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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Raju the elephant that wept

    by angela frank
    Days and nights pass in agony for Raju the elephant. He is the sweetest creature who roves the streets performing his act, like so many other circus animals, so that his masters can make money. Αt night, chained behind a shed, next to a small tree, winter and summer, in rain, wind or heat, without cover, he travels in his imagination. Only Rosie, the pretty rosefinch, a beautiful bird with melodious voice, keeps him company. Rosie is Raju’s only companion. In the evening, Rosie brings wate... more
  • The Seven Gods of Luck

    by David Kudler
    Fifteenth Anniversary Edition with new notes by author David Kudler Sachiko and Kenji just want to welcome the new year in the proper way, but their mother tells them they don’t have the money for a New Year’s feast. An act of generosity brings help from an unexpected source in this heartwarming Japanese classic. May the Seven Gods of Luck visit you!
  • Risuko

    by David Kudler

    Samurai, assassins, warlords... and a girl who likes to climb

    Kano Murasaki, you may not realize it, but I have done you a great favor. I have it in my power to give you a gift that you don’t even realize you desire. Make yourself worth my trouble, and you will be glad of it. Disappoint me, and you will be very, very sorry.

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    Though Japan has been devastated by a century of civil war, Risuko just wants to climb trees. Growing up... more

  • Unification

    by Bridges McCall
    Unification is a story of love and adventure underpinning greater messages of finding our greatness and living in peace. It examines many relevant challenges facing our modern culture through two storylines. Through brilliance, humor and immense failure we progress individually and collectively. Our human story becomes more transparent as does our religious and social institutions, through a true spiritual and expansive investigation. The first editor who read Unification declared, “This... more
  • A sailor in Time

    by SD Ann
    The life of a sailor in the English navy, a short story about his missions.
  • Mama, I Want to See God

    by Vanessa Fortenberry
    Wanting to connect more with God, a child asks his mother countless questions in this rhyming verse book. In answer, the mother’s tender and patient responses model God’s love. At the story’s end, Mother has answered all of the questions, allowing the child a true connection with God.
  • TotIs

    by J Joseph Kazden
    TotIs invites you to join with the likes of Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking for a fascinating discussion about the nature of time and reality. This symposium, using Socratic questioning, guides the reader through the books surprising and extraordinary ideas in a sequential and comprehendible way
  • Skeeter Pan's First Big Adventure

    by Emma Beesley
    Skeeter Pan is not an ordinary pie pan. He is a pan with ideas and one of them is to escape the kitchen for a grand outdoor adventure. His friend Bella, a mixer, worries that it is not quite the thing to do. Travis, a grouchy toaster, who occasionally burns toast, says it is a silly idea, but Skeeter does not listen to them. Skeeter talks Bella into heading out with him to places no kitchen tool has ever gone before and so their first big adventure begins.
  • Re-enchanting Nature

    by David Vigoda
    Is nature sacred? What might that question mean in a scientific culture? An American photographer, retired from documenting disasters, seeks an answer on a personal quest in the mountains by the French Riviera. For years Frank traveled the world to wherever human misery was greatest; now he seeks redemption. He photographed evil and wretchedness, now he seeks the good and beautiful in people. He has no home. He is alone, and he has embarked on a quest that frightens him more than danger ever ... more
  • Still Skylarkin

    by Marlon Paul Moseley
    Synopsis June 1973, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: the mischievous Max is a few weeks off his ninth birthday, and asks his best friend Fred to ‘Break Biche' - leave school early - and have some fun by the sea. Fred, though older and wiser than Max, gives in to his friend's persuasion and off they go. As strange and interesting as their adventures prove to be, the question hanging over them is: what will happen when they go home? An entertaining little tale of boyish high-jinks.
  • Losing It All

    by Marsha Cornelius
    Frank Barnes is content living on the streets of Atlanta. A soup kitchen and a makeshift shanty sure beat his days as a POW in Vietnam. But Chloe Roberts can’t handle the eviction that sends her into the hell of homelessness. With no family or friends to turn to, Chloe and her children are sucked into the traumatic world of night shelters, and dangerous predators. When they bump into each other at the soup kitchen, Frank offers Chloe a glimmer of hope that she can pull her life back together. S... more
  • Helena Landless

    by Deanna Madden
    Victorian England. Nineteen-year-old Helena Landless falls in love with charming young Edwin Drood the night she arrives in Cloisterham. However, he’s engaged and her twin brother Neville takes a dislike to him. Then one stormy night Edwin Drood disappears and her brother is accused of murdering him. It’s up to Helena to find out what happened in this re-telling of Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
  • Friends Around the World (Monkey and Puppy's Adventures) (Volume 1)

    by D.N. Hockey
    Monkey and Puppy are on another adventure! This exciting journey takes them - and their readers - around the world to discover new cultures and traditions. Monkey and Puppy visit their friends Blackbuck from India, Owl from Egypt, Bear from the Abenaki tribe, Red Panda from China, and other friends as they delight in each ones unique traditions. They learn about their friends by tasting Egyptian Dolma, creating an Indian Rangoli design with colorful sand, running from Aardwolf's termite dinner, ... more
  • Once Upon a Ramadan

    by D.N. Hockey
    Lia, Jaden, and Elle are siblings with silly stuffed animals who are very much a part of the family. In this story they are excited for their holiday to begin. Lia, the oldest, tells the others about the Ramadan fun during the month-long holiday. They bake cookies and Monkey, Puppy, and Fox get very messy and need a bath. They collect presents to give to children in need and Puppy falls asleep in the bag! Lia tells Jaden that the Ramadan gift bags grow during the month and his imagination makes ... more
  • Okalani and Teal

    by Kirsty Black
    Okalani and Teal is a children's picture book based around too main characters; Okalani the oyster and Teal the turtle. After overcoming his struggles with being different, Teal searches the ocean to find creatures like him who may need some encouraging to come out of their own shells. Teal comes across Okalani, a shy oyster who doesn't think she has much to offer the world! Okalani and Teal aims to encourage children to love who they are and to encourage them to share themselves and their kind... more
  • Kingdom Horizon

    by Ashley Nicole
    Charlana, a strong-willed Germanic princess, yearns for her father’s approval. But she cannot be the daughter that he wants her to be– learned and cultured in the progressive ways of the Romans. In spite of her struggle to belong, Charlana follows her own path and becomes skilled in weaponry and horsemanship, two gifts that will lead her to a love that she is not ready for, and a destiny that will consume her. Her father and tribal chief, Aric, has his own struggles. To advance his tribe t... more