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Ishiguro, Kazuo

25 holds on 10 copies

Summary: "From her place in the store that sells artificial friends, Klara--an artificial friend with outstanding observational qualities--watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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Skelly, Katie

Summary: "Christine Papin, an overworked live-in maid, is reunited with her younger sister, Lea, who has also been hired by the wealthy Lancelin family. They make the estate's beds, scrub the floors, and spy on the domestic strife that routinely occurs within its walls. What starts as petty theft by the maids -- who are flashing back to their tumultuous time in a convent -- shortly turns into something...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books Inc. 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 SKE

Shepherd, Megan

Summary: When their mistress is murdered, Anouk and her fellow beasties have only three days until their enchantment ends and they are transformed back into animals, but in seeking to remain human, they threaten the hierarchy imposed by the society of magic handlers in Paris called the Haute.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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

Murphy, Emily Bain

Summary: "In nineteenth-century Copenhagen, an orphaned seamstress goes to work for a retired ballerina and uses her magic to investigate her father's mysterious death while working for the same family years ago"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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Anstey, Cindy

Summary: Yuletide season, 1817. At the country estate of Shackleford Park, lady's maid Kate Darby has her hands full between her household duties, caring for her ailing mother, and saving up money to someday own a dress shop. Matt Harlow is also busy acting as valet for both of the Steeple brothers, two of the estate's holiday guests. Staving off their feelings for each other becomes the least of their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Swoon Reads 2018

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

Miller, Jessica

Summary: When timid Elizabeth's father takes her and her fearless friend, Zenobia, to his family home, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost there, and then Elizabeth learns she had an aunt who disappeared from the house years ago.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2017

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

George, Alex

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "One day in the City of Lights. One night in search of lost time. Paris between the wars teems with artists, writers, and musicians, a glittering crucible of genius. But amidst the dazzling creativity of the city's most famous citizens, four regular people are each searching for something they've lost. Camille was the maid of Marcel Proust, and she has a secret: when she was asked to burn her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)

Summary: Fern and her mother have always lived as servants in Wyndemere House, the mansion of the Davenport family. She developed a friendship with Dr. Davenport's son, Ryder, and enjoyed free range of the estate. When Dr. Davenport remarries, his new wife has very different ideas about a servant's place. Now Fern and her mother are subject to cruel punishments, harsh conditions, and aren't even allowed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC AND

Land, Stephanie

Summary: Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, took classes online to earn a college degree. And she wrote relentlessly: true stories of overworked and underpaid Americans; of living on food stamps and WIC coupons. Here...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAND, STEPHANIE LAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B LAND LAN

Lee, Stacey (Stacey Heather)

Summary: "1890, Atlanta. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel Caroline Payne, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for 'the genteel Southern lady'"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2019

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Lee 2019

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

Resau, Laura.

Summary: A child in Ecuador is sent to be the servant of a rich mestizo family where she is mistreated. She teaches herself to read and write and escapes, but she is lost between two cultures. Based on a true story.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2011

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

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

Parish, Herman

Summary: When she is asked to be a flower girl in Aunt Mary's beach wedding, Amelia Bedelia helps plan and prepare before the big day.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED PAR

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED PAR

Fredericks, Mariah

Summary: Through her exquisite prose, sharp observation and deft plotting, Mariah Fredericks invites us into the heart of a changing New York in her remarkable debut adult novel.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: M FRE

Mueller, Jenna

Summary: Cinderella is too busy cleaning and fixing things around the house that she runs out of time to get ready for the ball with her stepsisters, but then her Fairy Godmother shows up to help the aspiring interior designer and Clementine go to the party.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MUE

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MUE

Parry, Ambrose

Summary: "Edinburgh, 1850. Despite being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson - a whispering campaign seeks to blame him for the death of a patient in suspicious circumstances. Simpson's protégé Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Canongate 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAR

Enderle, Dotti

Summary: When Malcolm spots an advertisement for Mystic Mack's Grow A Ghost, he jumps at the chance to have a butler ghost to do his chores and homework, and spy on his sister--but soon things start to go wrong, and this ghost proves difficult to get rid of.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Calico, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2016

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

Gilbert, Julie

Summary: In 1620 an orphaned fifteen-year-old servant girl joins Separatists seeking religious freedom and others aboard the Mayflower as they undertake a perilous journey to the New World.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2021

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED GIL

Kumanomata, Kagiji

Summary: "Kidnapped by the Demon King and imprisoned in his castle, Princess Syalis is...bored. Princess Syalis has a new admirer, and the other demons are jealous--one in particular. How far will he go to dissuade her weaselly suitor? Then summer arrives! Syalis tries to cool off by telling ghost stories to make herself shiver but instead strikes fear into her demon captors' hearts. Then the Demon...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: VIZ Media 2019

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

Bailey, Martine

Summary: "'That's how it is for us servants. No one pays you much heed; mostly you're invisible as furniture. Yet you overhear a conversation here, and add a little gossip there. Then you find something, something you should not have found.' Irrepressible Biddy Leigh, under-cook at the foreboding Mawton Hall, only wants to marry her childhood sweetheart and set up her own tavern. But when her elderly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAI

Blundell, Judy.

Summary: It is 1906, and when her family is cheated out of their tavern, fourteen-year-old Minnie Bonner is forced to become a maid to the Sump family, who are moving to San Francisco--three weeks before the great earthquake.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2013

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

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y DA BLU

Millás García, Juan José

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Laid off from his job, Damián Lobo obsessively imagines himself as a celebrity being interviewed on TV. After committing an act of petty theft at an antiques market, he finds himself trapped inside a wardrobe and delivered to the seemingly idyllic home of a husband, wife, and their internet-addicted teenage daughter. There, he sneaks from the shadows to serve as an invisible butler, becoming...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bellevue Literary Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIL

Buckey, Sarah Masters

Summary: While visiting an old castle in England, Samantha and Nellie solve mysteries involving a ghost and some missing rare books.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Pub. 2011

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

Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)

Summary: A servant's daughter and a doctor's son who were raised in the same household develop a romantic relationship that is threatened by the doctor's new wife. "Ever since Fern could remember, she and her mother have lived as servants in Wyndemere House, the old gothic mansion of the Davenport family. She may have been a servant, but Fern developed a sweet friendship with Dr. Davenport's son, Ryder,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AND

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Andrews 2018

McClure, Marcia Lynn

Summary: "Chambermaid Faris Shayhan escapes from Tremeshton Manor to work for Lady Rockrimmon at Loch Loland Castle and encounters the rogue Highwayman of Tanglewood who steals her heart. When Lochlan Rockrimmon returns to the castle and protects her from Kade Tremshton, Faris must reconcile her love for the Highwayman with her growing attraction for the heir of Rockrimmon"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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

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