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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 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

  • Anthony

    by Harold J. Fischel

    Life has never been easy for Anthony, the secret love child of a well-known US general and his beautiful mistress. After his father perishes in a plane crash, his cancer-stricken mother, Yuni, is forced to move with him to a tiny New York City apartment. And to make matters worse, he’s flagged as an easy target for neighborhood bullies, who constantly pester him inside and outside of school.

     

    But after a brutal attack prompts him to fight back in a fit of rage, things star... more

  • The Painter of Florence

    by Geoffrey Hargrave
  • An Impossible Marriage

    by Meriel Brooke

    On a cruise ship bound for Malaya, Lieutenant Samuel Singleton MC, a decorated World War I pilot, meets Ruth the daughter of Sir Charles Birley, and theirs is an instant attraction.

    Samuel is intending to start a new career managing a rubber plantation. However, he has left behind his fiancée, Mary, who unbeknown to him is already pregnant with his child.

    Life isn’t going to be simple for Sam and Ruth, or for Mary, or for the children... children who will meet ... more

  • Short Story Collection

    by Omar Kiam
    Collection of short stories from O.M. Kiam Hit and Run - a story of revenge The Banking Failure - A perfect storm brings about a banking collapse Shoe Shining - two eleven year old boys find a way to make money John Quinn - A serial killer's account of his first two murders
  • Dear Dante

    by Anthony Maulucci
    A Florentine scholar’s visions of Dante and Beatrice form the background for this story of a young man’s sexual obsession and spiritual awakening. A contemporary novel of an attempted murder and its mystical consequences set in Florence and Connecticut, Dear Dante defies easy categorization. The narrator of this novel is an English-born Italian, a professor of Renaissance studies now living in Tuscany. A bi-sexual father in the midst of a marital and spiritual crisis, the professor turns t... more
  • Wild Ones

    by Leigh Goodison
    Sixteen-year-old Breeze Jordan has been a live-in baby-sitter, housekeeper and servant to the foster families that have taken her in. So, when Breeze is finally temporarily placed at Stark School in Portland, she vows to stay put and isn’t scared to fight. But Stark School has different plans and as Breeze is thrust into yet another foster family, she must decide whether or not to help save her new home, the Double-T Ranch, or escape back to her friends, civilization and the life she thought she... more
  • Boggle the Gymboot Bird

    by Inge Meldgaard
    Boggle, a young kookaburra who cannot fly, takes his first walk to try out his new shoes and soon finds himself in trouble. Before long, other creatures in the forest come to his aid and become Boggle's friends.
  • An Impossible Marriage

    by Meriel Brooke
    On a cruise ship bound for Malaya, Lieutenant Samuel Singleton MC, a decorated World War I pilot, meets Ruth the daughter of Sir Charles Birley, and theirs is an instant attraction. Samuel is intending to start a new career managing a rubber plantation. However, he has left behind his fiancée, Mary, who unbeknown to him is already pregnant with his child. Life isn’t going to be simple for Sam and Ruth, or for Mary, or for the children... children who will meet many years later and fall in lov... more

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