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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Stolen Moments of Joy

    by Hamour Baika
    Baltimore, 2014. Abdul aches with shame. Used to bearing the brunt of people’s judgment, the Afghan immigrant can’t reconcile his love for his charming boyfriend with the bruises the man leaves on his face. So when a handsome activist’s flirtatious exchange offers solace, he goes against his beliefs and enters into a secret tryst. Drowning in guilt over the brief affair, Abdul struggles to reset his personal compass even as a racially motivated shooting twists his adopted city into a minefiel... more
  • My True Friend is a Ghost?

    by Dell Bunny
    Charlotte was never good around people around her even though she had one friend. Upon his return to her hometown, he didn't just come to stay but also to bring in news. Charlotte's life took a strange turn that she could never expect. Making new friends along the way and learning so much about them. Getting to know the people and immediately learned they are actually dead. Can living with people that are alive and dead bring happiness or fear in each life. There is one way to find out ... more
  • Arkansas History: A Journey Through Time - the Growth of the Twenty-Fifth State of the Union from 1833 To 1957

    by Arlen Jones
    Arkansas History: A Journey through Time - The Growth of the Twenty-Fifth State of the Union from 1833 to 1957 places in the hands of students and teachers a curated compilation of excerpts from original sources that tell the story of Arkansas from the founding efforts of the first advocates for the state's formation in 1833 through the confrontation at the Little Rock Central High School in 1957 that brought international attention to the American civil rights movement.The author, Arlen Jones, ... more
  • Covid Orphans

    by Teri Peluso
    Covid Orphans: Collateral Damage reveals the underbelly of society exploiting the vulnerability of children left parentless due to Covid-related deaths. A journey from despair to the fulfillment of lifelong dreams, employing the power of a community to counteract the darkness and underscoring the concept that "It takes a village to raise a child".
  • Unapologetically Feminist

    by Urvashi Bundel

    In her powerhouse collection, Unapologetically Feminist, poet Urvashi Bundel fights against the ravaging wildfires of misogyny, racism, and global social injustice with her own starbright flame. She travels the world in line after feverish line—observing, reporting back, and crying out for change. “The girl must eat / And the hyenas too. / In a fight to gather firewood, / She returns burned again from the bushes, / This time with the title of witch,” the po... more

  • Paper Targets

    by Steve Saroff
    Stalking, art, software, and murder. But more than crime, Paper Targets is infused with nature and solitude and unwraps big questions about why marginalized people sometimes do bad things. A runaway involved in computer crime, and a stalker who confesses through her art to murder, have their paths collide while both are struggling to understand their failures in love. This is a fast-moving literary novel about money buried in the mountains of Montana; a wise bail-bondsman who lives in his pickup... more
  • Silkfoot

    by Kent Zimmerman
    My handbook for reflection and recollection to tune my soul for amusement and pleasure. Favorite quote: MUSAEUS "Song is to mortals of all things the sweetest" as per Aristotle in "On Poetry and Music" as translated by S.H. Butcher: Bobbs Merrill Company Inc. Publishers (Library of Liberal Arts: Oscar Piest, Founder) I have fond memories of my mother reading poetry to me at night snug in my bed: ONE HUNDRED AND ONE FAMOUS POEMS and growing up in a little Iowa burg with my puckish friends, to ... more
  • 978-1957148465

    by Kent Zimmerman
    My handbook for reflection and recollection to tune my soul for amusement and pleasure. Favorite quote: MUSAEUS "Song is to mortals of all things the sweetest" as per Aristotle in "On Poetry and Music" as translated by S.H. Butcher: Bobbs Merrill Company Inc. Publishers (Library of Liberal Arts: Oscar Piest, Founder) I have fond memories of my mother reading poetry to me at night snug in my bed: ONE HUNDRED AND ONE FAMOUS POEMS and growing up in a little Iowa burg with my puckish friends, to ... more
  • The Sun Still Shines on a Dog's Ass

