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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • When Water Was Everywhere

    by Barbara Crane
    Once upon a time in Los Angeles, water was everywhere—in rivers that rendered the vast plain marsh and woodland; in underground streams that provided an abundance of water for people, cattle, orchards and vineyards. The American Henry Scott encounters this fertile landscape in When Water Was Everywhere. Arriving in the Mexican pueblo of Los Angeles in 1842, he meets Don Rodrigo Tilman (based on the historical John Temple). Scott becomes the foreman of Tilman’s newly-purchased cattle ranch along ... more
  • Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore

    by Jane Carter Barrett
    Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore is an offbeat “modern” historical romance with, I hope, plenty of irreverent fun and a lighthearted sense of humor. In 1586, Antonia Barclay embarks on a quest to find her real mother, Mary Queen of Scots, as well as the long-lost Scottish Royal Sceptre. Along the way, Sir Basil Throckmorton, a well-known villain and alchemist, kidnaps Antonia, scheming to use her to pave his way to the English throne. Breck Claymore, Antonia’s lover, is hot on her trail... more
  • A Spy Is Not a Spy

    by Mary F. Blehl

    Kidnapped! Richard Morris, falsely accused of spying in this Revolutionary War story, is conscripted into the British army in this coming-of-age tale. Observing the British burning and looting, and women forced to pick up guns, Richard’s Loyalist beliefs are challenged. Eventually he finds his way into George Washington’s Army, where he earns a place as a real spy among the raggedy men fighting the greatest empire on earth. In critical moments, Richard clarifies his own values and... more

  • Transmit Joy!

    by Mark Binder
    Cavemen! Wolves! Bad Manners! A troll, a candy store and bunny rabbits? Plus lots and lots of chocolate! Your whole family will enjoy listening to Mark Binder’s “Transmit Joy! an awesome (audio) storybook.”
  • Still, Life: a collection of echoes

    by Melissa Volker
    Life is made up of a moments, strung together like beads. This a collection of short stories, inspired by a love-hate relationship with life in NYC. They give us a glimpse into the private moments we normally do not witness; the moments when things turn in an instant, are born, die, or go astray. They lay bare the quiet, internal lives of people falling love, losing their way, reaching their end, or finding their truth. And they echo with something achingly familiar to all of us -- those momen... more
  • Delilah of Sunhats and Swans

    by Melissa Volker
    On a rainy afternoon an enigmatic, 18 year old girl steps off a bus in a small New England town, transforming the lives of everyone she touches. Amos Harrison owns the diner she first steps into, and something compels him to convince her to stay. Virginia Emmet, an older woman living alone, is drawn to invite her to stay with her. And Harold Reinman is a young man left with the mind of a child from an abusive event who connect to the world via quotes from the many books he reads. He and Delilah ... more
  • Sara Barefield

    by Marian D. Schwartz
    Pregnant and alone at the age of forty, with five hundred dollars in savings and no prospect of help from anyone, Sara Barefield wants this baby more than she has ever wanted anything. She figures that she was born poor and had pulled herself up so she can pull herself up again. But the poverty she plunges into after she has the baby is beyond anything she had imagined. Just days before being forced to live on the street, she must find a way out of this crisis so she can make a decent life for ... more
  • Where the Love Light Gleams

    by Roberta Kennedy
    A story of love, faith, loyalty and deception. Rowan Grace Brown age 34 moves to her father’s native Scotland to begin a new life. Divorced and needing a change she has always loved her father’s country and had planned to move before but didn’t have the courage to do so. Knowing that her Dad’s twin sister Grace would love for her to live with her Rowan takes a huge leap of faith and does just that. Plus there is Alex Corbett, a childhood friend in Rowan Tree, the town where she is going. She ... more
  • The curse of the ancient Greeks

    by Faris Nejad
    The Curse of the ancient Greeks is a contemporary novel based and inspired by real stories and current events. It is the story of a Greek newspaper columnist born in a magical and remote mountainous peninsular stretching out in the Mediterranean, hugged by glittering turquoise coasts and dramatic cliffs. At an early age, the boy loses his father at a tragic work-related accident, which influences the rest of his life. He is shortly after taken to Athens by his mother in search of a better life. ... more
  • Deployed: A State of Human Conflict: Pawns Laboring in the Clash of Wills

    by Daryl Horton

    This is a young adult drama about a young husband in his mid-twenties who joins the military hoping to make a better living for his family and ends up getting deployed during his first year as a Marine. He's a deeply religious man who believes his marriage is doing great, but everyone else who knows him and his wife seem to see things differently. Deploying to combat not only changes him, but it opens his eyes to what's going on in his marriage. As much as he wants to save his marriag... more

  • Cross Roads: Pick a Path

    by Janaath Vijayaseelan

    You are clueless to the amount of things that occur in the world over the span of your life. You’ll be so busy living your life in a customary way that you don’t even realize how fast it could change. Arrun Durai a twenty-seven year old engineer probably assumed the same. He had the family he wanted, all his siblings were adopted just as he was, but still the family he wanted. He had the job, well-paying, great hours, he couldn’t ask for more. Probably the most important par... more

  • Exchange at the Border

    by Alexandra Goodwin
    Mexican agave farm worker Porro Camorra never meant to do anything wrong. He is in love with his girlfriend but when she becomes pregnant, his life is in danger. Fleeing the vindictive wrath of her enraged brothers who have sworn to kill him, Porro runs for the border. But when he reaches the barrier between Mexico and the United States, he finds more than the safety he seeks. As he is thrust into a mystical realm, he must agree to a fascinating and dangerous bargain in order to reclaim his plac... more
  • Diary of a 99%-er: The Struggle Between Survival and Creative Expression

    by D, Helene
    Diary of a 99%-er takes a humorous look at the contrast between struggling to survive financially and expressing oneself creatively. It also delves into: politics; healthcare; work and micromanagement; spirituality; and yoga. It details the life of a fictional couple, Toni and Simon, who are struggling to make ends meet, set against the backdrop of Orange County, CA
  • Tested

    by Elizabeth Andre

    The year is 1993, and those in the gay community are dying of AIDS, caring for people with AIDS, infected with HIV or terrified of catching the virus. Edwin, Julio, Anastasia, and Jennifer are four 20-something friends who decide to spend a sunny Saturday doing the right thing: getting an HIV test at one of Chicago’s public health clinics.

    After, of course, they shop, have lunch, have coffee, gossip about what that person is wearing, talk about sex, lie about their sexual past, an... more

  • Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

    by Pawan Mishra

    Winner: 2016 eLit Book Awards for Literary Fiction (Bronze).

    Finalist: 2016 National Indie Excellence Award for Humor

    Coinman, a junior level office worker in India, has a number of eccentricities. The laughingstock of the office, he finds no relief at home; his wife Imli, an obsessed actress, completely vanishes into each role. When tough bully, Hukum, beautiful enchantress, Tulsi, and the office sage, Ratiram, unite the office to conspire against Coinman, they have no inkling of... more