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Watt, Erin

Summary: "Beth's life hasn't been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she's thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems like a small thing, just for her. Only Beth doesn't know how big her secret really is ... Fresh out of juvie and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Teen 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC WAT

Warner, Melanie

Summary: Grief knows no age. Death of a child is devastating, whether it's a young mother with a stillborn baby or an elderly father mourning the loss of his middle-aged son from cancer. For parents who have suffered the loss of a child, the path to recovery is often scattered with deep emotional struggle with few known comforts or resources. Stories of Hope and Healing from Other Parents After the loss...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heritage Builders Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155 WAR

Bostwick, Marie

Summary: "Years of long workdays ... as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey's boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson's Bay, her small, close knit Wisconsin hometown. An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired, and she was content to stay in Nilson's Bay. Lucy ... got out and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION BOS

Jensen, Louise

Summary: "I did something terrible Grace. I hope you can forgive me..." Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's last words, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend. When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P FIC JEN

Raintree, Jamie

Summary: Dr. Dylan Michaels cannot start married life with her long-time boyfriend Cooper with her sister's death on her conscience, but when Cooper reveals a secret of his own, Dylan is no longer sure of her future happiness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graydon House Books 2017

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Oates, Joyce Carol

Summary: The unexpurgated first-person narrative of nineteen-year-old Skyler Rampike, the only surviving child of an infamous American family. A decade ago the Rampikes were destroyed by the murder of Skyler's six-year-old ice-skating champion sister, Bliss, and the media scrutiny that followed. Part investigation into the unsolved murder; part elegy for the lost Bliss and for Skyler's own lost...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OAT

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC Oat

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Oat

Bowman, Akemi Dawn

Summary: Rumi Seto plans to spend her life writing music with her younger sister, Lea. When Lea dies in a car accident, her mother sends Rumi to live with her aunt in Hawaii while she deals with her own grief. Struggling with the loss of her sister, abandoned by her mother, and without music in her life, Rumi turns to the friendship of a teenage surfer named Kai, and an eighty-year-old named George...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

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Jewell, Lisa.

Summary: Moving back in with her mother after her geeky boyfriend ends their relationship, Ana dreams about living the life of her pop singer half-sister, Bee, whose untimely death introduces Ana to the mysterious dangers of Bee's world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JEW

Clark, Mary Higgins.

Summary: Ellie Cavanaugh was only seven years old when her fifteen-year-old sister, Andrea, was murdered near their home in Oldham-on-the-Hudson, a rural village in New York's Westchester County. There were three suspects: Rob Westerfield, nineteen-year-old scion of a wealthy, prominent family, whom Andrea has been secretly dating Paul Stroebel, a sixteen-year-old schoolmate, who had a crush on Andrea...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS CLA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS CLA

DeVita-Raeburn, Elizabeth.

Summary: Ted is Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn's older brother, best friend, and the "ringmaster of her days." On a September morning when she is six, she wakes up and Ted is gone. Her parents explain that he went to the hospital for a while. "A while" turns out to be eight years in a plastic bubble, where he dies of a rare autoimmune disease at age seventeen. The Empty Room is DeVita-Raeburn's unflinching,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 155.937 DEV

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 155.937 DeVita-Raeburn

Iles, Greg.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2007

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

Israel, Julie

Summary: Discovering a break-up letter to an unnamed recipient months after the death of her sister, grieving sixteen-year-old Juniper resolves to discover the identity of the person her sister was writing to in the hope of finding closure.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kathy Dawson Books 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ISR

Krentz, Jayne Ann.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2002

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Roberts, Nora.

Summary: An irresistable police detective and an eccentric mystery writer struggle to separate business from pleasure while pursuing a deranged murderer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2001

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Rober

Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC YAM

Baxter, Greg

Summary: "An American living in London receives a phone call from a German policewoman telling him that his sister Miriam has been found dead of starvation in her Berlin apartment. Three weeks later the man, his father, and an American Consular official named Trish find themselves in the bizarre surroundings of a fogbound Munich Airport, where Miriam's coffin is set to be loaded onto a commercial jet...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAX

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Baxter 2015

Beard, Philip

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Tess DeNunzio attempts to work through her guilt and grief over the death of her three-year-old half-sister Zoe by writing letters to the child who was struck and killed by a car on September 11, 2001, while Tess was supposed to be watching her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Beard

Hawkins, Paula

Summary: A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Lewis, Beverly

Summary: Still mourning the drowning death of her sister Suzy, Nellie Fisher seeks solace in her bakery and a growing interest in Caleb Yoder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LEW

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Lewis

McLarty, Ron.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MCL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION McLarty

Michaels, Fern.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Michaels

Richmond, Michelle

Summary: All her life Ellie Enderlin had been known as Lila's sister. Until one day, without warning, the shape of their family changed forever. Twenty years ago, Lila, a top math student at Stanford, was murdered in a crime that was never solved. In the aftermath of her sister's death, Ellie entrusted her most intimate feelings to a man who turned the story into a bestselling true crime book--a book...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIC

Straub, Peter

Summary: Willy Patrick finds her life intersecting with that of a stranger, Timothy Underhill, when she experiences an eerie event involving the death of her daughter and Timothy receives communications from dead people he had known in his youth.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2004

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

Goenawan, Clarissa

Summary: "Clarissa Goenawan's dark, spellbinding literary debut opens with a murder and shines a spotlight onto life in fictional small-town Japan. Ren Ishida is nearly finished with graduate school when he receives news of his sister, Keiko's, sudden death. Shewas viciously stabbed one rainy night on her way home, and there are no leads. Ren heads to Akakawa to conclude his sister's affairs, still...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOE