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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Madness of Grief

    by Panayotis Cacoyannis

    July 1969. While men are walking on the moon, life in London for sixteen-year-old Jane takes unexpected turns. On the point of falling in love with her best friend Karl, she discovers that there's more to her father's spectacular girlfriend than at first meets the eye. In the sweltering heat of a fast-moving evening, other revelations quickly follow – reconciling Jane with her father but also reopening wounds from the past, laying bare raw emotions kept suppressed for too l... more

  • The Warramunga's War

    by Greg Kater
    The Warramunga’s War is a sweeping narrative of the friendship that forms between a young Australian army officer, Jamie Munro, and an educated half-caste Warramunga aboriginal NCO, Jack ‘Jacko’ O’Brien, during the Syrian campaign against the Vichy French in World War II. Jacko rescues a wounded Jamie after which they are conscripted in Cairo by MI6. Here, Jamie and Jacko learn about the seamy side of war in counterespionage as they track down German spies. The principal fictional characters int... more
  • A Time to Wean

    by marlene susan
    A Time to Wean is a picture book for babies and toddlers who are weaning from nursing. Follow favorite animals as they too grow, discover new things and nurse less, all with the comfort and reassurance that hugs and love from mama never change.
  • The Smallest Thing

    by Lisa Manterfield
    The very last thing 17-year-old Emmott Syddall wants is to turn out like her dad. She’s descended from ten generations who never left their dull English village, and there’s no way she’s going to waste a perfectly good life that way. She’s moving to London and she swears she is never coming back. But when the unexplained deaths of her neighbors force the government to quarantine the village, Em learns what it truly means to be trapped. Now, she must choose. Will she pursue her desire for fre... more
  • Ice Escape

    by Beatrice Hale
    ICE ESCAPE - adventure story for 8-12 year olds. .It’s 1932, the Age of Flight, and twelve year old American boy, John, is flying around the world in a plane piloted by his father. They want to be the first family to fly around the world. They reach Greenland, where a seabird flies into one engine and the plane is forced down onto an iceberg. Help is slow in coming. They are in danger of freezing to death. Wolves are howling in the distance. But they are rescued by a fishing vessel, the L... more
  • Born This Way

    by Tammy Ferebee
    Being yourself should never come at this price. Joseph is the son anyone would wish to have—anyone except his pastor father, that is. Joseph is gay, and where he comes from, his sexual orientation makes him a pariah. Tormented by the incorrigible denizens of his unprogressive Southern town, Joseph finds himself desperate for support from other members of the LGBT community. He turns to the internet with the hope of finding it, and, unexpectedly, Joseph finds more. Bruce. An unlikely virtua... more
  • Cries of Redemption

    by Kaya Omodele
    Cries of Redemption is a powerful compilation of stories, creative non-fiction, commentary and poetry curated from the widely-read Caribbean-themed blog, The Abeng and My Conscious Pen. Here is a selection of writing that paints a vivid mural of the human condition, with all its resilient tones, in pursuit of freedom, purpose, love and truth, set within the milieu of the Black Experience.
  • Blackbeard: The Birth of America

    by Samuel Marquis
    “Blackbeard: The Birth Of America” is the true story of Edward ache—former British Navy seaman and notorious privateer-turned-pirate, who lorded over the Atlantic seaboard and Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. A Robin-Hood-like American patriot and the most famous freebooter of all time, Blackbeard was illegally hunted down by Virginia Governor Alexander Spotswood, the British Crown’s man in Williamsburg obsessed with his capture. Based on reliable historical records and the latest res... more
  • Dear Mr. Albert, ...It's Me, Prince!

    by Sophie Paris and Sabrina Sage Ginsburg


    Have you ever wondered what your dog would say, if he could speak? Well… think no longer!

    "PRINCE THE DOG" is no normal dog.  He has had some crazy life adventures and wants to tell you all about them. His life began in a doggy-training program. He was training to help disabled veterans. But then he became very sick and never saw his trainer Mr. Albert again. Prince knew Mr. Albert wanted to hear from him, so he started writing him letters. Prince writ... more

  • A Town Called Wonderful, Part 1 of 4: from Book 1 of The Underlands Series

    by Michael Lacey

    The Underlands Series, Part 1 of Book 1

    What if the lands of legend and myth did exist? Cities of gold, fountains of youth, and lost worlds of wonder! Turns out, they do exist . . . as Underlands.

    A Town Called Wonderful, Part 1 of 4

    Thomas and Emily head out with two things in mind: getting to know one another better and learning more about the disappearance of Thomas's long-lost parents. By following a map from Thomas's father, they find a legendary underland, a wo... more

  • A Town Called Wonderful, Part 2 of 4: from Book 1 of The Underlands Series

    by Michael Lacey

    **This is Part 2 of Book 1 of The Underlands Series**

    What if lands of legend and myth did exist? Cities of gold, fountains of youth, and lost worlds of wonder! Turns out, they do exist . . . as Underlands.

    As Thomas and Emily follow the stranger out of Wonderful, the young couple finds as many questions as answers as he leads them to a beautiful Refuge. They learn some of the amazing history of the underland called Terra Viva and the terrifying truth that escape is impossible . .... more

  • An African Sunset

    by Auwalu Abdulazeez
    Mustapha is a young lawyer, funny, witty and sarcastic who found love, lost it and went in search of it in Muslim Northern Nigeria in traditional and urban settings.
  • Son of The Tank Man

    by Winfred Wong
    Ashton, son of The Tank Man, and his sister were forced to move to the Port in 1989. He was contented with his life in the Port, but everything changed on that day when he was deprived of the right to vote against the dissolution of the government, a plebiscite initiated by a group of people who called themselves freedom-pursuers. His grudge against those freedom-pursuers, who he deemed as a bunch of hypocrites, prompted him to leave the country and start a new life in the place where he was ... more
  • Bocas

    by Thomas M. Barron
    I thought I’d finally escaped Shawna by picking up this easy bartending gig in Bocas del Toro, Panama. With an extra $400/month to edit an online love column keeping me afloat, I spend my days swimming and sinking beers with my roommate PJ. Does the occasional female tourist ever sleep over? Sure. But that’s nothing compared to PJ’s scorecard. He should be registered with the Center for Disease Control. Warm water, cold beers and no Shawna—life couldn’t be better on the island. Until we take a l... more
  • Catcher's Keeper

    by JD Spero
    What if Holden Caulfield were around when John Lennon was shot? It's 1979 and Holden Caulfield, at nearly forty, has yet to heal from his childhood trauma. When his older brother stumbles upon Holden's teenage "journal," he believes it will save his struggling writing career. That journal becomes "The Catcher in the Rye" -- published secretly under the brother's name. A stinging sibling rivalry ensues. When Holden fights to win back his authorship, he stumbles into his number one fan: Mark Davi... more