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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Night Before Christmas

    by Rose Collins
    It was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, Not even a … BEAR ? Clement Clarke Moore's much loved poem is brought beautifully to life in this gorgeous picture book with a twist- as Santa visits a family of bears on Christmas Eve. Share the Christmas magic and experience a whole new retelling of the timeless Christmas classic. With beautifully illustrated pages, The Night Before Christmas is the perfect gift for any child.
  • The Kurdish Bike: A Novel

    by Alesa Lightbourne

    “Courageous teachers wanted to rebuild war-torn nation.”

     

    With her marriage over and life gone flat, Theresa Turner responds to an online ad, and lands at a school in Kurdish Iraq. Befriended by a widow in a nearby village, Theresa is embroiled in the joys and agonies of traditional Kurds, especially the women who survived Saddam’s genocide only to be crippled by age-old restrictions, brutality and honor killings. Theresa’s greatest challenge will be balancing respect for cultura... more

  • You're Kidding? ISBN:-13-978-1539344148

    by Carol Cook
    A humorous collection of essays/short stories, witty, commonsensical, questions, and comments on living, including a few crabby comments, lifestyles of the obnoxious and absent minded. A peek at incompetence, everyday failings, unexpected truths and our obsession with the imperfect will keep us laughing at the world, our self, and the absurdity of it all. A fun, happy read on the befuddling acts committed by the human race.
  • The Single-Bullet Theory - ISBN-13: 978-1537742045

    by Ian K Ferguson
    Set in the small fishing town of Padstow in Cornwall, England the story is a simple tale of one man's tragedies and how he copes with two horrible and distressing events. To help him along (or hinder) he has five siblings and having dealt with his tragedies a family dispute emerges. Luckily he meets a woman who wants to help him. This beautiful and gentle story will bring a tear to your eye along with some smiles.
  • Pancho Bandito and the Avocado Desperadoes

    by Mike Sundy

    Action. Adventure. Guacamole. Pancho Bandito and the Avocado Desperadoes is an epic tall tale with crop-robbing bandits, mythical mysteries, and big secrets about Pancho's past. Ride along with heroic Pancho and the Amarillo Armadillo as they seek an ancient weapon to defend a helpless town against the menacing El Pico and his gang of greedy desperadoes.

    Pancho Bandito and the Avocado Desperadoes is a tall tale children's picture book. This Western kid's bo... more

  • Pancho Bandito and the Amarillo Armadillo

    by Mike Sundy

    Pancho Bandito and the Amarillo Armadillo is an epic Western tall tale about friendship that's a hoot to read aloud. Pancho Bandito is a giant kid cowboy who longs for his own horse. He travels to Texas to sell cattle but runs into the monstrous Amarillo Armadillo. Can Pancho save Fort Worth from the beast and make a friend along the way?

    This Western kid's book is chock full of humorous action & adventure with a wily animal. The playful language and gorgeous landscapes... more

  • Part of My Heart

    by Mike Sundy
    A simple and heartfelt children's book about a baby heart and where it came from. This sweet story is perfect for explaining to preschool children the emotional truth of how a new baby is made and what they mean to the parents.
  • Hold Me Close: Revolutionary Faith Book One

    by Marguerite Gray
    Set in pre-revolution Charles Town, South Carolina, Hold Me Close takes the reader into the lives of immigrants. ordinary citizens, and prominent historical figures at a time in which decisions are made that will change the world. It is the first is a series of four historical novels and explores the role of faith in making important decisions.
  • The Outcasts of Eden

    by D J Presson

    Roberta Prescott Reed has been diametrically opposed to everything her father stands for in his business practices at Reed Public Relations for as long as she can remember. From her first public stand against him chained to a tree in a mud-spattered old growth forest in Oregon, she has devoted her life to countering the disinformation her father and his firm, representing the most egregious polluters on the planet, disseminates to discredit the environmental movement. After ten years on ... more

  • Forest Child

    by Heather Day Gilbert

    Viking warrior. Dauntless leader. Protective mother.

    Determined to rise above her rank as the illegitimate "forest child" of Eirik the Red, Freydis launches a second voyage to Vinland to solidify her power and to demand the respect she deserves. She will return home with enough plunder to force her brother, Leif, to sell her the family farm in Greenland.

    But nothing can prepare her for the horrors she must confront in Vinland...and nothing can stand in her way when her family is t... more

  • With Gladness: A Christmas Story Collection

    by Sarah Kay Bierle
    Christmas comes every year in every era, reminding us to hope, trust, and have faith. This collection of 10 historical fiction stories features moments from America’s holiday past, reflecting inspirational ideas and traditional values. Characters search for Christmas meaning or seek to reconcile their struggles with a message of joy and peace. Each short story presents Christmas in a certain historical era and introduces new characters facing unique challenges. The historical settings incl... more
  • Twelve Feet Down

    by John Penteros
    Whoever said life would be easy … was a liar. A car wreck took away his father and his leg. But a year later, thirteen-year-old Joseph McKinnon has a mission and it begins with an underground construction project in the woods. Joe’s relying on dad’s buddy Fred to get the supplies he needs and to keep things secret from mom. Aside from that, Joe plans to finish the project alone—so he thinks. But help keeps knocking, people interfere, and the situation gets dangerous. If that’s not enough, J... more
  • The Actor? A Thriller and Love Story at the Height of the Cold War

    by Lee Welling

    “The Actor?” is a thriller and a love story at the height of the Cold War during the Cuban missile crisis. It is about the biggest star on Broadway in the 1950’s who is recruited by the CIA to lead a cultural tour to Russia. What unfolds is a fast-paced thriller, filled with danger, mystery and state secrets.

  • K My Name Is Kendra

    by Kamichi Jackson

    Fifteen-year-old Kendra James' life begins to spiral out of control with the return of her long-lost runaway sister Meisha, and the visit of a young celebrity uncle with questionable intentions. Things take a particular turn for the worse when that uncle exploits Kendra's loneliness and untreated depression and makes a move on her that sends her world into a tailspin from which she's not sure she'll ever recover. Will she survive this tragedy...or will she hit rock-bottom befo... more

  • A Fine Witch For A Cat

    by Catherine Callie
    Shadow the cat isn't great at being a cat. The little black feline's not a good hunter, and he's more likely to fall over his tail than land on his feet. The night of the big storm starts a chain of events that will find Shadow lost in a world where he doubts his purpose, his abilities, and even the good in his heart. Will he master his new-found powers to save a child from the beast that murdered his witch?
  • Dream Storeys

    by Clara Chow
    What if you could dream up any building you like? What would it be? How would constructing it change our lives? A mall self-destructs, and a single mother vanishes. A tree house for orphans and old folks is torn apart by an act of mercy. A ferris wheel becomes a political prison. In this collection of nine tales, Clara Chow examines an alternative Singaporean landscape—one that exists only on paper—and the people we might be in it. A former newspaper correspondent, she interviews nine archite... more

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