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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Nessie Celebrates Christmas: A Picture Book

    by Isla Wynter

    Nessie the Loch Ness monster isn't as scary as you might think! She's friendly and curious and likes to play with her friends. She's never celebrated Christmas though...because she doesn't know what that is!

    With the help of her friend the otter, she finds out why humans have trees full of candles and give each other presents. That gives her an idea... If humans can do it, monsters can too, right?

    Are you ready to find out how Nessie celebrates Christmas at the bot... more

  • The Little Ghost Who Didn't Want to Be Mean: A Picture Book Not Just for Halloween

    by Isla Wynter
    Layla is a ghost and ghosts are supposed to be scary and mean. They’re not supposed to help others. Everyone knows that. But when a homeless cat arrives at Layla’s castle, the ghost will have to decide whether she’s going to be mean or help a cat in need. A children's book about a little ghost trying to figure out what’s right. This illustrated picture book makes an adorable bedtime story and can be enjoyed all year round (and especially at Halloween).
  • The ReGender App

    by Jass Richards
    What if there was an app that could cloak you in a cross-gendered hologram? And it had a voice modulation module? Women could present as men and get better-paying jobs. Men could present as women and get groped in the subway. Cool.
  • Atlas

    by Jack Dorian
    When his father commits suicide, Ian Blair is hurled into a numbness, forced to confront a feeling he can’t describe. Dr. Ellis, his college professor and mentor, attempts to help him process his struggles with personal therapy, but after a year without progress, Ellis sends Ian out into the world on his own with a mission to find his purpose. Moved by an idea, Ian reconnects with his best friend, Conor, and forms Atlas, a research start up with a lofty goal—to solve the world’s greatest problem... more
  • A Twist of Magic

    by Allison Ward
    In A Twist of Magic, the first in the World Explorers series, Anna’s world transforms. An unknown place. A mysterious food. An unfamiliar language. Will Anna and her sidekick, Bear, accept the kindness of a new friend and have the courage to discover where this adventure may lead? This read-aloud for children ages 2-8 years old is ideal for anything from the classroom to a bedtime story. With the transformative power to take us outside of our comfort zone, readers join the magical journe... more
  • Grateful Jake

    by Chris Hardy
    After being lost and scared out on the streets, Jake finds love and happiness in a new loving home. His experience made him more grateful for many different things every day and it has made him a happier dog. This is his little book of big gratitude.
  • Jake's Dreamland: Jake and the Purple Unicorn

    by Chris Hardy

    What happens when Jake falls asleep? The dreaming starts and his adventure begins! This particular night he meets a beautiful purple unicorn and she takes him on the ride of his life. Hop on for a crazy adventure filled with so many different animals you'll lose count. This is the first book in the "Jake's Dreamland" series which contains books that are purely ridiculous and insanely fun to read for all ages! It is the perfect bedtime story which starts... more

  • One Search for All

    by Derrick McBride
    ONE SEARCH FOR ALL is a true story of a retired Navy veteran in his quest to find a lost woman, and reclaim her determined search for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of happiness. Miss Willie Swanson Edwards played a heartwarming role in the life of Jack McBride, but when she went missing one frigid February morning, the lives of everyone she touched would forever be changed. Past friendships would be called upon and new relationships would be discovered. As the search for her turned from ... more
  • The Butcherbird Tree

    by Steven Richard Harris
    Set in 1994, The Butcherbird Tree tells the story of Simon Webb, an eighteen year-old fighting an internal battle of guilt and self-harm, and his conversations with his psychologist. Secret desires, self-effacing feelings, personal and professional doubts and gruesome nightmares all reveal themselves in the emotional meetings between client and therapist, until the true meaning of Simon´s dreams become astonishingly clear.
  • Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost?

    by Celia Jones

    A Halloween picture book for art lovers. In clever rhyme, Sad Ghost visits the rooms of his home, always with a tear in his eye. Hauntingly drawn, Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost? displays Celia Jones' gift for whimsy and detail.

    Inspired by the author-illustrator’s love for all things Halloween – and by a treasured family Halloween figurine – this artfully drawn picture book is full of details to delight children and the adults who read with them.

    With a mouse hid... more

  • What's That?

    by Karen Chan
    Jax loves the food his family cooks. But when his grandmother packs his favorite Chinese dishes for his first day of school, Jax discovers his lunch looks very different from what the rest of his classmates are eating. Embarrassed to eat his food, Jax finds himself sitting alone. When Meena sits next to him, the two strike an unexpected friendship over their lunches, sharing a mutual joy of time spent in the kitchen and the delicious meals they eat with their families. What’s That? is a heartwar... more
  • Falling Off A Cliff

    by Rose Senehi
    Two women, a generation apart and from two different worlds, are driven by a passion to heal. Will one have her innocence shattered and the other be forever haunted by an unanswered mystery? Time, like a pendulum, swings the reader between two women born to make a difference with their healing hands no matter what dangers they have to face. In the 1920s, Lula Mae clings to a doctor woman as they gallop horseback all over the steep, harsh Blue Ridge Mountains where fierce pride and guarded s... more
  • Dottie's Day

    by Gregory B. White
    EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY! Dottie's Day tells the tale of a normal day in the four-legged life of Dottie the French Bulldog. Children will learn that animals enjoy playing, going to the park, seeing their friends, eating snacks, and sometimes will get themselves into sticky situations. But when those sticky situations happen, there will always be someone there to tell you everything will be okay. This book will teach children that our furry friends aren't too different from ourselves. Come along and... more
  • Shifting to Freedom

    by Marlene Cheng
    In the literary, auto fiction about contemporary women, Shifting to Freedom, Tess, a medical doctor, to escape from fear, pain, horrendous manic depressive mood swings, and hallucinations, dissociates, crossing invisible barriers to become ‘alter’nate personalities. Her life, heartrending in sadness, constantly threatens to become unraveled. Her tenuous hope for recovery is as fragile as her emotions. “Shattering” is her constant fear. We hear her cry from the darkness, tears we canno... more
  • For Thee

    by Claire Johnson
    For Thee is Pauline Pfeiffer’s story of her marriage to Ernest Hemingway. A devout Catholic when she meets Ernest, Pauline rejects the moral tenets of her childhood and faith for a man who ten years later will edit her out of his life with the same casual disdain as he would have for a badly written sentence. We see Pauline and Ernest evolve from editor and writer, to lover and lover, to husband and wife, and finally to bitter ex-lovers whose previous passion for each other is only superseded by... more
  • My Famous Brain

    by Diane Wald
    “My brain was famous, but I was not. Not every gifted child invents a pollutant-free fuel, paints a masterpiece, or finds the cure for cancer,” Jack MacLeod tells us. “Some of us just live out our lives.” Jack died in 1974; now, he’s ready to narrate his story from beyond the grave. Jack’s prodigious memory, which allows him to memorize books, and his penchant for psychic connections give him unusual insights into the events of his past life and make him fiercely curious about his current state ... more