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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Down Here in the Warmth

    by Euel Arden
    Militia on the streets of New York City? A police shooting of a young black couple (the Martins) leads to protests that escalate into riots. The riots culminate with the deaths of a white couple: renowned civil rights attorney's, Stanley and Theresa Milgram. The murder was broadcast live by a local news helicopter. The media plays the clip incessantly; unaware of the trauma it's causing the nation. A small militia group feels this is their calling and drive down to New York. A bloodbath ensues. ... more
  • The Art of Fugue

    by Will Clattenburg
    The Art of Fugue is a collection about odd little moments—half-forgotten memories, secret obsessions, day dreams—and their residual effect on characters’ lives. The “fugue” in the title refers to the interplay between stories and the overall theme of disconnection running through the book. These are stories about outsiders, misfits, people who have been blindsided by catastrophes large and small. What emerges is an offbeat picture of modern American life: from the social hierarchies of high scho... more
  • Jumbo Giant Sausages

    by Julian Hilton
    Six sausages escape the pan and set out to demolish the home! Who might be licking their lips in time to stop the rampage? After sausages One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six plan to escape the pan, they begin their messy acts of revenge. What did they do to Mum's new party dress? Where did Six put all the ice creams? If they’re not stopped, the house could be ruined! But someone is sniffing them out, just as the sausages are planning their most terrible deed… Will they find out that ... more
  • Where Hope Goes

    by Tim Cameron Long
    Espe and Alex may be from opposite sides of the world, living very different lives, but they are both missing something. Sometimes it takes the end of the world to find it.13-year-old Espe can no longer wait for her father to find her, but knows she’ll have to leave everyone behind in the slum she calls home, built against the towering wall of a luxury hotel. On the other side of the world in London, workaholic Alex isn’t sleeping and has begun self-medicating to fill the expanding void. But lif... more
  • Fate's Arrows

    by Malcolm R. Campbell
    In 1954, the small Florida Panhandle town of Torreya had more Klansmen per acre than fire ants. Sparrow, a bag lady; Pollyanna, an auditor; and Jack, the owner of Slade’s Diner, step on fire ants and Klansmen whenever they can while an unknown archer fires fate-changing arrows at the Klan’s leadership. They are not who they appear to be, and while they take risks, they must be discrete lest they end up in the Klan’s gunsights. When Julia and Eldon, a married couple from Harlem, New York, run... more
  • Final Transgression: One Woman's Tragic Destiny in War-torn France

    by Harriet Welty Rochefort

    Two sisters, two different destinies. In Final Transgression, 85-year-old Caroline Aubry tells the tale of the tragic wartime destiny of her beloved younger sister, Séverine. From their humble beginnings in a hamlet in the southwest of France to a château where Séverine becomes the protegée of the beautiful countess who employs their parents, their trajectories differ. After they move to Paris, the pragmatic Caroline becomes a successful designer and the hi... more

  • Just Us

    by Shawn Hudson
    Raw, Gritty and Unapologetic, Just Us finds Fred Thomas seeking revenge on members of the Sinville Police Department. As he begins planting the seeds to get his retribution he realizes that the task cannot be completed alone. He then reluctantly enlists the help of a woman named "Kat" who he's at odds with due to his own traditional beliefs. Will Kat and Fred be able to work together to get their own brand of justice against those corrupt cops who have terrorized the streets of Sinville for year... more
  • On Swift Wings

    by Brett M. Wiens
    Three hundred years after Jonathan Swift's Classic, Gulliver's Travels. On Swift Wings is a re-imagined modernization of the original. Written with the same style and structure as the original, but with each island evolved three hundred years based on the way they interacted with Mr. Gulliver. The satire is updated and the main character comes from the modern world. On Swift Wings is a challenging but rewarding read, with high level language and economic and political satire woven into the story... more
  • Hiraeth - Where the heart belongs

    by Amrita Chatterjee
    11-year-old Amodini is bereft of the power of speech or hearing. She lives in Chilapata, a forest village in the Dooars region of North Bengal, India. Though deprived of these abilities, she possesses a unique power to connect with animals. When a forest fire breaks out leading to an elephant rampage which threatens to destroy her village, Amodini comes to the rescue. As the elephants leave for the forest, Amodini accompanies them. Shrikant, an investigative journalist, reaches Chilapata to scav... more
  • Before Evil Walks

    by EK Jasmine
    It is not poverty to a rich story. Neither is it about making it out of the slump, pulling up the bootstraps, and the sun will come out tomorrow. It's emptied of clichés and has just about the right amount of holes.
  • Fields of Grace

    by Wendy Waters
    Sweeping epic drama spanning seven decades. Set against a backdrop of war in 30s Europe, Grace Fieldergill, a starry-eyed young actress from Devon moves to London to pursue her dream of becoming a star. The lovable boarders of Wyncote House, a ladies-only establishment, take her under their collective wing and share her triumph when she is accepted into the brilliant young John Gielgud’s Company as Peggy Ashcroft’s understudy. When Peggy misses a show one night Grace gets her chance. Watching he... more
  • Zahara and the Lost Books of Light

    by Joyce Yarrow
    Seattle journalist Alienor Crespo travels to Spain to claim the promise of citizenship offered to the descendants of Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. As she relives history through her vijitas (visits) with her ancestors, Alienor also confronts modern-day extremism and commits herself to protecting an endangered “Library of Light” – a hidden treasure trove of medieval Hebrew and Arabic books, saved from the fires of the Inquisition.
  • Those Left Behind

    by Melina Druga
    Change isn’t always for the best. Just ask the Stewards. 1914. The Steward family is eagerly preparing for the event that will forever bind them to the Bartlettes: the wedding of Hettie and Geoffrey. Little do the families know that the winds of war brewing in Europe soon will rip them apart. Hettie and her brother, Freddie, join the Canadian Army Medical Corps. This decision is met with resistance and disapproval, causing a rift in the siblings’ relationship with their parents. Mea... more
  • The Morning Star - A Novel

    by Gita V. Reddy
    The Morning Star is a story of love and sacrifice and the unseen hand of destiny. A desperate woman calls a neighbor before dying in childbirth. Is it a coincidence that she chooses someone who will give her all to save the baby from its unscrupulous father? When Sudha answers a telephone call in the middle of the night, she cannot know how it will change her life. From the first, she feels a strong connection with the motherless baby. She brings her home and names her after the Arundhati ... more
  • A Rainbow Like You

    by Andréa Fehsenfeld

    Named a BEST BC BOOK OF 2020.

    A rock star. A runaway. The most unexpected journey.

    Adrian ‘Jazzer’ Johnson’s gilded rock and roll career is the stuff of legend. From out of the dive bars of Long Beach, this high school dropout rocketed his band to the pinnacle of success. But after a whirlwind decade ended with him broken and questioning, Adrian disappeared.

    Now back on tour after a year in exile, Adrian’s still struggling and under pressure to d... more

  • Brayden the Brave

    by Michelle Bradshaw
    It is a dark and spooky night and Brayden and Chloe are not ready to go to sleep, so they decide to tell ghost stories. “Time for bed,” announces Brayden’s Mom causing them to both jump and scream. After Brayden’s Mom turns off the light and closes the door a loud sound is heard from across the house. Brayden and Chloe decide to investigate. Go on this spooky adventure with Brayden and Chloe as Chloe helps Brayden learn that he is Brayden the brave and he is braver than he thinks he is.

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