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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Dream of the White Stallion

    by Julia Oliver
    Kathryn Alexander, writing in her personal journal, describes her coming of age while dealing with childhood bullies and a dying mother. She is a shy teenager living in 18th century England, the era when Thoroughbred racing and breeding became the rage among the aristocracy. She has always loved horses, and even though her Irish father is an exceptional, but nontraditional, equine trainer and healer, her humble working-class family could never afford one of the beautiful animals. Although a comm... more
  • Trick

    by Sean Hancock
    Trick is fifteen and the only black kid growing up in a dead-end country town. He wins approval from his tough gang of friends by spotting an opportunity for a robbery at a local supermarket. He just never thought they'd go through with it. Even though they escape with more money than they'd anticipated, it is a botched job and cataclysmic events unfold. To make matters worse, Kelly Jenkins, the girl Trick has been in love with since he was seven years old, is planning her escape from their smal... more
  • The Prophet Joan

    by Jay Heinrichs
    A novel that takes you on a moving, humor-filled ride through a snowy murder mystery, small-town politics, eloquent shrimp, and the nature of prophecy. From New York Times bestselling author Jay Heinrichs, a story with skiing, cocktails, eloquent shrimp, a girl, a gun, the tragedy of omniscience, and the archangel Gabriel. (Well, he says he’s the archangel Gabriel.) Fourteen-year-old Joan Mudgett suddenly finds herself alone without her parents in a small New Hampshire village. Only she’s ... more
  • Parrot & Firefly

    by Jules Murphy

    Parrot and Firefly want to fly to the moon, but it's much farther away than it looks. When their dream begins to seem impossible, friendship provides comfort, and an unexpected outcome reveals the value of persistence.

  • Healers

    by Brooke Reynolds
    Scott Weaver, a snarky middle-aged dead man with a gift, hates his job. Punished for ending his own life and career as a surgeon, Scott finds himself stuck in his personal purgatory where he can only leave if he works as a "HEALER" to save all the poor citizens of Blister City, a corrupt city. But one night on the job, he is unable to heal an old friend who ends up dying. Filled with the guilt of not being able to save his friend, Scott travels down a dark path filled with gritty strip clubs and... more
  • Good Night Phobos, Good Night Deimos

    by Tim Baird
    A playful & slightly futuristic homage to a classic bedtime story, Good Night Phobos, Good Night Deimos follows the nightly bedtime routine of a young man living and working on a Mars colony. Take a peek around his room and enjoy the wonders of living and working on Mars, a possible scenario which the reader may find him or herself living in a just a few years. Your child will enjoy the wistful décor of the bedroom and marvel at the prospect of someday journeying to another planet to colonize... more
  • We Are the Gems

    by Dominique J. Smiley
    Using her slick mouth and rich parents, Eve could slither her way out of anything, but when she ends up at Bennings Detention Center for Young Women after a robbery gone wrong, her privileged world is instantly flipped upside down. Seven months is a long time to be away. Will she learn from her mistakes or fall back into her same old habits?
  • The Prize-Winning Story

    The Prize-Winning Story is a fiction travelogue--a group of American tourists arrive in the Holy Land on U.S. Presidential Election Day, 2016, and as they tour for twelve days, they compete with each other to win the big prize offered by the tour host, Pastor Vladdy, producer of the weekly radio show, For Zion’s Sake. The challenge--tell the best story and get your trip paid for! Vladdy believes passionately that God calls Christians to stand with Jews and the State of Israel. The best story... more
  • Phoenix Rising A Poetic Tale

    by M. K. Mann
    From its own ashes, a Phoenix rises. This is a poetic tale of family, loss, love, heartbreak, motherhood, and uncovering your inner Phoenix. It is from your deepest, dark pain that you grow into your highest self and rise reborn. This poetry book is divided into 10 chapters; mirroring the Phoenix’s transformation and journey throughout different life stages. It is a poetic story with deep intimate poems capturing raw authenticity and emotions. The Nest explores themes of childhood and gro... more
  • Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories

    by K.
    A wide-ranging collection of twelve short stories that are ties thematically to the idea that love is the most revolutionary of all acts. A startling array of characters explore their perspectives on love. The stories sweep from sharp realism to heady allegory, haunting fables to sci-fi thrillers, starring teens and drifting husbands, futuristic automatons and talking dogs, gardeners and gatekeepers, a blind girl, a young father, and many more.
  • DIVERSITY: A Colourful Collection of Short Stories

    by Monique Gliozzi
    Diversity is a delightful collection of short stories taking the reader on a charismatic adventure mixed with suspense, drama, and even humour. A close shave with death in The Twin, a humorous account of the stubborn character in The Mask, the romantic and comical rendezvous of Burning Love, the ghostly memories of the El Caballo Inn, and so much more! Gliozzi's exploration of diverse themes invites us to experience and acknowledge the colourfulness of life itself.
  • OOF: An Online Outrage Fiesta for the Ages

    by Strobe Witherspoon

    Novelist and cultural critic Strobe Witherspoon interrogates his own profession. It goes terribly.

    "A strikingly original book that astutely captures an era of division…an innovative literary experiment that supplies a thoughtful commentary on the ‘discourse virus’ of our age…Witherspoon’s eclectic work effectively documents the feverish public reaction to the impending publication of his latest book as a “comp... more

  • Only Forward, Never Back

    by Andrew Sarto

    A story of three expats making a mess of things abroad. Harper lands in Toronto. His plan? To make himself a respectable adult life and stop being such a screw-up. Adrian arrives in Rome. He's a 21-year-old bundle of insecurity and Presbyterian inhibition who wants to trick a handsome Italian into being his boyfriend. Natalie, a habitual escape artist, flees to London. Behind her, and catching up fast, is a tsunami of past missteps and misdeeds. Far from home, these three New Zealanders&n... more

  • Kool to Be Kind

    by Carolina Cutruzzola
    Charlie, the friendliest boy in school and President of the #Kool2BeKind Club, is eager to become a friend to Pat, the new kid in class. However, he soon realizes that this is not an easy task. Regardless of how many times Charlie tries to win him over with kindness and cookies, Pat continues to bully him. Just as Charlie is ready to give up on the idea of being Pat’s friend, he is surprised to discover why Pat was being a bully in the first place. By understanding Pat’s point of view, Charl... more

    by Allen Wittenborn

    It's 1980 and the Middle East is engulfed in chaos and war as generals, ayatollahs and mujahideen fight for money, power, and God. Turkey's coup finds two seasoned operatives, Kemal Yilmaz and Shirin Demirel, forced to cooperate to survive. They're complete strangers but in the world of spy craft they know about each other. Although political opposites, their common denominator is Nadiye, Kemal's fiancee and Shirin's estranged sister who has disappeared. But there's no... more

  • Brandon Goes to Hong Kong - Xiānggǎng (香港)

    by Eugenia Chu
    While on a trip to Hong Kong, Brandon thinks he sees a great red dragon – but is it real or imaginary? Join Brandon as he tours the city and learns about dragons in this multicultural, multigenerational chapter book which includes some Mandarin Chinese (Simplified) with Pinyin pronunciation throughout, adding educational elements of the Chinese language and culture. Is Brandon the only one who sees the dragon? Can legendary or mythical creatures ever be real? What do you believe?