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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Ethan Blecher Braves a Bully

    by Chris Pedersen
    Ethan finds himself the focus of a bully in his new school. His parents decide to send him to spring camp hoping he’ll make some friends, but the outlook turns terrifying when his nemesis shows up. Will Ethan's fearful attitude and shy nature get the best of him or will he muster some courage and stand-up to the bully? The Appendix contains bullying resources for parents and teachers, a glossary of words and phrases, a word search puzzle, and a link to download free CCSS-aligned curriculum.
  • Mary Crane and a Pompey Hollow Book Club Seance with Sherlock!

    by Jerome Mark Antil
    They’re teens now – and in the last novel - The Book of Charlie - their club president, Mary Crane, decided to follow a teacher’s suggestion of getting a Pen Pal for the summer. She wrote a boy her mother had read about in the newspaper – a Pennsylvania lad. He writes back. As the summer unfolded one of the teens is witness to a crime in progress. Innocently the young Pen Pal to the club’s president unwittingly helps them not only solve the mystery of just who the crooks actually are but the... more
  • The Pompey Hollow Book Club

    by Jerome Mark Antil
    This is the beginning of the series. Jerry is a city boy who moves to the country following the War. His new friends - nine and ten year old kids who spent half of their lives in WWII - create a club of valor - catching thieves who are breaking into local businesses - and saving poultry from the Thanksgiving table. Lighthearted nostalgia of what it was like growing up in the shadow of WWII.
  • The First Supper: a tale of two hours

    by Karen Schiff

    Smart and sassy, The First Supper tells a touchingly funny story of first-borns in love and family get-togethers gone awry.

    In this delicious new take on the classic film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, two sets of oh-so-different parents duke it out for the hearts, minds, and pocketbooks of their newly engaged college kids.

    Who will win -- the very rich Worthingtons or the very religious Graces? There's only one w... more

  • The Soul Retrieval: A Novel

    by Ann W. Jarvie

    Inspired by a true story, The Soul Retrieval is a suspenseful tale of love, loss and healing which follows traumatized southern beauty Henrietta Clayborn as she moves between her home in a small South Carolina town and the New Mexico Native American reservation whose spontaneous healings keep drawing her physician husband back. Tortured by her awful secrets, Henrietta struggles to thrive in either locale, but it is her unlikely friendship with Joe Loco––a... more

  • The Circle Island Short Story Collection

    by Janet Kitto
    A terrifying sacrifice lays ahead for Maureen, Helena must make a new start after a transforming experience, and Matthew is on a quest to find something he buried long ago. The Circle Island Short Story Collection introduces characters and settings from the first three novels in the Circle Island Series. Discover the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and explore love and loss on Circle Island.
  • The Medic: Miracle on Hacksaw Ridge

    by Adam Palmer
    During WWII, a young man from Lynchburg, Virginia was drafted into the Army and sent to the 77th Infantry Division. When he arrived at camp for basic training, he promptly made it known that he was a pacifist and would be unwilling to take a life or even so much as touch a weapon. He did however say that he would be proud to serve his country as a medic, if they would let him. No matter how much pressure the Army applied, the medic was unwilling to compromise his convictions. The other soldiers... more
  • The Big Picture: A Camera, a Young Woman, an Uncompromising Ethic

    by Rod Raglin
    Freyja is a young. ambitious photographer who by chance takes pictures of demonstration that turns deadly. Powerful people try to suppress her photos with threats and bribes but she perseveres. People close to her are compromised. Freyja is not. The pictures influence the outcome of an election but things don’t change. Freyja leaves the country on assignment to photograph the Mexican drug war. Her lover is murdered by the cartels. She discovers that the cartels have a connection back home. ... more
  • Time Sailors of Pizzolungo

    by Scott Abrams
    Guillermo Infante always dreamed of sailing the high seas. As would any 6th grader whose father captained a ship out of the Sicilian village of Pizzolungo. But while that much could be expected, nobody could foresee what was about to happen to Guillermo, his younger sister and their friends when his dream finally came true. Time Sailors of Pizzolungo follows the adventures of a group of young friends as they accidentally embark on an extraordinary voyage back in time to the Age of Exploration.
  • Elizabeth's Landing

    by Katy Pye
    Port Winston—home to sun, sand, and shopping. What’s not to like? Everything, to 14 year-old Elizabeth Barker, uprooted mid-school year to the Texas coast. When Grandpa, with more judgments than the Old Testament, pronounces her 10¢ shy of worthless and headed for trouble, Elizabeth bolts for Wayward Landing beach—the county’s last wild haven. A chance encounter with an endangered, nesting sea turtle ignites new purpose, friendships, and Texas-sized trouble even Grandpa couldn’t predict. Her... more
  • Skylark: a novel

    by Ruthie Morgan
    “When he asked me to forgive him for everything I thought I could. I said yes and I meant it. But I didn't realize that night, everything was what he’d take away.” When Billie May Worthington falls for Evan Skylark she believes she’ll do anything, be anything and give everything for him. But can she forgive him when he asks for her world? Set on Saint Cloud, a timeless sub-tropical island, lush and isolated, and as far away from their pasts as they can go, everything Billie knows about love, b... more
  • The Little Unicorn That Had No Horn

    by James McDonald
    "I promise that you'll grow up, so treasure each and every day. Never wish one second of your precious time away." An impatient little unicorn can't wait to grow up and get its horn, but wise Mother Unicorn lovingly guides her little one to appreciate time and not wish it away. This is a heart-warming story of a mother's love and guidance in helping her child see beyond the uncertainties of childhood and cherish each and every moment.
  • Spider Woman's Loom

    by Lorie Adair
    Spider Woman’s Loom is an exquisitely woven tale by debut novelist Lorie Adair. Set on the vast and starkly beautiful Navajo reservation in the aftermath of Indian agents exploiting the land and sending children to faraway boarding schools for assimilation, Spider Woman’s Loom is narrated by Noni Lee, an old Navajo weaver whose instinct for survival and fierce resistance drives away even those she loves most. When her estranged niece Shi’yazhi returns to Sweet Canyon pregnant and utterly alon... more
  • Tomorrow Is A Long Time

    by Tabitha Vohn
    Cal Morrison is a Midwestern farmboy who was thrust into fame during the Old Hollywood era. Now, at eighty-five, he sees his life as wreckage. At the mere age of twenty-four, Eileen has seemingly little in common with Cal, except that she fell in love with him on screen. When Cal and Eileen meet by chance, she discovers that her feelings for him are not without merit, and he sees in her a chance for true love and, more importantly, for redemption. A controversial experiment offers the key... more
  • Meant To Be: A Novel of Honor and Duty

    by Jessica James

    It started as a chance encounter on the beach, and ended 24 hours later when they parted to go their separate ways. Or so they thought. Actually it was just the beginning. When Lauren Cantrell and Michael “Rad” Radcliff said goodbye, they had no way of knowing they would ever see each other again. But fate had another unexpected meeting in store for them—this time in a place where danger is part of the culture and the stakes are life and death. From the sundrenched beaches of Ocean City, Md.,... more

  • In The Sanctity of Revenge

    by Brian Schnoor
    When fighting back becomes an obsession, there is nowhere to tread but down a dark and lonely road from which Jack Hanlon may never return. A loving husband and father, Jack is enjoying his life in a cozy Chicago bungalow when, at the height of the Great Recession, his employer cheats him out of the payday of a lifetime. Betrayed and angry, he embarks on a quest for justice that will lead him to a world of sex and violence and may cost him everything he holds dear. Simultaneously, widow Iren... more

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