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  • The Red Road: A Novel

    by Jenni Wiltz
    Honor student Emma knows more about galvanic cell diagrams than guns. College is the only way out of her gang-ridden hometown, but her parents can't afford it. When her unemployed dad lands a job as a census taker, things start looking up. But he's sent deep into East Malo Verde, where gang members rule the streets and fear anyone with a badge who knocks on doors. One night, a gang member mistakes him for a cop and beats him savagely, leaving him for dead. Her best friends, her chem lab pa... more
  • Killing an Idea: Exhuming Say' Law

    by Rand McGreal
    A meeting in Portland, Oregon occurs between noted French economist, Jean Baptiste Say, and economic's writer Rand McGreal. The two spend a couple of days discussing the state of Economics while walking through downtown Portland. Say's anger overflows when he discusses the dismissal of his ideas by John Maynard Keynes. As the two establish a relationship Say asks Rand to help him restore his theory of the market as the dominant driver of economic health. Say's passion gets the better of him at t... more
  • The Wig: Cold Feet, #4

    by Renata Suerth
    Sofie is faced with lots of FIRSTS this time around: a FIRST job she might not be qualified for, a terrifying FIRST school dance, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Will she handle it all smoothly or will she chicken out because she's got 'cold feet'?
  • The Wig: Happy Holidays, #3

    by Renata Suerth
    Sofie has high hopes for the upcoming holiday season but Mother Nature has different plans...An unexpected invasion, a new family pet, a Christmas non-miracle, and other mishaps await Sofie, the queen of not-so-great luck.
  • The Wig: New School & Other Stuff, #2

    by Renata Suerth

    "Everything's temporary...until it's NOT."

    Join Sofie on her new (mis)adventures in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

    She didn't ask for those nasty 'pets'. She didn't want to be famous. And she DEFINITELY did NOT expect a bigger family! But no one ever asks the 5th grader for HER opinion.

  • The Wig: Crazy Summer (Book 1)

    by Renata Suerth

    An embarrassing underwear incident? A lesson on a runaway bike? Grandma's wig at the fire department? These and lots of other adventures await ten-year-old Sofie, whose life is pretty ordinary until she finds out that in two weeks her family has to move in with her grandma (not her favorite grandma, her other grandma).

    While Sofie tries to adjust to her new life in Wisconsin, she gets into many sticky situations with her wacky grandma and learns the shocking truth about her... more

  • Rescuing Oricito, The Almost True Story of a South American Street Dog

    by Marty Kingsbury
    Led by his nose and his growling tummy, Oricito, an eight-week old puppy, travels to a riverside dock in Valdivia, Chile. He meet an enormous creature with long whiskers,, powerful flippers, and beady eyes. Oricito wants to play, but the sea lion does not. With one good hiss, Oricito is chased into the street where a spooked horse kicks him and leaves him for dead. But all is not lost. Two wily street dogs with much more wisdom and experience rescue Oricito and invite him along on their great ad... more
  • The Evolution of the Flubb

    by Michael Fortescue
    This little book, first of a trilogy 'The Adventures of the Flubb', is an account of the evolution of the Flubb, a strange creature driven by a restless search for words – and porridge. He rises from scratch – literally out of nothingness – to the giddy heights of becoming a word-taster for an unusual dictionary project. On the way he learns about the wicked ways of the world, receives an education (of sorts), and passes through a succession of jobs and travel experiences. The high points incl... more
  • Bouigainvillea Blues

    by Dublin Galyean
    Synopsis: Seen through his adult eyes, a peeping-tom 12-year-old discovers true love amidst emotional incest and dysfunction with a 60's soundtrack in the background. Bougainvillea Blues, set in San Diego, captures an America that had not yet begun to face the Vietnam anti-war movement in full force, before Camelot died with the assassination of John Kennedy, six years before Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King were shot down, and just months before the cold war reached its terrifying apex in... more
  • A Wolf at the Gate

    by Mark Van Steenwyk

    The Blood Wolf prowls near the village of Stonebriar at night. She devours chickens and goats and cows and cats. Some say children are missing. But this murderous wolf isn’t the villain of our story; she’s the hero!

    The Blood Wolf hates humankind for destroying the forest, but an encounter with a beggar teaches her a better way to confront injustice. How will she react when those she loves are threatened?

    This imaginative retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and Wolf explores ... more

  • A Squirrel's Tale

    by Richard Jones

    The countryside and conifer forests of South West Scotland stretch quietly and idyllically across the rolling landscape under a calm blue sky, home to the last major colony of red squirrels in Britain. As long as time itself, a natural order has governed this peaceful squirrel population. 

    That tranquility is shattered when Rusty, a juvenile red squirrel, witnesses the brutal murder of a small outlying Clan of Reds by a marauding army of invading grey squirrels.

    Abaddon,... more

  • I, James (The Eternity Series Book 2)

    by Mike Hartner

    James Crofter was ripped from his family at age 11.
    Within a year the prince was a pauper in a foreign land.
    Is nature stronger than nurture? And even if it is, can James find the happiness he so richly desires?

    I, James is the second in a series of books in a saga which will span continents and time to arrive in present day North America. Each in the series will be connected, though that connection may not be obvious for several more books. It's almost like looki... more

  • Bury Me Behind the Baseboard

    by Pavel Sanaev

    Eight-year-old Sasha lives with his grandparents and is going to rot away by the age of sixteen - or so his foul-mouthed Grandma says. He is not allowed to sweat, to run, to sleep without his tights - or to see his mother too often. Yet living with his mother is all Sasha really wants, despite her boyfriend being a blood-sucking midget, in Grandma’s words. This compelling story of broken families, of parental rivalries, and of suffocating love moves between farce and tragedy with remark... more

  • Hawser

    by J Hardy Carroll
    Hawser is the story of a B-17 bombardier caught in the maelstrom of the Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany. Filled with scenes of riveting combat and harrowing action, Hawser's vivid characters, accurate detail and realistic dialog bring the air war to life.
  • Girls Gone Great

    by Carolyn B. Berg & J Drew Brumbaugh
    Girls Gone Great is a collection of magical tales written for girls ages two to ten. These fable-like stories were inspired by real girls, girls taking a magical journey of self-discovery where doing the right thing turns into something great. When you believe in yourself and have confidence to face obstacles, then any girl has the ability to “go great” and surprise herself just like the heroines in these stories.
  • Burning Down Rome

    by Melodie Ramone
    BURNING DOWN ROME is the coming-of-age story of two lifelong friends who refuse to allow their dream to die. Joey Boldt and Aiden “Kid” Cade meet as children and grow up together dreaming the dream of becoming rock stars. The difference between them and so many others is that they have the talent to do it. Joining them on their quest are Cecily DeLuca, a wayward child of abuse seeking an escape, and Natasha Olejnik, a Ukrainian immigrant who has her own demons to overcome. Talent, determination ... more