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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Sea Whistle

    by Laurens van Veen
    About to turn sixteen, Nami revisits her only three birthdays that fell on February 29 – the leap day. Something happened on those days, of that she’s sure, but the memories are vague and her mom is weirdly evasive. Determined to find out the truth, Nami turns to the notebook of her grandmother, a Japanese ama diver. By acting out the ama routine at the local YMCA, Nami hopes to rekindle the memories that stir in her unconscious. But the main ama practice – the breathing of the sea whistle – is ... more
  • Inside of Me

    by Hazel McHaffie
    Victor Grayson adores his 8-year-old daughter, India, so why does he vanish leaving only a neatly folded pile of clothes on a windy beach? India is devastated and bargains with God: I’ll stop eating chocolate if you send my Daddy back to me. Now 15 and seriously anorexic, she’s convinced that she heard his voice on a crowded London station, and sets out to track him down. Isolated and overwhelmed, her mother, Tonya, succumbs to gnawing doubts about the man she thought she knew. Who exactly was h... more
  • County Line Road

    by Marie Etzler
    With no money for college, the possibility of a track scholarship is the one hope on the horizon for 17-year old Jimmy Bodine. All he wants is to run – away from the lies at home and towards his only chance of a life. When his manipulative stepmother sets him up to take the fall for a theft he did not commit, and his unyielding father does not believe him, Jimmy begins a search to clear his name. He discovers pieces of the past that could endanger more than just his future.
  • Taming Bad

    by Scarlet Darkwood
    Is biology a friend or foe? This question plagues Newton Grenfield daily. He believes that a man’s virility is the key to his masculinity, his identity. One man’s abundance is another’s curse. Newton discovers how cursed he really is when his libido refuses to shut down, spurring him on in the continual search for the right woman who will welcome his advances in the bedroom. Overeager attempts at finding love fall flat, earning him not only a cold shoulder from the ladies, but an angry father wh... more
  • Dance Of Desire

    by Scarlet Darkwood
    The House, a local asylum, harbors a dark secret, one that’s guarded with reverence and fierce protection. One side is for teaching select patients fine skills in ways of the flesh. Daren, an attendant at The House, breaks tradition by requesting to treat a patient from the other side, a world totally opposite his own. At nights, Serena thinks she’s alone, sneaking away to perform a steamy, unconventional dance routine in the moonlight; but Daren has been watching her with a lusty eye. Unwitting... more
  • Master Of The House

    by Scarlet Darkwood
    A rich lifestyle gives Willie the best of everything. Despite all the trappings of fine living that come with money, he finds himself at the crossroads of his life, forlorn and unsure of his future. His parents send him to The House, the local asylum, for help. What he thinks is treatment for his gloomy disposition turns out to be a series of unconventional lessons on sharpening his sensuality and honing his skills in the bedroom. When he returns home, he seeks out Louise, the one whom he’s deci... more
  • Mistress Of The House

    by Scarlet Darkwood
    Harry’s bedroom escapades are dead in the water. Thelma decides it’s time to take some initiative and add some spice to his life. While the order of the day for women is subservience and modesty, she’s having none of that nonsense. She decides it’s time to put her newly acquired amorous skills to use and show Harry the time of his life. Where did Thelma learn her skills? Hidden deep in the countryside, on the outskirts of town, The House isn’t a run-of-the mill asylum. It harbors one secret ... more
  • Pleasure House

    by Scarlet Darkwood
    Asylums are for the insane, a place where outcasts live and die, where rule-breakers are broken. Strange inhabitants live in secrecy behind locked doors. Lips never speak of what's seen or heard. Unlike the others, The House has one secret it shares with special occupants. Those admitted for transgressions of the flesh are embraced, their curiosity welcomed, their behaviors rewarded. Roles of domination and submission are taught with equal vigor, and those who leave emerge whole and stronger... more
  • The Dryden Arms (House of Despair, a Comedy) - ISBN-13: 978-1519463432

    by Johnny Allina
    Bored with his job as a copywriter at a major hotel chain and living in a noisy apartment in Hollywood teeming with would-be actors and unsavory characters, aspiring novelist Rupert is laid off and seizes the opportunity to move to a serene dwelling in order to live in the peace and quiet he needs to go on a Bukowski-like writing bender. Instead, he ends up at The Dryden Arms in Glendale, California, where he takes the job as Resident Manager and encounters, in an absurdist reality, tenants who ... more
  • Thirty-Seven:Four

    by Juana Chavez
    Facing the inevitability of a terminal diagnosis of one of their own, a group of friends accepts the Thirty-Seven: Four challenge to go after their heart's desires. Raquel wants to write a novel, and while she has the education, her past continually represses her dream. Laura wants to sing, but at fifty she fears she has waited too long. Jenna desires fame on the stage, or is it the adoration of men she truly seeks? Sydney is running out of time. She's spent her life serving others, but only wa... more
  • 123 Count With Me: Fun With Numbers and Animals

    by Sybrina Durant
    Learn to count from one to ten and back again with the help of cherubic children and cuddly animals.
  • The Packing House

    by G. Donald Cribbs
    When sixteen-year-old Joel Scrivener has a raging nightmare in study hall and someone records it on their phone, he awakens to a living nightmare where everyone knows the secret he's avoided for ten years. Reeling from a series of bullying incidents posted on YouTube and an ill-timed mid-year move, Joel takes to the woods, leaving the bullies and his broken home behind. However, life as a runaway isn’t easy. Joel finds it difficult to navigate break-ins, wrestle hallucinations, and elude capture... more
  • Kudzu For Christmas

    by Emilie Eklin Khair
    "Mom!" They shouted. "Did you hear that NOISE? Do you see that THING outside our window?" Fantastic leafy creatures hide in the trees, and it’s your job to spot them! The Kudzu game was created during a long drive to school, but now everyone wants to play. Join Sam and Andy and the rest of the gang as they search for cool creatures, friendly beasts, and even their favorite pets in the twisted Kudzu vines. And when winter weather takes the green away, maybe the crazy creatures YOU find ... more
  • Naomi's "American" Family

    by Mark Carp
    Joseph Moshev, a seventeen-year-old Russian-Jewish immigrant, comes to America alone in 1903, looking for streets paved with gold. Instead, he finds a hard life awaits him as he fights to survive and fulfill his ambition of being a "somebody." He has been preceded a decade before by his cousin Naomi Moshev, sixteen in 1903, who wants a career in show business. The journey of these to willful individuals is the grist of the novel, which takes place between 1903-1934 in an ever-changing America... more
  • Ella's Tummy: A Story of Understanding for All Ages

    by Rebecca Jane Weinstein
    Ella visits the park and meets a new boy. He yells. “You’re so fat!” Full of anger, no joy. His anger hurts Ella and makes her feel sad. She questions herself, “Is my fat tummy bad?” Ella's Tummy addresses teasing and bullying about weight during a time when the disdain for overweight seems ever-present, and eating disorders in children are rampant. It touches on parental support for building self-esteem and how others may project their bad feelings. Finally, it's about self-examination an... more
  • Wings of Wax

    by Apollo Papafrangou
    Aspiring illustrator Angelo Koutouvalis is known for his near-flawless sketches, yet he can’t seem to render the picture-perfect life he desires. At twenty-four, he lives at home with his loving yet overbearing mother and grandmother and struggles to meet women, all while relying on the often humorously ineffectual advice of his few friends and attempting to find a place for himself within the San Francisco Bay Area Greek community. Angelo believes the secret to gaining fulfillment lies in t... more