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Noone, Gabby

Summary: Three teen girls get caught up in a real estate battle between a commune and an exploitative megachurch in their small Montana town, and they devise a plot to exact revenge and make a profit by kidnapping the pastor's son and demanding ransom money.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill 2022

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

Finneyfrock, Karen.

Summary: "Starbird has spent the first sixteen years of her life on a commune in the woods of Washington State. When she gets her Calling to become a waitress at the farm's satellite restaurant in Seattle, it means leaving behind the only place she's ever known and entering the World Outside"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

King, Laurie R.

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "A fifty-year-old cold case involving California royalty comes back to life-with potentially fatal consequences-in this gripping standalone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series The Gardener Estate is one of the most storied and beloved places on the West Coast: a magnificent house in vast formal grounds, home to a family that shaped...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2022

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Jensen, Louise

Summary: ONCE YOU'RE IN, THEY'LL NEVER LET YOU LEAVE.At Oak Leaf Farm you will find a haven.Welcome to The Family.Laura is grieving after the sudden death of her husband. Struggling to cope emotionally and financially, Laura is grateful when a local community, Oak Leaf Organics, offer her and her 17-year-old daughter Tilly a home.But as Laura and Tilly settle into life with their new 'family', sinister...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HQ, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC JEN

Morrison, Toni.

Summary: Ruby, Oklahoma, was settled by nine African-American clans during the 1940s, but now the four women who occupy the Convent, an abandoned mansion not far from town, are the scapegoats for the ancestral feuds and financial and political troubles of the town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

Hoagland, Edward

Summary: "Press, a stockbroker going blind, has lost his job and his wife and is holed up in his Vermont cabin surrounded by a hippy commune, drug runners, farmers-gone-bust, blood-thirsty auctioneers, and general ne'er-do-wells. Solace and purpose come from the unlikeliest sources as he learns to navigate his new landscape without sight"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

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

Wilson, Kevin

Summary: When Isabelle Poole meets Dr. Preston Grind, she's fresh out of high school, pregnant with her art teacher's baby, and totally on her own. Izzy knows she can be a good mother but without any money or relatives to help, she's left searching. Dr. Grind, an awkwardly charming child psychologist, has spent his life studying family, even after tragedy struck his own. Now, with the help of an...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

Updike, John.

Summary: New Englander Sarah Worth goes west to join a Hindu commune in Arizona. There she mingles with the other sannyasins (pilgrims) in the difficult attempt to subdue ego and achieve salvation and release from illusion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1988

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC UPD

Reiss, Kathryn

Summary: Visiting a ranch and commune in California Gold Rush country, Julie stumbles on a mysterious message that hints at long-lost treasure and she endeavors to find it before trouble shows up.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC REI

King, Laurie R.

Summary: "The Gardener Estate was a twentieth-century Eden. Now, restoration work digs up a grim relic of the home's past: a human skull. Inspector Raquel Laing has her work cut out for her. Fifty years ago, Rob Gardener, turned his home into a commune of peace, love and equality. But that was also a time when serial killers preyed on innocents. As Raquel dives into the Estate's archives, everything she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2022

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1 available in New Large Print, Call number: LP FIC KIN

Raymond, Jonathan.

Summary: The discovery of two skeletons during the filming of a movie in the Pacific Northwest intertwines the lives of two pairs of friends, separated by generations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RAY

Cline, Emma.

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Mesmerized by a band of girls in the park whom she perceives as enjoying a life of free and careless abandon, 1960s teen Evie Boyd becomes obsessed with gaining acceptance into their circle. Evie, grateful for their charismatic leader's attention, the sense of family the group offers, and the assurance of the girls, is swept into their chaotic cult existence. As things turn darker, her choices...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Cline 2016

Brown, Carolyn

Summary: "Ever since childhood, Emma and Sophie were bound by a passion for painting. Like all young best friends, they promised to never lose touch. But the girls came from different worlds, and their paths diverged when Emma went to an elite college and Sophie worked her way through state school. After a decade they've reconnected, both in a time of need. Emma has been struggling with depression since...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2021

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

Groff, Lauren.

Summary: The lyrical and haunting story of a great American dream--the progress of a utopian community and its lasting impact on a gifted young man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Groff 2012

Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: ""It's time to come Home. All five of you. Or else." Saskia was a damaged, lonely teenager when she arrived at the lakeside commune called Home. She was entranced by the tang of sourdough starter; the midnight call of the loons; the triumph of foraging wild mushrooms from the forest floor. But most of all she was taken with Abraham, Home's charismatic leader, the North Star to Saskia and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEV

Dolan-Leach, Caite

Summary: Convinced that society is on the brink of collapse, five disillusioned twenty-somethings create a self-sustaining socialist commune, before their utopian vision is marred by desire, suspicion, and betrayal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOL

Dektar, Molly

Summary: Drawn by a mysterious stranger to a remote farming community that lives off the fertile mountain lands, a North Carolina teen is seduced by their high ideals before new friends begin to disappear.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEK

Ernshaw, Shea

2 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep weaves a richly atmospheric adult debut following three residents of a secluded, seemingly peaceful commune as they investigate the disappearances of two outsiders. Travis Wren has an unusual talent for locating missing people. Hired by families as a last resort, he requires only a single object to find the person who has vanished. When...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ERN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Ernshaw 2021

Pochoda, Ivy

Summary: From the acclaimed author of Visitation Street, a visionary portrait of contemporary Los Angeles in all its facets, from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific, from the 110 to Skid Row. During a typically crowded morning commute, a naked runner is dodging between the stalled cars. The strange sight makes the local news and captures the imaginations of a stunning cast of misfits and lost souls....

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC POC

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC POC

Dunn, Mark

Summary: Recounts what happens when the citizens of an island must rely on all their ingenuity to communicate in an increasingly limited language when the goverment progressively bans letters from the alphabet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MacAdam/Cage Pub. 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DUN

Cline, Emma

Summary: Girls-- their vulnerability, strength, and passion to belong-- are at the heart of this stunning first novel for readers of Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides and Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad. Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Bitto, Emily

Summary: On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like-minded artists to live and work at their family home. Lily becomes infatuated with this wild, makeshift family and longs to truly be part of it. As the years pass, Lily...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BIT

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BIT

Jones, Sadie

Summary: A captivating coming of age story told by Amy and Lan, two children whose journey from innocence to moving experience is shaped by their families' attempt at the pastoral dream on a farm, deep in the English countryside. Amy Connell and Lan Honey are having the best childhood ever. They live on a 78-acre farm in the South West of England, with sisters and brothers, other kids, chickens, goats,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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Youers, Rio

Summary: "HALCYON is the answer for all Americans who want to escape, but paradise isn't what it seems. A beautiful island in the middle of Lake Ontario--a self-sustaining community made up of people who want to live without fear, crime, or greed. Halcyon is run by Valerie Kemp, aka Mother Moon, benevolent and altruistic on the outside, but hiding an unimaginable darkness inside. She has dedicated her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC YOU

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