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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: CDA Fiction 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

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAN

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 New Fiction, Call number: FIC HOW

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

Gansworth, Eric L.

Summary: In 1980 life is hard on the Tuscarora Reservation in upstate New York, and most of the teenagers feel like they are going nowhere: Carson Mastick dreams of forming a rock band, and Maggi Bokoni longs to create her own conceptual artwork instead of the traditional beadwork that her family sells to tourists--but tensions are rising between the reservation and the surrounding communities, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2018

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

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

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Austin, Lynn N.

Summary: Set in Chicago during the time of the World's Fair, this is the story of Violet Hayes whose search to find her mother exposes the young woman to the world about her--from high society to the poor immigrant families; from the suffragette movement to the security of a suitable marriage match. As Violet contemplates what course her life will take, she will discover the missing parts of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION AUS

Brody, Jessica

Summary: When Ali Collins's estranged father passes away and leaves her his only prized possession-- a 1968 Firebird convertible-- it reminds her too much of all her father's unfulfilled promises. A buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast is offering enough money for the car to save her childhood home from foreclosure. There's only one problem: she has no idea how to drive a stick shift. But her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

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

Carrasco, Jesús

Summary: "A searing dystopian vision of a young boy's flight through an unnamed, savaged country, searching for sanctuary and redemption--from one of Europe's bestselling literary stars. A young boy has fled his home. He's pursued by dangerous forces. What lies before him is an infinite, arid plain, one he must cross in order to escape those from whom he's fleeing. One night on the road, he meets an old...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

Clanchy, Kate

Summary: "In response to a job advertisement, Struan Robertson, orphan, genius, and just seventeen, leaves his dour native town in Scotland, and arrives in London in the freakishly hot summer of 1989. His job, he finds, is to care for playwright and one-time literary star Phillip Prys, dumbfounded and paralyzed by a massive stroke, because, though two teenage children, two wives, and a literary agent...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLA

Graham-Felsen, Sam

Summary: Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School. Everybody clowns him, girls ignore him, and his hippie parents won't even buy him a pair of Nikes, let alone transfer him to a private school. Unless he tests into the city's best public high school--which, if practice tests are any indication, isn't likely--he'll be friendless for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRA

Hamilton, Jane

Summary: "From the internationally bestselling author of The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World, a heartfelt coming-of-age story that Karen Joy Fowler calls "a timeless classic book you will read and reread." Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days planning capers with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAM

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HAM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAM

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HAM

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION HAM

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hamilton 2016

Hobson, Brandon

Summary: "A spare, lyrical Native American coming of age story set in rural Oklahoma in the late 1980s. With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred by his unstable upbringing, Sequoyah has spent years mostly keeping to himself, living with his emotions pressed deep below the surface--that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOB

McCarthy, Cormac

Summary: Billy and Boyd Parham are two boys living in New Mexico on the cusp of unimaginable events in the years before the Second World War. First comes a trespassing Indian and the dream of wolves running wild among cattle. Billy traps a she-wolf, intending to restore it to the mountains of New Mexico. But when he returns, he finds everything he left behind utterly transformed.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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Owens, Delia

49 holds on 43 copies

Summary: "Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2018

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Pineda, Jon

Summary: "Fifteen-year-old Pearl is squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, a disgraced college professor, and two other grown men, deep in the swamps of the American South. All four live on the fringe, scavenging what they can--catfish, lumber, scraps for their ailing dog. Despite the isolation, Pearl feels at home with her makeshift family: the three men care for Pearl and teach her what...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Shoemaker, Sarah

Summary: On his eighth birthday, Edward Rochester is banished from his beloved Thornfield Hall to learn his place in life. His journey eventually takes him to Jamaica where, as a young man, he becomes entangled with an enticing heiress and makes a choice that will haunt him. It is only when he finally returns home and encounters one stubborn, plain, young governess, that Edward can see any chance of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC Shoemaker

Wilson, Martin

Summary: When fourteen-year-old Sam Walsh returns home after three years in the custody of his kidnapper, his older sister Beth and childhood friend Josh must deal with their survivors' guilt, their memories of what really happened the day Sam disappeared, and with the fact that Sam is not the boy they remember, but a troubled teen struggling to re-adapt to normal life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Zink, Nell

Summary: Pam, Daniel, and Joe might be the worst punk band on the Lower East Side. Struggling to scrape together enough cash and musical talent to make it, they are waylaid by surprising arrivals, a daughter for Pam and Daniel; a solo hit single for Joe. As the '90s wane, the three friends share in one another's successes, working together to elevate Joe's superstardom and raise baby Flora. On September...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2019

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Acampora, Paul

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Ellie Magari's mother left shortly after Ellie was born, and her father has raised her, but Ellie always figured that one day she would meet her mother and ask her some pertinent questions--but now her mother has died, and Ellie does not know exactly how to feel about that, but she is determined, with the help of her friends in the St. Francis of Assisi's Howling Wolves...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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

Austin, Lynn N.

Summary: Set in Chicago during the time of the World's Fair, this is the story of Violet Hayes whose search to find her mother exposes the young woman to the world about her--from high society to the poor immigrant families; from the suffragette movement to the security of a suitable marriage match. As Violet contemplates what course her life will take, she will discover the missing parts of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AUS

Christopher, Lucy

Summary: Moss lives alone with her magician father and a dog on a magical island, until a tempest sweeps a wild, not-quite-human boy, Callan, onto its beaches, and the two grow close, despite her father's worries--and then one day, a young man from the outside world is shipwrecked on her island, and after that nothing will be the same again.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken House/Scholastic Inc. 2018

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

Cruz, Angie

5 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Ana Canción never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So on New Year's Day, 1965, Ana leaves behind everything she knows and becomes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Everhart, Donna

Summary: "In 1969 Alabama, eleven-year-old Dixie Dupree learns that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures and records everything in her diary in this coming-of-age story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, especially from ourselves"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION EVE