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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Gods Wait

    by John von Dorf
    In The Gods Wait by John von Dorf, you’ll find pessimists fighting to be optimistic about romance, a waitress’s vivid inner world, an internet troll’s thoughts on philosophy, and many other slices from diverse, scattered lives. A collection of well-drawn characters seek fulfillment and meaning through various mediums, including film, insults, and food. Each obsession demonstrates the individual’s need and desire for grander meaning than their obsession actually delivers. The only voices with ... more
  • The Story of Oscar the Owl (A Madoline Series Book)

    by LONDON MICHAELS
    In a remote part of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, an owl named Oscar learns about life and befriends a little girl named Madoline, who has just moved to a newly built cabin in the area. The two of them have a unique connection and begin a friendship.
  • Don't Let Me Go

    by Jamila Mikhail
    On top of battling the normal teenage angst that everyone goes through, Joanie is also reeling from her parents’ bitter divorce and having to cope with her mother’s new boyfriend and father’s new family. Alone in a new town and without friends, she turns to passing the time by indulging in her longtime hobby of making toy models of soldiers and is both amazed and shocked when one of them comes to life. Despite her millions of unanswered questions and having to make sense of new mysteries ever... more
  • Song of Six Rivers

    by Zev Levinson
    Song of Six Rivers explores the colorful history, rich diversity, and stunning geography of the Humboldt Bay/Six Rivers region of northern California through a blend of lyrical poetry and archival photography. This epic poem is blended with historic photographs from Humboldt State University Library’s Special Collections, most of which have never before been seen by the public. It is an ode to the region, and tells a story that confronts mortality and loss and explores our connection to the eart... more
  • Fully Human: The Story of a Man Called Yeshua

    by Douglas Thompson
    An 11-year-old living in the city of Nazareth exhibits an uncanny understanding of scripture which exceeds that of most adults. Though his stepfather wants him to follow in his footsteps into the carpentry trade, the boy rebels and prepares to begin his rabbinical studies. His gifts and strange manner make him the butt of taunts and bullying by other children, but a local rabbi has a hunch that he might be a prophet. When Yeshua’s mother tells him the story of his true origins, Yeshua sets off ... more
  • After the Fall

    by Brad Graber
    Rikki, a teenager being raised by her grandmother, has a secret. She can’t remember her mother. Whenever Rikki asks the older woman a question, Rita falls apart and refuses to discuss the matter. Desperate to learn the truth, Rikki finds a hidden family album. Is the boy in the photograph with her mother a long lost uncle? Determined to solve the mystery, Rikki embarks on a journey from New York City to Toledo, then on to Detroit and Phoenix to meet Harry, a writer who is struggling with his own... more
  • Hawke's Return

    by Mark Willen
    When a teenager accuses a key official of a local charity of blackmailing her for sex—and then abruptly disappears—a mystery turns into a crisis, raising concerns about the girl’s safety, the charity’s survival, and the career and reputation of a man who says he is innocent. Enter Jonas Hawke, retired lawyer and sage of Beacon Junction. Jonas has just agreed to oversee the charitable group, a friend’s attempt to help Jonas move past his grief over the death of his wife. It’s his job to uncove... more
  • Mystery at the Raleigh Tavern

    by Jami Borek

    Amanda, Amelia, and their friend Jacob must solve a mystery – who stole Thomas Jefferson’s violin from the Raleigh Tavern? The Sheriff thinks he’s already found the thief, but he couldn’t be more wrong. He’s decided that the thief must be Jacob.

    They have to find the violin to clear Jacob’s name, but there’s more at stake even than Jacob’s freedom. Jefferson left some dangerously political notes in the violin case. It is 1774, and the righ... more

  • The Accidentals

    by Sarina Bowen
    Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth. I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face. My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong. When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – ... more
  • Lagging Indicators

    by Jennifer Dahlberg
    What happens when your career has been your entire identity and it’s suddenly taken away from you? It’s October 2009 and thirty-five year-old Mia Lewis is an independent woman at the top of her game. Sharp, attractive and the only senior female executive at Atlas Capital, she survived Wall Street during the worst financial crisis in modern history. Devoted to her job, Mia always fights for what she thinks is best for the firm—until one false move ushers her spectacular downfall. Disgraced ... more
  • The Absurd Adventures of Monkey, Puppy, and Lion: The Day of the Family Picnic

    by Nick Stockton
    Every year, Pete's family from all across the country gathers at a park for a family picnic. But, what happens when your pet lion and monkey sneak into the back of Dad's truck and show up at the picnic as well? I can tell you! But, it is better if you read for yourself. "The Day of the Great Family Picnic" is the fifth book in "The Absurd Adventures of Monkey, Puppy, and Lion" series and by far, the most absurd!
  • Corallai

    by Michelle Path
    When Andi is engulfed by a wave, she finds herself transported to an underwater world called Corallai. There she meets Aquanna, a creature who is part fish and part human. Aquanna tells Andi that it is her destiny to help preserve the oceans and all the life within. Andi learns all about the work the various inhabitants do to ensure the survival of the ocean’s ecosystem, and explores this new, spectacular world.
  • Winifred

    by Charles Souby
    The world teaches us all one thing: life is nothing if not unpredictable. For better or worse, what come … comes. In his book Winifred, Charles R. Souby uses this truth to introduce us to a new fiction genre: recovery fiction. Like the name implies, recovery fiction follows character through a process that is familiar to many of us. Whether drug or alcohol addiction, grief recovery, food or gambling, the number of Americans experiencing recovery is growing steadily. Souby skillfully and sympath... more
  • Love and Hate: In Nazi Germany

    by Ryan Armstrong

    My name is Hans Beck.

    I hate Nazis.

    I am a Nazi.

    I hate myself.
    This book is violent and graphic. To talk about what happened differently would not be fair to Lilo. 

    World War II: A young Nazi guard stationed in a ghetto in Regensburg, Germany finds himself in a time and place that he hates. He has never directly participated in the bloodletting but has done nothing to stop it. He wonders if his soul can be saved. He saves a Jewish girl’s life... more

  • The Last Elephant in New York City

    by Elizabeth Kelly

    How far would you go to save a freind?

    And what if that freind were an animal in captivity?

    The Last Elephant in New York City is the story of Maxwell, a Ghanian wildlife ranger, Jessie, an American researcher, and the elephant that united them. On a decades-long mission of compassion, this is a journey of heartbreak, hope, and redemption, laid out in snapshots, like memory itself.

  • The Lost Years of Billy Battles

    by Ronald Yates
    Where in the world is Billy Battles? As Book Three of the Finding Billy Battles trilogy begins we know where Billy is. He is in Chicago with his wife, the former Baroness Katharina von Schreiber living a sedate and comfortable life after years of adventure and tragedy. That changes with a single telephone call that yanks Billy and Katharina back into a life of turmoil and peril. Persuaded by a powerful old friend to go undercover for the U.S. government the two find themselves in Mexico durin... more

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