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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • What Longfellow Heard

    by Jon Nappa
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was enormously famous in his day. Adults and children celebrated his poems, both in America and abroad. He was the first American poet admitted into the Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey in England and was renowned for such works as “Hiawatha,” “Paul Revere’s Ride,” “Evangeline,” “Tales of a Wayside Inn” and others. However, his amazing life was wrought with trials and heartaches during an era when America was laboring to grow up without destroying itself in... more
  • Through The Barricades

    by Denise Deegan

    'Make a difference in the world,' are the last words Maggie Gilligan's father ever says to her. They form a legacy that she carries in her heart, years later when, at the age of fifteen, she tries to better the lives of Dublin's largely forgotten poor. 'Don't go getting distracted, now,' is what Daniel Healy's father says to him after seeing him talking to the same Maggie Gilligan. Daniel is more than distracted. He is intrigued. Never has he met anyone as dismissive, argumentative... as down... more


    by G. J. Berger
    In ancient India, tragedy strikes a young elephant trainer. Forced into a slave caravan that takes him through perilous lands and into a world at war, Ashoka befriends a special elephant. He and that elephant, Four Nails, together lead Hannibal's army over the Alps and down the back of Rome. Though a time of constant danger and uncertainty, Ashoka finds beauty and kindness while helping others enslaved for the pleasure of ruthless rulers. To survive this remarkable journey, the elephant trainer ... more
  • Collision

    by Siegfried Finser
    The battle between the unscrupulous intellect and the caring heart has never been so poignantly portrayed as in COLLISION. The president of PTP Corporation uses every trick to secure the acquisition of AIC Corporation. He is so smart and so ruthless his subordinates hardly know how to interpret his commands and often fall short. The stockholders love him, but in the final episode, he might actually be failing while achieving the greatest success. The lovely, kindhearted Lucinda Brahms loses her ... more
  • Hey, Got a Minute?

    by Carol Jones
    I am the Freedom Writers Group leader in Ocala, Florida. My group has published its own book of short stories and quick reads for the time-challenged reader. Twenty-six inspired authors perfected eighty-seven short stories, poems and essays, from spy thriller to horror fantasy to slice-of-life realism to science fiction, capped off with splashes of truisms at the bottoms of some of the pages. We like to think we have something for everyone.
  • The Sacred Blues Trilogy

    by C.T. Williams, Jr.

    The story begins on August 22, 1848 and ends on December 28, 1946.  The first book is "Breed Tucker", the second is "On Brotherhood", and the third is "Boone".  The terrain is mostly in the Carolinas and northeast Georgia, and there are three families with a strong supporting cast.

  • A Dipthong Ain't Swimwear

    by C.T. Williams, Jr.

    This is a short story anthology about the people in my home of Catchmore County, deep in the heart of the Deep South. It is for anyone who enjoys being taken away by a clean and fun read.

  • Stein, Gender, Isolation, and Industrialism: New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio

    by Duane Simolke
    Stein, Gender, Isolation, and Industrialism: New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio examines the best known work of the influential American writer, Sherwood Anderson. This book served as the doctoral dissertation of Duane Simolke at Texas Tech University, December 1996. Simolke examines Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, as it relates to Gertrude Stein, gender roles, failed communication, and the machine in the garden. Anderson's friendship with and admiration of Stein greatly affected the con... more
  • The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer

    by Duane Simolke
    Join the fight against cancer by purchasing this fund-raiser by authors Jan Chandler, Shawna R. Van Arum, Huda Orfali, Duane Simolke, Timothy Morris Taylor, and Bill Wetzel. All author and editor royalties go to funding cancer research! These stories range from gritty and controversial to gentle and touching. Starting with the West Texas setting from Duane Simolke's collection The Acorn Stories, this new anthology takes readers across several landscapes, during times of trouble, change, hope, an... more
  • Littlethumb Sneezed

    by Truant D. Memphis

    What would happen if everything in the world froze but you?

