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Zacharias, Lee

Summary: "It was a huge and powerful ship with a tall, handsome pilothouse and big smoking stacks, no place for a girl, though I loved it, I cannot tell you how much I loved it." In her eighty-fifth year, Fern Halvorson tells the story of a childhood journey across Lake Michigan and the secret she has kept since that ill-fated voyage. As his wife lies dying in the brutally cold winter of 1936, Henrik...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Wisconsin Press 2018

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McCall Smith, Alexander

Summary: "The latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's perennially popular and irresistibly charming 44 Scotland Street series. When Pat accepts her narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce's invitation for coffee, she has no idea of the complications in her romantic and professional life that will follow. Meanwhile, Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, attracts the attention of the police after a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION SMITH

Bradford, Barbara Taylor

Summary: Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between rich and poor, but James Lionel Falconer is everything a self-made man should be: handsome, ambitious, charming, and brimming with self-confidence. Even as a boy working in his father's market stall in Camden, he was determined to become a merchant prince. Through hard work and a single-minded determination, James rises quickly through the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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Fowler, Therese

Summary: Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built 9 mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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Mallowan, Agatha Christie

Summary: "Over the course of her long, prolific career, Agatha Christie gave the world a wealth of ingenious whodunits and page-turning locked-room mysteries featuring Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, and a host of other unforgettable characters. She also gave us Come, Tell Me How You Live, a charming, fascinating, and wonderfully witty nonfiction account of her days on an archaeological dig in Syria with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1985

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Chris

Summary: 1794: War and the revolution in France hang over Britain. In Cornwall, George Warleggan grows his empire with a view to crush the Poldarks while Ross and Demelza attempt to repair their relationship. Ross must ask himself how long he can allow George's ascent to continue unchecked. Facing battles both at home and abroad, will Ross answer the call and risk losing everything he holds dear?

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Ferrante, Elena

Summary: The brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila have made life's great discoveries, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up-- a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos. Now, in a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous-- and in a world undergoing epochal change-- Lila and Elena clash,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Ferrant

Martin, Wednesday.

Summary: "Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.71 Martin

Alvarez, Julia.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 395.24 Alv

McClelland, Ted.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2008

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 917.704 McC

Carriger, Gail.

Summary: Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Orbit 2011

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1 available in Adult Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Call number: PBK FAN Carrig

Dessen, Sarah.

Summary: Sydney's charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always been the center of attention in the family but when he is sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle, protective Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Dessen

Steel, Danielle.

Summary: "Angelique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence ... Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angelique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Steel

Hickam, Homer H.

Summary: Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Hick

Walls, Jeannette.

Summary: A true-life novel about Lily Casey Smith (the author's grandmother) who at age six helped her father break horses, at age fifteen left home to teach in a frontier town, and later as a wife and mother runs a vast ranch in Arizona where she survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy--but despite a life of hardscrabble drudgery still...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2009

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

Fugate, Sandy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.K. Kellogg Foundation 1997

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 361.709 Fug

Hedrick, U. P.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1986

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 977.488 Hed

Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: Follows the experiences of a young boy who struggles to escape the catastrophic A.D. 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JPB FIC Tars

Carter, Miranda

Summary: "Blake and Avery return in the stunning sequel to M. J. Carter's lauded fiction debut, The Strangler Vine. London, 1841. Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have both had their difficulties adapting to life in Victorian England. Moreover, time and distance have weakened the close bond between them, forged in the jungles of India. Then a shocking series of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Carter

Moriarty, Laura

Summary: "A novel about the friendship between an adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and the 36-year-old woman who chaperones her to New York City for a summer, in 1922, and how it changes both their lives"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Moriar

Steel, Danielle

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: PBKFIC Steel

Sivertson, Howard

Contents: Coureurs de Bois -- Campsite at Day's End -- Portaging around Saganaga Falls: 1795 -- Boat Day at Ransom Mine: 1847 -- Angel descends on Isle Royale -- Daring rescue during the famine of 1856 -- Schooner Charley en route to Prince Arthur's landing -- Columbia, the first ore boat -- Letter from Norway -- Waiting out a Northeaster -- Schooner Pierpont at Wright Island: 1866 -- Isle Royale light...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Superior Port Cities 1996

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 977.4997 Siver

Claridge, Laura P.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Post

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Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 1987

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 398.209 Dew