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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Woven Tale Press Selected Works &The Empty Spaces Project Gallery Exhibit

    by Sandra Tyler
    The Woven Tale Press is an online literary and fine arts magazine, and this is the editors’ first printed edition of selected works. The intent of this selection is to represent the diversity of past contributors to the magazine–rather than the “best,” the eclectic. Monthly for their magazine, the Press editors seek to cull diverse talents from cyberspace, to highlight the story or poem otherwise buried in a blogger’s archive; the painting, sculpture or photograph from an artist’s site worthy of... more
  • A Visit from the Good Night Fairy

    by Renee Frances, B.S., B.Ed., M.A.
    This adorable bedtime story, beautifully illustrated and written in soothing verse, sets the stage for a good night's sleep by promoting a consistent bedtime routine, deep breathing, positive self-talk, and use of a nightlight. It also introduces the Good Night Fairy, who rewards a restless toddler for (finally) sleeping through the night on his own.
  • The Wall And The Abyss

    by J.M. Campos
    With subtleties of Dostoyevsky’s spiritual existentialism, touches of Kafkaesque narrative and voices that evoke Emerson’s Transcendentalism, "The Wall and the Abyss" is a transformative novel of a man who walks through India, Nepal and Southeast Asia in search of his wife. She talks to him through timely letters that she leaves on specific destinations, along the way. But she is never there, therefore he is forced to move to the next destination. He lives the paradox of search and find.... more
  • Spirit of the Wind

    by Yasmine Hamdi
    Unfamiliar animal tracks and strange nightly noises arouse suspicion at Shady Oaks, a seaside camp on Long Island. Campers become frightened as rumors of dangerous creatures spread. The camp begins to lose its prestige and receive closure threats. Twelve-year old Kyrah Willis is determined to solve the mystery. The camp guards won't help her, and seem to be hiding something they don't want the public to know. Why? With her fun-loving cousin Lynn, fiercely loyal dog Scampi and brave horse Comanch... more
  • The Last Hanging in Scots Bend

    by Jack Hammond Jr
    In the aftermath of the Civil War, a simmering rivalry between two families boils over as Stash Harris avenges his mother and father’s murder. The sentence is death by hanging. As the date approaches, Stash and the community contemplates the causes and aftermath of the murders. THE LAST HANGING IN SCOTS BEND opens with an incredibly evocative scene. Leland “Big Lee” Cason visits his family’s cemetery plots. As he talks to members of his family, he reflects on the events of 1898. Before leav... more
  • Things You Can Do

    by Daniel Burnette
    Things You Can Do is a novel that explores the struggles of a writer who has lost creative control over their content and the burden of producing content that sells rather than producing the content they want. The story is also an allegory of art and literature in a capitalist market place and how the relationship between censorship and art shapes the world around us.
  • The Last Kaurava a Novel

    by Kamesh Ramakrishna
    The Last Kaurava is not a re-telling of the Mahabharata – it is an entirely new work of fiction. Though it uses several characters from the Epic and mostly follows the story-line, there are events that never occur in the Mahabharata or vary greatly from the story as told in the Mahabharata. Reading The Last Kaurava requires that the reader be flexible and open-minded enough to let the story play out.    Two stories unfold in the book:  the first story explores the writing down of the Mahabhara... more
  • Catherine's Pascha

    by Charlotte Riggle

    Catherine loves hot dogs, chocolate cake, and her best friend, Elizabeth. Most of all, she loves Pascha! Pascha, the Orthodox Christian Easter, is celebrated in the middle of the night, with processions and candles and bells and singing. And Catherine insists that she's not a bit sleepy. Will she be able to stay awake all night? Will her little brother, Peter, wake up? Will their parents really let them play with burning candles at church and eat nothing but hot dogs and chocolate at the ... more

  • Once upon an Apple Martini

    by Kendal Taylor

    There’s nothing like a strong drink after a day of hard work. Calyssa is at her favorite bar in New York, drinking, because things aren’t going swimmingly for her. After landing a remunerative job at Shred Unread as a secretary, Calyssa was able to afford a one-bedroom apartment, and even purchased her first couch to prove to her mom she’s now an adult. If life is anything like gambling, this job is the equivalent of a royal flush. 

    However, there’s Babette,... more

  • OHM: A Novel of Resistance

    by Philip Deal

    Wonderful, beautiful, always liberating technology. Or maybe not. Set in California’s Silicon Valley, OHM follows the lives of famous inventors, powerful entrepreneurs, and three ordinary people as they search for meaning in a world of runaway technology and reckless ambition.

    OHM will have you asking one question over and over again. Did this really happen?

    • Did a Silicon Valley entrepreneur really drive his brand new car off the edge of a... more
  • The Launch

    by Mark Victor Young
    Watson Sinclair has only been in New York for a couple of hours and already he’s had a small accident in his car involving some distracting cleavage and an inconveniently-placed fruit stand. His best friend JC Dubois is a few blocks away kidnapping the editor of the Royal Features Syndicate. Watson has to pick them up and get back across the Canadian border safely with their prisoner. It didn’t have to be this way. Watson and JC always wanted to be cartoonists for the daily papers. Their dre... more
  • Sassafrass Jones & Her Forever Steiff Friends ABC's

    by Cathleen Smith-Bresciani;Rebekah Kaufman
    A delightful book featuring vintage Steiff animals to help children learn their ABCs! Sassafrass Jones & Her Forever Friends ABCs, uses bright colors, playful words, and bold images to help youngsters learn the alphabet in the most memorable way possible. Each letter comes to life through a charming photo, happy poem, and brief history of the Steiff animal illustrated. And, to give the lessons an international flavor, the name of each animal is provided in English, French, Spanish, German, Chin... more
  • The Gospel According to Yeshua's Cat

    by C. L. Francisco
    Mari is a cat surviving by her claws on the fringes of the Judean desert. Yeshua is a man with healing hands, seeking solitude in the wastes beyond Qumran. Their paths cross when Yeshua rescues her from wild dogs and carries her to safety in his arms. An extraordinary friendship grows up between them, and when he leaves the desert she rides with him, his closest companion, hidden in a sling beneath his robe. Mari tells Yeshua’s story from a cat’s eye-view—from hours spent curled against his hear... more
  • The Waiters-A stage play

    by J.A. Carter-Winward

    The Waiters is a play that explores what happens when three couples attempt to take love off-line. Carter-Winward's play delves into technology's impact on our notions of romance and fidelity, across generations and across technological platforms. This short, three-act play tells three different stories with one common theme: how do we connect?

    In Little Black Facebook, a young woman tries to connect with her boyfriend, but between texts, social media and conflicting expectation... more

  • TDTM (Talk Dirty to Me)

    by J.A. Carter-Winward
    Chelsea's having a bad day. Her mom blew up (long story), her husband left her for another man (long story), she lost her job and apartment (another long story), and the long and short of it is-she is out of options. But her estranged dead mother left her a way out, a way out of all of it. All she has to do is do the one thing she refuses to do: take over the family business. What is the family business? Sex, sex, and more sex. So what's the big deal? Chelsea doesn't like sex. Or people. Or thin... more
  • The Rub: A Novel

    by J.A. Carter-Winward
    Nominee for the Utah Humanities Council Book of the Year for 2012-13 Two fifteen year-old girls. One suicide pact. One girl survives. Four years later, the surviving girl's mother and the dead girl's father begin an affair, shattering the lives of all involved--each of them suffering, each of them carrying their own brand of grief and denial, culpability and survival. But not everything is as it seems. As the two families hurdle toward an inevitable revelation from that night four years ago, no ... more

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