Fiction - Social Issues

Jerusalem Stone

By Susan Sofayov

Jerusalem Stone by Susan Sofayov is an inspirational and engaging story that follows one woman’s journey in search of meaning after being struck by tragedy and loss. Twenty-three-year-old Julie Wasserman loses her job the same day her twin brother and best friend, Jack, is brutally...

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Just Like the Brontë Sisters

By Laurel Osterkamp

Just Like the Bronte Sisters by Laurel Osterkamp follows two sisters, Jo Beth and Skylar. The first part of the book is told in dual POV between the sisters, and readers begin to understand the dynamics between the pair. After Olympic medalist skier Jo Beth...

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Jessie's Song

By Jeremy Williamson

Jessie’s Song by Jeremy Williamson is a tender story about a young girl who, despite being abused, learns how to love herself. Twelve-year-old Jessie comes from a family of eight. Her father has been sexually abusing her sisters, but before he could abuse her, she...

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Jetsam

By Corey Campbell

Jetsam by Corey Mattingly is a realistic novel about the lives of today’s teenagers in the developed world. Jetsam is a simple story, but it tells some hard-hitting truths. Jetsam starts off as the musings and thoughts of a fairly typical middle-class young white American...

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Jesus and Magdalene

By Joao Cerqueira

An extremist ecological group is set on destroying a field of genetically-modified corn. A rising against and for building a tourist attraction in the forest reserve of a quaint but seemingly-backward little town. A seemingly endless loop of ethnic warfare between gypsies and blacks. This...

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Just Saying

Melanie's Story, Sorrento Book 3
By Jianna Higgins

I've got some catching up to do. I have just finished Just Saying by Jianna Higgins. This is Melanie’s Story and apparently it is just one novel in a series called The Sorrento Series. I love the names. Just Kidding, Just Wondering, Just Going, and...

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Jasper Spring

By James T Hughes

A heartwarming, beautifully and simply told story, Jasper Spring by James T Hughes is as beguiling as it is inspiring, a story that captures the simple joys of a simple family. Meet Alice and Tucker, the stewards of Jasper Spring, whose only dream is to...

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Jellybeaners

By Gene Scott

Jellybeaners by Gene Scott is a heartbreaking story of the opioid epidemic, a story that captures the drug plague in the very heart of Appalachia. In this spellbinding story, readers will navigate the pains and peril and the despair that surrounds the use of the...

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Journey to Colonus

A Novel of Race, Espionage and Redemption
By Franklin Debrot

Journey to Colonus, a stupendous novel by Franklin Debrot, is accessible to readers on every level: plotting, character development and revelation, dialogue that is authentic in every way, an empathy for racial and personality differentiation that leaves one wondering about the author’s own, and prose...

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Just Perfect

By Hanne Arts

In a wonderful read by a very promising young author, Just Perfect by Hanne Arts, we find that life for one young woman is not simple, rarely fair, and certainly not just perfect. We follow Cristina Jacobs as she strives to do what many of...

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