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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Calamity Jane- How the West Began

    by Bryan Ney
    Fifteen-year-old Martha Canary's family arrives in the goldfields of 1860's Montana in impoverished circumstances and despised for uncertain reasons. Soon though, Martha makes a name for herself as Calamity Jane through her exploits, wins friends and becomes the toast of the town. Murder and robbery stalk all who travel the surrounding trails, and Jane thinks she knows who is responsible. Can she and her new friends rally forces to clean the place up?.
  • The Soldier, the Avatar, and the Holocaust: WWII Germany, Jan.-May, 1945

    by Ronni Sanlo
    Did the Holocaust really happen? Seventeen-year old computer nerd Beth needs to know, so in 2017 she time-travels back to 1945 and accompanies her 19 year-old Jewish great-grandfather Sandy through the last five months of WWII. Along the way, she joins with two other teen time-travelers to meet three young German girls who share their stories of survival of the various armies that invaded their town, goes to 1945 Ohio to meet her 18 year-old great-grandmother who waits for her young soldier to c... more
  • Wednesday: A Political Satire

    by Steven Evans

    Girls are only supposed to have fun — right?

    Among the young scholars on the first day of seventh grade, Lakshmi Pardeshi — better known as Lash — befriends a fascinating girl named Wednesday, who claims she can control people with her mind. Impressed by Wednesday’s bold demeanor and sharp wit, Lash enlists Wednesday to help with an unpopular friend’s bid for class president amid unstoppable competition. With each passing day, Lash... more

  • Pansy and Violet meet the Dragons

    by Maggie Jeffrey
    The third book in the series is set in a very hard winter where everything is white. The youngest colour fairies are bored and cold. It is suggested that they go on holiday somewhere warm and Pegasus helps out. However perhaps they get more than they bargained for.
  • The Colour with No Fairy: Book 2 in the Colour Fairies Series

    by Maggie Jeffrey
    This is the second book in the Colour Fairies series and as autumn comes the fairies realise there's no one looking after the colour brown, which is one of the most common colours in autumn. With a little help from Wise Unicorn they come up with an unusual solution.
  • The Day the Rainbow Was Stolen.: A Colour Fairies Story

    by Maggie Jeffrey
    This is the first in a series of fairy stories I have written about the fairies who look after the colours. This book tells what happens when colours go missing, who is responsible, how they are found out and what happens next. As the series progresses more characters are introduced and the fairies have lots of adventures. Eventually they get married and have children and replacement fairies have to be taken on by Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of Fairies. The books include some colouri... more
  • The Adminisphere

    by John Prather
    Greg Samson is a brand-new teacher at a brand-new high school in a wealthy suburb of Phoenix. While he finds teaching to be a noble profession, his hard work and persistence are no match for the irrelevant decisions and absurd policies which fall from The Adminisphere. The perpetrators are countless: a tyrannical principal; the revolving door of Superintendents; administrators with their own agendas; meddling parents and expensive lawyers to whom the District invariably capitulates; pointl... more
  • Gates on the Way to the Great Upstairs

    by Laura Levin

    Evan Tauber believes he’s responsible for the death of his father. Now, after keeping this painful secret to himself for a year, Evan sees a possible path to his redemption: he can join his dad in the afterlife to apologize.

  • The Dining Car

    by Eric Peterson
    Fresh from a public humiliation and in search of his true calling, former college football star Jack Marshall enlists as bartender on flamboyant food and wine writer Horace Button's vintage private railroad car, making a whistle-stop tour of America's gastronomic hotspots. Decked out in a white jacket, learning to mix perfect cocktails, young Jack is immersed in a style of living—and dining—he’d assumed was extinct. Striving to appease the eccentric, finicky Horace and his enigmatic personal che... more
  • Grandpa Larry's Not-So-Ordinary Dairy

    by Lacey Lexvold
    Grandpa Larry’s Dairy farm is anything but ordinary. Once the cow’s chores are done, they slip through a magical portal to a land where they can play and have fun all day. What is it like on the other side of the portal? Follow the cows through a typical day at Grandpa Larry’s Dairy and find out!
  • Snail's Dangerous Journey

    by Gemma Mallorey
    There's not much around for Snail to eat. Rather than starve he sets off with three slugs to find the sweet and tasty hosta plants. Beer traps, slug pellets and nematodes are just some of the dangers they encounter on their perilous journey. Read this tale of gastropod adventure to find out which of them makes it to the juicy end.
  • The Lonely Balloon

    by Gemma Mallorey
    The balloon soars high in the sky. Large, beautiful and rather lonely. He tries hard to make friends but, being so high up, he appears aloof and distant. Something has got to give, and in a little time it does! Discover how Balloon ends up happier, if somewhat changed.
  • Elephant Walk (The Brigandshaw Chronicles Book 2)

    by Heather Stretch
    After completing his Oxford University degree, Harry Brigandshaw spends the summer at Purbeck Manor in the heart of the Dorset countryside and home to his friend Robert St Clair. Whilst there, Harry meets Lucinda, Robert’s sister, who falls in love with him but he doesn’t reciprocate her love. During a day out shooting, Harry receives a telegram from Africa and he must return home immediately. Together, Harry and Robert set sail for Rhodesia. The years pass and 1914 approaches with England d... more
  • Bend with the Wind: A Novel

    by Heather Stretch
    There’s an old Chinese proverb: ‘When the wind blows, the reeds must bend’ And so it is that Merry Hall, the family seat of the Beaumont family, has stood as a symbol of wealth and power for centuries, and dates back to William the Conqueror. Despite war and struggle it has always maintained a male heir; when the direct line disappeared a cousin from India had taken over. The Hall had gone into decline but the new male heir, Sir Thomas Beaumont, was determined to return the Hall to its fo... more
  • Vultures in the Wind

    by Heather Stretch
    In a peaceful African coastal village, two boys are born on the same day. Their idyllic, brief childhood together is short lived ending in hardship and heartbreak. Finding themselves alone in the world, both boys struggle to self-educate. Against the odds, Matthew Gray builds a global business empire and Luke Mbeki travels to England, in self-imposed exile, entangling himself in the anti-apartheid movement. With their paths crossing intermittently, it is only when Nelson Mandela is relea... more
  • Cry of the Fish Eagle

    by Heather Stretch
    Rupert Pengelly first hears the haunting lament of a fish eagle when stationed for six months in southern Africa during World War Two. It is also during those six months that Rupert is on a quest to look for Sasa, the orphaned daughter of his friend Rigby having promised Rigby to care for Sasa if anything did happen to him. To complicate the quest, Sasa's eccentric grandfather, Kobus Loubser, has taken the young orphan into the bush prospecting for emeralds. Rupert’s search is dashed and he r... more