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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Faded

    by Melanie Hooyenga
    Biz didn’t think life could get worse after the tragic events that surrounded her last flicker, but when she accidentally flickers on her eighteenth birthday after doing shots of vodka—she’s forced to face the consequences of her actions in a way she never imagined. When an anonymous email threatens to reveal her secret, Biz must decide if flickering is all it’s cracked up to be, or if she needs to stop. Forever.
  • Fracture

    by Melanie Hooyenga
    When seventeen-year old Biz wakes up from surgery after helping catch a kidnapper, she thinks she’s lost her ability to flicker—travel back in time eighteen hours—but she soon discovers her ability is stronger than ever. And so are the mind-blowing headaches. But flickering isn’t the only thing giving Biz headaches. Her newly shaved head brings out the bullies, her boyfriend Cameron is getting a little too chummy with a girl from the kidnap support group, and Cameron’s formerly kidnapped sister ... more
  • Flicker

    by Melanie Hooyenga
    Biz is a perfectly normal teenager except for one minor detail: she uses sunlight to flicker back to yesterday. She takes advantage of flickering by retaking Trig tests, fixing fights with her boyfriend (or reliving the making up), and repeating pretty much anything that could be done better. Trouble is, flickering makes her head explode from the inside. Or feel like it anyway. No one knows about her freakish ability and she's content to keep it that way. Guys don't stick around because she ... more
  • Twelve Days to Save Christmas

    by Jane Finch
    Magical Mary arrives in Berryfield with with two missions. The first is to bring Christmas back to the town, and the second is to help Esme, a Foundling and a child who does not speak, to achieve her destiny and save Christmas for the town. Mary has to enlist the help of the mysterious Jane and convince her of the role she needs to play to ensure Mary’s missions are fulfilled. The town Mayor has nothing but bad memories of Christmas and has kept the Christmas spirit from the town for so long tha... more
  • Unrest

    by Sandra Ann Heath
    Unrest tells the story of seventeen-year-old Annie Patterson, plucked from her comfortable existence in the American Midwest, to travel with her mom and siblings to join her Lt. Colonel father in Tehran, Iran. It’s the late 1970s, and unbeknownst to the Patterson family, Iran is on the verge of phenomenal and unprecedented change. Initially, culture shock envelopes Annie as much as the black robes that cloak the people milling in the airport, or the pollution that hovers below the snowcapped pea... more
  • The Dis-Condition of Ease

    The Dis-condition of Ease is a collection of prose fiction and short stories. These vignettes showcase everyday happenings in not so everyday ways. Easily relatable characters coupled with surprising twists of irony and suspense, make an entertaining reading experience. There is subtle comic flair that pleasantly balances the darker elements and themes. Throughout, the characters are shown to be intelligent; and with little effort or forethought, demonstrate honor, loyalty, and faith. (2016 EDIT... more
  • Crane Mansions: A Novel About The Redeeming Power Of Cake

    by Gert Loveday
    Seven years ago Millie Lord was abandoned at the gates of Crane Mansions, the harsh school run by Dr Crane according to his philosophy of Pigeonnic Augury. Knowing the amnesic Millie is an heiress, scheming Trish Vowles entices Senior Master Hogue to help her gain control of Millie’s fortune. Len Clemons is trying to infiltrate the school to steal a device that could revolutionize pigeon-racing. The plots of Trish, Hogue and Len collide and unravel as Millie and Dr Crane grow close in cake-fue... more
  • The Pillow Fairy

    by Marcia Gale Riley
    Three-year-old Matt doesn’t want to sleep alone in his own bed. One night he is visited by a magical fairy and everything changes. After her frequent visits, he realizes that sleeping in his own bed—all by himself can be a fun and rewarding experience. This is the creative way that the author used to entice her two boys to sleep and wake up in their own beds-all by themselves. This has worked for thousands of families, and it will work for you too. The Pillow Fairy has become a beloved cla... more
  • George Bailey Gets Saved in the End

    by Ken O'Neill
    Same Holiday. Different George. George Bailey, who has made a fortune selling Christmas ornaments, is having a rough few days. He's thrown his back out lifting the Thanksgiving turkey; his father has died and his wife has left him. He'd turn to his best friend for support, but said BFF is having an affair with his wife. Let the holiday season begin! On the heels of all this misery George meets a new woman, and he also meets Jesus (or perhaps just an awfully nice guy named Jesus). As he scram... more
  • Lilly & Lila

    by Danielle Creighan
    Lilly & Lila tells the story of two best friends, Lilly and Lila, who attend a school for the deaf. One day they and the other children are outside playing as the sun sets; Lila starts to feel nervous because she also has trouble seeing in low light. Lilly creates a new game to play with Lila that also engages their classmates.
  • The Gentleman from Virginia

    by Robert Joseph Napoli
    General Washington is fully engaged in eluding the British Army’s attempts to grasp the Colonies’ military strategy. Little known to him is something terrible that transpired out on the Atlantic—an event that could change the incoming tides of war. Will Washington follow his instincts or succumb to the traps laid by his adversaries? Will he listen to his trusted scouts from the frontier, or his Generals, who lay in wait to depose him? With military failures and the looming fight for Philadelphia... more
  • The Orphan

    by Shrikumar Nair
    Sid’s idyllic life in an affluent California suburb is shattered by a phone call that informs him of the death of his adoptive parents in a drunken driving accident in Mumbai. Sid travels to Mumbai to dispose of the mortal remains of his parents. Sudhir Kumar, the manager of Anand Ashram—the orphanage where his parents were volunteering—helps Sid in his mission. Sid meets Ice Iyer an ambitious crime reporter who becomes his close confidant and friend. A grief-stricken Sid is confronted by cr... more
  • A Perfect Murder: and Other Stories

    by Shrikumar Nair
    A divorcee estranged from her father resorts to extreme measures; A newly-wed woman is brutally raped by her father-in-law and seeks justice; A charming young man plans to seduce a beautiful, blonde tourist; An orthodox Muslim man struggles to adjust to life in the United States. These are some of the stories in this book of captivating short stories.
  • Killing Time

    by Roberta Parry

    Boston debutante Regina Irene Patterson Kendall (Reggie) is experiencing either a late-adolescent or early mid-life crisis.  She is finding her privileged Brahmin life superficial and empty. She hankers back to the year she spent as a teenager in the Northern Arizona town of Harden, where her anthropologist father had taken his family on sabbatical to study Hopi ritual and dance. There she encountered a way of life that put in sharp contrast and question all she had previously been... more

  • The hope of Tibet

    by Jose Vicente Alfaro
    Tibet in the 13th century. The so-called “Land of Snow,” beacon of eastern Buddhism, is under the authority of the Mongol Empire, whose domains extend throughout most of the known world. In this context, the death of the leader of the main Buddhist school urges his followers to begin the search for his reincarnation: a boy who as yet knows nothing of the wisdom within him and the role destiny has in store for his people’s future. Meanwhile, a humble peasant family, threatened by the assa... more
  • Graffiti Hack

    by Elen Ghulam
    Nelly Nasah arrives to Washington, D.C. with a critical mission--to make the internet beautiful. In her native country, letters are hand written in anthropomorphic shapes because straight lines are considered ugly and heart monitor machines are decorated with colorful mosaics so as not offend the artistic sensibilities of patients. Growing up in a culture obsessed with decorating everything qualifies her for the quest....or so she believes. Nelly secures a job as a graphical designer in Georgeto... more