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Tingle, Tim

Summary: When his mother leaves, sixteen-year-old Bobby, a Choctaw, begins living in a hole in his backyard to avoid his abusive father, and is surprised to find friends and neighbors willing to help him. Inspired by the traditional Choctaw story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 7th Generation 2014

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

Nelson, Blake

Summary: To avoid his alcoholic mother's problems, Nick, seventeen, stays with his aunt's family near the Oregon coast, where he works at his uncle's car wash and falls into a complicated relationship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

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

Barnes, John

Summary: In September 1973, as the school year begins in his depressed Ohio town, high-school senior Kurt Shoemaker determines to be "normal," despite his chaotic home life with his volatile, alcoholic mother and the deep loyalty and affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2009

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Barnes 2009

Konigsberg, Bill

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

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

Hopkins, Ellen.

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Pattyn, the eldest daughter in a large Mormon family, is sent to her aunt's Nevada ranch for the summer, where she temporarily escapes her alcoholic, abusive father and finds love and acceptance, only to lose everything when she returns home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2007

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

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Hopkins 2006

Walton, Will

Summary: For most of his young life Avery has dealt with his alcoholic mother with the help of his grandfather Pal--he immerses himself in poetry and popular music, and now that high school is over for the summer, he makes out with his best friend Luca (who understands about alcoholic mothers), but the death of his grandfather creates a hole in his life that he can not seem to crawl out of.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PUSH, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2018

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

Airgood, Ellen

Summary: When eleven-year-old Ivy Blake leaves the nice farm family where she has been living in upstate New York and moves back in with her mother she is finally forced to face up to the fact that her alcoholic, dysfunctional parent will never be able to provide her with a stable home--and if she wants to achieve her dreams she is going to have to take charge of her own future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2015

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION AIR

Bauer, Joan

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain of shoe stores from Chicago to Texas to confront the son who wants her to retire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Speak 2005

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

Bowen, L. A.

Summary: A novel told in poetry follows the story of Paige and her friends Kate and Abby as they rush to leave childhood behind but find themselves sliding into a dangerous lifestyle of drugs, alcohol, and partying.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books, an imprint of Enslow Publishing 2019

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC BOW

Mason, Lizzy

Summary: While struggling to cope with her alcoholic boyfriend's betrayal that put her sister in a coma, seventeen-year-old Harley reconnects with neighbor Raf, who is facing his own demons after rehab.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Teen 2019

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Maynard, Joyce

Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and After Her returns with a poignant story about the true meaning--and the true price--of friendship. Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her seven-year-old son, Ollie. Once an aspiring art photographer, she now makes ends meet taking portraits of school children and working for a caterer. Recovering from her addiction, she spends...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MAY

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAY

Laurie, Victoria.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Maddie Flynn cannot help but see the death date of everyone she meets or sees in a photograph or on-screen, and her alcoholic mother exploits this by having her do readings for money, but when Maddie predicts the death of a young boy, she becomes the center of an FBI

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2015

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

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

Greyson, Christopher

Summary: "Ten years ago, four people were brutally murdered. One girl lived. No one believes her story. The police think she's crazy. Her therapist thinks she's suicidal. Everyone else thinks she's a dangerous drunk. They're all right--but did she see the killer? As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Hatcher, Robin Lee

Summary: Ashley Showalter and Ben Henning were both were raised by single moms; both want to help where they see a need; and both work with horses in the Idaho valley. Ashley runs a horse rescue operation, while Ben has started an equine therapy barn on his great-great grandfather's farm. But Ben is a recovering alcoholic with ten years of sobriety behind him, while Ashley's brother, Dylan, is an opioid...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019

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

Foxlee, Karen

Summary: Rose, nearly sixteen, is used to traveling around with her alcoholic father but connects with the people of a small, coastal Australian town, especially classmate Pearl and reclusive Edie, who teaches her to sew a magical dress for the Harvest Festival while a mystery unfolds around them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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

Penn, Farrah

Summary: Upon returning from a year in Oregon to Texas and her alcoholic father, Kira is distressed to find three of her father's rehab friends staying at her home, while her own friends seem distant.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company 2018

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

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

Erdrich, Louise.

Summary: Chronciles the emotional war between Irene America, a beautiful, introspective woman of Native American ancestry, struggling to finish her dissertation while raising three children, and her husband Gil, a painter whose reputation is built on a series of now iconic portraits of Irene.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Luxe 2010

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

Laurie, Victoria.

Summary: Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father's premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Book Group 2015

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Maskame, Estelle

Summary: Still dealing with the repercussions of her own family's tragedy, Mackenzie Rivers abandons her almost boyfriend, Jaden, and his twin sister, Dani, after their parents are killed in a car accident.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2019

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

Hatcher, Robin Lee

Summary: Ashley Showalter and Ben Henning have so much in common. Both were raised by single moms. Both want to help where they see a need. And both work with horses in the Idaho valley. Ashley runs a horse rescue operation, while Ben has started an equine therapy barn on his great-great grandfather's farm--and both Ashley and Ben have the feeling that there could be something more between them. But...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2019

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Erdrich, Louise.

Summary: Chronciles the emotional war between Irene America, a beautiful, introspective woman of Native American ancestry, struggling to finish her dissertation while raising three children, and her husband Gil, a painter whose reputation is built on a series of now iconic portraits of Irene.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ERD

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ERD

Erdrich, Louise.

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Summary: This novel chronicles the emotional war between Irene America, a beautiful, introspective woman of Native American ancestry, struggling to finish her dissertation while raising three children, and her husband Gil, a painter whose reputation is built on a series of now iconic portraits of Irene.

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 ERD

Hunt, Irene.

Summary: After her mother's death, Julie goes to live with Aunt Cordelia, a school teacher, where she experiences many emotions and changes as she grows from seven to eighteen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2005

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

Deuker, Carl.

Summary: Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor, but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is not worth the risk.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2005

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