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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Through Grandma's Eyes

    by J.E. Smythe
    LaCrae James is 19 years old, head strong and talented. She dreams of becoming a top dancer and will stop at nothing to make it happen. After meeting a man who promises to make her dreams come true, LaCrae decides to take the chance of a lifetime. She rebels against her mother and heads to New York City. When Mae Dupuy's granddaughter shows up unannounced on the steps of her brownstone in Harlem, Mae opens her home to her. Mae knows all too well the price a young, ambitious girl like LaCrae c... more
  • Good Dogs, Great Listeners

    by Renata Bowers
    Charlotte loves dogs, especially her loving and loyal dog, Lily. And she loves adventure, especially with Lily and her Litter of six stuffed dogs in tow. But, she doesn't love to read. Charlotte has a pesky habit of abandoning a book in favor of a distraction. Paired with her dogs and her bold imagination, that distraction has a way of turning into a grand adventure. But when Lily gets hurt on one of their adventures, Charlotte relies on her imagination and her heart to find a way to lov... more
  • Frieda B. and the Zillabeast

    by Renata Bowers
    Frieda B. loves books. So much so that she often becomes part of them; the words spring up under her feet and the pictures and characters become a world she’s able to walk right into. Frieda B. and the Zillabeast begins with just such an adventure. Frieda and Zilla enter a marvelous storyworld of classic fairytales. Yet with each turn of the page, Zilla grows bigger, bristlier, and growlier – until a hair-raising encounter with Little Red Riding Hood puts everyone on edge. What turned him into a... more
  • Frieda B. Meets the Man in the Moon

    by Renata Bowers
    What do we do when we’ve done something wrong – even innocently so? This is the question explored in Frieda B. Meets the Man in the Moon. At the outset of the story, fueled by Frieda B.’s limitless imagination, Frieda and Zilla take a trip to the moon “to see what it’s like where the rockets and astronauts go.” But when her bed crash-lands and hurts the Man in the Moon, how does she respond? A fun yet tender story of adventure, friendship and making amends, Man in the Moon encourages us to see t... more
  • Frieda B. Herself

    by Renata Bowers
    Red-headed, bare-footed Frieda B. is the world’s biggest dreamer. With a limitless and colorful imagination, she fully believes she is free to be anyone, anywhere she dreams she can be. But when Frieda suddenly loses her dreams one night, how will she recover? The answer will provide inspiration and encouragement to children of all ages, to always believe in your own big dreams – and the very important, one-of-a-kind story you carry inside.
  • The Vance Legacy

    by F. Haywood Glenn

    This is an unforgettable story of a family destroyed by secrets and lies. The story details the consequences that ensue when a thirty-year-old lie comes to light, revealing a dangerous family secret. This is an American story which moves from the bigotry of class separation in old Philadelphia society to the violent dogma of a southern tobacco plantation. The story is woven around a powerful southern family whose tyrannical patriarch refuses to right the wrongs committed during his lifetime o... more

  • Frieda B. and the Finkledee Ink

    by Renata Bowers
    When a traveling salesman comes to town selling Finkledee Ink, Frieda B. scrapes together every last penny to purchase a jar for herself. Her hope and belief is that this one jar of ink magically will make her a great writer (a deep longing she holds in her heart). But can a jar of ink truly hold the key to her dream? And if so, what happens to that dream when the jar of ink shatters? (Gasp!) Does her dream shatter, too? Frieda B. and the Finkledee Ink is a story to help children of all ages ... more
  • Fraternity of Fractures

    by mark pannebecker
    Set in the blighted city of St. Louis in the ‘80s, Fraternity of Fractures is a love triangle played out in an urban setting full of nocturnal adventures, danger, sex, and drugs, with all the players fractured in their own way. Justin Sunder is a master cat burglar who is in love with his best friend Phoenix, but his romantic love is unrequited. Phoenix is a streetwise beauty enthralled by Justin’s elegance and is excited by his lifestyle, and their friendship is an important and deep bond to ... more
  • The Giant Who Loved the Moon: A Collection of Balinese Folk Tales

    by Martini Fisher
    "The Giant Who Loved the Moon" is a small collection of nine traditional folk stories from Bali, Indonesia. It moves through people rich and poor, deities as well as animals, revealing glimpses of their strengths and weaknesses through short stories. The stories include the kind little giant, the five lazy brothers and the silly rich man.
  • Nancy: The Special Operations Executive Chronicles 1

    by Nigel Watson
    Nancy Wake: Journalist, Wife, Society Lady, Enigma and Special Operations Executive Secret Agent in World War 2. Nancy Wake was born a New Zealander, raised an Australian became a citizen of France and then the United Kingdom, throughout all of that she remained the arch nemesis of Nazi Germany. Nancy was no ordinary citizen under the Vichy Regime in France. Using her various identities she was ferrying downed airmen and other oppressed people down her escape line to freedom. Hundreds of p... more
  • Voyagers into the Unknown

    by Ruchira Khanna
    In the historic Indian town of Agra, you can find a very unusual tour company, which is owned by a charming young man named Raj. Although Raj's official job is to show off the historical landmarks of Agra, including the legendary Taj-Mahal, his true mission is to heal the souls of his broken "birds," as he affectionately refers to his tour participants. His business operates purely upon word-of-mouth referrals, ensuring that all of his tour members arrive in Agra with their hearts in their hands... more
  • Seeing Past Sickness

    by Anya Kagan
    Seeing Past Sickness is the inaugural publication of Scripting Change, a community writing project that aims to make a positive social difference. All of the work required to bring together this anthology was volunteered, and 100% of Scripting Change's proceeds will be donated to our inaugural recipient: the MSTR Scholarship Foundation, which provides financial support for students pursuing an education, despite the difficulties and costs associated with chronic illness.
  • Looking For: Intimate Confessions from People Wanting Sex, Love, Friendship, or Something Else

    by Lindsay C. Lightfoot
    This experimental, short collection explores the diversity of human sexuality through the voices of numerous characters who describe their fantasies, desires, experiences, and wishes. The in-depth, first person accounts read like honest dating profiles. You will hear from a millionaire, an executive, a new age healer, a player, a bisexual woman, a gay man, a divorcee, a dreamer, and several broken-hearted lovers in search of ultimate pleasure and life changing sexual experiences. The characters ... more
  • Diamond in the Ruff

    by B.R. Tracey
    A large explosion tore through the boat; igniting the fuel and setting it alight. Nothing could have been done to save the two unfortunate people who were on board and everything sank without a trace. The world renowned Staveley Diamonds have been stolen in an ingenious robbery and, MI6’s top canine agent Max 001 has been assigned to find them. But will Bella’s new found fame help or hinder him in getting back the rare gems?
  • A Day in the Park - Ryan Hutton's Prehistoric Adventure

    by Matt Weiss
    Discovery takes many shapes, and for 13-year-old Ryan Hutton it happens by falling flat on his face. During an expedition into the woods near his house Ryan and his friends Jay and Casey stumble over a discovery none of them saw coming. Fueled by curiosity, what starts as a walk through the woods ends up challenging how they think about their town and what it was like thousands of years ago. Will their adventure lead them to extra credit at school, or will it...change the world? Based on a true ... more

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