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The gift of Christmas present
Par Melody Carlson. 2004
After the death of her mother, a college student discovers she was adopted. When she goes in search of her…biological family, she finds a shocking lineage. Carlson's tale of loss, recovery, and acceptance will captivate current fans and create new ones. 2004.
The first quarter of the moon
Par Michel Tremblay. 1994
Marcel and his cousin experience the mystical arrival of summer on the final day of exams at Ecole Saint-Stanislas. While…Marcel is in the class for "slow learners," his cousin is part of the "gifted" program. It is only towards the end of exams that Marcel's cousin recognizes Marcel's own special type of genius. Sequel to "The fat woman next door is pregnant." 1994. Uniform title: Premier quartier de la lune.
The first miracle
Par Jeffrey Archer. 1994
As a thirteen-year-old Roman boy living in Judaea returns home at night after having done an errand for his mother,…he sees a sight he never forgets -- a man and his pregnant wife are turned away from an inn, and are preparing to spend the night in a stable. Grades 3-6. 1994.
The Christmas sisters
Par Sarah Morgan. 2018
The McBride sisters all have different reasons for finding the holiday season challenging, but their adoptive mother is determined this…year will be different. Will they be able to make this the magical family Christmas their mother has always dreamed of? 2018.
The fat woman next door is pregnant: a novel
Par Michel Tremblay. 1981
It is May 2, 1942 in Montreal. All the women on Rue Fabre are pregnant; the fat woman next door…is pregnant with the author himself. Tremblay has created the period in which many of the well-known characters in his plays were born. Prequel to "The first quarter of the moon" (DC15399). Canada Reads 2009. 1981. Uniform title: La grosse femme d'à côté est enceinte.
The Christmas basket
Par Debbie Macomber. 2015
That summer - more than ten years ago, while they were still in high school - Noelle McDowell and Thomas…Sutton fell secretly in love. Secretly because their mothers had been locked in a bitter feud for decades. But despite the animosity between Sarah McDowell and Mary Sutton, Noelle planned to elope with Thom. Until he jilted her. This Christmas Noelle McDowell is home to celebrate the holidays with her family. After all, December 25 is also her birthday. Unfortunately, Noelle's feelings about home - or rather, her hometown of Rose, Oregon - were changed forever the day Thomas Sutton broke her heart. This Christmas the feuding mothers find themselves working together to fill Christmas baskets for charity. What irony! And what an opportunity for reconciliation ... if only they could see it. This Christmas Noelle and Thom discover they're still in love. Regardless of their mothers' reactions, they want to be together. Is that possible? Can old rivalries be set aside? 2015.
The heart is an involuntary muscle
Par David Homel, Fred A Reed, Monique Proulx. 2003
Florence doesn't like writers, books, dogs, alcohol, old people, pleasure, or love, only her partner Zeno - though she'd never…admit it. The two of them run an Internet business that puts lesser known writers and artists back in the limelight. Zeno sends Florence to find his favourite author, the mysterious Pierre Laliberté, in this novel of literature and the people who create it. Strong language. Canada Reads 2004. 2002, 2003. Uniform title: Cœur est un muscle involontaire.
The hockey sweater
Par Roch Carrier, Sheila Fischman. 1979
The haunted mask II (Goosebumps. #36.)
Par R. L Stine. 1995
Steve Boswell thought that Carly Beth's Halloween mask was great. This year he goes to the store where Carly Beth…got her mask. His mask is a creepy old man, definitely the scariest mask around. But soon Steve himself is feeling old -- and creepy. Grades 4-7. c1995. (Goosebumps ; 36)
The glass angels
Par Susan Hill. 1992
A charming story of poverty's hardships dispelled in time for Christmas, set in Britain soon after World War II. Tilly…and her widowed mother are supported by the mother's sewing. When her mother falls ill and a leaky roof ruins an unfinished wedding dress, Tilly looks for a solution. Grades 3-6. c1992.
The donkey's gift
Par Thomas M Coffey, Hal Just. 1984
Victimized by callous owners, Asinus, a stubborn donkey, plots escape and enjoys fleeting victories until he is sold to a…guileless carpenter, Joseph of Nazareth. Bewildered by Joseph's goodness, Asinus becomes the protector of the vulnerable couple. c1984.
The diva runs out of thyme (Berkley Prime Crime mystery #1)
Par Krista Davis. 2008
Few can compete with Natasha Smith when it comes to entertaining, but her childhood rival, Sophie Winston, certainly tries. Natasha…may have stolen the spotlight - and Sophie's husband - but Sophie is determined to rob her of the prize for the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown. But then Sophie stumbles across a corpse, and when the police find her name and photo inside the victim's car, Sophie will have to solve the murder - or she'll be serving up prison grub. Some descriptions of violence. 2008.
The Christmas letters
Par Lee Smith. 2003
The cruelest month (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Ser. #Bk. 3)
Par Louise Penny. 2007
Armand Gamache is called to the village of Three Pines to investigate a mysterious death resulting from a séance. Gamache…soon finds that the village is haunted by deeply buried secrets, and that he himself is the target of a powerful enemy within the Sureté du Québec. Some descriptions of violence, strong language. 2007.
The Christmas wish
Par Richard M Siddoway. 1998
Will Martin has returned to his childhood home during the holidays to settle his grandfather's estate. When Will asks his…grandmother her Christmas wish, she shows him her husband's journals, which include notes of a yearly visit to Lillian. Will's efforts to identify Lillian result in a surprising discovery. c1998.
The Christmas pearl
Par Dorothea Benton Frank. 2007
Charleston, South Carolina. Ninety-three-year-old matriarch Theodora lives in her ancestral house, where her malcontented family gathers for the holidays. Theodora…longs for a peaceful celebration similar to the events in her 1920s childhood that the family's Gullah housekeeper Pearl created. But then Pearl's ghost returns and restores harmony. 2007.
Si cet endroit pouvait parler!: roman
Par Liliane L Gratton. 2001
Premier roman d'une auteure originaire de l'Est de l'Ontario. C'est dans ce milieu rural qu'elle situe son récit qui, autour…du personnage central d'Angélique, évoque les secrets d'une famille et un drame amoureux. 2001.
The brutal telling (Chief Inspector Gamache novel. #5)
Par Louise Penny. 2009
A stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier…being the killer. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets long buried - but not forgotten. Some strong language. 2009.
Par Jude Deveraux. 1998
When millionaire Jason Wilding returns to his hometown of Abernathy, Kentucky, he arranges under false pretenses to stay in Amy…Thompkins's house. Before long he is surprised to realize that he loves Amy and her infant son, but she flees when she learns his true identity. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1998.