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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Tree of Red Stars

    by Tessa Bridal
    Magda's childhood in the 1960s in Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, is one of small pleasures: sitting beneath the poinsettia tree in her yard, meeting her friends by the banks of the Rio de la Plata, and learning the rules that her culture ordains for young women of privilege. But as Magda grows up, her comfortable world becomes frightening in ways that she has never imagined it could. As her government increasingly turns on its own people in both subtle and overt acts of terror, Magda's... more

    by Bonnie Shimko
    Thirteen-year-old Jenny Barker is not a regular girl. She's a kid who has seen and heard every hateful, gross thing a human being is capable of doing or saying. When her meth-head parents are taken away, she gradually finds hope: an amazing musical talent she didn't know she had, Gracie Disher, a kindred spirit who lives right down the road, and Bo, a shopworn roadie from the Janis Joplin era who shows Jenny what a loving parent is like.
  • A Wish of One Good Deed

    by Adrienne Noel
    A Children's Book about doing a Good Deed and "Paying it Forward." This book was hand illustrated by me using strong colors and animals to tell a story of how we all can help make this a better world to live in. This book is well written with a great rhyming cadence.
  • The Grumpy Bull

    by Adrienne Noel
    A Children's Book about Bullying and Judgment. This book was hand illustrated by me using bright colors and animals to portray the very important message about bullying. The book is 302 words with a great rhyming cadence.
  • The Yugoslavian: In Search of Mara Jovanovic

    by The Black Rose
    “One man and one woman together in a war out of control...” The Siege of Sarajevo provides the backdrop for a gripping tale of adventure and intrigue bringing Ivan—a man with a deadly secret, and Tess—a mysterious philanthropist, with a secret of her own, together from opposite sides of the world. With the common goal of searching for the same missing war orphan, together they head into this deadly conflict to find her. Through lies and deceptions, and surrounded by threats and hostilities, t... more
  • 978-1-62550-026-7

    by Courtney Allen
    Down from the Mountain is an awarded historical fiction of a struggling Appalachian family, working and living in a hand-to-mouth existence on hard and unforgiving land. In the beginning, Troy Stanton’s young niece, Clara, becomes pregnant, and there is much contention as to the father and how to manage the circumstances. When the pregnant Clara suddenly vanishes, Troy is mired in indecision and finds few answers with no one to turn to. The Stantons suspect foul play from someone inside the smal... more
  • All Over The Place

    by Tim Hindle
    'All Over the Place' is a collection of short stories that takes the reader, literally, all over the place - both geographically and emotionally. The stories are full of wit and humour but, at the same time, reflect on more serious issues - the conduct of long-distance relationships, for example, the trade-off between work and the rest of life, and the employment of au pairs. Throughout it is a delight; an easy read that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.
  • Cody, The Teeny Tiny Alpaca

    by Amber Isaac
    Cody, the alpaca, was born teeny, tiny. She worked very hard to grow big & strong. Proud of her progress, she is now ready to meet the other kids in the pasture. Once there, she discovers she’s still much smaller than everyone else. How will Cody handle feeling different from other babies in the herd? Will the other alpacas accept such a tiny girl? Cody, The Teeny, Tiny Alpaca, a picture book for children, helps young readers learn about feeling different and the value of being unique.
  • Exiles at Home - Jamaican Chronicles

    by Dereck C. Sale

    Beginning around the middle of the last century when, after centuries of colonization, Jamaica began moving to cut its ties to England, many Jamaicans, especially those of the old establishment, became nervous about the island's future and their place in a newly constituted sovereign state. During two decades following Independence, their fears-real or imagined-were either realized or seemed about to be. In either case, the alternative for them was to leave or prepare to leave the island,... more


    by J. T. Bleu

    Emily Dean is a writer of romance novels. But the day she types a particularly chilling phrase into her laptop, she has a global thriller on her hands that will not let her go until the whole world hears about it.

    With more layers than the mere titillation of an unreliable narrator, MY ARCH EMILY is a haunting tale that reveals why an author writes and how she learns to embrace the possibilty of love.

    And, there is a cat.

  • Summer Train East: a novel

    by Robert Craig Greene
    Summer Train East is the story of Iraq War veteran John Black attempting to find his way as a singer/songwriter in the mold of Townes Van Zandt while battling Baghdad flashbacks and love affairs with two women in a small town buried in the Westchester wilds north of New York City. A former college football player, he’s been an itinerant bartender and musician since his discharge and left his most recent home in Chicago to see old friends, Luke and Sylvia, for whom he stands godfather to their so... more
  • The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell: A Memoir

    by Marc Hartzman
    Oliver Cromwell led the charge in the beheading of England's King Charles I in 1649. But little did he know that his own head would soon roll. And roll and roll-for the next three hundred years across the Commonwealth. The execution of Charles I ended the monarchy, and Cromwell became the Lord Protector of England until his own death from natural causes in 1658. His body was embalmed and buried in Westminster Abbey, only to be exhumed by King Charles II three years later. The new king had restor... more

    by Fowler Robertson
    The Prince of Tides meets Beautiful Creatures in WILLODEAN, the first volume of THE CUPITOR CHRONICLES. Willodean Hart has lost her job, her home, her husband and her mind. After suffering a mental breakdown she is forced to move in with her parents. Memories of her childhood surface which sets off a series of events all hilarious, heartwarming and harrowing. In the heart of the big thicket, she’ll rediscover the childhood stories that drove her mad and she’ll learn powerful lessons about hersel... more
  • You Don't Think She Is

    by Max Harrick Shenk
    Three friends. Two girls. One guy. "Margo was my best friend. I felt like it had already been decided for us. I always knew where I stood with Margo. Christy (and other girls) somehow seemed to be hiding something, or making some joke I wasn't privy to, but when Margo said 'Hi,' I didn’t find myself wondering what she was really saying. "I liked Margo, and I trusted her. I didn’t know if I liked Christy. "I something’d Christy, but I had no idea what that 'something' was. "Yet." The pre... more
  • The Three Graces

    by Michele Wolfe
    College juniors Jessie, Isabel and Sara are linked in an unlikely friendship by visits to hidden places only they can see. Together on a trip to Hearst Castle in California an earth-shaking encounter with a stunning statue in the gardens binds them to the spirits of the three graces; Brilliance, Joy and Bloom. Under the weight of school and family problems, Sara Jessie and Isabel grow to be fast friends as they struggle with who they are and what will become of them. Until the fateful trip w... more
  • Words

    by Lora Rozler
    In this emotional and highly visual picture book, a lonely letter sets off on a journey to find meaning. As it encounters various letter combinations, it is confronted by two distinct paths and must make an important choice. Readers of all ages will be captivated by this simple, yet high concept, rich story that explores universal themes of discovery, relationships and the need to belong, with an underlying message about bullying. Both timeless and original, Words is an evocative tale about how ... more