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  • Innocence and Gold Dust

    by Frances Webb
    Innocence and Gold Dust is an historical novel set in the Fourth Century CE in the Eastern Roman Empire (today's Turkey) about Eutropius, a eunuch, who is an orphaned slave yet becomes the most powerful person in the empire for a brief six months until he is crushed because of his non-conforming status. Granted, he has achieved his power by devious and law-breaking means. One of which was to switch brides on an unsuspecting emperor.
  • This Girl Climbs Trees

    by Ellen Plotkin Mulholland
    What is a new teen to do when her father chops down her first best friend, a motherly maple that has guarded her window since birth? Eliza Mills frets over her beloved tree where she climbed to the very top, sat and thought and wondered. Who is left to listen to her teen worries? Who can help her cope? What's up there, out there? If there is a god, why has he - or she - taken away what and who she loves? Perhaps some help lies inside a mysterious box left behind by her dying grandfather. Convinc... more
  • living on the edge-the last people on earth BY rOSILAND mILLER

    by rosiland miller
    Researcher writing on the deforestation of the Amazon forest and lost of the native people living in the villages. Its loaded with details of the exotic rituals and ceremonies followed as part of their way of daily living. The greedy loggers and rancher are pushing them out. and even resorted to shooting a 73 year old nun in the head that was trying to help the people and save their precious l land. The Amazon Rain forest have been referred to as the Lungs of the Earth...When its gone so goe... more
  • Soaring Through Stars: A Contemporary Young Adult Novel

    by Rajdeep Paulus
    “I live in the in between. Between holding on and letting go. Hurt clings to me. Hope teases me. Home. I can’t explain it, but sometimes, I just want to go home.” Talia and Jesse Vanderbilt have escaped a childhood full of abuse, and when they have a chance to put their father behind bars, setbacks arise from every direction. The siblings can't help but consider the option to walk away and move on with their lives. Then someone unexpected brings his own secrets, forcing the Vanderbilt te... more
  • Seeing Through Stones

    by Rajdeep Paulus

    "I live in the in between. Between yesterday and forever. The way forward haunts me. The gap I must cover daunts me. And hope beckons, ‘Run to me,’ but I just learned to walk." 
     
    After a lifetime of abuse, the Vanderbilt siblings flee their home, finally free to pursue new dreams while running from yesterday’s nightmares.  
     
    Once bed-ridden Jesse navigates the Chicago streets, concealing his identity and planning revenge. A... more

  • Porn Again

    by lazarusInfinity
    “What’s it like working in a sex store?” That’s a question that Harper ‘Happy’ Downman will soon learn the meaning of…in more ways than one. The poster child for middle-class America, Happy is your typical button-down, conservative Christian American with a quaint home, a lovely wife and a dull sex life. At the height of the Great Recession, a drastic turn of events in both his personal and professional life rocks Happy’s world to its very core. All seems lost…that is until his lecherous... more
  • Doctor Margaret in Delhi: The Azadi Series Book 2

    by Waheed Rabbani
    Doctor Margaret in Delhi is Book 2 of The Azadi Series and a sequel to, Book 1: Doctor Margaret's Sea Chest. This historical fiction novel continues with Margaret's journey from the time she and her Canadian husband participated in the 1854 Crimean War. Doctor Margaret travels alone to India to be with her parents at the American Presbyterian Mission at Futtehgurh, and then on to her posting at a hospital in Delhi. There she has to not only overcome work pressures, but also deal with her intim... more
  • BetterNot! And the Tale of Bratsville

    by Gene Del Vecchio
    BetterNot! And the Tale of Bratsville is a picture book for children ages 4 to 8 that tells the story about a town filled with very naughty children like Larry Liar, Rebecca Robber and Lilly Loudmouth. They lie, steal and call people names. Their parents could not make them behave no matter what they tried. As the parents told their children again and again what they better not do, the magical creature named BetterNot rose from his magical, bubbling purple swamp to come to their aid. He swooped... more
  • Dark Sun, Bright Moon

    by Oliver Sparrow

    “Dark Sun, Bright Moon describes people isolated in the Andes, without the least notion of outsiders. They evolve an understanding of the universe that is complementary to our own but a great deal wider. The book explores events of a thousand years ago, events which fit with what we know of the region's history,” says Sparrow.

    In the Andes of a thousand years ago, the Huari empire is sick. Its communities are being eaten from within by a plague, a contagion that is not o... more

  • Twisted

    by Lola Smirnova

    Twisted, by Lola Smirnova, is a suspenseful new-adult novel. It tells the story of a young Ukrainian girl named Julia, whose family is struck with poverty after the fall of the Soviet Union. Her two older sisters leave home and become sex workers, glossing over the more distasteful aspects of their occupation, planting the seeds of both curiosity and greed in young Julia. She eventually finds the lure of easy money too beguiling and begins her journey into the darker aspects of drug abuse, dr... more

  • Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold: Book One of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series

    by Iain Reading
    Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first installment of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boun... more
  • The Clean Little Pig/El Cochinito Limpio

    by Mary Esparza-Vela/A. M. Vela
    A BILINGUAL BOOK: A little pig named Jiggles does not like to get dirty and panics every time his parents try to get him to play in the mud with his siblings. He considers mud gross and full of germs. Can he overcome his phobia? (A read-aloud story for children 4-9 years of age) A un cochinito llamado Jiggles no le gusta ensuciarse y le da pánico cada vez que sus padres tratan de convencerlo de jugar en el lodo con sus hermanitos. ¿Podrá superar su fobia? (Un libro para leer en voz a... more
  • Finding Buddha: A Novel

    by Jay Chalnick
    Five-year-old Hubert “Bode” Price is too young to recognize his life’s purpose, but one thing is certain: people have been searching for him since the day he was born. Narrated by his father, Finding Buddha follows Bode on a cross-country road trip complete with spectacular hikes, encounters with Mexican drug lords, and intimate conversations about love, loss, life, death, and rebirth. As Bode struggles to remember the mother he never knew, his father discovers what she left him: a boy in her... more
  • Jala and the Wolves

    by Marti Dumas
    Have you ever dreamed of being a wolf? Jala has. And she thinks her magical mother has found a way to make her dream come true. Her mother won’t actually come right out and say she is magic. That’s not how magic works. But Jala knows magic when she sees it, so she is not a bit surprised when a mysterious mirror appears in her room one day. Like Alice’s looking glass, the mirror opens a portal to a new world. A world of wolves.
  • On Being There . . . when death is salvation

    by B. W. Van Riper
    After months of failing health and anguishing twists and turns in her medical situation, Liz learned that her fate was sealed. Every avenue of hope was closed to her. Doctors gave what they could. But the couldn't give Liz hope. Mortally ill is Liz. Her disease is not only terminal, but her time is short. She is inspired to take control of her own fate/with stipulations. She wants to end her life in her own way surrounded by her dear friends. The moral support of fast friends, th... more
  • Chihuahuas Like Cheese

    by Janice Wills Kingsbury
    Bogie, the Chihuahua, tries his best to act like the big dogs. But even though Bogie thinks and acts big, he's beginning to feel like he doesn't get his fair share of things. One of the bigger dogs always gets there first. What bothers him most is he is the last dog to get cheese, his favorite thing in the whole world. One day, while vacationing in Duck, North Carolina, a series of events occurs that will change Bogie's life and way of thinking forever!

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