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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Deception of the Thrush

    by Bruce P. Spang
    In 1964, Jason Follett is an athlete and a fraternity brother at his small-town college. He tries to seem like every other student, but he is hiding a secret that could destroy his hopes of fitting in—he is attracted to other men. After Jason is caught vandalizing another student’s room in an attempt to prove his masculinty, his repressed anger erupts and he gets into a violent fight with a friend. His days of being just another student on campus abruptly come to an end. Rejected by his class... more
  • Paris Adieu

    by Rozsa Gaston

    Paris Adieu, Part I of The Ava Series, is a coming-of-age tale of life lessons, romance, and self-empowerment all wrapped in the sights, sounds, and smells of Paris. The first time Ava Fodor visits Paris as a nineteen-year old au pair, she has no idea who she is. Paris introduces Ava to the type of woman she'd like to become. Her French boyfriend introduces her to the concept of being comfortable in her own skin—bien dans sa peau. She's... more

  • Left at the Mango Tree

    by Stephanie Siciarz
    LEFT AT THE MANGO TREE is the story of Almondine Orlean. Almondine is white. Everyone else on the island of Oh is black. Things like that happen there. The moon plays tricks. The leaves sing. And one day the island itself summons home the grown-up Almondine to piece together her black-and-white past. She will reconstruct the efforts of her grandfather—a book-loving, magic-hating, Customs and Excise Officer named Raoul—to explain his new white grandbaby, a case of island magic if ever there was. ... more
  • Chesterfield Tides

    by E. Michael Ferris
    Chesterfield Tides follows our hero Terry Cooper before, during, and after WWII. His story begins during the blitz of London, and his experience of personal loss and coming of age. Then the extraordinary trials of a young soldier flung into a life and death under cover mission behind enemy lines before D-Day. And the unexpected discovery of an enemy people and country that differ from the war time propaganda of England. Against all odds he makes it to the safe side of the moving battle lines ... more
  • The Poppy Field Diary

    by Carey Richard

    In the days before the Russian occupation, Kabul's golden age, a tenacious young Afghan woman began a journey that we all take at some point in our lives the journey to forgive. In an unyielding land, she discovered the grace that is within every heart. As JFK floundered in the Cuban missile crisis, she fell in love. As the United States withdrew from Vietnam, her oldest son trained for the buzkashi, the wild game of Afghan polo brought to her country by Genghis Khan. As the Russians inva... more

  • Nelson Telson: The Story of a True Blue Blood

    by Heidi Mayo
    Painfully shy and lonely, eleven-year-old Mariah Miller hates being a human; she’d rather be an animal so she wouldn’t have to go to school and deal with mean old Mrs. Tarbox and her nasty cousin Travis who has invaded her life. Enchantment abounds when she finds a magic spearhead on the beach that allows her to talk to a wise old horseshoe crab and a host of other animals. Her father becomes seriously ill, and throughout her trials in the real world, she is often surprised by the unpredictabl... more
  • The terrible neck pain of Sunny the Sunflower

    by Victoria Novillo Saravia
    This is the hilarious story of how Sunny the Sunflower got healed from his terrible neck pain. It is also a tender tale that highlights the importance of friendship, team-working and perseverance, as well as community values.
  • Status The Game

    by Vincent Robert Annunziato

    The Internet Game Too Dangerous To Stop Playing! (Young Adult/New Adult)

    If you enjoy suspense, thrilling action and high stakes drama, then you will enjoy reading "Status The Game!" Author Vincent Robert Annunziato seamlessly guides readers through a landscape where virtual reality trumps real life and popularity is the only thing worth living for. 

    Everyone is suspect in this thrilling adventure of social battles that ... more

  • The Catalain Book of Secrets

    by Jessica Lourey
    The Catalain women have always lived on the margins of society, both adored and feared for their magical gifts. There is Ursula Catalain, content to concoct spells in her garden cottage and sleep with other women's husbands until the ghost of the man she murdered when she was 12 appears at her door. Jasmine, Ursula's daughter, wants no part of her family's infamous magic. Once believed to be the most powerful of the Catalains, she foreswore her gift years before to bury a shameful secret. Katrin... more
  • In The Shadow of The Water Tower

    by Alan Kirby

    Two brothers in their early sixties are called back to their hometown in Indiana for the reading of a former neighbor's will. Returning "home" after forty years will thrust Joe and Darren Kelly into a world of boyhood memories, legendary characters, old grievances, early loves, and a precarious status that elicits power, greed, false adulation, and even crime.  Their journey will be full of humor and satisfaction, but also considerable pain—will it all be worth i... more

  • No Mistake: Journey to Self-Acceptance

    by Chandra Washington

    Abena feels hopeless and alone when her classmates begin to ridicule her for the way she looks.  Despite positive reinforcements from her parents, Abena chooses to believe what her peers tell her; that she is “ugly.” No Mistake: Journey to Self-Acceptance is a story of a little girl’s journey from low self-esteem to learning self-love, even when her peers continue to reject her.  At the end of the story, the author provides a self-he... more

  • QUICKSAND

    by Robert Thomas Fertig
    Quicksand Corrupt Bankers. Middle East Nuclear Threats. A wife. A seductress. An angel. All of far cry from the sedate suburban life and mundane corporate existence Vincent Renaldo has been leading. Now he's on a quest for real meaning in life, passion and true love. Which of these women will satisfy that quest? There is Eva, the wild seductress. There is Anne, a beautiful double agent, who has all the right connections. There is Susan, the devoted loving wife and mother of his child... more
  • Mr. Scraps

    by Taylor Holden
    Inspired by the true story of a dog named Rip who was the first search-and-rescue dog during the Second World War, Mr. Scraps is a heartwarming story of courage, love and devotion that will appeal to parents and children alike.
  • The Sense of Paper

    by Wendy Holden
    Charlie, a war correspondent turned author, haunted by her worst journalistic experiences, turns to the history of paper and the materials of JMW Turner to distract her from her failed marriage and the ghosts of her past. Her research brings her into contact with Alan, a highly successful artist and Turner scholar. She falls under his seductive spell, only to discover that Alan has plenty of ghosts of his own. Aroused by his sensuality, drawn inexorably into his troubled past, and finding parall... more
  • Seventeen Seas

    by Bronwyn Elsmore
    One ship, a handful of Kiwis, a few Australians, 1600 Brits. Seventeen Seas tells their stories through ten countries, fifteen ports, across seventeen seas, for forty-six days. This work of creative non-fiction tells of a journey from New Zealand to the United Kingdom by ship. Anyone who has taken such a trip will recognize situations and typical characters of the cruising public.
  • Every Five Minutes

    by Bronwyn Elsmore
    Gina, if that is her real name, wakes to an autumn morning and, against her better judgement, selects a light dress to wear to work. Deliberately, she misses the bus and walks into the city, then turns and walks back home. This is not a day for work. Tomorrow, in her navy pantsuit, she will be there. Today she will spend with a white dog and a remarkable man. Every Five Minutes is also about the colour cornflower blue, beaches, parks, city streets, exotic places, coffee, flowers, polished stones... more

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