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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Ellie's Car Kindergarten

    by Lee Zee
    Can stuffed elephants go to kindergarten, too? Sammie takes Ellie, her stuffed elephant lovey, everywhere. But stuffed animals can’t come to Sammie’s kindergarten. Sammie and Ellie are afraid to spend their first day apart until they learn that Ellie gets to go to her very own kindergarten in Mama’s car. In car kindergarten, Ellie works on counting, writing her letters and sounding out words. She has lunch in the cafeteria, and enjoys art, P.E., music and recess. And, just like in Sammie’s ki... more
  • UNfatally Dead: to thaw or not to thaw?

    by Wayne Edmiston
    This historical fantasy begins with a mouse trying desperately to follow an ambulance occupied by a VIP being transported into a laboratory/clinic. It is Dec. 16, 1966… the day WALT DISNEY’s body supposedly was placed into cryonic suspension. A contractual provision requires a review, every five years, to assess whether or not sufficient medical advances would be feasible for reanimation. Although absent for 50 years, he has not been forgotten, figuratively or literally. He faces a momentous ... more
  • Summer of the Black Chevy

    by Kevin S. Giles
    It’s 1965 in Deer Lodge, Montana. Paul Morrison launches his first teenage summer at a school dance, longing for girls and the smack of baseballs. His innocence ends quickly when a roaring black Chevy chases him into the dark, but it’s the mysterious stranger driving it who scares him more. Several worries unfold as the summer stretches on. Paul learns that misfortune knows no boundaries. In Summer of the Black Chevy, author Kevin S. Giles reflects on how fleeting youth can change in a heartbeat... more
  • Birdie & Jude

    by Phyllis H. Moore
    Birdie has lived to regret many of her decisions, but she doesn’t regret offering a stranger, Jude, shelter from an approaching hurricane. Their serendipitous meeting will form a bond that will change their lives forever. In a character driven story with memories of the protests and inequality plaguing the 1960's, Birdie’s reached middle age and questions her life. Jude is striking out on her own, but has been derailed by a fatal accident claiming her only friend. Although their backgrounds a... more
  • The Ember Months

    by Phyllis H. Moore
    In a story reminiscent of Alice Hoffman and Fannie Flagg, a revisit to a rural town and a previous marriage, forces a young woman, Lucy, to examine her own relationship with death and loss. Bessie, Lucy's favorite client, creates the ember months, putting her Christmas tree up in September, aware it changes the atmosphere for her disabled daughters, a young girl struggling to fit in, her reserved neighbors, and the social worker named Lucy. The eccentric, Bessie, is willing to change her world... more
  • The Book of David

    by Kate L. Mary
    Neglected by her mother, abused by her stepfather, and trapped in an oppressive cult, Willow Sands has lived the past three years with the shadow of her fifteenth birthday hanging over her. That was the day her mother handed her over to David, the son of their leader, promising her a future even more bleak than she’d ever imagined. Now, with her eighteenth birthday and the day of her wedding fast approaching, she’s almost come to accept her fate. Hope was the last thing Willow expected to fee... more
  • Teaching Frankenstein: A Cautionary Tale

    by Viktor James

    In this dark comedy about teaching, a nameless teacher struggles with continuing in his career. He winds up at a tough urban school where he decides to teach his favorite novel, Frankenstein, to see if he can stick it out. This seemingly easy task sets him on a hilarious and dark journey told through a series of profane vignettes.

    Based on a true story, the novel parallels Mary Shelley’s 1818 Frankenstein and exposes the truth about teaching in modern America.

