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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Daughter of the Yellow Dragon

    by Starr Z. Davies

    Genghis Khan united a nation and created a vast empire for his heirs. But after 200 years of civil war, his empire has fallen into the dark ages.

    Mandukhai dreams of being a fierce warrior woman, but her dreams are shattered when she is forced to become the second wife to the Great Khan.

    Unebolod spent his life in the Great Khan’s shadow, preparing for a day when he can seize control of the empire. But when he forms a dangerous alliance with Mandukhai, it swiftly transforms ... more

  • The Mask

    by Addison Adams

    When old enough to care for himself, parents of their ugly and deformed son abandoned him to the forest. The forest, now his home, became not only a sanctuary, ironically, it also became his prison. One day, the forest offered him something more. What he found both chilled and excited him. It was a discovery that would change his life forever. A dark and sinister mask promises him a chance to have all the things that he ever hoped for, but never thought possible, if he performed a task. 

  • Releasing the Catch

    by Jeny Heckman
    Women. Crab fishing. The Bering Sea. Some men don’t think they belong together. One woman wants to prove them wrong. Mack Carter’s life is circling the drain. When he hears about how lucrative the fishing industry is in Alaska, he decides to try his luck on the frigid Aleutian Chain. There he meets, Nels Pearson, who teaches the younger man how to be a crab fisherman on the deadly Bering Sea and becomes the friend and father-figure Mack’s never known. Carter must learn to navigate both the fo... more
  • When I Go on Vacation with My Family / Cuando Me Voy De Vacaciones Con Mi Familia: An English/Spanish Story for Children

    by John W. Coburn

    When I Go On Vacation With My Family … is the second in a series of children’s stories masterfully designed by the author to meet two primary goals. The first is to aid Spanish-speaking children in their pursuit of English, and English-speaking children in their pursuit of Spanish. The second is to draw parents and children closer together in a storyteller’s world -- a world they can easily imagine and build on. Filled with drama, fairy tales, excitement, and adventure, the... more

  • Pablo Learns Patience and Pickleball/Pablo Aprende Paciencia Y Pickleball: An English/Spanish Story for Children

    by John W. Coburn

    Pablo Learns Patience and Pickleball … is the fourth in a series of children’s stories masterfully designed by the author to meet two primary goals. The first is to aid Spanish-speaking children in their pursuit of English, and English-speaking children in their pursuit of Spanish. The second is to draw parents and children closer together in a storyteller’s world -- a world they can easily imagine and build on. Filled with drama, fairy tales, excitement, and adventure, the... more

  • A Brooklyn Saga

    by Carolyn Angiolillo and Ronald Joseph Kule
    As our protagonist, Angelina Carpello views life from her stoop on Conselyea Avenue in Williamsburg Brooklyn (1950-60-70s), elements of Mob mentality, Catholic Church vagaries, and Old-World Italian culture mold her into a young woman with more questions than answers about her survival. When a Chinese farm boy with a tragic past, Wengchan Liang, now grown and a runner/hitman for the Mafia, meets her, their collision course not only rescues her from a life-threatening, contentious situation but ... more
  • Nobody Gives A Damn: Heminway's War

    by Jonathan Weston
    Live. Love. Write… dangerously. This was Hemingway’s code. He wasn’t inspired when the world was quiet. Ernest hadn’t penned a hit like The Sun Also Rises in nearly a decade. He knew, like a great matador, it was time to take risks, to work closer to the bull, to write dangerously. As the true-life characters of Sun reunite in Pamplona and the bulls run, first shots of the Spanish Civil War are fired. \tHemingway’s War is a Roman à clef, French for historical novel with a key figure, ... more
  • Shattered Pieces can Still Shine

