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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Elijah Goes to Cleveland

    by Mark Darden
    Elijah is in Cleveland visiting his grandparents when he finds out that his favorite music band is having a concert at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band is giving out free tickets but the catch is that you have to find the band members at various landmarks throughout Cleveland.
  • Far Away Islands of Paradise

    by LeCain Smith
    Second in the series : The Amazing Adventures of the Sea Cat Chowder \tAfter almost two years coastal cruising down the west coast of the Americas to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Chowder finds herself on the verge of venturing out on long ocean crossings through the South Pacific. With these crossings sometimes lasting over two weeks between landfalls at remote tropical islands, like the enchanted Easter Island, Chowder learns what it’s really like be an able-bodied ocean sailing sea ca... more
  • Silk: Caroline's Story

    by Sophia Alexander
    It's 1899, and Caroline Corbett is ready for the twentieth century. She's excited to find work and meet new people—but gets more than expected when a rough-hewn Lowcountry farmer and a small-town doctor both engage her affections. The broad-shouldered, genial farmer is clear about his desires, and he's there for her. The doctor is sophisticated, educated, and obviously the right choice—but sees no reason to dwell on certain realities. In trying to decide between them, Caroline fails to con... more
  • Badgie & Ming and the Angry Tent

    by Julia Inserro
    Badgie is angry! He is so angry he wants to build a tent where he can go and feel super angry. His friend, Ming, wants to play. Badgie is too angry to play. Ming helps Badgie build his angry tent and then waits for him to calm down. Sometimes our feelings feel really big. Sometimes we need to let those feelings get smaller. Having a safe place to feel our feelings is as important as having a friend who will wait with us while we do it. It’s okay to have emotions, big and small. The Badgi... more
  • The League of dance

    by Victoria James
    This book follows The Water Dancer; Zulaya will be introduced to a new environment and new friends. She will finally step into her powers and gain some powerful allies that share similar abilities. New enemies will be introduced, and old ones will surface back up. Will she also find a love that she wasn't expecting?
  • The Water Dancer

    by Victoria James
    The Water dancer follows main character Zulaya, a hip-hop dancer who has the unique abilities to control water through dance. She will learn to master her powers with a little help from her friends. She will also discover new enemies as she tries to navigate through growing up with normal teenage problems and becoming a superhero.
  • Anything But Pink

    by J.C. Benthin
    Zinnia is the only pink person in a very gold world. After being told that pink stinks by a golden bully, she goes on a quest to get rid of her pink for good. Along the way, Zinnia learns a valuable lesson. Will she embrace her unique pink, or will she change to be just like everyone else?
  • Catapult

    by J.C. Benthin

    To become a hero, all he needed was a chance… Twenty-year-old Kingston Rais is desperate to impress his demanding dad. And the part-time security guard gets an opportunity when he single-handedly thwarts an explosives heist in the Port of Oakland. But though his father remains critical, Kingston’s stunt captivates a billionaire entrepreneur, who recruits him into a private black-ops unit. Initially pleased to join such an elite force, he quickly discovers he must prove himself ag... more

  • Pauper Auction

    by Mary Kronenwetter
    A gorgeous and meticulously-researched historical fiction examining a young woman’s struggle to escape unexpected poverty and find autonomy and purpose in early New England. "Mankind are always seeking after happiness in some way or another." ~ Leavitt’s Farmer’s Almanac, 1805 The fall from beloved wife of the town blacksmith to widowed pauper was swift. Margery Turner sits in the Thorneboro, New Hampshire Meetinghouse on the second Tuesday of March, 1805. She and the other indigent town r... more
  • Abby the Crabby Tabby

    by Andrea Lane
    Abby the Crabby Tabby Discovers Gratitude, written by Andrea Lane, is a funny and fun-to-read, beautifully illustrated, rhyming picture book about the value of gratitude as seen through the eyes of a cat that wants everything, but appreciates nothing. Children will identify with Abby’s list of complaints, and will enjoy her bumpy journey to uncover the secret to happiness. Through Lane’s gentle humor and Heather Bousquet’s delightful illustrations, Abby the Crabby Tabby Discovers Gratitude dem... more
  • The Portraitist: A Novel of Adelaide Labille-Guiard

    by Susanne Dunlap
    Based on a true story, this is the tale of Adélaïe Labille-Guiard’s fight to take her rightful place in the competitive art world of eighteenth-century Paris. With a beautiful rival who’s better connected and better trained than she is, Adélaïde faces an uphill battle. Her love affair with her young instructor in oil painting gives rise to suspicions that he touches up her work, and her decision to make much-needed money by executing erotic pastels threatens to create as many problems as it ... more
  • ONLY THE DEAD (Know the End of War)

    by Jan Notzon
    The 19th century saw the births, the very painful births, of both the Mexican and Texas Republics. The origin of both came at the price of a treasure of blood spilled, losses suffered and dreams crushed. In the case of Mexico, it also involved deceit, subterfuge and a woeful amount of treachery. In the case of the latter, it entailed a sanguinary war and mass summary executions by the powerful Mexican army. This is the story of three families, two Mexican and one Texan, their struggles against ... more
  • Inside Out

    by Michael Tuberdyke
    On Exchange Street near the edge of town stands a building three stories high beside a parking lot where weeds have overtaken the asphalt. The property is owned by Marge. Her name is painted in green on a piece of plywood that sits above the entryway to the diner on the first floor. There are four separate apartments on the additional two floors. Three are occupied. The tenants are young and old. They are simple people whom like the building itself reside on the edge of town with walls, wh... more
  • Razzle and Dazzle

    by Christina Nunez
    Razzle and Dazzle are bored! They have played ALL the games, they have read ALL the books, and there is NOTHING to do outside. Mom helps the kittens create "Boredom Buster" jars to find fun ways to spend the day.
  • My Name on a Grain of Rice

    by Richard Voigt

    Harry Travers walks away from the manicured future his disintegrating, moneyed family had envisioned for him so that he could feel the rush of making something out of nothing. That something would be himself. 

    After quitting his job with a software startup, Harry stumbles into working on a construction site - a dangerous environment in which he has no natural instincts.  As he becomes blinded by the flash of his own intensity, he exposes others to tragedy.  He also become... more

  • Scambait

    by Ryan R. Campbell
    When corporate do-little Eric Amundsen's supposedly long-deceased father contacts him through his spam folder, his on-the-job scambaiting shenanigans become increasingly careless, jeopardizing his personal life and his livelihood. As his problems pile up, the eternally skeptical Eric must choose between turning to a stranger on the internet to get his life back on track or embracing utter destitution.