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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Stella on Science

    by Amber Bennett
    Stella on Science introduces readers to Stella, a spunky, fun loving five year old girl who happens to love science. Join Stella as she conducts science experiments throughout her house (sometimes to the dismay of her parents!). This book reminds us that with a little curiosity, we are all true scientists at heart.
  • The War Less Civil

    by Joseph Lewis Heil
    From the Civil War to the Culture Wars, THE WAR LESS CIVIL, a 2011 Finalist in the prestigious Faulkner-Wisdom Novel Competition, is a panoramic American saga that begins in the fall of 1864 when Henry Rosenberg joins the Union Army despite the powerful objections of his pacifist wife, Augusta. The novel ends in 1991 after the conclusion of the first Iraq War. Intervening decades reveal the attitudes of Henry and Augusta's descendants towards war and peace, love and marriage, success and failure... more
  • The Last Letter: A Novel

    by Susan Pogorzelski

    Written as a series of letters between 1999 and 2003, The Last Letter: A Novel is a classic coming-of-age tale about Lia Lenelli, a teenage girl struggling to shape her own identity while a chronic illness threatens to tear her world apart.

    Write one last letter. That's what fifteen-year-old Amelia's psychologist says when she tells him about her time capsule--a My Little Pony lunchbox she's buried in the backyard garden after listening to the preacher on the cor... more

  • Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella

    by Susan Pogorzelski
    The summer of 1979 should have been a magical time of panning for gold in the creek and catching fireflies in a jar. Instead, nothing is turning out the way 12 year old Annie expected: her best friend is away at camp, Connor Bartlett barely notices her anymore, and her parents and sister, trying to protect her from the reality of her grandmother's illness, only seem to further isolate her. Desperate to find a sense of meaning in an ever-changing world, Annie turns to an unlikely confidant: a rec... more
  • With You There Is Light: Based on the True Story about Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel

    by Alexandra Lehmann
    He told her what he witnessed. What she did with the truth changed history. As a founding member of the White Rose student resistance in Munich during World War II, Sophie Scholl helped write, produce and distribute thousands of anti-Nazi leaflets all over Southern Germany and in Austria. Her boyfriend, Captain Fritz Hartnagel, served on both the Western and Eastern fronts in Hitler's Army. For the first time ever, this book reveals the inner thoughts and feelings behind a six-year relationsh... more
  • Bedtime for Buzzy

    by T.J. Hackworth
    A boy learns that going to sleep is an important part of continuing his imaginary adventures.
  • DELTA: The Women

    by Carol Crowson DeVille
    DELTA: The Women is the second in a series of books by Carol Crowson DeVille (The Delta Series) that explores the post-war period 1919-1927 through the eyes of a young Cajun reporter, Teophile Landry, and other Louisiana/Mississippi characters, some of whom are authentic historical figures and some of whom are fictional. In DELTA: The Women, Teo is assigned to follow women from Louisiana through the summer of 1920 as they fight for (and against) ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment which ... more
  • An Address in Amsterdam

    by Mary Fillmore

    Rachel Klein hopes she can ignore the Nazis when they roll into Amsterdam in May 1940. She’s falling in love, and her city has been the safest place in the world for Jewish people since the Spanish Inquisition. But when Rachel’s Gentile boyfriend is forced to disappear rather than face arrest, she realizes that everything is changing, and she must, too – so she finds the courage to deliver papers for the underground. After eighteen months of ever- increasing danger, she push... more

  • DELTA: The Men

    by Carol Crowson DeVille
    In February of 1919, a young Cajun journalist, Teophile Landry, returns from four years as a war correspondent in Europe only to encounter more tragedy at home. Eventually assigned to cover a Louisiana gubernatorial race, he discovers a world of political machines, secret societies, racial injustice, prohibition, and jazz. Teo becomes enamored of a beautiful suffragist from Kansas, renews his friendship with a young Italian dentist/saxophonist, and unwittingly helps a young field hand and hi... more
  • The Blue Moon Narthex

    by N. J. Donner
    Following the sudden death of his father, thirteen-year-old Cole McCarthy finds his grief interrupted by strange discoveries. An odd stone-shaped object unlocks his father’s secret life and thrust Cole and two school mates into the middle of the Karmanic battle between good and evil. The Blue Moon Narthex follows Cole, Britten and Sophie into hidden worlds where the keepers of good fight to keep dark forces in check. With only the powerful stone, a letter and grandfatherly Norm to guide them,... more
  • Craved (Twisted Book 2)

    by Lola Smirnova
    The highly anticipated sequel to Twisted - Craved is the second book of the Twisted trilogy - riveting and dark Realistic Fiction with a touch of Thrilling Suspense... Having been to hell and back, the eager sisters from Ukraine - Natalia, Lena and Julia - decide to retire from selling sex and walk the straight and narrow path back home. But when an old friend calls them with an opportunity to make buckets of ‘easy’ money in South Africa, they find it impossible to refuse. Their return to... more
  • The Heritage

    by Jack Michonik
    The year is 1926. Thousands of Jewish families are forced to flee poverty and anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe. Fate takes two families to the magical continent of South America, which opens its generous arms to them. Many surprises await the immigrants in the New World. In this exciting story of their lives from their early teens in the “shtetl” to leisurely musings of middle age, we see the hardships immigrants face in the long journey to America, the complex process of adaptation to an unfamil... more
  • A Soldier's Son

    by Jack Estes
    In 1968 Mike Kelly's chopper is shot down at night over the jungles of Vietnam. The crew is dead. Most of his team is dead and the enemy is approaching and Mike makes a life altering decision. Today, it is 2004 and Mike is a successful author and writes for the local newspaper. He lives in a big house on the lake with his wife Claire, 20 year old daughter Madie and 18 year old son Mick. But he is still haunted by the war. The fighting in Iraq has begun, which triggers Mike's memories. His pt... more
  • Beyond the Pale

    by C. Michelle McCarty
    Ousted from her family's Georgia mansion to a Maryland mobile home, Abbie embraces unusual trailer park people who help keep her mind off an old locker left by her dad yet confiscated by her mother. When her mother dies in 2000, will guarded secrets from her past elate or devastate Abbie and others?
  • Tug of the Wishbone

    by Katherine L. Holmes
    Maureen doesn’t plan to repeat the mistakes of her divorced parents. Her 1960's experiences are presented alongside family leave-takings. When marriage seems imminent, the leave-takings are with men. Maureen’s photography proves to be a more permanent involvement. Eventually she struggles with depression and clings to her work until that is with a man that she would readily date. Outside their magazine, she defiantly exposes a large poultry farm while confronting her need for a constant love rel... more
  • goodbye rudy kazoody

    by aa freda
    Growing up is difficult enough. But when you’re a recent immigrant arriving in a country that is going through its own coming-of-age process, fueled by rock ‘n’ roll, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, free love, the pill, LSD, and the Cold War, it’s downright confusing, and for some—lethal. With the various upheavals shaking America to its core, Joey, whose family emigrated to the Bronx from Italy’s Apennine Mountains, struggles to retain his innocent, optimistic outlook on life as... more

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