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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Leah's Garden

    by C L May

    Bradley Cox comes home after eight years in prison for killing his father. To one sister, he's a kind of hero, to the other, an awkward stranger, and to his mother, a son she no longer knows or understands. After years of domestic abuse, this family attempts to find normalcy, even as their violent past keeps trying to crush them. Old hurts cannot be mended until Leah finally truly examines her past.

  • The John J. Hunt Reader

    by John J. Hunt
  • Cordelia and the Whale

    by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt

     

    Cordelia is an 11-year-old girl and a bit of a loner. She finds comfort in facts, knowledge, and consistency. She prefers her world not to change.

    Things do change however, when Cordelia meets a magical blue whale named Beatrice. Nothing is ever the same for Cordelia as she befriends the ancient whale and finds out secrets of the universe from Beatrice that she must learn and master.

    Cordelia and the Whale is a timeless story filled with magical realism ... more

  • This City Is Empty

    by Rovshan Abdullaoglu

    National bestseller This City is Empty The novel narrates the lives of two families from different continents: the fates of the American Will and Wisam, who was born in Lebanon, meet in a hospital. Each of them has their own burden to carry. Willie was never wanted by his parents; the pregnancy was unplanned and led to a marriage neither of the young people wished. From the very start, Willie is feeling as an unwelcome guest at his own home. As a child, he tries his best to win his mother&rsq... more

  • Hopper's Numbers

    by Natashia Carter
    Follow a young girl who hates math as Rear Admiral Grace Hopper takes her on a time travelling journey through her past. Hopper shows the girl, Sally, how she was always curious and fascinated by numbers. She teaches Sally that the math she hates so deeply is actually the heart and soul of all the technology she loves to use everyday and that without it the world would be very different.
  • Time Will Tell

    by Trevy A. McDonald

    What has time told you about the power of friendship?


    Thomasine, Rachel, and Hope share laughs and heartaches, hopes and dreams over the years, but only Time Will Tell if their friendship can survive the drama.


    Accountant Hope Jones-McCoy goes through life masquerading self-righteousness for saintliness until the world she spent ten years building comes crashing down around her at once. Although she has a sunny disposition, Rachel Curtis-Brown faces dark days as her es... more

  • Round 'bout Midnight

    by Trevy A. McDonald

    A new chapter begins in the lives of childhood friends, Thomasine, Rachel, and Hope. Their friendship has stood the test of time, but more adventures are in store for them…Round ‘Bout Midnight. In this sequel to Time Will Tell, the unresolved issues and hurts Thomasine, Rachel, and Hope experienced during their youth don’t just vanish into thin air.

    The world Hope spent ten years building with her high school sweetheart, Jason McCoy, comes crashing down around he... more

  • Sky-bound Misfit

    by Jane Powell

    Frankie’s life began in an Irish pub in Montreal’s French east end. As she listened to her dad’s band jam to the beats of life, the most unfortunate of coincidences happened that changed her life forever.

    Being a girl in the 80s isn’t easy. Frankie soon comes to see it as an impromptu jam session filled with unexpected beats. The beats she experiences in high school are filled with laughter, tears, love, anger and hope. Dealing with bullies becomes a daily nightm... more

  • Count to a Thousand

    by Caroline Goldberg Igra
    After two decades in Israel, American born and bred Victoria still struggles to make peace with her relocation to Israel. She constructs a purposefully insular life in a coastal community analogous to the one she’d expected to live back in the United States, replete with conventional activities associated with American suburbia and expat friends that share the same acerbic, oftentimes critical, attitude toward their surroundings. Cracks in this bubble-like existence begin to emerge with her elde... more
  • Lemonade

    by Robin Maguire
    Lemonade A plucky eleven-year-old boy, love child of a Hollywood mega star and his uptight manager mother, is murdered in his Los Angeles swimming pool. He is pissed and back from the dead to find out why. Through his mother Alice’s efforts, the killer is revealed, and his death avenged. The boy, satisfied with the outcome and the knowledge his mom is on the upswing, can now rest in peace. Forever changed by his death, Alice has channeled her son’s moxie, reformed her high-strung ways to become... more
  • Mazahl's Ascent

    by S.V. Atla

    Mazahl's Ascent, explores the injustice that women experience in Saudi Arabia, where they are forced to birth misogyny and unable to stop the perpetuation of a culture which devalues them. 

     

    In Saudi Arabia, where women's bodies are deemed the inferior possessions of men, where female sexuality is regulated for the continuation of a sexist regime, an erotic and formidable woman arises from the ashes of patriarchal horror. Mazahl inhabits the miserable cage ... more

  • Monsters For Tea

    by Nancy Terrell
    A bedtime party like no other... After suffering a terrible nightmare, Luna awakes frightened by the thought of monsters. What follows is a grand tea party at midnight where Luna learns her monster guests are not scary at all but offer courage, comfort and laughter to put her at ease and make sweet dreams come true. The rhythmic text is charming to read aloud and enjoyed by children and grown-ups alike.
  • THE WAY: A Girl Who Dared to Rise

    by Kristen Wolf
    In Kristen Wolf’s audacious and timely fiction debut, an unusual girl in the heart of ancient Palestine escapes her life of oppression—undertakes an epic and dangerous journey—and struggles to accept her remarkable calling as a great spiritual leader. Deeply emotional, provocative and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful, THE WAY transports readers to an exotic world brimming with mystery, betrayal, passion, unforgettable characters and jaw-dropping plot twists. Anna is a striking and spirited y... more
  • Waiting at Hayden's

    by Riley Costello
    From a fresh new voice in women's fiction comes a page-turning, relatable love story about the complicated nature of timing in modern-day relationships. Childhood best friends Charli Anderson and Jack Logan fall madly in love during college and can't imagine a life apart. But when they land dream opportunities on opposite ends of the country following graduation, they are forced to make a heart-wrenching pact. In the hope of one day restarting their love story, they set a date to reunite in ... more
  • You Gotta Have Heart

    by Bruce Bernstein
    Orphaned at a young age, all Alan Michaels wants is a place to belong. But the independent, street–smart kid, who lacks self-confidence, has no clue how to deal with disappointment – or a formidable bully who won’t back down. And New York City is a tough town to grow up in if you are a kid who doesn’t have much. But when he starts training at Sensei Hideki’s School of Karate, he hopes his life will change forever.\t \tDetermined to prove he’s got what it takes to become a true warrior, he pushe... more
  • The Ugly Priest

    by Richard Stickann
    The Ugly Priest reveals a vocation in shambles, deteriorated not only because of Father Bernard’s moral lapses but also because of his life’s lack of substance and value. His duties at Immaculate Conception Parish on the West Side of Chicago are tedious and distressing. The sin, dying, dishonesty and infidelity of his parishioners drains him. Deepening his distress is his life at a rundown, disintegrating parish with an outdated liturgy and a pastor who is a rude, spiteful and offensive old man... more

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