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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Sister Girl

    by Jonna Ivin
    In the summer of 1967, at the age of four, Tess received two things; a baby sister and the nickname Sister Girl. Neither of which she wanted. Life had been perfect before baby Grace came into their lives. Sure, sometimes Mama got mad at Daddy or Daddy got mad at Mama, but most days Tess enjoyed a regular routine. Eating her cereal while sitting on the floor in her underpants, watching morning cartoons, or visiting with Mrs. Gardner next door was enough to keep her happy. She didn’t see why anyth... more
  • Porndance

    by Zack Matheson
    “Porndance” is the sequel—yet a stand-alone story—to the novel “Island of the Lost Souls.” Picking up about six months after the conclusion of “Island,” Daniel Quinn, self-described Irish-Mexican “mutt,” Gen-X slacker, food service worker, movie geek, musician, and outspoken social commentator, finds himself leaving Tucson for Park City, Utah, after a slightly mysterious and extremely wealthy woman offers him an almost-too-good-to-be-true dream job of being the head chef at an upscale restaurant... more
  • Island of the Lost Souls

    by Zack Matheson
    Daniel Quinn just might be the epitome of Gen-X angst. The musician, slacker, movie geek, food lover and amateur American behavior analyst, was once a chef, until he assaulted a customer with a cucumber for disrespecting his cooking by simply saying that Daniel’s food was just as good as the food at The Outback Steakhouse. These days, Daniel works as a server in an upscale downtown Tucson restaurant, a job more suited toward his personality because he isn’t putting his cooking—and therefore hims... more
  • Little 15

    by Stephanie Saye
    Fifteen-year-old Lauren Muchmore has spent her life walking on eggshells. Ruled by her father's controlling nature and obsession with her basketball career, Lauren's adolescence isn't easy. Things start looking up when Lauren becomes the star point guard for basketball powerhouse Saint Agnes. But then her coach's smile turns into a touch, and a touch leads to a whole lot more. And before she realizes what's happening, Lauren is swept up in an abusive relationship that no girl should ever have to... more
  • Swimming Through Clouds (A YA Contemporary Novel)

    by Rajdeep Paulus

    If you met Cinderella in the high school cafeteria, would you recognize her? Look past her caution-taped eyes and talk to her? Could you help her to write a new chapter in her story? With the help of a few choice Sticky Notes, high school senior Lagan Desai pursues transfer student, Talia Vanderbilt, peeling back her life of secrets, one Post-it-sized question at at a time.


    by R. F. TAPSELL
    Eastern Europe: Early Middle Ages. The nomad warrior Bardiya must flee from the evil empire of the Mongol-like Tugars and their ruthless Kagan. He receives hospitality from the sedentary Slavic Drevich people; but fears that they also might succumb to the might of the Tugar empire. Will he be able to convince them of their danger and teach them the skills necessary to defeat their new enemy?
  • Angelina's Prayer

    by Cheryl Bartky
    Told through a child's eyes, Angelina's Prayer is a story of longing, love, and the healing power of radical kindness. Neuro-psychologist Rick Hanson, PhD, the best-selling author of Buddha's Brain, praises Angelina's Prayer as, "A beautiful story by a gifted writer." In this timeless, universal, and year-round story, 9-year old Angelina Martinez is moving from New York to New Mexico. When she was seven, Angelina’s father left her and her mom. Ever since then Angelina wants more t... more
  • Chemicals

    by Erica Crockett
    After a series of devastating terrorist attacks deprives America of the pharmaceuticals on which it depends, Aberdeen Childress fights to keep her family and an apartment building full of lost souls sane and safe in a city run by agents of the very drug cartel responsible for the attacks. As the military moves in to stop the chaos, private companies deal with those off their medications and fraudulent faith healers promise deliverance, Aberdeen is forced to deal with the city’s tormentors to fu... more
  • The Adventures of Lovable Lobo - Lobo's Howliday

    by C.L. Murphy
    It's almost Christmas and Santa finds himself in quite the predicament due to unintended consequences as a result of trying something new. Lobo, and his raven sidekick, Roxy, travel to the North Pole to help the jolly ole' one and are guided by the Arctic animals. The colors of the season delight along the way and make for a howling good holiday. Can you howl Ho Ho Ho?
  • To Parts Unknown

    by John Anthony Miller
    London, January 1942. London Times war correspondent, George Adams, is a tortured soul, devastated by his wife's death and rejected by all branches of the military. Destroyed by events he couldn't control, he can't face the future and won't forget the past. His editor sends him to Singapore, a city threatened by the Japanese, hoping the exotic location and impending crisis will erase his haunting memories. Within minutes of his arrival, George is caught in a near-fatal air raid that triggers a c... more
  • The Weeping Willow Sings

    by Billie Grable

    A WEEPING WILLOW, an unfinished painting, and the ghost of a man who discovers that death didn't end his problems; it only made them harder to resolve.

    John O’Brien’s suicide by drowning throws him into an after-life he never expected. His fifteen-year-old daughter, Maggie, almost dies trying to save him and her distorted memory of the traumatic event leaves Maggie believing that John is still alive.

    Maggie sets off on a journey to find her father and the mythical ... more

  • The Man from Sweet Loaf

    by G. Franklin Prue
    The Man from Sweet Loaf… Synopsis The Man from Sweet Loaf . The story is about Sam Murphy. He is a truck driver. He is a Vietnam era Veteran. He has PTSD, but he can only see his father as a winged Gargoyle. This is related to war veterans in every war. He falls in love with a Haitian woman, she belongs to a powerful Colonel Labossier in the Ton-Ton Macoute; Sam Murphy has to fight this man and his bodyguards. He enlists his brother who is a cop, Ray. However, with Myrthe this woman is involved... more

    by Jennifer Morse
    Do you believe in beneficence? Can you fathom a goodness requiring you to create acts of power and truth that resonate out into the world creating waves of intention where the impossible becomes possible? Accused of running drugs Christopher Marcos finds himself imprisoned on Islas Tres Marias, an island sixty miles southwest of Mazatlan. The Captains daughter Juanita, apprentice to La Curandera, uses mystical powers, the power of beneficence to help him. Would you bet your life on beneficenc... more
  • Reyyan's Penance

    by Waleed Khan
    Reyyan is just eleven when the Soviets torture and execute his beloved elder brother in front of him and his mother. Devastated by the loss of her firstborn, she too gives up life moments later, leaving Reyyan an orphan. After the Soviets withdraw from his Afghan village, Reyyan’s faith in goodness unravels, forcing him to fend for himself, and in so doing, caring little for others. Eight months later, Reyyan is adopted by his wealthy Afghan-American aunt, who is intent on protecting her si... more
  • Hope: A Story of Devotion

    by anthony morena
    Dr. Nancy Glacieux’s world got turned upside down. Why was the department of Homeland Security knocking on her door? As they drove her away she realized how everything went so very wrong . . . This debut novel examines how devotion affects the decisions we make; how we extend ourselves for those we love; and how our beliefs and morals are challenged when faced with what life puts in our path. You’ll follow our heroine as she battles the insurance companies, parents, the US Gov’t, and her ex-hus... more
  • The Odyssey of Falling

    by Paige Crutcher
    Meet Odd. Audrey “Odd” Ashworth is an exceptionally bright girl with a sympathetic heart. She’s in the top 4% of her class. She’s obsessed with getting into Manhattan School of Music, committed to following the “signs” the universe delivers, and infatuated with the boyfriend of her recently deceased best friend. Life is a little strange for Odd. Until she finds her best friend’s diary in her crush’s car, and decides to do the bucket list tucked inside the pages. As Odd seeks closure and a way ... more