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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Have You Seen My Frog?

    by Bernice Seward
    When Duck went to the pond with Auntie Duck, she found a frog. She set him down for one tiny second and the next thing she knew, he was gone! Everyone Duck talks to points her in a different direction. WHAT is going on? And where, oh where has Duck’s little frog gone? While Duck searches for Frog, Auntie Duck settles in by the bond to enjoy the afternoon--unaware that she is just a few hops away from a big surprise.
  • 978-0986287916

    by Bernice Seward
    Whatever you do, do NOT open this book. Seriously. You never know WHAT trouble you might find yourself in. Don’t believe me? Fine! Turn the first page and see for yourself. This funny and engaging book is printed with large text and a dyslexic-friendly font (OpenDyslexic 3). It is perfect for seven- to ten-year-olds, including reluctant readers and children who struggle with reading comprehension.
  • Gaslight and Fog

    by Deanna Madden
    1888. Whitechapel. A woman wakes in the streets of East London where Jack the Ripper prowls. She can’t remember who she is but knows she has awoken more than a century in the past. Inspector Abberline also wants to know who she is. As the grisly murders mount, she finds herself falling in love with him, but staying in his time could mean she will be the Ripper’s next victim.
  • Brick by Brick: A Snippet of the Life of Booker T. Washington

    by Louie McClain
    A children's book snippet about the life, accomplishments, and achievements of the great Booker T. Washington - an inspirational African-American innovator, leader, scholar, and philanthropist.
  • The Lost Diaries of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    by Sarah Bates
    Johnstown, New York, 1823: It is a time when a wife’s dowry, even children, automatically becomes her husband’s property. Slavery is an economic advantage entrenched in America but rumblings of abolition abound. \tFor Elizabeth Cady to confront this culture is unheard of, yet that is exactly what she does. Before she can become a leader of the women's rights movement and prominent abolitionist, she faces challenges fraught with disappointment. Her father admires her intellect but says a woman ... more
  • Living with Markus

    by Florence Osmund
    Thirty-one-year-old Marc Nussbaum has visions of enjoying the finer things in life after building a successful landscaping business—no dependents, no commitments outside of work, no worries. And he's found the perfect woman to enjoy it with him. But when his dysfunctional family members come to him in serious trouble, he repeatedly shoves his own life aside to run to their aid. After losing sight of his own dreams and his girlfriend, Marc must decide whether to continue saving his relatives from... more
  • Over my Dead Body

    by Hazel McHaffie
    Carole Beacham is in her mid-sixties and planning to leave her husband. Before she can do so her daughter, Elvira, and two little granddaughters are involved in a fatal road traffic accident. Then a stranger appears in the Intensive Care Unit claiming to be Elvira’s boyfriend, insisting Elvira wanted to donate her organs. But Carole has her own reasons for rejecting such a possibility: a dark family secret which has been hidden for thirty years. She’s torn in two, but gradually her need to... more
  • The Diary of Norman K

    by Dimitrios Ikonomou
    After the untimely death of his distant and supposedly affluent father, twenty-one year old Norman discovers that his only inheritance is a staggering debt, forcing him to drop out of university and abandon his academic aspirations. His mother having died giving birth to him, Norman now finds himself alone and desperate for guidance. In an attempt to make sense of his increasingly alienating circumstances, Norman begins chronicling his past in a diary. Norman describes a solitary childhood popul... more
  • Proper Respect for a Wound

    by Lindsay Boyd
    Delgado, a resident of an intentional community in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, has railed against his lot in life since he was born and rejected all attempts to more fully integrate him into the life of the community. When Juan, a young male carer, arrives on the scene, Delgado becomes more amenable. However, he takes a step backwards when Juan leaves to undertake similar work in the Deep South of the United States. Juan struggles to adapt to the foreign culture and community.
  • The Other Side of Him

    by Alice Rene
  • In Her Skin: Growing Up Trans

    by Trina Sotira
    On the outside, Tirzah has everything: a best friend who adores her and the potential of a full-ride soccer scholarship at her father’s alma mater, Illinois University. But to Tirzah, none of it matters since she's stuck in the body of a girl. Struggling to hide her feelings for her best friend, Heidi, and fighting to cover up female body parts, Tirzah realizes the only way she'll ever be happy is if she transitions. But the change could mean losing Heidi, her scholarship, and possibly her paren... more
  • Hello, My Name is Koby

    by Gary Peurifoy
    We follow Koby from an animal shelter to his forever home with his family including a dad, two daughters and a cat named Lily. Told from the perspective of the rescued Koby who speaks to the value of a home and love. He also shares his favorite things in the world such as going for walks, eating tasty treats and sleeping next to his dad.
  • More Than Friends: A Novel

    by Linda Wallace-Kurtz
    A story of challenge and change... Eighth graders Larry and Michael have been best friends since kindergarten. Larry has worn leg braces since age two but now an operation might forever change his life. Tyler is a natural athlete, handsome, intelligent, and filled with an over-sized ego. He has no time for kids like Larry. But when his older brother Tom comes home for Christmas break and is wounded while bravely defending a stranger, an operation might be Tom's only hope as well. After their ... more
  • Brilliant New Light

    by Van Torrey

    Chance Lyon and his ad hoc team of intelligence and paramilitary professionals have barely a week to prepare their risk-infused, make-or-break plan. to save the Pacific Northwest from nuclear terror. They will use an unlikely human CIA asset named Gamma as bait to smoke out the North Korean nuclear bomb plotters, integrate Gamma into their midst as the final piece of the puzzle as a trusted bomb technician, while bringing the competing Islamist terrorists to ground to be dealt with separately... more

  • The Blackfish Prophecy

    by Rachel Clark
    Best friends Terra and Tiluk live alongside the wild orcas of Washington State. On the other side of the continent, Miles wallows in anger and self-pity fueled by his parents' divorce. In a moment of harrowing fate, their lives converge when Miles witnesses a captive orca brutally kill his trainer at a marine amusement park. When Miles contacts Terra and her family of whale biologists to better understand the "killer" whale, the three teens soon realize they are more linked to each other - an... more