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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

Smyth, Katharine

Summary: Katharine Smyth was a student at Oxford when she first read Virginia Woolf's modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse in the comfort of an English sitting room, and in the companionable silence she shared with her father. After his death--a calamity that claimed her favorite person--she returned to that beloved novel as a way of wrestling with his memory and understanding her own grief. Smyth's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMYTH, KATHARINE SMY

Li, Christina

Summary: The only thing Rosalind Ling Geraghty loves more than watching NASA launches with her dad is building rockets with him. When he dies unexpectedly, all Ro has left of him is an unfinished model rocket they had been working on together. Benjamin Burns doesn't like science, but he can't get enough of Spacebound, a popular comic book series. When he finds a sketch that suggests that his dad created...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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

Preszler, Trent

Summary: The founder of Preszler Woodshop discusses his long-time estrangement from his father and how he overcame the grief and loss of his father's death through a carpentry project completed with inherited tools.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PRESZLER, TRENT PRE

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

Pixley, Marcella Fleischman

Summary: It's the summer of '83 on Trowbridge Road, and June Bug Jordan is hungry. Months after her father's death from complications from AIDS, her mother has stopped cooking and refuses to leave the house, instead locking herself away to scour at the germs she believes are everywhere. June Bug threatens this precarious existence by going out into the neighborhood, gradually befriending an imaginative...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2020

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

Oates, Joyce Carol

Summary: 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.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC OAT

Cumming, Charles

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin 2004

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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

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray)

Summary: A mother, a boy and a dog against the night. Woody Bookman hasn't spoken a word in his 11 years of life. Not when his father died in a freak accident. Not when his mother, Megan, tells him she loves him. For Megan, keeping her boy safe and happy is what matters. But Woody believes a monstrous evil was behind his father's death and now threatens him and his mother. And he's not alone in his...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio, Inc. 2020

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

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

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

Martin, Kat

Summary: "Millions of dollars worth of chemical weapons have been stolen from a government depot, and an investigative journalist's life is at stake as she tries to prove her father isn't responsible while exposing the real culprits...before the unthinkable happens."--Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HQN 2020

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Barnes, Rodney

Summary: "When a small town beat cop comes home to bury his murdered father--the revered Philadelphia detective James Sangster Sr.--he begins to unravel a mystery that leads him down a path of horrors and shakes his beliefs to their core. The city that was once the symbol of liberty and freedom has fallen prey to corruption, poverty, unemployment, brutality... and vampires. Now, it's up to Jimmy and an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Comics 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 KIL

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

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

Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: SparkNotes 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.33 Shakespeare

Tropper, Jonathan.

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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

Steel, Danielle

Summary: "Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman--the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art connoisseur--as his second wife. In two marriages, he has fathered a challenging son and three very different daughters. But as irresponsible as he was irresistible, he ultimately shrugged off the demands of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2015

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

Taylor, Mary Ellen

Summary: "Adrift in the wake of her father's death, a failed marriage and multiple miscarriages, Libby McKenzie feels truly alone. Though her new life as a wedding photographer provides a semblance of purpose, it's also a distraction from her profound pain. When asked to photograph a wedding at the historic Woodmont estate, Libby meets the owner, Elaine Grant. Hoping to open Woodmont to the public,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC TAY

Todd, Terrie

Summary: In the dead-end Canadian town of Bleak Landing, twelve-year-old Irish immigrant Bridget O'Sullivan lives in a ramshackle house and dreams of another life, even as the Great Depression rages. Routinely beaten by her father and bullied by schoolmate Victor Harrison, the waifish yet fiery redhead vows to run away and never return. Just a few short years later, run she does, fleeing the unspeakable...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Wagler, Ira

Summary: "With his singular voice, Ira reveals his experience in BROKEN ROADS. Through difficult reunions, struggles confronted, and betrayals revisited, Ira explores burning questions of faith and identity shared by millions, whether Amish or not. Readers may recognize themselves along these paths with Ira, as he grapples with choices, faith, family, the past, and the future. Ira unapologetically, but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: FaithWords 2020

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Summary: An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Amazon Studios 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ma

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MAN

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MAN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAN RATED R

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Manchester 2017

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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Hart, John

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2006

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

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