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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Summer in the City

    by Kevin Phelps
    The city is Chicago, the summer is 1966. It’s an eventful time in America and Corey Mack, a delivery boy for the corner drug store, finds himself suffering from teenage angst, sexual discovery, and the responsibilities that come with being self-reliant as two of the 20th century’s greatest crimes reach out to scorch his unsuspecting young life: a notorious bank heist, and the Holocaust. While other 14 year old boys enjoy summer camp or fun at the beach, Corey is busy working at two jobs to prov... more
  • The Fuck Ups

    by Mark Binder
    Seven friends trying to graduate high school get caught up with bullying, climate change, and other dysfunctions… In 2018, Isaac Cohen and his friends in Team Bombshelter got shunted onto a clanking roller coaster of misfortune. The plan was to coast through their final semester: get stoned, play video games, get into college, and get the hell out of town. Instead, the shit kept hitting the fan – over and over and over again. Fights, floods, freezes… total fuck ups. And some of it wasn’t... more
  • The Troika of Osip Teitelbaum

    by Grant Patterson
    The Soviet Union, 1935. Osip Teitelbaum labors to fulfill his work quotas, like any good citizen of Stalin's worker's paradise.Except that Osip Teitelbaum's work is beating, extorting, and blackmailing confessions out of Stalin's enemies. And if he wants to stay off the enemies list, he'd better keep up the good work. Because soon, the terror will reach a fever pitch, and the system will consume it's own. And Osip Teitelbaum will have to choose between loyalty to Stalin and his own survival.
  • Bomber's Moon

    by Grant Patterson

    David "Gnat" Royce has survived 47 trips over Nazi-occupied Europe, as an air gunner on an RCAF bomber. The closer he gets to the end of his tour, the less sure he is that he's going to make it. Throw in a volatile new pilot, a mysterious tail gunner, and Luftwaffe jet fighters, and his chances just got a lot worse. It's a game of odds and luck, under a Bomber's Moon.

  • When Yer Number's Up

    by Grant Patterson

    Kenneth  "Beau" Ross waits in a transit camp in the south of England in June, 1944, with the rest of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. He's not sure exactly where he's going, but he's guessing his days of warm beer and Saturday night dances are over for good. Beau will fight alongside a dwindling group of friends as the final battles against Nazi Germany grind him to his core. He soon learns that there's no point in dwelling on your own survival. Death ha... more

  • Wilder Than Wild Winds The Road

    by Craig Wells
    In a world of Marvel superheroes, Gracie claims freedom from her mother’s breast cancer, her sexual abuse, and enjoys a quaint farm in the mountains. In this fantasy world, she abandons being an orphan on the streets of LA where she becomes invincible. But being vulnerable, she is kidnapped and forced into sex slavery by a suave hip hop wannabe, where she learns to receive men as doors. Whether metal, wood, glass, whether splintered, freshly varnished, peeling, or shiny, they are closed to her... more
  • Do You Think She's a Witch?

    by Judith Ackerman
    It's Halloween, and children's imaginations run wild when they see an old woman all dressed in black, with a mole on her nose and a hump on her back. Do you think she's a witch? Could it possibly be true? She looks just like one, or did she fool you? A wonderful story that keeps the children guessing to the very end!
  • Fox and Bear

    by Rebecca Moody, Lauren Reese
    Bear is Fox's safe someone. When Fox is old enough to go out on adventures, Bear always love to hear about the memories Fox has made! But when something upsetting happens, Fox is afraid to share the hard memory with Bear. Is it safe to share sad and upsetting memories? Or can Fox keep them hidden from Bear? With charming illustrations and sweet prose, Fox and Bear is captivating and simple enough for children to find it engaging while also being informative for adults as well, guiding them th... more

    by Jonathan Gathrid
    Illustrated Alphabet book featuring robots in the shape of letters.
  • the adventures of COViD the robot

    by Jonathan Gathrid
    the adventures of COViD the robot is about a young robot who is home self-distancing with his family. Saddened by his new normal, COViD learns how to make his time away from school and his friends "happy".
  • William Ottoway's Utopia and other stories

    by Christopher Griffith

    William Ottoway’s Utopia concerns the dream of a man who seeks to escape stresses of everyday life for promised ease in this world’s tropics; to his dismay, he is unable to flee influence of the one appliance which has arguably shaped all our experience in the last half century, the humble television set! William is a good man, but will he be ravaged and ruined by his brother Tom who brings discord and disharmony to his island paradise?

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  • In the Canyons of Shadow and Light

    by Emily Donoho

    The end of October in 2004 heralds the start of a cold winter for Alex Boswell, a veteran NYPD homicide detective, world weary and cynical, but dedicated to the job. He is investigating an armed robbery in Harlem and the death of an assistant district attorney on the Upper West Side when he starts experiencing mystifying flashbacks and anxiety attacks. He’s baffled but doesn’t want to think about it too much; not in the NYPD where toughness is prized and admitting to mental health... more

  • Salamander Boy

    by Craig Wells
    Phinn as a fourteen year old lives by the beach. His best friends are Frosty Jack, a surfer extraordinaire, Chuck, a retired tile layer, and Sue, a sculptor of unusual designs. They all sell their beach cottages and journey off. Jack to surf all over the world. Chuck to meet the home run legend, Henry Aaron. Sue to sculpt figures for La Maison Du Chocolat in Paris. Phinn feels lost and abandoned with one friend—an obnoxious white Husky with blue eyes he calls Blacky. They witness a cargo plane c... more
  • A Stranger To Strange Fruit

    by Craig Wells
    Billy grew up in a foster home run by a Dad who treated the elderly like he was a cruel madam of a whorehouse. He was even more abusive to Billy. As an artist, he wants to paint a perfect picture of a perfect woman. But he falls for Bitea. She was perfectly imperfect in love. She rattles his conscience about how he allows Derk to murder his father. Billy is trapped in whatever Derk wants to do. With him, they punish a wolf behaviorist who mistreats wolves. They attack Tafu, a spiritual guru. D... more
  • Getting By

    by Jaire Sims
    Carver Goodman is a 17-year-old African American student who aspires to become a photographer. As if balancing school, homework, extracurricular activities, and the ACT wasn't enough, Carver is frequently targeted by violent bullies and is struggling to understand his sexuality while he develops his first romantic relationship. When his spot as one of the top students in school is jeopardized under the strain of the increasing challenges in his life, Carver knows something has to change. But wha... more
  • About That Wine I Gave You

    by Craig Justice

    "About That Wine I Gave You" is an epic novel about a community of winemakers in Southern California through the seasons as they care for their vines, make wine, and struggle against critters, disease, drought, recession, wildfire, and government regulations. Characters include Texas-transplant Cougar Karianne (a pharma sales exec), Joe the Wino (a Republican businessman), Miguel the Pirate (boss of the area’s day laborers), Sheila (homemaker turned vineyard manager), Bootlegg... more