero, Frank Sinatra. Returning home to his knotty Irish American family, Danny is confronted with a painful truth—while he knows everything about the famous singer, his own father is a mystery. Tasked with giving a eulogy for a man he hardly knows, Danny sets out to uncover his dad’s past—an immigrant’s tale of mid-twentieth-century America an... more
  • Flight of the Monarchs

    by M. H. Reardon
    When Jeremy Hill returns to his hometown of Pacific Grove, California, in the summer of 1967, the small town is gripped with curiosity. Having disappeared for eleven years following the tragic night he was found standing over his abusive father’s dead body, knife in hand, Jeremy sparks a rush of memories, longings, and regrets for Celia, his childhood best friend, and three of their early classmates. What follows is a summer of reconnections and self-discovery amid the cultural revolution of a c... more
  • Ummie Tink

    by Katharine Valentino (editor)

    “Ummie Tink” was originally a chapter in a 1913 children’s book titled The Cheer Chirpers by Joshua Freeman Crowell. This new version of the story has been illustrated and edited to make it more understandable to children five generations removed from those who first delighted in its rhyme and rhythm.

    The editor of this new version first heard the original in 1947. She was four years old, perched on Gramma’s lap and tracing the words in the book as Gramma read th... more

  • Songs By Sumnima

    by Veneeta Singha
    The novel is an account of Selo’s world and her circle of companions. An inferred chasm between the hinterlands and city life foreshadows much of their lives and imminent maturity. The cultural life of daily living and migration stands as a lost guardianship.
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