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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Erev: The Evening Years of Reuben Gurewitz

    by Anne Shmelzer
    A retired Ottawa physician continues to grieve the death of his wife as a resultof a tragic accident five years previously. He resolves that he must restrain his constant ruminations and accept her death. He decides to re-visit the central Ontario city where he was born and bred, finds his once vibrant Jewish community in decline, but remembers Laura, his cherished freind of early years, finds her, and they unite in a twilight-years romance full of hope.
  • Girl Island

    by Kate Castle
    TEENAGE GIRLS CAN BE SAVAGE. Six teenage girls. One deserted island. Removed from civilised society, can they challenge class, identity and toxic femininity to pull together and survive? Or will they descend into savagery? "Mean Girls meets Lord of the Flies...I loved it.'
  • Sunny the Sideloader

    by Anne Jordan Louise Jordan
    Sunny the Sideloader is a fun, eco-friendly spin on the truck book. Readers will follow Sunny on his very first day at his very first job. He joins a group of colorful, hard-working waste management trucks called the Clean Machines. Sunny is supposed to follow a pink truck named Electra so she can show him what to do. But Sunny is too excited, and he forgets. He zooms all over town, scooping up bins and plopping them down, unknowingly spilling trash behind him. Meanwhile, the other trucks lo... more
  • Ellington Hall

    by C.J. Sweet writing as Caden St. Claire
    After her mother’s mysterious death, all Phoebe wants is a quiet life as a fashion designer—not marriage. But her uncle threatens legal action to take the cottage and land she’s loved since childhood. In order to prevent him from stealing her inheritance she must find the father she never knew and enter into a marriage of convenience. Soon she journeys with her new husband to South Africa in the days leading up to a Boer war, struggling to a past and a future amid assassination attempts, betray... more
  • If Only

    by Matthew Tree
    In Saint James' Park, London, the police apprehend a young man who is carrying a bag full of high explosives in one hand and a collection of letters sent to his grandfather by the writer Malcolm Lowry in his inside pocket. In the course of the following interrogation, we discover the strange past and secret phobias of the detainee, and the emotional link between his actions and the Lowry letters.

    by Lia Mack

    Since sprinting away from her sister's wedding (and knocking over a bridesmaid in the process) Matty Bell has lived in a self-made monochromatic life of work-eat-sleep-survive.

    In and out of work, she hasn't seen her family in over a decade, lives vicariously through her best friend's seemingly perfect life. And the only goal she has (other than filling her stomach) is to avoid any and all reminders of her birthday. It only brings her pain.

    But when life catc... more

  • The Difference

    by C. D’Angelo

    When anxiety-prone Rachel Granza learns that her growing sense of emptiness is affecting her relationship with her almost perfect boyfriend and that she’s jeopardizing any possibility of a marriage proposal, she knows she must pull herself out of her funk. But how? A dream apartment in New York City, a thriving psychotherapy practice, and her unique obsessions with topics like the Titanic don’t even make her feel grounded anymore. Red alert!

    Trying to find... more

  • The Visitor

    by C. D’Angelo

    Fiercely independent Mary Pontrelli is blindsided when the New Orleans building housing her New Age store and upstairs apartment is listed for sale. Worse yet, a developer wants to destroy it and her high school ex-boyfriend—ahem, nemesis—is leading their charge. But this budding sweet spot for that weasel from the past can’t happen since traitors never change.

    The best chance Mary has to save her cherished French Quarter building is to join forces with the other busin... more

  • Scoundrel in the Thick

    by B.R. O'Hagan

    Colorado, 1882. When his best friend’s fiancée is kidnapped, an unlikely hero must battle robber barons, bandit gangs, the US Cavalry, and Cheyenne warriors to bring her home. Along the way he will also have to foil a plot to steal a country.

    Civil war hero and adventurer Thomas Scoundrel didn’t expect the search for his friend’s fiancée in frontier Colorado to be easy. He also didn’t expect to be beaten and tossed into a d... more

  • My Teeth Are Too Big

    by Vicki Riske
    Jackie Rabbit is teased and bullied by her school friends after her adult teeth grow into place. Jackie runs home and cries out to her parents. Her parents team up to provide active listening and emotional support. But it takes a magical encounter with Lydia Ladybug to reinforce a positive message. Using a spellbinding chant Lydia creates an enchanted atmosphere complete with ladybug dust and transformations. Lydia utilizes Jackie’s own imagination to demonstrate that her teeth are unique and... more
  • Grandma Bibi

    by Vicki Riske
    Grandma Bibi is about shared memories and love. It tackles memory loss as a family issue and opens a dialogue for families to discuss what is happening to grandma or grandpa. This book is based on the author’s experience with her own Mother’s memory loss.
  • Fishy Tales

    by Vicki Riske
    Fishy Tales is a picture book about a colorful school of fish, who love to swim and play in the ocean. While playing their favorite game, Marco Polo, the fish hear cries for help. The concerned fish are off on an adventure to save an Octopus and their ocean from a large trash island.
  • The Polka Dot Tea Party

    by Vicki Riske
    Discovering shapes in nature is fun. Jackie loves polka dots and finds them everywhere in the desert. When you find polka dots of course you have to invite your friends to celebrate with a Polka Dot Tea Party.
  • Markertown

    by Amanda Fox
    After a long day of coloring, the markers are heading home to their boxes—but Glitter can't find her cap! With the help of a motley crew of markers, she journeys through Markertown she meets a group of repurposed markers that help her envision a different future. Markertown is a story that commends kindness and friendship. It embraces upcycling not only markers, but parts of ourselves along our journey. Readers should walk away understanding that true sparkle and shine come from within. So l... more
  • Wake Up the Night

    by Kenneth A. Silver
    This is a collection of stories, of words and ideas that flow like a dream, but is there anything less predictable or quite so fickle as a dream? Ken Silver creates narratives that are decidedly daring, and he is never afraid to reach, but never beyond the point at which (with lawyerly precision) he is unable to support his conclusions, scientifically or otherwise. Make no mistake though, it is hardly a tame piece of writing, but a rich harvest of beautifully imagined and thoroughly engrossing t... more
  • 979-8714216039

    by Isaac Kal
    As the clouds of war and anti-Semitic feelings gather pace in 1930’s Europe, Abraham recognizes the danger that he and others are facing and decides to leave his comfortable life in Germany and travel with his family to Israel. There he intends to make a new life, far from the gathering storm, but life as an exile means a different set of hardships and as a means to support his family he eventually enlists in the British Royal Pioneer Corps, the only unit in the British military where an enemy... more