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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • At the end there's light

    by Narleysia Jones
  • Beyond Poetry

    by Nathan Jarelle

    A Black teenager from the inner city triumphs upon discovering poetry in this urban tale which takes place during the mid 1990s.

  • Sheltered: When a Boy Becomes a Legend by Jacob Paul Patchen

    by Kids Lit Book Cafe
    With America under attack from within, twelve-year-old James must fight his way to freedom while trying to hold onto his values and virtue. “We are all given a space in life to fill, a roaring emptiness in time… and it’s how you choose to fill that void, that will determine the difference in becoming a man or a legend.” That’s what my father said to me a few years ago before he walked out on Mom, Emily, and me. If I would have had any sense back then, I would have asked him exactly what th... more
  • Ruffled Feathers

    by R.J. McCullen

    A tale of politics, passion and peacocks, inspired by real events. Caitlin Mueller is struggling to rebuild her life in her newly adopted home in Florida, and she’s finding it hard going. When the flock of peacocks that drew her to her new neighborhood mysteriously disappear, Caitlin is moved to action. She turns to social media for support, and unexpectedly ignites a firestorm and a full-fledged movement. Along the way, she incites passions and turmoil among the citizens of tiny Isabel... more

  • Chasing Fireflies

    by Chloe Fowler

    Everything happens for a reason

    Rainey Collins has heard this a thousand times, but when it comes to her sister Maverick, who was born with a serious heart defect, the reason has always been a mystery. The idea of a future without her sister terrifies Rainey so much, she hasn’t even thought about life after high school. However, on the first day of senior year, Rainey winds up sitting next to Liam Hayes, a rumored delinquent with a dangerously dysfunctiona... more

  • The Girl in the Gold Dress

    by Christine Paik
    Hannah’s Korean name literally means “Gold Dress,” so why doesn’t she want to be seen wearing her gold hanbok dress? 10-year-old Hannah is facing a big performance for her school’s talent show. The trouble is, she’s ashamed of her dress, the dance, even the music - they’re too different, too Korean! What if everyone makes fun of her? Will Hannah be brave enough to perform, or will she run off stage like she did at rehearsal? First, she must learn about the gold dress she’s wearing and its mys... more
  • A Life Well Lived: The Book I Thought I'd Never Write

    by Diane L. Akins
    Join Diane on a spirited adventure during her 74-year journey through the twists and turns of a life well-lived. In this anthology, tag along when she travels down the Grand Canyon with Madonna and Ray Charles, meets a Greek god, and becomes the superhero of her own life. Feel her pain, share her mishaps, and revel in her triumphs while she weaves memorable tales from vivid experiences. This book speaks to those searching for happiness and meaning despite chaos, abuse, and loss. With a lot of ... more
  • Shelby's Creek Z Hour

    by Mark Matthiessen
  • More Than One Way

    by Zandra Strother

    Danforth Williams, a young black boy, saw his future in Guyana, B.W.I; a weekly journey to the Kaietuer Gold Mine with the crew from his village. He rejected it. 'Little Will' walked away from the mine into the path of Karl, an American of Dutch descent, who hoped to rehabilitate a defunct sugar cane plantation and create a new life. Will becomes a driving force at the plantation, but secrets of opium poppy fields and the death of an Amerindian bush girl, drive Karl back to America. K... more

  • Unbroken: A Collection of Stories

    by J.S. Rosen
    Losing a grandparent. Going to a college party. Watching baseball. Getting divorced. From stories of losing family members, to connecting with your children, to finding yourself with the help of a very special person, this brief collection of short stories from J.S. Rosen explores some of the ways in which family can both shape us and break us. Take a deep dive into both your fondest and hardest memories and—hopefully—we'll all emerge unbroken.
  • Shadows of the Summer Solstice: . . .A Legend about a Farmer and the Green Ribbon Murder

    by Sharon Cowen
    True Crime told as a legend: The savage murder of young Mary Belle rocks a small Midwestern farming community in 1872. Fred and Kate are Mary's next door neighbors. Alexander Mcleod, a tin peddler, is the prime suspect. After the arrest of Mcleod and some neighbor boys, a prolonged and unpredictable hearing occurs. The crop clock doesn't stop ticking. Harvests and livelihoods will be lost if farmers are kept in the courtroom seeking justice, rather than harvesting their fields. The farm comm... more
  • Voices From a Wendy House Contrivance

    by Thomas Walters
    This story is set in the late seventies on the staff of an old London Primary School. Architecturally, the building is a late Victorian gem. Educationally, it is a multicultural kaleidoscope of four hundred children and twenty staff, who aspire to the cultivation of a learning community-against all the odds! The story concerns the staff only and the children will be heard in the background and referred to from time to time but never seen! The National Curriculum and OFSTED are as yet but twinkle... more
  • Emerald Greed

    by Brian Ray Brewer

    Emerald Greed is an adventure set in the Pantanal, vast, inhospitable wetlands in the center of South America at the headwaters of the Rio Paraguay. This book tells of the emerald trade, cocaine smuggling and of politics as practiced in Brazil. The story begins with Jack Tate in Rio de Janeiro, working to reestablish the industry contacts he had prior to leaving for Africa to trade in the "blood diamonds" that were fueling the Angolan Civil War. This African venture wh... more

  • Darlene Meets a New Friend

    by Monica J. Brown
    This beautifully illustrated full-color storybook takes you on a fast-faced ride through magical gardens, pass the home of the Grasshoppers and through lucious landscapes. A new friend is coming today and Darlene is excited. Join Darlene and her best friend Pete, a large brown tree spider, as they race to spread the good news and see if you can guess who her new friend is, along the way.
  • The Alchemist's Map

    by Jason Lee Willis
    Empires rise and fall, but the stars remain the same. Renowned French astronomer and expert on Halley's Comet Joseph Nicollet is shown a bizarre map by a Scottish noblewoman who believes it tells the location of the Philosopher's Stone. When the noblewoman is murdered and the map is stolen, Nicollet embarks on a dangerous quest to discover the truth behind the ancient legend. With only the memory of the mysterious treasure map to go on, Nicollet leads a mapping expedition into the untamed for... more