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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Fire Escape Belongs in Brooklyn

    by Chuck Cascio
    The year is 1968. The world is crumbling around Mike Burns, a disillusioned Brooklyn youth in his second year of college. His cousin and constant childhood companion, Sally-Boy, disappeared two years ago. They called themselves twins because they were born on the same day. Now Mike is haunted by Sally-Boy's absence. Adding to Mike’s problems, his father angrily nags him to cut his hair; a professor fills his head with troubling ideals; a friend’s draft dodge incriminates Mike; and Mike’s love i... more
  • Edge of Sanity

    by Cindy Horrell Ramsey
    The 1960s was a time of chaos and uncertainty in a world that sometimes seemed to be spinning out of control—especially for Emily Gillespie, who grew up in the small southern town of Burgaw, North Carolina, where children played in the streets and no one ever locked their doors. But Emily’s marriage is not the fairytale that friends and family see—her husband is jealous and abusive. She had spent time in a mental institution years earlier following a devastating miscarriage, and now as anonymous... more
  • Party Girl Nurse's Journey

    by Victoria Godwin
    She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, with a perfect family and childhood. Then gradually she found herself in a foreign world learning a foreign language--the drug world. Her whole life changed, and so did the lives of those around her whom she loved.
  • Scripted in Heaven

    by Lourdes Baron
    Scripted in Heaven follows the journey of Dr. Robinson V. Baron and his physical and metaphysical healing. As a stubborn surgeon, he ignores a cryptic warning from an old lady about a supposedly imminent complication with his health. The struggles that follow take him to a journey of spiritual renewal, which leads him to rediscover his true faith and his true love. He seeks for the divine guidance of Padre Pio da Pietrelcina while trials and tribulations test him and his family. His devotion g... more
  • Cactus Jumpers

    by Andrew Burch
    The town of Emerald, California is a quiet, mostly peaceful place. The struggle for power between Moss Williams, the head of the Rancher's Association, and Skip Traeger, the local business tycoon who owns half the town goes mostly unnoticed by the townsfolk until a body turns up in the water hole. Now, Marshal Mason Boydette has to get to the bottom of the biggest mystery Emerald has ever seen. But the Marshal isn't alone. Along the way, he'll try to get help from his trusty deputy, an unorthodo... more
  • HughTube: The story of one middle school kid’s desperate attempt to get a clue

    by Richard Clark
    I’m blogging for my life… 14-year-old Hugh Hollenbeck doesn’t get it. What doesn’t he get? Just about everything. That’s why he walks around with a little camera attached to his glasses that records his entire life. Then he watches it all later to try to figure out the things he didn’t get before – which, as you’ll recall, is just about everything – and he makes a weekly video blog for all to see. Unfortunately, Hugh’s cluelessness leads him to run for Student Council President. Even his l... more
  • A Duck Named Goose

    by Katherine Bartlett
    A Pekin duck longs to fly like all the other birds. After numerous attempts, she finally realizes she can with the help of a special someone.
  • Mr. Pete, Where Are Your Feet?

    by Katherine Bartlett
    Mr. Pete, a beautiful blue parakeet always hears his mom asking him where his feet are. After a while, he starts to wonder himself and goes out looking for them.
  • Five Equals One, Volume 3

    by Mary Korte
    TRICKERY and DRAMA are set in motion as a child's needs and the stability of a family hang in the balance. Santa and Sam Toddle, the snoopy reporter, watch wits, plus, a mystery man enters the mix. Who is he? And that guilt-ridden parent—why is she sneaking around? What is she up to? and who's playing matchmaker? Back home after the Holidays, cozying up in his favorite fireside chair, Santa, about to watch a lively football game, is distracted by a knock at the door. "Privacy? You want priva... more
  • The Madonna of Pisano - Book 1 in The Italian Chronicles Trilogy

    by MaryAnn Diorio
    A young woman, a priest, and a secret that keeps them bitterly bound to each other . . .
  • A Sicilian Farewell - Book 2 in The Italian Chronicles Trilogy

    by MaryAnn Diorio
    A young woman, a new land, and a dream that threatens to shatter everything she holds dear . . .
  • Return to Bella Terra - Book 3 of The Italian Chronicles Trilogy

    by MaryAnn Diorio
    A woman, her son, and the man who threatens to come between them . . .
  • Ingrid

    by Lynnette Kraft
    The village of Scot is on the brink of change, and its people are in need of hope, but hearts must first change, and difficult sacrifices must be made. Ingrid Harrison is sixteen years old and completely mute. Her silence has become a barrier to happiness. But will the silence she’s always resented be the voice that changes everything?–
  • Sophie Washington: The Gamer

    by Tonya Ellis
    Forty days without video games? Oh no! Sixth-grader Sophie Washington and her friends are back with an interesting book about having fun with video games while keeping balance. It’s almost Easter, and Sophie and her family get ready to start fasts for Lent with their church, where they give up doing something for 40 days that may not be good for them. Her parents urge Sophie to stop tattling so much, and encourage her second-grade brother Cole to give up something he loves most, playing video g... more
  • Sophie Washington: Things You Didn't Know about Sophie

    by Tonya Ellis
    Oh, the tangled web we weave… Sophie Washington is back again, and she leaves a powerful impression on family and friends as she struggles with peer pressure, a new boy in school and the pitfalls of lying. When all her friends have cell phones, Sophie is determined to get one too. She asks for one for her birthday, which is coming up in just a few days, but it doesn’t seem like her parents are going to give in, so she takes matters into her own hands with disastrous results, and learns a valua... more
  • Sophie Washington:The Snitch

    by Tonya Ellis
    There’s nothing worse than being a tattletale… That’s what 10-year-old Sophie Washington thinks until she runs into Lanie Mitchell, a new girl at school. Lanie pushes Sophie and her friends around at their lockers, and even takes their lunch money. If they tell, they are scared the other kids in their class will call them snitches, and won’t be their friends. And when you’re in the fifth grade, nothing seems worse than that. Excitement at home keeps Sophie’s mind off the trouble with Lanie... more

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