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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Me, Boo and the Goob

    by William Garner
    Seen through the eyes of an energetic ten year old boy, the 1960’s were a very exciting time in the Mid-South. Gifted with a fertile imagination, endless curiosity, and courage born of unshakable trust, three young boys fearlessly hunt soul snatching ghosts, capture bank robbers, avoid military school, survive storms and become unlikely best friends with one of America’s favorite sons. From the forbidden halls of an old mansion to a deadly struggle in a dark and dusty pasture on a hot Memphis ... more
  • Tractor

    by Ryan Uytdewilligen
    Set in Oklahoma in 1961, a small town teen named John gets a spur of the moment job driving an old tractor across Arkansas to Oklahoma for a crotchety old farmer. John is about to enter his senior year of high school and has doubts about his future and the kind of man he wants to be. Unbeknownst to him, this trip will be just what he needs to figure all that out. We follow John as he picks up the tractor in Arkansas, then makes his way across hot, crowded Southern highways, on which he exper... more
  • Tails Of Jaxx At The Metropolitan Opera

    by Joanna Lee Doster
    Meet Jaxx, a happy-go-lucky New York City seven year old Maltese dog, whose life is suddenly turned topsy-turvy when he gets lost during a blizzard. Wrenched away from his human family, alone, shivering and struggling to survive, he is rescued and taken in by strangers at The Metropolitan Opera. Follow Jaxx, as he tells his story while bravely coping with the challenges of living in an unfamiliar environment inside the opera house. He meets a lively cast of colorful characters, including othe... more
  • On the Back of a Motorbike: Stories and Poems from Southeast Asia

    by Kris Williamson
    Southeast Asia represents many things to different people. From the offshore banking and tourist island paradises to the mountain towns of Borneo and fishing villages along the Mekong, it is difficult to summarize such a diverse region. Anyone who has spent at least 5 minutes in any of these countries, though, can vouch for the prominence of the motorbike. This anthology presents 27 works of short fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry on the theme of the motorbike in Indonesia, Malaysia, Si... more
  • Son Complex

    by Kris Williamson
    Aaron, a 23 year-old American, comes to Malaysia for the first time. His mission: to meet Nasri Aziz, the politician he believes is his biological father. A man who has no idea Aaron even exists. Encouraged by the letters of his late mother Nora, Aaron seeks to find out more about her life in Malaysia in the 1980s. Aaron's arrival comes as a complete surprise not only to Nasri but his wife (who wants to be known only as Datin) and son Iskandar, a teenager who leads a darker double life. Wh... more
  • Calmer Girls II: Calmer Secrets

    by Jennifer Kelland Perry
    Calmer Secrets is the sequel and final title of the Calmer Girls series. Because the characters are now early twenty-somethings, it is of the New Adult genre. Synopsis will be published when the book becomes pre-listed.
  • The Admiral's Wife

    by Amy Arden
    "With a few dinners and a little flattery I might accomplish a great deal." After eloping with a dashing sea captain – and future earl – orphaned Kate Barnes believes her days as a penniless nobody in 19th-century England are over. However, her new husband, Captain Lord Thomas Cochrane, has secrets in his past that threaten the couple's future and test their devotion. After a devastating scandal, Kate and Thomas choose to leave England and seek their fortunes in South America, where Thomas se... more
  • Calmer Girls

    by Jennifer Kelland Perry
    Sixteen-year-old introvert Samantha Cross is falling in love for the first time. There’s only one problem: she’s falling for her older sister’s boyfriend, Ben Swift. Her sister Veronica is beautiful, outgoing, and confident. Samantha is used to her sister getting all of the attention and everything she wants, even if she doesn’t like it. But now they’re being torn apart by love for the same boy, their parents’ separation and mother’s declining emotional state, and their move away from Calmer Cov... more
  • The Last Leaf

    by Billy Baldwin
    One fine day in early spring the newly sprouted leaves on The Great Oak Tree laugh as they see a small misshapen leaf blossom on their branch. The bright green leaves tell this odd leaf, named Crinkle, that he will surely blow off the tree with the first strong wind of the season. Crinkle is filled with fear until he is reassured by Gus, the biggest leaf, that when a leaf falls its energy is pulled right back into the tree to then sprout again the following spring. Though he doesn't fit in ... more
  • Stephani's Light

    by Ceanmohrlass
    A powerful father. A dangerous storm. The ultimate betrayal. For the first time in her young life, Macy knows she’s worth something. Her dreams do matter, and she sets a plan in motion to make them come true. Her co-worker, Bill, becomes a distraction she can’t afford when her domineering father issues an ultimatum. Forced to choose between her dreams and her responsibilities, Macy panics. Desperate to outwit her father, she turns to Joshua, an elderly recluse, and an unlikely alliance... more
  • I'd Rather Be A Dragon

    by Katie Newell
    The story focuses on an imaginative girl. Sometimes she feels like she doesn't fit in, and doesn't like the same things that her friends do. That's OK though, because she has some unique traits and talents that make her an awesome kid!
  • Gross Greg

    by Alvin Irby

    A hilarious rhyming picture book from award-winning educator and comedian Alvin Irby. This laugh-out-loud story about one young boy's big appetite for chewy little treats, despite the protest of everyone he encounters, will make kids queasy with laughter.

  • The Castoff Children

    by L.M. Browning
    The year is 1850. The Revolutionary War has long since come to an end and the industrial revolution is beginning to build steam, overturning the old ways of home and hearth as it gains momentum. In a desperate hour, in the back alleys of Boston, a group of twelve castoff children come together to care for each other. Plagued by the unanswered questions surrounding their past and grief for loved ones lost, the children attempt to come to terms with the bitter truths that have defined their life t... more
  • Storks Bill: To Most They Were Common Weeds, But to Her They Were the Message

    by David W. Ives

    Rubin and Marnie were the successful ones, darlings of the social and religious Bible belt culture. Rubin was not always a powerful man, he was once teachable. His ability to mold himself into something needed was the catalyst to a career that was full of promise.  
    Too bad he was not satisfied with the future so many were seeking for him. Rubin never meant to be superficial or phony, it was needed of him and he was good at giving what needs demand. 
    Marnie was all that wa... more

  • Burning Down The House

    by Evangeline Jennings
    Watch out. You might get what you're after. A post-electoral dystopia blues, BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE describes the future breakdown of a once great nation following the rise of a tiny-fingered snake oil salesman.
  • The Binding of Saint Barbara

    by Stephanie Carroll

    Experience one of the most controversial decisions of the nineteenth century – the world’s first death by electrocution – through the eyes of those who witnessed it and the man who endured it.

    Charlotte Durston is a prisoner—but she’s not a criminal, just the warden’s daughter. Under the thumb of overprotective parents, she hasn’t stepped outside the walls of the castle-like fortress that is Auburn Prison since she was a child. However, at seven... more