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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ZUS

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: J PA FIC JAC

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Carr, Caleb

Summary: "Many dedicated years working for the NYPD didn't mean much when criminal psychologist Trajan Jones was fired from the force. Now living in exile on a dairy farm in upstate New York, Trajan is reduced to teaching an online course in criminal investigation, along with his partner Mike Li, an expert in DNA evidence. But Trajan is called back to duty when a friend in county law enforcement...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: M CAR

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Owens, Delia

22 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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Summary: The story takes place on Christmas Eve in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Middle-aged has-been Gin, aging transvestite Hana, and teenage runaway Miyuki are homeless friends who have formed a makeshift family structure bond. That bond is tested when they find an abandoned baby while searching for food in a trash dumpster. They try to care for the infant themselves, and travel throughout the city in search of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME TOK

Bybee, Catherine

Summary: When a baby is left on her doorstep with a very personal letter, Katie has her hands full and does not want Dean Prescott, the only man she has ever loved, snooping around, especially when his presence stirs feelings she thought were long gone.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC BYB

Chang, Janie

Summary: After being abandoned by her mother in 1908 Shanghai, a young Eurasian girl, Jialing, becomes the bondservant to the new owners of a grand estate until she befriends a young English girl who mysteriously disappears and forever changes her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P CHA

Haines, Carolyn

Summary: "Private Investigator Sarah Booth Delaney finds an infant abandoned on her doorstep and must find the mother, whose life is in grave danger"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP M HAI

Jennings, Regina (Regina Lea)

Summary: "The small towns and wide plains of 1880 Texas come to life when impossible situations and an abandoned child bring Nick Lovelace and Anne Tillerton together. Is Nick prepared to risk his future plans for an unexpected chance at love?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION JEN

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VIN

Watson, Jan.

Summary: With her husband away on a job, doctor Lilly Corbett Still turns to Armina, her neighbor, for companionship, but finds herself in a mess when someone breaks into her clinic and Armina ends up bedridden with an abandoned baby on her doorstep.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAT

Evans, Richard Paul

Summary: "When bestselling romance author Jacob Churcher returns to Salt Lake City to settle his estranged mother's estate, a young woman arrives looking for her birth mother who lived with Jacob's family during her pregnancy. They discover a diary written by Noel and begin a quest to find her, reconcile their pasts and rewrite their futures"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Solomon, Anna

Summary: "A novel about the entangled lives of two women in 1920s New England, both mothers to the same unforgettable girl"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction French 2012

Summary: A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2,000 Kenyan children.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Brainstorm Media 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MUL

Blackstock, Terri

Summary: When fifteen-year-old Lance Covington finds the abandoned baby of a drug addict, he is accused of kidnapping, and his mother Barbara looks for help from her old lover, Kent Harlan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BLA