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General Fiction (including literary and historical)


    by Isabel Reddy
    In 2019, Aleena Rowan, adrift in the wake of a failed marriage, receives a box of her father's desk diaries from the years he worked as a coal executive. She expects to find nothing more than the cost of business lunches and meeting notes. Instead, she finds a mysterious name, Sara, scrawled on a slip of paper in her father's handwriting. Frank Rowan meets Sara Stone while fishing on a frigid January day, and sees her again waiting tables at Otter Creek’s only restaurant. It is 1970, and Fr... more
  • Project Boing;)

    by Brian W. Robinson
    It's 2012, before fake news, the cryptocurrency crash, the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Internet still feels like a hope-filled meritocracy where people anywhere in the world can realize their dreams. But changes are stirring at Boing;), in the heart of Silicon Valley. Once the world's largest Internet portal, the company is facing an existential threat from search and social media companies, as people shift their online time from portals to Google and Fa... more
  • "Ra Finds A Kingdom"

    by Carlise G. Fulk
    This story takes place in the year 3,500 B.C. in Africa's Nile River valley. Princess Akilah rescues a lion cub she names Ra from the river. Ra was floating down the river tangled in a branch. He lives with Princess Akilah until he matures. Ra is courageous and noble. One day, he sets out to find a home in the wild. (God has a heavenly kingdom for you.)
  • Paradise Confronted

    by menalcus lankford
    This fantasy novel gives a continually inventive, comic and surprising picture of an afterlife for modern readers—specifically the psychological-spiritual-religious trials encountered by well-meaning modern pilgrims to move beyond the stage of admission at the paradise gates and actually reach heaven itself. To do that they must learn to transcend their various Earthly limitations and gain a larger vision of what human life is and could be. Here they will discover a few animals admitted in th... more
  • Kind Mirrors, Ugly Ghosts

    by Claire Donato
    In the disquieting stories of Kind Mirrors, Ugly Ghosts, a fractaled Claire Donato contemplates grief and disgust in heterosexuality, deconstructing the romance myth and the illicit fantasies which reflect our haunted selves. These fictions are populated with Lynchian characters, draped in memory and the subconscious mind, who imagine their way out of the painful limits of their world: a turtle retreats into its shell and becomes a real girl. A porn addict turns into a baby boy in the arms of hi... more
  • Glory Unbound

    by Deborah L. King
    Shackled to a controlling boyfriend by gold bracelets locked on her wrists, will she ever learn to live on her own terms? Chicago, 1984. Glory Bishop wishes to feel safe in love. Rescued by her unwanted fiancé from her abusive mother’s violence, the seventeen-year-old warily moves into his wealthy mom’s luxurious house to get away. Overwhelmed and confused by the kindness and grace her host shows, Glory struggles to know how to behave. Blossoming in the new environment where she is treated... more
  • Glory Bishop

    by Deborah L. King
    A sheltered church girl. A quiet, secret rebellion. Can she become the person she wants to be? In 1983 Chicago, Glory Bishop yearns to be normal. Under the strict thumb of her abusive and zealous mother, the anxious teenager finds relief in stolen moments and kisses with her boyfriend. But when she provides him an alibi against another girl’s disturbing accusation, she catches the eye of the preacher’s son – the twenty-seven-year-old youth minister. After her beloved joins the Navy with no... more
  • Please Write

    by J. Wynn Rousuck
    Two anthropomorphized dogs with distinct personalities, Winslow and Zippy, navigate the trials of life and loss in their human family through hilarious and heartfelt letter exchanges with "Grandma Vivienne." As their owner's life undergoes upheaval, these four-legged companions provide comfort, humor, and unexpected wisdom, showcasing the transformative power of connection, patience, and unyielding love… from dogs.
  • The Spearfisherman

    by Ric Szabo
    Steve Chambers is in need of better friends when he commences university. One will be Jason; virtuous, stalwart, and a gentleman. Together they play rugby, spearfish, and watch each other’s backs as they negotiate the highs and lows of first-year students in their prestigious, old-fashioned college. Then there will be Natalie; intelligent, big-hearted, and as devoted as a girlfriend can be. Two of the best friends a person can have. With a past like his, Steve will need both to pull him thro... more
  • Quack Along with Zack, Mack, and Jack

    by Jane Francis
    Zack, Mack, and Jack are three ducks that have an adventure as they learn about sharing and friendship. But can they help their new friends get out of trouble? A fun, read-aloud picture book where preschoolers can quack along with the story! Colorful illustrations show different ducks and their habits, while telling a tale about caring, kindness, and accepting others. Included in the back information pages are duck watching facts and more ducky fun resources to explore.
  • "Ra Finds A Kingdom"

    by Carlise G.
    This story takes place in the year 3,500 B.C. in Africa's Nile River valley. Princess Akilah rescues a lion cub she names Ra from the river. Ra was floating down the river tangled in a branch. He lives with Princess Akilah until he matures. Ra is courageous and noble. One day, he sets out to find a home in the wild. (God has a heavenly kingdom for you.)
  • The Elves Are Coming to Town

    by Kenise Brown
    Oh no! Santa is sick and is unable to deliver presents. Now it is up to the Elves to complete the job. Tag along with the Elves as they take over Christmas.
  • Spoilers: Essays That Might Ruin Your Favorite Hollywood Movies

    by Carlos Greaves
    Superman tries to apply for a Green Card but doesn't have the proper documentation from his home planet. The Little Mermaid writes a tell-all book about her struggle to fit in with her new siren-skeptical royal family. And an increasingly unhinged J. Edgar Hoover opens an FBI investigation into a counter-cultural rabble-rouser by the name of Forrest Gump. These are just a few of the scenarios explored in this raucous collection of essays from frequent New Yorker and McSweeney’s contributor Carlo... more
  • Abe's Place

    by NG Rippel
    Wannasea Island is a universe almost unto itself. A small independent island,45minutes from the mainland. Abe Stolz has spent the entire 70years of his life lost within the history of his family and the island. Abe knows that he should move forward but fears doing so will disconnect him from his wife and daughter, who were lost at sea 23 years before. Abe’s primary goal has become seeing that his granddaughter,Beth, the only surviving member of his immediate family, does not have her life consum... more
  • Living on the Dark Side of the Moon

    by Theodore Markus
    Jason was struck by fiery debris escaping the North Tower with his dad on 9/11. He was eight years old. Now in his twenties, Jason lives in the shadow of a disfigured face. He’s loved by many but has had no lovers. Then he meets Ling who has just moved to New York City to work for the National Braille Press. She is a beauty of Asian decent but blind since childhood, the result of a brain tumor. Ling is told of a possible surgery that would restore her sight. Jason is privately comforted by Ling’... more
  • Not-Yo-Cheeze

    by Amy Winfield

    No one ever said life was easy. Tone Provolone and Cheddar Chessman can attest to that. Their struggling shop – the Cheese-Ah-Breeze – is starved for customers and tormented by the stinking-rich Limburger, the big cheese of the town and their biggest rival. They seem destined for failure, until they encounter Vinnie Gouda, a young mouse looking to belong; Mrs. Asiago, a shabby old mouse with a heart of gold; Swiss Never Miss, a teen mouse with the perfect aim; and Fontina Dante, w... more