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Sansom, C. J.

Summary: It is the winter of 1537 and England is divided into those faithful to the Catholic Church and those loyal to the King and the newly established Church of England. Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's feared vicar-general, crusades against the old Church with savage new laws, rigged trials, and a vast network of informers. Queen Anne Boleyn has been beheaded and monasteries are being dissolved--their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SAN

Hart, Dolores

Summary: "Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life, with co-author and life-long friend, Richard DeNeut. Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount's 1957 Loving...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ignatius Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HART, DOLORES HAR

Uss, Christina

Summary: Left at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. as a toddler and home-schooled by a retired nun, twelve-year-old Bicycle rides cross-country to meet a famous cyclist who she hopes will be her first friend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House 2018

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

Hoffman, Paul

Summary: Follows the adventures of sixteen-year-old Thomas, one of thousands of imprisoned youths being trained in combat by warrior monks who becomes aware of his secret destiny after a daring escape.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2010

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: FIC HOF

Spark, Muriel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Directions Pub. 1995

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SPA

Kidd, Sue Monk.

Summary: Inside the abbey of a Benedictine monastery on tiny Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion. Jessie Sullivan's conventional life has been "molded to the smallest space possible." So when she is called home to cope with her mother's...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2005

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Brown, Rita Mae.

Summary: The peaceful town of Crozet, Virginia, is turned upside down by a statue of the Virgin Mary that begins to cry tears of real blood, as Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her sleuthing pets search for the truth about a local unsolved mystery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Brown, Rita Mae.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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

Stephenson, Neal.

Summary: Raz, a mathematician, is among a cohort of secluded scientists and philosophers who are called upon to save the world from impending catastrophe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STE

Kidd, Sue Monk.

Summary: Inside the abbey of a Benedictine monastery on tiny Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion. Jessie Sullivan's conventional life has been "molded to the smallest space possible." So when she is called home to cope with her mother's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KID

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC KID

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KID

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC KID

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Kidd

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray)

Summary: St. Bartholomew's Abbey sits in majestic solitude amid the wild peaks of California's high Sierra, a haven for children otherwise abandoned, and a sanctuary for those seeking insight. Odd Thomas has come here to learn to live fully again. But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2006

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Penny, Louise.

Summary: No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world famous for their glorious voices, raised in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2012

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Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to a monastery in medieval Ireland, where they try to retrieve a lost book while being menaced by Viking raiders.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1998

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC OSB

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Sereis Osborne 2012

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE OSB

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED OSB

Walsh, Pat

Summary: In 1347, when fourteen-year-old orphan William Paynel, an impoverished servant at Crowfield Abbey, goes into the forest to gather wood and finds a magical creature caught in a trap, he discovers he has the ability to see fays and becomes embroiled in a strange mystery involving Old Magic, a bitter feud and ancient secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken House/Scholastic 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC WAL

Buckley, Helen Elizabeth.

Summary: The last three monks at a monastery have their lives enriched by the presence of children flying kites outside their walls.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books 1997

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC BUC

Thurlo, Aimée.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC THU

Penny, Louise.

Summary: When a peaceful monastery in Quebec is shattered by the murder of their renowned choir director, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec are challenged to find the killer in a cloistered community that has taken avow of silence.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Thurlo, Aimée.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2004

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Thurlo 2004

Parker, K. J.

Summary: "An Imperial legate is called in to see his aunt, who just happens to be the empress running the civilized world while her husband's in his sick bed. After some chastisement, she dispatches her nephew to take care of the dreaded Land and Sea Raiders, pirates who've been attacking the realm's monasteries. So begins a possibly dommed tour of banished relatives and pompous royals put in charge of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Subterranean Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAR

Summary: Bill Nye illustrates how various types of transportation utilize friction, from traction in trains and the "roll" of ball bearings in skateboards and automobiles, to the lack of friction in a hovercraft.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Educational Productions 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV BIL

Galante, Cecilia.

Summary: Willa Bean, who wants to master flying before starting school at Cupid Academy, celebrates her unconventional looks and unique personality, but struggles to accept that cupids learn how to fly at different times.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J LW 1

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Twelfth century Shrewsbury comes dramatically to life in Ellis Peters' story of Brother Cadfael--a good man in an evil world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2010

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Edsel, Robert M.

Summary: "As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History recounts the astonishing true story of eleven men and one woman who risked their lives amidst the bloodshed of World War II to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries defined the heritage of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 EDS

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: A morbid taste for bones: When a young monk claims to see visions of St. Winifred, Cadfael and a party from Shrewsbury Abbey trek to Wales to excavate her holy relics and are met with much hostility.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2010

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