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  • DIY High

    by Amanda L. Webster
    When Gabby’s single mother loses her job because of her addiction to prescription pain medication. Gabby must step up to pay the bills and look after her younger siblings. Her mom won’t let her drop out of school to work at the truckstop full-time, but she does finally allow her to become a homeschool student. Before Gabby knows it, she is running her own Do-It-Yourself high school, DIY High.
  • Finding Tate

    by Ann Anthony
    In this heartwarming middle grade novel, summer is here, and Taylor and her best friend, Carey, have planned “makeover” missions. Each girl has chosen one thing in her life she wants, no needs, to change before seventh grade begins in their new junior high. Taylor wants to change her name, a relic from an ancient relative revered by her father. But when Taylor’s long-lost Aunt Julie appears out of the blue with her 15-year-old daughter, Tate, everything changes. Taylor suddenly has more m... more
  • Out of the Rabbit Hutch

    by Nanette L. Avery
    This is a story of freedom, risk, and unspoken truths; a time before and after the American Civil War and the eradication of the Aboriginal people in Van Diemen’s Land (today’s Tasmania). Out of the Rabbit Hutch unites the power and drama of two distant countries and two generations. Populated by socialites, opium users, slave hunters, and war heroes, the novel chronicles the remarkable tale of a Civil War veteran, Asa Young. Unable to speak and still seemingly broken from the war, he is rele... more
  • Everything For Love

    by Kate Smith
    A wedding… Two exes… What could go wrong? All promises come at a cost, and Aiden has made many he cannot break. Especially the one made to a man on his deathbed. Take care of our Savannah. Now he must learn to parent a teenage daughter he barely knows… without the benefit of the woman he loves. Once he navigates the two weekends at his best friend’s wedding, he intends to embrace the future. Without Emily. Emily may have regrets, but she also has a career and life in Chicago and refuses to... more
  • Everything We Lost (The Hamilton Series Book 1)

    by Kate Smith

    A devastating loss. A faded photo. A fateful meeting.

    Two years ago, Savannah lost her adoptive mother in a tragic accident, leaving a gaping hole in her life and a single clue to finding her birth mother. She longs for answers that may never be found, but a journey to Chicago presents an opportunity to pursue her dream. What she finds will forever change her world.

    When Savannah, a teenage girl from Portland, ends up in Aiden’s emergency room, he experiences déj&agra... more

  • Goldilocks Private Eye

    by Greg Trine
    When her father dies, Goldilocks is left with nothing but her loyal cat Charlotte and a fledgling detective agency, which hasn’t turned a profit in years. Then again, her father wasn’t much of a detective…and even less of a businessman. Behind in the rent, with the landlady breathing down her neck and an over zealous orphanage director out to get her, Goldilocks knows that the only way to keep herself off the mean streets of Lick Skillet (and out of the orphanage) is to do what her father co... more
  • Sayville Tales

    by Lawrence Jay Switzer

    Like their medieval predecessors who so memorably journeyed together to Canterbury, a motley group of railroad passengers agree to pass their time immersed in the busywork of storytelling. As the restored Paumanok Express makes its way towards Sayville and beyond, the strangers and ghosts on board create a crazy quilt of fictions, the strangest of which might be the story of the quilt-making itself. Among the tales: ---- The appointed racketeers of the Warren Commission square off against a l... more

  • Bittersweet Harvest: The Weight of the Plow (O'Shaughnessy Chronicles)

    by Harold William Thorpe
    The second book from author Harold William Thorpe continues the story of Will and Mary O’Shaughnessy of Iowa County, Wisconsin. Will has left behind Ashley Springs, and his car dealership, and moved his family to a dairy farm in the hills of southwestern Wisconsin. Now, as the Great Depression gives way to World War II, his daughters are growing up. Neighbors are driving gasoline tractors, but he’s still plowing with horses and milking by hand. Will is living his dream. But challenges bear... more
  • Giddyap Tin Lizzie (The O'Shaughnessy Chronicles)

    by Harold William Thorpe
    When a sibling unexpectedly inherits his grandfather’s dairy farm, Will O’Shaughnessy turns to selling Fords in rural, pre-World War I southwestern Wisconsin. But over the next two decades, even as his automobile business booms and he raises a family with his true love, Mary, Will yearns to return to farming. Meanwhile, the small town of Ashley Springs weathers the war, the booming 20s, prohibition and the Great Depression. There’s family drama in devastating illness and an estranged, alcoholic ... more
  • 52 for 52

    by Adam Drake
    The premise was simple: one story a week for the entirety of 2018. No matter the state or quality of the story, it had to be published by midnight on Saturday. Thus, 52 stories were conceived, written, and edited throughout the year. Enjoy a collection of mass-produced stories that run the gamut from absurdly sarcastic to deeply personal.
  • Faith Alone (The Sola Series Book 2)

    by Ruth E. Meyer
    It’s no fun having a new stepfather. Faith Williams’ mom and stepdad are nosy, restrictive, and most of all embarrassing. The changing family dynamic is hard enough, but when Faith is faced with a decision that will change the course of her future, all her family issues are shoved aside. Each member of the household will have to rely on their faith in God if their strained relationships are going to knit them closer together rather than tear their family apart.
  • Timepiece

    by Barbara Avon
    Matthew Winters is in trouble. Everything he's worked so hard to achieve, is gone. One snowy Christmas Eve in 1932, he's offered a second chance. He meets Henry, the proprietor of a thrift store. It isn't your typical thrift store. The wares Henry purveys are magical. He returns home to confess everything to his beautiful wife, Anna. He convinces her that they can start anew, and use the timepiece Henry gives him to travel through time. "Don't ever let it stop ticking," Henry warns. In this myst... more
  • Little Jack Thomson's Magnificent Brain

    by Kelley Donner
    Jack Thomson, a gifted little boy who dreams of flying rockets to Neptune and building trains between planets, is unaware that he has a magnificent brain. He thinks he is stupid and slow because he can’t read and write like everyone else. After one awful day at school, Jack’s mother comforts him by telling him some inspiring stories of history’s greatest minds and how many of them overcame learning disabilities. As Jack listens, his spirits lift as he recognizes that someday he, too, can do som... more
  • Ball! Ball! Ball!

    by Kelley Donner
    Tom, a young autistic boy, is fascinated with all things round and enthusiastically points out any object he can find that looks like a ball. From peas to balloons, Tom learns that “balls” can be smooth, squishy, pop, and even have different temperatures. A delightfully uplifting sensory story, Ball! Ball! ball! shows that even love can come in the shape of a ball.
  • The Ballad of Uncle Morgan

    by Debra S Carlisle Smith
    Fasten your life jacket! Looking for adventure, Jesse, Annie, and their dogs, Zena & Joey take their boat up the beautiful Muskegon river. Suddenly, the boat bumps an underwater log. The dogs are launched from the boat into deep water. Frightened, they swim to shore, where they spook sleeping deer. Frantically, Zena and Joey chase after the deer, deep into the forest. Jesse and Annie are distraught. Lots of wild animals live in the forest. How will they find Zena and Joey before something... more
  • Juju: Life on the East Side

    by Tamario Pettigrew
    Thirteen-year-old JuJu reluctantly moves into a shack with his mother and siblings on The East Side of, Buffalo, NY. JuJu is thoughtful, wants to be a writer, and worries about who he'll have to become in the ghetto. Though smart, JuJu is taken in by new friends who see theft and violence as a way of life. JuJu finds himself thrust into a reality of extreme poverty. A reality in which he doesn't fit. After a family tragedy, JuJu is newly determined to define his life for himself.

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