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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Melancholy Moon

    by Glenda C Manus
  • What Immortal Hand: A Truth-filled Novel on Science, Art, and the Origin of Life

    by M. Jane Lalli, Ph.D.
    What Immortal Hand, set in the 1800s, is a tale of two artists, both of whom are struggling to find their identity and place in the world. They set out to paint their respective commissions, both asking them to interpret some aspect of God. But what if one of the commissions seemingly challenges the status quo--the mural of the "Ascent of Man," which on its surface, seems to glorify 'natural selection' in lieu of a Creator? Follow these two artists on their fast-paced adventure to achieve their ... more
  • My Life as Steve Keller

    by Zach Baynes
    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. Steve tells his story in three parts. In Part One, he tries to ... more
  • The Long Road Home

    by Alec Belle
  • Background Noise: A Novel About Twice-Exceptionality

    by Susan Larsen Krause
    Jeremy knows he isn't like other 12-year-old boys, but he doesn't know why. Even his parents don't understand him. Failing at making friends. Failing at school. Failing at anything normal twelve-year-old boys do. His biggest failure of all? Jeremy accidentally starts a fire that destroys his house. His dad is so disappointed in Jeremy that he leaves. For good. Once, the only place he felt at peace is on the rooftop of his home where the world makes sense and calms the noise in his jumbled br... more
  • The Lure

    by John Jewell
    In the not distant future, Erik Hanssen, an Ojibwe-Norwegian CEO of a high tech company, keeps a routine doctor’s appointment. Without warning, Erik finds himself on a mini-bus headed for a government-run euthanasia center—the fate of older, chronically ill citizens. The US health care system has collapsed under the weight of a last ditch war against global terrorism. With less than a week until Erik’s scheduled death, his daughter, cardiologist Meredith Hanssen, desperately seeks a way to save ... more
  • Assignments

    by Don K. Philpot
    Fifth graders Drue and Nicky are at a crossroads. They were supposed to be in the same class this year but Nicky’s mom changed jobs, and Nicky now lives miles away from Drue and attends a different school. Their friendship is in trouble, not only because they attend different schools but also because of a hurtful rumor Nicky started about Drue before she moved. Fifth grade is giving them trouble as well. The first big projects of the term have been assigned, and they are challenging projects. So... more
  • Last Burial Night

    by Osaze Ehigiator
    Seventeen-year-old Drew Person falls in love with Cindy Glover, a teenage mountaineer in a racially segregated south, he is met with unexpected resistance, which forces him to arrange a secret meeting place by an outback pond. He is soon betrayed by flocks of ducks scrambling over spilled grains. Noise of the disturbance travels far, echoed by wailing birds and barking dogs. Bono comes to investigate the commotion. The following week, Drew receives a letter from the “Omega Man” warning him t... more
  • Leaf On A Breeze

    by Irene Davidson
    For readers familiar with Book One in this series set in an extra-ordinary garden in Kent, this second installment in the White Briars series begins around two years on from the birth of Betony. ...Hamish and Liana's daughter. It follows the life and goings-on of Sara Blaine, hard-working mum and owner-operator of Blaine's Nursery, a family-run business nestled within the stone perimeter walls of White Briar's woods. Out for some much-needed personal time, Sara meets an itinerant musician,... more
  • A Good Read

    by Irene Davidson
    Marion Thomas, American and newly arrived in a southern city, is nursing wounds from a tragedy that occurred on her birthday the year before. She is wandering her new hometown, merely looking for a coffee and hoping for a low-key celebration of how far she’s come -both literally and figuratively- in the past year. Upon discovering a library in the basment of the cafe building, she finds far more than she anticipated. For this is a mysterious Library that lends not only its books but the charac... more
  • The Journey of an American Boy

    by Robert Valletta
    High school student Tony Schiavone struggles through relationships with girls and his father. Later, he embarks upon a two year quest to backpack his way throughout Europe. While traveling through the north of Ireland, he meets the beautiful and optimistic daughter of a pub owner. It is a coming-of-age tale that recounts the experiences and emotions of an American boy in a foreign land, and is based largely upon the real life journey of the author.
  • Flowers In The Morning

    by Irene Davidson
    Hamish, a successful artist whose personal tragedies have left him broken and exhausted, is tired of London and life. He doggedly searches for a new home in the south of England, believing that if he can find the perfect place in a countryside location it might give him the boost he needs to get his life back on track. His quest leads him to a forgotten corner of Kent and White Briars; a delightful Gothic cottage in a run-down but idyllic garden setting. Moving into the cottage, Hamish bel... more
  • Broken Places

    by Ronald Martin
    A deeply moving coming of age novel that follows the lives of three young African American college students as they struggle against homophobia, racial profiling and sports exploitation. One by one, their lives are entangled in a web of deceit. In order to survive, they must confront their inner broken places and work together to confront the forces threatening to destroy them.
  • Wild World

    by Peter Rush
    Set against the backdrop of the protest era of the 1970s, an idealistic Brown University grad postpones law school to be near his girlfriend and takes a job in Providence as a police officer - but when he discovers corruption in the department, his determination to overturn the system holds unexpected consequences for his own life.
  • Where The Fulcrum Lies

    by Matt Lakes
    Daniil Kuryakin, a brilliant nuclear physicist in the top of his field, struggles to find meaning in his life after the sudden death of his beloved wife. Haunted by the mysterious circumstances of her death, he dedicates himself to pursuing the truth-but in doing so thrusts himself into the middle of a tangled Soviet conspiracy that threatens everything he holds dear. Enter Zoya, an enigmatic Muscovite woman who weaves her way into Daniil's life-and heart-and spins him ever closer to the edge be... more
  • The Fatness

    by Mark A. Rayner
    Keelan Cavanaugh is fat. That's why the government put him in prison. They placed him in a Calorie Reduction Centre (CRC), where trained staff work to help him and many others slim down. Well, that was the intention, anyway. The powers that be had decided chubby citizens must either go there or lose their health care coverage. When he meets Jacinda Williams, an activist lawyer researching this new system, Keelan is more determined than ever to slim down. But Keelan discovers losing weight ... more