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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life

    by BS Murthy
    This fascinating saga of life exemplifies the material raise and moral fall of Gautam and Sneha and also the poignant end of the latter and the spiritual rise of the former that is after the fall. Besides, this piquant story depicts the tragic life of their son Suresh Prabhu and his eventual redemption through love for and of Vidya. Book One, Artha and Kama, is about conflict and resolution arising out of ambition and achievement, intrigue and betrayal, compulsion and compromise, sleaze and s... more
  • Glaring Shadow - A stream of consciousness novel

    by BS Murthy
    Glaring Shadow in a stream of consciousness mode is the self-account of the life and times of a man, who liquidates his immense wealth only to consign it to the flames. The agony and ecstasy of his life as he makes it big in our materialistic world and the way he loses his soul in the bargain, only to regain it when tragedy strikes him makes one ponder over the meaning of success in life - He had the soul of our times, and is the namesake of many. He tamed success by the scruff of its neck, on... more
  • Crossing the Mirage - Passing through youth

    by BS Murthy
    If passing through youth was like crossing the mirage of life for Chandra and Nithya, it proved to be chasing the mirage of love for Sathya and Prema though for plain Vasavi, Chandra's pitiable sibling, it was the end of the road. As life brings Chandra, who suffers from an inferiority complex for his perceived ugliness, and Nithya, who was bogged down being jilted by Vasu, together, they script their fate of fulfillment. And as poetic justice would have it, Sathya, who caused Prema's heart bu... more
  • Time Trials

    by Terry Lee
    Time…those sequential relations to any other, as past, present, or future. None of the Bad-Ass Girls are girls anymore, not since their freshman year in college when the eight of them formed a most unlikely bond. Diverse in personalities, the Bad-Ass Girls continue their on again-off again friendship during stages of growth spanning forty-plus years. Time Trials depicts how close friends can help each other navigate through the most catastrophic life events, accomplishments, and disappointments,... more
  • Into the Blue Somewhere

    by CATHERINE BECKER REYNOLDS
    Two new friends, two scary visions, a ghost in the kitchen, a whap in the head, and 12-year-old Victory lifts off into The Blue Somewhere on the adventure of his life. He wants answers to his deepest questions--does the soul live on after death like I've been told? Is God really alive somewhere, paying attention? Do other universes exist? And Victory's most practical questions of all--where's my grandpa's lost Purple Heart? Who's this guy bossing me around like an army sergeant? And most distre... more
  • My Name Is Hardly-Book Two of the My Temporary Life Trilogy

    by Martin Crosbie
    A beautiful girl is missing and may not want to be found, A soldier on his last and most important mission, A vow made to a dying friend. Gerald "Hardly" McDougall is a forgotten man. He's abused, bullied, and left behind. The only escape left is to join the British Army. At first, he's a reluctant soldier. Then, everything changes when tensions in Northern Ireland escalate and the Army need a man with a particular set of characteristics. Hardly's assignment takes him into the heart of t... more
  • My Temporary Life: Book One of the My Temporary Life Trilogy

    by Martin Crosbie
    Malcolm Wilson learns that everything is always temporary. Growing up, he'sraised by a promiscuous mother who can't stay out of trouble, his best friendis a thirteen-year-old alcoholic, and the masters at his tough Scottish schoolare always raising their canes in his direction. When he becomes an adult, heescapes, and chooses the safe route, watching the world from a distance.Everything changes the day he meets the beautiful, alluring, green-eyedHeather, and when he learns of Heather's own abusi... more
  • How to Look Happy

    by Stacey Wiedower
    Jen Dawson is an interior designer at the top of her game, with a job at the South’s hottest design firm and a fiancé who’s on the short list of the city’s most eligible catches. But her perfectly designed plans for her life fall apart when her prima donna boss screws her over and her fiancé dumps her on the same day. What’s a self-respecting Southern girl to do? …is what she should have asked. Instead, she drowns her troubles in cocktails and then adds trouble of her own by “drunkbooking” a ... more
  • The Lost Revolution

    by Tom Ulicny
    In 1881, an old diary is found on the shelves of an antiquities shop in Victorian London. Hired to translate it from its original French is Julian North, a young file clerk for the London Times. He spends weeks poring over the brittle pages, uncovering the story of an ill-fated idealist, an epic sea battle, and an abandoned army lost in the Egyptian desert. But, hidden within a puzzling code, the diary holds secrets. A mysterious visitor and a night of violence soon reveal just how dangerous the... more
  • 23 Degrees South: A Tropical Tale of Changing Whether...

    by Neal Rabin
    23 Degrees South follows two 23 year-old childhood pals, Hart and Simon, on a twisting and unexpected adventure of force-fed self-discovery. The story departs from the tennis courts of Southern California traveling to the back streets of Sao Paulo, through the treacherous jungles of Brazil, then back again. Meet an eclectic collection of characters, including a Capoeira Master, a Jesuit Priest, and a geriatric Nazi, who all weave their way in, out, and around the path of our two heroes.
  • Jump

    by Michel Sauret

    Christopher took his first leap of faith at the age of five. He jumped off the tree in his backyard, right into his father’s arms. It was only the first branch up, but his father ruffled his hair, held him tight and said he had the faith of a boy twice his age. Each year on his birthday, Christopher takes another jump. Each time, a little higher up that tree. Lands safely, and he might earn God’s pleasure. But one year, Christopher breaks his leg, and suddenly it’s his little sister who seems... more

  • Andrew Murray Destined to Win

    by Olea Nel

    A true story of battles, blessings, betrayal, and breakthrough

    Twenty-two year old Andrew Murray has just completed his first year of ministry to over 20,000 Boers beyond the borders of the Cape. With new-found confidence, he soon finds himself acting in a statesman-like capacity on behalf of both Boer and Brit. But with every victory gained, he finds himself not only showered with accolades and blessings, but also having to battle outbreaks of self and pride that he is unable to conque... more

  • Alexander's Sleepover Adventure

    by Celine Meyong Krishack
    During a sleepover at Alexander’s house, Troy and Alexander are awakened by an unsuspected guest who asks the boys to help save his planet from an angry villain. Eagerly the boys accept the mission and find themselves in a wild adventure that will have you wondering if the quest was real or just a dream.
  • Alexander, What Are You?

    by Celine Meyong Krishack
    Alexander is a seven-year-old boy who is teased at school for being different. He soon realizes that different means he is multiracial. He learns that he is unique and wonderfully made by God and that he should not let anyone make him feel bad about being multiracial. This children's book will help to reinforce a child's self-image, sense of importance, and individuality regardless of their circumstances.
  • Life Poetry

    by C. M. Krishack
    Broken, from life's abuse. Saddened by life's disappointments. Lifted by the courage of a new day. A need for peace, warmth and stability. A hope for Life. Follow the journey as it takes you through the ups and downs and the unexpected with tantalizing poetry about the meaning of life, insights on life, and inspiration of life. A powerful collection of poems about Life, Love and Faith!
  • President Blog

    by Doug Magee
    An anonymous blogger wins the Iowa and New Hampshire Democratic primaries, despite the fact that no one knows who he or she is. Needless to say, the country goes nuts. Gary King, whose tongue-in-cheek essay set off the whole viral write-in campaign for the blogger, Common 2 Cents, becomes a very reluctant media sensation. Meanwhile, Gary's good friend Ginny Evans thinks she's on the trail of the real Common 2 Cents. A political satire with heart, President Blog asks large questions about small m... more

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