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    by CSP McNulty
    On May 5, 1945, in the final hours of WWII, Captain Will Connelly, veteran of the furious Battle of Bastogne, leads his infantry column through the gates of a Nazi prison camp in Upper Austria and discovers a circus of horrors. Unbeknownst to Will or his stunned troops, the camp, Konzentrationslager Mauthausen, operated the last functioning gas chamber of the Holocaust. Traumatized by the gruesome discoveries at Mauthausen, Will joins the U.S. Third Army War Crimes Unit, stationed Dachau. His... more
  • Mister Big

    by Harvey Havel

    In this novel, DeShawn Biggs is as formidable as his name suggests. At 6-feet-5-inches and 300 pounds, DeShawn seems headed for the NFL. Indeed, a football career is regarded as an inevitability for the young man in his native Albany, New York. DeShawn eventually gets his shot at the big leagues, but his trusting nature and penchant for making bad decisions dog him throughout his career. Each time, the stakes get higher. DeShawn has always been a pawn in a game controlled by other people, but... more

  • Airport Novella

    by Tom Comitta

    Airport Novella is a literary supercut, collecting the most common gestures in airport novels. Its four chapters are each dedicated to a particular gesture: nodding, shrugging, odd looks and gasps. Fragments from blockbuster novels like Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series nod along beside lesser known works like Trump Tower: A Novel, commissioned by Trump himself and written bestselling author Jeffrey Robinson.

    Drawing from the literary collag... more

  • My First Ten Days in Heaven

    by Robert Brown
    Michael Greyson woke one morning feeling better than he had in years. Turns out he felt so good because he had died the day before. The plus side of being dead was he made it to Heaven. The potential downside was he didn’t believe in Heaven, or God. With help from his guide Pete, Mike explores the meaning of life and death. In addition to adventures such as scaling Mount Everest, Mike met Einstein and Freud, his parents when they were children, and the woman who invented the wheel. He entered th... more
  • Wilber's Scary Day!

    by Collette Dahl Lorentzen
    A delightful story about a happy puppy that loves to play, but sometimes his nose gets him into trouble. Wilber learns a valuable lesson.
  • Happyland: A Fairy Tale in Two Parts

    by Tesfahiwet "Tes" Mekonnen
    Would you like to court me to Happyland?" Prince Gobbledygook asks Lily Marshmallow and himself. Therein the journey begins to find Happyland. Follow him as he tries to define happiness with a little help from his friends, Big Wig Sophisticated Pig, Brutus Beaujolais and Cornelius Wordbook, a book-for-a-head English gentleman. Prince Gobbledygook duels, loses his ladylove, regains his original name and gains a friendship that will last forfourforevers. Will they make it to Happyland?
  • Left Cross Right Cross

    by G. Chip Greene

    "Left Cross Right Cross" explores the early life of Jesus of Nazareth. He develops an unshakeable relationship with childhood friends Cris and Daani. Ultimately the friends separate as teens and their lives take divergent paths. Jesus retreats to the wilderness and defines his Godly heritage and undeniable mission. His friends stray from their families and traditions and find intrigue, heartache and trouble in the dark Philistine city of Ashod. The providence of YHWH reunites the tr... more

  • ISBN: 978-1-5320-1479-6

    by Marc Kaplan
    Three young adult outcasts converge on Skagway, Alaska in 1897 hoping that the Klondike Gold Rush will transform their lives. A disillusioned Jared Monroe rebels against the life chosen for him by his father and leaves Yale Divinity School for home in the Mid West. But his family violently casts him out. So he embarks on a journey with his semi-feral dog to regain his idealism in the West. Maggie Saunders, a high-class prostitute in St. Louis, acts in self-defense against a cruel customer only t... more
  • Always Here

    by S.L. Mauldin
    Miranda is an awkward teen, who dreams of musical theater stardom and following some encouragement from her eccentric best friend Christian, she decides to audition for their school's upcoming performance. It comes as no surprise when she is beat out by the most popular girl in school. All is not lost however since Miranda is selected to understudy the girl whom everyone views as perfect. Perfect looks, perfect money, and the perfect boyfriend. Even her younger brother's goofy best friend fa... more
  • Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words (Stories Without Words Book 1)

    by Karl Beckstrand
    (Arctic Humor, sports) “Kids will delight” – Natasha Yim. The adventures of a polar bear who hitches a ride to Antarctica. He’s never seen penguins before; to him they look like something fun to play with. Children (ages 2 – 6) love to make up stories to go with clever pictures created by Ashley Sanborn (The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga). Cement vocabulary by describing the action. Snow story by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand (Mini-mysteries for Minors [multicultural/bilingual ser... more
  • Once I Was Very Very Scared

    by Chandra Ippen
    A little squirrel announces that he was once very, very scared and finds out that he is not alone. Lots of little animals went through scary experiences, but they react in different ways. Turtle hides and gets a tummy ache, monkey clings, dog barks, and elephant doesn’t like to talk about it. They need help, and they get help from grown-ups who help them feel safe and learn ways to cope with difficult feelings. This story was written to help children and grown-ups (parents, teachers, and othe... more
  • Boliche polar: Un cuento sin palabras (Cuentos sin palabras nº 1) (Spanish Edition)

    by Karl Beckstrand
    (Wordless Humor, Spanish) El oso polar que juega a los bolos. “Kids will delight” – Natasha Yim. Un oso polar va a la Antártica. Él nunca ha visto a un pingüino -- él se ven como algo divertido con el cual jugar (niños de 2 - 6 años). The adventures of a polar bear who hitches a ride to Antarctica. He’s never seen penguins before; to him they look like something fun to play with. Children (ages 2 – 6) love to make up stories to go with clever pictures created by Ashley Sanborn (The Dancing Flami... more
  • Fargo's Terrific Idea

    by Robert D. Karrick
    Due to a severe drought, Fargo the frog and his duck friends must move to a new pond far away. The journey proves to be more hazardous than a venturesome frog might expect. Plenty of giggles, a few surprises, and a clever twist are found in this gently humorous tale about three friends who are willing to try almost anything to stay together.
  • The Four Disciples

    by Gary Welsh
    Seventy-year-old Matthew Kern is introduced to his new home for the aged. The next stage of his life begins when he learns from resident Tom and his four ?disciples? about mysterious deaths at the home. Tom is found dead, and Matthew becomes the disciples? leader. They uncover mistreatment of residents; seduction attempts from the manager, Sylvia; and mysterious meetings in the basement. Matthew?s interest becomes personal when he falls in love with the beautiful Donna, another resident. With he... more
  • The Believers in the Crucible Nauvoo

    by Alfred Woollacott, III
    From the author of The Immigrant, another stimulating novel that will linger with you regardless of your faith or beliefs. After enduring early parental deaths, Naamah Carter discovers renewed meaning to her strong Christian beliefs through Joseph Smith’s testaments. His following in Peterborough, New Hampshire flourishes, yet Naamah, her beloved Aunt Susan, and other believers suffer family strife and growing community resentment. She leaves her unfriendly situation and journeys to Nauvoo to ... more
  • Animal Heart

    by Paul Luikart
    A cabbie with a booze problem pities a murderer and helps him flee into the desert. A homeless woman teaches a businessman how to dance. A bank robber on the run does the only compassionate thing he’s ever done in his life when he encounters a band of wild horses. A man hunts and kills his romantic rival, then presents the love of his life with a token of his affection. The desk clerk at a fleabag hotel blesses the dead. The short stories in Animal Heart pay attention to raggedy characters ... more