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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • My Imperfect Mommy

    by Marissa Stridiron, MD
    My Imperfect Mommy tells a warm-hearted tale about a little boy who wants his mother to be perfect. Through his journey, he is able to discover and appreciate that his mother has imperfections. As psychiatrists, we wanted to create a children’s story to address the concept of being perfect. A concept we feel many people, including ourselves, struggle with often. It has been both amazing and educational for both of us to view ourselves through the lens of our own children who see us as “perfec... more
  • Middle School Mari V: Stop That, It's Weird

    by Marievil Rodriguez-Keever

    A story set in the 1990's of a young girl trying to figure out her place in her family, her new school, and the world. In the 90's middle schools had not developed yet, most places still had junior highs. As a Military brat Mari must move every three years. She is the middle child of a Puerto Rican family moving from Hawaii to New York. Her new school and age are leading her into adolescence, crushes, conflicts with family and friends, as well as confusion. Feeling out of place a... more

  • Find the Moon

    by Beth Fehlbaum
    Kylie Briscoe’s mama is not just an addict; she’s also a dealer, and anytime she owes her uplines money, she offers them a “square deal”—she trafficked Kylie for sex—and she’s been doing so since Kylie was in middle school. Mama promised her she wouldn't have to do it anymore, but Mama doesn't have a great track record in the promise-keeping department. If she’s lucky enough to be by a window when it happens, Kylie searches for the moon—it soothes her so—but she has no idea why. When the devil ... more
  • Lyrics for the Loved Ones

    by Anne Goodwin
    How do we live with our secrets? How do we right past wrongs? After half a century confined in a psychiatric hospital, Matty has moved to a care home on the Cumbrian coast. Next year, she’ll be a hundred, and she intends to celebrate in style. Irene, a care assistant, aims to surprise her with a visit from the child she gave up for adoption eight decades before. When lockdown shuts the care-home doors, their plans go awry. Yet, while Irene battles grief and loneliness, Matty thrives. Until th... more
  • Nature Study Buddies

    by Charlene McIver
    A school nature study project makes Leigh anxious as he attempts to keep up with his more able-bodied classmates. After discovering an easier way to complete the exercise, he embraces nature rather than attempting to climb a tree with his friends. An uplifting story of friendship, fun, and self-awareness. Book 3 in Leigh's Wheelie Adventures series collection. A Bronze Medal Winner in Moonbeam's 2022 Best Picture Books series category.
  • Poetic Injustice

    by Jonathan Sure
    A true story with names and details altered, Poetic Injustice is a tale of romance between a therapist and his patient resulting in profound insights that challenge almost all objectives of modern day therapy. Jonathan Sure a seasoned therapist intuitively aware of projected feelings in transference and counter-transference, is nonetheless lured into an intimate relationship with his patient, Kulai and finds himself drowning in an abyss of confusion, submission, and obsession. Feeling he is on t... more
  • E is for Elephant: An Animal Alphabet from A to Z

    by Kjersten Faseler
    E is for Elephant is an alphabet book for children, highlighting animals from A to Z. Each page is full of vibrant illustrations, alliterations, and fun rhymes that educate children about animals in their unique environments while they learn the ABCs. Join the animals on their journey as they explore the alphabet!
  • American Stories for the Grandchildren

    by William James Barry
    8 SHORT STORIES for YOUNG ADULTS 1 Did MartyGrogan Lie? The story of a town where their veracity is sacrosanct 2 The Summer Kid - A youngster wants desperately to play baseball but can't - not until an old man shows up. 3 The Days of Cap Guns and Craker Jacks - A boy who believes he is a hero -- becomes one. 4 Far Away Places - a haunting old song that impacts a boy's life 5 Oswego Snow - a Youngster who goes to the General Store for a neighbor gets caught in a blizzard. 6 The Chenango Ri... more
  • A Dozen Amiable Anecdotal Apologues, or Whatever - They're just 12 really good stories!

