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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Arrangement in Black and White

    by Fred Misurella
    This story could be pulled from the headlines today, as Misurella touches on various social issues in this piece including interracial politics and women’s independence.

    She’s White; He’s Black. But their conflicts are more than racial.

    Margy Hamilton's from Iowa, an artist, the product of an abusive mother and a neglectful father. Everet's from Connecticut, a civil rights lawyer on the rise toward greater recognition, and their lives take a tense turn when he decides to run for pol... more

  • Masturbating With Strangers

    by Bodhi Alvarez
    Kevin Saunders did everything right. He had followed the rules, got good grades, and stayed in school like the commercial said. He should have been well on his way to fulfilling the American Dream, but somewhere along the line the dream took a hiatus. A year out from graduation he was set to join the sea of underemployed masses, while his diploma likely would garner all the pomp and circumstance of a license plate frame. It didn't take Kevin long to realize he was more likely to live a life of m... more
  • Sins of a Mulatto Outcast: An 18-Hole Wayward Identity Quest

    by Robert Fouche'
    Sins of a Mulatto Outcast is the story of a young man name Homer. He grows up knowing he looks different than most kids in his neighborhood. Although both his parents are African American, his appearance more closely resembles a Caucasian. As he struggles to fit in with others in his African American race and the Caucasian community, Homer faces prejudice and bullying by those who brand him “the white kid,” until he decides to fight back, transforming himself and his attitude forever. On hi... more
  • Harry Cocque: Dung and Doodlebugs

    by Colin Baines
    Harry Cocque is a quick-witted young lad living in rural Dorset at the outbreak of World War Two. Determined to do his bit for King and country, he joins the army and is selected for 'special duties' with S.W.E.A.T. (Secret Weapon Experiments And Testing), based at an old lunatic asylum. While the villagers struggle to cope with the threat of invasion, rationing, blimps and Morris Dancers, Harry's somewhat unconventional military career gets him involved in all kinds of peculiar projects, fro... more
  • The Glass Girl

    by Sandy Hogarth
    All families have secrets, mostly untold, and the Bishop family is no exception The Telling, set in Australia and in the north of England, and spanning 30 years, reveals infidelity, abuse, and betrayal and explores the lives of two sisters, Alexis and the younger Ruth.. The sisters grow up in a home where life is lived through the church, where sex is never mentioned and sins must be paid for. Their father, Robert, is remote and evangelical and their mother, Harriet, a bookish depressive... more
  • Chunky and Friends: Chunky and the O-Beast

    by Joseph Vivens
    Chunky is a 10-year-old boy who finds out that he is in danger of becoming obese. With his vivid imagination he confuses what was discussed during his doctor visit and believes he will soon transform into an “O-BEAST.” Can Chunky make sense of it all and stop the O-Beast from taking over? The first book in the series details Charles "Chunky" Spring's visit to the doctor, at which time he is told he is in danger of becoming obese. The story chronicles Chunky’s wild imagination of what it means ... more
  • We Could Fall

    by Kate Moschandreas
    WE COULD FALL begins on a September morning when 42-year old Emmy Halperin receives two unexpected pieces of news. Jack, her husband of 22 years, wants to call off their long-planned divorce. Duncan Grier, a famous actor, wants to be her therapy client. “I’m guessing it could be more complicated seeing me than with your other clients,” is what Duncan says in his first voicemail to Emmy. It is, indeed, more complicated. In the four short weeks that follow, Emmy must wrestle with her professionali... more
  • The Bounce!: A Story of Love, Loss and the Life of a Global Indian

    by Mohan
    The Bounce! is a short novel that chronicles the life and adventures of a computer programmer, Raj, as he migrates across four countries spanning three continents. The Indian American protagonist is an accidental beneficiary of globalization and offshoring. The semi-autobiographical novel blurs the boundary between fiction and memoir. Among the stories I highlight is the loss of a child while on board an international flight (based on personal experience)
  • Is It Time, Yet?

    by Lynn Levine

    "Is it Time, Yet?" is a picture book story for ages  4-10  about, Spot’s (a yellow spotted salamander) early spring journey to a vernal pool to find a mate. On the way, Spot meets with a Leo the wood frog, Blue Speckle (another salamander), Ol’ Uncle Dot, and a young boy who helps him avoid cars and safely cross the road.

  • Jamaal's Journey

    by John McCormack
    Jamaal is an African-American high school student who is experiencing the last two months of his senior year. This major episode in his life is filled with decisions that shape his personality and determine his maturity. They involve friendship, romance, school activities, the Prom, an excursion to the Big Apple and some tense and humorous moments. The novel has none of the typical sadness, tragedy, bloodshed, drug use and foul language that we have come to expect from urban settings. It is ... more
  • Anna's Trip to Savannah (Southern Adventures) (Volume 1)

    by Tara Thompson
    Southern Adventures is a travel fiction children’s book series. In the Southern Adventures series, Anna and her family are Cherokee Indians from North Carolina who spend part of every summer traveling throughout the U.S. South. Eight-year-old Anna finds adventure everywhere she goes, and she loves to try to beat her brother, whatever the game. Ten-year-old Carter is a history buff (and a bit of a know-it-all, according to Anna). Together with their parents, they explore each new city while learn... more
  • The Key A Taylor and Alan Adventure

    by Jackie Mae
    Faction meets Fiction in this thrilling new tale. Meet Taylor and Alan a sister/brother duo, as they embark on their latest mission. It all starts at Big John’s Mall, where they cheerfully wait to see the newest sequel that everyone is talking about. But outside forces will take Taylor and Alan to a different land where their special talents are needed. Can Taylor and Alan help the good people of the Land of Baltimore? The catacombs hold secrets that Taylor and Alan need to discover. Can ... more
  • The Flame of Eternity

    by Sydney Bristow
    Terrance Fogg is stunned when his charismatic mentor, a dying multi-millionaire named Preston LeClerc who regards Terrance as a son, trusts only him to take over his dynasty. But when Terrance discovers that LeClerc built his empire upon extortion, larceny, and murder, he is disgusted by such corruption and refuses the promotion. To encourage him to do otherwise, LeClerc falsifies evidence, persuading the police that his apprentice is a murderer. He also threatens the lives of Terrance’s fam... more
  • A Flag for the Flying Dragon

    by Carole P. Roman
    It's business as usual on the Flying Dragon. Their mission is to find a flag for the ship. Captain No Beard sighs, "Being a captain is hard work," as he watches the busy crew preparing the vessel for their next adventure. Polly is giving out pretzels; Linus is polishing a lamp. Matie is cracking coconuts, Cayla is stuffing holes, and Hallie is swabbing the deck. High overhead, trouble is brewing, and it is not the weather. Mongo does not want any help from the newest crew member, and i... more
  • Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles

    by Carole P. Roman
    Fribbet's gone missing! The crew searches for the excitable frog and finally find him troubled and crying in the stern. Fribbet is very upset, and it's up to Captain No Beard and the crew to find out what's wrong. Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles is another great voyage into problem solving and friendship, as well as an adventurous trip into the imagination. Join the Captain No Beard and his friends as they learn the value of sharing our troubles with others and that help is always ther... more
  • Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis

    by Carole P. Roman
    Captain No Beard and his crew of loyal pirates heave anchor for another adventure, this time in the icy waters of the Arctic. Captain No Beard's steering a course due north, sailing by the light of the North Star. Everyone on the crew wonders what the captain's up to, especially as he gets embarrassed when they ask. When the captain finally admits his plan, the crew discovers he plans to steal the aurora borealis, the beautiful northern lights that brighten the arctic sky. They're all sh... more

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