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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Bride Tree

    by JP Robinson
    Enter a world of color—a world in which spies, romance and faith collide with materialism and greed. The year is 1789. France is reeling under the impact of a civil war between its social classes. When a secret agent from Rome joins forces with a vindictive politician bent on revenge, the stage is set for an explosive outcome that will shake the country to its core. Meanwhile, Queen Marie-Antoinette engages the help of her lady-in-waiting, Viviane de Lussan, in a desperate battle to keep h... more
  • Our Daisy Sale Won't Last Forever: a novel at Dayton's

    by Catherine Dehdashti
    In Our Daisy Sale Won’t Last Forever: a novel at Dayton's, Noelle Nichols, disenfranchised descendant of a St. Paul retail tycoon, crosses the river to work in the Dayton’s department store in 1990s Minneapolis. After a tryst with a stock boy in the relics of an old nurse’s station on the building’s abandoned tenth floor results in a secret birth, she tries to start her life over with a husband she hopes can return her to the wealth and status of her ancestors. As the 100-year-old department sto... more
  • Zaniness At The Zoo

    by Jamil McGhee
    Full Color Children's book, with the zany activities of various animals in the zoo.
  • Let There Be Owls Everywhere: Another Book of Poems

    by Ken Priebe
    From the creator of Gnomes of the Cheese Forest and Other Poems comes a second volume of whimsical illustrated poetry to delight young readers of all ages. Here there be more monsters and bumps in the night, including a ghost train, a closet full of skeletons, a princess, a dragon, a shepherd, the wretched horrible Hickle-Snort, and owls. Owls everywhere. All of these characters and many more are to be found within this treasured collection.
  • Life as an Ashaninka, what an adventure!

    by Alexandra Goreing
    Life as an Ashaninka, what an adventure! This story is set in the Peruvian amazon jungle. The curious and enthusiastic Alex dreams of the opportunity to escape from the city and visit the Ashaninka Tribe. Her dream finally comes true; she takes a trip to the amazon jungle where she is amazed by all the different animals and food, the traditions of the Ashaninka Tribe, and their life in harmony with nature.
  • King of the Blind

    by Caiseal Mor
    While a young blacksmith is bedridden with smallpox he experiences a bizarre vision in which he accepts the patronage of two ancient and powerful mythical beings. In exchange for being granted a great talent for music he is healed of his affliction and guaranteed a long and happy life. There’s only one detail of the contract he didn’t quite understand. He awakens to discover he can no longer see. Based on a true story.
  • Peppa Inez's Universoul Hair

    by Candace Hagy
    Peppa Inez is a young girl who struggles to accept her naturally nappy and tightly coiled hair. She soon discovers with the help of some "new" friends that she is most beautiful when she can accept herself just as she was meant to be! See how Peppa Inez overcomes her insecurities about how she looks-on her summertime journey to understanding herself.
  • TORC the CAT saves the bunny

    by Nona
    TORC the CAT bravely saves a defenseless bunny from the claws of his arch nemesis, Greedy Tom. "TORC the CAT saves the bunny" is the first book from the "TORC the CAT short stories" book series, and is based on true events. This book, as well as the broader series, focuses on teaching values, such as kindness and friendship. These wonderful short stories can be a helpful tool for parents who are trying to instill important values and morals in their children.
  • Purple Hearted Man

    by Jack McDaniel

    Purple has a difficult job: He was placed here to take down the One-Eyed God. It’s his mission and he won’t fail. It’s a lonely road for someone like him—a healer—but he has help. The hippies are his friends: Chloe the yogi, Wheat the candlestick maker, and Berrydream, who is in retail. And he has his tribe: Charlotte, Stranger and Jackson. Eventually, the tigers that roam the city might become allies, too. Who can say, tigers are fickle.

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  • The Maid of the Mist

    by Melissa Franckowiak
    The Maid of the Mist is a vibrant picture book created from Native American legend, oral tradition and fiction, and tells the story of Lelewala, the Native American princess who survived a fall from Niagara Falls in her canoe.
  • Black Volta

    by Pete KJ
    A murderer returns to Africa, seeking atonement for killing an innocent. Now that Carlos has emptied out his life, his past torments him. He can’t go forward until he goes back—to Ghana—to own up to crimes he committed as a young man. A woman escapes poverty in Africa, but is trapped in a life supporting those she left behind. Liz left Ghana and is now a successful career woman in the USA. Freed from the daily oppression of scarcity, she remains under the vice-grip power of her hoarding... more
  • The Exarch's Son: Heraclius of Carthage Battles the False Emperor

    by Matthew Jordan Storm
    Seventy years after the fall of the West, the Emperor Justinian and General Belisarius had nearly stitched the Empire back together when the Black Plague hit, killing half Rome's citizens, bringing the Empire to her knees and evil to Caesar's throne. “The Exarch’s Son” follows the tale of Heraclius, son of the Exarch of Carthage, born into this humbled Rome, and his quest to rescue the Empire from the clutches of the tyrant Emperor Phocas. Young Heraclius sails to Constantinople to confront Phoc... more
  • All About the Benjamins

    by Zev Good

    Meet the Benjamins.


    It has been less than a year since Susan Benjamin succumbed to cancer and her family has yet to come to terms with her death—and their own secrets. Her daughter Amy, reeling from a divorce, struggles to parent her teenaged son without controlling him as Susan had controlled Amy. Her son Adam, thirtysomething and gay, feels untethered in his mother’s absence and drifts through a series of unrewarding jobs and relationships even though he craves love and stabil... more

  • Not-Quite-Supermodel

    by Kathy Tong

    Not-Quite-Supermodel follows Alex Emmerson’s quest for stardom. Alex is painfully awkward, exquisitely unfashionable, and she’s never fit in anywhere. When a smooth-talking model scout discovers her slicing fish at a Canadian Safeway, she offers Alex the chance at a career she never knew she wanted. 

    Armed with a suitcase full of neuroses, Alex sets off to reinvent herself in the Big Apple. Buyer beware: it’s a runway to hell but perdition does have its perks.&nbs... more

  • Blue Moon

    by Jenny Knipfer
    The year is 1885, and unwed Vanessa Gulet must surrender her newborn son to her married twin sister, Valerie, to raise. A seed of bitterness grows in Vanessa. When the opportunity arises for her to have what she’s always wanted, Vanessa takes it despite the consequences to her family, getting more than she bargained for. Meanwhile, Valerie, overcome with loss and grief, faces the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Will she and her husband forge through their trials, or will life’s upsets cause ... more
  • Ruby Moon

    by Jenny Knipfer
    Ruby Moon embodies a tale of grief, guilt, greed, and redemption. During the mid 1890’s, Jenay, a young woman of mixed French and Ojibwe descent, must survive the trauma of causing a horrific accident. She must find where her strength lies in order to face the challenges life brings her or be washed away like driftwood on the tumultuous shores of Lake Superior. Life’s richest dramas play out under the banner of two ruby colored moons and become the hidden gems which forge her into a mature stron... more