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Obioma, Chigozie

Summary: "A contemporary twist on the Odyssey, An Orchestra of Minorities is narrated by the chi, or spirit of a young poultry farmer named Chinonso. His life is set off course when he sees a woman who is about to jump off a bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, he hurls two of his prized chickens off the bridge. The woman, Ndali, is stopped in her tracks. Chinonso and Ndali fall in love but she is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC OBI

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC OBI

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

Cole, Teju.

Summary: Returning to Lagos after several years in New York City, a young Nigerian writer rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local while reconnecting with old friends, comparing Lagos to the home of his memory and realizing how he himself has changed.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

1 hold on 1 copy

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: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADI

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Summary: A collection of twelve stories includes the tale of a medical student in hiding with a poor Muslim woman, and a woman who discovers a devastating secret about her brother's death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: SC Fiction Adichie 2009

Gibney, Shannon

Summary: "Spanning two centuries and two continents, Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people caught in a spiral of death and exile between Liberia and the United States"-- "Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people from one African American family chasing an elusive dream across centuries and continents. Gibney conjures an ambitious, sinuous novel from a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2018

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

Obioma, Chigozie

Summary: "Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria. When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river, they encounter a madman who predicts that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OBI

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Summary: In this essay -- adapted from her TEDx talk of the same name -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2015

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Nwaubani, Adaobi Tricia

Summary: Based on interviews with young women kidnapped by Boko Haram, this novel is the story of a girl taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing fight for survival in the forest where she is forced to follow her captors' radical beliefs and watch her best friend succumb to them.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2018

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

Burke, James Lee

Summary: The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana to solve the mystery.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Pitcher, Annabel.

Summary: "Fifteen-year-old Tess Turner of Manchester, England, decides to stop speaking in the wake of discovering a heartbreaking family secret"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

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Summary: The farmers market is fascinating all throughout the year! Discover which fruits and vegetables you can find in winter, spring, summer, and fall.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2013

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Park, Barbara.

Summary: When Junie B. learns that her kindergarten class is going on a field trip to a farm, she worries about being attacked by a rooster.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2000

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC PAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Park,

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3 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE PAR

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE PAR

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED JBJ 15

Parks, Kathy

Summary: Adrienne Cahill cares about three things: getting into a great college; becoming a revered journalist like her idol, Sydney Declay; and making her late father proud of her. So when Adrienne is offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her foolish stepfather’s belief that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness, there’s...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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Dionne, Karen

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Summary: Although happily married now, Helena Pelletier was raised in Michigan's isolated marshlands by an abusive father. When he escapes from prison, only Helena will know just how to find him.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio, [2017] 2017

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Banks, Russell

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2004

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

Cussler, Clive

1 hold on 9 copies

Summary: "The husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team of Sam and Remi Fargo return in a new adventure as they search for an ancient scroll--which carries a deadly curse--in this thrilling addition to Clive Cussler's bestselling series. In 533 A.D., the last Vandal ruler in North Africa consults an oracle on how to defeat the invading Byzantine army. The oracle tells the king that a high priestess cast a...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CUS

Atinuke.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC ATI

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

Shoneyin, Titilola Alexandrah.

Summary: Baba Segi's fourth wife, the young, college-educated Bolanle, sends his household into turmoil, causing his other three wives to become jealous and resentful and to plot her downfall.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHO

Whitney, Phyllis A.

Summary: Lacey Elliot goes to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia to discover who she really is and why her past has been shrouded in mystery for so long.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 1994

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS WHI

Buitrago, Jairo

Summary: A little girl counts the things she sees as she and her father travel, sometimes on foot, sometimes on top of a train, and sometimes in other ways, stop while her father earns more money for the trip, and avoid soldiers and other dangers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E BUI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BUI

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BUI

Green, Tim

Summary: "When Ryan learns his estranged father left him the Dallas Cowboys in his will, it is all Ryan can do to keep his dad's other son from snatching the team away"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION GRE

Everhart, Donna

Summary: 1950s, North Carolina. Martha 'Sonny' Creech, her two brothers, and her parents work hard on their cotton farm, but only Sonny loves the rich, dark earth the way her father does. When a tragic accident claims his life, her stricken family struggles to fend off ruin. When Frank Fowler, their rich, reclusive neighbor, offers to help finance that year's cotton crop, Sonny is sure the man has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2019

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