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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 31, Three, 15

    by Wayne Anderson

    Consistent to his era of west coast camp logger, institutionalized to the monoculture from extended stays, timber faller Nils 'Nellie' Olson faced the reality he too had succumbed to the eventuality---warehoused between a younger, hippy influenced, ' Sixties' floatplane generation, and the fixed lifestyles of the traditional old school loggers, who had spiraled to lost souls, locked in a camp to skid row bar rotation. Conditioned to resist changed, a letter delivered on the ev... more

  • The Korean Word For Butterfly

    by Jamie Zerndt
    Set against the backdrop of the 2002 World Cup and rising anti-American sentiment due to a deadly accident involving two young Korean girls and a U.S. tank, The Korean Word For Butterfly is told from three alternating points-of-view: Billie, the young wanna-be poet looking for adventure with her boyfriend who soon finds herself questioning her decision to travel so far from the comforts of American life; Moon, the ex K-pop band manager who now works at the English school struggling to mainta... more
  • Goober and Muffin

    by Kelly Lenihan
    Goober and Muffin were the best of friends; no matter that Goober was a puppy and Muffin was a kitten. As Goober and Muffin grew up, their friends started complaining that it was not okay for them to be pals. Succumbing to peer pressure and going their separate ways seemed to be the only answer, even though Goober and Muffin were both miserable. One day, a calamitous misadventure reunites this unlikely twosome, reminding them what really matters. Turning their backs on prejudice once and for all... more
  • The Skipping Stone

    by Kelly Lenihan
    Sometimes, when we truly hope and dream and wish really hard for something, it will come true—the power of our imagination is a wondrous thing. If you’ve ever tossed a penny in the fountain or made a wish on the North Star, you know what I mean. There are so many ways to make a wish, and sometimes we will discover yet one more way from someone we meet along the way, like Nick in The Skipping Stone. Nick is an ordinary little boy fervently yearning for something extraordinary to happen. One day, ... more
  • Joachim's Magic

    by M. L. Stainer
    Elizabeth I’s Jewish metallurgist,Joachim Gans, faces danger from Indians and extreme prejudice from his fellow workers on the 1585 expedition to the New World. He antagonizes most except his young apprentice. Captured by the hostile Indian Chief, Pemisapan, Joachim must ultimately choose between saving the boy's life or sacrificing his deep beliefs.
  • ELORA, a Goddess

    by Anthony S. Maulucci
    Innocence, beauty, love, obsession, depravity, betrayal, murder . . .the gripping new novel by Anthony S. Maulucci has all of this and more in a naturalistic story of a beautiful young woman’s corruption at the hands of a predatory modeling agent and a vindictive magazine publisher in the decadent world of 1980s Manhattan.
  • Told from the Hips: Short Stories

    by Andrea Amosson

    Told from the Hips, by Andrea Amosson, is a collection of short stories that feature strong women and the strength they have within them to handle any challenging situation that comes their way. These women come from all over the world with a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles, but the one thing they all have in common is solid hips. Their stories are inscribed upon their skin with inks of sweat and blood, turning their bodies into the pages narrating their lives.

    The stories in Told... more

  • 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

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