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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Bonnet Book: Diary of an Orphan Train Hatmaker

    by Nancy Menees Hardesty
    Sent away on an orphan train at fourteen, smart and lovely Blanche Spencer lands in St. Louis, Missouri as a nursemaid, wearing rags and sleeping in a pantry. To rise above her servitude, she begins a self-education program. A trade booth at the 1904 World’s Fair and a Cobden, Illinois apprenticeship launch her into a hat-making career, which she documents in a tiny diary, The Bonnet Book. An early example of self-determination and girl power, Blanche—now Bonnie—travels alone to the Wild West, ... more
  • Twelve Feet Up: The First 5.6 Feet

    by John Penteros
    High school freshman Joe McKinnon loves pizza, hates public speaking, and has fallen hard for a girl. Pretty typical. Not so typical is Joe’s prosthetic leg, which he’s had since the car crash two years ago that killed his father and left him with a burning desire to rid the world of automobiles. The object of Joe’s affections, Jun Song, is a year behind Joe in school, yet way ahead of him in smarts. When Jun is brutally attacked on her way home one day, her already-protective mother shifts i... more
  • The White Field

    by Douglas Cole
    The White Field is a fast-paced journey of a man, Tom, fresh out of prison and trying desperately to rebuild his life. But he is caught by mysterious, unseen forces beyond his knowledge or control. After his release from prison, he is dropped back into the world in the wastelands of the city. In the menial work afforded the underclass, he begins his new life among characters at the edges of society, dwellers of the netherworld such as Raphael, a former cop from Mexicali singing Spanish arias in ... more
  • The Donor

    by Patrick Garry
  • Set Me Free

    by Cachline Etienne
    An unexpected friendship changes everything… ​ Anita Baum has never been one to make friends. She navigates her high school halls like a mine field; because for her they might as well be. Any misstep means that she risks being teased and humiliated. However, when new student Tina takes an instant liking to Anita, things start to change. ​ Outrageously bold and determined, Tina is the exact opposite of Anita. The duo quickly becomes friends and their unlikely friendship places Anita in the li... more
  • Double Crossed

    by Cachline Etienne
    Tianna Morgan and her friends run Cadie Mae High. Great friends, Perfect grades, and an Amazing boyfriend, Tianna is on an all time high. What could possibly go wrong? Vicious lies and nasty rumours about Tianna soon spread across Cadie Mae like wild fire. The Culprits: "Her friends". Tianna expected a wild senior year but nothing prepared her for a betrayal this big. She soon takes solace with Jeremy, a misfit she's spent most of her high school life disliking. Tensions grow as graduation... more
  • Peri the Awesome COVID Fairy

    by Morgan Duffy
    Peri the Awesome COVID Fairy is a whimsical children's story about a friendly, blue fairy helping kids through the time of COVID-19. Peri sings songs to remind kids to wash their hands and play responsibly. Peri also dances, helps send letters to loved ones who are sick, and more!
  • The Naxos Academy of Psychic Studies for Colored Girls

    by Cynthia Scott
    For more than thirty years, the Naxos Academy of Psychic Studies for Colored Girls has been home to Mrs. Emmeline Brooks, a former student who is now the assistant headmistress. For Emmeline, Naxos is more than just a school, it is a promise, a way to prove to the world that untapped magic does indeed exist in every girl who passes through its hushed, overstuffed halls. But after the death of the school's founder and the arrival of her daughter and husband to take over administrative duties, ... more
  • We Go Together

    by Abigail de Niverville
    The beaches of Grand-Barachois had been Kat’s summer home for years. There, she created her own world with her “summer friends,” full of possibilities and free from expectation. But one summer, everything changed, and she ran from the life she’d created. Now seventeen and on the brink of attending college, Kat is full of regret. She’s broken a friendship beyond repair, and she’s dated possibly the worst person in the world. Six months after their break-up, he still haunts her nightmares. Conf... more
  • I Knew Him

    by Abigail de Niverville
    In his senior year of high school, Julian has one goal: be invisible. All he wants is to study hard, play basketball, and pretend he’s straight for one more year. Then, he can run away to university and finally tell the world he’s bisexual. And by “the world,” he means everyone but his mom and best friend. That’s two conversations he never wants to have. When he’s talked into auditioning for the school’s production of Hamlet, Julian fears that veering off course will lead to assumptions he’s ... more
  • Honey

    by Caylen D. Smith

    Josephine is starting her junior year of high school and has a plan to keep everything as normal as possible, but Elijah, the notorious class clown, can’t help himself in telling everyone of the news. Their parents are getting married. This so-called plan of hers was a flop from the start. She is not only going to have to balance school life, but also a new family and a possible growing relationship with Gilbert Ando, her future step brother’s best friend.

  • All the Little Secrets

    by D. Thrush
    When Vera runs into her old boyfriend, it breaks open the past. Things had ended badly, but Brad seems genuinely happy to see her. He had been The One, and now he seems more interested than ever. There’s just one problem… he’s married. Is it wrong when she was with him first? YES, says her best friend. Don’t be the other woman in a love triangle. But things are not always black or white. What if he really is her soul mate? What if they really do belong together? This could be her last chance. Bu... more
  • The Time Artist

    by Sheila Martin

    Night after night for as long as she can remember, Rachel would watch the clock’s second hand annihilating moment after moment. Where did they all go? Is the past still back there somewhere? Is the future out there already?

    And now she was faced with a more pressing question: Had she been flung into the future in a terrifying acid trip where she saw a body face down in a puddle of blood, her own hand gripping a smoking revolver?

    Over the course of the 1968-69 art school year... more

  • BEDLOE (A True Fable)

    by tony powers
    The 2016 Presidential election of Ransom B. Conover has led to the oligarchy of 2040 in which 48 year old widower John Bedloe and his 16 year old son James now live. They are members of the Associate Class. This is John Bedloe's sardonic comment on the human condition based on his life experiences. As such, it is an existential reflection on the rise of The State which has now taken Bedloe from being relatively free in 2016 and having relative free will, to the tyrannical present in ... more
  • One Day in the Life of Thomas August

    by Robert Jacoby
    It’s the end of summer, 1999, and Thomas August has a few problems. He finds himself on the edge of his 39th birthday, his marriage in trouble, bored with his job, and afraid his kids will end up like him. When he gets fired for browsing internet porn at work, he thinks his life is over. Looking backwards and forwards and through time, Thomas sets off on a journey through the city of Louisville, Kentucky, in search of a place he can call home, before he goes home.
  • Kissing Daisy Parker

    by Michael Milton
    Daisy is a Sylvia-Plath-reading, Robert Smith devotee, planning on a summer of Australian beaches with or without her two favourite boys. Obsessed gamer and jealous boyfriend Greg needs the prize money from the Scottish Street Fighter II championships to join Daisy in Oz. She wouldn’t really go without him. Would she? Scottish-born, English-accented Junaid is the couple’s best friend. Haunted by that school dance and terrified of the future, he finds himself falling for his best friend’s girl... more