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72 hour hold : a novel
Campbell, Bebe Moore, 1950-
PS3553.A4395 A613 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fed up with the mental health community and desperate to save her daughter, who is suffering from bipolar disorder, Keri enlists the assistance of the Program, an illegal group of radicals who have rejected the established psychiatric system.
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About Schmidt
Begley, Louis.
PS3552.E373 A64 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An aristocratic Wasp, a widower who is one of New York's last white-shoe lawyers, seeks solace in the arms of a Puerto Rican waitress after his only daughter inflicts on him the ultimate indignity. She is marrying an ambitious drone, immune to the refining pleasures of culture and--perhaps hardest to swallow--Jewish. By the author of Wartime Lies.
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After the war : a novel
Adams, Alice, 1926-
PS3551.D324 A67 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Transplanted Northerners Cynthia and Harry Baird face the changes brought by World War II and the growing anti-Semitism and racism in their adopted home of Pinehill, North Carolina.
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After this
McDermott, Alice.
PS3563.C355 A68 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A portrait of an American family during the middle decades of the twentieth century evokes the social, spiritual, and political turmoil of the era as seen through the experiences of a middle-class couple and their children.
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Aguero sisters
García, Cristina, 1958-
PS3557.A66 A73 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of two Cuban sisters, one living in Cuba, the other in the United States. The novel is at once the tale of a family and of a country, the sisters representing the lot of Cubans who left and those who stayed. Eventually the sisters are re-united on U.S. soil. By the author of Dreaming in Cuban.
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Ain't no river
Foster, Sharon Ewell.
PS3556.O7724 A75 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Garvin Daniels is a sassy, bright, self-absorbed D.C. lawyer with her eyes on a partnership. There's just one problem--Meemaw, her seventy-something grandmother! ... When Garvin discovers her grandmother's radical emancipation--and the man who's leading the charge--she hits the road for her North Carolina home, determined to help Meemaw get it together before she goes too far."--Back cover.
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Alice Adams
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
PS2972 .A42 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This is the story of a middle-class family living in the industrialized "midland country" at the turn of the 20th century. It is against this dingy backdrop that Alice Adams seeks to distinguish herself. She goes to a dance in a used dress, which her mother attempts to renew by changing the lining and adding some lace. She adorns herself not with orchids sent by the florist but with a bouquet of violets she has picked herself. Because her family cannot afford to equip her with the social props or "background" so needed to shine in society. Alice is forced to make do. Ultimately, her ambitions for making a successful marriage must be tempered by the realities of her situation. Alice Adams's resiliency of spirit makes her one of Tarkington's most compelling female characters. A Pulitzer Prize--winning novel that depicts the ambitions and delusions of a middle-class Midwestern family.
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Allegra Maud Goldman
Konecky, Edith.
PS3561.O457 A79 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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And never said a word
Böll, Heinrich, 1917-
PT2603.O394 U513 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Angel angel
Stevens, April, 1963-
PS3569.T4397 A83 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A family drama that begins when a husband leaves his wife for another woman. She retreats to bed with a nervous breakdown and refuses to see her son, Henry. The son phones his brother, Matthew, in Boston who hurries home, but fails to console her. Relief comes when Henry's girlfriend, Betsy, moves in and befriends the mother. But relief is shortlived as Betsy becomes pregnant by Henry, then seduces Matthew.
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Animal dreams : a novel
Kingsolver, Barbara.
PS3561.I496 A86 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Hallie Nodine fights for justice in Nicaragua while her sister, Codi, returns to Arizona to confront her dying father, as myths, dreams, and flashbacks blend to examine life's commitments.
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Annie John
Kincaid, Jamaica.
PR9275.A583 K5634 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensilibity from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves Antigua at the end of the novel for a new role as a student in England, the hollowness she feels at her departure is balanced by the new self that awaits her as she begins the search for her own identity. A poetic and intensely moving work from the author of At the Bottom of the River. (Reviewed April 1, 1985)"--Booklist Review.
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Antiquary
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
PR5317.A68 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Appointment in Samarra
O'Hara, John, 1905-1970.
PS3529.H29 A8 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Ironic tragedy of a man who cannot avoid his fate.
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Archivist : a novel
Cooley, Martha.
PS3553.O5646 A87 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An aging librarian's memories are stirred by a young woman. The woman is researching her Jewishness after learning that her parents converted to Christianity. The librarian's wife, too, was a Jewess and she committed suicide, despairing of the Holocaust.
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Art fair
Lipsky, David, 1965-
PS3562.I627 A89 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A son-and-mother relationship in the art world. Richard Freeley leaves his divorced father and new wife in California to move in with his mother, a struggling painter in New York, to become her manager and escort. When forced to choose between a rich pretty girl and the mother, he chooses the mother. By the author of Late Bloomers.
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As I lay dying : the corrected text
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
PS3511.A86 A85 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The members of a Southern family contribute their individual tribulations to this encompassing impression of rural poverty.
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Assommoir
Zola, Émile, 1840-1902.
PQ2496 .M38 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Atonement : a novel
McEwan, Ian.
PR6063.C4 A88 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister, Cecilia, strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries and committed a crime that creates in her a sense of guilt that will color her entire life. Ian McEwan has in each of his novels drawn the reader brilliantly into the intimate lives and situations of his characters. But never before has he written on a canvas so large: taking the reader from a manor house in England in 1935, to the retreat to Dunkirk in 1941, to a London hospital soon after where the maimed, broken, and dying soldiers are shipped from the evacuation, to a reunion of the Tallis clan in 1999. Atonement is Ian McEwan's finest achievement. Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war. England and class, it is at its center a profound-and profoundly moving-exploration of shame and forgiveness, of atonement and the difficulty of absolution.
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Autobiography of a family photo : a novel
Woodson, Jacqueline.
PS3573.O64524 A94 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A black girl's difficult growing up in New York. The family comprises an alcoholic father, a promiscuous mother, a brother who is a homosexual, a second brother who abuses women and a third who is illegitimate and has blue eyes. The saving grace is an idealistic sister. By the author of I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This.
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Awkward age
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
PS2116 .A8 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
London society takes its toll on a young girl unprepared for the corruptions of the "coming out" season.
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Babel Tower
Byatt, A. S. (Antonia Susan), 1936-
PR6052.Y2 B33 1996b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In England, a woman marries into the landed gentry, only to find the life stifling. When she tries to renew with her old milieu, her husband objects. Drama follows drama, ending in a custody battle for their only child. A look at British society.
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Back when we were grownups : a novel
Tyler, Anne.
PS3570.Y45 B33 2001b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Beck Davitch looks back on her thirty-year marriage to Joe and her role as a mother and manager of the Open Arms, wondering if she is living the life she was meant to live and reconsidering her dedication to the family business.
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Beaming Sonny home
Pelletier, Cathie.
PS3566.E42 B43 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A tragicomedy on a lovesick man who kidnaps two women to get his ex-wife's attention. Sonny, 36, holds them in a trailer while giving interviews to CNN, the event having become something of a media circus. The novel looks at the impact on a town and on the kidnaper's family, glued to the TV and proud their son is on the news. By the author of A Marriage Made at Woodstock.
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Before women had wings
Fowler, Connie May.
PS3556.O8265 B44 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A nine-year-old girl's harrowing account of abuse at the hands of her parents. Her name is Avocet Jackson, but her mother called her Bird, naming both her children after birds, "her logic being that if we were named for something with wings then maybe we'd be able to fly above the shit in our lives."
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Behind the scenes at the museum : a novel
Atkinson, Kate.
PR6051.T56 B44 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the moment Ruby Lennox announces her own conception with the shout, "I exist!"--An event she attributes to the five pints of bitter her father drank--it is clear she won't leave anything out of the account of her Yorkshire family. She describes her great-grandmother's affair with a French photographer, her mother's dashed dreams of Hollywood glamor and her sister's unsuccessful attempt to upstage the queen of England. A first novel.
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Belle du Seigneur
Cohen, Albert, 1895-
PQ2605.O24 B413 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1930s Geneva, an official who rose high in the League of Nations by concealing his Jewish roots sets out to seduce a colleague's wife who represents his ideal of absolute love. A look at the mores and manners of the day.
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Between sisters : a novel
