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Chamberlain, Diane

1 hold on 9 copies

Summary: "When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter appeared in their lives just a few years before--and his appearance was as mysterious as his past. With no family, no friends, and a background shrouded in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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2 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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

Hepworth, Sally

Summary: All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter Zoe have been a family of two, living quietly in northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe's father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works - until it doesn't. Until Alice gets sick and needs to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HEP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION HEP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hepworth 2017

Johnson, Abigail

Summary: When Jill's mother unceremoniously leaves her family for reasons only Jill knows, Jill tries to piece her life together with the help of new guy Daniel, who has scars on the inside and out.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Teen 2016

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Crossan, Sarah

Summary: When her imagined perfect life with her estranged mother begins to unravel, fourteen-year-old Apple finds comfort in reading and writing poetry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2015

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

Haydu, Corey Ann.

Summary: "Four sisters rely on each other--and a bit of mysterious magic--to cope with their mother's illness"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC HAY

Bowling, Nicholas

Summary: It is 1577 and one month ago Alyce's mother was burnt at the stake as a witch, and Alyce escaped from the witchfinders using her own poorly understood powers, only to be locked up in Bedlam; now another pair has come for her, only they seem different (and a lot easier to escape), and with the help of an innkeeper and a boy, Alyce sets out to find out about her mother's mysterious past--and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken House/Scholastic Inc. 2018

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Green, Jane

Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of Falling presents a warm, wise, and wonderfully vivid novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life. Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters. As soon...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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

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

Younge-Ullman, Danielle

Summary: To prove to her mother, a famous opera singer dealing with depression after losing her singing voice, that she can handle the grueling life of an actress, Ingrid must survive a wilderness camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2017

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

Kirby, Matthew J.

Summary: Eleanor and her mother Samantha are working seperately and preparing for a journey to find the Master Concentrator when an alien spacecraft lands on Earth and throws the globe into a crisis that Eleanor works to control.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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

Hepinstall, Kathy

Summary: "The laugh-out-loud story of a girl determined to keep up with her aging, crazy-as-a-fox mother and learn the truth of her mother's long-secret past...Willow Havens is ten years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to shoot varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors--and she sticks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Dorman Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEP

Arcos, Carrie

Summary: Told in two voices, Nadja grows up in war-torn Bosnia in the 1990s and, in the present, refuses to discuss her youth with her daughter, Zara, until both are traumatized by a terrorist attack in Rhode Island.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2018

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Cortese, Katie

Summary: A girl afflicted with pyrokinesis tries to control her fire-starting long enough to go to a dance with a boy she likes. A woman trapped in a stalled marriage is excited by an alluring ex-con who enrolls in her YMCA cooking class. A teen accompanies her mother, a prestigious poet, to a writing conference where she navigates a misguided attraction to a married writer -- who is, in turn, attracted...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kentucky 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COR

Lasky, Kathryn.

Summary: A mother tells her own daughter what she was like and what she used to do when she was a little girl.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LAS

Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn)

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Summary: Sawyer Taft did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. She'd rather immerse herself in car repairs than in her grandmother's "society." But accepting might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life: her father's identity. She's in for a year of makeovers, big dresses,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Freeform Books 2018

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Dominy, Amy Fellner

Summary: "After a shocking secret about her mother is exposed and everyday life is turned upside down, Grace embarks on an adventure, searching for answers about her family's current situation. But, she gets more than she bargained for when it turns out that she isn't the only one looking for clues"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2018

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

Johnson, Christine

Summary: After the tragic events of the summer, Claire wants to worry about nothing but finding the perfect dress for the Autumn Ball, but her worst nightmares come true when someone learns that she is a werewolf, placing everyone she knows at risk.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2011

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

Gray, Eva.

Summary: After Louisa, Evelyn, and Rosie rescue Maddie from the Alliance and discover that Maddie's mother is the leader of the Resistance, the girls embark on a journey to find the Resistance headquarters despite the remaining threat of the Alliance and the disappearance of members of their group in rubble-strewn Chicago.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

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

Gurtler, Janet

Summary: Ever since her father disappeared Shyanna's home has been a sad place, but if the twelve-year old mermaid can conquer her stage fright before the Melody Pageant, she hopes to win the contest and bring song back to her mother's life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2015

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Rice, Luanne

Summary: Ever since her mother left, Maia has struggled with depression, which has only gotten worse since her father remarried; so Maia decides run away to Canada to find her mother, together with Billy, a boy who now lives in a group home and has his own family tragedy--but when they finally arrive in Tadoussac, Quebec, Maia discovers that even her mother has been keeping secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Point, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2017

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

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

Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

Summary: After her father is convicted of embezzlement, Becca Jones, fourteen, and her mother flee Georgia for small-town Ohio but three years later she learns that his misdeeds may have jeopardized not just her future but also her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2013

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

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

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Haddix 2013

Lambert, Mary E.

Summary: Seventh-grader Annabelle's mother is a hoarder, and their whole house is full of canned goods, broken toys, fabric, and old newspapers--but when a pile of newspapers (organized by weather reports) falls on Annabelle's younger sister Leslie and their mother is more concerned about the newspapers, it sets off a chain of events that brings their fix-it-all grandmother in and Annabelle realizes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

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

Schwartz, Dana

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Nora Holmes is an artist, a painter from the moment she could hold a brush. She inherited the skill from her grandfather, Robert, who's always nurtured Nora's talent and encouraged her to follow her passion. Still, Nora is shocked and elated when Robert offers her a gift: an all-expenses-paid summer trip to Europe to immerse herself in the craft and to study history's most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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

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

Devlin, Calla

Summary: "The three Babcock sisters must travel to a Mexican clinic across the border so their mother, ill with leukemia, can receive alternative treatments. The sisters' world is about to shatter under the weight of an incomprehensible betrayal. . . an illness far more insidious than cancer that poisons their home"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2016

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

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Devlin 2016