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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Deity

    by James Hill
    A work of speculative fiction, Deity recounts university graduate Jamie Sefton’s chance entry into politics in the tiny European city-state Bresána. Born into a storied aristocratic family that renounced its hereditary Senate seat in the 19th century, Jamie defies the objections of his family to accept an internship at an obscure government ministry. Within months of entering the Capitol, however, he finds himself being recruited to claim his family’s place in the Senate and, ultimately, to deci... more
  • Turn Of The Silver Wheel

    by Shawn Keller Cooper
    Suspicion, deception, and fear are chasing Penelope Prince from her picture-perfect life. As the dark energy escalates, she realizes her sanctuary is a trap she willingly walked into decades ago to escape the paralyzing pain of a college nightmare. Stalked by secrets from her past, Penn is discovering her greatest battle may be with herself. The pursuit to reclaim the free-spirited artist she once was quickly deteriorates into a desperate and dangerous fight to save her life. Two years after Dr... more
  • 50 States

    by Richard R. Becker
    50 States by Richard R. Becker is a collection of psychological and speculative short stories, with each set in a different state and touching on a distinct state of mind with characters who face or cope with life-defining moments. This includes how two runaways cross paths in a Tennessee bus station with only one ticket between them and how a family sees looters racing toward their home as they escape an Oregon wildfire. Each story can be read in under ten minutes.
  • The Covid Chronicles

    by Stu Whitney
    As coronavirus rages through South Dakota, a newspaper editor blasts the Republican governor’s hands-off approach while forming an ethically dubious alliance with a Democratic mayor. When the editor’s son joins a potential state champion football team and militia members attack the mayor’s policies, the editor is caught in the crossfire, exploring how far he can go before his own freedom is in doubt.
  • A House in the Wild Berry Tundra: A Story of an Iranian Woman Emigrating to Alaska

    by Akram Didari

    This heartwarming novella celebrates one woman’s emotional journey to joy, with the story of a journalist who flees her home in war-torn Iran to emigrate to the United States. Starting her new life in a small town in Bush Alaska, she takes on a Native newborn baby found abandoned during a blizzard by their mother. Now she must explore what it means to be an immigrant in Alaska, navigate cultural differences, and come to terms with the memories of her own violent past, to find home and h... more

  • Crazy Free

    by Tori Starling
    There have always been glaring holes in Emily Sharp’s family history. Her mother, Pam, a high-strung attorney, rarely speaks of the father she despises or of the mother she never knew. But when Emily, a journalist for a local magazine, receives an assignment to investigate the sale of an old mental institution in a nearby town, Pam reluctantly opens up and shares that her mother, Kora, was a patient there and died shortly after she was committed. As Emily digs deeper into the tarnished asylum’s ... more
  • A Gathering of Broken Mirrors: Memories of New York Survivors

    by Anthony E. Shaw

    “I search for answers to questions that, I suspect, are as old as human time itself.”

    This collection presents memories, from a variety of New Yorkers, in different places and times. These are the lessons of life in the city:

    · Can people whose lives are filled with wicked acts also be loving and kind?

    · Why do only some people suffer cruel and unexplained tragic events?

    · Who will help when someone is slipping blindly into harm?

    ... more

  • A Medicine Dream and Warrior Ghosts

    by Nona Burroughs Babcock
    A Medicine Dream and Warrior Ghosts Fourteen-year-old Blackfeet Native American Johnny Bear Child witnesses his great-grandfather’s death. At his new school, Larry, Skinny, and Chub bully Johnny. He runs away to pursue a medicine dream’s power hoping it will help him defeat them. His great-grandfather’s ghost appears, gives him advice, a feather, and his warrior name. Searchers, Rob Bear Child, and Whiterobe, Johnny’s dog, find Johnny barely alive. Johnny and classmate/neighbor Sarah discov... more
  • Do My Online Exam Now

    by Jones Smith
  • My Brother is an ALIEN

    by Anita Zurbrugg
    What on earth has arrived at Sam’s home? Everything has changed. Sam needs to act fast! Will you join Sam on his mission? My Brother is an Alien is a children’s picture book with a humorous take on the arrival of a baby into a family from a big brother’s perspective. This book carries a heartfelt message to children who are expecting a new arrival into their family and the emotions that can sometimes arise during this change in the family dynamics.
  • The Ancestors' Watch

    by Marta Magellan

    Synopsis: The Ancestors’ Watch/  

    The only way Teri Mello could straighten out her great-aunt’s garbled accounts of their family’s multiracial history would be to go back in time. Too bad that’s impossible. Except that it isn’t. In an incident involving a duck and a dog, Teri, her little sister, Rosie, her great-aunt Nena, and her new friend Mike pass through a portal and end up on their ancestors’ land in Brazil just before the abolishment of sl... more

  • Rocking Chair Moon

    by David Patneaude
    In poetic vignettes narrated from alternating (mostly) points of view, Rocking-Chair Moon chronicles the young lives of Ben and Carly Duran, brother and sister, close in age and rapport. The story is a record of their experiences and thoughts from early elementary school through high school and beyond—high points, low points, and places in between, lighthearted and dramatic, hugely significant or simply noteworthy. The events that happen in their lives, and their reactions to those happenings, a... more
  • THE M & M BOYS

    by LARA REZNIK
    A tender tale of coming-of-age meets baseball heroes. Who wouldn't want to be in that kid's cleats when two of sports' greatest legends move in next door? In the summer of 1961 a Little League player’s joy of making the All-Star team evaporates when his father, too busy with a girlfriend, misses his triumphant opening game, and his mother spirals into a bed-ridden depression. Then, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle move next door as they battle to break Babe Ruth's home run record. Based on hi... more
  • Fighting To Breathe, Third Edition

    by Jong Yi
    A gripping story of one nurse's fight against racism in the medical industry, set against the horrific backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A Whiskey Rebel from Moses Coulee

    by Jeffrey Dunn
    A Whiskey Rebel from Moses Coulee is rooted in a basalt-lined, desert coulee in forgotten America. The narrator is Punxie Tawney, a young man searching for sex, love, and the American imagination. The central character is Hamilton Chance, a shoeless freedom seeker, an improvisational drummer, an alcoholic, and a direct descendant of America's Whiskey Rebellion. At the outset Hamilton enlists Jesse in his quest to make tax free spirit whiskey and fulfill his destiny. Along the way two women, a Na... more
  • "Peace, Love & Cockroaches"

    by Laurie Stone

    Successful Manhattan advertising writer, Rose Perry, follows her dream of becoming a newspaper columnist during the early days of the Iraq War. Money, love, and safety are soon put on the line.

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