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Tan, Sue Lynn

Summary: "An enthralling debut fantasy inspired by the legend of Chang'e, the Chinese moon goddess, in which a young woman's quest to free her mother sets her on a dangerous path and pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm. Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celesial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC TAN

Cao, Lan

Summary: "An epic tale of love, loyalty, and war from the acclaimed author of Monkey Bridge Half a century after it began, the Vietnam War still has a hold on our national psyche. Lan Cao's now-classic debut, Monkey Bridge, won her wide renown for "connecting . .. the opposite realities of Vietnam and America" (Isabel Allende). In her triumphant new novel, Cao transports readers back to the war,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Cao 2014

Munaweera, Nayomi.

Summary: "Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, Yasodhara's and her siblings' lives are shaped by social hierarchies, their parents' ambitions, teenage love and, subtly, the differences between...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUN

Jeffers, Honorée Fanonne

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: To come to terms with who she is and what she wants, Ailey embarks on a journey through her family's past, uncovering shocking and unexpected tales of ancestors--Black, Indigenous, and white--in the deep South.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Samatar, Sofia

Summary: Four women-- a soldier, a scholar, a poet, and a socialite-- are caught up on opposing sides of a violent revolution. Using the sword, pen, body, and voice, the four struggle not just to survive, but to make history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Small Beer Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SAM

Amis, Martin.

Summary: "From one of England's most renowned authors, an unforgettable new novel that provides a searing portrait of life-and, shockingly, love-in a concentration camp. Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create amagic mirror. This mirror didn't show you your reflection. It showed you your soul-it showed you who you really were. The wizard couldn't look...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AMI

Mo, Yan

Summary: " The author of Red Sorghum and China's most revered and controversial novelist returns with his first major publication since winning the Nobel Prize. In 2012, the Nobel committee confirmed Mo Yan's position as one of the greatest and most important writers of our time. In his much-anticipated new novel, Mo Yan chronicles the sweeping history of modern China through the lens of the nation's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MO

Cole, Teju.

Summary: "Visiting Lagos after many years away, Teju Cole's unnamed narrator rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local. A young writer uncertain of what he wants to say, the man moves through tableaus of life in one of the most dynamic cities in the world: he hears the muezzin's call to prayer in the early morning light, and listens to John Coltrane during the late afternoon heat. He...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

Akhtiorskaya, Yelena.

Summary: "A dazzling debut novel about a Russian immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream. In this account of two decades in the life of an immigrant household, the fall of communism and the rise of globalization are artfully reflected in the experience of a single family. Ironies, subtle and glaring, are revealed: the Nasmertovs left Odessa...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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Gamble, Terry

Summary: The Givens family arrives in America in 1819. As the years pass, this family, initially indifferent to slavery, will actively work for its end-performing courageous, often dangerous, occasionally foolhardy acts of moral rectitude that will reverberate through their lives for generations to come.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC GAM

Sagarra, Josep Maria de

Summary: "Private Life holds up a mirror to the moral corruption in the interstices of the Barcelona high society Sagarra was born into. Boudoirs of demimonde tramps, card games dilapidating the fortunes of milquetoast aristocrats - and how they scheme to conceal them - fading manors of selfish scions, and back rooms provided by social-climbing seamstresses are portrayed in vivid, sordid, and literary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Archipelago Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SAG

Gustine, Amy

Summary: ""Amy Gustine's You Should Pity Us Instead is a devastating, funny, and astonishingly frank collection of stories. Gustine can be brutally honest about the murky calculations, secret dreams and suppressed malice to which most of us never admit, not even to ourselves."--Karen Russell"You Should Pity Us Instead is an unbroken spell from first story to last, despite the enormous range of subjects...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sarabande Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GUS

Sacks, Rebecca

Summary: A college student in illegal territory, a journalist covering regional violence, a new father, and a teen soldier struggle to survive in the contemporary West Bank against a backdrop of ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SAC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SAC

Boyden, Joseph

Summary: "History reveals itself when, in the seventeenth century, a Jesuit missionary ventures into the Canadian wilderness in search of converts-the defining moment of first contact between radically different worlds. What unfolds over the next several years istruly epic, constantly illuminating and surprising, sometimes comic, always entrancing and ultimately all too human in its tragic grandeur. ...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOY

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOY

Ramisetti, Kirthana

Summary: "Dava Shastri, one of the world's wealthiest women, has always lived with her sterling reputation in mind. A brain cancer diagnosis at the age of seventy, however, changes everything, as she decides to take her death-like all matters of her life-into her own hands. Summoning her four adult children to her private island, she discloses shocking news: in addition to having a terminal illness, she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RAM

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "Bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneer--the story of Highway and his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI

Sudbanthad, Pitchaya

Summary: "A house in the center of Bangkok becomes the point of confluence where lives are shaped by upheaval, memory, and the lure of home. Witness to two centuries' flux in one of the world's most restless cities, a house plays host to longings and losses past, present, and future. A nineteenth-century missionary doctor pines for the comforts of New England even as he finds the vibrant foreign chaos...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SUD

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SUD

Hillerman, Anne

Summary: "What begins as a typical day for Officer Bernadette Manuelito serving a bench warrant, dealing with a herd of cattle obstructing traffic, and stumbling across a crime scene takes an unexpected twist when she's called to help find an old friend. Years ago, Bernie and Maya were roommates, but time and Mayas struggles with addiction drove them apart. Now Mayas brother asks Bernie to find out what...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HIL

Thornton, Mark R.

Summary: "This lean, raw, and surprising debut is a deeply moving and powerful story of Moses, a nine-year-old survivor of the harsh streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Moses longs for something outside the grim existence he has known. He and his friend Kioso hitch a ride out of the city on the back of a truck only to find themselves in the wilderness where their street wisdom no longer helps them as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Publishing 2015

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Markovits, Benjamin.

Summary: "A work of supreme control and complicated emotional subterfuge, YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS is the breakout novel for one of Amerca's great young fiction writers. A book that uses the framework of our present reality to build it's own world, it blurs the line between fiction and nonfiction in the best way, and asks urgent, unforgettable questions about the future of our once great...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Beah, Ishmael

Summary: "A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and the fate of child soldiers that "everyone in the world should read" (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Beah 2014

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

2 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Adichie 2013

Doig, Ivan.

Summary: "In the spirit of The Bartender's Tale, a lively and poignant coming-of-age story about a boy and his great-uncle on a cross-country odyssey. Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Doig's beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old's imagination. But when Gram has to have...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOI

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DOI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION DOI

Wright, Camron Steve

Summary: Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life--and his destiny--is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells the Indian orphanage that he is not an orphan, he has a mother who loves him. But he is told not to worry, he will soon be adopted by a loving family...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Shadow Mountain 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WRI

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