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Glass, Julia

Summary: Enjoying an active but lonely rural life, seventy-year-old Percy allows a progressive preschool to move into his barn and transform his quiet home into a lively, youthful community that compels him to reexamine the choices he made after his wife's death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Glass 2010

Hulse, S. M.

Summary: A former prison guard and talented fiddler returns to his Montana hometown to bury his wife and confront an inmate who, twenty years earlier, held him hostage during a prison riot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hulse 2015

Berg, Elizabeth

Summary: "Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetery, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION BER

Macomber, Debbie.

Summary: Newcomer Annie Applegate is looking for peace but finds a great deal more. She agrees to marry a widowed veterinarian for the sake of his children -- and discovers that marriage can lead to love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MIRA 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAC

Haruf, Kent.

Summary: In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf's inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis's wife. His daughter lives hours away, her son even farther, and Addie and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC HAR

Simonson, Helen.

Summary: Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIM

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SIM

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Simonson 2010

Berg, Elizabeth

Summary: "For the past six months, Arthur Moses's days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. The last thing Arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life. Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BER

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BER

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION BER

Rice, Luanne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2004

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC RIC

Michaels, Fern

Summary: "The flames of memory always seem to glow a little brighter during the holidays. Perhaps that's why this time of year is so difficult for airline heiress Ivy Macintosh, as she faces thoughts of yet another festive season alone. Since the plane crash that claimed the lives of her husband and two children eight years ago, she's been submerged in grief. When eleven-year-old Holly Greenwood knocks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Michaels 2017

Gabhart, Ann H.

Summary: Darcie and Walter Goodwin join a Shaker village to escape a cholera epidemic, but when Walter dies, Darcie is left alone--and lonely. Can love live again for this widow in a community that doesn't believe in marriage?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC GAB

Irvin, Kelly.

Summary: It's been seven years since her husband died, but Helen Crouch is doing just fine. She's selling her jams and canned goods at the bakery and making a tidy living. But her whole world goes topsy-turvy when a new family moves to town. Gabriel Gless has brought his children to Bliss Creek to escape the worldly influences in Indiana. Helen and Gabriel have so much in common -- the loss of their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Michaels, Fern

Summary: "The flames of memory always seem to glow a little brighter during the holidays. Perhaps that's why this time of year is so difficult for airline heiress Ivy Macintosh, as she faces thoughts of yet another festive season alone. Since the plane crash that claimed the lives of her husband and two children eight years ago, she's been submerged in grief. When eleven-year-old Holly Greenwood knocks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Publishing Corp. 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIC

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MIC

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Holiday Fiction, Call number: FICTION MIC

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Michaels 2017

Robinson, Peter

Summary: Through the years of success in Hollywood composing music for the world's most lauded films, Chris always promised his wife they would return to the Yorkshire Dales one day. Now, after his wife's death, Chris feels he must not forget his promise. Back in the Dales, he rents an isolated house that will allow him the space to come to terms with his grief and the quiet to allow him to compose his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYSTERY ROB

Wilson, Susan

Summary: "When Cody, a troubled fourteen-year-old, witnesses a murder, she tells no one. But it begins a spiral for her from which she cannot escape. Her worried mother Skye thinks a change of scene is just what her introverted, withdrawn daughter needs and since her dream has always been to own an inn, she jumps at the chance to buy a dilapidated bed & breakfast in the Berkshires. But being an...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

Strout, Elizabeth.

Summary: After the tragic death of his young wife, Reverend Tyler Caskey, a New England minister, struggles to hold together his own life, his family, and his town, while dealing with his personal anger, grief, and loss of faith.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Strout 2006

Tallent, Gabriel

Summary: ""The word 'masterpiece' has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one." --Stephen King A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul. Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAL

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC TAL

Snelling, Lauraine.

Summary: "After the loss of her first love, is Ingeborg Strand willing to marry a stranger--however kind--for the promise of a new life in America?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SNE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION SNE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Snelling 2013

Winston, Lolly

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Grief comes a richly poignant and stirring story that asks: How soon is too soon to fall in love again? The last thing Rudy expected was to wake up one Saturday morning, a widow at fifty-four years old. Now, ten months after the untimely death of his beloved wife, he's still not sure how to move on from the defining tragedy of his life--but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WIN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC WIN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION WIN

Carr, Robyn

Summary: Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it's time to move on from his loss. But as the town's only doctor, the dating pool is limited. That is, until a stunning physician's assistant applies for a job at his clinic. Peyton...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Mira 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

Friedland, Jacqueline

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Abigail Milton was born into the British middle class, but her family has landed in unthinkable debt. To ease their burdens, Abby's parents send her to America to live off the charity of their old friend, Douglas Elling. When she arrives in Charleston at the age of seventeen, Abigail discovers that the man her parents raved about is a disagreeable widower who wants little to do with her. To her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sparkpress 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRI

Novak, Brenda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MIRA Books 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Novak

Walsh, Dan.

Summary: No sooner has Shawn Collins returned home from the fighting in Europe than he is called upon to serve his country in another way as a speaker on the war bond tour. While other men might jump at the chance to travel around the country with attractive Hollywood starlets, Shawn just wants to stay home with his son Patrick and his aging father, and grieve the loss of his wife in private. When Shawn...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Oasis Audio 0000

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: CD WAL

Dixon, Stephen.

Summary: "The interlinked tales in this Late Stories detail the excursions of an aging narrator navigating the amorphous landscape of grief in a series of tender and often waggishly elliptical digressions"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Trnsfr Books, an imprint of Curbside Splendor Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DIX

Higgins, Kristan.

Summary: "Lucy Lang isn't looking for fireworks .... She's looking for a nice, decent man. Someone who'll mow the lawn, flip chicken on the barbecue, teach their future children to play soccer. But most important: someone who won't inspire the slightest stirring in her heart ... or anywhere else. A young widow, Lucy can't risk that kind of loss again. But sharing her life with a cat named Fat Mikey and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin HQN 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HIG