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Harris, Joanne

Summary: It's an incendiary moment for St Oswald's school. For the first time in its history, a headmistress is in power, the gates opening to girls. Rebecca Buckfast has spilled blood to reach this position. As the new regime takes on the old guard, the ground shifts. And with it, the remains of a body are discovered. Rebecca will bury the past so deep it will evade even her own memory, just like she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Crime 2022

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HAR

Shea, Jamison

Summary: "Laure Mesny is a perfectionist with an axe to grind. Despite being constantly overlooked in the elite and cutthroat world of the Parisian ballet, she will do anything to prove that a Black girl can take center stage. To level the playing field, Laure ventures deep into the depths of the Catacombs and strikes a deal with a pulsating river of blood. The primordial power Laure gains promises...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2023

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

Jordan, Anna E.

Summary: "The switcheroo fun of The Parent Trap meets the showbiz spirit of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in this timeless coming-of-age story about family, friendship, and following your dreams. When Shira and Esther first meet, they can hardly believe their eyes. It's like looking in a mirror! But even though they may look identical, the two girls couldn't be more different. Shira dreams of singing and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2023

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

Jouhanneau, Anne-Sophie

Summary: Margot met Zach in Paris, and they spent the perfect evening together: sealed with a kiss and a promise that if the universe wants them to be together, fate will find a way. One year later, Margot has finished high school and moves to New York, ready to roll up her chef's-coat sleeves in Manhattan's restaurant scene. She enlists the help of Ben, the line cook at her restaurant, to find Zach....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2023

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

Rivers, Karen

Summary: Twelve-year-old Mischa "Ish" Love's longtime dream has been to someday live on Mars, but when she collapses on the first day of seventh grade, Ish receives a diagnosis which threatens her future plans.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Levenseller, Tricia

Summary: Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power: 1) Woo the Shadow King. 2) Marry him. 3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself. No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King's power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2020

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

Timbers, Alex

Summary: "Louisa is a tiny parakeet with a huge dream: to be a Broadway star. But no matter what she does, everyone keeps telling her she's too small to make it big! When a chance at her big break comes, Louisa learns that no matter how small you are, with a little talent and a lot of hard work, you can do anything--even be on Broadway."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE TIM

Paul, Baptiste

Summary: "A lyrical story featuring an artist, a politician, and a scientist encourages Black and Brown children to dream as big as they want"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PAU

Benjamin, Melanie

Summary: "Southern California, 1960s: endless sunny days surfing in Malibu, followed by glittering neon nights at Whisky A-Go-Go. In an era when women are expected to be housewives, Carol Donelly is breaking the mold as a legendary female surfer struggling to compete in a male-dominated sport--and her daughters, Mindy and Ginger, bear the weight of her unconventional lifestyle. The Donnelly sisters grow...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2023

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC BEN

Plain, Belva.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1992

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

Osbourne, Sharon.

Summary: Amber and Chelsea Stone are sisters who share the same dream--huge, global fame, but while both have the looks, the talent, and the star quality, only one has the ruthless ambition to make it to the very top.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sphere 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OSB

Weber, Robby

Summary: "Harry wants nothing more than to write Hollywood screenplays. He knows the first step toward achieving that goal is winning a screenwriting competition that will seal his admission into the college of his dreams, so he's determined to spend his summer free of distractions--also known as boys--and finish his script. After last year, Harry is certain love only exists in the movies anyway. But...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Inkyard Press 2022

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

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott)

Summary: Though Daisy is married to the insensitive but hugely successful Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby still longs for his old love. Gatsby's youthful neighbor, Nick Carraway, fascinated with the display of enormous wealth in which Gatsby revels, finds himself swept up in the lavish lifestyle of Long Island society during the Jazz Age.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Debolsillo 2009

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Angress, Antonia

Summary: "The lives of four artists are forever altered by the desires, protests, and ambitions that lure and unsettle them in this magnetic novel. It's 2011: America is in a deep recession and Occupy Wall Street is escalating. But at the elite Wrynn College of Art, students paint and sculpt in a rarified bubble, dreaming only of disproving the notion that in art, everything has already been done....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ANG

Hart, Alison B.

Summary: Three fierce women connected to a billionaire film mogul collide at a Hollywood party in this richly observed novel about female ambition, complicity, and privilege. Zanne Klein never planned to be a personal assistant to Hollywood royalty Ted and Holly Stabler. But a decade in at thirty-eight, that's exactly how she spends her days, earning six figures to make sure the movie mogul and his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graydon House 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

Perrotta, Tom

Summary: "Tracy Flick is back and, once again, the iconic protagonist of Tom Perrotta's Election-and Reese Witherspoon's character from the classic movie adaptation-is determined to take high school politics by storm.Tracy Flick is a hardworking assistant principal at a public high school in suburban New Jersey. Still ambitious but feeling a little stuck and underappreciated in midlife, Tracy gets a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PER

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PER

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PER

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Perrotta

Rivers, Karen

Summary: Twelve-year-old Mischa "Ish" Love's longtime dream has been to someday live on Mars, but when she collapses on the first day of seventh grade, Ish receives a diagnosis which threatens her future plans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Young Readers 2017

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

Barker, Lucy

Summary: Mrs. Violet Wood is London's premier medium. Her ambition and work ethic are relentless, and her unique abilities have earned her quite the reputation among London's elite. Mrs. Wood knows just how to read her wealthy patrons and deliver them exactly the messages they long to hear from their loved ones visiting from beyond the grave. However, one London newspaperman is on a quest to expose the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Kapelke-Dale, Rachel

Summary: "Dare Me meets Black Swan and Luckiest Girl Alive in a captivating, voice-driven debut novel about a trio of ballerinas who meet as students at the Paris Opera Ballet School. Fourteen years ago, Delphine abandoned her prestigious soloist spot at the Paris Opera Ballet for a new life in St. Petersburg--taking with her a secret that could upend the lives of her best friends, fellow dancers...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KAP

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Boyne, John

Summary: Aspiring writer Maurice Swift, whose desire for fame exceeds his talent, uses a chance meeting with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann in a West Berlin hotel in 1988 to obtain secrets about Ackermann's wartime activities, which becomes material for his first novel.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hogarth 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOY

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Brown, Karma

Summary: A 1970s feminist facing the costs of loss and autonomy strives to create a better future for women at her Adirondacks camp; the other woman, an aspiring screenwriter of today, makes a shocking discovery that sets her on a course of rewriting her own story. Rowan is stuck. Her dreams of becoming a screenwriter are stalled, along with her bank account, as she and her fiancé, Seth, try to make...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2023

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Schwab, V. E.

Summary: Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she's finally gained the control she's always sought--and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She'll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other. With Marcella's rise, new enmities create opportunity--and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tor 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SCH

Zevin, Gabrielle

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Summary: Let the games begin! From the New York Times best-selling author of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry -- a glorious and immersive audiobook about two childhood friends, once estranged, who reunite as adults to create video games, finding an intimacy in digital worlds that eludes them in their real lives. On a bitter cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Knoll, Jessica

Summary: "When five hypersuccessful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder ... Brett's the fan favorite. Tattooed and only 27, the meteoric success of her spin studio, and her engagement to her girlfriend, has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her castmates. Kelly, Brett's older sister...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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