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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A Few Trivial Felonies

    by Sandra Sperling
    Rachel and her retired husband move to Oregon due to his health, but he soon passes away. She will have to sell and move again, but her friend Ruth suggests a way to keep collecting her husband's pension check until she is able to find work that pays highly enough for her to keep her home. Organized crime, with its murders, kidnappings and drug dealing, falls beneath their somewhat twisted ethical standards, They decide, instead, to become free-lance criminals and commit only a few trivial fel... more
  • The Firefly Warriors Club

    by Susan Count
    When a mysterious light entices twelve-year-old Davy and his bothersome cousin, Anderson, into the woods, they discover the forest is alive with wonder. Firefly magic dazzles the boys, and they vow to save the insects from destruction. Then a fire rages in the forest. Despite the cousins’ creative efforts to help the firefighters, the situation for the fireflies plummets from grim to dire. As the blaze consumes the fireflies’ habitat, the young warriors despair. They enlist the support of ... more
  • Tanya

    by Marianne Malthouse
    Set in the time of Peter the Great, Tanya is a sweeping saga of a woman's battle against the odds to find her ultimate destiny and happiness.
  • Peg's Story: Detours

    by Sheri McGuinn
    When she started high school in 1971, Peg planned on an exciting career and world travel. Instead, a series of detours became her life. Peg goes from naïve fourteen-year-old to trafficked runaway in a few months. She escapes quickly but takes ten years to find her way home, where she builds a new life on a foundation of lies. Then one of her daughters runs away and Peg’s past is the key to reuniting her family. A novel that reads like memoir, one woman's journey. Peg is the mother in Running... more
  • Running Away - Maggie's Story

    by Sheri McGuinn
    The plan is in place. By the time they realize she won’t be back, Maggie will be in another state, in a new life about to run again from new dangers. When Peg realizes why her daughter has run away, she knows she needs to find her quickly or they may never see each other again. Peg’s missing journal from when she ran away herself is the only clue to Maggie’s whereabouts. The story is told from both points of view. Originally published as Running Away, portions of this novel have been updated to ... more
  • Lessons in Saving a Girl

    by LeighLa Graham
    Emily Evers Kraft is an avoidance addict. Her mother is on another med-vacation. No, med-vacation is not the same thing as Club Med where people are pampered with seven days of oceanfront cottages, free margaritas and all-inclusive spa packages. It’s the roller coaster ride Emily’s family endures when the matriarch won’t stay on her prescribed medications. Honed from years of playing out the family drama, Emily is good at running from everything, even her own talent, but when Coach Allen disco... more
  • Ignite

    by Marie Moeckel
    Ruby is your typical type-A woman hardwired for success, most notably, walling herself off from personal connection fearing it may hold her back. Yet, in the face of unplanned pregnancy, she makes the most unlike-her decision: keep her child and marry a man she doesn’t love. Eleven years pass uneventfully, while Ruby completes dental school, moves back to her hometown, and establishes a traditional Midwestern life. As one of her first strides of solo-practice ownership, she signs up for an educa... more
  • A Fresh Hell

    Rikki Greene is thankful for everything she has—a satisfying career as a Hollywood movie publicist, good friends who are more like family, a sense of humor that comes in handy in a business where you never have to grow up, Moppet, her four-legged BFF, who shares her passion for McDonald’s vanilla soft serve, and a budding friendship with Hollywood tough guy actor Jake Stanley that maybe, just maybe, could blossom into a romance… But, like her idol, Dorothy Parker, every time the phone rings, ... more
  • Edwin and the Climbing Boys, ISBN 9781787106758

    by Benita Cullingford
    Description:\tEdwin, an orphan of noble birth, runs away from his academic boarding school. An unexpected encounter with climbing boys, Smudge and Jake, leads to an adventure beyond his wildest dreams.
  • Can You Hear Me, Daddy?

    by Y. Y. Chan
    Renee keeps a diary after she finds out her daddy is sick with cancer. She even starts praying and asking God to make him better. But, what if he doesn’t get any better? She is worried that she won’t be able to talk to her daddy after he has gone, but her daddy encourages her to keep talking to him, no matter what. “But how will I know if you can hear me?” she asks. “Just have faith,” her daddy answers. Even as he becomes sicker and weaker, she learns about the meaning of faith and sees ... more
  • Lost in Wildwood

    by Jason Ryan Dale
    Joshua has been a thief all his life. The biggest score he's ever seen just fell into his lap. There are stacks of cash in a backroom practically waiting for the right crew to grab them. The planning and preparation have been painstaking, but years in the game have brought Joshua to this moment . . . and he's ready! So why is there a knot in his stomach whenever Joshua wakes up in the morning? Maybe it's because the job breaks every rule that has kept him safe all these years. It involves gun... more
  • Broadsword

    by Roger Glasgow
    This thrilling story, set in the borders area of Scotland during the 1500s, is full of suspense, intrigue, and danger, complete with compelling characters, love, and rich historical detail.
  • Lost Scrolls of Archimedes: A Historical Novel of Ancient Rome and Egypt

    by Tom Roberts
    Two feuding empires. A doomsday device. Can a young man protect his people from a tyrant’s deadly attack? Alexandria, Egypt, 34 BC. Marcus Bassus dreams of a life of intellectual pursuits. Entrusted by his missing mentor with the scrolls of Archimedes, he resolves to prove his worth by decoding the complex parchments on his own. But when a close friend betrays him and steals one of the documents, Marcus vows to prevent its secrets from falling into the corrupt hands of Roman Emperor Octavian.... more
  • Friday Night Knife & Gun Club (series)

    by L.S. Collison
    Fictional memoir set in America's New Wild West -- a dystopian near-future when nurses and doctors are armed with handguns for self-protection. The author imagines a night shift at the High Plains Medical Center where a crazed shooter is on the loose. Just another Friday night in America. Friday Night Knife and Gun Club is first in a series of connected short stories.
  • The Substance of All Things

    by Sam Harris
    When Theo Dalton is six years old, his hands are irreparably damaged in a horrific car accident that takes his mother’s life. Six years later, during the sweltering summer of 1968 in rural Oklahoma, Theo meets Frank, a Native American outcast, and learns that he has the ability to heal through his disfigured hands. As he explores the extraordinary, Theo desperately attempts to remain an ordinary boy. But when word of his gift spreads, Theo is shunned by the church for doing “the devil’s work.... more
  • This City is Empty

    by Rovshan Abdullaoglu

    “Willie, a man only needs ten seconds to start feeling happy.”

    “What do you mean, ten seconds?”

    Smiling, as usual, he said, “All one needs is to think of someone like me.”

    The spectacular story of two wounded souls healing each other breaks all mental boundaries. Willie's success in football culminated in an invitation to join the Dallas Cowboys, which seemed to guarantee him a great future. He played impr... more