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McPhee, Martha

Summary: "On a winter day in 1910, at a train station in Ohio, two girls wait in the cold with their mother to begin a new life in the West. Tommy, the eldest, feels responsible for her sister, and in the years to come, as their mother campaigns for women's suffrage and teaches in one-room schoolhouses across Montana, she takes care of Katherine: trapping animals, begging, keeping house, cooking, while...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MCP

Abdoh, Salar

Summary: "Saleh, the narrator of Out of Mesopotamia, is a middle-aged Iranian journalist who moonlights as a writer for one of Iran's most popular TV shows but cannot keep himself away from the front lines in neighboring Iraq and Syria. There, the fight against the Islamic State is a proxy war, an existential battle, a declaration of faith, and, for some, a passing weekend affair. After weeks spent...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Akashic Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Thomas, Angie

Summary: If there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad's in prison. Life's not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav's got...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC THO

Day, Christine

Summary: It's been a hard year for Maisie Cannon, ever since she hurt her leg and could not keep up with her ballet training and auditions. Her blended family is loving and supportive, but Maisie knows that they just can't understand how hopeless she feels. With everything she's dealing with, Maisie is not excited for their family midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

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Johnson, Nancy

Summary: It's 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man. He's eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She has never gotten over the baby she gave birth to, and abandoned, when she was a teenager. She had promised her family she'd never look back, but Ruth knows that to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Morley, Isla

Summary: "A luminous narrative inspired by the fascinating real case of "the Blue People of Kentucky" that probes questions of identity, love, and family. In 1937, there are recesses in Appalachia no outsiders have ever explored. Two government-sponsored documentarians from Cincinnati, Ohio-a writer and photographer-are dispatched to penetrate this wilderness and record what they find for President...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC MOR

Yang, Kelly

Summary: "They're called parachutes: teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the United States while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang never thought she'd be one of them, until her parents pluck her from her privileged life in Shanghai and enroll her at a high school in California. Suddenly she finds herself living in a stranger's house, with no one to tell her what...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: YA FIC YAN

Iloh, Candice

Summary: "Ada" means first daughter, means oldest girl, means most pressure. When Ada leaves home for her freshman year at a historical Black college, it's the first time that she's been able to make her own choices. As she stumbles deeper into the world of dance and explores her sexuality, she also begins to wrestle with her past-- her mother's struggle with addiction, her Nigerian father's attempts to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books 2020

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: YA FIC ILO

Quintana, Pilar

Summary: "In Colombia's brutal jungle, childless Damaris develops an intense and ultimately doomed relationship with an orphaned puppy. Colombia's Pacific coast, where everyday life entails warding off the brutal forces of nature. In this constant struggle, nothing is taken for granted. Damaris lives with her fisherman husband in a shack on a bluff overlooking the sea. Childless and at that age 'when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Editions 2020

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Medie, Peace A.

Summary: A seamstress in Gana, Afi Tekple is smart; she is pretty; and she has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she does not know. Elikem is a wealthy businessman whose mother has chosen Afi in the hopes that she will distract him from his relationship with a woman his family claims is inappropriate. But Afi is not prepared for the shift her life takes when she comes to live in Accra, Ghana's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MED

Shabazz, IIyasah

Summary: "In Charlestown State Prison, Malcolm Little struggles with the weight of his past. Plagued by nightmares while surviving life in a place unfit for humans, Malcolm drifts through his days, picking fights with fellow inmates and avoiding his family. But when he's introduced to the prison library, Malcolm realizes that the key to his freedom was within him all along. Now his dreams are not just...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC SHA

Fowler, Therese

Summary: In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door - an apparently traditional family with new money,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Wiles, Deborah

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "IMAGINE: You are a student in America. You are protesting a war. Or maybe you are just walking to class. The National Guard is called onto your campus. Imagine you are a young guardsman. The protest grows stronger. So does the confusion, the chaos, the fear. The guardsmen open fire. Imagine this is your school. Imagine this is your town. Imagine this is your country. Imagine American troops...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: PA FIC WIL

