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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Ezra's Invisible Backpack

    by Hannah Cohen
    To the world, Ezra seems like a typical, happy fourth grader, yet making friends and joining groups can be overwhelming for him. His teacher introduces the idea that everyone has an “invisible” backpack with bricks which others cannot see. These bricks represent obstacles, emotions, and worries that people carry with them each day. From this, Ezra begins to realize that a smile on the outside doesn’t always reflect what's happening on the inside. Ezra’s Invisible Backpack is a picture book th... more
  • Tales of Wonder Woods

    by Carol Smith
    Val is a young boy living with his mother; his father is gone. In the woods near his home, he meets a giant spruce tree. Spruce, the giant Sitka spruce tree is steadfast; his roots are planted deep in the earth just as his values are planted deep in his spirit. Their friendship matures and endures until the time of Spruce’s death. The story combines real life intertwining with the fantasy world that takes place in Wonder Woods. In the fantasy world, a near-fatal rafting trip happens when Va... more

    by Daniel Mendel-Black
    I like to believe there are an infinite number of presents, shaded slightly differently; infinite “me”s; infinite “you"s; infinite different versions of past outcomes and future possibilities; all duplicated ad infinitum; where all the conceivable possibilities of nothing exist alongside all the possible predictions of something. Sometimes I wonder if a part of me doesn’t also exist in all these other near versions of the present, in all the other simulation tracks running concurrently through o... more
  • Someone Like Me

    by Marian Thomas
    Since her mother’s death, Mýa Day has been no stranger to loss. But with a budding new singing career on the horizon and help from Jack and Mary Tanner, a couple that understands from experience how a troubled past can prevent someone from having a better life, Mýa finally gets a fresh start. A new romance with Michael Davis, a handsome real estate agent, also has Mýa doing eighty miles per hour down Love Lane. That is, until a painful memory throws up a roadblock and causes the couple’s joyr... more
  • Enemy Combatant

    by David Dario Winner
    ENEMY COMBATANT is a hyper-charged misadventure driven by a young American’s rage against his government. After stumbling on evidence of CIA secret prisons in Armenia and Georgia, Peter recruits an old friend to help free a dark-ops detainee -- an impossibly reckless prison-break mission, with no skills and no resources, no connection to the captured soldiers and no solid plan for getting home -- fueled by too much alcohol, a pressure-cooker marriage and the recent death of a parent. Set during ... more
  • The Boy Who Weaves the World

    by Marci Renée
    Travel with Pierre on a fun and colorful global adventure. With every new taste, smell, sight, and sound, mysterious and colorful threads appear in his pocket. What are these threads for? What is Pierre supposed to do with them? At the end of the journey, a magical surprise awaits Pierre and his readers. This informational picture book brings engaging content to young readers as they travel the world with Pierre. Fun, playful, and colorful illustrations invite children to fall in love with t... more
  • Ladies Who Lunch

    by Josef Woodard
    In this satirical journey through the chic lunch spots in L.A., newly divorced Danielle Wiffard navigates a maze of romantic, sexual, and musical encounters with celebrities and socialites, from a symphony maestro to a big-hatted country crooner, from a self-obsessed TV talk show host to a has-been teen idol, and a series of fleeting ecstasies and personal and natural disasters. Her lunchtime liaisons and a gaggle of gossips keep an eye on her and an eye on the garçon’s hindquarters as together ... more
  • Messing with Men

    by Christopher Brookhouse
    Retirees on a Florida island try to save an historic house, settle old scores, and pleasure new lovers but risk unearthing long-buried secrets in the bargain.
  • Barefoot Alice

    by Jan Porter

    “Barefoot Alice” is a heart-warming tale of one woman’s journey of loves, lost and found, of discovering ancestral ties and the magical interconnection with life.

    Dumped by her husband and homeless, middle aged Alice finds herself at the Rail Stop Café in a northern gold mining ghost town during a snowstorm.

    Surrounded by wilderness and a strange community at Golden Lake, Alice finds shelter in a 200-year-old schoolhouse with its ethereal teacher and stude... more

  • The New Manifesto: Or The Slow Eroding of Time

    by Sam Ernst
    Arthur B. Johnson had always heard that a first novel is the easiest one to write. If that’s true, THE NEW MANIFESTO may well be his last. In fact, assuming you’re brave enough to open these pages, he’ll be happy to tell you why. After all, The New Manifesto is a book about writing The New Manifesto. Metafiction, as it were. But it is also a made-up memoir, a future history, a dream journal, and an interactive adventure story. No matter how many tricks he tried, whatever our author wrote alwa... more
  • Ignite

    by Marie A. Wishert
    What good is a finish line if you never experience the route along the way? That’s the question plaguing Ruby Carlson, an impulsive young woman chronicling her premature existential crisis. A runner through and through, Ruby spent her formative years sprinting toward the proverbial finish line of financial independence and the promise of the free-spirited woman she longed to become. But when an unexpected pregnancy results in her transition to the role of mother and provider, Ruby has to s... more
  • Jake and the Pandemic

    by Chris Hardy

    A heartwarming children's picture book told in "first doggy" about Jake navigating the pandemic of 2020.  Children can easily relate to Jake's story as they realize they are not alone in this big world of emotions. Jake and the Pandemic has just the right amount of reality, humor and hopefulness.  It is a wonderful keepsake for generations to come.

  • Beyond the Black Stump

    by Michael Barrett Miller
    Jack, Mick, Mahaney, and Walking Bear are all enjoying a respite from their career pressures when they are alerted to a possible strike on the Royal Family. Mahaney's recent trip to Northern Ireland to investigate a string of brutal bank robberies has left him suspicious of the SAS and the robberies’ motivations. Possible action against the Royals by the military has everyone running scared.
  • Aztec Odyssey

    by Jay C. LaBarge
    A treasure lost to time, a string of stolen artifacts, and one archaeologist determined to expose the truth. The year is 1521, and Tenochtitlán burns. Wracked by plague and war, the majestic Aztec empire begins to crumble. As their beloved capital city falls to the ruthless Spaniards and hordes of vengeful tribes, the Aztecs make a last-ditch attempt to secretly save their heritage before it’s lost to the sands of time forever. Meanwhile in the modern day, a string of high-profile robberie... more
  • A Hundred Sweet Promises

    by Sepehr Haddad

    A family secret revealed 40 years ago by a grandmother to her grandson is now an acclaimed Russian historical fiction novel. "A Hundred Sweet Promises" is the tale of the author’s grandfather, Nasrosoltan, a famed composer, who on the eve of World War I travels from Persia to Russia to study classical music at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with such masters as Rimsky-Korsakov. While there, Nasrosoltan falls in love with a Romanov princess, but the royalty surrounding him con... more

  • One Light

    by Anne O'Brien Carelli
    Twelve-year-old Eleanor joins the WWII French Resistance. She is responsible for a group of Jewish children hiding in a monastery cellar and befriends feisty Shoshana, one of the fugitive children. When Shoshana is kidnapped by the Germans, Eleanor sets out on a dangerous quest to rescue her new friend. One Light is an fast-paced story of friendship based on actual contributions of children to the Resistance. "A marriage of beautiful prose, heart-rending friendships, and action-packed adventure ... more