  • The Attack Baby

    by Rebecca Paulsen
    A baby, with the help of her two ninja warrior brothers, goes up against a bear. This book is meant to be read together with lots of laughter.
  • Surprise, I Have 3 Eyes!: A Children's Book about Awakening Inner Vision

    by Jenine Lori
    Joey and his magical friends are on a journey through the enchanted forest as he uncovers how to see through his third eye. But Joey will soon find out that not everyone believes that this magic is possible. Joeys' friends will teach him that perceiving reality uniquely and holding on to his beliefs no matter how unusual is the key to understanding the power of creation.  The book focuses on building self-confidence, imagination and teaching acceptance for being different while embracing the ... more
  • Simple Things

    by JD Holiday
    In Simple Things the Cameron children worried they will not get the toys they asked for this Christmas because their mother is a last minute shopper. The uncle Trisha Frankel lived with most of her life has died. The only option she has is to find the father she does not know. Trisha takes her dog, Mitch to search out her father. Along the way, her dog is stolen. The most likely suspect in the dog’s disappearance is a man connected to the Cameron children Phoebe, Tucker, and Kirby. Phoebe, Kirby... more
  • Surviving the Holidays: HELL-i-DAZE

    by Olivia Michele "Miss OMG" Giacomini
    Olivia Michele "Miss OMG" Giacomini is at it again! She's back and she's treating readers to her hilarious social commentary with year-round stories in her new book: Surviving the Holidays (HELL-i-DAZE). Join her as she uncovers the truth about low expectations for romantic holidays, major backfires on April Fool's pranks, crappy birthday gifts, the insanity of the winter holidays and so much more! Time to take a little break and have a big laugh over the craziness of the holiday all ye... more
  • Formerly, Amelia

    by Michael Bassili
    Publishers, pushed out of their profession, become oil rig operators to repudiate their past lives. After Henry Hilberts and Ian Fitzroy lose their jobs at a publishing house, the duo discovers the deed to the mighty Vousa: an oil rig stationed far from the mainland. Jobless and alone, the duo decide to become amateur rigmasters, dominating the South Side sea. Lovers Anderson and Mel travel to the East Side for a vacation. Unbeknownst to them, rebels have begun to forcefully recruit citizens in... more
  • The Millionaires Cruise: Sailing Toward Black Tuesday

    by Donald McPhail
    Unlike the famed Titanic, the 1929 crash that hit the SS Malolo wasn’t fatal, but it changed the lives of its millionaire passengers forever. Like the tip of that proverbial iceberg, the one-day market drop on Black Tuesday foreshadowed the greatest depression in world history, and there was nothing that Duff Malone could do about it. It's the Roaring Twenties, electric with flappers, jazz music and an exploding stock market. Malone knows that money is the master, but that’s not what ... more
  • The Stranger: A Story of Romance and Intrigue

    by Eleanor Lee Gustaw

    A near-death tragedy takes a handsome stranger on a long search for his lost love where his quest eventually brings him to a lovely publisher, and back to her old way of life.

     

    There, mystery and intrigue follow police officer detectives, Thea and Gene Ashton, where they discover God's amazing plan unfolding through the years in an unexpectedly profound way that impacts their work to greater value than they could ever have imagined.

     

    Here, within the dedicated commit... more

  • All Love Prohibited

    by Anders Eklof
    "All Love Prohibited" is a dramatic story of a young, idealistic, and naïve foreigner who falls in forbidden love with an exquisitely beautiful black woman in the tense Alabama of 1961. Before arriving in the United States, he has never seen a black person face-to-face, and his reactions to her contain passions he has difficulty in understanding. He experiences love, lust, terror, hatred, and agonizing heartache as he pursues their dangerous, doomed romance. In the process, he discovers things a... more
  • Shattered Triangle

    by WILLIAM MESSENGER
    Three friends, inseparable as children, take very different paths toward adulthood. In spite of the distances that emerge among them, they are thrust together by the tragedy of death. Each affected in different ways. Giuseppe Lozano, candidate for U.S. Senate, returns home one night to find his wife and three children mysteriously murdered. There seems to be no motive, and little evidence is left at the scene. How will this affect him and his run for office? Giovanni Lozano, a Catholic priest, i... more

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