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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Beyond the Black Stump

    by Michael Barrett Miller
    Jack, Mick, Mahaney, and Walking Bear are all enjoying a respite from their career pressures when they are alerted to a possible strike on the Royal Family. Mahaney's recent trip to Northern Ireland to investigate a string of brutal bank robberies has left him suspicious of the SAS and the robberies’ motivations. Possible action against the Royals by the military has everyone running scared.
  • Aztec Odyssey

    by Jay C. LaBarge
    A treasure lost to time, a string of stolen artifacts, and one archaeologist determined to expose the truth. The year is 1521, and Tenochtitlán burns. Wracked by plague and war, the majestic Aztec empire begins to crumble. As their beloved capital city falls to the ruthless Spaniards and hordes of vengeful tribes, the Aztecs make a last-ditch attempt to secretly save their heritage before it’s lost to the sands of time forever. Meanwhile in the modern day, a string of high-profile robberie... more
  • A Hundred Sweet Promises

    by Sepehr Haddad

    A family secret revealed 40 years ago by a grandmother to her grandson is now an acclaimed Russian historical fiction novel. "A Hundred Sweet Promises" is the tale of the author’s grandfather, Nasrosoltan, a famed composer, who on the eve of World War I travels from Persia to Russia to study classical music at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with such masters as Rimsky-Korsakov. While there, Nasrosoltan falls in love with a Romanov princess, but the royalty surrounding him con... more

  • One Light

    by Anne O'Brien Carelli
    Twelve-year-old Eleanor joins the WWII French Resistance. She is responsible for a group of Jewish children hiding in a monastery cellar and befriends feisty Shoshana, one of the fugitive children. When Shoshana is kidnapped by the Germans, Eleanor sets out on a dangerous quest to rescue her new friend. One Light is an fast-paced story of friendship based on actual contributions of children to the Resistance. "A marriage of beautiful prose, heart-rending friendships, and action-packed adventure ... more
  • The World Without Mirrors

    by Nick Bruechle
    When Jayne Silver moves into a share house in Brooklyn with three young men, her charismatic best friend Abby quickly becomes a permanent house guest. Incensed by plans for yet another militaristic ‘humanitarian intervention’, the household friends create a pacifist-activist group, Patriots Opposed to War – POW. At first, the group engages in mainly online activity augmented by low-level vandalism, but things change rapidly. Spurred on by the ineffectual results of their activities and inspired... more
  • LILACS in the DUST BOWL

    by Diana Stevan
    Based on a true story, Lilacs in the Dust Bowl is an inspirational family saga about love and heartache during the Great Depression. In 1929, when Lukia Mazurets, a widow and Ukrainian peasant farmer, immigrates to Canada with her four children, she has no idea the stock market is about to crash and throw the world into a deep depression. Falling grain prices, the ravages of nature, and unexpected family conflicts threaten to smash her dreams of family unity in a strange land. And when love... more
  • The Ballroom: A Novella

    by Simon Sobo
    Set in the mid-19th century, The Ballroom tells a beauty-and-the-beast love story of a rich but tightfisted businessman and a poor, lovely ingénue. Vincent Van Doren is “a hard-headed, cussing, tobacco chewing man.” He quit school in the third grade because he was unable to take on his teacher who took pleasure in humiliating him. His father’s repeated foolishness kept the family poor and reduced the family’s name to a joke. Fortunately, Vincent was big and strong enough to put an end to whateve... more
  • The Book Beetles: Who's Been Eating Our Books

    by Bob Richardson
    The Book Beetles show how much they love books and try to protect them from anything that could hurt them. They also encourage the reader to go to the library and check out books to read or buy them if they want to. They show how exciting and fun reading can be, when you let your imagination picture what the words portray.
  • Lyndsey and the Drunk Cleaner in Lockdown

    by Alice Sanza
    Lyndsey and the Drunk Cleaner in Lockdown is a very short story. It is a dance with sanitizer. A light hearted novel about accidental over exposure and the outrageous effects.
  • Never Among Equals: A WWI Novel

    by Fazle Chowdhury

    Author Fazle Chowdhury's epic novel, set in London during the beginning of World War I explores the world of an Oxford-educated foreigner of Indian descent. With his life in tatters even before the beginning of the Great War pandemonium, Firoze Hazari struggles between the life he wants but cannot have ― a story of expectations filled with failures that results in this historical thriller that follows early 20th century events with an immediacy that turns historical settings into lively s... more

  • 979-8622986871

    by Alyssa Jean
    In A Time to Remember, a mother and daughter talk about their family and country of origin Haiti. This bedtime conversation mixed with both English and Haitian Creole is an excellent way to expose children to the language as well as learn important vocabulary.
  • In a Grove of Maples

    by Jenny Knipfer
    In 1897 newly married Beryl and Edward Massart travel more than one thousand miles from Quebec to farm a plot of land in Wisconsin that they bought sight-unseen. An almost magical grove of maples on their property inspires them to dream of a real home built within the grove, not the tiny log cabin they’ve come to live in. But will Beryl and Edward walk into the future together to build their house of dreams in the grove of maples, or will their plans topple like a house of sticks when the winds ... more
  • Things Sasha Learned From Her Dog Winston During The Pandemic by Marian L Thomas

    by Kids Lit Book Cafe
    Things Sasha Learned From Her Dog Winston During The Pandemic by Marian L Thomas. Sasha is a beautiful brown-eyed young girl with an amazing dog named Winston. By watching him over the years, Sasha discovers that there is so much that she can learn from Winston, including how to overcome the fear of wearing a mask, how to have fun with friends using the Internet, and the importance of washing her hands and staying healthy. Sasha finds out that her best friend is full of valuable lessons! Perf... more
  • What is a Whole House Water Filter and How Does It Work?

    by Amelia Muller
    A whole house water filter treats water at its point it enters your home and supplies clean water everywhere you need it. Whole house filtration systems come in many different forms, including water softeners, UV water purifiers, or carbon filters. John Woodard, our Master Water Specialist, explains why whole house filtration is worth it and how to choose the best whole house water filter. https://www.waterfilterdubai.com/
  • Stronghold

    by Kesha Bakunin
    No one knows where it came from. Or why, for that matter. Maybe the Stronghold has always been there. Silent. Foreboding. Expectant. Generations came and went. Wars raged. Kingdoms rose and fell. But the Stronghold stood and observed the history as it was written before it in blood, fire, and tears. Not a single soul has ever made it inside the Stronghold. But some sure tried... A parable of despotism and religious oppression, "Stronghold" was banned in its country of origin. It took Kesha Ba... more
  • Odysseus

    by Carl Hare
    Odysseus begins where Homer’s Odyssey leaves off and recounts the Greek hero’s final quest to settle his debt with the god Poseidon. He must travel to many cities carrying a wooden oar, find a land that knows no salt, and offer a sacrifice to the god on the site where a stranger asks the purpose of the oar. During his perilous journey he becomes involved in the intrigues swirling among the great Trojan War veterans and their heirs and must also protect his own family and kingdom. Written in a po... more

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