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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Nowhere

    by Chris Gill
    Two boys. Two farms. One deadly secret. Every day's the same on the farm. Seventeen-year-old Seb rides his quad bike alongside his dad and cattle dog, dreaming about a different life. A life that doesn't require him to spend all day in the blistering sun. Where the nearest town isn't a forty-minute drive away with a population of fewer than three hundred people. Where he can talk to someone who isn't his little brother or short-tempered father. So when new neighbours move into the derelict... more
  • Fortune Cookie Surprise!

    by Jacqueline Prata
    Fortune Cookie Surprise! is a story of a young girl that realizes over dinner at a Chinese restaurant that she is much like a fortune cookie. She brings her family together and adds the finishing touch just like a cookie adds the final touch to the meal. The message is simple but important - that each of us is unique with a special gift or message inside, and can impact our world no matter what age, race, gender or family structure.
  • Native Companions: Dreamtime Mysteries

    by Jenni Barnett

    The prologue is a death-bed scene, where Rex Graham and his parents say goodbye to his beloved, Aboriginal grandmother. The young man promises to fulfil Granelda Yaraan’s dying wish to complete his doctorate degree in anthropology. While on study location in the Central Australian desert, Rex discovers a small Aboriginal artefact lying in a dry creek-bed bearing the markings of his tribal totem, whose territory is located in the south-easterly region of the continent.

    On his retur... more

  • Snapshots: Say Cheese! The World Is Watching

    by Cara Cilento
    Snapshots: Say Cheese! The World Is Watching reflects on growing up in a close knit suburb where there is significant familial and social pressure to fit the mold. What would happen if you didn’t? What if you were a lesbian? Do you conform? Become unseen? Rebel? To what lengths does one go to be accepted into the fold? Snapshots details through photograph, poetry and prose those struggles. Snapshots: Say Cheese! The World Is Watching, begs the question, "Who would you become if the world was wa... more
  • Katelyn's Choice

    by Susan G Mathis
    The Gilded Age comes to life in this first installment of the Thousand Islands Series! Katelyn Kavanagh’s mother dreamed her daughter would one day escape the oppressive environment of their Upstate New York farm for service in the enchanting Thousand Islands, home to Gilded Age millionaires. But when her wish comes true, Katelyn finds herself in the service of none other than the famous George Pullman, and the transition proves anything but easy. Thomas O’Neill, brother of her best frien... more
  • The Adventures of the Rainbow Sparrow

    by Vladimir Sretkovic
    How can a sparrow get colors? What is needed for this? Well, he needs the Magpie, the Owl, Bird Sorceress and….the adventure can begin. Sparrow and his friends will come across a great number of obstacles that they will have to cope with, with the aid of their intelligence, cunningness and pure and brave heart during this incredible journey The Crow, Lord Eagle and Paradise bird will additionally make it hard on them. Will Sparrow achieve his goal? How will his friends help him? Will he ... more
  • Good as News: A Playful Exploration of the Human Condition Via Short Story Musings on Events and Things

    by ALAIN BRUNET
    Beauty is everywhere around us and needs only a little help to get our attention. I feel like I am on a mission to let the Good be on top of the news for a change like I did in the story ‘Sorrow Bin’ for which Ray Allison wrote: « I like your positive attitude to life, full of resolve to make it better ». Driven by the recent discovery of the pleasure of writing, every morning at breakfast I let my imagination carry me where it pleases. I never thought it was possible. Such freedom of mind i... more
  • Finding Rosie

    by W. B. Edwards

    Set during the Vietnam war, this book tells the story of one proud Filipina woman.  It is told entirely from the perspectives of two American men, each of whom grew to love her in his own way, and of how one of them went back to the Philippines to find her again.

  • There Are Many Tools in the Kitchen (Don't Be One of Them)

    by Stephen Thompson

    Fellas – are you frequently emasculated in the break room by 20-something’s that call you out for not using a French-press to slow brew your coffee?

    Ladies - could you get some play from that cute barista named Lance if your soufflé was a little tighter and he’d stop braiding the hair of his 
    effeminate friend Terrance long enough to notice you?

    Do you BBQ in the winter so often that you know how to recognize types of spiders by their egg sacks h... more

  • Fitting Out: The Friendship Experiment

    by Sarah Giles

    With his best friend Miguel by his side, Max never thought about the fact that he was a little different and kind of shy. But now that Miguel has moved away, Max has to figure out how to make new friends and he has no idea how it all works. To make matters worse, he only has one month to do it before the new school year starts. YIKES!

    In Fitting Out: The Friendship Experiment, the first in a new series from debut author Sarah Giles, 10-year-old Max sets out to make new friends, usi... more

  • Light of the North Star

    by Dhrubajyoti (Dru) Bhattacharya

    Narrated by Hollywood actors, Dominic Keating (Star Trek) and Jean Gilpin (X-Men), Light of the North Star is a mixed-media epic poem that tells the tale of two empires from Ancient Greece and India following the Trojan War and the flood that submerged the city of Dwaraka.

  • The Long Journey to the Fair

    by Radka Yakimov
    The Long Journey to the Fair is a book about the consequences of wars, oppressive totalitarian regimes, intolerance, and prejudice. The stories told are of people whose lives had been impacted by these historical events and attitudes, and their search for a place of safety, peace, and security. It describes the meandering journey of generations of Armenian and Jewish families, the travails of Eastern Europeans and the Italian family after WWII, and the bonds created by their common destinies.
  • A Distant Field: A Novel of World War I

    by RJ MacDonald

    "Torpedo! Starboard side!"

    Scots-Americans Stuart and Ross McReynolds struggle for their lives as the RMS Lusitania rapidly sinks off the Irish coast in 1915. They only survive thanks to four young Irishmen who row to their rescue. Together, with a Canadian and a young English officer, they all go on to join the Seaforth Highlanders, the remotest of all Scottish regiments in the British Army. On the way Stuart falls deeply in love with Nell, a friend of his cousin who... more

  • How To Talk To Black People

    by A. Anon
    Can someone break through the boundaries they are subconsciously taught to place on other people? Ivy wants more from life. She wants more than her double-wide trailer, more than her dead father and drunk mother, and more than her clearance rack clothes. Her one comfort is the quirky and unpredictable Magnus: childhood best friend and member of the Dead Parent's Club. New student Alex might be her ticket to graduation. Alex has it all: an award-winning neurosurgeon for a mother, a wo... more
  • The Edge of Mercy

    by Heidi Chiavaroli
    Two women, three hundred years apart, must face the devastation of all they hold dear... Suspecting her husband is having an affair, Sarah Rodrigues fights to appear unbroken while attempting to salvage her family. Though distracted by her own troubles, Sarah is summoned to an elderly friend’s deathbed for an unusual request—find a long-lost daughter and relay a centuries-old family story. Determined not to fail her friend, Sarah pieces together the story of her neighbor’s ancestor, Elizab... more
  • Seeking Grace in Beulah Land, A Novel

    by Lu Clifton
    SEEKING GRACE IN BEULAH LAND is a tale about a small Oklahoma community and the mystery that has haunted its residents for decades. In the days following WWII, residents of rural Pittsburg County Oklahoma were mystified by the sudden disappearance of Grace Barlow, a young wife and mother of two daughters. When Grover Cleveland Barlow, her veteran husband, did not file a missing person’s report or treat her disappearance with suspicion, assumptions were made that Grace had left of her own free wi... more

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