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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Yelling at the Stars

    by Michael Hertzog
    A family reels from the effects of WWII nuclear fallout, but this is far from the Japan of 1945. It's 2006 in Washington State, and the war just took another life. In this new release of WWII home-front historical fiction, a 12-year-old boy named Asher makes his dad furious no matter what he does. In hopes of getting his dad back to normal, he looks for a way to fix it all. But he soon finds that he’s bitten off more than he can chew, when he discovers clues suggesting his Grandpa’s death may... more

    A fictional folktale, The Legend of the Fried Spring Rolls tells the story of Queen Carlota and Captain Gabriel, two leaders who live on opposite sides of the island Perla del Mar. Find out how their paths crossed and what they did in the face of an unexpected tragedy.
  • Adventures on the Farm with Shirley Anne

    by Kaley A Gray

    This interactive counting book will capture your child's attention with the vibrant colors of farm scenery as you join Shirley Anne in her Adventures on the Farm. Not only is this book about fun things happening at the farm. It is also: Entertaining when meeting all the animals, Educational by practicing counting to ten, Interactive by asking questions & learning about different animals on the farm.

  • Goes On, Without the World's Understanding

    by Thomas Westerfield
    Goes On, Without the World's Understanding is a collection of thirteen provocative, unpredictable, and often compassionate stories challenging expected tropes regarding sexuality, race, abuse, trauma, art, and intergenerational relationships. We meet, among others, a men's sexual abuse group rebelling against its earth mother therapist; a member of that group as he spends a quiet Sunday evening with the father who abused him as a teenager; an little boy in fear of what the Barbies he plays wi... more
  • Sins of the Father: Justice Part II

    by John Henington
    For the past twenty-two years Marcello di Paulo has been the faithful Consigliore to Pietro Giordano, Capo of one of the most powerful Camorra Families in Naples. However, recent events have seen their close relationship deteriorate out of control. Di Paulo seizes control of the Family Clan and embarks on a journey of personal revenge and fortune hunting only to plummet into the same self-serving lifestyle as that of his former Capo. Along the way, he connects with a previously unknown Aus... more
  • Justice?

    by J. D. Henington
    What is justice? Is it the conviction of fairness, of moral righteousness? If so, by whose standard of fairness? If so, by whose standard of morality? Or is it the administration of justifiable punishment? To be administered by whom? This novel cuts apart and scrutinizes the shadowy lives, the scandalous history and innermost emotions of two post World War II Italian families coincidentally seeking asylum in Australia’s South Coast village of Cringila. The Panzarroti and Garibaldi families’ cros... more
  • Crow From the Shadow (Parent-Child-Connect (P2C))

    by Olaolu Ogunyemi
    Crow is a very intelligent and talented bird with a bright future! He could be an architect, a professional athlete, or even a military leader... But there is one problem-- The Shadow will not allow Crow to succeed. Join Crow as he learns the secret to defeating The Shadow and achieving success! Parents, teachers, and mentors, "Crow From the Shadow" is an easy-to-read story that teaches children a valuable life lesson--YOU control your destiny! The story includes Fun Facts and four "Continue... more
  • Kidnapping Steve

    by C. Juliano
    A comedic take on betrayals, bad ideas, and lost love in the tropics. When a catalog model turned college student and a sun-soaked visionary join forces, a small beach town is turned on its head.
  • Echoes from an Island

    by Alicia Ang
    Echoes from an Island is a collection of poetry and short stories about inspiration and wonder. Told through the eyes of a woman visiting Okinawa, Japan, the book takes readers on a search for meaning that stretches across cultures, kingdoms, and eras. A mixed manuscript composed of 9 poems and 3 short stories, the poems celebrate ocean wonders, feminine strength, and spirituality, leaving one with a sense of awe and a touch of magic.
  • Discovering Mom

    by Bryan Foreman
    DISCOVERING MOM is a period piece set in Oklahoma during the 1970s, focusing on thirteen-year-old Daniel Bennett. Adopted at birth and part Comanche, Daniel struggles with identity issues and feels completely alone in the world ‘til he meets and befriends Jasmine—the other biracial student in his seventh-grade algebra class. Together, they achieve remarkable feats, like taking down the class bullies and starting their own gang of loners and misfits. Plus, Jasmine encourages Daniel to find his bi... more

    by MARY L. GROW
    LITERARY FICTION, HISTORICAL NOVEL It is 1919. The Russian Civil War rages in the Ukraine. Elvira Maria Andrushko, a mother, recently widowed, flees the embattled countryside bound for the safe haven, Odessa. As the night train approaches she is violently separated from her small children and arrives in the seaport alone and traumatized. Bewildered by the city’s harshness, alienated by unhelpful authorities, and tormented above all by her loss, she searches Odessa hoping to find her children. ... more
  • Eleanor's Song


    Dive into a coming-of-age, a thriller, above all a story of redemption and hope in Eleanor's Song. Inspired by true events and set amid the backdrop of the Great Depression, World War II, and the western migration, Eleanor Owens learns lessons about the ties that make a family strong, how to endure, and about her own resolve.


    by Karen Samuelson
    Professor Mac, at age 37, find himself jettisoned into an identity crisis. Frankie, a NYC professional dancer, grapples with the spotlight versus settling down and having children. Enrique, a DJ and mechanic, struggles with coming out as a gay man with a hostile father. Immersed in their unique personal dramas, this trio crosses paths in the cobblestone streets and zócalo, or main plaza, of Oaxaca, Mexico. Together they weave a colorful, complex tapestry of adventure, deceit, discovery, love a... more
  • this is what it felt like

    by Karli Crispin
    everything i have learned about love through books and movies seems to be a lie because with you it felt less like lightning and more like rain the rain that pours in the middle of august after a great drought waking me up compelling me to confront these feelings and allowing me to grow in ways i never imagined this is what it felt like to fall in love with you
  • Signatures

    by Lucas Alves

    “A young writer. The brink of worldwide fame. A crumbling creative mind."

    At the edge of a literary breakthrough, Landon Cassidy journeys through the northern United States with his mutt Maple in search of inner salvation. Filled with layered personages and perilous misadventures, this character study binds beauty with disaster, love with hate, all the while seeking refuge in the least of places. Confused and betrayed, Landon takes to a life on the road, outrunn... more

  • No Wet Feet for Quincy

    by Renee Hayes
    No Wet Feet for Quincy is full of catchy rhymes, fun onomatopoeias, and a balance of humor and emotional themes.  Quincy is a duck that doesn’t like getting his feet wet.  This quirk causes the geese and swans to tease him for being different.  Children will love seeing how Quincy becomes a footwear expert with his two best friends at his side.