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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Point of the Spear

    by John J. McKeon
    “You think, if something is buried, you have to dig it up,” is the charge against Con Tully, a wealthy American who wants to build a performing arts center on a hillside overlooking a picturesque river. Something was buried on the site: Ancient human bones, whose discovery touches off a controversy. A Native American tribe wants to stop the dig, and a heavily armed neo-Nazi group occupies the site to assure it proceeds. An archaeology grad student with a harsh deadline takes on the excavatio... more
  • The Simpleton

    by Barbara Avon

    Jonathan Peters once held a prestigious position at Tribeck Advertising. He was well-loved in his neighbourhood. A newlywed, he and his beautiful wife Andrea, were looking forward to being parents. Now he lives a solitary life, and works in a flower shop. Now, they call him the "simpleton". It wasn't his fault, really. He found her in the bathtub. "An accident", they called it. Or was it? When the haunting begins to steal Jon's identity, he changes into a different... more

  • The Orchard Lover

    by Christianna McCausland
    Alden Forth was raised to believe she could never have true love. So each year, when the peaches ripen on her farm, she takes a lover, only to let him go after a few short weeks. That is until the summer she finds her simple way of life threatened as her grandfather, her last surviving relative, descends into dementia. The arrival of a revivalist minister further upsets the balance in Alden’s rural hometown, for the minister’s vehemence to save souls has no bounds. Quickly the town’s carefully c... more
  • Other Harbors

    by John J. McKeon
    In the winter of 1924-25, John Lynch, a Brooklyn electrician and bootlegger, loses his wife and youngest daughter in rapid succession, and, overwhelmed, places his four remaining daughters in St. Agatha’s Home in upstate New York. The oldest sister, Kathleen, tries to shepherd her sisters through years at St. Agatha’s, then gives up a religious vocation to marry an aspiring gangster—bargaining, in the process, for secure homes for the other girls. But the bargain soon goes awry, and the g... more
  • Tough Love

    by Aalia Lanius
    This is the journey of Aleyna, who is known for being a confident, smart and pretty brave considering her past battle with cancer. Aleyna hides from the world an unhealthy relationship with her less than faithful husband in order to maintain the picture perfect image and hopes for saving the marriage on life support. Then the phone call comes that the cancer she once beat has returned, this throws her into deeper conflict; her health or making others happy with a false image. This is a journe... more

    by Bruce K Beck
    Our narrator hopes to maintain his new relationship with the talented musician Bobby James, who is handsome, charming, and twenty years his senior. But then everything seems to change when they head off together to spend the entire summer of 1976 in the sexual candy store that was Provincetown, Massachusetts. In no time at all our narrator is greeted by a rival—the dangerous Jake Holman; a distraction—the charming John Alegria; an obsession—the handyman Heath Woodford; and enough new encounter... more
  • Why Can't Life Be Like Pizza?

    by Andy V. Roamer
    RV doesn't consider himself a typical 14-year-old. His parents are immigrants from Eastern Europe. He likes making up words. He worries too much about terrorists and other things. He doesn't particularly like music. And sexuality? He's wrestling with that, too. It's a lot to think about for a guy beginning his first year at a competitive Boston high school. He thinks life is getting easier when he starts going out with Carole. But things only get more complicated when RV develops a cru... more
  • Life in the Hollywood Lane

    by Ann Crawford
    Quirky, heart-opening, funny, poignant, up, down, and everywhere in between—that’s life and that’s Life in the Hollywood Lane. Trish, an LA actor, is bereft with guilt after her best friend commits suicide. Glamorous yet tough-as-nails Hollywood is Trish’s backdrop and a reflection of her life as she stumbles on through an actor’s life of casting calls and premieres, rejection and acceptance. Slowly Trish releases the idea of how her life should be and embraces the messy, flawed, yet stunnin... more
  • The Benghazi Affair

