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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Until the Iris Bloom

    by Tina Olton

     

    Tidy Bourbon is a ninety-two-year-old who, despite cognitive challenges, is hoping to live out her remaining days as the independent woman she has always been. Unfortunately, there are those who would like nothing more than to thwart that goal. First, there’s her tenant and sometime care provider, who is arrested and thrown in jail, leaving Tidy improvising to fill the financial and social void left behind. Next, a social worker appears and attempts to get Tidy to move to a... more

  • The Kiddush Ladies

    by Susan Sofayov
    Life-long Jewish friends Naomi, Miriam, and Becky are approaching middle-age gracefully and are content—despite a few hot flashes and mood swings—until life tosses each woman a crisis… When Becky, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, learns of her only son’s engagement to a non-Jew, she rallies against the marriage and becomes obsessed with finding him a Jewish bride. Naomi—whose husband left her for a man, crushing her small amount of self-confidence—is stuck with a dead-end job and a big... more
  • OMG, The Things I Learned In College

    by Bob Roth
    Welcome to college life.  Scott and Jackie use their campus radio show to talk about every aspect of life during the college years.  Doug, Scott’s longtime friend narrates this story, one that every current, future and past student will appreciate. Although humorous stories and events punctuate each chapter, that does not mean that more serious and even ugly topics and events are not covered. College life is clearly a mixture of experiences that can sometimes sting. Topics include: Campus ... more
  • Palmettos & Mimosas: Mistress of the Master

    by Ann Williams
    Fate introduced them when Vaughn purchased Bessie, to be his sisters’ birthday baby doll. Neither the planters’ son nor the slave child that crawled from the cage and clung bravely to him could have known their love was preordained. Bessie was an outsider as she grew up in the Highwater mansion. She became an outcast amongst the slaves, once banished to the quarters. Vaughn inherits the Highwater Plantations along with a family legacy of leadership. He realizes at this time that his love for Bes... more
  • Nighttime Stories for Rescued Dogs

    by Patricia Lawler Kenet
    Short funny stories you can read to your dog
  • The Adventures of Sigi-A Day on Safari

    by Candace Carson
    This is the 7th book in "The Adventures of Sigi" series. A Day on Safari is an introduction to he magnificent animals in Africa. Sigi meets them in his quest to retrieve his favorite hat from the monkey thief and has exciting adventures along the way.
  • Keno Deane and the Trouble with Teensie

    by Phoenix Hocking
    Keno Deane's new neighbor, Teensie Henderson, is in big, big trouble. Keno is sworn to secrecy, but soon discovers that a secret can tear apart your whole world, especially when you're just twelve years old. The year is 1959, a time when a promise made was a promise kept. But will keeping Teensie's secret destroy an entire family?
  • More Like a River: Short Stories

    by Phoenix Hocking

    Life is more like a river than a road. It twists and turns and takes us places we sometimes ought not to go. But sometimes, the waters of our lives fetch us up on a sandbar, where we can rest for the next step in our journey.

    More Like A River is a collection of short stories, written and perfected over the years. Twenty-five stories await you, some of which are: December Blessing, a story in which a woman is led to a derelict tenement by a strange child; Kansas, 1939, a dust bowl story... more

  • Becoming Grace

    by Phoenix Hocking
    The year is 1960. Unmarried, pregnant girls only have one choice - to be sent to a maternity home to have the baby, and give it up for adoption. Such is the case for thirteen-year-old Minerva Henderson. Forced by the nuns to change her name to Grace, life at St. Margaret's Maternity Home is unbearable. But when Grace runs away, hitching a ride with two young boys, has she jumped from the frying pan into the fire?
  • To Crown a Queen (Empire)

    by Isla Wright
    Spanish princess, Isabella I of Castile, has been taught that a woman is best positioned behind a man. As a member of the royal family, her brothers must determine her future and find her a good match. Isabella is prepared to follow tradition, but when the future of her kingdom is threatened by male ambition and her family torn apart by male pride and lust, the future queen prepares to break tradition and take matters into her own hands.
  • Forbidden

    by Isla Wright
    Their love was taboo, but when Darren promised Renatta a life full of adventures, she defied her family and eloped, leaving behind her Caribbean home and everyone she knew. She hoped that with a fresh start things would get better but she soon discovers that all that glitters is not gold and the starry eyed girl who once swore she would be better than her mother learned that life is not always just black and white. Darren had always believed that he would be his wife's fortress. It was his duty,... more
  • Two Sisters of Coyoacán

    by Roberta Satow
    Lilly and Gertie Abramovitz unwittingly gave access to Ramon Mercader to plunge an ice pick into the back of Leon Trotsky's neck. Based on a true story, Two Sisters of Coyoacán brings the conflicts of the artistic, intellectual and political world of New York, Paris and Coyoacán, Mexico in the 1930’s to life. Lilly and Gertie are Jewish girls from Brooklyn whose parents, like many American Jews, supported the overthrow of the Czarist regime by the Bolsheviks in 1917. Through her college prof... more
  • 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.

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