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Pennypacker, Sara

Summary: A foster child named Angel and twelve-year-old Stella, who are living with Stella's great-aunt Louise at the Linger Longer Cottage Colony on Cape Cod, secretly assume responsibility for the vacation rentals when Louise unexpectedly dies and the girls are afraid of being returned to the foster care system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray 2012

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC PEN

Forman, Gayle

Summary: "Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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Thomas, Leah

Summary: When the Vasquez siblings' father left, there was an absence in their lives-- until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house. He shot hoops with Hank's hands. He showed Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to Milo. But when Luz left, he took something from each of them. As a new school year begins, Hank, Ana, and Milo question how can they ever...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Eicher, Jerry S.

Summary: "Ella Yoder has moved into her dream house. In the stillness of the great house, Ella ponders her options. How is she to survive on her own? How will she ever forget Aden? What is to become of her? Two would-be suitors soon make their intentions known, but Ella is unsure of her own feelings. As she agrees to take care of Preacher Stutzman's three motherless girls, Ella's heart is touched by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvest House Publishers 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC EIC

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EIC

Kalmar, Daphne

Summary: "In 1927 Vermont, eleven-year-old Donut, recently orphaned after the death of her beloved pops, stands to lose everything when she learns her Aunt Agnes plans to move her to Boston, but little does her aunt know that Donut has no intentions of leaving her friends or her home." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: FIC KAL

Polisner, Gae

Summary: "Seventeen-year-old Klee's father was the center of his life. He introduced Klee to the great museums of New York City and the important artists on their walls, he told him stories made of myths and magic. Until his death. Now, forced to live in the suburbs with his mom, Klee can't help but feel he's lost all the identifying parts of himself-- his beloved father, weekly trips to the MoMA, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wednesday Books 2018

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

Lies, Brian

Summary: Farmer Evan and his dog do everything together, especially in the garden -- but when his dog passes away Evan lets his garden fill with weeds until a pumpkin vine brings new hope.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2019

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Kuhlman, Evan.

Summary: In the wake of his father's sudden death, twelve-year-old Finn feels he is becoming invisible as his hair and skin become whiter by the day, and so he writes and illustrates a book to try to understand what is happening and to hold on to himself and his father.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2008

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JFIC KUH

Schindler, Holly

Summary: Chelsea Keyes, a high school basketball star whose promising career has been cut short by a terrible accident on the court, and Clint Morgan, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player who gave up his sport following a game-related tragedy, meet at a Minnesota lake resort and find themselves drawn together by the losses they have suffered.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flux 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION SCH

Cross-Smith, Leesa

Summary: "Evi--a classically-trained ballerina--was nine months pregnant when her husband Eamon was killed in the line of duty on a steamy morning in July. Now, it is winter, and Eamon's adopted brother Dalton has moved in to help her raise six-month-old Noah"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hub City Press 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CRO

Fraser, Anthea

Summary: "Mark Richmond's trip to York takes a surprise detour when he runs into Helena Crawford and ends up accompanying her to her parents' ruby wedding anniversary in Drumlee, Scotland. Six months earlier, Mark attended Peter Kingsley's sixtieth birthday party - the father of his now-estranged wife, Sophie - where Peter was unexpectedly taken ill. Mark's father, Charles, has been friends with Peter...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRA

Krauss, Nicole.

Summary: Sixty years after a book's publication, its author remembers his lost love and missing son, while a teenage girl named for one of the book's characters seeks her namesake, as well as a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 2005

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Hulse, S. M.

Summary: A former prison guard and talented fiddler returns to his Montana hometown to bury his wife and confront an inmate who, twenty years earlier, held him hostage during a prison riot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hulse 2015

Hornbacher, Marya

Summary: In the aftermath of her husband's devastating suicide, Claire Schiller moves with their two young children into the home of her in-laws during an oppressive Minnesota winter and shares unexpected moments of comfort, healing, and humor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOR

Curran-Hackett, Mary.

Summary: With a wisdom far beyond his years, Colm has come to terms with his probable fate, but he does have one special wish. He wants to meet his father who abandoned his beloved mother before Colm was born. But the quest to find the dying boy's missing parent soon becomes a powerful journey of emotional discovery, a test of belief and an anxious search for proof of heaven.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION HAC

Banville, John.

Summary: Irishman Max Morden, grieving the death of his wife Anna, returns to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child, and finds himself engulfed in thoughts and memories of a momentous summer spent with the vacationing Grace family, his life with Anna, and his relationship with his grown daughter.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2006

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

Chiavaroli, Heidi

Summary: "An antique ring reunites a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and the man who saved her. Together, they unearth the two-hundred-year-old history of a woman who suffered tremendous loss in the Boston Massacre, a woman torn between the love of two men - one a Patriot, and the other a Redcoat. As both women seem to forgive the wrongs done to them, each must decide whether to face their future...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHI

Stewart, Leah

Summary: A letter from a childhood friend to whom she has not spoken in ten years and an odd legacy from her boss, elderly historian Oliver Doucet, sends Cameron on a mission to track down her old friend Sonia and deliver a mysterious package to her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shaye Areheart Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STE

Backman, Fredrik

Summary: Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon; the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbour from hell'. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC BAC

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC Backman

Adebayo, Ayobami

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "A novel about a married Nigerian couple who must grapple with staggering levels of loss and betrayal in their quest to create a family for themselves" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ADE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADE

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADE

Odell, Jonathan

Summary: Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera after her husband refuses to treat her for what he considers to be a "slave disease." Insane with grief, Amanda takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada, much to the outrage of her husband and the amusement of their white neighbors. Seventy-five years later, Granada, now known as Gran Gran, is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ODE

Odell, Jonathan

Summary: Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera after her husband refuses to treat her for what he considers to be a "slave disease". Insane with grief, Amanda takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada, much to the outrage of her husband and the amusement of their white neighbors. Troubled by his wife's disturbing mental state and concerned...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

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

Haston, Meg

Summary: Bridge and Wil are separated by a devastating betrayal before a family tragedy compels them to reconcile a year later, a situation that puts both of them in danger.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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

Johnson, Denis

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JOH