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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Scotch Rising (Markinch Series) (Volume 1)

    by SJ Garland

     Edinburgh 1707. The English supporters in the Scottish parliament have narrowly signed the Act of Union. The controversial paper bringing England and Scotland together into one Great Britain will not be uncontested. From the Acts inception it appears doomed to carry the blood of Scots and Englishman alike.

      Esmond Clyde-Dalton returns to London a broken man after his wife’s death. He only seeks a dishonorable discharge. His superior Colonel Manner’s, known for hi... more

  • Water Music

    by Georgette Gouveia
    Daniel and Dylan are the top swimmers in the world; Alex and Alí, the top tennis players. They play for God, country, family, and the need to escape their troubled pasts. In their quest to be the best, they also harbor a secret: Each is in love with his rival. The four hit it off at the Summer Olympics in New York and reconnect on an island vacation that gives new meaning to doubles, round-robin, and preliminary heats. By then, the shifting professional fortunes of each couple have begun to sign... more
  • Daddy, Who Ate the Moon?

    by Kalen Kimm

    A wonderfully illustrated story about an inquisitive little boy and the daddy who would go to the moon and back for him.

  • Juma's Dhow Race

    by Lisa Maria Burgess
    Juma hides in his uncle’s dhow (after arguing with his cousin) and inadvertently joins the annual Dhow sailing race around the islands of Zanzibar, while his sister chases after the Changuu Island tortoises. The fourth of the Tanzania Juma Stories introduces the ancient Stone Town and the Swahili boat culture. The story is supplemented with a map of the United Republic of Tanzania, focusing on the islands of Zanzibar, a map of the continent of Africa, and a ki-Swahili language glossary.
  • Juma Cooks Chapati

    by Lisa Maria Burgess
    Bored with their games, Juma and his sister, Sareeya, eat chapati and then sneak into the garden to make these breads by themselves, succeeding despite a marauding crow. The third of the Tanzania Juma Stories introduces food, children’s games, and life in a suburb of Dar es Salaam, in the East African country of Tanzania. Juma also provides his recipe for cooking chapati. The story is supplemented with a map of the city of Dar es Salaam, a map of the continent of Africa, and a ki-Swahili languag... more
  • Juma on Safari

    by Lisa Maria Burgess
    Juma and his family drive across Tanzania to visit his grandmother in the second book of the Tanzania Juma Stories. Now eight years old, he and his young sister, Sareeya, enjoy adventures from Dar es Salaam across to the plains of the Serengeti. During the journey, they see Mt. Kilimanjaro and encounter an obstinate elephant, a drooling giraffe, and wrestling beetles. The story introduces northern Tanzania and ki-Swahili words for animals. The story is supplemented with a national map of the Uni... more
  • Juma and Little Sungura

    by Lisa Maria Burgess

    Juma doesn’t want to be an only child and finally gets his wished for baby sister. In this first book of the “Tanzania Juma Stories,” meet four year old Juma and learn about the country of Tanzania, located in East Africa and bordered by Kenya and Uganda. This book introduces readers to the geography of the country, as well as to Swahili words for family members and the traditions for baby naming. The story is supplemented with a ... more

  • The Crystals of Yukitake

    by Elizabeth D'Onofrio

    DESIRE. 

    Young and beautiful, Monique de Champlain desires nothing more from life than always to be happy. Her father is a wealthy broker of Oriental spices. Her brother is a poet. And her fiancé is the dashing buccaneer Captain Rodrigo Oliveiro de Sousa. When Captain de Sousa returns to France from Asia he tells Monique and her family a startling tale he heard in Nagasaki: hidden in a secret cave on Yukitake, a remote mountain in Japan, are miraculous blood-red crystal... more

  • The Mural

    by Jeffry R. Halverson
    A routine story sends one reporter on the search of a lifetime in Jeffry R. Halverson's fantastical new novel, The Mural. Tyler Anderson, a talented young reporter for The Valley Observer in Phoenix, looks forward to escaping the daily grind when he is sent to Ketchum, Arizona, for an exclusive scoop. A mysterious mural, having appeared inexplicably one morning on the side of a local warehouse, is capturing the town's imagination--and heart. With crowds rolling in to get a glimpse, Anderson's mi... more
  • If I were a letter

    by Bella Woodfield
    An introduction to letters and the alphabet with "The Girl"
  • THE ADVOCATE: Special Victims Unit

    by Dawn Mattox

    A women’s advocate is stalked by a vicious outlaw biker. Born in a remote cabin in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during the great back-to-the-land movement of the 1970's, the daughter of a Hells Angel biker and a flower child overcomes brutality and victimization to become a passionate Advocate for victims of domestic violence and rape. When her psychopathic ex, an outlaw biker, is released from prison, the nightmare stalking begins.

    Like colorful threads in a bold tapestry, the... more

  • A Book of Life: La Vita di Serena

    by J FaraZ
    A family saga, story of Serena Fabrizis, an Italian young women, and her family. Life-cycle events of the Fabrizis and their extended family circle form the skeleton of the novel. The characters flesh out that skeleton with true-to-life scenarios about life and death, love and betrayal, soul-searching and forgiveness. The book takes a nonjudgmental approach to discussion of serious, complex issues. The characters debate religion, war, social justice, and medical treatment for the mentally i... more
  • Accidental Hero

    by Jenny Harrison
    After it was all over everyone agreed they wouldn't have imagined George Ainslie to be a hero. Heroes are majestic, sublime, with muscles. They look like Christopher Reeve. George is so bland his own mother wouldn't have picked him out of a police line-up. On top of that he's a bit of a bumbler. He falls into events. Things happen to him through no fault of his own. So, how did he get to be a hero? Maybe its because George has a friend. In High Places. An angel. Not the sort who sits on a cloud... more
  • Empty Arms

    by Erika Liodice
    Catharine Chase’s entire life is built on a secret. In 1972, at the tender age of sixteen, she got pregnant. An embarrassment to her parents, Catharine was exiled to a maternity home to carry out her pregnancy far away from the watchful eyes of their tight-knit community. What they didn’t tell her is that she wouldn’t be allowed to keep her baby. With her daughter’s screams still echoing in her ears, the medical staff told Catharine she’d move on with her life and have more children, they pr... more
  • Spit of a Minute

    by Linda Dickson
    “A relentless Southern classic In the tradition of John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, Linda Dickson has written a sweeping epic about the hopelessness of the Southern poor. Starting in 1928, Spit of a Minute follows Queenie and her family from the barnyard floor of a dirt farm in Tennessee to Hell’s Kitchen in New York City. From gypsies to jezebels, mules to monkeys, and everything in between, Ms. Dickson crafts a rich slate of Flannery O’Connor-esque characters. You cannot help but find yours... more
  • The Girl And The Moon

    by Bella Woodfield
    A small girl is desperate to find out what the moon tastes like, and together with her toy companion, she sets off to find out.

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