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Khalil, Aya

Summary: The beautiful story of diversity follows a young girl named Kanzi whose most treasured reminder of her old home provides a pathway for acceptance in her new one.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tilbury House Publishers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KHA

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: In this stunning debut novel, Pushcart nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ZOB

Bowen, Rhys

Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen, now writing in partnership with her daughter, Clare Broyles, transports and enthralls readers through the incomparable Molly Murphy Sullivan. Wild Irish Rose is the next novel in this beloved mystery series, a cause for celebration for readers and critics alike. New York, 1907: Now that she's no longer a private detective-at least not...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2022

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOW

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOW

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOW

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: M BOW

Meissner, Susan

Summary: "September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries...and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Marcom, Micheline Aharonian

Summary: "Emilio thinks he is living the American Dream: his parents, who emigrated from Guatemala to California, sacrifice daily to make sure of it. And his life seems relatively normal until he turns sixteen. Like most teenagers, Emilio is determined to get his driver's license--however, his mother dissuades him from doing so. When Emilio asks why, his parents reveal a shocking secret: he is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Fisher, Suzanne Woods

Summary: "On a hot day in 1737 in Rotterdam, Anna Konig reluctantly sets foot on a merchant ship that will carry her and her fellow Amish believers across the Atlantic to start a new life. As the only one in her community who can speak English, she feels compelled to go. But Anna is determined to complete this journey and return home. Ship's carpenter Bairn resents the somber people who fill the lower...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Fitzgerald, Laura

Summary: Knowing she could never be happy in Iran, Tamila Soroush took her mother's advice and joined her sister in the United States. Now after a spur-of-the-moment wedding with her true love, Ike Hanson, Tami is eager to start her new life. But not everyone is pleased with their marriage, and Tami's happily-ever-after is no sure thing. With an interview with Immigration looming, Tami wonders if she's...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: D FIC FIT

Massini, Stefano

Summary: "... Spanning three generations and 150 years, The Lehman Trilogy is a moving epic that dares to tell the story of modern capitalism through the saga of the Lehman brothers and their descendants. Surprising and exciting, brilliant and inventive, Stefano Massini's masterpiece--like Hamilton--is a story of immigration, ambition, and success; it is the story of America itself from a daring and...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MAS

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAS

George, Alex.

Summary: The Meisenheimer family struggles to find its place among the colorful residents of its new American hometown, including a giant teenage boy, a pretty schoolteacher whose lessons consist of more than music, and a spiteful, bicycle-riding dwarf.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gale Cengage Learning 2012

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

Cardillo, Linda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2007

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

Nnuro, DK

Summary: When siblings Jacob and Belinda Nti were growing up in Ghana, their goal was simple: to move to America. For them, the United States was both an opportunity and a struggle, a goal and an obstacle. Jacob, an awkward computer programmer who still lives with his father, wants a visa so he can move to Virginia to live with his wife--a request that the U.S. government has repeatedly denied. He...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NNU

Jin, Ha

Summary: The story follows the Wu family as they adjust to life in America after severing their ties with China after the Tiananmen Square massacre. Though their future seems secure, things aren't as simple as they appear. As much of the family slowly adjusts to American life, the father, Nan is disillusioned and finds it hard to totally break with his homeland despite his violent disagreement with its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JIN

Lee, Wendy.

Summary: In a powerful novel that captures the struggle of the immigrant experience, Wendy Lee explores one family’s hidden history and unspoken hurts, and the universal themes of identity, family, and finding a place to call home. After his father's death, Michael Tang finds a letter sent to his dad from a long-ago friend in China. Without a word to his mother or sister, he decides to make the long...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Lee 2015

Han, Simon

Summary: "From the outside, the Chengs seem like poster children for the enduring promise of the American Dream. Once Patty landed a tech job near Dallas, she and Liang grew secure enough to have a second child, and to send for their first from his grandparents back in China. Isn't this what they sacrificed so much for, to be a family? But then little Annabel begins to sleepwalk at night, putting in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAN

Akhtar, Ayad

Summary: A deeply personal novel about about finding identity in a nation coming apart at the seams, an American son and his immigrant father search for belonging in post-Trump America and with each other.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Book Group 2020

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC AKH

Masood, Syed

Summary: "Following two families from Pakistan and Iraq in the 90s through to San Francisco in 2016, a comic novel about being Muslim immigrants in modern America"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2021

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Mbue, Imbolo

Summary: When Jende Jonga journeys to New York City from Cameroon in 2004 on a visitors' visa in hopes of obtaining a green card, he's sure his life will only improve. After saving up enough money to bring over Jende's wife, Neni, and six-year-old son, the family moves into an apartment in Harlem. Then Jende hits the jackpot in 2007 when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a wealthy Lehman...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2016

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

Akhtar, Ayad

Summary: A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC AKH

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AKH

Hoby, Hermione

Summary: "New York City in 2012, the sweltering summer before Hurricane Sandy hits. Kate, a young woman newly arrived from England, is staying in a Manhattan apartment while she tries to figure out her future. She has two unfortunate responsibilities during her time in America: to make regular Skype calls to her miserable boyfriend back home, and to cat-sit an indifferent feline named Joni Mitchell. The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOB

Ryan, Renee

Summary: "With only two months before Elizabeth sets sail for London to marry a British lord, she resolves to live a lifetime of adventure. Lucian Griffin, her dearest friend's brother, intends to protect Elizabeth from letting her adventures forever sully her reputation. Soon his earnest fondness gives way to deep affection."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

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

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Ryan 2017

Mbue, Imbolo

Summary: "Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty--and Jende is eager to please....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC MBU

Stamos, Ann.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Five Star 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STA

Webb, Heather

Summary: "Disembarking on Ellis Island, Francesca arrives on the shores of America with her sights set on a better life than the one she left in Italy. That same day, aspiring linguist Alma reports to her first day of work at the immigrant processing center. Ellis, though, is not the refuge it first appears thanks to President Roosevelt's attempts to deter crime. Francesca and Alma will have to rely on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEB

Xie, Jenny

Summary: "Holding Pattern is a novel about immigration and belonging, mother-daughter relationships, and the many ways we can learn to hold each other. At 28, Kathleen Cheng returns home to live with her single mother, Marissa, an immigrant from China. Her mother, to Katheen's surprise, is in love, and Kathleen helps her mother plan her wedding to a tech entrepreneur. Kathleen takes a job working for an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC XIE

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