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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Sudden Secrets

    by C. Lee McKenzie

    Sudden Secrets explores the power of the human spirit to heal from life-altering events. Cleo Brown keeps her tragic secret bundled inside. When she stumbles onto a decades old mystery, she discovers a tragedy as terrible as hers that changed a young girl’s life in the 1960’s.

    One Secret
    Cleo has struggled to heal after her baby sister’s death, but the flashbacks to the accident won’t go away. With the move, she vows to keep her tragedy a secret and avoid pi... more

  • From Afar

    by Frank Scozzari
    For centuries, poets have argued that unrequited love is love in its strongest form. From Afar is a timeless tale of Morgan Stanfield’s search for love in the far northern city of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Leaving the warm climate of Santa Barbara, he embarks on a four-day odyssey where he encounters a Russian beauty, a prostitute, a wise old babushka, an American chauvinist, intellectuals, the Russian mafia, and the ‘face’ of love, and comes to know how love from a distance can be more captivat... more
  • Africa's Heart - The Journey Ends in Kansas

    by Mark Wentling
    Fascinated by a mysterious novella, aspiring journalist, Robin Fletcher, is determined to discover more about the man described in the book…a man known only as JB. His quest leads him from the small town of Gemini, Kansas to a small, disadvantaged country in Africa. Thousands of miles from Kansas, in the rural village of Ataku, half-caste chief, Letivi, grapples with his village’s problems. The villagers’ main source of income, subsistence cocoa farming, cannot compete with global competition. ... more
  • Karmafornia

    by NC Weil
    Karmafornia spins the late 70's Berkeley incarnation of a love triangle: ambitious Laura, her laid-back boyfriend Walt, and arrogant rival Cob vow to "get it right this time" but intention meets karma and loses – again. Laura's choice between the men she loves brings their story to a stunning conclusion.
  • A p p e t i t e

    by Timothy E DeTray
    A provocative satire that asks the reader to imagine a world where food cravings, not sexual cravings, are viewed as titillating, where hunger for nourishment, not intercourse, is taboo. This highly imaginative story, set in the author's iconoclastic hometown of Portland, Oregon (well known for its singular views on food, sex, and fashion) follows the life of Buck Perkins and his struggles to operate a public restaurant, where he dreams diners can consume food in public, without shame. Appetite ... more
  • Rusty & Slasher's Guide to Crime: The Panui Series

    by Jenny Harrison
    Rusty and Slasher Naills are working at their new career - professional criminals. But things aren't going too well. They console themselves; all careers have to be worked at. You start at the bottom and work your way up the ladder. It's not as if there's a whole lot of competition either. Panui is particularly law-abiding, given a dead body or two. Rusty and Slasher should have the field to themselves - if only they can get going. Laugh out loud funny.
  • Utopea

    by Wynn Mercere
    In 1909, newspapers shaped the world, and Hector Browning was a newspaper man. He was a master at wordplay, a king of persuasion with the power of the press. The new century had dawned; it was time to turn a rustic people from their old ways, and more importantly, their homes. His assignment was simple: Get those people out of the hills. But Browning and his league of industrialists were about to run up against a different kind of power, one that didn't rely on ink and intimidation. Words would ... more
  • The Worst Day Ever! - Dove Family Seal of Approval

    by Debbie Reece

    James is back in his second adventure. Educators and parents agree “The Worst Day Ever!” presents issues that elementary-aged children face daily; self-control, impulse behavior, adjusting to school rules, and friendships. Even on the worst days, there is someone who will love and hug you. Includes coloring page. BeeBop Books encourages compassion, self-confidence, and family values in illustrated children’s books inspired by actual events. Dove Family Seal of Approval.

  • The Christmas Pumpkin- Dove Family Seal of Approval

    by Debbie Reece

    When James decides to decorate a neglected green pumpkin for Christmas, his community and classmates laugh at him. However, his parents support him and he has the self-confidence to carve a star like the star the three wise men follow and let his light shine. Includes an interactive coloring page where readers can decorate their own Christmas Pumpkin. BeeBop Books encourages compassion, self-confidence, and family values in illustrated children’s books inspired by actual events. Dove Fa... more

  • Home Again

    by Michael Kenneth Smith
    Two young boys from Eastern Tennessee sign up to go go to battle in the Civil War, one for the Union and the other for the confederacy. They both have special talents and distinguish themselves, however, they go into war for different reasons. They learn war is hell and return home severely damaged.
  • Hey Boy

    by Ben Strouse
    A boy struggles to grow up "faster than anybody!" so he can rescue a shelter dog.
  • The Flax Flower

    by Amanda MacLean
    A 17th century Scottish 'honour-killing'. The 350-year old ballad Mill o’ Tifty’s Annie is retold in The Flax Flower, which relates not only the tragic true story told in the ballad, but the story of how the song itself came to be. Annie, the daughter of a well-off gentleman, is secretly in love with Andrew Lammie, a man below her station. Her ambitious and overbearing father, a miller, sets great store by his own good name and status. He insists that she must marry a gentleman like himse... more
  • Milked

    by Lisa Doyle

    By and large, Amanda Keane makes pretty good decisions. Okay, she might not have the best taste in men, but she’s got great friends, a good job, and an independent spirit. That is, until her 30th birthday ushers in a whirlwind romance with a sexy Irish musician who leaves her, not at the altar as she imagined, but accidentally pregnant. And when he disappears, she’s downsized out of a job, her apartment is robbed, and lapsed health insurance coverage leaves her with a C-section to... more

  • My Life in a Nutshell

    by Tanya J. Peterson
    From the author of Leave of Absence comes another compelling tale of the human psyche.

    My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel is the story of one man's struggles with debilitating anxiety. Brian Cunningham has severely isolated himself, and while lonely, he feels powerless to change his life. Unexpectedly, his safe little world is invaded by one Abigail Harris, a seven-year-old girl who has bounced from foster home to foster home until recent placement with an aunt and uncle she has never known. U... more

  • Gollyweister

    by W. B. Emerson
    Meet Paul Gollyweister, an Aspergian 52-year-old with anxieties about social interaction, maintaining eye contact and leaving his apartment. Still his writing talent has afforded him a comfortable lifestyle, including a million-dollar flat in San Francisco. But Paul's sterile existence is ruined when he happens upon a fifteen-year-old homeless kid.
  • The Lost Baggage of Silvia Guzmán

    by Mike Robbins
    When Silvia’s country falls apart after a coup, she flees to London. Picked up by the police, she is dumped for weeks in a bed-and-breakfast with a crazy landlady, then rescued by cold intellectuals. She finds she is a nuisance to one side and a cause to the other, with no dreams, family or opinions of her own. Until she meets another, earlier, refugee; and then she has a surprise for everyone. The Lost Baggage of Silvia Guzmán is a story of flight, loss and the pain of exile. But it is also ... more