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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Simple Simon

    by William Poe
    Simon Powell is a young gay man in rehab who is urged by his counselor to write in order to learn who he truly is as a person and become a complete individual worthy of love. In his disturbing recollection of innocence lost, Simon leads an alienated, withdrawn life because of his homosexuality. Following his troubling early childhood, Simon depicts everything from his artistic talents to his parental neglect and near suicide. After falling into drugs and religion, Simon’s story takes him from th... more
  • Simon Says

    by William Poe
    Simon Says tells the story of a gay man who escapes the cult of Reverend Sun Myung Moon after ten years and becomes a successful movie distributor in Hollywood. But the deep self-loathing that brought him to the Reverend Moon's congregation leads him down a dark path of drugs and broken relationships until one final, traumatic moment defines whether he will live or die. A profound journey of self-discovery and acceptance, William Poe's debut novel is a probing look into the darker reaches of th... more
  • The Novice Master

    by Kathy Cecala
    In this coming-of-age tale, naïve college student Evan boards at Professor Barlowe’s house, and unwittingly plays ‘novice,’ to former monk Barlowe’s ‘abbot’, a role-playing complicated when both men pursue the same woman—Barlowe’s assistant and Evan’s instructor, Persephone. Eventually, their roles blur and dissolve, ending in a bond that transforms both men.
  • The Bridge Under the Mire: Moon Island

    by Gao Ying
    Abby is a girl who grew up on an isolated Island with a boy she would one day marry. When outsiders move to the Island from a big mainland city, she endures the cruelty of rumors and libel spread about her before finding herself in a losing contest over her husband. Now she must struggle to regain a normal life on the island.
  • Bridges to Survival: Non-Stop Action Behind Enemy Lines in World War II

    by J.A. Stallings
    As the novel begins, Harry Rossi is a naive teenager with a Quaker background, seeking adventure. Trained for the OSS, he becomes a member of the Margot team and enters Italy by submarine on the Adriatic, south of Venice, behind emery lines. The team's mission is stop the flow of German troops and materials pouring into Italy by destroying the bridges crossing the Adige River around Verona and destroy the tunnels leading from the Brenner Pass. Working with the Italian Resistance, Harry meets ... more
  • Throwing Stones

    by Robin Reardon
    Something is drawing seventeen-year-old Jesse Bryce toward the community of Pagans who live in "the village," just outside his rural Oklahoma town. Maybe it's that he has a crush on Griffin Holyoke, a tall, dark-haired boy with a tree tattooed all up his back. Or maybe it's that the Pagans accept Jesse for who he is, unlike his family—or his church, where he hears that being gay is a sin. After a man from the village is murdered while trying to prevent an assault on a girl from the town, Jess... more
  • Educating Simon

    by Robin Reardon
    Everything sixteen-year-old Simon Fitzroy-Hunt loves in is in England. There’s his school, his boyfriend, his cat, and especially Oxford University, which Simon plans to attend just as his beloved late father planned. But all of Simon’s certainties come crashing down when his mother remarries and drags him to Boston with her. Furious and unforgiving, Simon finds plenty to resent in America. His stepsister is overindulged by her father and struggling with Asperger syndrome. And Simon’s school ... more
  • The Evolution of Ethan Poe

    by Robin Reardon
    Ethan Poe, sixteen and gay, struggles for balance while his life conspires to pull him in many different directions. His parents are divorcing; his older brother Kyle is damaging his right hand in the name of purity; his best friend is a Jesus freak who prays for him to be straight; he’s desperate to get his driver’s licnese, but he can’t seem to get enough supervised driving time. He’s just starting to see light in the form of Max Modine, a boy he wants to know much better than he does, when hi... more

    by Kimberley Koz
    Eight-year-old Mya has a magical relationship with her grandma’s foster kitten, Herman. They can talk to each other. Not with words. With tickle thoughts! They plan to live Happily Ever After together. Then the worst happens. Mya’s vacation ends and Herman is given to a woman whose dog treats cats like chew toys. He escapes danger, but the road to finding Mya is scary and tough. She promised to leave picture-maps along the way to her home. All Herman has to do is follow them, and he will live Ha... more
  • The Prelapsarians

    by John Gaiserich
    Twenty-five years after Yellowstone erupts, a handful of humans struggle to survive in the ruins of their shattered civilization. Among them is Ciarán Ó Corraidhín, an aging American mercenary trapped in the Caucasus. When he meets Ani Ohanyan, a beautiful young woman smuggling Mamikonium, the lone drug that allows humanity to breathe the ash-filled air, Ciarán finds himself questioning all that he knows and believes.
  • Princess Josephine and the Rainbow Dragon

    by Brigid Marlin
    Princess Josephine and the Rainbow Dragon is a magical story for children about a princess who lives in a world filled with beautiful colors that suddenly disappear. When Princess Josephine wakes up to a black and white world, she learns that a Dragon is eating all of the colors. Determined to bring color back to the world, Princess Josephine draws on her "Princess School" training and bravely sets out to defeat the Dragon. Upon meeting the Dragon, she learns that he is eating the colors to su... more
  • A Question of Manhood

    by Robin Reardon
    November 1972. The Vietnam War is rumored to be drawing to a close. For sixteen-year-old Paul Landon, it can’t end soon enough, because then his older brother Chris, the family’s golden child, returns home from the army for good. But on his last night while home on Thanksgiving leave, Chris entrusts Paul with a secret: He’s gay. And when Chris is killed in action, a decorated hero, Paul is beset by grief and guilt, haunted by knowledge he can’t share. Burdened with his dead brother’s awful se... more
  • Thinking Straight

    by Robin Reardon
    If only Taylor Adams had kept on lying to his parents, none of this would have happened. He wouldn’t have been shipped off to Straight to God, an institution devoted to “deprogramming” troubled teenagers and ridding them of their vices—whether those vices are drugs, violence, or—in Taylor’s case—other boys. At Straight to God, such thoughts—along with all other reminders of Taylor’s former “sinful” life—are forbidden. Every movement is monitored, privacy is impossible, and no one—from staff t... more
  • Cruel Intentions

    by Riiva Williams
    Brie O'Hara is at college and not just any college but Yale University! Quickly it became all about boys, parties, sororities and cracking the books. Well that’s what college should be about! First day on the campus and she already meets a sexy sophomore named Richard Barnes whom she quickly sets her eyes on but Richard just so happens to be her new roommate Shawna's, boyfriend. Brie has created secrets and her best friend Lyric is the only person who knows them. When Brie calls from Lyric's h... more
  • Miss Sophisticated Bitch

    by Riiva Williams
    Emma Ross was a small time lawyer at Regals and Ports attorneys at law office. No one quite took an interest in her or her life story, until that faithful day when Jerome McKinney Jr. came waltzing back into her life. Jerome McKinney Jr. is a sexy knows it all lawyer following in his father's footsteps but when he reunites with his high school classmate the attraction was instant. When Jerome frigid wife shows up into the picture. Emma runs to the hills. On the first day of Emma's new job,... more
  • Miss Sophisticated Bitch 2

    by Riiva Williams
    “I swore death followed Senator Kevin Lovett everywhere he went, some really hated him that much. I looked at my watch, as I decided to take a swing into the bar once again. As I walked in, there wasn’t many people at this hour. The bartender was cute and I mean, really cute. I have been sticking to a ‘no men no sex rule’, although Kevin caught me good that faithful night with some bomb ass head. Oh my God! Ok, I am going have to stop thinking about his ass, or else I am going to go back on ... more