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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, Call number: FIC CHA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION CHA

Moretti, Kate

Summary: Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She's a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother. Edie also has a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC MOR

Feder, Tyler

Summary: "Tyler Feder shares her story of her mother's first oncology appointment to facing reality as a motherless daughter in this frank and refreshingly funny graphic memoir"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 FED

Tolstikova, Dasha

Summary: Depicts the author's life with her grandmother in Moscow while her mother goes to school in America, describing how she navigated her problems with friends and school and her surprise when she learned she would be joining her mother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TOL

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HEP

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEP

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION HEP

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hepworth 2017

Acampora, Paul

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Ellie Magari's mother left shortly after Ellie was born, and her father has raised her, but Ellie always figured that one day she would meet her mother and ask her some pertinent questions--but now her mother has died, and Ellie does not know exactly how to feel about that, but she is determined, with the help of her friends in the St. Francis of Assisi's Howling Wolves...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Tyler, Bridget

Summary: "Earth is uninhabitable. Tau is our home now. With that terrifying message, Jo and her family learned the truth: They are trapped forever on Tau Ceti e. But the planet's current occupants--the Sorrow--are not interested in sharing. The fragile peace Jo negotiated abruptly shatters, and soon a bloody battle is raging between the Sorrow and the Pioneers. As tensions rise, the survival of everyone...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Harrington, Claudia

Summary: Lenny, the class reporter, follows Elsie for a school project and learns about her life with her two moms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAR

Anderson, Jodi Lynn

Summary: When sixth-grader Rosie begins to see magic, she learns that her mother's dwindling memory is tied to an age-old battle between the light of the moon and the darkness of witches.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Johnson, Varian

Summary: "When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young African American woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COR

Coyle, Carmela LaVigna

Summary: When a little girl asks her mother about princesses, she learns that they are much like herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Taylor Trade Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: BRD

Faruqi, Saadia

Summary: Yasmin struggles with Ms. Alex's assignment to write an essay about her hero until she realizes that her hero is someone very close to her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE FAR

Ifueko, Jordan

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Raised in isolation, Tarisai yearns for the closeness she could have as one of the Crown Prince's Council of 11, but her mother, The Lady, has magically compelled Tarisai to kill the Crown Prince.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Johnson, Abigail

Summary: When Katelyn decided to surprise her widowed mom with an online dating profile, it seemed like a good idea. It isn't. Katelyn's mom hasn't just been acting overprotective all these years-- she's been hiding something. And now that anyone can find them online, Katelyn is in a desperate race against time to uncover the secrets of the past. Not only her mom's, but-- as her world unravels-- her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Underlined 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. 'Dear Ijeawele' is Adichie's letter of response. Here are fifteen suggestions for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 ADI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 649.133 ADI

Bowe, Julie

Summary: Victoria Torres has always had a family birthday party that she shares with her beloved grandmother, but this year she is so impressed by her classmate's birthday party at GlamaRama, the mall's newest spa store, that she decides that she wants to celebrate her twelfth birthday there--and her mother refuses to do both.

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Cooper, Abby

Summary: From the author of Sticks & Stones, a realistic middle-grade story with a dash of magic about a girl who sees other people's thoughts in bubbles above their heads. Twelve-year-old Sophie Mulvaney's world has been turned upside down after her mom loses her job and breaks up with Pratik, who Sophie adored. But then: Sophie starts seeing bubbles above people's heads that tell her what they are...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD COO

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

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

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

Bauer, Joan

Summary: Sixth-grader Sugar and her mother lose their beloved house and experience the harsh world of homelessness.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD BAU

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Devlin 2016

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

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