    by William James Barry
    1 The Summer Wind - Young girl moves to Brooklyn and meets a strange old Italian Man 2 The Old Red Pick-up Truck - a truck rots away as its owner serves 20 years. Then one day everything changes. 3 America's Last Day - a young couple lives a peaceful and pristine life in Kentucky until they turn on the evening news 4 The days of Burning Leaves and Dear John Letters - WOW! 5 Who Knew Lucas - The figment of a kid's imagination 6 One Crazy Story - How we met Crazy Guggenheim 7 You Don't Kno... more
  • Savory Stories - Best Read with a Glass of Wine

    by William James Barry
    14 Great Short Stories 1 The Long, Long Wait - Innocent family man sent to prison. 2 Escaping Lorenzon - A tyrant in Italy terrorizes his family 3 'tis Patsy's Irish Pub - Bar owner helps a parentless lad 4 The Last Campaign - A newcomer saves a town election 5 They call him Belena - a fat kid faces down the mob guys 6 Quaker Hollow Golf Club - most unlikely steps forward 7 Top Cat Sings the Blues - the story of a former jazz star 8 The Minardi's of Brooklyn - Italian family after WWII... more
  • The Girl From the Attic

    by Marie Prins
    Maddy Rose lives in two worlds. A hundred years apart. In the same strange house built as an octagon. When a mysterious black cat leads her into its unknown attic, she meets Clare and his very sick sister Eva. together Maddy and Clare jump into a money-making scheme in his uncle's dangerous factory to buy a cure for Eva. And then Maddy is pulled back into her own time to confront the premature birth of her own sister. Will Maddy be able to deal with the hardships of two lives? Will she skills sh... more
  • Through the Golden Portal

    by William James Barry
    A youngster from a very accomplished home loses his parents and is forced to live with a distant aunt. By taking him in, the aunt's life is flipped upside down. She raises him in a rural village in the Hudson Valley, away from the pressures of NYC. The boy dedicates himself to being a major success in life. At his high school graduation ceremony, he gives a speech about the road to success where he mentioned passing through the Golden Portal. The speech follows him to college at Syracuse Univers... more
  • Boston's Own BIG JOE FLYNN

    by William James Barry
    A young baseball phenom from the Dorchester section of Boston burst on the scene in the summer of 1946. Every team in the majors is vying to draft him. He signs with Tom Yawkey and the Red Sox and New England sports fans were euphoric. Big Joe is sent to their minor league team in Louisville to play and breaks every hitting and home run record. While there, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful nurse, who just returned from the war. A summer-long romance transpires. Joe is called up to pla... more
  • Someday for Sarah the love life of a WWII Spy

    by William James Barry
    The story opens in the fall of 1940 at Vassar College for Women. A very intelligent senior named Sarah is coerced into a blind date. Her date turns out to be a West Point cadet, She was an only child of German ancestral descent who always longed for a bigger family and used the term "someday' as her fulcrum. She spent her summers growing up in Germany and spoke the Germanic language fluently. After their graduation, he became a US Army Air Force pilot and she joined US Intelligence working for t... more
  • From Caracas to the Corps

    by William James Barry
    Before WWII, a young undefeated pugilist, on his way home from winning his tenth fight saves a former Miss Venezuela from being raped by a government official. He is forced to flee his country and makes a treacherous trip to Brooklyn to be with a cousin. The girl follows and they fall in love in old New York. He changes his name and success in the ring follows him. Venezuela sends agents to NY to kill him. US Immigration searches with the intent to deport him. The New York mafia wants to control... more
  • NED PICKERING - The Exploits, Romances and Adventures of a 17th Century Entrepreneur

    by George Pickering
    George Pickering shares the story of Edward Pickering, aka Ned Pickering. A relative of diarist Samuel Pepys, Ned Pickering’s life was one of a soldier, adventurer, lothario, businessman and entrepreneur. Written in the form of a journal that merges historical fact with delicious elaboration, Ned Pickering delights from the outset From the English royal court to the battlefields of the English Civil War, from the genteel estates of Dorset to the scaffold of Charles I, from the chateau... more