Vida, Nina.
PS3572.I29 B48 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A two-generation tale of child abuse featuring Lela, kidnaped and raped by her father, who also rapes her sister, Jolene, and kills their mother. Separated by adoption, the sisters' paths cross many years later when Lela helps a father kidnap his daughter because the mother--who is Jolene--is on drugs. By the author of Goodbye Saigon.
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Birthday
Sillitoe, Alan.
PR6037.I55 B57 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Arthur and Brian Seaton, on their way to the 70th birthday party for Brian's former lover, reflect on their lives.
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Bitter Lake : a novel
Harleman, Ann, 1945-
PS3558.A624246 B58 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A man who likes his freedom disappears for the umpteenth time from his home in a steel-mill town in Pennsylvania. The novel describes the effect on his wife and two daughters. Recriminations fly, jobs have to be found and the daughters leave home. What will reunite the family will be the man's death. By the author of Happiness.
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Blacker than a thousand midnights
Straight, Susan.
PS3569.T6795 B57 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The life of a "straight and narrow" black man, a topic rarely treated in contemporary fiction. The protagonist is Darnell Tucker, a firefighter, and the setting is a racially mixed community in a volatile quarter of Los Angeles. By the author of I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots.
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Bless me, Ultima
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
PS3551.N27 B58 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Ultima, a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic, comes to Antonio Marez's New Mexico family when he is six years old, and she helps him discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past.
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Bless me, Ultima
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
PS3551.N27 B58 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Six-year-old Antonio embarks upon a spiritual journey under the watchful guidance of Ultima, a healing woman, that leads him to question his faith and beliefs in family, religion, and other aspects of his Chicano culture.
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Blind assassin
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
PR9199.3.A8 B55 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in a dingy backstreet room. Set in a multi-layered story of the death of a woman's sister and husband in the 1940's, with a novel-within-a novel as a background.
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Blood of my blood
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953.
PS3535.A845 B48 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Pulitzer-Prize winner Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's "lost" autobiographical first novel is a portrait of an emerging young artist nearly ruined both by egotism and being alternately pushed and spoiled by her mother.
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Blue shoe
Lamott, Anne.
PS3562.A4645 B57 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When she stumbles upon a small blue shoe and other small items left behind in her deceased father's car, Mattie Ryder, a divorced mother of two, and her brother struggle to uncover the truth about their dysfunctional upbringing.
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Boat people : a novel
Gardner, Mary.
PS3557.A7142 B63 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
America as seen through the eyes of Vietnamese immigrants. The setting is Galveston, Texas, and in one incident a Vietnamese doctor is stopped by a policeman who throws his car keys under the car to force him to crawl. Subsequently the doctor is comforted by a white nurse "in that awful American way. They were always making everything right with understanding words. No one here knew the dignity of silence."
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Bodies and souls : a novel
Rechy, John.
PS3568.E28 B6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Book of Daniel : a novel
Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
PS3554.O3 B6 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Book of Hrabal
Esterházy, Péter, 1950-
PH3241.E85 H713 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Hungary, God sends two angels disguised as secret policemen to prevent a woman from having an abortion. She is Anna, mother of three, depressed by her marriage and the state of Hungary, ills she chronicles in imaginary letters. By the author of Helping Verbs of the Heart.
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Boone's Lick : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 B6 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The novel follows the Cecil family's arduous journey by riverboat and wagon from Boone's Lick, Missouri, to Fort Phil Kearny in Wyoming. Fifteen-year-old Shay narrates, describing the journey that begins when his Ma, Mary Margaret, decides to hunt down her elusive husband, Dick, to tell him she's leaving him. Without knowing precisely where he is, they set out across the plains in search of him, encountering grizzly bears, stormy weather, and hostile Indians as they go. With them are Shay's siblings, G.T., Neva, and baby Marcy; Shay's uncle, Seth; his Granpa Crackenthorpe; and Mary Margaret's beautiful half-sister, Rose. During their journey they pick up a barefooted priest named Father Villy, and a Snake Indian named Charlie Seven Days, and persuade them to join in their travels." "At the heart of the novel, and the adventure, is Mary Margaret, whom we first meet shooting a sheriff's horse out from underneath him in order to feed her family."--BOOK JACKET.
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Bread givers : a novel : a struggle between a father of the Old World and a daughter of the New
Yezierska, Anzia, 1880?-1970.
PS3547.E95 B7 1975 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The life story of Anzia Yezierska and her struggle as a Jewish immigrant woman.
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Breath, eyes, memory
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
PS3554.A5815 B74 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The culture shock of Sophie Coco, a 12-year-old Haitian girl from the provinces, summoned to New York by her mother whom she hardly knows and who is toiling in a nursing home to provide for the family back home.
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Breathing lessons
Tyler, Anne.
PS3570.Y45 B74 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While driving to the funeral of a friend, a couple married twenty-eight years examine the expectations and disappointments of their marriage.
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Bridge between us
Shigekuni, Julie.
PS3569.H4865 B75 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The lives of four generations of Japanese-American women, of whom only the youngest has been to Japan. They are great-grandmother Reiko, the daughter of a Japanese princess; grandmother Rio, who once tried to commit suicide; mother Tomoe, a travel agent; and daughter Nomi. All four were born in the U.S. and live under the same roof. A first novel by a fifth generation Japanese-American.
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Bright angel time
McPhee, Martha.
PS3563.C3888 B75 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Life with a newly liberated mother, narrated by Kate, 8, one of three children leading a normal life until father takes off with another woman. At that, mother adopts a freewheeling lifestyle, finds a hippie boyfriend with kids and a camper and--to Kate's disapproval--the extended family goes on a vagabond tour of 1970s America.
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Brontë
Hughes, Glyn, 1935-
PR6058.U35 B76 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized account of the Bronte family, whose gift for imagination led to such classics as Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" and Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre." The novel also looks at why Branwell, only boy and the hope of the family, died a failure.
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Bruna and her sisters in the sleeping city
Yánez Cossío, Alicia, 1929-
PQ8220.35.A5 B713 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A magic-realism novel set in Ecuador which traces an eccentric family's history from the Conquest to modern times. One woman paints her face white for a portrait to hide her Indian origin, another weaves a carpet intended to stretch to Rome so as to encourage the Pope to visit.
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Buddenbrooks : the decline of a family
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
PT2625.A44 B82 1994a Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of four generations of a wealthy bourgeois family in northern Germany captures the triumphs and tragedies, successes and failures, relationships, loves, and ordinary events of everyday middle-class life.
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Buddha of suburbia
Kureishi, Hanif.
PR6061.U68 B8 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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By sorrow's river : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 B9 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Raising her young son, Monty, Tasmin Berrybender hopes to turn him into an English gentleman despite his life on the trail toward Santa Fe, an endeavor that is compromised by painful occurrences in the lives of Tasmin's husband and father.
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By the light of my father's smile : a novel
Walker, Alice, 1944-
PS3573.A425 B9 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on two black sisters whose father forbids teen sex and when one engages in it gives her a hiding. The novel explores "the ways in which a woman's denied sexuality leads to the loss of the much-prized and necessary original self." By the author of The Color Purple.
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Cakes and ale
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.
PR6025.A86 C346 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
For Alroy Kear the task is sample: write the authorized biography of the eminently respectable Victorian novelist Edward Driffield and make it a bestseller. What he doesn't reckon on is the truth.
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Canícula : snapshots of a girlhood en la frontera
Cantú, Norma Elia, 1947-
PS3553.A555 C36 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In this fictionalized memoir of Laredo, Texas, canícula represents a time between childhood and a yet unknown adulthood.
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Cantora : a novel
López-Medina, Sylvia, 1942-
PS3562.O675 C3 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This memorable first novel is the story of four generations of Mexican - then Mexican American women - who defy and preserve the traditions of their often oppressive cultures. Set in Mexico and Southern California, the story of the Perez women is pieced together by the U.S.-born daughter who accidently stumbles upon a startling family secret. The truth of Amparo's forebears emerges through her recollections of the stories she's heard all her life - how her.