Sickels, Carter

Summary: "Small-town Appalachia doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's where Brian is from, where his family is, and where he's chosen to return to die. At eighteen, Brian, like so many other promising young gay men, arrived in New York City without much more than a love for the freedom and release from his past that it promised. But within six short years, AIDS would claim his lover, his friends,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hub City Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIC

Bieker, Chelsea

Summary: "Drought has settled on the town of Peaches, California. The area of the Central Valley where fourteen-year-old Lacey May and her alcoholic mother live was once an agricultural paradise. Now it's an environmental disaster, a place of cracked earth and barren raisin farms. In their desperation, residents have turned to a cult leader named Pastor Vern for guidance. He promises, through secret...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2020

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Johnson, Nancy

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Summary: It's 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man. He's eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She has never gotten over the baby she gave birth to, and abandoned, when she was a teenager. She had promised her family she'd never look back, but Ruth knows that to...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC JOH

Linden, Rachel

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "At 26, idealistic baker Mia West has her entire life planned out: a Craftsman cottage in Seattle, baking at The Butter Emporium, and the love of her life, her boyfriend Ethan, by her side. But when Ethan breaks up with her instead of proposing on their sixth dating anniversary (with the Tiffany blue box in his pocket), Mia's carefully planned future crumbles. Adrift and devastated, she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIN

Pochoda, Ivy

Summary: "In West Adams, a rapidly changing part of South Los Angeles, they're referred to as these women. These women on the corner... These women in the club... These women who won't stop asking questions... These women who got what they deserved... Ivy Pochoda creates a kaleidoscope of loss, power, and hope featuring five very different women whose lives are steeped in danger and anguish. They're...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC POC

Graham, Genevieve

Summary: "Canada, 2018: At ninety-seven years old, Winnifred Ellis knows she doesn't have much time left. Soon she'll be gone, just like her husband, her daughter, and the many loved ones she's lost over the years, and the story of her shameful past will die with her. When her great grandson Jamie, the spitting image of her husband, asks about his family tree, Winnifred can't lie any longer, even if it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

Zadoorian, Michael

Summary: "Joe Keen and Ana Urbanek have been a couple for a long time, with all the requisite lulls and temptations, yet they remain unmarried and without children or a mortgage, as their Midwestern values (and parents) seem to require. Now on the cusp of forty, they are both working at jobs that they're not even sure they believe in anymore, but with significantly varying returns. Ana is successful,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Akashic Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ZAD

Getten, Kereen

Summary: Twelve-year-old Clara lives on an island that visitors call exotic. But there's nothing exotic about it to Clara. She loves eating ripe mangos off the ground, running outside in the rain with her Papa during rainy season, and going to her secret hideout with Gaynah--even though lately she's not acting like a best friend. The only thing out of the ordinary for Clara is that something happened to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2020

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Mustafah, Sahar

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A Palestinian American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-face with a school shooter in this searing debut. A uniquely American story told in powerful, evocative prose, The Beauty of Your Face navigates a country growing ever more divided. Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a Muslim school in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUS

Auður A. Ólafsdóttir

Summary: "Iceland in the 1960s. Hekla always knew she wanted to be a writer. In a nation of poets, where each household proudly displays leatherbound volumes of the Sagas, and there are more writers per capita than anywhere else in the world, there is only one problem: she is a woman. After packing her few belongings, including James Joyces's Ulysess and a Remington typewriter, Hekla heads for Reykjavik...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Olafsdottir 2020

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: George is a man whose struggle to find food and a place to sleep in New York City is beautifully captured with remarkable realism and heartrending compassion. Shuffled into the unforgiving bureaucracy of a men's shelter, George seems destined to wind up as just another lost soul swallowed up by the system, until he meets a gregarious, down-and-out ex-jazzman who inspires George to reconnect...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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