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Simonson, Helen.

Summary: Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIM

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SIM

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Simonson 2010

Edgerton, Clyde

Summary: In 1963, Dwayne Hallston discovers James Brown and wants to perform just like him. Meanwhile, Dwayne's forbidden black friend Larry, aspiring to play piano like Thelonius Monk, apprentices to a jazz musician called the Bleeder. A mutual passion for music help Dwayne and Larry as they try to achieve their dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EDG

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EDG

Edgerton, Clyde

Summary: In 1963, Dwayne Hallston discovers James Brown and wants to perform just like him. Meanwhile, Dwayne's forbidden black friend Larry, aspiring to play piano like Thelonius Monk, apprentices to a jazz musician called the Bleeder. A mutual passion for music help Dwayne and Larry as they try to achieve their dreams.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Cole, Alyssa

Summary: "As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past... Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION COL

Larson, Kirby

Summary: In 1940s New Orleans, Fish Elliot is a polio-survivor with a knack for inventing and building things, and his African American neighbor Olympia is a girl with a talent for messing things up, but they are united in an effort to save a starving stray dog they call Liberty--and when Liberty is caged by a nasty farmer, they find an unlikely ally in a German prisoner of war, Erich, who is not much...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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Graham-Felsen, Sam

Summary: Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School. Everybody clowns him, girls ignore him, and his hippie parents won't even buy him a pair of Nikes, let alone transfer him to a private school. Unless he tests into the city's best public high school--which, if practice tests are any indication, isn't likely--he'll be friendless for the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRA

Kibler, Julie.

Summary: Follows the experiences of hairdresser and African-American single mom Dorrie, who while struggling with difficult family dynamics reluctantly agrees to drive an octogenarian client to a funeral several states away.

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION KIB