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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Lake of Gold

    by Randolph Parrish
    An orphan from New York is given 60 days to go West and find a legendary treasure, in order to pay off some debts to a criminal syndicate. If he fails, his life and the lives of others may be forfeit. But he isn't the only one interested in finding the treasure, and they may stop at nothing to get it for themselves.

    by Randolph Parrish
    A failed army sergeant is given a last mission to escort a wagon train of orphans across the desert. But Apaches steal their horses, leaving them stranded, and it is up to the sergeant to keep everyone alive until help can arrive.
  • Cancionero

    by Randolph Parrish
    About a boy who saved a town -- almost.Jeremy, a kid nobody wants, gets dumped in an orphanage full of other kids nobody wants. That would be the end of the story, except for an ancient spinster jilted in youth; a presumptuous and vain but cowardly mayor; a drunkard who is trying to find a second chance; a bully; a girl who can't keep her socks clean; and a forlorn Western town. You're never a reject just because somebody else says so.
  • Crusty the Orange

    by Grace Josephine
    Crusty the Orange follows the story of a dried-up, sad, very crusty orange on a beautiful tree. Surrounded by ‘perfect’ oranges who know where they are heading in life, Crusty feels useless and believes he has no purpose. The wise old Marie the Tree does not know the answer, but she does know she needs to send him on an adventure of a lifetime to find out for himself. Join Crusty as he discovers that even a difficult dilemma can lead him to his purpose and that meeting a like-minded friend ... more
  • The Seventh Circle

    by Thomas Bauer
    An indictment of man's inhumanity to man, The Seventh Circle chronicles the suffering of a Bavarian university student who is accused of violating Paragraph 175, which makes sexual relations between men illegal. The Gestapo sends him to a concentration camp where he endures torture, starvation, and humiliation at the hands of his sadistic SS captors. Surviving six years, he returns home a broken man and must face a father who cannot accept his suffering and the fact it was his lover who betrayed... more
  • Ruby's Christmas Gifts

    by Nancy Oswald
    It’s Christmas time in 1896 Cripple Creek, Colorado, and Ruby May Oliver and her donkey, Maude, roam the streets in search of Maude’s missing foal. Along the way, Ruby comes upon four people in need of gifts—gifts she discovers she can give. This gentle tale, with water color illustrations by Nate Jensen, is a great read-aloud or independent read for grades 2 thru 4. Readers who have enjoyed the antics of Ruby, her donkey, Maude, and cat named Trouble in the award winning Ruby and Maude Adventur... more
  • Gwendolyn finds Gumption

    by Diane Dee Dee Thompson
    Gwendolyn, the precocious Phoebe, continues to ask questions and learn. Her world has grown in size and her mother tells her to find Gumption while out of the nest and flying! Determined to make it on her own, she is fortunate to meet new friends while searching for Gumption. The world seems to have many possibilities and her adventures continue.
  • Still Crazy

    by Judy Prescott Marshall
    A strong, loving and passionate wife discovers a handwritten note that has the power to either destroy her or make her stronger yet. Still Crazy is the story of one woman's journey through pain, betrayal, and forgiveness as she learns to hold onto her faith and, for the first time in her life trust in herself. Julie Holliday has always had a dream – to be the perfect wife. After she gives her heart to the love of her life, all she wants is for Dan to adore her the way she adores him. With onl... more
  • One If by Land, Two If by Submarine

    by Eileen Schnabel
    When Paul Revere is kidnapped by a time traveler determined to change the outcome of the American Revolution, thirteen-year-old Kep Westguard is sent to Boston, 1775, to take his famous midnight ride. Kep’s four-person team has twenty-four hours to light the famous lanterns at Old North Church, warn Lexington and Concord that the British are coming, and rescue John Hancock and Samuel Adams from hanging as traitors to the crown. As the clock ticks, one teammate is arrested as a runaway slave, ... more
  • Maggie, Millie, and Merrie's Mystery Mail

    by Rosie Russell
    The triplets are back, and my, have they grown. The Midwest winter strikes them with a vengeance of snow. Stuck in the house with too many snow days, they turn grumpy with nothing to do. That is, until a mysterious package is delivered. Will the trio be pulled from their boredom as mail arrives each day?
  • Bull City in Wonderland

    by Alex Charns
    On March 13, 2006, the tulips in Durham grew upside down. Then, White Duke Republicans became Black Duke Republicans. Democrats, oddly, did not change race. Lacrosse players turned into polo players. Yet, Coach K still coached basketball. Next, three Black Duke polo players fell down the Durham rabbit hole. The world, or part of it, was upside down. QUERY: How does the so-called Duke lacrosse scandal change if the student athletes who were falsely charged were African-American and the stripper... more
  • The Sunflower

    by Felicia Sanders
    Have you ever wondered what would a sunflower do when the sun is hiding? Its whole identity is created after the sun after all! Find out what is going on in the mind of one sunflower when the skies turn dark. This is an exciting, endearing story told by a sunflower of dealing with the ebbs and flow of its life and how it finds its way back of finding hope and courage in the midst of the night. This is a great book to help facilitate conversations with your kids and students of how they're dea... more
  • First Quiver

    by Beth C. Greenberg
    Immortality is no fun at all for the 3,375-year-old virgin of Mount Olympus. Cupid’s humdrum existence takes a sharp turn for the worse when a love-tipped arrow fired at the wrong rump gets him banished from home. Reunited in present-day Indiana with his long-lost best friend Pan, Cupid delights in his novel erotic prowess and apparent freedom until he falls deeply in love for the first time and realizes the full measure of his punishment: he must unite his beloved Mia with the Right Love she de... more
  • The Coldness of Objects

    by Panayotis Cacoyannis

    London 2030. When a postman knocks on his door, the news he delivers will cause 70-year-old Anthony Pablo Rubens to reflect on all the sadnesses and joys of the past, while he begins to prepare for the surprises of the future.

    The past still revolves around the moment in the summer of 1984 when young Anthony first realized he had fallen in love.

    The present is a Kafkaesque nightmare worse than Orwell's 1984, "a hideous world where ... more

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  • When My Cousins Come to Town

    by Angela Shanté
    A fun, lively story of Black family and cousin culture that celebrates individuality and embraces differences. Fitting in can be hard, but standing out isn’t easy either! Every summer a young girl eagerly waits for her cousins to come visit and celebrate her birthday. All her cousins are unique in their own ways and have earned cool nicknames for themselves… except for the girl. But this year things are going to be different. This year before summer ends, she’s determined to earn her own n... more