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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Once upon an Apple Martini

    by Kendal Taylor

    There’s nothing like a strong drink after a day of hard work. Calyssa is at her favorite bar in New York, drinking, because things aren’t going swimmingly for her. After landing a remunerative job at Shred Unread as a secretary, Calyssa was able to afford a one-bedroom apartment, and even purchased her first couch to prove to her mom she’s now an adult. If life is anything like gambling, this job is the equivalent of a royal flush. 

    However, there’s Babette,... more

  • OHM: A Novel of Resistance

    by Philip Deal

    Wonderful, beautiful, always liberating technology. Or maybe not. Set in California’s Silicon Valley, OHM follows the lives of famous inventors, powerful entrepreneurs, and three ordinary people as they search for meaning in a world of runaway technology and reckless ambition.

    OHM will have you asking one question over and over again. Did this really happen?

    • Did a Silicon Valley entrepreneur really drive his brand new car off the edge of a... more
  • The Launch

    by Mark Victor Young
    Watson Sinclair has only been in New York for a couple of hours and already he’s had a small accident in his car involving some distracting cleavage and an inconveniently-placed fruit stand. His best friend JC Dubois is a few blocks away kidnapping the editor of the Royal Features Syndicate. Watson has to pick them up and get back across the Canadian border safely with their prisoner. It didn’t have to be this way. Watson and JC always wanted to be cartoonists for the daily papers. Their dre... more
  • Sassafrass Jones & Her Forever Steiff Friends ABC's

    by Cathleen Smith-Bresciani;Rebekah Kaufman
    A delightful book featuring vintage Steiff animals to help children learn their ABCs! Sassafrass Jones & Her Forever Friends ABCs, uses bright colors, playful words, and bold images to help youngsters learn the alphabet in the most memorable way possible. Each letter comes to life through a charming photo, happy poem, and brief history of the Steiff animal illustrated. And, to give the lessons an international flavor, the name of each animal is provided in English, French, Spanish, German, Chin... more
  • The Gospel According to Yeshua's Cat

    by C. L. Francisco
    Mari is a cat surviving by her claws on the fringes of the Judean desert. Yeshua is a man with healing hands, seeking solitude in the wastes beyond Qumran. Their paths cross when Yeshua rescues her from wild dogs and carries her to safety in his arms. An extraordinary friendship grows up between them, and when he leaves the desert she rides with him, his closest companion, hidden in a sling beneath his robe. Mari tells Yeshua’s story from a cat’s eye-view—from hours spent curled against his hear... more
  • The Waiters-A stage play

    by J.A. Carter-Winward

    The Waiters is a play that explores what happens when three couples attempt to take love off-line. Carter-Winward's play delves into technology's impact on our notions of romance and fidelity, across generations and across technological platforms. This short, three-act play tells three different stories with one common theme: how do we connect?

    In Little Black Facebook, a young woman tries to connect with her boyfriend, but between texts, social media and conflicting expectation... more

  • TDTM (Talk Dirty to Me)

    by J.A. Carter-Winward
    Chelsea's having a bad day. Her mom blew up (long story), her husband left her for another man (long story), she lost her job and apartment (another long story), and the long and short of it is-she is out of options. But her estranged dead mother left her a way out, a way out of all of it. All she has to do is do the one thing she refuses to do: take over the family business. What is the family business? Sex, sex, and more sex. So what's the big deal? Chelsea doesn't like sex. Or people. Or thin... more
  • The Rub: A Novel

    by J.A. Carter-Winward
    Nominee for the Utah Humanities Council Book of the Year for 2012-13 Two fifteen year-old girls. One suicide pact. One girl survives. Four years later, the surviving girl's mother and the dead girl's father begin an affair, shattering the lives of all involved--each of them suffering, each of them carrying their own brand of grief and denial, culpability and survival. But not everything is as it seems. As the two families hurdle toward an inevitable revelation from that night four years ago, no ... more
  • Grind: A Novel

    by J.A. Carter-Winward
    Six different people from different walks of life all come together in unimaginable ways when they each have a surprising connection to one woman. She is Kopper Kandy, a nude dancer in a Portland strip club, Exxxotica, and she will change each of their lives forever. Meanwhile Kopper Kandy is Allison, the single mother, the woman, who must find a way to integrate herself before she loses who she is forever. As each person is drawn to the club, the reverberations through their relationships are f... more
  • The Cats of Rekem: The Sequel to Yeshua's Cat

    by C. L. Francisco
    The Cats of Rekem opens in the fabled city of Petra (Rekem). Francisco fashions a magical kaleidoscope of characters surrounding Jesus of Nazareth, both before and after his resurrection—many of them cats born into a line originating in Egypt and uniquely able to communicate with human beings. 25 years have passed in Rekem since the child Yeshua’s rescue (in A Cat Out of Egypt) by Zaidan, a powerful caravan master, and Tikos, an Egyptian priestess accompanied by a pregnant temple cat from Bubast... more
  • A Toucan Can Can You?

    by danny adlerman
    A book of tongue twisters (eg How much tea could a teaspoon spoon of a teaspoon could spoon tea? As much tea as a teaspoon could if a teaspoon could spoon tea!) Employing mostly (but not exclusively) compound words, each spread is rendered by a different well known children's illustrator including Demi, Ashley Wolff, Pat Cummings, and ten others. Includes music CD sung by the author with music written by Jim Babjak of The Smithereens.
  • Down Home Blues

    by Phyllis R. Dixon
    Home is the place where when you have to go there, they have to let you in. Eden, Arkansas is a town you are from, not move to. But when divorce, foreclosure, domestic violence, and an all-expense paid trip (also called prison) disrupt the Washington siblings’ perfectly planned lives, they end up back down home. Instead of serenity, sibling rivalries, divided loyalties and money squabbles resurface. Even the good news, that there may be natural gas on ... more
  • Requiem Shark

    by W. E. Burnette
    When an old surfer is killed by a big bull shark off the Florida coast, an odd collection of footloose misfits is drawn to the beach where he died--two friends who served with him in Vietnam, two 30-something wildlife journalists drawn by the chance of a story to jumpstart their careers, and Kelli Ryder, a seventeen-year-old dropout with high school behind her and an uncertain future ahead, whose heroic attempt to take the shark's victim away from it makes front-page news. Together they becom... more
  • The Adventures of the Poodle Posse

    by Chrysa Smith
    It's December. The Flout family, which includes an ever-growing posse of mini-poos is as expected, arguing. While their loving but clueless owner, Mrs. Flout squelches it--it's not for long and she makes a case for behaving, since Santa is watching and listening. But back at the North Pole, Santa has a problem---his elves have come down with a case of Elfluenza and the only cure is time and rest. With none of this to spare, Santa goes to Plan B and creates a flurry of activity and unexpected sur... more
  • A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Tales

    by John Ottini
    The perfect Christmas stocking stuffer for pet lovers, family and friends. This book contains four heartwarming Christmas stories about our feline friends and the humans who love them.
  • Museum of Unheard (of) Things

    by Roland Albrecht

    The first catalogue raisonné of Museum der Unerhörten Dinge, the world-famous "literary cabinet of curiosities" in Berlin.