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Silber, Joan

Summary: "One of our most gifted writers of fiction returns with a bold and piercing novel about a young single mother living in Harlem, her eccentric aunt, and the decisions they make that have unexpected implications for the world around them. Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet she sees him through a three-month stint at Riker's Island, their bond growing tighter. Kiki, now...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIL

Lodato, Victor

Summary: "Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear: not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LOD

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Lodato 2017

Harrington, Claudia

Summary: "Learn about diversity in a gentle manner through the eyes of a second grader Lenny. Join him as he shadows his classmates for a special report on the Students of the Week. Through innocent, simple questions, Lenny discovers his new friends' families aren't all that different from his own."--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

Summary: Mollie (Kirstie Alley) is a single working mom who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James (John Travolta), a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it's too late in this baby's-eye view comedy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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Summary: Better Things is the story of Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single mother and working actor with no filter, raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She also looks after her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate with questionable faculties who lives across the street. Whether she's struggling to keep her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BET

Austin, Nefertiti

Summary: "When Nefertiti Austin, a single African-American woman, decided to adopt two black children through the foster system, she was unprepared for the fact that there is no place for black women in the 'mommy wars.' Austin set off on her path with no place to seek guidance from others who looked like her or shared her experience. She soon realized that she would not only have to navigate skepticism...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AUSTIN, NEFERTITI AUS

Summary: Nell's a newly single mom who wants this Christmas to be extra - special for her two kids. It turns out to be special, indeed, but it's not what she had in mind. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Chaos reigns in this entertaining comedy, and the notion of 'family' takes on a whole new meaning.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hallmark Hall Of Fame Productions 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in KBL Holiday Storage, Call number: DVD Holiday O

Felicien, Perdita

Summary: "A raw and affecting memoir about a mother and daughter who beat the odds together. Perdita Felicien's story is woven into her mother's like an intricate braid. To understand Perdita's story, you must know Catherine's. Catherine is larger than life. At seventeen years old, she is determined and tenacious, and longing to experience a better life. But she is also pregnant with her second child,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday Canada 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 FEL

Thayne, RaeAnne

Summary: "A soldier's return: Returning home to Cannon Beach and living in Brambleberry House, a place where good things seemed destined to happen, had brought Melissa Fielding and her young daughter such joy. Perhaps it was no accident when the single mom "bumped" into Eli Sanderson, and discovered the handsome doctor was also back in town. The ex-soldier was still so captivating, but also more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Enterprises Limited 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC THA

Putnam, David

Summary: "Pushed to his emotional limit, Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Bruno Johnson struggles to hold his family together while immersed in his unrelenting career. His daughter, Olivia, is a teen mom to twin toddlers; her common-law husband, Derek Sams, is a thug; and one of their little boys has disappeared under his care. The overwhelming intensity demanded of Bruno on this personal level is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oceanview Publishing 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PUT

Chbosky, Stephen

Summary: Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with Christopher at her side. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out. At first, it seems like...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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

Garmus, Bonnie

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: "Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with--of all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2022

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Talley, Liz

Summary: "Summer Valentine returns to Moonlight, South Carolina, so her son, David, can have a relationship with his father, Hunter "Hunt" McCroy. Rhett Bryan, the golden boy of Hollywood, is also back in town taking stock of his own life after a tragic accident. Summer must reconcile the painful history that ties her to both men"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Talley 2018

Summary: Follows Yoshimi, a single mother struggling to win sole custody of her only child, Ikuko. When they move into a new home within a dilapidated and long-forgotten apartment complex, Yoshimi begins to experience startling visions and unexplainable sounds, calling her mental well-being into question, and endangering not only her custody of Ikuko, but perhaps their lives as well.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD + BLU-RAY FOREIGN DAR

Summary: Sue works in a library; her son Daniel eats chips and listens to Metallica. When his father and stepmother cancel his summer plans to visit them in Florida at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies, and pursue their passions.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY DAY

Summary: Single mom Maggie is trying to maintain the balance of being devoted to son Jordan while having a career. Jordan needs help at school and meets Casey, a tutor. They quickly bond, and Casey becomes more like a father figure. What he wishes most, however, is for his mom to find happiness and love again at Christmas. With the help of faith and fate, Maggie discovers anything is possible.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hallmark Channel 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in KBL Holiday Storage, Call number: DVD Ma

Summary: Stella, an uncouth, lower-class woman, marries wealthy, well-bred Stephen Dallas to escape her poor surroundings. When their class differences lead to divorce, she undergoes a self-sacrificing struggle to give their daughter a better life, away from her damaging influence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA STE

French, Nicci

Summary: In this new heart-pounding standalone from the internationally bestselling author that People calls "razor sharp," a single mother suspects her young daughter has witnessed a horrible crime when she draws a disturbing picture--but the deadly path to unravel the truth could cost her everything. Maybe Tess is overprotective, but passing her daughter off to her ex and his new young wife fills her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRE

Hyde, Catherine Ryan

Summary: Brooke is a divorced single mom, financially strapped, living with her mother, and holding tight to the one thing that matters most: her two-year-old daughter, Etta. Then, in a matter of seconds, Brooke's life is shattered when she's carjacked. Helpless and terrified, all Brooke can do is watch as Etta, still strapped in her seat, disappears into the Los Angeles night. Miles away, Etta is found...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Hyde

Mallery, Susan

Summary: Ellen and Unity make the Friendship List, an agenda of daring activities, to convince their families they're doing just fine. But they soon realize that their guidebook might actually be making them just fine.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Audio 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Steel, Danielle

Summary: Loving three different men throughout her lifetime, Isabelle, a single mother and art consultant, examines the bonds she shares with her three daughters, before an unexpected twist of fate brings a past secret to light.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Williams, Ian

Summary: "Felicia, a nineteen-year-old student from a Caribbean family, and Edgar, the lazy-minded and impetuous heir of a wealthy German family, meet by chance when their ailing mothers are assigned the same hospital room. After the death of Felicia's mother and the recovery of Edgar's, Felicia drops out of high school and takes a job as caregiver to Edgar's mother. The odd-couple relationship between...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

Summary: After following his dreams to go on tour, Trace returns to an uncertain future with Abby. Kevin plans a special outing with Sarah. Though happy with her own relationship with David, running his family's inn together does not meet Jess's expectations. Fresh off penning a national bestseller, Bree meets with potential producers for a new play. Meanwhile, Mick discovers one of his contractors has...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hallmark 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Ch 4

2 holds on 3 copies

Summary: A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers. Karla will stop at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD KID

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD KID RATED R

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