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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Relaxists

    by Alton Spencer

    One evening, sixteen-year-old Edward Slowbe makes a startling psychic discovery that will fundamentally change his concept of human nature, and his understanding of the nature of reality, forever. But in order to fully realize the power, insights, and vastness of the mysterious realms he has bore witness to, he must first overcome his addictions, fears, and limiting beliefs. Twenty-five years later, in 2048, Slowbe writes a seminal work called The World Within, which becomes an international ... more

  • Howl-O-Ween Hijinks

    by Papa Paws
    Today, Molly Paws and her sisters get ready for Halloween. They help decorate and set out treats for the trick-or-treaters. The doggies discover the hard part is finding the right costume to wear. Will their costumes be as fun as they imagine them to be? Children’s picture book about a sweet little doggie named Molly Paws and her family. • Created by a dog dad, every story is based on a real-life event. • Toddlers and preschoolers ages 0-5(ish) will enjoy the cute illustrations of the dogs.... more
  • Scions of Icarus

    by Walker Lane Stranger
    This work tells the story of a posthumous winner of the infamous Darwin Award and of those he left behind; weaving through circus sideshows, trailer parks, squalid motel rooms and a psychotherapist's office. A world rife with eccentric characters: carnie performers; a man in an existential war with the Second Law of Thermodynamics; neurotic patients under the care of a devious psychiatrist; souls suffering from an oriental curse; and many more. A parallel universe where the only well adjusted in... more
  • Son of Babylon

    by Daniel Pugsley
    The wolves at court are circling, and they can smell blood... Babylon in 1765BCE is a dangerous place, though Bani at least gets to live in a palace. His father is king, his mother a favoured concubine and rival of the queen. When his mother's people invade, however, everything changes. Bani's father marches out at the head of his outnumbered forces, in a desperate attempt to save his kingdom. Back in Babylon, with their protector gone, Bani and his mother are plunged into a death struggle... more
  • Lady

    by Mohamed Zaki
    "Lady" is a poignant story set in 1960s Egypt, following the life of nine-year-old Saiyidah from the countryside. She becomes a maid in a middle-class Cairo household, torn between yearning for her stolen childhood and supporting her poor family. The narrative revolves around Saiyidah's complex journey, her relationship with the enigmatic Fatima, and the influence she has on the household's twins, Mohsen and Kawthar. Mohsen, inspired by Saiyidah, embarks on a creative journey that transcends soc... more
  • Archie's Soccer

    by Carol Asquini
    Archie couldn't explain how he was feeling when he lost his enthusiaism for his favourite sport, Soccer. He worried that he may never be able to play soccer again. All it took it find it was a little encouragement from a very tiny friend.
  • War is a Lonely Place to Be

    by Sherman Smith
    SYNOPSIS War is a Lonely Place to Be A Novel by: sherman smith 129,000 words , 95 chapters No one wanted war and few wanted to be heroes. Duty called in many guises but whether it was on a convoy ship in the frigid Artic, a cruiser in the Dutch East Indies, or a nurse in San Francisco , t... more
  • On the Run

    by William Shaw
    The arrest of Sligo farmer, Terence Connolly, at the Northern Ireland border during the Troubles, fractures his family and creates separate crises for father, mother, and son. Each struggles to find the strength to overcome their fears and their enemies to find their separate ways back to one another.
  • Cold Peace

    by Helena P. Schrader
    Berlin 1948. The economy is broken, the currency worthless, and the Russian bear is hungry. In the ruins of Hitler's capital, former RAF officers and a woman pilot start an air ambulance company which offers a glimmer of hope. Yet when a Soviet fighter brings down a British airliner, Berlin becomes a flashpoint. The world teeters on the brink of World War Three. Award-winning novelist Helena P. Schrader tells the backstory of the Berlin Airlift in Cold Peace, the first book of the Bridge to Tom... more
  • Harvey Travels to Kenya

    by Lindsey Loria
    Meet Harvey - the curious pup with with a big imagination and an even bigger sense of adventure! Follow along as he embarks on a journey through Kenya, discovering new cultures and experiencing the wonders this beautiful country has to offer. "Harvey's Travels to Kenya" inspires young readers to explore, dream big, and embrace the magic of travel.
  • Tears in God's Own Country

    by Cliff Anthony

     

             Tears in God’s Own Country tells the story of a 26-year-old Indian musician who dreams of performing at Carnegie Hall. But first, he has to overcome colorism.         

            Set in the 1960s, the residents of Alumaram Village in the South Indian state of Kerala call him Chenda because of his love for the chenda kettledrum musi... more

  • Innocence

    by Shukdeb Sen
    The book 'Innocence' focused on India's partition in 1947, and it affected the lives of over twenty-five million people who were forced to migrate and become refugees. Millions died. Innocence follows Shukumar, the male protagonist. He grew up in a repressed society like India, where open sexuality is taboo and kept hidden. However, in Western culture, it is accepted and embraced as a natural human characteristic. So, when he settled in Europe, open sexual expression had a dramatic impact. This... more
  • The Sex and Dope Show Saga, Second Edition 2023

    by Tobias Maxwell
    Jed Springs’s high school production of the once controversial play, The Children’s Hour, had been a total success at the end of June in 1997; the talk of the community for all the right reasons. But frustrated with America’s puritanical roots, its skewed take on human sexuality, and goaded by his lover, Matt, to put up or shut up about it, Jed decides to workshop a radical idea, The Sex Show. By day, he teaches AP language courses and rehearses a production of Cabaret with his students. By nigh... more
  • The Deseret Reckoning

    by Matthew L Huffman
    Susan Kingsley is a historical acquisitions assistant at the Smithsonian Museum with career ambitions. She shares an apartment with her ex-husband, FBI special agent Andrew Harrison. Susan has discovered copies of a series of letters from 1870 describing a wagon train from Santa Fe, New Mexico, bound for the Deseret Territory, the Mormon lands prior to Utah statehood, and a hidden mine. The new owner of the letters, twenty-seven-year-old Tom Sullivan, a distant relative of the recipient, join... more
  • As Maya Grows in the Natural World

    by Patricia Ambinder

    Maya and her friends delight in catching falling leaves, dancing to the music of swaying trees, and discovering other enchanting adventures that grow self-confidence and foster a love of nature.

    The sounds of rippling streams seem to flow from the pages, and your fingertips can almost feel the texture of sticks, stones, and cones from the beautiful illustrations with stunning detail.

    Imaginative rhymes-Paint a pumpkin with col... more

  • The Three Little Pigs Build Their Houses With Mommy Pig

    by Becky Miller
    A new twist on a classic story. Join the Pig Family as they go through the hardware store using critical thinking skills, guided by Mommy Pig, to decide on the best building materials for their homes to keep them safe from the wind, the rain, and the occasional Big Bad Wolf. It is an excellent story for preschool and kindergarteners. Included conversation starters and an activity guide in the back to encourage readers to continue their critical thinking skills beyond the pages
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