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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Bradley and the Magic Carpet

    by Julian Hilton
    Have you ever wanted to fly? Find out what happens when Bradley finds a rolled up carpet lying in his back garden. While picking blackberries for his Dad, Bradley comes across an old rug and falls asleep on it. Imagine his surprise when he wakes up to find he is flying! Who will he meet and how will he solve a very tasty problem? A fun adventure story of kindness for growing imaginations, told in rhyme with beautiful watercolour illustrations for children from 2 to 7.
  • WHEN IS IT OUR TURN (A Short Story)

    by Ruth C Howard
    A SHORT STORY OF MOTHER/CHILD INTERACTION Senior Citizens, especially woman, are most likely to identify with Annette and Hannah, the two main characters who are searching for an understanding of and a connection with the younger generation. Respect and demonstrations of love from their families is vital to their aging process, but the lines of communication seem reversed from the experiences of their earlier years. Their journey to understanding and acceptance is painful and results ... more

    by Ruth C Howard
    Widower Jason Bender moves into The Southern Towers Apartments with two goals. The first is to finally retire and enjoy the rest of his life. The second is to carry out a task assigned to him by his old friend and mentor General Robert Hotchkiss. Unfortunately, the job Robert has assigned to him takes up more time and attention than he originally anticipated and the pleasure of retirement takes a back seat. Jason finds himself drawn more and more into the web of a terrorist cell ... more

    by Ruth C Howard
    Christina Putnam, a black army lieutenant, is raped and then stalked by Carlton Adams, a white Air Force pilot she meets in Afghanistan. Knowing the military’s manner of handling its female members’ accusations against its men, Christina decides not to file a complaint, but rather gives up her military career and returns home. She marries Paul Tyler, has a child (Merlina), and looks forward to a happy life with her family--until Carlton reappears, looking for her and planning to ... more
  • Acapulco Buds

    by M Marta

    A political adult dark comedy novel set in the late 1960s— love, war, dope, the CIA... and Go-Go dancing commies. A draft notice is the ticket to an an idyllic pot commune in the mountains above Acapulco for Nico, a privileged Chicago college student, and her pacifist boyfriend.

    Adam, the cannabis evangelist who runs the farm, awaits the arrival of Alien Overlords by growing the finest buds in the galaxy. But when Smith, a demented CIA officer, spots Nico and her buddy Richard&nda... more

  • Tommy Turner's Battle for Yorintown

    by Ali Seegar
    It’s true Tommy Turner wanted another adventure, but he never expected to be sucked headfirst into a bottle. Or to discover that, of all the creatures in the entire universe, only he can save an alien planet from dying. He certainly didn’t mean to time-travel with Uncle Harry and Digby to the great Maya city of Pakatoka, where they must first save themselves before they can find the pyramid with the secret chamber. But the fact is, when you’re a time-traveller, anything can happen… A thrillin... more

    by Matts Djos
    Think of love, innocence, intimacy, and addiction as mid-century. You've likely read of them. I'll take you there The story: It is 1956 and Ginny and Nathan Ecklund are about to encounter a string of accidents that will change them forever. The two have much in common, perhaps a little too much; and the life they have chosen is pure madness. Whether in the mountains, under sail, or in the city, there are no limits, and there are no rules; and, when they are overwhelmed ... more
  • On Duty

    by Ketsia Lessard

    When a deathbed confession leads RCMP Constable Jasper Nelson to discover the existence of his illegitimate sister, his curiosity is piqued and he sets out to find her. He locates the young woman a year later where he least expects to, within the police force itself. Raised by an Inuvialuit family and recruited as a community officer in the Northwest Territories, Nelson’s sibling Heidi Finlay has experienced a life quite unlike his own.

    As the geographical distance separating them... more

  • Nathaniel & the Midnight Movers

    by J Ronald M York
    Ricky was young, ambitious, and determined not to be just another queen with fabulous taste and nothing to show for it. This was the 1970s and elegantly decorated model homes were beginning to pop up in conjunction with the exploding condominium market. Alarm systems and neighborhood watches had not yet become commonplace. With just a simple bump and grind on a furnished model's front door late one night, Ricky concluded that anything might be possible – dreams could actually come true. For n... more
  • Starring...John Dillinger

    by Bill Walker

    When Dillinger surrenders outside the Biograph Theatre and goes to jail after a sensational trial, J. Edgar Hoover thinks he’s won; and then Dillinger decides to make a film in jail telling the kids of America to fly straight. Hoover can't resist the relish of such a film's propaganda value. He convinces Jack Warner to make the film. When Warner views the finished film, he sees dollar signs and pulls every string he can grab to get Dillinger a pardon, and puts the former outlaw ... more

  • The Illuminating Occurrence of Maxine Porter

    by Glenn Seerup

    Hayden Carlisle, a socially awkward twenty-three year old designer, begins his first professional job at The Plush Porcupine, a boutique, toy design studio in Chicago. Hard times have fallen on the Porcupine and a dark cloud hangs over its future.

    Maxine Porter arrives with a mysterious background and an uncanny knack for knowing things. Spellbound by the amazing Max, the eclectic crew at the Porcupine begin to prosper, while continually ruminating over who Max is and where she came fro... more

  • Beneath the Silence: A Novel

    by Charlene Carr
    Secrets have consequences. If given the power, they will lead you into a life you never dreamed of or wanted. Brooke Lake is a girl caught in a town and a life she yearns to escape. Full of questions without answers, she runs from her problems only to lose herself in a world that’s too much for her. Molly Shirley is a woman without a past and no foreseeable future. Her body is her best commodity, so she does whatever she has to do to survive. Broken by lies, Brooke and Molly must explor... more
  • Water sends SMSes: Have you got it?

    by Vidya Vasudevan
    Shh! This is water speaking. Are you thirsty? Sit down, have a sip of water and relax. Get ready to wade through short tales where your often 'taken for granted' water is the silent protagonist.
  • The Perfect Culture

    by Brent Robins
    Thomas Gephardt is a world traveler. Or at least he would like to be one. Determined to leave the confines of his sheltered upbringing in the United States, he voyages to France to expand his horizons. He spends three months with a French family in Bordeaux, working in a local hotel. Inspired by these experiences, Thomas has plans to continue traveling. However, a romantic interest in Paris—an Israeli woman named Sendi—complicates matters. He leaves, but remains in contact with Sendi while he li... more
  • When We Were Brave

    by Karla M. Jay
    In WHEN WE WERE BRAVE, we find a conflicted SS officer, Wilhelm Falk, who risks everything to escape the Wehrmacht and get out the message about the death camps. Izaak is a young Jewish boy whose positive outlook is challenged daily as each new perilous situation comes along. American citizens, Herbert Müller, and his family, are sent back to the hellish landscape of Germany because of the DNA coursing through their veins. In the panorama of World War II, these are the high-stakes plots and ende... more
  • Little London Adventures & Cockney Curiosities

    by Clare Newton
    Little London Adventures & Cockney Curiosities By Clare Newton FRSA An amusing and unusual book mixing short stories with contemporary street photography. The combination highlights the East end's rich heritage, that sites in between the regeneration of a massively growing city. But even history influences us today with sayings and behaviours we have forgotten its origins. If you enjoy a rich mix of anecdotal and contemporary art photography, this book promises to take you on a new adventu... more