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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Fault Lines

    by Brenda Ortega
    When her revenge plan goes awry, fourteen-year-old Dani Burkhart finds herself in unexpected places: the back seat of a cop car, the police station holding room, Juvenile Court. She wants her old life, the one with a family that’s not falling apart. She wants to stay in her home with the woods in back, and keep her carefree dog with the windshield wiper tail, and hear her big brother laugh and shout “Sweet, D-Dawg!” when her curveball dips like a sparrow. Dani has always believed her grandmoth... more
  • The Twelfth of Never

    by Brenda Ortega
    Presley may be smart, but she buckles under pressure – or more specifically, she alphabetizes. In stressful moments her mind grabs words and compulsively sorts the letters, like a frightened guard dog chasing its tail. So it’s no surprise when signs from the universe constantly warn her: stay out of the spotlight. That’s hard to do when her Elvis-loving mom, the school secretary, plays embarrassing snippets of The King’s hits on the PA every day. It’s even harder when the school’s biggest g... more
  • Blue Sky

    by D. Bryant Simmons

    Belinda is happily remarried and her girls have finally been returned to her care. But the family isn’t whole—not yet. Wounds from the abuse and separation are still fresh. Further complicating the issue is time’s refusal to stand still.

    Belinda, now the mother of six daughters, has three willful teenagers. As Nikki, Mya, and Jackie test boundaries, experimenting with love, sex, and drugs, Belinda tries everything she can think of to rein them in before they go too far... more

  • How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch

    by D. Bryant Simmons

    This award-winning book is a fan favorite and the start to a riveting family saga.
    In the wake of her father's sudden death Pecan marries the up-and-coming boxing sensation Ricky Morrow. When she begins to doubt that desperate decision she finds herself on the receiving end of Ricky's violent temper. Scared for her life, she hunkers down in this marriage of convenience as the babies and fists keep coming. Will the abuse ever stop? Will Pecan and her gir... more

  • Approaching Twi-Night

    by M. Thomas Apple
    Journeyman relief pitcher Jonathan “Ditch” Klein was all set to be a replacement player during the 1994-1995 baseball strike…until the strike ended. Offered a contract in the minor leagues, at the same Upstate NY ballpark he once found success in high school, Ditch has one last chance to prove his worth. But to whom? A manager with an axe to grind, a father second-guessing his pitching decisions, a local sportswriter hailing him as a hometown hero, a decade older than his teammates and trying to... more
  • 9781475231533

    by Kenneth Hursh
    Two Voices is a woman’s struggle against injustice, prison, and an isolating disability. On trial for a murder she did not commit, Janet Campbell’s only defense is her silence. A rare neurological disease has paralyzed Janet’s vocal chords, yet someone heard the killer speak! Top defense attorney, Harlan Eschmann, is convinced the DA falsely accused Janet for political reasons. He is convinced his client will be acquitted—if the jury believes in Janet’s illness. When a surprise witness ... more
  • Designing Truth, The Audacity of Intention

    by Toni Elizabeth Sar'h Petrinovich
    The City of Zim was originally built as a physical, stationary portal for communication with a number of gods. Many of the architects were diviners of ancient knowledge and wisdom. The design was intended to free human consciousness from attachment to the physical body. Joe chose this location for all of these attributes plus the air of mystery that enshrouded the structures. Here he would introduce Nancy, Don and Paul to the next steps in their shamanic training, begun by Talish several months ... more
  • Near Somewhere

    by Edward Cozza
    Near Somewhere WINNER-2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards-Best New Fiction (Foreword by Chef Dean Fearing) Feeling void of connection,Townes has hit the wall in his life. He has his dog, and he has his band partner Zeeder. but he needs more. His endless travel is making his nerves unravel. He needs someone to share his life with, to tell him he is all right, tell him he isn’t going to fall apart. He just needs to rearrange, get out the novel he has been writing, and the universe will talk care o... more
  • An Amazing Circus of Phonograms: Act 1 (Volume 1)

    by Mary Jo Nyssen

    Come boys and girls to the big top show Where you will see and hear things you need to know. Learning to read is like breaking a code—and if you already know the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, you’re nearly there! Next up are those pesky pairings of letters that create noises as a team, like when “ea” in the word “break” makes the same long “a” sound as in “take.” Here to tell you all about it is a uniquely clever ringmaster, an... more

  • Ashes of Life

    by Erica Lucke Dean
    Married for just three months, Alex Barrett is stunned when her husband, David, dies in a tragic accident. And the absolute last thing the pregnant young widow wants is to take on responsibility for his teenage daughter, Maddie. Reeling from loss, Alex struggles to deal with her grief and her troubled stepdaughter, but one question haunts her: why was David with his ex-wife when he died? All Maddie Barrett wanted was for her parents to get back together, but an icy road took that dream away. Aft... more
  • Free Electricity

    by Ryan Rhodes
    Bernie is a man in his sixties. He has given up on friendship, and he has given up on love. The two women in his life, Lilly and Rose, are as close to what he might call “friends” as he’ll ever get. But one evening, at Rose’s house, something as inconsequential as a movie triggers an emotional awakening in him that will change the course of the rest of his life. Free Electricity is a deeply emotional character study of a man who later in life wages a battle against his staunch, Mormon upbring... more
  • A Song for Jordan

    by Mya Kay
    Jordan Crystal Myers has it all – good grades, a great music collection, her own band and she gets everything she wants. Except for one thing – the 15-year-old, biracial teen has never, ever met her father. All she knows is that he’s a black musician who left her white mother for someone else. Only she doesn’t believe that’s the truth. Complete at 64,000 words, A Song for Jordan is a contemporary YA novel set in Silver Springs, Maryland and Atlanta, Georgia. It tells the story of a teenage g... more
  • 'Fighting for Air - the Unknown Adventures of Young Doc Holliday'

    by Jack Kincade
    Everyone knows all about Wyatt Earp and the Shootout at the OK Corral, surrounded by his brothers and his best Friend, valiant Doc Holliday. But most of us Western Lovers don't know anything at all about the real Dr. John Henry Holliday and how this Southern gentlemen became the dauntless Doc Holliday of Legend. 'Fighting for Air' will take you right back there in time on an epic ride through his life.
  • Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story

    by Jonathan LaPoma

    DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY follows a group of recent college graduates who struggle with feelings of alienation and their addictions as they try to survive a year of teaching at two dysfunctional Miami public schools. A poetic and insightful coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS is centered on 24-year-old Luke Entelechy, an aspiring writer who sees his creative output suffer when he begins teaching at one of Miami’s most challenging middle schools. As the year progresses,... more

  • Emmie of Indianapolis

    by Kay Castaneda
    In 1963, a young teenage girl moves with her mother and sisters from the suburbs to the downtown of a Midwestern city when her parents divorce. Emmie, a naïve, curious and intelligent girl, wants the security of her suburban life but has always dreamed of adventure in faraway places. She must take risks, meet new people and become independent. The change is difficult for all because of her mother’s failing health and lack of a... more
  • by Gloria Chadwick