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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A Perfect Armenian

    by Keri Topouzian
    As World War I begins, Constantinople is a seething hornet’s nest of corruption, crime, and prejudice. Tavid Kaloustian, a cunning and determined young Armenian, does whatever it takes to protect his family and friends from a quickly approaching genocide. Trained as a chemist to work in the silk industry, Tavid trades his knowledge for both survival and the hefty profit of the opium trade. He is a major player in the local black market, moving stealthily through enemy forces often disguise... more
  • Mazie Baby

    by Julie Frayn
    When Mazie Reynolds was a young girl, she believed monsters lived under her bed. Now a grown, married woman, she discovers one sleeps in her bed. Mazie schemes to save herself and her daughter. Her plan will work, if she can out-maneuver the monster who is a master of manipulation and control. She’s got one thing going for her, the one thing she truly owns. Mazie has moxie to the bone. But will it be enough?
  • Drawing Breath

    by Laurie Boris

    Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. At thirty-four, he's already outlived his doctor's "expiration date," but that doesn't stop him from giving all he can to his students and his work. When he takes on Caitlin, his landlady's daughter, as a private student, the budding teen painter watches in torment as other people, especially women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity or take car... more

  • Your Special Star

    by Jessica M. Collette
    Are you missing a loved one who has passed? Follow Bobby’s example and find Your Special Star. His mom’s words on the scroll encourage and comfort him when he feels sad and misses her. Embrace her words and let them guide you through your loss of a loved one, too. Like Bobby, take comfort in knowing, love from above, is always sent from Your Special Star.
  • The Legend of Stratus Janice

    by Jamel Paul
    Meet Stratus Janice, air racer extraordinaire! Often known as "Sassy 70" for scoring first place in her first ICC (International Cloud Crowd) Arial Competition, Janice competes against the world's best pilots as they demonstrate their speed, precision, and skill in a fierce acrobatic race to glory. However, the villainous Felony Fox doesn't play by the rules and is out to sabotage all who stand in her way. Can Stratus escape the mischievous machinations of the villainous Fox? Find out as St... more
  • In All Things: A Return to the Drooling Ward

    by Ed Davis
    Walk the wards with a seventeen-year-old trainee as the secrets of a notorious State Home are revealed to him. He meets the discarded, the forgotten; the misunderstood and misused patients—and is forever changed by the encounter.
  • Saving Faith

    by Patrick Garry
    Because of a misguided medical diagnosis as an orphaned child, Jack Fenian was never adopted. Now, two years after leaving the orphanage, he works as a repossessor for a used card dealer. One night, he enters a bar looking for Ev Sorin, whose car Jack has mistakenly towed. Expecting violent anger, he is surprised when Ev reacts with indifference; but as Jack soon discovers, Ev – a disgraced journalist – has bigger problems on his mind. The next day, in the same courthouse to which Jack and... more
  • Isabella Babysits Baxter

    by Melissa Perry Moraja
    Six year old Isabella usually is the one who has a babysitter. But when her enormous puppy named Baxter creates a mess and prevents her mom from working, Isabella's mom asks her to babysit him. And Isabella knows exactly what to do! Or does she? First, Isabella gets Baxter dressed...TWICE! Next they have a snack, but not without a CRASH and a BANG. And that’s just the beginning. Join Isabella in her very first picture book filled with lots of humor and adventure as she tries to keep Baxter from ... more
  • The Perfect Tea Thief

    by Pam Chun
    Robert Fortune detests the Celestial Kingdom and its people the minute he lands in China after the devastating Opium Wars in 1843. Under the guise of a plant hunter for the British Horticultural Society, his secret mission is to steal China's secrets of tea production, a brazen act of industrial espionage that will devastate China's 5,000-year-old civilization. He audaciously ventures into prohibited lands to collect flowers, plants, seeds, and birds. Seduced by the Flowery Land, he pursues e... more
  • Finding Flipper Frank

    by Patrick M. Garry
    Walt Honerman has just about given up on life. He is thirty-eight years old and lives alone in a small apartment above a hardware store in Billings, Montana. But because of a promise made to a dying uncle, Walt embarks on a cross-country driving trip with two passengers: Moira Kelly, a young woman who had befriended Walt’s uncle during his recent hospitalization; and 76-year-old Izzy Dunleavy, a loquacious nursing home resident who wishes to return to his hometown of Crawfish Bay, Maryland. D... more
  • The Baby River Angel

    by Robert Hays
    When Birdie Wilson and his two boys find a baby floating in a basket on the Ohio River, they can’t begin to imagine the impact their discovery is to have on their little town of Cambria. Accepting Birdie’s dictum that the child welfare people will name her “Baby Jane Doe” and lose her in their impersonal system, the townspeople, led by Mayor Johnny White, set out to keep the baby a secret from authorities and take care of her until they find out who she is. Surprising things take place. Ca... more
  • Queen's Gold

    by Melissa Bowersock
    Hal Thompson is a pretty ordinary guy. A widower who owns his own small business, he’s doing his best to raise his two nearly adult children alone. When they convince him to undergo a hypnotic past-life regression, he is unimpressed that his “memories” reveal the hiding place of ancient Aztec gold. Other people, however, take it very seriously and when his family is threatened, he is forced to plunge into the jungles of Mexico, battling treacherous terrain, lethal wildlife and the haunting feeli... more
  • Stone's Ghost: A Novel of Redemption

    by Melissa Bowersock
    Matthew Stone doesn't believe in ghosts … until he meets one. He owns a successful business in Lake Havasu, Arizona, home to the famed London Bridge that was brought over stone by stone and rebuilt over the Colorado River. He has a gorgeous girlfriend, a doting mother, and more money than he needs, but no time for stories about the ghosts who were transplanted from England with the famed bridge. When a chance encounter with a female ghost leads to unexpected friendship, Matt and the ghost are fo... more
  • Burning Through

    by Melissa Bowersock
    When Jennifer and Robert Stinson buy a beautifully restored Victorian house, the last thing they expect is to share their home with a ghost ― especially one with a penchant for setting fires. Unfortunately the ghostly arson only creates more tension in their already strained marriage. Jen launches her own investigation into the history of her house and discovers a surprising ally in a sympathetic fire captain. But can she unravel the mystery of the fires before they consume her home, her marriag... more
  • Second Alibi: The Banality of Life

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    Second Alibi: The Banality of Life is the sensational prequel to the groundbreaking Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography. Harnisch's The Banality of Life handles the backstory of Georgie, Ben, and Claudia, further incorporating the invisible studio audience introduced in Alibiography. Ben's confessions flourish, written once more in his noteworthy and imaginative style. Harnisch seduces the reader by presenting a genuine, eerie sense of dissociation from the story, and once again conveys the feeli... more
  • Appointments: A Novel of Life in Our Nation's Capital

    by David Carmell
    Seizing his opportunity after the 2014 elections, Alabama Senator Augustus Williams relentlessly pursues his dream, using every device at his disposal: to be the South’s first white Supreme Court Justice in decades. His four-year quest reverberates across the tangled web of Washington and national politics, with unforeseeable and sometimes devastating consequences. It irreversibly alters both his own life and the course of history.

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