Literary Fiction

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The Sabbatical

Charles Barca’s business, PlayLouder, a digital company designed to find new music talent, is being bought out. Colin, his first recruit, is behind the sale.
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My Last Summer With You: No Fanfare for a Withered Rose

This endearing first novel opens in 2010 but quickly segues into an extended flashback to 1977 and the college years of Joseph, a 17-year-old foreign student who has left his country to attend a small university in North Carolina.
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The Ghosts of Nagasaki

An American business analyst in Tokyo begins “the dangerous excavation of [his] past” and begins typing his memories that center around his visit to Nagasaki as an English teacher four years prior.
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Carl, Willi and Blanche

Carl, Willi and Blanche, in the process of traveling across Mexico (having left the US to protest oppressive wars and cruelty on the part of our government), are stranded in a small village by a car breakdown.
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The Fitzy Resolution

Behind the scenes of the suburbs we know, life is regulated by the laws of the Central Canine Government, funded by “puppy allocation”, kept up to date by regular Squirrel Incident Reports, and enforced by Bulldog Police.
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True

Author Melinda Field’s beautifully written story begins with the plight of Caterina Ramos, a habitually neglected teenager living with her heroine-addicted mother in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
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The Demise of the Soccer Moms

Amy’s life is forever changed when she witnesses her mother being raped. As a frightened child, she never admits to what she saw and believes her father when he convinces everyone that her mother deserved it.
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No Alternative

An insightful novel about a teenager growing up under the influence of Kurt Cobain’s suicide in the early 1990s.
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Killing Bryce

An epic novel extending across varied times and places whilst expounding on themes of religion, sex, race and, ultimately, the bonds of family
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The Testament of Judith Barton

A creative segue to Alfred Hitchcock’s vintage thriller, “The Testament Of Judy Barton” takes us back to the young years of the popular “Vertigo”character, Judy Barton.
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Life in the Barracks

A well-written novel about a young physician serving in the Hungarian Army in the waning days of the Communist empire.
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Little 15

Lauren Muchmore, age 15, is one heck of a basketball player. She’s so good that Coach Danny Krum from rival school St. Agnes, personally comes to her home to recruit her to play for him.
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Turquoise

Author Ayshe Talay-Ongan’s down to earth yet mildly abstract novel, follows the seemingly star-crossed relationship between a young woman and her old friend’s husband.
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Women From Venus

In Author Ed Brodow’s collection of four short stories, he reveals protagonists who battle against self-doubt, bureaucracy and societal expectations.
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The Twenty and One Nights

Two dysfunctional families try to cope with work, bills, divorce, and teenage maladjustment. But the book is not as depressing as that summary might suggest, largely because of the interesting characters that people it, especially Hestor, the quirky narrator.
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The Pursuit of Cool

Lance Rally is the type of guy who does not know how to fit in with any particular group. So as a freshman when he stumbles and fumbles into one of Langford College’s most popular crews, he is quite surprised.
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A Greater Monster

Katzman bundles all we associate with genre-plot, character development, obstacle and resolution—and tosses them into a hamper. There is no adequate way to describe this book in traditional terms.
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Love and War

Two young people from wildly different backgrounds meet by chance while traveling along a desolate Arizona highway in the year 1970.
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A Family Institution

"A Family Institution" centers on a man's quest to discover what happened to his Aunt Eva, who, at age twelve was sent to an asylum. Eva died there, and his mother and aunt had kept that secret from him all these years..
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Love & Darts

Nath Jones' Love & Darts, a collection of twenty-four stories, gives readers an insight into the anxieties of the heartland of the United States today.
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Hang On

It’s 1973 and Holly Salvino is just trying to Hang On. But when Holly meets Trevor, a roadie for a famous English rock band, her life starts to seem more like a “soap opera than real life.”
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In Leah's Wake

In Leah’s Wake is the compelling story of a girl and her family whose lives are slowly unraveling into chaos and separation.
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Uncertain Journey

Serendipitous circumstances lead Rejep Etaj, an Albanian-born illegal immigrant, and Eudoxia “Doxi” Athanasiou, a Greek-American, to strike up a tender, if unlikely companionship in the city of Ionnina, Greece.
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Out, Out: A Novel of Women and Apes

Deb Solomon, married and the mother of a two-year-old daughter, isn’t expecting her life to take any unusual turns when she lands a position as business manager of a Southern University primate lab outside of Atlanta.