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O'Shaughnessy, Kate

Summary: Eleven-year-old Maybelle Lane collects sounds. She records the Louisiana crickets chirping, Momma strumming her guitar, their broken trailer door squeaking. But the crown jewel of her collection is a sound she didn't collect herself: an old recording of her daddy's warm-sunshine laugh, saved on an old phone's voicemail. It's the only thing she has of his, and the only thing she knows about him....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC O'SH

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC OS'H

Cumming, Charles

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUM

Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn)

Summary: Sawyer Taft did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. She'd rather immerse herself in car repairs than in her grandmother's "society." But accepting might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life: her father's identity. She's in for a year of makeovers, big dresses,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Freeform Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BAR

Mallery, Susan

Summary: Life is meant to be savored, but that's not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you'd rather not talk about. Still, Callie Smith doesn't know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister--Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Callie doesn't love being alone, but at least it's safe. Despite her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2018

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

Fink, Joseph

Summary: "From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves...no matter where we live. Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FIN

McNear, Mary

Summary: When the ex-husband who left her twenty years ago returns, determined to reconnect with his family, Caroline wonders whether to let him back into her life, while their daughter, Daisy, falls in love with a boy her mother disapproves of.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCN

Bayard, Louis

Summary: With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister-- and the family gas station. To keep a competitor at bay and keep her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father-- fast. When a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Can she convince the town that Hiram is her long...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Grodstein, Lauren

Summary: "Karen Neulander has always been fiercely protective of her son, Jacob, now six. When Jacob's father, Dave, found out Karen was pregnant and made it clear that fatherhood wasn't in his plans, Karen walked out of the relationship, never telling Dave her intention was to raise their child alone. But now Jake is asking to meet his dad, and with good reason: Karen is dying. When she finally calls...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRO

Richards, Alex

Summary: "Sixteen-year-old Jo must decide whether to trust her estranged father or the grandparents who raised her but hid the truth about the way her mother died when Jo was only two"-- Johanna lost her mom in a car accident, and her father went AWOL when Johanna was just a baby. She is being raised by her grandparents who never talk about their daughter, her mother Mandy. When Robert Newsome,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC RIC

Macomber, Debbie

Summary: She's stuck with Jack... Lorraine Dancy has just discovered that everything she believes about her father is a lie - starting with the fact that Thomas supposedly died years ago. Now she's learned that not only is he not dead, he's living in a small town south of the border. In the process of tracking him down, she manages to get framed for theft and pursued by the real thief, the police, and a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Macomber 2016

Hayes, Antonia

Summary: A debut novel about an exceptionally gifted boy who discovers the truth about his past, his overprotective single mother who tries desperately to shield him from it, and the father he has never met who is trying to come back into his life--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAY

Li, Christina

Summary: The only thing Rosalind Ling Geraghty loves more than watching NASA launches with her dad is building rockets with him. When he dies unexpectedly, all Ro has left of him is an unfinished model rocket they had been working on together. Benjamin Burns doesn't like science, but he can't get enough of Spacebound, a popular comic book series. When he finds a sketch that suggests that his dad created...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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

Vickers, Elaine

Summary: Katie and Ana are the kind of friends who share everything with each other. But there are some things you can't even share with your best friend. Katie has always known she was adopted, but recently she's been wondering about her birth parents and her birthplace. She worries that saying this out loud -- even to her best friend -- could mess up the perfect family she has now. Ana's family has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC VIC

Bilan, Jasbinder

Summary: "Asha lives in the foothills of the Himalayas. Money is tight and she misses her papa, who works in the city. When he suddenly stops sending his wages, a ruthless moneylender ransacks their home, and her mother talks of leaving. From her den in the mango tree, Asha makes a pact with her best friend, Jeevan, to find her father and make things right. But the journey is dangerous: they must cross...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken House, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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