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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Bonfire of the Vanderbilts

    by Gerald Everett Jones
    In 1892 Paris, Julius Stewart painted The Baptism, a Vanderbilt family scene that contains an embarrassing secret. In the present day, art historian Grace Atwood becomes obsessed with the painting and its hidden clues for reasons that have more to do with her personal ghosts. Either her doting husband is trying to make her think she’s crazy, or she really is losing her mind.
  • The Thirsty Camel

    by Peter McDonald
    Even before he met the dark-eyed boy, the Thirsty Camel was an uncommon camel. He liked to lead, for one thing, and if you know camels, you know most of them are confirmed followers. The Thirsty Camel had been on almost every caravan trail from Marrakech to Isfahan and from Cairo to Juba, and he had seen his share of unusual things. Then he stumbled upon the boy, who appeared suddenly in the middle of the trail, disappeared just as abruptly a short time later, and left something behind that wa... more
  • Alex and the Messy Monster

    by Vanessa Newman
    Life is messy, right? How do children learn to clean up their physical and emotional messes in a healthy way. Alex and the Messy Monster is the first story published in a series of children’s books that addresses the current needs of our children in today’s complex world. The book features Alex, a five-year old boy, who does not think that messes amount to anything. Yet, not only is his bedroom a mess, he is creating something much larger that he will have to deal with....a monster. The Messy Mo... more
  • Finnish Tango - the novel

    by Bosko Velimirovic
    Editorial Review ‘’Narrated by the ticket seller of a public sauna, the fabric of this story is woven from many colourful threads. We are told the story of a Serbian and a Cambodian immigrant whose paths cross under unusual circumstances, two Finnish friends who seem to live in the sauna, a beautiful Finnish tango star, a tightrope walker, three musicians (two of them angry)... Set in Finland, this unique environment is the perfect backdrop for the friendships and relationships presented, how th... more
  • Snow in Amman: An Anthology of Short Stories from Jordan

    by Ibtihal Mahmood
    Filled with deeply nuanced storytelling and vividly drawn, often heartbreaking human characters, Snow in Amman: An Anthology of Short Stories From Jordan is a rich selection of contemporary Jordanian fiction which stands in stark contrast to many of the prevailing stereotypes of Arabic culture. Outside the archaeological lens, very little is known about life in Jordan, particularly in the English-speaking world. Such lack makes it more susceptible to falling into the soup of widespread generaliz... more
  • Blue, Gray & Crimson: A Story of Civilian Courage at Gettysburg

    by Sarah Kay Bierle
    Fourteen year old Betsy Westmore and her family are startled by the Battle of Gettysburg unfolding on the doorstep of their home. Will their faith and courage survive this test?
  • The Legend of Joey Trucks: The Accidental Mobster

    by Craig Daliessio
    Joe Mezilli is a successful third-generation owner of a waste management company. He takes a huge buyout and moves his young family to the small southern town of Forest, Va. He has a beautiful wife, four wonderful kids and a net worth of over 70 Million dollars. He also has a nosy neighbor who is obsesses with Mafia stories and who suddenly thinks Joe is in the mob. It's a hysterical case of mistaken identity. It's everything we loved about "The Sopranos" without the crime!
  • Oddsockosaurus

    by zanib Mian
    Packed with humour, which will amuse adults and children alike, this read-aloud picture book captures the imagination of a whimsical little boy who describes some of his very human characteristics as if he were a dinosaur. He refers to himself as a Fastosaurus Rex, Whyceratops, Readabookadocus, Tellafibasaurus, Mudiraptor, and many others. He explains why he can be all these different dinosaurs, and that if dinosaurs were still around, they would understand him quite well! A comic tale for dinos... more
  • Barefoot in the City of Broken Dreams

    by Brent Hartinger
    “There was no way moving to Los Angeles was going to make me give up my soul. After all, I’d already seen all the movies about Hollywood. I knew how things worked.” Twenty-four year-old Russel Middebrook and his boyfriend have moved to Los Angeles so Russel can try to make it as a screenwriter. Almost right away, in a forgotten old house off of Sunset Boulevard, Russel meets Isaac Brander, a once-famous film producer who is convinced he can turn Russel’s screenplay into a movie. Russel ... more
  • Skinniness is Next to Goddessness? Lacey's Story

    by Julia Keanini

    In the wake of her parents ugly divorce, Lacey Steele is forced to choose to stay with her dad in the home she loves or to move to California with the woman who has never had time or patience for Lacey, otherwise known as her mother. When Charity, Lacey's sister, choses their dad and home, Lacey knows she has to side with her lonely mother.

    Yet, four years later, after having no contact with the father or sister she left behind, Lacey is sent back to them when her mother decide... more

  • Screw the Devil's Daiquiri

    by Rayme Michaels

    When womanizer, and possible schizophrenic, John Hazel, is suddenly offered a serious job promotion by the CEO of his company, David Wall, under the condition that John help him kill his wife, John finds himself between a rock and a hard place when Mr. Wall’s wife, Victoria Wall, asks John to do the same for her.

    John, an office temp, photographer and university teaching assistant of philosophy, has more than enough on his post-traumatic, hyperactive mind, without something as abs... more

  • The Story of an Intern

    by Ratnesh Dwivedi
    The Story of an Intern tells you the story of a young boy who manages to get an internship in a global media giant. His struggles and amazement begins when he finds himself out of an internship and fighting to get a foothold in the media. Even though he rarely finds acceptance in the media industry he fights against odds trying to figure out the Indian media and media tycoons so he can find himself a toehold. His experiences while in search of a job carries him to different places and allows him... more
  • Hot Box in the Pizza District

    by Thomas Keech

    Tim excels at running, bodybuilding and academics and has made himself an expert on an obscure Shakespearean play. He supports himself entirely on his salary as a bike messenger. He and his two 20-year-old housemates search for sex, love, and a place in the American economic system. But Tim's passion for Eileen, a beautiful graduate student, is distorted by the aftereffects of a wrenching betrayal in his past.

  • Propositum

    by Sean Curley
    It is a chaotic time with the Roman Republic being overwhelmed by an insidious Empire and Caesars being proclaimed Gods when a visionary ex-Senator embarks on a lifelong path to salvation. While envisioning a better future, Proculus forms a plan, Propositum, to merge Judaism with Rome in order to create a more sustainable and compassionate government. From just before Saul’s vision to the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 72AD, this epic story delivers an intriguing and illumina... more
  • Ghost Orchid

    by DK Christi
    When a Ghost Orchid began to bloom at the Audubon Society sanctuary, Roger knew this was the opportunity he'd been waiting for. Neev, his mentee and photo assignment partner, was reluctant to visit Florida, for personal reasons, but he convinced her to accompany him on the trip. After a series of odd coincidences, they soon discovered this sensuous flower wasn't just rare and beautiful, it also had a strange, mystical power... A touch of mystery, a touch of the paranormal, a touch of romance ... more
  • The Uninvited Visitors (Starfoot and Brown Books) (Volume 2)

    by Rhoda Canter
    Back on mysterious Bald Head Island, North Carolina, a teenage girl and eleven-year-old boy are in trouble, and Chihuahua detectives Starfoot and Brown are on the case. Isabel is a gifted, fifteen-year-old saxophone player, whose scientist father is in danger on the other side of the world. He texts Isabel a frightening message that sends her into hiding on Bald Head Island. Jordy is a boy unlike other boys. On a school trip to the island, he follows his curiosity into the woods and fi... more