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Gwin, Minrose

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "In the fall of 1957, Olivia McAlister is living in Opelika, Mississippi, caring for her two girls, June and Grace, and her husband, Holly. She dreams of living a much larger life--seeing the world and returning to her wartime job at a landing boat factory in New Orleans. As she watches over the birds in her yard, Olivia feels like an "accidental"--a migratory bird blown off course. When...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC GWI

Kennedy, William

Summary: His life radically changed by an encounter with Ernest Hemingway in Cuba, journalist Daniel Quinn embarks on a turbulent journey marked by such historical events as the Albany race riots, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Brooks, Malcolm.

Summary: "Catherine Lemay is a young archaeologist on her way to Montana, with a huge task before her -- a canyon "as deep as the devil's own appetites." Working ahead of a major dam project, she has one summer to prove nothing of historical value will be lost in the flood. From the moment she arrives, nothing is familiar. The vastness of the canyon itself mocks the contained, artifact-rich digs in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

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1 available in Adult- Western, Call number: Western Brooks 2014

Roth, Philip.

Summary: "Published together for the first time as the author intended, Nemeses is a quartet of novels whose terrain is the human body and whose subject, the common experience that terrifies us all"--Publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROT

Begley, Louis.

Summary: Reconnecting with a vibrant woman from his past, Philip is shocked to learn that her seemingly charmed marriage ended in divorce and tragedy and that the woman regarded her ex as a monster, a revelation that compels him to investigate the truth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEG

Roth, Philip.

Summary: What impact can American history have on the life of the vulnerable individual? It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. A studious, law-abiding, intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. And why is he there and not at the local college in Newark where he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Company 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Roth

Lee, Harper.

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout returns home to Maycomb to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LEE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LEE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION LEE

Truss, Lynne

Summary: 1957. Famed theater critic A. S. Crystal has come to the British seaside resort of Brighton with something other than the local production of A Shilling in the Meter on his mind. He intends to tell Constable Twitten the secret he knows about the still-unsolved Aldersgate Stick-Up case of 1945. Just before Crystal names the criminal mastermind involved, he's shot dead in his seat. As Constable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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Lee, Harper

Summary: Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Jean Louise Finch--Scout--returns home to Maycomb to visit her father. She struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Caedmon 2015

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

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Lee 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Lee

Grant, Sofia

Summary: "In the 1940s and 50s, women who needed a fast divorce went to Nevada to live on a ranch with other women in the same boat. Francie Meeker and Vi Carothers were sold a bill of goods: find a man, marry him in a white wedding gown, and live happily ever after. These best friends never expected to be on the train to Reno, those 'lies in white dresses' shattered, their marriages over. On board the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P GRA

Godwin, Gail.

Summary: Sparking enthusiasm for a play about the founding of their North Carolina mountains Catholic girls' school, a charismatic ninth grader and her recently orphaned best friend set in motion a series of events that have decades-long ramifications.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GOD

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Godwin 2009

Garlock, Dorothy

Summary: Hooper's Crossing, New York, 1952. The post-war boom seems a million miles away . . . especially for a sheltered librarian who longs for the adventure and excitement of the big city. New York City. The hustle and bustle. The people and the excitement. It's all Lily Denton dreams about. But ever since her mother died, her overprotective father won't ease up on her. So she spends her days...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2017

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Yi, Chi-min

Summary: American movie star Marilyn Monroe will be visiting Korea on a four-day USO tour, and Alice has been chosen as her translator. Though intrigued, Alice has few expectations of the job--what could she and a beautiful actress at the peak of her fame possibly have to talk about? Yet the Marilyn she meets, while just as dazzling and sensual as Alice expected, is also surprisingly approachable. As...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2019

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC YI
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Callahan, Michael

Summary: "For a small-town girl with a big dream in 1955, there is no address more glamorous than New York's Barbizon Hotel. Laura, a patrician beauty from Smith, arrives in its vaunted halls to work at Mademoiselle for the summer. Her hopelessly romantic roommate Dolly comes from a working-class upstate town to attend secretarial school. Vivian, a brash, redheaded British bombshell with a disregard for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAL

Atkins, Ace.

Summary: No one dares to cross the machine (organized crime) in Phenix City, Alabama; but when crime-fighting attorney Albert Patterson is gunned down in a Phenix City alley in the spring of 1954, a small group of men meet and decide that they have had enough.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gale Cengage Learning 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M ATK

Cheek, Chip

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Late September 1957. Henry and Effie, very young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey, for their honeymoon only to find the town is deserted. Feeling shy of each other and isolated, they decide to cut the trip short. But before they leave, they meet a glamorous set of people who sweep them up into their drama. Clara, a beautiful socialite who feels her youth slipping away;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Celadon Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHE

Truss, Lynne

Summary: "It's 1957, and the famed theater critic A.S. Crystal has come to the British seaside resort of Brighton with something other than the local production of A Shilling in the Meter on his mind. Sitting in the Brighton Royal Theater with Constable Twitten, Crystal intends to tell the detective the secret he knows about the still-unsolved Aldersgate Stick-Up case of 1945. And yet, just before...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC TRU

Taylor, David C.

Summary: New York City in 1954. The Cold War is heating up. Senator Joe McCarthy is running a witch hunt for Communists in America. The newly formed CIA is fighting a turf battle with the FBI to see who will be the primary US intelligence agency. And the bodies of murdered young men are turning up in the city. Michael Cassidy has an unusual background for a New York cop. His father, a refugee from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAY

Lee, Janice Y. K.

Summary: Hired by the wealthy Chen family as a piano instructor, Claire Pendleton is seduced by the social life of Hong Kong's expatriate community and begins an affair with Will Truesdale, an enigmatic Englishman with a devastating past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEE

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: FIC Lee

Atkinson, Kate

Summary: In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ATK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ATK

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ATK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION ATK

Atkinson, Kate

Summary: Ten years after she was recruited as a spy, Juliet Armstrong presumes the events of those years are in the past. But a different war is being fought now, and she finds herself once more under threat.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Highsmith, Patricia 1921-

Summary: A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2004

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Tripp, Valerie

Summary: Struggling to stand out in a family of five brothers and sisters, Maryellen draws more attention than she wants with a cartoon of her teacher on the first day of fourth grade.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC TRI

Summary: This televised time capsule recounts the incredible events of the past 100 years. Through exclusive interviews and rare film footage you will witness the great wars, devastating disasters, and social changes of this century decade-by-decade.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passport Video 2004

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV REM