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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Peri the Awesome COVID Fairy

    by Morgan Duffy
    Peri the Awesome COVID Fairy is a whimsical children's story about a friendly, blue fairy helping kids through the time of COVID-19. Peri sings songs to remind kids to wash their hands and play responsibly. Peri also dances, helps send letters to loved ones who are sick, and more!
  • The Naxos Academy of Psychic Studies for Colored Girls

    by Cynthia Scott
    For more than thirty years, the Naxos Academy of Psychic Studies for Colored Girls has been home to Mrs. Emmeline Brooks, a former student who is now the assistant headmistress. For Emmeline, Naxos is more than just a school, it is a promise, a way to prove to the world that untapped magic does indeed exist in every girl who passes through its hushed, overstuffed halls. But after the death of the school's founder and the arrival of her daughter and husband to take over administrative duties, ... more
  • We Go Together

    by Abigail de Niverville
    The beaches of Grand-Barachois had been Kat’s summer home for years. There, she created her own world with her “summer friends,” full of possibilities and free from expectation. But one summer, everything changed, and she ran from the life she’d created. Now seventeen and on the brink of attending college, Kat is full of regret. She’s broken a friendship beyond repair, and she’s dated possibly the worst person in the world. Six months after their break-up, he still haunts her nightmares. Conf... more
  • I Knew Him

    by Abigail de Niverville
    In his senior year of high school, Julian has one goal: be invisible. All he wants is to study hard, play basketball, and pretend he’s straight for one more year. Then, he can run away to university and finally tell the world he’s bisexual. And by “the world,” he means everyone but his mom and best friend. That’s two conversations he never wants to have. When he’s talked into auditioning for the school’s production of Hamlet, Julian fears that veering off course will lead to assumptions he’s ... more
  • Honey

    by Caylen D. Smith

    Josephine is starting her junior year of high school and has a plan to keep everything as normal as possible, but Elijah, the notorious class clown, can’t help himself in telling everyone of the news. Their parents are getting married. This so-called plan of hers was a flop from the start. She is not only going to have to balance school life, but also a new family and a possible growing relationship with Gilbert Ando, her future step brother’s best friend.

  • All the Little Secrets

    by D. Thrush
    When Vera runs into her old boyfriend, it breaks open the past. Things had ended badly, but Brad seems genuinely happy to see her. He had been The One, and now he seems more interested than ever. There’s just one problem… he’s married. Is it wrong when she was with him first? YES, says her best friend. Don’t be the other woman in a love triangle. But things are not always black or white. What if he really is her soul mate? What if they really do belong together? This could be her last chance. Bu... more
  • The Time Artist

    by Sheila Martin

    Night after night for as long as she can remember, Rachel would watch the clock’s second hand annihilating moment after moment. Where did they all go? Is the past still back there somewhere? Is the future out there already?

    And now she was faced with a more pressing question: Had she been flung into the future in a terrifying acid trip where she saw a body face down in a puddle of blood, her own hand gripping a smoking revolver?

    Over the course of the 1968-69 art school year... more

  • BEDLOE (A True Fable)

    by tony powers
    The 2016 Presidential election of Ransom B. Conover has led to the oligarchy of 2040 in which 48 year old widower John Bedloe and his 16 year old son James now live. They are members of the Associate Class. This is John Bedloe's sardonic comment on the human condition based on his life experiences. As such, it is an existential reflection on the rise of The State which has now taken Bedloe from being relatively free in 2016 and having relative free will, to the tyrannical present in ... more
  • One Day in the Life of Thomas August

    by Robert Jacoby
    It’s the end of summer, 1999, and Thomas August has a few problems. He finds himself on the edge of his 39th birthday, his marriage in trouble, bored with his job, and afraid his kids will end up like him. When he gets fired for browsing internet porn at work, he thinks his life is over. Looking backwards and forwards and through time, Thomas sets off on a journey through the city of Louisville, Kentucky, in search of a place he can call home, before he goes home.
  • Kissing Daisy Parker

    by Michael Milton
    Daisy is a Sylvia-Plath-reading, Robert Smith devotee, planning on a summer of Australian beaches with or without her two favourite boys. Obsessed gamer and jealous boyfriend Greg needs the prize money from the Scottish Street Fighter II championships to join Daisy in Oz. She wouldn’t really go without him. Would she? Scottish-born, English-accented Junaid is the couple’s best friend. Haunted by that school dance and terrified of the future, he finds himself falling for his best friend’s girl... more
  • In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams

    by Thomas Davis

    Winner of the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award for 2019:  Wisconsin's Washington Island in the 1850s was about as remote from the slave-holding southern states as it was possible to get in the United States. Before the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act, which made it legal for bounty hunters to capture any black person they claimed was an escaped slave in the abolitionist states, a number of black families established a fishing community on the island. In the Unsettled Homeland of Drea... more

  • Gobbledy

    by Lis Anna-Langston
    Ever since eleven-year-old Dexter Duckworth and his brother, Dougal, lost their mom, everything has been different. But “different” takes on a whole new meaning when, one day just before Christmas (or Kissmas, as they call it), Dexter finds a golden rock in the forest that hatches into an adorable alien. Gobbledy is smarter than he seems and is lost on planet Earth. Before long, Gobbledy takes Dexter, Dougal, and their best friend Fi on an adventure of friendship, family, and loss―one that requi... more
  • Uncertain Luck

    by Rea Keech
    Her mother has died and her father is missing. In despair, twenty-year-old Emiko abandons her factory job to go searching for her father in Tokyo. It is 1969, and her father has helped with student protests against the war in Vietnam. This gives Emiko a lead to start her search. To survive in Tokyo, she stays at a hostel in the seedy Sanya neighborhood and takes a job as hostess in a bar where she’s required to “talk cute,” which goes against her grain. She’s previously refused an offer to... more
  • The quick brown fox

    by claire white
    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. while the lazy dog jumps over the lazy fox.
  • Cry Sanctuary

    by Carole Kulikowski
    CRY SANCTUARY by Carole Kulikowski. The novel follows the trials of Anna, a young girl born with a facial deformity (like the author herself), who grows up in Nazi Germany and during World War II escapes their euthanasia program. At thirteen years old, Anna is taken from her family. She and another little girl, Liesel, in the program escape from the Nazis and flee through a war torn Germany finding sanctuary in Switzerland. After the war, Anna writes her witness statement because little has been... more
  • Eight Pound Cows

    by Dr. Barbara Ten Brink
    Cows are huge animals that weigh between 1,000 to 2,000 pounds. Wouldn’t it be fun if cows weighed the same as our pet dogs and cats? Wouldn’t it be fun if cows were also our fur babies? Eight Pound Cows is a story about imagining cows that only weigh eight pounds. As eight-pound cows, they would be the size of our other pets. If cows were smaller and lighter, it would be easier to care for them, to feed them, to walk them as they graze. It would be exciting to teach them some tricks as co... more