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Straight, Susan

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Johnny Frías has California in his blood. A descendant of the state's Indigenous people and Mexican settlers, he has Southern California's forgotten towns and canyons in his soul. He spends his days as a highway patrolman pulling over speeders, ignoring their racist insults, and pushing past the trauma of his rookie year, when he killed a man assaulting a young woman named Bunny, who ran from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022

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Yoon, David

Summary: High school senior Frank Li is caught between his parents' traditional expectations and his own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance: 'Date Korean. But Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful-- and white. Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and they make a pact: they'll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. It...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC YOO

Whitaker, Chris

Summary: "There are two kinds of families: the ones we are born into and the ones we create. Walk has never left the coastal California town where he grew up. He may have become the chief of police, but he's still trying to heal the old wound of having given the testimony that sent his best friend, Vincent King, to prison decades before. Now, thirty years later, Vincent is being released. Duchess is a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC WHI

Wiggins, Marianne

5 holds on 8 copies

Summary: Fifteen years after the publication of Evidence of Things Unseen, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Marianne Wiggins returns with a novel destined to be an American classic: a sweeping masterwork set during World War II about the meaning of family and the limitations of the American dream. Rockwell "Rocky" Rhodes has spent years fiercely protecting his California ranch from the LA...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIG

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC WIG

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WIG

Nelson, Jandy

Summary: "A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION NEL

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC NEL

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

Soli, Tatjana.

Summary: Abandoning the world of her literary education to move to her husband's California citrus ranch, Claire Nagy forges an all-consuming bond with her family's land that eventually supersedes her relationships with her husband and children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 0000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SOL

Liparulo, Robert.

Summary: When fifteen-year-old Xander and his family move into an old, abandoned house in the middle of a dense forest outside of a small California town, they discover that not only are some of the rooms portals into other places, but that malevolent forces are at work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y Fiction Lip

Ball, Bethany

Summary: "From a remarkable new voice in fiction, Bethany Ball, comes a transporting debut; a hilarious multigenerational family saga set in Israel, New York, and Los Angeles that explores the secrets and gossip-filled lives of a kibbutz community near Jerusalem. Meet Marc Solomon, an Israeli ex-Navy commando now living in L.A., who is falsely accused of money laundering through his asset management...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2017

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Sutanto, Jesse Q.

Summary: "Crazy Rich Asians meets The Godfather in this delightful and hilarious sequel to Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto. Meddy Chan has been to countless weddings, but she never imagined how her own would turn out. Now the day has arrived, and she can't wait to marry her college sweetheart, Nathan. Instead of having Ma and the aunts cater to her wedding, Meddy wants them to enjoy the day as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2022

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC SUT
1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SUT

Morrill, Jan

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Morrill 2013

Fowler, Earlene.

Summary: Ruby never thought she'd return to Cardinal, but she's hoping the place and people who gave her so much can give her brother Nash, who's been drowning in drink in Nashville, the fresh start he so desperately needs. Saddlemaker Lucas McGavin is thrilled that Ruby has come back. He hasn't given up on his love for her, despite the awkward fact that she is his brother's widow, and he's well aware...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2013

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

Packer, Ann

Summary: "Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he has yet to create, Bill buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life seems compelling and answerable, and they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAC

Fowler, Earlene.

Summary: Hoping to help her deceased husband's alcoholic brother, Nash, make a fresh start, Ruby McGavin returns to Cardinal, California, where she must confront her estranged mother and a terrible secret.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Prime Crime 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOW

Dave, Laura.

Summary: "A story, set in the Sonoma wine valley, about the messy realities of family, the strength (and weaknesses) of romantic love, and the importance of finding a place to call home"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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

Nelson, Jandy

Summary: Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Walker, Karen Thompson.

Summary: On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

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Walker, Karen Thompson.

Summary: Imagines the coming-of-age story of young Julia, whose world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WAL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Walker 2012

Packer, Ann

Summary: "A portrait of a California family spanning several decades that examines the way a troubled marriage sets the course of family life and encourages adult children to grapple with the past even as they attempt to create successful families--and lives--of their own"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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

Aceves, Aaron H.

Summary: Enrique "Quique" Luna has one goal this summer--get over his crush on Saleem Kanazi by pursuing his other romantic prospects. Never mind that he's only out to his best friend, Fabiola. Never mind that he has absolutely zero game. And definitely forget the fact that good and kind and, not to mention, beautiful Saleem is leaving L.A. for the summer to meet a girl his parents are trying to set him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ACE

Ho, Joanna

Summary: In the year following their son's death, May Chen's parents face racist accusations of putting too much pressure on their son and causing his death by suicide, and May attempts to challenge the racism and ugly stereotypes through her writing, only to realize that she still has a lot to learn and that her actions have consequences for her family as well as herself.

Format: text

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

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HO

Van Draanen, Wendelin

Summary: In 1936, at seven, Ginny Rose and Peggy were best friends, picking peaches on hot summer days. Peggy's family owned the farm, and Ginny Rose's were pickers, escaping the Oklahoma dust storms. Ten years, hard miles, and a world war later, Ginny Rose's family is back in town and their differences feel somehow starker. Especially since Peggy's new best friend, Lisette, is a wealthy banker's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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Whitaker, Chris

Summary: Duchess Day Radley is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. Rules are for other people. At school the other kids make fun of her torn clothes and messy hair. But let them throw their sticks, because she'll throw stones. Duchess might be tough, but she's really just trying to survive. She is the fierce protector of her five-year-old brother, Robin. She is the parent to her mother, Star, a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WHI 9 Discs

Bennett, Jenn

Summary: When teens Zorie and Lennon, a former couple, are stranded in the California wilderness together, they must put aside their differences, and come to terms with lingering romantic feelings, in order to survive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BEN

Glatt, Lisa

Summary: On the morning that Nina and Asher Teller's marriage falls apart in their Southern Californian kitchen, their young daughter, Hannah, is the victim of a hit-and-run accident that will leave her leg in a cast for much of the next decade. Nina's next husband introduces her to nudism and soon suggests they plunge further into the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Meanwhile, the remorseful driver,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regan Arts 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GLA

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