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Shoemaker, Sarah

Summary: On his eighth birthday, Edward Rochester is banished from his beloved Thornfield Hall to learn his place in life. His journey eventually takes him to Jamaica where, as a young man, he becomes entangled with an enticing heiress and makes a choice that will haunt him. It is only when he finally returns home and encounters one stubborn, plain, young governess, that Edward can see any chance of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC Shoemaker

St. Aubyn, Edward

Summary: "Edward St. Aubyn is "great at dissecting an entire social world" (Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times) Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels were some of the most celebrated works of fiction of the past decade. Ecstatic praise came from a wide range of admirers, from literary superstars such as Zadie Smith, Francine Prose, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Michael Chabon to pop-culture icons such as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014

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Modiano, Patrick

Summary: In the stillness of his Paris apartment, Jean Daragane has built a life of total solitude. Then a surprising phone call shatters the silence of an unusually hot September, and the threatening voice on the other end of the line leaves Daragane wary but irresistibly curious. Almost at once, he finds himself entangled with a shady gambler and a beautiful, fragile young woman, who draw Daragane...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOD

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOD

Dybek, Nick

Summary: "A sweeping, romantic, and profoundly moving novel, set in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and Los Angeles in the 1950s, about a lonely young man, a beautiful widow, and the amnesiac soldier whose puzzling case binds them together even as it tears them apart. In 1921, two young Americans meet in Verdun, the city in France where one of the most devastating battles of the war was waged....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DYB

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DYB

Crosley, Sloane.

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "Part comedy of manners, part treasure hunt, the first novel from the writer whom David Sedaris calls "perfectly, relentlessly funny" Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive completely absorbed in their own lives Kezia the second-in-command to a madwoman jewelry designer in Manhattan; Nathaniel...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CRO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CRO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION CRO

Powers, Richard

12 holds on 8 copies

Summary: An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back to life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that...

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

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Wright, Jaime Jo

Summary: Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to turn-of-the-century Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin. When the clues she finds lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a postmortem photographer to gain access and assist groundskeeper Simeon Coyle in photographing the patients and uncovering the secrets within. However,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WRI

Daoud, Kamel.

Summary: "This response to Camus's The Stranger is at once a love story and a political manifesto about post-colonial Algeria, Islam, and the irrelevance of Arab lives. He was the brother of "the Arab" killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus's classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling's memory, refuses to let him...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAO

Summary: "Ben Marcus, one of the most innovative and vital writers of this generation, delivers a stellar anthology of the best short fiction being written today in America In New American Stories, Ben Marcus has collected a diverse, exciting, and wholly unique book of contemporary American fiction writers. Herein are the luminaries of the form like Deborah Eisenberg, George Saunders, and Denis Johnson,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries 2015

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Summary: "It's the world famous writer, attorney, orthopedic surgeon, pilot, and former Head Beagle, Snoopy! Join everyone's favorite beagle and his many friends in this Look and Find adventure. See Snoopy play baseball, write his epic novel, fly his Sopwith Camel (doghouse), perform in the Circus, and more! After you've completed the challenges on every page, turn to the back of the book to discover...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Publications International 2013

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Yoon, Paul.

Summary: "A highly anticipated debut novel from 5 Under 35 National Book Foundation honoree featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor's apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC YOO

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC YOO

Weaver, Rachel

Summary: "An ABA Indies Introduce Pick! Hitchhiking her way through Alaska, a young woman named Anna is picked up by Kyle, a fisherman. Anna and Kyle quickly fall for one another, as they are both adventurous, fiercely independent, and in love with the raw beauty and solitude of Alaska. To cement their relationship, they agree to become caretakers of a remote lighthouse perched on a small rock in the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Consortium Book Sales & Dist 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Weaver 2014

Lansens, Lori

Summary: "A ... survival story about four strangers who spend five days lost in the mountain wilderness above Palm Springs. Four go up the mountain, but only three will come down"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION LAN

Miller, Derek B.

Summary: "A gripping and timely novel that follows Sigrid--the dry-witted detective from Derek B. Miller's best-selling debut Norwegian by Night--from Oslo to the United States on a quest to find her missing brother ... Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård could be basking in the success of her recent mission to save an innocent child who'd gone missing in Oslo, but instead she is reeling from the deadly...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Miller 2018

Rothschild, Hannah

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "Annie McMorrow, 31 and not recovered from the end of her long-term relationship, is an assistant to film producer Carlo Spinetti and then to his chilling wife Rebecca Winkleman Spinetti whose father started Winkleman Fine Art in Curzon St. Annie has spent her meagre savings on a dusty painting from a junk shop to give to her new, unsuitable, boyfriend who never shows up for his birthday...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ROT

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROT

Morris, Katherine Faw

Summary: "A spare, stylized outlaw tale of a thirteen-year-old girl in Appalachia who takes over her father's drug dealing business - and an explosion of the rules of literary regionalism and moral convention, pitched as WINTER'S BONE meets Kill Bill"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

Dodson, Zachary Thomas.

Summary: "In 1843, fragile naturalist Zadock Thomas must leave his beloved in Chicago to deliver a secret letter to an infamous general on the front lines of the war over Texas. The fate of the volatile republic, along with Zadock's future, depends on his mission. When a cloud of bats leads him off the trail, he happens upon something impossible...Three hundred years later, the world has collapsed and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOD

Allende, Isabel

Summary: In the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn, 60-year-old human rights scholar Richard Bowmaster hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes a far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz, a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC ALL

McLain, Paula

Summary: After meeting and falling in love while she covered the Spanish Civil War in Madrid, Martha Gellhorn is forced to choose between her marriage to Ernest Hemingway and her career as a war correspondent.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2018

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

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

Jameson, Hanna

Summary: An American academic is stranded at a Swiss hotel as the world descends into nuclear war, along with twenty other survivors, who become obsessed with identifying a murderer in their midst after the body of a young girl is discovered in one of the hotel's water tanks.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Allende, Isabel

Summary: A minor traffic accident becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster, a 60-year-old human rights scholar, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ALL

Go, Justin.

Summary: "In this mesmerizing debut, a young American discovers he may be heir to the unclaimed estate of an English World War I officer, which launches him on a quest across Europe to uncover the elusive truth. Just after graduating college, Tristan Campbell receives a letter delivered by special courier to his apartment in San Francisco. It contains the phone number of a Mr. J.F. Prichard of Twyning &...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GO

Kingsolver, Barbara.

Summary: The story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred, whether family or friends,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2018

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC KIN

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Kin

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. ...

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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