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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Shelter in Place

    by Maria Crofoot Bowling
    Aurora Scott was living her best life, guiding troubled adolescent girls on wilderness adventures, and returning to her Arlington home and supportive husband, Peter, an NSA analyst. But all that Aurora holds dear is wrenched from her when an aggressive cancer takes Peter and, just months later, an electro-magnetic pulse attack plunges the United States into a prolonged blackout. When even the cabin that Peter had prepared becomes unsafe, Aurora finds herself marooned in a hut deep in the George ... more
  • Tipping Point

    by Edward Correia
    When the governor of New Jersey, Melissa Harding, appears to win a close race for the White House, the incumbent president, desperate to hold on to power, tries every tactic to stay in office. As inauguration day comes closer, both sides battle it out in the courts. The incumbent president has ordered troops to the border of Iran, risking a bloody and pointless conflict. The death of a supreme court justice means the balance of the court is also at stake. With democracy itself at a tipping point... more
  • From the Moon, I Come in Peace

    by Paul Nelson
    Marcus is a young, autistic man, living with his father. He faces many challenges as he begins his adult life in a world of non-acceptance, bigotry, friendship, love, loss, and great challenges in trying to fit into the workplace. His adventures are full of laughter, sadness, and a touch of romance. Marcus and his father share a rare bond. It is the bond known by many disabled people and their caregivers. This bond is also a key character in the story. It is a balance of great strength and frag... more
  • Children of the Sun

    by Heru Ptah
    Aminata and her younger brother Sochima are gifted children living in Washington DC with their mother and their grandmother, Nana. Amaris is a troubled young girl who was once Aminata’s best friend but now bullies her. Fate brings all three children together when Nana is brought before the Egyptian Goddess Auset and tasked with finding the fourteen pieces of the God Ausar, who had been killed by his brother Set. After Nana falls while battling a dark angel, the responsibility to recover Ausa... more
  • The Beauty of a Spiral

    by Beth Maddaleni

    Sixteen-year-old figure skater Madz Monroe flees SuperEdge Rink and her demanding coach, leaving on the locker-room mirror a lipstick manifesto that questions the purpose of her intense training. Determined to heal her aching body and spread her wings beyond the rink, she’ll close this chapter of her life by taking her final skating test. Easy enough if her wealthy parents didn’t cancel her credit card.

    A deal with her cute landscaper solves the money problem, sparks a crush... more

  • We Are the Tide (The Butcherbird series)

    by Steven Richard Harris
    Would you change the course of the World if you had the power in your hands? Or would you try to save the lives of the people who could help you do just that? In a ramshackle old language school above a fried chicken shop in Brighton, psychologist Frank Newman struggles with the decisions he has to make. Torn between providing the therapy that will ease his clients´ pain - or converting them into a network of viewers of the future. Steven Richard Harris blends psychology and fiction togeth... more
  • My Heart is Hurting

    by S.E. Reed
    Jinny Buffett is lonely… She’s never had the comfort of a white picket fence with a loving family. Her subsidized apartment in Hollywood Florida echoes with the void of her dead Daddy, and the nights drag long into twilight while her Mama works the block outside the Margaritaville resort. It’s idealistic Ms. Fleming, who’s brave enough to come knocking first. She wants to see Jinny rise up and use her ace scores to escape the wheel of poverty, convincing Jinny to start a school book club, ... more
  • Life Support

    by Sarah McKnight
    Every bite Kendra takes is a battle. Rosie can’t control her mouth. Alex struggles to keep his head above water. Tyler’s world has come crashing to his feet. Ricky’s anger threatens to spill over. Told through a series of shifting perspectives, five strangers, nothing but blurred faces in a crowded high school hallway, come together in search of solace, support, and comfort. Together, they help each other realize that although life may not be perfect, the world around them can still fall perf... more
  • Ancient Mysteries of the Urban Legion

    by Dave Agans

    The apocalypse is not a prophecy—it’s a plot.

    From drugged pelicans attacking a Gulf Coast rock concert to a spider-spewing cactus clearing out the Cambridge Public Library, global turmoil has taken an ominous turn. Even old-world Catholics at Chicago’s Saint Kielbasa Parish are packing heat. As Roger Landowski and the Urban Legion race to stop the unrest before the wielding of an ancient artifact can trigger Armageddon, they discover the real leaders ... more

  • The Love Enthusiast

    by Keisha 'WriteNow' Allen
    Amina ‘Badass’ Thompkins is a woman who defies time and embraces love with an unwavering spirit. In her fifties, she remains a timeless beauty, as a singer with an enchanting voice that captivates audiences, though she shies away from the limelight. Never having witnessed a man’s loyalty to a single woman, she seeks solace in unconventional relationships and leaves behind her true love, her husband, for a bandmate. Haunted by her own painful experiences, not only does she have to navigate the tr... more
  • I Love You 10!

    by Ruth Baird
    On the day of a fun family party, a child wants to find 10 kinds of love, one for each finger, before night comes. At the family reunion, Parents, Sisters, Brothers, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins come, but is that all the love there is? Wait, the child sees friends and a puppy. Can they be counted too? Ruth Baird studied art from age 11 through college. She grew up in Arizona with many siblings and enjoyws hanging out with her own big family, dogs and chickens. She enjoys saying "I l... more
  • Christopher Hawkins and His Daring Escapes

    by Jeanne Brownlee Becijos
    This novel is adapted and expanded from a true-life memoir written by the author’s 4th great-grandfather. In the early days of the Revolutionary War in Rhode Island, 12-year-old Christopher Hawkins yearns to be a patriot and a sailor. After being forced by his father to become a tannery apprentice, Christopher runs away and enlists on an American privateer. During his adventure at sea, the British attack and capture his ship. Quick-witted Christopher escapes at his first opportunity and returns ... more
  • Cruz's Cars

    by Michael Ukoha
    My name is Michael Ukoha, a first time author of a children's book named Cruz's Cars. The story emphasizes black joy, family, and love for cars.
  • The Errors of Mankind: Mistaking the True Conditions for Our Well Being

    The Errors of Mankind is an allegory about human nature, probing into the circumstances which gives rise to its evil side and the possibility of redemption. ​The main characters are: Will, a retired consultant and Vietnam veteran; Johann, a distant relative of Will’s who is a German veteran of World War II; and Lena, an Auschwitz survivor. Will is still struggling to find purpose after losing his beliefs in Vietnam while Johann still expresses a strong belief in the discredited regime he onc... more
  • Defining Me

    by LM Berthiaume
    A "The One That Got Away" Love Story With A Twist Picture a moment when everything you hold dear shatters into a million pieces—your spirit crushed, your ambitions shattered, and your heart left in ruins. Isabelle Connelley knows this pain all too well. Not content to sit still and wait for things to get better, she runs away from her troubles, sprinting towards a chance encounter that could change everything— straight into the arms of her first love. Alex Hastings, Isabelle’s “The One Tha... more
  • The King's Fuzilier

    by Loarn D. Robertson
    The book is divided into eight parts providing a linear account of the action between 1775-1776 when British Fuziliers, guarding a British fort were captured by American rebels and made prisoners of war. The protagonist is Lieutenant John Despard and the story follows his life as he endures the hardships and indignities heaped upon him during his captivity and his attempt to gain his freedom. Endnotes give additional historical background including a synopsis of the lifespan of John Despard toge... more