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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Apollo Dreams

    by Syd Gilmore
    Apollo Dreams was written by Syd Gilmore, a former Hollywood special effect makeup artist and screenwriter. Set in April 1970, with Apollo 13 and The Beatles disbanding as backdrop, Apollo Dreams is the story of a precocious boy named Billy celebrating his 9th birthday. Beset by bullies and a temperamental adolescent brother, Billy finds escape into an outer space fantasy world through the magic portal of the family clothes dryer, becoming starship commander Captain Apollo. When fantasy and real... more
  • Katie Mouse and the Christmas Door

    by Anne L Watson
    Christmas is coming for Katie Mouse and the rest of the Mouse family! On Christmas Eve, Santa Mouse and his mouse elves arrive to leave gifts for Katie and Dylan. But Alvar, the newest elf on the sleigh, wanders off to explore, and winds up meeting the Katie and her little brother, Dylan, face to face. Can Alvar help Katie discover her deepest Christmas wish? And can Katie help Alvar, when Santa Mouse accidentally leaves him behind? For ages 4 to 9.
  • Rita Just Wants to Be Thin

    by Mary W. Walters
    As she breaks 200 pounds, and not in a good way, 29-year-old Rita finds herself married to a self-focused widower with two difficult kids and a mother who almost makes Rita’s own mother look like a role model—which is really saying something. Graham’s first wife, being dead, just keeps getting better and better in everyone’s memories while Rita just gets fatter and more aggravated. She’s tried every diet in the book, but it’s not until a family crisis forces her out the door that she discovers t... more
  • Raccoon Rescue

    by Christa M. Miller
    Roxy, Rufus, and Renae are three young raccoons who are slowly learning how to live in the world beyond their den. But when humans come to their creek, the world suddenly expands far beyond what they thought was possible -- or what their Mama was prepared to teach them. Before long the humans' and raccoons' paths cross ways once more, with unintended and potentially disastrous consequences.
  • Once There Was Fire: A Novel of Old Hawaii

    by Stephen Shender
    A work of fiction informed by history, Once There Was Fire is the story of Kamehameha the Great, who rose from inauspicious beginnings on the Big Island of Hawai'i in the mid-1700s to conquer the entire archipelago by 1810. As a young man, Kamehameha witnessed the arrival in the Islands of the English explorer, James Cook, in 1779--a culturally seismic event for the Hawaiians. Kamehameha was the first among his people to grasp the transformative implications of Cook's visit, an understanding he ... more
  • Zen Creoles

    by Zachary O'Neill
    A finalist for the Tartts Fiction Award and semifinalist for the Subito Press Prize, this debut collection takes the reader across America, from California to Houston to New Orleans to South Carolina. The characters seek out meaningful connections with others while struggling with their blurred identities and instincts for personal transcendence. Whether it is a couple in counseling for a husband’s obsession with little league baseball, a modern-day satire of Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narrativ... more
  • Super Rooster and Wonder Cat

    by Alma Hammond
    Besties Rooster and Cat ramble down to the beach to practice their superpowers! There they meet up with Ray, Crab, and Shark. At first the two friends are frightened, but soon realize the other creatures are deserving of respect and have pretty special superpowers of their own, and all of them are real! The book is interactive and helps kids find the answer to, "What is My Super Power?" Bonus is additional fun facts about the creatures at the end of the book.
  • The Trouble with Antlers (a.k.a. Melvin's Rampant Rack): Season 1, Episode 1, Special Illustrated Edition (Shifter High)

    by A.J. Culey
    In a high school full of shifters, it's the one inquisitive human who poses the biggest threat. When a human is the only applicant for town veterinarian and moves to Shifterville with his teenaged daughter, Amelia, the town residents conspire to keep the humans in their midst from discovering their secret. If only they can keep Melvin away from Amelia. Melvin Moose has a problem. Anytime a girl gets too close, his antlers go on walkabout, popping out of his human head at the most inopportu... more
  • Revenge of the Tiger (Tyrabbisaurus Rex Book 2)

    by A.J. Culey
    The tiger's been gone for ten gazillion years, which is great news for T-Rab. He successfully defended his territory from the tiger spy. Yes! Wait a minute! How'd that tiger get back in the classroom? And why are the students so happy to see him? Don't they know he's up to no good, plotting against their beloved Tyrabbisaurus Rex? Well, it's a good thing T-Rab's got a plan to save the world from that dastardly spy of a tiger! Warning: This book contains bunny poop, fierce Tyrabbisaurus ... more
  • How to Get on the Naughty List

    by Nic Rock
    It's nearing Christmas time and Chooka Chunk is about to have her name written on the Naughty List. Santa already warned her after she ate his cookies last year but it seems as if she can't help but misbehave. Will she end up on the list or won't she?
  • Motel Sepia

    by Dale Kueter

    "Motel Sepia" ​is based on a real travel court of the same name operated by a black couple in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the 1950s.  Their family took a West Coast trip and discovered the reality of the time: Between Chicago and San Francisco only six hotels and motels advertised acceptance of black travelers.  Their motel took all comers, including (the fictional part) a Chicago hit man.  Other fictional black and white travelers are thrust into a... more

  • Motel Sepia

    by Dale Kueter

    "Motel Sepia" is historical fiction based on a real motel of the same name owned by a black Iowa couple.  In the early 1950s, this family took a trip to the West Coast and discovered the reality of the time: Between Chicago and San Francisco there were only six places that would accept black guests.  Upon return, they begain their own motel business, accepting everyone.  That included a fictional mob killer and fictional black and white guests who had to deal with racial intermingling as well... more

  • I Like You Like This

    by Heather Cumiskey
    In 1984 Connecticut, sixteen-year-old Hannah Zandana feels cursed: She has wild, uncontrollable hair and a horrid complexion that she compulsively picks, and as if that weren’t bad enough, her emotionally unavailable parents mercilessly ridicule her appearance and verbally shame her. Wanting to change her pathetic life, Hannah attempts to impress a group of popular girls—an ill-fated effort, except that she captures the attention of Deacon, a handsome and mysterious boy who also happens to be... more
  • Glad One: Starting Over is a ...! (Val & Pals Book 2)

    by Margaret Lashley
    How Many Do-Overs Do You Get in One Lifetime? One crazy old lady. Two gin and tonics. Three derelict beach-bum friends. Will Val’s fourth stab at starting over add up to a big fat zero? St. Pete Beach attracts weirdos like mosquitoes to a bug zapper. But when broke, divorced Val feels the tug to fly back to her old stomping grounds, she finds everyone and everything she knew squashed under the heels of change. With nothing to go on but her own dry sense of humor and the life coach advi... more
  • Bonds

    by Leesa Joy
    The humidity that blankets the city of Clearwater, Florida, is no comparison to the steam that’s about to blow from this pot. Evy, quirky and fierce, capable of truly getting under a man’s skin, has the world at her feet, and after meeting Nathan, a sense of impending doom in her nightmares. Nathan is quiet and severe and the most beautiful thing Evy has ever seen, yet she keeps her walls up, certain that he's too good to be true. Nathan, so determined to disarm Evy’s shields, doesn’t notice he’... more
  • How I'm Spending My Afterlife

    by Spencer Fleury
    Alton Carver has a problem. A cocky lawyer in his mid-30s, he’s under federal investigation for embezzling and securities fraud. Instead of spending the next three to five years behind bars, he’s got a plan: stage his own death, take the money he stole and light out for Central America, leaving behind wife Nicole and daughter Clara. But when he sticks around town long enough to watch his own funeral, he makes the unpleasant discovery that the life he’s leaving behind isn’t the life he thought... more

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