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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Timepiece

    by Barbara Avon
    Matthew Winters is in trouble. Everything he's worked so hard to achieve, is gone. One snowy Christmas Eve in 1932, he's offered a second chance. He meets Henry, the proprietor of a thrift store. It isn't your typical thrift store. The wares Henry purveys are magical. He returns home to confess everything to his beautiful wife, Anna. He convinces her that they can start anew, and use the timepiece Henry gives him to travel through time. "Don't ever let it stop ticking," Henry warns. In this myst... more
  • Little Jack Thomson's Magnificent Brain

    by Kelley Donner
    Jack Thomson, a gifted little boy who dreams of flying rockets to Neptune and building trains between planets, is unaware that he has a magnificent brain. He thinks he is stupid and slow because he can’t read and write like everyone else. After one awful day at school, Jack’s mother comforts him by telling him some inspiring stories of history’s greatest minds and how many of them overcame learning disabilities. As Jack listens, his spirits lift as he recognizes that someday he, too, can do som... more
  • Ball! Ball! Ball!

    by Kelley Donner
    Tom, a young autistic boy, is fascinated with all things round and enthusiastically points out any object he can find that looks like a ball. From peas to balloons, Tom learns that “balls” can be smooth, squishy, pop, and even have different temperatures. A delightfully uplifting sensory story, Ball! Ball! ball! shows that even love can come in the shape of a ball.
  • The Ballad of Uncle Morgan

    by Debra S Carlisle Smith
    Fasten your life jacket! Looking for adventure, Jesse, Annie, and their dogs, Zena & Joey take their boat up the beautiful Muskegon river. Suddenly, the boat bumps an underwater log. The dogs are launched from the boat into deep water. Frightened, they swim to shore, where they spook sleeping deer. Frantically, Zena and Joey chase after the deer, deep into the forest. Jesse and Annie are distraught. Lots of wild animals live in the forest. How will they find Zena and Joey before something... more
  • Juju: Life on the East Side

    by Tamario Pettigrew
    Thirteen-year-old JuJu reluctantly moves into a shack with his mother and siblings on The East Side of, Buffalo, NY. JuJu is thoughtful, wants to be a writer, and worries about who he'll have to become in the ghetto. Though smart, JuJu is taken in by new friends who see theft and violence as a way of life. JuJu finds himself thrust into a reality of extreme poverty. A reality in which he doesn't fit. After a family tragedy, JuJu is newly determined to define his life for himself.
  • The Shooting of Dan McGrew

    by Deran Wright
    The good times at the Malamute Saloon are interrupted when a mysterious stranger drops in for a drink, and takes a turn at the piano... with deadly consequences.
  • The Unseen Blossom

    by Zlaikha Y Samad & L'mere Younossi
    Two searching souls embark on a mystical journey and create a magical love story from the dusty roads of Kabul to enchanted gardens that reveal the realities of life. To find the unseen fig blossom and give rise to everlasting happiness, they must delve within themselves to find the true meaning of selflessness and the essence of good deeds.
  • Georgia Pine

    by Jacqueline Cioffa

    THE VAST LANDSCAPE continues with GEORGIA PINE and the return to the Cove, a mystic beach, legacy, and granddaughter’s refuge. It follows the complicated and powerful bonds of love, loss, strength, human relationships, and family. A powerful, emotional read in which the main character, Georgia Pine must embrace maturity. Fans of the poignant, soul-stirring first novel will not be able to put this exciting sequel down.​

  • The Winterkeeper

    by Anna Schmidt
    Montana, Winter, 1933— At fourteen MILLIE CHASE is orphaned, and unless she does something drastic, she’s going to end up living with her stepfather in a town that is a far cry from the life in Chicago she’d once known. She sets out to find her mother’s friend, GINNY BAKER, who she believes lives in nearby Yellowstone National Park. But when it’s Ginny’s husband, NATE, she encounters, Millie has doubts. Still Nate seems the lesser of two bad options. NATE BAKER has built his life around his l... more
  • Rise of the Maquis

    by Charles.G Fournel

    With Europe in turmoil due to the tyrannical reign of Germany a small group of brave resistance soldiers fight from the inside to save France from being taken over completely. Together this ragtag group of individuals, including an English SOE, band together to form an alliance, this band of brothers is a family thrown together through necessity. Hiding in plain sight they form a bond that no one, not even Hitler can break. They even have the support of Pablo Picasso, but will it be enough to... more

  • If This Then That: Stories of Unintended Consequences (Print)

    by siobhan harrison
    Millennial #snowflakes clash with #baby-boomers: Nineteen tales of human connection and disconnection that collide and subvert the half-crazed romantic contemporary, the not so distant rosy past, our dodgy looking promised cyberpunk utopia and our post-apocalyptic dystopian future. Provocative, wistful, melancholic, nightmarish and darkly funny satire, these episodes…must surely play out logically. Or not. How far will these characters go for love, understanding or survival? To Sainsbury’s, the... more
  • Davey the Little Giraffe

    by V. Hill
    Davey gets a bad cod and loses his voice. He is fearful it won't come back, but he listens to his mom and doctor and soon it does.
  • Jerry the Sideways Bear

    by V. Hill
    Jerry is different than other bears. He walks sideways. Jerry and others find out that sideways is okay.
  • The Reluctant Fortune-Teller

    by Keziah Frost
    Norbert has always lived life on the sidelines. At 73 years old, he's broke and alone except for the company of a Chihuahua. When "Carlott'as Club"--3 strong-willed seniors--decide to make Norbert their latest project, he reluctantly agrees to their scheme: establishing himself as the town's fortune-teller. Soon his life begins changing in unexpected ways.
  • Jerkwater

    by Jamie Zerndt

    Set in Mercer, Wisconsin, where tensions over Native American fishing rights are escalating, JERKWATER is told from three alternating points-of-view:

    Shawna Reynolds, a young Ojibwa woman who doesn’t much care for white people to begin with, and who is quickly being pulled in a direction she may no longer have a desire to resist;

    Kay O’Brien, Shawna’s 64-year-old, usually drunk, neighbor who is still grieving the loss of her husband;

    And Kay’s son, Do... more

  • The Best of Crimes

    by K.C. Maher

    The Best of Crimes opens with the narrator, Walter, turning himself in for kidnapping at the police station of his New York City suburb. The chief tells him to go home – no one wants to prosecute. But Walter insists, until he is arrested and charged. Why would Walter, a pillar of the community, voluntarily confess to a felony that carries a minimum sentence of five years?

    This riddle takes readers back to 1999, to Walter’s first day as an investment banker on W... more