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Par Mindy Friddle. 2008
Cutter is determined to sabotage the sale of her family's dilapidated ancestral home. Her sister Ginny (in the midst of… an affair with a professor) doesn't seem to care either way. When the professor's reclusive wife gathers up the courage to leave her own home and confront the Other Woman, she instead meets Cutter, and the two begin a quirky, comforting relationship. 2008.
Par Peter Carver, Teresa Toten. 2001
Dani Webster had played the Game with her sister Kelly for as long as she could remember - they had… been on a quest to vanquish evil. But everything is hazy now as she recovers from substance abuse at a psychiatric hospital for 'teens with problems'. Dani must confront a deeper emotional trauma - one which she can neither explain nor recognize - to face her family's deep dysfunctions and eliminate the Game for her life forever. For senior high students. Some strong language. 2003.
Par Amy Goldman Koss. 2000
Candace, popular leader of a middle school clique, manipulates and ostracizes other kids. Her former friends (each telling her story)… are hurt and embarrassed, but gradually realize that there are more important issues than being cool. For grades 5-8. 2000.
Par Todd Babiak. 2006
Meet the endearing but flawed residents of an Edmonton cul-de-sac, just after the scandalous death of a neighbour and the… sudden news that their land is about to be repossessed by the university. When mysterious signs begin to appear saying LET'S FIX IT, the block - including a sacked university professor, a once-ambitious, pregnant haiku expert living in her parents' basement, and a quiet but polite stranger - is galvanized in a wild attempt to save their homes. c2006.
Par Brock Cole. 1987
When the kids at a camp play a cruel joke by leaving two campers marooned on an island without clothes,… Howie and Laura quickly decide that they will never return to the camp. As they wait for Laura's mother to arrive, they give each other warmth, support, friendship and love. For junior and senior high readers. c1987.
Par Kelli Deeth. 2001
Eleven stories following a girl called Leah growing up in a dysfunctional family in the suburbs. They bear witness to… a girl standing on the edge, between girl and woman, between self and self-loathing, in search of love and acceptance. Despite all their failings, Leah and her family continue to have hope that love will triumph. 2001.
Par Margaret Drabble. 1991
Liz, a London psychiatrist, receives an odd package from her long-time friend Stephen Cox, who has gone to Cambodia. As… Liz searches for Stephen in Southeast Asia, glimpses of his life and the lives of Liz and two of her friends, Alix and Esther, are revealed. Sequel to "A natural curiosity." Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1991.
Par Joan A Medlicott. 2001
Three seventyish friends, who live together in a North Carolina farmhouse, are busy growing and learning through life's experiences. Stalwart… Hannah rallies the town's forces to combat a ruthless developer. Sweet, soft Grace and beau Bob open a tearoom together. And dreamy Amelia falls hard for a scoundrel who is sure to hurt her. Some descriptions of sex and some descriptions of violence. 2002, c2001. (Ladies of Covington ; 2)
Par Celia C Perez. 2017
Twelve-year-old Maria Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malu) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and… starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favour of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos. Grades 5-8. 2017.
Par Robert R McCammon. 2011
A struggling rock band on the verge of breaking up is touring in the American Southwest when they are noticed… by a damaged Iraq War veteran. This crossing of paths changes all their lives. 2011.
Par Sarah Bird. 2007
Rae's life falls apart when her father dies of cancer and her mother joins a religious cult. The only person… who understands Rae is local bad girl Didi, who is experiencing a similar loss. Both girls fall in love with handsome flamenco guitarist Tomas Montenegro, whose aunt teaches at the university's flamenco academy. Rae and Didi take the class and become obsessed with the dance. In time, their love triangle plays out on an international stage, when Rae, Didi, and Tomas becoming the rising stars of flamenco. 2007.
Par Lois Battle. 2003
After discovering that her husband has lost all of their money and left her broke, Bonnie Duke Cullman is abandoning… her comfortable life in Atlanta to teach at a community college in rural Alabama. Ruth Elkin just lost her sewing job at the Cherished Lady factory, and now she must attend college classes to get back on track. The two women's lives become intertwined, and together they survive the ups and downs of small town life. 2003.
Par Kate Jacobs. 2007
Walker & Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Its… Friday Night Knitting Club is improvised by some of Georgia's regulars, who stroll into the shop looking for tips on knitting and end up finding much, much more. So now, once a week, they gather to work on their latest projects and to chat - and occasionally clash - over their stories of love, life, and everything in between. Some strong language. 2007.
Par Chris D'Lacey. 2005
When college student David Rain rents a room in an unusual boardinghouse full of clay dragons, he has no idea… that they, along with some lively squirrels, will help jumpstart his writing career. Grades 5-8. 2005, c2001.
Par Jeanette Lynes. 2009
Fort William, 1941. Something's gone wrong with the Mosquitos being built for the war effort - they keep crashing in… flight tests, for no apparent reason. Is the problem with their design, or are they being sabotaged? Everyone's on high alert, and "The Factory Voice" newsletter keeps abreast of the details - or at least the rumours. Some strong language. c2009.
Par Karen Rinaldi. 2017
In this thinking woman's antidote to "Sex and the City", four New York women push the boundaries of acceptable behaviour… in their pursuit to have it all: careers, children, men, confidence, and power. 2017.
Par Cathleen Schine. 1998
A trip to the Galapagos Islands becomes an opportunity for self-discovery. Following the end of her six-month marriage, Jane Barlow… Schwartz seeks the solace of nature. But when the travel guide turns out to be Martha Barlow, her cousin and ex-best friend, Jane determines to find out why Martha ended their closeness. Some strong language. 1998.
Par Graham Greene. 2003
London, 1939. Author Maurice Bendrix has a long-running love affair with Sarah Miles, the wife of a civil servant, which… ends abruptly. Years later Bendrix explores the emotions that still torment him and ponders Sarah's commitment to a God he cannot fathom. 2003, c1979.
Par Sheila Garrigue. 1985
During her evacuation to Canada, teenager Sara befriends Mr. Ito and his family. When the Ito family is sent to… an internment camp following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Sara realizes the cruelties of war. For junior and senior high readers. c1985.
Par Karen Rivers. 2003
Sixteen-year-old Haley is in her last year of high school, and she likes to think she's just a normal girl,… plagued with all the normal teenage problems. But then disaster strikes: she comes down with the chickenpox and no one will speak to her. Worse still, her hippie dad is in trouble with the law. Junior and senior high readers. 2003.