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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Lamb's Creek

    by Don Miller
    Don Miller’s first novel, Lamb’s Creek, is a work of fiction set during a perplexing time in American history. From 1820’s South Carolina to the hills of Tennessee, Don captures life and the everyday struggles of those who lived in a nation divided by war.    Lamb’s Creek traces the lives and loves of two unforgettable characters as they journey through a changing American landscape. Sammy, the independent, free-spirited boy born into slavery, and Eli, the determined boy resolved to see all me... more
  • Tome of a Heretofore Unknown Personage

    by Kenneth Gentry
    It's an experimental novel consisting of three sections (short stories, meditations, and a lengthy narrative), which reads as a trilogy written by three different authors.
  • Smokey Bear: The Cub Who Left His Pawprints on History

    by Karen Signell
    Heartwarming and bittersweet, this historical novel tells the heroic journey of a real wild cub named after the iconic Smokey Bear. What intelligent choices and inner resilience let this black bear survive a terrifying forest fire, adapt to the family home of a game warden, and endure his confinement at the National Zoo? Millions visit him, so his lifetime of sacrifice saves wildlife and wilderness from careless fires.. Written for adults and all ages. Contains 60 photographs.
  • Pandemic Reckoning

    by Lewis A. Hoffman

    Twenty billionaires conspire to profit from a horrendous man-made avian flu pandemic for which they possess the only vaccine. Six of these billionaires want more. They double cross their partners and spread the pandemic in a fashion that ensures that almost all humanity perishes, the goal being not profit, but domination of the world’s small remaining population and total control of the world’s resources. Five of the six in turn double cross their leader, a U.S. citizen. These fiv... more

  • "I'm The Mulcher"

    by Diana Reid Haig
    “I’M THE MULCHER!” roars a big, loud, tree-eating machine as he plows through the forest and brags about all the branches he’s ready to knock down. Boy, is he in for a surprise when he destroys the nest of a southern ladybird named Dee Dee. Will a tiny hummingbird outsmart this big bully? A perfect story for reluctant readers and for children who love machines of all kinds. The illustrator, Virginia Kassay, works magic in bringing these colorful characters to life.
  • Momma Days

    by Marie Schmuggins
    Momma Days is a beautiful bedtime story that tells about the enjoyable times a Momma spends with her children. Playing at the park, baking cookies, and swimming at the lake are just a few of the fun experiences found in Momma Days. The beautiful rhymes and hilariously realistic illustrations will bring a smile to every child's face and touch every Momma's heart.
  • 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