All Titles from William H. Coles

Guardian of Deceit by William H. Coles

Darwin Hastings is seventeen and his dying aunt sends him from Pittsburgh to New York to a new guardian, a famous wealthy football player. He is excited and afraid; he wants to recapture the love he knew with his parents before they died and become a doctor like his father. But in his new home of celebrities, crooks, untrustworthiness, and excessively wealthy deviants, lust and want thwart his search for selfless caring love, and in his quest to become a doctor, he discovers the altruism of health care and scientific discovery riddled with profit motivation and deficient morality.  A finalist in the 2012 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

McDowell by William H. Coles

An admired and lauded surgeon climbs to the top of his profession.  But his callous and questionably moral determination angers colleagues and friends who vow to destroy him.  He becomes a member of the President’s cabinet when a personal family tragedy presents him with a dilemma that leads to a felonious crime.  When his world of wealth and privilege collapses, only time can reveal if he rebuilds his life to garner always-desired esteem.

William H. Coles is the award-winning author of short stories, essays on writing, interviews, and novels in contests such as the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition, among others. He is the creator of storyinliteraryfiction.com, a site dedicated to educational material, a workshop, and examples for writers seeking to create lasting character-based fiction with strong dramatic plots that stimulates thought about the human condition. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"Sister Carrie" is a novella about a sister who must mother her younger sister when their parents die. The younger sister falls in love with a foreigner with a dark, undisclosed past. Cultures clash and the sisters lose caring and selflessness in a web of violence and destruction. A story rich with unique characters proving they have will to survive life's most difficult obstacles, and discover inner resources to affect their own destinies.
 
This new audio collection from award-winning author William H. Coles also contains audio version of many of his celebrated short stories including "The Gift," "The Necklace," "Big Gene," "The Amish Girl," "Facing Grace with Gloria," and "Suchin's Escape."
The Spirit of Want by William H. Coles

A successful woman lawyer commits adultery when she falls in love with a faith-healing evangelist client and abandons her family and career. Her sister marries her husband who is forced into action against his immoral father-in-law who has covered up injurious malpractice in an academic-institutional surgical practice. Careers and lives are destroyed. Inspired by a true story, the scenes play out in Georgia, Africa, and California. The souls of the rich and privileged are uncovered, and the pains of the neglected and ignored revealed in this award-winning love-story/medical thriller by William H. Coles, the author of the SILF best read novel, The Surgeon's Wife.

The Surgeon's Wife by William H. Coles

Mike Boudreaux, as a trauma surgeon Chief of Service, must discipline an impaired surgeon for performing unnecessary and dangerous surgery for the obese. He is Boudreaux's former teacher and mentor, and Boudreaux falls in love with his young, beautiful, New Orleans-socially-prominent wife. Boudreaux cannot hide the adulterous affair that erodes his career authority and reputation. Family and society reject the woman he loves unconditionally; when she moves in with Boudreaux, her rebellious daughter disappears. As Boudreaux tries to retrieve and convince the daughter to support her mother, the jealous husband's surgical career declines; a young patient dies; the public is outraged. The crazed husband blames his wife and Boudreaux for his decline and threatens violent revenge. The couple plans marriage and strains to regain pride and confidence amidst the hostility of accusatory taunts of friends, family and society.