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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Holding on to Hurt

    by Charlotte Roth
    Irene Hurt has always dreamed of having a large family with her adoring husband Bruce. That dream is shattered when her doctor performs a hysterectomy after the birth of her only son Scottie. Though heartbroken, Irene accepts the outcome and cherishes every moment with her son and her husband, until ... the day she gets the call every mother dreads. Scottie is injured in a mass school shooting and is rushed to the ICU, where he's put into a medically induced coma to wait out his fate. Devastated... more
  • Away at War: A Civil War Story of the Family Left Behind

    by Nick K. Adams
    This true story (Historical Fiction) of endurance and loss during the American Civil War opens with D. Brainard Griffin's farewell to his family, as he heads of to fight to preserve the Union, promising to return to their farm on the Minnesota prairie. His wife and their three young children are left behind to manage the farm on their own. Minnesota's harsh seasons dictate the cycles they must follow, but even with his weekly letters from the battlefield, and with the help of neighbors and famil... more
  • No Longer Alone

    by Melinda V. Inman
    Manhood arrived prematurely. At the tender age of fifteen, Prentis lost both his father and his confidence that God loved him. He grew up fast after that day, abandoning his education to take on the responsibility and hardship of supporting his mother and siblings. Now, in Prentis’s twenties, Avery reenters his life. A Sunday School teacher with a passion for learning and theology, she is intelligent with a captivating spirit. Prentis finds her irresistible. The audacity of attempting to cour... more
  • If I Was a Caterpillar

    by Ben Jackson
    Read along with the caterpillar as it travels around the world trying exciting new activities and having fun! Reading with children is one of the biggest forms of early education, helping to develop young minds. As a young child, it’s important to believe that anything is possible. If I Was A Caterpillar is a beautifully illustrated children’s book that follows a caterpillar on its journey as it discovers new activities. Too often these days, children are being put onto tracks that are una... more
  • A TASTE FOR DEATH

    by Dot Ainsworth Day
    Depression era Houston suffers loss: two wives within two years, a child burned in the field, then later a grandchild dies. Could he be responsible for these deaths? The sister of his first wife, Elaine Haynes, suspects he is and seeks to send him to the chair for these deeds.
  • Blackbird's Bounty

    by Erin Marie Bernardo

    At thirty-three years old Darcy Rosen never expected to be living at home again. But after a quick divorce and a cheater husband left her broken and alone, home was the only place that felt safe. Hoping to help restore Darcy to a place of happiness, her mother helps find her work at the local tourist attraction and antebellum mansion of Glen Eden, where she is overwhelmed by the feeling of being haunted. When Darcy begins to unravel the mysteries of the plantation, she uncovers a trouble... more

  • Scent of the Past

    by Erin Marie Bernardo
    A secret diary. A forgotten past. Another time. Close cousins Addison and Elissa live in present day New York City and lead somewhat ordinary lives. When uncertain circumstances surrounding a set of antique perfume bottles sends them back to eighteenth-century France, they must uncover the truth behind their travel. Disaster strikes when Addison finds herself in a nearly identical situation to a mishap she experienced in the present—the witnessing of a murder and release of a secret. Only this... more
  • The Emperor and the Spy

    by Stan S. Katz

    The Emperor and the Spy, is inspired by the never-before-available personal papers of a master spy, Colonel Sidney Forrester Mashbir (1981-1973). This exciting historical novel blends drama, action and intrigue, providing a clearer picture of Japanese-American History, during the first half of the 20th Century.

     Mashbir grew up in Tucson, Arizona and became a true son of the American Southwest: surveying for the railroads, working in copper mines, bronco busting, and even doing stu... more

  • The Insult

    by Scott Marshall
    For decades, comic book fans have watched young “Mac” get sand kicked in his face and vow to gain revenge after intensive bodybuilding. But what if Mac wanted to be something else? Find out in this book as Mac becomes a hipster, a brony, a postmodernist, a mime, a jedi knight, and much more! Sometimes it’s silly, sometimes it’s dark, sometimes it’s even profound, but it’s never dull: The Insult collects all 130 installments of the celebrated webcomic by Scott Marshall.
  • The Isle of Kheria

    by Robert Cabot
    Winner: 2013 Independent Publisher Award (IPPY) Silver Medal for Literary Fiction The Isle of Kheria might be read as an elegy to the 20th century, or as a paean to the confusions of youth and its aftermath. But, more directly, this novel is the portrayal of a conflicted and unresolved forty-year friendship between two men deeply wounded by the circumstances of their lives. Still grief-stricken over his wife's recent death, Joel Brewster leaves his Canadian farm when he learns of the death of... more
  • That Sweetest Wine: Three Novellas

    by Robert Cabot
    Vin santo, a strong, intensely sweet wine, was made by islanders in certain parts of the Mediterranean, from grapes that were laid out to sweeten on hot granite ledges in the autumn sun. Each of these elegiac novellas fuses traditional narrative and poetic prose to explore the naked feelings of loss. That sweetest of wines kindles implacable absence held in memory -- yet fortifies lingering hope. The island villagers in “Breath of the Earth” recall the misery and joys of past lives, the heroe... more
  • Joshua Tree

    by Robert Cabot
    Drawing from the legendary heroic life of Bill Keys, this classic story of the Old and New West uniquely captures the romance and tragedy of the American West. Cowboy, prospector and miner, living with the Walapai Indians, 'desert rat', partner of Death Valley Scotty, rancher in the high Mohave desert, Keys knew Buffalo Bill, the Parker brothers, General Patton, and did a five-year stretch in San Quentin for his eighth range-war shooting. Through the voices of Will Spear (based on Bill Keys) ... more
  • Tummy Rumble Quake

    by Heather L. Beal

    2018 Bronze Medal Readers' Favorite Children's Social Issues

    Mom's Choice Award

    Lily and Niko Rabbit's childcare class learns about earthquakes and about the Great ShakeOut. They learn what causes earthquakes and how an earthquake feels like shaking and sounds like a really loud tummy rumble. They practice the three safety steps of drop, cover, and hold on. At the end of the day they know how to be safe during an earthquake.... more

  • Frankie Runs Again

    by CHIANNE JOHNSON
    Frankie is a young boy who loses his leg in a vehicle accident. He then has to stay in the Runch Medical Center. Frankie had to deal with the reality of not being able to instantly walk, run, or be on the track team again. The other children (The Runch Bunch) help Frankie to overcome his insecurities as well as they help him during his physical therapy stages.
  • Rhode Island Rendezvous; Book three of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series

    by Linda Collison
    Newport Rhode Island: 1765 The Seven Years War is over but unrest in the American colonies is just heating up. Maintaining her disguise as a young man, Patricia is finding success as Patrick MacPherson. Formerly surgeon’s mate in His Majesty’s Navy, Patrick has been employed aboard the schooner Andromeda importing undeclared foreign molasses into Rhode Island. Late October, amidst riots against the newly imposed Stamp Act, she leaves Newport bound for the West Indies on her first smuggling r... more
  • London Spies

    by SJ Slagle
    Phyllis Bowden, a secretary at the American Embassy, is catapulted into the limelight when the Military Attache is arrested for espionage and her boss assumes the position. The arrest throws suspicion on everyone at the Embassy, particularly the Military Attache's secretary whose suicide attempt convinces Phyllis to get involved. With bombs still falling on a devastated city, Phyllis' questions lure her into the dark underbelly of diplomacy. Entering a shadowy world of cryptic messages, secret ... more

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