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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Ninth-Month Midnight

    by Marie Bacigalupo
    After struggling for years to conceive, Dolores Walsh loses her four-year-old daughter to cancer. A year later, at a bereavement support meeting in Queens, Dolores meets Sal Esperanza, a charismatic psychic who reportedly connects people with deceased loved ones. Dolores attends Sal’s séances, unable to resist his promise of hope or to ignore his powerful sensuality. Joe, her husband, insists Esperanza is swindling Dolores. When he pressures her to see a psychiatrist, she lays bare for the d... more
  • The Day the Walls Cried

    by Snook
    King and his mother, Jasmine, moves to the worst housing project in the city of Richmond after his grandmother dies. He is forced into an environment where he has to learn fast to survive where life changes forever. His mother is attacked in her bedroom while he listens from the other side of the wall of his best friend's bedroom. He is tormented by the screams of his mother and the sight of her blood. Taken in by remaining family member, Aunt Pearl, he meets her foster kid, Starr. They bond as ... more
  • Issues of the Heart

    by Snook
    Snook goes back to her roots of writing poetry. In her first collection of evocative poetry, she embarks on subject matters such as loss, love, abuse, relationships, courage, and wisdom. Although written in simplicity, her words are beautifully woven together. This collection opens the reader to an array of emotions.
  • bigger

    by Aaron Brown

    Caleb Cross is worried his best friend Bigger Falkirk has lost more than his left nut after a tragic misadventure in South America. Since he got back, Bigger has been performing protests from a guide Caleb composed in high school. The guide contained a variety of recipes for sowing anarchy--recipes like the Pig Farm Prison Break and the Superstore Slash and Bash. They were all cock-sure, completely reckless, and written mainly to impress a girl. Now, however, Bigger and his gang of itinerant ... more

  • Griffith Stadium

    by Robert Ambros
    It is 1939 and as war breaks out in Europe, a young American communist, Lou Harris, is brutally murdered at a Washington, D.C. baseball park. No one seems to care until the victim's older brother, Jack, an investigative reporter, arrives from St. Louis. With the help of Lou's girlfriend, Maggie Thorton, Jack uncovers his brother's connections not only with the American Communist Party, but with the FBI and the work force as well. When Jack discovers a list of murdered communists his brother put ... more
  • Käthe sucht... Geheimnisse in Barkenholt

    by Silvia Nagels
    Käthe Hansen, eine rüstige Rentnerin, lebt in Barkenholt, einem kleinen Dorf mitten im Nirgendwo in Norddeutschland. Genervt von dem ewigen Einerlei in ihrem Leben wünscht Käthe sich ein wenig Abwechslung. Die erhält sie unerwartet, als sie gemeinsam mit ihrem Nachbarn Knut eine alte Geldkassette in ihrem Garten ausbuddelt. Neugierig stellen sie und Knut Nachforschungen an, die ein streng gehütetes Familiengeheimnis aufdecken. Daraufhin überschlagen sich die Ereignisse und es wird gefährlich... more
  • Xs and Os for Gabby Ann

    by Petrell Marie Ozbay
    Gabby Ann loves kisses and hugs - especially an extra X and O from her mommy before bedtime. But, what about Gabby's daddy? He works on the other side of the world, at least a million miles away. So, how are his kisses and hugs going to reach her? When will they get there? What if they get lost along the way? Join the Xs and Os on a lively, global adventure as they find their way to Gabby Ann, helping children to realize the boundless and powerful spirit of a parent's love.
  • Sonder

    by Emily Neiman

    When Clara was six, a feeling washed over her that she would never forget.

    It was a moment of epiphany for the young girl, the moment when she realized that every person she passed on the street had their own life, with their own problems to deal with. They were so much more than two-dimensional characters of her imagination; they were people, real people, with real lives, real families, and real problems.

    It wasn’t until she was much older that she learned this phenomena is... more

  • Morning's Journey

    by Kim Headlee
    Morning’s Journey, sequel to the critically acclaimed Dawnflight, propels the reader from the heights of triumph to the depths of despair, through the struggles of some of the most fascinating characters in all of Arthurian literature. Those struggles are exacerbated by the characters’ own flawed choices. Gyan and Arthur must learn that while extending forgiveness to others may be difficult, forgiveness of self is the most excruciating—yet ultimately the most healing—step of the entire journey.
  • Hunter's Daughter

    by Nowick Gray
    Northern Quebec, 1964. Corporal Jack McLain, baffled by a series of unsolved murders, knows the latest case will make or break his career. While he faces pressure from headquarters and confronts the usual stonewalling from the locals, his pursuit of a killer leads him to a deeper sense of justice and personal destiny. Meanwhile eighteen-year-old Nilliq, chafing under the sullen power of her father in a remote hunting camp, risks flight to a new identity in the company of a headstrong shaman bent... more
  • Ring of Fire

    by George Keithley
    George Keithley's new book, Ring of Fire, is a novel that explores themes of the transitions of life, the predatory nature of man and animal, the all-encompassing finality of death, and the ability of transcendence. The book has many layers; it is complex and resonating, gaining positive reviews from both Joyce Carol Oates and the Washington Post. The story begins with the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, and takes Dick Darwin, an emergency relief specialist, and his wife Linda Pell, a geologist, on... more
  • Baby Loves Bath Time

    by Manon Boudreau
    There is no better place than the bathtub to wind down after baby's day. Follow baby as she splishes, splashes, pours and laughs and even gets washed in the process. BABY LOVES BATH TIME is a simple, sweet short book created with babies and young children in mind.
  • Sudden Secrets

    by C. Lee McKenzie

    Sudden Secrets explores the power of the human spirit to heal from life-altering events. Cleo Brown keeps her tragic secret bundled inside. When she stumbles onto a decades old mystery, she discovers a tragedy as terrible as hers that changed a young girl’s life in the 1960’s.

    One Secret
    Cleo has struggled to heal after her baby sister’s death, but the flashbacks to the accident won’t go away. With the move, she vows to keep her tragedy a secret and avoid pi... more

  • From Afar

    by Frank Scozzari
    For centuries, poets have argued that unrequited love is love in its strongest form. From Afar is a timeless tale of Morgan Stanfield’s search for love in the far northern city of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Leaving the warm climate of Santa Barbara, he embarks on a four-day odyssey where he encounters a Russian beauty, a prostitute, a wise old babushka, an American chauvinist, intellectuals, the Russian mafia, and the ‘face’ of love, and comes to know how love from a distance can be more captivat... more
  • Africa's Heart - The Journey Ends in Kansas

    by Mark Wentling
    Fascinated by a mysterious novella, aspiring journalist, Robin Fletcher, is determined to discover more about the man described in the book…a man known only as JB. His quest leads him from the small town of Gemini, Kansas to a small, disadvantaged country in Africa. Thousands of miles from Kansas, in the rural village of Ataku, half-caste chief, Letivi, grapples with his village’s problems. The villagers’ main source of income, subsistence cocoa farming, cannot compete with global competition. ... more
  • Karmafornia

    by NC Weil
    Karmafornia spins the late 70's Berkeley incarnation of a love triangle: ambitious Laura, her laid-back boyfriend Walt, and arrogant rival Cob vow to "get it right this time" but intention meets karma and loses – again. Laura's choice between the men she loves brings their story to a stunning conclusion.