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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • For Two Cents, I'll Go With You

    by Marcia Maxwell

    In the spring of 1917, Walter “Pat” Lusk is lonely and bored.  Sitting at his desk shuffling papers, he dreams of glory as World War I rages across Europe.  Frustrated, he thinks the closest he’ll ever get to the war is rereading newspaper reports of heroic soldiers in desperate combat until one day his friend Aubrey arrives, gleefully announcing that the United States has declared war on Germany!  That very day Pat abandons his job and enlists in the Army, de... more

  • Magi's Christmas: Everyone's Journey Goes Through Christmas

    by Noel Thornley

    The clock is ticking as the World’s two greatest empires, Parthia and Rome, stand at the brink of war. Parthia has just sent the Magi, their kingmakers, to Jerusalem to find the King of Kings. At the nexus of all this is Mary’s son, Jesus. Magi’s Christmas explores every person’s journey, through Christmas, to the Son of God. From meager souls to the mighty and powerful. Everyone must make their journey through Christmas… Everyone.

  • The Plot: A Kentucky Civil War Novel

    by Ed Ford
    “The Plot” is a Civil War tale of historical fiction, much of it based on what actually happened in Central Kentucky during the 1860s conflict. It begins with a flashback by Clay McDowell, U.S. Marshal for Kentucky’s Eastern District, who’s plagued by a continuing dream about the War Between the States. The dream revolves around a Southern plot to capture President Abraham Lincoln or a member of his family in an effort to bring a negotiated end to the war. Along the way, McDowell goes against... more
  • Irene in College

    by Lori Goldson

    Book 1 of the "Life and Times" Series offers a self-reflective point of view as Irene Jimenez navigates her way through young adulthood. While the story comes with plenty of sarcasm, raunchiness and humorous undertone, it is the sincere hope that all readers--from the junior high school student to the grandmother of college graduates--will be able to read Irene's story and reflect on the times in their lives where they were scared, lost, and confused. 
    Hopefully Irene's story will bring ... more

  • five weeks to jamaica

    by doug oudin
    Summary; When four friends discovered a 'luxury' five-week cruise to Jamaica for a mere five hundred dollars, they considered the offer too good to pass up. On first sight of the 'luxury yacht', their expectations diminished to the point where they questioned the logic of continuing the voyage. Larry, always the optimist, persuaded Kurt, Madison, and Marcos to stick it out. Their adventure turned into much more than they could have imagined, and ultimately changed their lives forever. ... more
  • In Absence of Fear

    by Celeste Chaney
    After years of terrorist attacks, murders and kidnappings, citizens of the State vote to enact the Protector Program. A predictive policing system, it signals the dawn of the New Era. Passive iD chips are implanted in every citizen's wrist, providing convenience and protection.The chips enable users to unlock homes, start cars, transact in stores, and monitor their health. They also collect data. Specially designed risk prediction algorithms parse and analyze user data to predict individual l... more
  • The Retro Man

    by Amit Pandey
    “Taciturn, loner and honestly quite a bore...Neel lived with his clichéd views of life belonging to some bygone era when humility was a virtue, courage was unobtrusive, strength was courteous and movie heroes were well-dressed gentlemen.” The habitually reticent Neel is maneuvered into sharing the secrets of his queer yet happy existence with a friend who happens to be an antithesis of Neel’s idyllic views about life. Although the man can’t stand Neel’s idealistic, old-fashioned ways, he must... more
  • The Deja Vu Experiment: A Journey to the Outer Limits of the Mind

    by J. G. Renato
    What might John Galt have thought if he had left his followers in the valley of Colorado? Would he have continued to follow the idea that only the material mattered? Or, might he have undergone a philosophical revelation? In The Déjà Vu Experiment, J.G. Renato expounds upon this idea. The Déjà Vu Experiment is not a "story." It is, rather, a discussion of the little anomalies in life that may lead one to look at the world in a new way. These anomalies, these "gaps" were discovered and then exami... more
  • Copper and Stone

    by Bethany Snyder
    A snowy afternoon among friends. Parents-to-be, each with a different outlook on life. A bored high school student, looking for something better. Family secrets, finally and suddenly divulged. Copper and Stone is a collection of short stories that find truth and compassion in ordinary lives turned inside out - by accident, by fate, by design. These twelve tales of melancholy, trepidation, and woe share space with wry humor and keen observations of the human spirit. Hope is never far from the sur... more
  • Lord Esterleigh's Daughter

    by Kathy Fischer-Brown
    As a child, Anne Fairfield dreams of the father she never knew, the hero who died fighting the French and their Indian allies in a land across the sea. Her mother’s stories, and fantasies of her own devising, sustain and nurture her through a poor and lonely existence. Until one winter night, a strange man comes to call, and the life she has known comes crashing down like shattered glass. Forced to confront sordid truths, secrets and lies, the headstrong young woman begins to learn that, like... more
  • The Girl Who Lived with Rabbits

    by C C. Vaughan
    This is one of 6 You-Draw-It Books. Recommended by educators. The reader draws the pictures for the story. Book 1 of 2 You-Draw-It Books about Laura Lapin and her friend Rutherford Rabbit. Laura likes rabbits so much that she wants to live with them. She gets her chance one day while walking in the forest with her parents. Will she like living with rabbits. Is it more fun than living at home?
  • The Horse Knows the Way

    by C. C. Vaughan
    One of 6 You-Draw-It stories for readers to illustrate. Crasher the horse wants to help pull Santa's sleigh, but only reindeer are allowed. He tries to disguise himself as a reindeer, but he is still recognized as Crasher the horse. An opportunity seems to arise to pull Santa's sleigh, but only if the missing reindeer can't be found. Crasher knows where they are and that they are in danger. He must make a difficult decision. Recommended by educators, including for reluctant readers.
  • B Is For Bicycles

    by Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald
    Finally, a children’s book focused on the benefits of the cycling lifestyle: health, freedom, independence, self-reliance, self-confidence, and environmental stewardship. Everyone will fall in love with these two dogs, and their animal friends, as they fall in love with cycling, explore the alphabet, and learn what makes the bicycle so amazing. Illustrated children's hardcover.
  • From Me To You

    by Garry Berman

    This lighthearted coming-of-age story is placed against the backdrop of the Beatlemania era in the early and mid-1960s.

    It's the summer of 1963 when we first meet teenage pen pals Ricky Kramer (in New Jersey), and Maggie Carter (in Liverpool), who have been sharing their enthusiasm for the Beatles. Maggie has regaled Ricky with her stories of seeing the group often at the Cavern club, and has sent him the Beatles' early records, giving him a jump on the rest of America, before t... more

  • When Knight Falls

    by Kate Reigstad
    Desmond Delancey is a troubled actor who finally snaps one day and begins believing he really is a knight. He ventures forth in his misguided, bumbling way to right wrongs and restore chivalry. But trouble brews when his beloved "fair maiden" turns out to be a murderer...with plans of her own for the knight-errant. Tucked unobtrusively inside the book are dozens of hidden references to BBC's SHERLOCK, one of the inspirations behind WHEN KNIGHT FALLS.
  • Fast Forward

    by Kate Reigstad
    What if you skipped 26 years of your life? When the small plane she’s in crashes into the Mediterranean Sea, high school senior Natalie Raider disappears. Her friends and family assume she’s gone. Then she reappears, almost 30 years later...and she’s still somehow 17 years old. But the world has gone on without her, leaving her completely out of place and isolated. Gone is big hair that entraps low-flying bird species; gone are stirrup pants and The Smurfs; gone are Michael Jackson and int... more