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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Canoe

    by Michelle Baker
    Set over the course of ten days in 1912, this poetic portrait of love and loss follows two simultaneous stories: the coming of age of Bernie Kingston, teenage son of a coffin maker who lives along the Chesapeake Bay and the voyage of Katherine Chambers, a middle-aged Englishwoman leaving home for the first time as she seeks to recover from the loss of her husband and son. Written in a diary format, their parallel journeys are told against the backdrop of the Titanic disaster and the communities ... more
  • A Glimpse from Christmas Past

    by Daniel C Donahue
    It's a story of a young father who while doing some last minute shopping, one snowy Christmas Eve, has a magical experience. He carefully turns a corner to look upon a scene through as shop window of a little girl getting onto Santa's lap. He begins to reminisce of a time with his own children and when he was younger doing much of the same things. Then as the little girl hops off of Santa's lap he makes eye contact and they are both immediately taken back in time to a moment they both had sh... more
  • Puddles or Lunch?

    by Anna Makonin
    A fun story about a child dinosaur having far too much fun messing about and then expecting lunch. The story centres around how the little dinosaur figures out how to get clean. A lighthearted story containing many fun repetitions that encourage audience participation. Suitable for children 4 years and older.
  • Josh's Wall

    by Cliff Ashpaugh
    Joshua Crass wishes to teach his son the truth of his youth and prepare Michael for an upcoming disaster in the form of an autobiographical memoir. He leaves the book beside his sleeping son in bed, but Michael is awake. He reads his father's story through the night to discover that sometimes our choices make us, sometimes they break us, and sometimes, as in Joshua's case, they do both.
  • Deadly Little Secrets

    by Marla Miller
    The year, 1985. AIDS high school sex education course in center of adult suspense suited for Y/A readers. A lifelong friendship is tested when one discovers secrets the other has kept in fast-paced story about AIDS' darkest days. Political ambition, stigma, dependency and lust drive this tale that includes heroes; some of them are teens. Deadly Little Secrets is set in a fictional conservative Orange County California coastal community. Readers who enjoy hospital dramas might find this story a... more
  • When I Was Punk

    by Michael J. Malone
    Teen runaway Fluke Crowley is fast on his feet--key to surviving Alphabet City’s cruel streets in 2001. Fluke steals a messenger bag from a guy in a lower Manhattan restaurant, which holds the crude manuscript of the man’s life story: Conrad D’s descent into drug treatment, his stormy relationship, his love for Jack Kerouac. Fluke notes the strange coincidences in their vastly different lives, and his and Conrad’s paths eventually, inevitably and unforgettably cross—learning about each other, th... more
  • Looking For Mr. Or Mrs. Right

    by Roselaine (Ros) Joseph

    What inspired me to write this book is not only because I'm a divorcée who made some bad decisions and mistakes in the past. I wrote this book because divorce rates are very high and so many are heartbroken that I truly believe we could have avoided it. In this book, I share some of my bad experiences and decisions that I made in the past. I also share some experiences that others have gone through. I'm convinced that we can lower the divorce rate and broken homes. I feel that ... more

  • Nightmare

    by Roselaine Joseph

    Nightmare is a fiction story base on everyday life for parents, teenagers, and young adults. David encounters his nightmare simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Because of David reputation growing up in his neighborhood, he ended up on the most wanted criminal list after he was caught running from the crime scene. Now, David is on the run for his life, the cops, and the real killer. What makes it unique is although the book is fiction everyone can relate to some of the true l... more

  • The Lion Trees: Part Two: Awakening

    by Owen Thomas
    What happens when you get the life you aim for and it hurts like hell? The Johns family is unraveling. Hollis, a retired Ohio banker, isolates himself in esoteric hobbies and a dangerous flirtation with a colleague’s daughter. Susan, his wife of forty years, risks everything for a second chance at who she might have become. David, their eldest, thrashes to stay afloat as his teaching career capsizes in a storm of accusations involving a missing student and the legacy of Christopher Columbus. ... more
  • The Deep End

    by J.M. Kearns

    In this debut novel, J.M. Kearns probes the attachments that can either tear us apart or make us whole—attachments to nightmarish day jobs, to family members who don’t always understand us, to childhood places that we can’t return to—and to the lover right in front of us that we resist truly knowing.

    Dave Moore, 41, is doing just great at all the things he never wanted to do, like living in L.A. and slaving at a giant law firm while his creative dream nears its e... more

  • Anna and I

    by Paul Feldman
    I am about to experience my first day of kindergarten and guess I'm a little ill at ease because the only person I know is my older brother who is 3 grades ahead of me. I'll be really on my own without even a friend in my grade level because we just moved into this neighborhood and we don't know anyone yet. Making friends has always been easy for me, but I must admit it would be easier if there was a trusted friend to help me through the experience of my first day ever in school. Anna... more
  • Getting Rich Quick: A Four Part Guide for the Gullible and Unscrupulous

    by Thomas Ap Dewi
    Dave is a man who knows what he wants, and we're here to help him get it. He has no ethics, no scruples, no conscience, and no clue. Fortunately for Dave, he's managed to team up with the best in the business. Taking financial advice from a self-confessed con artist is rarely a good idea, but Dave has a natural talent for deceiving the unwary. All he needs is a little help and a shove in the right direction. Setting out with the intent of parting hard-working, honest people from thei... more
  • Looping for Love

    by Ginney Etherton
    Sure, caddying at an Oregon resort overlooking the Pacific and surrounded by men sounds like the perfect job. But seriously, how many stupid golf jokes and crass remarks is a girl expected to take before she finds true happiness? It’s the high season at Singing Bluffs Resort – “Screaming” Bluffs to the unimpressed townies in Eden Beach – and 24-year-old Lainey Tidwell can carry a bag as well as any looper. The time-honored profession of caddying has all the enticements – outdoor work with gor... more
  • The Adventures of Hermie the Hermit Crab: Finding a New Shell

    by Doreen D. Alfano
    When Hermie has a problem with his shell he sets off to find a new one. During this adventure he encounters more then he bargained for.
  • Prissy On The Moon

    by Dolores Andral
    In this title, Prissy is bored and unhappy, so she wants to leave home and live on the moon! As she lets her imagination run wild, she jumps on the furniture, she uses her outside voice indoors, and ultimately crashes into her momma. When she finds out about a party her family is throwing, will the excitement of friends and party favorites be enough to keep her grounded on earth?
  • Back to Santa Fe

    by Richard Sutton writing as W.T. Durand
    Irish-Mexican-American Sullivan Ortega returns to his empty childhood home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to pay his respects to the last of his family, his sister Maggie, killed in a single-car crash. He’s driven to try to put his life back together, but he’s saddled with a terrible temper. He has few prospects or real friends, a taste for too much beer and not just a few run-ins with the local police. Most of the time, he just doesn’t feel comfortable in his own skin. While bringing his pain and ang... more