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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Beasts of Electra Drive

    by Rohan Quine

     

    ***Finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards 2018***

     

    From Hollywood Hills mansions and Century City towers, to South Central motels and the oceanside refinery, The Beasts of Electra Drive by Rohan Quine spans a mythic L.A., following seven spectacular characters (or Beasts) from games designer Jaymi’s game-worlds. The intensity of those Beasts’ creation cycles leads to their release into real life... more

  • Dancing on Sunday Afternoons

    by Linda Cardillo
    The discovery of long-hidden love letters leads New York caterer Cara Serafini on a journey to understanding her formidable grandmother, Giulia Fiorillo. Born in a mountain village in southern Italy, the spirited Giulia arrives at the age of sixteen in a rough New York immigrant neighborhood at the beginning of the twentieth century, forced from the comforts and constrictions of her family by the fierce drive of her mother. In America, Giulia faces not only an inhospitable culture but also viole... more
  • The Boat House Cafe

    by Linda Cardillo
    The islanders of Chappaquiddick have a saying: “Some come here to hide; others come to heal.” Above a crumbling sea wall at the isolated northern tip of Chappaquiddick Island sits a weathered cottage that gives shelter to Mae Keaney, who returns to the island at the beginning of World War II determined to distance herself from a past filled with pain and regret. Fiercely independent, she defies both the societal conventions of the island and its unforgiving natural world until a catastrophic fir... more
  • Island Legacy

    by Linda Cardillo
    “Innisfree binds us.” A new generation attempts to define where home is. When Lydia Hammond encourages her grieving granddaughter, Elizabeth Innocenti, to spend the summer at Innisfree, the family’s compound on Chappaquiddick Island, Elizabeth undertakes the journey from her home in Italy with her fourteen-year-old son, hoping to heal from the devastating loss of her husband after a long illness. Innisfree holds cherished memories of an idyllic childhood for Elizabeth. But when she arrives, she ... more
  • The Uneven Road

    by Linda Cardillo
    Innisfree—the wild and isolated land on Chappaquiddick Island where Josiah Monroe grew up—was the only place where he felt he belonged. When his parents make the painful decision to sell the land, the loss of Innisfree catapults the entire family into a spiral of disconnection. Josiah abandons the island in anger, seeking to redefine himself and reconcile his mixed Wampanoag and Irish heritage in a wider, more dangerous world marked by the turmoil of the Vietnam War and the cultural upheaval of ... more
  • Civil War Two, Part 2: America Elects a President Determined to Restore Religion to Public Life, and the Nation Splits

    by Maren McConnell
    President Joshua Maccabee Jennings has just taken office, vowing to Make America Christian Again. When a Supreme Court justice dies unexpectedly, the government falls into crisis, and secular states start seceding, soon forming the Coalition of Secular States of America. President Jennings declares war, to stop America’s dissolution no matter the costs in human life, or to America’s collective sanity. Meanwhile, the US military is beginning a new era with an all-powerful computer system that... more
  • Civil War Two, Part 1: America Elects a President Determined to Restore Religion to Public Life, and the Nation Splits

    by Maren McConnell
    President Joshua Maccabee Jennings has just taken office, vowing to Make America Christian Again. When a Supreme Court justice dies unexpectedly, the government falls into crisis, and secular states start seceding, soon forming the Coalition of Secular States of America. President Jennings declares war, to stop America’s dissolution no matter the costs in human life, or to America’s collective sanity. Meanwhile, the US military is beginning a new era with an all-powerful computer system that... more
  • River of Angels (Generations of Secrets) (Volume 1)

    by Abbe Rolnick
    When a prostitute is beaten on a Caribbean Island, no one realizes that this seemingly minor event will light a fuse to blow apart the old, corrupt social order. Pursuing healing for the wounded young woman and for other poor workers, members of the community become targets of ruthless entrepreneurs planning to reap big profits while despoiling the island’s rich environment. MEET: Monica, a prostitute by choice, controls every aspect of her life and her bordello, until her world crumbles. Rosie,... more
  • Nature Photography: A Fun Activity Guide (with Knowledge Expanding Crosswords and Word Searches)

    by Michael Fleming
    Explore nature, and know some fun facts accompanied with beautiful photos.
  • Me, G, and the Locust Tree

    by Clay Anderson

    Me, G, and the Locust Tree is a heartwarming encouragement to embrace the fleeting years of childhood, with a bit of wisdom from a tree who has witnessed the cycles of life. A beautiful tale about the relationship between father and son.

  • The Great Appalachian Trail Race

    by Charles Ricciardi
    The Great Appalachian Trail Race tells the dramatic story of a fierce competition to traverse the entire 2,160 mile woodland journey in the fastest possible time. Among the hundreds vying for the cash prize, the three contestants go head to head: a former collegiate track star recovering from serious injury, a self-serving celebrity athlete and a young woman who knows them both, and has a secret motivation to win. Racing across a rugged landscape, they will all be forced to exert their every ou... more
  • The cursed girl

    by Maria Vermisoglou
    Sixteen-year-old Eva is a witch who lived in Spain, in the year 1230. She met a boy named Jonathan who would become her whole world. Everything was normal until she was faced with challenges that will change her life forever. As a healer, her job is to help people, but there are forces that will try to prevent that. There is a war coming and Eva and her friends must do everything they can to survive. Can they fight their way against the dark forces that are surrounding them? Her wits a... more
  • Jack, The Weightless Boy

    by Adam Brown
    An illustrated tale of a boy named Jack, who was born curiously weighing nothing. Nil, naught, nada, zero, zip, zilch, diddly-squat...absolutely NOTHING! Walking on walls, sailing with gusts of wind, Jack learns quickly that such a gift comes with not only its own challenges, but life obstacles as well. All Jack wants in this world is to just be himself.
  • Mario's Notebook

    by Mary Atkinson
    Ten-year-old Mario must flee El Salvador during the Salvadoran Civil War with Mamá and little brother Nico after his journalist father is killed. As Mario struggles to adapt to his new life in the United State, he must also come to terms with the decisions his father made that left him fatherless and illegal in a new country. "A compelling, well-crafted, emotionally resonant tale." Kirkus Reviews
  • Legacy: Episode I: The Search for Love

    by Robert Maxxim
    Legacy, a novel 30 years in the making, is a futuristic story of mankind's previous sojourns through this and countless worlds as experienced by the author. It describes one man's incredible journey through several lifetimes as far back as a million years, his blunders and triumphs, and the many worlds and places where these took place. The novel highlights advanced scientific and spiritual concepts, written in lyrical romantic prose. But most of all, it is a powerful love story deeply rooted in... more
  • Tuskegee Airmen WWII Fighter Pilots: : The Story of an Original Tuskegee Pilot, Lt. Col. Hiram E. Mann

    by Dr. Patrick Coggins
    This book honors the Tuskegee Airmen - African American pilots known as the "Red Tails," who never lost escorted bombers during World War II. These decorated pilots overcame the prejudicial conclusion of the 1925 War Department Study that "blacks cannot fly a complex airplane." Eleanor Roosevelt, who was flown by a black Tuskegee pilot, dispelled these myths along with their success during WWII. Two issues are clarified: 1) the Tuskegee Pilots never lost a bomber they escorted during WWII, and 2... more

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