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  • The Paper Boat (a novel on the life of Percy Bysshe Shelley)

    by Elizabeth McKague
    The Paper Boat, (604 pages), is a novel based on the life and work of the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). The novel begins in Pisa, Italy, nine months before Shelley’s death and flashes back to trace his vigorous interior and multifarious exterior life. The book exhibits extensive and thorough research and although most of the scenes stem from accurate historical facts, it is a work of fiction. Shelley’s relationship with his wife Mary is tender yet complicated by financial hards... more
  • There Ain't No Justice

    by Norman Shabel
    There Ain’t No Justice takes place in 1976 and portrays the life of Joshua, “Josh”, Gordon, a New Jersey Assistant Prosecutor, assigned the daunting task of convincing a jury that Jesse Springfield, a poor country girl, was raped by Robert Anderson, an honored war veteran. This story highlights the relationships Josh has with his friends, family and colleagues and how each one ignites his never-ending pursuit of justice. Every chapter divulges a new layered character and their pinnacle rol... more
  • Counting with Common Cents: Penny's Journey

    by Deirdre McCarthy
    Counting with Common Cents: Penny's Journey is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award. It won in the category of Children's Book of the Year, Saving and Investing. The book is a clever children's picture book that takes the reader on a magical counting journey. It's memorable rhymes and page turning text encourage the reader to be an active participant throughout the story. The main character, Penny, inspires children to count by ones using pennies... more
  • First do no harm

    by Peter Sykes
    It is 1974 and the City General Hospital is in crisis; the nurses furious that their claim for better pay has been refused, the consultants insisting on the right to treat private patients and the junior doctors demanding a reduction in their hours. The NHS is about to be disrupted by the worst industrial action it has ever seen. This novel interweaves the twists and turns of the political struggle with stories of day to day life in the hospital. It follows the nurses as they march to Downing... more
  • Claire and I

    by Kailey Haynes
    Keira Gregor, a 17-year-old cancer patient, always knew the hospital as her home. Due to becoming ill at a young age, Keira never knew what life was like outside her cancer. Everything begins to change when Keira meets Claire, a mysterious girl who is up to no good. When they come to a deal, the two are thrust into a trip together as part of Keira’s final wish (courtesy of the Wishes for Dying Kids Association). As Keira and Claire travel around the world, they begin to open up to each other, bu... more
  • Chick Lit (And Other Formulas Life For Life)

    by Abby Rosmarin
    Life isn’t a fairytale – or chick lit. It’s 2005 and Katy Sinclaire is two years out of college. She still lives with her old university roommate and still works at the same bookstore that she’s been with since she was a teenager. She spends her days avoiding customers, making fun of the books in the store, and counting the minutes until she can clock out. It is an increasingly unsatisfying life, but it’s also a life that she does not question. That is, until a chain of events forces Katy to ... more
  • 9781940640006

    by Michael Selden
    The Boy Who Ran, Middle Grade novel, and winner of the 2014 Independent Publisher’s Book Awards Gold Medal for Juvenile fiction, is a parable set 6000 years ago in North America. It’s the story of a young boy whose village was massacred and who escaped by running into the forest. He was taken in by another village, but has never been able to cope with what happened and this affected his relationship with others in the village. The story is about how he tries to overcome his own disabilities to f... more
  • Honest and for True

    by Jane Lebak
    29-year-old Lee feels like a kid in the world's biggest playground: New York City! She's an auto mechanic who routinely juggles boyfriends and can see her guardian angel, a wisecracker with a hopeless addiction to the Rumours Album. She also has a teensie problem telling the truth: she can't bear to tell anyone about her job even though she loves it. The lies keep romance at bay, but when she finally falls for a gourmet chef who's just as adventurous as she is (who knew sea cucumber wasn't a veg... more
  • Forces-at-Play

    by Daniel Refvik
    A reluctant hero, Atticus get married to avoid the draft, ends up in Vietnam as a Marine and learns how to survive in war, but finds he is unprepared for life in the "real world" back home.
  • The Days Between

    by Jen Greyson
    What if the one who got away, didn't? For one woman, the boy she walked away from has returned and the man he's become is one she wants in her future. But life has grown between them in the years they've been apart. Being together isn't as easy as it could have been back in college if they'd both made different decisions. Miles and careers and lives will conspire against them, but some loves are meant to endure. "The Days Between is a must read for anyone who's ever wondered what mig... more
  • Zozzy and Baz Rescue a Dog (The Adventures of Zozzy and Baz...and Sissy Too.) (Volume 1)

    by Erika Lee Krebs

    Zozzy and Baz Rescue a Dog introduces two- to six-year-olds to the fundamental concept of an animal shelter. Zozzy and Baz are superheroes who rescue their new family member from the shelter. With a fun and positive approach, they learn the importance of an animal shelter and the responsibilities of having a dog in the family.

    "The Adventures of Zozzy and Baz...and Sissy Too" is a must-have series of books that promote a mindful and compassionate life in a positive, age approp... more

  • The Last Honest Man in Havana

    by Melanie Furlong-Riesgo
    It is 1988 and Rafael Áviles, an engineer at the Cuban Mint in Havana, is a young, earnest Communist Party member living with his ambitious wife, Elena. When Rafael is drafted to the war in Angola, just as he is about to become a father, he takes a risk to escape the military—convinced he is doing what's best for his country. As Communist countries around the world begin to see change, Cuba enters its dire Special Period and Rafael's family does what it can to survive. Rafael becomes disench... more
  • The Vase: Change of Fate

    by Amber T. Darby
    In the medieval kingdom of Arigog, everyone has a Vase that tells their life story. Through the foretold paintings made on the sculpted pottery, the people live out their lives to the letter. From the time they are born, their Vase tells them what they will do, what their future husbands or wives will look like, and how they will die. Through this custom, all has been peaceful in the land. But, when Amelia, the princess, discovers her foretold future, she takes matters into her own hands and ... more
  • A Rebel in Jericho

    by Mimi Milan
    After years of preparing for marriage, Catalina Santé is interested in little more than making a good match. And why not? She’s young, beautiful, educated… everything a wealthy man should want. However, a tragic accident will leave her with less than a marriage proposal — she’s fighting for her very life! Matthew Martin spends most of his time just trying to fit into American society. It’s one of the reasons he became a deputy. Willing to risk it all in order to protect Catalina, he can’t ima... more
  • Tempus Fugit! A Collection of Short Stories

    by Kenneth Joyce

    Excerpts from TEMPUS FUGIT! *** ***VENGEANCE “Sex was Lorna’s weapon to destroy anyone who stood in her way. . . Sex was her ace in the hole!” ***FREDDY’S FORTUNE “A strip club is an urban Bermuda Triangle swallowing up every kind of bad behavior. Drug dealers, pimps, blackmailers, whores, loan sharks, bookies, and ex-cons like Freddy can find safe haven in a strip club’s seedy underworld.” ***WILD CHILD... more

  • Captured in the Caribbean (Adam Fletcher Adventure Series) (Volume 2)

    by Sara Whitford

    June 1766 - Havana, Cuba

    Adam Fletcher begins a life-altering quest when he travels on Emmanuel Rogers's sloop to help deliver cargo in the West Indies. Not long after the Carolina Gypsy arrives in the bustling port of Havana, Cuba, Adam ventures out on his own to track down a man who he has been told may have information about his father.

    His plans are complicated, however, when he ends up being taken hostage by the very men he hired as interpreter... more