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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Hoo Lee Jing (Fox Fairy)

    by Margaret Zee
    “Foxfairy” is not an adequate translation of the Chinese "HULIJING", which is a dangerous supernatural creature, a ghostly shapeshifter, cunning and wily as a fox, and irresistibly alluring as a beautiful woman. The HULIJING is an appropriate symbol for this story of love, longing, and deception, featuring the last days of the magical city of Old Peking. Mrs. Eve Freeman, who was born and grew up in Peking, returns after World War II, seeking a renewal of faith in herself and in the possibility ... more
  • Thoughts

    by Ruhig Stern.S.D.
    I am just writing about my thoughts which include the general category.
  • Ninja Stories: Chiyo and Hanzo

    by Ron Nakano
    THREE LEGENDARY NINJAS! Hanzo Hattori (leader of the Iga ninja clan), Chiyo Mochizuki (leader of an all female ninja clan), and Goemon Ishikawa (ninja, and master thief, banished from the Iga ninja clan), along with with Sen No Rikyu (who shaped the modern Japanese tea ceremony), Yasuke (the only Black samurai in history), and Jesuit priest Father Morejon, COLLIDE at the most pivotal point in Japan's history that will either bring centuries of peace or plummet them back into centuries of war.
  • Moby the Flea

    by amy hill
    Dr. Ahab is on a quest for vengeance against a white flea who has bitten him, leaving him half blind. He enlists the workers in his veterinary practice to search all dogs in the area for his monstrous foe.
  • The Hummingbird and the Sea

    by Jenny Bond
    How far will a person go to gain freedom? When Samuel Bellamy, an enigmatic Englishman on the run from the Crown, seeks refuge in Eastham, Massachusetts, the life of Maria Hallett begins to tragically unravel. Stepping outside the boundaries of her pious and unforgiving Puritan community, she faces censure and judgement from her family and church. Eventually Maria is pushed to the limits of her sanity when a trusted, childhood friend betrays her in the most heinous and violent of ways. Base... more
  • Princess Naomi Helps a Unicorn

    by Once Upon a Dance
    Unicorns and Horses and Snakes, oh my! Interactive movement wrapped up in a charming story of sibling angst, anger management, compassion, and triumph. Grown-ups sit; kiddos move and practice dance fundamentals. Fed up with her annoying sister, Naomi storms out of the castle, only to discover a unicorn in need of help. With a sense of purpose, she quickly forgets her anger.
  • Facets of the Past

    by Monique Gliozzi
    When Hank Gild is given the opportunity to take up his dream job, he accepts the offer with excitement. As a tour guide at the historical imperial castle on Lake Starnberg, Hank delights his guests with stories of the late Bavarian emperor-his antics, his precious artifacts and the mystery shrouding his death in 1886. But it seems that not all the castle's visitors are of pure heart. Before long, Hank is forced down a path of greed, deception and danger with no way out. A once happy and simple l... more
  • Everything I Am

    by Jenny Bond
    When her partner of twenty-five years dies, Rebecca Collins discovers the secret life he had been living. Grieving, and with her sense of self in ruins, she embarks on a quest to uncover the truth about the man she loved, and to recreate the shattered image of herself. Rebecca is constantly challenged in her quest by visions of her dead partner. Is she going insane or is her current sorrow and anger beginning to mesh with the remnants of an earlier trauma, one she has long ago repressed, one... more
  • In His Father's World: The Love Affair of Seth Hunter Jr. and Sandy

    by C.D. Harper
    Imagine a life engulfed by a civil war that will change everything about the world as you know it. A world built by your father for you and your son on and on into perpetuity, a world built on the promises of slavery with the acquiescence of God but compromised by the ideals and will of the new nation. This is the world Seth Hunter Jr., heir to Covenant Plantation, must learn to live in. The basic issues of life: love, hate, revenge, desire, survival, etc. remain the same, but the world, everyth... more
  • A Double Life, A Single Love: A Sinclair Story

    by Rosalinda Haddon
    Tall, handsome, and wealthy, Mafia-connected Thomas James Sinclair has again been recruited by the FBI to work with Interpol and the Secret Service to find and apprehend an international counterfeiter. Thomas, "Tommy," is anxious and ready to get back into his alternative identity, in which he enjoys a life of travel, gambling, womanizing, and working at the edges of the law. A dangerous life that takes him from his home in New Jersey and his life with his wife, Hannah, to Las Vegas, France, and... more
  • Nermina's Chance

    Synopsis War sears its imprint on the human spirit in infinite ways. After her family is murdered and her body ravaged by Serbian soldiers, Nermina Beganović’s only chance of survival is to flee her Bosnian homeland during the Yugoslav Wars circa 1992. She escapes this holocaust and finds her way to a refugee center in Portland, Oregon. Grief-stricken and numb, Nermina meets Carl, a good-looking, but imperceptive drifter. Through him she obtains what she most desires: a child (ergo a family)... more
  • In the Round

    by kl kiefer
    IN THE ROUND is a fictional story set in the countryside of east central Minnesota. It is told from the point of view of a mostly burned out, increasingly cynical middle aged artist who, twice a week, opens her home studio to teach painting to a smattering of disparate rural adults. A hostile incident between an unstable delivery truck driver and a beloved elderly student upends this tedious environment. With a hint of the supernatural running in the background, the ensuing chain of eve... more
  • Lifeline to Marionette

    by Jennifer Waitte
    Alaina Michelle Sekovich was a gifted yet troubled child who sought only to flee the suffocating world of her father's overbearing tutelage. She thought she could change her life by becoming someone else. But when the world becomes herself looking back at her and the face that is her own is a monster she does not know, she finds that there is no place she can go, nowhere she can hide, because what she wants to escape from most is the one thing she can never be truly free from: herself. The stor... more
  • To Iowa in the Back Seat

    by Kristi R. Bradbury

    Hop into the back seat with Kay on her family's road trip from the mountains of Colorado to the farms of Iowa. Sometimes the back seat is unfair and the road is long, but plenty of fun and adventure awaits at Grandma's house!  Going back home feels sad, but it's Kay's memories and a special gift from Grandma that makes the drive home easier. 

  • Road Tales: Short Stories About Full-Time RVing

    by Ellen Behrens
    Inspired by years of living and traveling full-time in an RV, this collection gives readers a short story about visitors to a national park who become caught up in the search for a missing hiker while another story captures a phone conversation between two daughters struggling to understand their mother's decision to sell her house and hit the road. Other stories provide glimpses into the unique challenges and joys of full-time RVing.
  • None But the Dead and Dying

    by Ellen Behrens
    A restless teenager in a small town listens to the midnight music of a lonely bachelor... a retired schoolteacher drinks herself to sleep on her front porch while across the street a confused preacher fumbles to understand his need to be with a woman haunted by loss and grief. On the outskirts of town a Native American burial ground is uncovered, bringing promises of redemption for them all. "Her writing takes on the energy and freedom of [a] bluesy saxophone, making music that soars." -- The... more