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Wiggs, Susan

Summary: Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter, Julie, in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family's secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she's embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WIG

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION WIG

Wiggs, Susan

Summary: Accompanying her aging father on a trip to his native France, a widowed photographer is led by his memories of World War II to revelations about their family's history at the same time she bonds with an American historian.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Del Amo, Jean-Baptiste

Summary: "The small village of Puy-Larroque, southwest France, 1898. Éléonore is a child living with her father, a pig farmer whose terminal illness leaves him unable to work, and her God-fearing mother, who runs both farm and family with an iron hand. Éléonore passes her childhood with little heat and no running water, sharing a small room with her cousin Marcel, who does most of the physical labor on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2019

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Delury, Jane

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Summary: What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us? Set in a small village near Paris, The Balcony follows the inhabitants of a single estate--including a manor and a servants' cottage--over the course of several generations, from the Belle Époque to the present day, introducing us to a fascinating cast of characters. A young American au pair develops a crush on her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEL

Delury, Jane

Summary: What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us? Set in a small village near Paris, The Balcony follows the inhabitants of a single estate--including a manor and a servants' cottage--over the course of several generations, from the Belle Époque to the present day, introducing us to a fascinating cast of characters. A young American au pair develops a crush on her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC DEL

Wiggs, Susan

Summary: An accomplished photographer, widow, and mother, Camille Palmer is content with the blessings she's enjoyed. When her aging father asks her to go with him to his native France, she has no idea that she's embarking on an adventure that will shake her complacency and utterly transform her.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Wiggs, Susan

Summary: Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter, Julie, in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family's secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she's embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC WIG

Pavone, Chris

Summary: "American expat Kate Moore drops her kids at the international school, makes her shopping rounds, and meets her husband Dexter at their regular café: a leisurely start to a normal day, St-Germain-des-Prés. Across the Seine, tech CEO Hunter Forsyth stands on his balcony, perplexed that his police escort just departed, and frustrated that his cell service has cut out; Hunter has important calls...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Vigan, Delphine de.

Summary: Lou Bertignac has an IQ of 160 and a good friend called Lucas who gets her through the school day. At home her father cries in secret in the bathroom and her mother hasn't been out of the house properly for years. But Lou is about to change her life - and that of her parents - for good, all because of a school project she decides to do about the homeless. Through the project Lou meets No, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Editions Jean-Claude Lattès 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 DEV FRENCH

Slimani, Leïla

Summary: "When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SLI

Patterson, James

Summary: "Sixteen-year-old Tandy Angel moves to Paris for a fresh start with her siblings and to be reunited with James, her lost love, but her detective work soon uncovers long-buried family secrets that threaten to destroy her life"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2014

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

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

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Patterson 2014

Helprin, Mark

Summary: Jules is confronted headlong and all at once by a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood, and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past and find a way forward. He risks fraud to save his terminally ill infant grandson, matches wits with a renegade insurance investigator, is drawn into an act of savage violence, and falls deeply, excitingly in love with a young cellist a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Overlook Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEL

Donoghue, Emma

Summary: "Noah Selvaggio is a retired chemistry professor and widower living on the Upper West Side, but born in the South of France. He is days away from his first visit back to Nice since he was a child, bringing with him a handful of puzzling photos he's discovered from his mother's wartime years. But he receives a call from social services: Noah is the closest available relative of an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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

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, Call number: FIC ROS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION ROS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Rosnay 2018

Appanah-Mouriquand, Nathacha

Summary: A powerful examination of the artistic impulse, cultural identity, and family bonds Anita is waiting for Adam to be released from prison. They met twenty years ago at a New Year's Eve party in Paris, a city where they both felt out of place--he as a recent arrival from the provinces, and she as an immigrant from the island of Mauritius. They quickly fell in love, married, and moved to a village...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC APP

Rosnay, Tatiana de

Summary: "The first new novel in four years from the beloved superstar author of Sarah's Key, a heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, in the tradition of THE NEST. "Hypnotic, passionate, ominous and tender--unforgettable." --Jenna Blum, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Those Who Save Us The Rain Watcher is a powerful family drama set in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2018

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

Baratz-Logsted, Lauren.

Summary: During the month of June, Petal, one of the eight Huit octuplets, gets her power, which she uses to great advantage when Crazy Aunt Serena tries to kidnap Rebecca and throw her off the Eiffel Tower while the rest of the family attends a wedding.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED BAR

Nemirovsky, Irene

Summary: Pierre Hardelot breaks off his engagement to a wealthy heiress to marry Agnes Florent, the daughter of the local brewer, setting off a family feud which lasts for thirty years, as their village is first destroyed by World War I and then threatened again with the coming of World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NEM

Nash, Charlotte

Summary: Ten years ago, Rachael West chose not to move to Sydney with high-school sweetheart Matthew. Instead, she stayed on the family wheat farm, caring for her seriously ill mother and letting go of her dreams. Now, Matthew is marrying someone else. And Rachael is invited to the wedding, a lavish affair in Paris, courtesy of the flamboyant family of Matthew's fiancee - a once-in-a-lifetime...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P NAS

Magnan, Pierre

Summary: At the turn of the century in Upper Provence, a family is violently massacred. The sole survivor of the tragedy is a three-week-old baby. Twenty years later, the orphaned survivor returns home to avenge his family's killers, but for each murder he plots, another hand executes it in his place, and unexpected secrets set in motion a dreadful unveiling of the past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M MAG

Rutherfurd, Edward.

Summary: Presents a multigenerational saga detailing the history of Paris, from its founding under the Romans to the hotbed of cultural activity during the 1920s and 1930s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC RUT

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUT

Djavadi, Négar

Summary: "Kimiâ Sadr fled Iran at the age of ten in the company of her mother and sisters to join her father in France. Now twenty-five and facing the future she has built for herself as well as the prospect of a new generation, Kimiâ is inundated by her own memories and the stories of her ancestors, which come to her in unstoppable, uncontainable waves. In the waiting room of a Parisian fertility...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DJA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DJA

Summary: Paul, depressed from his recent break-up with Anna, returns home to live with his divorced father and womanizing, slacking younger brother, Jonathan. With little success, his carefree sibling and doting father try to cheer him up with women, wine, and home-cooked meals. When, in the midnight hour, Paul is forced to entertain one of his brother's desperate girlfriends, he begins to realize that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Weinstein Co. Home Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DAN