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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Double Team

    by James W. Bennett
    Double Team is a novel that works as a traditional Young Adult. Its protagonist is a high school sophomore striving to make his school basketball team and then excelling All the while, his small community is traumatized by a pair of heinous crimes. The protagonist’s father is the newly-hired police chief, so Gary is drawn in substantially to the hysteria and vigilantism consuming a town beleaguered by brutal murders and a long-term strike at the community’s largest employer. While all this i... more
  • Fresh Killed

    by James W. Bennett
    Fresh Killed is a mature YA novel. Its protagonist is a teenage boy who is a polio victim. Set in 1952, the story follows the protagonist and his dysfunctional family; eventually he lives with his poverty-stricken grandparents on a struggling peninsula along the Mississippi. His grandfather is a retired Protestant minister who provides some interesting and compelling religious views. There is a love interest in the book, as the young man tries to get next to a very attractive, popular girl. ... more
  • A Light on Altered Land

    by Becky Bohan
    On a cross-country road trip involving a difficult daughter and a run-in with the law, retirees and new lovers Ellie and Kathryn strive to trust the path opening before them. Their challenges open them to new vistas of love, passion, spirit, and hope.
  • Better Than A Bully: Carrot Top's Surprise

    by Tina Levine
    MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS HONORING EXCELLENCE, GOLD LEVEL 2020, PURPLE DRAGONFLY HONORABLE MENTION FOR EXCELLENCE 2020 Meet Annie (aka Carrot Top), a girl bullied at school, in real-time, as we watch her dealing with a bully and bystanders. What is it about this girl that makes her so resilient? Tina Levine designed this fictional chapter book to include humor and a mystery in both school and neighborhood settings. Overall, readers will find themselves laughing, tearing up, and excited to read ... more
  • Snowflake: A Climate Thriller

    by Arthur Jeon
    A gifted high school student at an elite academy decides he must assassinate the president as an act of environmental protection. ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆ Ben Wallace, 18, is a brilliant high school senior who obsessively reads scientific papers about climate change. After a mind-altering experience and two near tragedies, Ben decides he must take drastic action against the climate-denying President of the United States. He will save his generation in an act of planetary se... more
  • Belonging

    by Garry McDougall
    Dr Louis Gabriel arrives in iconic Gundagai, passionate about the new medicine and Lister’s pioneering surgery, He is fired with hope and determination, but is he in the wrong place at the wrong time? Will Gundagai's black doctor ever belong? Based on the life of the eminent photographer, surgeon and medico, Dr Gabriel, in legendary Gundagai. Employed as Chief Medical Officer of Gundagai Hospital set off a chain of event pits him against Dr. O'Dwyer and a town crusade against people of colour. ... more
  • Starts With C

    by Garry McDougall
    An Australian murder mystery turned upside-down, down under. When a corrupt Govt official disappears in an outback town, only Kev plays detective. But at what price? Town police and local crims, Paddy Bourke and the Hard Boys, take a dislike for fiery Aboriginal leader, Billy ,who competes for indigenous leadership with the passionate Mara. Ambitious Cheryl Sheila and Council administrator, 'Humblebum,' have a agendas and plausible denial. We start with a body without a name, and end with a r... more
  • Knowing Simone

    by Garry McDougall
    It's the time of Victor Hugo, when duels will give way to dynamite. Patrice is a young Marseillien with a false identity, employed by Simone Beaufort, an attractive Pyrenees mine owner in Gothic Lectoure. Both oppose the dictatorial third Empire, but by vastly different means. As their liaison develops, Patrice is caught in her erotic web, struggling to discover her mysterious connections to Paris and Napoleon III's government. Suspicious of her ambitions, he sets our to discover her secre... more
  • Blacksmith and Canon

    by Garry McDougall

    Archaeologists discover the Viviers Journals, and publish a translation as 'Blacksmith and Canon.' It’s 1503, contemporary to Niccolo Machiavelli, Michaelangelo, The Borges, Medici’s and Martin Luther. DaVinci is painting the Mona Lisa, and for the first time, a battle turns on use of firearms. Louis de St Martin, blacksmith and troubadour, is brought before a severe Canon-Magistrate accused of three murders. But with one insight, and a wealth of storytelling, he strikes a... more

  • The Story of Color

    by Joan Perez
    Rain and Wind team up to bring color to a woefully uncolored world. The results are astounding to both nature and people.
  • The Adventures of Captain Polo: Polo in East Africa

    by Alan J. Hesse
    Travelling the world to learn about climate change is dangerous work: Captain Polo dodges bullets in East Africa, gets chased by furious, knife-wielding market sellers in the streets of Cairo, narrowly escapes getting arrested by Italian coastguards in the Mediterranean Sea, and gets captured in London Zoo! Today's climate crisis may be the most serious environmental issue in human history.Understanding the causes and effects of climate change can be complicated and confusing. This funny advent... more
  • An Unacceptable Christmas

    by Bruce Edwards

    Teen activism is on the march! Socially conscious young adults are speaking out. AN UNACCEPTABLE CHRISTMAS celebrates the courage it takes to stand up to authority. Call it a political It's a Wonderful Life for a new generation. 

    Six-year-old MICHAEL has only one Christmas wish: that his military father—who is missing in action in a far-off war—will be found safe. He states his request in a heartfelt letter to Santa. Sadly, the boy's prayer for his dad&... more

  • Panicles

    by RICHARD ROBBINS
    Is it better to take the risk and pursue the glory of fame and fortune, or to live a simpler, more grounded life? Follow the fates of two families, one wealthy and powerful, the other blue collar, from a chance meeting at a Florida poolside, to the highest levels of politics and power. This sweeping saga of love, war, money, and power leaves each family weighing their duty to their family versus service to their country. It all leads to a fateful choice—a sacrifice—which could change the c... more
  • Sketches of Life

    by A. Gavazzoni
    In the middle of WWII, France has surrendered to Germany, and young Lily, half French and half American, has her life turned upside down. A careless girl full of dreams, Lily must leave France and go to her father’s homeland, taking her mother with her. Lily’s mother becomes completely dependent upon her teenage daughter, and Lily is forced to grow up quickly. Trying her best to support them both, balancing work and dreams of continuing her studies, Lily meets her first love and discovers passio... more
  • The Existence Of Amy

    by Lana Grace Riva
    Amy's life portrays normality. She has good friends, a good job, a nice enough home. This normality, however, is precariously plastered on top of a different life. A life that is Amy's real life. The only one her brain will let her lead. A fictional story depicting the reality of mental illness.
  • Divided We Stand

    by William de Berg
    Enrique Ybarra, a famous young general, suffers the loss of his two brothers, one in a drug overdose and the other in an effort to expose the drug trade. Already reeling in his personal life and marriage, Enrique is introduced to a team of high-ranking military officers who convince him that there will soon be a crisis in the republic involving martial law and that he needs to join them against the Deep State.

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