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  • Too Many Things!

    by tracy bryan
    Jamie's parents love to shop, but he thinks they have too many things. He'll do whatever it takes to keep his family from the stores this weekend. Can Jamie show his parents that they have more than they need? What will they do with the stuff they already have? Find out if Jamie can help make his home, community and the world just a little bit better!
  • Being "Sy"

    by David M. Antebi
    Being “SY” is a story about one man’s passage through life and his struggle to come to grips with the beliefs and mores of the community he loves, the Syrian Jews of Brooklyn, New York; a community which has now expanded to New York City, Deal, New Jersey, and Southern Florida, and whose population has grown to nearly 100,000. With clashes between faith and fact, it is also a tale of self-examination and emotional healing. The protagonist, Daniel Dweck, a wealthy real estate investor, also face... more
  • Love and Crime: Stories

    by V.S. Kemanis

    Loves big and small, crimes forgiven or avenged. These are the themes that drive the eleven diverse stories in this new collection of psychological suspense from storyteller V.S. Kemanis.

    Meet the husband and wife team Rosemary and Reuben, master chefs known to sprinkle a dash of magic into every dish. Lucille Steadman, a dazed retiree who can’t explain why she’s left her husband, only to discover, too late, the meaning of love and commitment in the most surprising place. Fr... more

  • YEARNERS, a novel (9781540879189)

    by Marco Portales
    YEARNERS deals with issues that the next Latino or Latina running for Texas governor is likely to face following the world that Trump's remarks on Mexicans have made for all of us. The last Mexican American candidate ran in 2002 (against Rick Perry). In YEARNERS, it is now more than 15-20 years later and wealthy Herson Moya has been invited by party leaders to consider a run for Texas governor. Given demographic changes, he, of course, is interested. His Mexican wife, daughters, friends... more
  • Five Equals One, Volume 1

    by Mary Korte


    "NOBODY KNOWS and nobody is going to know either." This mentality has worked for Santa since the day he placated his father by saying, “Yes, Poppa, I’ll keep it secret forever.” Years pass. Stubbornness cements his intent. He will not tell. No one outside the Region guesses his secret and no one in his homeland snitches.  Past Holiday Seasons have been routine. However, this year’s Blessing Day [November first] brings many surprises&mda... more

  • The Latina President and The Conspiracy to Destroy Her

    by Joe Rothstein
    U.S. President Isabel Aragon Tennyson embarks on a fearless crusade to rein in the financial industry and other rich and powerful forces in the U.S. and around the world. But she is up against a ruthless international conspiracy determined to destroy her first. The ensuing conflict results in assassination, impeachment and murder. The Latina President is not a true story. But it could be. Its themes and conflicts are as current as today’s headlines and newscasts. The story skims the surface betw... more
  • Horn Bückel

    by Peter Imsdahl
    "Horn Bückel", a novel set in the mid-90s in a 300-soul, north German village, examines what happens when a young American, Paul Klose, comes to Germany for a year and is let into the workings and lives of the locals. He takes on the job of sexton -- a moonlighting job -- in addition to his teaching post at a business school. His private life includes courting the dairy farmer's daughter, Appel. As sexton, he buries a handful of villagers. As English teacher, he presumes he can provide his st... more
  • Cameron's Quest

    by David Carraturo

    Tuckahoe’s “Golden Boy” Chris Cameron had his future all mapped out. He was the big fish in the small pond as a star athlete and academic standout. Off to the University of Texas to play football, he was on track to make his Italian-American mother and Irish father proud.

    His two blood brothers chose different paths. Soon after high school, Sal Esposito and Tony Albanese were swept into the life of organized crime. Imposing figures, the pair assisted with strong-... more

  • The Last Faith: A Book by an Atheist Believer

    by Karmak Bagisbayev

    What is the unique and most important feature that distinguishes man from all other living beings?

    Why is it that, contrary to the instinct of self-preservation, parents will throw themselves headlong into fire or water to save their child?

    Why do people get married and why do they get divorced? Why do people have extra-marital affairs and why do two people in a couple become jealous of one another? What is Love?

    When and why did the type of sex emerge among h... more

  • IQ84

    by Mike Dickenson
    A virus has struck America and anyone with an IQ over 84 is in danger. People's heads are exploding. The country is on lockdown. Everything is about to change.

 Luckily, the President of the United States is very much still alive (and most of Congress, too). They’ve decided to fix things. 

Which brings us to David Dingle. He's the not-too-bright guy whom this whole story revolves around. A lot of people revolve around David Dingle. Some of them include a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, an... more
  • Buckland Gap

    by Charles Wiltshire
    A can of lager, a cigarette and a well-placed scratch. Thus begins David's day. Being a hard geezer on the Buckland estate ain't easy, but David has the crown. He's got the girls, sprogs, flash car and the meanest headbutt in Portsmouth. His days are filled with crime filled sprees to ensure his obese mother has her requisite fags, booze and curry. But even a thug like David has aspirations and his foray into drug-dealing is seen as a step-up. But through a serious of increasingly violent events... more

    by Michael and Danny D'Agostino

    This is a contemporary fiction comedy: Vladimir Ruska, a shiftless Russian corner-cutting immigrant, gets kicked out of the US for violating his visa, and for piling up hundreds of dollars in unpaid parking tickets. Using his knowledge of America, he returns to his impoverished, rural town in Russia and starts a successful knockoff of McDonalds, called McRuskies. His entire Russian clan joins the venture.  Ultimately, all of them emigrate to the US... more

  • Molly Bell and the Wishing Well

    by Bridget Geraghty
    An 11-year old girl, MOLLY, suffers through the wedding of her father to a new woman that Molly won’t accept. Molly used to be a whimsical, sporty girl with a zest for life. All that has been turned upside down by the devastating loss of her mother to cancer years ago, and the subsequent arrival of her stepmother and annoying younger stepbrother, HENRY. Molly and Henry are sent to Molly’s grandparents’ farm to stay the week after the wedding. It is a completely different world from the subur... more
  • Margaret's War

    by Bill Stokes
  • If the Fish is a Trout

    by Bill Stokes
    A man can love a woman. There's no trick to that. And a man can love a dog, especially if it is a good dog with worship in its eyes. But can a man love a fish? An experienced trout fisherman reminisces about the love of opening day in various location in Wisconsin.