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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Sunflowers Beneath the Snow

    by Teri Brown
    A Ukrainian rebel. Three generations of women bearing the consequences. A journey that changes everything. When Ivanna opens the door to uniformed officers, her tranquil life is torn to pieces - leaving behind a broken woman who must learn to endure the cold, starvation, and memories of a man who died in the quintessential act of betrayal. Using her thrift, ingenuity, and a bit of luck, she finds a way to survive in Soviet Ukraine, along with her daughter, Yevtsye. But the question remains, w... more
  • Jaded Choyce

    by SHAYNUH SLOANE
    Chloe Choyce is a 30-year-old urban professional who has a plan to start a better life for her and her family, starting with her career. As she transitions from one agency to another, her journey to reach her professional goals begins. With ambition and hopes to make a change at a new organization, she carries hope and passion for her new government career. Things come to a head when Chloe realizes that her work environment is not what it seems to be. As she learns along the way, challenges a... more
  • Argo and Me

    by Chandra Ghosh Ippen and Erich Ippen Jr.
    Argo and Me is a heartwarming story about a puppy and a child who have each had multiple homes and tough times. Together, with the help of family, they figure out what scares them, they learn that they are lovable, and they find safety and home. Families and therapists will find that the book helps start important conversations about times when children may have felt scared, how this may affect them, and ways that grown-ups can help them feel safe and loved. The book may be especially hel... more
  • Homo Novus

    by Gerard Cabrera
    It’s Holy Week 1987, and Fr. Linus Fitzgerald has just learned he has AIDS. Orlando Rosario, the Puerto Rican boy he seduced at fourteen, is now a man sitting by his bed, and studying for the priesthood. In alternating chapters, Linus and Orlando reflect on their desires and dreams, secrets and sins, hopes and faith, and the paths that brought them together. As the narrative progresses, each character reflects on their lives and how their histories have become inextricably bound together by thei... more
  • C5/C6 Incomplete: The Life of William Delaroux

    by Karen Schuitema
    This graphic novel is a fictional memoir inspired by a true story. It chronicles the life of William Delaroux and his continuous struggle to make the best of difficult circumstances. The book starts with Bill's memories of being a latchkey kid of a dysfunctional single mother. It then follows him as he joins the U.S. Army at the end of the Vietnam era, finding structure and support for the first time, only for that journey to be interrupted by the onset of schizophrenic hallucinations. He is... more
  • Ripley's Missing Locket

    by Connie Herrick
    Ripley is a tiny, feisty, funny, calico kitty and she’s lost her new shiny locket! Join her unique family and friends – two search and rescue dogs, an upside-down goldfish, twin raccoons, a red-tailed squirrel, 3 baby possums, hummingbirds, butterflies and bees – as they all search for her missing locket. A wonderful book for elementary school readers, filled with vibrant watercolor illustrations and engaging, funny animal adventures. Welcome to Ripley’s Missing Locket, book 2 in the Rip... more
  • The Lapone Sisters

    by Barry Wilker

     

    In the summer of 1976, three exceptionally different sisters begin walking their individual paths. Schmellda, the eldest daughter, launches into her personal tale of family and self-discovery. Setting out on her own for the first time in her life, she remains a frumpy self-appointed mother hen to her younger sisters. 

    Sorina is her stunning and stuttering middle sibling venturing out slowly in search of her dreams. The youngest, Esmeralda, is an outspoken, non-filtered, sharp-to... more

  • Ain't No Sunshine

    by Carra Roe

    “A trim yet potent tale…” – Kirkus Reviews

    Advance praise for Carra Roe’s debut Ain’t No Sunshine:

    “Roe’s moving, character-driven book is compelling, well written, and decorated throughout with authentic Southern Creole vernacular, which creates a distinctively unique tone and atmosphere…spirited, captivating characters to behold…charming anecdotes and humorous country-folk... more

  • Overturned

    by Annette Raynor
    The year is 2021 and abortion is illegal in the United States when a young unidentified female is found dead from an alleged “termination” in an abandoned tenement. The girl is identified as the daughter of a conservative right wing Senator which sets the opening premise in Overturned. Overturned takes an extremely controversial issue and wraps it in fiction allowing characters to voice their opinions within the safety and confines of the writers imagination. The novel attempts to answer the que... more
  • Don't Poke the Bear

    by Robin D'Amato
    It’s 1995, and three boho friends find themselves caught up in the rough currents of the ever-changing New York City. Navigating demanding careers, difficult boyfriends, and a famously abusive housing market, they live their lives with an enviable nonconformist flair that sets them apart. Life might be easier elsewhere, but for these determined friends, elsewhere is never an option. Don’t Poke the Bear is a Sex and the City for real people. With no fantasy shoe collections, no money for fabul... more
  • Unaka

    by william kauffman
    compilation of short fiction
  • Dear Soccer

    by Matteo Iuzzolino

    Dear Soccer is a beautiful and creatively presented letter that a young boy writes to soccer to express his gratitude for how soccer has benefitted his life. Dear Soccer promotes participation in sports by showing boys and girls who are of various races, and limitations benefiting from playing soccer. These images help kids understand that being different is not a barrier for being active. Dear Soccer also shows how when kids are active in soccer or any activity, they become better people. Th... more

  • HUNTING THE INNOCENTS / 9781778128615

    by Gord Haines
    Secrets are like buried seeds, eventually they germinate and rise-up seeking air and light. As with all living things, some are useful…others are dangerous. For Victor Lochart, a secret buried long ago is determinedly pushing into the light, threatening his marriage, family and career. In short, everything he cares about and has worked hard to protect. And, as he soon learns, secrets beget secrets. A swirling cauldron of lies, betrayal and murder thrusting him into a perilous confrontation with ... more
  • The Expiration of Joey and Megan: A Tony Piza Novel

    by J. F. Pandolfi
    A burned-out divorce lawyer, a loathed ex-friend, and a nun walk into a bar. Okay, not exactly . . . but close! Poor Tony Piza. At 34 years old, a lawyer who’s already burned-out from the emotional toll of handling divorces. As for his personal life, he’s incapable of sustaining a relationship. Why, you ask? Because he can’t get over a young nun he fell in love with when he taught for a year after college. Clearly this guy’s got enough angst in his life. So when a traitorous former frie... more
  • Best Years of your Life

    by Jen Craven
    Married college professors Christine and Joss thought they had it all: jobs they love, a beloved daughter, and most of all, each other—that is, until Joss’s research pulls her further and further away. Lonely and seeking the emotional connection she once shared with her wife, Christine forms a friendship with a student that quickly walks the line of right and wrong. Eighteen-year-old Abbie is an outcast desperate to fit in. When the most popular girl on campus suddenly befriends her, Abbie ca... more
  • Utopia

    by Peter Cowlam
    Utopia follows the fortunes of Zora Murillo, who escapes the clutches of a military junta, and landing in a small English market town buys and renovates the Pleiades, a rundown hotel. The Pleiades is soon transformed into a living cabaret act and hotbed of political activism. Soon the locals want to know the source of Zora’s unfathomable wealth, yet only one of them knows her back story, which is of espionage, the sinister deployment of AI and robotics, and a life-and-death political struggle fo... more

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