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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Bully List

    by Michael Embry
    Dealing with bullies isn’t an easy thing to do. My parents tell me to ignore or avoid them. But it seems if you ignore them, it gets under their skin and they want to bully you even more. And that makes it’s even harder to avoid them. Does that make sense? My teachers seem to be too busy with other things when it comes to bullies. I guess they have so many students they can’t be bothered by it all. They say they want to treat everybody the same. I think I understand that but it doesn’t always wo... more
  • Old Ways and New Days

    by Michael Embry
    John Ross discovers that retirement from the workforce opens a whole new chapter in his life as he deals with family, friends, neighbors and other aspects as an aging baby boomer.
  • Sound from the Silence: The Spy Who Was A Lover

    by Aslam Ansari

    Inspired by real event


    “It’s better to fight for love than for the land or hate,” he always said.

    He was Roshan Mirza…

    He could get anywhere… without any hindrance.             

    Barriers could not stop him.

    He was like a spirit, a free spirit, moving through the universe...

    interacting wit... more

  • Lovers & Comrades

    by Robert Blair Osborn
    A stroke victim, a mysterious woman from the past, and the fateful events from a half-century before drive this story of love, secrets, and Americans in China during the Second World War. In 1989, a stroke victim is brought to St. Matthews Care Facility in Albany, California, unable to speak or move. Lisa, a rebellious Chinese-American hospital intern, learns that his name is Quentin, he was born in Beijing to American missionary parents, and he has no next of kin. When a grandmotherly Chinese w... more
  • 3 Stations of the Cross

    by Mimi L. Thompson

    It is almost a thousand years since St Francis of Assisi first walked the Stations of the Cross. Since then, they have been a fundamental Lenten devotion for Christians of all denominations. In this book the author who is a biblical scholar, linguist and practicing Christian, creates real stories behind the pious façade. The heartache, the blood and the disappointment. In a series of frank and painful short stories, you will confront a new and - at times - upsetting Theology of the Cro... more

  • My Brother Came Home with a Cone on His Head

    by Paul Warnke
    A leg injury and visit to the doctor leads to a scary time for one little dog who just wants to play with his brother.
  • Under The Shadow Of Vesuvius

    by Mimi L. Thompson

    Coming of age in the age of depravity in the Malibu of the Ancient World Bridget Jones Diary and Sophie's World meet Ben Hur - on the beach. A gender-bending, genre-bending romp through the Bay of Naples in the first century BC. Join Phoebe, Julia and Claudia in their search for true love amid the mad world of the Roman aristocracy.

    A cavalcade through Ancient Rome with a generation of degenerates who knew how to party on the way to the bottom, past as usual, a bunch of fools bustin... more

  • Ted, The Fire Engine Who is Afraid of Fire!

    by Lakshmi Mitter
    Ted is no ordinary fire engine. He has a potato shaped face and what’s more, he is afraid of fire! His fireman is not happy with Ted and might give him away. Ted feels very sad. He wishes for a magical way to become brave at once. Will he find a way before it is too late?
  • My Year With The Gods

    by Holden Braithwaite

    An intense character-driven study of the absurd where humorous overtones mask a deeply subversive, perverse undercurrent in this ancient world adventure story like no other.

    An 11-year-old idiot (savant fou), cursed from birth to remember everything except his own name, creates chaos, consternation and regime change in Eudaemon (Aden) in 534CE when he, Andromeda and Scheherazade, goddesses of the hunt and fables, join Hermes (known here as Demetrius), messenger of the gods, in ... more

  • Green

    by Hou Chien Cheng

    GREEN is a doing-it-and-writing-it type of autobiography in which Hou authorises himself to take up a notional journey to become transgendered as the protagonist Albert Green. The experience of being transgendered is alien to the author. By allowing himself into this world, Hou experiences a life of which he'd never dreamt, and in which he'd never lived. GREEN forms the current results of Hou's research; a characterisation of the effects of borrowing unknown experiences. GREEN is ... more

  • Brown

    by Hou Chien Cheng

    BROWN scrutinizes, and at the same time focalizes, the subjects of home and the will for integration. It's a work of fiction at the same time an autobiographical collage that depicts a potential future self; a stretched reality. It examines how people define and call a place home, and how people struggle when they’re socially disabled. Jeff Brown is a Caucasian American who settled in West Flanders forty years ago. After the sudden death of his West Flemish wife, he becomes a widowe... more

  • Dog Gone

    by Diane Moat
    An animal rescuer turns to crime in order to track down a killer. Samantha Holden is camping with her boyfriend in a remote area of Tennessee when she discovers the body of a dog. The animal has been brutally tortured and killed, and Sam is incensed by its senseless death—and the apparent disinterest of the local police. She resolves to learn more about saving animals in distress but soon realizes that this can be a frustrating business as her efforts are constantly hampered by endless rules ... more
  • All Roads Lead Home - Book Three: Regretting There

    by L. L. Ward

    “Now why in tar nation would that jasper leave this here?” Jesse asked himself in a low, perplexed tone; lifting bottles one after another, reading the labels of each one. “Oh, could be he just knew to for this Jasper, cousin.” Jesse slowly looked up from the bottle he was still holding at the two men standing in front of him and Little Jessie. The baby girl was doing the same. Quickly and without expression, he sized them up. Deeming the two no immediate threat, he re... more

  • All Roads Lead Home - Book Two: Forgetting There

    by L. L. Ward

    "Well…I know Jess had his problems. He was still bitter about losin’ everything. Told me he was just waitin’ his time to get even with everybody…said it was why he was to come back up here…said he didn’t care how long it took, he’d make it look good to folks, but that he’d have the last laugh.” Sam looked over at Nathan for his reaction.
    The big man was absolutely stunned. His smile fell and he quickly withdrew his hand from S... more

  • All Roads Lead Home - Book One: Getting There

    by L. L. Ward

    You bury - with perfection - what tried to bury you…the betrayals, the lies, the bigotries; the abuse, addiction…the murder. Ten years later an unknown force digs it all back up for you to deal with. “No. That’s it. You don’t get it. I have nothing. No family, no home, no one to miss me. I’m tired of this life anyway. Just do me a favor and do it now.” The old man dropped his smirk and stared at the cowboy for a long spell. He got up, walked over to... more

  • The Sassafras Crossing

    by Lindrith Davies
    “They look at a bridge, Robinson, and you look at a bridge — and you might think you’re seeing the same thing, but you’re not.” For nearly a century the “brotherhood of the bridge” had gracefully managed the intersection of river and road. Now the drawbridge, along with its faithful tender, was starting to give out. Robin, trapped in the family business in his father's old home town, had nearly given up on self-respect as a luxury he couldn't afford. Melinda was the queen of the lunche... more