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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Last Rhino War: A Journey of Survival

    by Rory Johnston

    This is a story of one man, Mike Delport, a professional hunter, and his journey as he is caught up in in the unspeakable violence of the illegal rhino horn trade to his redemption through love and newfound commitment to conservation. At his hunting ranch in South Africa, times are tough. Hunting of rhino has just been banned, cutting off Mike’s income. Rhino poaching is on the rise just as his income is falling. Mike is forced to consider illegally selling the horns to a crime syndicat... more

  • Tae Kwon Dog - The Power Within

    by Diane DiRoberto
    Tae Kwon Dog - The Power Within - a fun read with a mindful twist for middle-graders who love dogs and/or martial arts. In my book, Tae Kwon Dog is no longer the bone-thin, nearly bald little dog he used to be, but a strong and powerful dojang Master who shares the skills and philosophy of his martial art with other dogs who doubt themselves and lack confidence. The story features Max, a quiet and meek dog who is bullied by the Ratwailer brothers, a pair of Rottweilers who enjoy harassing other... more
  • We Shell Flip

    by Megan Levy
    The visually-compelling short tale is a story about a very special Horseshoe crab named Helen. Through Tara Victoria's stunning illustrations, parents and children everywhere will discover what happens on the beach when Helen goes woosh. Helen overcomes obstacles, discovers the power of creative expression, and digs-deep to access her inner-strength. The book teaches kids lessons about perseverance and mental endurance, and opens up a dialogue for parents and children alike to discuss wha... more
  • I Met Her Before

    by Chandra Moyer
    What if you found out your perfect childhood wasn’t so perfect? What if parts were so terrible you couldn't even remember... until now? This compassionate and raw novel carries you through one woman's healing journey from repressed trauma, stressing the importance of love, asking for help, and learning to love oneself again. Marcia Thompson has always had happy memories of growing up an Air Force brat in the Philippines. Sure, her father could be controlling, but she loved living on base and exp... more
  • The Other Side Of Good

    by E. A. Coe
    Reputed criminal, Theo Jackson, proposes a donation to the city for a new youth center and the mayor sends police officer, Denton Jones to negotiate the terms. Theo and Denton, once friends from the same Cincinnati tenement, took different career paths. Denton’s efforts make him a target for a corrupt city official, but a dishonest bureaucrat is the least of the city’s problems. Theo uncovers evidence that a criminal organization has set up shop in the city to facilitate human trafficking... more
  • Becoming Athena

    by Katherine Lore

    In a rural Mormon town in Utah, a non-religious girl struggles with spirituality and self-identity amongst her peers and within her dysfunctional family. To cope, she leans on science and Greek mythology, casting those around her with god-like traits, including the charming Mormon boy next door that she crowns as Apollo. Falling for him isn't in her carefully calculated plans, but over the span of several years, they develop a bond that possesses the power to both heal her heart and break... more

  • Pitch, Yaw & Roll: Identity, Love & Addiction

    by Mary Taylor

    In Pitch, Yaw & Roll, book two of the Emotional Imprints Series, we find Beth Lawrence tossed into the unknown. In July of 1979 her parents suddenly moved to the remote woods of rural New Hampshire where everything is upside down and 180 degrees different from everything she knew before. She went from being the poorest girl in an urban, all-girls, elite private school to being called a "rich, preppy, flatlander" in the co-ed, public school in a small New Engl... more

  • The Friendly Bookshelf

    by Caroline and Katherine Brickley
    Meet Bibli, a brave little library bookshelf in search of a story about someone like him . . . Once upon a time, in a library like any other, there lived a little bookshelf named Bibli who carried a BIG question on his shelves: “Could there be a story somewhere about a bookshelf like me?” Bibli is told that bookshelves are supposed to hold stories, not have ones of their own. But everything changes when he meets Cassie, a girl longing for a friend just as much as Bibli longs for a story to relat... more
  • Bullied

    by Scott Langteau

    A Mom's Choice Award Winner & Moonbeam Children's Book Award Winner!

    Written by veteran Video Game Producer and bullying survivor Scott Langteau, "Bullied" is a modern-day-inspired anti-bullying picture book that casts light on a route to self-acceptance and empowerment. Bullied follows the day-to-day struggles of 7 young targets of aggression along with their tormentors from adolescence to adulthood. Through the journey of this book, the reader discovers that acceptin... more

  • Rules of Falling

    by Leslie Tall Manning
    Erica O’Donnell is hardly the quintessential high school senior. She doesn’t have a driver’s license. She’s never been to a concert. Sports are out of the question. She doesn’t own a pair of heels. No boy has ever asked her out. All of this for good reason: Erica faints. A lot. And at the most inconvenient times. Chronic fainting, also known as syncope, keeps Erica on the sidelines as the odd-girl out. Luckily, Lindsay Bennett hovers nearby to catch Erica each time she nose-dives to the floo... more
  • The Legend of the Green Gorilla

    by Sean Woolford
    Imagine growing up hearing a legend about a fifty-foot gorilla. Would you go in search of it? This is a story of two brothers who do! When Mark and Stu believe the tales of a huge green ape living on an island nearby and are determined to find him. His cage is surrounded by signs with one instruction: "DO NOT TOUCH!" When the boys ignore that warning, a game of cat and mouse (or gorilla and boys) begins.
  • Alexander's Infinity

    by Lidija Stankovikj
    Beset with a deep sense of alienation, Alexander, a middle-aged Scandinavian mathematician with a bent for the metaphysical, begins to question everything, from his failed relationships to his declining career prospects and the attainability of happiness. On a cold winter night, a seemingly random encounter with a stranger obtrudes onto him an unsought responsibility over a dog and a series of bargains with eccentric individuals. Caught up in piquant musings on the crossings of poetry, mysticism... more
  • The Outcasts - A Thousand Dreams of Redemption

    by Lidija Stankovikj
    The Outcasts is a story of loss, running away, hope and return. Three protagonists boldly confront a tradition-driven and repressive world. Through a series of serendipitous encounters, and against all odds, their paths intertwine at a time when each stands at a personal crossroads. Tabu is a rebellious young Muslim woman, who speaks her mind under the guise of jinn influence. Santan, an aging Hindu man, in the face of a near-death experience, suddenly discovers a new spark for life. And Cha... more
  • Punk Disco Bohemian

    by Arya F. Jenkins
    Brief synopsis: Punk Disco Bohemian is a literary transgressive novel and queer multicultural coming-of-age story set in 1970s Provincetown; full of literary and musical allusions, it celebrates literature, music and a unique time and place. Longer synopsis: It's 1973 and seventeen-year old, multicultural Ali is on the run from suburbia, since her best friend has left for college and home has turned into a nightmare, with a druggy brother and a mother who has hooked up with another man si... more
  • Floating Underwater

    by Tracy Shawn
    Part psychological fiction and part mystical fiction with a dash of magical realism, Floating Underwater follows a woman’s astonishing journey through the extraordinary and, ultimately, to her own self-actualization and power. Fearful that her lifelong premonitions not only predict the future but can also change its very course, Paloma Leary is devastated when her latest vision foretelling a third miscarriage comes true. Falling into a mystifying world of increasingly bizarre phenomena, ... more
  • Sloppy

    by Jasmine Farrell

    Classic preacher’s kid, Roxanne felt like the oddball in her environment.

    By age 22, she found herself compromising and settling in various avenues of her life- including love.

    Will Roxanne be brave enough to end her relationship with a man who ails her? Will she take the path towards her purpose no matter how sloppy it looks? Or will she allow the world and her family to dictate right and wrong?