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Zusak, Markus

Summary: Upon their father's return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother's death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ZUS

Michaels, Fern

Summary: When the call comes, the Men of the Sisterhood drop everything to help their friends. This time it's Cyrus, their four-legged hound dog and unofficial mascot. While member Joe Espinosa is driving along an isolated country road with Cyrus in tow, he catches a glimpse of movement in the woods bordering the road and notes Cyrus pawing desperately at the car window. As soon as he pulls over to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MIC

Vincenzi, Penny.

Summary: Meeting by chance in 1985, three young women spend time together in Thailand before going their separate ways and are reunited many years later, unaware that the daughter abandoned at birth by one of them is now searching for her birth mother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VIN

Ondaatje, Michael

Summary: In 1945, just after World War II, fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2018

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LaFleur, Suzanne M.

Summary: While living with her Gram in Vermont, eleven-year-old Aubrey writes letters as a way of dealing with losing her father and sister in a car accident, and then being abandoned by her grief-stricken mother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LAF

Jacobson, Jennifer

Summary: Abandoned by his mother in an Acadia National Park campground, Jack tries to make his way back to Boston before anyone figures out what is going on, with only a small toy elephant for company.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2011

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Marchetta, Melina

Summary: Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, high school student Taylor Markham struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MAR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Marchetta 2008

Railsback, Lisa.

Summary: Firm in her belief that her missing parents will return to the bombed-out circus camp where she lives with a group of "leftover" children, ten-year-old Babo has no desire to leave her war-torn country.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD RAI

French, Nicci.

Summary: Frieda Klein is a solitary, incisive psychotherapist who spends her sleepless nights walking along the ancient rivers that have been forced underground in modern London. She believes that the world is a messy, uncontrollable place, but what we can control is what is inside our heads. This attitude is reflected in her own life, which is an austere one of refuge, personal integrity, and order....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction French 2012

Dessen, Sarah.

Summary: When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FICTION Dessen

Dessen, Sarah.

Summary: When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC DES

Owens, Delia

19 holds on 5 copies

Summary: For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Haines, Carolyn

Summary: "Sarah Booth Delaney and her friends are still recovering from the attack on Scott Hampton's blues club in Zinnia, Missippia, and Sarah Booth herself is still overcoming her grief at ending things with her fiancé. One bitterly cold night at her family's ancestral home in Zinnia, Sarah Booth hears what sounds like a kitten as she passes the front door. She opens the door to find a newborn baby...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: M HAI

Glasgow, Kathleen

Summary: As she struggles to recover and survive, seventeen-year-old homeless Charlotte "Charlie" Davis cuts herself to dull the pain of abandonment and abuse.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GLA

Davis, Brooke.

Summary: Follows a shared encounter between an abandoned 7-year-old, a widowed shut-in and a nursing home escapee, who embark on a road trip across Western Australia to find the child's mother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAV

Gabhart, Ann H.

Summary: An expectant young woman turned away by her family at Christmas is taken in by the Shakers at Harmony Hill.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GAB

Morris, Mary McGarry.

Summary: Abandoned by his beautiful wife, Irene, Henry and their two young children, Thomas and Margaret, spend that summer in a tent on the edge of Black Pond. Henry, an itinerant butcher, struggles to provide for them, but often must leave them alone as he travels the county in search of work. And while Henry loves his children deeply, he is devastated by their mother's desertion. He has not told them...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

Oates, Joyce Carol

Summary: M.R. Neukirchen--the first female president of a lauded Ivy League institution--struggles to hold onto her self-identity in the face of personal and professional demons.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OAT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Oates 2012

Veitch, Kate.

Summary: On a stifling Christmas Eve in 1967 the lives of the four McDonald children changed forever when their mother abandoned them. Forty years later they struggle to come to terms with their mother's reappearance, while at the same time their beloved father is progressing into dementia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VEI

George, Elizabeth

Summary: When her mother abandons her on Whidbey Island, Washington, a fourteen-year-old girl with psychic abilities meets a Ugandan orphan with a secret.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC GEO

Stewart, Paul

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Twig, having always looked and felt different from his woodtroll family, learns that he is adopted and travels out of his Deepwoods home to find the place where he belongs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: David Fickling Books 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC STE

Zusak, Markus

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Summary: Upon their father's return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother's death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION ZUS

Copies Available at Woodmere

5 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ZUS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ZUS

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ZUS

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ZUS

McCarthy, Cormac

Summary: This stark novel is set in an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1993

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCC

Morgan, Louisa

Summary: "Barrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar -- two women living alone on the outskirts of town. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret. But two events threaten to upend their lives forever. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Redhook Books/Orbit 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR