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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Protecting Paige

    by Deby Eisenberg
    Until her famous uncle became her guardian, Paige never knew the pain, power and passion of her Jewish heritage. She never knew the Holocaust was part of her story. A beautiful and moving story about a young girl's coming-of-age and a man's quest for a lost love, Protecting Paige combines family drama and fascinating historical detail to create a rich, thought-provoking world.
  • Mrs. McGillicutty's Last Sunflower

    by Chip Womick
    What happens when an old woman does not plant her flower garden as usual and the scale tips so that there is more ugliness than beauty in the world? Mrs. McGillicutty's Last Sunflower tells the story. Trolls go to work planting more weed seeds. An elf named Berk, who is Keeper of Beauty among the little people, scrambles to save the day. Along the way, he gets helps from fellow elves and a pair of neighborhood children.
  • Fernweh

    by Matt Lang
    Fernweh is the story of Jackson Hoffman, the phone call he answers, and the road trip he takes with Ana Riviera. A love story, an ode to baseball, a progressive defense of religion, and a journey through an America that doesn’t quite work, Fernweh is filled with living, breathing characters and pitch-perfect dialogue. At once angry and confident, lost and bewildered, smitten and heartbroken, Jackson’s heart beats through the pages as he fights to make sense of a life he worries is going down the... more
  • Anamakee

    by Garret Schuelke
    In Anamakee, Garret Schuelke’s aimless hero, Floyd Spicer, returns to his hometown of Alpena, Michigan, after bombing out of college. Taking place between the final weeks of October and the beginning of November, Anamakee follows Floyd’s depressing home and social life, his nerve-racking job at the local linen service, and his schooling at Alpena Community College. "A stark fight song for the alienated...Anamakee is overflowing with antidotes for the doom of the ordinary day. Nothing's waste... more
  • ASIN: B012BWJ9O2

    by Ram C. Khatri
    The short stories in this anthology share a unique distinction: all navigate the different aspects of the Maoist insurgency in Nepal when the country was thrown chaotically into war. The stories were originally written in Nepali by police officers, Maoist fighters, and established authors. The stories show different aspects of the war time era of Nepal.
  • Hey Ugly

    by Alicia J Turner
    Who is Ugly? Ugly never seemed to fit in. Ugly felt she was ugly, and because she believed it, it was true. One kind word changed everything, and Ugly realized she was Pretty all along.
  • A Bitter Pill to Swallow

    by Tiffany Gholar
    On the edge of the Chicago medical district, the Harrison School for Exceptional Youth looks like a castle in a snow globe. Janina has been there since she was ten years old, and now she’s fourteen. She feels so safe inside its walls that she’s afraid to leave. Devante’s parents bring him there after a tragedy leaves him depressed and suicidal. Even though he’s in a different place, he can’t escape the memories that come flooding back when he least expects them. Dr. Gail Thomas comes to ... more
  • Tainted Harvest

    by Nancy Smith
    Nancy Smith, asks the question “What if the colonists of Salem, Massachusetts experienced something that was real – just beyond their understanding?” This work of fiction explores the life of Tituba, a native of South America, through her known history and diverse cultural experiences culminating with her arrest and imprisonment in Salem as a witch. There are no witches in this novel and the only demons are the human ones.
  • All My Love, Detrick

    by Roberta Kagan

    "All My Love, Detrick," by Roberta Kagan (A Novel of the Holocaust) 

    Detrick, a German boy, was born with every quality that the Nazi's considered superior, this would ensure his future as a leader of Adolph Hitler’s coveted Aryan race. But on his 7th birthday, an unexpected event changed the course of his destiny forever. As the Nazis rose to power, Detrick was swept into a life filled with secrets, enemies, betrayals, alliances and danger at every turn. H... more

  • Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads

    by S. R. Mallery
    WHEN HISTORY, MYSTERY, ACTION, and ROMANCE ARE ALL ROLLED INTO ONE! These eleven short stories range from drug traffickers using hand-woven wallets, to a U.S. slave sewing freedom codes into her quilts; from a cruise ship murder mystery with a quilt instructor and a NYPD police detective, to a couple hiding Christian passports into a comforter in Nazi Germany; from an old Salem Witchcraft wedding quilt curse to a young seamstress in the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; from a 1980’s Ro... more
  • Maggie of the Marshes

    by Annie Daylon
    A traumatized young nun, Fiona O’Neill, is trying to decide if she should continue to pursue the religious life. When a mysterious old woman—Maggie O’Brien—appears at the convent door and tells Fiona to seek solutions in Heaven Cove, Fiona heeds the advice. With the guidance of the clairvoyant Maggie, and with assistance from the caring people of Heaven Cove, Fiona rebounds from trauma, learns the secret of her father’s childhood, and finds her true home. Set in 1960’s Newfoundland and overflo... more
  • Doggerland (Volume 1)

    by Ted Garvin
    Deccan had always wondered what had happened to his father. When he learns that he was killed by a neighboring tribe, he longs for revenge, even though it is forbidden by the rules of his tribe.
  • The Bad Girl

    by L. Donsky-Levine
    The Bad Girl is a gripping and gritty tale of lost souls living half-lives amidst the bustle of New York City in the 1970s as seen through the eyes of Riley Madison, a feisty, emotionally scarred woman who lives in an uncertain world where survival shares a place alongside the thin edge of violence, her cat, Samson, and the two equally-damaged men who dare to enter her isolated existence hoping to save her.
  • Finding Grace

    Charlie O’Brien is thirteen in 1960 when she discovers the aftermath of a violent crime in the forest outside of Norfolk Virginia. A stranger, Violet Marshall, happens upon the scene and offers help. In their efforts to track down the perpetrators and avenge the violence, they seal their friendship. Soon after, Charlie meets the rest of Vi’s family and learns of their mysteries and their secrets. In spite of the danger in their relationship, Charlie adores Vi and cannot abandon her. Through Char... more
  • City of Cats

    by Max Diksztejn

    It's 384 A.D., the dawn of the monotheistic state. City of Cats follows the tumultuous events of one decisive year in the life of Lupicinus, powerful advisor to the Pope, who lives a duplicitous life as a clandestine non-believer, and Saturnine, the unconverted wife of a Christian senator who secretly writes against the Church. Lupicinus and Saturnine are brought together and their lives changed forever by Kharapan, a Stoic philosopher from a remote land outside the Empire. Kharapan remai... more