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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Plagues of Pharaoh ISBN 978-1-64719-554-0

    by David Shaw
    The Plagues of Pharaoh is a clever and thought-provoking retelling of the story of Passover. Witness the plagues and the tragic results through the eyes of Hannu, a high-ranking minister of Egypt, who watches this seeming war of wills between Pharoah and Moses. As each plague plunges his nation deeper into disaster, Hannu realizes that the arrogant god-king of Egypt cannot help his people against the God of Moses and is led to desperate acts of courage, faith and humility.
  • The Last Supper According to Martha and Mary

    by Tina Beattie
    This intriguing book offers a fictional account of the Last Supper as narrated by sisters Martha and Mary. Lyrical, dramatic, strongly rooted in time and place, it imagines what it was like to be among the anarchic group of followers gathered around Jesus on the night before his death. Outside, Jerusalem broods in darkness, but what passions, hopes and fears swirl among the friends gathered in an upper room, as tensions rise and a terrible sense of foreboding creeps through them?
  • Elly Uncomposed

    by Valerie Niemerg
    Rehearsal pianist Elizabeth Kirtenpepper loves her cramped, corner studio and the cool, unseen depths of the orchestra pit. But when she's mysteriously transported into a real-life 18th-century opera—The Marriage of Figaro—Elizabeth finds herself in a very different kind of pit: the scullery of the ruthless and domineering Count Almaviva. Stuffed into a corset and forced to wear impractical shoes, Elizabeth meets Figaro, Susanna, and the whole cast of memorable characters. But no one is stick... more

    by Jessica Wendi Abel
    THE LITTLE BLUE ROCKET SHIP: A STORY ABOUT POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION is told by a boy who sees changes in his mom after she has a baby. As the boy explores his own feelings and questions, he is reassured by his mom’s continued love for him. Blending together fiction storytelling with supportive communication strategies, THE LITTLE BLUE ROCKET SHIP encourages open dialogue about postpartum depression between family members. Postpartum depression “affects up to one in seven women” (March of Dime... more
  • An Instrument for Florenda

    by Tomeko Brown
    As a kid what have you ever dreamed of? Was it playing a sport, trying out for cheerleading, winning the spelling bee, or playing an instrument? Well, Florenda had always wanted to play an instrument. Growing up in Louisiana she was accustomed to the sounds of music. So, she was no stranger to hearing a good tune. Her instrument of choice had always been the clarinet. She had read all about some of the great clarinetists. At one time, she even had the opportunity to attend a live orchestra. N... more
  • Breath and Mercy

    by Mark Anthony Powers
    Life was supposed to get better for Phineas Mann in 1983. After the rigors of medical school, residency, and fellowship training, he lands himself a promising position directing a New Orleans hospital’s intensive care unit. His mental and physical limits are soon tested by the soaring demand for his expertise and an exploding AIDS epidemic. Then Hurricane Jezebel floods the city and knocks out power, plumbing, and telephones. Temperatures soar. Supplies run low. As day follows miserable day, fa... more
  • Neither Out Far Nor In Deep

    by Leah T. Williams
    Seventeen-year-old Kadeem is suspended after yet another fight at school. Frustrated, his single mother takes him to her native island, St. Kitts, where she leaves him with her father. Away from his video games and distracting city life, Kadeem must either sink or swim in his new environment. Neither Out Far Nor in Deep, explores Kadeem’s peculiar journey in his mother’s homeland with an even more peculiar man sporting a heavy Caribbean accent. While navigating his new environment, Kadeem connec... more
  • You Were Meant For Me

    by Sheri Sturniolo
    Growing a family isn't always easy and sometimes mommies and daddies need a little help. See how the love and generosity of others can grow into the most wonderful gift. You Were Meant For Me is a look into the unique ways that some families are grown and the journey of love that brings them together.
  • Hiding in the Open

    by Suzi Katz

    When Chloe Jacobs made her first official Witness Security move becoming Caiden James, life was supposed to be perfect. However, her need to follow every lead to learn more about her buried past made it anything but that. Even with the protection of U.S. Marshal Christopher Chase, her secret obsession turns into a living nightmare. With the rare chance to start over, Caiden begins her new life. Despite the fear that follows her around every day, she is determined to live on her own, even if c... more

  • Tales Of A Traveling Nurse: Is This My Home?

    by Sheri Sturniolo
    Follow Nanette, the little traveling nurse, on her journey to care for children across the country who find themselves needing a nurse's love. Is This My Home?, the first book in the Tales of a Traveling Nurse series, gives an interactive look into the adventurous profession of travel nursing. Kids will have fun searching for Nanette as she enjoys a new city while following the children who find themselves needing a nurse's care. With her big smile and fun bubble necklace, Nurse Nanette helps ma... more
  • One Wave

    by Lauren Martin
    An inspirational and uplifting children's book that simplifies concepts of spirituality, manifestation, universal oneness and love to make them accessible to young kids (age 2 - 5) as well as older children and even adults. Help the youngest readers, older kids, teens and adults understand that they are connected to their loved ones, the Universe, Heaven and God. One Wave is designed for anyone of any faith who wants to empower their children (or inner child) to choose their own path, and to ... more
  • The Twenty-Third Hour

    by Joseph Steinagel
    A few college friends, one of which is himself a novel novelist, met up one evening as per their usual every-other month custom. They talked with each other for a time but all the while there was an elephant in the room. The novelist, Lucas, had just written and published a novella in under a month and all eyes and ears, for the most part, were caught up in his success. The English major of the group, Avery, however, was not at all impressed as she addressed the fact that Agatha Christie, under ... more
  • a life revealed

    by Suzi Katz
    Chloe Jacobs is an ordinary teenager preparing to study art at New York University when her world is shattered by the death of her parents in a car accident. Suddenly U.S. Marshals appear, and Chloe finds that she has secretly been part of the Witness Security Program her entire life. From her blocked files on the internet to the backstreets of Manhattan, Chloe risks constant and unknown danger as she searches through her tangled family history to dig up the past kept buried from her. Chloe... more
  • Baggie's Big Adventure

    by thomas schwendler
    It’s every bag’s dream to see the world. And it’s every travelers’ worst nightmare to lose their luggage. Sometimes you just need to ‘carry on’ which is exactly what Baggie does as ‘unclaimed baggage.’ Based on what really happens to lost airline luggage, this original story of an enchanted carpet bag prepares young travelers for an airport experience while packing a few puns for any adult reader to enjoy. If traveling is your bag, this story is for you!
  • Peyton's Promise

    by Susan G Mathis
    ABOUT PEYTON’S PROMISE: Summer 1902 Peyton Quinn is tasked with preparing the grand Calumet Castle ballroom for a spectacular two-hundred-guest summer gala. As she works in a male-dominated position of upholsterer and fights for women’s equality, she’s persecuted for her unorthodox ways. But when her pyrotechnics-engineer father is seriously hurt, she takes over the plans for the fireworks display despite being socially ostracized. Patrick Taylor, Calumet’s carpenter and Peyton’s childhood ... more
  • Between Two Rivers

    by Tina Beattie
    “Msasa trees provided dappled shade for Jenny’s tea party. April sunshine dribbled through the leaves onto suntanned arms. The frangipanis were in bloom ...” This is the scene that greets Scottish doctor Morag soon after her arrival in Salisbury in the 1950s. Jenny is an English wife and mother trapped in an increasingly violent marriage and secretly in love with another man. Soon, Beatrice will come to work as Jenny’s maid and nanny to her children. Over the next twenty years these three wom... more