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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Let Me Fly

    by Sabra Waldfogel
    Former slave Rachel Mannheim and former slave owner Adelaide Kaltenbach fought a war to be sisters. Now that the Civil War is over, a new fight is just beginning. Adelaide, married to a Georgia cotton planter, never dreamed that she would side with the Union or the Freedmen’s Bureau. In Cass County, just after the Civil War, she’s done both. Her school for the county’s black children has earned her the warm appreciation of Captain Lewis Hart, Union war hero and Bureau agent, and the animosit... more
  • A Farmhouse In The Rain

    by Joe Kilgore
    Three American soldiers in World War II spend the night in the home of a French woman. The next morning she is found dead. The assumption is that one of the three killed her. The rest of the novel follows the soldiers through the end of the war and afterwards. Eventually, the true murderer is revealed.
  • Black Girls Must Die Exhausted: A Novel for Grown Ups

    by Jayne Allen

    “Black girls must die exhausted” is something that 33-year-old Tabitha Walker has heard her grandmother say before. Of course, her grandmother (who happens to be white) was referring to the 1950’s and what she observed in the nascent times of civil rights. With a coveted position as a local news reporter, Marc-- a “paper-perfect” boyfriend, and a standing Saturday morning appointment with a reliable hairstylist, Tabitha never imagined how this phrase could apply ... more

  • Karma

    by Saniya Solis
    Karma is a gritty, non-stop action tale of love, backstabbing, revenge, and the ultimate test of friendship. What Goes Around Comes Around and Charise Perez makes sure of that. She is a smart, pretty successful club promoter turned owner. In a business surrounded by men, she has to make sure she stays on top of her game and maintain the respect she's worked hard for. Charise suddenly finds her world filled with drama as she has to figure out who's on her side and who's out to get her. And when ... more
  • A Girl's Guide to Chicago

    by Kelly Russell
    From a young age a little girl dreamed of moving to Chicago. She would close her eyes and picture the excitement along Michigan Avenue, the quaint neighborhoods, endless cuisines, and of course, the magical skyline floating over the blue water of Lake Michigan. Based on the true story of a girl in her twenties who packs her bags and follows her lifelong dream of moving to Chicago. Take a journey with Kelly and discover the hidden gems you never knew about - as she starts a new career, makes new ... more
  • All Is Assuredly Well

    by M. C. Gore
    In this literary, lyrical picture book for the children of same-sex parents, King Phillip and his husband, The Most Excellent Don Carlos, live contentedly until King Phillip is called to the Hero’s Journey to earn the right to a baby girl to complete their family. The Kirkus starred review compared the book's illustrations to those of the master of the Golden Age of British book illustration.
  • The Case of Emil Diesel

    by Patricia Menton
    Caught in a web of conspiracy, Max Diesel fights the East Germans and present-day Germany to reclaim his father's precious art collection. The underlying story with is inspired by true events drives the novel through twists and turns of intrigue, suspense, and emotional drama of real-life characters capturing the emotions of love, loss, betrayal and deception.
  • Critter Sitter Chronicles

    by Valerie Ondrejko
    Pet sitting seemed like the perfect job to BFF’s, Paige and Maia, but it’s not as easy-peasy has that thought it would be. Entwined in the chaos of the job are other life elements like a secret crush, Annoying Ashley and a hairy nemisis that are clouding Paige's self-awareness. Paige is desperate to earn enough money to buy a ticket to Adventure Park to celebrate Maia’s birthday AND to ride the Serpent’s Tail with Ryan Too-Cutie Shootie. Could this two-sided desire ruin the BFF’s business and ... more
  • Bobby the Blue-Footed Booby Gets Bullied

    by Sharon Bowles
    The book’s characters are all animals indigenous to the Galapagos Islands. Bobby, the Blue-Footed Booby, is a young bird who recently moved to a new home there. His concerns and fears about going to a new school are realized when he meets a bull named Sally the Lightfoot Crab and is treated with cruelty because he waddles when he walks. Delores the ancient Tortoise teaches all the “kids” that bullying is wrong and what they should do in the event of being bullied or seeing someone bullied.
  • How to Look After Your Heating System

    by Mike Langer
    Heating systems are frequently a long-term investment, and you'd want to take care of them to make sure they serve you for ages. Although you can get support from a specialist any time, you should know about a couple of simple steps for the maintenance of your heating system, so you don't need to call an expert for managing every minor aspect of the system. Most heating systems are produced on the same principles, and these steps can assist you with the appropriate maintenance of your system no ... more
  • The Big Squash

    by Mark Herder
    All Adrianne wants is her father’s attention. All her father wants is fame and riches. All the mayor wants is votes. And all the people want is jobs. All of them have their hopes pinned on the Big Squash, a 13-foot vegetable that sprouts almost overnight in Adrianne’ s garden. If the Guinness Book of Records declares the Big Squash to be the biggest in the world, the publicity will draw a new fertilizer company to the town, which will brings jobs for the people, votes for the major, and fame and... more
  • The Dog Thief and Other Storeis

    by Laura Koerber
    A collection of stories about the relationships between humans and animals in an area of rural poverty. This book was listed by Kirkus Review as one of the one hundred best indy publications of 2015.
  • An Heirloom Adventure!: A Raucous Romp and Chicken Chase at the County Fairgrounds.

    by Mary-Margaret (anand sahaja) Stratton
    “Short snappy read guaranteed to bring a smile!” Every year, the Ponticello Stockpile & Seed Store and the Crimson Creek Seed Company, both owned by green-living dreamer, George Crimson, put on a celebration of all things non GMO, heirloom, organic, fair trade and planet-friendly, known as “the International Heirloom Faire.” And every year fair manager, Christine, deals with cursing composters, botherable beekepers, and fiddler fraud, while security manager Chucky deals with seed thieves and se... more
  • 6 Dates to Disaster

    by Cynthia T. Toney


    Wendy’s goal is to fly to Alaska. Her family is broke. Will an opportunity to make money be the answer to her prayers—or the road to disaster?

    For her mom’s birthday, Wendy finds an old jewelry box at a flea market—the perfect gift for someone who loves salvaged junk. But inside the box is a cryptic note that appears to have been written recently. Wendy’s curiosity leads her on a search with boyfriend David at her side, eager to h... more

  • Raising the Roof (Girls Know How)

    by Ellen Langas
    Grab a hard hat and join fifth-grade friends Tori, Angie and Kelly as they attempt to outwit a rival group of boys who have taken over their clubhouse. Encouraged by the female head of a major construction company, they accept the challenge to build their own. But stormy weather, differences of opinion and the boys' attempts to undermine their efforts test their friendship. Follow the antics of these spirited girls as they get a first-hand look at a real construction company and learn there is ... more
  • Smart Alex

    by Ellen Langas
    Middle school is a roller coaster ride for Alex Martinez, a 7th grade student destined for detention. She lives in the wrong part of town, wears all the wrong clothes and says all the wrong things, while girls like Emily glide effortlessly to the head of the class. When the girls unexpectedly collide in their school's team effort to with the MATHCOUNTS Competition, sparks fly! A string of lies lands Alex in hot water, wondering how she will ever get herself out. Find out how a special teacher ... more