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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Brown

    by Hou Chien Cheng

    BROWN scrutinizes, and at the same time focalizes, the subjects of home and the will for integration. It's a work of fiction at the same time an autobiographical collage that depicts a potential future self; a stretched reality. It examines how people define and call a place home, and how people struggle when they’re socially disabled. Jeff Brown is a Caucasian American who settled in West Flanders forty years ago. After the sudden death of his West Flemish wife, he becomes a widowe... more

  • Dog Gone

    by Diane Moat
    An animal rescuer turns to crime in order to track down a killer. Samantha Holden is camping with her boyfriend in a remote area of Tennessee when she discovers the body of a dog. The animal has been brutally tortured and killed, and Sam is incensed by its senseless death—and the apparent disinterest of the local police. She resolves to learn more about saving animals in distress but soon realizes that this can be a frustrating business as her efforts are constantly hampered by endless rules ... more
  • All Roads Lead Home - Book Three: Regretting There

    by L. L. Ward

    “Now why in tar nation would that jasper leave this here?” Jesse asked himself in a low, perplexed tone; lifting bottles one after another, reading the labels of each one. “Oh, could be he just knew to for this Jasper, cousin.” Jesse slowly looked up from the bottle he was still holding at the two men standing in front of him and Little Jessie. The baby girl was doing the same. Quickly and without expression, he sized them up. Deeming the two no immediate threat, he re... more

  • All Roads Lead Home - Book Two: Forgetting There

    by L. L. Ward

    "Well…I know Jess had his problems. He was still bitter about losin’ everything. Told me he was just waitin’ his time to get even with everybody…said it was why he was to come back up here…said he didn’t care how long it took, he’d make it look good to folks, but that he’d have the last laugh.” Sam looked over at Nathan for his reaction.
    The big man was absolutely stunned. His smile fell and he quickly withdrew his hand from S... more

  • All Roads Lead Home - Book One: Getting There

    by L. L. Ward

    You bury - with perfection - what tried to bury you…the betrayals, the lies, the bigotries; the abuse, addiction…the murder. Ten years later an unknown force digs it all back up for you to deal with. “No. That’s it. You don’t get it. I have nothing. No family, no home, no one to miss me. I’m tired of this life anyway. Just do me a favor and do it now.” The old man dropped his smirk and stared at the cowboy for a long spell. He got up, walked over to... more

  • The Sassafras Crossing

    by Lindrith Davies
    “They look at a bridge, Robinson, and you look at a bridge — and you might think you’re seeing the same thing, but you’re not.” For nearly a century the “brotherhood of the bridge” had gracefully managed the intersection of river and road. Now the drawbridge, along with its faithful tender, was starting to give out. Robin, trapped in the family business in his father's old home town, had nearly given up on self-respect as a luxury he couldn't afford. Melinda was the queen of the lunche... more
  • Sugar Mountain and the Descendants of a Man and a Woman Who Died Building a Wall

    by Yong Hon Loon
    The book is a uniquely insightful and critical account of an enduring people who had their own language, grew rice, had legends of dragons, built a long wall that walled them in, made paper, silk and porcelain, sought the elixir of life, and whose women bound their feet - as witnessed through the nostalgic, erotic and personal journey of a family torn forever apart by inexorable historical changes and events.
  • 9780991621231

    by Stephen Parolini
    A storybook forest. A friendly neighborhood cat. An ancient garage stuffed with history and mystery. Moving with her dad to her aunt’s hill house in Maine holds the promise of a compelling adventure for 12-year-old Raspberry Lynette Granby, except for one heartbreaking truth: her dad is dying of cancer. When the weight of her circumstance becomes too great, Berry escapes into the forest, only to find herself caught between wanting to forget, and hoping for a miracle.
  • Bubbles Adventure to the Safari

    by Madinah Ali
    Packed with adventures, friendship, and teamwork , BUBBLES "Adventure to the Safari" is a fun-filled book younger readers will enjoy.
  • Mourning Doves After The Fire

    by Charles D. Blanchard
    This is a story of love and loss, of passion and tragedy, and of the triumph of the spirit in both man and beast. Pennsylvania 1910. Abby Whitman, a twenty-eight year old secretary with an interest in classical music, lives with her mother, Maggie, who works as a part-time seamstress to help make ends meet. Abby pays a visit to Dr. Raymond Fletcher, whom she secretly fancies and he gives her the unfortunate news that she has a cancer. Dr. Fletcher is devoted to Abby and he seeks the aid of a ren... more
  • Mud Castle Destiny: A Young Adult Novel, Age 16 & Up

    by Mel Ostrov
    A boy is born with a permanent disfigurement on his face with no hope for correction. Raised in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, he had to endure taunts, mockery and bullying leading to pathological shyness and self-imposed social isolation. Over the years a family tragedy adds to his tribulations leading to religious conflict, followed by even more devastating consequences during adolescence when a mysterious girl enters the scene.

    by Charles D. Blanchard
    Kingdom's End is an adventure story set in an urban landscape where the main characters are rodents. The main setting is an abandoned motion picture palace from the 1920s that has been closed for thirty years and is set for demolition. It is here where the rats in the story make their massive colony and fight to protect it. In their struggle to survive in a harsh environment, there are threats posed against them from both man and beast. It is exciting and complex and an easy read with a strong ... more
  • Elephants In The Room

    by Charlene Wexler
    ELEPHANTS. IN THE ROOM is a collection of essays and short stories. It is a collection of stories that will pluck at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone. It is divided Into five categories: Coming of Age features essays about growing up in the 50s and 60s. Family and Friends Animal Friends Passing Parade, observations on the changes in our world Senior Moments
  • That Old Barn

    by Jennifer Hobbs Zahn
    One day, Little Guy and Nana went out for a drive. They drove by an old barn that looked like it was very sad and about to fall down. Inside the barn, they could see an unhappy old tractor who looked like he just wanted to be useful again. Little Guy asked Nana to take them by the barn every day on their drive home from school. Little Guy felt sorry for the poor old barn and its friend the tractor, so he started to pray that they'd both be saved. Nana was proud of her little grandson who took ... more
  • 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