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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Boy Who Painted the World

    by Melody J. Bremen
    Indigo is a boy with a dream. He spends his mornings in a refrigerator box, his afternoons shoveling snow, and his nights in the basement of a homeless shelter. But during every free moment, he draws and dreams of becoming a famous artist. His best friend Jade looks after him, but she is arrested for shoplifting and he’s left all alone. With his box of pencils under his arm, he sets out on a quest to search for Jade and discovers a whole new world… full of the art he loves. His journey brings ... more
  • The days of prey

    by Gianfranco Menghini
    Eric Grevillers, the protagonist of this novel whose plot takes place in France, just lived Napoleon's rise to power. A young aristocrat whose family has dispossessed of all his property by the revolutionary government. He became the protégé of Cabanis. This astute business person, taking advantage of his position of the official supplier of the French Army, monopolizes the works of art looted by the soldiers during the first Napoleonic Italian campaign. In the Paris of the late eighteenth centu... more
  • California, no more

    by Gianfranco Menghini
    CALIFORNIA, NO MORE The after the 2nd world war for people with limited means, especially for those who the few possessed before had lost them in the war, offered two outlets for a young man of the center-south of Italy. Emigrating to the north and take up any low job or go working abroad. The foreign country since that time which appreciates the Italians crews was the United States. Paul accepts a boarding on an American tanker, which he must reach by plane at the Port of Los Angeles: Wilmin... more
  • August Rebellion

    A suspenseful political, thriller envisaging Louisiana's Capitol of Incarceration as a remodel of slavery, its elected-officials as members of a secret Society of Slave Masters, and oppressed African-Americans as embodying the spirits of rebellious slaves. The action, dialogue and narrative weaved between the pages of Ronald Marshall's ‘August Rebellion’ fits easily and convincingly in the genre of speculative "What if this is really happening?" fiction. In Marshall's book, a red-Louisiana fol... more
  • The Zebra Affaire: An Apartheid Love Story

    by Mark Fine
    In the spring of 1976, Elsa, the daughter of a disillusioned European farmer, and Stanwell, the proud descendant of the Zulu, dare the forbidden and impossible by falling in love in apartheid South Africa. The terrified lovers turned prey, race from the golden city of Johannesburg to the wildly exotic African bushveld to evade government sanction. No government has the right to interfere in the love between two individuals, yet, in segregated South Africa their union is a crime. Elsa and Sta... more
  • The Shores of Our Souls

    by Kathryn Brown Ramsperger
    Qasim, an Arab Muslim U.N. official fleeing family obligations in 1980s war-torn Lebanon meets Dianna, escaping her rural Southern roots to become a researcher at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Will their love be enough in this war-torn, conflict-weary world? Ramsperger's debut novel gives an entirely new perspective on the controversial conflicts in our hearts and in our history.
  • Tizita: The Fleur Trilogy, Book 2

    by Sharon Heath
    Physics wunderkind Fleur Robins, just a little odd and more familiar with multiple universes than complicated affairs of the heart, is cast adrift when her project to address the climate crisis is stalled. Worse still, her Ethiopian-born fiancé Assefa takes off right after her 21st birthday party to track down his father, who’s gone missing investigating Ethiopian claims to the Ark of the Covenant. Fleur is left to contend with the puzzle of parallel worlds, an awkward admirer, and her best frie... more
  • Chicago Movie Girls

    by D. C. Reep
    Three sisters in 1914 fight for success in Chicago’s early movie industry, but face betrayal and danger. When Rae Kelly picks a pocket, the empty wallet contains only a list of mysterious numbers. After Lukas Krantz, a local gangster, buys the wallet and paper, he gives Rae and her two sisters an entry into RidgeW Pictures, where Matt Ridgewood struggles to make his studio competitive. Sensible Rae lies about her age to star as a child adventurer. Gorgeous Lily plays a sweet heroine in westerns ... more
  • Just Finn

    by Paz Ellis
    Meet Finnegan MacManus, or just “Finn” as he prefers to be called. His life began when he was 18 years old. He was born 18 years earlier, but he had never truly lived. Since birth he had been different and his parents were indifferent toward him. His mother never bonded with her infant son. He never cried or smiled. As he got older he would scream and throw his arms around when something did not go his way. And nothing ever went his way. The world was a series of confusing sounds, uncomfortable ... more
  • Hoofen Floofen Island: A Children's Imagination Story

    by Monica Sword
    Little Lena lives in the chilly and dark northland longing for sunshine when she wins a ticket to anywhere in the world.
  • Mothers, Sons, Beloveds, and Other Strangers: A Collection of Short Stories

    by Janie Watts
    Fifteen short stories including "Erice," William Wisdom-William Faulkner finalist. Set in the South, California, and Europe, these stories feature a cast of quirky characters. --Why did Sadie's mother run away, and when will she return? --Must a teenager learn the truth about her daddy the hard way? --In a butterfly grove, what will a mother think of her grown son's date? --On a train ride in Belgium, can a mother and son trust an odd postcard sales man they meet?
  • Catherine Lescault

    by Walter Idlewild

    Which form of art is the finest?

    In the delirious and vitalizing novel Catherine Lescault, alternative incarnations of Honoré de Balzac’s classic characters from The Unknown Masterpiece enact romances of lunacy and obsession to dramatize their search for the reality of artistic creation. The novelists Frenhofer and Porbus, the painter and muse Gillette, the troubadour Nicolas, and the sculptor Houdon all strive to discover the secret of imbuing art wit... more

  • Packs

    by D. T. Kizis
    Venture into the Alaskan wilderness and meet the wildlife without ever leaving home! Packs is a non-stop adventure for a group of backpacking friends and for two wolf packs: one healthy, the other struggling to survive recent poaching. What happens when all of these groups encounter each other near Denali National Park? Read and find out!
  • A Forsaken Soul

    by Michael Hoard
    Convicted of a felony crime, teenager Mike Crawford finds himself in the dark and brutal world of prison life, a world where a caring and compassionate young man is haunted by the memories of life outside and hunted by the predators inside. In learning just what it takes to survive, he awakens the demons lying within. A Forsaken Soul, the debut short story by Michael Hoard, is a story about transformation that will leave you saddened and shocked.
  • The Resistance Between Us: Ingrid's Wars (Volume 1)

    by Phyllis Kimmel Libby
    The Resistance Between Us is a tough, realistic account of a conscientious life ultimately well lived. "This is my time to honor unwanted guests," writes Ingrid de Vochard Fellner, "and pray for the day I can make them go home. Pardon my scorn, but these guests are the enemy. Not the Germans I grew up with, nor the man I married and lost. The enemy is a rigid, twisted, oddly obedient criminal lot everyone fears." She joins the French Resistance. She shields Jews in her basement while she entert... more
  • Accumulation

    by Buan Boonaca
    The jackpot Cam hit in Vegas finally gave him the chance to party like a rock star. He never wanted to forget the weekend he barely remembers, so he got himself a permanent souvenir: his first tattoo. Now more tattoos are beginning to appear and Cam has no idea why. Mornings in the SoCal apartment he shares with his best bud are all starting off the same way: Cam wakes up and discovers a new ink breakout somewhere on his body. Sometimes it’s undecipherable writing. Other times it’s a strange sym... more