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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Smart Alex

    by Ellen Langas
    Middle school is a roller coaster ride for Alex Martinez, a 7th grade student destined for detention. She lives in the wrong part of town, wears all the wrong clothes and says all the wrong things, while girls like Emily glide effortlessly to the head of the class. When the girls unexpectedly collide in their school's team effort to with the MATHCOUNTS Competition, sparks fly! A string of lies lands Alex in hot water, wondering how she will ever get herself out. Find out how a special teacher ... more
  • Will Stephanie Get the Story? (Girls Know How)

    by Ellen Langas
    Have you ever thought about being a reporter? Have fun learning about journalism as you read about Stephanie Maxwell, the new girl at school, and her crazy quest to win a spot on the school newspaper club! Will Stephanie ever get an article published? Read how meeting a real newspaper editor gives her the encouragement she needs to follow her dream.
  • Rachel's Search: A Satilla County Novel

    by Oscar Patton

    What does the second coming of the Klan portend for Satilla County? Is it one more sign evil is winning? Setting out to find answers, a northern-born young journalist experiences life in the deep South, the struggle to survive for whites and blacks. Her search turns personal and horrific when her best friend disappears.

    Boston born journalist Rachel Mellon sees the second coming of the Klan in 1915 as more fuel on a fire already burning out of control, not only in Satilla County but aro... more

  • Antebellum Struggles

    by Dickie Erman

    A historical fiction set in and around New Orleans in the 1850's Deep South.  The characters are brought to life in rich detail, exposing the diverse differences between wealthy plantation owners, the slaves they own, and a multitude of other interesting personalities.

  • The Imagination Warriors

    by Marc Romanelli
    A world powered by the gift of imagination opens before us! Have you ever stood before a painting and wished you could step inside, immerse yourself in another world, travel through limitless time and space and surrender to new realities? This is the tale of nine-year-old Philomena who, along with a cast of characters she meets along the way (including a curious tabby cat from Manhattan, a local artist, a friendly llama, and a Renaissance artist) as they escape the bounds of their earthly a... more
  • Shy Ways

    by Susan Griner
    A Japanese-American girl named Sarah Templeton faces racism in a small southern town while also trying to accept her Asian heritage. Her view of her Japanese mother as the reason for all of her problems is challenged when her mother is overcome with memories of the war she lived through. Sarah finally understands the strength her mother had to survive and realizes she must find a way to help her mother wake from the past. Shy Ways is the story of a Japanese-American girl facing racism when her ... more
  • SAM: The Cat Without a Tail

    by Gloria Lintermans

    Sam: The Cat Without A Tail follows the trials of Sam, a young Manx cat with a soft, white puff of a tail. As he discovers that he is indeed different from everyone around him, he learns and helps to teach the importance and beauty of diversity and self-worth.

    Sam: The Cat Without a Tail is a children’s picture book. Sam, the central character, is a Manx cat, and so, sports a soft puff of white fur instead of a tail. This is Sam’s story, his discovery that he is, indeed, dif... more

  • B07G7HNH87

    by S.V. Atla
    In Saudi Arabia, where women’s bodies are deemed the inferior possessions of men, where female sexuality is regulated for the continuation of a sexist regime, an erotic and formidable woman arises from the ashes of patriarchal horror. Despite the spiritual and sexual repression she endures, things become worse when she is conscripted into a marital prison that demands she relinquish her wild individuality. Trapped and suspected of treachery, Mazahl seeks to overcome the oppressors denying her f... more

    by Susan Weisberg
    Meet Chester, an earnest young mouse who decides he has what it takes to follow in his grandfather's pawsteps and become a midshipmouse at the prestigious Naval Mouse Academy. The story follows Chester and his band of rodents- as well as their unsuspecting human counterparts in the Rooms Below the rafters- as they endure the rigors of the legendary Plebe Summer. Hilarious and suspenseful conflict ensues as the mice carry out what they believe to be a renowned boot camp of their own, marching wi... more
  • Navigating by Stars: 24 Very Short Stories of Love & Longing

    by Mark Russell Gelade

    In Mark Russell Gelade’s debut book, Navigating by Stars: 24 Very Short Stories of Love & Longing, we are given a brief glimpse into various stranger’s lives but somehow feel that we know them well.

    Written in first-person narratives that move between both male and female voices, Gelade’s stories center around issues that are timely and relevant: desire, divorce, nostalgia for the past, and consolation, with several of the stories interfa... more

  • The Water President

    by Mary Bleckwehl
    A sassy and rich twelve-year old American girl exchanges pen pal letters with a shy African girl who longs to be in school but spends most days fetching water instead. The exchange of life’s challenges and the bond of friendship between them form the crosshairs of big dreams and strong wills. Parallel transformations of two girls from opposite worlds climax in a riveting story of danger, loss, and finding one’s voice to triumph over adversity.
  • Mini Horses, Mighty Hearts

    by Rene Townsend
    The story of two courageous miniature horses, Rootbeer and Edward, who face loss, change, and new adventures...all leading them to a purposeful life of service, love and joy.
  • Cyber Insecurity

    by Phil Pearl

    Cyber Insecurity is a novel that follows the lives of its two main characters, Janie and Dave, as they negotiate the world of online criminals and undeclared cyber warfare between nation states. 

    The book is based on real people, places, devices, and events, from the summit between the Russian and U.S. Presidents and a collision between Russian and American nuclear submarines, to North Korea's Hydrogen bomb and Inter-Continental Ballistic&nb... more

  • Noodles' & Albie's Mermaid Parade (Picture Book)

    by Eric Bennett
    When Noodles (a penguin) and his best friend Albie (a fish) overhear world famous penguin scientists Jon & Ken talking on the Antarctic ice about Coney Island and making it back to Brooklyn in time for the Mermaid Parade, they want to join in the fun. After Jon & Ken agree to bring them along their journey north is filled with meeting new fun penguins, making friends, having adventures and learning about the world, culminating in their participating in the actual Mermaid Parade.
  • The Revelations of August Barton

    by Jennifer LeBlanc
    August Barton thought his tribulations were over, but some truths are hard to swallow. He’s been with Rose Varley for over a year, and has his heart set on taking the next step: a marriage proposal. He’s not prepared, however, for the obstacles that soon find their way into Augie’s life—tornadoes, drunken bachelorette parties, and an earth-shattering confession from his stepdad John are all trials Augie will need to overcome if he’s going to keep the girl. With his Grandma Gertie and mom off at ... more
  • Unveiled: A Novel

    by Teri Davis
    It's 1978 in the suburbs of western Ohio, and, with only a hazy memory of the violent killing which took place when she was four, thirteen-year-old Jodie has a nagging suspicion the version of the story she's been told all these years just doesn't add up. During a school day, whispers and glances from classmates set her on a path to solve the mystery. With the help of her best friend, wary Jodie searches for clues. When a new neighbor, with ties to the event, moves in down the street, Jodie ... more