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Loosely based on a real-life story, 'Shattered Pieces can Still Shine' is the story of Georgie, a child born to a single mother just after WW2 in a small village in Cumberland. After an initially happy first few years of childhood during which Georgie dreams of becoming a dancer, she finds herself the victim of sexual and psychological abuse by her stepfather, and then neglect and rejection by both her mother and her absent father. Eventually Georgie runs away to London where, after a short peri... more
  • La Florida

    by James D. Snyder
    Swashbuckling Pedro Menéndez and his explorers reached South Florida bent on finding gold and silver. They’d also make Christians of docile natives, who would happily mine ore and raise crops for the tables of Europe. Instead, the Spaniards found themselves confronting a fearsome federation of Indian tribes that had existed longer than Spain itself. An epic story, true to actual dates and events. But it’s told through the life of a Calusa Indian, from a boyhood of learning to tame the wi... more
  • Ripple Effect

    by Cathy Rath
    Jeannie Glazer was three years old in 1952 when her father dies in a car accident on a trip to Atlanta. Sixteen years later, as a college freshman, she is arrested during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. She is released hours later when a sergeant announces that her bail was paid by her “pop” and tosses her an envelope of cash. Stunned and suspicious, Jeannie tells no one, convinced somebody is watching her. Determined to find answers, her search closes in on an even darker secret abou... more
  • Beyond the Goodnight Trail

    by Roy V. Gaston
    When former Texas Ranger scout Pete Horse agrees to join his old friend Charlie Goodnight’s first trail drive across Texas to the New Mexico Bosque Redondo Navajo reservation, he knows the way will be fraught with danger. He expects to encounter bandits, hostile Comanche, bad weather and stampedes, and he’s not disappointed. He hadn’t been expecting the treacherous Comancheros, renegade Apache, and night riding gangs of unreconstructed Rebels seething with resentment, and all of them fighting ov... more
  • A Friend Like Filby

    by Mark Wakely
    George has been fascinated with the idea of time travel ever since the unexpected death of his mother when he was ten, and hopes someday to find a friend like Filby, the forever loyal friend of the time traveler in the 1960 movie The Time Machine. George’s two closest high school friends, Dave and Nancy (nickname Onion), struggle at times to understand his odd obsession as they deal with issues of their own both in and out of school. The story takes place during the three friends’ tumultuous sen... more
  • 9781665526937

    by Gramps Jeffrey
    When does a toddler start to learn right from wrong? What happens in a family that influences a decision going through a young mind? "I Don't Want to Turn 3" explores the interaction between family that is happening in just about every household in the world. At what age do you begin to take responsibility for your actions? Is it 3 or 13 or 23 or even maybe 63...
  • The Die Is Cast

    by Heights & Woodhouse
    Everyone imagines being the hero in an adventure story. But what if you were suddenly caught up in one? Could you act the hero? What if your actions cast you as the betrayer? Maybe the difference between the two is a bit . . . murky. Filmmakers Ray Cozart and Natalie Ashbrook want to be lovers in a passionate romance. Retail heiress Jane Whitaker wants to be the foremost crusader for global justice. Archaeologist Adam Burke wants to be the scholar who unlocks the greatest mystery. An ancient ... more
  • A Lost Woman

    by Ann Brooks
    Lillie Crawford is dying. Her mind slowly succumbing to the ruthlessness of Alzheimer's, Lillie's remaining time on Earth is predicted to be a slow and difficult journey. But if you ask Norah, her mother's death could not come soon enough. Haunted by memories of the years of abuse she suffered at Lillie's hand, Norah left her mother and started a new life as soon as she was old enough. And twenty-one years later, even after that new life falls apart, the last thing Norah wants to do is go hom... more
  • The Story You Tell Yourself

    by Lisa Attanasio
    Martin Kahan is a small-time grifter and master of self-deceit who one day, by chance, stumbles upon his doppelgänger on the street. So begins the title novella in this collection of stories by Lisa Attanasio, but what will Martin do, and what has he really seen? Martin is among many characters in this collection—from the title novella to the 17 stories that follow—who find their lives upended a result of circumstances, or more complicitly, life choices: an aloof zookeeper who enlists the he... more

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