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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Dark Secrets, A Legacy of Memories from 1939 Sweden

    by Sher Davidson
    When light shines on something, it casts a shadow. This novel is about the shadow cast on a family and a country when light shines on its past. Lena Larsson, a young American student and aspiring writer, at the Sorbonne in Paris, was raised by her domineering Swedish immigrant Grandmother, Helga, and her stoic mother, Sofia, in the small Pacific Northwest coastal town of Astoria, Oregon. Most of their neighbors were Scandinavian immigrants. As a child, Lena, shy and withdrawn, spent much of her ... more
  • Half Notes from Berlin

    by B. V. Glants

    Berlin, 1933. Hans believes he and his family are safe from persecution.

    Then, he discovers his family's dirty secret: his maternal grandparents were Jews who converted to Christianity.

    Driven by the desire to understand who he is and whether his mother's blood really is tainted, Hans befriends Rebecca, the only Jewish girl he knows. Perhaps if Jewish blood isn't evil, his mother will be ok.

    To be a Jew in Hitler's Germ... more

  • Booked to Death, An Author's Guide to Publishing and Murder

    by PJ CAMPBELL
    Booked to Death is a commercial novel for anyone who has ever thought to write or be published and for booklovers. Two desperate misfit writers, devise unthinkable acts to secure a publishing contract. They’ve tried and failed to go the traditional route of seeking an agent and publisher representation. When they continue to read about ‘criminals’ contracting publishing deals, they decide it’s time they get into the ‘game’ in a completely inconceivable way. Despair and financial pressures catapu... more
  • Between the Causeways: Inspired by a true dog story

    by Jeremy Campbell
    A dog can change everything. Three strangers become unlikely friends as they spend a year searching for a stray pup and find each other along the way. Once the winds of change blow through their small Southern town, nothing remains the same. Can a four-legged friend help its people find their own path back home? “Between the Causeways” is a heart-warming novel inspired by a true story about how a lost dog can bring a community together.
  • Sunjata of the Mande Empire

    by Ekiuwa Aire

    It had been foretold that Sunjata would become king. However, many doubted he had the skills to fulfill the prophecy.

    This story is an adaptation of an epic poem that has been told by jali poets since the 13th century. It tells of a young boy overcoming self-doubt and becoming the founder of the Mandé Empire, one of the richest empires in African and Malian history.

    Sunjata's story is one of perseverance, resilience, and a commitment to the rights of people.

  • Mexican Rhapsody: Having a Second Chance

    by Shogo Onoe

    Embark on a soul-searching adventure and discover one man’s quest to Mexico for a better life. Artfully written with flowing prose and profound personal insights, this uplifting novel delves into the rich life and culture of Mexico, following author Shogo Onoe’s remarkable story as he casts aside his old life in Japan for the vibrant cities and landscapes of Central America. Blending thoughtful philosophical and spiritual wisdom with an undying message of living your life to the f... more

  • The Prisoner's Cross

    by Pastor Dr. Peter Unger
    The "Prisoner's Cross" delves deeply into Christ's transforming nature through faith and perseverance. An eighty-year-old true story of the tragedy of POW camps and the resilient faith of the men who endured years of mistreatment saves Don Campbell, a seminary student, from the torture of his own doubts and misgivings. When everything else is stripped away, Christ's love is all we need to thrive!
  • Operation Blackbird: A Cold War Spy Novel

    by Ellen Butler
    Her mission could tip the balance of power…or spark World War III. When fellow CIA operative Jake Devlin tracks Miriam Becker down in Argentina, where she is recovering from a mission that almost killed her, she is forced to push her troubled past to the back of her mind for the next mission: help a highly prized rocket scientist defect from Soviet-controlled East Berlin. Their plan goes like clockwork—until betrayal forces Jake to sacrifice himself to get Miriam out alive. Now he’s trapped be... more
  • A Dinosaur Made Me Spill: A Water Cycle Adventure

    by Carla Mae Jansen
    How does an ancient dinosaur wreck a modern day tea party? Join Sofia, Destiny, and their friends on a hilarious journey to find out! Along the way, discover water cycle science, creative problem solving, and joyful friendship!
  • Place of Cool Waters

    by Ndirangu Githaiga
    When Jude Wilson decides to travel halfway across the world to visit the graves of his childhood Boy Scout heroes, he unwittingly signs up for a lot more than he imagined. Growing up in the placid little Pacific Northwest town of Clarksville could never adequately prepare him for what he encounters in the vibrant, mercurial streets of Nairobi, where context defines meaning and words alone are not always sufficient to communicate across a cultural gap. He meets Qadir Mohamed—the affable manager a... more
  • The Paris Scandal

    by J. Martinez Brown
    John Singer Sargent’s disabled sister, Emily, narrates this saga of deception surrounding the Madame X portrait: the catalyst for revealing the family’s darkest secret. An aspiring artist, Emily is determined to study at an atelier and forge a career like her brother’s. Better than being relegated to her aging parents’ caregiver. Seeing Amélie Gautreau at the opera, John vows to paint her. Having been subjected to her cruelty, Emily is relieved when the socialite’s husband, Pierre, refuses Jo... more
  • Until I See Stars

    by Marisa Recker
    Karina and Dan think their marriage is unshakeable... until the strains of long-distance test their loyalties. Kayla and Bethany believe that the bond of sisterhood is unbreakable... until a shocking betrayal creates lasting damage for their friendship. Until I See Stars follows the Fitzpatrick family for over 30 years and two separate timelines. The first is that of Karina and Dan, a young married couple struggling to navigate a long-distance relationship with two young children. ... more
  • A Fish Called Andromeda

    by Cynthia C. Huijgens
    A Fish Called Andromeda celebrates the power of intergenerational friendships to encourage children to learn about the world beyond their immediate family. Central to the story is the enduring magic and allure of the night sky. Fully illustrated, 32 pages, for children ages 4-108. Themes: fostering childhood imagination and creativity, patience, and feelings of security and independence.
  • Chloe Afloat: Being the Adventures of Calico Clo, Buccanette of the Coast

    by Geraldine Burrows
    After surviving two retro-crazy summers out West, Manhattan teen Chloe Crandall wants to spend her seventeenth summer being Normal…until her sometime crush, Shane, recruits her for a lucrative but really abnormal summer job with his father’s private security firm. She goes undercover in a college drama troupe that sails a tall ship along the New England coast, performing pirate-themed shows. Her mission: keep lead player Madison Dandridge away from drugs and a stalker ex-boyfriend. At sea, Chl... more
  • A Kind of Hush

    by JoDee Neathery
    A Kind of Hush explores whether there is a gray area between right and wrong. The Mackie family of four is finally recovering from the tragic loss of their young son and enjoying a June outing at a nearby park close to their Buffalo, New York home when they plunge off a shale cliff. One parent survives along with their teenage daughter and seven-year-old son found hiding in the woods. Was this a horrendous accident or something more heinous, and if so whodunnit and whydunit? The heart of the nov... more
  • Macaroni and Cheese, Hot Dogs and Peas

    by Christine Hickson

    "When I eat dinner, my mom and dad say, 'Let's thank the Lord for our food today.' And I would...but what I want to know, please, is what does God have to do with my macaroni and cheese?"  This book gives a thoughtful answer in an engaging rhyme that encourages thankfulness, not only to God, but to everyone who helps bring food to our tables.

     

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