    by Alan Good
    Here are nine new stories by Alan Good, author of The War on Xmas. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, occasionally a little of both, the stories in The Sun Still Shines on a Dog's Ass never seem to go where they're supposed to. Each story presents its own cast of weirdos and screwups for whom nothing ever seems to work out right except for those rare occasions when it does. People will toss around the word satire, as if that's a word with any real meaning, but despite all the absurdity and humor in... more
  • Pauper Auction

    by Mary Kronenwetter
    A gorgeous and meticulously-researched historical fiction examining a young woman’s struggle to escape unexpected poverty and find autonomy and purpose in early New England. Mankind are always seeking after happiness in some way or another. ~ Leavitt’s Farmer’s Almanac, 1805 The fall from beloved wife of the town blacksmith to widowed pauper was swift. Margery Turner sits in the Thorneboro, New Hampshire Meetinghouse on the second Tuesday of March, 1805. She and the other indigent town re... more
  • Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles

    by Steven Joseph
    Out of a world where crankiness reigns and cars run on sauerkraut, comes an invention that changes everything: the SnoodleMobile, the brainchild of Herbie Snoodleman. Now cars are powered by noodles, and the delicious aroma produced fills everyone with happiness. One person, though, does not enjoy the clear sky and clean air: Sour Croodleman, the creator of the once-popular Kraut Mobile. And when he seeks revenge on Herbie Snoodleman, something terrible happens. (After all, anything is poss... more
  • Growing Feathers

    by Michelle DeMarco
    Growing Feathers is a beautifully illustrated picture book that inspires kids to reach for their dreams. This is a story about one quiet boy who navigates a bland world. Then something amazing begins happening. Feathers of all colors drift downward. He collects them and strings them together on a stick. As he skateboards through his Brooklyn neighborhood he holds them high over his world begins to light up and he sees everything in a new way. It’s a story to revel in our diversity and see how ou... more
  • Delphic Oracle, U.S.A.

    by Steven Mayfield
    It is 1925 when a love affair between enchantress Maggie Westinghouse and con man July Pennybaker upends the small town of Miagrammesto Station, tumbles it about, and sets it back down as Delphic Oracle, Nebraska. Will their love fulfill its destiny? The narrator of this wry, entertaining novel, Father Peter Goodfellow, weaves back and forth in time to answer that question. Along the way, he introduces the Goodfellows, the Penrods, and the Thorntons—families whose members include a perpetual run... more
  • Dark Blue Waves

    by Kimberly Sullivan
    When you wake up in Bath, England two hundred years in the past, how far can a love of Jane Austen get you? For a student of nineteenth-century English literature, time travel should be a dream come true. Suffering an accident while on a Jane Austen seminar in Bath, Janet regains consciousness in her own room—back in Regency England. While desperately attempting to make sense of her dilemma, Janet treads a thin line between trying to blend into her new world and not being unmasked as the impo... more
  • Glory Days

    by Showandah Terrill
    Before the Grammys, the Emmys, and the Academy Awards, before being rated as one of the top concert pianists in the world, before the happy marriage and the eclectic collection of children, there was another Peter Aarons III, the young man who returned home from Vietnam and stepped into the shadow of his powerful father, Peter Aarons. The real one. The White Lion of Hollywood. This was the young man who decided to hire a black housekeeper and her Mexican husband. This was the young man tryin... more
  • Boo's Shoes - Learn To Tie Shoelaces

    by Sybrina Durant
    No Laces! That’s what Boo, the bunny, always says. He doesn’t want to learn to tie them. He has plenty of shoes for every occasion and none of them have laces or strings. So, what’s the point of learning to tie? His friend, Farah Fox, convinces him that it’s a skill he can use. . . and one that might make him happier, too. This book is meant to be a parent-child activity. Youngsters can read Boo’s story and their parents can help with the how-to-tie instruction pages. A fun shoelace-themed “I... more

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