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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story

    by E.A. Luetkemeyer
    Penitentiary Tales: a Love Story recounts the escapades of Dean Davis, a thirty-something, educated, straight white male from the affluent community of Sausalito, in Marin County, California, who is sent to an Illinois prison dominated by a daunting, ethnically diverse population of inmates from the mean streets of Chicago. How does he do his time? What challenges does he meet? Addressing issues of race and gender in America, it is at once a serious inquiry into the minds and hearts of the margi... more
  • The Ramblings of Many

    by Courtney Caswell-Peyton
    Even though 18-year old Tam Johnson should be doing his Trig homework, he’s typing to 15- year old Robin instead. When he learns that her parents have bailed on her and that she is barely eating, he embarks on an epic cross-country journey through elements and monsters to rescue her. But when he arrives at her front door, Robin’s parents’ protectiveness has her shooing Tam into the outdoors and into eight adventurous worlds of what is to happen next. Fans of the choose-your-own adventure styl... more
  • Silent Heroes: When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting for

    by Patricia Furstenberg
    How far would you go to save strangers in need? An educated woman is prepared for the ultimate sacrifice in order to teach reading to the girls in her community. She leaves behind a daughter and a son whose lives become intertwined with those of the U.S. Marines serving at Military Base nearby. But the Taliban is infiltrated everywhere and is hard to differentiate between friend and foe. The U.S. Marines fight with bravery to protect the civilians of Nauzad and to fend off the Taliban at Qala-... more
  • It’s Raining Cats! It’s Raining Dogs! It’s Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!

    by Sherry West

    One very unusual day, it rains, but not the kind that’s expected…

    “The heavens opened and down they sent one quite noisy elephant!”

    And so, begins a very hilarious downpour of confused, amused, bemused, grumpy, frumpy, mumpy, lumpy, highly annoyed, and patiently suffering zoo full of animals onto an unseen town down below!

    “We have to duck and run for cover while chickens cluck and near us hover! They’re rain... more

  • The Golden Tup: a dreadful tale of paradise being cruelly taken by latent evil. (The Red Grouse Tales)

    by Leslie Garland
    What made a nice young couple kill their new born baby? Through a series of flashbacks our narrator, Verity, tells how the pair bought an old derelict farmhouse and commenced renovating it - creating their own paradise - but the felling of an old tree changed everything. Gradually their paradise was lost, their relationship fell apart and as we already know, they killed their own child. What drove them to it? What dark secret was lurking there?
  • Thanksgiving Maize (Maze)

    by Courtney Caswell-Peyton

    This year’s Thanksgiving dinner stunk so bad that I thought going to the mall would be much more rad. So with dollars from corn I set out to the store Guided by a path Made from the leftovers bore.


    Stone Soup fans will savor this story!

     

  • Lost With Leeks

    by Laurel Decher
    Argh! Twelve-year-old Crown Prince Nero is lost again. How will he ever lead the Blackfly Kingdom? His fairy godfather gave him a magnetic personality to make him charming. Only now he's a trouble-magnet--for compasses, maps and magical creatures. Worse, his royal mom has kidnapped St. Nicholas. Nero's got to map out a rescue right away! WHY READ SEVEN KINGDOMS FAIRY TALES? In each Tale, a fairy godparent gives one lucky child the perfect leadership gift. Abracadabra! If only they'd ... more
  • Publicity and Press Release Marketing For Profit

    by Jessie Bowen
    The goal of this course is for the purpose of helping business owners gain the recognition they deserve through their community service effort, personal, and business achievements. By following the step-by-step system you will be better prepared to draw positive attention to you and your business.Publicity is the notice or attention that the media gives you. Today, the media covers multiple channels. From television to Twitter, the media can talk about you and share your story. Publicity, press,... more
  • Public Speakings For Martial Artists: Winning The Public Speaking Game

    by Jessie Bowen
    "Winning The Public Speaking For Martial Artists: The Complete Master Plan For Maximizing Your Profits, Business, and Reputation Through Speaking!" Amazingly Simple But Powerful Secrets Revealed On How Anyone Can Go Zero To Public Speaking Hero. Discover How To Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking, Hold Your Audience Spellbound, Empower People To Answer Your Offers Instantly. Forget everything you have been led to believe about public speaking. And forget what everyone else has told you, especi... more
  • The Back to God Game by Tilly Culbertson

    by Kids Lit Book Cafe

    “Every child…and adult needs to read this book.”

    The Back to God Game is the perfect read-aloud for parents and grandparents to share with children ages five and up.

    Rule #1 Everything on Earth comes from God’s creation. You can take anything on Earth all the way back to God.

    Join Alden and his Granna as she teaches him a fun game that teaches him why we need to thank God for everything He gives us.

    Themes and Extended Activities:... more

  • The Last Siren

    by EE Sample

    Matthew St. James is a musician in an up-and-coming rock band.  His success as a ladies man and the popularity of his band leads him to believe he has the world by the tail until he meets Nadine, a beautiful young woman with a serious illness who shows him he has a lot to learn about love and life.

     

  • Why Is This Happening to Me?: A Guide for Learning Emotional Intelligence

    by Kathleen Kelly
    Are you fearful or surrounded by people who are fearful of so many things--terrorists, bullies, losing your job, and more? Are you tired of letting your emotions dictate how you behave, sometimes hurting other people? Are you tired of being angry because certain people are trying to hurt you? The key to ridding ourselves of destructive emotions and maintaining positive emotions, in spite of our surroundings, is emotional intelligence. Why Is This Happening to Me? will teach you: •\taspects of ou... more
  • Bittersweet Tapestry: A Novel of Eighteenth Century

    by Kevin O'Connell
    A dramatic decade has passed since sixteen-year-old Eileen O’Connell first departed her family’s sanctuary at remote Derrynane on the Kerry coast to become the wife of one of the wealthiest men in Ireland and the mistress of John O’Connor’s Ballyhar – only to have her elderly husband die within months of the marriage. Unhappily returned to Derrynane, within a year, under the auspices of their uncle, a general in the armies of Maria Theresa, Eileen and her sister, Abigail departed for Vienna and... more
  • Few Regrets (A Coach Bob Story Book 3)

    by Rick McGee
    Amy and Bob recently turned sixty. It's time to turn the page and move forward to the next chapter of their lives, or as Bob calls it, Act Three. Amy secretly puts the house on the market and begins packing for a move to the mountains. Her plans are disrupted when Willy, Athletic Director at the University, asks Bob to shake off his rust to coach one last game - the Rose Bowl. It's been ten years since Bob walked the sidelines. He ignores warnings from Doc and reclaims the head coach role he exc... more
  • The Thousand Pound Christmas

    by Victoria Burgess
    After her small town is mocked online, a rookie mayor accepts a challenge to help her community lose one thousand pounds by Christmas Day.

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