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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Paradise Tree: A Novel

    by Elena Maria Vidal
    AnnouncingThe Paradise Tree, by Elena Maria Vidal, author of Trianon: A Novel of Royal France and Madame Royale, among other titles: The Paradise Tree grows from the maxim “in every Eden, there dwells a serpent . . . ” The year is 1887 in Leeds County, Ontario. The O’Connor clan is gathering to mourn the loss of its patriarch Daniel O’Connor, an Irish immigrant. The story of Daniel and his wife Brigit is one of great hardships, including illness, ill-starred romances, war and political upheavals... more
  • Blessed Are the Wholly Broken

    by Melinda Clayton

    Blessed Are the Wholly Broken is the harrowing story of a modern family in the midst of self-destruction.

    After the heartbreak of losing their newborn son to a previously undiagnosed genetic condition, Phillip and Anna Lewinsky manage to pick up the pieces of their broken lives and move forward, filling the emptiness with friends, work, and travel.

    When Anna unexpectedly finds herself pregnant again at the age of forty-three, Phillip is thrilled to have a second chance at fatherho... more

  • Entangled Thorns (Cedar Hollow Series Book 3)

    by Melinda Clayton

    Beth Sloan has spent the majority of her life trying to escape the memories of a difficult childhood. Born into the infamous Pritchett family of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia, she grew up hard, surrounded not only by homemade stills and corn liquor, but by an impoverished family that more often than not preferred life on the wrong side of the law.

    After the mysterious death of her brother Luke at the age of thirteen, seventeen year old Beth and her younger sister Naomi ran away from home,... more

  • The Vineyard

    by Michael Hurley
    Ten years after their college days together, three wounded and very different women reunite for a summer on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. As they come to grips with the challenges and crises in their lives, their encounter with a reclusive poacher known only as “the fisherman” threatens to change everything they believe about their world—and each other.
  • Appalachian Justice (Cedar Hollow Series Book 1)

    by Melinda Clayton

    Billy May Platte is a half Irish, half Cherokee Appalachian woman who learned the hard way that 1940s West Virginia was no place to be different. As Billy May explains, “We was sheltered in them hills. We didn’t know much of nothin’ about life outside of them mountains. I did not know the word lesbian; to us, gay meant havin’ fun and queer meant somethin’ strange.”

    In 1945, when Billy May was fourteen years old and orphaned, three local boys witnessed... more

  • Fall Of The Flamingo Circus

    by Kate Rigby
    “Fall Of The Flamingo Circus is the story of a strong and independent girl’s childhood and adolescence, her desperate battle to make something of the fearful hand dealt to her. Through her eyes we see the realities of poverty in England – hunger and junk food, boredom and noise at home, snobbery and notoriety at school – and the fear of a brutal father…over the years we watch Lauren’s voice grow in power and imagination, as her life – a rebel, a punk, admired by her gang but rejected and victimi... more
  • Alice

    by Sheri McGuinn

    This is a light contemporary tale told by the teenage daughter of Alice, an uptight woman who has just lost her job when the hippie father she deserted at sixteen drops into their lives. For teens and adults.

  • Reichold Street

    by R. L. Herron

    Albert Parker arrives on Reichold Street, bringing with him the emotional scars of early parental loss, and all the aggressive attitude a dysfunctional and abusive stepfather can create. His struggle to find a way to cope, and the stories of the neighborhood around him as he tries, create a fast-paced, powerful story about family dysfunction, murder, suicide, madness and war.

    Imagine, if you will,  J.D. Salinger (Catcher in the Rye), William Golding (Lor... more

  • Running Away

    by Sheri McGuinn

    The plan is in place. By the time they know her camping trip is bogus, Maggie will be in a new life in another state and she's already in worse trouble. Once Peg realizes Maggie's gone, she knows she may never see her daughter again unless she finds her herself - quickly.

    Audience: Teen through adult.

  • The Grand Junction

    by Joe Costanzo
    After sailing back and forth between Italy and America, an unscrupulous "bird of passage" named Tommaso Caruso - or Thomas, as he prefers to be called - disappears Someplace Out West as World War II erupts in Europe. After the war ends and there's still no sign of him, his wife ships their son Tommy off to the New World to track him down. For Tommy, what begins as a simple mission evolves into a wild journey of discovery as he and mid-20th Century America collide in The Grand Junction.
  • Two Performance Artists Kidnap Their Boss and Do Things with Him

    by Scotch Wichmann
    Hank and Larry are performance artists in San Francisco's underground performance art scene. But when the mind-numbing grind of their corporate jobs drives them over the edge, they plot the ultimate revenge: to kidnap their company’s billionaire CEO and brainwash him into becoming a manic performance artist. Fueled by the author's performance art background, Two Performance Artists is a screwball dark comedy about best friends determined to tackle the American Dream with fish guts, duct tape... more
  • Weeping Angels

    by Cristy Rey
    Four years ago, Frankie Rios walked away from her best friend and big sister, Iris. To Frankie, Iris died the day that she last rejected Frankie’s attempts at getting Iris alcohol and drug treatment. Rather than accept grief for her beloved sister’s loss, Frankie turned to her music. A renowned cellist, Frankie has managed to ignore the pain and suffering of losing the person she loved most in this world. With Iris out of her mind and out of her life, Frankie was able to move on…or so she though... more
  • Bullying is Right Underneath Your Nose

    by Yolanda Hinton

    "Bullying" provides insight into the mind of a bully.  Told from the perspective of the bully, it educates the reader on How he became a bully, Why he bullies, Who his favorite victims are and the ideal conditions under which his bullying may continue.  It also gives the victim's perspective as told from victims, family members of victims and also provides letters from bullies as well.  This is a great educational tool to bring awareness to this problem that has b... more

  • Stilettos and Steel

    by Jeri Estes
    BASED ON A TRUE STORY. San Francisco, 1969. The foot soldiers of the Counter Culture revolution have overrun the city. Golden Gate Park is littered with flower-crowned hippies burning draft cards in a psychedelic haze. North Beach rocks with the San Francisco sound of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Free love seduces tourists and soldiers, as topless club barkers pack ‘em in under Carol Doda’s flashing neon tits. Jessica Rawlson, an attractive middle class young lady joins the migration to the ... more
  • Manifest Destiny

    by Jewelle Francis
    Destiny Morrison was five-years-old the day her mother was arrested in a major drug-sting operation, and subsequently sentenced to ten years in prison. Raised by an uncaring grandmother, Destiny is now a 15-year old juvenile delinquent used to calling her own shots, and making her own rules. However, things change drastically for the teen when her estranged mother returns home from prison. The two clash immediately, sparking a bitter power struggle. Can mother and daughter heal the deep emotion... more
  • Sabre of Honour

    by William G Simpson

    "A promise, a quest and loyalty to Napoleon Bonaparte, pitch Peter Branicki into a life of adventure; courage, charisma and luck will shape his destiny."

    (Racławice, Poland 1794) 

    When his father is killed fighting for Polish independence, Peter Branicki dedicates his life to the recovery of the Grunwald Sword, a legendary symbol of Polish nationhood. However, forced to flee to England to the mayhem of revolutionary... more

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