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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Lightning Strikes

    by Daniel Babka

    A short coming-of-age story set in a small Ohio town in the 1950’s and told through they eyes of a 12-year old boy named Ben who works with his dad, his Grandpa George, and Wally, an older black man, in the tavern they own that's a gathering place for the town. When Angelo Cosentino drives up in his Cadillac on a hot summer afternoon with money pouring from his pockets, Ben’s life begins to change. The story is set against the racial divide in small town America and is intende... more

  • Grinnin' Possum

    by Ray Padgett
    William Bernard Possum, Little Willie, just doesn't quite fit in. With parents that aren't too proud, and brothers and sisters that don't want to play with him, Little Willie must to find a way to accept himself, just the way he is. When the Possum family finds themselves in a real mess with the farmer, it is Willie that saves the day with his unique ability. This book is all about having humor in life and embracing our differences.
  • Olivia's Noggin

    by Daryl Long
    When a little girl, playing with a handful of goo while walking down the street bonks her noggin, whose fault is it? The eyes that are looking at the goo? The hands that are playing with it? The feet who are walking too fast? And what does ice cream have to do with it? Why, everything, of course!
  • Heaven Help Us All

    by Moose Eliot
    Summer, 1990. War looms in the Persian Gulf, but the veterans Marj Llewellyn treats at a Washington D.C. clinic still struggle to come clean of traumas they suffered in Vietnam. The enigmatic Gary Devers arrives with news that Charles Pinckney, a model of PTSD recovery, has gone missing, while a series of uncanny events disturbs the placid calm of Arlington National Cemetery. With Gary’s help Marj enters the world of the Gathering, a tribal society of bicycle messengers, to solve the interlock... more
  • Sex, Lies, and Cruising

    by Cathryn Chapman

    Exotic locations, sexy men, and crazy crew parties... Ellie has her dream job... Or does she? (Release date 16 July 2015)

    When Ellie's fiancé cheats on her with a younger, slimmer, blonde from the office, she boots him out of her life and finds solace in a fabulous photography job aboard a Caribbean cruise ship. Twenty-four hours on board and she’s already shagged her sexy Texan colleague, who happens to love her muffin-top. Unfortunately he’s leaving in a week, a... more

  • Diggin', It

    by Leland Gilsen
    A family of archaeologists working in the Pacific Northwest show their school friends how to excavate archaeological sites. The children suspect nearby campers are stealing artifacts and destroying sites. Spying on them gets them involved in unforeseen and dangerous adventures and tests their survival skills.
  • Eternal Becoming

    by Jason Foley
    A philosophical novel about a young man named Bodhi who undertakes a journey of self-discovery and explores a world of Being and Becoming. While meditating under an ancient Baobab tree, he suffers an existential crisis and steps into the void. Opening his eyes, he finds himself in Dante's world, only turned upside down. With the River of Reason as his guide, he learns about the nature of reality from over 100 philosophers, theologians, and scientists. Starting along the Ridge of Revelation, he w... more
  • The Truth About Suzie

    by Erica Rimlinger

    Childhood neighbors Suzie and Cecily lost touch when Suzie moved away after fifth grade. Through social media, they rekindle their offbeat friendship when they find they are simultaneously fighting breast cancer.

    But Cecily has just learned from a reality television show that Suzie has died--of complications due to alcohol and drug abuse. Did Suzie really have cancer at all? Or was she, as the Dr. Dick show makes it appear, a compulsive liar and an alcoholic living in denial to the end?... more

  • Flyboy

    by Randi Anderson
    In this family saga of grief and grief recovery, Meg James is reunited with her cousin Sanjay, a ten boy who lives through his avatar, Flyboy. It is a story of the triumph of love over grief.
  • The Strain of Shackles

    by DeVan Brittenum

    In the 21st  century, African-Americans lynch fellow Blacks at a greater magnitude than the Ku Klux Klan.  Eve's genealogy stems from Master Dick Johnson's Plantation in Mississippi, and her life's hurdles evolved on the Deaderick Plantation in Orange Mound.  Eve lived in the first African-American residential area in the South after the Civil War.  Eve overcame many adversities as a teenage mother.  The Strain of Shackles&nb... more

  • The White Night

    by Kathleen Clare Waller
    Catherine James has a brain tumor. To the surprise, and sometimes disgust, of others, she has accepted her fate, but there is still something lurking that will not let her mind rest. A widowed mother, Catherine has just returned to her expatriate painter’s life in Paris. Unbidden flashbacks appear, allowing her to piece together the fragments of her life: solitary adventures, falling in love, the undulations of family relationships, the entrapment on the Naples military base. She tries to tell h... more
  • Letters From Krampus

    by Thomas Raven
    Krampus was once the right hand of the Claus. Now, he’s just a fading memory who’s been banished from the North Pole Corporation and left to rot in his Cave House while the new head of the NPC casts him in the role of the Yuletide villain. When he discovers that the Claus has disappeared, Krampus rallies his forest friends and the children of the world to save him! Told through a series of annual letters written to a young girl named Peregrine, LETTERS FROM KRAMPUS is a slightly different ta... more
  • Your Smallest Bones

    by Sean Taylor

    Twelve stories, seven previously published, two Pushcart Prize nominations. Your Smallest Bones is a collection of short fiction built on the sounds we make when we run out of sounds. Can you hear them yet? All you have to do is help an ex-lover push a grand piano out onto a frozen lake. You have to break both of your thumbs in perfect symmetry to grow up. You have to bind mattresses like books, with all the classics penned to them, just to get some sleep. You heard them with the smalles... more

  • No More Slooping, Sara Sue!

    by Ali Pfautz
    Sara Sue’s favorite food is soup. The problem is she slurps, no… sloops her soup. The sloppy, slooping sound annoys her friends and family. Can Sara Sue solve her slurping problem? Or, are her soup days done? Find out in this playful story that mixes a dash of silly words with a pinch or two of tongue twisters, creating souper fun for the whole family.
  • Trekking to Ocmulgee

    by Ty Bard
    Emerging from the collapse of the Great Mound Centers and the crumbling of old alliances, The People of One Fire craft a new confederacy beneath the encroaching shadows of the British, Spanish, and French empires. For thousands of years, the Keepers of the Adjik Hata have preserved the White Path of the covenant with Ofvngv. In this turbulent time of conflict and change, the Spanish attempt to forcibly convert the Adjik Hata. Mvhvlv, the last Keeper, dispatches his tvbalv, Little Bird, with a ... more
  • Katherine Mansfield

    by Joanna FitzPatrick
    Katherine Mansfield is a powerfully understated fictional narrative of an author who was determined to make her way—and her mark—in London’s early 20th Century literary society. A foreigner from New Zealand, Mansfield was never welcomed into the famed Bloomsbury Group, yet she was respected—even revered—by Virginia Woolf, who admitted Mansfield was the only writer who made her jealous. Mansfield’s prolific literary career was on an upward spiral when on her thirtieth birthday her doctors advi... more