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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Harold Hardscrabble

    by G. D. Dess

     

    The contemporary novel, Harold Hardscrabble, is an American tragedy that embodies in its protagonist Harold the feelings of frustration and helplessness many Americans today feel in their daily lives. The story unfolds like Ravel’s Bolero, slowly building to an explosive climax.

    Harold is a solid citizen, a contemplative, creative man who, like Walter Mitty, lives largely in his own world of thoughts and dreams. He marries his college sweethea... more

  • Porcelain Utopia

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    A fictional novel that explores the inner workings of the schizoaffective mind. This book is not just to provide a picture of how mental illness disrupts the reality of the sufferer, but more importantly to share how creative pursuits like writing can have tremendous therapeutic benefits. Its target audience is adult readers who enjoy the transgressive style that best depicts the intricacies of a mentally ill mind.
  • Melophobia

    by James Morris
    Melophobia: fear or hatred of music. The time--now; the place--America, but in a world where the government controls all forms of art and creativity. Any music sowing the seeds of anarchy is banned--destroyed if found--its creators and listeners harshly punished. Merrin Pierce works as an undercover Patrol officer assigned to apprehend a fugitive musician who threatens the safe fabric of society, only to confront everything she thought to be true - her values, upbringing, job, and future. ... more
  • WHEN LOVE NEVER ENDS

    by Andrew Maeda
    When Love Never Ends is the love story of Sam and Sara, once separated, then reunited, then lost to each other again … unless Sam can find a way to change their destiny. As with many young couples, Sam and Sara meet at a dance, start dat¬ing, and soon fall in love. Sam is a college man; Sara only a junior in high school—but for Sam, the age difference doesn’t matter. Sara is the girl of his dreams. He wants to be with her, and she with him, and they look forward to a future together. Plans for... more
  • Meet Max!

    by Elizabeth Rosso
    When Max is just a puppy, he lives in a house by a lake with his five brothers and sisters. Always curious, he longs to go on adventures and discover new places. One day, a woman arrives, plays with him, and scratches his ears. She wants to take Max home, and he is ready for an escapade.
  • Infiltration

    by Rosalind Minett
    Two boys, one family, a world at war. September 1940. Relentless bombing means Billy must be evacuated. Worse, sinister cousin, Kenneth, is billeted near enough to cause trouble. Through the anxieties of war and Kenneth's rivalry, Billy imagines he is protected by a precious Cossack sabre. He is devastated when its photo goes mysteriously missing. Then a family catastrophe causes a new threat from Kenneth. This one will affect both their futures permanently. How will Billy face the challen... more
  • SPLIT ROCK

    by Holly Hodder Eger
    After inheriting a house on Martha’s Vineyard and finding herself alone there with three young children, Annie Tucker must confront her past when an unresolved love tests whether she has the courage to resist the pull of seduction and reclaim her true self. Both poignant and funny, this story is about forgiveness, acceptance, and the power of love and family.
  • Stella on Science

    by Amber Bennett
    Stella on Science introduces readers to Stella, a spunky, fun loving five year old girl who happens to love science. Join Stella as she conducts science experiments throughout her house (sometimes to the dismay of her parents!). This book reminds us that with a little curiosity, we are all true scientists at heart.
  • The War Less Civil

    by Joseph Lewis Heil
    From the Civil War to the Culture Wars, THE WAR LESS CIVIL, a 2011 Finalist in the prestigious Faulkner-Wisdom Novel Competition, is a panoramic American saga that begins in the fall of 1864 when Henry Rosenberg joins the Union Army despite the powerful objections of his pacifist wife, Augusta. The novel ends in 1991 after the conclusion of the first Iraq War. Intervening decades reveal the attitudes of Henry and Augusta's descendants towards war and peace, love and marriage, success and failure... more
  • The Last Letter: A Novel

    by Susan Pogorzelski

    Written as a series of letters between 1999 and 2003, The Last Letter: A Novel is a classic coming-of-age tale about Lia Lenelli, a teenage girl struggling to shape her own identity while a chronic illness threatens to tear her world apart.

    Write one last letter. That's what fifteen-year-old Amelia's psychologist says when she tells him about her time capsule--a My Little Pony lunchbox she's buried in the backyard garden after listening to the preacher on the cor... more

  • Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella

    by Susan Pogorzelski
    The summer of 1979 should have been a magical time of panning for gold in the creek and catching fireflies in a jar. Instead, nothing is turning out the way 12 year old Annie expected: her best friend is away at camp, Connor Bartlett barely notices her anymore, and her parents and sister, trying to protect her from the reality of her grandmother's illness, only seem to further isolate her. Desperate to find a sense of meaning in an ever-changing world, Annie turns to an unlikely confidant: a rec... more
  • With You There Is Light: Based on the True Story about Sophie Scholl and Fritz Hartnagel

    by Alexandra Lehmann
    He told her what he witnessed. What she did with the truth changed history. As a founding member of the White Rose student resistance in Munich during World War II, Sophie Scholl helped write, produce and distribute thousands of anti-Nazi leaflets all over Southern Germany and in Austria. Her boyfriend, Captain Fritz Hartnagel, served on both the Western and Eastern fronts in Hitler's Army. For the first time ever, this book reveals the inner thoughts and feelings behind a six-year relationsh... more
  • Bedtime for Buzzy

    by T.J. Hackworth
    A boy learns that going to sleep is an important part of continuing his imaginary adventures.
  • DELTA: The Women

    by Carol Crowson DeVille
    DELTA: The Women is the second in a series of books by Carol Crowson DeVille (The Delta Series) that explores the post-war period 1919-1927 through the eyes of a young Cajun reporter, Teophile Landry, and other Louisiana/Mississippi characters, some of whom are authentic historical figures and some of whom are fictional. In DELTA: The Women, Teo is assigned to follow women from Louisiana through the summer of 1920 as they fight for (and against) ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment which ... more
  • An Address in Amsterdam

    by Mary Fillmore

    Rachel Klein hopes she can ignore the Nazis when they roll into Amsterdam in May 1940. She’s falling in love, and her city has been the safest place in the world for Jewish people since the Spanish Inquisition. But when Rachel’s Gentile boyfriend is forced to disappear rather than face arrest, she realizes that everything is changing, and she must, too – so she finds the courage to deliver papers for the underground. After eighteen months of ever- increasing danger, she push... more

  • DELTA: The Men

    by Carol Crowson DeVille
    In February of 1919, a young Cajun journalist, Teophile Landry, returns from four years as a war correspondent in Europe only to encounter more tragedy at home. Eventually assigned to cover a Louisiana gubernatorial race, he discovers a world of political machines, secret societies, racial injustice, prohibition, and jazz. Teo becomes enamored of a beautiful suffragist from Kansas, renews his friendship with a young Italian dentist/saxophonist, and unwittingly helps a young field hand and hi... more

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