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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The One Eyed Albatross

    by David Pappas
    An action and adventure story involving five individuals from different parts of the globe brought together through a most unusual source -- to sail an expedition from Rio de Janiero, south through the "roaring forties", the "furious fifties", to the doorstep of the "screaming sixties", around Cape Horn-- the most inhospitable and dangerous waters in the world; every blue water sailor’s nightmare. And, if the tempestuous seas and man-killing storms aren’t enough to cope with, the expedition i... more
  • Out of Harmony

    by Patti Frazee
    No one paid much attention to Jude, the girl who lived in an abandoned building in the heart of Harmony, Nebraska. No one knew of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father or how she made her escape. No one, that is, except her best friend Alison. And when Jude suddenly disappeared Alison thought she had run away to pursue her musical dreams in New Orleans. Twenty years later, as Alison's life in Minneapolis begins to crumble and the tension in her longtime relationship begins to ri... more
  • Nail It: Breaking Into the Black Elite

    by Shonette Charles
    Black, educated, and possessing all the right stats, Sahara and Noah Kyle move to North Carolina ready to break into the area's black bourgeoisie social circle. This is a world governed by black socialites and movers and shakers, who hold membership in the Sphinx, Darlings, The Shield, Belles & Beaus, and the black fraternities and sororities. Being in the right circle could position the Kyles for even greater affluence, but being shut out could be the death knell for more than just their social... more
  • Token Woman

    by Bonnie Glee
    How can one very unhappy, suppressed housewife with a talent aching to be released, save three gay college men struggling with inner personalities that are trying to escape the chains of denial and the depths of total self-destruction? What could possibly bring them together in the 1980s, the decade of AIDS, in a small rural town? Could a silly childhood song, and crossed fingers be lasting bonds? Are subtle parenting and school day experiences to blame for what they become? Open the pages of To... more
  • The Color of Life

    by Claudette Carrida Jeffrey
    When 23-year-old Claire Soublet arrives in New York City to begin her new life, she has no idea that after only four days a situation will arise forcing her to return to New Orleans. Growing up mired in years of hardship and being abandoned by family through death and disinterest, she manages to scratch and claw her way out of that life. And in the process, get a college education. Back in New Orleans and not ready to succumb to her old life, she enlists the help of her high school friend. They ... more
  • Mollyville

    by T. Maxximillian Dafoe
    When Bjørn Olsen runs into a beloved ex girlfriend at a hotel bar, he makes the terrible mistake of approaching her. He had no idea she’d become so bitter. But before he can pleasantly end the conversation, she starts talking very loudly about his and his current wife’s private life. Everybody hears. And now, Bjørn is troubled. He had promised his wife that he would stay away from Goldie, and he hadn't… Bjørn struggles to maintain his cool, keep his woman and stay in character as things fall a... more
  • No Such Thing As Free Goldfish

    by Joan Wittler
    A barking kindergartner does not make for a very fun pet. Grace’s youngest brother has taken on the role of family dog while they wait for their parents to agree to a real pet. As luck would have it, Grace’s best friend’s dog just had puppies—but Grace is pretty sure she prefers cats. How will she get her allergic-to-cats mom and her I-had-fish-when-I-was-your-age dad to agree to a furry four-legged member of the family? See how the Ericksons take it one pet at a time as they start their m... more
  • Something's Lost and Must be Found

    by Lisa Begin-Kruysman
    An engaging Short Story Collection for dog-lovers and fans of Inspirational fiction; inspired by the search and rescue dogs of the soul. Based on the first one-hundred posts of a devoted Dog-blogger. A pawsitively dog-friendly beach-read (even if your beaches aren't).
  • I, Kidney

    by Chris Six
    Joe Zizzi's childhood in the 1950s had everything a kid could want--pro athlete dad, wonderful mom, cool big bro. When the '60s kick in, this ideal life is violently shaken: a car crash claims his mother's life and his father's career, and brother Matt becomes distant and disturbed. Over the years, Joe learns to cope and carves out a niche for himself as a college sports star, and later as a coach and writer, but he can't quite shake the family legacy. Diagnosed with kidney failure, the semi-pro... more
  • Risk the Wings of Sisterhood

    by J.R. Evangelisti

    Julie Pastel is a drama queen, spouts Shakespeare quotes when annoyed or anxious, never dated in high school, and views the romantic world through books and movies. She comes from a modest background and has no money, not athletic, hates dodgeball, is on her way to college on Scholarship and laments she never has had a true friend, boy or girl. Julie never takes risks. That is about to change when she meets the outrageous, outgoing, outspoken, Burkie Vivid. Burkie has great wealth, needs the ... more

  • Afternoon

    by Robert Lampros

    Afternoon is a novella for young adults about courage, faith in Jesus Christ, and growing up in a surreal and challenging world.

  • The Pastoral

    by Jon Lawrence
    The Pastoral is the semi-fictional account of British composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and George Butterworth during the First World War. Both saw active service and witnessed the horrors of trench warfare; Vaughan Williams as a member of the medical corp, while Butterworth fought at the Battle of The Somme. Following the events and timeline that we know to be true, Jon Lawrence offers a hypothesis of what might have happened and considers how the unimaginable terrors of war in France might affe... more
  • Albatross Bay

    by Jon Lawrence
    Albatross Bay is a moving novella from Jon Lawrence, the author of The Pastoral. A father watches his young son sleeping in front of the fire in a little house near the waters around Cape Horn. As the fire flickers he recalls his own difficult childhood and the love he had for the mother he lost and the father he feared. Finally, he recalls the legend of the albatross and begins to understand his grief and love. Albatross Bay is a meditation on the complex relations between fathers and sons,... more
  • Gift of Sydney: An Epic Novel of the Struggle to Forge the Multicultural, World-Class City of Sydney, Australia

    by D. Manning Richards
    GIFT OF SYDNEY is an epic novel of the struggle from 1903 until 1981 to forge the multicultural, world-class city of Sydney, Australia, as seen through the trials and tribulations of three families: Scots-Irish, Aboriginal, and Chinese, who suffered through two world wars and the Great Depression. It is the second in a three-book series about Sydney, Australia.
  • Destiny in Sydney: An Epic Novel of Convicts, Aborigines, and Chinese Embroiled in the Birth of Sydney, Australia

    by D. Manning Richards
    DESTINY IN SYDNEY is an epic historical novel about the birth of Sydney, Australia, in 1788 as a British penal colony and how three families: Scots-Irish, Aboriginal, and Chinese clash through the tumultuous years leading to Federation of Australia in 1901. It is the first in a three-book series about Sydney, Australia.
  • Playing Beneath the Havelock House

    by Jon Lawrence
    Set in the picturesque Pelorus Sounds in New Zealand's Marlborough region, Playing Beneath the Havelock House is the moving story of Dai and Bronwyn Ifans, a grieving couple who attempt to rebuild their lives after the death of their young son. As the sorrow threatens to destroy their relationship, two mysterious young children come into their lives and have a profound effect on them both. One is a withdrawn child with his own secrets while the other is a quirky and cheeky Maori boy. Connecting ... more