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Summary: A brilliant, moving portrayal of an aristocratic American family in what many critics consider a masterpiece equal to Citizen Kane. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, the drama begins in the 1870s when the Amberson family is at the height of its wealth and prestige. But the day arrives when all the Ambersons are stunned by the truth of their financial ruin.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Ausubel, Ramona

Summary: "From the award-winning author of No One Is Here Except All of Us, an imaginative novel about a wealthy New England family in the 1960s and '70s that suddenly loses its fortune--and its bearings. Labor Day, 1976, Martha's Vineyard. Summering at the family beach house along this moneyed coast of New England, Fern and Edgar--married with three children--are happily preparing for a family birthday...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

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Brown, Amanda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Oppenheimer, Jerry.

Summary: An unauthorized family portrait documents the private lives of the Johnson empire, discussing their high-profile affairs, their struggles with addiction and mental illness, and the obsessions of a dynasty ruler who abandoned his family in favor of his ideals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 338.7 OPP

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 OPP

Rushdie, Salman.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Trade Paperbacks 2006

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Summary: When a rich brat falls overboard at sea, he's rescued by a Portuguese fishing boat, and eventually forms a bond with one of the crewmen.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY CAP

Ahern, Cecelia

Summary: Forced into a humbler life with relatives in Ireland after the sudden death of her father, spoiled sixteen-year-old Tamara Goodwin discovers a diary of future entries written in her handwriting that she hopes will reveal the truth about her mother's troubling health.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AHE

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Patterson, James

Summary: Investigating a kidnapper who is murdering the children of wealthy New York families, Detective Michael Bennett and FBI agent Emily Parker discover that the killer has hatched an elaborate plot to decimate the entire city.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Patterson 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS PAT

Summary: High school is over but events conspire to reunite Ryan, Seth and Summer in posh, seaside Newport. There may even be a new Core Four, because after Taylor Townsend says a quick if not passionate au revoir to her education in France, she just might pursue Ryan until he catches her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV OC

Monroe, Mary.

Summary: "After growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the sixteen-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Publishing Corp. 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MON

Holden, Craig.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOL

Brown, Carrie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Brown

Grazer, Gigi Levangie

Summary: Perry Gonzales, a high school student in Beverly Hills, Calif., starts a business in which she "babysits" other teenagers who are less responsible and motivated than she is.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

Kipling, Rudyard

Summary: A son of an American millionaire is saved from drowning by a New England fishing schooner and forced to prove his worth to the captain and crew.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bucaneer books, Inc. 1993

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIP

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Summary: Jude is a young dockworker from Liverpool who travels to find his estranged father in America. He is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Lucy is a rich and sheltered American girl who Jude falls in love with. Lucy joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS ACR

Bunn, T. Davis

Summary: "Historical drama and romance set in Venice and the English countryside of the 1800s. Two lives become intertwined despite the burdens of their past. A place that once seemed only a dreaded detour becomes a sacred venue for the unveiling of God's Providence"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House Publishers 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Bun

Crais, Robert.

Summary: To pay back an old debt, Pike is coerced into protecting Larkin Barkley, a hard-partying young heiress whose life is in danger after a wrong place wrong time encounter that quickly escalates and spins out of control.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2007

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Davis-Goff, Annabel.

Summary: During World War I, a ten-year-old girl sent to live with her autocratic grandmother in the country gradually discovers that her family's privilege is purchased at great cost to many other people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAV

Gordimer, Nadine.

Summary: The Nobel Laureate's psychologically penetrating story of the love affair between a rich South African and the illegal alien she "picks up" on a whim Who picked up whom? Is the pickup the illegal immigrant desperate to evade deportation to his impoverished desert country? Or is the pickup the powerful businessman's daughter trying to escape a priveleged background she despises? When Julie...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOR

Hagerman, Margaret A.

Summary: American kids are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial injustice, and for some, an increased awareness surrounding diversity and inclusion. In this heated context, sociologist Margaret A. Hagerman zeroes in on affluent, white kids to observe how they make sense of privilege, unequal educational opportunities, and police violence. In fascinating...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2018

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Kellerman, Faye.

Summary: LAPD lieutenant detective Decker and his wife, Rina, have willingly welcomed fifteen-year-old Gabriel Whitman, the son of a troubled former friend, into their home. While the enigmatic teen seems to be adapting easily, Decker knows only too well the secrets adolescents keep--witnessed by the tragic suicide of another teen, Gregory Hesse, a student at Bell and Wakefield, one of the city's most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow & Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Fellerman 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYSTERY KEL

Summary: After being swept overboard from an oceanliner, Harvey Cheyne, spoiled son of a millionaire, is rescued by fishermen who put him to work on their boat.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Platinum Disc 2005

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Captains 2006

Summary: When Ryan Atwood, a tough, guarded, fiercely intelligent 16-year-old plunges headlong into the wealthy community of Newport Beach, he soon discovers that the ruling families of Orange County are every bit as territorial as the tough crowd with which he ran on the streets of Chino. For Sandy Cohen, the idealistic public defender who takes Ryan in; his wife Kirsten, the linchpin of O.C. society;...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2004

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Hardy, Thomas

Summary: "Hardy's penultimate work, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is arguably the greatest tragedy of all Victorian literature. It tells the story of Tess, an impoverished woman whose past relations and miscarriage cause her to be rejected by her husband on their wedding night. Touching upon the themes of class, religion, gender, and sexuality, the novel was highly controversial for its time and is held...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Amazon Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR