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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Becoming Grace

    by Phoenix Hocking
    The year is 1960. Unmarried, pregnant girls only have one choice - to be sent to a maternity home to have the baby, and give it up for adoption. Such is the case for thirteen-year-old Minerva Henderson. Forced by the nuns to change her name to Grace, life at St. Margaret's Maternity Home is unbearable. But when Grace runs away, hitching a ride with two young boys, has she jumped from the frying pan into the fire?
  • To Crown a Queen (Empire)

    by Isla Wright
    Spanish princess, Isabella I of Castile, has been taught that a woman is best positioned behind a man. As a member of the royal family, her brothers must determine her future and find her a good match. Isabella is prepared to follow tradition, but when the future of her kingdom is threatened by male ambition and her family torn apart by male pride and lust, the future queen prepares to break tradition and take matters into her own hands.
  • Forbidden

    by Isla Wright
    Their love was taboo, but when Darren promised Renatta a life full of adventures, she defied her family and eloped, leaving behind her Caribbean home and everyone she knew. She hoped that with a fresh start things would get better but she soon discovers that all that glitters is not gold and the starry eyed girl who once swore she would be better than her mother learned that life is not always just black and white. Darren had always believed that he would be his wife's fortress. It was his duty,... more
  • Two Sisters of Coyoacán

    by Roberta Satow
    Lilly and Gertie Abramovitz unwittingly gave access to Ramon Mercader to plunge an ice pick into the back of Leon Trotsky's neck. Based on a true story, Two Sisters of Coyoacán brings the conflicts of the artistic, intellectual and political world of New York, Paris and Coyoacán, Mexico in the 1930’s to life. Lilly and Gertie are Jewish girls from Brooklyn whose parents, like many American Jews, supported the overthrow of the Czarist regime by the Bolsheviks in 1917. Through her college prof... more
  • Apollo Dreams

    by Syd Gilmore
    Apollo Dreams was written by Syd Gilmore, a former Hollywood special effect makeup artist and screenwriter. Set in April 1970, with Apollo 13 and The Beatles disbanding as backdrop, Apollo Dreams is the story of a precocious boy named Billy celebrating his 9th birthday. Beset by bullies and a temperamental adolescent brother, Billy finds escape into an outer space fantasy world through the magic portal of the family clothes dryer, becoming starship commander Captain Apollo. When fantasy and real... more
  • Katie Mouse and the Christmas Door

    by Anne L Watson
    Christmas is coming for Katie Mouse and the rest of the Mouse family! On Christmas Eve, Santa Mouse and his mouse elves arrive to leave gifts for Katie and Dylan. But Alvar, the newest elf on the sleigh, wanders off to explore, and winds up meeting the Katie and her little brother, Dylan, face to face. Can Alvar help Katie discover her deepest Christmas wish? And can Katie help Alvar, when Santa Mouse accidentally leaves him behind? For ages 4 to 9.
  • Rita Just Wants to Be Thin

    by Mary W. Walters
    As she breaks 200 pounds, and not in a good way, 29-year-old Rita finds herself married to a self-focused widower with two difficult kids and a mother who almost makes Rita’s own mother look like a role model—which is really saying something. Graham’s first wife, being dead, just keeps getting better and better in everyone’s memories while Rita just gets fatter and more aggravated. She’s tried every diet in the book, but it’s not until a family crisis forces her out the door that she discovers t... more
  • Raccoon Rescue

    by Christa M. Miller
    Roxy, Rufus, and Renae are three young raccoons who are slowly learning how to live in the world beyond their den. But when humans come to their creek, the world suddenly expands far beyond what they thought was possible -- or what their Mama was prepared to teach them. Before long the humans' and raccoons' paths cross ways once more, with unintended and potentially disastrous consequences.
  • Once There Was Fire: A Novel of Old Hawaii

    by Stephen Shender
    A work of fiction informed by history, Once There Was Fire is the story of Kamehameha the Great, who rose from inauspicious beginnings on the Big Island of Hawai'i in the mid-1700s to conquer the entire archipelago by 1810. As a young man, Kamehameha witnessed the arrival in the Islands of the English explorer, James Cook, in 1779--a culturally seismic event for the Hawaiians. Kamehameha was the first among his people to grasp the transformative implications of Cook's visit, an understanding he ... more
  • Zen Creoles

    by Zachary O'Neill
    A finalist for the Tartts Fiction Award and semifinalist for the Subito Press Prize, this debut collection takes the reader across America, from California to Houston to New Orleans to South Carolina. The characters seek out meaningful connections with others while struggling with their blurred identities and instincts for personal transcendence. Whether it is a couple in counseling for a husband’s obsession with little league baseball, a modern-day satire of Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narrativ... more
  • Super Rooster and Wonder Cat

    by Alma Hammond
    Besties Rooster and Cat ramble down to the beach to practice their superpowers! There they meet up with Ray, Crab, and Shark. At first the two friends are frightened, but soon realize the other creatures are deserving of respect and have pretty special superpowers of their own, and all of them are real! The book is interactive and helps kids find the answer to, "What is My Super Power?" Bonus is additional fun facts about the creatures at the end of the book.
  • The Trouble with Antlers (a.k.a. Melvin's Rampant Rack): Season 1, Episode 1, Special Illustrated Edition (Shifter High)

    by A.J. Culey
    In a high school full of shifters, it's the one inquisitive human who poses the biggest threat. When a human is the only applicant for town veterinarian and moves to Shifterville with his teenaged daughter, Amelia, the town residents conspire to keep the humans in their midst from discovering their secret. If only they can keep Melvin away from Amelia. Melvin Moose has a problem. Anytime a girl gets too close, his antlers go on walkabout, popping out of his human head at the most inopportu... more
  • Revenge of the Tiger (Tyrabbisaurus Rex Book 2)

    by A.J. Culey
    The tiger's been gone for ten gazillion years, which is great news for T-Rab. He successfully defended his territory from the tiger spy. Yes! Wait a minute! How'd that tiger get back in the classroom? And why are the students so happy to see him? Don't they know he's up to no good, plotting against their beloved Tyrabbisaurus Rex? Well, it's a good thing T-Rab's got a plan to save the world from that dastardly spy of a tiger! Warning: This book contains bunny poop, fierce Tyrabbisaurus ... more
  • How to Get on the Naughty List

    by Nic Rock
    It's nearing Christmas time and Chooka Chunk is about to have her name written on the Naughty List. Santa already warned her after she ate his cookies last year but it seems as if she can't help but misbehave. Will she end up on the list or won't she?
  • Motel Sepia

    by Dale Kueter

    "Motel Sepia" is historical fiction based on a real motel of the same name owned by a black Iowa couple.  In the early 1950s, this family took a trip to the West Coast and discovered the reality of the time: Between Chicago and San Francisco there were only six places that would accept black guests.  Upon return, they begain their own motel business, accepting everyone.  That included a fictional mob killer and fictional black and white guests who had to deal with racial intermingling as well... more

  • I Like You Like This

    by Heather Cumiskey
    In 1984 Connecticut, sixteen-year-old Hannah Zandana feels cursed: She has wild, uncontrollable hair and a horrid complexion that she compulsively picks, and as if that weren’t bad enough, her emotionally unavailable parents mercilessly ridicule her appearance and verbally shame her. Wanting to change her pathetic life, Hannah attempts to impress a group of popular girls—an ill-fated effort, except that she captures the attention of Deacon, a handsome and mysterious boy who also happens to be... more