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Hepinstall, Kathy

Summary: "The laugh-out-loud story of a girl determined to keep up with her aging, crazy-as-a-fox mother and learn the truth of her mother's long-secret past...Willow Havens is ten years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to shoot varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors--and she sticks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Dorman Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEP

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEP

Petterson, Per

Summary: "[A] tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning recalls their boyhood thirty-five years ago. Back then, Tommy was separated from his sisters after he stood up to their abusive father. Jim was by Tommy's side through it all. But one winter night, a chance event on a frozen lake forever changes the balance of their friendship. Now, Jim fishes alone on a bridge as Tommy drives by in a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PET

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PET

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Petterson 2015

Petterson, Per

Summary: Two men meet by accident on a bridge early one morning. Once they were best friends but Tommy and Jim haven't seen each other for 35 years. Back then, Tommy and his sister were abandoned by their mother and later by their abusive father, and Jim, who lived alone with his religious mother, went to high school and became a socialist. Then one winter, Jim started to doubt whether he was deserving...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Porter, Andrew

Summary: The Hardings are teetering on the brink. Elsononce one of Houstons most promising architects, who never quite lived up to expectations is recently divorced from his wife of thirty years, Cadence. Their grown son, Richard, is still living at home: driving his mothers minivan, working at a local coffee shop, resisting the career as a writer that beckons him. But when Chloe Harding gets kicked out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION POR

Teir, Philip.

Summary: On the surface, the Paul family are living the liberal, middle-class Scandinavian dream. Max Paul is a renowned sociologist and his wife Katriina has a well-paid job in the public sector. They live in an airy apartment in the centre of Helsinki. But look closer and the cracks start to show. As he approaches his sixtieth birthday, the certainties of Max's life begin to dissolve. He hasn't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anansi International 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TEI

Grisham, John.

Summary: When his best friend disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, thirteen-year-old Theo uses his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD GRI

Trollope, Joanna

Summary: Why on earth, after all you've been through, all you've survived, all you've achieved, why do you want to get married?' Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn't the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter . . . Like Rose's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mantle 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TRO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC TRO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Trollope 2018

Schweblin, Samanta

Summary: "Schweblin's stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark take on huge implications; they leave your pulse racing and the line between the real and the strange blurring."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2019

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Walsh, M. O. (Milton O'Neal)

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Summary: A man reflects on the summer of his fourteenth year, where in Baton Rouge he fell in love with a golden-haired girl across the street before an unspeakable crime shattered illusions in his seemingly idyllic neighborhood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WAL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION WAL

Adams, Michelle

Summary: "In the vein of Ruth Ware's In a Dark, Dark Wood comes a novel of psychological suspense from debut author Michelle Adams, where a woman returns to her family's home to learn the truth and escape her sister's influence If you knew my sister, you'd run, too .... First there was the Robert Kneel incident. Then what happened to Margot Wolfe. And now she's found me again. Dr. Irini Harringford was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Carpenter, Emily

Summary: "Althea Bell is still heartbroken by her mother's tragic, premature death--and tormented by the last, frantic words she whispered into young Althea's ear: Wait for her. For the honeysuckle girl. She'll find you, I think, but if she doesn't, you find her. Adrift ever since, Althea is now fresh out of rehab and returning to her family home in Mobile, Alabama, determined to reconnect with her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION CAR

McMillan, Terry.

Summary: "Family ties are tested and transformed in the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships-Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them-Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Mcmillan 2013

Evans, Richard Paul

Summary: "When bestselling romance author Jacob Churcher returns to Salt Lake City to settle his estranged mother's estate, a young woman arrives looking for her birth mother who lived with Jacob's family during her pregnancy. They discover a diary written by Noel and begin a quest to find her, reconcile their pasts and rewrite their futures"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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

Everhart, Donna

Summary: "In 1969 Alabama, eleven-year-old Dixie Dupree learns that the family she once believed was happy has deep fractures and records everything in her diary in this coming-of-age story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, especially from ourselves"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION EVE

Gudenkauf, Heather.

Summary: When their seven-year-old daughter goes missing, Antonia evaluates her decision to stay in a loveless marriage that caused her child to withdraw into silence, while Martin confronts an uncomfortable aspect of his own personality.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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

Lawrence, Lisa J. (Lisa Joy)

Summary: "In this young adult novel, Greta and her twin brother are abandoned by their father and stepmother, and Greta struggles with the confusion and shame she feels after being raped."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2019

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Watson, Larry

Summary: "Calvin Sidey is a cowboy of the old-school, no-guff sort--steely, hardened, with his own personal code. It's the 1960s, and he's living off the grid in a stifling trailer on the prairie when his adult son, Bill, seeks his help. A mostly absentee father, and a virtual no-show as a grandfather, Calvin nevertheless reluctantly agrees to stay with his grandchildren for a week. He decamps for his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WAT

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION WAT

Bishop, George

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Alan Broussard is swept up in his science teacher father's community-wide comet-watching activities, which illuminate for the young teen his father's inadequacies, his mother's unhappiness, and his own loss of innocence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BIS

Henkin, Joshua.

Summary: Gathering at their Berkshires summer home to mourn the loss of youngest sibling and journalist adventurer Leo, who was killed while on assignment in Iraq, the Frankels endure shared grief and private challenges that shape their views about family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEN

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray)

Summary: "The year is 1967. Malcolm Pomerantz is twelve, geeky, and socially awkward, while his seriously bright sister, Amalia, is spirited and beautiful. Each is the other's best friend, united by a boundless interest in the world beyond their dysfunctional parents' unhappy home. But even the troubled Pomerantz household will seem to be a haven compared to the house next door, after an enigmatic and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Koontz 2017

Crossan, Sarah

Summary: With little money or support, Joe Moon, seventeen, travels to Texas to help the older brother he barely knows through his last few weeks before being executed for murder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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

Hilderbrand, Elin

Summary: Some of the stormy weather of the past few seasons seems to have finally lifted for the Quinns. After a year away, and an ill-fated affair with the Winter Street Inn's old Santa Claus, Mitzi has returned to rule the roost; Patrick is about to be released from prison; Kevin has a successful new business and is finally ready to tie the knot with Isabelle; and best of all, there's hopeful news...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC HIL

Vyleta, Dan.

Summary: An England where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours forth from their bodies, a sign of their fallen state. The aristocracy do not smoke, proof of their virtue and right to rule, while the lower classes are drenched in sin and soot. An England utterly strange and utterly real. An elite boarding school where the sons of the wealthy are groomed to take...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2016

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

Stovall, Jim.

Summary: "Kathleen Mitchell has carried around the unwanted memory of her father abandoning her and her mother almost 30 years ago on Christmas Eve. She has always blamed her mother for that night and still refuses to celebrate Christmas in any fashion. Although she has tried to forget her past, it has not forgotten her, and in the days leading up to Christmas, a blizzard traps her in her house with two...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Destiny Image Publishers 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Stoval 2010