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Turnage, Sheila.

Summary: Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2012

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

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Turnage 2012

Lee, Emery

Summary: "Theo Mori and Gabriel Moreno have always been at odds. Their parents own rival businesses-an Asian American café and a Puerto Rican bakery-and Gabi's lack of coordination has cost their soccer team too many games to count. Stuck in the closet and scared to pursue his own dreams, Gabi sees his parents' shop as his future. Stuck under the weight of his parents' expectations, Theo's best shot at...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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Pacton, Jamie

Summary: "Working as a Wench--i.e., waitress--at a cheesy medieval-themed restaurant in the Chicago suburbs, Kit Sweetly wishes she could be a Knight like her brother. She has the moves, is capable on a horse, and desperately needs the raise that comes with knighthood, so she can hold a spot at her dream college and help her mom pay the mortgage. Company policy allows only guys to be Knights. So when...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Page Street Publishing Co. 2020

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Morrill, Lauren

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Beck rediscovers herself while working with a group of misfits at the local pizza parlor where she was born.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2021

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Yee, Lisa

Summary: "Eleven-year-old Maizy Chen visits her estranged grandparents, who own and run a Chinese restaurant in Last Chance, Minnesota; as her visit lengthens, she makes unexpected discoveries about her family's history and herself"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Ockler, Sarah.

Summary: Hudson Avery gave up a promising competitive ice skating career after her parents divorced when she was fourteen years old and now spends her time baking cupcakes and helping out in her mother's upstate New York diner, but when she gets a chance at a scholarship and starts coaching the boys' hockey team, she realizes that she is not through with ice skating after all.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2012

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

Chim, Wai

Summary: "Anna Chiu has her hands full. When she's not looking after her brother and sister or helping out at her father's restaurant, she's taking care of her mother, whose debilitating mental illness keeps her in bed most days. Her father's new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren't right at home, she's starting to feel like she could be a normal...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2020

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

Schwartz, Alexandra Cassel

Summary: "Daniel Tiger and Jodi Platypus are going to a restaurant with their families. How will they stay calm?"--Page [4] of cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2019

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1 available in Kids' Favorite Characters, Call number: JE DAN

Gregorio, I. W.

Summary: "Jocelyn "Jos" Wu has two wishes: to make it through high school without dying of boredom and to direct a short film with her best friend. Will Domenici has two goals: to get assigned to a worthwhile position at his school paper and to find a paying summer gig. When Jos's father tells her their family restaurant may be going under and Will learns he didn't land his dream job at the school...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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O'Nan, Stewart

Summary: Managing a failed seafood restaurant in a run-down New England mall just before Christmas, Manny DeLeon coordinates a challenging final shift of mutinous staff members, an effort that is complicated by his love for a waitress, a pregnant girlfriend, and an elusive holiday gift.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ONA

Seltzer, Eric

Summary: In this entertaining Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read, the diner dogs who work at the Bow Wow diner fetch tea and coffee and love belly rubs as they serve all the hungry customers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2021

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Pre-Reader (Orange), Call number: JBR ORANGE SEL

Brewer, Killian B.

Summary: When Marcus Sumter, a short order cook with dreams of being a chef, inherits a house in small town Marathon, Georgia, he leaves his big city life behind. Marcus intends to sell the house to finance his dreams, but a group of lovable busybodies called the Do Nothings, a new job at the local diner, the Tammy Dinette, and a handsome mechanic named Hank cause Marcus to rethink his plans. Will he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Interlude press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRE

Close, Jennifer

3 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "An irresistible comedy of manners about three generations of a Chicago restaurant family and the private jokes, ancient grudges, broken hearts, and deep, abiding love that feeds them all"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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Le, Loan

Summary: High school seniors Bảo and Linh, whose feuding families own competing Vietnamese restaurants, conceal their budding romance, as well as Linh's desire to become an artist.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2021

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

Galvan, Ana

Summary: "A science-fiction graphic novella grounded in a familiar experience for most: spending an afternoon with our best pals over a burger and fries. But this joint has something more special than a Happy Meal: the "Once Party" menu. The "Once Party" menu, for ages 11 and up, can only be ordered once (of course). But there's a catch: not everyone who does gets the special prize. Those who do, go to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 GAL

Lim, S. Briones

Summary: "What's the problem? Sixteen-year-old Filipino American Angelo Rivera will tell you flat out. Life sucks. He's been uprooted from his San Diego home to a boring landlocked town in the middle of nowhere. Behind him, ocean waves, his girlfriend, and the biggest skateboarding competition on the California coast. Ahead, flipping burgers at his parents' new diner and, as the only Asian in his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Skyscape 2021

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

Hart, Ellen.

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

Forte, Lauren

Summary: "Bob and the team have a job to do at the new space-themed restaurant. There may be an alien loose in Spring City"--Page 4 of ocver

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

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1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN FOR

Brite, Poppy Z.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Three Rivers Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRI

Flagg, Fannie.

Summary: Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a now-classic novel about two women: Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age, and gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode, who is telling her life story. Her tale includes two more women, the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FLA

Mehran, Marsha

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Trade Paperbacks 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MEH

Cavender, Chris.

Summary: When snooty Judson Sizemore breezes into Timber Ridge, North Carolina, to open an upper-crust pizza parlor near A Slice of Delight, Eleanor and Maddie Swift's biggest worry is that their beloved restaurant's days are numbered--until they hear that Judsonhas met a most gruesome end.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAV

Mapson, Jo-Ann.

Summary: In a tale spanning four generations of the Moon family, matriarch Gammy Bess limits her kind nature to the days on which she wins at bingo, Allegra drives her daughter Mariah crazy with protest rallies, and twelve-year-old Lindsay struggles with her highIQ.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2006

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

Manansala, Mia P.

Summary: "The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes-one that might just be killer.... When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She's tasked with saving her Tita Rosie's failing restaurant, and she has to deal with a group of matchmaking aunties who shower her with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Prime Crime 2021

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAN

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