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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Shy Ways

    by Susan Griner
    A Japanese-American girl named Sarah Templeton faces racism in a small southern town while also trying to accept her Asian heritage. Her view of her Japanese mother as the reason for all of her problems is challenged when her mother is overcome with memories of the war she lived through. Sarah finally understands the strength her mother had to survive and realizes she must find a way to help her mother wake from the past. Shy Ways is the story of a Japanese-American girl facing racism when her ... more
  • SAM: The Cat Without a Tail

    by Gloria Lintermans

    Sam: The Cat Without A Tail follows the trials of Sam, a young Manx cat with a soft, white puff of a tail. As he discovers that he is indeed different from everyone around him, he learns and helps to teach the importance and beauty of diversity and self-worth.

    Sam: The Cat Without a Tail is a children’s picture book. Sam, the central character, is a Manx cat, and so, sports a soft puff of white fur instead of a tail. This is Sam’s story, his discovery that he is, indeed, dif... more

  • B07G7HNH87

    by S.V. Atla
    In Saudi Arabia, where women’s bodies are deemed the inferior possessions of men, where female sexuality is regulated for the continuation of a sexist regime, an erotic and formidable woman arises from the ashes of patriarchal horror. Despite the spiritual and sexual repression she endures, things become worse when she is conscripted into a marital prison that demands she relinquish her wild individuality. Trapped and suspected of treachery, Mazahl seeks to overcome the oppressors denying her f... more

    by Susan Weisberg
    Meet Chester, an earnest young mouse who decides he has what it takes to follow in his grandfather's pawsteps and become a midshipmouse at the prestigious Naval Mouse Academy. The story follows Chester and his band of rodents- as well as their unsuspecting human counterparts in the Rooms Below the rafters- as they endure the rigors of the legendary Plebe Summer. Hilarious and suspenseful conflict ensues as the mice carry out what they believe to be a renowned boot camp of their own, marching wi... more
  • Navigating by Stars: 24 Very Short Stories of Love & Longing

    by Mark Russell Gelade

    In Mark Russell Gelade’s debut book, Navigating by Stars: 24 Very Short Stories of Love & Longing, we are given a brief glimpse into various stranger’s lives but somehow feel that we know them well.

    Written in first-person narratives that move between both male and female voices, Gelade’s stories center around issues that are timely and relevant: desire, divorce, nostalgia for the past, and consolation, with several of the stories interfa... more

  • The Water President

    by Mary Bleckwehl
    A sassy and rich twelve-year old American girl exchanges pen pal letters with a shy African girl who longs to be in school but spends most days fetching water instead. The exchange of life’s challenges and the bond of friendship between them form the crosshairs of big dreams and strong wills. Parallel transformations of two girls from opposite worlds climax in a riveting story of danger, loss, and finding one’s voice to triumph over adversity.
  • Mini Horses, Mighty Hearts

    by Rene Townsend
    The story of two courageous miniature horses, Rootbeer and Edward, who face loss, change, and new adventures...all leading them to a purposeful life of service, love and joy.
  • Cyber Insecurity

    by Phil Pearl

    Cyber Insecurity is a novel that follows the lives of its two main characters, Janie and Dave, as they negotiate the world of online criminals and undeclared cyber warfare between nation states. 

    The book is based on real people, places, devices, and events, from the summit between the Russian and U.S. Presidents and a collision between Russian and American nuclear submarines, to North Korea's Hydrogen bomb and Inter-Continental Ballistic&nb... more

  • Noodles' & Albie's Mermaid Parade (Picture Book)

    by Eric Bennett
    When Noodles (a penguin) and his best friend Albie (a fish) overhear world famous penguin scientists Jon & Ken talking on the Antarctic ice about Coney Island and making it back to Brooklyn in time for the Mermaid Parade, they want to join in the fun. After Jon & Ken agree to bring them along their journey north is filled with meeting new fun penguins, making friends, having adventures and learning about the world, culminating in their participating in the actual Mermaid Parade.
  • The Revelations of August Barton

    by Jennifer LeBlanc
    August Barton thought his tribulations were over, but some truths are hard to swallow. He’s been with Rose Varley for over a year, and has his heart set on taking the next step: a marriage proposal. He’s not prepared, however, for the obstacles that soon find their way into Augie’s life—tornadoes, drunken bachelorette parties, and an earth-shattering confession from his stepdad John are all trials Augie will need to overcome if he’s going to keep the girl. With his Grandma Gertie and mom off at ... more
  • Unveiled: A Novel

    by Teri Davis
    It's 1978 in the suburbs of western Ohio, and, with only a hazy memory of the violent killing which took place when she was four, thirteen-year-old Jodie has a nagging suspicion the version of the story she's been told all these years just doesn't add up. During a school day, whispers and glances from classmates set her on a path to solve the mystery. With the help of her best friend, wary Jodie searches for clues. When a new neighbor, with ties to the event, moves in down the street, Jodie ... more
  • Letting Go

    by Abe Aamidor
    Memory of war always loomed large for Dwight Bogdanovic – after all, his immigrant grandfather volunteered to fight in World War I and his working-class father joined up with the Canadian Army to fight the Nazis early in World War II. Yet it is only when Dwight’s soldier son, Bertrand, is killed under mysterious circumstances in Afghanistan that he really tries to understand why men fight and die. Dwight Bogdanovic enjoyed a golden childhood in his idealized vision of 1950s America - freely r... more
  • Lizzy Kuroo: Saturday's Adventure

    by Jamie R. Gandy
    In a desperate attempt to avoid a day full of yard work, Lizzy takes to the suburban woodlands in her neighborhood in search of adventure. Featuring Belle her eccentric best friend, and Ralph her not so courageous other best friend. Packed with action, hair raising close calls, ankle deep mud and one serious splinter!
  • All My Truths & One Lie

    by Fabiola Francisco

    A captivating story about love, family secrets, and self-discovery. 

    I finally followed the life I always dreamed of. All of the pieces fell into an easy path, but the illusion of perfection hid the pain I was still carrying.

    Until I met him.

    They say when you cross paths with a twin flame, everything changes. Matthias proved that to be true as he stripped me down, removing the illusion and baring every single truth I refused to look a... more

  • The End of the World... Again or Hitbodedut

    by JM Dark
    The first book in the series provides a glimpse into the lives of a primitive people as they endure a geomagnetic pole reversal event that strains their reliance on spiritual dogma and communal responsibilities. The tenuous existence of a band of Neolithic hunter-gatherers forms the backdrop for a spiritually uplifting epic action-adventure of love and commitment. A young warrior is thrust into the role of tribal leader when his adoptive father dies. The situation turns dire when severe weather ... more
  • What Death Can Touch

    by Robert Miskimon
    Through multiple losses, including alcoholism, the death of his daughter and estrangement from his wife, Peter Danforth discovers a spiritual path to healing and serenity. Death, he realizes, is but the opening of another door in his journey through time.