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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A Very Personal Favor

    by R. M. Catton
    This story is that of the transcendent meaning of a little boy receiving for Christmas a wear-worn toy airplane of another era. It is Christmas Eve and Aaron Tannenbaum, the elderly president of Tannenbaum Toy Company, encounters a young mother and her two children, a nine year old girl and her younger brother, sitting alone at an air terminal. He learns that their soldier father has just shipped out for duty in the Middle East. Deeply touched by their plight which evokes painful memories of his... more
  • If a Very Important Person Invited you to Lunch

    by Staci Ericson
    What if a very important person invited you to lunch? How would you feel? What would you wear? Would you wash your hands and your face? What would you do with your hair? This story follows one boy’s hilarious adventures into the world of dining with VIPs. Through simple rhyme and picture, children will explore their internal motivation to use good manners. The story, while being entertaining, encourages children to draw their own conclusions and is meant to stimulate 
dialogue. The illu... more
  • A Dog for Leo

    by Kandi M Siegel
    This book is about a young boy named Leo who desperately wants a dog of his own. His parents don't think he is responsible enough to take care of one. Unfortunately he gets into some trouble at school which is going to be the turning point for him to prove to his parents that he can be responsible and hopefully be able to get a dog.
  • Weeds in Nana's Garden

    by Kathryn Harrison
    A young girl and her Nana hold a special bond that blooms in the surroundings of Nana’s magical garden. Then one day, the girl finds many weeds in the garden. She soon discovers that her beloved Nana has Alzheimer’s Disease; an illness that affects an adult brain with tangles that get in the way of thoughts, kind of like how weeds get in the way of flowers. As time passes, the weeds grow thicker and her Nana declines, but the girl accepts the difficult changes with love, and learns to take-over... more
  • A Slightly Tainted Hero

    by Graham Clews
    Dave Lockwood is an accountant. He just turned sixty and he’s feeling old—mainly in body rather than mind. Then there’s his office manager, Irene Blanchard. She’s about twenty years younger, about the age Dave’s mind seems to think it is as it valiantly labours to adjust to his ‘maturing’ body. Which is why he unwisely confronts a mugger while escorting Irene to an underground parking lot in downtown Edmonton. Oh and the mugger is armed. Blind panic follows as shots ring out and somehow D... more
  • Politically Detained

    by Graham Clews
    Across Canada people gripe about politicians, but never do anything about it. There’s a reason: they can’t. So why try? After all, how do you form a special interest group when you’re in the majority? How do you get the message to the elected if it costs votes? How do you fight apathy when so many people are too busy to care? The answer…you’ve gotta have a cause; you’ve gotta have a plan; and you’ve gotta have the right people. A disgruntled Minister of Finance, determined to step down in a r... more
  • Eleven Floors, Part I

    by Robert Lampros

    Eleven Floors, Part I is the story of a young man's first year at college after his father passed away. He struggles to succeed academically and socially, while maintaining faith in Jesus Christ, and adjusting to life in a new world. With help from God, from his friends, and from Lynn, the woman he falls in love with, Charles hopes to fulfill his destiny.