great-grandmother fled first from her domineering father, then the raiding Yaqui Indians, and finally the encroaching violence of the Revolution. She recalls stories of the family's restaurant in Hermosillo, Mexico. And, she remembers tales of the family's move to California. But Cantora is much more than the chronicle of a family. By coming to know her Mexicana great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother, the mestizo woman comes to know herself. Based on the oral history.

of the author's family, this novel reveals Lopez-Medina as a new, strong voice in the chorus of women reconstructing their own histories. Cantora is a story of love, deceit, and liberation that will help readers look into their own pasts. It is a story that will inspire you to remember.

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Caramelo, or, Puro cuento : a novel
Cisneros, Sandra.
PS3553.I78 C37 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, Lala Reyes listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of famous shawl makers, one of which has come into Lala's possession.
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Cattle killing
Wideman, John Edgar.
PS3573.I26 C38 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A surrealistic novel on the black experience. The action is in the form of vignettes and ranges from cattle killing by the Xhosa in Africa, believing this will drive the whites away, to a black bishop in Philadelphia taking his flock out of the white man's church.
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Caucasia
Senna, Danzy.
PS3569.E618 C3 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on children of mixed marriages. The protagonists are two sisters in Boston, daughters of a black professor and a white woman. One daughter passes for black and attends black school while her sister passes for white and attends white school. But the classmates know and when it comes to bigotry, equality reigns among the races. A debut in fiction. Birdie and Cole are the daughters of a black father and a white mother, intellectuals and activists in the Civil Rights Movement in 1970s Boston. The sisters are so close that they have created a private language, yet to the outside world they can't be sisters: Birdie appears to be white, while Cole is dark enough to fit in with the other kids at the Afrocentric school they attend. For Birdie, Cole is the mirror in which she can see her own blackness.Then their parents' marriage falls apart. Their father's new black girlfriend won't even look at Birdie, while their mother gives her life over to the Movement: at night the sisters watch mysterious men arrive with bundles shaped like rifles.One night Birdie watches her father and his girlfriend drive away with Cole-they have gone to Brazil, she will later learn, where her father hopes for a racial equality he will never find in the States. The next morning-in the belief that the Feds are after them-Birdie and her mother leave everything behind: their house and possessions, their friends, and-most disturbing of all-their identity. Passing as the daughter and wife of a deceased Jewish professor, Birdie and her mother finally make their home in New Hampshire. Desperate to find Cole, yet afraid of betraying her mother and herself to some unknown danger, Birdie must learn to navigate the white world-so that when she sets off in search of her sister, she is ready for what she will find.
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Cave
Saramago, José.
PQ9281.A66 C3813 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Informed that his clay pots and jugs are no longer needed, elderly potter Cipriano applies his craft to the making of ceramic dolls, but his family's subsequent successes are compromised by a terrible discovery.
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Cavedweller
Allison, Dorothy.
PS3551.L453 C3 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Georgia woman who abandoned her family to become a singer in California, returns 10 years later. It happens after Delia Byrd's new man dies in an accident, leaving her with a child. The novel describes the family's adjustment, including that of her teen daughters. By the author of Bastard Out of Carolina.
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Change of climate
Mantel, Hilary, 1952-
PR6063.A438 C44 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The drama of an English missionary couple. Posted to South Africa they become anti-apartheid activists and are jailed. Released, they move to Botswana where she gives birth to twins, but a black servant abducts them and only one boy is recovered. Although they have more children, the incident poisons their lives. By the author of An Experiment in Love.
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Charming Billy
McDermott, Alice.
PS3563.C355 C48 1998x Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young woman, cousin to the late Billy Lynch who has just died of alcoholism, traces the story of his lost love, discovering her own father's role in trying to keep Billy from being hurt by the truth about Eva, and contemplating the effect her father's lie had on the rest of the family.
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Child of the Holy Ghost
Laxalt, Robert, 1923-
PS3562.A9525 C48 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"You're our mother and this is your country," I shouted at her, anything to stop her pain. "We don't care about that Middle Ages nonsense over there." But "over there" in his mother's natal Basque village, Pete finds himself stepping back into a medieval morality, into the rigid and unrelenting code of his ancestors, older and stronger than reason. Denied by his own blood kin, cold anger forges his determination to pierce the silence of the villagers and learn the.

circumstances of his mother's birth. One by one the ghosts rise up. Jeanne, beautiful and headstrong, who carried her head too high and invited a disaster she would defiantly embrace. Garat, her father, solid and unyielding as the stone of his ancestral house. Maitia, the golden child who would be Pete's mother, born to the hellish accompaniment of rough music that was the village's supreme censure for her mother's violation of the moral code. On the day of her First.

Communion, Maitia's cold baptism into the realm of shame killed forever her smile of innocence and stiffened a resolve that would last her lifetime. All her passion would be distilled toward one end - gaining the respect that, finally, could only be found across the sea, in America. Interwoven is the story of Petya, Pete's father, forced by accident to flee the high Pyrenees and find a new life as a lonely sheepherder in the northern deserts of Nevada. His struggles with.

loneliness and the temptations of emerging manhood provide a background for the stark reality of a young immigrant whose pain and growing sense of self-determination transform him into the essential being we know as American. In Robert Laxalt's earlier works he has written hauntingly of the beauty of his ancestral Basque homeland. Now, in the second volume of his Basque family trilogy, he lifts the veil that conceals the subtle cruelties of those fierce guardians of.

private scandal, the villagers who will keep from the world what is dear to them.

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China boy : a novel
Lee, Gus.
PS3562.E3524 C47 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Kai Ting grows up in a Mandarin family that fled to San Francisco, isolated from American culture until a stepmother tries to erase every vestige of China from the household.
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China Court : the hours of a country house
Godden, Rumer, 1907-
PR6013.O2 C48 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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City below
Carroll, James, 1943-
PS3553.A764 C58 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of two Irish brothers in Boston, chronicling their separate paths as they grow older. Terry Doyle is drawn to the glow of Kennedy's Camelot, Nick to organized crime. Each struggles to bend the city to his will and break free of family ties. Told against a background of ethnic and racial violence. A sequel to Mortal Friends.
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Clabbered dirt, sweet grass
Paulsen, Gary.
PS3566.A834 C53 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Story of the relationship between the farmer and his animals in a vanishing way of life.
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Clear light of day
Desai, Anita, 1937-
PR9499.3.D465 C56 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The novel begins with the triennial visit of the younger sister Tara and her diplomat husband to the old family home, a decaying suburban mansion on the banks of the Jumma outside Old Delhi. Here Bim the older sister, lives with the youngest brother, Baba. Baba is autistic, a childlike, speechless whisp of a man who spends his days playing 'I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas' and 'Donkey seranade' on an ancient wind-up gramophone. The oldest brother, Raja, has moved away. The book divides itself equally between the present of Tara's visit and the sisters' memories of the past....The visit is a strain -- a series of under-the-surface estrangements and rapprochements, with sisterly care ebbing and flowing." Times Lit Suppl. "This work 'does what only the best novels can do: it totally submerges us. It takes us so deeply into another world that we almost fear we won't be able to climb out again.'" N Y Times Book Rev.
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Cloud chamber : a novel
Dorris, Michael.
PS3554.O695 C56 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An Irish immigrant family's saga which begins in 19th Century Ireland and ends in present-day Montana. The novel follows the family's fortunes through famine, wars and in love. By the author of A Yellow Raft in Blue.
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Cold Comfort Farm
Gibbons, Stella, 1902-1989.
PR6013.I24 C6 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed  Read more...
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Coldwater
McConnochie, Mardi, 1971-
PR9619.4.M38 C65 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Wolf live on Coldwater, a penal colony off the coast of Australia, where their father, Captain Wolf, rules the household with the same unyielding sterness he imposes on the inmates. The young women rarely venture beyond their corner of the island and meet no one but the prison guards. Their imaginations, however, know no boundaries, and together the three conjure up complex and magical lands. They vow to become novelists, dreaming of literary fame and of lives far from the harsh desolation of Coldwater." -- Jacket.
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Color purple
Walker, Alice, 1944-
PS3573.A425 C6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years.
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Comfort woman
Keller, Nora Okja.
PS3561.E38574 C66 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Korean woman's life as a sex slave for the Japanese during World War II. The novel is narrated in part by the mother, in part by her American daughter who is a newspaper reporter in Hawaii. Not until her mother's death did the daughter learn what terrible experiences lay behind the screams her mother uttered in her dreams. A first novel by a Korean-American.
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Confidence of the heart
Schweidel, David.
PS3569.C56815 C66 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A man who considers himself a free spirit and sneers at yuppies goes to Guatemala to marry a rich girl. As she prepares for the wedding, he organizes a democratic election on her father's plantation, bringing trouble on the workers. He marries and returns to the U.S. to become just another yuppie.
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Corrections
Franzen, Jonathan.
PS3556.R352 C67 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio manager and family man, is trying to convince his wife and himself, despite clear signs to the contrary, that he is not clinically depressed. The middle child, Chip, has lost his seemingly secure academic job and is failing spectacularly at his new line of work. And Denise, the youngest, has escaped a disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and heart down the drain of an affair with a married man - or so her mother fears. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home."--BOOK JACKET.
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Country of marriage
Giardina, Anthony.
PS3557.I135 I5 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Stories dealing with marriage in our society, when expectations of eternal love are high, infidelity frequent and the classic roles of men and women reversed. Typical of the latter is Days with Cecilia, in which the husband takes care of the children while his wife works and has an affair.
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Cousin Henry
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882.
PR5684 .C65 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Crazy hunter
Boyle, Kay, 1902-
PS3503.O9357 C73 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This stunning short novel portrays a family--an almost grown young woman, her mother, and her drunkard father--and a magnificent blind gelding. Powerful and businesslike, the mother is determined to put him down; the daughter is determined to save him.
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Crime in the neighborhood : a novel
Berne, Suzanne.
PS3552.E73114 C75 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A girl annoyed by a neighbor flirting with her mother accuses him of sexual abuse and murder. She is Martha, 10, and in the summer of 1972 the suburb of Spring Hill in Washington is more than ready to believe her, a child having been raped and murdered. The novel examines what can happen when a child's testimony is the only lead in a crime and what prompts a child to point an accusing finger. A debut in fiction.
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Crossing to safety
Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-
PS3537.T316 C76 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Called a "magnificently crafted story...brimming with wisdom" by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage."--BOOK JACKET.
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Crossing vines : a novel
González, Rigoberto.
PS3557.O4695 C7 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In the grim reality of Southern California's grape fields, even the sun is a dark spot. For the migrant grape pickers in Crossing Vines, Rigoberto Gonzalez's novel that spans a single workday, the sun is a constant, malevolent force. The characters endure back-breaking, monotonous work as they succumb to the whims of their corrupt bosses. Each minute the sun rises higher in the sky is an eternity.".

