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Hand, Cynthia

Summary: Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for. She has everything she needs, but she has questions, too. Like, to know who she is. Where she came from. Questions her adoptive parents can't answer, no matter how much they love her. But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold the answers Cass has been searching for.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Vickers, Elaine

Summary: Katie and Ana are the kind of friends who share everything with each other. But there are some things you can't even share with your best friend. Katie has always known she was adopted, but recently she's been wondering about her birth parents and her birthplace. She worries that saying this out loud -- even to her best friend -- could mess up the perfect family she has now. Ana's family has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC VIC

Simon, Coco

Summary: Worried about meeting her biological father, Katie is blindsided by the news that her mother's boyfriend intends to propose to her mom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J CCD 29

Levine, Jessica

Summary: "When Anna, now living in California, is contacted by the Italian lover she knew decades before, she recalls their affair and the child she gave up for adoption. As the episode returns to haunt her--threatening the life she's built, including her marriage--the story moves back in time to her youth in Europe. Rome, 1979. Anna, twenty-two and living abroad, is involved with a man already engaged...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEV

McInerny, Ralph M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Mina, Denise

Summary: "She thought she was finding her birth mother. Now she's searching for a killer. Dr. Margo Dunlop is at a crossroads. Her adoptive mom just passed away, and Margo misses her so much she can't begin to empty the house-or, it seems, get her brother on the phone. Not to mention she's newly single, secretly pregnant, and worried about her best friend's dangerous relationship. In an effort to cheer...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company 2020

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Weiner, Jennifer.

Summary: The plans of four women--including a college student egg donor, a working-class surrogate mother, a wealthy woman, and her stepdaughter--are thrown into turmoil when the wealthy woman's husband suddenly dies and names the stepdaughter the unborn baby's guardian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2011

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC WEI

Gillespie, Karin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GIL

Kamal, Sheena

Summary: It begins with a phone call that Nora Watts has dreaded for fifteen years--since the day she gave her newborn daughter up for adoption. Bonnie has vanished. The police consider her a chronic runaway and aren't looking, leaving her desperate adoptive parents to reach out to her birth mother as a last hope.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KAM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KAM

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FICTION KAM

Weiner, Jennifer.

Summary: The plans of four women--including a college student egg donor, a working-class surrogate mother, a wealthy woman, and her stepdaughter--are thrown into turmoil when the wealthy woman's husband suddenly dies and names the stepdaughter the unborn baby's guardian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WEI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Weiner 2011

Harvey, Sarah N.

Summary: Sid has spent most of his life with a loving foster family, so he is shocked when a stranger brings him information on his biological family including a troubled younger brother who may need him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2012

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

Box, C. J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

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

Delinsky, Barbara

Summary: Driven to find her family of origin after the death of her adoptive mother, thirty-six-year-old architect Chelsea journeys to the New Hampshire town of her birth and finds herself falling in love with local resident Judd Street.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DEL

Hand, Cynthia

Summary: "Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for; they've given Cass a life she wouldn't trade for the world. She has everything she needs--but she has questions, too. Like, to know who she is. Where she came from. Questions her adoptive parents can't answer, no matter how much they love her. But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC HAN

James, P. D.

Summary: Now 18, Philippa, the adopted daughter of Maurice Palfrey, has claimed her birth certificate from the Register Office, and, with it, a terrible discovery. In another part of London, Norman Scase is steeling himself to meet Philippa's mother - the murderer of his daughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1980

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Weiner, Jennifer.

Summary: 43-year-old India Bishop turns to technology for the newborn she wants. After the union of her husband's sperm and a Princeton senior's "pedigree" egg is implanted into the womb of a working-class surrogate, a new life begins to grow. But matters are complicated when India's husband dies, making his 23-year-old daughter the legal guardian of the unborn child. Now four diverse women must somehow...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: CDA Fiction Weiner

Box, C. J.

Summary: Nine months after bringing their adopted daughter Angelina home, Jack and Melissa McGuane receive a devastating phone call from the adoption agency: the birth father, a teenager and son of a powerful Denver judge, never signed away his parental rights, and he wants Angelina back.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: FIC Box

Di Pietrantonio, Donatella

Summary: "Told with an immediacy and a rare expressive intensity that has earned it countless adoring readers and one of Italy's most prestigious literary prizes, A Girl Returned marks the English-language debut of an extraordinary literary talent. Set against the stark, beautiful landscape of Abruzzo in central Italy, this is a compelling story about mothers and daughters, about responsibility,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DI

Stewart, Mary

Summary: "Rose Cottage, a tiny thatched dwelling in an idyllic English country setting, would appear the picture of tranquility to any passerby. But when Kate Herrick returns to her childhood home, she uncovers a web of intrigue as tangled as the rambling roses in its garden. It is the summer of 1947. Kate, widowed in the war and comfortably settled in London, travels to Rose Cottage to retrieve some...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2011

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Gillespie, Karin.

Summary: For Elizabeth, Mavis, and Attalee -- the Bottom Dollar Girls -- logging nine to five at the Bottom Dollar is not just work time, it's family time. So when news gets out that the Super Saver Dollar Store chain plans to set up shop and run the Bottom Dollar out of town, things go catawampus. Manager Elizabeth, who has a good head for business even though she flunked pin-curling in beauty school,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GIL

Plain, Belva.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1994

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PLA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PLA

Mallery, Susan.

Summary: After nearly a decade as a sous chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She sees a 'for lease' sign near her parents' home and envisions her very own cooking store. But just as she's gaining a foothold in her new life, in walk her birth parents, aging hippies on a quest to reconnect with their firstborn. Now Jenna must figure out how to reconcile the free-spirited Serenity and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Mallery, Susan.

Summary: "After nearly a decade as a sous-chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She's supported her ex-husband's dreams for so long that she can't even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parents' home and envisions her very own cooking store Her crash course in business is aided by a streetwise store manager and Jenna's adoptive mother. But just as she's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mira 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P MAL

Douglas, Carole Nelson.

Summary: Irene Adler, accompanied by her faithful chronicler Nell, daredevil reporter Nellie Bly, and master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, works to outmaneuver her enemies and learn the truth about her secret birth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2004

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