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  • The Fourteenth of September

    by Rita Dragonette
    On September 14, 1969, Private First Class Judy Talton celebrates her nineteenth birthday by secretly joining the campus anti-Vietnam War movement. In doing so, she jeopardizes both the army scholarship that will secure her future and her relationship with her military family. But Judy’s doubts have escalated with the travesties of the war. Who is she if she stays in the army? What is she if she leaves? When the first date pulled in the Draft Lottery turns up as her birthday, she realizes that ... more
  • The Fisherman

    by Debbie Shannon
    Set during the Prohibition, The Fisherman is the story of Daniel Constantin. He is the son of a Basque fisherman from the small fishing village of Saint Pierre in the North Atlantic, and he hates the water. His father expects him to be a fisherman like himself, but because of his small frame and his constant seasickness, Daniel is miserable failure as a fisherman. Daniel meets Seamus Flannigan, a salty Irish rum-runner who offers him a job on his contraband-carrying schooner for a promised ... more
  • Mother Of

    by Lauren Coffin
    Following the arrest of her youngest son, caught burying a body in the woods near the home where she raised him, Meredith Mayes moves through the memories of her own life with disbelief. Her sense of loss is familiar: her husband and firstborn son died in a car accident ten years prior. These two events circle one another in her mind, enshrouding her as one grief reawakens the other. The onslaught of a clamoring media is the noisy backdrop to the ferocious crush of her memories. With the arrival... more
  • Treeb and the Secret of the Sacred Forest

    by Ben E. Eld
    Treeb is a working bee who spends his days supplying the hive with nectar to make into honey. For generations, the queen bees cautioned the bees to never fly over a border called the Forbidden Forest. The bees that cross it never return and nobody knows why. Despite the warnings, Treeb decides one day to fly through the Forbidden Forest in search of the Sacred Forest, a beautiful place filled with flowers. When Treeb discovers the land outside of his home is barren, he becomes famished. But e... more
  • Wicked Welcome: Second Edition (Volume 1)

    by Ginger Elinburg
    One phone call was all it took to change her life forever. When Morgan gets the house of her dreams, she never suspected it would become the house from her nightmares. As strange events begin to unfold, she starts to question her own sanity. Morgan couldn’t control the shiver that was coursing through her body, as she remembered how her friend, Maddison, had pulled fists full of her own hair out by the roots. By the time they had gotten her restrained, she had nothing left but a bloody scalp ... more
  • Longing For Dad

    by Loie Chambers
    A coming-of-age story about 13-year-old Cairo Jett Grantfield whose life turns upside down after moving to a new city; learning about his mom's terminal illness and struggling with his inability to connect with his present, but emotionally distant father.
  • Reward: 1000 Francs: (Mille francs de récompense)

    by Ilana Walder-Biesanz
    In Victor Hugo's play 'Reward: 1000 Francs', a family on the brink of financial ruin is threatened with the revelation of dangerous secrets. An unscrupulous banker offers to save them, in exchange for the daughter’s hand in marriage. Their prospects seem grim, but a witty thief decides to become their guardian angel. The play received a French revival by acclaimed director Laurent Pelly in 2010. The performance toured to Korea in 2014, and a Korean translation of the play was published to mark t... more
  • The Beauty Doctor

    by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

    In the spring of 1907, Abigail Platford finds herself unexpectedly adrift in New York City. Penniless and full of self-doubt, she has abandoned her dream of someday attending medical school and becoming a doctor like her late father. Instead, she takes a minor position in the office of Dr. Franklin Rome, hoping at least to maintain contact with the world of medicine that fascinates her. She soon learns that the handsome and sophisticated Dr. Rome is one of a rare new breed of so-called beauty... more

  • Shadow Games

    by Jim Lester

    Danny McCall loves basketball more than anything in the world. So why would he risk his basketball scholarship, the love of his life and his entire future to fix the point spread in a series of college basketball games?

    Set in the early 1990s, Shadow Games is an exciting page-turner, filled with fast-paced hoops action. A topical novel for readers of all ages, the book is a powerful portrayal of the loss of youthful innocence.

     

  • Innocent as Sin: Part Two in the Innocent Mystery Series

    by C.A. Asbrey
    When Nat Quinn stumbles across Pinkerton Detective MacKay while he’s robbing a bank, it looks like he might blow the cover she has carefully prepared for a job she’s been working on for months. She agrees to meet him to keep him quiet but when Jake, one ringleader of a western gang known as The Innocents alongside Nat, finds out she’s working with a bounty hunter who never brings in a criminal alive, he suspects that Nat might be the next target. The whole case exposes Nat and Jake’s ugly past—o... more
  • Like a Prayer

    by C.J. Hendrix

    In the aftermath of a family tragedy that has shaken everything she believes in, Zee dreams of running away. But that tragedy takes on new and unexpected meaning when she’s forced to revisit the events that led to her younger brother’s death—a shooting that devastated her small town and left another family shattered, too. As Zee confronts the secrets of the past, she hides her deepening feelings for her best friend, Brenna, afraid of what will happen if she reveals a painful... more

  • Only Tim Sent Flowers

    by George Kaplan
    Mary Louise is a bookish, redheaded, freckle-faced, eighteen-year-old virgin who is unaware she has Asperger's Syndrome when she dispenses with Tim, her loving but far too serious and conventional high school boyfriend. Mary Louise then thrusts herself, groin first, into the 1960s sexual revolution, pioneering concepts such as friends with benefits and serial monogamy, while earning two college degrees in statistics. Nicknamed Tookie by her doting father, Mary Louise engages in often humorous es... more
  • Cleaning Her House

    by Irene Vartanoff
    Elinor wants to help her hospitalized mother by decluttering the hoarded family home. Yet her mom is furious over Elinor touching her possessions. Elinor’s bossy elder sister insists there must be a slow and careful sort, but a hunky county inspector threatens a court summons unless Elinor dumps the junk in a hurry. What should Elinor do, when family secrets, surprises on the doorstep, and a rocky romance complicate the daunting task of cleaning her house?
  • The Competition

    by Cecily Wolfe
    For Mary Sofia, The Penultimate writing competition is more than a chance at a free college education; she wants to show her younger siblings that they can all rise above their violent family history. For Raiden, the pressure to succeed comes from within, although he knows that family traditions play a part in his determination. For Camara, writing fiction is almost compulsive, but her own dark secret may be the best story she can ever tell. For Michael, swimming and writing fit his introverted ... more
  • 3 Women, 4 Towns, 5 Bodies

    by Townsend Walker
    Townsend Walker’s twelve stories are rooted in foreign places, cemeteries, violence and strong women. The worlds his characters construct are unforgiving. Their paths cross in twisted and sometimes fatal ways. In the title novella, three women use wit, seduction, and weapons to master the men they meet. The ribald reverend in "The Second Coming" meets his match in 19 year-old Charity. In "Super Secrets" two women are neighbors and lovers, until one is betrayed and extracts revenge. And in "You ... more
  • Temptation Rag: A Novel

    by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

    What WATER FOR ELEPHANTS was to the circus, TEMPTATION RAG is to ragtime . . . 

    5-star pick from Readers' Favorite Book Reviews

    "A striking portrait of racial and gender inequality in the ragtime era."—Fredric Tulsky, Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist

    "A page-turning story of passion, ambition, and desire."—Megan Chance, bestselling author of Bone River and Inamorata

    What is the price of freedom? How d... more

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