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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Taking Stock

    by Scott Bartlett
    Just as Sheldon Mason is about to end it all, he meets his upstairs neighbour, a drug dealer named Sam. Sam gets him professional help, as well as a job at a local grocery store. As he struggles to make sense of his life, Sheldon starts to notice something odd about one of his new co-workers, Gilbert Ryan. Gilbert seems to know about Sheldon's mental health issues - in fact, he seems to know secrets about everyone. And Gilbert sees value in Sheldon...
  • The Women of Great Island

    by Dianne Comiskey
    A colonial English public house, on an island in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, between the years 1690-1740, provides the setting. Established as a refuge and lookout station for on-shore whalers, the tavern becomes home to six women. First and third person narratives trace their stories and relationships--bonds that mirror the social, matriarchal behavior of the pilot whales the men hunt.
  • Glory: The Hair

    by Sandra Hamer

    Glory...the Hair takes you inside Touch Up Beauty Salon. Jennifer Williams goes in for a routine hair salon visit. She leaves with more than she bargains for. Shelia Kennedy snips off more of Jennifer's hair than she requests. Jennifer is furious and takes her to court. She's not suing for money. You'll have to flip through the pages of Glory...the Hair to find out that part.

  • The Devil's Widow and Other Stories

    by Richard Average

    Ten magical realism stories of Man's relation to the Sea,Love, Life and Death. In the midst of the drudgery of our here-below they evoke a bright spirit world where the flame of consciousness burns true and free.And maybe a wee bit Pixie-ish. 

  • The Architect Of Law

    by Michael Jeffery Blair

    Two men. One a wealthy corporate lawyer from Los Angeles to whom success has come easy. The other a former homeless child from the streets of Rio aching for the big money. Both are reaching for something impossible, something that has always eluded them.

    For ascending law firm associate Randal DeVergeres, success had come without much effort. He is riding high on a free-running global economy that has reordered the world. He had attended the right schools, cultivated the right contacts,... more

  • Devon: The Wild Adventures of Devon and Friends

    by Elena N. Marcus

    Ages: 4 to 10 years old. Devon's friends, Picco and the panda bear get in trouble at the zoo and are rescued by the boy's first grader friend, Shirley, and her schoolmates. A  74-page illustrated story written in rhymes and in play format, to be read aloud, interactively.

  • Sudden Rivers

    by Michael Jeffery Blair

    A mid-level U.S. diplomat is sent on a mission to Egypt the day before a military coup that nobody expected. Suddenly, the streets aren’t safe for anyone, especially an American, especially one who mysteriously begins to show fantastic healing powers.

    Set alternately in Washington DC, Cairo and Alexandria, “Sudden Rivers” takes us into the richly imagined world of a modern Egypt and spins a tale of a complex society in flux told through the eyes of a man in crisis,&nbs... more

  • Just Mercy

    by Dorothy Van Soest
    Bernadette Baker lives through every mother’s worst nightmare when her adopted sixteen-year-old daughter, Veronica, is brutally murdered by a deranged stranger. The shocking and random act of violence sets off a chain of events that causes Bernadette’s family to face unimaginable pain and question everything they hold dear. Ten years later Veronica’s killer, Raelynn Blackwell, is facing execution. Despite being united in their grief over Veronica, the Baker family is deeply divided about the de... more
  • Untethered

    by Katie Hayoz
    Sixteen-year-old Sylvie isn’t comfortable in her own skin. In fact, there are times she can’t even manage to stay inside it. She accidentally astral projects in all the worst places -- from the cafeteria to the car -- slipping out of her body and fainting to the floor. After years of trying to ignore her ability to astral project, Sylvie finally decides to embrace it. But she also decides to embrace the shadows that accompany her on her out-of-body experiences. Opening herself up to the shad... more
  • Reel Sharpe

    by Jenna Baker
    After working as a producer in reality television for the past eight years, Victoria Sharpe knows how important it is to get the shot. When she teams up with two unwilling detectives on her latest gig, a real-life detective series called Murder Live!, her unorthodox style and in-your-face approach throws the cops for a loop. She asks a grieving mother to redo a camera take to show stronger emotion and nearly gets kicked off the project when she decides to go undercover to try to solve the ca... more
  • The Fog Index

    by Pat Jourdan
    People are puzzled, trapped or inquisitive as a painting comes to life and an hotel disappears. A story goes on trial, love-letters surface, protestors stagger past ; these stories give shape to random events.
  • The UnStealer

    by Joshua Wilson
    The UnStealer is an interactive story about a thief who sneaks into situations and steals the "un" from the front of descriptive words ultimately turning negative events and feelings into positive ones. It is recommended for ages 4+.
  • We'll See You When We Get There: Stories

    by Jude Joseph Lovell
    A resonant, diverse short story collection from the author of the acclaimed novel BLUE SIX. A man struggling with personal tragedy and financial hardship unwillingly mimics his father's breakdown ... a traveler spends two haunting nights in an isolated British farmhouse ... a middle-aged woman with a secret guides a waylaid youth through a burned world towards a towering monolith ... a 40-year-old father exchanges vivid rock n' roll dreams for the sake of his young daughter's future ... a would-... more
  • Blue Six: A Novel

    by Jude Joseph Lovell
    In 2033’s tarnished America, an ambitious, unnamed filmmaker, employed by an educational production company called Formative Experience Films, has earned his first directorial gig. The assignment: travel back in time 40 years to Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1993, to shoot a documentary concerning the acclaimed fiction writer Joel Duvell’s own first job as a platoon leader in the United States Army. Over a six-week production, as the film crew documents the young officer’s life, we witness an artist... more
  • A Home for Wayward Husbands

    by Johnee Cherry
    Bitzy Smith has big-time man trouble times four. This intertwined story follows Bitzy through her first, but brief, love affair to the present day where she has expanded, but maybe not grown-up. From the time she had been old enough to sashay, Bitzy has been attracted to the wrong men, the guys with a big, invisible L for loser stamped on their foreheads. When Beau, her long, lost husband shows up looking for a place to crash, Bitzy unwittingly takes him into her home, but he hasn't returned alo... more
  • Is There Enough?

    by Faye Hartzell

    Noah is curious and watches everything. He asks questions when he doesn't undertand things and searches for answers. Something exciting is happening at his house. He has checked the dining room, the living room, and the bedrooms but he still wonders, is there enough?

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