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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Sudden Rivers

    by Michael Jeffery Blair

    — A complex and skillfully crafted novel with vibrant characters set against a background of incendiary social issues.
    A mid-level U.S. diplomat is sent on a mission to Egypt the day before a military coup that nobody expected. Suddenly, the streets aren’t safe for anyone, especially an American, especially one who mysteriously begins to show fantastic healing powers. Something is happening, something profound and it sweeps him into a life he never b... more

  • Just Mercy

    by Dorothy Van Soest
    Bernadette Baker lives through every mother’s worst nightmare when her adopted sixteen-year-old daughter, Veronica, is brutally murdered by a deranged stranger. The shocking and random act of violence sets off a chain of events that causes Bernadette’s family to face unimaginable pain and question everything they hold dear. Ten years later Veronica’s killer, Raelynn Blackwell, is facing execution. Despite being united in their grief over Veronica, the Baker family is deeply divided about the de... more
  • Untethered

    by Katie Hayoz
    Sixteen-year-old Sylvie isn’t comfortable in her own skin. In fact, there are times she can’t even manage to stay inside it. She accidentally astral projects in all the worst places -- from the cafeteria to the car -- slipping out of her body and fainting to the floor. After years of trying to ignore her ability to astral project, Sylvie finally decides to embrace it. But she also decides to embrace the shadows that accompany her on her out-of-body experiences. Opening herself up to the shad... more
  • Reel Sharpe

    by Jenna Baker
    After working as a producer in reality television for the past eight years, Victoria Sharpe knows how important it is to get the shot. When she teams up with two unwilling detectives on her latest gig, a real-life detective series called Murder Live!, her unorthodox style and in-your-face approach throws the cops for a loop. She asks a grieving mother to redo a camera take to show stronger emotion and nearly gets kicked off the project when she decides to go undercover to try to solve the ca... more
  • The Fog Index

    by Pat Jourdan
    People are puzzled, trapped or inquisitive as a painting comes to life and an hotel disappears. A story goes on trial, love-letters surface, protestors stagger past ; these stories give shape to random events.
  • The UnStealer

    by Joshua Wilson
    The UnStealer is an interactive story about a thief who sneaks into situations and steals the "un" from the front of descriptive words ultimately turning negative events and feelings into positive ones. It is recommended for ages 4+.
  • We'll See You When We Get There: Stories

    by Jude Joseph Lovell
    A resonant, diverse short story collection from the author of the acclaimed novel BLUE SIX. A man struggling with personal tragedy and financial hardship unwillingly mimics his father's breakdown ... a traveler spends two haunting nights in an isolated British farmhouse ... a middle-aged woman with a secret guides a waylaid youth through a burned world towards a towering monolith ... a 40-year-old father exchanges vivid rock n' roll dreams for the sake of his young daughter's future ... a would-... more
  • Blue Six: A Novel

    by Jude Joseph Lovell
    In 2033’s tarnished America, an ambitious, unnamed filmmaker, employed by an educational production company called Formative Experience Films, has earned his first directorial gig. The assignment: travel back in time 40 years to Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1993, to shoot a documentary concerning the acclaimed fiction writer Joel Duvell’s own first job as a platoon leader in the United States Army. Over a six-week production, as the film crew documents the young officer’s life, we witness an artist... more
  • A Home for Wayward Husbands

    by Johnee Cherry
    Bitzy Smith has big-time man trouble times four. This intertwined story follows Bitzy through her first, but brief, love affair to the present day where she has expanded, but maybe not grown-up. From the time she had been old enough to sashay, Bitzy has been attracted to the wrong men, the guys with a big, invisible L for loser stamped on their foreheads. When Beau, her long, lost husband shows up looking for a place to crash, Bitzy unwittingly takes him into her home, but he hasn't returned alo... more
  • Is There Enough?

    by Faye Hartzell

    Noah is curious and watches everything. He asks questions when he doesn't undertand things and searches for answers. Something exciting is happening at his house. He has checked the dining room, the living room, and the bedrooms but he still wonders, is there enough?

  • A Simple Kind of Man

    by Nathaniel C. Oliver
    A Simple Kind of Man is a novel of interlocking episodes detailing the lives of three generations of Alabama men named Douglas MacLemore: the first, an uneducated Depression-era farmer who is called to preach the Word of God; his son, "Junior," who rebels against his father by chasing after the secular pleasures of alcohol, violence, and women; and Junior's son "Dugz," a pierced and tattooed high school dropout who doesn't know what he wants, only that it is something that he cannot have. The s... more
  • Go to Liberty

    by Patricia Hilliard
    GO TO LIBERTY is a novel about a community’s effort to preserve a public park.
  • X-Novo

    by Ken Hagdal
    20#6 AD. Following the discovery of the genuine Dead Sea Scrolls, women learn it’s a tampered-with version of the Old Testament which was used to keep their foremothers in submission for nearly two millennia. Hilarity fails to ensue. After a first, scorned, attempt at enforcing the female-friendly precepts, the not-so-weaker gender ends up revolting and snatching the reins of the US administration from the callous hands of Patriarchy. Two novelties will be born out of their reforms towards a ... more
  • Sequence of Self

    by Don Balch
    January Winston, mother of two, escapes her troubled past through education and petty white collar crime. When she is brutally attacked in her own home, she finds strength in her children and must decide if she's better off with or without her partner-in-crime and his doomed schemes of revenge.
  • Chinese Rocks

    by Peter Baird
    In 2005, disenchanted with his middle class Canadian existence, Robert McDonnagh quits his job and moves to China to begin a career as an English teacher. Over the next 5 years against the backdrop of the Beijing Olympics, the blizzard of 2008, the Wenchuan earthquake and the 60th anniversary of the PRC, McDonnagh's journeys takes him from the ancient capital of Beijing to the booming Pearl River Delta to the jungles of Sichuan. In the process he discovers that not only is China not what he thou... more
  • Beyond the Cascade

    by A. H. Jessup
    In a compelling quest for a lost language, the brilliant, driven Suzannah Grant is thrust into adventures she had not counted on, and discoveries beyond her wildest imagining. The physical dangers of her trek into remote African mountains are surpassed only by the power of her discoveries about language, the human spirit, and the unbounded dimensions of her own nature.