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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Bits of String too Small to Save

    by Ruby Peru
    Prim, persnickety ElizabethAnn, her race-car driving grandma, and their happily brainless dog, Jackson, escape from the futuristic police state of No Oaks and cross the space/time continuum into a wooded dystopia called Bumblegreen. There, ElizabethAnn must find a home for all of them while grappling with the colliding forces of magic and technology. In the process, she overcomes an aversion to smelly, unpleasant things and stands up against evil butterflies, talking monkeys, and stuff like that... more
  • Kitten & Butterfly (Kitten and Friends)

    by Aviva Gittle
    Kitten and Butterfly want to be friends, but what games can they play? Kitten can't fly and Butterfly can't chase his tail! Together, they find a way. The first book in the Kitten and Friends series, Kitten & Butterfly is a story of friendship and acceptance. 5-Star Readers' Favorite & 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival Honorable Mention.
  • The Humor and Wisdom of the Aged: Contributions from the Been There Done That Crowd

    by Euclid Isbell
    Review from Reader’s Favorite “This book was a revelation for me. What I got was an absolute gem of a book. I love humor that has an edge and witty one liners that can stop a conversation in a heartbeat. Normally I wipe a book off my kindle once I have read it. This book, however, will be kept there for times when I really need a pick me up.”
  • 9780998669830

    by Evelyn Dunbar Webb
    First in a grammar and composition series for 6- to 11-year-olds, The Word Collector features Priscilla, a word collector too shy to share her words, making it difficult for her to make friends. Written and illustrated in a style that captures and keeps students’ interest, the story encourages a love of language—and a willingness to help others—as it reviews the four main parts of speech: noun, verb, adverb, and adjective.
  • Forgotten Trails

    A collection of five short stories that will take you down memory's lane into the India of the nineties. Exploring the myriad hues of human emotions, the stories touch upon issues of friendships, love and adventure with a dash of supernatural.
  • Past, Present, Alternative: Nightfall

    by Leilani Graceffa

    Silence can be a fatal choice, but so can speaking up. Would you stay silent and keep your own life at risk or speak up and risk the lives of the ones you love?

    Almost a year after graduating from university and first meeting her older half-brother, Ian Daughtry, Raelynn is willing to stick around longer with him and their mother in his house in Nova Scotia. Ian—seen as reticent and often a bit pessimistic, begins to grow out of his protective integument for her a... more

  • The Gardener of Baghdad

    by Ahmad Ardalan
    Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery? Adnan leads a weary existence as a bookshop owner in modern-day, war-torn Baghdad, where bombings, corruption and assault are everyday occurrences and the struggle to survive has suffocated the joy out of life for most. But when he begins to clean out his bookshop of forty years to leave his city in search of somewhere safer, he comes across the story of Ali, the Gardener of... more
  • Old Flames and Brimstone

    by Mark Croswell

    Edwin Kranz is a wealthy, difficult, eighty year old man who thrives on being annoyed. After recovering from a minor stroke, he realizes he isn’t getting any younger and devises a plan to retain his independence and be looked after at the same time.

    Edwin’s only child, Ellie Mintzer, is a disgruntled nurse in her fifties who always craved his attention. She only knows him from weekend visits and short vacations during her childhood, but it’s been a few years since she&... more

  • The Book of David

    by Kate L. Mary

    Her life has never been her own…

    Neglected by her mother, abused by her stepfather, and trapped in an oppressive cult, Willow Sands has lived the past three years with the shadow of her fifteenth birthday hanging over her. That was the day her mother handed her over to David, the son of their leader, promising her a future even more bleak than she’d ever imagined. Now, three years later, with her eighteenth birthday and the day of her wedding fast approaching, she’s a... more

  • Earwigs in the Sink: a short story

    by Tracey Lapham White
    It starts with only one, but they're insidious. She knows they are here to do one thing; destroy her.
  • It All Comes Back to You: A Book Club Recommendation!

    by Beth Duke
    Alabama, 1947. War's over, cherry-print dresses, parking above the city lights, swing dancing. Beautiful, seventeen-year-old Violet lives in a perfect world. Everybody loves her. In 2012, she's still beautiful, charming, and surrounded by admirers. Veronica "Ronni" Johnson, licensed practical nurse and aspiring writer, meets the captivating Violet in the assisted living facility where Violet requires no assistance, just lots of male attention. When she dies, she leaves Ronni a very genero... more
  • Chips a Hometown Hero

    by Nancy M. West
    Chips is a curious and carefree dog until news arrives that Japanese warplanes have bombed Pear Harbor. Suddenly Chips's comfortable life, and the lives of everyone he knows in his peaceful little village are changed forever. Follow Chips as he is enlisted in Dogs for Defense and joins the first war dog detachment to be shipped overseas into some of the fiercest fighting of the Second World War. A fictional account based on the true-life adventures of the most highly decorated dog ... more
  • All in

    by L. K. Simonds
    Cami Taylor: a blackjack dealer, a bestselling author, and a fraud. Cami's boyfriend, Joel, loves her in spite of her flaws. He wants to marry her, buy a house on Long Island, and raise a family--a life that's a million miles from Cami's idea of happiness. Her therapist suggests compromise and trust, but Cami bolts like a deer. She breaks off the relationship and launches on a new quest for happiness, not knowing that a nasty surprise waits around the corner. What follows is a fight to the de... more
  • The Lightning Field

    by Mark James Montgomery
    Thriller… Love Story… Sparks Will Fly Recently paroled, heroic but rootless, Neal Carver is traveling the western states on a vintage motorcycle, a legacy from another drifter -- his father. After winning a poker game the bike is stolen by a murderous couple, and in attempting to regain it, Neal narrowly escapes with his life, only to be struck by lightning while crossing the badlands. He recovers and resumes his quest, but is now unexpectedly burdened with an autistic boy who has a strange ... more
  • Portrait of a Stranger

    by Rose Brookins
    “How do you draw a portrait of a stranger? We’re not photographers, going around snatching things in an instant as we please. You have to look and look, and by the time you’re done looking the person is hardly a stranger anymore, are they?” CHARLIE is lost in his own life. At twenty years old, his single act of rebellion has been to convince his parents to let him go to art school. Everything else, though, is a bit of a mess. He is good at art but doesn’t know what he wants from it. He’s not... more
  • Journey to Cloud City

    by Eliot Kersgaard
    Journey to Cloud City by Myra Makes is your child’s portal to a magical world of adventure and creativity! In the Myra Makes adventure, kids join Myra as she meets new friends and creates solutions to the challenges that come up along the way. The activities found in the book, developed over three years with feedback from kids, parents, and educators, are a fun way for kids to develop their creative, problem solving, and emotional skills. With over 60 pages of story and activities, Journey to Cl... more