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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Francesco's Song

    by C.M.Furio
    Set amidst the drama of Fascist Italy, Francesco’s Song is the gripping story of one man’s struggle to survive. Inspired by family history, C.M. Furio tells the poignant story of young Francesco as he grows up in the small seaside town of Mola di Bari. The saga of birth, love and death in rural southern Italy unfolds as the country is pulled into the cataclysm of world events. Francesco’s carefree youth ends when the oratory of Mussolini and the pervasive false sense of patriotism s... more
  • Feminine Prerogatives : 3 Tales of Empowerment

    by Louise Jaffe
    Louise Jaffe, author of Feminine Prerogatives: 3 Tales of Empowerment, is a Pushcart nominee for poetry. Here is what some concerned and creative writers of today have to say about her first work of fiction, Feminine Prerogatives. **Feminine Prerogatives: 3 Tales of Empowerment, is Louise Jaffe’s first fiction book, a trilogy of novellas about women’s choices and survival, sometimes humorous, sometimes painful, always insightful. Jaffe writes with wit and poignancy, her characters are everyday e... more
  • Wages of Sin

    by Charlene Gage
    Enduring the pain of her mother's murder, her father's rejection, and her grandmother's rules, Reva rebels against all positive influences. With an abortion behind her by age fifteen, Reva spirals from one bad decision to the next, with no guidelines to distinguish right from wrong.**Intentionally getting pregnant to lure the married man she thinks she loves, Reva constantly flounders to provide for the son she finally bears. Stability eludes her at every turn. Despite the pack of despicable cha... more
  • Indian Summer

    by Douglas Graney
    Capturing the spirit of the Native American plight, Indian Summer chronicles a modern Apache trek from Seminole reservations in Florida to an Apache reservation in New Mexico. Inspired by an ancestral calling, Ben Henry, the protagonist leads over one hundred fellow Apaches halfway across modern America on horseback to the land of their grandfathers. Along the way they encounter political hostility, racism and violence, which parallels what their ancestors experienced over a century before.**Gle... more
  • Surprising Mrs. Rhubarbson (Marble Mangosteen's Good Deed Collection Book 1)

    by Hadeel Hmoud
    Mrs. Rhubarbson is a busy raccoon. She's Marble and Shooz's landlady and she manages the Old Folks Home all by herself! She spends all her time taking care of others. Roxy, her daughter, works with Marble and Shooz to plan a surprise for her and show her she's special too.
  • The Silence of Trees

    by Valya Dudycz Lupescu
    In Chicago's Ukrainian Village, Nadya Lysenko has built her life on a foundation of secrets. When she was sixteen, Nadya snuck out of her house in Western Ukraine to meet a fortuneteller in the woods. She never expected it to be the last time she would see her family. Decades later, Nadya continues to be haunted by the death of her parents and sisters. The myths and magic of her childhood are still a part of her reality: dreams unite friends across time and space, house spirits misplace keys and... more
  • All Tomorrow's Parties

    by Martin Smith
    A Southern college town and its thriving local music scene, where the music’s neither “sacred” nor “profane” so long as it’s good… A lost tape of a beloved band’s legendary show… A record label, poised to break big, which certain people want to be part of – by any means necessary… Two visitors, whose own music has been muted by regrets over long-ago bad decisions: Chuck McDonough, former grad student, who skipped town after learning things about himself he couldn’t face; and Penny Froward, w... more
  • Game Seven

    by Tom Rock
    Sportswriter Scott Findle’s life is turned upside-down wading through a set of bizarre circumstances and comical occurrences which have hijacked a World Series between the Red Sox and the Cubs with just one game left to play. As he grapples with the oddities of his professional duties, he also struggles to keep his personal life in the base path. His former best friend, the famous writer Fig O’Leary, has re-entered his life, as has his ex-wife who now works as a consultant for a presidential can... more
  • Eyes Like Mine

    by Lauren Cecile
    Eyes Like Mine is a literary historical novel about the intersecting lives of a wealthy African-American woman and a Jewish lawyer who fled Nazi Germany. When Justinia and Julius meet at an NAACP convention, they defy family and societal expectations and change each other's lives forever. Their story, told in alternating viewpoints with insightful wit and humor, reveals their experiences involving race and class and the sacrifices they make while living and surviving the turbulent 1930s.
  • The Fallen: Chains of Fire (Book One)

    by Monica R. Fowler
    Since she was a kid, Marie Mitchell has been plagued with dreams of foreign lands, visions of another period in time and floating handwriting that appears from nowhere, but none of it made sense. Not until she bumped into the new guy at school, Brenton Kane, which started a chain of events that was prophesied before they were born. Once Brenton enters her life, she feels she can't live without him, and he makes it clear that he can't live without her. Marie quickly finds out they are connected m... more
  • Eyes Like Mine

    by lauren cecile
    Eyes Like Mine is literary historical fiction depicting the intersecting lives of a wealthy Negro aristocrat living in Jim Crow Washington D.C. and a Jewish lawyer who fled Nazi Germany. When Justinia and Julius meet at an NAACP convention, they defy family and societal expectations and change each other's lives forever. Their story, told in alternating viewpoints with insightful wit and humor, reveals their experiences involving race and class and sacrifices they make while living and surviving... more
  • The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab

    by Janice S. C. Petrie

    The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab is a horseshoe crab adventure with a happy ending. This picture book has a whimsical, rhyming style, and portrays horseshoe crabs exhibiting behaviors that they commonly use in real life. It's the perfect choice for a family read-aloud for children 4-10 years old. It also is a great tool for teachers who are studying marine life, tidepools, or coastal sea animals. The fun, colorful, simply drawn illustrations are expressive, and brin... more

  • un libro per sognare

    by Teresa Averta

    In un “Un libro per sognare”, guida utile e significativa per affrontare il tema dell’educazione all’affettività nelle scuole e nella famiglia, l’autrice Teresa Averta presenta un percorso di sperimentazioni svolte "sul campo"  e fornisce a genitori, insegnanti ed  educatori una miniera di consigli utili non solo a livello didattico-educativo ma anche pratico con  istruzioni chiare ... more

  • Captain Mullet and the Compass Rose

    by Joel Ratner
    Henry Morgan Selmer was quite content in his bridgehouse, listening to old standards on his Zenith, pecking out his great American novel at a broken typewriter, and trying to ignore the world around him. But along comes Eddie Eye as his new apprentice and Henry’s world is capsized. In spite of their mutual disdain, ol' Captain Henry and Eddie have a number of misadventures with some well-seasoned diner waitresses, an obese lighthouse wickie, a homeless basket weaver, a pair of drunken bricklayer... more
  • The Last Hanging in Scots Bend

    by Jack Hammond Jr
    Peace. In the aftermath of the Civil War, everyone said they wanted peace, but in Scots Bend, a century old conflict between two families reignites and intensifies to a brutal climax just before the turn of the century. • Stash Harris avenges the deaths of his mother and father by the brutal murder of two men. His sentence is death by hanging. • Leland Cason, Stash Harris' uncle and the sheriff, fights to maintain order and protect his family. He is responsible for hanging his nephew. • The matr... more
  • Before Life Happened

    by Isabel Curtis
    When sixteen year old Hayden Wilson recovers from the hospital, her world is upside-down. Her parents are dead, and her three older brothers are all she's got left. But times are difficult, and staying strong is even harder. Wrong friendships and wrong choices will lead her to a path of self-destruction, a one way ticket to downfall. But at some point, Hayden has to learn how to deal with life. Putting the pieces back together and growing up. Because it's ok to want to go back to befor... more