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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Scent of the Past

    by Erin Marie Bernardo
    A secret diary. A forgotten past. Another time. Close cousins Addison and Elissa live in present day New York City and lead somewhat ordinary lives. When uncertain circumstances surrounding a set of antique perfume bottles sends them back to eighteenth-century France, they must uncover the truth behind their travel. Disaster strikes when Addison finds herself in a nearly identical situation to a mishap she experienced in the present—the witnessing of a murder and release of a secret. Only this... more
  • The Emperor and the Spy

    by Stan S. Katz

    The Emperor and the Spy, is inspired by the never-before-available personal papers of a master spy, Colonel Sidney Forrester Mashbir (1981-1973). This exciting historical novel blends drama, action and intrigue, providing a clearer picture of Japanese-American History, during the first half of the 20th Century.

     Mashbir grew up in Tucson, Arizona and became a true son of the American Southwest: surveying for the railroads, working in copper mines, bronco busting, and even doing stu... more

  • The Insult

    by Scott Marshall
    For decades, comic book fans have watched young “Mac” get sand kicked in his face and vow to gain revenge after intensive bodybuilding. But what if Mac wanted to be something else? Find out in this book as Mac becomes a hipster, a brony, a postmodernist, a mime, a jedi knight, and much more! Sometimes it’s silly, sometimes it’s dark, sometimes it’s even profound, but it’s never dull: The Insult collects all 130 installments of the celebrated webcomic by Scott Marshall.
  • The Isle of Kheria

    by Robert Cabot
    Winner: 2013 Independent Publisher Award (IPPY) Silver Medal for Literary Fiction The Isle of Kheria might be read as an elegy to the 20th century, or as a paean to the confusions of youth and its aftermath. But, more directly, this novel is the portrayal of a conflicted and unresolved forty-year friendship between two men deeply wounded by the circumstances of their lives. Still grief-stricken over his wife's recent death, Joel Brewster leaves his Canadian farm when he learns of the death of... more
  • That Sweetest Wine: Three Novellas

    by Robert Cabot
    Vin santo, a strong, intensely sweet wine, was made by islanders in certain parts of the Mediterranean, from grapes that were laid out to sweeten on hot granite ledges in the autumn sun. Each of these elegiac novellas fuses traditional narrative and poetic prose to explore the naked feelings of loss. That sweetest of wines kindles implacable absence held in memory -- yet fortifies lingering hope. The island villagers in “Breath of the Earth” recall the misery and joys of past lives, the heroe... more
  • Joshua Tree

    by Robert Cabot
    Drawing from the legendary heroic life of Bill Keys, this classic story of the Old and New West uniquely captures the romance and tragedy of the American West. Cowboy, prospector and miner, living with the Walapai Indians, 'desert rat', partner of Death Valley Scotty, rancher in the high Mohave desert, Keys knew Buffalo Bill, the Parker brothers, General Patton, and did a five-year stretch in San Quentin for his eighth range-war shooting. Through the voices of Will Spear (based on Bill Keys) ... more
  • Tummy Rumble Quake

    by Heather L. Beal

    2018 Bronze Medal Readers' Favorite Children's Social Issues

    Mom's Choice Award

    Lily and Niko Rabbit's childcare class learns about earthquakes and about the Great ShakeOut. They learn what causes earthquakes and how an earthquake feels like shaking and sounds like a really loud tummy rumble. They practice the three safety steps of drop, cover, and hold on. At the end of the day they know how to be safe during an earthquake.... more

  • Frankie Runs Again

    Frankie is a young boy who loses his leg in a vehicle accident. He then has to stay in the Runch Medical Center. Frankie had to deal with the reality of not being able to instantly walk, run, or be on the track team again. The other children (The Runch Bunch) help Frankie to overcome his insecurities as well as they help him during his physical therapy stages.
  • Rhode Island Rendezvous; Book three of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series

    by Linda Collison
    Newport Rhode Island: 1765 The Seven Years War is over but unrest in the American colonies is just heating up. Maintaining her disguise as a young man, Patricia is finding success as Patrick MacPherson. Formerly surgeon’s mate in His Majesty’s Navy, Patrick has been employed aboard the schooner Andromeda importing undeclared foreign molasses into Rhode Island. Late October, amidst riots against the newly imposed Stamp Act, she leaves Newport bound for the West Indies on her first smuggling r... more
  • London Spies

    by SJ Slagle
    Phyllis Bowden, a secretary at the American Embassy, is catapulted into the limelight when the Military Attache is arrested for espionage and her boss assumes the position. The arrest throws suspicion on everyone at the Embassy, particularly the Military Attache's secretary whose suicide attempt convinces Phyllis to get involved. With bombs still falling on a devastated city, Phyllis' questions lure her into the dark underbelly of diplomacy. Entering a shadowy world of cryptic messages, secret ... more
  • Surgeon's Mate: Book Two of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series

    by Linda Collison
    It's late October, 1762. After surviving the deadly siege of Havana, Patrick MacPherson and the rest of the ship's company are looking forward to a well deserved liberty in New York. But what happens in that colonial town will change the surgeon's mate's life in ways she could never have imagined. Using a dead man's identity, young Patricia Kelley MacPherson is making her way as Patrick MacPherson, surgeon's mate aboard His Majesty's frigate Richmond. She's become adept at bleeding, blisterin... more
  • Enterprise Reporting: Can anyone ever really trust the news again?

    by Tom Chorneau
    More than a decade before a distracted nation became transfixed by clumsy efforts to fake the news, a cabal of corporate insiders organized a far more nuanced and insidious persuasion machine in California’s capital. Led by one of the state’s top political reporters and his uncle, the managing partner of a big wheel lobbying firm, the operation netted the partners more than $7 million during the brief sixteen months the website was running. The deception was clever and hard to spot, never anyth... more
  • Barbados Bound

    by Linda Collison
    Patricia Kelley, the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy Barbadian sugarcane planter, falls from her imagined place in the world when her absent father unexpectedly dies. Raised in a Wiltshire boarding school, sixteen-year-old Patricia embarks on a desperate crossing aboard a merchantman bound for Barbados, where she was born, in a brash attempt to claim an unlikely inheritance. Aboard the merchantman (under contract with the British Navy to deliver gunpowder to the West Indian forts) young Patri... more
  • Silent Shadows

    by Lisa Carter
  • Ramblings of a Madman Vol 1

    by Siddhant Shekhar
    "Ramblings of a Madman Vol. 1" is the first ever compilation of the works of award winning writer Siddhant Shekhar. The stories span a wide cross section of genres, from romance to science fiction, from historical fiction to psychological thrillers and horror. Written over a period of five years, the stories include award winning stories like "Hired" and "Strife After Death" as well as several previously unpublished stories written specifically for this collection. Praise for the collection ... more
  • Peace Corps Nepal: A Search for Enlightenment

    by Anderson Andrews
    So many people say ... “I thought about joining the Peace Corps!” … or they’ll ask, “What was it like to be a Peace Corps Volunteer? People also tell me ... they know very little about Buddhist beliefs. This is a fictional novel based upon factual events and real people. The Peace Corps wasn't about saving the world ... as so many think ... and Buddhist culture is so much more than just another religion. In this story, a young man joins the United States Peace Corps and goes to Nepal in 1971, ra... more