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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Thank You for the Shoes

    by RaffaelaMarie Rizzo
    Based on a true story, THANK YOU FOR THE SHOES, the story of an extraordinary ordinary man, it reads like literary historical fiction. Spanning 80 years, it follows a 13-year-old fatherless Italian youth’s remarkable and psychologically challenging journey into manhood as he embarks on a solo journey to find his father’s grave, a man he never knew. We come to understand the circumstances faced by the boy’s father and millions of others who were part of a 30-year migration to the Americas in the... more
  • Memoirs of a Girl Who Loves God

    by C. L. Wells
    Fourteen-year-old Krystal finds herself flailing when her parents separate. Withdrawing from her family and friends, she begins cutting. No one knows. At her new school, she makes one single friend, Em, who invites her to volunteer at the local homeless shelter. There, Krystal discovers fellow misfits, including Brandon, a boy from her school. How can Krystal start a new life when the scars of her old one will never fully heal?
  • Moonful of Love

    by Magus Tor
    Orphaned as a small boy, Kell Mocking has made some bad choices in life and it’s finally time to make things right so he is journeying on foot to seek the redemption he so desperately needs. On the way, he takes a mysterious, suicidal girl under his wing and explains to her the sum of his parts, the mistakes he’s made and about beautiful, gentle Angelius, the only person he’s ever loved.
  • The Fajitas and Beer Convention

    by Roger Rodriguez
    The story begins with the passing of little Manolo's mother. She left instructions with their ranch hand, Salvador, to deliver Manolo to their only family in the northern part of Mexico. Along the way, Manolo and Salvador encounter great adventures including a sinister drunk, a deceiving carnival owner, a magician, and the beautiful Paloma. The adventure does not end in northern Mexico! When Manolo and Salvador accidentally enter the United States on a train, they find themselves walking the str... more
  • Jacob's Papers

    by Tom Foran Clark
    Meet Jake: human, husband, curator of relics, bearer of burdens, troublemaker, fool, father of two. As his daughter tells it, “I wished my father would change the world and fix every broken thing. But oh no, no, not him. “More than anything, he loved paper. Paper, paper, paper. Mountains of paper. He couldn’t get enough of it. He wrote on it—he wrote and wrote and wrote. He traveled some—he wrote about that. He walked a lot—he wrote about that. He worked in bookstores and wrote about that. He ... more
  • A Road Well-Traveled

    by Rosemary Fifield
    Newly divorced, Becky Slater finds herself living alone on a remote Vermont back road. She knows only the dairy-farming O'Connor family and Hayden Flynn, the quiet young handyman from a frighteningly dysfunctional family down the road. Her friendship with the O'Connors becomes central to her future, especially as she seeks to sort out her relationship with Hayden, who both fascinates and frightens her. As the truth about the O'Connors begins to unfold, however, Becky finds herself fluctuating... more
  • Lonely Souls

    by Rosemary Fifield
    Blinded and disfigured by the accident that took the lives of her husband and unborn child, Shelby Weaver-North seeks to start a new life in the small town of Chatham, Vermont. She soon finds others like herself--lonely souls haunted by their personal demons. Some wear their pain on their sleeves. Others carry their anguish deep inside. Shelby's young housekeeper, Cassie Marsh, harbors a painful secret of her own, embodied in the illegitimate child she carries. The man Shelby comes to love has m... more
  • Found days

    by Rosemary Fifield
    Fifteen-year-old Beth Penfield is aware that tragic circumstances surrounded the day of her birth, but she has never sought to learn more. That all changes in her sophomore year with the arrival of two newcomers to her high school — a tough male student with a questionable past and a meddling special ed teacher with an unusual interest in Beth's personal life. As Beth seeks the answers to the rumors and innuendo that now come her way, she must face the reality of who she is and what that means t... more
  • The Flavor of Cultures

    by Weam Namou
    Mervat was born in Iraq as a minority Christian and in the late 1970s and came to America at age two. Torn between her cultural heritage which dates back over 7300 years and the new land of freedom and opportunity, she watches friends live an Americanized lifestyle while she clings onto Middle Eastern traditions, all along yearning for the courage to follow her own path, to "Trust thyself" as Ralph Waldo Emerson emphasized. Then she meets Johnny, the perfect potential suitor, but he brings a... more
  • The Mismatched Braid

    by Weam Namou
    To escape the military under Saddam’s harsh regime, Amel flees Baghdad after the Gulf War, just before his eighteenth birthday. Smart choice! He illegally immigrates into Athens, where he meets his first adversities—one of which is a boss captivated by women and trees, the other a roommate who switches price stickers on grocery products to charge Amel more money. Amel’s world changes when Dunia, his American cousin and the love of his life, comes to Greece for a semester. His struggles to wi... more
  • The Feminine Art

    by Weam Namou
    Set in America and the Middle East in the early 1990s, The Feminine Art is the story of Suham, a married woman who distracts herself from boredom by trying to find her nephew, Michael, a wife. The perfect bride happens to be in Baghdad. As the arranged wedding takes a shape of its own, Suham and Michael are challenged to face the truths within themselves that had been kept hidden behind tradition and illusion.
  • The Girl Who Could Read Hearts

    by Sherry Maysonave

    An evocative read brimming with inspiration and daring while exploring intuition, angels, the afterlife and social issues.

    Born gifted with a rare seventh sense—the ability to read human hearts coupled with keen intuition— protagonist Kate Kindrick struggles to understand her capabilities. She is often bewildered by her unique perceptions combined with seeing symbols and panoplies of color in people’s hearts. Kate’s parents fear that their young daughter suffers ... more

  • SCARRED: A Civil War Novel of Redemption

    by Michael Kenneth Smith
  • The Big Tide

    by Marc Heberden
    Eric Sumners, a rich businessman in the Pacific Northwest, has it all: he is smart, handsome, successful, and happily married to Deborah, a beautiful woman of perfect artistic and social taste. One day, on a whim, he decides to give her a luxurious sailboat. But when someone as rich as Eric decides to do something, the side-effects are almost always unexpected. Suddenly, extravagant opportunity spawns ever-expanding waves of hope, but also conjures up deep currents of jealousy and desire. Sus... more
  • A Matter of Justice

    by Larry Auerbach
    This is the conclusion to the story that began in A matter of Honor. Jonah has to solve the mystery of who is behind the killings, and the reason for them before he becomes the next victim. The mystery player in this game is finally revealed and the reasons for their drawing him into their deadly game are also made clear. So who is the winner in this game and will justice be served?
  • Over the Under, and Around the Square: A Tale of Enduring Friendship

    by Craig Kunce
    A modern day tale of devoted friendship and the things each of us has to endure to make a valued friendship last. Spring has sprung in vibrant and colorful Under Valley. The valley is alive with wonderful creatures and tales to tell. As our story unfolds, we find an unusual pair. One is a silky orange snake, the other is a bright pink square. Their new friendship will blossom, then change, and change again. Let's hope, for their sake, it gets better in the end.