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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • In the Dead of Night

    by Trinity Suh
    ABSYNTHE wondered if she would ever wake up from the nightmare she was living. Life used to be good--daresay perfect--but suddenly the tired girl found herself struggling to heal bleeding wounds and cope with abrupt loss. Over and over again she questioned why she bothered to live in a world devoid of hope and love, and she began to fade away into her depression. Her nightmare. She knew that some said falling sensations could bring a sleeping person to jolt awake. So alone in the dead of nig... more
  • Babies Have All the Fun

    by Jen E. Lis
    When Griffin sees how good life is for his baby brother Elwood, he wants to be a baby again. But Griffin soon learns there may be something even more exciting to be than a baby.
  • Antietam: Waking the Fury

    by Tecla Emerson
    Emily at 15 is bored and annoyed with just about everything and everybody. Tired of her chores and irritated by the endless care of three younger sisters, she would like to have a life of her own. Her parents are absent; her Father is off fighting a war she doesn't understand and her Mother has left for Pennsylvania. As the eldest of the four sisters, she must take responsibility for her home and family. When the bloodiest battle of the Civil War is fought almost on her doorstep she is unwilling... more
  • Shadows in the Fog

    by Tecla Emerson
    Molly lived on an island far away from the mainland. She was an orphan and there was no one to care for her. Sent to live in a house filled with boys she was pressed into the role of cook and caretaker. Her life became that of a servant. When an unfortunate incident took place that threatened to scar her forever, she was sent to live with an angered and bitter veteran of the Civil War. Living the life of a recluse and with battle scars of his own, he keeps his past hidden from all. Hidden until ... more
  • Hidden in the Early Light

    by Tecla Emerson
    Katy was 16 when the hard times came. Her father disappeared in the night and her mother left her with a tiny baby sister. She was suddenly thrust into the role of caretaker. It was a responsibility she didn’t want. The farming life was not for her and now she had to find a way to survive and to keep her younger brothers from starving. How could she ever be free of a life she hadn’t chosen? It was the 1850s and thousands were dying from the great potato famine, one of history’s most dreadful... more
  • Mists of the Blue Ridge

    by Tecla Emerson
    Olivia lived a quiet and protected life tucked away on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was far from the great war that had been raging between the North and the South. She had little interest in the who and the why of it all, and wasn’t even sure where her sympathies lay. Then, without warning, the conflict surrounded her. At 16, she was ill prepared for the responsibilities that were thrust on her. This is her story. It’s a tale that tells of courage, determination and survival during ... more
  • Andersonville - The Long Journey Home

    by Tecla Emerson
    Hock snuck off in the dark of night to join the Union Army. He was too young to be part of the fighting force but now, taller than most, he easily joined their ranks. Wounded in the battle at Petersburg he was captured and sent to a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp – a camp so horrid, it is still written of today. As one more of Andersonville’s nameless inmates, he was given a number. Identified as “Unknown 9586,” he was thrown on the death cart and hauled out as one of the dead. “Unknown 9586,... more
  • Jenny Wade: A Girl From Gettysburg

    by Tecla Emerson
    It had been foolish to stay but now there was no choice. It was anyone’s guess what the outcome would be. Nothing was as it should be. Oddly, the Confederate troops were pouring in from the north and Union troops were marching in from the south. They arrived in droves. The town was not prepared for what happened during the early days of the summer, 1863. Jennie, a young local girl, did her best to keep up with the demand for bread and water and medical care for the troops. Her brothers were scat... more
  • The Letter

    by Tecla Emerson
    "My being for ever banished from your sight..." Who was this "...undutiful and Disobedient Child" who in 1756 penned a letter to her father in England? What had she done to so offend him? Why, as a well educated young girl, had she become an indentured servant? Why was she alone? In her letter, she pleads with her father to forgive her and to at least send her a bit of clothing. "...almost naked, no shoes nor stockings to wear." Here, within these pages, the mystery of Elizabeth Sprigs is reveal... more
  • Gift of the Winds

    by Tecla Emerson
    It was a lonely lighthouse, tucked far out on a peninsula. Its function was to protect the ships at sea from the treacherous shoals of coastal Maine. Jacob and Sarah had done their job well all these years: keeping the lamp lit and sounding the warning horn whenever necessary. And now, unable to help, they watched as the violence of a late winter storm took out its fury on a helpless schooner. Sailing from distant Ireland, the ship held many of the Irish immigrants who were escaping from the lin... more
  • The Oregon Trail - Pathway to the West

    by Tecla Emerson
    Maddie knew the trip wouldn't be easy. Her mother and older brother were no longer with them and Hannah, her little sister, was hers alone to care for. And Hannah was mute. Mute for reasons no one knew. It would take months to arrive at their destination. Months that would include accidents, floods, Indian attacks and disease. The losses along the trail were both huge and unexpected. Would they ever reach the West, the land of their new home? It was 1845. A small group of daring an brave pione... more
  • Wembly

    by Gayle Siebert
    It's tough being a tomboyish seventeen year old girl. Even worse when your friends have moved on to other interests and you're still horse crazy. When Lisa Rogney becomes the target of bullies and her once-friends not only don't help but are part of the problem, she realizes she has to change at least some of her ways in order to fit in. Can she do that? Should she?
  • Merry Christmas Tabitha Tinker

    by Daniel Fleischhacker

    Tabitha Tinker is ten yrs old and loves Christmas except for the annual visit of her cousin, Melvin. He is a spoiled brat. He has no boundaries and seemingly no regrets for the damage he does. He pours perfume on Tabitha's cat, he gets his head stuck in the railings of the stairway, he breaks an expensive Swiss music box clock, and destroys precious ornaments on the Tinker's tree. When Tabitha finds out he has a terminal disease, her attitude toward him changes. It's very funny. a... more

  • Wembly

    by Gayle Siebert
    Being a teenager can be difficult. It's even more difficult when you're a tomboyish seventeen-year-old who loves horses and your friends have gone on to other interests. When Lisa becomes the target of bullies and her once-friends not only won't help but are part of the problem, it seems she will have to change to fit in. Even if it means becoming someone she isn't. Can she do that? Should she do that?
  • Ammora

    by Cachline Etienne
    Ammora’s one goal for the year is to keep her scholarship. To her this means no partying, dating and definitely, no drinking. With her head stuck deep in her books, Ammora is closer than ever to accomplishing her goal, that is, until she meets Brooke. A devilish stranger who sucks Ammora into his world of glamour, Brooke teaches Ammora one important lesson: “Everything that glitters isn't gold.
  • The Zodiac Son

    by huy nguyen
    The Zodiac Son In a small village in ancient Indochina where things were uncertain, Song Huy, a mischievous boy, lived with his Godparents. He always felt like there was one thing he was missing, his parents. As the new Dynasty takes over his village, Song receives, a pouch, fit for the wooden box, inside jade ornaments of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. His Godparents gives Song a letter written by his parents. Song reads the letter out loud; it said: We miss you very much and think about you... more

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