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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Strong Ambitions

    by GP Hutchinson

    Tiny, yet prospering Benficklin, Texas, wants a clean, respectable town marshal to safeguard their pristine community from the kind of riffraff that turned neighboring Santa Angela into a raucous string of blood-spattered saloons and bawdy sporting houses. Former Texas Ranger Emmett Strong seems to be just the man Benficklin’s town fathers are looking for, once they’re satisfied that his Chinese wife, Li, is “sufficiently civilized.”

    Reputations aside, Benficklin... more

  • Maggie's Dream

    by Leslie Tall Manning

    When World War II drags Maggie Lerner’s husband off to Europe, Maggie joins the workforce as one of America’s Rosies. Though she savors her freedom, she is haunted by a dream that leads her to believe something terrible will happen to her husband. After the war, Sam returns home unscathed, and Maggie, who once again takes her place as a doctor’s wife, believes the dream will disappear. Instead, it evolves into an all-consuming world where Maggie is admired for her strength; where she can have... more

  • The Two Gates

    by Ken Davenport
    November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy is shot in Dallas. Through a twist of fate, he survives. Political intrigue and infighting roils Washington in the wake of the assassination attempt, and a wounded President John F. Kennedy faces a growing crisis in Vietnam that threatens America’s Cold War strategy. The president doesn’t trust the information he is getting from Saigon, where the military is engaged in a shadow operation to make things seem better than they really are. So he tur... more
  • Kala's Choice

    by Marcia Breece
    When an American executive meets one of Mumbai’s many street children, their unlikely connection leads to remarkable changes in the lives of many different people—including their own.
  • Acquaintance

    by Jeff Stookey
    As a young doctor, Carl Holman has experienced the horrors of World War I and the death of his lover, a fellow officer. Back home after the war, he befriends a young jazz musician who he hopes will become a companion he can share his life with. But this is Oregon: the Ku Klux Klan is gaining influence, homosexual acts are illegal, and such a relationship will jeopardize Carl’s promising medical career. Musician Jimmy Harper has his own dreams for the future and his own obstacles to overcome befo... more
  • The Pumpkin and the Worms

    by Krasimir Karamfilov
    An arrogant and conceited pumpkin decides to become the biggest pumpkin in a field. When it asks the worms for help to achieve its goal, the worms help it, only to find themselves in trouble later. Needing help, the worms ask the pumpkin to return the favor. The pumpkin refuses. The worms have no choice but to fight for their lives and restore the balance in the field.
  • Unclaimed Baggage

    by Emma Ryan
    Jenna moves home to care for her dying stepfather, but she ends up taking care of everyone. While struggling to say goodbye to the only father she has ever known, she unearths a family secret that manages to disrupt her already complicated life. And at what seems like the worst possible time, Jenna falls in love with a man who turns out to be the first person in her life who doesn’t want anything from her, but her.
  • There Is A Fountain by Hal Miller

    by Lothar Mueller
    Julie Strassbourg whose mentally ill mother has disappeared , grows up in a north-side Chicago neighborhood with the help of her boyfriend, Rudy, and friends who belong to a German social club. There, later, as a beautiful nineteen-year-old she meets Gehrhardt Von Ritter, captain in German Naval Intelligence, who has been sent to America to recover a damning document that was stolen from the office of Adolf Hitler's doctor. Shortly thereafter, Julie learns that her long-lost mother has been fo... more
  • The Call

    by Laurie Boris
    As if being one of the first female umpires in professional baseball isn’t challenging enough, blowing the whistle on a cheating player could cost Margie her career…and maybe her twin brother’s major league prospects too.
  • Super George and the Invisible Shield

    by Laurie P. Mendoza
    Kids keep saying things that make George mad. No matter how loudly he yells, they just won't stop. Worst of all, George is the one who keeps getting in trouble! His teacher says he's letting other people steal his power. Can Grandma and George's favorite superhero, Silent Knight, help him learn to stay in control and out of the Cool-Down Corner?
  • Blood & Water

    by Katie O'Rourke
    Tucson, Arizona is a place for runaways. Everyone you meet here came from somewhere else and has a story about what they left behind. Blood & Water tells these stories in five alternating first-person narratives: a young mother named Ally, the deliberately childless Tim and Sara, single dad David with a college-bound daughter and David's little sister, Delilah, who shows up on his doorstep with a secret.
  • A Long Thaw

    by Katie O'Rourke
    A multi-generational story about the power of secrets and the unbreakable bonds of family. A Long Thaw is about two female cousins who were close as children and reconnect as adults. Abby and Juliet were born into one big, close, Catholic family. But the divorce of Juliet’s parents fragments this family and sends the girls in very different directions. Juliet grows up too quickly, on the west coast, forced to be responsible for her younger sisters as well as an alcoholic, single mother. O... more
  • Watili, the Native American Slave Heroine

    by Anthony Garcia
    Sustainability and preservation of our Earth are never more evident than Watili, as she fights to return to her village, she demonstrates her ability to live independently with nature to sustain a paleo habit lifestyle and preserve nature it its original form Join Watili as she as enslaved by Apache invaders and survives a 700 mile forced walk from her Ute village of Parussi then connected to the only man that could return her to her family, the original cartographer-mapmaker of the American so... more
  • The End of Always

    by E.B. Brown
  • Something Better than Home

    by Leona Beasley
    Something Better than Home is the story of a young black girl growing up in the 1970's South who, after discovering she's gay, goes up against her Christian mother and hot head, unpredictable father in order to find a place she belongs, a place she can call home.
  • Money. Power. Love.

    by Joss Sheldon


    Born on three adjacent beds, a mere three seconds apart, our three heroes are united by nature but divided by nurture. As a result of their different upbringings, they spend their lives chasing three very different things: Money, power and love.

    This is a human story: A tale about people like ourselves, cajoled by the whimsy of circumstance, who find themselves performing the most beautiful acts as well as the most vulgar.

    This is a historica... more