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McKissack, Pat

Summary: As a young African American girl pieces her first quilt together, the history of her family, community, and the struggle for justice and freedom in Gee's Bend, Alabama unfolds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JE McK

Tademy, Lalita

Summary: Buying his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian wars, Cow Tom builds a remarkable life and legacy that is sustained by his courageous granddaughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAD

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAD

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC TAD

Ellis, Helen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ELLIS

Albert, Susan Wittig

Summary: It looks like the music has ended for Darling's favorite barbershop quartet, the Lucky Four Clovers - just days before the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition. Another unlucky break: a serious foul-up in Darling's telephone system - and not a penny for repairs. And while liquor is legal again, moonshine isn't. Sheriff Buddy Norris needs a little luck when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Persevero Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALB

George, Anne.

Summary: In Alabama, sleuthing sisters Mary and Patricia discover murder while checking out their new inlaws. It happens when Mary's son marries Sunshine, a bimbo. The ladies enter the inlaws' trailer to find a dead man and Sunshine missing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avon Books 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GEO

Flagg, Fannie.

Summary: Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a now-classic novel about two women: Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age, and gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode, who is telling her life story. Her tale includes two more women, the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2005

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Lee, Harper.

Summary: The explosion of racial hate and violence in a small Alabama town is viewed by a young girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FICTION LEE

Albert, Susan Wittig

Summary: Mildred Kilgore and Earlynne Biddle are planning to open a bakery on the square-if they can come up with the right recipes. Charlie Dickens faces two of the biggest puzzles of his career as an investigative reporter, and one of them involves his wife. Cute little Cupcake's talent as a singer and dancer makes her a tempting target for an unscrupulous exploiter. Lizzy must enlist the Dahlias to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseveto Press 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ALB

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ALB

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: M ALB

Fishman, Zoe.

Summary: When Ruth returns home to the South for the summer after her freshman year at college, a near tragedy pushes her to uncover family truths and take a good look at the woman she wants to become. Growing up in Alabama, all Ruth Wasserman wanted was to be a blond Baptist cheerleader. But as a curly-haired Jew with a rampant sweet tooth and a smart mouth, this was an impossible dream. Not helping...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow & Co 2012

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Covington, Vicki.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 1991

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

Hiebert, Michael

Summary: In 1975, thirteen-year-old Ruby Mae Vickers disappears in Alvin, Alabama. Leah Teal, new detective of Alvin, is assigned to the case. After three months, Ruby Mae finally turns up dead beneath a willow beside a swamp. Twelve years later, another little girl goes missing. Then another. Leah is sure these incidents are connected to the one she failed to solve a dozen years ago. The job of finding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HIE

Atkins, Ace.

Summary: No one dares to cross the machine (organized crime) in Phenix City, Alabama; but when crime-fighting attorney Albert Patterson is gunned down in a Phenix City alley in the spring of 1954, a small group of men meet and decide that they have had enough.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gale Cengage Learning 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M ATK

Rand, Johnathan

Summary: "Scooter McGillan doesn't know it, but there's big trouble brewing in the swamps and forests near his home on the outskirts of Russellville, Alabama. While hiking in the woods not far from his house, Scooter and his friend, Connor, find something odd: a large hole that appears to go deep into the ground. What created it? A bear? Coyote? Fox? The answer is more horrifying than they can possibly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AudioCraft Publishing, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC RAN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in JE Series, Call number: J FIC RAN

Childress, Mark.

Summary: The titular heroine is the epitome of the church-going Southern belle, except for one teeny-tiny aspect of her life. Georgia's family inheritance has long since evaporated, and to maintain her genteel lifestyle, Miss Bottoms has taken six affluent lovers--the fly in the ointment being that one is a married preacher who's about to reveal their infidelity to the whole congregation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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

Childress, Mark.

Summary: Georgia Bottoms, a Southern belle who keeps six lovers--none of whom know of the others--so she can maintain a lavish lifestyle, finds her ruse crumbling when a married preacher she has been seeing plans to confess their affair in front of his congregation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Childress 2011

Barton, Beverly.

Summary: Ten years after her Hollywood career imploded and Lorie Hammonds made a regretted choice to take a role in an adult film, she has built herself a good, quiet life in her Alabama hometown. When the first death threat arrives, she assumes it's a joke. Then she gets a second note.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2010

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

Evans, Mary Anna.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Poisoned Pen Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EVA

Lai, Thanhha.

Summary: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

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

Williams-Garcia, Rita

Summary: "Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother, Big Ma, and her mother, Ma Charles. Across the way lives Ma Charles's half sister, Miss Trotter. The two half sisters haven't spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising truth that's been keeping the sisters apart. But when tragedy strikes, Delphine discovers that the bonds...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WIL

Albert, Susan Wittig

Summary: "It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders--including...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Prime Crime 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALB

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: M ALB

Lee, Harper.

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout returns home to Maycomb to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LEE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LEE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION LEE

Hiebert, Michael

Summary: Detective Leah Teal is privy to most of the secrets in her hometown of Alvin, but there are always surprises to be had. Like the day she agrees to take her daughter, Caroline, to see a psychic for a reading. The psychic hones in on Leah instead, hinting at a string of gruesome killings and insisting that she intervene to prevent more deaths. When you go looking for trouble, you never know how...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hiebert 2015

Luesse, Valerie Fraser

10 holds on 6 copies

Summary: With America's entrance into the Second World War, the town of Blackberry Springs, Alabama, has exploded virtually overnight. Workers from all over are coming south for jobs in Uncle Sam's munitions plants--and they're bringing their pasts with them, right into Dolly Chandler's grand but fading family home turned boardinghouse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FICTION LUE

Ramsey, Calvin A.

Summary: In Gee's Bend, Alabama, Miz Pettway tells young Alex about the historic role her mule played in the struggle for civil rights led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes factual information about the community of Gee's Bend and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE RAM