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Franson, Sally

Summary: Once a book-loving English major, Casey Pendergast lands a job at a top ad agency that highly values her ability to tell a good story. When her hard-to-please boss assigns her to a top-secret campaign that pairs literary authors with corporations hungry for upmarket cachet, Casey is both excited and skeptical. As she crisscrosses America, wooing her former idols, she's shocked at how quickly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC FRA

Steel, Danielle.

Summary: "Power Play takes readers into the boardrooms and playgrounds of top tier corporate America, exploring the costs of great power through the intersecting stories of three indelible women: a high-powered CEO, a long-time 'corporate wife,' and an aspiring artist struggling to raise a family with an absentee father. The lives of three women are linked in ways that none could have imagined. Fiona...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Owens, Lisa

Summary: "In the tradition of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary and Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It comes a wise and laugh-out-loud debut novel that captures a young generation trying not to have it all, but to figure out what it all means. Claire has just resigned from her job without a plan for her next move. As she struggles to explain herself to friends and family, she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OWE

Cohen, Julie

Summary: "When Felicity steps off the train on the way to meet her husband, she is so sure of everything in her life. Where she is headed, what she will order at the restaurant, the first words her husband will say to her when she arrives, their happy future together. But then she catches a scent of perfume in the air, and suddenly she is overcome by forgotten emotions-passionate memories of another man...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION COH

Essbaum, Jill Alexander.

Summary: "Anna Benz, an American woman in her thirties, lives in comfort and affluence with her Swiss banker husband and their three young children in a picture-perfect suburb of Zurich. Despite the tranquility and order of her domestic existence, Anna is fallingapart inside. Isolated in a foreign country and a faltering marriage, Anna begins three adventures to restart her life: Jungian analysis,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ESS

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Essbaum 2015

Weiner, Jennifer.

Summary: Struggling with the demands of her job, distant husband, spoiled daughter and Alzheimer's patient father, Allison becomes addicted to painkillers and lands in rehab, where amid fellow inpatients she confronts incompatible recovery techniques, barely trained counselors and her own denial.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WEI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEI

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WEI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION WEI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Weiner 2014

Katchur, Karen.

Summary: "Jo has been hiding the truth about her role in her high school boyfriend's drowning for sixteen years. Every summer, she drops her children off with her mother at the lakeside community where she spent summers growing up, but cannot bear to stay herself;everything about the lake reminds her of the guilt she feels. For her daughter Caroline, however, the lake is a precious world apart; its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: FICTION KAT

Gable, Michelle.

Summary: "When April Vogt's boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit ninth arrondissement apartment, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "shuttered for seventy years." She hears Paris. She hears escape. Once in France, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository. Beneath the dust and cobwebs and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GAB

Taylor, Katherine

Summary: "A razor-sharp, cross-generational tragicomedy set in California's wine-soaked Central Valley Ingrid Palamede never returns to places she's lived in the past. For her, "whole neighborhoods, whole cities, can be ruined by the reasons you left." But when her boyfriend, Howard, en route to Aspen, breaks things off out of the blue, she's forced to return to her childhood home of Fresno,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAY

Casale, Jana

Summary: A college student's procrastination over reading a Noam Chomsky work becomes a metaphor throughout subsequent decades of milestones that reflect the disparity between the carefully planned life she wants and the person she is really meant to be.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAS
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Noble, Shelley

Summary: Zoe Bascombe has never said no to her family. When she blew her Juilliard audition, she caved to their wishes and went to business school. But when her mother dies and leaves instructions for Zoe to spread her ashes at a place called Wind Chime Beach, she defies her brothers and starts out for a New England town none of them has ever heard of and discovers a side of her garden club mother that...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Radulescu, Domnica

Summary: "A riveting novel about two women--one Serbian, one Bosnian--whose friendship spans decades and continents, war and peace, love and estrangement, in the vein of Elena Ferrante and Julia Alvarez. Closer than sisters, Lara and Marija share everything, from stolen fruit and Hollywood movies as girls to ideologies and even lovers as young women. But when the Bosnian War pits their homelands against...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RAD

