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The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
A spellbindingly woven tale about a girl who grows physically and emotionally beyond her small town's wildest expectations.
Adult Fiction Book BAKER
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
For 25 years Rose Lloyd has juggled marriage, motherhood, and career with remarkable success. But Rose's marriage and career comes crashing down around her and she will have to start over. But with prolonged reflection, the slimming effects of a lost appetite, and a new slant on independence, an old flame suddenly appears.
Adult Fiction Book BUCHAN
The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him--something that happened in their grandmother's house in the winter of 1968.
Adult Fiction Book ENRIGHT
The Painted Drum
Discovering a cache of valuable Native American artifacts while appraising a family estate in New Hampshire, Faye Travers investigates the history of a ceremonial drum, which possesses spiritual powers and changes the lives of people who encounter it. By the author of Love Medicine.
Adult Fiction Book ERDRICH
Reveals the interconnected lives, loves, and relationships of different generations of the McLeod family over the course of three crucial summers.
Adult Fiction Book GLASS
A Mother and Two Daughters
At the death of Leonard Strickland, beloved Southern gentleman, husband and father, his family is faced with the unknown. Nell always relied on the husband of her youth for security and friendship. Fiercely independent Cate and perfect Lydia have spent their lives vying for the love and approval their father generously gave. And as each woman begins to view her life, her past, and the possibilities of the future with new eyes, each belatedly discovers that life and death are impossible to plan, and that the past that has kept them apart can bring them closer to themselves and one another.
Adult Fiction Book GODWIN
Seventeen-year-old Conrad Jarrett, just returned from 8 months in a mental institution after a suicide attempt, tries to pick up his life at home and at school.
Adult Fiction Book GUEST
Celebrating the achievement of a successful career only to be abandoned by her failed sculptor husband, Eve Adams struggles to raise her children alone while balancing conflicting demands, the realities of midlife, and her evolving views on forgiveness and letting go.
Adult Fiction Book HANAUER
The World Without You
The Frankel family descends upon their beloved summer home in the Berkshires. But this is no ordinary holiday. The family has gathered to memorialize Leo, the youngest of the four siblings, an intrepid journalist and adventurer who was killed on that day in 2004, while on assignment in Iraq. The parents, Marilyn and David, are adrift in grief. Clarissa, the eldest sibling has settled into an ambivalent domesticity and is struggling at age thirty-nine to become pregnant. Lily, a fiery-tempered lawyer is angry at everyone. And Noelle has moved to Jerusalem and become a born-again Orthodox Jew. The last person to see Leo alive, Noelle has flown back for the memorial with her husband and four children, but she feels entirely out of place. And Thisbe, Leo's widow and mother of their three-year-old son, has come from California bearing her own secret.
Adult Fiction Book HENKIN
Mamah and her husband, Edwin, commission the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.
Adult Fiction Book HORAN
The Sorrows of an American
When Erik Davidsen and his sister, Inga, find a disturbing note from an unknown woman among their dead father’s papers, they believe he may be implicated in a mysterious death. The Sorrows of an American tells the story of the Davidsen family as brother and sister uncover its secrets and unbandage its wounds in the year following their father’s funeral.
Adult Fiction Book HUSTVEDT
The World According to Garp
T. S. Garp, a man with high ambitions for an artistic career and with obsessive devotion to his wife and children, and Jenny Fields, his famous feminist mother, find their lives surrounded by an assortment of people including teachers, whores, and radicals.
Adult Fiction Book IRVING
This is the story of two families, one black and one white, in the Mississippi Delta whose lives impact one another in a multitude of ways. Told in six first person voices -- Laura, her husband Henry, his brother Jamie, sharecropper Hap, his wife Florence and their son Ronsel -- the story unfolds in subtle and powerful ways.
Adult Fiction Book JORDAN
Father of the Rain
Gardiner Amory is a New England WASP who is beginning to feel the cracks in his empire. Nixon is about to be impeached, his wife is leaving him, and his worldview is rapidly becoming outdated. His daughter, Daley, has spent the first eleven years of her life carefully negotiating her parents' conflicting worlds: the liberal, socially committed realm of her mother and the conservative, decadent, liquor-soaked life of her father. As she grows into adulthood, Daley rejects the narrow world that nourished her father's fears and prejudices, and embarks on her own separate life, until he hits rock bottom.
Adult Fiction Book KING
The Bean Trees
Young, bright Taylor Greer leaves her poverty-stricken life in Kentucky and heads west, picking up an abandoned Native American baby girl whom she names Turtle and finds a new home in Tucson with Mattie, an old woman who takes in Central American refugees story. Pigs in Heaven continues the story.
Adult Fiction Book KINGSOLVE
Interpreter of Maladies: Stories
Stories about Indians in India and America. The story, A Temporary Matter, is on mixed marriage, Mrs. Sen's is on the adaptation of an immigrant to the U.S., and in the title story an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Adult Fiction Book LAHIRI
The discovery that their third child, Randall, is autistic brings into being strains that will deeply affect the marriage of David and Lainey Eberhardt.
Adult Fiction Book MILLER
The Good Wife
When her husband is incarcerated for his involvement in a tragic home invasion, Patty Dickerson must raise their newborn child in a community that is sometimes hostile to her, all the while struggling to maintain her dignity.
Adult Fiction Book O'NAN
Oates, Joyce Carol|
We Were the Mulvaneys
A family of six disintegrates after a daughter is raped by a high-school student. It happens to the wealthy Mulvaneys in upstate New York. The disgrace--there is some question if it was rape--sends the father to drink and financial ruin, the girl leaves home, the others follow.
Adult Fiction Book OATES
My Sister's Keeper
Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions and shots so that her older sister Kate can fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate, a life and a role that she has never challenged until now. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person.
Adult Fiction Book PICOULT
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