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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • In Two Worlds

    by Ido Kedar
    Seven-year-old Anthony has autism. He flaps his hands. He makes strange noises. He can't speak or otherwise communicate his thoughts. No one, not even his loving family, his teachers and his specialists have any idea of his true intelligence. He is locked inside himself and this sharply divides his life between two worlds: His inner world, so richly sensory it is at times hallucinogenic; and his external world, dominated by therapies, specialists and endless misunderstandings. Despite years of ... more
  • Window of Opportunity, LLC

    by Lana Pereyaslavska
    Up to her ears in debt, disillusioned by the prison-like existence, feeling like the tiniest of cogs inside a giant robotic machine, Dawn spends all the little money she has left on one extravagance - a window of opportunity, or a WOOP, as it is known. It may turn out to be a scam, another urban legend, but she wants to think there is a better life awaiting her on the other side of dusty glass. It's her chance to live every day to the fullest instead of merely dragging through, always stuck in a... more
  • Of Metal and Earth

    by Jennifer M Lane

    Finalist in the 2018 IAN Book of the Year Awards in the category of Literary / General Fiction!

    Seven ordinary lives are changed by their extraordinary relationships with a little green Jeep in Of Metal and Earth, a tale of restoration and redemption.

    In 1964, James survives a fierce early battle in the Vietnam War by hiding beneath his Jeep. When he returns to the small town of Elk River, he is emotionally paralyzed and with nothing to fight for, turns to ... more

  • Scared of the Dark

    by Caroline L Thornton

    The dark can be scary, especially when you don't know what you're afraid of. But you're not alone, most of us have felt scared at night and the dark's not actually so bad. Discover some of the reasons for our fear, meet friendly animals who play in the night and learn to think of the dark in a new way. Oh and just in case some monsters are'll be reminded that you're braver than you may think! Contains mild scares.

  • If Pencils Could Talk

    by Bobbie Zitelli
    This is a book to encourage and inspire children to pick up a pencil and learn to write or draw. With added fun and blank pages at the end of the book, children can explore their imagination by drawing, coloring and writing
  • Dylan's Move

    by Ashley Pribble
    Dylan is a young girl living in the heart of the great state of Texas. She loves the beautiful wildflowers around her home and going on adventures with her friends, Reagan and Cora. When her parents tell her that the family will be moving to Canada though, she becomes saddened by the idea of no more Texas adventures. But with her move to Canada, she will have new experiences and meet new friends, which will surely lead to some of her greatest adventures yet!
  • To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight, Book Two

    by C David Gierke
    To Caress the Air continues to track the progress of Augustus Herring as he prepares to fly his revolutionary powered aeroplane. Gus, still optimistic after a series of nagging technical setbacks, believes that the upcoming trials will be the “next great step” in unraveling the problems of manned, heavier-than-air flight. \tA series of tragic events pushed Herring to the brink of financial ruin. Moving his family back East, Gus helps to establish the Aero Club of America, where he met Glenn H. ... more
  • To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight, Book One

    by C David Gierke
    Most people accept the view that the Wright brothers invented the airplane. “Not so!” according to American aviation pioneer Augustus Moore Herring. “The aeroplane has a good many daddies.” Herring should know; he was there. To Caress the Air is a biographical novel based on Herring’s 22-year career in aeronautics. The story takes place in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and chronicles Herring’s aeronautical achievements, his ordeals, and his triumph over severe ... more
  • Thou Shalt Eat Dust: A Second Chance Love Story

    by Eliza D. Ankum
    Two separate couples worlds apart. One couple lives in a private gated community in Phoenix, Arizona while the other struggles for survival on Chicago’s turbulent South Side. However, both couples have their worlds torn apart by a malevolent but impartial killer, Cancer. Each couple suffers the death of a long time spouse. Their heartbreak is immeasurable. Elizabeth uses alcohol to cope with the death of her husband, drowning her sorrow and grief in bottle after bottle of vodka. While, acros... more
  • The Target Box

    by Ryan Scoville
    It’s the third week in August, which means I’m heading north for my annual road trip, my pilgrimage to Chicago. I got the red Mustang out of the garage and had her detailed. The windows are down, I’m driving fast, and my collection of mix tapes are blasting at full volume. I have one weekend, and it’s going to be an all-out bender. I’ll hit some of the usual highlights: catch a Cubs game, visit a museum, and maybe take in a bit of the Air and Water Show. I may catch up with old friends, but prob... more
  • Sepp: America and The West

    by Helmut Schonwalder
    Sepp’s Epic Perils & Pitfalls is a lengthy saga and goes the whole gamut of tales about war, refugees, money, sex, religion, apartheid, food and other very common issues, such as the many faces of addiction and a spiritual awakening. The story starts in Sudetenland and via Frankenland, Hamburg, Andalusia, South Africa and Kansas City, Sepp arrives in California. The Sepp books are about an ordinary kid. We get to know Sepp’s growing up, at times ill-advised, half-witted, developing equally both... more
  • Sparrow Beach

    by Shelby Raebeck
    A tale about the commercialization of Long Island's beautiful east end, and about one family's struggles to stay true, to the place and to each other.
  • The Suicide Gene

    by CJ Zahner
    She thought they were her siblings. By the time she realized they weren’t, one of them was dead. Doctor Emma Kerr had no right counseling them. Adopted and her birth records lost, she believed she was born a McKinney. Her face, intelligence, and depression resembled theirs. For years people mistook her for their sister. So she devised a plan. What begins as a scheme to counsel the McKinney family and determine if they are blood relatives, quickly causes Emma to wonder if she had truly done th... more
  • Zafira and the Birds

    by Eugenie Makrogiannis

    Zafira Panos is a spirited ten-year-old who dreams of a life full of mystery and intrigue. The cool part? She can actually PLAN her dream adventures—and this time she’s heading to ancient Greece! But things take a weird turn when Zafira inexplicably finds herself a thousand years earlier, inside strange hilltop citadels, where she has to fight hybrid racco-dragons, bizarre vine creatures, harpies, and homicidal kings. Things definitely aren’t going as planned and Zafira, alo... more

  • The Secret Laboratory: Gravity Gone!

    by Kristen Bottger
    Fourth graders Marie and Albert discover a secret laboratory at their school, Faraday Academy. They soon realize the lab is magical when they accidentally turn off the gravity! They learn not only how gravity works, but also a shocking secret about their school, all while trying to save their classmates from floating away!