"The textures, smells, sights, and emotions of their daily existences engulf the lives of the Mexican laborers. Scarce drinking water, sweltering heat, splintered fingers, contempt for the job, and violence toward one another compose their unflinchingly dark world. In Gonzalez's brutally honest story, the characters are compelled forward mercilessly by the rising crisis that envelops their interconnected stories. This uncompromisingly thought-provoking tale gives names and faces to the anonymous agricultural laborers, whose lives are like the tangles vines of the fruits of their labor.".

"Not since Tomas Rivera's ... And the Earth Did Not Devour Him has a novel converged on the lives of migrant workers so profoundly. Like Rivera, Gonzalez employs nostalgia for Mexican tradition as he looks at the family feuds, economic injustices, and racism prevalent in the migrant worker experience."--BOOK JACKET.

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Custom of the country
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
PS3545.H16 C8 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Undine Spragg, selfish and spoiled, determines to gain admittance into turn-of-the-century New York society.
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Dalva
Harrison, Jim, 1937-
PS3558.A67 D35 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The saga of a pioneer family is chronicled by Dalva, a woman searching for the lost son she had by Duane, a half-Sioux, and whose Indian heritage becomes an important part of Dalva's narrative.  Read more...
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Dance dance dance : a novel
Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
PL856.U673 D3613 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
He burst upon the international scene with the wildly acclaimed A Wild Sheep Chase. He quickly came to represent the quirky voice of a new generation of Japanese writers. Now Haruki Murakami gives us his wittiest, boldest, most daring work to date. Dance dance dance continues the extraordinary adventure of an ordinary man. At thirty something, Murakami's nameless hero lives in a hi-tech, high-rise world where old virtues die fast and success is all that matters. He has shared in the glittering city's spoils, and while he has not sold his soul, he knows that something is lacking in his life. Now, in dreams, a mysterious woman weeps softly - for him. Yet, even as he tries to understand why, the voice that beckons is not hers.

And still he dreams. Bizarre dreams that propel him down byways of his life in search of ... ? His is a strange odyssey: en route, a thirteen-year-old girl, distressingly beautiful and clairvoyant, is his constant companion; a classmate, now oozing charm on TV soaps, grapples with murder; a lady of the night becomes his guardian angel; and an eccentric Sheep Man materializes to counsel and cajole. What's a fellow to do? Dance. You gotta dance as long as the music plays. And dance is what our hero does ... in the most unexpected ways!

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Dance real slow : a novel
Jaffe, Michael Grant.
PS3560.A3134 D36 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A woman abandons a marriage, leaving Gordon Nash to bring up their four-year-old son on his own. He obtains a divorce, moves to a small town and proceeds to cope as a single father. Everything goes well--he has found a girlfriend--when the ex-wife shows up wanting to resume the marriage.
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Dancing on glass
Chehak, Susan Taylor.
PS3553.H34875 D34 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Bader Von Vechten's marriage to Katherine Craig healed the wounds between Cedar Hill, Iowa's leading families, only to be ripped apart by Bader's affair.
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Days of awe
Obejas, Achy, 1956-
PS3565.B34 D39 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Dean's December
Bellow, Saul.
PS3503.E4488 D4 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Dear future
D'Aguiar, Fred, 1960-
PR9320.9.D34 D43 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A family's life in a socialist republic in the Caribbean. The father absconds, the mother and three children emigrate to England, two sons stay behind. One of the latter is hit on the head and becomes a visionary, and might win the draughts championship. The story is told against the background of national elections, rigged by the republic's dictator.
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Death in the family
Agee, James, 1909-1955.
PS3501.G35 D43 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The tragedy of Jay Follet's sudden death destroys his family's secure and loving world.
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Death of a river guide
Flanagan, Richard, 1961-
PR9619.3.F525 D43 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Aljaz Cosini, river guide, is leading a group of tourists on a raft down Tasmania's wild Franklin River when his greatest fear is realized, a tourist falls into the river and may drown. An ordinary man with many regrets, Aljaz rises to an uncharacteristic heroism and offers his own life in trade." -- Jacket.
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Delta wedding
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
PS3545.E6 D4 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A vivid and charming portrait of a large southern family, the Fairchilds, who live on a plantation in the Mississippi delta. The story, set in 1923, is exquisitely woven from the ordinary events of family life, centered around the visit of a young relative, Laura McRaven, and the family's preparations for her cousin Dabney's wedding. --Publisher.
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Desert rose : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 D4 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Harmony is a Las Vegas showgirl. at night she's a lead dancer in a gambling casino; during the day she raises peacocks. She's one of a dying breed of dancers, faced with fewer and fewer jobs and an even bleaker future. Yet she maintains a calm cheerfulness in that arid neon landscape of supermarkets, drive-in wedding chaples, and all-night casinos. While Harmoney's star is fading, her beautiful, cynical daughter Pepper's is on the rise. But Harmony remains wistful and optomistic through it all. She is the unexpected blossom in the wastland, the tough and tender desert rose.
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Desirable daughters : a novel
Mukherjee, Bharati.
PR9499.3.M77 D47 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles the journeys of three Brahmin women as they follow divergent paths from their home in Calcutta and a rigid Indian society to seek new lives for themselves on two separate continents.
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Diary of a lost boy : a novel
Kondoleon, Harry.
PS3561.O456 D5 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Part screwball comedy, part (screwball) tragedy - a brilliantly original novel about love and marriage, gay and straight, in the age of AIDS. At the center, Hector Diaz - seen everywhere around New York, glamorous, in the know, streetwise. He is also HIV-positive and in clinical trials. His two closest friends, Susan and Bill, have lived a seemingly idyllic marriage and have vowed to care for Hector until the end. But suddenly the marriage is breaking apart - and Hector,

while coping with his own insidious nightmare, has placed himself smack in the middle of theirs. We watch as Hector is pulled into the twister of his friends' trendy but collapsing life, and is tossed and whirled along its crazy itinerary - from Bill's support group (for straight philanderers) to an intime holiday in the Caribbean, just the three of them. As the novel, moving toward reconciliation, culminates in a pastoral extravaganza - a country wedding in which two.

grooms in sky blue promise to love, honor, and cherish - Hector moves from fear through revelation to acceptance of his approaching death.

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Disgrace
Coetzee, J. M., 1940-
PR9369.3.C58 D5 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A white woman is gang-raped by blacks in this novel on post-apartheid South Africa. But she understands such settling of scores is inevitable, given what whites did to blacks, and she keeps the baby. By the author of Waiting for the Barbarians.
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Distance from the heart of things
Warlick, Ashley.
PS3573.A7617 D57 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In South Carolina, a woman returns home from college with a bookkeeping degree to help her grandfather run his vineyards. The novel describes her life amid a gallery of characters, from an uncle her age whom she loves, to a friend who boasts she never wears underwear. A first novel.
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Distinguished guest
Miller, Sue, 1943-
PS3563.I421444 D57 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An old woman debilitated by illness moves in with her son. She is a writer who made a name for herself with feminists for getting rid of her husband, but her children have always condemned her for it. The novel looks at the way the son's resentment affects his own wife and children.
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Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood : a novel
Wells, Rebecca.
PS3573.E4937 D58 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A scrapbook of her mother's girlhood momentos entitled "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" helps Siddalee Walker sort through her conflicting emotions about her mother.
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Dolly
Brookner, Anita.
PR6052.R5816 D65 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Anita Brookner has been called "one of the finest novelists of her generation" by The New York Times and "a latter-day Jane Austen" by Publishers Weekly. Now, in Dolly, Brookner continues to explore in her masterful way the changing truths of identity and relationships in the lives of women, with this brilliant portrait of a family.

Mild and self-effacing, Jane Manning is ill prepared for the eruption into her life of her glamorous aunt, Dolly. Married to Jane's uncle, Dolly swirls into the Manning home, and, with her perfumed mink and bored laugh, makes it clear that her ways are not their ways, are not in fact anybody else's ways.

Dolly becomes an object of both fascination and dread, and as Jane studies her aunt, she realizes that she and Dolly have absolutely nothing in common - nothing, except the fact that they are members of the same family. Jane begins to suspect that Dolly is not the woman she appears to be, that her elegant life is not as charming as she wants people to think. Then Dolly's husband dies, and Jane finds that she and her aunt are fated to be yoked together in uneasy social and financial harness.

