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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Being a Captain is Hard Work: A Captain No Beard Story (Volume 10)

    by Carole P. Roman
    Captain No Beard is determined to travel to Dew Rite Volcano. He won't listen when Mongo predicts a storm or Linus indicates they are headed in the wrong direction. He insists Polly cook in the galley even though the seas are getting rough. What's a crew to do with a stubborn, know-it-all captain? Will they convince the captain he is barreling headlong into danger, or will Captain No Beard jeopardize both his safety and the crew’s with his single-minded determination to go where he wants?
  • Cur Vitae: The Collected Writings of Talrich deYorkshire

    by Talrich deYorkshire
    This is a 466 pg collection of eight short stories and one novella, and was written by a Yorkshire terrier--me. This is a breezy read with a little bit of anything and everything that any canine, or even human, reader could want. The 135 pg novella is a story about the circle of fate, I guess you'd say, is titled, Impacts and Collisions, and is set in the Arizona desert, near Berringer Meteor Crater. There's also a gripping courtroom drama, told by the seeing-eye dog of the defendant's father,... more
  • Maid of Baikal: A Novel of the Russian Civil War

    by Preston Fleming
    What if a Siberian Joan of Arc had rescued the White Armies at a critical point of the Russian Civil War in 1919? MAID OF BAIKAL offers an alternative outcome to that war through the intervention of Zhanna Dorokhina, a young woman from the shores of Siberia’s Lake Baikal. Like the historical Maid of Orleans in medieval France, better known as Joan of Arc, Zhanna displays a charisma and military prowess that win her command of an army to defend her homeland against the Bolshevik Terror. ... more
  • 9781976138133

    by John J. Quick

    A racial divide threatens to split apart a small southern town in 1967: a white child disappears, a community market burns to the ground, and a young black man stands accused of both crimes. When an elderly grandmother attempts to hide an old family secret, she unwittingly pushes her grandchildren into the middle of a dark tale of violence, deception, prejudice, and redemption, as Boo Radley's shadow appears in the less innocent 60s. This latest novel in the series is the author's tri... more

  • 9781541374331

    by John J. Quick
    This short novel involves two of the rascals who decide to visit a nearby grave site at sundown. They soon discover they are not the only visitors there. Thrust into a mysterious world, they are held spellbound, underground, by a perfect stranger names Frank. The story recounts those unforgettable hours during the summer of '65.
  • Wildflowers

    by Delores Lowe Friedman
    We assume that our closest friends will be around forever. Sometimes we let years pass without checking in, confident that our paths will cross eventually and that the connection we once had will still be there. However, life doesn’t always work like that.When Camille Warren finds out that her old friend Jewel has died, she can’t help but relive the past. Camille, Jewel, and Saundra were once very close—from childhood all the way through college in New York City—but then they drifted apart, and ... more
  • 9781530562022

    by John J. Quick
    What happens when six inquisitive children, living in a small southern town during the early 60s, become ensnared in a life or death mystery, a mystery which spans many years? The rascals are forced to confront fear, hate, death, and forgiveness.
  • 9781518794032

    by John J. Quick

    This is a short novel filled with the laughter and loss shared by a tightly knit group of six children while growing up on the streets of a small southern town in 1962. A coming of age narrative of an unforgettable summer interwoven with both humor and violence and a mystery which never ends. (An edited version of this novel comprises Part1 of the next full-length novel in the series,The Neighbor We Never Knew).

  • Joyful Trouble: Based on the True Story of a Dog Enlisted in the Royal Navy

    by Patricia Furstenberg
    When a Great Dane arrives in a Navy base nobody expects him to win everybody’s hearts, although breaking some rules along the way. It is Parade Day, a very special day to remember a very special Royal Navy South Atlantic Ordinary Seaman. The parade was in honor and in memory of Joyful Trouble, a kind dog and an Ordinary Seaman, a Great Dane with a purpose. Ana and her younger brother, Tommy, are excited about the parade, but more than anything they want to hear the story about Joyful Trouble b... more
  • Separate and Parallel

    by Beverly Park Williams
    It was the roaring twenties in Cincinnati, Ohio, and women were quickly opening new doors for themselves and seizing every opportunity for advancement. Here, in a city that was changing on a daily basis, Clarissa Doppler fell in love with Sam Disser. Clarissa never had a real childhood. She was forced into a life of servitude instead. To her, Sam represented an opportunity for a real home. Little did she know that Sam’s conniving parents had no plans to make her a part of their household. They k... more
  • The Digusting Adventures of Bugaboo and Buzz Buzz: Into the Toilet of Doom

    by Alan Tom
    Bugaboo and Buzz, two outdoor fly brothers, are sick of living outdoors. They decide to move their gig indoors and get wrapped up in a bunch of disgusting adventures and ultimately end up in a toilet. Watch these two disgusting flies wreak havoc like a boss and escape from the toilet of doom!
  • The Foundation of Heaven

    by David Carter
    The Foundation of Heaven is a historical fictional work about the fall of the Aztec Empire (old Mexico). Using his familiar style of mixing historical narrative with literary fiction, author D.H.C. Carter takes us into the world of the early 16th century and shows the collision of cultures that takes place between the old world and the new. Historic figures such as Cortez and Montezuma are brought into focus and their relationship is explored. Once again, Carter uses fictional characters to b... more
  • Paint It Black

    by David Carter
    Paint it Black is a historical fictional account of the Vietnam war during the year 1968 from the Black perspective. In his well known style of mixing fiction with literary narrative, Carter takes the reader into the world of the Black soldier as he fights for his country and self during a year that defined American modern history.
  • The Learning Curve

    by David Carter
    The Learning Curve is a fictional story of a young man growing up dealing with a mental illness. Set in the late 80s and early 90s, it is a coming of age story. The main characters', Boyd Jenkins', life is interrupted just as he begins to learn what life is all about. In an instant he goes from partying, social B-boy to homeless vagrant. As his friends and family try to reel him in, he learns about the world of psychiatry and what it means to be a patient in the system. In a frantic attempt... more
  • Bronze

    by B B Shepherd
    In many ways, Allison Anderson is like most girls. In others, she's very different. The differences aren't immediately obvious but have caused misunderstandings and avoidance from others in the past. Starting high school in a new town, she expects the same experiences—until she meets the Calderas. David Caldera, charismatic son of a local rancher, adopts Allison into his social circle. He and other new friends introduce her to their world of horses and extreme sports. Along with a lost horse ... more
  • Choke Hold: An Eli Wolff Thriller

    by Gerald Everett Jones
    A man murdered in his own home for dissing the cops - Cynical personal-injury attorney Eli Wolff rediscovers his idealism for simple justice when he sues the city for the wrongful death of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of two police officers. Hank Ellis was killed in his own home, choked to death, after the angry officers stormed in without a warrant, anxious to teach him a lesson for dissing them in front of his neighbors.