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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Hey Ugly

    by Alicia J Turner
    Who is Ugly? Ugly never seemed to fit in. Ugly felt she was ugly, and because she believed it, it was true. One kind word changed everything, and Ugly realized she was Pretty all along.
  • A Bitter Pill to Swallow

    by Tiffany Gholar
    On the edge of the Chicago medical district, the Harrison School for Exceptional Youth looks like a castle in a snow globe. Janina has been there since she was ten years old, and now she’s fourteen. She feels so safe inside its walls that she’s afraid to leave. Devante’s parents bring him there after a tragedy leaves him depressed and suicidal. Even though he’s in a different place, he can’t escape the memories that come flooding back when he least expects them. Dr. Gail Thomas comes to ... more
  • Tainted Harvest

    by Nancy Smith
    Nancy Smith, asks the question “What if the colonists of Salem, Massachusetts experienced something that was real – just beyond their understanding?” This work of fiction explores the life of Tituba, a native of South America, through her known history and diverse cultural experiences culminating with her arrest and imprisonment in Salem as a witch. There are no witches in this novel and the only demons are the human ones.
  • All My Love, Detrick

    by Roberta Kagan

    "All My Love, Detrick," by Roberta Kagan (A Novel of the Holocaust) 

    Detrick, a German boy, was born with every quality that the Nazi's considered superior, this would ensure his future as a leader of Adolph Hitler’s coveted Aryan race. But on his 7th birthday, an unexpected event changed the course of his destiny forever. As the Nazis rose to power, Detrick was swept into a life filled with secrets, enemies, betrayals, alliances and danger at every turn. H... more

  • Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads

    by S. R. Mallery
    WHEN HISTORY, MYSTERY, ACTION, and ROMANCE ARE ALL ROLLED INTO ONE! These eleven short stories range from drug traffickers using hand-woven wallets, to a U.S. slave sewing freedom codes into her quilts; from a cruise ship murder mystery with a quilt instructor and a NYPD police detective, to a couple hiding Christian passports into a comforter in Nazi Germany; from an old Salem Witchcraft wedding quilt curse to a young seamstress in the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; from a 1980’s Ro... more
  • Maggie of the Marshes

    by Annie Daylon
    A traumatized young nun, Fiona O’Neill, is trying to decide if she should continue to pursue the religious life. When a mysterious old woman—Maggie O’Brien—appears at the convent door and tells Fiona to seek solutions in Heaven Cove, Fiona heeds the advice. With the guidance of the clairvoyant Maggie, and with assistance from the caring people of Heaven Cove, Fiona rebounds from trauma, learns the secret of her father’s childhood, and finds her true home. Set in 1960’s Newfoundland and overflo... more
  • Doggerland (Volume 1)

    by Ted Garvin
    Deccan had always wondered what had happened to his father. When he learns that he was killed by a neighboring tribe, he longs for revenge, even though it is forbidden by the rules of his tribe.
  • The Bad Girl

    by L. Donsky-Levine
    The Bad Girl is a gripping and gritty tale of lost souls living half-lives amidst the bustle of New York City in the 1970s as seen through the eyes of Riley Madison, a feisty, emotionally scarred woman who lives in an uncertain world where survival shares a place alongside the thin edge of violence, her cat, Samson, and the two equally-damaged men who dare to enter her isolated existence hoping to save her.
  • Finding Grace

    by PATRICIA DUNN-FIERSTEIN
    Charlie O’Brien is thirteen in 1960 when she discovers the aftermath of a violent crime in the forest outside of Norfolk Virginia. A stranger, Violet Marshall, happens upon the scene and offers help. In their efforts to track down the perpetrators and avenge the violence, they seal their friendship. Soon after, Charlie meets the rest of Vi’s family and learns of their mysteries and their secrets. In spite of the danger in their relationship, Charlie adores Vi and cannot abandon her. Through Char... more
  • City of Cats

    by Max Diksztejn

    It's 384 A.D., the dawn of the monotheistic state. City of Cats follows the tumultuous events of one decisive year in the life of Lupicinus, powerful advisor to the Pope, who lives a duplicitous life as a clandestine non-believer, and Saturnine, the unconverted wife of a Christian senator who secretly writes against the Church. Lupicinus and Saturnine are brought together and their lives changed forever by Kharapan, a Stoic philosopher from a remote land outside the Empire. Kharapan remai... more

  • Too Hot To Moo

    by Karyn Henwood

    Gracie the cow lives in a hot and steamy field. One particular day, when the heat has all but overwhelmed her, she notices activity close to the farmhouse beside her field. She slowly creeps closer to the fence to see what all the noise is about — oh my! A swimming pool is being installed! Gracie dreams of taking a dip in that cool water, and she’s driven crazy by the possibility of cooling down her hot, leathery skin. She eventually manages to take an udder flop right into the sp... more

  • Hotel No Tell

    by Daphne Uviller
    Now working as a junior detective with the New York City Special Investigations Commission, Zephyr Zuckerman’s gone incognito as a concierge to find out who laundered a hundred grand off the hotel books—and why. But the discovery of a prone, flush-faced guest gasping for air in room 502 only hints at the sinister goings-on inside this funky establishment. While the rapid response of the fire department leads to a sweaty date with a smooth-talking, rock-climbing rescue worker, Zephyr finds hersel... more
  • Super in the City

    by Daphne Uviller
    In a city brimming with opportunities for heroism, twenty-seven-year-old Zephyr Zuckerman has often fantasized about committing acts of bravery that would make front-page news. Now she may get her big break—though it may require plunging a few toilets. When the superintendent of her parents’ Greenwich Village brownstone is led away in handcuffs, unemployed Zephyr takes over his post and unleashes her inner sleuth: discovering titillating secrets about her tenants and realizing that her new reali... more
  • Lucky Punk

    by Slim Smith
    In this graphic novel, a rock’n’roll road trip on a half-baked quest turns sour when a love triangle forms and a friendship falls apart. It starts with a rushed journey from England to California in 1978 on a madcap mission. It ends with a car crash and a vanishing. The tale interweaves fact and fiction taking in music clubs, drugs, gangsters, Devo and Robert Crumb. The tale is told in a mash-up of visual styles, interweaving fact and fiction. Using appropriated imagery, much like the punk art ... more
  • A Superpower For Me

    by Mariana Llanos
    What happens when a young girl discovers her parents have a superpower? Wait! There's more: She'll have it too when she turns eighteen! But... what is this special power that will make her country and city a better place to live? Read this fun and imaginative story and guess what makes grownups super-special! A superpower for me is a book to talk about government and civics in the classroom or at home. A nonfiction section follows the story, with interesting facts about American government. Dari... more

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