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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Guitar Player and Other Songs of Exile

    by Jo Ann Kiser
    From the first story, about Clara Fenton's enchantment with the young man who would go past her childhood gate with his guitar and her later encounters with him, to the final tale, about Kate and Emory Corliss's return to Osier County to piece together the history of their family and visit their remaining close kin, these narratives will remind readers belonging to other landscapes what it means to rediscover their own special place. The stories will also speak to the reader about what it means ... more
  • Happy Ever After A Pandemic Tale

    by Dr Marlene MD
    Timmy Turtle, Speedy Seagull, and their friends, the unicorns, live on the beach. The pandemic is here. The beach and town are closed. Speedy Seagull loses his zoom superpower to fly superfast from the virus. There are no French fries for him to eat. They are sad and lonely. They ask their unicorn friends for help. The unicorns give them magical unicorn dust. Speedy Seagull and his friends sprinkle the unicorn dust over the beach and town. The next day, the pandemic is gone. The town and beach a... more
  • Knocked Down

    by Russ Thompson
    HI-LOW NOVEL FOR RELUCTANT TEEN READERS. Tennison (Ten Cent) Sanders is a gifted high-school football player with the talent to make it in the pros someday. But he throws it all away by making bad decisions that jeopardize himself, his family, his team, and his education. Does he learn from his mistakes and move forward, or does he continue to knock himself down?
  • Fluffy's Christmas Gift

    by chuck page
    EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE INSPIRING STORY OF A CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT. This kids Christmas book helps you see the holidays through the eyes of a tree decoration. Fluffy, a handmade ornament, wants to hang by the tree star and climb higher on the tree. On his journey up the tree the snowman faces many setbacks: Hurtful words and criticism Loneliness, fear, and disappointment Pain from being broken apart When Fluffy finally gets to the tree top, he learns new things about himsel... more
  • The Happy Valley

    by Benjamin Harnett

    In the early 1990s in Harmony Valley, a rural, Upstate New York village faded from its 18th and 19th century heyday, a group of teens engaged in an idiosyncratic role-playing game cross paths with June, a mysterious girl whose family has deep roots in the area, and Clyde Duane, a janitor who makes weekly visits to a strange room-the headquarters of a secret society-opening its door with a golden, serpent-headed key. Meanwhile an eccentric Utica lawyer pulls his young Vietnamese protég&... more

  • It's Okay Not to Know

    by Brenda Do
    Bink feels like they’re not good or smart enough every time they make a mistake or struggle to do something. Then Bink learns that making mistakes or not knowing something isn’t bad or wrong; having uh-oh’s is like getting a present because it’s an opportunity to learn something new and, most importantly, ask why. By staying curious, Bink builds self-confidence and learns another valuable lesson: to treat themself and others with greater compassion.
  • The Girl in the Water

    by Joseph Howse
    The Girl in the Water is the story of a multiethnic group of young friends, coming of age in Estonia and Ukraine in the last days of the Soviet Union. Their lives are shaped by an Afghan war, the Chernobyl disaster, and the collapse and legacy of a suffocating society.
  • The Adventurous Kids: A Mission in the Magic Town

    by Arushi Bhattacharjee

    This is an adventure story written by a six-year-old author. A Magical book teleports the siblings into Magic Town. There they meet the twins and team up for a critical mission.

     

    EXCERPTS from the book
    "....The cars can be seen flying around and if the drivers go too fast, they shoot up like a rocket. 
    The houses do silly things like teleporting to warmer places in the winter, similar to a migrating bird. 
    Sometimes the houses can be seen dancin... more

  • The Wishing Tree: An Adventure in Imagination Land

    by Anushka Bhattacharjee

    The Wasp has escaped! It has been a thousand years since the great hero, Cordelia, captured the Wasp. With his superpowers, the Wasp can exercise mind control over any unmagical creature on this planet.

    EXCERPTS from the book
    "....On the ground, carnivorous animals have surrounded them; and birds of prey are circling the tower, ready to attack.
    All of their eyes are red, which is a sign that they are under the Wasp’s control.
    The Wasp is coming!"

  • My Magic Mirror: Adventure and Mystery in the Magical world of Fantasy

    by Anushka Bhattacharjee

    A "Readers' Favourite" Gold Award Winner!

    EXCERPTS from the book
    "....All I see is a golden ray of light. There is no landing spot visible in my line of sight.
    It feels like I am on a high-speed rollercoaster. I want to scream again, but I am paralyzed. Paralyzed, and, apparently, upside-down."

    Retelling of the Tale “The Three Little Pigs” with a unique spin at the end!

    My Magic Mirror is a children's fantasy a... more

  • White Beach

    by Keith Woodhouse
    Sex, madness, Poetry, Mental Homes, some fantasy and narrative development and autobiography.
  • An Enemy Like Me

    by Teri M Brown

    How does a man show his love – for country, for heritage, for family – during a war that sets the three at odds? What sets in motion the necessity to choose one over the other? How will this choice change everything and everyone he loves?

    Jacob Miller, a first-generation American, grew up in New Berlin, a small German immigrant town in Ohio where he endured the Great Depression, met his wife, and started a family. Though his early years were not easy, Jacob believes he is he... more

  • Turfmen and the Prodigal

    by John M. Cunningham Jr
    Bitter, backslidden Christian Gideon Deshler spirals toward destruction, his demise hastened by evil Elvira Sturgis with whom he falls in love. She and her father, president of Alabama’s Spring Hill Jockey Club, brutalize their slaves. Two of Sturgis’s slaves, the jockey Ned and his girlfriend Becky, must escape to Canada so they can fulfill their dreams. But how? Alabama is far away from Canada, and it also doesn’t have an Underground Railroad. Meanwhile, a mystery surrounds the death of a c... more
  • Adeline Visits the Library

    by Meredith Johnson
    Meet Adeline, a spunky, daring, and always caring little girl who knows the library is the key to exploring worlds she’s always wanted to see. Her love of books is contagious, the librarians know her by name, and when she sits with her huge pile of books to read, she knows her day will never be the same. But when a boy from school comes into the library with a sad look, and says he won’t read a book, Adeline wants to know why and really wants to help him try. Through her love of stories,... more
  • Naked Butt Busts Out!

    by Jane Smith

    Laugh-Out-Loud Children’s Book About Being True to Yourself

    Cheeky bunny Naked Butt just wants to be himself, but when being yourself literally means baring it all, Naked Butt finds everyone wants him to cover up his tail again. Especially his momma! So Naked Butt tries his best to keep his true self tucked under shirts and shorts. But when Naked Butt’s clothes start feeling itchier and scratchier and tighter and tighter, he can’t keep himself covered ... more

  • Meatpacking

    by Michael Heslin

    Before the High Line there was a train that ran through their lives...

    Salome and her mother Max live in a Manhattan loft surrounded by Abstract-Expressionist murals and views of the West Side Highway. It is a neighborhood of meatpacking plants and nightclubs and the echoes of ocean liners. 
    MEATPACKING is a downtown world where few children grow, where the streetlights are broken and the pay phones don't work. Over the years Salome creates a garden of her own on the railroad viadu... more

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