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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Calendar

    by Rod Johnson
    In rural Texas in the 1950s, eight-year-old Toby Anderson faces an unimaginable loss. It's a matter of such brutality that it could irreparably damage the young life that has had to face evil at too early an age. Elderly Reverend Ezekiel Taylor feels the pain of the tragedy as intensely as the boy and desperately needs to be of help as much as Toby requires it. Fully aware that the child's own happiness and well-being might well hang in the balance, Taylor gives the boy a unique gift in the hope... more
  • The Cuckoo Colloquium

    by Michael A. Greco
    The princess. The liar. The thief. The bully. The wuss. Five troubled teens from all over the globe, plus their inexperienced driver and elderly chaperone, have unexpectedly been stranded in the exotic-bizarre rainforest world of Borneo. It was supposed to be a year-end leadership seminar. It was supposed to help them grow, their minds expanded by the stunning landscape and the exotic wildlife. In reality? Not even close. Lost and separated in an uncaring rain forest with flying snakes,... more
  • Arrows of Fire

    by Marlen Suyapa Bodden

    It’s November 1519, and Cortés has invaded Moctezoma’s empire, part of the Triple Alliance that rules one of the most advanced civilizations in history.

    In this story, Moctezoma orders his henchmen to kidnap a girl named Flower from her family and imprison her so she can learn to impersonate a warrior goddess and, unbeknown to her, ultimately be sacrificed to the God of War. Moctezoma becomes obsessed with the beautiful Flower and is torn between keeping her as a concubine or offering h... more

  • Robert's Rules

    by Kristi Garrett
  • The Karma Kaper

    by Noel Anenberg
    A naive twin is killed for his brother's sins then returns from Heaven as a Chihuahua who must collect good Karma for redemption.
  • Edward the little magic star and Claire

    by Chiara Sandri
    Claire is a friendly and happy girl. She's a first grader and a bit too perfectionist: she thinks that making mistakes means failing and she doesn't want to see her teacher's red corrections on her schoolwork, she's scared of them. So she begins to feel bad, till one day her belly starts to hurt so much. "What if the growling Red Xs Monster had just come to live in my belly?" thinks Claire all scared. That night, while Claire is asleep, a special friend comes to help her overcoming her fea... more
  • Tamarindo Dreams: A Collection of Barrio Poetry

    by Roberto A. Rocha
    It is a collection of 30 Tex-Mex poems of life, love, family, loss, and grief from the author's perspective growing up in South Texas, along the Mexico border.
  • Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections

    by Susan Shalev
    Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections is a fictionalized memoir, based on real-life experiences. The book presents the story of Tanya, a Jewish teenager, as it unfolds over a ten-year period from 1939 to 1949. Forced to flee their Polish hometown, Tanya and her family wander from place to place, trying to keep one step ahead of the Nazis, until they fall into the hands of the Russians and are exiled to Siberia. Having survived hard labor in the frozen north, Tanya's father relocates the family t... more
  • No Ordinary Man

    by Nicky Webber
    Mick Thompson’s secretive life throughout WWII continued after returning home to New Zealand in 1945. This seductive and intriguing true story explores love against the back drop of this courageous ANZAC soldier’s fight in the Western Desert war in North Africa. The writer skilfully delves into Mick’s personal struggle with sexuality, focusing on his secretive alter ego. This real-life account intrigues and challenges conventional thinking about bravery, male and female roles, love, lust and ... more
  • Give

    by Erica C Witsell

    Every summer, Jessie and Emma leave their suburban home in the Central Valley and fly north, to Baymont. Nestled among Mendocino’s golden hills, with ponies to love and endless acres to explore, Baymont should be a child’s paradise. But Baymont belongs to Laurel, the girls’ birth mother, whose heedless parenting and tainted judgement cast a long shadow over the sisters’ summers—and their lives. Caught in a web of allegiances, the girls learn again and again that ... more

  • Summerfield

    by Albert J. Allie
    Would you go back to confront the horrifying past that you’ve spent years trying to forget? It isn’t easy going home to the place that nearly broke you. In 1984, Alan was just a kid living with an abusive, drug addicted mother. Growing up on the streets of Queens, NY Alan had to struggle to take care of himself – and his four of his best friends. They all relied on him, partly because they also had no one else, and partly because he seemed to have a knack for the downtrodden. Fast forward fifte... more
  • Casey the Container and her first day in port

    by Kristina Bowden
    This rhyming children's book follows Casey the Container, a new shipping container, along her journey on her first day in port. Casey meets new friends, experiences the workings of the waterfront, and learns the important role containers play in our world.
  • Weiße Orchideen

    by Ela Fier
    Tessa, noch keine dreißig, Single und von der Liebe enttäuscht, begegnet dem gut aussehenden Agent Matthew MacFallon, der ihr Leben mit seinem Kontrollzwang augenblicklich auf den Kopf zu stellen beginnt. Sie ist hin- und hergerissen von der neuen Bekanntschaft, trifft nach jahrelanger Trennung unerwarteterweise auch noch auf ihren Ex Christian. Plötzlich steht sie zwischen den Männern und schon ist das Gefühlschaos perfekt. Dem nicht genug, wird sie zur Zielscheibe des Serienkillers, den MacFal... more
  • Emma's Dilemma

    by Molly McCluskey-Shipman
    Have you ever felt like others would think that you're different? That’s exactly the way that Emma feels when her teacher announces the class project to create a family tree. Emma is certain that everyone in her class won't understand and accept what it means to be adopted. Can she solve her dilemma? 38 pages Ages 3-9 Includes Chinese symbol scavenger hunt, vocabulary study, create-your-own family tree page, and a page to draw your family.
  • Festeva's Holiday Cheer

    by Molly McCluskey-Shipman
    What happens when the world is overwhelmed and sad? If you’re Eva a normal dog by day, you turn into Festeva and begin an adventure of spreading holiday cheer! Join Festeva as she makes her way through the day and helps the humans she encounters feel the holiday spirit.
  • Call Numbers

    by Syntell Smith
    Contemporary literary workplace drama surrounding a divided staff in a New York City library during 1994. A new hire attempts to fit in without taking sides.

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