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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Magic of Friendship

    by Subhash Kommuru
    A flock of migrating geese stumble upon Tadoba forest, the land of the fierce tiger Babbar who does not tolerate anyone in his area. Will Babbar show any mercy? Can he change? Will the geese make it to safety? This is a story about change -- a transformation that comes with the magic of friendship. Personality may not change, but nature can surely change. This story will shows the value of friendship and how that can change a person, particularly one who is lonely and never really had the gift o... more
  • I Am John I Am Paul: A Story of Two Soldiers in Ancient Rome

    by Mark Tedesco
    My current work is a historical fiction in nature and is entitled “I John – I Paul”. It is the true story of two Roman soldiers in the 4th century and of the cataclysmic times in which they lived. It is written in a narrative format in which John reflects on these events that landed him in prison. He describes the first time he met Paul, a fellow soldier, friend, and possibly more. The tale of courage, jealousy, betrayal and faith emerges, as the events of the time carry the two to different par... more
  • Strange Fruit

    by Billy McCoy

    Strange Fruit is a captivating story of two very different cousins, who, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty years, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other. The story of Jason Ayers is told by his cousin whom he met in childhood. Claudia Adams, a spirited girl from Reading, PA., never forgets the summer spent with her little cousin Jason who so profoundly influenced her life. A poor child of illiterate parents, Jason's boyhood i... more

  • No Turning Back: Stories

    by Dan Burns

    In No Turning Back, author Dan Burns shares an eclectic mix of stories that expand the boundaries of genre and imagination. Told with realistic and thought-provoking prose, each of the stories shine light on characters who, as a result of a particular experience, realize that they can't go back—in time or to the way life used to be. Moving forward is the only option, and what comes next is anyone’s guess.

    Published by Chicago Arts Press, this beautifully crafted hardcove... more

  • The Broken Heart Diet

    by Tom Formaro
    A sweet, sexy, and magical comedy... Time heals a broken heart. But can a plate of pasta puttanesca? San Francisco chef Dante Palermo is on the broken heart diet: he’s lost the love of his life and twenty-five pounds. Can a visit from the ghost of his Sicilian nonna change all that? Not if Dante can’t master his melancholy. In the midst of his emotional free fall, Dante opens a restaurant in North Beach, San Francisco’s famed Italian neighborhood. As he clashes with his ill-tempered business... more
  • 1496187547

    by Anesa Miller
    Two families with very different values live in the same small town but have never met. When the father of the working class family is sent to prison, his youngest daughter becomes a foster child in the college-educated family. They struggle to find a common language. Conflict builds in spite of good intentions.
  • Wobbly Barstool

    by Jane Lowy
    Wobbly, a good-hearted young man in rural 19th-century England, attempts to increase his worldliness in order to win the affections of a reluctant London socialite, in this playful and dramatic Dickens-inspired novel.
  • Destruction Island, a Novel

    by Fredrick Cooper
    Tribal Forester, Earl Armstrong, inadvertently learns about the mysterious and tragic history of an obscure island where his great-grandfather was the first lighthouse keeper in Fredrick Cooper’s thrilling new novel, Destruction Island. The author has released a sequel to his award-winning and debut novel, Riders of the Tides, that once again delivers fast-paced action, interesting characters, sharp dialogue, and vivid settings on the extraordinarily beautiful Washington coast. Earl has haunting... more
  • 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

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