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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.

2 holds on 1 copy

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

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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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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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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

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

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: 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 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...

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

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1 available in Adult Fiction, 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, 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: FIC HAM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION HAM

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Press 2018

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Luesse, Valerie Fraser

Summary: "After WWII and a family tragedy, Peyton Cabot seeks connection with his troubled veteran father by retracing the trip he'd taken from Savannah to Key West at the same age. The adventure forces Peyton to come to terms with his identity and decide how much he's willing to risk for the girl he loves"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Revell 2020

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

Owens, Delia

1 hold on 24 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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11 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OWE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC OWE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC OWE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Owe

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: M OWE

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PIN

Praag, Menna van

Summary: "As children, Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea dreamed of a strange otherworld where the four girls, half-sisters connected by blood and magic, could nurture their elemental powers. But at thirteen, they were ripped from Everwhere and separated. They later searched for one another and yearned to rediscover their supernatural strengths. But to realize their full potential, the blood sisters must...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PRA

Smith, Betty

Summary: "Set in Brooklyn in the 1920's Tomorrow will be better tells the story of Margy Shannon, a shy, joyfully optimistic young woman just out of school who lives with her parents and witnesses how a lifetime of hard work and poverty has worn them down. Determined not to end up like them, Margy takes refuge in her dreams of a better life. Her goals are simple: to find a husband she loves, have...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Large Print 2020

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Sparks, Nicholas.

Summary: "Seventeen-year-old Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains alienated from her parents, particularly her father-- until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she and her brother spent the summer with him"--Jacket.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SPA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SPA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Spa

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ZIN

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