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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Samatya - An Egyptian Woman Among the Children of Israel

    by Mohamed Adly

     

    "Samatya: An Egyptian Woman Among the Children of Israel is a historical fiction story of the Exodus from Egypt at the time of Moses. It is the story of Samatya, the young and beautiful wife of Hori, a poor young Egyptian man. They live in a small house on the banks of the river Nile. The house is filled with the happiness of the young lovers, a house that Hori built himself. The future looks hopeful for them until events occur that turn their joy to turmoil. As the rest of ... more

  • The Last Mermaid Princess

    by Ella James
    Lily Chaidee was never at home with herself, her family, or her geography, and as a hybrid-Asian growing up in the Texas Panhandle during the 1960’s, she was ill-equipped to face the challenges that would inevitably come. Amarillo, an inhospitable place for an ethnically diverse family, was only part of the problem. Mental illness, sexual predation, addiction, domestic violence, and hypocrisy lay formidable difficulties in her path. But Lily was smart, and smart people often find ways to triumph... more
  • What Animals Do

    by Beatriz Rare
    “What Animals Do” is a hysterical adventure with animals around the world performing a set of silly activities. The book contains cute and factual rhymes that will help children learn and exercise their imagination.Guaranteed laughs for every kid and parent.
  • The Incredible Adventures of the Awesome and Amazing Margaux, Waggy Tail One: Yay Margaux!

    by Scott Jordan and Laura Jordan
    Meet Margaux, a thirteen year old blind and deaf standard poodle. Margaux lives at the magical Poodle Resort & Spa with her four poodle sisters. When Margaux crashes into a sand castle, we see the difference between how Margaux's older and younger sisters understand her disabilities. Everything changes when a thunderstorm scares all of the poodles except Margaux, who braves the storm to save the day for her younger sisters. Waggy Tails are based on the real life adventures of Margaux Jordan. ... more
  • Mamma's Moon - The Hoodoo of Peckerwood Smith

    by Jerry Antil
    Abandoned as a child and placed in an abusive home, Peck has only a general idea of where to begin his search for his origins. He has no recollection of his mother or other family members—only a vague memory of talking to the moon as an infant. Thanks to a psychic, a hypnotist and Elizabeth, his first lover, Peck acquires more leads.
  • Pig In Flight

    by Fred J Schneider
    Based on the true story of Pigasus, a pig nominated for President in 1968! Nominated, yes, but safe? No! Its own political party wants to barbecue it. The government is hunting it as evidence. The meatpackers circling Chicago seek its bi-products. And caught between them are two Vietnam vets; one who actually believes the pig will be President and vows to defend it with his life, and the other, who does neither. Only a narrow escape over an unlikely route offers the trio any hope of longevity, b... more
  • The Truest Heart: A Story to Share to Overcome Bullying, Build Self-Esteem and Create Confidence

    by JAYNE SBARBORO
    "When a classmate hurts a little girl’s feelings, her teacher puts things in perspective in this debut picture book. Ze, a cheerful brown-skinned girl, loves soccer, art, and math. But one day, a classmate says something mean to Ze, “the worst thing ever,” leaving the girl curled up on the floor, crying. Her teacher, Miss Work, comforts her; she acknowledges Ze’s wounded feelings, saying they’re part of life, although you don’t have to let people hurt you either. Writing down positive stateme... more
  • 10 Cents and a Silver Star . . . a Sardonic Saga of PTSD

    by Bruce Johnson
    Just as WWII gave us Catch 22 and Korea produced M*A*S*H, Vietnam delivers 10 cents and a Silver Star. No one can laugh off the incredibly cruel Vietnam War, but Bruce Johnson’s sardonic antidote to the plague of PTSD helps recover the truth – if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.
  • LaLa's Angry Pizza

    by Tela Kayne
    LaLa has a very bad day and is mad, mad, mad! She discovers a way to get her anger through self-regulation and creativity. The idea of LaLa’s World was born soon after the arrival of my second daughter. From birth, she had a hard time adjusting to her environment and could not self soothe. As she grew into a young girl, her frustration with lights that were too bright or food with funny textures grew into arguments with her sisters over things that simply could not be controlled. That coupled... more
  • The West Indian

    by valerie browne lester
    Set in the mid-1700s, The West Indian is a mystery, a romance, a slice of historical fiction, a narrative of colonial life, and one woman’s adventures and misadventures in Jamaica. Surrounded by colorful characters, she sets the scene in motion. Sent to the Caribbean in an arranged marriage, she reveals her husband’s incestuous relationship with his half-sister, but succeeds in making the best of her situation. Full of the flavor of life in the 1700s, with its sights and sounds and natural... more
  • York the Yowie

    by David Goff
    York the Yowie is a big friendly Yowie who lives in the woods, and he has a big dream. But following your dream isn’t always easy. To realize his dream, York must move to the big city and work hard to make his dream come true. Does he have what it takes to make his big juicy dream a reality? York won’t give up because like he always says, “Gorfy gone groombow, slippery sap, agnot to agnot, blitherty blat.”
  • The West Indian

    by valerie browne lester
    Set in the mid-1700s, The West Indian is a mystery, a romance, a slice of historical fiction, a narrative of colonial life, and one woman’s adventures and misadventures in Jamaica. Surrounded by colorful characters, she sets the scene in motion. Sent to the Caribbean in an arranged marriage, she reveals her husband’s incestuous relationship with his half-sister, but succeeds in making the best of her situation. Full of the flavor of life in the 1700s, with its sights and sounds and natural... more
  • Listen to the Wind: The Orphans of Tolosa, Book I

    by Susanne Dunlap
    Where did they come from? Where will they go? Sent away for their own protection when they were very young, Azemar and Azalaïs become separated when they flee from the band of outlaws who served as their supposed protectors. Armed only with their fleeting memories, their names, and the wits and intelligence that have helped them survive brutal conditions, they struggle to find each other again and discover the mysterious past that links them across distance and time. Who are they? And do t... more
  • The Story of the Cloth

    by Ken Paterson

    What would you do if you were walking through the park at dusk one day and a fairy appeared, offering to grant you a wish?

    Trainee architect by profession, daydreamer by habit, Alex happens to have one ready: the power of instantaneous travel.

    It’s only when he finds himself in Oman on his debut ‘flight’, and is drawn, by a chance encounter with the kindly scholar Burhan, into the perilous quest for an ancient cloth, that Alex realises there’s alw... more

  • Timothy Mean and the Time Machine

    by William AE Ford
    With Timothy Mean’s amazing imagination and time machine, anything and anywhere is possible! Join Timothy on a magical rhyming adventure as he skips through time and pranks with pirates, gets daring with dragons, and even teases a T-Rex! “It’s Monday. Hip hip hooray! Where shall we travel in time today? With Timothy Mean, every day is a rhyme in time!

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