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Charaipotra, Sona

Summary: The youngest doctor in America, an Indian-American teen makes her rounds -- and falls head over heels -- in the contemporary romantic comedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak. Fresh from med school, sixteen-year-old medical prodigy Saira arrives for her first day at her new job: treating children with cancer. She's always had to balance family and friendships with her celebrity as the Girl Genius -- but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Imprint 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Patterson, James

Summary: Axi Moore is a good girl. When Axi invites her best friend, Robinson, with whom she's secretly in love, to come with her on a cross country road trip, she's finally breaking all the rules. They soon find that, however far they run, they can't escape the heartbreaking troubles that brought them together in the first place.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2014

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

Minot, Susan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIN

Hendriks, Jenni

Summary: "Steve Stevenson is a jerk. That might not be a cool thing to say about someone with cancer, but it's true. Yeah, he throws legendary parties and is the most popular guy in school, but he also loves humiliating pranks and Cardi B, and he doesn't recycle. Worst of all, he's dating Kaia - the girl of nice guy Cam's dreams. But when a desperate Kaia asks Cam to help her raise money to pay for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Green, John

Summary: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2011

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

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

Summary: Inspired by personal experiences, an original story about friendship, love, survival, and finding humor in unlikely places. Two best friends' lives change when one of them is diagnosed with cancer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Summit Entertainment 2012

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Kuipers, Alice

Summary: Claire and her mother are running out of time, but they don't know it. They rarely find themselves in the same room at the same time, and it often seems that the only thing they can count on are notes to each other on the refrigerator door. When home is threatened by a crisis, their relationship experiences a momentous change. Forced to reevaluate the delicate balance between their personal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2007

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

Green, John

Summary: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2012

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Kuipers, Alice

Summary: Claire and her mother are running out of time, but they don't know it. They rarely find themselves in the same room at the same time, and it often seems that the only thing they can count on are notes to each other on the refrigerator door. When home is threatened by a crisis, their relationship experiences a momentous change. Forced to reevaluate the delicate balance between their personal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KUI

Summary: A drama about the deep friendship between Gale Sayers, black halfback for the Chicago Bears, and his white teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BRI

Mirren, Lilly

Summary: "Set against the backdrop of the golden sands and crystal clear waters of Cabarita Beach, three sisters inherit an inn and discover a mystery about their grandmother's past that changes everything they thought they knew of their family... Bindi Summer, the hard-working manager at The Waratah Inn is tired, feeling low, and wondering where her life is headed. Then, she is blind-sided by a shock...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Lab Press 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MIR

Ferris, Joshua

Summary: Someone is telling the story of the life of Charlie Barnes, and it doesn't appear to be going well. Too often divorced, discontent with life's compromises and in a house he hates, this lifelong schemer and eternal romantic would like out of his present circumstances and into the American dream. But when the twin calamities of the Great Recession and a cancer scare come along to compound his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FER

Woods, Sherryl.

Summary: Single mother, business executive, and breast cancer survivor Hannah Matthews, struggling to cope with her ornery grandmother and her daughter's unexpected pregnancy, finds her life further complicated by an old flame's return.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mira 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WOODS

Patterson, Dave

Summary: A young altar boy questions his impoverished family's hard-line Catholic beliefs in the face of his father's weapons-plant job, his mother's diagnosis with cancer, and a peer's struggles against the pressures of growing up too fast.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAT

Quade, Kirstin Valdez

Summary: "From an award-winning storyteller comes a stunning debut novel following a New Mexican family's extraordinary year of love and sacrifice. It's Holy Week in the small town of Las Penas, New Mexico, and thirty-three-year-old unemployed Amadeo Padilla has been given the part of Jesus in the Good Friday procession. He is preparing feverishly for this role when his fifteen-year-old daughter Angel...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2021

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC QUA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC QUA

Heley, Veronica.

Summary: After 24 years, she's learning the truth that was hidden from her as a child. Now the fate of many people depends on what she will do with it. At the age of four, Araminta "Minty" Cardale was exiled from Eden Hall on the wings of a scandal. Twenty years later, summoned by her half-sister, she has returned to see her dying father. But her hopes of a warm family welcome are shattered, and she is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEL

Ramisetti, Kirthana

Summary: "Dava Shastri, one of the world's wealthiest women, has always lived with her sterling reputation in mind. A brain cancer diagnosis at the age of seventy, however, changes everything, as she decides to take her death-like all matters of her life-into her own hands. Summoning her four adult children to her private island, she discloses shocking news: in addition to having a terminal illness, she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RAM

Doyle, Roddy

Summary: "Jimmy Rabbitte of The Commitments returns in the triumphant new novel from the Booker Prize-winning author The distinct wit and lively, authentic dialogue that are the hallmarks of Roddy Doyle's fiction are on a full display as he reintroduces Jimmy Rabbitte in this follow-up to his beloved debut novel The Commitments. In the 1980s Jimmy Rabbitte formed the Commitments, a ragtag, blue-collar...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOY

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Doyle 2014

Swierczynski, Duane

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: A serial killer who vanished 40 years prior emerges from hibernation and is being tracked by a retired LAPD officer, a teenager with a terminal disease and a genealogist trying to repair her marriage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company 2024

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SWI

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC SWI

Bly, Mary

Summary: While vacationing on Elba, Shakespearian scholar Lizzie Delford, who received a devastating diagnosis, meets a sardonic chef named Dante, his battered dog Lily, and his 12-year-old daughter Etta, who is desperate for a mother, and wonders if it is right to fall in love when time is short.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2021

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BLY

Macomber, Debbie.

Summary: Upbeat cancer survivor Lydia and her pragmatic sister, Margaret, start a "Knit to Quit" group in their Blossom Street yarn store in Seattle, bringing in a delightful assortment of customers for weekly self-help sessions, including a local baker who wants a baby as much as Lydia does, a super-stressed chocolate magnate who takes the knitting class after his doctor suggests it, and a young woman...

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Publisher / Publication Date: MIRA Books 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MAC

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAC

Garner, Helen

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: FIC Gar

Smith, Lee

Summary: "Herb's charmed life with his dear wife, Susan, in their Key West house is coming undone. Susan, in her seventies, now needs constant care, and Herb is in denial about his own ailing health. The one bright spot is the arrival of an endlessly optimistic manicurist calling herself Renee. She sings to Susan during manicures, gets her to paint, and brings her a much-needed sense of contentment. But...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2023

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SMI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

Lovegrove, James

Summary: Months after Inara leaves Serenity, Mal and the crew finally learn the reason for her sudden departure: she is dying of a terminal illness. It is Kiehl's Myeloma, a form of cancer that's supposedly incurable, and Inara has very little time left. In hopes of a cure, the Serenity crew must infiltrate a notorious Alliance prison planet and rescue a disgraced and incarcerated scientist. -- adapted...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Titan Books 2021

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