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Dubus, Andre

Summary: Daniel Ahearn lives a quiet, solitary existence in a seaside New England town. Forty years ago, following a shocking act of impulsive violence on his part, his daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her forties, Susan still suffers from the trauma of a night she doesn't remember, as she struggles to feel settled, to love a man and create something that lasts. Lois, her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Vaughan, Sarah

Summary: "Sophie's husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart. Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case: an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Giffin, Emily

Summary: Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville's elite. Her husband's tech business is booming, and her son, Finch, is bound for Princeton. Thomas Talone is a single dad working multiple jobs. His daughter, Lila, was recently accepted to Nashville's most prestigious private high school on a scholarship. Then one devastating photo changes everything. Lila passes out at a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Allende, Isabel

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Summary: A minor traffic accident becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster, a 60-year-old human rights scholar, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ALL

Godwin, Gail

Summary: "After his mother's death, 11-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Aunt Charlotte, otherwise a woman of few words, points out a ruined cottage, telling Marcus she had visited it regularly after she'd moved there 30 years ago because it matched the ruin of her own life. Eventually she was inspired to take...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Burns, Catherine

Summary: "Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother John in a crumbling mansion on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to live by John's rules, even if it means turning a blind eye to the noises she hears coming from behind the cellar door ... and turning a blind eye to the women's laundry in the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC BUR

Steiner, Susie

Summary: "Detective Manon Bradshaw is five months pregnant and has officially given up on finding romantic love. Instead, she is in hot-pursuit of the work-life balance and parked in a cold case corridor--the price she's had to pay for a transfer back to Cambridgeshire. This is fine, she tells herself. She can devote herself to bringing up her motley collection of children--the new baby, and her adopted...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC STE

Tanabe, Karin

Summary: "During the turbulent months following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, twenty-one-year-old Emi Kato, the daughter of a Japanese diplomat, is locked behind barbed wire in a Texas interment camp, the victim of misfortune and America's new policies of fear. Plagued by fence sickness, her world changes when she meets Christian Lange, whose German-born parents were wrongfully arrested for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC TAN

Frankel, Laurie

Summary: When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC FRA

Ware, Ruth

Summary: When travel journalist Lo Blacklock is invited on a boutique luxury cruise around the Norwegian fjords, it seems like a dream career opportunity. But the trip takes a nightmarish turn when she wakes in the middle of the night to hear a body being thrown overboard, only to discover that no one has been reported missing from the boat.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Stratford, Sarah Jane

Summary: London, 1926. American-raised Maisie Musgrave is thrilled to land a job as a secretary at the upstart British Broadcasting Corporation, whose use of radio--still new, strange, and electrifying--is captivating the nation. But the hectic pace, smart young staff, and intimidating bosses only add to Maisie's insecurity. Soon she is seduced by the work--gaining confidence as she arranges broadcasts...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Timmer, Julie Lawson

Summary: Char Hawthorn is a college professor, loving wife, and devoted stepmother to her husband Bradley's spirited fifteen-year-old daughter, Allie. Char and Allie have a special bond, and together, the three of them feel like a family. But when Bradley dies in a car accident, the "step" in Char's title suddenly matters a great deal. In the eyes of the law, all rights to Allie belong to Lindy, Allie's...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Hawke, Ethan

Summary: It is 1483, and Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, a Cornish knight, is about to ride into battle. On the eve of his departure, he composes a letter to his four young children, consisting of twenty virtues that provide instruction on how to live a noble life, and on all the lessons, large and small, that he might have imparted to them himself were he not expecting to die on the battlefield. "Why am I...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Maum, Courtney

Summary: Despite the success of his first solo show in Paris and the support of his brilliant French wife and young daughter, thirty-four-year-old British artist Richard Haddon is too busy mourning the loss of his American mistress to a famous cutlery designer to appreciate his fortune. But after Richard discovers that a painting he originally made for his wife, Anne--when they were first married and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Murakami, Haruki

Summary: This is the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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See, Lisa

Summary: In 1938, Ruby, Helen and Grace, three girls from very different backgrounds, find themselves competing at the same audition for showgirl roles at San Francisco's exclusive "Oriental" nightclub, the Forbidden City. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family who have deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Jansma, Kristopher.

Summary: From as early as he can remember, the hopelessly unreliable, yet hopelessly earnest, narrator of this ambitious debut novel has wanted to become a writer. From the jazz clubs of Manhattan to the villages of Sri Lanka, Kristopher Jansma's irresistible narrator will be inspired and haunted by the success of his greatest friend and rival in writing, the eccentric and brilliantly talented Julian...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2013

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC JAN

Bohjalian, Chris

Summary: Parallel stories of a woman who falls in love with an Armenian soldier during the Armenian Genocide and a modern-day New Yorker prompted to rediscover her Armenian past.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2012

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Parameswaran, Rajesh.

Summary: A darkly funny collection of stories about the power of love and the love of power.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2012

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC PAR