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Gurnah, Abdulrazak

Summary: The adventures of a 12-year-old African boy sold into slavery by his father to pay off a debt. The setting is East Africa, a place of trade caravans, tribal warfare and the beginnings of European colonization.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GUR

Arlow, Jake Maia

Summary: "Would-be amusement park aficionado Dalia only has two items on her summer bucket list: (1) finally ride a roller coaster and (2) figure out how to make a new best friend. But when her dad suddenly announces that he's engaged, Dalia's schemes come to a screeching halt. With Dalia's future stepsister Alexa heading back to college soon, the grown-ups want the girls to spend the last weeks of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2021

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

Copenhaver, John

Summary: "Two lonely teenage girls in 1940s Washington, DC, discover they have a penchant for solving crimes--and an even greater desire to commit them--in the new mystery novel by Macavity Award-winning novelist John Copenhaver. Philippa Watson, a good-natured yet troubled seventeen-year-old, has just moved to Washington, DC. She's lonely until she meets Judy Peabody, a brilliant and tempestuous...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Crime 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COP

Langer, Adam

Summary: Evanston, Illinois, 1982. A group of students at a magnet high school meet to audition for the spring play. Declan, an experienced senior, is confident he'll get his first-choice role, but when the capricious, charismatic drama director casts Franklin, an unknown underclassman-and the two are seen alone at the director's house-a series of events that will haunt the cast for years begins to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LAN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAN

Werlin, Nancy

Summary: Planning is Zoe Rosenthal's superpower. She has faith in a properly organized to-do list and avoids unnecessary risks. Her mental checklist goes something like this: 1) Meet soulmate: DONE! 2) Make commitment: DONE! 3) Marriage: TO COME! (after college). She isn't sure which college yet, but it will have a strong political science department, since her perfect boyfriend, Simon, plans to "save...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Burke, James Lee

Summary: On its surface, life in Houston in the 1950s is as you'd expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Broussard's feet. There's a class war between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' as well as a real war, Korea, happening on the other side of the world. It is against this backdrop that Aaron...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Cantor, Joanna

Summary: When 22-year-old Olivia learned that her mother had only months to live, she pulled up roots, leaving Vassar and her career plans far behind to be with her mother for her last days. And yet, just four months after her mother's death, everyone in Olivia's family already seems ready to move on. Her brothers are settled comfortably in careers and families of their own; her father has already...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAN

Read, Shelley

7 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "Seventeen-year-old Victoria Nash runs the household on her family's peach farm in the small ranch town of Iola, Colorado--the sole surviving female in a family of troubled men. Wilson Moon is a young drifter with a mysterious past, displaced from his tribal land and determined to live as he chooses. Victoria encounters Wil by chance on a street corner, a meeting that profoundly alters both of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel and Grau 2023

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Sohn, Won-Pyung

Summary: Yunjae was born with a brain condition called Alexithymia that makes it hard for him to feel emotions like fear or anger. He lives with his mother and grandmother above their used bookstore, decorated with colorful post-it notes that remind him when to smile, when to say "thank you," and when to laugh. When a shocking act of random violence shatters his world, it leaves him alone and on his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Tevis, Walter S.

Summary: Eight-year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she's competing for the US Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Hudson, Genevieve (Genevieve Katherine)

Summary: "A queer coming-of-age told with magical realism, Boys of Alabama guides us through 16-year-old Max's first year in America. Conflicted about leaving Germany, Max is in awe of his new 'home' - here, the heat is thick, the food is grossly delicious, and football and religion--seemingly intertwined--permeate everything. While his parents don't know what to make of an American South pining for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HUD

Jones, Stephen Graham

Summary: Poor yet resilient, the boy lives in the shadows with his aunt Libby and uncle Darren, folk who stubbornly make their way in a society that does not understand or want them. Always on the move across the South, living a life of late-night exits and narrow escapes, one step ahead of the law. But everything is about to change. The boy will be turning sixteen, and he will need to understand his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

Laestadius, Ann-Helén

Summary: "On a winter day north of the Arctic Circle, nine-year-old Elsa-daughter of Sámi reindeer herders-sees a man brutally kill her beloved reindeer calf and threaten her into silence. When her father takes her to report the crime, local police tell them that there is nothing they can do about these "stolen" animals. Killings like these are classified as theft in the reports that continue to pile...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAE

Richey, Ellinor

Summary: "What happens when our most precious belongings... no longer belong? When something we loved suddenly becomes junk, a powerful energy is unleashed. One night, ice-skating prodigy Florence Sato is overwhelmed by pressure and throws away her skates. This fateful moment accidentally summons a "junkwraith," a terrifying ghost which seeks revenge for its abandonment by attacking the memories of its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Top Shelf Productions 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 RICH

Howorth, Lisa

Summary: "From beloved bookseller Lisa Howorth comes a Cold War coming-of-age story in which three best friends confront their fears of the Bomb, Russian spies, girls, and their role in the tragic accident that ushers them into adulthood. It's the summer of 1959. For the handful of families who live on Connors Lane, a stone's throw from the Washington Monument, life is still largely defined by what one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOW

Owens, Delia

Summary: En Barkley Cove, un tranquilo pueblo de pescadores, circulan extraños rumores sobre la "chica de la marisma". Desde los seis años, Kya deambula completamente sola entre canales y cañaverales, apenas cubierta y descalza. Aunque solo asiste un día a la escuela, la marisma y sus criaturas no tienen secretos para ella: la alimentan, la acunan, la protegen, son sus maestros y compañeras de juego....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español, una división de Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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Sie, James.

Summary: "Recent high school graduate and aspiring artist Walter Stahl lives with his ailing father in the dregs of Las Vegas, their lives overshadowed by the disappearance of Walter's mother, who drove off when he was five and never returned. Although Walter has never so much as seen a photograph of his mother, it doesn't stop him from keeping an eye out for her in the groups of tourists he caters to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIE

Yanagihara, Hanya

9 holds on 6 copies

Summary: When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

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Confino, Sara Goodman

4 holds on 1 copy

Summary: When Marilyn Kleinman is caught making out with the rabbi's son in front of the whole congregation, her parents ship her off to her great-aunt Ada for the summer. If anyone can save their daughter’s reputation, it's Philadelphia’s strict premier matchmaker. Either that or Marilyn can kiss college goodbye. To Marilyn's surprise, Ada's not the humorless septuagenarian her mother described. Not...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2023

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Dunn, Gaby

Summary: Ava and Gen, best friends, are heading off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. They stay in touch with texts and emails, documenting their weird roommates, self-discovery, coming out, and mental health. As each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship survive the distance?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wednesday Books 2017

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Hokeah, Oscar

Summary: "Told in a series of voices, Calling for a Blanket Dance takes us into the life of Ever Geimausaddle through the multigenerational perspectives of his family as they face myriad obstacles. His father's injury at the hands of corrupt police, his mother's struggle to hold on to her job and care for her husband, the constant resettlement of the family, and the legacy of centuries of injustice all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOK

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOK

Smith, Betty

Summary: The story of the Nolan family, including daughter Francie, and life in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn during the early part of the 20th century.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Smith, Sarah Elaine

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Fourteen year old Cindy and her two older brothers live in rural Pennsylvania, in a house with occasional electricity, two fierce dogs, one book, and a mother who comes and goes for months at a time. Deprived of adult supervision, the siblings rely on one another for nourishment of all kinds. As Cindy's brothers take on new responsibilities for her care, the shadow of danger looms larger and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Smith 2019

Alcott, Louisa May

Summary: Twelve-year-old Ben Brown runs away from the circus with his dog (and best friend) Sancho to seek out his missing father. He stumbles into the lives of young sisters Bab and Betty Moss who live with their mother in a quiet, tidy house. Ben's juggling skills, Sancho's trick of spelling his name with letter blocks, and the duo's other tricks of the trade charm the small family while Bab and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Books 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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