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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Clean Little Pig/El Cochinito Limpio

    by Mary Esparza-Vela/A. M. Vela
    A BILINGUAL BOOK: A little pig named Jiggles does not like to get dirty and panics every time his parents try to get him to play in the mud with his siblings. He considers mud gross and full of germs. Can he overcome his phobia? (A read-aloud story for children 4-9 years of age) A un cochinito llamado Jiggles no le gusta ensuciarse y le da pánico cada vez que sus padres tratan de convencerlo de jugar en el lodo con sus hermanitos. ¿Podrá superar su fobia? (Un libro para leer en voz a... more
  • Finding Buddha: A Novel

    by Jay Chalnick
    Five-year-old Hubert “Bode” Price is too young to recognize his life’s purpose, but one thing is certain: people have been searching for him since the day he was born. Narrated by his father, Finding Buddha follows Bode on a cross-country road trip complete with spectacular hikes, encounters with Mexican drug lords, and intimate conversations about love, loss, life, death, and rebirth. As Bode struggles to remember the mother he never knew, his father discovers what she left him: a boy in her... more
  • Jala and the Wolves

    by Marti Dumas
    Have you ever dreamed of being a wolf? Jala has. And she thinks her magical mother has found a way to make her dream come true. Her mother won’t actually come right out and say she is magic. That’s not how magic works. But Jala knows magic when she sees it, so she is not a bit surprised when a mysterious mirror appears in her room one day. Like Alice’s looking glass, the mirror opens a portal to a new world. A world of wolves.
  • On Being There . . . when death is salvation

    by B. W. Van Riper
    After months of failing health and anguishing twists and turns in her medical situation, Liz learned that her fate was sealed. Every avenue of hope was closed to her. Doctors gave what they could. But the couldn't give Liz hope. Mortally ill is Liz. Her disease is not only terminal, but her time is short. She is inspired to take control of her own fate/with stipulations. She wants to end her life in her own way surrounded by her dear friends. The moral support of fast friends, th... more
  • Chihuahuas Like Cheese

    by Janice Wills Kingsbury
    Bogie, the Chihuahua, tries his best to act like the big dogs. But even though Bogie thinks and acts big, he's beginning to feel like he doesn't get his fair share of things. One of the bigger dogs always gets there first. What bothers him most is he is the last dog to get cheese, his favorite thing in the whole world. One day, while vacationing in Duck, North Carolina, a series of events occurs that will change Bogie's life and way of thinking forever!
  • Once We Were Friends

    by Bryan Mooney
    It was summer, 1959. It was a different time, a quieter and gentler time. America was at peace or rather it was a time between wars. For Davey Malloy it was the start of summertime, a week after Memorial Day and days after his twelfth birthday. He now had his freedom and the entire summer to do whatever he wanted. He and his best friends Timmy and Sunny were free to go hiking, fishing, biking, swimming, and exploring. They would have a grand old time but that summer would turn out different than... more
  • iGeneration 2.1

    by Eusebio Sandoval
  • Coleccionista de Almas

    by Bertha Jacobson
    This book is in Spanish and was a finalist in the International Latino Book Awards under 'first books' in Spanish. Con imaginación, destreza y una pizca de sarcasmo, Bertha Jacobson nos transporta hasta un pequeño pueblo fronterizo de México donde Aurora Legarreta, la hija del dueño de la funeraria, relata los sueños y anhelos de su gente. Algunos viven allí, otros han cruzado la frontera para buscar el Sueño Americano. En quince cuentos entrañables, viajamos a lo largo de un siglo para darnos ... more
  • Seven Viking Days

    by Lee Cuesta

    Viking tales of Woden, Thor, Frigg, Saturn and more fill this book.  From these tales, Vikings named the days of our week.  Seven Viking Days engages children, parents and grandparents with vibrant, unique illustrations while telling these stories in the context of Viking lifestyle and society.  It is a conversation between Sun and the Viking boy, Canute, and reinforces the correct sequence of the days.  The authentic origins of our days’ names resulted sole... more

  • Not To Mention a Nice Life

    by Sean Murphy
    Byron is a real piece of work in progress: old enough to own his own condo, young enough to be unmarried but understand he’s not getting any younger. Between the deadening commutes and hours spent cheerleading for a company that’s perfected the art of layoffs, he struggles to make meaningful connections during the work days and especially after hours. There is solace in friendly banter with his few trusted colleagues and in supporting his one remaining close friend. But he begins to suspect the ... more
  • A Veil of Fog and Flames

    by Lori Hart Beninger
    At fifteen, Guinevere Walker and Jack Moylan are not yet galvanized for the future. In the roiling cauldron that is San Francisco of 1851 – a city devastated by suspicious fires, a dangerous brand of justice imposed by vigilantes from its formidable business community, and the cloud of slavery – the two face issues and questions that thrust them into adulthood and mold their very nature. Do they conform or rebel? Do they succumb to social conventions and restrictions? Or do they pursue their dre... more
  • Crossing the Eastern Front: A Novel Based on the True Story of a Teenage SS Volunteer

    by Alan Stroe
    Kidnapped at gunpoint by a German unit from his village in the heart of Transylvania, a devout teenager is starving to death in a POW camp. The only way out is to join a Romanian Waffen-SS unit. As the Anglo-American and Soviet fronts grip Nazi Germany in an ever-tightening vise, the last months of war find him on the losing side, wearing its most hated uniform.
  • Cherries in the Snow

    by Jonathan Douglas Duran
    Cherries in the Snow is a collection of ten short stories. Family trauma, criminals, theoretical physics, murder, mental illness, and the surreal coincide to create dark tales of tragedy and redemption.
  • I Am the Fire That Flares Up Again

    by Jonathan Douglas Duran
    A disturbingly horrific, absurd and bizarre collection of underground Surrealistic prose and short fiction. 'I Am The Fire That Flares Up Again', is a three-act tapestry of transgressions, consisting of the following: I - An anti-novelette II - Short stories and scripts III - Poetry and prose Surrealistic and dark in tone, yet interspersed with pitch-black respites of humor, 'I Am The Fire That Flares Up Again', is an utterly unique experience.
  • Inappropriate Behavior: Short Transgressions

    by Sean Hoade
    In his first collection of short stories, Sean Hoade takes readers places they might not want to go, but they’ll love once they get there. Including: Hooker vs. Retard in hotel room tryst! Husband vs. Wife in S&M Battle Royale! Zombies loose in apocalyptic Las Vegas! Jesus! Robots! Hand harmonicas! Porn stars in the Midwest! Reality TV gender switching! and much more uncomfortable literary adventure!
  • Darwin's Dreams

    by Sean Hoade
    In 1831, when Charles Darwin joins Robert FitzRoy's HMS Beagle for a five-year voyage, the budding naturalist is a 22-year-old unknown, while the Captain is at 26 one of the brightest stars of the Royal Navy, a descendant of Charles II. By 1865, Darwin is world famous, and FitzRoy is a bitter footnote of history, known only for his role in aiding Darwin's earth-shaking observations. This is the story of these two men as their faith, ideas, and reputations clash, meld, and fight for supremacy. To... more