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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Dark Against the Sky: A Climbing Boy's Story and its sequel, Dark Against the Sky: Sweeping the Shadows

    by Stephen B. Hauge

    Dark Against the Sky is the story of a band of climbing boys, or young chimney sweeps, in London in 1834. The arc of their adventures follows the main character, Tommy, as he struggles to find and be re-united with his father, faces the daily challenge of life as a climbing boy ruled by callous master sweeps, and interacts enjoyably with friends and street folk. Though his story is often darkened by his work and the period, it is brightened and ultimately redeemed by his growth in hi... more

  • Sex, Lies, & Church

    by LaQueisha Malone, Evette James, Ericka T. Moore
  • World War A

    by Clarence Xon
    2030 A.D. An economic crash is looming but college student Kaden Sun has bigger concerns. Winning the WarGames Championship won’t be easy, especially when the crowd prefers shouting racial slurs, to team chants. With Chinese ownership and investment in the US at an all-time high, Kaden’s black hair, dark eyes and distinctive cheekbones have become dangerous assets. But Kaden is determined to walk the high road. On the verge of destitution, he finds an expensive wallet and returns it to the ow... more
  • Math and Magic in Wonderland

    by Lilac Mohr
    Galileo, Newton, Descartes, and Pascal too, All followed rabbit trails that led to something new. Lulu and Elizabeth are two girls who love to play with numbers, words, and (on occasion) toy swords. Join them on a grand adventure, where classic math and logic riddles lead the way through a world inspired by Lewis Carroll's poetry. Filled with engaging puzzles, tidbits about famous mathematicians, and a dash of humor, this interactive book is sure to inspire adults and children, alike, to... more
  • Mr. Hooks

    by Lance Levens
  • Emancipation

    by Michael R. Lane

    Emancipation is short stories concerned with individuals as they fit into the web of other lives -- as opposed to how that web entangles them. While the characters represent a cross-section of urban life, these are plain folk trying to survive as they attempt to make sense of their circumstances and the world they have inherited. It is also a book for every generation that may be wondering, “Where did all the answers go?” It is for the youth who thorough a litany of bitter experie... more

  • Whistleblower

    by Terry Morgan
    After making public accusations that high level government bureaucrats and politicians were involved in criminality through organised theft of International Aid money, ex businessman and newly elected Independent Member of the UK Parliament, James (Jim) Smith, rapidly becomes a political outsider. Hounded and ridiculed by other politicians and sections of the press for naivety, for making accusations without proof, for his lack of political finesse, untidy appearance and blunt, no-nonsense styl... more
  • East of Coker

    by Andy Owen
    The lives of Arthur, a wounded veteran of an old war, the love he left behind, an injured veteran of a new war and an Iraqi family in Basra, become intertwined as they all try in different ways to cope with the uncertainty the conflicts they have been exposed to has created. As their stories eventually collide in a hospital in London, while riots outside get closer each night, Arthur tries to free himself from the anchors of the past and ensure his new friend does not suffer like he has. As Arth... more
  • Threeway: A Short Novel for a Long Season

    by Steven Lubliner
    The president's sex tape is missing. In an election year? Who wins if it turns up? The physically blessed, ex-hippie, male enhancement millionaire running for the Republicans? How about that new third party, the Brown Baggers? They sure have a unique way of expressing themselves. Maybe that jaded, pathologically centrist political blogger who feels each tick of the clock? Maybe, we all win? Not likely, but we are in for a big surprise. A biting political satire, "Threeway" is an American novella... more
  • Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket

    by Sally Loughridge

    This is the story of a young boy whose older sister gets cancer and, from his perspective, far too much of their parents' attention. When a sibling is seriously ill, a child may become confused, angry, scared, lonely, and even jealous. This book can help them safely express and explore their feelings and model strategies for parents juggling the needs of all their children during a pediatric health journey.

  • Making Arrangements

    by ferris robinson
    Against all odds, cancer survivor Lang Ellis is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her “death sentence” when her beloved husband drops dead on the tennis court. Devoted to him, she reels from the loss, focusing on her precious granddaughter but struggling with her bossy only child, Teddy, and his aloof girlfriend, Sarah. With her historical family estate in jeopardy, Lang realizes her husband wasn’t as perfect as she thought. The secret he carried to his grave can ruin her life. ... more
  • Venus Looks Down On A Prairie Vole

    by Graeme Daniels
    Daniel Pierce, a psychologist, takes an impromptu hiatus from his practice only to be stalked by a former prostitute. She wants information and his help regarding one of his patients, a man whom she accuses of child sexual abuse. What follows is a drama that pits the needs of community versus an individual's right to privacy.
  • Indiot

    by Ana Spoke
    They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. True, but bad decisions will get you there much faster. Isa Maxwell has both aplenty in this second installment of Isa Maxwell’s Escapades. Having found her dreams of wealth and notoriety, she departs for India to play Good Samaritan to the orphans, the poor, and a wronged Indian prince. She makes two new friends before her plane even leaves the ground: the mysterious bejeweled Vivien and a bottle of Valium. Too bad she loses her new frien... more
  • Arrangement in Black and White

    by Fred Misurella
    She's white; he's black. But their conflicts are more than racial. Margy's from Iowa, the product of an abusive mother and a neglectful father. Everet's from Connecticut, a civil rights lawyer on the rise, and their family life takes a tense turn when he decides to run for political office just as Margy moves forward in her own career as an artist.
  • The Guardian of Secrets

    by Jana Petken
    After fleeing from an abusive husband accused of murder, Celia Merrill becomes embroiled in a Spanish Civil War. Celia’s two sons march under opposing banners, whilst her twin daughters take different paths; one to the Catholic Church and the other to the battlefields. And in the shadow of war, a sinister villain from the past resurfaces. "Three generations struggle in this suspenseful and compelling saga, which begins in 1912, Kent, England, and ends during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War... more
  • Oh So Quiet!

    by Lindsey Craig
    It s not always easy to get kids outside, but OH SO QUIET! may just tempt the wee ones on an adventure. The nighttime forest comes alive with Daniel Dunkley's indigo lit illustrations. And Lindsey Craig's chant-like text will have children turning the pages to find out what's waiting outside the brave camper's tent. "The forest is so quiet, oh so quiet in the night...UNTIL!" Is it flapping bats? Squeaking mice? Or even a BEAR!? OH SO QUIET! will make for a giggly read and a favorite camping book... more