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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Garbage Can Gang: Home at Last

    by Dewitt Zachary Smith
    A modern fable about three lost dogs living on the streets of Tucson AZ. learning about life and looking for a new home.
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    by Thomas E Sipp Sr.
    The Other Side of the Shamans, an adult-oriented novel, is divided into two parts: the first, set at the begnning of the eighteeeenth century, follows the historically-based life of Walking Horse,a young spiritual Native American in the Ho-Chunk tribe. A prodigy with remarkable physical and mental powers, Walking Horse encounters ecstatic love and abject evil, with varying degrees of success. The second part, set in the late twentieth century, chronicles the lives of two very different cleric... more
  • Beyond Poetry

    by Nathan Jarelle

    A Black teenager grieves through poetry after his younger brother is killed in a crossfire between rival gang members. 

  • American Faust

    by Rick Brown

    American Faust follows the lives of three Americans from different time periods who make a deal with the devil and end up together on a country estate frozen in time.

  • Sheltered: When a Boy Becomes a Legend by Jacob Paul Patchen

    by Kids Lit Book Cafe
    With America under attack from within, twelve-year-old James must fight his way to freedom while trying to hold onto his values and virtue. “We are all given a space in life to fill, a roaring emptiness in time… and it’s how you choose to fill that void, that will determine the difference in becoming a man or a legend.” That’s what my father said to me a few years ago before he walked out on Mom, Emily, and me. If I would have had any sense back then, I would have asked him exactly what th... more
  • Chasing Fireflies

    by Chloe Fowler

    Everything happens for a reason

    Rainey Collins has heard this a thousand times, but when it comes to her sister Maverick, who was born with a serious heart defect, the reason has always been a mystery. The idea of a future without her sister terrifies Rainey so much, she hasn’t even thought about life after high school. However, on the first day of senior year, Rainey winds up sitting next to Liam Hayes, a rumored delinquent with a dangerously dysfunctiona... more

  • The Girl in the Gold Dress

    by Christine Paik
    Hannah’s Korean name literally means “Gold Dress,” so why doesn’t she want to be seen wearing her gold hanbok dress? 10-year-old Hannah is facing a big performance for her school’s talent show. The trouble is, she’s ashamed of her dress, the dance, even the music - they’re too different, too Korean! What if everyone makes fun of her? Will Hannah be brave enough to perform, or will she run off stage like she did at rehearsal? First, she must learn about the gold dress she’s wearing and its mys... more
  • More Than One Way

    by Zandra Strother

    Danforth Williams, a young black boy, saw his future in Guyana, B.W.I; a weekly journey to the Kaietuer Gold Mine with the crew from his village. He rejected it. 'Little Will' walked away from the mine into the path of Karl, an American of Dutch descent, who hoped to rehabilitate a defunct sugar cane plantation and create a new life. Will becomes a driving force at the plantation, but secrets of opium poppy fields and the death of an Amerindian bush girl, drive Karl back to America. K... more

  • Unbroken: A Collection of Stories

    by J.S. Rosen

    For readers who like quick reads and stories full of heart.

    Losing a grandparent. Going to a college party. Watching baseball. Getting divorced.

    What do these events have in common? They all affect us in some way—causing grief, discomfort, joy, reevaluation, or other strong emotions. Each character in this collection of stories is impacted by one of these events, but what they take away from the experience is far more important than the ev... more

  • Voices From a Wendy House Contrivance

    by Thomas Walters
    This story is set in the late seventies on the staff of an old London Primary School. Architecturally, the building is a late Victorian gem. Educationally, it is a multicultural kaleidoscope of four hundred children and twenty staff, who aspire to the cultivation of a learning community-against all the odds! The story concerns the staff only and the children will be heard in the background and referred to from time to time but never seen! The National Curriculum and OFSTED are as yet but twinkle... more
  • Emerald Greed

    by Brian Ray Brewer

    Emerald Greed is an adventure set in the Pantanal, vast, inhospitable wetlands in the center of South America at the headwaters of the Rio Paraguay. This book tells of the emerald trade, cocaine smuggling and of politics as practiced in Brazil. The story begins with Jack Tate in Rio de Janeiro, working to reestablish the industry contacts he had prior to leaving for Africa to trade in the "blood diamonds" that were fueling the Angolan Civil War. This African venture wh... more

  • Darlene Meets a New Friend

    by Monica J. Brown
    This beautifully illustrated full-color storybook takes you on a fast-faced ride through magical gardens, pass the home of the Grasshoppers and through lucious landscapes. A new friend is coming today and Darlene is excited. Join Darlene and her best friend Pete, a large brown tree spider, as they race to spread the good news and see if you can guess who her new friend is, along the way.
  • The Alchemist's Map

    by Jason Lee Willis
    Empires rise and fall, but the stars remain the same. Renowned French astronomer and expert on Halley's Comet Joseph Nicollet is shown a bizarre map by a Scottish noblewoman who believes it tells the location of the Philosopher's Stone. When the noblewoman is murdered and the map is stolen, Nicollet embarks on a dangerous quest to discover the truth behind the ancient legend. With only the memory of the mysterious treasure map to go on, Nicollet leads a mapping expedition into the untamed for... more
  • Debt and Disregard

    by Julie Genisot
    Debt and Disregard is about the hard-drinking, rough talking, and sexually pragmatic inhabitants of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with characters defined by the region where they live. Once a booming mine town, Superior Point has turned into a tourist destination anchored by a ski hill. The locals, who once earned good wages in the mines, have become bitter and blame their lack of opportunity on one man. When a mining company offers ski hill owner Lyn Pryce millions for his hill, the decision cou... more
  • I Can Be Kind

    by Rainbow Gal

    I can be kind is about a Piranha named Oscar, who has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. But when one bold little goldfish named Marla decides to confront Oscar and even goes to the extent of befriending him, the outrageously bitter Piranha starts to feel happy for the first time in his life. Oscar will understand what it is like to be kind, caring, and generous.

  • The French Baker's War

    by Michael Whatling
    “Absence isn’t a hole. It’s a presence living inside you, eating its way out.” Occupied France, 1943. Returning home from the daily hunt for the rationed ingredients necessary to keep his family pâtisserie open, André Albert finds his four-year-old son in the street, his wife gone, and a Jewish escapee cowering behind the display case. Without Mireille, the foundation of André’s world crumbles. He desperately searches for her, but finds more trouble than answers. Lives are further jeopardi... more