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

Harmel, Kristin

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2012

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Chiaverini, Jennifer.

Summary: Colored illustrations on endpapers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS Chiav

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Byrd, Sandra

2 holds on 3 copies

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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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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Wiseman, Ellen Marie

10 holds 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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Publishing Corp. 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WIS

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pan 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

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...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MCP

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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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUK

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUK

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.

Format: text

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

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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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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MCC

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHE

Marr, Shirley

Summary: Eleven-year-old Peijing and her family are adapting to their new life in Australia, but when cracks in her family life start to appear, she must find a way to cope with the uncertainties of her own little world and figure out where she fits in.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2022

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: FIC MAR

Hartnett, Annie

Summary: "A lost young woman returns to small-town New Hampshire under the strangest of circumstances in this one-of-a-kind novel of life, death, and whatever comes after from the acclaimed author of Rabbit Cake. The Starlings live in Everton, an ordinary enough New Hampshire town. It's notable only for Corbin Park, an enormous hunting park, and for Maple Street Cemetery--home to many former residents...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2022

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

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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Attenberg, Jami

Summary: "If I know why they are the way they are, then maybe I can learn why I am the way I am," says Alex Tuchman of her parents. Now that her father is on his deathbed, Alex--a strong-headed lawyer, devoted mother, and loving sister--feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who Victor is and what he did over the course of his life and career. (A power-hungry real estate developer, he is, by all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ATT

Wilson, Kevin

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: Lillian and Madison were unlikely, yet inseparable friends at their boarding school. Then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal, and they have barely spoken since. Years later, Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help. Madison's twin stepkids are moving in, and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there's a catch: the twins...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WIL

Maynard, Frances

Summary: "Elvira Carr believes in crisp schedules, clear guidelines, and taking people at face value. She lives at home with her overbearing mother, who has deemed her unfit to interact with the rest of society. But when her mother has a stroke, Ellie is suddenly forced to look after herself. She quickly comes up with an ingenious way of coping with the world: the seven social rules spreadsheet....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAY

Rosnay, Tatiana de

Summary: Paris. The Malegarde family gathers to celebrate Paul's 70th birthday, and his 40th anniversary with Lauren. Photographer Linden Malegarde is home from the US; he has grown distant from his blunt older sister Tilia. The family members fight to keep their unity, figuratively drowning under the weight of their secrets. And as the rains fall, The Seine overflows its banks and floods the city. --...

Format: text

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

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROS

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION ROS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Rosnay 2018

Gross, Andrew

Summary: "Following up The One Man and The Saboteur, Gross's next historical thriller brings to life the drama of the birth of organized crime in 1930s New York City from the tale of one family"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC GRO

Zambra, Alejandro

Summary: Nine years after their bewildering breakup, aspiring poet Gonzalo reunites with his high school girlfriend, Carla, now the mother of a six-year-old son, Vicente. Soon the three form a happy sort-of family--a stepfamily, though no such word exists in their language. After a few years, their ambitions pull the lovers in different directions, but traces of Gonzalo remain: Vicente inherits his love...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC ZAM

Dev, Sonali

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco's most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that's not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who achieved power by making its own non-negotiable rules: never trust an outsider, never do anything to jeopardize your brother's political aspirations, and never, ever, defy your family. Trisha has been guilty of breaking all the rules, but finally has a chance...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEV

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DEV

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Dev 2019

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