Brilliantly written, acutely observed, Dolly is Anita Brookner at her best, an elegant and illuminating exploration of how realities change, how power and perceptions alter over the course of a family's life.

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Dombey and Son
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
PR4559 .A1 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett Annotation. Dickens set this tale of a selfish, hard-hearted man, the son he favored, and the daughter he slighted, in an England almost prostrate before the storms of change we now call the Industrial Revolution. This is a superb example of Dicken's ability to combine the disparate qualities of a social historian, a theatrical artist, and a poet of the utmost tenderness and insight.
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Down by the river
O'Brien, Edna.
PR6065.B7 D69 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Ireland a girl is raped by her father, but is prevented from having an abortion until a court decides if she can, by which time it is likely to be too late. Mary McNamara, 14, becomes a virtual prisoner and a political football for factions of every kind. Based on real events by the author of House of Splendid Isolation.
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Dreaming in Cuban : a novel
García, Cristina, 1958-
PS3557.A66 D74 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A vivid and funny first novel about three generations of a Cuban family divided by conflicting loyalties over the Cuban revolution, set in the world of Havana in the 1970s and '80s and in an emigre neighborhood of Brooklyn. It is a story of immense charm about women and politics, women and witchcraft, women and their men.
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East of Eden
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
PS3537.T3234 E3 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families--the Trasks' and the Hamilton's--whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The story of two brothers, Aron is a clean-cut model student, engaged to be married, the pride of his hardworking father. Cal is a rebellious loner, sternly rejected by his father.
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Eccentric neighborhoods
Ferré, Rosario.
PS3556.E7256 E27 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The saga of two families in Puerto Rico early this century, one old money, the other new money. One lives off the land, the other is in industry, and their story is told by a woman born of a union of the two. A tale of love and family politics.
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Emperor of Ocean Park
Carter, Stephen L., 1954-
PS3603.A78 E4 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The complex story of family with links to crime. The novel is set amongst the African American society of the eastern seaboard and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school.
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Empire of women
Shepard, Karen.
PS3569.H39388 E47 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The story captures the reunion of Celine Arneaux, a famous French-Chinese photographer, with her Asian-American daughter and granddaughters. The setting is a family cabin in Virginia, where Celine once photographed her granddaughter, Cameron, for a scandalous series of child portraits."--Jacket.
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End of the point : a novel
Graver, Elizabeth, 1964-
PS3557.R2864 E53 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Enduring love : a novel
McEwan, Ian.
PR6063.C4 E53 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A homosexual attempts to lure a man away from his woman. It happens in England after the two men meet in a balloon accident. When the straight man declines the advances, the homosexual begins stalking him, contemplating ways to get rid of the woman. By the author of The Innocent.
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Erasure : a novel
Everett, Percival L.
PS3555.V34 E73 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Novelist, college profesor, woodworker, and fly fisherman, Thelonious (Monk) Ellison has never allowed race to define his identity. But he is offended and angered by the success of We's Lives in Da Ghetto, the exploitive debut novel of a young, middle-class black woman who once visited "some relatives in Harlem for a couple of days." The book's success rankles all the more as Monk's own most recent novel has just notched its seventh rejection." -- Jacket.
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Ethan Frome : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
PS3545.H16 E7 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Textual notes and critical essays accompany the tale of a New England farmer who must choose between his duty to care for his invalid wife and his love for her cousin.
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Evening class
Binchy, Maeve.
PR6052.I7728 E94 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Dublin, an evening class of Italian language and culture changes the lives of its students. A girl finds love, a boy abandons crime, a man regains a reason for living. It is the work of the teacher, an Irish woman who followed a married man to Italy and returned to Ireland on his death. A tale of one woman's gift for helping others. By the author of The Copper Beach.
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Evening hour : a novel
Sickels, Carter.
PS3619.I27 E94 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While Cole alternately attempts romance with two troubled women, he also spends most of his time with the elderly patients at the nursing home where he works, desperately trying to ignore the decay of everything and everyone around him. Only when a disaster befalls these mountains is Cole forced to confront his fears and, finally, take decisive action-if not to save his world, to at least save himself.
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Everything is illuminated : a novel
Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-
PS3606.O38 E84 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Follows a young writer as he travels to Eastern Europe on a quest to find Augustine, the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis, and discovers an unexpected past that will resonate far into the future.
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Explanation for chaos
Schumacher, Julie, 1958-
PS3569.C5548 E97 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of stories on growing up. The story, The Private Life of Robert Schumann, is on the reaction of a group of girls to advances from their music teacher, while Dummies is on living as a child with an eccentric woman while your mother is in hospital.
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Eye for an eye
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882.
PR5684 .E9 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Face of an angel
Chávez, Denise.
PS3553.H346 F34 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A waitress writes a handbook on waiting at tables. It is called The Book of Service and is based on her 30-year career in a Mexican restaurant in the southwest of the country. In it she meditates on the meaning of service--at work as well as in her own life--and on the role of women in a male-dominated culture. By the author of The Last of the Menu Girls.
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Falling angels
Chevalier, Tracy.
PS3553.H4367 F35 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set in early 20th century London, Chevalier follows two girl as the changes in the century emerge.
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Falling boy : a novel
Long, David, 1948-
PS3562.O4924 F34 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A domestic triangle in a small town in 1950s Montana. As a youth, Mark Singer spends his free time in the Vagabond Cafe, eyeing the four daughters of the Greek owner. He marries one and afterwards has an affair with another. A first novel.
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Falling in place
Beattie, Ann.
PS3552.E177 F35 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of John Knapp, who loves Nina but is married to Louise; and Nina, an expensively educated salesgirl who loves John but spends too much time with her old boyfriend, Spangle.
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Family matters
Mistry, Rohinton, 1952-
PR9199.3.M494 F36 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set in Bombay in the mid-1990s, Family Matters tells a story of familial love and obligation, of personal and political corruption, of the demands of tradition and the possibilities for compassion. Nariman Vakeel, the patriarch of a small discordant family, is beset by Parkinson's and haunted by memories of his past. He lives with his two middle-aged stepchildren, Coomy, bitter and domineering, and her brother, Jal, mild-mannered and acquiescent. But the burden of the illness worsens the already strained family relationships. Soon, their sweet-tempered half-sister, Roxana, is forced to assume sole responsibility for her bedridden father. And Roxana's husband, besieged by financial worries, devises a scheme of deception involving his eccentric employer at a sporting goods store, setting in motion a series of events that leads to the narrative's moving outcome. Family Matters has all the richness, the gentle humour, and the narrative sweep that have earned Mistry the highest of accolades around the world.
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Farewell, I'm bound to leave you
Chappell, Fred, 1936-
PS3553.H298 F37 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on the backwoods women of Appalachia, illustrating their self-reliance and passion. The characters range from a woman who gets her man by impressing on him her skill with a gun, to one who goes mad after a failed love affair. By the author of More Shapes Than One.
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Fathers and sons
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883.
PG3420.O8 E5 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set against the serene backdrop of the Russian countryside, Fathers and Sons is the story of Arcady Kirsanov, a young man who returns from college to his father's country manor with his radical friend Bazarov in tow. Behind Bazarov's chilling intellect hides a heart of compassion and kindness -- a heart that will unwittingly change the Kirsanovs' lives forever.
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Faults : a novel
Peña, Terri de la, 1947-
PS3566.E448 F3 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Fine balance : a novel
Mistry, Rohinton, 1952-
PR9199.3.M494 F56 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A portrait of India featuring four characters. Two are tailors who are forcibly sterilized, one is a student who emigrates, and the fourth is a widowed seamstress who decides to hang on. A tale of cruelty, political thuggery and despair by an Indian from Toronto, author of Such a Long Journey.
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First man
Camus, Albert, 1913-1960.
PQ2605.A3734 P7413 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized autobiography, covering his youth in Algeria. It is filled with details of the white working class to which he belonged and there is the undercurrent of a boy's search for a father figure, his own killed in World War I. He describes the intervention of a school teacher who obtained for him a scholarship, first step on the road to the 1957 Nobel Prize for literature.
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Flower in the skull
Alcalá, Kathleen, 1954-
PS3551.L287 F56 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A family saga on several generations of Indian women, beginning with a 19th century refugee from Mexico who finds work as a maid in Arizona. It ends in the present with Shelly, a publisher's assistant researching her family roots. By the author of Spirits of the Ordinary.
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Footprints
Hearon, Shelby, 1931-
PS3558.E256 F6 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A marriage begins crumbling when a couple meet a Southern preacher whose life has been saved by their daughter's heart. While the husband is overwhelmed by the thought that part of his daughter still lives, his wife is detached. The discovery of such different sensibilities after 25 years of marriage sends the man into the arms of another woman. By the author of Life Estates.
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Fountain overflows
West, Rebecca, Dame, 1892-
PR6045.E8 F68 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The children of the unstable and eccentric Piers and Clare Aubrey must learn to make do, in a story taking place in the London suburbs in the years leading up to World War One.
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Funny boy : a novel
Selvadurai, Shyam, 1965-
PR9440.9.S42 F86 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The comic tale of growing up gay in Sri Lanka. The protagonist is Arjie, a member of a wealthy family who is considered funny because he likes to wear saris, play with girls, and hates sports. A look at homosexuality in the Orient and life in an extended family. The author is a Sri Lankan from Toronto.
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Gangster of love
Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata, 1949-
