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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Agnes Canon's War

    by Deborah Lincoln
    Agnes Canon is tired of being a spectator in life, an invisible daughter among seven sisters, meat for the marriage market. The rivers of her Pennsylvania countryside flow west, and she yearns to flow with them, explore new lands, know the independence that is the usual sphere of men. This is a story of a woman’s quest for freedom, both social and intellectual, and her education on the journey to understanding what freedom means. She learns that freedom can be the scent and sound of unsettled... more
  • Super Mom

    by Zarinah Curry
    Super Mom! A charming book told from a kid's perspective. This delightful story has rhyming text that highlights the many roles a mom plays to encourage and show love to her children throughout the day. "Oh, the multiple roles a mom plays to ensure her kiddos have a good day! She's a bus driver, chef, doctor and referee...at the end of the day she's a 'Super' mom to me!"
  • The Second War Of Rebellion

    by Katie Hanrahan
    Unable to escape British rule, American orphan Maddie Beauchamp rebels. Coming of age in England during the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars, she remains true to her patriot heritage, even as she forms a makeshift family with her new stepfather, Jack Ashford. But with Jack at sea, Maddie is left in the care of his extended family, and she soon chafes at the attempt to make her more British. Her revolt against tyranny will quickly spiral beyond her control. Although Jack promised to emancipate his ... more
  • The Adventures of Scratch and Hedgy - Sausages

    by Meg Hawkins
    The adventures of Scratch and Hedgy are a collection of short illustrated stories, written to en-capture the hearts and imaginations of 3 - 8 year old's, embracing friendship, exploration and learning through adventure, set in the beautiful English countryside, Meg's home and inspiration. Having drawn pictures for her 4 children and watching them grow up with the characters that her pencils, imagination and talent had bought to life gave her the passion to make a hobby into something she coul... more
  • Scarlet Winters: The Berona Chronicles

    by J. Kwong
    Welcome to the city of Berona - a city governed by four Superheroes with great superpowers. Thanks to the Superheroes, Berona is mostly crime-free, and is touted as one of the best cities in the world. However, there are some people who aren't so sure about Berona's greatness... Meet Terry Landers - a genius inventor who can create anything out of nothing. But Terry knows that she's unpleasant and rude. which is why she's surprised when she's asked to become a Superhero's sidekick. Terry is ... more
  • Strange Love / Romance Not For Sale

    by Nowick Gray
    These 18 stories address the mystery of love from unusual angles, leaving no darkness unexposed. The identity shifts born of intimate attraction find shape in arresting narrative transformations. The first section, “Strange Love,” includes narratives with offbeat structure or voice, twisted characters and morals, and quirks of discovery. When love plays games with reality, the next move often proves dangerous. Yet without love’s sly magic, what moves are left? The companion section, “Roman... more
  • What If?- Talking with Trees Book 3

    by Colleen Doyle Bryant

    When he climbed a massive mulberry tree, this young boy didn’t know he was in for a big surprise. The wise, old mulberry has seen too many twisted ankles and broken arms to let the boy leap from a high branch without thinking. Instead, she helps the boy and his sister learn to think before they act.

    With real life examples all children can relate to, the tree shows the siblings how to ask “What if I do this, what could happen?”. The tree’s memorable stories help ... more

  • Be Bigger- Talking with Trees Book 2

    by Colleen Doyle Bryant

    A story about treating friends with respect and kindness, even when your feelings are hurt.

    When a girl feels hurt by her friend, all she can think to do is hurt her friend right back. Girls can be pretty mean to each other, and the wise old tree at this playground has seen this cycle of nastiness before. As a frustrated, upset young girl thinks about how she’ll get even with her friend, the wise tree speaks up to help the girl find a more kind, respectful way to work out her frie... more

  • Be Proud: Talking with Trees Book 1

    by Colleen Doyle Bryant

    A story about honesty, being proud of your choices, and growing from your mistakes.

    A wise, old tree has been watching over this yard for a long, long time. So when she finds a young boy hiding behind her to secretly use his game player, the tree surprises him by striking up a conversation. Through a suprising story, the boy figures out, "Oh no! I have a conscience!" 

    With the help of the tree's ages old wisdom, the boy learns how to listen to his hear... more

  • Eclectic Licks

    by Douglas Lafountain
    Three short stories, totally different subject matter. First: Creature in God's Kingdom- A tale of murder, drug dealing, assassinations, cartels, terrorists, and even some courtroom drama(What more could you want in a short story?). Second: Life Penalty- A man either on the brink of madness or condemned to some type of hell jumps from life to life in perpetuity…seemingly with no escape. Finally: Part-time Fundamentalists- A short story intertwining the lives of three polar opposites... more
  • The Trials of Job

    by Douglas Lafountain
    Loosely based on the book from the Old Testament. Job, is a wealthy, white, widow stuck in Mississippi during hurricane Katrina. Much like the biblical Job, she loses everything-except for her faith. Like the biblical Job's unshakeable faith in God, she too has an unshakeable faith-in the government. But the government it seems(Not unlike Job's God), is not coming to her rescue.
  • Santa Rita Stories

    by Andrew J. Rodriquez
    In the course of ten linked stories, the author brings to vivid life the rhythms of daily life in mid-1950's Cuba, and the transition from Carlos's carefree, nurturing childhood to his awakening to the responsibilities--and possibilities-- of young manhood. Carlos resists authority; but he can't resist Pedro's wisdom as the Old Man dispenses advice about everything from the proper method of romantic kissing, to how to avoid judging a book by its cover--dramatized by a tale of Ernest Hemingway an... more
  • The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky

    by David Litwack
    After centuries of religiously motivated war, the world has been split in two. Now the Blessed Lands are ruled by pure faith, while in the Republic, reason is the guiding light two different realms, kept apart and at peace by a treaty and an ocean. Children of the Republic, Helena and Jason were inseparable in their youth, until fate sent them down different paths. Grief and duty sidetracked Helena s plans, and Jason came to detest the hollowness of his ambitions. These two damaged souls a... more
  • The Secret of the Hanged Man

    by Douglas Lafountain
    A short story set in another time and place, about a hanging man, a beggar, and an undertaker.
  • Release

    by Hope Russell Nunki

    After three years of desperation, her release may be a new beginning... or it may be her end.

    Miscarrying Theodore on Leap Day devastated Mandelyn and Henry in ways that weren’t obvious at first. As year followed year, postpartum depression, marital dysfunction, and ethical corruption quietly metastasized under the guise of a lovely home and stable careers.

    To free herself of yearning and regret, Mandelyn turns to journaling with a virtual counselor, waxing nostalgic for pas... more

  • Coming to Rosemont

    by Barbara Hinske
    Forensic accountant Maggie Martin’s well-ordered life is shattered by her husband’s untimely death and the double life he concealed. Dealing with the financial and emotional wreckage left in Paul’s wake, she is stunned to learn he inherited an estate known as Rosemont in the seemingly-serene Midwestern town of Westbury. Seeking a fresh start and a quiet, solitary life, she moves halfway across the country to make Rosemont her home. Before she can unpack her first box, she’s knee-deep in a bat... more

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