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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Hope City

    by Neil Perry Gordon
    Hope City is the adventure story of Samuel Rothman and his best friend, Liam Kampen, two teenage boys from San Francisco who, in the summer of 1898, venture into the goldfields of the Alaskan wilderness.
  • Identity

    by Alexandra Bayer
    Naya hasn't had the best first year of university - her boyfriend broke up with her, leaving her friendless and pining after him. That is, until she meets Brynn one day at the gym. Brynn is cool and beautiful, and new to the city. Naya is her first friend here. But when Brynn actually turns out to be the famous actress Aviva Jersey in disguise, Naya must decide how much of their friendship is real and how much was just an act. And the longer Naya spends around Aviva, the more of the spotlight sh... more
  • The Giant: A Novel of Michelangelo's David

    by Laura Morelli

    As a colossal statue takes shape in Renaissance Florence, the lives of a master sculptor and a struggling painter become stunningly intertwined.

    Florence, 1500. Fresco painter Jacopo Torni longs to make his mark in the world. But while his peers enjoy prestigious commissions, his meager painting jobs are all earmarked to pay down gambling debts.

    When Jacopo hears of a competition to create Florence's greatest sculpture, he pins all his hopes ... more

  • Goodbye, Hello; It's Never Too Late to Start Again

    by Allyson R. Abbott
    When Linda’s best friend pointed out to her how she’d changed over the years she realized with horror how much her now deceased husband, Martin, had influenced and controlled her choices in life. She had been a possession rather than a person. Her wardrobe and hair style were not how she preferred and somehow had allowed him to change her into a ‘mini me’ version of his interfering mother. The woman who was still being the overpowering and controlling in law. After Linda’s wakeup call, she ha... more
  • Alone.

    by Michael Califra
    It has been forty-four hollow days since Henry died. The phone has stopped ringing; people no longer make spontaneous visits. Having paid their respects, friends and neighbors have moved on from their concern and back to daily routines, removed from her grief and mourning. Inside the house she and Henry had shared, Paige sat in solitude. Alone. Twenty-four hours in which she struggles to come to terms with the death of her partner of forty years, and the choices she made in life. Whiplashing bet... more

    by Allen Leonard Meece

    Meece’s novel follows a sonar technician on the destroyer USS Abel in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War. Crew members become disgusted with their part in the immoral war and do a take-away. They take the ship from the officers and race the whole US Navy to China, seeking escape from the bondage of military coercion.

  • The World of Letters: A Tale of Jealousy

    by C.C. Strachan

    The virtual world of AbbaLand is the home of all English letters and English words. It is watched over by the all-powerful creator, Abba, although many letters don’t believe He exists. They think He is just a fairy tale.

    Because he thinks that no one sees his actions, A comes up with a bad plan that has the potential to throw the entire land into chaos. A is jealous of I. A wants to be the most popular letter, but the invention of words like iPod and iPad have made I one of the mo... more

  • Ring On Deli

    by Eric Giroux

    A novel about supermarkets and democracy.

    Brothers Ray and Patrick Markham live in Pennacook, Massachusetts, a despairing former mill town plagued by feral boars. It’s the type of place where streets are named for scoundrel governors and lesser Monopoly properties, where even Dr. Chong, the high-school principal, can’t bear to mingle with the locals in her free time.

    Ray serves as Patrick’s legal guardian. He spends his days on the Bounty Bag deli line, making a ... more

  • Chased

    by M. Liz Boyle
    Marlee and her sisters are glad to be hiking again with the Miles boys. Their group of five is strong and cohesive as they explore the rugged mountains of Montana. When they first meet Thad, a dehydrated hiker on the trail, they offer first aid to help him recover. Thad seems harmless until he tells them to hike a few extra miles at sunset. When Lydie finds a hand-drawn map that Thad dropped, the group realizes that he is a modern day treasure hunter – and he decides that they're after his trea... more
  • Her World: A Compilation of Women's Works from Around The World

    by Her Place, Any Region
    Her World, Creative Collections, is an eclectic and heartfelt compilation by women around the world! Brought to you by Her Place, Any Region, engage in poetry, prose, book excerpts, personal life experiences, photography and art showcasing the female mind, her heart and her experiences. A treasure chest box of life, there is something for everyone.
  • In Love and War

    by Chris McClelland
    In Love and War is the moving story of two young people in love at the cusp of adulthood and America’s entry into WW II. Inga, a German girl, and Mack, an American pilot. "A debut drama, set before and during World War II, which explores the distinction between friend and foe.... Author McClelland deftly follows several characters whose lives are involuntarily turned upside down by war and who are compelled to fight. He provocatively raises profound questions about how one defines and compart... more
  • Reunion

    by David Scott
    Robert Allen was the son of a plantation owner. Sammy Allen was the son of a slave living on the same plantation. They became best friends in 1850 when they were ten years old. How did the turbulence of the 1850s and the Civil War affect their friendship and their lives? Find out in Reunion!
  • Dalila

    by Fleur S. Lewis
    In a small bar in Studio City, Joe meets the woman of his dreams. Allison is beautiful and sweet, charming. He knows without a doubt, from the moment their eyes meet, that she’s it. The one. When his friends take him to Las Vegas for his bachelor party, however, Joe meets Dalila, and he forgets the meaning of commitment, loyalty, honesty. Dalila is an exotic dancer with a broken past. Lonely and isolated, she shies away from everything—drugs, booze, men. But then she sees Joe in her audience, ... more
  • The Natural Trajectory of Human Consciousness: Ten Speculative Stories

    by William W. Chan

    This is a meditation on death and consciousness through fictional narratives. Is consciousness the foundation of reality? If it is, then we hardly know it, preoccupied as we are with material concerns. It is quite possible that the trajectory of consciousness isn’t as it is assumed - beginning at birth and ending in death. What if it is naturally unpredictable? Where do we return to when we fall asleep and are momentarily cut off from the projections of our minds? Do we return to that s... more

  • Grey The Dog, A Tail of a Dream

    by SD Hall
    Grey is a dog who is having a wonderful dream. First he finds himself running through the forest close to a stream. There are flowers in bloom and rabbits to chase and play with. But when a giant rabbit begins to chase him back, what will Grey do? Can he make it home safely?
  • Johnny Famous Journey

    by Adebowale Ajibulu
    Johnny Afolabi Mathew is a Nigerian young man who resides with his parent in South Africa. He decides to become famous by all means in other to exact the humiliation he suffers during the commemoration of the New Freedom Day under the first-ever elected black President of South Africa, President Nelson Mandela in 1995. He believes being famous would be the instrument to revenge and to become famous education is the only tool. He faced his studies after inform his father of relocating to Unit... more