PS3558.A3228 G36 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Filipino woman's rise to prominence as a rock-and-roll artist. She is Rocky, who migrates to the U.S. as a teen and falls in love with a musician. She turns to writing music, the two form a band and sell a record. Despite professional success, assimilation for an Asian is difficult.
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Garden of earthly delights
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
PS3565.A8 G3 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In her second novel, Joyce Carol Oates created one of her most memorable heroines, Clara, the beautiful daughter of migrant farmworkers. Intent upon rising above her haphazard life of violence and poverty, Clara struggles for independence while relying on four men to fashion her destiny: her father, a hardened laborer simmering with resentment; Lowry, who rescues the teenage Clara from her family and offers her a first glimpse of love; Revere, the wealthy married man who promises Clara stability; and Swan, Clara's son, who bears the burden of his mother's mistaken identity."--BOOK JACKET.
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Gesture life
Lee, Chang-rae.
PS3562.E3347 G4 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The secret life of a Japanese-American pharmacist in a small town in New York. On the surface a model of propriety and serenity, he is torn by memories of his service in the Japanese army in World War II and the comfort woman he loved and could not save. By the author of Native Speaker.
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Get a life
Gordimer, Nadine.
PR9369.3.G6 G48 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Paul Bannerman, an ecologist living in South Africa, begins to re-examine his life after he is diagnosed with thyroid cancer and begins radiation treatments--an isolating experience that forces him to confront his relationships with family and friends.
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Geyser life : a novel
Hardy, Edward, 1957-
PS3558.A62373 G48 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A brother and sister drive west from Boston in search of their father. The search is prompted by the death of a second brother who looked after them when the father abandoned the family. They find their father working in Yellowstone National Park. A reconciliation or further estrangement? A first novel.
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Gilead
Robinson, Marilynne.
PS3568.O3125 G55 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable family secrets.
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Girls : a novel
Lansens, Lori.
PR9199.4.L36 G57 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Meet Rose and Ruby: sisters, best friends, confidantes, and conjoined twins. Since their birth, Rose and Ruby Darlen have been known simply as "the girls." They make friends, fall in love, have jobs, love their parents, and follow their dreams. But the Darlens are special. Now nearing their 30th birthday, they are history's oldest craniopagus twins, joined at the head by a spot the size of a bread plate. When Rose, the bookish sister, sets out to write her autobiography, it inevitably becomes the story of her short but extraordinary life with Ruby, the beautiful one. From their awkward first steps--Ruby s arm curled around Rose's neck, her foreshortened legs wrapped around Rose's hips-- to the friendships they gradually build for themselves in the small town of Leaford, this is the profoundly affecting chronicle of an incomparable life journey. As Rose and Ruby's story builds to an unforgettable conclusion, Lansens aims at the heart of human experience--the hardship of loss and struggles for independence, and the fundamental joy of simply living a life. This is a breath taking novel, one that no reader will soon forget, a heartrending story of love between sisters.
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Glass Palace : a novel
Ghosh, Amitav, 1956-
PR9499.3.G536 G58 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Tells of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who creates an empire in the Burmese teak forest. During the British invasion of 1885, when soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, the woman whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her." -- Jacket.
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God of small things
Roy, Arundhati.
PR9499.3.R59 G63 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of an Indian family during the 1969 Communist disturbances in Kerala province. It is told through the eyes of a boy and his sister who are the children of a rich rubber planter. Politics, family drama, illicit love. A debut in fiction.
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Good soldier
Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939.
PR6011.O53 G5 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"This is the saddest story," the narrator notes of his friend Edward Ashburham's life. A superb soldier and the perfect English gentleman, the Ashburham has one fatal flaw with regard to affairs of love. Ford weaves a brilliant tale-long recognized as one of the masterpieces of twentieth century fiction-in which nothing is quite what it seems, including the narrator's telling of the tale.
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Goodbye, Saigon : a novel
Vida, Nina.
PS3572.I29 G6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The adventures of Truong Anh, a Vietnamese woman who operates a fake law firm in Los Angeles. A fast-talking type, she supports a large family and has a Vietnam War vet for a boyfriend. The novel describes life in LA's Little Saigon, and her escapades are interspersed with flashbacks to Vietnam, including her time as a prostitute in her uncle's brothel. By the author of Return from Darkness.
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Goodnight, Nebraska : a novel
McNeal, Tom.
PS3563.C38844 G66 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A youth's inability to control his temper ruins his life. After shooting a man for sleeping with his mother, Randall Hunsacker leaves Utah for a small town in Nebraska. Things start looking up when he becomes a football hero and marries a local belle, but his temper gets the better of him, he abuses her and she leaves him. A first novel.
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Gunga Din highway : a novel
Chin, Frank, 1940-
PS3553.H4897 G86 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Chinese-American family saga featuring the Kwans of Los Angeles. The protagonists are movie actor Longman Kwan, "The Chinaman Who Dies" in countless Hollywood epics, and his son, Ulysses, who despises his father's dream of one day playing Charlie Chan. The novel features an assortment of characters, family conflicts and Chinese mythology. By the author of Donald Duk.
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Half-life of happiness
Casey, John, 1939-
PS3553.A79334 H35 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A marriage disintegrates when the wife falls in love with a lesbian. The couple are Mike and Joss Reardon of Charlottesville, Virginia, he a lawyer running for Congress, she a filmmaker. Observing events are two daughters with acerbic tongues, Edith and Nora. By the author of Spartina.
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Hazeley family
Johnson, A. E. (Amelia E.), b. 1859.
PS2134.J515 H39 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Heart of Aztlan : a novel
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
PS3551.N27 H43 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles the lives of a Mexican American family in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Heat wave : a novel
Lively, Penelope, 1933-
PR6062.I89 H43 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An editor of romance novels goes to a cottage for the summer, taking her daughter and son-in-law. As she pencils scenes of romantic bliss she realizes the son-in-law is cheating on his wife, just as her ex-husband cheated on her. A story with a violent end.
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High latitudes : a romance
Buchan, James.
PR6052.U215 H5 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The plight of Jane Haddon. The managing director of a textile conglomerate in Britain, she is a beautiful divorcee. She could have any man she wants, yet she resigns herself to personal and professional loneliness. Why? The novel explains.
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Home
Robinson, Marilynne.
PS3568.O3125 H58 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Glory Boughton, aged thirty-eight, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. Soon her brother, Jack--the prodigal son of the family, gone for twenty years--comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with tormenting trouble and pain.
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Hope : a tragedy : a novel
Auslander, Shalom.
PS3601.U85 H67 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Relocating his family to an unremarkable rural town in New York in the hopes of starting over, Solomon Kugel must cope with his depressive mother, a local arsonist, and the discovery of a believed-dead historical specimen hiding in his attic.
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Horseman, pass by
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 H6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Lonnie grows up caught in the middle of his beloved grandfather Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman dedicated to the values of honesty and decency, and Hud, Homer's unscrupulous stepson.
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Hour I first believed : a novel
Lamb, Wally.
PS3562.A433 H68 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Relocating to a family farm in Connecticut after surviving the Columbine school shootings, Caelum and Maureen discover a cache of family memorabilia dating back five generations, which reveals to Caelum unexpected truths about painful past events.
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Hours
Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
PS3553.U484 H68 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A trio of stories around the writer, Virginia Woolf. In the first, set in 1923, Woolf is writing her novel, Mrs. Dalloway. The second story is on a woman reading the novel in 1949 Los Angeles, while the third is on a woman in present-day New York who has been nicknamed Mrs. Dalloway by her boyfriend.
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House for Mr. Biswas
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
PR9272.9.N32 H6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream that sustains Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family.
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House for Mr. Biswas
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
PR9272.9.N32 H6 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream that sustains Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family.
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House on the lagoon
Ferré, Rosario.
PS3556.E7256 H68 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Isabel Monfort, a fledgling novelist, begins a work intended to chronicle the multigenerational history of her family and that of her husband, Quintin Mendizabal; but when Quintin finds the manuscript, he becomes enraged at his wife's version of events, and believes she has set out deliberately to destroy his good name.
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Human croquet
Atkinson, Kate.
PR6051.T56 H86 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The narrator, Isobel, 16, is a time traveller, while her brother is afraid of abduction by aliens. They are abandoned by their parents, then seven years later the father returns with a new wife. Where is mother? The grandmother who looks after them won't answer. An English tragicomedy by the author of Behind the Scenes at the Museum.
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Hundred secret senses
Tan, Amy.
PS3570.A48 H86 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chinese-American Olivia Laguni's life is changed by her nemesis and half-sister , Kwan Li, whose haunting predictions and implementation of the secret senses link their family's struggles to the challenges of their ancestors.
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Idea of home
White, Curtis, 1951-
PS3573.H4575 I3 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Imaginings of sand
Brink, André Philippus, 1935-
PR9369.3.B7 I48 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of several generations of brave Afrikaner frontier women. It is in the form of reminiscences by a dying woman to her granddaughter, who is returning to South Africa from exile in England. The visit coincides with the end of Afrikaner rule.
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Imani all mine
Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-
PS3566.O6424 I63 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tasha, a fifteen-year-old mother, is proud of her baby girl and is determined to be a good parent to her child, but she must draw upon her newfound faith to go on when tragedy strikes.
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Immortals
Chaudhuri, Amit, 1962-
