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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • In An Instant (Volume 1)

    by Janae Mitchell
    Sixteen-year-old Emersyn Moore spends her summer days working part-time in a book store, enjoying her next read, and hanging out with her best friend, Brianna. She also spends a lot of time admiring Brianna’s older brother, Kaden, who has made it clear that he sees Emersyn as nothing more than a sister. Emersyn concedes to her sisterly role, keeping her feelings to herself, as well as the fantasies she knows will never become reality. However, when Kaden is involved in a disabling accident, ever... more
  • Beneath the Blackberry Moon Part 1: the Red Feather (Creek Country Saga)

    by April W Gardner

    On a moonless night in 1813, Adela McGirth encounters a set of wolves and the steely eyed warrior who slays them, searing himself on her heart. When he returns, it’s with a brand of a different sort—the flaming arrow that destroys her life.

    In the copper-haired captive, Totka Lawe finds the other half of his spirit. He vows he would die ten deaths to protect her, and he would kill any who tried to steal her away. With bluecoat soldiers pursuing him, a jealous cousin pur... more

  • Baring My Soul

    by Yvonne James
  • Rosey Raises Roses

    by Leah Escott

    Rosey, a five-year-old headstrong little girl, is determined not to end up employed in a flower related profession as has been role modelled for her by several generations of matriarchs. As Rosey matures, in her desperate avoidance of flower-related endeavors, Rosey acquires knowledge, worldliness, love, and finally, self-awareness, from an unexpected encounter. 

    All the names are flower related, making the story funny and equally appreciated by children and adults.

  • Tattle Tales: Essays and Stories Along the Way

    by Abbe Rolnick
    Abbe Rolnick—teller of tales, celebrant of life, world traveler—offers visions from the heart in this collection of short stories and essays. Explorations of whimsy and wisdom take the reader from the basement of a young girl learning about the Holocaust via a repairman, to a literal and psychological deep dive in the Caribbean, to the humble truths of a dung beetle in Africa, and all points in between. The author’s keen perception and compassion light the way.
  • A Glass of Crazy

    by Tina Laningham

    In A GLASS OF CRAZY, Abby uses snarky humor to guide the reader on her journey into the depths of alcoholism and the not so easy road back. Those who like the hit drama series, The Fosters, won't want to miss A Glass of Crazy.

  • Charlie's Chalk Stick

    by Renee Wendinger
    One day Charlie, a hobo, hopped off the two o'clock train. After forming a friendship with an injured dog at a hobo village, Charlie meets a group of children at a lemonade stand. Through the use of his chalk stick, Charlie teaches the children a new language - the hobo language. Will the children judge Charlie by his appearance? Or will they have a change of heart? Deftly written by Renee Wendinger and charmingly illustrated by Sharon Grey, "Charlie's Chalk Stick" is a delightfully engaging chi... more
  • In the Springtime Everything is New All Over Again: A Dark Humor Short Story

    by Esmerelda Q. Jones
    Pathos! Characters! Metafiction! Poor Carl just has no luck! And neither does Edwina or little Oscar, but that's okay, because the Tuesday Book Club ladies just love it when bad things happen to hapless Carl, because it makes them feel better about their own lives. Will Carl get his life together? Will Edwina find purpose in life? Will little Oscar get the special shoes he needs? FIND OUT INSIDE.
  • The Strangest Love

    by Melanie Calhoun
    Victoria has a secret! Secluding secrets is her priority, while sleeping with the enemy is inescapable, until she meets Chuck, the newfound love of her life. Chuck senses day by day something is troubling Victoria. Instead of confronting Victoria, he convinces her to confess everything to God. As Victoria grows in her faith, the more hell she begins to face. Victoria learns she is not the only one concealing secrets. When secrets are revealed, murder becomes an unfortunate, nonnegotiable option.... more
  • Keep·er: Sydney Keane Series: The Beginning

    by Laryl Dixon
    Sydney’s life seemed placed in a storybook setting in East Texas: a beautiful mother, ruggedly handsome father, picturesque home, and good family name. But bad choices are soon made leaving Sydney vulnerable to the people around her and to the terrible things that can happen in this world. Sydney’s teen years are marked by the reckless decisions that so often plague young victims of abuse, and she enters adulthood determined to leave her difficult past behind. But when a shocking revelation bri... more
  • We Hold These Truths

    by David S. Mitchell

    In his timely debut novel, David S. Mitchell grants the reader unprecedented access to the provocative world of code-switching African-American Ivy Leaguers and the dark underbelly of Southern race politics as seen through the eyes of Al Carpenter. Al, an erudite and incorrigible law student, struggles to square the hopeful outcome of President Obama's 2008 election with the prospect that many Americans don't actually want the change they clamored for. 

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  • Spillworthy

    by Johanna Harness
    A Spillworthy is an idea so good, it has to be shared and ten-year-old Ulysses Finch doesn't let being homeless get in his way. He scrawls his best thoughts on pizza boxes, releases them into the wild, and relishes every response. After moving to Idaho, Ulysses finds Gem Rost's journal and dives into reading it. She must be a kindred spirit! Or is she?
  • Common Sense Revisited

    by Ronald Feller
    A pamphlet of dialogues on issues of the day.
  • Backwards Into the Future

    by Bronwyn Elsmore
    Everyone knows you can’t go back. Everyone except Mary apparently, because here she is – back in her old hometown. That’s because of Kui, and Ana. One of them is pushing her, the other is holding back, and between the two there’s much to be resolved. The plum tree and the manuka have gone, but a lemon tree thrives. The mystery of the Marakihau may never be solved, but if Ana returns some things from the past can be recovered. Can’t they?
  • Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette (The Suffragette Nation) (Volume 1)

    by L. Davis Munro
    A fascinating glimpse into often-overlooked aspects of women’s history, Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette follows a young typewriter girl as she struggles to survive on her own in 1913 London. Emmy’s wages are far from sufficient to feed and clothe her properly, so when she’s offered a better-paying job with Scotland Yard she doesn’t hesitate to accept—even though it means spying on the seemingly harmless Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). She soon meets Edith, a wealthy suffragette... more
  • Lost Birds

    by Birute Putrius
    Spanning forty years and two continents, Lost Birds weaves a tale of Irene Matas and her friends, who arrive as children in Chicago after the Second World War and begin to puzzle out what it means to be American. These interconnected stories follow the residents on Talman Street who fled the Soviet takeover of their country. While the parents, sick with nostalgia and grief for their lost homeland, cling to their old ways, their conflicted children are torn between allegiance to their parents an... more

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