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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Best of Families

    by Harry Groome
    1955. A descendent of a signer of The Declaration of Independence and a member of “Philadelphia’s impoverished aristocracy,” Francis Hopkinson Delafield Jr. is eighteen when his story begins. He lives in a proper suburb of Philadelphia, has recently graduated from an equally proper New England boarding school, is fluent in French and, after working in a paper mill in Canada, will be on his way to Dartmouth. Fran travels to Quebec with his life-long friend, Potter Morris. There he is introduced ... more
  • A Theory of Nothing

    by Thomas Barlow
  • Harper's Rescue

    by Sean Kevin Gabhann

    Disgraced Federal officer James Harper must redeem his honor and face down his enemies if he intends to stay in the Union Army and avoid his scheduled court martial. Recruited by General Grant's spymaster, Harper must prove that whore monger Franklin Bosley is a Confederate conspirator -- a man who has no scruples, and will do anything it takes to see to his own "cause" above all else.

    Harper realizes that Bosley and his men are a threat to the Uni... more

  • The French Lover's Wife

    by Janet Garber
    Young, raven-haired, impulsive Lucie, an independent American woman, a feminist even, meets Pierre one snowy night at an upstate NY grad school party. “You must be French,” she declares. (He proves it to her later.) Mesmerized, she can’t wait to cry mush and jump into his arms to be whisked away for adventures in faraway places. Obsessed with all things French since ninth grade, she asks for nothing more than to push back his long black hair, dust off his beret, snuggle up to his ratty... more
  • Color Struck

    by Pamela Tuck

    "A deathbed shouldn't be the peacemaker in this family." Fifteen-year-old Renee Steele never understood what PaPa's words meant, until she's caught in the middle of a growing battle between her two older cousins. Their clashing attitudes regarding skin tone, trigger a sensitive nerve in their Grandma Bell.

    As tension mounts between the three girls, Grandma Bell detects trouble returning from the grave. She’s determined to stop it, and takes the girls... more

  • Love Changes

    by Eartha Watts Hicks
    Mia Love quits college to support her live-in boyfriend, Spider. When she becomes pregnant, her mother, his mother, and Romell, her handsome and flirtatious best friend, all think she has made a bad decision. Now, Mia cares for both her newborn son and Spider. Tethered to a low wage job to pay the bills, she's urging him make a commitment. Spider, himself underemployed, remains resistant. This causes tension between the two, with arguments getting more and more personal. Meanwhile, "good friend"... more
  • Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick's Day Parade (Volume 4)

    by Shana Gorian

    This time it's not Rosco who's been making mischief - it's the leprechauns! Rosco and Sparks are marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, accompanied by Rosco's owners, brother and sister, James and Mandy. But Mandy thinks the leprechauns have jinxed her with bad luck, so when Sparks goes missing, what will it take for Rosco and the kids to find him? And will Mandy be able to restore her good luck, or will the leprechauns ruin her St. Patrick's Day? Find out in this... more

  • IMPROBABLE CHOICES

    by SHIRLEY DAVIES-OWENS
    Synopsis: In 1940's London, amid the mayhem of War, young widow, Eleanor Kingsley, must face the task of single-handedly raising her daughter and niece, both 14. Eventually the three leave for the safety of a rural village where they not only befriend Matt Dalman, an American serviceman, but are billeted at a grand country estate. Here, hardships vanish and luxuries abound for Eleanor and the girls, when charming Hugh Beresford, his wife and teen-aged daughter draw them into the heart of their f... more
  • Pearl of Great Price

    by Myra Johnson
    An abandoned Arkansas lake resort holds the secrets of a young woman’s past . . . and her future. Raised by her grandfather after her mother died, flea market manager Julie Pearl Stiles promised herself she’d postpone the search for her absentee father until the truth could no longer hurt Grandpa. Then one crazy June day ushers in a series of discoveries that threaten to turn Julie’s peaceful, small-town life upside down. Her encounter with Little Rock socialite Renata Channing seems more than c... more
  • Amballore Thoma

    by Jose Thekkumthala
  • Monkey's Wedding

    by Rossandra White
    Adolescents Elizabeth and Tururu—she’s white, he’s black—share an uneasy friendship on a remote sisal plantation in 1953's Zimbabwe. The country has just been declared part of a British Federation. Resentment to white rule erupts throwing them into the crossfire of political change and ancient ritual. Will their friendship survive? The novel's dual viewpoints afford an intimate glimpse into the two faces of a country at a crucial time in its history.
  • Northwest Passage: The First Three Novels

    by John A. Heldt
    In John A. Heldt’s celebrated Northwest Passage series, an abandoned mine, a haunted house, and a theater restroom are not just curiosities. They are portals to the past. Step into each portal and see the twentieth century through twenty-first century eyes. In THE MINE, a cavalier college senior explores a dusty adit in 2000 and emerges in 1941 as a world war approaches. In THE JOURNEY, a recent widow tries to reconnect with her past at her thirtieth reunion and finds herself in 1979 and her ... more
  • Growth and Change Are Highly Overrated

    by Tom Starita
    Growth and Change Are Highly Overrated is a classic coming-of-age story that takes a unique and comic look at what we all fear— having to grow up and abandon our dreams. For a charismatic man like Lucas James, life is a breeze because everyone else provides the wind. This man-child front man for a mediocre cover band has been mooching off of his fiancée Jackie for years until she finally decides she's had enough. Faced with the reality of having no income to support his carefree lifestyle, Lucas... more
  • Lost in Time

    by L.G. McFerren
    Ben is a popular jock in his high school but he wants adventure outside of his small hometown. His life takes a sharp turn when he is whisked back in time to the American Revolution. He must now work to solve the clues in the scavenger hunt that brought him there, if he ever wants to escape the revolution and get back home alive.
  • Thirst

    by Michael Carson
    In the year 2045, climate change is killing people. Fifteen-year old Lily Star must use her power over water to save her family and thousands of refugees from dying of thirst in the parched American West. Even though Lily’s a powerful Diviner, and can call water from Everspring, the family’s only source, they must ration every drop to stay alive. The U.S. has split into two unfriendly factions, the United Western Republic and the Eastern Alliance. When the Republic’s Minister of Water, Tanne... more
  • Confessions Of An Honest Man

    by Art Rosch

    Aaron Kantro knows that he's an artist.  He's felt this since he was a child..  His mother, Esther, is horrified. Artists are unsavory, not respectable. The Kantro family convulses around  Esther's cruelty, At sixteen Aaron sets off on a pilgrimage to New York City, the Mecca of Jazz.. Two of the Kantro children are monsters, and two are full of empathy and creativity.    Before Aaron can succeed he will need to confront his own demons in the middle of a b... more

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