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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Cecil and the Big Wave

    by Adam W. Jones
    Cecil the Littlest Ant may be small, but he’s fed up with being bullied about it. The other kids at Aardvark Park tease him about his size, but they are mistaken—what they don’t see is his magnificent courage. Cecil knows that the bullies are wrong, and to prove it, he focuses on a new goal: he will become a great surfer! With the help of his Uncle Juba, Cecil learns how to master even the biggest of waves. Armed with his new skills and confidence, Cecil shows everyone that if you believe in... more
  • Wheels of Justice

    by Vickie Phelps
    When Connie Knight applies for a job at McKinney’s Fine Cars in her hometown of Redwood, Texas, she has no idea what she’s getting into. Buford McKinney is an evil bully who thinks women are the ground God made for men to walk on. The only reason Connie stays at McKinney’s is the fear of ending up homeless. And then there’s Rick McKinney, Buford’s son. In spite of his daddy’s contempt for Connie, Rick is attracted to her and Connie to him. In the weeks following, Connie is constantly subjecte... more
  • Just Imagine...What If There Were No Black People in the World?

    by Tamara Shiloh
    In the first of book, "Jaxon's Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists" of the series "Just Imagine...What If There Were No Black People in the World?", Jaxon, a 4th grader, discovers that the necklace his grandmother gave him before she passed away has magical powers. With the magical necklace and saying the magic words he can see and talk to Black inventors and scientists. He is also playing the role of Dr. Martin Luther King in the school play celebrating Black History Month. Ho... more
  • Love Stalks: A Novella

    by Doré Bak

    Lester Chang’s mother hounds him to bring a Chinese girlfriend to his father’s seventieth birthday party. He wants to bring a white date. Awkward with women in general and white women in particular, he fantasizes that the Scandinavian blonde bank teller will respond to his knowledge of European cinema and Kierkegaard. She does not. Over the course of a week, he discovers he cannot hit it off with any woman. Disillusioned, he transforms from lover of white women to their stalker.... more

  • Terror Town: Childhood Interrupted: The Amina Burns Chronicles

    by Ketari Cole
    When you rape a child, you kill the person they could have been…… Momma could have been a good mother. Maybe if she hadn't been raped as a child she wouldn't be addicted to drugs. Maybe if she wasn't a crack head, she would have paid more attention to her children. Maybe my sister, Lola, wouldn't have become a mother at 15 years old. Maybe I wouldn't have been raped or tried to commit suicide at 9 years old. Terror Town isn’t what you think it is…. Terror Town is a neighborhood in Ch... more
  • The Pretty Boy Gun Club

    by Theo Baker
    In the thriller “The Pretty Boy Gun Club,” detective T. Rex Smith teams up with police officer Genine Stieff to track down 14-year-old Cain Mapleson, who is being trained as a sniper by his family of right-wing extremists on a Maryland farm. The boy’s target: a celebrity they regard as a heretic. Smith had been sexually molested as a boy by the neighborhood priest in Baltimore. Stief, who lived in rural Maryland, had encouraged her son to enlist in the Army where he was killed in Afghanistan. Bo... more
  • Croatoan

    by Jeanette Torok
  • No Big Thing

    by Wm. Stage

    "White trash to pick up trash," read the headline and so the story unfolds. Imagine a respected family from rural Missouri, a family with typical problems in their workaday lives. What if the patriarch of the family had been involved in white supremacist activities in the distant past and was coasting on romantic notions of that time? What if he applied in the name of the Ku Klux Klan to join in the State's Adopt-A-Highway program, and had to fight an uphill battle to make it ha... more

  • Alycat and the Monday Blues

    by Alysson Foti Bourque
    Alycat wakes up with the dreaded Monday Blues—she’s certain that everything will go wrong. But even when mishaps seem to ruin her day, she finds out that helping a friend can lead to discovering her own hidden talent and curing the Monday Blues!
  • Thank God for Drugs

    by Kewalnam Christ
    “THE METAMERICANA ANTHOLOGY.” Each book features a different premise, a different tone, a different world, sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales that explore pop culture, social politics, and religious philosophies. All interconnected, forming an overarching narrative of irony and sincerity. THANK GOD FOR DRUGS is the first book in that series. The story is split up into 3 acts. Each it’s own season and theme. 1st Act: Spring (Nihilism), 2nd Act: Summer (Absurdism), and Act 3: Autumn (Existentiali... more
  • The Sorting Tree

    by T.A. Barnes
    I’ll tell you a story, if you let me, about a love great enough to go beyond this world, a tale of childhood friends and separation and sacrifice that hurts to consider. I’ll give you two boys and a girl grown together in the grand estate country of Virginia in the 1960s, their trust, their bond, their preposterous chances of preserving the intimacy of the young. They’ll make you laugh, these summer children, before they make you cry. Even so, I think you’ll love them as I do, in their marvel... more
  • Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine

    by Joseph Fisher

    When the Mayor Himself decides the town of Someport-by-the-Sea needs a new fire engine the Fire Chief picks a shiny, bright red one that has all the latest tools needed to put out fires. The new fire engine is the joy of the children in town and the pride of the firemen and townspeople alike. But after many years the fire engine becomes old and worn until everyone begins to laugh and call it Rusty. Sad and forlorn Rusty is ignored and forgotten. Then during the 4th of July parade in a summer ... more

  • Not For You: Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods, Book One

    by Nandita Godbole
    Love. Marriage. Denial. Crisis. Fear. Abandonment. Determination. Food. Comfort. Home. Johari-ba, Ratanlal and Shanta, Damodar and Pearl, Thakor and Mani, Shaku and Bandu, Ana and Ravi lived in different eras, in different parts of the Indian subcontinent. Their lives intersect together over time. They struggled for identity with a single-minded determination to persevere in the face of denial. They lived, married and bore children, carrying the scars and the stories of the generations before t... more
  • Vague Pains

    by Zachary Lemon
    Vague Pains explores the overlapping stories of three people as they try to understand each other and ultimately themselves. On the outskirts of Detroit, Meadowview Hospital means different things to different people: a place to work, a place to learn and a place to fear. Over the course of a week Tess, Henry and Thomas find their paths intersecting in ways that will leave them all changed. The book takes the reader into their inner struggles and daydreams as they try to navigate the contradicti... more

    by Bernadette Y. Connor
    Ida Evers shares all of the trials and victories of their lives together with her husband, James Evers, who has Alzheimer's. His reactions are hilarious and heartwarming. Her gripping storytelling is filled with all of the angst, surprise, joy and loss of lives lived thoroughly with love as its anchor. Tales of family life will come and go, but you will never forget the Evers.
  • Eternal Flame

    by Alexa Kang

    “Last night, I loved you a lifetime and more.”

    16-year-old Julia Olsen’s world is falling apart. Her quarterback boyfriend broke up with her. Her family’s new home under renovation is a mess. Her high school counselor won't stop harping on about her grades. A time-traveling WW2 soldier crashing into her room is the last thing she needs.

    In 1944, 18-year-old Edmond Ferris answered the draft and headed to war in France. A ... more