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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Parliament of Rooks: Haunting Brontë Country

    by Karen Perkins
    No matter how hard life is, humanity has the power to make it bearable – or worse. Parliament of Rooks, the new historical paranormal novel in the award-winning Yorkshire Ghosts series, contrasts the beautiful, inspiring village of Haworth today with the slum – or rookery – it was during the industrial revolution: rife with disease, heartache, poverty, and child slavery in the mills. In 2017, life expectancy in the UK is 81. In 1848 Haworth, it was 22.
  • Ginger Smith and Billy Gee

    by Frances Barth
    In this singular abstracted land, six characters drive forward the story in "Ginger Smith and Billy Gee" by the painter Frances Barth. In the family of a graphic novel, but also like a graphic poem, this is a book in two acts and an Afterword, with interspersed dreams of the main character Ginger. It turns its focus cinematically on the darkly comic relationship developing between Ginger, a painter, and Billy, an aspiring writer, after Ginger is dumped by Billy's best friend. Four other chara... more
  • What Would I Do?

    by Maurice M. Hebert
    A playful and imaginative romp through occupations and situations. This book explores occupations in alphabetical order, the rhyming text and the colorful illustrations are pleasantly engaging for ears and eyes. From Astronaut to Zookeeper the delightful illustrations by Megan Tennant will encourage young readers to use their imaginations in forming questions and answers regarding situations they may find themselves in.
  • Ghost Warrior: An adventure story of 3 boys and Tippy the Wonder Dog who, under the guidance of Coyote Three Toes, a real Washoe

  • A Couple with Common Cents

    by Ryan Eidson

    Tabitha is a young mother of two who struggles with her family's finances every day. She's tried to talk with her husband, Jack, about their money struggles, but he won't listen. A friend of Tabitha's invites her to a weekend women's conference. How can Tabitha take off work and go to this conference, when she doesn't have the cash to go, and can't miss a day of work because their money is so tight?

  • Emma's All Gloom As She Cleans Her Room!

    by Dana Wall and Amber Wall
    Emma's All Gloom As She Cleans Her Room! is about Emma doing what she hates the most - cleaning her room. Not only does she have to have it so clean her mom can see the floor, but she has to learn about conjunctions for a test tomorrow. Wizard Jake isn't afraid of a little hard work. He shows her how to have fun cleaning her room and learning conjunctions all at once. Can she get it all done before she gets in trouble with her mom? Or will her true friend Wizard Jake whip her into shape?
  • Emma Jane Goes On A Plane!

    by Dana Wall and Amber Wall
    Emma Jane Goes On A Plane! is about Emma and a plane, which is the last place she ever wants to be! Emma is terrified of the lightning and the thunder, especially since she's going to Colorado, where the weather is often unpredictable. Although Wizard Jake lack sympathy for Emma's fear, he is always there to teach easy grammar. Metaphors and similes are making Emma burst, but Wizard Jake takes her mind off the plane ride and puts it to good use while she learns an important lesson in grammar.
  • Emma Beams During a Wonderful Dream!

    by Dana Wall and Amber Wall
    Emma Beams During A Wonderful Dream! is about Emma and Wizard Jake going on another adventure. This time, Emma has a dream about the dog she's always wanted, a Dalmatian. She's actually getting one. Always on the hook for easy grammar, Emma must learn about superlatives and comparatives. She is so lucky to have Wizard Jake, who is so knowledgeable around.
  • Fenian's Trace

    by Sean P. Mahoney
    FENIAN'S TRACE is the story of two young men raised as brothers in the west of Ireland during the early 1900s. Though they choose different paths when the rebellion comes, they both take a fancy to the spirited and alluring Maria upon her homecoming from America. It's told by a gruff old Limerick publican named Mr. Clancy, who refuses to let his gentle inebriation or any distractful facts trouble his tale. It's a story of secrets and sacrifice, fathers and sons, loyalty and love.
  • A Contrary Wind: a variation on Mansfield Park

    by Lona Manning

    Fanny Price, an intelligent but timid girl from a poor family, lives at Mansfield Park with her wealthy cousins. But the cruelty of her Aunt Norris, together with a broken heart, compel Fanny to run away and take a job as a governess. Far away from everything she ever knew and the man she secretly loves, will Fanny grow in strength and confidence? Will a new suitor help her to forget her past? Or will a reckless decision ruin her life and the lives of those she holds most dear? This variation... more

  • Looking for Clara

    by Simona Grossi
    Clara is turning twenty-seven when, after graduating from the top law school in the country, she lands at a prestigious law firm in Los Angeles. She grew up in the East Coast, and moving to the West Coast represented a big step in her life. But despite the time spent in the new place, she never truly settles in. She describes her life at the law firm as “intense.” “Long days, late nights, lost weekends. The time was slipping through my fingers like sand in an hourglass I had turned upside down t... more
  • Whisper In My Ear

    by John Henry Hardy

    It's the 1960s, and cultural and political unrest is sweeping across America. In the midst of this turmoil, three young Americans find themselves on a path that sends them to join the war effort in Vietnam; Dion Murphy, a handsome football player from Georgia; Cathy Addison, a pretty young nurse from Minnesota; and Norman Coddington, a young man from a wealthy but dysfunctional Boston family. While in Vietnam, all three, along with a beautiful young nurse from the Philippines, must confront e... more

  • The Daughters' Baggage

    by Diane Winger
    Every piece of baggage carries the tales of the lives it has touched. Aaliyah Johnson just wants to live a normal life – finish school, have a career, a family, a future. But when her father takes his own life after his return from the war in Afghanistan, she and her mother are plunged into poverty and a homeless struggle to survive. The unusual circumstances of her mother’s acquisition of a small, green suitcase seem to mark a turnaround in their luck as they begin to rebuild their lives.... more
  • The Abandoned Girl

    by Diane Winger
    After ten-year-old Robin’s mother abandons her, life is never the same. Rejected by her father and his new family, she is shipped off to be raised by relatives she knows solely by reputation, and the reality is even worse than the stories she’s heard. Her hopes for her future fade as they strip away her independence and strive to tame her wild spirit. Pregnant at sixteen, Katharine also knows what it’s like to be left behind. Lonely and lost, she seeks a path back to the simple dreams she onc... more
  • Cryogen, Mars: An Interplanetary Espionage and Murder Mystery

    by Kevin Owens
    Martian businessman Jutt Bristol is killed by accident while visiting the Martian polar ice processing town of Cryogen, leaving behind a top secret project to develop a new propulsion system for the military. Soon after his demise, two custom's officials are murdered, agents he had been paying to overlook a smuggling operation. Space freight pilot Blue Hieidelburn, transporting Jutt Bristol's cargo to Mars when the customs murders happen, is jailed on smuggling charges and suspicion of murder wh... more
  • Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs

    by Susan Schaefer Bernardo
    Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs is a beautiful picture book with a simple but powerful message: love lasts forever. Lyrical writing and delightful illustrations provide perfect bedtime reading for any child. The book is also ideal for supporting children through grief, separation anxiety, divorce, illness or other traumatic situations, by wrapping them in a warm and comforting emotional security blanket and opening a dialogue on the nature of love. Even when loved ones cannot be with us, we can feel their... more