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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Beginning of His Excellent and Eventful Career

    by Cameron MacKenzie
    “I am not the revolution...I am the instrument of another hand.” So does Francisco “Pancho” Villa begin the tale of his rise from thief to warlord to the revolutionary leader of northern Mexico. By turns a confession and an act of seduction, The Beginning of His Excellent and Eventful Career chronicles a country remaking itself through blood and violence, giving shape to the boy who would dare to step from anonymity into power through the inexorable force of his will.
  • The Sweetness of Honey: A Novel of Vengeance, Honor, and Bobbleheads

    by Petronius Jablonski

    When a skirmish of practical jokes escalates, three men learn the boundary separating pranks from vengeance is drawn in dust. An eye for an eye becomes a worthless guide once they’re lashing out blindly. Caught in the crossfire of their reprisals, Vicki, a sarcastic hairstylist, must decide whether to take sides in a war or play Gandhi to madmen.

    The bullied becomes the bully when Nelson pays Duncan and Tyler back for childhood torments. Such scores never stay settled. Duncan, an ... more

  • 978-1718709942

    by Gary Foster
    Roger was a rabbit, a really remarkable rabbit, for Roger was a rabbit racer. Roger was rather good at racing, as he could rapidly run round and round the race track. Have a really refreshingly relaxing read, reading about Roger’s big race. "A fantastic story for parents to read as a bedtime story to young kids or a great 'read by themselves' book for older kids"
  • Lions, Leopards, and Storms, Oh My!: A Thunderstorm Safety Book

    by Heather L. Beal
    Lily and Niko Rabbit are at childcare when the weather changes and a thunderstorm strikes. One of the children’s parents is a meteorologist and he talks with the children about thunderstorms. They learn about severe weather events like thunderstorms and what conditions these events can bring, like lightning, hail, and winds. They also learn what to do to stay safe.
  • Thrift Store Coats

    by Brooks Rexroat
    Brooks Rexroat’s Thrift Store Coats transports readers to the postindustrial Midwest and explores the lives of those living on its quiet edge. Interwoven with themes of love, lineage, poverty, and survival, the characters in these stories grapple with the idea of identity — not only of where they fit into the world, but of how their origins impact their place in the future. The collection’s titular story of focuses on a couple's navigation of poverty after the recession leaves each of them su... more
  • The Amazigh's Apprentice

    by Ri J. Haare
  • Spies of the Midnight Sun: A True Story of WWII Heroes

    by Samuel Marquis
    “Spies of the Midnight Sun” is the true story of legendary British safecracker and spy Eddie Chapman, the British Double Cross Spy System, and Norwegian female Resistance operatives Dagmar Lahlum and Annemarie Breien. Known as Agent Zigzag, the most remarkable double agent of WWII, the fearless and roguishly handsome Chapman fell in love with and spied alongside the stunning 20-year-old model Dagmar Lahlum in Occupied Norway. Based upon recently released historical records from British and Norwe... more
  • The Heath Cousins and the Moonstone Cave

    by Eileen Hobbs
    Addie B. and her cousins Jack, Beanie, and Bodie are mourning the loss of their grandmother Winnie. While visiting their grandfather's beach house in Maine, Addie receives a mysterious treasure box once owned by her grandmother. In it is a moonstone ring and a mysterious poem from her grandmother. The poem leads Addie and her cousins to nearby Moonstone Cave where, together, they enter a secret and magical garden and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Along the way, they meet wonderful friend... more
  • Gabby For President

    by V A Trafton
    Gabby's brilliant idea Campaign For Education helps raise money for much needed school materials. She organizes bake sales, car washes, babysitting services and pet walking. Challenge after challenge Gabby rises to the task making her community proud and restoring hope to the younger generation for a better, brighter future. Her leadership skills will take her all the way to the White House as the first woman President of the United States.
  • Sally the Travelin' Artist

    by P. G. Shriver

    Sally and Red roll out of the library on another adventure! This time, a grumpy new friend is tagging along. Who checked them out of the library and why? Find out as Sally and Red meet new friends and get a little dirty. The third book in the Texas Festivals Series takes young readers to Take 190 West festival in Killeen. Learn about the festival and what it offers its community and visitors through this humorous, rhyming story.

     

  • KINGDOM OF A THOUSAND DAYS

    by ISABELLA BLESZYNSKI
    Part 2 of THE 'JOHN ROSS' TRILOGY. In 1825, 10-year old Charles Rawden Maclean sets off on his first sea voyage. When he is shipwrecked on the coast of Zululand, his arrival is not unexpected; someone with extraordinary mystic powers is waiting for him. Marooned, unlikely to be rescued, the crew face multiple dangers in the kingdom of the Zulus. When the young Maclean is detained against his will in the warrior king's kwaBulawayo, the place of killing, it heralds the beginni... more
  • The Gods Wait

    by John von Dorf
    In The Gods Wait by John von Dorf, you’ll find pessimists fighting to be optimistic about romance, a waitress’s vivid inner world, an internet troll’s thoughts on philosophy, and many other slices from diverse, scattered lives. A collection of well-drawn characters seek fulfillment and meaning through various mediums, including film, insults, and food. Each obsession demonstrates the individual’s need and desire for grander meaning than their obsession actually delivers. The only voices with ... more
  • The Story of Oscar the Owl (A Madoline Series Book)

    by LONDON MICHAELS
    In a remote part of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, an owl named Oscar learns about life and befriends a little girl named Madoline, who has just moved to a newly built cabin in the area. The two of them have a unique connection and begin a friendship.
  • Don't Let Me Go

    by Jamila Mikhail
    On top of battling the normal teenage angst that everyone goes through, Joanie is also reeling from her parents’ bitter divorce and having to cope with her mother’s new boyfriend and father’s new family. Alone in a new town and without friends, she turns to passing the time by indulging in her longtime hobby of making toy models of soldiers and is both amazed and shocked when one of them comes to life. Despite her millions of unanswered questions and having to make sense of new mysteries ever... more
  • Song of Six Rivers

    by Zev Levinson
    Song of Six Rivers explores the colorful history, rich diversity, and stunning geography of the Humboldt Bay/Six Rivers region of northern California through a blend of lyrical poetry and archival photography. This epic poem is blended with historic photographs from Humboldt State University Library’s Special Collections, most of which have never before been seen by the public. It is an ode to the region, and tells a story that confronts mortality and loss and explores our connection to the eart... more
  • Fully Human: The Story of a Man Called Yeshua

    by Douglas Thompson
    An 11-year-old living in the city of Nazareth exhibits an uncanny understanding of scripture which exceeds that of most adults. Though his stepfather wants him to follow in his footsteps into the carpentry trade, the boy rebels and prepares to begin his rabbinical studies. His gifts and strange manner make him the butt of taunts and bullying by other children, but a local rabbi has a hunch that he might be a prophet. When Yeshua’s mother tells him the story of his true origins, Yeshua sets off ... more

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