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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Blood Before Dawn, Book 2 of the Dung Beetles of Liberia Series

    by Daniel V. Meier, Jr.
    April 1979: Ken Verrier and his wife, Sam return to Liberia to buy diamonds. They did not return to get caught up in a rice riot and a coup d’état. But that’s what happens. Ken witnesses and unwittingly participates in a period of Liberia’s tumultuous yet poorly documented history—the overthrow of the Tolbert presidency and ultimately the end of the Americo-Liberian one hundred thirty-three years of political and social dominance. Details of President Tolbert’s assassination are sketchy to th... more
  • The First Noel A Tale of Friendship

    by Clare Johnson
    This Christmas poem weaves the heartwarming fictional journey of an unlikely friendship into the traditional Biblical account of Jesus' birth and tells how the arrival of the Savior challenges the heart of one girl to choose love over the acceptable social norm of her day, in a culture marked by rigid distinctions between social classes. Through this story children will learn to value diversity, acceptance, and love for others regardless of their social status. Based on a ballet production, ... more
  • Mick and Marie Story

    by Michael Martin
    The Mick and Marie Story is an action-packed adventure story with mountain climbing, cliff dancing, hang gliding, boating and murder with a constitutional, save-freedom-of-speech twist. Our heroes, Mickey Swift and Marie Sweet, team up as photographer and reporter to get a story about a phony animal rescue shelter operating under a government tax exemption grant. Marie got the story lead from the director of the California FBI Office. Paul Du Pree, Marie’s spurned ex, fed her the info in an atte... more
  • Fallen Child

    by Kathleen Morris
    Angel’s Refuge is no refuge at all for the orphans it houses. When sixteen-year-old Josie Fallon finds herself on the way to a brothel, she escapes along with two of her friends, and is taken in by a former outlaw who teaches them survival skills, finding Josie a quick learner, especially with a gun. His ranch is a haven for many on the edge of the law and when it’s attacked, Josie and three of her friends ride out to dispense vengeance to those responsible. Wanted for murder and on the run to C... more
  • Presence: A Novel

    by Michael Buettner
    An epic exploration of love, spirituality, and sensuality in a violent, power-mad world, Presence tells the story of two young people who meet while they’re living on the street in Washington D.C. amid the upheavals of the late 1960s: Jason, the bookish introvert, and Mira, the wild and beautiful novice prostitute. Alienated from their deeply dysfunctional families, they find in each other something they’ve never experienced before – love – and a chance to make up their own ways of loving, witho... more
  • Night Jasmine Tree: Bittersweet Stories of an Indian Youth

    by Debu Majumdar
    Night Jasmine Tree, a Somerset award-winning contemporary novel, describes the hidden backstory of an Indian man’s immigration to the U.S. The high caste protagonist fell in love with a lower caste girl in college, but she was rejected by his very conservative family. They married, but deep emotional wounds continued to torment him even after they were well settled in the U.S. The past cannot be willed away. Later, the arresting stories of his childhood and youth he innocently tells his Am... more
  • You Lucky Dog

    by Debra Finerman
    Does true love really last forever? Can it even transcend death? You Lucky Dog is a light hearted novel that presents the deeper mysteries of life and a love that endures every obstacle- even death. Jake and Emma are destined to be soulmates even when he dies in a car crash and his soul is mysteriously transferred into the body of Emma's adorable Westie. They have fun, laugh together and cope with the challenges all couples face. Just a bit differently, that's all. Bonus: There's a surprise endi... more
  • Never Waste Dreams

    by Gloria Zachgo
    Carl, Hannah, Nathan, and Sarah each take you with them in their essence and dialect. They struggle for their family. They show grit and determination for their land. They open their hearts for those who join them, as a new voice is added, saying, “I couldn’t help but wonder how much our life was going to change in ways I had not even considered.” This is the sequel to Never Waste Tears.
  • Horace the Horsefly

    by Olaolu Ogunyemi
    Horace may not feel well, but he realizes that greeting his friends really brightens their day! Sometimes a warm smile and a wave is the best medicine anyone can ask for. Come practice animal sounds and sight words with Horace as he greets his friends in the language that each of them can understand!
  • Back-to-School at Home!

    by Nadia Edoh
    COVID-19 has changed everything! It's time to start school again, and everywhere kids are doing it on their computers at home. How will brothers Mawuli (10) and Kunale (5) handle it?
  • Everything All At Once (Book 1 in the Chorduroys And Too Many Boys™ series)

    by Ivy Cayden

    *Winner, 2021 Independent Press Award, Teen*
    *Gold Medal Winner, 2021 Readers' Favorite Awards, Young Adult - Coming of Age*

    Teenage life (with a playlist). Nearly sixteen, Kila Lorens showers herself in music and lives in plush corduroys. She longs for the answers to this irritating trio of questions: When will she have her first kiss? Will Angus Lyr ever stop obsessi-texting Reese Seratine? And why did her former best friend, Brixton Kading, silently bow out of her life six m... more

  • I Am A King

    by Elizabeth Elliott
    Amari just wants to play with his friends and have fun! The only thing his parents want is for him to stay alive and be proud of who he is, no matter what the world says. With all the upheaval in the world, Amari’s mom has decided it’s time for “The Talk,” which African American mothers are delivering all over the world. “The Talk “is for sons who need to know how to conduct themselves in the face of law enforcement. Some people feel that this may be overly dramatic but most know it saves young... more
  • Moonlight Dunk Contest

    by MPHamburg
    An uproarious remix of counting sheep before bed, Moonlight Dunk Contest combines basketball swagger with nursery rhyme imagery—nothing but net!
  • The Skylight Room B09836B84N

    by Charlie Carillo
    A rich supermodel buys an old brick building in Greenwich Village and buys out all the tenants - except for the mysterious old woman in the skylight room, who refuses to leave the place she's called home for seventy years. In the "read all about it" clash that ensues in the pages of the New York Post, we learn all about the remarkable life of the lady in the skylight room.
  • Kingstown Burning

    by Rachelle J. Gray
    In the southern Caribbean three women unexpectedly find themselves caught in the crossfire of a regional ganja war. Someone is keeping a secret. Another is about to unearth a truth - in this thrilling mix that moves along a mystical timeline in a tropical paradise. Can there be honor amongst thieves?
  • A Different Slant of Light

    by Joel David Levin

    Former almost-rock-star Brian "Brick" Smith thought his punk-rock days were behind him. He was wrong.

    Before he became a mild-mannered English teacher, Brian was the songwriter and bass player for a one-hit-wonder punk band: Call Field. Two decades ago, Brian and his bandmates were on a stratospheric ascent through the music industry... until Call Field unexpectedly crash-landed and broke up.

    Since then, Brian has been living a quiet white-collar life, teaching at a... more

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