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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Boone

    by Robert Philip Crane
    The novel is called Boone and relates the tale of two friends forced to confront the consequences of their particular upbringings as they try to navigate through the modern world as adults. The novel poses the question: How long can you blame your current life situation on your past mistakes?
  • Upside Down in a Laura Ingalls Town

    by Leslie Tall Manning

    Winner of the Sarton Women's Literary Award and the North Carolina Author Project Award.

    It has been a long and difficult year for the Decker family, especially for sixteen-year-old Brooke. Her grades have plummeted. She deliberately breaks curfew. She makes out with boys she hardly knows. And now her father has totally lost it. When Tim Decker signs up his family of three to be contestants on a Hollywood reality show, Brooke’s life turns upside down. The place: The North Caro... more

  • Shattering Glass: The Life and Strife of the First Female President

    by Christina Higgins

    Shattering Glass tells the coming-of-age story of Samantha Palmer, who loses her mother at an early age, the struggles she faces as an adolescent and teenager, and how she overcomes them to become the first female President of the United States. Throughout high school, college and her professional life, Sam tries to hold onto the love of her life and fights against those who put a price on their principles and values. But most importantly, Sam tries to be a good role model and inspir... more

  • Voyagers into the Unknown

    by Ruchira Khanna

    In the historic Indian town of Agra, you can find a very unusual tour company, which is owned by a charming young man named Raj. Although Raj’s official job is to show off the historical landmarks of Agra, including the legendary Taj-Mahal, his true mission is to heal the souls of his broken “birds,” as he affectionately refers to his tour participants. His business operates purely upon word-of-mouth referrals, ensuring that all of his tour members arrive in Agra with their ... more

  • Flexible Wings

    by Veda Stamps
    "Flexible Wings" is a contemporary middle-grade novel which explores the lives of military children. The book delves into themes of sports, community, and volunteerism as a way to support families through difficult times. In "Flexible Wings," Summer Stevenson is an eleven-year-old girl who dreams of swimming competitively like her idol Olympian Lia Neal, but her dreams seem out of reach as she struggles on a new neighborhood swim team while her fighter pilot mom is away on a military deployme... more
  • Dance of the Broken

    by Jacob Grovey
  • Like I Used to Dance

    by Barbara Frances
    “Oh, Grace, our kids,” laughed Bud. “Where did we go wrong? One marries God, another a Jew and the last one, the devil!” Texas, 1951. The Wolanskis—Grace, Bud and their three grown children—are a close-knit clan, deeply rooted in their rural community and traditional faith. On their orderly farm, life seems good and tomorrow always holds promise. But under the surface, it’s a different story. Grace is beset by dark memories and nameless fears that she keeps secret even from Bud. Their son ... more
  • The Boy Who Sailed to Spain

    by Paul O'Garra
    Set in North Africa and Spain in 2015. Masuhun´s family have been Christians since before Islam was born, since the time of Augustine of Hippo and the presence of the Romans. They live in North Africa where he follows his father´s every footstep loving him and his company at every opportunity. Till one day after the celebration of house mass, in the night hooded men come to their home. In spite of the boy´s reckless intervention, they brutally slay his father, Afra. The tribe comes belatedly to ... more
  • The Angel Spoke In Parables

    by Felix DeTrolio
    The story of Jack Gaston's search for a haunting memory and a man, a painter, who has entered his life through a back door and now seems intent on destroying his previously well ordered, successful life. And when all seems lost he finds himself engaged in the recording of the memories of one of the worlds most famous artists and hearing the truth of what happened in the field where a supposed suicide was committed. What he hears will change to history of art.
  • The Odyssey Of Joshua Robinsoin

    by Felix DeTrolio
    How do you distill the story, the agony, the rage, the love and hate, the power of one mans will that took 150,000 words to tell, into a paragraph? I cannot do that. Maybe there are people who can, or maybe, just maybe, it cannot be done. Maybe even those who believe they can do it, really cannot. Or maybe, as Joshua said, "I'm too filled with it all, Jessica, too filled with too much to be stupid enough to try and convince you, here, right now, tonight, why you should feel the way I believe you... more
  • ABC's With Lighties

    by Michael Spencer
    This book provides and fun and colorful way to learn words and letters. For every letter there are three words accompanied by descriptive illustrations that help the reader understand what the word means. The colorful characters make learning fun for young readers and they are sure to pick up letters and words in no time!
  • Notes from Trillionaire Island: Fearkiller (Volume 2)

    by Chris Maley

    Fearkiller (Volume 1) was a story about fear, uncertainty, panic, doubt, ignorance, and misery transforming the workforce during the first decade of the new millennium.

    Notes from Trillionaire Island: Fearkiller (Volume 2) takes place three years after the ending of the first book. It is about mischief, optimism, joy, happiness, elation, and inspiration—and making trillions of dollars.

  • Where's Lighty?

    by Michael Spencer
    Introducing the Lighties, colorful characters from Lighty Island. Read along and find hidden characters based solely on description. This book provides a new age and challenging spin to the popular Where's Waldo books, and is sure to provide hours of fun for every reader, young and old.
  • Sade and The Golden Shoe

    by Shahara Ruth
    Sade and The Shoe is a new Nigerian folktale. Sade, the heroine, saves her village from the curse of a golden shoe found by her father in a nearby magic lake. The story uses the influences of traditional West African storytelling, along with customary cadences to weave this tale of a little girl's adventure and that of her unlikely best friend, the village mosquito. The story is similar to the famed Aesop's fables and includes a moral that uses animals as significant figures to relate the messag... more
  • Under the Pong Pong Tree

    by Hal Levey

    A Chinese girl, Li Lian Goh, copes with life after the Japanese invade Singapore, destroy her family, and rape her savagely. They consign her to a military brothel, where she is impregnated by a cruel Japanese officer, Capt. Hideo Hoda, who ignores the house condom rule. Later, Hoda is killed by a marine on Guadalcanal. Li Lian escapes and gives birth to a daughter, named Maimunah, in a Malay village. The war ends, and Li Lian acquires a rubber plantation in the Malay state of Kelantan. She t... more

  • Manhattan Road Trip

    by Robin Meloy Goldsby
    In Robin Meloy Goldsby’s musical tales of passion, wild success and gut-wrenching regret, a classical pianist battles middle age and Rachmaninoff; a bebop saxophonist struggles with a varmint sharing her New York City apartment; and a cellist performs Mozart for her mentally ill mother. Filled with the biting humor and razor-sharp honesty familiar to Goldsby’s Piano Girl fans, thirteen sparkling fictional stories illuminate the not-so-public lives of musicians. Fragile, feisty, courageous, b... more