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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Under the Pong Pong Tree

    by Hal Levey

    A Chinese girl, Li Lian Goh, copes with life after the Japanese invade Singapore, destroy her family, and rape her savagely. They consign her to a military brothel, where she is impregnated by a cruel Japanese officer, Capt. Hideo Hoda, who ignores the house condom rule. Later, Hoda is killed by a marine on Guadalcanal. Li Lian escapes and gives birth to a daughter, named Maimunah, in a Malay village. The war ends, and Li Lian acquires a rubber plantation in the Malay state of Kelantan. She t... more

  • Manhattan Road Trip

    by Robin Meloy Goldsby
    In Robin Meloy Goldsby’s musical tales of passion, wild success and gut-wrenching regret, a classical pianist battles middle age and Rachmaninoff; a bebop saxophonist struggles with a varmint sharing her New York City apartment; and a cellist performs Mozart for her mentally ill mother. Filled with the biting humor and razor-sharp honesty familiar to Goldsby’s Piano Girl fans, thirteen sparkling fictional stories illuminate the not-so-public lives of musicians. Fragile, feisty, courageous, b... more
  • The Last Hobo

    by Dan Grajek

    In the year 1979, a 19-year old college student from Detroit follows his dream of being a hobo by hitchhiking across America. The book captures the fun, hilarity, and anxiety of a fantasy-fueled road trip colliding with reality. Based on a true story, it's a colorful portrait of America and its people at a weird time—the threshold of the seventies and eighties.

  • Behind Closed Doors 2: Dana's Story

    by A.L. Smith

    "The love of money is the root to all evil, but poverty and wealth are its greatest companions..." ~ A.L. Smith

    Human trafficking is often considered an international phenomenon and women from third world countries are the first images that come to mind. However, “familial human trafficking” is a more intimate crime due to the dynamics of the underlying relationships. Human trafficking is one of the largest criminal entities in the country today, second only to dru... more

  • Small Fish in a Big Sea

    by Stacey Howard
    A Fish tale of a poor farm boy and ex-combat marine who gets set up and ratted out by his life-long childhood chum. Fish exercises his Constitutional right protecting him from self-incrimination (5th Amendment) and is sentenced to Federal prison. While inside, he befriends a recovering drug addict and a new plan is devised. They agree to stay in touch and help each other in the near future. This is an imaginative look inside a major drug-smuggling operation in its infancy and how the Un... more
  • The King's Courtesan

    by Suzan Tisdale
    For more than four decades, Signora Francesca Ginori has kept her true identity secret. Living a quiet life, with her children grown, living their lives with children of their own, she believes she has put her past behind her. That is, until one peaceful summer afternoon when a stranger arrives at her door with news of the death of an old friend. The stranger knows her secrets and threatens to turn her world to chaos by revealing them if she refuses to give him what he wants. It is not money... more
  • All Too Much for Oliver

    by Leila Boukarim
    Oliver is a quiet little boy. He avoids going to places that might be too noisy or crowded like the playground, the pool, or even birthday parties. In fact, Oliver’s favorite thing to do is play by himself in his own quiet room. But things start to change when Odile moves in next door. One day, Odile asks Oliver to go to the playground with her. Oliver really wants to play with Odile, but he is worried... Will Oliver go with Odile to the playground, even though it might be very crowded a... more
  • Kennedy's Revenge: The Election of 2016

    by Stephen Rodenbeck
    Fitzgerald Cavendish discovers he is the illegitimate son of one of the most popular figures of the 20th Century. While investigating the circumstances surrounding his father's death, Cavendish discovers why the country is $19 trillion in debt with an immigration problem, a healthcare crisis, and a never-ending war against terror. Leveraging his new-found celebrity (and America's obsession with it), Cavendish sheds light on how the whole political process is rigged to create the illusion of c... more
  • The Odyssey of Izzy

    by Eva Murray
  • Dust

    by Beaux Cooper

    Some people seek marriage counseling; others find wisdom in horse manure and Austen St. Johns has grabbed a shovel.

    When her marriage transitions from blushing newlyweds to people who merely co-exist, Austen realizes perhaps she's responsible for her misery.

    Desiring change, she leaves Oregon for the open plains of a Wyoming ranch where she discovers through love of self how she can save her marriage.

     

  • Kay's Great Balloon Race

    by B.M. Spiteri
    When Kay allows her curiosity to get the best of her, she finds herself alone and afraid in a hot air balloon race. Kay must find the courage to overcome obstacles by getting creative to solve problems using the things she loves. Will she make it to the end?
  • Friction

    by Matt Marshall
    "Friction" unfolds over the course of 2014, a tumultuous year that saw pro-Russian militants seize large swaths of Eastern Ukraine, the Islamic State rise up in the Middle East, police brutality reignite racial tensions in the U.S., and heroin addiction devastate lives across the country, particularly in the Midwest. Written in a free-flowing style punctuated by shifts in font size, the novel follows the relationship between two Clevelanders during the year—Angelika, a recovering heroin addict i... more
  • The Man Who Was A Santa Claus

    by Walter Daniels
    Join Joe as he discovers his life isn't as empty and useless as he thought it had become. When Charlie, the little girl with the big heart teams up with him, they discover the true magic of Christmas. A peek inside: "Part of what I got, when I became a 'Nicholas,' is the ability to be with certain people. What they know about a child, we know. In turn, their ability to relate to children is magnified, so they can help them. We can't reach every child who needs it, because there are not nearly ... more
  • Rosco The Rascal Visits The Pumpkin Patch

    by Shana Gorian

    On a sunny autumn day, James and Mandy head to the pumpkin patch with their friendly dog, Rosco, to choose a pumpkin for Halloween. While riding a hay wagon, visiting a petting zoo, and joining the kids on a scavenger hunt, Rosco sometimes makes mischief. But when the kids find trouble, deep inside the corn maze, will Rosco shape up and help out? Join the kids for their first adventure, in Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch. *Recommended for ages 6-8 *Grade Level K-2nd *108 pages *15+ ... more

  • Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp

    by Shana Gorian
    Rosco the Rascal, a spirited German shepherd, and his human pals, James and Mandy, are spending a week at summer camp. Although seven-year-old Mandy is excited, she’s worried she might become homesick. Her ten-year-old brother James has a prank-playing bunk mate who's causing trouble in his cabin this year. And when good-natured Rosco must spend a week alongside the grouchy resident dog at Camp Hickory Ridge, suddenly the week becomes much more complicated. Find out if Rosco and the kids can tak... more
  • Olivia and the Land of Extra-Ordinary

    by Joy Williams
    Olivia is a charming, bright eyed girl that wears pink bedazzled glasses. She loves everything about being a princess, from the gowns to the crowns! In fact, her mother has even told her she really is a princess, despite the kids at school telling her princesses do not wear glasses. Though she really wants to think her mother really knows what she is talking about, she can’t help but believe the kids at school and accept being a regular, ordinary, REJECT! But when Olivia accidently ends up in a... more

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