    Littlethumb Sneezed is the tale of prolific artist and renowned philanthropist Littlethumb Brooks. From the discovery of his creative genius as a child to his rise to fame, join Littlethumb on a satirical journey through the world of American pop culture. It is a life filled with love, laughter, charity, art, disguises, magic tricks, international intrigue, and unfortunately, horrible tragedy. There’s also a punk... more

  • The Unusual Investigations of Dr. Yao (English Edition)

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    These 5 short stories are about an old Chinese physician from the Ming dynasty. They describe criminal cases, solved by the doctor with intelligence and a good ability to observe, obviously much better than by the authorities. Incidentally, the reader learns something about old China. Names and circumstances of the stories are fictional. Translated from German by the author.
  • Soziotopia

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    Der junge Journalist Lukas erlebt als Korrespondent einer westdeutschen Zeitung die ersten Zeichen des Zerfalls des DDR-Regimes. Er verliebt sich in einen Leutnant der NVA und wird Zeuge, dass dieser Teil einer Verschwörung ist: Offiziere der NVA putschen unter Androhung des Gebrauchs einer Atombombe, die sie aus den Lagern der Roten Armee gekapert haben. Sie zwingen die SED zur Übergabe der Macht und beginnen mit Reformen, die zu einem echten, demokratischeren Sozialismus führen sollen. Der Jou... more
  • Die Reiseabenteuer Des Joachim Polsbroekerwould Und Seiner Freunde: Ubersetzt Und Bearbeitet Nach Der Originalausgabe Von 1841 V

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    Eine Gruppe junger niederländischer Männer reist mit Dampfschiff, Postkutschen und teilweise zu Fuß entlang des Rheins durch Deutschland und die Schweiz bis nach Mailand und wieder zurück. Dabei machen sie allerlei Bekanntschaften mit Landsleuten, aber auch Deutschen, Engländern und Franzosen und erleben manche lustige, aber auch dramatische und seltsame Abenteuer. Die Geschichte schildert sehr farbig das Leben in den dreißiger Jahren des 19. Jahrhunderts und wir erleben die Anfänge des modernen... more
  • Die Heimliche Liebe Der Friedensboten Zu Münster

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    Ein junger Jesuit kommt als Mitarbeiter des Bischofs Chigi zu den Friedensverhandlungen in Münster, die den dreißigjährigen Krieg in Deutschland und den achtzigjährigen Krieg in den Niederlanden beenden sollen. Er steht wegen seiner kritischen Haltung zur Religion und weil er sich zu Männern hingezogen fühlt im Widerspruch zu seiner Kirche und der Gesellschaft. Während der Verhandlungen in Münster begegnet er einem Mitglied der niederländischen Delegation, einem jungen Juristen aus Nimwegen. Nac... more
  • Die Ungewoehnlichen Untersuchungen Des Doktor Yao

    by Ludger Gausepohl
    9 Erzählungen, die in der Zeit der Ming Dynastie im alten China spielen. Protagonist ist ein Arzt der traditionellen chinesischen Medizin, der aber in vieler Hinsicht nicht konventionell denkt, sondern im Rahmen seiner Zeit ein freier Geist ist und seinen Weg entsprechend seiner persönlichen Philosophie geht. Die erste Geschichte ereignet sich am kaiserlichen Hof in Peking. Im Rahmen seiner Tätigkeit als Arzt für die weiblichen Angehörigen des Hofs klärt Yao den Mord an einer kaiserlichen Nebenf... more
  • 'Bittersweet'

    by p.d.r. lindsay
    In the British army of 1872, corrupt young officers play games of a different kind. Their favourite is to rape young society women in their homes. The rogues make a competition out of it. The more girls the regiment savages the greater their merriment and cheers for the winning regiment. But the victims go through hell. They can't tell anyone, not even their mothers and suffer the social shame. Their families suffer too. Banker Bryce Ackerman loses the love of his life because she is now preg... more