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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Manifest Destiny

    by Jewelle Francis
    Destiny Morrison was five-years-old the day her mother was arrested in a major drug-sting operation, and subsequently sentenced to ten years in prison. Raised by an uncaring grandmother, Destiny is now a 15-year old juvenile delinquent used to calling her own shots, and making her own rules. However, things change drastically for the teen when her estranged mother returns home from prison. The two clash immediately, sparking a bitter power struggle. Can mother and daughter heal the deep emotion... more
  • Sabre of Honour

    by William G Simpson

    "A promise, a quest and loyalty to Napoleon Bonaparte, pitch Peter Branicki into a life of adventure; courage, charisma and luck will shape his destiny."

    (Racławice, Poland 1794) 

    When his father is killed fighting for Polish independence, Peter Branicki dedicates his life to the recovery of the Grunwald Sword, a legendary symbol of Polish nationhood. However, forced to flee to England to the mayhem of revolutionary... more

  • Face: Part 1 (The Shanghai Sorority)

    by Daniel Mark Harrison
    When 18 year-old Milana's Dad gets placed in Shanghai to run McIntyre & Co., a multinational consulting firm, she is thrown into a distinctly adult (and distinctly more privileged) world where she has her own driver, maid, accounts at the best bars and restaurants in the city, not to mention new friends with diplomatic immunity and seemingly limitless credit cards. Shanghai makes the Upper East Side look like kindergarten: status, looks, society and money count for everything, and everyone is jo... more
  • All Fall Down

    by Melissa Aki
    Model Minority, teenager, mistress. Fourteen-year-old Tina Chen wins a scholarship to a prestigious high school, but soon finds herself outcast by her new, affluent classmates. In the midst of loneliness, she finds comfort with the one person who does give her attention; a married man whose son she’s babysitting. Manipulated and caught in his web of lust, she is forced to live a triple lie. As an adult, Tina remains vulnerable, but she begins to put her life back together when she reconnects wit... more
  • Welcome to Jimtown

    by Sylvia Welner
    Welcome to Jimtown is an imagined expedition through the lives of the wildlife and people living in a real mountain town near Boulder, Colorado. Straddling the human-animal divide, the story takes the reader into the world of a group of wilderness animals, with Burnee, a Black Bear, assuming the role of lead provocateur. The result is a series of whimsical adventures centered around the animals’ innovative ways of finding food, fun, and security. Along the way, they take on life’s challenges, wh... more
  • To Tell You the Truth: Stories

    by Robert Moulthrop
    Robert Moulthrop's debut short story collection, To Tell You The Truth, presents a new voice in America’s interior life. These stories provoke questions out of the contemporary consciousness: What happens when the death next door encroaches on your perfect life? When you accept yourself as a liar? Or when you accept your life as a series of lies, a tale told to you by someone else? The limits of empathy are tested in characters who face death, infidelity, and lust, and find themselves looking at... more
  • The Big Picture

    by Rod Raglin

    Young, talented, ambitious, Freyja Brynjarrson’s a photographer struggling to crash the art establishment, the challenges presented by her family, and still keep true to her uncompromising ethic.

    Fate places her on the front line of a political demonstration where soldiers open fire on civilians. She photographs death for the first time and likes it.

    Because of the sensitive nature of her pictures the current government, facing an imminent election, tries to suppress them. B... more

  • Grace and Baby

    by Peggy Leon
    Life is full of beautiful creations. Some are the products of nature, some are manmade—and others appear to be happy accidents. In Grace and Baby, a cast of compelling characters is about to come together in unexpected ways, and incredible things could happen as a consequence of their collisions. But if those things are to happen, they each must confront the challenges and confusion that confounds them, and they all must come to terms with themselves and the fact that every one of us, even if... more
  • GOLD DUST

    by Santwana Chatterjee
    It is about a sister talking in retrospect about her brother and grandfather, the two people who meant most in her life and other adventures in general. The novel has been written in the backdrop of Indian Independence. It is also about family ties and values , of love and admiration, about greed and treachery. I am sure people of all ages would like to share the memories of the narrator.Gold Dust is Santwana Chatterjee's third publication at Pothi and her first full length novel. In this book S... more
  • The Damaged: A Sydney Story

    by Rob Kennedy
    Daniel Murray is a 50-year-old writer who has won an award for a book about the visual arts. He now writes for art magazines and lives in the centre of Sydney. Here he finds a street girl, Gale. Who sweeps across the city, walking fast among the crowds, screaming out the most passionate and hurtful but poetic words. Daniel is drawn to her and immediately develops a relationship with Gale. She moves in with him on the first day they meet. They have a passionate romance. She offers to tell Daniel ... more
  • The House They Couldn't Build

    by B. Mamatha
    Strange fiction; altered realities: six short stories inspired by notions of home - disorienting, darkly comic and uniquely memorable.
  • The River Caught Sunlight

    by Katie Andraski

    Sometimes a person has to leave home, even if that home is the most marvelous place she's ever lived, even if her mother will be diagnosed with terminal cancer, and her beloved farmer, a man she's loved for years asks her to marry him. Janice Westfahl feels called to publicize Godspeed Books, a small evangelical publisher outside Chicago, a good thousand miles away from upstate New York. The job fits her, a woman who loves God and books.

    But Janice finds herself working with Jer... more

  • The Wives of Billie's Mountain

    by Kelly L. Simmons

    In 1905, the law denouncing polygamy by the Mormon Church is fully enforced. Second familes must go into hiding or be arrested. There is even a "finder's fee" for those who turn in their own.Ten-year-old Mary's father, a poor farmer, abandons Mary, her nearly-blind mother, and six brothers and sisters in the hills of the Wasatch Mountains to live in a shallow dugout not much better than a cave. From Mary's childhood to a forced marriage at sixteen, Mary must first survive, and then choose her... more

  • Escape from Killarney

    by Angela Graham

    At the height of summer, Toby and his family hike into the Northern Ontario backcountry for a family camping vacation, hoping to disconnect from their busy city life and seeking adventure. In this exhilarating adventure, Toby, Graham, and Evelyn wander away from their campsite and get lost. They learn that many things lurk within the woods, as they face adventure after treacherous adventure.

    In this exciting tale, Toby and the children must work together to survive each frightening... more

  • The Adventures of Sarkis and Hagop

    by John Vartoukian

    Sarkis Levonian, a 50-year old tailor of Armenian descent encounters 10-year old Jack Silveri (soon to be dubbed with the Armenian monnker, Hagop) Their escapades make this tale a zany romp, one which in unexpected ways becomes a journey of self-discovery for the man and the boy.

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  • The Breeders

    by Matthew J. Beier

    The storm has come. Homosexuals, once an ostracized social minority, have taken over the world. They understood the dangers of an overpopulated planet, usurped government power, and created a culture of perfectly engineered families. But Grace Jarvis and Dex Wheelock are heterosexuals--part of the government's highly controlled backup plan for reproduction--and they have a problem: Grace is pregnant. Dex is the father. It is a crime that has only one consequence: banishment to the Antarct... more

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