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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
1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

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 Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEP

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HEP

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION HEP

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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC JOH

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

Donahue, Jill L. (Jill Lynn)

Summary: While out picking blueberries with her mother, Bliss follows a butterfly and loses sight of her mother, but when she looks around she notices she has also unwittingly made a trail for herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE DON

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

1 hold 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

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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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GUR

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

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION MCD

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ZOB

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Chanani, Nidhi

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri's mom avoids these questions and the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she finds a mysterious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press 2017

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Airgood, Ellen

Summary: When eleven-year-old Ivy Blake leaves the nice farm family where she has been living in upstate New York and moves back in with her mother she is finally forced to face up to the fact that her alcoholic, dysfunctional parent will never be able to provide her with a stable home--and if she wants to achieve her dreams she is going to have to take charge of her own future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION AIR

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

Maddox, Jake

Summary: Twelve-year-old Maggie (Magnolia) and her twin sister Beatrice are both figure skaters, but Maggie is trying to find her own style (for instance, cutting her hair and dying it blue) while her sister remains firmly under their uptight mother's thumb--so when their old coach leaves and a man takes over, Maggie seizes the opportunity to try out some of the new spins she has been creating, even if...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MAD

Novak, Ali

Summary: Felicity, seventeen, has struggled to meet her mother's expectations since her older sister disappeared, and when she connects with a famous band member at a charity ball, she begins to consider what will make her truly happy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

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