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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Gift of the Winds

    by Tecla Emerson
    It was a lonely lighthouse, tucked far out on a peninsula. Its function was to protect the ships at sea from the treacherous shoals of coastal Maine. Jacob and Sarah had done their job well all these years: keeping the lamp lit and sounding the warning horn whenever necessary. And now, unable to help, they watched as the violence of a late winter storm took out its fury on a helpless schooner. Sailing from distant Ireland, the ship held many of the Irish immigrants who were escaping from the lin... more
  • The Oregon Trail - Pathway to the West

    by Tecla Emerson
    Maddie knew the trip wouldn't be easy. Her mother and older brother were no longer with them and Hannah, her little sister, was hers alone to care for. And Hannah was mute. Mute for reasons no one knew. It would take months to arrive at their destination. Months that would include accidents, floods, Indian attacks and disease. The losses along the trail were both huge and unexpected. Would they ever reach the West, the land of their new home? It was 1845. A small group of daring an brave pione... more
  • Silver Buckles

    by Gayle Siebert
    Lindy Jones is on a mission to find her birth father. She knows nothing about him except that he's a rodeo rider. Her mother has always said he wants nothing to do with her, but a chance sighting of a man in a cowboy hat leaving their house on the last day of The Calgary Stampede makes her doubt that. She sets out to catch up with him, even though it means sneaking out. When she discovers he left the Stampede earlier, she falls in with a group of cowboys headed to the next rodeo, telling herself... more
  • Reminds Me of My Innocence

    by Peter Kelton
    This novel traces brotherly and sisterly ties through a lifetime of misadventures, a journey into absurdity, where Alzheimer's takes the narrator. He unravels tales from that inner brain, spliced together with imagination, in a humorous delight, a complex litany of literary fiction, adventure, mystery, suspense, myth, romance and desire.
  • The Life of an Airborne Ranger: Donovan's Skirmish

    by Michael Kitz-Miller
    This is the first book in a trilogy. Book One: Donovan's Skirmish cover the early years of Jack Donovan who, without funds to continue his college degree, with the draft in effect leaves school and ends up enlisting as a private in the army. The first book will follow his early years as an enlisted man then a non-commissioned officer with two tours in Vietnam. Jack continues to distinguish himself and is awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic actions during his second tour. He is seriously wounde... more
  • Wembly

    by Gayle Siebert
    It's tough being a tomboyish seventeen year old girl. Even worse when your friends have moved on to other interests and you're still horse crazy. When Lisa Rogney becomes the target of bullies and her once-friends not only don't help but are part of the problem, she realizes she has to change at least some of her ways in order to fit in. Can she do that? Should she?
  • Merry Christmas Tabitha Tinker

    by Daniel Fleischhacker

    Tabitha Tinker is ten yrs old and loves Christmas except for the annual visit of her cousin, Melvin. He is a spoiled brat. He has no boundaries and seemingly no regrets for the damage he does. He pours perfume on Tabitha's cat, he gets his head stuck in the railings of the stairway, he breaks an expensive Swiss music box clock, and destroys precious ornaments on the Tinker's tree. When Tabitha finds out he has a terminal disease, her attitude toward him changes. It's very funny. a... more

  • Wembly

    by Gayle Siebert
    Being a teenager can be difficult. It's even more difficult when you're a tomboyish seventeen-year-old who loves horses and your friends have gone on to other interests. When Lisa becomes the target of bullies and her once-friends not only won't help but are part of the problem, it seems she will have to change to fit in. Even if it means becoming someone she isn't. Can she do that? Should she do that?
  • I Exist. Therefore I Am

    by Shirani Rajapakse
    A newly married woman burns to death. A mother is forced to kill her infant daughter. A young woman with a promising future becomes a slave to a holy man. A recently widowed woman is left on the bank of the river to die. I Exist. Therefore I Am takes you on a journey into the world of women and the trauma they face for simply being women. Moving and inspiring yet also disturbing, these nine stories set in India are about internal struggles, desperation, darkness, helplessness as well as hope ... more
  • Ammora

    by Cachline Etienne
    Ammora’s one goal for the year is to keep her scholarship. To her this means no partying, dating and definitely, no drinking. With her head stuck deep in her books, Ammora is closer than ever to accomplishing her goal, that is, until she meets Brooke. A devilish stranger who sucks Ammora into his world of glamour, Brooke teaches Ammora one important lesson: “Everything that glitters isn't gold.
  • The Zodiac Son

    by huy nguyen
    The Zodiac Son In a small village in ancient Indochina where things were uncertain, Song Huy, a mischievous boy, lived with his Godparents. He always felt like there was one thing he was missing, his parents. As the new Dynasty takes over his village, Song receives, a pouch, fit for the wooden box, inside jade ornaments of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. His Godparents gives Song a letter written by his parents. Song reads the letter out loud; it said: We miss you very much and think about you... more
  • Bonded: Three Dark Fairy Tales

    by Michelle D. Argyle

    What happened after Cinderella married her prince? How did the evil sorceress in Sleeping Beauty turn evil in the first place? Discover these stories and a world filled with magic, forbidden love, elves, sprites, dragons, and the most powerful creatures of all--the fairies--in Bonded, a collection of three fairy tale inspired novellas.

    THIRDS ~ A retelling of the Grimm’s fairy tale, One-Eye, Two-Eyes, Three-Eyes. Issina is surrounded by magic, yet none of it belongs to her. Despis... more

  • Lee Fitts

    by Rich Garon
    You can’t stop rooting for Lee Fitts. They say he had such potential. Then after that morning, he became mostly a survivor, traumatized by a horror that took so many innocent lives. As he tries to live on, his limitations make him what forgiveness, compassion and honesty are all about. But he soon learns, he is a in a world where one so clearly guided by these traits is easy prey. A woman sharing an important link to that morning commits herself to Lee’s recovery. A night at a homeless shelte... more
  • Finding Sgt. Kent

    by Raymond Hutson
    Finding Sgt. Kent is a work of fiction that explores one man's bewilderment in rejoining civilian life after almost fifteen years of continuous service in the United States Army, the last six years of duty in Afghanistan. Kent discovers his greatest challenge is finding a sense of belonging; his physical injuries and PTSD are, to the protagonist, secondary. One of the subtexts of the story is the notion that PTSD is not a disability per se, but something that has become a part of the individual,... more
  • The Greater Danger

    by Kathryn Cable
    A political thriller you can't put down! Could this be America's future? The fall of a mighty nation does not come from an outside enemy but instead ‘the greater danger’ within. Crushed by exploitation, loss of rights, corrupt leaders and hateful radical factions, America is ripe for revolution. Power-hungry leaders on both sides capitalize on the growing fires of hatred to further their own ambitions. A charismatic militia leader of millions rips the Union apart in a new Civil War by in... more
  • Tilly and Torg: New Kids at School

    by Connie Goyette Crawley
    Tilly and Torg are off to their first day of school! And whether it's reading, math, art, or even recess, one thing is for sure! These two hilarious monsters have a lot to learn! An Easy-As-Pie Chapter Book with sight word list and book quiz included. Lexile 480L.