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Nagy, Estep

Summary: "Seven Island has two houses. One for Hillsingers and one for Quicks. 1964. The Hillsingers and the Quicks have shared the small Maine island of Seven for generations. But though technically family --Jim Hillsinger and Billy Quick married Park Avenue sisters Lila and Hannah Blackwell -- they do not mix. Now, on the anniversary of Hannah's death, Lila feels grief pulling her toward Billy. And...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NAG

Steel, Danielle

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the social changes of the '60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this extraordinary novel takes us on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, as each generation faces the challenges of their day. The Parisian design houses in 1928, the crash of 1929, the losses of war, the drug culture of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Kinkade, Thomas

Summary: Recovering from bypass surgery, Reverend Ben contemplates his last Christmas as pastor of the Cape Light church and giving his beloved job to the interim minister--Novelist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC KIN

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Brown, Rita Mae.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Cronin, Marianne

7 holds on 4 copies

Summary: Determined to leave a mark on the world even though they are in the hospital and their days are dwindling, unlikely friends, seventeen-year-old Lenni and eighty-three-year-old Margot, devise a plan to create one hundred paintings showcasing the stories ofthe century they have lived.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC CRO

Donoghue, Emma

Summary: "Noah Selvaggio is a retired chemistry professor and widower living on the Upper West Side, but born in the South of France. He is days away from his first visit back to Nice since he was a child, bringing with him a handful of puzzling photos he's discovered from his mother's wartime years. But he receives a call from social services: Noah is the closest available relative of an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DON

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DON

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DON

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DON

Hosseini, Khaled.

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in wartorn Kabul, losses incurred over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOS

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HOS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC Hos

Monroe, Mary Alice

Summary: "It's been sixteen years since Caretta 'Cara' Rutledge has returned home to the beautiful shores of Charleston, South Carolina. Over those years, she has weathered the tides of deaths and births, struggles and joys. And now, as Cara prepares for her second wedding, her life is about to change yet again. Meanwhile, the rest of the storied Rutledge family is also in flux. Cara's niece Linnea...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MON

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MON

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MON

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Monroe 2020

Pacheco, Josae Emilio

Summary: "This landmark novella -one of the central texts of Mexican literature, is eerily relevant to our current dark times- offers a child's-eye view of a society beset by dictators, disease, and natural disasters, set in 'the year of polio, foot-and- mouth disease, floods.' A middle-class boy grows up in a world of children aping adults (mock wars at recess pit Arabs against Jews), where a child's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Directions Publishing Corporation 2021

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Halpern, Sue

Summary: A head librarian trying to forget the painful realities of her suburban past unexpectedly bonds with a teenager performing community service, a disgruntled former Wall Street high flyer, and other offbeat regulars who encourage her out of her self-imposed isolation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC HAL

Honeyman, Gail.

2 holds on 9 copies

Summary: "Smart, warm, uplifting, the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open her heart. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. That, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, tendency to wear...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HON

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HON

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HON

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HON

Honeyman, Gail.

Summary: "Smart, warm, uplifting, the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open her heart. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. That, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, tendency to wear...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC HON

Honeyman, Gail

Summary: A socially awkward, routine-oriented loner teams up with a bumbling IT guy from her office to assist an elderly accident victim, forging a friendship that saves all three from lives of isolation and secret unhappiness.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Shipman, Viola

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: "Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to illness and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind the towering fence surrounding her home, Iris has built anew family ... of flowers. Iris propagates her own daylilies and roses while tending to a garden filled with the heirloom starts that keep the memories of her loved ones alive. When Abby...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graydon House 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHI

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Shipman 2020

Probst, Jennifer

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Workaholic, career-obsessed Francesca is fiercely independent and successful in all areas of life except one: family. She struggles to make time for her relationship with her teenage daughter, Allegra, and the two have become practically strangers to each other. When Allegra hangs out with a new crowd and is arrested for drug possession, Francesca gives in to her mother's wish that they take...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2021

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Skeslien Charles, Janet

16 holds on 13 copies

Summary: "Paris, 1939. Young, ambitious, and tempestuous, Odile Souchet has it all: Paul, her handsome police officer beau; Margaret, her best friend from England; her adored twin brother Remy; and a dream job at the American Library in Paris, working alongside the library's legendary director, Dorothy Reeder. But when World War II breaks out, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear - including...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2021

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Taylor, Elizabeth

Summary: On a rainy Sunday afternoon in January, Mrs. Palfrey, recently widowed, arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are a mixed bunch -- magnificently flawed and eccentric -- living off crumbs of affection and an obsessive interest in the relentless round of hotel meals. Togehter, upper lips stiffened, they fight off their twin enemies: boredom...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Virago 2006

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Akhtiorskaya, Yelena.

Summary: "A dazzling debut novel about a Russian immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream. In this account of two decades in the life of an immigrant household, the fall of communism and the rise of globalization are artfully reflected in the experience of a single family. Ironies, subtle and glaring, are revealed: the Nasmertovs left Odessa...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AKH

Walbert, Kate

Summary: "In Sunken Cathedral, Kate Walbert tells the stories of four women living in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, more or less now. Two, Marie and Simone, friends for decades, are widows in their seventies, yet robust, engaged, appetiteful, even ready to find love again. They were immigrants, survivors of World War II in Europe, and now are living alone in the houses where they raised their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Walbert 2015

Durrow, Heidi W.

Summary: The daughter of a Danish immigrant and a black G.I., Rachel survives a family tragedy only to face new challenges. Sent to live with her strict African-American grandmother in a racially divided northwest city, she must suppress her grief and reinvent herself in a mostly black community. A beauty with light brown skin and blue eyes, she attracts much attention in her new home. The world wants...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Zimmerman, Vicky

Summary: "After a major life upheaval on the eve of her 40th birthday, Kate Parker finds herself volunteering at Lauderdale House for Exceptional Ladies. There she meets 97-year-old Cecily Finn. Cecily's tongue is as sharp as her mind but she has lost her spark, simply resigning herself to the Imminent End. Having no patience with Kate's plight, Cecily prescribes her a self-help book with a difference -...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2020

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George, Alex.

Summary: A Good American is a story of immigrant hope. Set in a fictional Midwestern town and spanning more than a century, the novel tells the story of three generations of the Meisenheimer family. Beginning with an improbable love affair ignited by the power of song, the story follows an unorthodox young couple as they flee to America in search of a new life together. From prohibition to the Kennedy...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Brown, Carolyn

Summary: "Dear friends and army wives Diana, Carmen, and Joanie have been through war, rumors of war, marital problems, motherhood, fears, joy, and heartache. But none of the women are prepared when their daughters decide to enlist in the army together. Facing an empty nest won't be easy ... With nothing to lose and no one at home, the girlfriends impulsively accept an unexpected offer from their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

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