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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Omari and the People

    by Stephen Whitfield
    In an ancient time, a people made homeless by a devastating fire are led across a treacherous desert by a thrill-seeking thief, to a land he doesn't believe exists - and he started the fire.

    In a squalid ancient city on the edge of a desert (based on descriptions of the African Sahara’s Empty Quarter,) a weary, thrill-seeking thief named Omari sets his home on fire to start anew and cover his many crimes. When the entire city is unintentionally destroyed by the flames, the cornered thief t... more

  • LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY

    by Robert Joseph
    An intelligent, sensitive and resourceful 15 year old boy learns about life and love while trying to understand the confusing -- and sometimes tumultuous -- behavior of the adults and peers around him while spending the summer at a lake resort in Pennsylvania's Pocono mountains with his beautiful and tempestuous aunt, who is the leading soprano at a tent theater opera company in 1944 during the last days of World War ll.
  • The Road from Money

    by Sylvester Boyd
    The Road from Money takes you on a journey to the small town of Money, Mississippi; just after the turn of the 20th century. It is the story of Estella Reynolds, a young Negro girl, growing up in America’s deep South. You follow her life as she faces racism, segregation, exploitation, brutality and poverty. You watch as she finds the joy of family life, battles to get a good education, finds her first love and above all tries to figure out why things are the way they are. You enter a time after ... more
  • Strong Convictions: An Emmett Strong Western

    by GP Hutchinson
    Texas Ranger Emmett Strong is a man on a mission. Two missions, in fact. When Strong straps on his six-gun and sets out with friends Juanito Galvez and Granville Sikes to capture and bring to justice the man who murdered his brother, he isn’t always quick to unholster his weapon. But there’s no time to hesitate when going against an assassin who's taken refuge with a cruel and wealthy brother and his band of armed and deadly outlaws. And that isn’t the sum of his worries. Strong, whose wif... more
  • Family Secrets

    by Donna M. Zadunajsky
    Alexis has had big dreams all her life, and she’s worked hard to make them happen! After college she married and had a beautiful baby boy, living her dream as “Mommy” until Colton was safely entrenched in grade school. She lands her dream job at NASA, and her supportive husband, Jay, takes the lead on raising their son. The perfect family, right?

    Twelve years later with no warning and no reason, Jay commits suicide. Colton goes into denial and blames his mother; Alexis buries herself in he... more

  • The Tail Gunner

    by S.T. Lile

    Seventeen-year-old Sylvie Stevens is the young tail gunner's only hope. He will never rest, never move on, unless she helps him complete his final mission. The two meet as Bish's spirit rises from the ashes of a burning photograph, demanding that Sylvie is his conduit. Terrified yet intrigued, Sylvie learns to use her till-then-unknown abilities to tap Bish's memories to see, and help heal, the deeper agony of his wartime past. There, intertwined with the horrors of war is also ha... more

  • Earth's Imagined Corners

    by Tamara Linse
    In 1885 Iowa, Sara Moore is a dutiful daughter, but when her father tries to force her to marry his younger partner, she must choose between the partner—a man who treats her like property—and James Youngblood—a kind man she hardly knows who has a troubled past. When she confronts her father, he beats her and turns her out of the house, breaking all ties, so she decides to elope with James to Kansas City with hardly a penny to their names. In the tradition of Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! and Zora N... more
  • In the Case of Understanding

    by Sudipta Quabili
    John, Neena, Jemma, Nick and Marie are facing their final year of high school with the threat of the future looming inevitably around the corner. The persistence of their individual challenges and the overarching struggle to make it through the final leg of adolescence comes to full force during an impromptu trip to the Atlantic City coast line. Over the course of a single night, each of the friends must come face to face with their fears while also confronting their desires. What seems like a n... more
  • WILD CATS, around the globe with Suki & Finch (Volume 1)

    by Rebecca Merry Murdock

    Suki & FInch are 3-D characters born on the Bark & Howl FaceBook page. They now have their own series as they travel the globe investigating the welfare of all 36 species of wild cats. They start in Canada where they gather data on the Cougar, Bobcat and Canada Lynx. They are currently tracking Eurasian Lynxes and Siberian Tigers in Russia. After that it's on to Mongolia, China and Nepal (all part of Volume 2). A fictional story, but with bite size science facts a... more

  • A Hungry God

    by Pia Chaudhuri
    Aruna is born with an unusual gift, which despite its extreme significance, leaves her with the ghastly side effect of burning red hot, and in turn causing her to soak everything she comes into contact with in rivers of sweat. Her mother despises her, the villagers fear her, and her new husband is repulsed by her. But when her marriage takes her to London, Aruna’s new life finally drives her to face up to her nature and carry out a deed she will always regret. Maya was abandoned by her m... more
  • Mommy, What Is Eggcology?

    by Alice Hutchison
    In this fully illustrated exploration of nature, a little girl named Emily mishears the word ecology to be "eggcology." Each page contains detailed drawings of the animals and their eggs that Emily thinks helps to define the word "eggcology." Flora and fauna from all over the world are beautifully depicted in this colorful children's book.
  • Our Naughty Fat Cells: A Humorous Adult Tale with a Twist! It's Told by Fat Cells!

    by Alice Hutchison

    This book is a humorous satirical expose about the importance of fat cells in the human body as told by fat cells.  Join these hysterical pudgy philosophers as they discuss their service to all areas of the body.  Meet their distinguished psychiatrist, Dr. R.U. Nuttee.  Join him as he shares with you the contents from the files of fifty insane fat cells.  Each medical evaluation has a corresponding black and white drawing of a fat cell.

  • American Nomad

    by Frank Pickard
    The late 1950s defined America for a post-war generation. Tract housing was devouring farmland, and rock and roll music was dividing the generations. Disneyland, transistor radios, automobiles and televisions were molding a new American culture, and highways like Route 66 were transforming the country into a nomadic society. Jewel’s family was moving too, from one military duty station in the Azores to another on the shores of Waikiki, but they had to traverse the American continent to get there... more
  • Island Jewel

    by Frank Pickard
    Second novel in the AMERICAN NOMAD series. Jewel and his family board the 1950's luxury liner Lurline for the continuation of their journey to Territorial Hawaii and island living; first at Hickam Air Force Base on the banks of Pearl Harbor, then into the suburb of Pearl City before moving to the lush sugar cane fields of Aiea Heights. Jewel learns to surf Waianae and Barber's Point, roams the bustling streets of Waikiki and struggles when his beloved brother moves to a boarding school on anothe... more
  • The Weight of Gravity

    by Frank Pickard
    t all begins when Max Rosen comes home to Cottonwood. Years ago he couldn’t escape the provincial world of his hometown fast enough, but time and fame as an award-winning novelist have taught him that he may have left his one true inspiration behind, and her name is Erika Morgan. Cottonwood was where Erika’s life began and where she was certain it would end. In time, convinced that Max would never return, she put aside her love for him and married into a prominent local family with old money. ... more
  • American Nomad

    by Frank Pickard
    The first novel in the Jewel Legacy trilogy. The late 1950s defined America for a post-war generation. Tract housing was devouring farmland, and rock and roll music was dividing the generations. Disneyland, transistor radios, automobiles and televisions were molding a new American culture, and highways like Route 66 were transforming the country into a nomadic society. Jewel’s family was moving too, from one military duty station in the Azores to another on the shores of Waikiki, but they ... more

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