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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Exiles at Home - Jamaican Chronicles

    by Dereck C. Sale

    Beginning around the middle of the last century when, after centuries of colonization, Jamaica began moving to cut its ties to England, many Jamaicans, especially those of the old establishment, became nervous about the island's future and their place in a newly constituted sovereign state. During two decades following Independence, their fears-real or imagined-were either realized or seemed about to be. In either case, the alternative for them was to leave or prepare to leave the island,... more


    by J. T. Bleu

    Emily Dean is a writer of romance novels. But the day she types a particularly chilling phrase into her laptop, she has a global thriller on her hands that will not let her go until the whole world hears about it.

    With more layers than the mere titillation of an unreliable narrator, MY ARCH EMILY is a haunting tale that reveals why an author writes and how she learns to embrace the possibilty of love.

    And, there is a cat.

  • Summer Train East: a novel

    by Robert Craig Greene
    Summer Train East is the story of Iraq War veteran John Black attempting to find his way as a singer/songwriter in the mold of Townes Van Zandt while battling Baghdad flashbacks and love affairs with two women in a small town buried in the Westchester wilds north of New York City. A former college football player, he’s been an itinerant bartender and musician since his discharge and left his most recent home in Chicago to see old friends, Luke and Sylvia, for whom he stands godfather to their so... more
  • The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell: A Memoir

    by Marc Hartzman
    Oliver Cromwell led the charge in the beheading of England's King Charles I in 1649. But little did he know that his own head would soon roll. And roll and roll-for the next three hundred years across the Commonwealth. The execution of Charles I ended the monarchy, and Cromwell became the Lord Protector of England until his own death from natural causes in 1658. His body was embalmed and buried in Westminster Abbey, only to be exhumed by King Charles II three years later. The new king had restor... more

    by Fowler Robertson
    The Prince of Tides meets Beautiful Creatures in WILLODEAN, the first volume of THE CUPITOR CHRONICLES. Willodean Hart has lost her job, her home, her husband and her mind. After suffering a mental breakdown she is forced to move in with her parents. Memories of her childhood surface which sets off a series of events all hilarious, heartwarming and harrowing. In the heart of the big thicket, she’ll rediscover the childhood stories that drove her mad and she’ll learn powerful lessons about hersel... more
  • You Don't Think She Is

    by Max Harrick Shenk
    Three friends. Two girls. One guy. "Margo was my best friend. I felt like it had already been decided for us. I always knew where I stood with Margo. Christy (and other girls) somehow seemed to be hiding something, or making some joke I wasn't privy to, but when Margo said 'Hi,' I didn’t find myself wondering what she was really saying. "I liked Margo, and I trusted her. I didn’t know if I liked Christy. "I something’d Christy, but I had no idea what that 'something' was. "Yet." The pre... more
  • The Three Graces

    by Michele Wolfe
    College juniors Jessie, Isabel and Sara are linked in an unlikely friendship by visits to hidden places only they can see. Together on a trip to Hearst Castle in California an earth-shaking encounter with a stunning statue in the gardens binds them to the spirits of the three graces; Brilliance, Joy and Bloom. Under the weight of school and family problems, Sara Jessie and Isabel grow to be fast friends as they struggle with who they are and what will become of them. Until the fateful trip w... more
  • Words

    by Lora Rozler
    In this emotional and highly visual picture book, a lonely letter sets off on a journey to find meaning. As it encounters various letter combinations, it is confronted by two distinct paths and must make an important choice. Readers of all ages will be captivated by this simple, yet high concept, rich story that explores universal themes of discovery, relationships and the need to belong, with an underlying message about bullying. Both timeless and original, Words is an evocative tale about how ... more
  • In the Canyons of Shadow and Light

    by Emily Donoho

    An armed robbery of a Harlem grocery store, an autistic child dead in a care home, and an assistant district attorney found shot in an Upper West Side apartment. These are three cases NYPD Detective Alex Boswell is investigating in the cold winter of 2004. As he follows the twists and turns of the cases, the dead ends and courtroom drama, darker shadows and flashes of his past begin plaguing him, becoming ever more intrusive as he struggles against his demons to do his job. He wonders if he i... more

  • The Alphabet takes a Journey: Destination Ethiopia!

    by Bethlehem Abera Gronneberg
    Come along with the letters of the English alphabet as they journey to a beautiful and mysterious land called Ethiopia. In this adventure, the letters of the Ethiopian language - the Amharic Feedel - become the cultural ambassadors, as an insightful story tellers. The guest letters will be delighted with a magical tour of Ethiopia’s culture, including great landscapes from majestic mountains to lush green forests. Erupting volcanic lava lakes and a boat ride on the headwaters of the Blue N... more
  • Metal: A Treasure Hunt

    by Java Davis
    Dr. Frank Lally, a retired Navy podiatrist, is a family man and metal detector hobbyist. His wife is being treated for Alzheimer’s disease at an expensive lifecare center. His step-daughter needs to divorce her cheating husband and move back home. His step-son is losing his job, his place to live, and he has hardly written a word of his great American novel. Frank wonders how he will keep it all together when, one day, he takes a long walk with his dogs ...
  • I Love My Amazing Book

    by Jocelyn Scofield
    I Love My Amazing Body is a children's book encouraging confidence and body appreciation. The book is about a spunky little girl named Jackie. Jackie takes the reader through each body part describing all the things she loves to do with her amazing body. With her fingers she loves to play piano. With her hips she loves to hula hoop. With her arms she loves to hug her dog. With her legs she loves to run. From her toes to her head, each body part is given love.
  • The Dog of Jesus

    by Joshua Peabody
    The discovery of an immortal dog with miracle healing properties upends the world.
  • Pictures of the Past

    by Deby Eisenberg

    Pictures of the Past is a compelling saga sweeping through Chicago, Paris and Berlin, reliving events from pre-World War II Europe, but beginning in contemporary times. An Impressionist painting, hanging for decades in the Art Institute of Chicago and donated by the charismatic philanthropist Taylor Woodmere, is challenged by an elderly woman as a Nazi theft. Taylor’s gripping and passionate story takes us back to 1937. Sent to Paris on family business, he reluctantly leaves his girlfri... more

  • Friends: Here...There...Everywhere!!!

    by Rosella Calauti
    Friends Here... There... Everywhere... was written to enhance social and literacy development in young children, ages two to five. Growth occurs at different rates for each child in this very important period of development that occurs rapidly, as they learn to become independent. The book encourages young children to feel secure as they develop, and experience their first encounters of making friends, while they explore the world and continue to become individuals. It is ideal for teachers, par... more
  • Revenge

    by Stevie Turner
    Teacher Alistair Veale is just coasting along in his 20 year marriage to Ann. His two sons Tom and Jake are growing up fast and have their own interests, but he still enjoys a close relationship with 13-year-old daughter Jessie, his ‘Princess’. When Alistair takes 14 children from his tutor group on a week-long school trip to the Isle of Wight, a new Science teacher, Carly Jessop, goes along to keep an eye on the 6 girls. Alistair notices a growing attraction between himself and Carly, which... more