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Grey, Zane

Summary: After a Texan stole another man's woman, a feud errupted into war. A son and daughter of the feuding clans fell in love, becoming pawns in a bloodbath that raged until no one was left to kill.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.J. Black, Inc. 1950

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

Dickens, Charles

Summary: Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2011

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Summary: Boston 1642: Imprisoned for the crime of adultery, young wife Hester Prynne is condemned on her release to bear a public display of her shame - a scarlet letter 'A' stitched upon her dress. For the sake of her baby daughter Pearl, the product of her illicit liaison, she determines to weather the scorn of her Puritan community with defiance and dignity. Meanwhile, her husband is resolved to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millennium Publications 2015

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Garlock, Dorothy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAR

Carlson, Melody

Summary: When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby's father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant's paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don't know that she-- or their grandson-- exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

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1 available in Holiday Fiction, Call number: FICTION CAR

Monroe, Mary.

Summary: "After growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the sixteen-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Publishing Corp. 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MON

Clark, Mary Higgins.

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Summary: At age eighty-two and in failing health, Olivia Morrow must decide whether she will expose a long-held family secret and reveal that her cousin, Catherine, gave birth to a son at age seventeen and gave him up for adoption before entering a convent. Now deceased, Sister Catherine is being considered for beatification by the Catholic Church. Catherine' s granddaughter Monica has no idea that her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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

De Blasi, Marlena.

Summary: Krakow, 1931. A baby girl is born out of wedlock, and deposited at a remote convent in the French countryside. Amandine is raised by her governess, Solange. As global war looms, the two flee toward Solange's childhood home, and begin a perilous, years-long odyssey across Occupied France-- and deeper into the treacheries of war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEB

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Summary: Hester Prynn, a young woman in Puritan Massachusetts, publicly bears the burden of her sin of adultery while her husband secretly exacts his revenge.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1986

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Haw

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Summary: Hailed by Henry James as "the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country," Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter reaches to our nation's historical and moral roots for the material of great tragedy. Set in an early New England colony, the novel shows the terrible impact of a single passionate act on the lives of three people: the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale; the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2010

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Garlock, Dorothy.

Summary: April Asbury, a lovely young nurse, has just arrived in town when her car breaks down and she meets Joe Jones, a "natural-born flirt" who offers to help her. April is plucky, pretty and smart, and Joe soon finds himself falling for her, though he struggles to shed his playboy image. Meanwhile, the town doctor, Todd Forbes, wades into troublesome romantic territory when he falls for a woman of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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

Carlson, Melody

Summary: When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby's father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant's paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don't know that she--or their grandson--exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2017

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Ross, Ann B.

Summary: Shortly after the death of her husband, a wealthy Southern widow is visited by an impoverished young woman with a small boy. A mistress? A son? Julia Springer can't believe it, only to discover that the whole town has known for years. But she will rise to the occasion when the boy is kidnaped.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2001

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Willig, Lauren.

Summary: Raised in a poor yet genteel household, Rachel Woodley is working in France as a governess when she receives news that her mother has died, suddenly. Grief-stricken, she returns to the small town in England where she was raised to clear out the cottage...and finds a cutting from a London society magazine, with a photograph of her supposedly deceased father dated all of three month before. He's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION WIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Willig 2015

Brown, Carrie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Brown

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Summary: Hester Prynne is ostracized from her seventeenth-century Puritan community for refusing to name the father of her child, the product of an adulterous relationship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2011

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

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Summary: Roger Chillingworth arrives in New England after two years separation from his wife, Hester Prynne, to find her on trial for adultery. She refuses to reveal her lover and is sentenced to wear a scarlet letter A sewn onto her clothes. Resolving to discover the man's identity, Roger sets out to destroy his rival, while Hester desperately tries to protect her illegitimate daughter from a society...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Collector's Library 2017

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Cast, P. C.

Summary: "The House of Night is an international publishing sensation; with almost 12 million books in print, and an incredible 120 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, the series has taken the world by storm. Now, the excitement continues as the Cast mother-daughter duo shares the back stories of a few of the House of Night's most important - and mysterious - characters. The second of the House...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2012

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Brown, William Wells

Summary: Includes memoirs, travel writings, fiction, and history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Project Gutenberg 1992

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Courage Books 1991

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Michaels, Fern.

Summary: Ricky Lam had it all -- a thriving film career, the adoration of countless fans, incredible wealth, and a cocaine and alcohol problem that almost destroyed him. Luckily, he also had his older brother Philip -- who strong-armed him into an addiction clinic. After 15 years, Ricky wants to mend the rift that erupted between the brothers during those dark days. But when tragedy strikes, erasing...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2011

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Wilson, Sloan

Summary: This largely autobiographical modern classic is Sloan Wilson's searing indictment of a society that had just begun to lose touch with its citizens. At once a scathing critique of corporate culture, a story of a young man confronting his past and future with honesty, and a testament to the enduring power of family and the importance of taking responsibility for one's own life. Universally...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media 2010

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Landis, Jill Marie.

Summary: Married on the eve of the Civil War, young widow Sara Collier refuses to mourn her life away. But her choices make her an outcast, and haunt the miraculous return of her battle-scarred husband a year later.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2002

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