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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Legend of the Coco Palms Resort

    by Rita D'Orazio

    On the lush tropical Hawai`ian island of Kaua`i sits the iconic dilapidated Coco Palms Resort, once a paradise getaway for the rich and famous. On September 11, 1992 Hurricane Iniki ripped through Kaua`i, leaving the resort nothing more than a hollowed shell.

    Centuries before Iniki struck, the land belonged to Kaua`i’s royal family. The lush coconut grove along the Wailua River was home to Queen Deborah, the last reigning monarch, whose remains have never been found. Rumor ... more

  • When We Were Invincible

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    A boarding school student with Tourette's syndrome looks for the meaning of life in this offbeat novella. This is recommended to fans of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. When We Were Invincible details the experiences of Georgie Gust at the fictional St. Michael's Academy, a prestigious East Coast boarding school. In the vein of Catcher in the Rye, the novella focuses on Georgie's sense of isolation and feelings of otherness as he navigates his world while sufferi... more
  • No One Ran to the Altar

    by Don Trowden
    This second volume in the Normal Family Trilogy picks up the Pendergast family saga mixing humor with pain in recounting what became of the genius older brother Albert. All the characters in this eccentric family are further explored with great tenderness and humor as the theme of father and son betrayals is further developed, with a surprise at novel's end that sheds new light on all that came before.
  • Sing Me An Old SOng

    by morgan james

    This is the tale of a Southern ghost, Mavis Banks Book, who returns to her beloved Atlanta home on a fine spring day in 1996, ten years after her funeral. It is also the story of Niki Banks and Jack Rainwater, unlikely and unwilling roommates in Mavis’ house. And finally, it is the story of a city-sized stray dog of unrecognizable heritage that appears in a terrifying thunderstorm. All four are offered a chance, a last chance, and it will take a friend with a fondness for Vo... more

  • Invisible Me

    by Debbi Mack
    Military brat and albino, 13-year old Portia Maddox, has bounced from school to school, always an outsider. So when Denise Laughton, the most popular girl in the seventh grade, asks for her help in exchange for an invite to Denise’s big birthday party, Portia jumps at the chance to go. However, Portia must spy on Randy, Denise’s boyfriend, to find out whether he’s cheating on her. Portia’s spying unearths a tangled web of duplicity, hidden agendas and family secrets. And when Portia’s buddin... more
  • When Water Was Everywhere

    by Barbara Crane
    Once upon a time in Los Angeles, water was everywhere—in rivers that rendered the vast plain marsh and woodland; in underground streams that provided an abundance of water for people, cattle, orchards and vineyards. The American Henry Scott encounters this fertile landscape in When Water Was Everywhere. Arriving in the Mexican pueblo of Los Angeles in 1842, he meets Don Rodrigo Tilman (based on the historical John Temple). Scott becomes the foreman of Tilman’s newly-purchased cattle ranch along ... more
  • Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore

    by Jane Carter Barrett
    Antonia Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore is an offbeat “modern” historical romance with, I hope, plenty of irreverent fun and a lighthearted sense of humor. In 1586, Antonia Barclay embarks on a quest to find her real mother, Mary Queen of Scots, as well as the long-lost Scottish Royal Sceptre. Along the way, Sir Basil Throckmorton, a well-known villain and alchemist, kidnaps Antonia, scheming to use her to pave his way to the English throne. Breck Claymore, Antonia’s lover, is hot on her trail... more
  • A Spy Is Not a Spy

    by Mary F. Blehl

    Kidnapped! Richard Morris, falsely accused of spying in this Revolutionary War story, is conscripted into the British army in this coming-of-age tale. Observing the British burning and looting, and women forced to pick up guns, Richard’s Loyalist beliefs are challenged. Eventually he finds his way into George Washington’s Army, where he earns a place as a real spy among the raggedy men fighting the greatest empire on earth. In critical moments, Richard clarifies his own values and... more

  • Transmit Joy!

    by Mark Binder
    Cavemen! Wolves! Bad Manners! A troll, a candy store and bunny rabbits? Plus lots and lots of chocolate! Your whole family will enjoy listening to Mark Binder’s “Transmit Joy! an awesome (audio) storybook.”
  • Still, Life: a collection of echoes

    by Melissa Volker
    Life is made up of a moments, strung together like beads. This a collection of short stories, inspired by a love-hate relationship with life in NYC. They give us a glimpse into the private moments we normally do not witness; the moments when things turn in an instant, are born, die, or go astray. They lay bare the quiet, internal lives of people falling love, losing their way, reaching their end, or finding their truth. And they echo with something achingly familiar to all of us -- those momen... more
  • Delilah of Sunhats and Swans

    by Melissa Volker
    On a rainy afternoon an enigmatic, 18 year old girl steps off a bus in a small New England town, transforming the lives of everyone she touches. Amos Harrison owns the diner she first steps into, and something compels him to convince her to stay. Virginia Emmet, an older woman living alone, is drawn to invite her to stay with her. And Harold Reinman is a young man left with the mind of a child from an abusive event who connect to the world via quotes from the many books he reads. He and Delilah ... more
  • Sara Barefield

    by Marian D. Schwartz
    Pregnant and alone at the age of forty, with five hundred dollars in savings and no prospect of help from anyone, Sara Barefield wants this baby more than she has ever wanted anything. She figures that she was born poor and had pulled herself up so she can pull herself up again. But the poverty she plunges into after she has the baby is beyond anything she had imagined. Just days before being forced to live on the street, she must find a way out of this crisis so she can make a decent life for ... more
  • Where the Love Light Gleams

    by Roberta Kennedy
    A story of love, faith, loyalty and deception. Rowan Grace Brown age 34 moves to her father’s native Scotland to begin a new life. Divorced and needing a change she has always loved her father’s country and had planned to move before but didn’t have the courage to do so. Knowing that her Dad’s twin sister Grace would love for her to live with her Rowan takes a huge leap of faith and does just that. Plus there is Alex Corbett, a childhood friend in Rowan Tree, the town where she is going. She ... more
  • The curse of the ancient Greeks

    by Faris Nejad
    The Curse of the ancient Greeks is a contemporary novel based and inspired by real stories and current events. It is the story of a Greek newspaper columnist born in a magical and remote mountainous peninsular stretching out in the Mediterranean, hugged by glittering turquoise coasts and dramatic cliffs. At an early age, the boy loses his father at a tragic work-related accident, which influences the rest of his life. He is shortly after taken to Athens by his mother in search of a better life. ... more
  • Deployed: A State of Human Conflict: Pawns Laboring in the Clash of Wills

    by Daryl Horton

    This is a young adult drama about a young husband in his mid-twenties who joins the military hoping to make a better living for his family and ends up getting deployed during his first year as a Marine. He's a deeply religious man who believes his marriage is doing great, but everyone else who knows him and his wife seem to see things differently. Deploying to combat not only changes him, but it opens his eyes to what's going on in his marriage. As much as he wants to save his marriag... more

  • Exchange at the Border

    by Alexandra Goodwin
    Mexican agave farm worker Porro Camorra never meant to do anything wrong. He is in love with his girlfriend but when she becomes pregnant, his life is in danger. Fleeing the vindictive wrath of her enraged brothers who have sworn to kill him, Porro runs for the border. But when he reaches the barrier between Mexico and the United States, he finds more than the safety he seeks. As he is thrust into a mystical realm, he must agree to a fascinating and dangerous bargain in order to reclaim his plac... more

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