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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Enlightenment

    by Reno Ursal
    18 year-old Dorothy Dizon's pending graduation takes a turn when she's meets bad boy Adrian Rosario and his odd knowledge of Filipino folklore. As a protector of the ancient Danag people of the Philippines, Adrian knows the truth behind Dorothy's Filipino heritage. Dorothy is unaware of the danger she's in as she connects the dots behind her dad's disappearance, while Adrian scrambles to keep her safe. Enlightenment, Book One of The Bathala Proverbs Series, captures the push and pull between fri... more
  • Harvest Season: a novel (book 2)

    by Melanie Lageschulte

    The muggy days of August find Melinda Foster’s garden bursting at its borders. And two months into an unexpected sabbatical from her bustling life in Minneapolis, Melinda’s efforts at her rented farmhouse are starting to pay off: She’s learned to preserve produce, outsmart a few headstrong chickens and wrangle a flock of spoiled sheep. But even in the little town of Prosper, nothing stays the same. One member of the hardware store’s coffee group shares a startling anno... more

  • Growing Season: a novel (book 1)

    by Melanie Lageschulte
    Melinda Foster is already at a crossroads when the “for rent” sign beckons her down a dusty gravel road. Facing forty and downsized from her copywriting job at a Twin Cities ad agency, Melinda is struggling to find her way forward when a phone call brings her home to rural Iowa. It’s not long before Melinda is living in a faded farmhouse, caring for a barn full of animals, and working at her family’s hardware store in the community of Prosper, whose motto is “The Great Little Town That Didn’t.” ... more
  • In the Shape of a Man

    by Paul Clayton
    On the border between the necropolis of Colma, home to over two million dead souls and 1,794 somewhat live ones, and the Silicon Valley bedroom community of South City… Allen, a workaholic Silicon Valley techie, seeks relief from domestic conflict by slipping away to sample the sweet brews at McCoy’s, a mysterious pub and Hell’s Angels hangout… while up the street, young adults Rad and Tawny drift between the worlds of skateboarding and community activism, free love and commitment. Samplin... more
  • Love Letters

    by Shaun Locke
    Narrator Ckol has been searching in vain for Starla virtually since the birth of their daughter, Genevieve. A series of cryptic letters from Starla has led him to mad, fruitless chases, and the latest has brought him face to face with a failed suicide attempt, testing the limits of his mercy, expediency, sanity, and finally his own mortality. In "Love Letters," Ckol recounts the events that have led to his current predicament with a challenging yet fun blend of erudition and playfulness and myst... more
  • Tigranes

    by Dikran Chamlian
    Tigranes is a historical saga told in a series of extraordinary adventures—a novel that finds its roots in the author’s rich family history. Told and retold over generations, these stories follow the lives of ancient kings, warriors, and unlikely heroes. • Engage in the Battle of Issus between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. • Learn about the League of Nations, the Russian revolution, and the discovery of oil in Kirkuk and Mosul. • Discover the ancient ruins of Palmyra in the middl... more
  • Why the Wind Loves Children

    by Fred Schlissel
    Everyone loves children but especially the wind. Read this story and find out why the Wind Loves Children The Wind Loves Children because it was the happy laughter of the children that gave energy to the wind so that it could blow. Children love the wind because it feels so good on their beautiful faces!
  • Vicissitudes of Fortune

    by Bob Siqveland
    Five teenagers from diverse backgrounds are brought together by a war. A Japanese, a Jew, a Native American, an African American, and a white kid from middle-class America form an interdependent relationship in the jungles of Vietnam. They become the most highly decorated squad in a war they don’t understand, but their relationships transcend the social structures of racism formed through historical injustices, and they remain best friends for decades. Their iconic leader, Billy Stone, one day f... more
  • The Sword and the Well

    by Ann Chamberlin
    The Conclusion . . . In the early years of Islam, three lives braid together. Khalid ibn al-Walīd never lost a battle, either fighting against the Prophet Muhammad or for him. "Women no longer give birth to the likes of Khalid," the Prophet said. In old age, the general dictates his memoirs to a eunuch scribe, with a new perspective to all the blood he shed. In the desert oasis of Tadmor, twelve-year-old Rayah discovers the dangers of accepting her new religion and her own power. And her mother,... more
  • Shelby's Creek - Agent in Place

    by Mark Matthiessen
    "Agent-in-Place, the second entry in Mark Matthiessen's Shelby’s Creek series, continues the tale of Valentin Schmitz, pacifist Iowan farmer, as he infiltrates Nazi-occupied Paris to search for the only family he has left, his grandparents, who he hopes are alive and hiding somewhere in the city. Valentin, fluent in French and a great lover of the history and culture of Paris, has made a deal with the American OSS and the British SOE to act as one of their men on the ground assisting the French ... more
  • Shelby's Creek - Green Eyed Europe

    by Mark Matthiessen
    I won’t kill,” Valentin Schmitz repeated. “I won’t be haunted by a killing.” “Your enemy is skilled to kill,” said Chief. “You may have to kill to live.” In Green-Eyed Europe, the third entry in the Shelby’s Creek series, pacifist Iowan farmer Valentin Schmitz, struggles with his new role as a French partisan and his desire to return to his beloved farm. Will he use his military skills, vital to the survival of his resistance cell? Will he find his grandpa, interned in a labor camp? Wil... more
  • Other Fine Gifts, stories

    by Jeffrey N. Johnson

    Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal for regional fiction: Mid-Atlantic (Ippy Award). A dynamic collection of stories from the winner of the 2011 Andrew Lytle Fiction Prize. Caught in a chaotic spiral of loss and memory, the characters in Other Fine Gifts often seek solace in their origin. From a man who has lost his home to foreclosure, to another confronting his xenophobia, to a boy in search of God in the stones of Rome, each is in need of enlightenment and redemptio... more

  • Legacy at Liberty Lake

    by Cheryl Devenney

    Carly, a southern California high school grad, is plucked from her beach vacation and dropped on a farm in upstate New York to visit relatives of the deceased father-she-never-knew. While there, she learns about her great-grandmother, Tina, the daughter of Italian immigrants, living during the 1930’s depression. Though she becomes the caregiver to her widowed father and three siblings, Tina’s dream of a fashion career in NYC helps her to survive on the south side of a smal... more

  • Forebear

    by Marshall Gaddis
    Centuries later, revenant mountain man Hugh Glass is still way too tough to kill. A martial artist dosed with rat poison by his manager in hopes of a bloodier fight jumps at the chance to erect a wild west gym as a front for a massive indoor marijuana grow op. Guided by his forebear, revenant mountain man Hugh Glass, he retraces the Lewis and Clark expedition, riding herd on a U-Haul full of Cali hydroponics and weed. But Lewis and Clark never had to contend with the Highway Patrol.
  • The Screw of the Tern

    by tom blair
  • The Sword of God

    by Ann Chamberlin
    The saga continues... In a time of faith and violence, poetry and magic, mirage and cold steel, old religion battles new. A young girl comes of age, a woman rides a sacred camel to rally her clan, and a man wields a heavenly sword. In the early years of Islam, three lives braid together. Khalid ibn al-Walīd never lost a battle, either fighting against the Prophet Muhammad or for him. "Women no longer give birth to the likes of Khalid," the Prophet said. In old age, the general dictates his memoi... more