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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Dear Inmate

    by Lisa Boyle
    Massachusetts, 1854. The anti-foreigner American Party, better known as the “Know-Nothings,” take power throughout the state. The city of Lowell elects Leonard Ward, a member of the party, as its mayor. Suddenly the “Know-Nothings” are everywhere. And they’re going after the Irish. Rosaleen is ready to fight back. Emboldened by strange conspiracies about the Catholic Church, violent mobs and corrupt government officials are making life nearly unbearable for her people. Lowell’s newly formed... more
  • The Adventures of Peyton and Myown

    by Alicia Greene
    The imagination of a child is endless. Go with Peyton as she explores the world through her imagination with her stuffed lamb Myown. Peyton discovers animals, colors, shapes, letters and more. Keep reading to find out where Peyton will take you next!
  • Ruby Ring

    by Gera Jones
    Ruby Ring (Book 3) Trading her simple homeless life—where no one knew she existed—for a normal life, Ruby discovers her identity as a central figure in Gunpowder, Kentucky and in its future. Key to continuing the bloodline and name of the founding ancestors, Ruby immerses herself in her new life with husband, Derek, and baby boy, Claudius. She comes to realize she leads the rising generation charged with continuing the heritage and unique nature of the Kentucky town. With a world pandemic desce... more
  • Dashboard Lights

    by Gera Jones
    Dashboard Lights (Book 2) Having recently left her homeless, nomadic life behind, Ruby adjusts to her new life as a “real” person in the unique town of Gunpowder, Kentucky. Although she now has a legal identity, the mystery of who she really is remains. Who is her mother? Who are her biological people? As Ruby continues to seek answers, happily awaiting her marriage to her beloved Derek, a dark secret from her past threatens to upend her new life and the future she is working so fervently to b... more
  • Painted Windows

    by Gera Jones
    Painted Windows (Book 1) is a charming story about a teenage girl, Ruby, who is trapped in a homeless, nomadic life. The first novel in a series of three in The Gunpowder Series, Painted Windows lands Ruby in yet another random town—Gunpowder, Kentucky. To the real world, Ruby does not exist. Undocumented, no last name, and recording her approximate age with slash marks on her forearm, Ruby survives only with what fits in her trusty backpack. She shelters in abandoned dwellings and outbuilding... more
  • The Bitch of Buchenwald: Her Tainted Legacy

    by Wendie Pecharsky and Jill Merzon
    Spanning six decades, this tense and riveting fact-based Jewish historical novel transports readers from the gates of Buchenwald to the streets of modern-day London, where the son of Ilse Koch, the notorious Bitch of Buchenwald, is planning an anti-government coup. But first, he must secure his sisters’ diaries, which hold the key to Ilse’s legacy: a fortune in looted Nazi gold.
  • Farida

    by Amal Ibrahim

    Kidnapping,murder,slavery and forced marriage. This heart-wrenching story will take you through a mosaic of middle eastern traditions and customs. Three generations of women will captivate with the intricacies of their lives in a small Lebanese village. This is the story of sisters Farida, who by circumstance is forced to marry a stranger to save herself and Aujene, who is forced to marry a man she despises. Their mother Tala, who roams the streets in search of her sanity and bears the b... more

  • Black Ink

    by Jabari Khalfani
    Black Ink is a poetry book that encapsulates the experience of the poet, a black man, from adolescents to manhood. It gives insight into the heartache of mistakes and loss of a young man trying to find his way in a world that rejects him. It shares the wisdom of a father to his children, as well as celebrates the beauty of women and black love all while understanding his value in a world that tries to tell him he has none. It is truly one of a kind.
  • Westbound

    by K. Patrick Conner
    Retired newspaper editor Elliott Madison has written a book about his great-grandfather's harrowing journey around Cape Horn and his great-grandmother's tragic journey west on the California Trail, the homestead they developed into a prosperous ranch in Northern California. But Madison's life is turned upside down when a woman from New York City flies out to San Francisco and tells him that she believes a distant relative, a former Civil War infantryman named Benjamin Harrigan, and his great-gra... more
  • The Seven-Day Resurrection

    by Chevron Ross
    A failed novelist awakens one morning to find that his mother has come back to life, seven years after her funeral.
  • Pay Me to Do Nothing!

    by Otto Bocktopus
    You probably never met anyone who thinks like Otto – laugh your way to a new life perspective! People always told Otto that working hard would lead to being more successful and that being more successful would lead to being happy. But that wasn't true. Shake your head at his antics, giggle at his tales, and come away with a whole new perspective on companies and work and laziness and happiness. --- At his first job, Otto Bocktopus busted ass and made $3.35/hour. Last year, like most ... more
  • Janya Bharata: The War

    by Manu Nellutla
    Read through an exciting rollercoaster journey of a commoner, his family and his tribe during the times of Kurukshetra war. A never before seen perspective of the epic Mahabharata, through the lens of common people. This story is not about the Pandavas and Kauravas. This story is about a common man, his family and his tribe. Janya Bharata is a commoner's epic. Ever since the Kalingas invited them to participate in a training camp up north of the Vindhyas, the Ustrakarnikas were worried about ... more
  • The Ascenders Return To Grace Book 1

    by Monty Clayton Ritchings
    Mankind is in a flux. We are evolving, but not in pace with the needs of the Universe. As we move deeper into the cusp of the transition from Pisces to Aquarius, mankind needs to evolve more deeply and more quickly on all levels. Introducing a new species of human being, Homo Integratis. They look and act just like Homo Sapiens except their male and female aspects are complete, have different personalities and can express physically as they choose. The trick is for them to learn to cooperate an... more
  • The Things We Bring To The Table

    by Rod Palmer
    Lucretia became the Cinderella of Charleston’s elite by marrying the charming Russ Rutledge, but Cree’s blue-collar upbringing wouldn’t let her bask in a life of ease. She heads a reputable nonprofit that facilitates lucrative connections for Russ. Now as her marriage begins to unravel Cree mourns the life that could’ve been had she followed her passion, instead of spending so much energy proving her worth in the marriage. Teetering along depression, suddenly she finds herself staring down a Pan... more
  • Lyle's Christmas

    by Kimberly Vincent- Hampton
    Join Lyle, the mouse, in his adventure on Christmas Eve as he prepares to fall into a Christmas slumber. Lyle experiences the magic of the Christmas holiday while impatiently waiting for Santa Claus. Little does Lyle known that he will get to meet Santa Claus in the light of the fireplace. May the Magic of Christmas remain in our hearts and the twinkles remain ageless. This story is inspired by the curiosity, adventure, and innocence of my five children, who will forever be my little children w... more
  • Paris in Ruins: A Novel of Passion and the French Resistance

    by D. Manning Richards
    Intent on enjoying life in spite of the German occupation of Paris during WWII, a spirited French woman lives an elite cultural life with an aristocrat German colonel. When her charismatic first love seduces her to spy for the Resistance, she risks her life while choosing between the two men. The story is based on true events in their actual settings and inspired by public figures who courageously fought the battle to save Paris from ruin, following Hitler’s order to destroy the city.

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