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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Glimmerine

    by Lenore Weiss
    The Glimmerine is a children’s book for middle-grade readers, ages 9-12, an urban environmental fantasy set at the edge of a condo development where we meet 10-year-old Leah who has been labeled as the school weirdo. Why? Because she talks to something that’s hidden inside her backpack. Exploring beyond the condo's perimeters with her stuffed gray cat who otherwise might be sent to Goodwill, Leah meets Ethel, a forest sprite. In showing Ethel how to fly, the girl accidentally tears off Ethel's ... more
  • The Best of Intentions

    by Gilbert Van Hoeydonck

    Kurt is a disillusioned case worker struggling in an under-resourced child protection system. When he takes on the case of Gecko, a sixteen-year-old with a traumatic past and a shaky future, he is determined to make a difference. But the best of intentions are not enough. Meanwhile Libby, a creative and intelligent girl in her final year at school, grapples with the obstacles that life places in her path. Set in Melbourne and brimming with memorable characters whose paths cross in unexpected ... more

  • The New Bohemians

    by Jeff Pearce
    It’s the 1980s, an era of smart suits and saxophones, squatters in abandoned blocks and protests over the final threats of the Cold War. Typewriters are plentiful, David Bowie and Prince are at the heights of their stardom, and people plug into Walkmans instead of iPods. The decade’s hottest place for music, fashion and politics was London, and it’s here that a group of expats from North America try to build their dreams into reality. Calvin Trent wants to found a magazine that can rival Roll... more
  • Immaculate Perception

    by Kik Phillips
    Lincoln is a socially inept, unfiltered, mathematically gifted woman who is hardwired for misadventure. She is quirky and complicated and brilliant and sees the world through a different lens. When Lincoln discovers her husband is having an affair with his ex-wife, suddenly, everything she thought she knew is turned up side down - her efficient, orderly life is disrupted and her "misbehaving neurons" implode. Lincoln goes into survival mode and creates a meticulously ordered "Re-Entry Plan"... more
  • Zee Tees Off

    by Trevor Davies

    Plucky young Zee is a teen girl with big dreams in post-apartheid South Africa. She will be the best golfer in the world but it’s 2006 and the scourges of HIV & AIDS, GBV and rampant child abuse tear communities apart. Zee has limited agency as a child and the adults around her all seem fixed within their own attitudes, biases, and fixations. They need an epiphany to help Zee achieve success.

  • American Corporate

    by Jeb Stewart Harrison
    A playful, big-hearted tragicomedy in the Russo/Irving mold, American Corporate chronicles the misadventures of middle-aged Jack Sullivan and his family as they bounce across the country in search of gainful employment, domestic tranquility, and a few people they can trust. It is a story that working parents past, present and future will see as part of their own: the triumphs, the tragedies, the innocent mistakes and the not-so-innocent mistakes, and above all the forgiveness that keeps families... more
  • Talk Like Jazz

    by Joseph Cooper
    Talk Like Jazz is a powerfully honest coming-of-age story about growing up along the complex intersections of impediment, family, friendship, mental illness, and escape in working class Buffalo. Written in distinctively bold poetic fragments, Talk Like Jazz is a haunting and persistent tale exploring the vulnerabilities of adolescence and solitude, and the redemptive powers of relationships and art.
  • But Mom Said No!

    by Jolie Canoli
    Five friends discover in surprising and humorous ways that not every animal should be a pet. But will these kids ever find a pet that mom will approve? A chat at the playground about creature finds leads kids to recognize the importance of saying no. Filled with illustrated animal surprises, "But Mom Said No" will help parent, teacher, or caregiver address social emotional learning and life lessons with a smile.
  • Bones: Funny Early Reader about Patience and Perseverance

    by Jolie Canoli
    Perseverance is demonstrated in this early reader about a lovable dog. Buddy Bones is a dog with a key to a treasure box. The inevitable strikes- he loses his key. Determined, Buddy must spy for his key until he finds it. He digs and finds... a bone. He continues digging, swimming, visiting islands, sailing a pirate ship, climbing every mountain, and searching the farthest reaches of the earth, finding many more bones. Buddy never gives up, and finally finds his key. Buddy ends his treasure hunt... more
  • Chasing Eveline

    by Leslie Hauser
    Ivy Higgins embarks on a quest to reunite 80s band Chasing Eveline in order to save the only remaining connection to her mother, but it may lead to an encore Ivy's not expecting.
  • The Brilliance of Fireflies

    by Leslie Hauser
    In order to make sense of the devastating loss of her mom, dad and brother to a terror attack, Emma Loukas sets out to achieve each of their dreams, and in the process she just may learn how to be the survivor that everyone says she is.
  • Once Upon a Unicorn: An illustrated children's book

    by Isla Wynter
    Blaze the unicorn is born without a horn - will he be able to get it back? Or is he maybe not a unicorn at all? A children's book with thirteen whimsical drawings.
  • The Little Llama Meets a Unicorn: An illustrated children's book (The Little Llama's Adventures 1)

    by Isla Wynter
    Lila the litle llama has always wanted to meet a unicorn. But where to find one? She follows the rainbow until she meets a very strange unicorn... not at all like what she imagined. An illustrated children's book.
  • Burlap Boy and the Birthday Gift

    by Steve Stylisnou
    Set in a world where nature and objects come to life in the strangest ways, the story of Burlap Boy is one that will capture the hearts of children and teach them the importance and value of friendship. Journey with Burlap Boy as he overcomes many obstacles on his path to what he thinks is the perfect gift. The ability of Burlap Boy to pick himself up and keep going when the odds are against him will teach children that perseverance is key and not to give up easily.
  • The Miss Adventures of Zeezee: Volume 1-To Judge a Dragon

    by Chris Cadle
    ZeeZee and her brother Juice go on a dream adventure to face a dragon, but not all is as it seems. The book is in ryhme and is perfect for family reading time! There is a lesson to be learned for not just ZeeZee, but the reader as well!
  • Territorial Trespasses

    by Amy Raines
    Mabel, a half Cherokee half Irish young woman in the Mississippi Territory finds herself dragged away from her wedding at gunpoint by a gang of outlaws known as the Rangers. The lead outlaw, Joe Collins claiming her as his own bride after he kills her new husband. Her position in the community as the translator for peace talks has somehow made her a walking target for some trigger happy men that will stop at nothing to see her hung for Joe’s death- including Joe’s brother who is the leader of a ... more

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