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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Boy Who Illustrated Happiness

    by Victor Dias de Oliveira Santos


    How could the world be a better place if each of us used our unique talents to make others happy?

    Ben loves to draw. Drawing makes him happy, and he uses his drawing talent to also make others around him happy. One day, he has an idea: what if he started a Happiness Club? To become a member of the club, all a child has to do is use their own unique talent... more

  • The Shadow of E. Z.'s Fear

    by Tony L. Turnbow

    In 1809, when his widowed mother decides to move him and his younger brother to the new Mississippi Territory, E.Z. Perkins is thrown into a dangerous new world. Their new home lies somewhere along the bloodiest road in American history—the Natchez Trace. Filled with cutthroat bandits, angry Indian warriors, and monstrous creatures, the road has earned the name “The Devil’s Backbone.” Bandits target E. Z. from the moment he begins the journey as he discovers one of the... more

  • Cicada Bibada and the Healing Springs

    by C.J. Gillett

    Cicada Bibada is a bug with a very important job. Every day, he wakes up bright and early to sing the weather to his neighbors. He tells them what to expect and how to prepare for the day ahead. If the weather is bad, he even stays up all night making sure his weather reports are up-to-date. He is the hardest working weather bug anyone ever did see! That is, until he loses his voice…

    Cicada Bibada and the Healing Springs teaches young readers about the impor... more

  • Heirs of Deceits

    by Elizabeth Reinach
    The novel is set in the late Victorian period in England. It concerns conflicts in attitude to social class and destitution and religion. The central character is Sir Gilbert Stanley, Tory politician and great landowner. Like many rich men, he had taken peasant mistresses in his youth, later abandoning them with no means of support. These women all died evil deaths, and the children were placed in the workhouse. Sir Gilbert longed secretly for these children and watched their progress to adultho... more
  • Backstory

    by William Michael Ried
    Ansel Tone, a celebrity author on revisionist history and propaganda professor at Columbia, drives fast cars and runs with glamorous women. He’s up for tenure and writing a new book when he attends a Trinity College reunion. His ex-classmate Charlie announces he will base his next novel on meeting his wife during their year in the Dublin, on a campus cloaked in four-hundred-years of student pranks and mayhem. Ansel may accept that Charlie married the beautiful Tess, Ansel’s girlfriend that year,... more
  • Discovering Twins

    by Stella ter Hart
    My mother carried secrets and covered them with lies. She didn't mean to. They were thrust upon her. But little by little, her secrets gradually unravelled and become part of my existence. She was terrified that her secrets would be discovered, and this terror dominated her life. My first glimpse came in 1978 when I travelled with my mother to Holland, the country of her birth and my ancestors. I was introduced to relatives I never knew existed, on both sides of the family. Picking up on clues, ... more
  • The Findlings: A novel based on a real event

    by Joanne Wilshin
    Four young siblings destined for talented lives become separated in horrid drowning incident. One sibling, Anna, takes it upon herself to reunite the other three once they're adults by leading them to their birthmother. While Delilah and Victor search to no avail, Bibi, the radio-head sibling most capable of finding their birthmother, refuses to do so based on myriad logical reasons. But Anna pins her hopes on Bibi, providing esoteric clues Bibi can't ignore, which culminates in her opening a ... more
  • By the Light of Fireflies

    by Jenni L. Walsh
    Sybil Ludington believes the legends that fireflies appear when you need them most. But it’s not until her family is thrust into the dangers of the Revolutionary War and into George Washington’s spy ring that Sybil experiences their magic for herself, helping Sybil figure out who she’s supposed to be and how strong she really is. BY THE LIGHT OF FIREFLIES is the captivating tale of a young girl’s journey as a daughter, a sister, a friend, a spy, and eventually a war hero, completing a midnight r... more
  • Lord Ormande's Daughter

    by Deena Walker Williams
    In a dystopian world where nothing is as it seems, a young woman struggles to save her future and reclaim a forgotten past. Gillian Ellingsworth was born into a life of title and privilege, but it hasn't saved her from the savagery of the Conformity Church nor its cruel mistress, Deacon Devon. After an attack on the House of Lords forces Gillian to step into her Father's shoes, she uncovers the truth about the Church, and the lies they have told to maintain their control over the land. With the ... more
  • Heavenly

    by Thomas Duffy
    HEAVENLY is Thomas Duffy's ninth book. It is the story of second chances, love, hope and faith. When a middle-aged man named John is killed, he is given a second chance at life through the birth of a new male named Peter. Peter struggles to find his way, discover love, and understand the meaning of his existence as he does the best he can to learn the true purpose of his life.
  • A Heart To Survive: first Novel in the Collingwood Series

    by George Fillis
    A gripping tale of hardships, resilience, and passion, A Heart To Survive not only explores the depth of human emotions but drives home the bitter realities of racism in 1950s Canada. It tells the story of fourteen-year-old Tao Wen Shun, the upstanding son of an educated Chinese family, forced to leave his home country for Canada to escape the terrors of Mao’s regime. As a foreigner in a country whose people, language, and culture he doesn’t know or understand, Wen Shun must decide how he wil... more
  • The Journey To Be A Nurse

    by Amanda Mehlhaff
    The book was created to be a graduation gift for nursing students. The idea is envisioned for the book to be written in and personalized for fellow students, friends, and family to give to a nursing student on their graduation day. The short story focuses on the struggles of getting through nursing school with light humor that nurses will relate to. All in all, the book highlights the perseverance, achievement, and close social connection that one endures through their nursing education.
  • The Epistles of Jesus

    by Bayard Hollingsworth
    For nearly two millennia, religious leaders across the globe have sought The Epistles of Jesus, but not for the benefit of their adherents. Churches want to suppress them, fearful that these writings would ever see the light of day. Governments have joined in the competition to possess them, desperate for a way to gain power over these same entities that for centuries have influenced the minds and hearts of their communities. These efforts have been deflected by a Council founded by Aulus Septim... more
  • 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