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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Returning Santa's Boot

    by Valerie Ondrejko
    Three friends have an unforgettable Christmas Eve when they receive a unique gift! When they discover that Santa has lost his boot there is only one thing to do; wait up to give it back in person. Now, they must keep the boot safe from the dog and find a way to stay awake. The night is filled with giggles, fears and disagreements. Nora, Chloe and Alec work together throughout the night using walkie-talkies to stay connected while chaos and doubts occur on both ends. Can they defeat their fears? ... more
  • The Village of the Trees

    by Naomi Lau
    Roo is a busy and hardworking treehouse builder. After a tragic accident that leaves Roo and her village without homes, Roo sets off on an uncertain journey to find a place where they can live. In this simple picture book narrative, readers come alongside Roo as she finds the determination and initiative to make things right again. The Village of the Trees is a story of restoration and rescue in a way that one might least expect.
  • A Hibernating Bear and a Holiday Hare, ISBN13: 978-0692892047

    by Mary Alice Sutherland

    Bear is ready to hibernate but Hare is ready to celebrate!   Do you know what do mice do when it's raining?  Caesar the dog stepped in the paint.  Young scientists go exploring in the blue hills. And shall the three-year-old wish for on his birthday?  These are just some of the situations you'll read about in A Hibernating Bear and a Holiday Hare.  For preschoolers through first grade.  

  • Fettering Shadows

    by Amy Shannon
    Private Investigator Jake Dalton, a former Texas Ranger, has settled down in a small town in Oklahoma, set in his ways, and creating a new life for himself. Even when his former partner asks for help on some unsolved serial murder cases, he is still focused on what is rather than what was. Then she walks into his agency and life, and turns it upside down. Dr. Agatha "Aggie" Constantine hires Jake to find her stalker, a stalker who she believes is also the serial killer only known by the name... more
  • That Brant County Sound! The Ballad of Jim Allison and Thunderbird Recording

    by Tom Ryerson
    On February 4th 1978 Roger Quick peaked at #29 with his trucking themed hit, “Ten Miles from Home,” on the Canadian country charts. His record label, Thunderbird Recordings, was based in Burford, ON. This top 30 single brought Thunderbird out to the big time, leaving an indelible mark in the music history books. Thunderbird Recordings was owned and operated by Jim Allison, a man who bled country music. This book is his story; his roster of 18 acts and the trials and tribulations of running a ... more
  • Back to the Start

    by C. A. McGroarty
    Three strangers, one dire day…and hope for the rest of their lives.  Warren Neal, a daytime TV actor is coming home broke and jobless.  Gene Bonner, an attorney in the twilight of his career hasn’t spoken with his son in years and Jan London, the one-time socialite turned waitress is about to do something very dark.  The paths of these three desperate strangers will cross, leaving each a glimmer of hope for a second chance. 
  • Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper

    by Zangba Thomson
    Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper is an urban-fiction novel by Zangba Thomson that is intense as it is pointed and dark. This vivid, savvy, and altogether street-smart debut marks a bold new voice in literary fiction. The setting is South-side Jamaica, a neighborhood in Queens, New York, and home to Babita Harris, an Indian immigrant plagued with the deadly black fever disease. With a couple of months to live, her only hope of survival is a costly liver transplant. But with no health i... more
  • AnnaPolis Summers

    by Linda Heavner Gerald

    AnnaPolis Summers

    Before your eyes, this girl who considers herself a “boat nothing, Fifth Mate” (which doesn’t exist) relates her story. Obviously, the heroine is an insecure middle-schooler. Anna Polis is named after her father’s favorite town, Annapolis. James Herbert Polis thinks it funny that he calls his only daughter after a place that he loves. Abigail Hawthorne Polis, Anna's mom, is strong willed but loves her husband fiercely. She follows his lead on most issues. These excepti... more

  • Journey into Darkness: A Story in Four Parts

    by J. Arthur Moore
    As it begins, Journey follows Duane Kinkade, his parents, his dog, and his best friend, Jamie, from his father's departure to the war in the spring of 1861, through a season of uneasy calm sharing time with his friend on the family farm, into a summer of unexpected violence with the death of his mother, toward a winter of loneliness, culminating in the spring of 1862 when Duane sets out in search of his father by running away to the war. The novel goes on through two and a half years of the war,... more
  • A Bigger Piece of Blue: Stories

    by Dan T. Cox
    These compelling stories huddle around the twitching candle flame of real life. The simple, unpretentious writing turns an honest eye toward the grit and grace of ordinary people making decisions in the context of their relationships, good and bad and in between. The stories touch on love gone sideways, love rediscovered, and love everlasting. A strong sense of place, a subtle use of language, and a captivating pace (sometimes without action) dominate throughout—as do lead characters who are ric... more
  • Murder in Marrakech and Other Stories

    by shefali wardell
    6 short stories about finding inspiration. Murder in Marrakech is a walk through the city, through art, and most importantly through life. A regretful workaholic Jools roams around Muswell Hill, trying to get to the bottom of his spiritual crisis. Pumpkin goes to Marrakech to kill. Is it to late to learn to live again? There comes a time when we all have to decide.
  • Love You Dad

    by Pasquale M Palmieri
    A young talented musician. A child prodigy. The single father of a little girl, in search of his own father, of his roots, of his bearings as a man. A testosterone charged tale spanning over three continents: Australia, North America and Europe.
  • Canoe Trip

    by David Beasley
    Tim persuades his big brother Chuck to go on a canoe trip down the Saugeen River in Ontario. They have to paddle through rapids and overcome the dangers of the river. In the forest and in the towns along the way they have many great adventures. Whether they are chased by moose, trapped by bears, harried by steers, mistakenly jailed, frustrated by big yachts and a madman in a motorboat, overturned in dangerous rapids. or entranced by the stories of a hunter and an Indian chief, the boys cannot be... more
  • Running Out

    by Dave Essinger
    After a plane crash in a remote Canadian wilderness, the athlete-hero of Dave Essinger’s riveting debut novel faces the race of his life—to save his wife, his daughter, and himself. Dan’s past is fraught with sinuous turns and compelling complexity, but his present path is straight and clear: survival. We follow his every stride, sometimes as breathless as he is, as he runs toward rescue—or disaster.
  • Violet's Flight

    by David Beasley
    Japanese Armies invaded an almost defenseless Burma in 1942, sending tens of thousands fleeing over the mountains to India. They ruled the remaining Burmese, whom they boasted of liberating from British rule, with arrogance and brutality. Violet's Flight narrates the experiences of a young Anglo-Burmese girl and her relatives growing up happily under the British and their ordeal either escaping the Japanese or living under the occupation or fighting in the resistance. The battles won by the a... more
  • Rusticles

    by Rebecca Gransden
    In Hilligoss, a tired man searches for a son, a flamingo enthrals the night, and fireworks light up the lost. In these stories and more, Rusticles offers a meandering tour through backroads bathed in half light, where shadows play along the verges and whispers of the past assault daydreams of the present. Walk the worn pathways of Hilligoss.

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