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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Mumbai Mornings

    by P.A.Chawla
    In this interconnected collection, an Indian-American woman visits her mother in Mumbai and hears family stories. When Saya, long settled in New Jersey, comes home to Mumbai, seeing extended family and listening to them talk about old times is an essential part of the visit. Each story gets a chapter, as in “Cardamom,” about Hero Harish, a cousin on Saya’s father’s side who came to Mumbai to break into Bollywood films and somehow got a screen test: “He had to lend expression to the word cardamom... more
  • The Shenanigans of Time

    by P.A. Chawla
    The Shenanigans of Time is an absorbing, vivid collection of interlocking stories. P. A. Chawla, reveals myriad emotions - the turmoil and transcendence of childhood, parenthood, sex and love – that shape immigrant lives. Whether it is the motelier Deven Shah and his deep seated desire to be embraced as the quintessential local only to be regarded as a foreigner by his own child, or Saya Sharma who fades in and out of her suburban life like a migratory bird, or the visiting Feroz grasping for... more
  • The Sock Princess

    by Julie Thorpe
    Mornings can be a difficult time of day when you're a sock princess, feeling very lump and bump in your socks. Emily struggles to get her socks just right. "Her mom watched as Emily reached up inside, Turned her socks inside-out, and then she replied, 'My socks are all lumpy and bumpy in there, I don't like the feeling inside of this pair.'"
  • Uneven Odds

    by Caylen D. Smith
    The battle may be over, but the journey is yet to end. A few months have passed since Aly received news she has an estranged half-sister, Samantha. After the attempted overthrow of Aly’s homeland, Republic City, she believes danger still lurks. This realization sends her in search of Samantha to warn and prevent her from falling victim to their family’s enemies. Aly gathers her most trusted companions to take on her quest. Along the way, she faces dire situations and learns, when you gain someth... more
  • Redneck

    by Clayton Williamson

    Reggie Dunn doesn't believe in God anymore. He isn't angry or anything, as he's a young, married guitarist from Tennessee with a penchant for profanity. However, he hides this change from his beloved songwriter wife, who's rooted in Southern religion and wants nothing to do with non-believers.

    But as they close in on music stardom alongside a charming stranger, Reggie's new truth longs to come out, and he'll have to fight through a hurricane of hypocrisy and publ... more

  • Living Colorful Beauty

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    At the opening of Living Colorful Beauty, the reader is presented with two protagonists. There’s Ben, the narrator of the preface, who relates the story of the awful sex education classes he sat through in middle school and of his subsequent discovery of his father’s collection of pornography; and then there’s Georgie, a sexual submissive with a foot fetish, who is obsessed with his beautiful and manipulative next-door neighbor Claudia. As the story progresses, however, it becomes clear that Geo... more
  • Shred of Evidence

    by Leah Rae Lambert
    SHRED OF EVIDENCE follows a bereaved wife’s search as she seeks the truth about her husband’s suicide. Inspired by true events and victims’ testimony, the story reveals the shocking details of the CIA’s secret MKUltra program of mind control experiments that endangered and destroyed the lives of unsuspecting citizens.
  • April Snow

    by Lynn Steward
    Dana McGarry, newly separated from her cheating husband is laser-focused on her new job as a buyer at B. Altman, a leading New York City department store of the 1970s. But to achieve success, she must free herself from more than a bad marriage. She must prove to overly-protective family and friends that she can make it on her own and shake up the status quo at the store when her bold new ideas hit a brick wall. No stranger to innovation and risk, Dana is determined to stand her ground. She move... more
  • Killing Abel/Fratricide

    by M. Tieman

    A Biblical Thriller. From the Beginning the details behind the known events come alive with the author's vision of how it likely went down. True to the Word, in the context of a loving Father, the events that led to the events that we know happened. A book written by a father for and about being a father. Perfect for Fathers day!

    At a little more than 90,000 words, a quick read with lexical density from 30s to mid 50s and Fog index between 7 and 10, simple yet persuasive.

    Killing ... more

  • Mommy, What Is Eggcology?

    by Alice Hutchison
    In this beautiful picture book filled with flora and fauna from around the world, Emily mishears the word ecology as eggcology. Join her as she describes to her Mommy the eggs and animals she believes help to explain eggcology.
  • A Kind of Mad Courage: Short Stories About Mothers, (S)mothers & Others

    by Sheryn MacMunn
    Nineteen authors from around the world were given six weeks or less to produce “a story involving a mother somehow.” The result is a gorgeously eclectic collection of tales that will make you laugh, cry, and truly appreciate the “mad courage” of motherhood.
  • CJ's New Basketball

    by Ivy Valentine Pate
    CJ gets his very first basketball from Dad on Sunday, but can’t go to a real basketball court until the following Saturday. He decides to practice inside the house until he can get to the court. Can CJ stay out of trouble at home for a whole week until the big day? CJ’s New Basketball uses funny, mischievous antics to teach children the days of the week and accountability for their actions. Colorful pictures illustrated by popular children’s artist Chris Padovano bring to life CJ’s exciting w... more
  • The X Factor: Confessions of a naive fashion model

    by Ivan Sivec
    It takes three mistakes to be swallowed up and spat out by the fashion industry. You trust the wrong people. You think you know everything there is to know about life. You take drugs. The almost 18-year-old Maja is a regular high-school kid, who at the threshold of adulthood thinks she knows everything there is to know about life. As she enters the world of fashion modelling she gets completely enchanted. However, the more her career thrives she’s less able to see the danger lur... more
  • Toto's Tale and True Chronicle of Oz

    by Sylvia Patience
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum. Many other Oz books followed, as well as the famous 1939 movie. Not until now, however, does Toto tell the story, as he remembers it. In Toto’s Tale, we read his version of the beloved adventures. Toto tells how he first found Dorothy when she arrived in Kansas on an orphan train and how they were both adopted by Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. In the end, he says, the silver shoes (not ruby slippers as in the movie) weren’t lost in the d... more
  • The Magnificent Land of the Multi-Colored Horses

    by Patti Barry

    "A long, long time ago, there was a faraway land." 

    So begins the engaging and thoughtful story of mythical and vibrant friends, who happen to be horses. 

    "The horses called this magical land their own. They played in the grass, ate the sweet, colored flowers, and drank the cool, refreshing water. 

    No one knows why, but the strangest thing began to happen in this magical land. 

    Some say it began with the pink horse... more

  • The Seed of Joy

    by William Amos

    Peace Corps volunteers are supposed to work hard, avoid romantic entanglements, and stay away from popular uprisings. Paul Harkin got one right.
    In 1979, South Korea has serious problems. North Korea is looking for an excuse to attack. A dictatorial president is in power. There’s political chaos within the South Korean government. University students are growing restless, itching for a fight.
    Into this hornet’s nest comes Paul Harkin, a naive American midwesterner. A new... more

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