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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Of Our Own Device

    by M.K. South

    What do you do when you realize that the American Dream you have been working for so hard is not enough if it will be yours and yours alone? And that what you are told to do will destroy the only true friend you have ever had?

    Summer of 1985. Jack Smith is a rookie CIA case officer posted at the American Embassy in Moscow. Despite his gregarious nature, Jack is a lonely man: not only is he a reluctant spy, he is also gay. When he meets Eton Volkonsky, a talented nuclear physics student,... more

  • Saint Pontianus: Bishop of Rome

    by Michael Ponzio
    As recorded in the Catholic Encyclopedia, several Christian Romans have been canonized as saints and one was pope in 235 A.D. In the third novel, St. Pontianus: The Bishop of Rome, the pope must not only deal with the persecution by Roman authorities, but fight street battles with the followers of the anti-pope, Hippolytus. Pope Pontianus baptized a Roman senator name Pontius, who in turn converted the Roman Emperor Phillipus to the Christian faith. Phillipus is killed, however, and the new e... more
  • Pontius Pilatus: Dark Passage to Heaven

    by Michael Ponzio

    The second novel, in the Lover of the Sea series, Pontius Pilatus, Dark Passage to Heaven, takes place almost 100 years after the initial novel-  Pontius Aquila: Eagle of the Republic. A letter of complaint had been issued to Tiberius that Pilate had used unnecessary force to put down a rebellion in Judea. Thus, Pilatus (Pilate in English), was ordered by Emperor Tiberius Caesar to return Rome from his governorship in Judea. Tiberius dies before Pilate arrives in Rome and ... more

  • Escape from Sjór Borg

    by Michael Eidam
    A thrilling tale about five good-hearted kids thrust into an incredible adventure in a lost world haunted by dangerous creatures from Norse mythology. With mystery, suspense, and a whole lot of laughs, this action-packed page-turner will have readers 8 and up racing toward the end. Cade wants to be a professional baseball player. Garrett prefers football. Raegan loves to read and draw. And Ryan . . . well Ryan loves to eat. Taylor Ann is the one who wants to be an explorer. Taylor Ann is the... more
  • Pontius Aquila: Eagle of the Republic

    by Michael Ponzio
    Pontius Aquila: Eagle of the Republic. During Julius Caesar’s dictatorship, generations before Pontius Pilate, Aquila falls in love with Cicero’s daughter. Then after a brilliant military career under Caesar, he is elected Tribune of the Plebeians. During a parade in Rome, Caesar rides his chariot in triumph, but Aquila refuses to stand with the other officials. He represents the common people, considers Caesar a threat to the citizens’ freedom and joins the plot to assassinate Caesar.  
  • Norman

    by Michelle Olson
    Norman the Button loves his job keeping his person’s coat closed, but lately, he’s only been hanging on by a thread. After falling off, Norman is convinced he must find a new job to feel needed again. But after being burned as a firefighter and nearly drowned as a plumber, Norman almost decides to give up and let himself be recycled. Once Norman realizes his greatest strength is in being a button, he finally sees the perfect job is right in front of him.
  • Mi Árbol Doblado (Bilingual - Spanish/English)

    by kathy brodsky
    Mi Arbol Doblado/My Bent Tree is the 10th Anniversary edition of My Bent Tree - but this time it's bilingual Spanish/English. It's a delightful picture book told in rhyme of a little girl who discovers a tree that's different from the rest. It's a book about living with a disability, friendship, loyalty, social action, diversity and conservation. The book includes life-skills interactive questions that further conversation about the above topics.
  • Tatiana and the Russian Wolves

    Alexander adored his mother, Tatiana, an exotic and magical woman. Tatiana’s imagination kept her past at bay until insanity—the Russian wolves— took her and unleashed Alexander’s mental breakdown. Although Alexander inherited many of Tatiana’s gifts, he wonders if Tatiana’s bequest includes insanity. Alexander sees himself as fragile; confronting Tatiana’s past is a daunting task. Ignoring Tatiana’s gifts, Alexander has become an international banker and leads a comfortable life in San Francisc... more
  • The Unlounging: From a Belly Full of Beer to a Craw Full of Time

    by Selraybob
    Not yet thirty, and already Selraybob is beaten down and washed up. He spends his days on his lounger, drinking quarts of beer and talking to his buddy Herm on the phone. Until, during his wife’s long-overdue kiss-off speech, Selraybob notices two clocks. They’re seven minutes off. And he has an epiphany. Time, he decides, is a count. It’s only a count. Einstein was wrong. And life on the lounger will never be the same.
  • Tongue Twisting ABCs

    by Joshua Savage
    Try your best not to get tongue twisted while the animals for each letter of the alphabet come to life. Silly fun for the whole family, no matter what age!
  • Here Casts No Shadow

    by Bronwen Griffiths
    Before we went down into the cellar I looked across the road. The bombed house stared back at me like a toothless beggar-woman. There would be women like that soon enough. Children too. But we would be gone by then, dragging our guilt and sadness with us like heavy suitcases. Fifteen-year old Mira has grown up in the small town of Zazour. Her country of Lyrian has been under the grip of a ruthless dictator for decades. Mira and her family have always lived a quiet life but everything changes ... more
  • Vann the Artist Paints A Necklace

    by Becky Palmer
    An adorable children's book about a child artist who makes a necklace for her friend. An educational, rhyming story line keeps the book fun and engaging!
  • Rolling Home

    by Austin Charters

    When Tucker Frost ventures out into the wilderness on a hunting expedition with his Grandpa Angus and his older brother Jordan, the main things on his mind are socializing and graduating from high school.

    But when Grandpa Angus accidentally drops his gun, releasing a bullet into Tucker's neck, Tucker's whole world tumbles into upheaval.

    When he wakes, he receives the overwhelming news: his spinal cord has been severed. He'll never walk again. He maintains the use of hi... more

  • Capa de Colores: Spanish with English Pronunciation Guide

    by Karl Beckstrand
    (Colors, careers – Spanish) “Ésta es una capa de colores mágica.” Un libro sobre careras, culturas, y colores. Este libro para niños de 3 a 7 años contiene actividades de búsqueda, superhéroes hispanos y africanos, y vívidas imágenes para ayudar con la comprensión del vocabulario. ¡A ponerse los disfraces! 100 palabras escrito por Karl Beckstrand, ilustrado por John Collado. “Perfecto para niños de Pre-escolar y fácil lectura para primaria.…excelente para los profesores”. – Maritza Mejia, autora... more
  • Ellen's Song

    by Ben Kalland

    This novel was originally published in Finnish in 2017 and was shortlisted for a literary award. The English translation was published in May 2018. There are three intertwined storylines: The narrator, Markus Douglas, a middle-aged man living in New York, receives a letter from a woman who claims to be his daughter. A young, incredibly talented girl, Ellen, is pursuing a career as a violinist in Finland. And a young man drowns in a horrible accident. The reader soon begins to understand how t... more

  • A Phantasmagoria

    by Melanie Rose Huff
    Phantasmagoria noun A sequence of real or imagined images like that seen in a dream. –The Oxford English Dictionary This book is a compendium of moments, a gallery of dreams, a collection of snapshots from reality and fairyland and the misty lands between. Welcome to the Phantasmagoria.