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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Artist and the Innkeeper

    by Alan Ioffredo
    Alan Ioffredo's inaugural novel is a compelling account of the mysterious life, struggles and disappearance of Renaissance Italy's prolific fresco artist, Bernardino Luini - a man so gifted his work was often wrongly attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. Art, sensuality, faith, murder and miracles loom large in this five century old story linked to the author's family. The Artist and the Innkeeper is a romantic journey beginning with Bernardino's apprenticeship in Milan, departure amid scandal an... more
  • Love, Only Better

    by Paulette Stout


    For Rebecca, sex is a joke missing a punchline. No crashing waves. Only pangs of inadequacy. At twenty-eight, shouldn’t she have had one by now? Her snickering ex thought so. His taunts echo in her ears as he rolls out of her bed. Then out of her life.

    Lost, Rebecca seeks expert help, joining a study for women who can&rsqu... more

  • Gambling for Good Mail

    by Evelyn Cole
    Felicia Wood is a lovely woman whose husbands leave her soon after marriage because she clutters their lives too much with purchases from catalogues. Although she’s a licensed nurse, its too depressing a career for her. She prefers trying various sales organizations. She visits a drive-in church where the minister is projected onto a giant screen and Roy Rogers’ museum containing stuff ed horses and dogs. She creates and sells eighty stuff ed statues of the despised aunt who raised her. Her niec... more
  • The Silent Giraffe

    by George Strouthous
    Children's illustrated book about not comparing oneself to others. One giraffe on the Serengeti plains is feeling sad about not having a sound of its own, but it's about to learn an important lesson from an unlikely place! Join the giraffe on a fun and heartwarming journey, written in rhyme, about not comparing oneself to others. See how the different animals in the story, including a leopard, an eagle and a wise little mouse, help each other and become friends. With beautiful, original illustra... more
  • Meowgellan

    by Marie Bourdain
    It is a beautiful day for a walk around the neighborhood! Cat explorer, Meowgellan, is ready and in the mood to visit everyone around the block. Follow the prints to go with him on his day-long walk! His friends might be from all around the world but they live happily around the same block and they all love that cute and intrepid Meowgellan! From Scandinavian tradition to Asian culture, from South American dance to Indian street art, from American BBQ to European paintings, from North African sw... more
  • Absaroka War Chief

    by Bryan Ney
    Set in the 1820's American West and based on the life of James Beckwourth, an African American born of a white father and slave mother. He joins a fur trading expedition and struggles for the respect of his fellow trappers, then is captured by the Crow tribe. Among the Crow he rises to become a vaunted leader. But he becomes disillusioned with the violence of their life, and ultimately has to decide, where does he really belong?
  • Bloodroot

    by Daniel V. Meier, Jr.
    Virginia, 1622. Powhatan braves prepare war paint from the sacred juice of the bloodroot plant, but Nehiegh, the English son-in-law of Chief Ochawintan has sworn never to kill again. He must leave before the massacre. England, 1609. Matthew did not trust his friend, Richard’s stories of Paradise in the Jamestown settlement, but nothing could have equipped him for the privation and terror that awaited him in this savage land. Once ashore in the fledgling settlement, Matthew experiences the un... more
  • Cute for a Black Girl

    by Amy Watkins
    Cute for a Black Girl is an insightful coming of age story that follows Chloe Wilcox, a beautiful, smart and talented African American girl with a promising future. Though her beginnings were rough, she was adopted by a rich, successful, and loving father then whisked away to a great neighborhood with a top-notch school system. Unfortunately, being the only Black girl in her entire school, her complexion sets her up for being an outcast. Insecurity develops as a result of the common belittling s... more
  • Home Is Love

    by Ashley LaRue
    Home is Love is about a young child who comes from a family where her parents are no longer together, and she asks her mama about where her home is. Her mom explains in detail with different scenarios involving love, memories, or ideas that will help the little girl understand what makes up her home. The main point is that wherever her daughter feels love, and wherever her heart is, with her mom, dad, her siblings, etc. is where her home is. Love is what matters, and home is where the heart is. ... more
  • Bob E. Bear Graduates From Kindergarten

    by A.J. Sullivan

    THE BOB E. BEAR BOOK SERIES - 3RD OF 4 BOOKS Bob E. Bear is having fun as a new big brother and now he has even more reason to be excited. Kindergarten graduation is only days away and he can’t wait. That also means first-grade is coming soon, though. What will it be like? Will all his friends still be in his class? Will the teacher be nice? What will he learn? It’s a big change for Bob E. and he has a lot of questions about it. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years. Bob E. Bear was... more

  • Bob E. Bear Becomes a Big Brother

    by A.J. Sullivan

    THE BOB E. BEAR BOOK SERIES - 2ND OF 4 BOOKS Bob E. Bear has enjoyed all of the attention from Mommy, Daddy, and Gram P. But Mommy has been getting bigger and bigger in her belly. A new cub is on the way! Gram P. and Bob E. have fun while Daddy and Mommy are in the house. Just before dinner time, they are called to the house to see the new cub. They are in for a big surprise! Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years. Bob E. Bear was born one night when I was putting my sons to bed. They always wan... more

  • Redshift

    by Ted Byrdon

    Part I : Eric.

    After his wife's funeral Eric Adler, a successful architect, gradually he falls apart. He nearly assaults a client and leaves his business partners stupefied when he chases after a woman whom he believes to be his wife, in the middle of a discussion. He ends up in a sweatshop and is beaten up.

    When Eric emerges from the building, Mickey Crebb and Debbie McTollliver, two detectives from Sun Slope... more

  • Is This My Grandma?

    by Paula Morhardt
    When two young children go to visit their grandma in a hospital, the little brother is scared. There are lots of people everywhere, loud machines with flashing lights, and nurses giving shots. Worst of all, Grandma doesn't look like Grandma. The little boy's big sister has visited Grandma in the hospital before, though. Can she help her little brother overcome his fears and recognize their grandma? Suitable for ages 3 to 7 years.
  • The Best Magic of All

    by Paula Morhardt
    Toe Stubber the troll has a bad problem and the other trolls are teasing him about it. How does Wise Crone teach him to help himself? What do the other trolls learn about judging others? The Best Magic of All, written by Paula Baysinger Morhardt and illustrated by Kayla Surface-Olson, tells the tale of Toe Stubber and how his bullies learn that looks don’t make the troll. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.
  • Five Friends Deep

    by Paula Morhardt
    Having friends is fun, but what if your friends have crooked noses and button eyes? Extraordinarily long tails? Four feet? Blue ears? Can be stacked in a pile five friends deep? Then it's even more fun, of course! Read about one child's collection of unique friends in Five Friends Deep, a collection of short poems and charming illustrations for children ages 4 to 8.
  • You

    by JoAn Stevenson
    ‘You’ is a beautifully illustrated poem about a parent’s love for their child. Though best read together at bedtime, this colorful and charming book is sure to delight readers of all ages at any time of day. Suitable for ages 3 to 7 years.