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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Save the Max Man!

    by Steven Key Meyers
    Even after 13-year-old Max’s spinal surgery leaves him paralyzed and on a ventilator in a noisy ICU, a metal halo bolted to his head, his prognosis for full recovery is good—so long as heBut his insurance company’s sudden demand for a $6,000 copay grounds the mediflight to rehab. Max’s parents—Kate and Luther, staying in New York with him—and grandparents (Archie and Charlotte, holding down the fort in Louisville) refuse to be extorted. Even as the insurance company’s fingers probe his gut for i... more
  • It Won't Happen Again

    by Susan Hoffman
    It has been said that one of the most dangerous places for a child to live is in a home with a non-biological male. It’s a statistical fact that parents are more likely to abuse their stepchildren than they are their biological children—a phenomenon commonly referred to as the Cinderella effect in evolutionary psychology. In spite of the warnings, Marjorie Van Ness chose to marry the one man that everyone hated. Stefanie’s new step-father wasted no time in showing her who was boss. Meanwhile, h... more
  • Shelley and the Unknown Lady

    by Lona Manning
    Percy Bysshe Shelley’s brief and turbulent life was as passionate as his poetry. Romantic, idealistic and impulsive, Shelley had several intense love affairs. When Shelley drowned at sea, he took his secrets with him. Did a beautiful, lovelorn lady really follow him throughout Europe, as he claimed? Did Mary Shelley ever learn about this rival for her affections? Shelley and the Unknown Lady is a carefully researched imagining of the true-life tragedy behind the mystery. This novella is a... more
  • Love, Sex, and Pandemics

    by Charles Justus Garard
    Alex Barteau has returned from teaching in China for seven years. However, he discovers that he still has much to learn regarding Asian women, not only from China but from the Philippines and Indonesia. He becomes engaged in overseas SMS's, sometimes to his detriment. He had already lost a lot of money by trusting and believing in the sad stories of women who proclaim to love him but are merely wanting money. Some even accuse him or arguing when he questions them about how they had money be... more
  • The Christmas War

    by Mark Richardson
    Follow the Christmas war at Richardson Elementary School. As the Santa Babies try to prove to the No Santa's that Santa Clause is real. friend's will turn on friend's. who will win? and will anything be the same again?

    by Jennifer A. Comeau



    In 1820s Ireland the ancient Irish culture is under siege by English landowners and the Catholic Church, who cast the old ways as “pagan.” Fifteen-year-old MORRIGAN LANE was born “in the caul,” and thus, superstitions surround her. Though Morrigan longs for freedom as a ship’s captain, girls are not allowed on boats. Her inquisitive nature and intuitive gift put her at odds with SCHOOLMASTER WINNETT, who finds her dangero... more

  • The Vicar's Daughter

    by Blair Bancroft

    Independent and capable Prudence Wedderburn, daughter of a vicar, is a woman before her time. She not only manages the parish duties usually performed by a vicar's wife, she has learned the art of healing, and during her father's final illness, she also assumes some of his religious duties—all actions welcomed by her village until her father's death abruptly ends her life as First Lady of Kenner's Cove, Kent.

    Well aware she must curb her independence—even lea... more

  • Baked In

    by Ammie Elliott
    Can you imagine a dream sweeter than one filled with treats and magic? Have you ever danced with gingerbread? Baked In welcomes readers to slide into a bountiful dreamscape filled with wonder, dancing gingerbread, an infinite selection of confections! Dreamers, young and old, will love being tossed into a mix of pop-art style illustration and lyrical storytelling that takes them on a delicious journey. Baked In is part of The Dreamscape Series, which is a collection of picture books that cele... more
  • Girl in a Cage: A Novel

    by Sandra J. Schumm

    After a novelist moves to Kansas in 2018, she is visited by a ghost who wants her to rescue a young Mexican immigrant girl he saw with a brutish man; all the while, the girl's deported mother awaits any word of her daughter. GIRL IN A CAGE is a novel of hope for our time about journeys—replete with danger and confinement—to find personal freedom. Five main characters intersect and cross boundaries of different types: between nations, between life and the world of spirits,... more

  • Synchronicities on the Avenue of the Saints

    by Deborah Gaal
    Racing to beat the clock before an experimental drug steals his mind, bipolar physicist Noah Friedman joins forces with his burnt-out CEO mom, his failed journalist friend, an African Shaman, and a Russian Revolution-Era ghost to halt the launch of this deadly med, stop a pharmaceutical kingpin from raiding the family business, and prove that love creates a synchronicity with what and who is loved.
  • The Bonnet Book: Diary of an Orphan Train Hatmaker

    by Nancy Menees Hardesty
    Sent away on an orphan train at fourteen, smart and lovely Blanche Spencer lands in St. Louis, Missouri as a nursemaid, wearing rags and sleeping in a pantry. To rise above her servitude, she begins a self-education program. A trade booth at the 1904 World’s Fair and a Cobden, Illinois apprenticeship launch her into a hat-making career, which she documents in a tiny diary, The Bonnet Book. An early example of self-determination and girl power, Blanche—now Bonnie—travels alone to the Wild West, ... more
  • Twelve Feet Up: The First 5.6 Feet

    by John Penteros
    High school freshman Joe McKinnon loves pizza, hates public speaking, and has fallen hard for a girl. Pretty typical. Not so typical is Joe’s prosthetic leg, which he’s had since the car crash two years ago that killed his father and left him with a burning desire to rid the world of automobiles. The object of Joe’s affections, Jun Song, is a year behind Joe in school, yet way ahead of him in smarts. When Jun is brutally attacked on her way home one day, her already-protective mother shifts i... more
  • The White Field

    by Douglas Cole
    The White Field is a fast-paced journey of a man, Tom, fresh out of prison and trying desperately to rebuild his life. But he is caught by mysterious, unseen forces beyond his knowledge or control. After his release from prison, he is dropped back into the world in the wastelands of the city. In the menial work afforded the underclass, he begins his new life among characters at the edges of society, dwellers of the netherworld such as Raphael, a former cop from Mexicali singing Spanish arias in ... more
  • The Donor

    by Patrick Garry
  • Set Me Free

    by Cachline Etienne
    An unexpected friendship changes everything… ​ Anita Baum has never been one to make friends. She navigates her high school halls like a mine field; because for her they might as well be. Any misstep means that she risks being teased and humiliated. However, when new student Tina takes an instant liking to Anita, things start to change. ​ Outrageously bold and determined, Tina is the exact opposite of Anita. The duo quickly becomes friends and their unlikely friendship places Anita in the li... more
  • Double Crossed

    by Cachline Etienne
    Tianna Morgan and her friends run Cadie Mae High. Great friends, Perfect grades, and an Amazing boyfriend, Tianna is on an all time high. What could possibly go wrong? Vicious lies and nasty rumours about Tianna soon spread across Cadie Mae like wild fire. The Culprits: "Her friends". Tianna expected a wild senior year but nothing prepared her for a betrayal this big. She soon takes solace with Jeremy, a misfit she's spent most of her high school life disliking. Tensions grow as graduation... more