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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Renaldo: A Tale of World Cup Soccer, Terrorism and Love

    by James McCreath
    Argentina 1978 . . . A brutal military junta suspends civil liberties for anyone who opposes it. Distraught mothers of "The Disappeared" parade daily in front of the capital building. In retaliation, violent acts of terrorism shatter what is left of normal life. Only one thing can unite all the people. The World Cup of football. Two brothers, Renaldo and Lonfranco De Seta, chart a different course for their futures. While both brothers fall in love with powerful women, Renaldo, a young ... more
  • Alone Together

    by Sarah J. Donovan
    Sadie Carter’s life is a mess, as wavy and tangled as her unruly hair. At 15, she is barely surviving the chaos of her large Catholic family. When one sister becomes pregnant and another is thrown out, her unemployed dad hides his depression, and her mom hides a secret. Sadie, the peacekeeper and rule-follower, has had enough. The empty refrigerator, years of hand-me-downs, and all the secrets have to stop. She longs for something more and plans her escape. However, getting arrested was not h... more
  • The Order of Actaeon (Waxwood Series: Book 1)

    by Tam May
    Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted. Jake is heir to the fortune and name of the prominent San Francisco Alderdice family. Although dearly loved by his sister Vivian, his passion for art and his contemplative temperament make him a pariah in the eyes of his bitter, tyrannical mother Larissa. Eight months after his grandfather dies, Larissa announces the family is going to Waxwood, an exclusive resort town in Northern California, for the summer. At first, Jake’s life seems as aimless in... more
  • Gnarled Bones and Other Stories

    by Tam May
    A 2017 Summer Indie Book Award Nominee. Gnarled Bones and Other Stories explores five tales of loss, fear, and guilt where the past leaves its shadow on the present and future. In “Mother of Mischief”, a newly divorced woman goes back to school to begin a new chapter of her life only to find herself circling back to where she started. In “Bracelets”, childhood nostalgia mingles with brutal fear during a circus outing for a mailroom secretary and her friends. In “A First Saturday Outing”*,... more
  • A Shot of Malaria

    by Charles Souby
    In A SHOT OF MALARIA, Charles Souby unfolds the twisted story of a young man, Daniel Martin,desperately hooked on heroin, alcohol, and his own delusions. Set in San Francisco in the nineties, and written as deadpan first-person narrative, the novel captures the ugly realities of addiction with sharp, ironic humor.
  • The Love Fool

    by Lorenzo Petruzziello

    Set in Rome. Follow the whirlwind antics of a publicist as he struggles to manage his first TV chef client, his new life, and an unexpected visit from his ex-girlfriend.

    Alex recently moved to Italy for an opportunity at a PR firm in Rome. His first client is the beautiful Danish chef Pernille Bjørn, a popular model, TV personality, and cookbook author just entering the booming televised cooking show market in Italy.

    Alex’s single-minded career focus is soon thwarted ... more


    by John J. Siefring

    Born in the village of Easkey, Ireland just before World War II, Cara Brannan dreams of becoming a nurse and starting a new life in America. Her mother, an Irish suffragette, encourages Cara to set goals and be fiercely independent. She moves to Dublin and begins nurses training at Saint John’s Hospital, forging friendships and encountering obstacles as a young single woman. Then she meets Aiden Whyte. Like-minded, Cara and Aiden join forces, marry, and journey to the States as newlywed... more

  • Helena's Choice

    by Patty Apostolides
    Helena Cadfield returns to Oxford after being away at a Parisian boarding school, and learns that her father died while excavating treasures on their Greek property. She has a crush on Allan Murphy, but must see about the property in Greece. Helena asks Allan to wait for her, but will he wait? In Greece, she works alongside Dr. Aristotle Mastoras in finding the ancient treasures on her property. Her burgeoning love for Aristotle threatens to topple all her carefully laid out plans with Allan.
  • A Special Day for Aki

    by Bette Jackman LoBue
    A Special Day for Aki tells the story of a young Japanese girl who is celebrating Girl?s Day, a very special day in Japan. Aki ends the day a bit wiser and a little more grown up than she was before.
  • Treee: Part One

    by J.P.P. Pofus
    Recent widower and Catholic deacon J. Kerry Logan spends his nights alone in his church engaged in a drunken one-way dialogue with the wooden jesus who lives on the crucifix on the altar wall. As a 6’11” 70 year-old Irishman, he is only the third oddest creature in The Church of St. Thomas the Doubter once it is invaded by two strange boys. Built of broken fragments of the Christian religion, they claim ownership of the church and declare: “Sondown is near—Night is falling!” As their encoun... more
  • Career School

    by Mike Colahan
    A prestigious liberal arts junior college with a core curriculum in secretarial/business skills finds it can no longer afford its reputation when enrollment begins to drop and the school begins to accept any student who walks in. Values and standards erode, unethical admissions practices abound, and Oliver Dunbar, the Quaker school director and 20-year advocate for education, can't figure a way to fight what is happening. Then one night he has an unexpected encounter with a struggling student, a... more
  • Birds of a Feather

    by Tom crice
    A young boy's happy life is interrupted when his grandfather passes away. For a time, he struggles with his thoughts and feelings. Then a chance encounter on the subway reveals a path back to the happiness he once knew.
  • From Paris to Storyville: A Tale of Painted Ladies

    by Kristin Cherryhomes
    Paris, 1900: A young Impressionist painter is challenged by his teacher to find inspiration and create art outside of Paris. In his quest to locate a destination, he discovers a gentleman’s guide to Storyville, in New Orleans. Then by chance, sketches a musician on holiday who hails from the same notorious red-light district. The two artists strike up an instant friendship; each promising to show the other the face of their beloved city that most tourists rarely get a chance to see. Thus, they ... more
  • The Kitchens of Canton

    by Isham Cook

    Jeff Malmquist is unaccountably catapulted to the year 2060. He finds himself in New Gary, Indiana, a labor camp of one million Chicagoans, their identities hacked and incriminated as pedophiles through the collusion of a corrupt US Government, the Russian cybermafia, and China. He escapes to Chicago, only to find himself in a full-scale replica of Ancient Rome in China, erected for the wealthy country’s amusement and manned by a million enslaved Italians. As he struggles to orient... more

  • Masks of Morality

    by T.L. Mumley
    Carysssa climbs the corporate ladder of Silicon Valley...until she brings a child into the world and nothing is about herself anymore. She becomes concerned about unbridled capitalism and planetary eco-collapse, with humanity treading on a slippery slope. Surrounded by parents turning inward to truth and empathy, each makes choices beneficially impacting lives---revealing the reality and spiritual costs of politics. For Parisian artist Anna, this means opening her heart to the boy who fatally... more
  • Gables Court

    by Alan S. Kessler
    Good Afternoon, The novel isn’t Romance, erotica, or faith-based fiction but it is about the resilience of the human spirit in our quest to find love. Although the language is adult, the scenes of intimacy aren’t graphic. I appreciate how Pearl S. Buck handled sexual matters in The Good Earth with the simple sentence: she taught him. Age 24, Samuel Baas is a romantic and virgin who wants love and marriage before sex. After moving from staid New England to the hothouse world of Miami, he... more