    by Steven E. Wilson
    Retired CIA case officer extraordinaire, Stone Waverly, is contentedly caring for his motherless children and teaching precocious middle schoolers, when out of the blue, duty calls once again. Within hours, he finds himself leading a team of covert operators in treacherous revolutionary Benghazi during the Arab Spring. Battling Gaddafi loyalists, and purportedly allied jihadists, he surreptitiously hunts for a terrifying weapon before it can be unleashed on the US homeland. Can he prevail where ... more
  • The Flying Rock

    by Robert Rush
    The Flying Rock Summary Sometimes, negative events can have a positive consequence. You never know for sure. That’s the larger message behind the thought-provoking children’s book The Flying Rock. When a group of children are mean to Billy and tell him he can’t play with them, he gets angry, throws a rock at the group, and hits one - Timmy - on the head. Afraid, Billy runs home and tells his grandfather, who admonishes him that violence never solves problems; it just creates more. When ... more
  • Man on the Floor!

    by Daniel L. Coberly
    Dan Coberly's debut novel is original, funny, entertaining, deep, and sad all at the same time. A wonderfully unique, page-turning mix of satire, serious social commentary, and witness to signs of his times, it's a must-read story that must be told. He'll grab your attention with vivid descriptions of life as a small boy of a military father and a French war bride trying to make sense out of a brave new world in post-WWII Munich and Verdun. He walks us through youthful enthusiasm while growi... more
  • The Gingerbread Train-Santa's Secret Gift

    by Ann Francesco
    One ordinary December day becomes a magical afternoon for young Matthew whose passion is watching trains from his dining room window. When his mother is not able to fulfill his request to make a gingerbread train , he gets a bigger surprise when he sees a small train covered in gingerbread and candy pass by his house. No one believes Matthew, nor sees the train. Is he imagining the train, or is it real? The magical train makes a few more appearances before disappearing. On Christmas day, Matthew... more
  • Not by the Book: The Pencil Pro

    by Roni Rosenthal
    Adam Schwartz is a motivated high school teacher bothered by the lack of his students' creative ideas in their attempt to write essays for their college applications. Together with his best friends, Drew, a twice-divorced attorney; Kenny, a senior trade consultant in a real-estate company; and his brother-in-law Rob, an IT guy turned stay-at-home-dad, he initiates The Pencil Pro, a program aimed at finding the next genius. Soon their Facebook page becomes a social-media hit with over 15,000 foll... more
  • Misfortune of Time: Druid's Brooch Series, 6

    by Christy Nicholas
    -- Time Doesn't Heal All Wounds -- In 11th century Ireland, Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest husband, Airtre. She wants to escape his physical abuse, but she must stay to protect their grandson, Maelan. Over many lifetimes, she has learned how to endure her own pain, but Maelan is young and vulnerable. When Airtre's paranoia and jealousy spiral out of control, Étaín has no choice but to escape in the night with little more than the clothing on her back, leaving... more
  • Misfortune of Song: Druid's Brooch Series: #5

    by Christy Nicholas
    ~ Even a soldier cannot fight love ~ In 12th century Ireland, all Maelan wants is to do his duty to his Chief and maintain his family’s good name. However, his granddaughter Orlagh, is hell bent on wreaking havoc, with no care for the consequences When Orlagh falls in love with an itinerant bard, Maelan must rule with an iron fist to keep her from running away. However, her rebellion against his strictures results in disaster and he almost loses her in the same way he lost his beloved wife... more
  • Misfortune of Vision: Druid's Brooch Series: #4

    by Christy Nicholas
    ~ Prophecy can be dangerous ~ In 12th century Ireland, Orlagh has been Seer to her king for forty years. He doesn’t want to hear her prophecies of war and destruction, and dismisses her efforts to warn him. Therefore, she is determined to fulfill her own quest: to find a worthy heir for her magical brooch. In the course of events, she must pass judgment on a thief, escape a Norman war camp, and battle wits with a Fae lord. She receives some prophecy of her own and enlists the help of a gri... more