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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Venice Beach: A Novel

    by Emily Gallo
    Finn, a hard-drinking and cantankerous Irish writer, is in the midst of a downward spiral. After the death of his wife, he finds himself penniless and with nowhere to go but West to live with his daughter in Venice Beach. There he meets an eccentric cast of determined survivors who help give him the inspiration to get back to the success he once knew. As soon as he feels ready to dig his way out of the darkness, he finds himself the prime suspect in a murder investigation that threatens his life... more
  • The Karma Kaper

    by Noel Anenberg
    A naive twin is killed for his brother's sins then returns from Heaven as a Chihuahua who must collect good Karma for redemption.
  • Edward the little magic star and Claire

    by Chiara Sandri
    Claire is a friendly and happy girl. She's a first grader and a bit too perfectionist: she thinks that making mistakes means failing and she doesn't want to see her teacher's red corrections on her schoolwork, she's scared of them. So she begins to feel bad, till one day her belly starts to hurt so much. "What if the growling Red Xs Monster had just come to live in my belly?" thinks Claire all scared. That night, while Claire is asleep, a special friend comes to help her overcoming her fea... more
  • Tamarindo Dreams: A Collection of Barrio Poetry

    by Roberto A. Rocha
    It is a collection of 30 Tex-Mex poems of life, love, family, loss, and grief from the author's perspective growing up in South Texas, along the Mexico border.
  • Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections

    by Susan Shalev
    Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections is a fictionalized memoir, based on real-life experiences. The book presents the story of Tanya, a Jewish teenager, as it unfolds over a ten-year period from 1939 to 1949. Forced to flee their Polish hometown, Tanya and her family wander from place to place, trying to keep one step ahead of the Nazis, until they fall into the hands of the Russians and are exiled to Siberia. Having survived hard labor in the frozen north, Tanya's father relocates the family t... more
  • Give

    by Erica C Witsell

    Every summer, Jessie and Emma leave their suburban home in the Central Valley and fly north, to Baymont. Nestled among Mendocino’s golden hills, with ponies to love and endless acres to explore, Baymont should be a child’s paradise. But Baymont belongs to Laurel, the girls’ birth mother, whose heedless parenting and tainted judgement cast a long shadow over the sisters’ summers—and their lives. Caught in a web of allegiances, the girls learn again and again that ... more

  • Summerfield

    by Albert J. Allie
    Would you go back to confront the horrifying past that you’ve spent years trying to forget? It isn’t easy going home to the place that nearly broke you. In 1984, Alan was just a kid living with an abusive, drug addicted mother. Growing up on the streets of Queens, NY Alan had to struggle to take care of himself – and his four of his best friends. They all relied on him, partly because they also had no one else, and partly because he seemed to have a knack for the downtrodden. Fast forward fifte... more
  • Casey the Container and her first day in port

    by Kristina Bowden
    This rhyming children's book follows Casey the Container, a new shipping container, along her journey on her first day in port. Casey meets new friends, experiences the workings of the waterfront, and learns the important role containers play in our world.
  • Weiße Orchideen

    by Ela Fier
    Tessa, noch keine dreißig, Single und von der Liebe enttäuscht, begegnet dem gut aussehenden Agent Matthew MacFallon, der ihr Leben mit seinem Kontrollzwang augenblicklich auf den Kopf zu stellen beginnt. Sie ist hin- und hergerissen von der neuen Bekanntschaft, trifft nach jahrelanger Trennung unerwarteterweise auch noch auf ihren Ex Christian. Plötzlich steht sie zwischen den Männern und schon ist das Gefühlschaos perfekt. Dem nicht genug, wird sie zur Zielscheibe des Serienkillers, den MacFal... more
  • Emma's Dilemma

    by Molly McCluskey-Shipman
    Have you ever felt like others would think that you're different? That’s exactly the way that Emma feels when her teacher announces the class project to create a family tree. Emma is certain that everyone in her class won't understand and accept what it means to be adopted. Can she solve her dilemma? 38 pages Ages 3-9 Includes Chinese symbol scavenger hunt, vocabulary study, create-your-own family tree page, and a page to draw your family.
  • Festeva's Holiday Cheer

    by Molly McCluskey-Shipman
    What happens when the world is overwhelmed and sad? If you’re Eva a normal dog by day, you turn into Festeva and begin an adventure of spreading holiday cheer! Join Festeva as she makes her way through the day and helps the humans she encounters feel the holiday spirit.
  • Call Numbers: The Not So Quiet Life Of Librarians

    by Syntell Smith
    Contemporary literary workplace drama surrounding a divided staff in a New York City library during 1994. A new hire attempts to fit in without taking sides.
  • Tulips of Fate

    by Ilya Rockwell
    Granvill, a handsome, ambitious, yet mysterious man in his younger years, has retired to the life he envisioned, in a small village far away from everyone, in the midst of the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and lakes. With no job to go to, and the full freedom to do what he wants every day for the rest of his life, he is taking on Kindness as the way to guide his existence. When he made the choice to retire, was he in full control of his plan or did fate have something else in... more
  • Journey Home - A Cat's Tale

    This is a story based upon the actual life of a cat found abandoned in a dumpster, left to die, with his leg caught in a trap. Born in a small town on the coast of Maine, an unpretentious cat named 'Patches' encounters life changing experiences during his first two years. His siblings are given away, his father abandons him and his mother without explanation, and he's discarded by an uncaring owner and left homeless without food or shelter. As he wanders the streets to piece his life back toget... more
  • The Man Who Came to London

    by A S Cookson
    In 1948, the first set of Caribbean nationals arrived in Great Britain on a ship called “Empire Windrush”. They struggled to find housing. They worked as labourers. They faced open discrimination, forcing them to quickly form their own community. Decades later, Freddy makes the same journey. Does he find a place to live? Does he face stereotypes? Has Britain moved forward? In a road trip, which includes Sheffield, Birmingham and Cambridge, Freddy discovers the true British society. Rea... more
  • Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller

    by EA Luetkemeyer
    A DAZZLING DEBUT NOVEL, Inside The Mind of Martin Mueller tells the story of a man of wealth and taste whose mission in life is no less than to “reassemble the scattered shards of the shattered Over-soul of mankind.” He believes the penitentiary he’s an inmate of is in the basement of his country estate. Daily he discards the fine clothes of a retired billionaire and dons the blue denim of a prisoner and takes an elevator down to his cell where he toils obsessively at his masterpiece, a manuscri... more