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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • My Last Name

    by Eric Schumacher
    This brief novella is set a single day in the life of its narrator, ninety-five-year-old Lottie Barnes, now living in a care facility in her native Iowa. Restrained by the physical trappings of old age and cognitive decline, she struggles to comprehend her present surroundings. Nevertheless, her life story unfolds as she remembers key moments from her past with sharp clarity. This exploration of the expansive interior life of an elderly character near-death is a tender, sensitive, and quietly ly... more
  • Six Songs For Bonaparte

    by J.L. Dupont
    Fifty years have gone by since Samuel Bernard sailed with Napoleon Bonaparte to conquer Egypt. Now, on the eve of his retirement from the Paris Mint, the ailing Samuel is sorting through his personal papers and mementoes, deciding what is innocent enough to keep for posterity and what should be destroyed.As the old documents pass through his hands, he struggles to come to terms with the past and the two secrets he carried with him from Egypt. One he swore never to reveal; and one he never had th... more
  • Sky Almighty!: Two Trolley Dollies Telling Tales

    by Franco Lombini & Mario Tadiello
    When capturing the inherent comedy of being human, in the highest heavens, the exuberant and often augmented reality far exceeds any earthly imagination and this time it won’t be boring and lazy pub tales spread by passengers – kings and queens for a night - but a page turner of wry and hilarious confessions from the horse’s mouth of two bewildered stewards sharing what they see and hear flight in flight out. Lo and behold, this is showdown time! The chips are down, we are holding the life jack... more
  • Punk

    by Amy Q. Barker

    1932. A blossoming new love affair. Rochester, New York. The Great Depression. Work is hard to find and even harder to keep. Didi Diamond meets Paul Miller and falls head over heels. She pours her heart out in her diary, never knowing that decades later her granddaughter and great-granddaughter will pick up the words and breathe new life into a family mystery. And into their own complicated relationship and their own chances at love.

    Punk is a heartwarming, witty, historical, c... more

  • Keziah's Song

    by DARYL POTTER
    The Greek empire. A Jewish rebellion. A musically gifted girl strives to overcome the brutal siege of a contested land. Maccabean Israel, 135 BCE. Judean orphan Keziah has been traumatized by a savage war. As the Greek empire invades Jerusalem with battle elephants and a ruthless army, the twelve-year-old witnesses her parents' violent murder by their once-trusted neighbours. Keziah has no time to mourn when she's forcibly transported to the far north and ripped away from everything she's eve... more
  • Adjustment Year

    by Melina Druga

    The stunning conclusion to Melina Druga’s World War I trilogy traces Hettie’s attempts to reacclimate to civilian life in the aftermath of the conflict.

    It’s been five years since Hettie left home a blushing bride. Recently relieved of her duties as an army nurse, she makes her long-awaited return a newlywed once again… and pregnant.

    Hettie can’t escape the painful memories of the thousands of wounded soldiers she tended to at the Ca... more

  • Beneath the Splendor

    by Jami Taylor
    A gripping tale of love, murder, and betrayal in antebellum North Carolina. In 1853, Reverend George Carawan was arrested for murdering the timid schoolteacher Clarence Lassiter in the small town of Rose Bay, North Carolina. The subsequent trial was a media sensation at the time, with the story being reported in newspapers as far as London, England. The idea of a well-respected preacher shooting an unarmed schoolteacher would have been enough to gain an audience's attention, but Reverend Car... more
  • Brave

    by Kathleen Davis
    BRAVE is based on the real life experiences of a child who is scared of going to bed at night. This book is for every child and shows there is a super hero within us and we have nothing to fear. We are safe. We are loved. We are BRAVE.
  • Living in Cleveland with the Ghost of Joseph Stalin

    by Marc Sercomb
    It’s the summer of 1953. Calvin Jefferson Coolidge is thirteen years old when the ghost of Joseph Stalin appears to him in his Aunt Evelyn’s cluttered Cleveland attic and wants to dictate his memoirs to him. “I want to tell my side of the story,” Uncle Joe tells him. “They’re giving me one year to set the record straight, so we need to get started right away.” Calvin’s life is falling apart at the seams. He’s a misfit and loner whose only friends are famous dead people. He loves polka musi... more
  • Will You Hold My Story?

    by Kathy Joy

    Tired of carrying her heavy story all by herself, Meggi Beth finds a step upon which to sit. As she rests, the street carries a variety of people to her, all of them lost in their own thoughts. She asks a busy elderly Mister to hold her story, but he seems laden with his own stories. A mom, whose manuscripts and planners are falling out of her clutch, trots down the street; others follow, barely pausing to notice Meggi Beth. Everyone seems too laden with his or her own stories to st... more

  • The Zealots

    by G.K. Johnson
    Comradery goes awry between two restless, young men living in the political angst of first century Roman rule over Judea. Who doesn't love the classic legends, myths and fables like Ben Hur, The Silver Chalice, Two from Galilee, The Robe and The Passion of Christ? Here, you'll find the brightness of another viewpoint drawn from the epic beginnings of the Christian faith.~ Books For Bonding Hearts
  • Johnny And The Kid: An Old Time Western

    by R Lawson Gamble
    It was just Johnny and his ma until Ike Sanders came to Deep Water. He invested in the town, started a newspaper, and hired young Johnny as an apprentice. Now Ma could quite work at the Lucky 7 Saloon. Then The Kid came to town. A long-ago secret connected Ike and the feared gunfighter, a secret that would change Johnny's life forever.
  • Kicking

    by Robin Merrill
    Esther is her granddaughter's last chance. Esther hasn't seen Zoe in years and hardly knows her. But she's not going to turn her away. Zoe is family, and she's a child. A wild child. How will Esther keep her from self-destructing? Rachel. Zoe wants nothing to do with the crazy-hat lady from her grandmother's creepy old church. But as Rachel starts to share herself with young Zoe, Esther sees a change. Will it be enough? This heartwarming story is the second in Robin Merrill's New... more
  • Maud's Circus

    by Michelle Rene
    In a time when women were restricted in every aspect, Maud Wagner became the first female tattoo artist in North America. Maud ran away to join the circus when she was a teenager. By 1904, she was working as a contortionist at the World’s Fair when she met the famous tattoo artist, Gus Wagner. She struck a deal with him: she’d give him a date if he gave her a tattoo—and a lesson in how to create them. Along with her husband and daughter, for more than fifty years, Maud travelled the countr... more
  • Nice Girl

    by Julia Carol Folsom
    It's 1965, a small town in Georgia. Fifteen-year-old Callie Ingram is an "A" student, a church regular, a nice girl who does what she's told. But after her beloved grandmother's death, Callie is all but ignored in the family she has left. Her distant, auto mechanic dad and rebellious older sister, Ruth Anne, are always fighting. To escape her loneliness and the turmoil at home, Callie takes an after-school job as a waitress in a diner. And there she meets Nick Gamble, a prominent, married busine... more
  • The McKenzie Journal: How to Be Cool

    by Michael Frey
    In the fictional town of Sloan, Colorado, 2010, Andrew McKenzie is a clever-thinking yet socially-awkward fifth-grade who finds himself down on his luck after he is chosen to work the school play...alongside none other than his arch-nemesis, cocky sixth-grader Alec Fincher.
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