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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • A Hope Restored

    by Emily Stalder Johnson
    Dublin Caldwell makes the life-altering decision to leave behind Andy’s hometown of London, Ohio as a young man in his early twenties. He hopes to journey all the way out to Montana Territory, to try and locate his biological father’s only brother… Along the way, he meets an intriguing young lady. Troubling, dangerous events quickly begin to unfold, so she decides to accompany him on his travels across the States. Dublin is cautious to begin a relationship with Allie Hatfield, but that's exactly... more
  • Hope Endures: Book Two

    by Emily Stalder Johnson
    Life for 17-year-old Dublin Caldwell has been filled with peace and love since 1878 when he went to live with his adoptive father, Andy Caldwell. However, terrifying events soon begin to unfold, leaving Dublin wounded and both their faith tested. Their safety is threatened, and all they can do is trust in God. Their friendship with an unlikely character forms, only to result in betrayal and danger. Will Dublin and Andy be able to escape with their lives?
  • A New Hope: Second Chances and a Forgotten Boy

    by Emily Stalder Johnson
    Young Dublin Pearson’s tumultuous life is suddenly changed for the better one day when a man he’s never met rescues him from his abusive father. Andy Caldwell takes the boy in as his own son and shows him love and kindness, teaching him about his horses and of God. But when tragedy strikes months later, Dublin must decide for himself if he can trust in the Lord.
  • Saving Lonesome Carsten

    by Emily Johnson
    Kacey Harlow and her best friend, Carsten Hayes, have been inseparable since they met a few months ago at their junior high school. Both outcasts and victims of bullies, they find solace in each other and in their close friendship. Before long, Kacey recognizes that Carsten is lonely and seems so sad much of the time. She suspects that his home life isn't great, but he refuses to let her in. Every time she asks him what's wrong, he shuts down completely. Concerned when Carsten misses school on... more
  • So Pipe the Young

    by Jen Watkins
    Accessible literary fiction with a dash of domestic suspense. Annabelle Granger has always made good decisions. That’s why she quit oil painting in college to become a robotics engineer. That’s why she married Dr. Paul Granger, management consultant, her supportive modern mate. Together with their five-year-old son, Heath, they are living the suburban dream. But Annabelle fears her sensible life lacks originality. Will she ever make her mark? Following a violent death at Heath’s school, th... more
  • News of the Day: Adventures of a Wildly Cantankerous Veteran Newsroom Saving Dying Newspapers

    by Peter Kelton
    The infamous one-eyed editor Big Burt commands a wildly cantankerous gang of oddball veteran reporters in a battle to save daily news from oblivion brought on by collapsing newspapers. He leads from behind a black eye-patch. They expound on local news that has been left behind in the digital age. Their sexual lives interfere, but the comically gathered news ranges from routine obituaries to black bears trapped with doughnuts. All sorts of lives matter as the veterans teach reporting to the next... more
  • Amy's Travels

    by Kathryn Starke
    Amy's Travels is an example of Latina children's literature that teaches the seven continents through the eyes of a young girl.
  • Wash Your Hands With Me!

    by Sherica Starling Cheek

    TIME TO WASH YOUR HANDS!  This book engages kids ages 2-7 with a step-by-step guide to washing their hands in a fun, rhythmic and entertaining way.   It continues by teaching kids when to wash their hands, reinforces the steps, so they have sparkly CLEAN HANDS!
    This interactive book promotes:

    • good hygiene
    • fine motor skills
    • cognitive development
    • speaking skills
    • first words

  • Breathe & Swim Deep

    by Jenna Marcus

    Perfect for fans of We Are Okay and The Thing about Jellyfish, this witty and achingly beautiful coming of age story will tackle what it means to be alive, loved, and trusting in a world gone mad...

     

    All 14-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Thomas wants is normalcy. But a global pandemic prevents him from having anything close to a typical teenager's life. When Wolfgang discovers his father dead in bed from the coronavirus, his world is thrust into even m... more

  • Beautiful Courage: A Young Woman's Journey West, 1852

    by Diane Covington-Carter
    In the spring of 1852, thirteen-year-old Kathleen Margaret McClellan, Katie for short, began the five-month long, 2,000-mile journey to California with her family Young readers will journey along with Katie as she discovers the power of her own wisdom and finds her way in this poignant tribute to life, innocence and joy.
  • Belief

    by Chris Houston
    A new anthology from Canada’s renowned Ricepaper Magazine, this third collection in the Ricepaper Magazine series includes a wide range of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction by writers of Asian descent from across the world. The theme which binds each piece is “belief,” a notion personal to each individual sharing a piece of themselves in their works. The honorable Joy Kogawa shares her lifelong lessons scribbled in her diary, Carmen Chan shares the trauma experienced by the women in her f... more
  • Vintalair

    by Chad M. Wilson
    The increasing disparity between the Haves and the Have Nots has been creating a simmer of unrest from coast to coast. After years of intense planning, a group within America’s most powerful inner circles decides to put in motion an intricate bioterrorism plot that will change the demographics forever. When Liam Keane and his friends uncover the sinister plan, the Keane family is ripped away from their daily lives of running a local toy store. With no time to spare, Liam teams up with his brothe... more
  • The Jesus Nut

    by John Prather

    When Dr. Haley Berkshire (a reviled “nullifidian” professor of Religious Studies) uncovers the Gospel According to Trevor, she vows to find the unusual relic it describes. Both Jesse (a homeless man convinced he is the Second Coming) and Father Brian William Callum Robert O’Shea (a priest who loves topless bars) read accounts of her research and begin their own holy pilgrimages. The three characters eventually meet when ejected from an evangelical rally at Temple University ... more

  • Stripes - The Friendly Penguin

    by Seth Clay

    A magellanic penguin. A lonely boy. An unusual friendship.Two friends who miss the ones they love.

  • H

    by Laura Demoi

    A young gay man, H., is going through his last years of high school. He is completely fine with being invisible. He is sliding through everything unnoticed and unbothered. At least he does so until he meets Z. "H" is a tender, fragmented and anxious journey to self-discovery and self-acceptance.

  • The Jackdaw and the Doll

    by John Biscello
    K. leads a double life. Timid office clerk by day, storyteller by night. But not just any storyteller. Transforming into a jackdaw, K. takes secret night-flights around the city, collecting moments of inspiration. Confronted by sickness, and "The Shroud" which has haunted him since childhood, K., joined by his new love, Dora, moves away from home to The City of Birds. It is there that he will meet a young girl, heartbroken over her lost doll, and be given a golden chance to share the healing mag... more

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