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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Gardens of Ailana

    by Edward Fahey

    Some will hate it and some with love it because it digs into the ugly truths like the abuse of children by fundamentalist Christian cults. It exposes the darkness we all carry inside us. The twisted childhoods that still cripple us. And how in facing them down for our own healing we find that maybe forgiveness isn't called for.

    "Sometimes everything inside us must be torn apart if we are ever going to find our ways thr... more

  • The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy Book 2: Chasing Dreams

    by Claire Youmans
    In Book 1, Azuki, the girl who can become a Toki, races across Meiji-era Japan to join her bird-kin. Her parents dead, herself hunted because of her beautiful feathers – what else can she do? Shota, her sparrow-boy brother, hurries after her. Their human mother told him as she died that they must return to claim their human status or spend the rest of their lives as outcasts. They are dual-natured, human and bird. They need to be able to be themselves and live as both. Ghosts, ogres, drago... more
  • The National Memorial

    by John Barth jr.
    The gripping story of challenge and action, love and family, scheming and courage in a Maine mill town rocked by scandal. The fate of thousands of orphans hangs in the balance as a family struggles to advance their international project against the wishes of local leaders. A humorous and witty adventure among scoundrels and humanitarians, politicians and teachers, judges and assassins, skeptics and optimists. Can the institutions of democracy save the lives of countless children?
  • A Journey in Time

    by Maureen Francis Doyle
    Many people are familiar with The Great Potato Famine that took place in Ireland during the mid-1800's, but few know the intimate and personal hardships and challenges that so many faced in an attempt to flee their homeland. Inspired by actual events and personal family history, this novel is a love story. Not the usual romantic love story between two people but a love story of a man that is so devoted to his family that he’s willing to take extraordinary risks for them. The reader is taken on a... more
  • Leaving Montana

    by Thomas Whaley

    Leaving Montana is the recipient of both the 2015 Eric Hoffer Award for a Small Press Published work and also the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Award for Literary Fiction!

    After a forty-year-old secret is exhumed from his parent’s tumultuous marriage, Benjamin Sean Quinn boards a plane to Billings, Montana to face the secret head on and let go of the anger for them that silently ruled his life. It would be the boldest move he ever made, ultimately changing his life and the l... more

  • The Catholic Woman's Dying Wish

    by Joanna Warrington
    Maria knows she will soon die. More than anything she longs to ask Kathleen for forgiveness, but she has no idea where her daughter has been for the past thirty years. With nothing left to lose, she confesses to her son Darius, that sent his fourteen-year-old sister to a Magdalene laundry in Ireland and begs him to find her. Haunted by his own childhood abuse, Darius can't seem to hold onto the good relationships in his life; now, on top of the disturbing revelation about his long lost sister... more
  • Jerry Versus the Test

    by Salvatore A. Barcia Jr (Illustrated by Jessica Thaler)
    Jerry Versus the Test is about a child struggling for the first time with the impact of standardized testing plus the stresses and anxieties it instills in children. Jerry enjoys school until the third grade when students are suddenly faced with standardized testing. Everything changes. Jerry fears failure; interesting lessons have given way to relentless test prep; school has become a testing lab. The story takes Jerry through the experience and its difficulties, closing with a positive slant i... more
  • The Gold Hunter: Book One (The Goldfinder) (Volume 1)

    by Philip Atlas Clausen
    Rumors of California gold ran wild. Rivers of solid gold lay hidden in mountain valleys and could be harvested with a pick and shovel. Indians would trade chunks of gold for a pretty scarf or a few beads. Somewhere is a secret lake of gold. On his seventeenth birthday Petr Valory has seven dreams he will be unable to recall when he awakens. But he will remember glimpses of them during his life: the creation of the Earth; the first bird; the Gold Lake itself, the first discoverers who kept it sec... more
  • Seven Islands of the Fog

    by Thomas Terraforte
    The fog rolls in and whisks you away into a world of fantastic creatures in an amazing journey. Join a group of winged emissaries as they head off to stop a war and join an underwater submariner in search of magical artifacts. Along the way, you will meet dragon men, cat people, wizards, and sea creatures, as well as travel though the six islands of the fog. The answer to each traveler's longings may be revealed when they discover the key to finding the mysterious seventh island of the fog.
  • I Have Two Homes

    by Ben Pedersen
    This story is based on the personal experiences of the author and written as a way in which children of separated families can better relate to their circumstances and try and find positives in what can be an emotionally disturbing situation during early childhood. It is also produced as a means for parents to be able to relate circumstances in an objective manner to their children without having to go into specifics that are normally beyond the comprehension of young children. I am hopeful that... more
  • Life on the Water: A Commercial Fishermen's Tale on Lake Superior

    by Janet Johnson
    This is the story of commercial fi shing on Lake Superior. As with any occupation that relies on nature, it can be both destructive and rewarding. Commercial fi shermen are a proud, hardworking, committed group of people. Theirs days are long. The work can be dangerous. But some say, that if you are born into a fi shing family, it is in your blood. It is a part of you, of who you are. The lake becomes your master and you a slave to it.
  • Sharky Marky and the Scavenger Hunt, an Alphabetic Adventure

    by Lance Olsen
    Sharky Marky and the Scavenger Hunt(2nd book in the Sharky Marky book series) is an alphabetic children's adventure story about Sharky Marky and his pals having an educational underwater car race. Children will be able to visually learn nouns in alphabetic order. Children will also have a fun time watching Sharky Marky show his competitive spirit and kindness to others. Add in the fun definitions at the end, the story translates well to ages 3-7. For the racers must find the things on their li... more
  • Seefus Goes to Sleep

    by Laurel MacQuarrie

    Seefus Slug doesn't like sleeping in bed. "Slug Sleep Time" is something his poor Mum must dread. Mum tries all the tricks to help him at night but, Seefus puts up quite a laughable fight. Mum has grown tired of losing her slumber. The nights she's lost sleep...we can't even number! This time Mum hatches a plan in her mind. Just wait 'til you see how she solves "Slug Sleep Time!"

  • The Randolph Family Saga, Book One: The Ballad of Tam Lin

    by Patricia A. Leslie
    Austenian comedy of manners meets whimsical folklore-inspired historical romance! This is an insightful coming-of-age story of two protagonists: Janet, a very sheltered twenty-year-old Earl's daughter, and handsome, seductive Tam Lin (just plain "John" until spirited through the Veil one gloomy November night), who has been nineteen for the past seven years. Both learn much about themselves in the course of heartfelt journeying through an ever-shifting maze of love, doubt, trust, fear, honour, p... more
  • Momster

    by Laura Jensen-Kimball
    MOMSTER is a hair-raising story about a boy who after ignoring his mother’s repeated requests, realizes what a grave mistake he has made. Mom, who is loving and kind by nature, has had it. Her frustration shows as she morphs from her peaceful self into a MOMSTER. Understanding quite quickly that his actions were the cause of this terrifying transformation, he apologizes. The mother quickly forgives and alters back into her delightful self. The young boy wants to warn anyone who will listen o... more
  • Step Friend

    by Tamieka Nelson
    Young Yanna is a girl who is all about the joy of family and she is completely overjoyed to introduce to the world the special person who has become a big part of her life, family and heart. Read along as Yanna's relationship with her Step Father is beautifully illustrated.