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Smiley, Jane.

Summary: Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt grows up on her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, learning to train the horses her father sells and trying to reconcile her strict religious upbringing with her own ideas about life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling 2010

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Fowler, Earlene.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Berkeley Prime Crime 2000

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Fowler, Earlene.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beeler Large Print 1999

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Smiley, Jane.

Summary: On her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, eighth-grader Abby Lovitt tries to rely on her Christian faith as she faces the possibility of giving up her beloved colt, Jack.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SMI

Quick, Amanda

Summary: A romance set in Burning Cove, California, an idyllic small town on the coast that has become a refuge for Hollywood moguls and stars seeking privacy for scandalous trysts and wild parties.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC QUI

Sheinmel, Courtney

Summary: Stella gets a chance to audition for her favorite television show when she meets a casting director who thinks she is perfect for the role, so she rehearses her lines until she know the part by heart, but the audition does not go as planned.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC SHE

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED SHE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED SHE

Steinbeck, John

Summary: Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1999

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STE

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2 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC STE

Liparulo, Robert.

Summary: Twelve-year-old David and his family search for their kidnapped mother in the many different time period portals of their home, but when a stranger appears and tries to force them to sell the house, their desperation reaches new heights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION LIP

Burke, Jan.

Summary: A serial killer leads authorities in Nevada to the graves of his women victims which he has secretly booby trapped. A grave explodes, killing several people and he escapes in the confusion, but reporter Irene Kelly survives and goes after him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUR

Yoon, David

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Summary: High school senior Frank Li is caught between his parents' traditional expectations and his own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance: 'Date Korean. But Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful-- and white. Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and they make a pact: they'll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. It...

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Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2019

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Patterson, James

Summary: Brainy twelve-year-old Bart attracts little attention at his new middle school near Hollywood, California, but whenever he can get around his gym-coach father, he secretly hunts electricity-guzzling aliens.

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Publisher / Publication Date: JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company 2018

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PAT

Nelson, Jandy

Summary: "A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION NEL

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

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

Yang, Kelly

Summary: Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was anengineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to...

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

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Quick, Amanda

Summary: When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It's where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool.The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC QUI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Quick 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYSTERY QUI

Partridge, Elizabeth.

Summary: In the summer of 1980 before she starts junior high school in Santa Rosa, California, Tracy, who was adopted from Vietnam when she was six years old, finds an old ammo box with a dog tag and picture that bring up painful memories for both her Vietnam-veteran father and her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2011

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

Reichardt, Marisa

Summary: Ever since the mass shooting at her California high school, junior Morgan Grant has become increasingly agoraphobic until even the idea of stepping outside her door can bring on a panic attack, a situation not made any easier by the fact that her parentsare divorced--but when Evan moves in next door she finds herself attracted to him and begins to find herself longing for the life she has been...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION REI

Smiley, Jane.

Summary: Abby Lovitt is put in charge of training the expensive and haughty horse Pie in the Sky when his owner refuses. While trying to get a hold on him, she must deal with the new challenges, both good and bad, that come with being a freshman in high school in 1970's Northern California.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD SMI

Shusterman, Neal

Summary: A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa's quiet suburban street into a warzone, and she is forced to make impossible choices if she and her brother are to survive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2018

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

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

Walters, A. V.

Summary: The Emma Caites Way is the story of two lives separated by decades, yet intertwined. At the turn of the last century, the California Arts & Crafts movement and, in particular, the Plein Air Movement of painters, were hailed for their contributions and their new way of seeing landscape and light. One such artist, Emma Caites, was a woman outside her own time. Though she faded into obscurity, her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Two Rock Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Dubus, Andre

Summary: Kathy, a recovering alcoholic, separated from her husband, fails to open a series of letters from the tax office. The State seizes her house and it is sold to Behrani, a former Iranian Air Force officer. For him, the house comes to represent a passport to the American dream, but not for Kathy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DUB

Grafton, Sue.

Summary: PI Kinsey Millhone of California discovers an undelivered letter exonerating her first husband of beating a man to death, for which she left him. Kinsey goes after the real killer, a probe that takes her back to Vietnam War days.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 1999

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Large Print, Call number: FIC Graft

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP MYS GRA

Grafton, Sue.

Summary: Kinsey Millhone of California discovers an undelivered letter exonerating her first husband of beating a man to death, for which she left him. Kinsey goes after the real killer, a probe that takes her back to Vietnam War days.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 1999

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS GRA

Grafton, Sue.

Summary: PI Kinsey Millhone is hired by three brothers to find a fourth who, it appears from their father's will, was not disinherited after all when he walked out on the family, and is entitled to $5 million. Kinsey finds him working as a janitor in a church, but no is he sooner found, than he is killed. Kinsey has more work to do.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H. Holt 1996

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3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS GRA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS GRA

Grafton, Sue.

Summary: PI Kinsey Millhone of California is hired by the widow of a policeman who refused to tell her what was on his mind. Kinsey learns he suspected some policemen of murder. When Kinsey opens an investigation, the town clams up.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS GRA