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McLain, Paula

Summary: After meeting and falling in love while she covered the Spanish Civil War in Madrid, Martha Gellhorn is forced to choose between her marriage to Ernest Hemingway and her career as a war correspondent.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2018

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Beck, Miya T.

Summary: Yuki Snow wishes she were anywhere but here. She hates Santa Dolores, where her mom and stepdad just moved the family. Her BFF back home, Julio, has already forgotten his promise to stay in touch, and worse, he like likes Yuki's mortal enemy. At her new school, the kids think she's either invisible or a know-it-all nerd. The only friend she's made so far is the shopkeeper at a Japanese antiques...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2024

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Caletti, Deb

Summary: When Charlotte wins a scholarship to a writing workshop in Venice with the charismatic and brilliant Luca Bruni, it's a dream come true. Writing is her passion, she loves Bruni's books, and going to that romantic and magical sinking city gives her the chance to solve a long-time family mystery about a Venetian poet deep in their lineage, Isabella Di Angelo, who just might be the real author of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2021

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Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler. Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler expereinced an American childhood...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BUT

Summary: "A bold, clever, and sublimely sinister collection of horror, fantasy, science fiction, and gritty crime by both new and established Indigenous authors that dares to ask the question: "Are you ready to be un-settled?" Many Indigenous people believe that one should never whistle at night. This belief ranges far and wide and takes many forms; for instance, Native Hawaiians believe it summons the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2023

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Matar, Hisham

Summary: "One evening, as a young boy growing up in Benghazi, Khaled hears a bizarre short story read aloud on the radio, about a man being eaten alive by a cat. Obsessed by the power of those words - and by their enigmatic author, Hosam Zawa - Khaled eventually embarks on a journey that will take him far from home, to pursue a life of the mind at the University of Edinburgh. There, thrust into an open...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2024

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAT

Gentill, Sulari

Summary: "Theo Benton decides to move to the United States to finally finish her novel, and she is soon drawn into a literary labyrinth where identity is something that can be lost and remade for the sake of sales and readership. When her mentor and lover is brutally murdered, Theo wants the killer to be found and justice to be served. But when the prime suspect turns out to be her older brother, Gus,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Poisoned Pen Press 2024

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GEN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GEN

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: M GEN

Blackburn, Venita

Summary: Coral is the first person to discover her brother Jay's dead body in the wake of his suicide. There's no note, only a drably furnished bachelor pad in Long Beach, California, and a cell phone with a handful of numbers in it. Coral pockets the phone. And then she starts responding to texts as her dead brother. Over the course of one week, Coral, the successful yet lonely author of a hit...

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Publisher / Publication Date: MCD / Farrar Straus and Giroux 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: FIC BLA

Tomlinson, Sarah

Summary: "Perfect for fans of Daisy Jones & The Six and Almost Famous, a gripping debut about the complicated legacy of a legendary rock band and the ghostwriter telling their story Three Rock & Roll icons. Two explosive tell-all memoirs. One ghostwriter caught in the middle. Mari Hawthorn has just landed the biggest job of her ghostwriting career. Anke Berben, the legendary model and style icon, needs...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2024

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2 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC TOM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC TOM

Warner, Gertrude Chandler

Summary: When their favorite author fails to arrive as scheduled to speak at the local library, the Alden children investigate how he could board a train and never be seen again.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A. Whitman 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC WAR

Hallett, Janice

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "A novel about a journalist in pursuit of a story about a child who survived a cult mass suicide, which may not be all that it appeared to be, told in Janice Hallett's signature original and innovative style of emails, messages, news clips, and screenplay excerpts"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2024

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Cantor, Jillian

Summary: The once-rising literary star Olivia Fitzgerald is down on her luck. Her most recent novel, a retelling of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, was a flop, her boyfriend of nine years just dumped her and she's battling a bad case of writer's block. So when her agent calls her with a high-paying ghostwriting opportunity, Olivia is all too willing to sign the NDA. At first, the write-for-hire job seems...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Park Row Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CAN

McLain, Paula

Summary: "In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It's the adventure she's been looking for and her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. But she also finds herself unexpectedly--and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC MCL

Summary: In this first-ever anthology of Indigenous science fiction, Grace Dillon collects some examples of the craft, with contributions by Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal Australian, and New Zealand Maori authors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Arizona Press 2012

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Burke, James Lee

Summary: "The American West in the early 1960s appears to be a pastoral paradise. Aspiring novelist Aaron Holland Broussard has observed it from the open door of a boxcar, riding the rails for both inspiration and odd jobs. Jumping off in Denver, he finds work on a farm and meets Jo Anne McDuffy, a college student and gifted painter. Their connection is immediate, but their romance is complicated by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2021

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

Crouch, Sarah

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Summary: "One peaceful morning, in the small, Puget Sound town of Point Orchards, the lifeless body of Dr. Erin Landry is found hanging from a tree on the property of prodigal son and failed writer, Elijah Leith. Sheriff Jim Godbout's initial investigation points to an obvious suicide, but upon closer inspection, there seem to be clues of foul play when he discovers that the circumstances of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2024

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Horowitz, Anthony

Summary: One bright spring morning in London, Diana Cowper – the wealthy mother of a famous actor - enters a funeral parlor. She is there to plan her own service. Six hours later she is found dead, strangled with a curtain cord in her own home. Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric investigator who’s as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. Hawthorne needs a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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

Macomber, Debbie.

Summary: Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author. Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a megabestselling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2013

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

Gilbert, Victoria.

Summary: "The president of a reclusive writer's fan club is found dead after a book signing. Charlotte Reed, the owner of Chapters B&B and her neighbors Ellen and Ellen's trusty Yorkshire terrier, must page through the clues to catch a killer before the author meets the same fate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crooked Lane 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GIL

Henry, April

Summary: Bridget is R.M. Haldon's biggest fan. She and her mom sought refuge in Haldon's epic fantasy series Swords and Shadows while her mom was losing her battle with cancer. When Bridget met Haldon at one of his rare book signings, she impressed the author with her encyclopedic knowledge of the fantasy world he'd created. Bridget has been working for him ever since as he attempts to write the final...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2021

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

Park, Suzanne

Summary: "Bestselling author Lily Lee is on a short deadline to deliver her new career guide How to Land the Perfect Job, and she's been interviewing at all the top companies around town. But when she's offered a coveted position at her dream company, the employer's background check reveals she never actually finished her college degree. Unbelievably, her worst nightmare has come true. Lily returns to...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PAR

Theroux, Paul.

Summary: Explores creative genius and fame through the life of a writer whose search for a muse has led him into dangerous and destructive places.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2005

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Baptist, Kelly J.

Summary: "Spunky sixth-grader Zoe Sparks has discovered a unique way to get the laptop of her dreams--to win it! If Zoe can sell more tubs of cookie dough than anyone in her school, the laptop is hers. It's the first step to becoming a prize-winning journalist! But her win-at-all-costs attitude is starting to drive a wedge between Zoe, her best friend Felix, and her family. Zoe may be a top cookie-dough...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books 2023

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BAP

Steel, Danielle

Summary: "Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow took solace in the mystery stories she read with her devoted father--and soon she was writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, violent, complex crime stories that reflected skill and imagination far beyond her years. After her father's early death, at fourteen Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Steel 2017

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