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Wilkerson, Charmaine

Summary: "In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother's death and her hidden past--a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake. In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett's death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 0000

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC WIL

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: FIC WIL (Book Club Kit 8 paperbacks)

Picoult, Jodi

Summary: All her life, 13-year old Anna has helped her sister fight leukemia. Anna has provided platelets, bone marrow, and even stem cells to ensure Kate's survival. But when their parents ask her to donate a kidney, Anna has had enough. She enlists the aid of a lawyer and announces her intention to sue for control of her own body.--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2004

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Berg, Elizabeth

Summary: "Nola McCollum is the most desirable girl in Arthur's class, and he is thrilled when they become friends. But Arthur wants far more than friendship. Unfortunately, Nola has a crush on the wrong Moses, Arthur's older brother, Frank, who is busy pursuing his own love interest and avoiding the boys father, a veteran with a drinking problem and a penchant for starting fights. When a sudden tragedy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2023

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Harmel, Kristin

6 holds on 1 copy

Summary: In this heartwarming story of love, family and baked goods, bakery owner Hope McKenna-Smith, the divorced mother of a surly preteen girl, is summoned by her aging grandmother who, ready to reveal the secret she has kept for 70 years, sends her on a journey across the world that will forever change her life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2012

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Wilkerson, Charmaine

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Summary: "In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother's death and her hidden past--a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake. In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett's death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WIL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

Chiaverini, Jennifer.

Summary: Colored illustrations on endpapers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS Chiav

Byrd, Sandra

Summary: "Answering a woman's desperate call for help, young Navy widow Helen Devries opens her Whidbey Island home as a refuge to Choi Eunhee. As they bond over common losses and a delicate, potentially devastating secret, their friendship spans the remainder of their lives. After losing her mother, Cassidy Quinn spent her childhood summers with her gran, Helen, at her farmhouse. Nourished by her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers 2022

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BYR

Graham, Winston

Summary: Valentine Warleggan's paternity still poisons the atmosphere, and his financial and marital troubles form a major narrative strand set firmly against the saga's familiar background of Cornwall. Meanwhile, Bella Poldark's desire for a musical career takes her to stages in London and France, where she is involved with rival suitors. Her widowed older sister, Clowance, must also choose between two...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pan 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

Kingsbury, Karen

Summary: "A storm builds as Elizabeth Baxter prepares to celebrate her daughter Kari's wedding to Tim Jacobs, and there are dark currents of conflict coursing through the Baxter family. In the midst of them, Kari Baxter is starting to panic. Is marrying Tim a mistake? And what about her family? Her brother Luke is angry and resentful of their sister Ashley, who has recently returned from Paris. At the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2022

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

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

Miller, Sarah Elizabeth

Summary: In this novel authorized by Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before--Caroline Ingalls, "Ma" in Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books. In the frigid days of February, 1870,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Miller 2017

Wiseman, Ellen Marie

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: Sage Winters always knew her sister was a little different even though they were identical twins. They loved the same things and shared a deep understanding, but Rosemary--awake to every emotion, easily moved to joy or tears--seemed to need more protection from the world. Six years after Rosemary's death from pneumonia, Sage, now sixteen, still misses her deeply. Their mother perished in a car...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Publishing Corp. 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIS

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Badani, Sejal

Summary: Nothing prepares Jaya, A New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family's past. Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Ravi -- her grandmother's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Badani 2018

McPhee, Martha

Summary: "On a winter day in 1910, at a train station in Ohio, two girls wait in the cold with their mother to begin a new life in the West. Tommy, the eldest, feels responsible for her sister, and in the years to come, as their mother campaigns for women's suffrage and teaches in one-room schoolhouses across Montana, she takes care of Katherine: trapping animals, begging, keeping house, cooking, while...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MCP

West, Jacqueline

Summary: Feeling lonely and out of place after her family moves to a new town, eleven-year-old Fiona Crane ventures to the local library, where she finds a gripping mystery novel about a small town, family secrets, and a tragic disappearance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WES

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WES

Macomber, Debbie

Summary: Joan Sample is not living the life she thought she would. Now a widow and an empty nester, Joan is content being something of a recluse. But after another birthday spent alone, she is finally inclined to listen to her sister, who has been begging Joan to get back out into the world. With her encouragement, Joan makes big strides, taking care of her overgrown lawn, making new friends through a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2023

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

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McCorkle, Jill

Summary: "Lil and Frank married young, having bonded over how they both lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened, with each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents they'd lost prematurely. Now, after many years in Boston, they have retired in North Carolina. There, Lil, determined to leave a history for their children, sifts through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCC

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCC

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Mukherjee, Neel

Summary: What happens when one attempts to exchange the life one is given for something better? Five characters in very different circumstances-- from a domestic cook in Mumbai, to a vagrant and his dancing bear, to a girl who escapes terror in her home village for a new life in the city-- find out the meanings of dislocation and the desire for more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUK

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Cogan, Priscilla

Summary: The Unraveling Thread tells the story of a family exploding in crisis. Harriet McWhinnie, a divorced but successful career woman, arrives home to discover that yet another Agency person has fled, leaving behind Harriet's sweet but demented mother, her adolescent twin girls, one psychotic with an undiagnosed genetic disorder, the other rebellious and resentful of her disabled sibling, a little...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Two Canoes Press 2008

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC COG

Cao, Xueqin

Summary: Beloved by generations of Chinese readers, The Dream of the Red Chamber is China's touching equivalent of the Romeo & Juliet story. In addition to being a tale of star-crossed lovers, this epic novel also follows the story of five generations of one Chinese family giving modern readers a multi-layered dramatic plot to get lost in at the same time as it offers up key insights into Chinese culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tuttle Pub. 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAO

Bradford, Barbara Taylor

Summary: Emma Harte rises from impoverished, pregnant servant to the heights of wealth and power as she parlays a small shop into the world's finest department store, outwitting her enemies, seeking revenge on her betrayers, and realizing her greatest dreams.

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRA

Hilderbrand, Elin

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Summary: Hollis Shaw's life seems picture-perfect. She's the star of the popular food blog, Hungry with Hollis, and is married to Matthew, a dreamy heart surgeon. But after she and Matthew get into a heated argument one snowy morning, Matthew leaves for the airport and is killed in a car accident. The cracks in Hollis's perfect life--her strained marriage and her complicated relationship with her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2023

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Chen, Kirstin

Summary: After reporting his grandmother's actions to local authorities, Ah Liam and his family attempt to flee their home on Drum Wave Islet to escape the Communist Party's investigation and punishment of their family's disloyalty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little A 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHE

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Wiggs, Susan

Summary: Every town has its secrets... In idyllic Alara Cove, a California beach town known for its sunny charm and chill surfer vibe, it's graduation day at the elite Thornton Academy. At Thornton, the students are the worldly and overindulged children who live in gated enclaves with spectacular views. But the class valedictorian is Nikki Graziola, a surfer's daughter who is there on scholarship. To...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publisher 2023

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Levithan, David

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "When Donovan left his copy of The Adventurers on the kitchen counter, he didn't think his mom would read it--much less have a problem with it. It's just an adventure novel about two characters trying to stop an evil genius...right? But soon the entire town is freaking out about whether the book's main characters are gay, Donovan's mom is trying to get the book removed from the school...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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

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