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Sheth, Kashmira.

Summary: In India in the 1940's, thirteen-year-old Leela's happy, spoiled childhood ends when her husband since age nine, whom she barely knows, dies, leaving her a widow whose only hope of happiness could come from Mahatma Ghandi's social and political reforms.

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion Books 2009

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Wiggs, Susan

Summary: Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter, Julie, in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family's secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she's embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her....

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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Wiggs, Susan

Summary: Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter, Julie, in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family's secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she's embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her....

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: Map of the Heart book club kit - 8 books

O'Reilly, Brian

Summary: Managing sudden widowhood and joblessness by cooking bounteous and sumptuous feasts that she shares with her neighbors, Angelina D'Angelo is offered a job as cook for a retiree and his elderly sister and finds her culinary talents winning her a circle of friends and protectors.

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2011

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Waxman, Abbi

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Young widow Lilian Girvan can't see the garden for the weeds... It's been three years since her husband was killed in a car accident and Lilian is still getting used to being sane--after that one early breakdown. She's happy just being able to get her two girls to school every morning, keep her illustrating job, and catch up on her favorite TV shows with her sister. She's not exactly in a rut;...

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2017

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Hilderbrand, Elin

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Summary: Irene Steele's idyllic life-house, husband, family-is shattered when she is woken up by a late-night phone call. Her beloved husband has been found dead, but before Irene can process this tragic news, she must confront the perplexing details of her husband's death. He was found on St. John island, a tropical paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene...

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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

Wiggs, Susan

Summary: An accomplished photographer, widow, and mother, Camille Palmer is content with the blessings she's enjoyed. When her aging father asks her to go with him to his native France, she has no idea that she's embarking on an adventure that will shake her complacency and utterly transform her.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Frank, Dorothea Benton.

Summary: Returning to Folly Beach, her childhood home, newly widowed Cate Cooper, whose late husband's financial exploits have left her homeless and broke, discovers that it is possible to go home again and discover the person she was meant to become.

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2011

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Tyler, Anne

Summary: When Willa Drake gets a call telling her that her son's ex-girlfriend has been shot, she drops everything to look after this woman. But the impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory.

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Random House 2018

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

Atwood, Margaret

Summary: In these stories, Ramsay runs away from relatives, Bob is raised by dogs and Dorinda does housework for distant relatives, and Wenda and her woodchuck companion need to find a way to outsmart Widow Wallop.

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press 2017

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ATW

Balogh, Mary

Summary: Sir Benedict Harper, a wounded veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, finds an unexpected ally in widow Samantha McKay, who is attempting to escape her oppressive in-laws and needs his help in claiming a house she has inherited in Wales.

Publisher / Publication Date: Dell, 2014. 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAL

Klassen, Julie

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: When her husband dies suddenly, Jane Bell becomes the reluctant landlady of The Bell, an inn in the village of Ivy Hill. Jane has no idea how to manage a business, but with the town's livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must quickly find a way to save the inn. Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her mother-in-law, Thora, for help.

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION KLA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Klassen 2016

Dunn, Carola

Summary: "After many years working around the world for an international charity in the late 1960s, Eleanor Trewynn has retired to the relative quiet of a small town in Cornwall. But her quiet life is short-lived when, due to her experience, the Commonwealth Relations Office reaches out to her to assist in a secret conference that is to take place in a small hotel outside the historical village of...

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: M DUN

Neville, Stuart

Summary: "An early morning call brings Belfast detective Serena Flanagan to the scene of a sudden death. Henry Garrick, the owner of a successful local car dealership, who had been horrifically maimed in a car accident five months ago, appears to have taken his own life. A simple case, it should be wrapped up in a few days, but something doesn't feel right to Flanagan, despite the fact that there is no...

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Crime 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NEV

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1 available in Adult, Call number: M NEV

Gray, Shelley Shepard

Summary: Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband Sanford passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. In the years since, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty, a widower with three young sons of his own, Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. And it...

Publisher / Publication Date: Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

Connolly, John

Summary: "Still recovering from his life-threatening wounds, private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to regain his strength. There he befriends a widow named Ruth Winter and her young daughter, Amanda. But Ruth has her secrets. Old atrocities are about to be...

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria/Emily Bestler Books 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: M CON

Barton, Fiona

Summary: "Following the twists and turns of an unimaginable crime, The Widow is an electrifying debut thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife. When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on when more bad things began to happen. . . But that woman's husband died last...

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION BAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Barton 2016

Cameron, Barbara

Publisher / Publication Date: Abingdon Press 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CAM

Ross, Ann B.

Summary: It's November and Miss Julia is looking forward to some quiet time before the holidays. That is until snobby Connie Clayborn and her rich husband move to town. At first, Miss Julia and the other ladies are pleased to be invited over for coffee, but the afternoon turns into a slap in the face when their hostess spouts nonstop criticism about Abbotsville. Why, how dare she? Days later, Miss Julia...

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2015

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

Todd, Terrie

Summary: "Winnipeg, 1942. War widow Maggie Marshall finds it hard to grieve for her abusive husband. But when Charlotte, the unwed pregnant teen in her care runs away, Maggie's childhood friend Reverend Reuben Fennel is happy join Maggie in her pursuit to Fort William to find Charlotte though it may cost him his job and his reputation"--

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

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Nathan, Amy Sue

Summary: When a tragic car accident ends the life of Richard Glass, it also upends the lives of Evie and Nicole, and their children. There's no love lost between the widow and the ex. In fact, Evie sees a silver lining in all this heartache-- the chance to rid herself of Nicole once and for all. But Evie wasn't counting on her children's bond with their baby half-brother, and she wasn't counting on...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Roberts, Nora.

Summary: Abby O'Hurley, the widow of a notorious race car champion, hides her past from arrogant biographer Dylan Crosby, and professional dancer Maddy O'Hurley shows ruthless businessman Reed Valentine the importance of love.

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2010

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Spragg, Mark

Summary: Seeking to escape her brutal boyfriend and hoping to introduce her daughter, Griff, to the grandfather she has never met, widow Jean Gilkyson seeks refuge in her late husband's Wyoming hometown with her estranged father-in-law.

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SPR

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...

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Sim