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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Letters from Afghanistan

    by Maricla Pannocchia
    Olivia is a 14 years old Californian girl. Her summer doesn't look so exciting as she and her family head over to grandpa's home in San Francisco. But the geography assignment her teacher has set her could change everything. Olivia has to write letters to a girl studying in an Afghan school. That's how she connects with Basya. Basya is 14 years old and lives in a small Afghan village. She dreams of becoming a teacher but she has to face so much just in order to survive and get an education. ... more
  • The Apology Box

    by Naomi Ulsted
    Sixteen-year-old TESSA has always been popular, athletic, smart and driven. But when she makes a snap decision to throw a lit firecracker into the dry forest, she devastates her whole community, as well as her own life. With a town that despises her, a mother struggling to understand her, and her own future opportunities dwindling, Tessa must decide how to live her life when everything seems to want to drag her down. With 227 court-mandated apology letters to write, Tessa gives herself just that... more
  • Twin Power

    by Kiyanda Baldwin Young
    Sebastian and Simone are fraternal twins. They teach teamwork, memorization, social skills, reading, and writing. They show little readers some cool things they can accomplish because of their "Twin Power."
  • Sela Blue and the Magic Ticket

    by Alisia Dale
    When Sela finds herself stuck indoors on a wintry day, the magic of her imagination takes her on a journey far beyond the shores of her Musical Village of Chateauguay. Set in her little town off the south shore of the bay, readers get to know Sela and her family as they bask in her imagination and daydreams brought to life through playful and whimsical story lines of childhood adventure and amusement. Her stories are relevant and ring true with kids of all walks of life, ages, and skin tones bec... more
  • Daughter of the Yellow Dragon

    by Starr Z. Davies

    Genghis Khan united a nation and created a vast empire for his heirs. But after 200 years of civil war, his empire has fallen into the dark ages.

    Mandukhai dreams of being a fierce warrior woman, but her dreams are shattered when she is forced to become the second wife to the Great Khan.

    Unebolod spent his life in the Great Khan’s shadow, preparing for a day when he can seize control of the empire. But when he forms a dangerous alliance with Mandukhai, it swiftly transforms ... more

  • Releasing the Catch

    by Jeny Heckman
    Women. Crab fishing. The Bering Sea. Some men don’t think they belong together. One woman wants to prove them wrong. Mack Carter’s life is circling the drain. When he hears about how lucrative the fishing industry is in Alaska, he decides to try his luck on the frigid Aleutian Chain. There he meets, Nels Pearson, who teaches the younger man how to be a crab fisherman on the deadly Bering Sea and becomes the friend and father-figure Mack’s never known. Carter must learn to navigate both the fo... more
  • When I Go on Vacation with My Family / Cuando Me Voy De Vacaciones Con Mi Familia: An English/Spanish Story for Children

    by John W. Coburn

    When I Go On Vacation With My Family … is the second in a series of children’s stories masterfully designed by the author to meet two primary goals. The first is to aid Spanish-speaking children in their pursuit of English, and English-speaking children in their pursuit of Spanish. The second is to draw parents and children closer together in a storyteller’s world -- a world they can easily imagine and build on. Filled with drama, fairy tales, excitement, and adventure, the... more

  • Pablo Learns Patience and Pickleball/Pablo Aprende Paciencia Y Pickleball: An English/Spanish Story for Children

    by John W. Coburn

    Pablo Learns Patience and Pickleball … is the fourth in a series of children’s stories masterfully designed by the author to meet two primary goals. The first is to aid Spanish-speaking children in their pursuit of English, and English-speaking children in their pursuit of Spanish. The second is to draw parents and children closer together in a storyteller’s world -- a world they can easily imagine and build on. Filled with drama, fairy tales, excitement, and adventure, the... more

  • A Brooklyn Saga

    by Carolyn Angiolillo and Ronald Joseph Kule
    As our protagonist, Angelina Carpello views life from her stoop on Conselyea Avenue in Williamsburg Brooklyn (1950-60-70s), elements of Mob mentality, Catholic Church vagaries, and Old-World Italian culture mold her into a young woman with more questions than answers about her survival. When a Chinese farm boy with a tragic past, Wengchan Liang, now grown and a runner/hitman for the Mafia, meets her, their collision course not only rescues her from a life-threatening, contentious situation but ... more
  • Nobody Gives A Damn: Heminway's War

    by Jonathan Weston
    Live. Love. Write… dangerously. This was Hemingway’s code. He wasn’t inspired when the world was quiet. Ernest hadn’t penned a hit like The Sun Also Rises in nearly a decade. He knew, like a great matador, it was time to take risks, to work closer to the bull, to write dangerously. As the true-life characters of Sun reunite in Pamplona and the bulls run, first shots of the Spanish Civil War are fired. \tHemingway’s War is a Roman à clef, French for historical novel with a key figure, ... more
  • Shattered Pieces can Still Shine

    by Gloria Eveleigh
    Loosely based on a real-life story, 'Shattered Pieces can Still Shine' is the story of Georgie, a child born to a single mother just after WW2 in a small village in Cumberland. After an initially happy first few years of childhood during which Georgie dreams of becoming a dancer, she finds herself the victim of sexual and psychological abuse by her stepfather, and then neglect and rejection by both her mother and her absent father. Eventually Georgie runs away to London where, after a short peri... more
  • La Florida

    by James D. Snyder
    Swashbuckling Pedro Menéndez and his explorers reached South Florida bent on finding gold and silver. They’d also make Christians of docile natives, who would happily mine ore and raise crops for the tables of Europe. Instead, the Spaniards found themselves confronting a fearsome federation of Indian tribes that had existed longer than Spain itself. An epic story, true to actual dates and events. But it’s told through the life of a Calusa Indian, from a boyhood of learning to tame the wildern... more
  • Ripple Effect

    by Cathy Rath
    Jeannie Glazer was three years old in 1952 when her father dies in a car accident on a trip to Atlanta. Sixteen years later, as a college freshman, she is arrested during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. She is released hours later when a sergeant announces that her bail was paid by her “pop” and tosses her an envelope of cash. Stunned and suspicious, Jeannie tells no one, convinced somebody is watching her. Determined to find answers, her search closes in on an even darker secret abou... more
  • Beyond the Goodnight Trail

    by Roy V. Gaston
    When former Texas Ranger scout Pete Horse agrees to join his old friend Charlie Goodnight’s first trail drive across Texas to the New Mexico Bosque Redondo Navajo reservation, he knows the way will be fraught with danger. He expects to encounter bandits, hostile Comanche, bad weather and stampedes, and he’s not disappointed. He hadn’t been expecting the treacherous Comancheros, renegade Apache, and night riding gangs of unreconstructed Rebels seething with resentment, and all of them fighting ov... more
  • A Friend Like Filby

    by Mark Wakely
    George has been fascinated with the idea of time travel ever since the unexpected death of his mother when he was ten, and hopes someday to find a friend like Filby, the forever loyal friend of the time traveler in the 1960 movie The Time Machine. George’s two closest high school friends, Dave and Nancy (nickname Onion), struggle at times to understand his odd obsession as they deal with issues of their own both in and out of school. The story takes place during the three friends’ tumultuous sen... more
  • 9781665526937

    by Gramps Jeffrey
    When does a toddler start to learn right from wrong? What happens in a family that influences a decision going through a young mind? "I Don't Want to Turn 3" explores the interaction between family that is happening in just about every household in the world. At what age do you begin to take responsibility for your actions? Is it 3 or 13 or 23 or even maybe 63...

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