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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Burning Down Rome

    by Melodie Ramone
    BURNING DOWN ROME is the coming-of-age story of two lifelong friends who refuse to allow their dream to die. Joey Boldt and Aiden “Kid” Cade meet as children and grow up together dreaming the dream of becoming rock stars. The difference between them and so many others is that they have the talent to do it. Joining them on their quest are Cecily DeLuca, a wayward child of abuse seeking an escape, and Natasha Olejnik, a Ukrainian immigrant who has her own demons to overcome. Talent, determination ... more
  • After Forever Ends

    by Melodie Ramone
    Orphaned by her mother and brushed off by her dad, fifteen year old Silvia Cotton had lived a lonely life. That is until 1985 when her father moved the family from the Highlands of Scotland to the Midlands of Wales. It is there she was enrolled in Bennington, a private boarding school, met the charming and rebellious Dickinson twins, Oliver and Alexander, and her regrettable life was changed forever. Locked into a fierce friendship with Alexander and lost to a whirlwind romance with Oliver, ... more
  • The Principle of Ultimate Indivisibility

    by Brent Robison
    A Web of Stories by Brent Robison. The Principle of Ultimate Indivisibility weaves together the disparate lives of ordinary people as they stumble through tiny everyday epiphanies on their way from confusion and loss toward redemption. With structures both traditional and experimental, these thirteen linked stories explore the bonds of family; the impacts of religion; our intertwined struggles with grief, love, and addiction; the intangible circuits of influence that link us to strangers; and th... more
  • Virginia's Ring

    by Lynn Seldon
    Lauded by Pat Conroy, author of The Lords of Discipline and many other bestsellers, Virginia's Ring is a love letter to the Virginia Military Institute. Set in the pretty Shenandoah Valley town of Lexington and Virginia’s capital city of Richmond, the two main characters of Virginia’s Ring share their experiences at the Virginia Military Institute and beyond with poignancy and grace, serving as a reminder of how precious people, places, and life can be. Creatively narrated by both a male and fem... more
  • The Summer Before the Storm

    by Gabriele Wills
    It’s the Age of Elegance in the summer playground of the affluent and powerful. When Jack Wyndham, the destitute but charming son of a disowned heir, confronts his privileged family at their opulent cottage on Wyndwood Island in 1914, sparks fly and life will never be the same. He schemes to better himself through alliances with the Wyndhams’ elite social circle, as well as with his beautiful and audacious cousin, Victoria. But their charmed lives begin to unravel with the onset of the Great War... more
  • I, Walter (The Eternity Series Book 1)

    by Mike Hartner

    In a country and a time where favor and politics were both deadly, can an honest boy stay true to himself? Especially given his family background?

    Walter Crofter was born in Elizabethan England, the youngest son of a poor family. After watching his father's fall and the suffering it caused Walter learns from a young age that favor is fleeting. Young Walter leaves home to find his own way and is swept away on one of the ships in service to the crown.

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  • Black Mariah

    by Heather Shaw
    On May 24, 1990, a bomb exploded in a car driven by two Earth First! environmental activists. The woman, Vera Green, was seriously wounded. Both she and her partner were immediatly arrested for terrorism. Five days later, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat received a letter from The Lord’s Avenger, claiming responsibility and lamenting the bomb’s failure to take Vera’s life. FBI agents in charge of the case ignored the letter. In fact, Vera had received over thirty death threats that summer, but t... more
  • Eve: In the Beginning

    by H. B. Moore
    Eve: In the Beginning The first love story on earth . . . Haunting . . . Lyrical . . . Unforgettable . . . In a world where everything is perfect, yet the same day after day, Eve must decide if she wants to live forever in the garden with Adam and never know what lies beyond the walls. When she makes a choice with terrible consequences, the pain of mortality is swift. As she and Adam explore their new world, and her body changes, Eve discovers the sweetness of first love with the man who ... more
  • Nickerbacher, the funniest dragon

    by Terry John Barto

    A dragon named Nickerbacher guards a princess because his papa told him to. However, he practices his jokes on Princess Gwendolyn, as he yearns to be a stand-up comedian. The young dragon gets up the nerve to tell his papa about his aspirations and is told an unequivocal no.

    When Prince Happenstance shows up for the princess he expects to battle a ferocious dragon but Nickerbacher chooses to slay him with jokes instead of flames. The opponents manage to find common ground and ... more

  • Edward Teller Dreams of Barbecuing People

    by Jim Nelson

    "My father studied thermonuclear reactions. He could explain Nagasaki at the subatomic level."

    Welcome to Livermore, California, the early 1980s. Gene Harland introduces you to a world of Cold War politics, swimming pools, crushy love, and genuine loss in Jim Nelson’s new novel Edward Teller Dreams of Barbecuing People. Growing up in sleepy suburbia surrounded by nuclear scientists, teenage Gene witnesses firsthand the culture of arms developmen... more

  • The Boston Incident

    by Mike Harris
  • Gollywood, Here I Come!

    by Terry John Barto

    Growing up in the small town of Gobbleville, Anamazie studied acting, singing and dancing while basking in the local spotlight as a star baton twirler. Opportunity comes knocking when the competition Gobbleville’s Got Talent gives Anamazie her shot at being discovered. That is where her path to stardom truly begins as she is discovered by a talent scout, is cast in her first movie and declares “Gollywood, Here I Come!”

  • My Life as a Sperm

    by William Darrah Whitaker

    Buddy Price, a Hollywood agent, dies in a car crash and finds himself in Heaven. There, he discovers God’s had enough with people and will pull the plug if we can’t learn to get along - a 'love thy neighbor or else' sort of message. An unlikely hero as there ever was, Buddy convinces God to let him fix things and gets a second chance. From the first few lines of the book, we know that he’s probably the last person we’d want to depend on to save the world, but G... more

  • Serge Backwards

    by Rob Gruen

    Before his entire town, Serge Everett 's invention malfunctions, sending him backwards in much the same way as a character in a movie reverses when a DVD rewinds at a brisk 1-1/2 times speed.

  • The Doctor's Daughter: Journey to Justice

    by Belle Blackburn
    Everybody, including her mother, believes that Kate's father committed suicide. Determined to prove otherwise, Kate sets out on a fascinating and sometimes hysterical journey through antebellum law and medicine. Set in 1860s Nashville and told with a biting wit, determined Kate finally discovers the truth - but at what cost? Will she ruin her own life trying to defend the life of her dead father?
  • Victoria's Choice (Victoria's Journey Book 2)

    by A'Mera Frieman
    In Victoria's Choice, the highly anticipated sequel to Victoria's Beginning, Victoria discovers that the decision she made on her wedding day has terrible consequences. Trapped in an abusive marriage, Victoria allows the darkness to give her comfort in her despair. She travels back to Carson, and we catch up with some of our favorite characters: Big Mama Chandra, Grandpa Ed, and her aunts, Charlotte and Mary. Temptation rears its head in the form of a lost love, but a heartbreaking loss gives Vi... more

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