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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Scipio Rising

    by Martin Tessmer
    Three men, three vows. One promises to preserve Rome, another to destroy it, a third to defeat the both of them. Set in 200 BCE, Scipio Rising is the story of the bookish boy who became a peerless military strategist and innovator, a general whom historians have called “greater than Napoleon.” Spurred by a blood vow to his father, young Scipio forsakes his sheltered background to join Rome’s legions in the fight against the Hannibal the Great, the Carthaginian general who has promised to c... more
  • Caitlin's Buddy

    by Katie Lang-Slattery
    First-time campers can be a lot of trouble! Caitlin agrees to be the buddy of a new camper who doesn’t know how to do anything. Misha trips over tent stakes, cries herself to sleep, and hides food in her backpack. But she has lots of good ideas. Then, after a campfire, Misha runs off into the dark night and Caitlin follows to stop her. Will Caitlin be able to forgive Misha for getting them lost? Will the two girls only be temporary tentmates or friends forever?
  • Tagalong Caitlin

    by Katie Lang-Slattery
    Caitlin loves summer camp. She has spent every summer she can remember at camp with her mom, who is a counselor. This summer, Caitlin wants to join the difficult, three-day hike with the older girls. But Caitlin's mom says she's not old enough yet. Caitlin is determined to change her mom's mind and prove she is strong enough for the hike. Will Caitlin be allowed to go on the overnight hike? And if so, will she be able to do the full three days?
  • Immigrant Soldier: The Story of a Ritchie Boy (Second Anniversary)

    by K. Lang-Slattery
    Immigrant Soldier, The Story of a Ritchie Boy, based on the true experiences of a refugee from Nazi Germany, combines a coming-of-age story with an immigrant tale and a World War II adventure. On a cold November morning in 1938, Herman watches in horror as his cousin is arrested. As a Jew, he realizes it is past time to flee Germany, a decision that catapults him from one adventure to another, his life changed forever by the gathering storm of world events. Gradually, Herman evolves from a f... more
  • Virginia Loves Dogs

    by Barbara Leary
    A spirited little girl learns doggie manners the hard way. Virginia just wants to make ALL the dogs happy. She loves fluffy dogs and scruffy dogs, squeaky clean dogs and doggone dirty dogs. She loves dogs so much she'll do whatever she can to make them happy. Her good intentions don't always go over so well with the grownups in her life, but no amount of scolding dims the sheer joy she feels in the company of canines--until the day she meets a dog who doesn't love her and learns an importan... more
  • Solid, Broken, Changing

    by Elizabeth Ellsworth
    Kally, aka the human antenna, sensed it coming. Planet Earth was shifting under her feet. So was her family. But she never imagined their tipping points would let go this soon–or this fast. Now, she and her father are sheltering in place with strangers on an island off of Maine. As each new wave of planetary change sweeps the tiny enclave, she fears that she will never get the chance to realize her dreams. In her urgent search for bearings, Kally discovers a surprising ally in Stuart, a champ... more
  • The Climbing Tree

    by Barbara Leary
    A story about appreciating the natural world around us, finding our place in it, and sharing it with others. Eleanor learns that climbing a tree is not as easy as a squirrel makes it look. But her curiosity is stronger than her frustration, and when she persists, she finds a fascinating new world to explore. When her family moves away, Eleanor's heart aches for her beloved tree, and she wonders if it misses her too. Returning for one last visit, Eleanor shows a small boy how to climb the tree... more
  • Manhattan Girls

    by J.D. Fitzgerald
    WELCOME TO HAMILTON ACADEMY, THE FINEST OF THE FINEST OF PREP SCHOOL FROM ALL AROUND, WHERE OPULENCE DWELLS AND SECRETS ABOUND. Fifteen-year-old Gwen Stevenson gets a chance of a lifetime. Escaping from the depths of small-town boredom, she finally sets her sights of embellishing the wonders of New York City. While entering the halls of the prestigious Hamilton Academy, she meets reserved bookworm Kyle, Aspiring filmmaker Vera, Valley girl Shawnie, and gets an unexpected reunion from her t... more
  • About a Mum

    by L M Barrett
    Fun, selfless and beautiful - well, that’s what Louisa Johnson thinks about herself. Her family is less inclined to agree. Annoying, pushy and completely spoilt are other descriptions that spring to mind. But what happens when your children aren’t grateful for all the interference...ahem, help and guidance over the years? What happens when even her long-suffering husband’s had enough of his demanding, high-maintenance wife? When secrets finally come back to haunt her and her not so perfect... more
  • Child Bride

    by Jennifer Smith Turner
    In the segregated South of the mid-1900s, fourteen-year-old Nell bears witness to a world that embraces the oppression of women. She is fascinated with the prospect of being an independent person—but when she turns sixteen, she is married off and brought to the city of Boston as a bride. \tNell is a shy girl who must quickly learn how to be a wife and mother. She soon discovers that she must acquire new skills to navigate the unknown territory of the North, as well as her relationship with h... more
  • Big Wishes for Little Feat

    by Cheryl Olsten
    Big Wishes for Little Feat. A magical tale for young children about facing the challenges life throws your way. And so it is with a horse named Lafitte De Muze, (“Little Feat,” as he is later nicknamed) and a young girl named Ella—who live on opposite sides of the world and are eventually brought together on the same path by a bit of fate, their love and awe of the beautiful stars above, Ella’s quirky Aunt Anastasia, and one special shooting star. Lafitte’s lessons come early, as he ha... more
  • Notes of Love and War

    by Betty Bolte
    Audrey Harper needs more than home and hearth to satisfy her self-worth despite being raised with the idea that a woman’s place is in the home. Working as a music critic for the city newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland, during the Second World War, she’s enjoyed both financial freedom and personal satisfaction in a job well done. When she uncovers evidence of German spies working to sabotage a secret bomber plane being manufactured in her beloved city, she must choose between her sense of duty to p... more
  • Becoming Lady Washington

    by Betty Bolte
    Martha “Patsy” Custis manages an immense eighteenth-century plantation in the Virginia colony. But as a young widow she’s hard pressed to balance her business and to care for her two young children. They need a father and protector. She needs a husband and business partner…one she can trust, especially now as tensions rise between the motherland and the American colonies. Her experience and education have sustained her thus far but when her life veers in an unexpected direction, she realizes she... more
  • Veil of Secrecy

    by Margaret Franceschini
    What happens when a daughter, given up at birth, makes the same tragic mistake as the mother she never knows? In 1950, Julie was deceived in love and had to give up not only the child of that union but her dreams of escaping her small fishing village to become a journalist. Twenty years later, Marina too is deceived in love and has to forfeit her child but dreams are not to be thwarted the second time around.
  • The Sewing Place

    by Joslin Day
    Innocence is a precious possession, but as mid-eighteenth-century Exeter settles to peace after The Seven Years’ War, Rachael, who is neither servant nor ward of the flamboyant painter Alexander Trelawney, is destined to lose the one thing that separates her from the whores she rubs shoulders with. A friendship begun on the derelict outshoot of one of the three houses that share a courtyard along busy Exebere Street is put under threat. Will Rachael find salvation in the widower Henri Latimer ... more
  • Eclipse of a Woman

    by Sharon Greer
    Eclipse of a Woman Meet Mil. She's a young woman featured in this coming of age tale whose life begins as she exits the city shelter for teens and enters into an adult facility yearning to secure her first job. As she works to leave homelessness behind and begins a new life, Mil is dynamic at learning to become self-sufficient and reason her way into love relationships. Full of awareness of life and knowing survival at times takes bending the rules, she fulfills her objectives as she tran... more