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Gurley, Jason

Summary: Off the coast of the small California town of Orilla del Cielo, the silhouettes of oil rigs loom. To Zach, they are a reminder of loss-- his father, an oil worker, drowned years earlier. With his family struggling to make ends meet, Zach feels he's destined for the same bleak future. Then he meets Vanessa, an optimistic girl from a wealthy family whose sights are literally set on the stars....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Book Press 2019

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

Tropper, Jonathan.

Summary: Judd Foxman is thrown together with his dysfunctional family when his father dies, while at the same time coping with his wife's infidelity and the end of his marriage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC TRO

Oshiro, Mark

Summary: Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals their own school. New rules. Random locker...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Hunt, Leo

Summary: When Luke Manchett's estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance: a Host of eight unique, powerful, and restless spirits. Unfortunately, Luke has no clue how to manage them, which the ghosts figure out pretty quickly. Armed with only his father's indecipherable notes, and a locked copy of "The Book of Eight", Luke struggles to adapt to his new role as a necromancer....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Santopolo, Jill

Summary: "Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter. Raised by her father, owner of New York City's glamorous Gregory Hotels, Nina was taught that family, reputation, and legacy are what matter most. And her devoted boyfriend feels the same. But when Nina's father dies, he leaves behind a secret that shocks Nina to her core. As her world falls apart, Nina begins to see the men in her life - her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Ōe, Kenzaburō

Summary: "[Kogito Choko] returns to his hometown village in search of a red suitcase rumored to hold documents revealing the details of his father's death during World War II, details that will serve as the foundation for his new, and final, novel. Since his youth, renowned novelist Kogito Choko planned to fictionalize his father's fatal drowning in order to fully process the loss. Stricken with guilt...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OE

Lewis, Phillip (Phillip E.)

Summary: "Just before Henry Aster's birth, his father -- outsized literary ambition and pregnant wife in tow -- reluctantly returns to the small Appalachian town in which he was raised and installs his young family in an immense house of iron and glass perched high on the side of a mountain. There, Henry grows up under the writing desk of this fiercely brilliant man. But when tragedy tips his father...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hogarth 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEW

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Lewis 2017

Nathan, Patrick

Summary: A wrenching and layered debut novel about a gay teen's coming-of-age in the aftermath of his father's suicide.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NAT

Lyga, Barry

Summary: "It's the near future -- the day after tomorrow -- and the government has shut down online bullying once and for all. With BLINQ, its new social media platform, users can "like" or "share," but they can also "condemn" posts -- and if condemns reach a certain level, users can exact punishment from the original poster in real life. No more anonymous trolling! Instead... hive justice....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: KCP Loft 2019

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

Wroblewski, David.

Summary: A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2008

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: FIC Wroblewski 2008

Oates, Joyce Carol

Summary: This novel provides an examination of contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy: when a powerful parent dies, each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways, and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of all. Stark and penetrating, it's an exploration of psychological trauma, class warfare, grief, and eventual healing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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Dolan, Lian

4 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia Sweeney grew up as a happy threesome in the idyllic seaside town of Southport, Connecticut. But their mother's death from cancer fifteen years ago tarnished their golden-hued memories, and the sisters drifted apart. Their one touchstone is their father, Bill Sweeney, an internationally famous literary lion and college professor universally adored by critics,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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Kelton, Elmer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEL

Smith, Lee

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam's 1985

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

Brody, Jessica

Summary: When Ali Collins's estranged father passes away and leaves her his only prized possession-- a 1968 Firebird convertible-- it reminds her too much of all her father's unfulfilled promises. A buyer three hundred miles up the Pacific coast is offering enough money for the car to save her childhood home from foreclosure. There's only one problem: she has no idea how to drive a stick shift. But her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

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Cornwell, Bernard.

Summary: While fearsome French and Scottish armies sharpen their blades for war, English archer Thomas of Hookton is given a special mission. Sent to norhern England, he searches for the ultimate weapon - the Holy Grail. Legend tells that the Grail was once held by Thomas' family, so he is the ideal man to look for it. But he's not the only one tracking the omnipotent relic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC COR

Cornwell, Bernard.

Summary: While fearsome French and Scottish armies sharpen their blades for war, English archer Thomas of Hookton is given a special mission. Sent to norhern England, he searches for the ultimate weapon - the Holy Grail. Legend tells that the Grail was once held by Thomas' family, so he is the ideal man to look for it. But he's not the only one tracking the omnipotent relic.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2004

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

Henry, Veronica

Summary: "Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village, is a dream come true for book lovers--a cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father's death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking 2016

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Henry 2016

Baptist, Kelly J.

Summary: Referring to his late father's journal for advice on how to be the man of the house, young Isaiah taps the support and ideas of two school friends who help him navigate rules and manage without superpowers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2020

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Kadrey, Richard

Summary: Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey creates a wonderful, stand-alone dark fantasy After her father's funeral, Zoe moved to the big city with her mother to start over. But change always brings trials, and life in the city is not so easy. Money is tight, and Zoe's only escape, as has always been the case, is in her dreams-a world apart from her troubled real life where she...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2013

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Campbell, Ramsey

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAM

Oates, Joyce Carol

Summary: "This novel provides an examination of contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy: when a powerful parent dies, each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways, and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of all. Stark and penetrating, it's an exploration of psychological trauma, class warfare, grief, and eventual healing."--Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC OAT

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OAT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC OAT

Rigbey, Liz.

Summary: Her carefully constructed life falling to pieces upon the murder of her father, Lucy Schaffer is forced to delve into her painful past, which has been overshadowed by her mother's insanity, her brother's drowning, and the loss of her own son.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIG

Cumming, Charles

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUM

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