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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Near Somewhere

    by Edward Cozza
    Near Somewhere WINNER-2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards-Best New Fiction (Foreword by Chef Dean Fearing) Feeling void of connection,Townes has hit the wall in his life. He has his dog, and he has his band partner Zeeder. but he needs more. His endless travel is making his nerves unravel. He needs someone to share his life with, to tell him he is all right, tell him he isn’t going to fall apart. He just needs to rearrange, get out the novel he has been writing, and the universe will talk care o... more
  • An Amazing Circus of Phonograms: Act 1 (Volume 1)

    by Mary Jo Nyssen

    Come boys and girls to the big top show Where you will see and hear things you need to know. Learning to read is like breaking a code—and if you already know the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, you’re nearly there! Next up are those pesky pairings of letters that create noises as a team, like when “ea” in the word “break” makes the same long “a” sound as in “take.” Here to tell you all about it is a uniquely clever ringmaster, an... more

  • Ashes of Life

    by Erica Lucke Dean
    Married for just three months, Alex Barrett is stunned when her husband, David, dies in a tragic accident. And the absolute last thing the pregnant young widow wants is to take on responsibility for his teenage daughter, Maddie. Reeling from loss, Alex struggles to deal with her grief and her troubled stepdaughter, but one question haunts her: why was David with his ex-wife when he died? All Maddie Barrett wanted was for her parents to get back together, but an icy road took that dream away. Aft... more
  • Free Electricity

    by Ryan Rhodes
    Bernie is a man in his sixties. He has given up on friendship, and he has given up on love. The two women in his life, Lilly and Rose, are as close to what he might call “friends” as he’ll ever get. But one evening, at Rose’s house, something as inconsequential as a movie triggers an emotional awakening in him that will change the course of the rest of his life. Free Electricity is a deeply emotional character study of a man who later in life wages a battle against his staunch, Mormon upbring... more
  • A Song for Jordan

    by Mya Kay
    Jordan Crystal Myers has it all – good grades, a great music collection, her own band and she gets everything she wants. Except for one thing – the 15-year-old, biracial teen has never, ever met her father. All she knows is that he’s a black musician who left her white mother for someone else. Only she doesn’t believe that’s the truth. Complete at 64,000 words, A Song for Jordan is a contemporary YA novel set in Silver Springs, Maryland and Atlanta, Georgia. It tells the story of a teenage g... more
  • 'Fighting for Air - the Unknown Adventures of Young Doc Holliday'

    by Jack Kincade
    Everyone knows all about Wyatt Earp and the Shootout at the OK Corral, surrounded by his brothers and his best Friend, valiant Doc Holliday. But most of us Western Lovers don't know anything at all about the real Dr. John Henry Holliday and how this Southern gentlemen became the dauntless Doc Holliday of Legend. 'Fighting for Air' will take you right back there in time on an epic ride through his life.
  • Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story

    by Jonathan LaPoma

    DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY follows a group of recent college graduates who struggle with feelings of alienation and their addictions as they try to survive a year of teaching at two dysfunctional Miami public schools. A poetic and insightful coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS is centered on 24-year-old Luke Entelechy, an aspiring writer who sees his creative output suffer when he begins teaching at one of Miami’s most challenging middle schools. As the year progresses,... more

  • Emmie of Indianapolis

    by Kay Castaneda
    In 1963, a young teenage girl moves with her mother and sisters from the suburbs to the downtown of a Midwestern city when her parents divorce. Emmie, a naïve, curious and intelligent girl, wants the security of her suburban life but has always dreamed of adventure in faraway places. She must take risks, meet new people and become independent. The change is difficult for all because of her mother’s failing health and lack of a... more
  • by Gloria Chadwick
  • Looking for Redfeather

    by Linda Collison
    Fifteen-year-old Ramie Redfeather leaves Cheyenne with music in his pocket and his thumb in the air. He’s looking to find his father, a man he’s never met. Ramie gets a ride with Chas Sweeney, a seventeen-year-old driving a slightly stolen Cadillac Eldorado with Maryland tags, who just happens to be passing through Cheyenne. Chas is running from the wreckage that is his world, sixteen hundred miles away. In Denver Ramie and Chas meet Mae B. LaRoux, an enchanting young singer from Baton Rouge. L... more
  • Gayrabian Nights

    by Johnny Townsend
    Gayrabian Nights is a twist on the well-known classic, 1001 Arabian Nights, in which Scheherazade, under the threat of death if she ceases to captivate King Shahryar's attention, enchants him through a series of mysterious, adventurous, and romantic tales. In this variation, a male escort, invited to the hotel room of a closeted gay, homophobic Mormon senator, learns that the man is poised to vote on a piece of anti-gay legislation the following morning. To prevent him from sleeping, so... more
  • Despots of Deseret

    by Johnny Townsend
    In this collection of Mormon short stories, a man learns to forgive his mother for an unspeakable atrocity. An uncle awaits word on his niece caught up in the 2004 tsunami. A bereaved man receives an unexpected gift from his deceased husband on Valentine's Day. A stake president threatens to revoke a couple's temple marriage. An elderly woman breaks her hip and struggles desperately to reach the phone. A young woman faces a shocking tragedy while serving as a missionary in Paraguay. A Mormon tee... more
  • Water Ghosts

    by Linda Collison
    I see things other people don’t see; I hear things other people don’t hear. Fifteen-year-old James McCafferty is an unwilling sailor aboard a traditional Chinese junk, operated as adventure-therapy for troubled teens. Once at sea, James believes the ship is being taken over by the spirits of courtiers who fled the Imperial palace during the Ming Dynasty, more than 600 years ago, and sailing to its doom.
  • Vanilla and Chocolate/Vainilla y Chocolate

    by Maritza Martinez Mejia
    A concerned teacher helps two friends be together after their parents refused to let them play because of their skin color. This book is dedicated to all teachers who dedicate their lives to education.
  • Grandma's Treasure

    by Maritza Martinez Mejia
    An upset Grandma teaches their grandchildren a lesson for life to value what they have as she reveals her most valuable treasures when she was a child. This story is a tribute to my grandmother who passed away at age one hundred and taught me Lessons for Life.
  • The Royal Crane

    by Ehud Lavski
    It is the time of the french revolution. The king’s favourite bird is taken from the palace and put in a cage in the Paris zoo. When a sewer rat finds this out, he decides to free the crane and take him back to the grateful king. What follows is a grand, colourful adventure through the streets of Paris.

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