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Chamberlain, Diane

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION CHA

Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn)

Summary: While spending a summer at the family lake house, eighteen-year-old Sawyer finally learns the full truth about her complicated family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Freeform Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BAR

Johnston, Aviaq

Summary: Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends with super strength (who can dangle from the monkey bars for hours), and friends who are better than she is at a million other things. Nalvana thinks she must be the only kid in town without a superpower. But then her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Inhabit Media Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JOH

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

Méndez, Jasminne

Summary: A novel-in-verse about a 12-year-old Dominican American girl who must keep her love of swimming a secret from her mother, is diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis, and is forced to reimagine the person she is to become.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2023

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

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 Fiction, Call number: FIC HEP

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Chiaverini, Jennifer.

Summary: Colored illustrations on endpapers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS Chiav

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Baer, Marianna

Summary: Indigo finds a series of paintings made by her mother that could be the solution to their financial insecurities; however, her mother refuses to revive the series, so Indigo secretly takes up the brush herself and falls into the paintings' dangerous world which blurs fantasy and reality.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2023

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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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC HAY

Huerta, Lizz

Summary: "Indir is a Dreamer, descended from a long line of seers; able to see beyond reality, she carries the rare gift of Dreaming truth. But when the beloved king dies, his son has no respect for this time-honored tradition. King Alcan wants an opportunity to bring the Dreamers to a permanent end--an opportunity Indir will give him if he discovers the two secrets she is struggling to keep. As violent...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HUE

Maldonado, Crystal

Summary: "Charlie Vega is smart, funny, artistic, ambitious. And fat. People sometimes have a problem with that last one. Especially her mom. The world wants Charlie to be thinner, lighter, slimmer-faced, straighter-haired, like her best friend Amelia. When Charlie starts a tentative relationship with cute classmate Brian, the first worthwhile guy to notice her, everything is perfect until she learns...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MAL

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MAL

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEP

Copies Available at Woodmere

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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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ARC

Adler, Malka

Summary: "Winter 1939: Danusha and her family are forced to flee their home when the Nazis invade Poland. Danusha's mother, Anna, changes her name and secures a position as a housekeeper in a German doctor's mansion in Kraków where Gestapo meetings are hosted in the kitchen... Her secret is their salvation, but what Danusha remembers most is the solitude, with only her baby brother and the girl in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ADL

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

McDonald, Christina

Summary: "In the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she's pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia's wrists. When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia's fall an accident, Abi...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCD

Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn)

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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Freeform Books 2018

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Hanlon, Abby

Summary: Dory's separation anxiety from her mother turns into a ghostly, goofy escapade.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2023

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE HAN

Menon, Uma

Summary: "Recounting her mother's migration from India and how she came to speak two languages--Malayalam and English--a young girl shows how the gift of multilingualism can transport people across borders and around the world"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2024

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Lewis, Kayvion

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Ross Quest, a master thief, enters the Thieves' Gambit, a competition consisting of dangerous, international heists, in order to save her mother's life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LAW

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC LEW

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LEW

Fipps, Lisa

Summary: Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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