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DiCamillo, Kate

Summary: Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it's not running away. It's leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION DICAMILLO

Gilbert, Kelly Loy

Summary: Knowing that the friendships she depends on will change when her parents split up, Beth witnesses a private act of violence in her crush's home before forging a pact with her friends to offer support in the face of a life-altering decision.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster/BFYR 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION GILBERT

Audrain, Ashley

Summary: "A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family, about a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for--and everything she feared. Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting, supportive mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking 2021

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Fisher, Tarryn

Summary: An off-kilter narrator witnesses the slow unraveling of a couple's strained marriage that erupts in unexpected ways, in a chilling tale of domestic suspense.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graydon House 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION FISHER

Walsh, M. O. (Milton O'Neal)

Summary: A man reflects on the summer of his fourteenth year, where in Baton Rouge he fell in love with a golden-haired girl across the street before an unspeakable crime shattered illusions in his seemingly idyllic neighborhood.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION WALSH

Donnelly, Jennifer.

Summary: An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy--Louis Charles, the lost king of France.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2010

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION DONNELLY

Hyde, Catherine Ryan

Summary: In the summer of 1969, fourteen-year-old Lucas Painter carries a huge weight on his shoulders. His brother is fighting in Vietnam. His embattled parents are locked in a never-ending war. And his best friend, Connor, is struggling with his own family issues. To find relief from the chaos, Lucas takes long, meandering walks, and one day he veers into the woods. There he discovers an isolated...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION HYDE

McMillan, Terry.

Summary: "Family ties are tested and transformed in the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships-Waiting to Exhale, Getting toHappy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them-Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION MCMILLAN

Patchett, Ann

Summary: At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION PATCHETT

Lutz, Lisa.

Summary: For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman, P.I., might be the most normal member of her family. Yet as a number of cases pile, Izzy won't stop hunting for the answers--even when they threaten to shatter both the business and the family.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY LUTZ

Patchett, Ann

Summary: At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2019

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1 available in CD, Call number: CD ADULT 323

Hopkins, Ellen.

Summary: Three teens, connected by their parents' bad choices, tell in their own voices of their lives and loves as Shane finds his first boyfriend, Mikayla discovers that love can be pushed too far, and Harley loses herself in her quest for new experiences.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2012

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION HOPKINS

Ray, Jeanne.

Summary: Ruth draws on her talent for concocting delectable cakes and desserts when her family begins to disintegrate around her--her husband loses his job, her mother moves in, and her long-estranged father shows up at the door with no place to go.

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Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION RAY

Blasberg, Jeanne McWilliams

Summary: "Becca Meister Fitzpatrick - wife, mother, grandmother, and pillar of the community - is the dutiful steward of her family's iconic summer tradition. That is until she discovers her recently deceased husband squandered their nest egg. As she struggles to accept that this is likely her last season in Long Harbor, Becca is inspired by her granddaughter's boldness in the face of impending...

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Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION BLASBERG

Bunn, T. Davis

Summary: A disillusioned business executive seeking to escape from his tyrannical father's shadow and a psychotherapist with a tragic past discover unexpected healing, freedom, and love in the solitude of a Miramar Bay retreat.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION BUNN

Woodrell, Daniel.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Back Bay Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION WOODRELL

Orange, Tommy

Summary: Twelve Native Americans came to the Big Oakland Powwow for different reasons. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxedrene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work the powwow and to honor his uncle's memory. Edwin Frank has come to find his true father. Bobby Big Medicine has come to drum the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION ORANGE

Anderson, John David

Summary: Miniature golf becomes an escape for Malcolm during a time when his home life feels tumultuous and he must navigate tournaments, new friendships, and growing tensions at home.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J FICTION ANDERSON

Franzen, Jonathan.

Summary: Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul--the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avent-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION FRANZEN

Greenwood, T. (Tammy)

Summary: "Every family photograph hides a story. Some are suffused with warmth and joy, others reflect the dull ache of disappointed dreams. For thirteen-year-old Trevor Kennedy, taking photos helps make sense of his fractured world. His father, Kurt, struggles to keep a business going while also caring for Trevor's aging grandfather, whose hoarding has reached dangerous levels. Trevor's mother,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION GREENWOOD

Deming, Sarah

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Gravity Delgado has been breaking records and competitors since she started boxing with a legendary coach at age twelve, and now will reach the Olympics if her home life and romance do not distract her.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Make Me a World 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION DEMING

McCall Smith, Alexander

Summary: "In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance but her inquiries will require an even more delicate touch than usual. Mma Ramotswe reconnects with an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter. Though Precious feels compelled to lend a hand, she discovers that getting involved in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LARGE PRINT MCCALL SMITH

Packer, Ann

Summary: "Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he has yet to create, Bill buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life seems compelling and answerable, and they...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION PACKER

Erdrich, Louise.

Summary: Chronicles the emotional war between Irene America, a beautiful, introspective woman of Native American ancestry, struggling to finish her dissertation while raising three children, and her husband Gil, a painter whose reputation is built on a series of now iconic portraits of Irene.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION ERDRICH

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