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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A Noble Story

    by David Drayer
    When hard work fails to pay off, relationships fall flat, and carefully-laid plans unravel, it is easy to lose heart. The narrator of A Noble Story is a man whose dreams have faded and who zombie-walks through meaningless work days, drinks himself to sleep each night, and keeps company with the ghosts of lovers past. That is until he sees a dancing pickle twirling a sign on a street corner. The pickle is giving it all he’s got, caught up in a rhythm all his own. He is so sincere and dedicated... more
  • Pianist in a Bordello

    by Mike C. Erickson
    Pianist in a Bordello What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth—the whole truth? Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He’s running on a platform of honesty and transparency—and against the advice of his friends and advisers he’s decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election. And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an ang... more
  • Life (Citizens of Logan Pond Book 1)

    by Rebecca Belliston

    Her home. Her parents. Her freedom. Gone.

    His dreams. His sister. Himself. Lost.

    Two people.

    One future.

     

    The economy crashed, the country is floundering, and Carrie Ashworth struggles to keep her siblings alive. She has two jobs in her newly-formed, newly-outlawed clan: grow crops to feed thirty-six people, and maintain contact with Oliver Simmons, their local patrolman. Carrie's life is almost content when Greg Pierce shows up. A man with the ambition... more

  • Kissing Frogs

    by Lisa Burdziejko
    What does a single mom do when she's faced with an empty nest? She joins lovebycupid.com. Single mom, Ethel Funt, discovers the rules of the pond have changed since the last time she dated. She must first date many frogs before kissing her prince.
  • The Price of Scorn - book iv

    by Kae Elle Wheeler
    Did you ever wonder why Cinderella's stepmother was so mean? So evil? Fourteen years after Cinderella and Prince Charming have been coronated as the King and Queen of Chalmers Kingdom, Cinderella's evil stepmother lies upon her deathbed. In a story of heartbreak and enlightenment the sisters learn how tragedy and scorn shaped their mother's life. But can the sister's forgive her?
  • Bonfire of the Vanderbilts

    by Gerald Everett Jones
    In 1892 Paris, Julius Stewart painted The Baptism, a Vanderbilt family scene that contains an embarrassing secret. In the present day, art historian Grace Atwood becomes obsessed with the painting and its hidden clues for reasons that have more to do with her personal ghosts. Either her doting husband is trying to make her think she’s crazy, or she really is losing her mind.
  • The Thirsty Camel

    by Peter McDonald
    Even before he met the dark-eyed boy, the Thirsty Camel was an uncommon camel. He liked to lead, for one thing, and if you know camels, you know most of them are confirmed followers. The Thirsty Camel had been on almost every caravan trail from Marrakech to Isfahan and from Cairo to Juba, and he had seen his share of unusual things. Then he stumbled upon the boy, who appeared suddenly in the middle of the trail, disappeared just as abruptly a short time later, and left something behind that wa... more
  • Alex and the Messy Monster

    by Vanessa Newman
    Life is messy, right? How do children learn to clean up their physical and emotional messes in a healthy way. Alex and the Messy Monster is the first story published in a series of children’s books that addresses the current needs of our children in today’s complex world. The book features Alex, a five-year old boy, who does not think that messes amount to anything. Yet, not only is his bedroom a mess, he is creating something much larger that he will have to deal with....a monster. The Messy Mo... more
  • Finnish Tango - the novel

    by Bosko Velimirovic
    Editorial Review ‘’Narrated by the ticket seller of a public sauna, the fabric of this story is woven from many colourful threads. We are told the story of a Serbian and a Cambodian immigrant whose paths cross under unusual circumstances, two Finnish friends who seem to live in the sauna, a beautiful Finnish tango star, a tightrope walker, three musicians (two of them angry)... Set in Finland, this unique environment is the perfect backdrop for the friendships and relationships presented, how th... more
  • Snow in Amman: An Anthology of Short Stories from Jordan

    by Ibtihal Mahmood
    Filled with deeply nuanced storytelling and vividly drawn, often heartbreaking human characters, Snow in Amman: An Anthology of Short Stories From Jordan is a rich selection of contemporary Jordanian fiction which stands in stark contrast to many of the prevailing stereotypes of Arabic culture. Outside the archaeological lens, very little is known about life in Jordan, particularly in the English-speaking world. Such lack makes it more susceptible to falling into the soup of widespread generaliz... more
  • Blue, Gray & Crimson: A Story of Civilian Courage at Gettysburg

    by Sarah Kay Bierle
    Fourteen year old Betsy Westmore and her family are startled by the Battle of Gettysburg unfolding on the doorstep of their home. Will their faith and courage survive this test?
  • The Legend of Joey Trucks: The Accidental Mobster

    by Craig Daliessio
    Joe Mezilli is a successful third-generation owner of a waste management company. He takes a huge buyout and moves his young family to the small southern town of Forest, Va. He has a beautiful wife, four wonderful kids and a net worth of over 70 Million dollars. He also has a nosy neighbor who is obsesses with Mafia stories and who suddenly thinks Joe is in the mob. It's a hysterical case of mistaken identity. It's everything we loved about "The Sopranos" without the crime!
  • Oddsockosaurus

    by zanib Mian
    Packed with humour, which will amuse adults and children alike, this read-aloud picture book captures the imagination of a whimsical little boy who describes some of his very human characteristics as if he were a dinosaur. He refers to himself as a Fastosaurus Rex, Whyceratops, Readabookadocus, Tellafibasaurus, Mudiraptor, and many others. He explains why he can be all these different dinosaurs, and that if dinosaurs were still around, they would understand him quite well! A comic tale for dinos... more
  • Barefoot in the City of Broken Dreams

    by Brent Hartinger
    “There was no way moving to Los Angeles was going to make me give up my soul. After all, I’d already seen all the movies about Hollywood. I knew how things worked.” Twenty-four year-old Russel Middebrook and his boyfriend have moved to Los Angeles so Russel can try to make it as a screenwriter. Almost right away, in a forgotten old house off of Sunset Boulevard, Russel meets Isaac Brander, a once-famous film producer who is convinced he can turn Russel’s screenplay into a movie. Russel ... more
  • Skinniness is Next to Goddessness? Lacey's Story

    by Julia Keanini

    In the wake of her parents ugly divorce, Lacey Steele is forced to choose to stay with her dad in the home she loves or to move to California with the woman who has never had time or patience for Lacey, otherwise known as her mother. When Charity, Lacey's sister, choses their dad and home, Lacey knows she has to side with her lonely mother.

    Yet, four years later, after having no contact with the father or sister she left behind, Lacey is sent back to them when her mother decide... more

  • Screw the Devil's Daiquiri

    by Rayme Michaels

    When womanizer, and possible schizophrenic, John Hazel, is suddenly offered a serious job promotion by the CEO of his company, David Wall, under the condition that John help him kill his wife, John finds himself between a rock and a hard place when Mr. Wall’s wife, Victoria Wall, asks John to do the same for her.

    John, an office temp, photographer and university teaching assistant of philosophy, has more than enough on his post-traumatic, hyperactive mind, without something as abs... more

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