PR9499.3.C4678 I66 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The award-winning author of A New World now gives us an incantatory novel - at once plaintive and comic - about the powerful undercurrent of cultural and familial tradition in a society enthralled with the future." "Bombay in the 1980s: Shyam Lal is a highly regarded voice teacher, trained by his father in the classical idiom but happily engaged in teaching the more popular songs to well-to-do women, whose modern way of life he covets. Sixteen-year-old Nirmalya Sengupta is the romantically rebellious scion of an affluent family who wants only to study Indian classical music. With a little push from Nirmalya's mother (Shyam's prize pupil), Shyam agrees to accept Nirmalya as his student, entering into a relationship that will have unexpected and lasting consequences in both their lives. As the novel unfolds, we see how their two families come to challenge and change each other, and how student and teacher slowly mesh their differing visions of the world, and what place music holds in it." "With exquisite sensuous detail, with quiet humor generosity, and unsentimental poignancy, The Immortals gives us a luminous portrait of the spiritual and emotional force of a revered Indian tradition, of two fundamentally different but intricately intertwined families, and of a society choosing between the old and the new."--BOOK JACKET.
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In one person : a novel
Irving, John, 1942-
PS3559.R8 I5 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The author's most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, this novel is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile."
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In search of satisfaction
Cooper, J. California.
PS3553.O5874 I5 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On an estate outside New York City, Josephus Josephus, a black worker, is forced to make love to his white mistress, Victoria Krupt. The result is a daughter, Yingyang. To assure Yingyang's future, Josephus steals the Krupts' money while poisoning them. By the author of Family.
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In the Lake of the Woods
O'Brien, Tim, 1946-
PS3565.B75 I5 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
John Wade, a senatorial candidate, is accused of participating in a massacre during the Vietnam War. Hounded by the press, he flees with his wife to a cottage and his wife disappears. Did she desert him, or did he kill her? By the author of Going After Cacciato.
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Independence day
Ford, Richard, 1944-
PS3556.O713 I53 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Like most people Frank Bascombe of New Jersey, a divorced realtor, has plans for the Fourth of July weekend: find a new home for a client, see his semi-girlfriend and take his son to a sports hall of fame. Instead, one disappointment follows another, but he takes them in his stride--philosophically. By the author of The Sportswriter.
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Inheritance of loss
Desai, Kiran, 1971-
PS3554.E82 I54 2006b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace lives in a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas , when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge's cook watches over Sai distractedly, for his thoughts are often on his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another.
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Innocence of the Devil
Saʻdāwī, Nawāl.
PJ7862.A3 J3613 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on the plight of Moslem women by one of Egypt's foremost feminist writers. The setting is a mental hospital and the protagonists are a woman patient and the head nurse, both victims of a harsh male-dominated society. By the author of The Fall of the Imam.
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Interruption of everything
McMillan, Terry.
PS3563.C3868 I58 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The perfect wife and mother of three grown children, Marilyn Grimes copes with the problems of midlife as she struggles to recall some of her own postponed dreams and reinvent her marriage, friendships, family, and herself.
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Inventing memory : a novel of mothers and daughters
Jong, Erica.
PS3560.O56 I58 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A saga of four gifted and sexy Jewish women. It begins with a Russian immigrant in 1910 and ends in the year 2000 with the great granddaughter who is a historian. The women participate in the main Jewish issues of the century, among them Jewish emigration and the Holocaust.
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Iphigenia : the diary of a young lady who wrote because she was bored
Parra, Teresa de la, 1895-1936.
PQ8549.P35 I413 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of Maria Eugenia Alonso, a girlbrought up in France and forced to return to Venezuelawhen her father dies. Having had her inheritance stolenby an uncle, the family puts her up for marriage. Writtenin 1924.
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Is he Popenjoy?
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882.
PR5684 .I8 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Jade peony : a novel
Choy, Wayson, 1939-
PR9199.3.C4967 J33 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The Chinese immigrant experience, featuring a girl and her two brothers. The girl is a budding tap dancer, one brother is a weakling, the other a boxer who joins the U.S. Marines. The novel is set in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the years leading to World War II. The anti-Japanese hysteria is also seen through their eyes. A first novel.
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Jasmine
Mukherjee, Bharati.
PR9499.3.M77 J3 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine becomes Jane Ripplemeyer, happily pregnant by a middle-aged Iowa banker and the adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee. Jasmine's metamorphosis, with its shocking upheavals and its slow evolutionary steps, illuminates the making of an American mind; but even more powerfully, her story depicts the shifting contours of an America being transformed by her and others like her -- our new neighbors, friends, and lovers. In Jasmine, Bharati Mukherjee has created a heroine as exotic and unexpected as the many worlds in which she lives." -- Back cover.
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Jasmine nights
Somtow, S. P.
PS3569.U23 J37 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The setting is Thailand and the protagonists are two boys, one Thai, the other African-American. The novel traces their relationship, which is a meeting of East and West. By a Thai-born writer, author of Vampire Junction.
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John's wife : a novel
Coover, Robert.
PS3553.O633 J6 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A small town in the Midwest is enthralled by its first lady. She is the wife of a wealthy builder and everyone has an opinion on her, though few have actually met her. A look at fame and fortune in a small pond by the author of Pinocchio in Venice.
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Joy Luck Club
Tan, Amy.
PS3570.A48 J6 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades. A celebrated novel in the tradition of Alice Adams and Margaret Atwood from the bestselling author of The Kitchen God's Wife.
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Joys of motherhood : a novel
Emecheta, Buchi.
PR9387.9 .E36 1979 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Keepsake
Gunn, Kirsty.
PS3557.U4864 K44 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A girl raised on her mother's stories of a father she never knew begins reliving her mother's cycle of pain, abandonment and desire. A portrait of a daughter whose life is threatening to collapse under the weight of her mother's past.
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Kingfishers catch fire
Godden, Rumer, 1907-
PR6013.O2 K56 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Kiss of the wolf
Shepard, Jim.
PS3569.H39384 K57 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Joanie Mucherino, whose husband suddenly abandoned her and her eleven-year-old son, Todd, is trying to cope while dealing with her comically tactless and intrusive Italian family. To complicate matters, Joanie is now "available" in the eyes of Bruno Minea, a family friend whose twenty-year passion for her has been unwavering and faintly frightening. All of these relationships are transformed when Joanie and Todd kill an acquaintance in a hit-and-run accident and then discover - step by step, to their horror - that they will keep their act a secret. It soon becomes clear to Joanie and Todd that they have, through this accident and the chain of events in its aftermath, connected themselves to something thoroughly sinister. What follows brings into focus intense conflicts as large as those between religion and individual responsibility and as particular as those between mother and son. Joanie is forced to reassess her capacity for wrongdoing and, most important, forced to see that she is capable of being the architect of her son's own anguished guilt and silence. In his most spare and suspenseful novel, Jim Shepard brilliantly chronicles one woman's irreparable position, confronting us with the most disastrous inclinations of the human heart.
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Kitchen god's wife
Tan, Amy.
PS3570.A48 K58 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman convinced that she will die soon, decides to unburden herself by divulging the secrets of those closest to her and to her suspicious, Americanized daughter.
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Lady Anna
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882.
PR5684 .L3 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Langrishe, go down
Higgins, Aidan, 1927-
PR6058.I34 L36 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Langrishe, Go Down traces the fall of the Langrishes - a once wealthy, highly respected Irish family - through the lives of their four daughters, especially the youngest, Imogen, whose love affair with a self-centered German scholar resonates throughout the book. Their relationship, told in erotic and occasionally melancholic prose, comes to represent not only the invasion and decline of this insular family, but the decline of Ireland and Western Europe as a whole in the years preceding World War II."--BOOK JACKET.
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Last chronicle of Barset
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882.
PR5684 .L45 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Last hotel for women : a novel
Covington, Vicki.
PS3553.O883 L37 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of the civil rights movement through the eyes of a white family. The setting is 1961 Birmingham, Alabama, where the Fraley family owns a hotel which used to be a brothel, run by Fraley's deceased mother. The family's liberal leanings come into conflict with their mother's old lover, Bill Connor, the commissioner of public safety, who in real life organized white resistance to the civil rights movement. By the author of Night Ride Home.
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Last samurai
Dewitt, Helen, 1957-
PS3554.E92945 S48 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sibylla and her prodigy son Ludo love Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, and this film prompts Ludo to try to find his father.
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Late child : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 L38 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A roller coaster trip across the U.S. by three women, a boy and a dog. One of the women has lost a daughter and to help her overcome her grief the other two, who are her sisters, are taking her home to their farm in Oklahoma. But when they get there she decides home is really back in Las Vegas. Part-funny, part-sad, a sequel to The desert rose.
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Legend of Olivia Cosmos Montevideo : a novel
Warloe, Constance.
PS3573.A7618 L4 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The inadequacy of Roberta Marson's home life escalates rapidly when her son is killed in Vietnam. Unable to communicate with her husband, she leaves him and heads aimlessly west. In Santa Fe, New Mexico, a mileage sign--Olivia 5, Cosmos 9, Montevideo 15--gives her the idea for a new name. She finds a man and with the help of Native American lore successfully starts a new life.
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Leopard in the sun : a novel
Restrepo, Laura.
PQ8180.28.E7255 L4613 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on a bloody feud between two drug families in Colombia. They are the Monsalves and the Barragans and they engage in an unrelenting cycle of sexual rivalry and pay-back killings. A South American Godfather.
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Life stone of singing bird
Stevenson, Melody.
PS3569.T45644 L54 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The boundaries between love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, and cooperation and competition among Native Americans and white settlers are explored in this stunning novel, set against the unforgiving wilderness of frontier Kansas in the mid-nineteenth century.

