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Shreve, Anita.

Summary: Linda Fallon travels to a literary festival to give a reading from her latest work, but while she is there she encounters her former lover, Thomas James, and together, the couple share memories of their past affair.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SHR

Shreve, Anita.

Summary: Linda Fallon travels to a literary festival to give a reading from her latest work, but while she is there she encounters her former lover, Thomas James, and together, the couple share memories of their past affair.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2001

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SHR

Williams-Garcia, Rita.

2 holds on 3 copies

Summary: In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC WIL

Yolen, Jane.

Summary: In 1881 Amherst, Massachusetts, six-year-old Gilbert finds it both challenging and wonderful to spend time with his aunt, the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson, who lives next door.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Yolen 2009

Darznik, Jasmin

Summary: "A spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, who defied society's expectations to find her voice and her destiny. "Remember the flight, for the bird is mortal." All through her childhood in Tehran, Forugh Farrokhzad is told that Persian daughters should be quiet and modest. She is taught only to obey, but she always finds ways to rebel, gossiping with her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAR

Gómez Bárcena, Juan

Summary: "A retelling of a fantastical true story: two young men seduce Nobel laureate Juan Ramon Jiménez with the words of an imaginary woman and inspire one of his greatest love poems. Jose Galvez and Carlos Rodriguez are poets. Or, at least, they'd like to be. Sons of Lima's elite in the early twentieth century, they scribble bad verses and read the greats: Rilke, Rimbaud, and, above all others, Juan...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOM

Herman, Michelle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MacAdam/Cage Pub. 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HER

Alvarez, Julia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALV

Freedman, Nancy Mars.

Summary: A fictionalized memoir of the 6th century BC Greek poet, Sappho of Lesbos, whose girls' school was at the center of a scandal which gave birth to the word lesbian. The novel portrays her as a social activist for women's equality, as well as an erotic poet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRE

Alameddine, Rabih

Summary: ""There are many ways to break someone's heart, but Rabih Alameddine is one rare writer who not only breaks our hearts but gives every broken piece a new life."-Yiyun Li Following the critical and commercial success of An Unnecessary Woman, Alameddine delivers a spectacular portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval. Set over the course of one night in the waiting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALA

Auster, Paul

Summary: Poet and student Adam Walker meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born and his silent, seductive girlfriend, Margot, sending Adam into a perverse triangle that leads to a shocking act of violence that will alter his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AUS

Riggs, Cynthia.

Summary: When the coffin of a Norton girl goes missing, Victoria Trumbull becomes increasingly alarmed as everyone connected to the coffin is brutally murdered, a situation that appears to be related to a mysterious yew tree.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIG

Robuck, Erika.

Summary: "Upstate New York, 1928. Laura Kelley and the man she loves sneak away from their judgmental town to attend a performance of the scandalous Ziegfeld Follies. But the dark consequences of their night of daring and delight reach far into the future.... That same evening, Bohemian poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and her indulgent husband hold a wild party in their remote mountain estate, hoping to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROB

Delany, Samuel R.

Summary: Babel-17, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy's deadly force, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 2016

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Willett, Jincy.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Twin sisters Dorcas, a woman of certain sexual appetites, and Abigail, prim and virginal, find themselves targeted by predatory poet Conrad, who finds in the sisters a challenge to test his skills as a manipulator and seducer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

Williams-Garcia, Rita.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2012

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Patrić, A. S.

Summary: Two Serbian refugees, Jovan and Suzana, are desperately seeking redemption in Australia. The couple fled war-torn Sarajevo after losing their children, their standing as public intellectuals, and their connection to each other. Now working as cleaners in a suburb of Melbourne, they struggle to rebuild their lives under the painful hardships of immigrant life. During a hot summer, Jovan's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAT

Williams, Niall

Summary: The bedridden daughter of a dead poet struggles to find her father through the stories that are central to her world, an effort that takes her through family writings, oral traditions, her father's library, and her own writing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

Jin, Ha

Summary: The story follows the Wu family as they adjust to life in America after severing their ties with China after the Tiananmen Square massacre. Though their future seems secure, things aren't as simple as they appear. As much of the family slowly adjusts to American life, the father, Nan is disillusioned and finds it hard to totally break with his homeland despite his violent disagreement with its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JIN

Cullen, Lynn

Summary: Struggling to support her family in mid-nineteenth-century New York, writer Frances Osgood makes an unexpected connection with literary master Edgar Allan Poe and finds her survival complicated by her intense attraction to the writer and the scheming manipulations of his wife.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CUL

Chang, Lan Samantha.

Summary: Two students at a renowned writing school, Roman and Bernard, vie for the admiration of their charismatic and mysterious poet professor and forge a relationship that has lasting repercussions on their art and their lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

McCann, Colum

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Jong, Erica.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

Gilchrist, Ellen

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GILCH