Fiction - Literary

Mud Puddlers

By Shaun Bailey

If you like well-researched novels based on some fascinating, if sometimes brutal, true American history, Mud Puddlers by Shaun Bailey is for you. On one level, it’s the fictional story of William Black, a Hoover Dam worker who dabbles in union organizing and illegal gambling....

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The Girl He Left Behind

By Lesley Hayes

The Girl He Left Behind by Lesley Hayes is the tale, told by Kat, of a relationship between two women in which she is the less dominant partner. She meets Alex, her lover, after a failed marriage and becomes part of the gay community in...

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The Vines We Planted

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By Joanell Serra

The Vines We Planted by Joanell Serra tells the story of a family facing struggles and their individual crisis. Uriel facing a rejected love and a wariness to re-commit; Amanda searching for acceptance and her place in the family; Gloria doing all she can to...

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All Roads Home

A Collection of Short Stories
By Lisa Diaz Meyer

All Roads Home: A Collection of Short Stories by Lisa Diaz Meyer is the first book in the author's All Roads trilogy, followed by All Roads Destined and All Roads Shattered. This anthology begins with the onset of Meyer's wildly popular and highly rated saga,...

Running from Color

A Novel
By Morenike'

Running from Color: A Novel by Morenike' starts with a personal letter from the author which expresses a racist experience she had at Walmart, one that opened her eyes to the painful reality of racism. At the end of the letter, she states with a...

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An Organized Panic

By Patty Friedmann

Patty Friedmann’s An Organized Panic takes the reader inside the workings of many families, but in this particular family the protagonists have no reason to suffer financially or spiritually from the power Ronald wields. Despite this, Cesca submits to the pressure he exerts after their...

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Next Best Thing

Miller Hoffman #2
By Zelmer Wilson

Although I didn’t read the first book in the Miller Hoffman series by Zelmer Wilson, this second entry, Next Best Thing, reads so well and it is absorbing. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the book is character-driven, and the internal conflict is superbly explored....

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Porcelain Faith

By Anthony Civiletti

A brilliantly plotted and beautifully written novel, Porcelain Faith: A Novel by Anthony Civiletti takes readers through a web of complex relationships in a world that has its own share of issues. Meet James, a man who is struggling to cope with the social changes...

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Roxie & Fred

By Richard Alther

Can love really happen between an eighty-eight-year-old woman and a forty-eight-year-old man? Richard Alther’s novel Roxie & Fred will make readers believe that age doesn’t matter when real love calls two souls to find themselves in each other. Meet 88-year-old Roxie, a woman who has...

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The Disappearing Andersons of Loon Lake

By Jess Wells

The Disappearing Andersons of Loon Lake, written and narrated by Jess Wells, is a two-hour short story collection audio book that would appeal most to a mixed audience of young adults and adults who enjoy short stories that all share a common setting and a...

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