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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • My Author Is Dead

    by Michel Bruneau

    For sure, Adam is weird-although "weird" is all relative. Weird is problematic, but tolerable. What's forbidden though is talking to Kafkaists, who are nothing but dangerous worms guilty of "moral turpitude"-cockroaches that the Author most probably forgot to erase. So helping Kafkaists wasn't the brightest thing to do.

    Unfortunately, he didn't have a choice. For one, June was a Kafkaist-cockroaches can't possibly have such d... more

  • A Soldier's Son

    by Jack Estes
    In 1968 Mike Kelly's chopper is shot down over the jungles of Vietnam. The crew is dead. Most of his team are dead and Mike makes a life altering decision. Now it's 2004 and Mike is a successful author and journalist, living in a big house on the lake with his wife Claire, twenty year old daughter Katie and son Jake, a senior in high school. Life looks great but Mike is still haunted by Vietnam and the war in Iraq is raging. Claire is threatening to leave if he doesn't get therapy, Katie is de... more
  • Mr. Zip and The Capital Z

    by Kimberly Bryant-Palmer
    After a terrifically hard and terribly disappointing day, Peanut Johnson, wandering aimlessly down Main Street, stumbles upon The Capital Z, a This and That Shop. Stepping inside, he meets Mr. Aloysious Zip, the kind and eccentric shopkeeper, who introduces Peanut to a most wondrous place. There are toys and trinkets, model cars and miniature wagon trains, even memorabilia from days gone by—“reminders,” says Mr. Zip with an air of mystery. Discovering “everything from A to Z” inside The Capi... more
  • Daddy Do My Hair?: Beth's Twists

    by Tola Okogwu
    Join Daddy and Beth on a wonderful hair adventure in this heart-warming story, which celebrates the unique and special relationship between a father and child. The perfect rhyming picture book read for every family, this is a book to be shared time and time again.
  • World War A

    by Clarence Xon
    2030 A.D. An economic crash is looming but college student Kaden Sun has bigger concerns at hand. Winning the WarGames Championship won’t be easy, especially when the crowd prefers shouting racial slurs to team chants. With Chinese ownership and investment in the US at an all-time high, Kaden’s black hair, dark eyes, and distinctive cheekbones have become dangerous assets. But Kaden is determined to walk the high road. On the verge of destitution, he finds an expensive wallet with thousands of d... more
  • Guestlist

    by Jay Fingers
    Juliet Feliz moved to New York City, leaving an unfulfilling life and uncertain future behind her. However, despite her new surroundings and social circle, Juliet's life threatens to fall into the same rut as before-that is, until she meets successful party promoter Napoleon Fey. Napoleon introduces Juliet to an exclusive world of VIP nightclubs, luxurious parties, celebrity friends, and sparkler-adorned bottles of champagne. But when Napoleon begins to show romantic interest in Juliet, that ... more
  • Home of the Red Fox

    by Judith Buxton
    Sophia Kessler, who once excited gentlemen with her erotic fan dancing, ended her days alone in a dreary hotel room. The police discovered 79-year-old Franklin White locked in a small shed, nearly starved to death. Jacob Morningside thought he would end his lonely days in a nursing home, abandoned by his family. When multibillionaire William Walker opens his mansion for these and other elderly guests, even a century-old mystery, romantic intrigue, bigamy, and a serial killer can't disturb th... more
  • Unseen Realities

    by Gordon Stallard
    Ellen Freeland risks her life and puts her family in danger in an attempt to return eyeglasses that can change how we see the world to the physicist who invented them.
  • When Times Were Bad: Those Good Old Days

    by Paul Angus Barber
    William didn’t mind caring for his Granddad, he loved him dearly, but the generational gap between them was clear for him to see. With nothing in common, he longed for a closer relationship in these, his Granddad’s final months. However, Granddad rarely had anything interesting to say these days. This was until he stumbled onto the subject of his youth growing up in a Yorkshire town during the Second World War. Suddenly, his world was alive with reminiscences of the past, resilient local com... more
  • The Tammersford Lot

    by Rosie Driffill
    Surrounded by moorland, Tammersford is as closed off from society as its residents are from each other. Too consumed by their own routines to really understand themselves – and those whom they encounter – the people of Tammersford continue to lead lives marred by monotony, cowardice and poor communication. Just as dismal winter turns to searing summer and back again, passions that run high are soon quelled, and convictions held are all too soon repressed. Only certain among Tammersford’s residen... more
  • My Mother's Kitchen

    by Meera Ekkanath Klein
    My Mother’s Kitchen is an enchanting place filled with promise, change and good food. If the weathered walls of this magical room could talk they would tell the story of Meena and her childhood life. Each chapter is a slice in her young life and depicts her spunk and youthful spirit. A visit to the local Fruit and Flower Show becomes an adventure as told by Meena. Her distress at finding out about her aunt’s dark secret or her joy of making a new friend are all told in her naïve, yet pure voice... more
  • The Longest Road

    by Adina Senft

    “Forgiveness is the longest road, yet it is the shortest distance between two hearts.” —Whinburg Amish proverb

    Thirteen years ago, two little Amish girls disappeared from an orchard in Whinburg Township, Pennsylvania. It was just a blip on the TV news … until it became very, very personal for Megan and Ashley Pearson. Ashley doesn’t believe the story has anything to do with her. A straight-A student, she’s leaving for college with her boyfriend, and ... more

  • Sacrifice at Shiloh Church

    by Bob Rogers
    James Darby, a nineteen year old Union cavalryman from Springfield, Illinois, enlisted in Company A of the Second Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the late summer of 1861 when the Civil War was not going well for the United States Army. From the beginning, James battled his nerves and doubted his courage prior to each engagement. It is through his eyes we see the carnage and horror of the war in West Tennessee. It was there that the misery of men fighting in a cold, wet winter illus... more
  • Hitting Life's Curveballs

    by Bob Rogers
    In his native North Carolina, Will battles America’s baseball apartheid by accepting an invitation in 1943 to play on an all-white team. His high school sweetheart is Dena, whose mother disapproves of their romance. The Ku Klux Klan decides to teach Will a lesson in the status quo and attacks. Will escapes Klan pursuit and hides in the US Army where he keeps the 99th Fighter Squadron (Tuskegee Airmen) safe on the ground.
  • First Dark: A Buffalo Soldier's Story - Sesquicentennial Edition

    by Bob Rogers
    Isaac Rice, a teenager on a South Carolina rice plantation, traveling alone, follows a treacherous waterborne route filled with incredible hardships and danger to escape from slavery. Too young to be a soldier, the Union Army hires him to shovel coal on a gunboat. Thus begins Isaac’s westward journey, in which he encounters storms, stampeding buffalo, and the hate of zealous patriots whose causes are antithetical to the nation he is sworn to defend. Undaunted, he pursues respect and dignity o... more