Fiction - Social Issues

Ruby and Sal

Bk 1, The Unforgettables
By Jane O'Brien

Ruby and Sal by Jane O'Brien is the first book in The Unforgettables series, gripping and utterly fascinating. Encouraged by her friend, Ivy starts writing the story of her great-grandmother, Ruby, a woman who lived to be 102 years old. Now, the author is transported...

Run

By M.A.N.

Run is a fictitious, yet tragic tale about the reality of racial profiling, written by M.A.N. Seventeen-year-old Jabari Wilson and his younger brother, Jaheem, make a trip to the local convenience store, planning for a quiet night, when they are suddenly pulled over by two...

Rainbow Bridge

The Story of Peter and Emily
By Varick Addler

Rainbow Bridge: The Story of Peter and Emily is a young adult romance novel written by Varick Addler. When the letter came, Emily had had more than enough of disciplinary time off from work. The parties at night had exhausted her, and she knew she...

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Ronald the Grump

A Contemporary Fairy Tale For Adults
By Richard S. Arthurson

Ronald the Grump: A Contemporary Fairy Tale for Adults is a satirical short story written by Richard S. Arthurson and illustrated by Elizabeth Austerlitz. In the magical land of Angelica, the people rely on seeds to survive. In the past, every Angelican had enough seeds,...

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Rachel Laine

The Women of Merryton, Book 3
By Jennifer Peel

Rachel Laine, the third book in The Women of Merryton series, is written by Jennifer Peel. It had been eight years since Rachel Laine’s twin sister, Sydney, had died in childbirth. Rachel had adopted Sydney’s baby, Drew, and raised him as her own. When baseball...

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Re-Wired

By Greg Dragon

Re-Wired by Greg Dragon tells the story of Brad Barkley, a student busy with creating his new android, Tricia. His only break is a few exchanges with his college mate, Mika, with whom he is unsuccessful in making a romantic connection. Tricia, in the meantime,...

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Rita Just Wants to Be Thin

By Mary W. Walters

Rita Just Wants to be Thin by Mary W. Walters tells the tale of Rita, an emotional over-eater and chain smoker who is dissatisfied with her lot in life. Rita becomes increasingly depressed and disgruntled when the scale tops 200 pounds. Married to Graham, she...

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Ruined

By Thomas Macy

Ruined by Thomas Macy is the follow-on from First Fury. Escaping with her life and a man named Coonie from a cargo ship mutiny, Ann finds herself in California. With all her money stolen, she sets up a shop, trading in salvaged goods, alongside a...

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Rescue Me, Maybe

By Jackie Bouchard

Rescue Me, Maybe by Jackie Bouchard addresses love and loss as well as how to move on. Cancer claims Jane’s husband Ryan and her dog Barnum within the first chapter. Jane is sorry her husband died, but she is devastated over the loss of her...

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Running Against Traffic

By Gaelen VanDenbergh

"Running Against Traffic" is a story about one woman's journey to find herself, and the ups and downs she experiences along the way. Paige is the woman who is hiding inside all of us, the product of repressing extra baggage, in order to convince ourselves...

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