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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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 1994

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2021

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Cane, Tina

Summary: "Alma's life is a constant of halfways: She's half-Chinese, half-Jewish; her parents spend half the time fighting, and the other half silent; and, at thirteen, she's halfway through becoming a woman. Then comes the year when everything changes, and her life is overtaken by constant endings: friends move away, romances bloom and wither, her parents file for divorce, and just like that her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Make Me a World 2021

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LAN

Meriano, Anna

Summary: Vegan feminist Ellen Lopez-Rourke has one muggy Houston summer left before college. When she is grounded for the entire summer by her (sometimes) evil stepmother, all her plans are thrown out the window. Ellen convinces her parents to let her join the local muggle Quidditch team. An all-gender, full-contact game, Quidditch isn't quite what Ellen expects. There's no flying, no magic, just a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2020

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

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

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAN

Tevis, Walter S.

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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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Top Shelf Productions 2021

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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...

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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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 FIC OWE

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

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

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC HOK

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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

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

Smith, Sarah Elaine

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

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

Ali, Kasim

Summary: "If love really is a choice, how do you decide where your loyalties lie? It's the countdown to midnight on New Year's Eve and Nur is steeling himself to tell his parents that he's seeing someone. A young British Pakistani man, Nur has spent years omitting details about his personal life to maintain his image as the golden eldest child. And it's come at a cost. Once, Nur was a restless college...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2022

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

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION AUS

Beyfuss, Brooke

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Summary: "One night, Avery is awoken by a fire consuming her family's compound; she runs away with her cult brother Cole, hiding in the woods and then in a school gym for weeks. After police apprehend them for shoplifting, a horrific discovery is made-their entire lives have been a lie and they were actually kidnapped as children, taken by the cult leaders they knew as Mom and Dad. Cole is quickly...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2022

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, 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...

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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...

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

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLA

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HAM

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAM

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION HAM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hamilton 2016

Hariri-Kia, Iman

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Noora's life is a little off track. She's an aspiring writer and amateur blogger in New York-which is a nice way of saying that she tutors rich Upper East Side kids and is currently crashing on her sister's couch. But that's okay. Noora has Leila, who has always been her rock, and now she has another major influence to lean on: Vinyl magazine. The pages of Vinyl practically raised Noora,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2022

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