Ohlin, Alix

Summary: "A masterful achievement: a joint coming-of-age story and an achingly poignant portrait of the strange, painful, ultimately life-sustaining bonds between sisters. Lark and Robin are half-sisters whose similarities end at being named for birds. While Lark is shy and studious, Robin is wild and artistic. Raised in Montreal by their disinterested single mother, they form a fierce team in childhood...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Allende, Isabel

Summary: After the death of her beloved grandfather, nineteen-year-old Maya Vidal, turning to drugs, alcohol, and petty crimes, becomes trapped in a war between assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol, until her grandmother helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile where she tries to make sense of her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION ALL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Allende 2013

McCullough, Colleen

Summary: "Returning to the sweeping romantic saga, Colleen McCullough presents a new major work: the story of four unforgettable sisters navigating work, love, and their dreams in 1920s Australia. Because they are two sets of twins, the four Latimer sisters are as close as can be. They are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit, and ambition, but as they step into womanhood, they are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCC

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCC

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction McCullough 2014

Strecker, Susan.

Summary: "One October night, when Jensen Reilly is sixteen, she and her high school sweetheart, Ryder, are involved in a horrible accident that kills her brother, Will. Ever since then Jensen has been running--from her past, from the Connecticut shoreline home she loved, to boarding school and then out west, where she dropped out of college to elope with her professor, a charismatic artist who takes her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STR

Wingate, Lisa.

Summary: When soon-to-be college student Tam Lambert learns that her family's finances are collapsing, the life she's known is forever changed. Her father, facing prosecution for financial fraud, has fled to Mexico. Their upscale home is in foreclosure. Tam, her high-maintenance stepmother, and four preschool siblings have no choice but to move to a tiny house owned by her father's Householders company...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NAL Accent 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Win

Ruby, Ilie.

Summary: Raised by a mother who follows the cycles of the ocean and moon, sisters Ruthie and Dolly confront the social and sexual mores of their Long Beach, California home in the 1970s while Ruthie hides the truth about her young daughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soft Skull Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUB

Stewart, Mariah

Summary: "From Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Chesapeake Diaries series, comes the next book in her popular Hudson Sisters series, which follows a trio of reluctant sisters who set out to fulfill their father's dying wish and discover themselves in the process in this "sweet reminder of the importance of family" (First for Women). California girl Allie Hudson Monroe can't wait...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION STE

Harris, Charlaine

Summary: "Investigative reporter Nora Hesper spends her nights cloaked in shadows. As Indigo, she's become an urban myth, a brutal vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel across the city by slipping from one patch of shadow to another. Her primary focus both as Nora and as Indigo has become a murderous criminal cult called the Children of Phonos. Children are being murdered in New York,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC IND

Curry, Alexandra Gambrill

Summary: "The year is 1881. Seven-year-old Jinhua is left an orphan, alone and unprotected after her mandarin father's summary execution for the crime of speaking the truth. For seven silver coins, she is sold to a brothel-keeper and subjected to the worst of human nature. Will the private ritual that is her father's legacy and the wise friendship of the crippled brothel maid be enough to sustain her?...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUR

Seitz, Nicole A.

Summary: Ally Green returns home to bury her father and must decide if she can stop her wandering existence, as her life becomes intertwined with a that of a young woman fleeing the rock quarries of Nepal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SEI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Seitz 2012

Monroe, Mary Alice.

Summary: In this tale that explores the themes of class, women's rights and domestic abuse in the 1970s American South, the author returns to her classic Southern setting in the Isle of Palms with the sequel to her novel The Beach House. She weaves together issues of class, women's rights, and domestic abuse set in the tumultuous South during the 1970s as she tells the story of Olivia, "Lovie" Rutledge,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MON

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION MON

Noble, Shelley

Summary: When Lillo pulls up to the hotel wearing a borrowed dress, she's not sure why Jessica invited her to her posh wedding. Jess isn't sure she wants to go through with the wedding, so when she and Lillo and two of her closest friends catch her fiance with another woman, she feels some relief. Nursing broken hearts and broken dreams, four lost women embark on a journey to find their way back into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NOB