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Rowell, Rainbow

Summary: The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after... What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light. That's how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kennedy, Randy

Summary: 1970s, in the Texas panhandle. Troy Falconer returns home after years of working as a solitary car thief to help his younger brother, Harlan, search for his wife, who has run away with the little money he had. When they steal a station wagon for the journey, the brothers accidentally kidnap Martha Zacharias, a Mennonite girl asleep in the back of the car. Martha turns out to be a stubborn...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC KEN

Evans, Richard Paul

Summary: Chicago celebrity and successful pitchman Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane cash. But thanks to a remarkable twist of fate, he's very much alive and ready for a second chance at life - and love. Narrowly escaping death has brought Charles some clarity: the money, the fame, the fast cars - none of that was making him happy. The last time he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Erickson, Steve

Summary: "When the Twin Towers suddenly reappear in the Badlands of South Dakota, twenty years after their fall, nobody can explain their return...the towers seem to sing, even as everybody hears a different song. A rumor overtakes the throng that someone can be seen in the high windows of the southern structure. On the ninety-third floor, Jesse Presley, the stillborn twin of the most famous singer who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ERI

Arikawa, Hiro

Summary: "A life-affirming anthem to kindness and self-sacrifice, The Travelling Cat Chronicles shows how the smallest things can provide the greatest joy. We take journeys to explore exotic new places and to return to the comforts of home, to visit old acquaintances and to make new friends. But the most important journey is the one that shows us how to follow our hearts... An instant international...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2018

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Anderson, James

Summary: "A trucker sets out to protect an abandoned child in the Utah desert...Winter has come to Route 117, a remote road through the high desert of Utah trafficked only by eccentrics, fugitives, and those looking to escape the world. Local truck driver Ben Jones, still in mourning over a heartbreaking loss, is just trying to get through another season of treacherous roads and sudden snowfall without...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AND

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LUI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Luiselli 2019

Evans, Richard Paul

Summary: "From #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans, the dramatic conclusion in the riveting Broken Road trilogy--a powerful redemption story about finding happiness on a pilgrimage across iconic Route 66"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EVA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EVA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC EVA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EVA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION EVA

Youngson, Anne

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Eve left her thirty-year career to become a Free Spirit. Sally waved goodbye to her indifferent husband and two grown-up children. Anastasia, a defiantly independent narrowboat-dweller, is suddenly landlocked and vulnerable. Before they quite know what they've done, Sally and Eve agree to drive Anastasia's narrowboat on a journey through the canals of England, as she awaits a life-saving...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC YOU

Stone, Nic

Summary: "How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma: Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED. Fasten Your Seatbelt: G'ma's never conventional, so this trip won't be either. Use the Green Book: G'ma's most treasured possession. It holds history, memories, and most important, the way home. What Not to Bring: A Cell Phone: Avoid contact with Dad at all...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD STO

Van Eerden, Jessie

Summary: "Frankie is an orphan (or a reluctant wife). Mave is an autodidact (or the town pariah). Nan is an artist (or the town whore). Each separately haunted, Frankie, Mave, and Nan - with a hound in tow - set out in an Oldsmobile Royale for Abiquiú and the desert of Georgia O'Keeffe, seeking an escape from everything they've known.Frankie records the journey in letters to her aunt Mave's dead lover,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dzanc Books 2021

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Hickam, Homer H.

Summary: Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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Rucker, Rudy v. B. (Rudy von Bitter)

Summary: When a seemingly-innocent trumpet solo somehow opens a transdimensional connection to Mappyworld, a parallel universe containing a single, endless plain divided by ridges into basin-like worlds, three California teens find themselves taken on a million mile road trip across a landscape of alien civilizations in a beat-up, purple 80s wagon . . . with a dark-energy motor, graphene tires and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Night Shade Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUC

Phillips, Susan Elizabeth.

Summary: In this hilariously heartwarming sequel to Call Me Irresistible, Lucy Jorik, the daughter of the former president of the U.S., jilts her soon-to-be husband at the altar and makes a run for it on the back of a stranger's motorcycle, finally embarking on the adventure she has been waiting for.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

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

Tobar, Héctor

Summary: "In The Last Great Road Bum, Héctor Tobar turns the peripatetic true story of a naive son of Urbana, Illinois, who died fighting with guerrillas in El Salvador into the great American novel for our times. Joe Sanderson died in pursuit of a life worth writing about. He was, in his words, a 'road bum,' an adventurer and a storyteller, belonging to no place, people, or set of ideas. He was born...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TOB

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Tobar 2020

Shors, John

Summary: Ian and his 10-year-old daughter Mattie are struggling with the passing of Kate--wife and mother--after her long battle with cancer. When Ian finally opens a letter Kate handed him before her death, he is surprised at the request inside: that he and Mattie travel across Asia while opening a series of letters from Kate, one at a time. As they complete each stage of the trip, they tie paper...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC SHO

Ward, Jesmyn

Summary: Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2017

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

Evans, Richard Paul

Summary: Chicago celebrity Charles James is believed to be dead, killed in a fiery plane crash. But thanks to a twist of fate, he's very much alive and ready for a second chance. He knows that the last time he was truly happy was when he was married to his ex-wife Monica, before their relationship was destroyed by his ambition and greed. Charles intends to finish his trek from Amarillo to Santa Monica,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019

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

Waxman, Abbi

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "Stuck in a bus full of strangers, mother-and-daughter duo Jessica and Emily Burnstein watch their carefully mapped-out college tour devolve into something they never expected in this hilarious and insightful new novel from the author of The Bookish Lifeof Nina Hill. Jessica and Emily have very different ideas of how this college tour should go. For Emily, it's a last-ditch effort to get...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAX

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAX

Doig, Ivan.

Summary: "In the spirit of The Bartender's Tale, a lively and poignant coming-of-age story about a boy and his great-uncle on a cross-country odyssey. Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Doig's beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old's imagination. But when Gram has to have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOI

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DOI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION DOI

Fishman, Boris

Summary: When their adopted eight-year-old son Max suddenly turns feral, Maya Shulman convinces her husband, Alex, to embark on a cross-country trip to Montana to track down Max's birth parents, which results in unexpected consequences and life-altering changes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FIS

Berg, Elizabeth.

Summary: "Cecilia Ross is looking for a change. She has decided to take time off from her job as a successful motivational speaker and sell her home. She moves in to a beautiful old house in St. Paul, Minnesota, complete with a big front porch, a wild garden, a chef's kitchen--and three roommates. The four women are different ages, but all are feeling restless, and want to take a roadtrip to find again...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BER

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BER

Katz, Re

Summary: "And Then the Gray Heaven centers on Jules, whose partner B has recently died in a freak accident. Confronting the red tape of the hospital, the dissociation and cruelty of B's family, and the unimaginable void now at the center of their lives, Jules and new friend Theo embark on a road trip to bury two-thirds of B's ashes in the places they most belong. Along the way, Katz delves into their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dzanc Books 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC KAT

Merullo, Roland

Summary: Meeting during a highly publicized official visit at the Vatican, the Pope and the Dalai Lama embark on an unsanctioned, undercover vacation through the Italian countryside to rediscover the everyday joys of life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MER

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