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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Reluctant Canary Sings

    by Faith A. Colburn

    What do you do when the bottom falls out of your life, you can't find love or security anywhere, and all your friends want you to sing?

    Bobbi Bowen lives in Cleveland. It’s 1937 in the second dip of a double-dip depression. When she leaves the apartment, she passes the Holy Rosary soup kitchen, with its straggle of shuffling men and women in their bedraggled coats. Most days she hums the new swing tunes—Cream Puff or Sing, Sing, Sing— because it seems every time sh... more

  • Maddie & Sayara

    by Sanjyot P. Dunung
    About the book… Maddie & Sayara are from very different cultures and meet while on holiday. They quickly forge a close friendship as they discover their similarities – their families, attitudes, dreams, and hopes. Their time together is cut short when Sayara is called home because her favorite cousin is unexpectedly jailed by powerful forces. Maddie is both surprised and shocked – and resolves to help Sayara free her cousin, Themi, from jail. Maddie wonders why girls are treated differe... more
  • A Heart of Steel - Part Two...When Young Love Is Never to Be Forgotten

    by Katherine Kobey
    A Heart of Steel - Part 2 - when love strengthens the heart. On a day of mourning in May of 1980, Shelby Porter returns to the Langdale Cemetery in her hometown of Valley, Alabama, after the tragic loss of a small child, who has been laid to rest. Her heart is torn as she dashes away. She only wanted to reach out and comfort the man she once loved, Jack Emerson. Later that afternoon, Shelby makes her way to the place she has always found peaceful and carefree. The Kissing Bridge. There, ... more
  • To Gain What's Lost

    by AnneMarie Brear
    She thinks her life has changed for the better, her dark secrets hidden, but little does she know… The daughter of a wealthy landowner in Yorkshire, England in 1864, Anna Thornton leads a privileged life. But she is not content. She wants her life to mean something and longs to be accepted for the free-thinking, independent woman she is. When the dashing, adventurer Matt Cowan sweeps her off her feet, she thinks she has finally met her soul mate. However, he’s not the man she thinks he is. Afte... more
  • Never Let You Fall

    by Kate Smith

    Summer at the beach house. Alex’s favorite season and place. Except this year, nothing seems right.

    As Alexis struggles to manage their young son, her husband, Joel, spends an increasing amount of time away, commuting to his law office in Chicago, pursuing his dream of a partnership and a better life for their family. Or so she believes, until she discovers a series of texts exchanged with his ex-girlfriend.

    Joel faces his own hurdles. His office becomes an ... more

  • Blind Tribute

    by Mari Christie
    As America marches toward the Civil War, Harry Wentworth, gentleman of distinction and journalist of renown, finds his calls for peaceful resolution have fallen on deaf—nay, hostile—ears. As such, he must finally resolve his own moral quandary: comment on the war from his influential—and safe—position in Northern Society, or make a news story and a target of himself South of the Mason-Dixon Line, in a city haunted by a life he has long since left behind? The day-to-day struggle against counte... more
  • Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump

    by Carole P. Roman
    Susannah Maya Logan is not having a good day. She doesn't want to go to her best friend, Lola's sleepover. Susannah thinks the house is big and spooky, not to mention the ghost that is said to live there. Lola's big brother, Kai, loves to tease Susannah with scary stories. Throughout her day, she sees people deal with things that scare them. Her sight-impaired friend, Macy, is terrified of unicorns, of all things. She sees a boy at a party who's frightened of clowns. Her teacher is afraid of get... more
  • Big Data Is Watching You!

    by Bruce Hartman

    In Goozle Earth®, where the all-knowing and all-powerful force of Big Data rules humanity through the Internet of Things and the corporate power of Goozle Inc., it falls to one man – named Smith – to wander off the grid and save the world from the Next Big Thing.

    George Orwell meets the Wizard of Oz!

  • Guardian Angel

    by Bill McCauley

    Markus Simmons, a 13-year-old 8th-grader, wants to hang with the cool kids. When his social studies class begins a Holocaust project, some A-listers befriend him to get him to work with them so they can have access to his Oma, who was in Auschwitz, and he discovers that there are Holocaust deniers in the world, one of whom is in his class. Then someone identifies his Oma as having played a criminal role during the Holocaust, and he has to reconcile his love for his grandmother, his desire to ... more

  • Scuba

    by Jimmy Olsen
    This is the story of an 1806 shipwreck that comes around again in modern times to haunt the same family and threaten their lives.
  • The Absurd Adventures of Monkey, Puppy, and Lion: The Day of the Flying Pot Roast

    by Nick Stockton
    Monkey, Puppy, and Lion live in a tree-house in their nine year old friend's (Pete) backyard. They don't always know the right thing to do, so they do what they can, which isn't always the best thing to do! Read about their adventures trying to sneak food from Pete's house, running around in plain sight, and getting into trouble!
  • Linen Shroud

    by Destiny Kinal
    Linen Shroud is the story of two families, one NativeAmerican, the other French Huguenot, Here, as the changes that brought civil war to the United States gather and then break, a savage transformation challenges our dreams of possibilities on this new continent, transplanting the sensory world we evolved with as agricultural humans. Pitched battles for the soul of the future are underway, echoing the bloody battle between North and South: ✥ Will the women of European bloodlines win the res... more
  • Wide Plank Porches

    by Laura Frances
    The Parker women of Riverton, North Carolina are known for three things: southern graces, storytelling, and sassy mouths. The second to some, would be considered outright lying, the last a surprise to those who view them as ladies with a gentle upbringing. But the Parker legacy has never been what it seems and keeping up appearances in their small town has trumped the truth every time. Just as Charlotte is about to break the news of her plan to strike out on her own, her daughter, Janie, returns... more
  • Cyrus the Persian Messiah

    by Mason Balouchian
    A dramatic account of the life and accomplishments of Cyrus The Great, the founder of the Persian Empire, with major focus on conquest of Lydia, Babylon, liberation of Jewish slaves, and issuance of Human Rights Charter known as Cyrus’ Cylinder. An entertaining and suspenseful historical fiction for all readers including students and scholars.
  • Be Proud of Who You Are

    by Tania Giguere
    Allen is a small green frog; that feels he has no place in this world, that he just a frog. However, on his adventures, Allen discovers just how needed he is. Just how important all things are in life.
  • Salem Mean Girls

    by Sylvia Prince
    My parents dragged me to Salem to have a “normal teenage experience.” But Salem was anything but normal. It all started with Ann Putnam—blonde, flawless, and leader of the Glass Girls, the most popular clique in the colonies. At first, Ann seemed perfect. I mean, she’s rich enough to have a mirror. But then she started accusing our neighbors of witchcraft. I know she’s lying. But can I stop her before she destroys the entire village?