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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Ghost, Josephine

    by Brad Rau
    Once hailed as a local hero for orchestrating the rescue of two lost tourists, Barry Cook has worked hard to put that reputation to rest. Whether he was ever truly clairvoyant or always just a fraud, now—with every other option exhausted, with his freedom and family home in jeopardy—there’s little choice but to return to that old role. Barry knows it’s treacherous business. When tampering with the paranormal the divide between life and death can get confused and negotiating that line becomes an... more
  • "Simmer and Smoke: A Southern Tale of Grit and Spice"

    by Peggy Lampman

    ASSEMBLE INGREDIENTS: Shelby Preston—a young, single mother trapped in a hardscrabble life in rural Georgia—escapes her reality as she fantasizes herself a respected chef in a kitchen of gleaming stainless steel and pans shimmering with heat. Mallory Lakes—an Atlanta newspaper food writer—may lose her job, and searches for her muse in a shot glass of illusion.

    SIMMER: Mallory secures her job by crafting a zealous doppelgänge... more

  • The Forgotten Flapper: A Novel of Olive Thomas

    by Laini Giles
    A presence lurks in New York City’s New Amsterdam Theatre when the lights go down and the audience goes home. They say she’s the ghost of Olive Thomas, one of the loveliest girls who ever lit up the Ziegfeld Follies and the silent screen. From her longtime home at the theater, Ollie’s ghost tells her story from her early life in Pittsburgh to her tragic death at twenty-five. After winning a contest for “The Most Beautiful Girl in New York,” shopgirl Ollie modeled for the most famous artists in N... more
  • Jordan's Angel

    by Joe Hoffman
    Tom Jordan and Alex Sanders meet for the first time, preparing for a flight from Houston to Paris, and things are going quite nicely. Sparks immediately kindle in this new relationship. Shortly into the trip a number of situations occur, spelling disaster for their aircraft and passengers. Their only hope of survival lies in the hands of a small Maine volunteer fire department and the spirit of tom's late best friend.. Together they hold the lives of the passengers and the future of Tom and ... more
  • Passage Oak

    by K.M. del Mara
  • Whitebeam

    by K.M. del Mara
    A little girl growing up with her guardian in a secret glen, high on the shoulder of a mountain in Scotland, imagines her parents are really two of her favorite people. When she is told that her father is actually Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, she resists him with every particle of her being. She becomes enmeshed in his battles, though, when he forces her to leave her beloved mountain and uses her as a spy against the English army. At the very moment when she begins to understand what moti... more
  • Eureka Valley - Grandfathers' Grandfathers

    by Lisa Doerr
    Who won America’s Civil War? Lycurgus Bell and the more than 100,000 Southern soldiers who fought for Abraham Lincoln thought they knew. They were wrong. Eureka Valley – Grandfathers' Grandfathers tells their story. Grounded in northwestern Wisconsin’s glacial landscape, this powerful tale unravels the roots that bind a modern rural couple to their ancestors, Lycurgus Bell and Wood John Johnson. Born to an Alabama family loyal to the Union, Lycurgus serves in Lincoln’s Civil War army... more
  • And Face the Unknown: The Journey of a Lincoln-Freed Colored

    by CD Harper
    As Levy clings to a tree high above a river and tries to catch his breath, he doesn’t know what to do next. He has been a slave for Mr. Willoughby since he was little boy, and now things are changing. Unsure of what year it is, Levy escapes the jaws of slavery on the cotton plantation. He is a runaway slave without a plan.**As soon as he sees a boat floating in the river, Levy knows what he must do. With Mr. Willoughby on his tail, Levy boards the boat and hides behind the big wheel. As he someh... more
  • The One Eyed Albatross

    by David Pappas
    An action and adventure story involving five individuals from different parts of the globe brought together through a most unusual source -- to sail an expedition from Rio de Janiero, south through the "roaring forties", the "furious fifties", to the doorstep of the "screaming sixties", around Cape Horn-- the most inhospitable and dangerous waters in the world; every blue water sailor’s nightmare. And, if the tempestuous seas and man-killing storms aren’t enough to cope with, the expedition i... more
  • Out of Harmony

    by Patti Frazee
    No one paid much attention to Jude, the girl who lived in an abandoned building in the heart of Harmony, Nebraska. No one knew of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father or how she made her escape. No one, that is, except her best friend Alison. And when Jude suddenly disappeared Alison thought she had run away to pursue her musical dreams in New Orleans. Twenty years later, as Alison's life in Minneapolis begins to crumble and the tension in her longtime relationship begins to ri... more
  • Nail It: Breaking Into the Black Elite

    by Shonette Charles
    Black, educated, and possessing all the right stats, Sahara and Noah Kyle move to North Carolina ready to break into the area's black bourgeoisie social circle. This is a world governed by black socialites and movers and shakers, who hold membership in the Sphinx, Darlings, The Shield, Belles & Beaus, and the black fraternities and sororities. Being in the right circle could position the Kyles for even greater affluence, but being shut out could be the death knell for more than just their social... more
  • Token Woman

    by Bonnie Glee
    How can one very unhappy, suppressed housewife with a talent aching to be released, save three gay college men struggling with inner personalities that are trying to escape the chains of denial and the depths of total self-destruction? What could possibly bring them together in the 1980s, the decade of AIDS, in a small rural town? Could a silly childhood song, and crossed fingers be lasting bonds? Are subtle parenting and school day experiences to blame for what they become? Open the pages of To... more
  • The Color of Life

    by Claudette Carrida Jeffrey
    When 23-year-old Claire Soublet arrives in New York City to begin her new life, she has no idea that after only four days a situation will arise forcing her to return to New Orleans. Growing up mired in years of hardship and being abandoned by family through death and disinterest, she manages to scratch and claw her way out of that life. And in the process, get a college education. Back in New Orleans and not ready to succumb to her old life, she enlists the help of her high school friend. They ... more
  • Mollyville

    by T. Maxximillian Dafoe
    When Bjørn Olsen runs into a beloved ex girlfriend at a hotel bar, he makes the terrible mistake of approaching her. He had no idea she’d become so bitter. But before he can pleasantly end the conversation, she starts talking very loudly about his and his current wife’s private life. Everybody hears. And now, Bjørn is troubled. He had promised his wife that he would stay away from Goldie, and he hadn't… Bjørn struggles to maintain his cool, keep his woman and stay in character as things fall a... more
  • No Such Thing As Free Goldfish

    by Joan Wittler
    A barking kindergartner does not make for a very fun pet. Grace’s youngest brother has taken on the role of family dog while they wait for their parents to agree to a real pet. As luck would have it, Grace’s best friend’s dog just had puppies—but Grace is pretty sure she prefers cats. How will she get her allergic-to-cats mom and her I-had-fish-when-I-was-your-age dad to agree to a furry four-legged member of the family? See how the Ericksons take it one pet at a time as they start their m... more
  • Something's Lost and Must be Found

    by Lisa Begin-Kruysman
    An engaging Short Story Collection for dog-lovers and fans of Inspirational fiction; inspired by the search and rescue dogs of the soul. Based on the first one-hundred posts of a devoted Dog-blogger. A pawsitively dog-friendly beach-read (even if your beaches aren't).