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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Shadow Of The Hawk

    by K.S. Jones
    It is May 1932 and life in the timbered rise and fall of Western Arkansas has just gotten harder for sixteen-year-old Sooze Williams. With debt mounting and both friends and family fleeing, Sooze is determined to "do the right thing." She promises her heart to a well-to-do man believing true love is just another loss along the way. But when her uncle is murdered and family is accused of the crime, Sooze faces a different kind of battle. One too important to lose.
  • When I First Knew

    by Joan Alden
    About the Book When I First Knew is Abby Harper’s story of growing up a lesbian in suburban Detroit in the 1950s. It is told through letters Abby writes to an imaginary friend over seven years. In an early letter Abby writes that she is permitted only to have a girl’s softball that is as big as a grapefruit and doesn’t fit in a mitt. Later, she is prohibited from playing football in her backyard with her brother and father, baseball with the boys at the park where she is a star, and she is... more
  • Ties That Bind

    by Debbie White
    Ties That Bind is one woman's quest to find out the truth involving her adoption. Secrets can't remain hidden forever. At what lengths would you go to find out the truth? Romantic, and suspenseful, Ties That Bind will have you swiftly turning the pages to find out.
  • Behold What Is Greater Than Thyself

    by Chris Ahrens
    When 15-year old surfer Tommy Stern retaliates against his alcoholic father’s violent attack, he thinks he has killed the man. In response to his crime the boy grabs his surfboard and hitchhikes south, all the way into Baja. Once there a family of commercial fishermen adopts him. He surfs perfect, empty waves while learning the ways of a caring family and the art of fishing. After five years his conscience disturbs him and he smuggles himself back into the U.S. where he expects to face murder c... more
  • Adventures With Andy & Susie - A Stormy Weekend

    by Donna Hall
    Put on your goggles and grab the flashlight - get ready to take a sailbus flight ! Join Andy in this Victorian Sci-Fi inspired tale, set in the far away hills of a family orchard. Armed with his flashlight, goggles and field clothes, a young explorer sets off for adventure. His curiosity is kindled by hydro-turbines, a steam-driven wheelchair, and a tidal-powered city where he attends school. Earth's endless clean power drives his intellect as the hills free his adventurous spirit. Susie, t... more
  • The Fire Escape Stories, Volume I

    by Chuck Cascio
    Brooklyn, April 1948. Cousins Mike Burns and Sally-Boy Boccanera are born one-minute apart in the same hospital. Sally-Boy's mother dies in childbirth, but as they grow, it seems like they have everything else in common, including a rusty fire escape--their sanctuary. The nine stories in this volume are Mike's memories of their early years discovering Brooklyn, confronting challenges, and facing situations that shape their lives. Their experiences are funny, disturbing, and often touching as th... more
  • Ingus and Pingus in the Wild Wild Amazon Jungle

    by Rad Komissar
    Ingus and Pingus in the Wild Wild Amazon Jungle is about Dr. Ingus and his apprentice Mr. Pingus. They open a hospital in the jungle and help save any animal that gets sick or needs their help. But can they save everybody?
  • This Calling Master

    by Steven Evans

    Yet when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, then came darkness.

    After the job market deposits recent college graduate Michael into a city far from his friends, his social life, and his girlfriend, an old hobby resurfaces to help occupy his time in his solitude. A hobby he calls urban exploration — the breaking into derelict buildings so he can view a past life untouched by historical renovations.

    Hesitant yet determined to break l... more

  • Save the Last Dance: a novel

    by Eva Grudin
    Around the time of their 50th high school reunion two teenage sweethearts long separated, Adam Wolf and Sarah Ross, reconnect via email, casually. Their correspondence shifts between nostalgia and intimate revelations. Suddenly they are deeply in love again. Despite their relationships with significant others, including Adam's wife of thirty years, the couple soon consider risking everything to be together again. The story of their reunion, and that of the people whose lives are derailed by it,... more
  • Stumbling On A Tale

    by Suzanne Roche
    It turns out that trips back in time haven’t ended for Peri, Henry, and Max. In the second book in the TIME TO TIME Series, the children find themselves right in the middle—the Middle Ages, that is. And this time they’re lost in a forest, where they stumble upon a group of travelers who seem to be long on medieval tales but short on helpful information. Peri and her stepbrothers are sure they know what they have to do to get home, though, so there won’t be any problems this time. End of stor... more
  • Consequence

    by Steve Masover

    San Francisco activist Christopher Kalman has little to show for years spent organizing non-violent marches, speak-outs, blockades, and shutdowns for social and environmental justice. When a shadowy eco-saboteur proposes an attack on genetically engineered agriculture, Christopher is ripe to be drawn into a more dangerous game. His certainty that humankind stands on the brink of ecological ruin drives Christopher to reckless acts and rash alliances, pitting grave personal risk against conscie... more

  • Stories of the Midnight Sun

    by Daniel B. Hunt
    A father plagued by doubts, a soldier warring against God, ghostly footprints in new fallen snow, the strange last thoughts of a murdered woman--Stories of the Midnight Sun is a riveting compilation of thought-provoking tales brought to life by author Daniel B. Hunt. Whether it's a broken heart, an adulterous couple, or the tragic loss of a loved one, each and every one of these tales will arouse your mind, sharpen your senses, and leave you craving more.
  • The Jilted Bride: A Footnote to Cinderella's Happiness

    by Kristen Reed

    Sometimes one woman’s happily ever after is another woman’s misery. When the charming Prince Caspar abandons his bride Demetria at the altar to sweep Cinderella off her feet, the duke’s daughter is left humiliated and heartbroken. Desperate to lift their daughter’s spirits, Demetria’s parents introduce her to a new suitor from a foreign land. Jaded by being jilted, she questions the very thing she has built her life around and searches for new meaning and healing... more

  • Beyond The Rainbow's End

    by James Pitter
    A collection of five short stories including a light-hearted and humorous critique of celebrity culture seen through the eyes of an acerbic journalist. A sinister tale about mind uploading and the consequences for those willing to risk everything in return for eternal life. A witty exposé about infidelity and excess within a pampered expat community. An amusing road trip that turns into the journey from hell. The dark narrative of a woman who's troubled past returns to haunt her and destroys the... more
  • In the Shadow of Light

    by Claire Alemian
    By the time Ramona Newton is fifteen, her mother has walked out, her father soon to follow, and she ends up at a place called the Far East, tending bar for Charlie Big and hustling pool in order to survive. The story captures the turbulence of the 1960s on the gritty, working-class waterfront of Gloucester, Massachusetts, revealing the clash of generations and class divides, and the turmoil created by the Vietnam War and racial injustice.
  • Iris

    by Toni Owen-Blue
    'I flinch. I know she's not going to hit me, we've got in arguments a hundred times before and she's raised her hand - she's never hit me in the face. But I flinch anyway.' I put that because whenever you pick up a book at the shop there's always a quote on the back, and because I'm trying to put off writing the blurb. I don't know what to put. This is just a book about me, Iris, and the things that I do, the friends I make, well, try to make, and everything else that happens to me - goo... more