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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Where Gringos Don't Belong

    by Robert Joe Stout
    \tEarly in the evening of November 25, 2006, George Bynum, the protagonist of Where Gringos Don’t Belong, leaves his Mexican novia Patricia among anti-government protest marchers in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico and returns to his apartment to finish a report for his employers, the Rural Development through Education Center. Before he can finish, his cell phone rings. “They’re attacking! Killing..! They won’t…stop!” Patricia’s voice rings in his ears. He rushes out, hoping to find her, but blinded ... more
  • The Agony of Keeping Secrets

    by Saber Saleuddin
    The novel tells the fascinating story of seven friends whose lives and loves interweave over the course of twenty five years and across three continents and several religions. The friends relocate to advance their careers, fall in and out of love, and suffer successes and tragedies. The story begins with Kamal, a brilliant pre-med student, driven by his passion to cure eye diseases of the poor.. With much of the action set in medical facilities throughout the world, the readers get an insider'... more
  • A Chasing After the Wind

    by Jim Carson
    No one was supposed to get hurt. Young Mack Shannon, of black-Irish descent, was the driver for the two robbers. He was just the driver. He didn't steal the money and he didn't shoot the cop, but when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, it's him the cops are looking for. What Mack doesn't expect is for his affluent uncle and aunt to take him under their wing and train him to be the most formidable force Memphis has ever seen: a disciplined, educated man of wealth, with a fearless passion for su... more
  • Heaven Has No Regrets

    by Tessa Shaffer
    *Based on a TRUE STORY* Faith and Makenzie weren’t just cousins, they were best friends. And no matter what life threw at them, no matter what they lost, they would always have each other . . . until Faith got sick, and time was like its own disease. Hear each girl’s struggle and survival from their own point of view as they tell their story of life, love, and letting go. Walk with the narrator as she moves through an unwanted end, to a new beginning. Keep moving through the emotional journey to... more
  • Traveling Light

    by Jeff Tompkins

    Traveling Light tells the dramatic story of a young woman whose carefully planned future is up-ended by her impulse-buy of a used Honda Civic. Casey Hansmeyer is a recent graduate of Brown University who discovers, within days of buying her car, the dubious allure of I-95, that non-celebrated, non-wonder of an interstate highway which she can easily access from her home in Providence. Thoughts of grad school start to fade once Casey begins going for longer and longer drives on the hi... more

  • Victorianne Phoenix is a Real Princess

    by Kinya Shakur Travis
    Victorianne Phoenix loves Princess Kristy! She has the entire collection of books, movies and dolls. Today, Victorianne wants to dress up and look just like Kristy. Simple, or so she thinks….when Mommy attempts to recreate the Princess’ look, the results are not as Victorianne expected. Disappointed and confused, Victorianne wonders if this means she’ll never look like, or be a real Princess like the one in her doll collection. Well, her Mommy knows a thing or two about Princesses from fara... more
  • Gabbie Flowers: And the Key to the Universe

    by Dianne Caplin
    Eleven year old Gabbie Flowers never imagined that winning the school mural contest would turn into a nightmare. She knew her friend could be mean, but Gabbie never thought her friend had the power to make Gabbie’s favorite things – like flying through the night sky with her invisible friend, Samuel, and visiting her mother in Heaven – come to a crashing halt. Samuel holds the key that can put the bullying to rest, but due to Gabbie's fear, she can no longer see him. Desperate, he must find a... more
  • The Limbus of the Moon

    by Bill Mego
    The Limbus of the Moon is a feel-good adventure about two young people, in dead end careers, who meet in Chicago in an extraordinary way and get caught up in an eccentric, and possibly delusional, man's search for the most poisonous sea anemone in the world and the medicines it may yield. That search takes them to a remote fish camp in the Florida Keys, an exotic island in the Straits of Florida, and the mountaintop home of a fabulously wealthy Chinese shipping magnate in Vancouver, British C... more
  • Rhinoceros Summer

    by Jamie Thornton
  • Into the Slough

    by Keith Wilcox
    When a piano washed up on his family’s pear farm in a flood ten years ago, Joe convinced himself that it was no accident—that the instrument was a gift from God. And ever since that day, he has been hopelessly preoccupied with spiritual things—whether he was on a walk in the orchard he named Eden or gazing at stars from atop a radio tower that pierces the sky. His devotion to this lifestyle has left him with a reputation among his friends and around town as the "good boy." So when his cousin end... more
  • Such a Good Boy

    by Josh Olsen
    Josh Olsen's sophomore effort is a grab bag of candid flash fiction, self-deprecating personal essays, and subversive pop culture musings that (warning: cliché alert) make the ordinary extraordinary and mine the humor, darkness, and resplendence of childhood, parenthood, and baseball cards.
  • The Panchatantra Retold: Part 1 - Mitra Bheda

    by Sonal Panse
    The Panchatantra Retold is a collection of entertaining and enlightening folk-tales from Ancient India, originally narrated by Pandit Vishnu Sharma to the three Princes of Mahilaropya to infuse them with the much-needed worldly wisdom that traditional learning had failed to impart.
  • The Music Makers

    by Shirley Russak Wachtel
    The Music Makers by Shirley Russak Wachtel, author of the acclaimed memoir, My Mother’s Shoes, is the story of five individuals living in upstate New York: Virginia, a divorcee embarking on a new career as she worries over the demands of her grown daughters; Joshua, a widower haunted by the memories of his lost wife as he faces a rebellious son; Christine, an artist who struggles with a terrible secret; Adam who finds himself in the first throes of love with the wrong person; and David a Holocau... more
  • The Story of Sassy Sweetwater

    by Vera Jane Cook
    After thirteen years on the run Violet McLaughlin returns to Carter’s Crossing, South Carolina, in 1962, with her young daughter, Sassy. The Crossing is right outside of Beaufort and the turmoil of the Civil Rights movement will forever leave its scars on the young and impressionable girl. As Sassy stands before the imposing white farmhouse for the first time, with no knowledge of her history but that the McLaughlin's are her kin, Sassy begins a journey that will tear her apart before it heals h... more
  • Mommy is a Worrywart

    by Jenni Kaye
    Does Mommy worry too much? Little Hedge thinks Mommy is a worrywart. But does she really have anything to worry about? Other than sharks, strange creatures and space aliens, that is…. Mommy is a Worrywart explores the fears of parenthood through the eyes of a mischievous little child.
  • Reindeer Dust

    by Kate Dwyer
    Reindeer Dust is an interactive picture book that engages the imagination through family participation. The book tells the classic tale of how the Reindeer Dust tradition first began. Designed with the entire family in mind, the book also includes an easy recipe and poem to be read on Christmas Eve.