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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Lily's Story

    by Don Gutteridge
    Lily’s Story is a novel about a remarkable woman, born in the backwoods of Lambton County, Ontario in 1804. Lily’s struggle to survive and grow and discover her place in the scheme of things is complicated not only by the ordinary travail of pioneer living, but by the impact of historical events themselves: the railroads and their cutthroat competition, the Riel Rebellion, the First World War and the great influenza epidemic of 1918. During her long life Lily witnesses the birth of a nation and ... more
  • The Truth about Cows: a Polcastro Reader

    by Riya Anne Polcastro
    With everything from heart wrenching memoir to dark transgressive laughs and unexpected tales of noir, The Truth about Cows is a collection of shorts perfect for a quick read wherever you might need one. Check out a little crime fiction while waiting for the bus and get a preview of the next character to emerge from Riya Anne Polcastro's web in the Teeth tales. Keep a copy in the powder room and catch up on the latest Hollywood gossip in Zoey & Katy (it's shocking! but not in the way you expect)... more
  • The Magic of Esmerelda (Monday)

    by Khristin Wierman
    Meet Esmerelda!! She is a little girl who seems to conjure magic wherever she goes. Esmerelda’s magic is special, yet it is something we are all capable of creating – it’s simply kindness, compassion and the desire to help others. Through Esmerelda’s example, children learn how our everyday actions can have a profound impact on our friendships and the world around us. “Monday” is the first of the seven-part Esmerelda picture book series. On Monday, Esmerelda is able to practice kindness a... more
  • The Immigrant Princess

    by Variny Yim

    Sophea Lim is living the American dream as an aspiring executive producer at her local television station. But at the home she shares with her Cambodian mother and grandmother, her success is measured by how soon she can find a husband and how well she prepares a spring roll. While Sophea embraces her new life in America, her elders cling to memories of their old life in the Cambodian royal family. They continue to live in the shadow of the genocide that killed two million Cambodians, includi... more

  • The Dance of the Sea

    by Soosaiya Anthreas
    The Dance of the Sea is a tale of fisherfolk that live in an obscure coastal slum village situated in the southernmost tip of the Indian Subcontinent. It is the place where Sebastian becomes an engineer, rising up among the illiterate ruffian masses that have the nerves of steel and proclivity for ethnocentric violence. Sebastian deserts Gloria after their many trysts climax in a passionate lovemaking among the moonlit coconut grove where both lose their virginity. Gloria lives independently and... more
  • The Balladeer

    by Fred Calvert
    Kentucky Balladeer, Bobby Wayner, 50, had run away from home as a boy two days after his older brother, Eldon, died. After years at sea and more years locked up in Folsom Prison, he decides to do what he's always been afraid to do--return home to reconnect with his family. He also wants to solve the mystery of why his brother had been shot by a German immigrant. Many in the community had alleged the German was a Nazi, and that he had even murdered his own family. Bobby wants the truth. He also ... more
  • The Battle for Rainbow Forest

    by Ivy Valentine Pate

    There’s trouble in the Rainbow Forest! The evil dark wizard Fredrick has come up with a plan to stop Alfred from spreading the joys of the rainbow throughout the forest. Can Alfred and his companion, Thomas the Talking Cat stop Fredrick from stealing the magic wand and casting darkness everywhere before it’s too late?

    Good overcomes evil in this colorfully illustrated picture book that will guide children through an enchanting forest where two wizards, one goo... more

  • A Winter Holiday Anthology

    by A.A Schenna
    Enjoy these ten stories from a group of very talented authors. We celebrate the Winter Holidays around the world, brought to you by a multinational group of authors, with various traditions and one theme—joy and happiness.
  • Daughter of Destiny: Book 1 of Guinevere's Tale (Volume 1)

    by Nicole Evelina
    Before queenship and Camelot, Guinevere was a priestess of Avalon. She loved another before Arthur, a warrior who would one day betray her. In the war-torn world of late fifth century Britain, young Guinevere faces a choice: stay with her family to defend her home at Northgallis from the Irish, or go to Avalon to seek help for the horrific visions that haunt her. The Sight calls her to Avalon, where she meets Morgan, a woman of questionable parentage who is destined to become her rival. As Gu... more
  • Marry the Blue

    by Nancy Kern
    Dr. Molly O’Connor White, a young, smart and accomplished new mother, picks up a romance novel one day that turns her world upside down. The book: Anna’s Blue. How it changes her life: Molly knows, or thinks she knows, that she is the tragic heroine at the heart of the book. A go-getter and impulsive soul by nature, Molly boldly sets out on a cross-country search for the mysterious author with her toddler on her hip and her Polish cleaning woman as her unwitting copilot. As she travels south ... more
  • What She Knew

    by Nadine Galinsky Feldman
    Liz Nabor is a strong woman with a successful Wall Street career, using her brains and ambition to thrive in a male-dominated financial industry. When Bernie Madoff confesses to a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, however, Liz finds herself dragged into the scandal. As she struggles to clear her name, a family crisis on the West Coast threatens to derail her "perfect" life.
  • Evolution of a Revolution: Volume One

    by Conallan Power
    Raised in the Mississippi backwoods by his loving father, Andre Braden learns early on that the world can be cruel and unfair. This causes Andre to begin a journey for enlightenment, and he finds a world of contradiction.
  • Not Just Another Pretty Face

    by Louis Flint Ceci
    Twenty-three photos of male go-go dancers become the basis for stories, poems, essays, and drama by twenty-seven authors, revealing unexpected mysteries, romance, fantasy, and humor. Contributors include 2015 Sue Kaufman Prize winner Michael Carroll, 2013 Lambda Mid-Career author Trebor Healey, and Lammy winners Jeff Mann, David Pratt, and Jim Provenzano.
  • Observation Hill: A Novel of Class and Murder

    by Tim Jollymore
    Police Detective Paul Tuomi has his hands full: He has just been assigned the highest profile murder case of his career, is in the middle of investigating the strange death of a family member, and is about to cross the line on a long ago failed marriage. Paul’s love of his working-class beginnings—embodied his involvement with his high school sweetheart and her son—and bond with his private detective father who lives under the cloud of a 40 year-old bootlegging murder fray the ties he’s mad... more
  • The Last Casualty: A Modern Civil War Short Story

    by Brian Jaeger
    A high school senior on a class trip in Tennessee finds a flag from his home state that has been borrowed and never returned. While he's not generally the type, Ray Huebner channels Private Rice from the Battle of Perryville in order to recapture the flag for his home state of Wisconsin. The escape north involves meeting people and hearing opinions, some anticipated and some surprising, but all demonstrating that the war that tore America apart is not long forgotten.
  • Heartbreaker

    by Thomas Duffy
    Heartbreaker is the story of a down on her luck young woman named Amber. She comes to New York City and gets into more trouble than she ever imagined when she becomes an independent escort. When a client kidnaps her, she begins to value her life more than she realized she could. This is the story of Amber's journey to overcome her past and present on her quest for a better tomorrow.