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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A Bird in the House

    by Lynn Arbor

    Sometimes Dee shuts her eyes and imagines flying like a bird, simply floating high above everything.  But that’s impossible without wings. And besides, she has to take care of her mother, Bessie, which is ironic, since her brat brother, Georgie, was Bessie’s favorite child. Bessie has a constant refrain, “Tell me if I did something bad, Dee. I must have done something awful, otherwise why wouldn’t Georgie come see me or even call ... more

  • The Kurdish Woman

    by Luis Rousset
    The Kurdish Woman is a story of love found and lost between a US military officer and a foreign agent who are worlds apart. John Davenport, an American Army Special Forces officer, belongs to a family with a proud military history. Arya Sintesi is the beautiful and sophisticated daughter of a Turkish politician, and an agent of MIT, Turkey’s secret service. The story follows them as they meet, fall desperately in love, and are then forced apart. It chronicles their parallel adventures and danger... more
  • Seeking the American Dream

    by Heidi M. Thomas
    As a nurse, Anna Schmidt deals with the aftermath of a war-torn Germany on a daily basis. The destruction and suffering of WWII frame her existence until she meets American GI, Neil Moser. His stories of ranch life in Montana, his quiet kindness and compassion, and the attraction that blossoms give her hope for a different life. Before their relationship develops, Neil is suddenly shipped out of Germany, and Anna is left with nothing but a yearning for what might have been. Anna’s dreams are re... more
  • A Pardon for Tommy

    by Patricia Nmukoso Enyi
    Chelsea is a survivor – she watched her city self-destruct during Hurricane Katrina and watched her father become swept away by floodwaters during the aftermath. After relocating to Houston, Chelsea begins a new life, but she never lets go of the hope that one day her father will return to them. Meanwhile, her loyal companion, Tommy the turkey, is due to end up as Thanksgiving dinner unless there is some type of divine intervention. Will Chelsea save Tommy in time, or will Tommy be the one to sa... more
  • We Never Do Wednesday's

    by Robert M Lebovitz
    We Never Do Wednesday's is a seniors' love story, a story of the onset of mutual loss. Retired and living comfortably, the Southern California couple are enjoying each other and their activities much as they always have. Their individual pasts were somewhat complicated but their shared world never was. Then a looming threat, one that only he had reason to fear, engulfs them in a manner that neither had reason to expect but both must manage. Once perceived, however, the eventual ending they must ... more
  • Princess Emma's trip to the park & Princess Emma's trip to the cake shop

    by susan law
    Princess Emma goes out for trips to everyday places and in both stories bumps into Indi the dog. Once Indi gives Princess Emma a big wet kiss on her cheek the misadventures begin as loveable Indi manages to get into all kinds of trouble. . The stories have a unique theme in that only one parent is involved in each story so that the book will be welcomed by one parent families.
  • 978-1-387-08150-9

    by Robert Sherretta
    “EARTH’S MARROW” is a journey into the underworld and a fight for freedom. Told through the experience of a political refugee from Europe, squeezed between the First World War and the Russian Revolution, this tale travels to America and deep into the coal mines of a century ago. Inside those dark shafts, our young protagonists struggle to survive amidst the most oppressive working conditions working men have ever been asked to endure, and against powerful forces of evil aligned against them. ... more
  • I, Sarah Steinway

    by Mary Carter
    Seventy-five-year-old Sarah Steinway - - as in piano - - survives a catastrophic rise in sea levels and subsequent flooding of the entire San Francisco Bay Area during The Emperor Floods. She survives by retreating to her treehouse, high in the branches of a California Live Oak on the edge of the San Pablo Bay seasonal wetlands. She makes a life in her treehouse, alone, for almost five years, battling intruders and illness and hunger and boredom. She is strong, resourceful, and forcefully opinio... more
  • Renaissance Wonders and Humanist Wisdom

    by bernard andre ANCEL
    In 1506, Andrea, a Florentine student travels in Alsace, Bruges and Paris. He admires wonderful sites and masterpieces, becomes fan of polyphonic music and observes the rapid development of the printing industry. In Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, he meets the initiators of a map where a new continent is given a name : ‘America’ ! In this turning point of the Renaissance movement, the Imperial cities in Alsace are experiencing a period of properity thanks to their mutual solidarity and the dynamism of t... more
  • Do You Ever Wonder What Happens in the Barnyard at Night?

    by Christina Taber- Tabuchi
    A delightful rhyming tale of fun and curiosity. Children follow Eliza the little white mouse hidden on each page as she travels around the barnyard at night. Horses, goats, chickens and more all come to life in in ways you may have never imagined!
  • Blood Orange

    by Brenda Spalding
    Cocaine and the problems it brings are coming to rural Florida. It falls to Sheriff Gabe McAllister to find a way to stop the drugs from entering his county. A brave young woman, Nora Hollister, stands by his side in this fight to stop the Medline Cartel lead by Pablo Escobar. Together they try to protect their way of life and of those who work the groves. The DEA sends in their agents to help with a war on drugs and the dangerous Cartel that is moving in. In 1986 the Florida Orange groves are... more
  • Jane the Quene (The Seymour Saga Book 1)

    by Janet Wertman
    All Jane Seymour wants is a husband; but when she catches the eye of a volatile king, she is pulled deep into the Tudor court's realm of plot and intrigue....
  • A Thief's Game

    by Caylen D. Smith

    In a time of misfortune and loss, the kingdom of Bullan is ruled by a greedy and murderous king. He demands exorbitant taxes of his people and when his demands are not fulfilled, the consequences are severe. Death knocks on every door sooner or later, and unfortunately it was sooner for young Emersyn Hale. When the king’s guards killed her twin brother and her father, Emersyn was forced to hide and listen while Death did his work. Now, nine years later, eighteen-year-old Emersyn is a di... more

  • Imperfect Hearts

    by Caylen D. Smith
    The sea is calling. It has always been that way for Alexandria. But when circumstances of Aly's life pull her toward the ocean, what she discovers on the journey is not at all what she had in mind. She never dreamed she would find herself traveling with lawless men, or in the midst of adventures that carry her into an unknown and mystical world. Nor did Aly ever imagine the sacrifices she’d be willing to make to save one person. The person who understands her best. With the unfortunate truth of ... more
  • Vivir El Dream

    by Allison K. Garcia
    Linda Palacios crossed the border at age three with her mother, Juanita, to escape their traumatic life in Mexico and to pursue the American dream. Years later, Linda nears college graduation. With little hope for the future as an undocumented immigrant, Linda wonders where her life is going. Tim Draker, a long-unemployed businessman, has wondered the same thing. Overcome with despair, he decides to take his own life. Before he can carry out his plan, he changes course when he finds a job as ... more

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