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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Runaway

    by Marianne Cooper
    A sad and frustrated boy runs away from home on a magical journey to find inner peace. Fighting parents. A pestering sister. Making mistakes. For this frustrated boy, trying to be good all the time is exhausting. When he tries to get away from it all by running away, will he find the peace he is looking for? Artfully written by Marianne Cooper and featuring her dreamlike and painterly illustrations, picture book The Runaway conveys that running away from our big feelings is never the answer... more
  • Second Death of E.A. Poe and Other Stories

    by Jack Matthews
    Did Edgar Allen Poe fake his death? That’s what a Baltimore doctor needs to figure out in the title tale for this 11th story collection by Jack Matthews. As one critic wrote, “Matthews stories are like friends from small towns: They are honest, warm, occasionally lyrical and as strange and idiosyncratic as the rest of us.”
  • Two Truths And A Guy

    by Jeannine Henvey
    High school is hard enough. Imagine having to keep a secret that can change your twin’s life. Sixteen-year-old twins, Stella and Peter, move cross-country with their parents to start fresh and leave their former life behind. Will the past determine their future, or will they finally get their happy ending? Peter and Stella may be twins, but individually their struggles are one of a kind. From the outside, they seem like two kids just trying to find their way at a new school, but behind clo... more
  • Under the Weeping Willow

    by Jenny Knipfer

    Just as Robin Holcomb settles into married life with her husband, Willis, on his aunt and uncle’s farm in Wisconsin, WWI calls Willis away. With an unknown future and a child on the way, Robin makes the best of life among people she barely knows.

    After the birth of her child, Robin struggles with depression and battles to overcome her inner demons before despair and hopelessness drive her to attempt to take her own life. Will Robin survive her dive into postpartum depression, let ... more

  • Limericks at the Lunch Counter

    by Gail R DeBole
    Limericks at the Lunch Counter contains 32 limericks that will entertain you while you eat lunch or any meal for that matter. O.K. here’s a confession - you do not need a meal to read these limericks. These can be read anytime you have a few minutes to lose yourself in an entertaining book. There are limericks for animal lovers, limericks of fictional characters (that may remind you of not-so-fictional characters), and limericks that are spooky and holiday-related. So enjoy some laughs, sweet th... more
  • Stan the Snail's To Do List

    by Gail R DeBole
    NOWADAYS WHO DOESN'T HAVE A TO DO LIST? EVEN STAN THE SNAIL HAS ONE! Enjoy coloring while learning about the todo's that Stan's day consists of. Whether Stan is sharing a meal with his snail friends or hitching a ride with his girlfriend on a turtle, you will find out that his day is busy and interesting even though he may move slower than most. There are 14 pictures to color. Letters that tell the story can also be colored. A To Do List is included at the end of the coloring book for your child... more
  • Indy and Jenny

    by Charlie Griffin
    Indy and Jenny is a children’s picture book based on the true story of an abused and abandoned pit bull who was discovered and rescued on Independence Day. He only survived because a chain of empathetic and compassionate people did not give up on him. We initially track his journey in parallel to Jenny’s own: she is new to the city and lonely. She is looking for work, surrounded by strangers, and in need of loving friendship. When the two come together, we recognize that Indy has a Jenny-sized h... more
  • Two Degrees

    by Jean Illingworth
    2039 Forced from her home in York by flooding, fifteen-year-old Lexey goes to stay at her Aunt Jenny’s farm, high on the North Yorkshire Moors. Lexey’s father is missing abroad, and when her aunt joins her mother in her search for him, Lexey is left alone with no power, no means of communication and rapidly dwindling food supplies. Lexey will need to grow up fast, learn to live in a new way, redefine what family means and work out who she can trust… and who she can’t. Whilst this sto... more
  • The Everyday Adventures of Fernsnickle Hooves

    by Mary Depner
    We are all connected. Everything we do impacts the whole world. Whenever someone dies somewhere in the world, we all suffer a loss. These are the BIG ideas that fascinate ten-year old Fernsnickle Hooves, the “invisible girl" living happily, and secretly with her grandmother in Paradise Cove for 55 Plus (a trailer park where CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED). Absolutely, smabsolutely NOBODY knows that Fernsnickle lives in Paradise, until one fateful day when a mysterious message arrives, and the secret l... more
  • Jalan Jalan

    by Mike Stoner
    Winner of the Guardian Self-published Book of the Month. A story of travel, loss, reinvention, a little quantum physics and a persistent dead girlfriend. Newbie travels to Indonesia to reinvent himself and forget his past. His girlfriend has died and he wants no more painful reminders, no more memories, no more missing her. The trouble is, she's followed him there. Club-land bosses, prostitutes, shaman, damaged expats, they all help with his reinvention. The local mushrooms, jungle gras... more
  • I Am Book

    by Mike Stoner
    Everyone loves a good book. But what happens when a book returns the feeling? Marco and Filip are about as down as two boys can be. The world to them is a harsh, sad place that gives them no breaks. Then one day, on a very rare visit to the school library, they borrow a book which changes their lives forever. Book is its name, and Book has a wicked sense of humour, a big personality, and a knack for knowing exactly what its reader needs to hear. As the three of them get to know each other and... more
  • The Battle Against Readicide

    by Jessica Martin
    If you're not familiar with the word "readicide", author Kelly Gallagher defines it as "The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools." His book, Readicide, identifies aspects that contribute to the decline of time spent reading and kill the love of reading.

    One of those aspects is simply choice. Students who have more choice in what ... more
  • Hotel in Ipswich

    by Paul Smiths

    PA Hotel, one of the top and the perfect places to celebrate with family and friends. Whether you want to relax with friends or dance the night away, our hotel Ipswich is a fantastic destination for a night out, serving wonderful cuisine and drink every day. Our menus are full of hearty favourites and country pub classics to satisfy any palate, and they'll taste even better when savoured in our b... more

  • Blink, Plue & Colorful You

    by Kathleen Latlip
    When three young monsters realize that their outsides don’t reflect who they are on the inside, they begin a search for their own identity and find encouragement and acceptance along the way.
  • God Creates Penguins

    by Charles Peterson
    Penguins! The Boss will see you now. OMG! Guess what day it is? It's Penguin creation day at the Creation Station! These little fellas have a lot to look forward to in life, if only they can decide who will live where. Will they be able to work together, or will competition bring out the worst in them? Our Penguin buddies teach us that when it LOOKS like bad news, all we might really need is a little change in perspective!
  • Claire Got Herself in Trouble

    by Lumen Reese

    Renee Halsie comes of age in the contemporary south. On a promising track to med school, she risks tearing apart her future and family to take best friend, Claire, into the city for an illegal abortion. At the clinic, they meet with protesters and cell phones. Viral footage leads to twin arrests. The girls find themselves on trial in a landmark case.

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