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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Journey of an American Boy

    by Robert Valletta
    High school student Tony Schiavone struggles through relationships with girls and his father. Later, he embarks upon a two year quest to backpack his way throughout Europe. While traveling through the north of Ireland, he meets the beautiful and optimistic daughter of a pub owner. It is a coming-of-age tale that recounts the experiences and emotions of an American boy in a foreign land, and is based largely upon the real life journey of the author.
  • Flowers In The Morning

    by Irene Davidson
    Hamish, a successful artist whose personal tragedies have left him broken and exhausted, is tired of London and life. He doggedly searches for a new home in the south of England, believing that if he can find the perfect place in a countryside location it might give him the boost he needs to get his life back on track. His quest leads him to a forgotten corner of Kent and White Briars; a delightful Gothic cottage in a run-down but idyllic garden setting. Moving into the cottage, Hamish bel... more
  • Broken Places

    by Ronald Martin
    A deeply moving coming of age novel that follows the lives of three young African American college students as they struggle against homophobia, racial profiling and sports exploitation. One by one, their lives are entangled in a web of deceit. In order to survive, they must confront their inner broken places and work together to confront the forces threatening to destroy them.
  • Wild World

    by Peter Rush
    Set against the backdrop of the protest era of the 1970s, an idealistic Brown University grad postpones law school to be near his girlfriend and takes a job in Providence as a police officer - but when he discovers corruption in the department, his determination to overturn the system holds unexpected consequences for his own life.
  • Where The Fulcrum Lies

    by Matt Lakes
    Daniil Kuryakin, a brilliant nuclear physicist in the top of his field, struggles to find meaning in his life after the sudden death of his beloved wife. Haunted by the mysterious circumstances of her death, he dedicates himself to pursuing the truth-but in doing so thrusts himself into the middle of a tangled Soviet conspiracy that threatens everything he holds dear. Enter Zoya, an enigmatic Muscovite woman who weaves her way into Daniil's life-and heart-and spins him ever closer to the edge be... more
  • The Fatness

    by Mark A. Rayner
    Keelan Cavanaugh is fat. That's why the government put him in prison. They placed him in a Calorie Reduction Centre (CRC), where trained staff work to help him and many others slim down. Well, that was the intention, anyway. The powers that be had decided chubby citizens must either go there or lose their health care coverage. When he meets Jacinda Williams, an activist lawyer researching this new system, Keelan is more determined than ever to slim down. But Keelan discovers losing weight ... more
  • When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Myself

    by A. Cole
    My story titled "When I Grow Up, I Want to Be Myself" is for every little kid who has felt ashamed to be different and unique. Eight year old Naya feels sad she was not prepared for her class' career day. She realizes that although she may not know what career to choose, she knows what type of person she wants to be when she grows up! This book celebrates diversity, uniqueness, fearlessness, and individualism.
  • 978-1-387-17903-9

    by William A. Kofoed
    Foreword \t \t \tSome how to me, this has become a trilogy of books. The first book of life lived, the second of being old and the third of looking to death. \t \tThese are not over shadowing themes just thought that ran through my mind. \t Preface \t \tI am told that I am a philosophical poet. And I suppose that I am in that I want meaning in what I write. I want people to think and feel about m poems and the world
  • The Ghost Of Captain Hinchliffe

    by David Dennington
    Millie Hinchliffe lives a near-perfect existence, tucked away with her loving fighter-pilot husband in their picture-postcard cottage in the glorious English countryside. As a mother, artist, classical pianist and avid gardener, Millie has it all.But when 'Hinch' goes missing with a beautiful heiress over the Atlantic in a bid to set a flying record, her world is shaken to the core. Heartbroken and facing ruin, she questions the validity of messages she receives from the 'other side'-- messages ... more
  • An Unexpected Afterlife

    by Dan Sofer
    YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE? When he wakes up naked and alone in the Mount of Olives Cemetery, Moshe Karlin doesn't remember dying two years ago, nor does he realize how hard he'll have to work to win back his perfect old life... and his wife. In fact, he'll be lucky to survive his first week on the streets of Jerusalem. Meanwhile, other changes are afoot in the Holy Land. A reluctant prophet prepares to deliver a message of redemption--and the end of life as we know it--when a freak accident cha... more
  • The Precipice

    by Elena Anderson
    The story begins with a young couple on the verge of implosion. Natalie and Trevor are in a committed relationship when Trevor is accused of molesting his 11-year-old cousin. Natalie's family has a history of buried conflict, and her closest friend initially cuts ties when she hears the news. This leaves Natalie to navigate her role alone. If she stays with Trevor, she will likely lose the respect of those who care about her. If she leaves him, she abandons the boy she considers the love of her ... more
  • Building A Monster

    by TJ Weeks
    Eight year old Rex is an average boy who is ridiculed and abused by his father and bullied at school. As Rex looks for ways to deal with all of his everyday emotions and monsters, can he find his hidden courage and bravery before it is too late? As his imagination and love for drawing intensifies, he builds his own monsters to fight the final battle and let his courage and bravery stand up against these monsters and build a new beginning!


    "I won’t kill,” Valentin Schmitz repeated. “I won’t be haunted by a killing.” 
    “Your enemy is skilled to kill,” said Chief. “You may have to kill to live.” 
    In Green-Eyed Europe, the third entry in the Shelby’s Creek series, pacifist Iowan farmer Valentin Schmitz, struggles with his new role as a French partisan and his desire to return to his beloved farm. 
    Will he use his military skills, vital to... more



    "Agent-in-Place, the second entry in Mark Matthiessen's Shelby’s Creek series, continues the tale of Valentin Schmitz, pacifist Iowan farmer, as he infiltrates Nazi-occupied Paris to search for the only family he has left, his grandparents, who he hopes are alive and hiding somewhere in the city. Valentin, fluent in French and a great lover of the history and culture of Paris, has made a deal with the American OSS and the British SOE to act as one of their men on the ground ass... more


    Valentin Schmitz loves Shelby's Creek, a 160-acre Iowa farm that represents not only third-generation family posterity, but seems as close as he can get to being with his beloved late parents and grandparents, whose farm-life memories remain with him deeply every day. Then, one day, he receives a letter postmarked in "England” with no return address. He suspects whom it’s from and suspects that its contents may call him away from Shelby’s Creek, possibly forever… Days pass before he opens it. ... more
  • You and I and Someone Else

    by Anna Schachner