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  • How Not to Cry in Public & Other Victories

    by Jean Stringam
    When Brenna Walker suffers a devastating emancipation her senior year of high school, she sets off on an undercover search for her missing relatives. Over a series of visits with her mother Brenna asks the name of her birth father and why her uncle raised her. Meanwhile, hoping her mother will help her, Brenna continues the hunt for family members, arranging to meet them incognito so as to ascertain why her uncle didn’t want her to know them, or if he didn’t want them to know her. When the evide... more
  • The Longest Distance

    by David Scott
    Shaken by tragedy in the wilds of Africa, Jeremy Braddock sets off in search of the answers to our questions about life, truth, and the all-too-trying-yet-wonderful emotion of love. From continent to continent, the protagonist takes us on a rollercoaster ride and riveting journey that reveals to us the masters, the maniacal beauty of this planet, and the greatest mystery of all––the ‘one thing’ we came here to know. As with life itself, he is not alone in this adventure, with the many supporting... more
  • Billy Bowater

    by E. C. Hanes
    William Walpole Bowater III has been told his whole life that his name will "build character and open doors." Everyone assumes that the heir apparent to the powerful eastern N.C. family will return home after college and take over his father's prestigious law firm as well as assume his father's position as political power broker. But Billy Bowater needs to create his own legacy. When Billy finds himself working as the legislative assistant for Wiley Hoots, the senior senator from N.C., his li... more
  • Soul Searching

    by Beth Hanggeli
    When we refuse to forgive, we lose a piece of our soul. But where do those pieces go? And how do we get them back? A tragedy destroyed Tara Davies' family when she was eight years old. After years on the road, she returns to Oregon to rebuild her shattered relationship with her father. But an attack leaves him gravely injured, unable to answer the one question she needs to ask. Her mother's long-lost sister Deirdre is killed in the same attack. Tara is stunned when she inherits the fa... more
  • I Ate a Cicada Today [With CD (Audio)]

    by Jeff Crossan
    Based on a song of outrageous rhymes, I Ate a Cicada Today is a humorous children's picture book illustrated in ink and watercolor with an accompanying CD. Each two-page spread features a verse about a different animal or insect including such fanciful scenarios as "I peppered a leopard today" and "I hid a giant squid today." The CD is a guitar/vocal performance of the song by author/illustrator Jeff Crossan, who interjects each verse with a short spoken aside to provide added comic punch to t... more
  • The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail

    by Maureen Stolar Kanefield
    Maxwell is a young, intelligent mouse. He has a curiosity that draws him into every subject under the rainbow and an imagination that just won't quit. That is, until the day he discovers his tail is growing much too long. Soon he is the target of jeers and snickers from his classmates. Even his best friend, Mason, is unaccepting. "Maxwell, can't you keep track of your tail? I'm always tripping over it." It seems to Maxwell that his life is in ruins. But then he starts to see the magic his tail b... more
  • Yakimali's Gift

    by Linda Covella
    It’s 1775 in Mexico, New Spain, and 15-year-old Fernanda Marquina, of Spanish and Pima Indian ancestry, can’t seem to live up to her mother’s expectations or fit into the limited female roles of her culture. Fernanda grabs any opportunity to ride the horses she loves, racing across the desert, dreaming of adventure in faraway lands. But when a tragic accident presents her with the adventure she longed for, it’s at a greater price than she could ever have imagined. With her family, Fernanda joins... more
  • The Miracle Man

    by Todd Easterling

    When her fourteen-year-old daughter's life is threatened, the mother, Katie, takes matters into her own hands to try and protect her and inadvertently finds herself swept into an exotic, far from home breathtaking adventure.

  • I, Humpty

    by Eric C. Wilder
    I, Humpty is a collection of mock-tabloid satire marrying the reality of everyday life with popular elements from fairytales, folklore, and nursery rhymes. Rejoice with the Beast as Belle grants him permission to convert the den into a man-cave. Learn why the third little pig grows weary of his live-in brothers. Follow the courtroom drama of Rumpelstiltskin’s indictment in the Straw-To-Gold Scandal. I, Humpty covers all of these stories and more.
  • The Recovery Room

    by Ann Ormsby

    Clara Mahoney wants to be the perfect daughter. Growing up in a household overcome with her sister’s diagnoses of severe autism, Clara never wants to burden her mother with any of her problems. But will she be able to negotiate the adult world she has been thrown into when she finds out that she is pregnant by an older man she hardly knows? Hating him, fearing him, needing him, she must compel Michael to help her without sacrificing everything to him. Only 16-years-old, with no one else... more

  • The Lucky Boy

    by Caroline Gerardo
    Seth is abused by his parents who misunderstand his ADHD. They send him away to be raised by his Grandmother in 1968. When she suddenly dies he runs away, goes on a crime spree in search of a girl he loves. Dark literary fiction, trangressional
  • Rayne Shines

    by Bonnie Ferrante
    Rayne is bored with life, until a new family moves in next door. Why do they look so happy? Rayne wants to know their secret. Rayne Shines is a humorous and thought-provoking picture book for ages 5-7.
  • The First Noble Truth

    by Christine Murphy
    Machiko Yamamoto pulls out her hair, picks at her skin, and triple checks the locks to the house behind the school where she works. When a foreigner moves into a neighboring thatched roof cottage, she quickly falls in love with the quiet woman with the mangled hand. Krista Black does not mind the weekly visits from the local English teacher. The scarred woman seems harmless, but she always wants to talk about travel and language and why Krista has come to the remote, Japanese village. Kris... more
  • Small Fish Big Fish - A Coming of Age Novel

    by Jacob Carlisle

    Small Fish Big Fish—the stirring story of family, friendship, first love and teen culture in 1960’s Scotland.

    One for sorrow, two for joy,
    Three for a girl, four for a boy.
    Five for silver, six for gold,
    And seven for a secret that must never be told.


    Seventeen-year-old Stephen McBride thinks he has things figured out but his predictable world is about to come unhinged.
    When Stephen spots ten pounds on the floor of a g... more

  • Only the Good Die Young

    by Douglas Trueman

    Rebecca Lockhart moved to Vancouver to start a new life. What she found felt more like the end.

    Raised with Victorian values and classically trained as a pianist, seventeen-year-old Rebecca takes solace in the prose of Jane Austen and the music of Debussy. But when a virtuoso guitar player exposes her to the free spirit of rock and roll, Rebecca's outlook on the world begins to change. She dares to take risks her old self couldn't imagine.

    Hallway rumors of her new behavio... more

  • Visions of Light: A Christmas Story

    by KristenHausfeld Hawkins
    When young Alice and her kindly old neighbor, Mr. Fredricks (who always reminds Alice of Santa Claus), accidentally collide in the hall of their apartment building, his glasses fall off — and that’s when the magic begins! Alice puts on the glasses out of curiosity and is enchanted to see what Mr. Fredricks sees: the love and light in others. Join Alice and Mr. Fredricks on a magical journey down Main Street, and let Mr. Fredricks show how kindness towards others makes a difference in us al... more

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