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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 1946044008

    by Jill Kearney
    A meth addict finds a gift to give her lonely brother. An alcoholic sneaks into his ex-wife’s house to use her shower and encounters his elderly dog. The misfits of a backwoods community confront with the abusive behavior of one of their neighbors. A teenage delinquent accidentally tells an elderly man just what he needs to hear. Realistic and emotional stories about rural poverty in America.
  • Hand of Silver, Hand of Gold

    by Christopher Grey
    Historical fantasy thriller set in the Italian Renaissance. A coming-of-age story in which a young man must solve the mystery of his father's death and save his city from unknown conspirators (while doing battle with Black Magic and Alchemy).
  • Pride

    by Kosta D. Rosvoglou
    Jason Young grew up watching his father play basketball and hearing about his legacy. In high school, Robert Young led the Oak Lake Lions to victory in the North Carolina state championship. An injury in college kept him from playing professionally, but he never stopped loving the game. Jason has inherited that same love—and he feels driven to succeed where his father couldn’t. By the time he’s a senior at Oak Lake High School, he has his entire life mapped out. He plans to win the state cham... more
  • Surviving La Bestia

    by Sharron Grodzinsky
    With nowhere to run from the Mara Salvatrucha gang in Honduras, Javier Salazar and his little sister, Ana, set out on a perilous journey to find their mother in America. Traveling on La Bestia, the train of death, they quickly learn how treacherous riding the train is. Along their harrowing journey, they endure incredible hardships and danger and wonder if they will ever make it across the border. They develop close friendships with other migrants and encounter gang members who care nothing for ... more
  • My Afrikah Hair

    by Melanie L. Houston
    Ancient shores. Nostalgic memories. The gifts of praise and prayer. A tug of the hair that becomes an enduring love, and Grandma’s history. Using hair as a model and a metaphor, "My Afrikah Hair" is a journey and a movement of a rich and beautiful heritage. For the young of heart and young at heart, this book speaks to children of all ages. It’s a young child’s bedtime reading, a historical commentary, and a timeless collector’s edition to be treasured for generations to come. Embrace each page,... more
  • THE COMB IN THE URINAL and Other Perplexities of Life

    by Thomas Neviaser
    16 Short Stories about everyday objects found in the most unusual places : a mattress on the side of the road, shoes hanging from a telephone wire, lost dog posters, the forever pothole, lost luggage, and yes, a comb in a urinal, and many more. Some of the stories are true. Can you tell which ones they are?
  • Crusader

    by Joel Galloway
    The United States’ crackdown on cocaine trafficking in Florida has forced the Colombian drug cartels to turn to Mexico. The original, monolithic Mexican drug cartel has splintered into several warring factions, exhibiting a type of ruthlessness and barbarism that has not been seen before. Military and law enforcement personnel are actively recruited by the new deadly Mexican cartels, as well as all manner of criminals and U.S. gangsters. An ancient evil religion fuels the ambitions of the most p... more
  • 9781684014675

    by Melissa B. Rooney
    This Dr. Seuss-inspired tale by Melissa Rooney follows one frog's plight to escape its evaporating birth puddle in a setting plagued by drought. Richly illustrated and written with lyrical mastery, this heartfelt story emphasizes the importance of water resources and is sure to capture the imaginations of children and adults, alike. The Fate of the Frog is the perfect supplement for required Kindergarten through fifth-grade science curricula: dpi.state.nc.us/docs/curriculum/science/scos/suppo... more
  • Mourning Dove

    by Claire Fullerton
    The heart has a home when it has an ally. If Millie Crossan doesn't know anything else, she knows this one truth simply because her brother Finley grew up beside her. Charismatic Finley, eighteen months her senior, becomes Millie's guide when their mother Posey leaves their father and moves her children from Minnesota to Memphis shortly after Millie's tenth birthday. Memphis is a world foreign to Millie and Finley. This is the 1970s Memphis, the genteel world of their mother's upbringing and... more
  • 9781944995140

    by Melissa B. Rooney
    In this sequel to Eddie the Electron, Eddie is free from the balloon which held his Helium atom, and he’s off on a new adventure, as his lighter-than-air atom rises above the houses and trees… All the way to the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere, where sky and space meet. Along the way, Eddie will teach young readers atomic concepts as he reminisces about the creation of his Helium atom, and how it and other Helium atoms are harvested and used. Eddie will also teach readers about the Earth'... more
  • 9780692467435

    by Melissa Rooney, Ph.D.
    Eddie the Electron wants to educate kids everywhere about what it’s like to be an electron! He’s cute, super enthusiastic, ambitious, smaller than the tip of a pencil and he doesn’t want to be confused with a proton or an atom. Feeling stuck with his unexciting fellow electron Erwin, Eddie finds himself with way too much spare time on his hands and longing for adventure outside of the helium balloon where he lives. Just what lengths will he go to be free? There’s only one way to find out! Come a... more
  • Those Who Dare (Raiding Forces Book 1)

    by Phil Ward
    This is the first book in the epic WWII Raiding Forces Series. Meticulously researched (the author was an instructor at the Army Ranger School) the series begins with the birth of special operations—as seen through the eyes of a young American officer who has volunteered to serve with British Forces. May 1940, 10th Panzer Division has decimated France and is driving on Calais a short distance from Dunkirk. Lieutenant John Randal, a veteran of the US 26th Cavalry Regiment volunteers to serve with... more
  • Schooled!

    by Matthew Rockwood
    An aspiring teacher's journey through the dark heart of the American public education system. A part of James Hartman fit perfectly into his career as an attorney at a law firm in New York City. He was good at what he did and enjoyed the perks of the professional career his privileged upbringing had reared him to strive for all his life. But another part of James believed his talents should be used for more than just personal gain - that he should be doing something with his life that would, i... more
  • Bleu Blues

    by Jaye A. Jones
    After a bad breakup and a completely idiotic drunken escapade through her ex-boyfriend’s house, Parker Bleu has found herself in some legal trouble. Her court-ordered therapist assigns her sixty days of a daily vlog, during which Parker very publicly struggles with bad habits, adulting issues, an apartment that’s trying to kill her, and new feelings for her best friend.
  • ISBN-13: 978-1986277396

    by Jeri Fitzgerald Board

    Based on the memoirs and biographies of dozens of women who risked their lives working underground during WW II to subvert the most terrifying war machine in modern history, "From the Wings" is the extraordinary story of one woman's fight to reinvent her life, even as she fights to save the lives of people she will never know.

  • In Passing

    by J.R. Wirth
    In Passing is a dark, yet romantic, paranormal tale, which thrusts two adolescent, suicide victims into a haunting afterlife odyssey where they find love and meaning. The journey leads them to intervene in the lives of other distressed young people, all the while amorous feelings grow. The two are then reunited with their lifeless bodies to search for the truth and their lost love. In Passing, has been awarded the Golden Box Books--Readers' Choice Award for Young Adult;Predators and Editors--Rea... more

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