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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • I Never Stopped

    by Elizabeth Mitchell
    Francesca’s partner–her everything–is dead. After eleven months of listless grief, Francesca leaves Sloane’s memory in San Francisco to visit Italy and her mother. Surrounded by fresh pasta, never-ending wine, and laughter, she finds moments of solace. When Francesca meets Cecelia–a complex love interest, she begins to picture a future without Sloane. Unbeknownst to Francesca, Sloane can’t let go. Trapped in the mysterious afterlife of The Gray, she’s desperate to contact her love, but limite... more
  • Kate's First Face Paint-A Day At The Fair

    by VERONICA PICONE
    When Kate's parents take her to the fair, she has no idea what adventure she has in store when she spots the Face Painting booth for the first time! Come on a journey with Kate as she experiences her first face paint! It's a day at the fair she will never forget.
  • Angel of Mercy

    by Melina Druga

    She had her entire life planned until the Great War began and everything changed.

     

    April 1914.  Barrie, Ontario.  Hettie Steward is feisty, educated, ambitious and stubborn.  Her fiancé, Geoffrey Bartlette, the love of her life since childhood, has been a patient man.  He waited while she attended nursing school and worked a year, but now it is time to wed.  While Hettie is thrilled to be starting her life with Geoffrey, she l... more

  • Aruka-Shoo

    by Bintou Dibba
    Aruka-Shoo is kind, but he often seems to upset his family with his impulsive behavior. The young boy soon gets a taste of his own medicine (understands his own actions) when he meets the mischievous monkey, Abubu. An encounter that shows Aruka-Shoo the power of his actions and teaches him to be considerate of other people's feelings.
  • The Soulful Adventure of Spencer, the Soft-hearted Seal

    by Margaret Lepera
    Author explores mindfulness, positive thinking, and wildlife protection in new children’s story “The Soulful Adventure of Spencer, the Soft-hearted Seal” chapter book, designed for children 6-9, is a sweet, heartfelt story of an 8-day old baby seal pup who tumbles down the side of a big hill in a gust of icy wind, and becomes lost after being separated from his brother. A mini hero’s journey, the pup struggles to find his way home, even though he feels small and unsure of himself as a baby... more
  • Lift Off!

    by Vivian Zems
    Lift Off! is a poetry chapbook of uplifting poems that savour the fruits of life, allowing you to revel in those small victories. Life is too short not to celebrate triumphs..... and this collection doesn’t hesitate to examine our challenges while at the same time providing a balm to the spirit and a calm to the soul. There are strong echoes of victory, whispers of magic spells and murmurs of prayer. However these poems impact you, they will cause you to lift your head, see the sky, dare to drea... more
  • 9780578438146

    by Milly J

    Have you been spending your time chasing after relationships that end up not working out? Have you been left alone, and hurt? Ever wonder whe... more

  • 9781729832301

    by Gerald L. Guy
    When a dying stranger slips a mysterious map into the hands of young Gus McIntyre, 15, it sets he and his friends on an incredible journey to find the hidden wealth of Mexican Emperor Ferdinand Maximillian. Government agents and ruthless vigilantes from the Ku Klux Klan want the gold, too. When his life and the lives of those he cares most for are threatene4d, where will Gus run to avoid danger? Will his race to find the treasure end in hardship or happiness?
  • Dear Comrade Novák (Novák Saga Book 1)

    by Silvia Hildebrandt
    "There is no such thing as a private life in the Socialist Republic. There is no such thing as a homosexual. No such thing as love. Not a single case of AIDS occurred in the East. Those corrupt Western ideas simply don't exist in a perfect world." A story about conspiracy and revolution, love and hate, and the strong power of friendship. In 1980s communist Romania, three school graduates form an unusual friendship: young Attila, who's in love with his 45-year-old teacher; Tiberius, son o... more
  • The Reinvention of Janey

    by JC Patrick
    Meet Janey Jones, the fanciful and loveable "Plain Jane" of Los Angeles, who's been living style-less and dateless in one of the most exciting cities of the world. Her best friends - Sasha, Delilah, and Drew - seem to tap dance through life, while Janey lives a miserable existence at The Heston Agency, patiently waiting for her heart's desire Hunter Williams to finally notice her. As she turns the corner into a new decade, Janey's desperate for an overhaul and thus jumps headfirst into becomi... more
  • The Bear, the Bull, and the Child of Light

    by Mary Settegast
    The story takes place in 6350 BC in the land we now call Turkey. The tumultuous changes that were taking place around the Mediterranean are seen here through the eyes of a boy who was born into a family of hunter-foragers. While still young, Tuli is enslaved and taken to live among the obsidian masters of Catalhoyuk, a settlement of some 8,000 people that becomes more baffling as archaeological technologies become more precise. As he moves from one world into another, Tuli becomes acutely aware ... more
  • A TERRIBLE LOYALTY: A World War II Submarine Novel

    by William Roskey
    "A Terrible Loyalty" is historical fiction set in the Pacific in the early days of WWII. When the Pacific Fleet was largely destroyed on December 7, submarines were all the U.S. had left to bring the war to the Japanese, but the torpedoes they had were defective. Torn between using the faulty weapons or disobeying orders and modifying them against orders so they would work, sub skippers had a difficult moral choice to make. Divided loyalty is the theme of the book and, when one must choose be... more
  • The Library War

    by Cecily Wolfe
    Will their friendship survive the library war? Connor and Maya have volunteered at the neighborhood library together since middle school, but when a grant makes a paid summer position available, their friendship crumbles as they compete to prove which of them is more worthy of the job.
  • Fortes And Foibles

    by Jonathan Land Evans

    The book is a collection of short literary fiction, a mixture of what I have dubbed Tales (traditional stories) and Trifles (shorter, usually more humorous, pieces). The settings range from England to the USA to Bermuda and to the West Indies, in times ranging from the early Twentieth Century to the present day. It is the latest in a series of recent short story collections, including Ragbag (which was reviewed by Kirkus Reviews in 2018). Fortes And Foibles inc... more

  • Reckless Treasure

    by Cecily Wolfe

    (retelling of the Henry James classic, The Awkward Age)

    When her mother is sleeping with the man she loves, what's a girl to do? Francesca is weeks away from high school graduation and the hope of escaping her self-centered, grasping family - her trashy mother and hustling twin brother. While her crush on their older neighbor holds her attention, she is blind to what everyone else can clearly see, the love her best friend Mitch carries in his heart for her. When her dead grandmother... more

  • Starlight: a sequel to A Harvest of Stars

    by Cecily Wolfe
    A strange man has been watching Lanie as she leaves high school with her friends every day, but she is reluctant to tell her parents about this unnerving development. An only child, she is close to both of her parents, but her mother's unexplained distrust of others makes Lanie worry about sharing anything distressing with them. When the stranger ventures closer to home, his intent is revealed, and her parents' carefully concealed past is brought back in all its dark horror.

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