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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Five Equals One, Volume 3

    by Mary Korte
    TRICKERY and DRAMA are set in motion as a child's needs and the stability of a family hang in the balance. Santa and Sam Toddle, the snoopy reporter, watch wits, plus, a mystery man enters the mix. Who is he? And that guilt-ridden parent—why is she sneaking around? What is she up to? and who's playing matchmaker? Back home after the Holidays, cozying up in his favorite fireside chair, Santa, about to watch a lively football game, is distracted by a knock at the door. "Privacy? You want priva... more
  • The Madonna of Pisano - Book 1 in The Italian Chronicles Trilogy

    by MaryAnn Diorio
    A young woman, a priest, and a secret that keeps them bitterly bound to each other . . .
  • A Sicilian Farewell - Book 2 in The Italian Chronicles Trilogy

    by MaryAnn Diorio
    A young woman, a new land, and a dream that threatens to shatter everything she holds dear . . .
  • Return to Bella Terra - Book 3 of The Italian Chronicles Trilogy

    by MaryAnn Diorio
    A woman, her son, and the man who threatens to come between them . . .
  • Ingrid

    by Lynnette Kraft
    The village of Scot is on the brink of change, and its people are in need of hope, but hearts must first change, and difficult sacrifices must be made. Ingrid Harrison is sixteen years old and completely mute. Her silence has become a barrier to happiness. But will the silence she’s always resented be the voice that changes everything?–
  • Sophie Washington: The Gamer

    by Tonya Ellis
    Forty days without video games? Oh no! Sixth-grader Sophie Washington and her friends are back with an interesting book about having fun with video games while keeping balance. It’s almost Easter, and Sophie and her family get ready to start fasts for Lent with their church, where they give up doing something for 40 days that may not be good for them. Her parents urge Sophie to stop tattling so much, and encourage her second-grade brother Cole to give up something he loves most, playing video g... more
  • Sophie Washington: Things You Didn't Know about Sophie

    by Tonya Ellis
    Oh, the tangled web we weave… Sophie Washington is back again, and she leaves a powerful impression on family and friends as she struggles with peer pressure, a new boy in school and the pitfalls of lying. When all her friends have cell phones, Sophie is determined to get one too. She asks for one for her birthday, which is coming up in just a few days, but it doesn’t seem like her parents are going to give in, so she takes matters into her own hands with disastrous results, and learns a valua... more
  • Sophie Washington:The Snitch

    by Tonya Ellis
    There’s nothing worse than being a tattletale… That’s what 10-year-old Sophie Washington thinks until she runs into Lanie Mitchell, a new girl at school. Lanie pushes Sophie and her friends around at their lockers, and even takes their lunch money. If they tell, they are scared the other kids in their class will call them snitches, and won’t be their friends. And when you’re in the fifth grade, nothing seems worse than that. Excitement at home keeps Sophie’s mind off the trouble with Lanie... more
  • Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee

    by Tonya Duncan Ellis

    Sign up for the spelling bee? No way!

    If there's one thing 10-year-old Texan Sophie Washington is good at, it's spelling. She's earned straight 100s on all her spelling tests to prove it. Her parents want her to compete in the Xavier Academy spelling bee, but Sophie wishes they would buzz off. 

    Her life in the Houston suburbs is full of adventures, and she doesn't want to slow down the action. Where else can you chase wild hogs out of your yard, ride a bu... more

  • Both Hands for Me

    by Malia Simon
    Both Hands for Me is a philosophically rich story of a young woman who becomes indebted to her dead father to carry out a suicide mission. Protagonist Taissa is dedicated to carrying on her father's theory of the end of the world after he commits suicide, planning to follow his orders to end her life as soon as one person believes her. She decides to live with the homeless in a desperate attempt to find that one person. She latches on to a young, armless, bug-eyed boy named Dragonfly as the pros... more
  • Confederate Vampires in Space

    by Havelock Mandamus
    In this playful mix of genres, the lives of three college friends and their enigmatic professor are caught up in an increasingly surreal mystery. Marcel is the bold, passionate woman determined to succeed. Zach is the holy fool whose creative writing just might change everything. Robert is the steady presence on whom they both rely. They are the Professor's favorites, and his expectations are high. But his students' promising futures are not so easily realized. A thwarted kiss. A raging bonfire.... more
  • Believe

    by Annaliese Darr
    Springen O'Flaherty has the ability to see auras. As a child she lived in a Popsicle world where the kids were swathed in brilliant colors and the grown-ups were a fuzzy pastel. Later, her psychic powers multiplied and resulted in a life of secrets and half-truths–of otherworldly sights and experiences. Spring was resigned to the status quo until she met Jed Collinsworth. Now she wants that two-kids and a minivan life, but to accomplish her goal she has to be honest with the man she loves. ... more
  • B074SXRH4N

    by Zach Baynes
    "My Life as Steve Keller" is one man’s journey through twelve cities, three decades, and four lovers, all while living with the realities of climate change and technology. The stories about food and history will make you want to travel and the charming dialogue will make you smile. The book depicts two of the most basic needs in life that neither technology nor the passing of time can erase: the need to be loved and the need to be protected.
  • Cheerful Christmas Carols

    by Sir. Edgar Allan Shakespeare

    Many years before A Christmas Carol takes place, we learn the untold story of Ebenezer's late wife, Ebelina. Ebelina is just as mean and hateful as Ebenezer himself, more so some dare say. This Christmas Eve she will be paid a visit from her past, in the form of her 9-year-old niece, Mckinley. Mckinley tries to uncover why Ebelina is so cold-hearted and to help her see the true meaning of Christmas. Can the love of a young child rekindle the tiny embers of love that still smolder within E... more

  • Light And Dark: 21 Short Stories

    by C.G.Harris
    What would you do if you saw a man push his wife overboard…or were you mistaken? A game of cat and mouse on a cruise ship ensues in Suspicion - is it the perfect murder?; a traveller stumbles across a chilling gothic tragedy in Lighthouse Eddy; a veteran of Afghanistan discovers who really cares in The New Samaritan; A Good Russian plots to save the country he loves; and a Manhattan detective discovers something about himself during his latest case in The Lady in the Room. By turn humorous, my... more
  • W

    by John Banks
    A 1000-year-old Viking is discovered frozen on the slopes of Mt. Hood, Oregon – three thousand miles further west than any previously known European Viking-Age exploration. While the world is focused on this remarkable discovery, Josh Kinninger’s world is falling apart. Three personal tragedies have left him bitterly angry and emotionally unmoored. Inspired by the Viking discovery, Josh plans a desperate western journey of his own to wreak a bizarre vengeance on the morally corrupt individua... more