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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Life Is All This

    by Sheila Blanchette
    In the summer of 1975, Samuel Ryder sets off to hitchhike to the Grand Canyon where he realizes life is very good. Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona the road ahead appears to be one neverending smooth ride full of fun, adventure, and pretty women. Late at night in a vacant hotel lobby in South Florida, decades later Sam finds himself trying to come to peace with the fact that plans do not always work out and the life you imagined is not always the life you end up living. Alone at the ... more
  • Anna & Elizabeth: A Novel

    by Sophie Cook

    Set against the background of Hungary’s rich peasant culture and rigid class divisions, spanning the years from 1880 to 1944, Anna & Elizabeth tells the story of two very different women and their unlikely friendship --- Anna, a Baptist woman from the countryside, and Elizabeth, her one-time Jewish employer. The story shows how their bond develops and survives, despite war, revolution, and the ravages of time. Inspired by the author’s grandmother and the friend who tried ... more

  • An Angler's Tales

    by A G Palmer
    A collection of short stories about fly fisherman, their adventures and misadventures. Humorous and informative, the stories relate events in the lives of a small group of fly fisherman as they pursue their passion for the craft of fly fishing.
  • The Worldly Adventures of Nicholaas (Volume 1)

    by Betty Davis
    Ten year old Nicholaas leaves his cherished home in Eden Prairie,Minnesota to live in Leiden, Holland. He leaves behind the game of football his friends to go on an a twelve day adventure on a Holland America Cruise ship. On their first stop in Half Moon Bay Nicholas journeys out to scubas out to see ruins of the lost ship through the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. In his next stop In Madeira Nicholaas and his family are stuck in a harrowing storm that nearly ended in crashing into the At... more
  • Preview

    by Orlin G. Oroschakoff
    Preview is a tragicomic novella with two main characters, Kaputev and Bogoman, strangers to each other who are “crossed-outs” - state enemies in a dictator- ship behind the Iron Curtain. As they sit in an empty theatre waiting for the previews to start, their personal stories unfold, high- lighting the absurdity, comedy and terror of living under a dictatorship, including the per- verse intimacy of the narrator’s realization that his thoughts are being picked up and read by his companion. During... more
  • Revisited Memories

    by Philippe Evrard with Joyce Peters
    Belgian Philippe Evrard was a vibrant man with a wonderful zest for life and a dream of one day publishing a collection of stories in the United States. Now a loyal and dear friend he met in 2009 is making his dream come true. Shared posthumously, Evrard’s stories—some fictionalized, some true—provide a nostalgic glimpse into his life and imagination, beginning with his childhood. In a small village in Belgium, Evrard details how a black singer at midnight mass during World War II captured the h... more
  • Nana Gets Her Dragon

    by Helen Furlong
    This book was written as a fun description of the life of young dragons, how they live during their first year, and whether it is possible for young children to adopt them if they have enough imagination. It brings the fun-loving type of dragon back into children’s storybooks.
  • Francesco's Song

    by C.M. Furio
    Set amidst the drama of Fascist Italy, Francesco’s Song is the gripping story of one man’s struggle to survive. Inspired by family history, C.M. Furio tells the poignant story of young Francesco as he grows up in the small seaside town of Mola di Bari. The saga of birth, love and death in rural southern Italy unfolds as the country is pulled into the cataclysm of world events. Francesco’s carefree youth ends when the oratory of Mussolini and the pervasive false sense of patriotism... more
  • The Heart's Journey Home

    by Nikki Jackson
    It’s summer vacation, and all seventeen-year-old Tori Logan wants to do is hang out with her two best friends, practice her mixed martial arts and go to FBI spy camp. Summer means freedom (mostly from adults) and Tori plans to fill every spare moment of her last summer before graduating from High School with all the fun things she and her best pals can come up with. Tori knows exactly who she is and what she wants to do with her life, or so she believes. While Tori is determined to be indepen... more
  • The Worldly Adventures of Nicholaas in Arizona: Lost Cities

    by Betty Davis
    Nicholaas a teen at the age of fourteen and his friend embark on a trip to the Dragoon Mountains in a 4 wheel vehicle. Without warning powerful sandstorm forced Nicholaas and his family to change directions . They find themselves in the mountains without a trace of life anywhere. The young explorer decides to investigate finds ancient drawings in the inner walls of the cave that seem to be floating in the air. One of them was of Cochise using an arrow to show they way. Nicholaas continued go... more
  • Aegis

    by Julia Wagner
    This first collection of poems experiments with mnemonic devices; it explores moments when language recalls memory and vice-versa. These poems also explore when those moments fail. The last trio "The Wreck of Kursk" repositions that historical event within a poetic frame. The three poems were originally written from music composed by Michael Weilacher.
  • The Sword and Scabbard: Thieves and Thugs and the Bloody Massacre in Boston

    by Allen Woods
    The streets and taverns of Boston before "The Bloody Massacre" were filled with brawls and scrapes, hot words and cold calculations. Firebrands like Samuel Adams claimed high revolutionary ideals for the Sons of Liberty, while John Hancock and other welltodo merchants found smuggling very rewarding. The Tory lords stuffed their pockets with silver and scorned the rude Americans and their democratic ideas. Informers worked both sides of the street while crowds of itinerant, unemployed sailors and... more
  • Revolutionary Heart

    by Lori Piotrowski
    in 1760's Boston, Molly Weston finds herself caught up in the birth of a new nation. As she serves the Regulars one afternoon, she is confronted by one of the British officers occupying her city. To her surprise, a young lieutenant defies his general to defend her honor. All it took was one act of kindness to spark a desire for one of the enemy. Her love of country is strong--can she look beyond his red coat and see whether his heart is true?
  • Extracts from Noah's Diary

    by Martin Bodek
    A century ago, a little known writer named Mark Twain wrote a silly novella called Extracts from Adam’s Diary. It imagined the recorded daily life of the first man. Two years later, Mr. Twain’s wife passed away, and he wrote a melancholy follow-up with Eve as the imagined diarist. Together, these stories were published as The Diaries of Adam & Eve. A century later, a well known writer named Martin Bodek enjoyed the books, discovered that Twain left the concept for another to pick up where he ... more
  • Shunned: Outcasts in the Land

    by Cynthia Hearne Darling
    Amos, a small town minister in New England, is horrified. His wife Carrie has been jailed for vandalism against Jett Pharmaceuticals, her retaliation for their son John's death by a drug overdose. Amos's own reaction to his son's death is to speak prophetically on Hell and punisihment through preaching and conducting public meetings. Public reaction is fierce and unforgiving against the couple Released from jail, Carrie forms a group, including skeptic Allan, CEO of Jett, to expose harms caused... more