Fiction - Social Issues

Jessie's Song

By Jeremy Williamson

Jessie’s Song by Jeremy Williamson is a tender story about a young girl who, despite being abused, learns how to love herself. Twelve-year-old Jessie comes from a family of eight. Her father has been sexually abusing her sisters, but before he could abuse her, she...

Jetsam

By Corey Campbell

Jetsam by Corey Mattingly is a realistic novel about the lives of today’s teenagers in the developed world. Jetsam is a simple story, but it tells some hard-hitting truths. Jetsam starts off as the musings and thoughts of a fairly typical middle-class young white American...

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Jesus and Magdalene

By Joao Cerqueira

An extremist ecological group is set on destroying a field of genetically-modified corn. A rising against and for building a tourist attraction in the forest reserve of a quaint but seemingly-backward little town. A seemingly endless loop of ethnic warfare between gypsies and blacks. This...

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Jasper Spring

By James T Hughes

A heartwarming, beautifully and simply told story, Jasper Spring by James T Hughes is as beguiling as it is inspiring, a story that captures the simple joys of a simple family. Meet Alice and Tucker, the stewards of Jasper Spring, whose only dream is to...

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Jellybeaners

By Gene Scott

Jellybeaners by Gene Scott is a heartbreaking story of the opioid epidemic, a story that captures the drug plague in the very heart of Appalachia. In this spellbinding story, readers will navigate the pains and peril and the despair that surrounds the use of the...

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Journey to Colonus

A Novel of Race, Espionage and Redemption
By Franklin Debrot

Journey to Colonus, a stupendous novel by Franklin Debrot, is accessible to readers on every level: plotting, character development and revelation, dialogue that is authentic in every way, an empathy for racial and personality differentiation that leaves one wondering about the author’s own, and prose...

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Just Perfect

By Hanne Arts

In a wonderful read by a very promising young author, Just Perfect by Hanne Arts, we find that life for one young woman is not simple, rarely fair, and certainly not just perfect. We follow Cristina Jacobs as she strives to do what many of...

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Just Mercy

By Dorothy Van Soest

Just Mercy by Dorothy Van Soest is a novel about one woman’s personal struggle to overcome the murder of her daughter. Bernadette Baker has been waiting many years to see the woman who brutally murdered her youngest daughter, Veronica, brought to justice. After trials, appeals,...

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Joshua's Island

By Patrick Hodges

Joshua's Island by Patrick Hodges is the story of Joshua and Eve, two 13-year-old kids who face something many kids have to deal with in real life, too: bullying. And not just verbal bullying, but bullying that includes physical violence. Joshua is a small boy,...

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