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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Journey (Northwest Passage Book 2)

    by John A. Heldt
    Seattle, 2010. When her entrepreneur husband dies in an accident, Michelle Preston Richardson, 48, finds herself childless and directionless. She yearns for the simpler days of her youth, before she followed her high school sweetheart down a road that led to limitless riches but little fulfillment, and jumps at a chance to reconnect with her past at a class reunion. But when Michelle returns to Unionville, Oregon, and joins three classmates on a spur-of-the-moment tour of an abandoned mansion, s... more
  • The Mine (Northwest Passage Book 1)

    by John A. Heldt
    In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can't use, money he can't spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailbla... more
  • The Star

    by Michele Breza

    "Journey with this tiny star as it seeks its purpose in the Milky Way Galaxy and discovers that it is destined to participate in a wonderful Christmas event."

    Vivid illustrations complement this spectacular and unique re-telling of the birth of Baby Jesus.

    SILVER MEDAL WINNER in 2016 Illumination Awards!

  • Alabama Stories

    by John Isaac Jones
    Alabama Stories is a collection of short works lifted from the life of native son William Vernon “Billy” Johnson. Haunting, harrowing and gloriously-moving, these stories represent an intense examination of Billy’s childhood and young adult years in the Cotton State. Meet the colorful characters Billy knew during his Alabama years. There was Boone, the tight-lipped, physically and emotionally crippled farmer who had a psychotic love for his invalid wife. You will never forget Annie, the lone... more
  • From Above and Below (The Stories of M.E.) (Volume 1)

    by Justin Judkins
    Not wanting to share the garden they have each unknowingly worked on , Mason and Elliott split up to go it alone,only to discover that working together is much better than working separately.
  • Myths and Rhymes

    by William Poe
    Myths and Rhymes is a collection of poems based on thoughts jotted down in drug rehab. The recovery process included writing, which I used to explore my fears, tragedies, hopes and fantasies. It became imperative for me to sort out what I believed about God, spirituality, and to weave the truths of science into a personal cosmology. In addition to that, I needed to come to terms with being a gay man. The journey that led to drug addiction began in my late teens as an idealist young man who g... more
  • Simple Simon

    by William Poe
    Simon Powell is a young gay man in rehab who is urged by his counselor to write in order to learn who he truly is as a person and become a complete individual worthy of love. In his disturbing recollection of innocence lost, Simon leads an alienated, withdrawn life because of his homosexuality. Following his troubling early childhood, Simon depicts everything from his artistic talents to his parental neglect and near suicide. After falling into drugs and religion, Simon’s story takes him from th... more
  • Simon Says

    by William Poe
    Simon Says tells the story of a gay man who escapes the cult of Reverend Sun Myung Moon after ten years and becomes a successful movie distributor in Hollywood. But the deep self-loathing that brought him to the Reverend Moon's congregation leads him down a dark path of drugs and broken relationships until one final, traumatic moment defines whether he will live or die. A profound journey of self-discovery and acceptance, William Poe's debut novel is a probing look into the darker reaches of th... more
  • The Novice Master

    by Kathy Cecala
    In this coming-of-age tale, naïve college student Evan boards at Professor Barlowe’s house, and unwittingly plays ‘novice,’ to former monk Barlowe’s ‘abbot’, a role-playing complicated when both men pursue the same woman—Barlowe’s assistant and Evan’s instructor, Persephone. Eventually, their roles blur and dissolve, ending in a bond that transforms both men.
  • The Bridge Under the Mire: Moon Island

    by Gao Ying
    Abby is a girl who grew up on an isolated Island with a boy she would one day marry. When outsiders move to the Island from a big mainland city, she endures the cruelty of rumors and libel spread about her before finding herself in a losing contest over her husband. Now she must struggle to regain a normal life on the island.
  • Bridges to Survival: Non-Stop Action Behind Enemy Lines in World War II

    by J.A. Stallings
    As the novel begins, Harry Rossi is a naive teenager with a Quaker background, seeking adventure. Trained for the OSS, he becomes a member of the Margot team and enters Italy by submarine on the Adriatic, south of Venice, behind emery lines. The team's mission is stop the flow of German troops and materials pouring into Italy by destroying the bridges crossing the Adige River around Verona and destroy the tunnels leading from the Brenner Pass. Working with the Italian Resistance, Harry meets ... more
  • Throwing Stones

    by Robin Reardon
    Something is drawing seventeen-year-old Jesse Bryce toward the community of Pagans who live in "the village," just outside his rural Oklahoma town. Maybe it's that he has a crush on Griffin Holyoke, a tall, dark-haired boy with a tree tattooed all up his back. Or maybe it's that the Pagans accept Jesse for who he is, unlike his family—or his church, where he hears that being gay is a sin. After a man from the village is murdered while trying to prevent an assault on a girl from the town, Jess... more
  • Educating Simon

    by Robin Reardon
    Everything sixteen-year-old Simon Fitzroy-Hunt loves in is in England. There’s his school, his boyfriend, his cat, and especially Oxford University, which Simon plans to attend just as his beloved late father planned. But all of Simon’s certainties come crashing down when his mother remarries and drags him to Boston with her. Furious and unforgiving, Simon finds plenty to resent in America. His stepsister is overindulged by her father and struggling with Asperger syndrome. And Simon’s school ... more
  • The Evolution of Ethan Poe

    by Robin Reardon
    Ethan Poe, sixteen and gay, struggles for balance while his life conspires to pull him in many different directions. His parents are divorcing; his older brother Kyle is damaging his right hand in the name of purity; his best friend is a Jesus freak who prays for him to be straight; he’s desperate to get his driver’s licnese, but he can’t seem to get enough supervised driving time. He’s just starting to see light in the form of Max Modine, a boy he wants to know much better than he does, when hi... more
  • FINDING MYA

    by Kimberley Koz
    Eight-year-old Mya has a magical relationship with her grandma’s foster kitten, Herman. They can talk to each other. Not with words. With tickle thoughts! They plan to live Happily Ever After together. Then the worst happens. Mya’s vacation ends and Herman is given to a woman whose dog treats cats like chew toys. He escapes danger, but the road to finding Mya is scary and tough. She promised to leave picture-maps along the way to her home. All Herman has to do is follow them, and he will live Ha... more
  • The Prelapsarians

    by John Gaiserich
    Twenty-five years after Yellowstone erupts, a handful of humans struggle to survive in the ruins of their shattered civilization. Among them is Ciarán Ó Corraidhín, an aging American mercenary trapped in the Caucasus. When he meets Ani Ohanyan, a beautiful young woman smuggling Mamikonium, the lone drug that allows humanity to breathe the ash-filled air, Ciarán finds himself questioning all that he knows and believes.

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