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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Folk

    by Chris Winterton
    There's only one way to play a burning piano, as though each note may be your last. In the face of death Milton will finally learn to give himself completely to life and it will take the seduction of a whole city by a foreign troupe of carnival misfits to bring it all burning down. Folk will dance in the devils playground where the line between the righteous and the corrupt is obscured by sand and sawdust. It was like snatching at smoke to imagine where it had all started for Milton; the... more
  • Their Works Shall Be in the Dark

    by Alex Hansen

    Guided by a charismatic leader, a group of teenage Mormon boys begin to covertly dabble in behavior which is forbidden by the rules of their religion. Their sins escalate, their secrets compound and their fears of discovery grow. As the stakes rise, each young man must examine his loyalties, address his priorities, and confront his true beliefs.

  • The Weather Man

    by Alex Hansen
    Unsatisfied with his post-high-school life, Dan Weatherly starts a blog to vent his frustrations. Eventually, his blog begins to chronicle the ups and downs of a promising new romance with a girl he's met at work. Armed with the plentiful advice (and ridicule) offered by his readers, Dan attempts to sustain this relationship despite the fact that he and his girlfriend do not share the same expectations for physical intimacy.
  • Where Freedom Rings: A Tale of the Underground Railroad

    by Steven Donahue
    The thrilling story of four slaves who try to escape to the northern area of the United States along the Underground Railroad in 1853. Kelsa Colver leads her husband and two young sons on the dangerous trek after a fellow slave is murdered by a vindictive slave owner. Along the way, the Colvers are assisted by various abolitionists, including a neighboring farmer, a progressive priest, a sympathetic lawman, and notable figures Harriet Tubman and William Still. However, their efforts are impeded ... more
  • Wish (Indigo Dreams Series Book 1)

    by Grier Cooper
    For Indigo Stevens, ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability and structure that are missing from her crazy home life. At almost 16, she hopes this is the year she will be accepted into the New York School of Ballet. First she must prove she’s ready, and that means ignoring Jesse Sanders – the cute boy with dimples who is definitely at the top of Miss Roberta’s List of Forbidden Things for Dancers. But Jesse is the least of Indigo’s concerns. When she discovers her mo... more
  • 10: 1500776297

    by Byron Grush
    In the city park in downtown Delavan, Wisconsin, stands a monument of molded plastic depicting Romeo, famous rogue elephant of the Mabie Brothers U.S. Olympic Circus. The short story, "Romeo's Revenge," tells some of his poignant story. Circus lore from this small Southeastern Wisconsin town where 26 circuses wintered in the nineteenth century permeates many of the dozen stories in this anthology assembled by Delavan author, Byron Grush. \tWere there giants in the earth? One of Grush's fictiona... more
  • Zoo Story: A Tail For Our Time

    by Miles Wortman
    “Zoo Story: A Tail for Our Time” is a 21st century retelling of Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” In Gotham’s decrepit and bankrupt zoo, the animals revolt and seize control, eventually invading the surrounding park. The city is in an uproar. The blogosphere goes berserk. Politicians and pundits, animal rights groups and non-profits, columnists and commentators, actors and rock stars demand action. Throughout the world, demonstrations erupt both in support of and against animal freedom. Media commentat... more
  • Rosco the Rascal In the Land of Snow

    by Shana Gorian

    Brother and sister James and Mandy are spending a winter weekend at a cabin with their lively German shepherd, Rosco. Rosco has never experienced snow before and now he will get the chance to romp around in it, high in the mountains. The kids will build snowmen and brave a steep sledding hill. But will a mysterious visitor bring trouble? And will Rosco’s curious nature spoil the weekend for the kids, or will it save the day? Find out in this heartwarming, wintry, family adventure. *For ... more

  • Mr. Gobble Chops and Lady in No More Bullies

    by Robert Burns
    Lady is a little kitty struggling to adjust to her new surroundings in the suburbs. To make matters worse, Lady must now face the bully of Maple Street, Oscar the tomcat. Her new best friend, Mr. Gobble Chops, helps her stand up for herself and turn the tables on Oscar and his gang.
  • Thirty Below

    by Harry Groome
    Carrie Ritter runs away to the wilds of Alaska with Bart McFee, a manly yet gentle fugitive from society, to escape her repetitive life in southern California where she has experienced one too many failed relationships. A harrowing plane ride and dog-sled trek later Carrie is shocked when she arrives at a tiny, wood-heated cabin with an outhouse set a daunting distance away amid a waist-high October snowfall. She finds surviving in her new world bewildering and uncomfortable as she is forced to ... more
  • The Keys of the Watchmen

    by Kathleen C. Perrin
    During a tourist trip to Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France, 17-year-old Katelyn Michaels is confronted by two unusual young men, one who insists she is there to save the mount, and the other who will stop at nothing, even murder, to prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.
  • The Autumn Crush

    by Andrew Eustace Anselmi
    “For his debut, Anselmi has written an ambitious and downright old-fashioned novel.” —Kirkus Reviews “In a dramatic novel exploring the cost of assimilation … Anselmi examines grand themes of family, loyalty, wealth, and devotion in a promising plot that reveals the hardships and triumphs of twentieth-century immigrants.” —Clarion Review “An epic story of pursuing the great American dream … Rich character development and lots of surprises kept me flipping the pages as fast as my eyes could rea... more
  • Rungle In The Jungle

    by Robert Logan Rogers
    A children's story about the three main characters who have decided to have a race with all the jungle animals as participants. The three of them invite all their friends and the excitement builds. Just when they think they have found all the runners, across the lake, is the snake. In his adversarial role, he plays with their minds creating fear in each of their thoughts. Except for Tim the tiger, and Josh the Jaguar, who ignore the snake, the animals let fear dominate. The two go on to win the ... more
  • The Liberation of Ravenna Morton

    by Suzanne Jenkins
    Ravenna Morton is an American Indian woman living a very old-fashioned life in a primitive cabin at the edge of the Kalamazoo River. Facing modern problems when her lifelong affair with a Greek artist is closely examined by their children after a child she gave up for adoption dies, The Liberation of Ravenna Morton captures the small-town dynamic of a family’s private secrets being exposed to the world. A poignant look at the melding of two Americanized cultures observed under a microscope.
  • Could You Ever Love a Witch?

    by Danielle Elison Webb
    Based on the award-winning children’s song, “Could You Ever Love a Witch?” is a charming tale about finding love in unexpected places. Filled with humorous illustrations and a surprise ending, this picture book will delight children ages 4-8 (and grown-up kids, too!). The book comes with a free digital download of the song.
  • Background Noise

    by Peter DeMarco

    Disaffected suburbanite Henry Walker is on a one-man mission to clean up his town. But is he a popular hero or an enemy of the people? BACKGROUND NOISE charts a young man’s descent from dreams of stardom to fantasies of revenge. As Henry immerses himself in his past, memories become guilt, guilt becomes obsession, until violence is the only logical response.

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