Iris, India, and Singing Bird. Theirs is an uneasy alliance - a makeshift trinity of mother, daughter, and ambiguously holy spirit - that together forges a family of necessity. The fates of these women and their loved ones are inextricably linked by the powerful magic of the talisman known as the Life Stone.

The adult eyes of India Baldoon Walker unfold the narrative: her mother's grinding journey west, including her murdered husband and stillborn baby, and the discovery of a Native American infant boy who becomes India's adopted brother, Boy Found. As the two children grow into adults, their individual heritages prove to be insurmountable and their harmonious co-existence is shattered.

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Lightning song
Nordan, Lewis.
PS3564.O55 L54 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel on an oddball Southern family living on a llama farm. The hero is Leroy Dearman, 12, whose life changes with the arrival of an uncle, a city slicker who reads porno magazines and seduces Leroy's mother. That gives Leroy ideas regarding a comely majorette. By the author of Sharpshooter Blues.
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Lily White
Isaacs, Susan, 1943-
PS3559.S15 L55 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Part mystery, part family story of Jews trying to integrate into Wasp society on Long Island. The heroine is Lily, a Jewish lawyer defending a con man accused of murder. The man specialized in seducing women for their money and one was killed. Lily suspects the real killer was the con man's jealous girlfriend.
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Line of the sun : a novel
Ortiz Cofer, Judith, 1952-
PS3565.R7737 L56 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The beliefs of a simple Puerto Rican village are entwined with the struggles of daily life in an immigrant community in New Jersey through the adventures of Guzman, exiled from the village of Salud, and his adoring niece and biographer, Marisol.
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Listening now
Appachana, Anjana.
PS3551.P54 L57 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In India, a mother intercepts letters from her son's fiancee and he marries another. The abandoned woman gives birth to his child, is thrown out of her house and begins a difficult life. A decade later the man discovers the truth and the couple meet, but the old spark is gone. A first novel by an Indian-American.
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Lithium for Medea : a novel
Braverman, Kate.
PS3552.R3555 L58 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Little women
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
PS1017 .L5 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.
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Longest memory : a novel
D'Aguiar, Fred, 1960-
PR9320.9.D34 L66 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Virginia, a slave is taught to read by his master's daughter and falls in love with her. He runs away, but his father reveals his whereabouts, the man is captured and whipped to death. The novel looks at slavery from two viewpoints: that of rebels and that of survivalists.
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Losing Absalom : a novel
Pate, Alexs D., 1950-
PS3566.A777 L67 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As Absalom Goodman, an African-American, lies dying in a Philadelphia hospital surrounded by his wife and two grown children, he retraces his life. A study of parenthood, the inner city and the American way.
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Losing battles
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
PS3545.E6 L57x 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Three generations of Granny Vaughn's decendants gather at her Mississippi home to celebrate her ninetieth birthday. Many members of the family begin telling stories of the past."
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Louisa
Zelitch, Simone.
PS3576.E445 L68 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Nora Gertz, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor, and her daughter-in-law Louisa emigrate to Palestine in 1949.
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Love wife
Jen, Gish.
PS3560.E474 L685 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The arrival of a "cousin" from mainland China, arranged by Mama Wong to serve as a nanny, throws the household of Carnegie Wong, a second-generation Chinese American, his WASP wife Blondie, and their three children into turmoil.
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Lovely bones : a novel
Sebold, Alice.
PS3619.E26 L68 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This is the tale of family, memory, love, and living told by 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who is already in heaven. Through the voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and builds out of her family's grief a hopeful and joyful story.
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Madam Fate
Douglas, Marcia, 1961-
PS3554.O8274 M3 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel whose protagonists are a group of Jamaican women. One is a shapeshifter, another a cleaner in New York, a third is in a lunatic asylum and a fourth is waiting to die. A first novel.
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Madame Bovary
Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880.
PQ2246.M2 E5 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Madame Bovary is the story of a beautiful young woman who marries a luckless and loutish country doctor. She attempts to escape the narrow confines of her life through a series of passionate affairs, hoping to find in other men the romantic ideal she has always dreamed about. Her recklessness comes back to haunt her, however, and the strong-willed and independent Emma finds herself in a desperate fight for existence.
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Madonna of Excelsior
Mda, Zakes.
PR9369.3.M4 M33 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel takes readers deep into the heart of apartheid in the early 1970s, focusing on a mixed race family that is trying to survive on the closely regulated line between black and white.
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Main Street & Babbitt
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
PS3523.E94 M2 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Main Street and Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis drew on his boyhood memories of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, to reveal as no writer had done before the complacency and conformity of middle-class life in America. These remarkable novels combine brilliant satire with a lingering affection for the men and women who, as Lewis wrote of Babbitt, want "to seize something more than motor cars and a house before it's too late.".

Main Street (1920), Lewis's first triumph, was a phenomenal event in American publishing and cultural history. Lewis's idealistic, imaginative heroine, Carol Kennicott, longs "to get [her] hands on one of these prairie towns and make it beautiful," but when her doctor husband brings her to Gopher Prairie, she finds that the romance of the American frontier has dwindled to the drab reality of the American Middle West. Carol first struggles against and then flees the social tyrannies and cultural emptiness of Gopher Prairie, only to submit at last to the conventions of village life. The great romantic satire of its decade, Main Street is a wry, sad, funny account of a woman who attempts to challenge the hypocrisy and narrow-mindedness of her community.

"I know of no American novel that more accurately presents the real America," wrote H. L. Mencken when Babbitt appeared in 1922. "As an old professor of Babbittry I welcome him as an almost perfect specimen. Every American city swarms with his brothers. He is America incarnate, exuberant and exquisite." In the character of George F. Babbitt, the boisterous, vulgar, worried, gadget-loving real estate man from Zenith, Lewis fashioned a new and enduring figure in American literature - the total conformist. Babbitt is a "joiner," who thinks and feels with the crowd. Lewis surrounds him with a gallery of familiar American types - small businessmen, Rotarians, Elks, boosters, supporters of evangelical Christianity. In bitingly satirical scenes of club lunches, after-dinner speeches, trade association conventions, fishing trips, and Sunday School committees, Lewis reproduces the noisy restlessness of American commercial culture.

In 1930 Sinclair Lewis was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, largely for his achievement in Babbitt. These early novels not only define a crucial period in American history - from America's "coming of age" just before World War I to the dizzying boom of the twenties - they also continue to astonish us with essential truths about the country we live in today.

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Mama Flora's family : a novel
Haley, Alex.
PS3558.A3575 M35 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A family saga centered on an African-American matriarch whose husband was shot for stealing. It follows her descendants as they fight World War II, march for civil rights, join the Black Panthers and help develop Africa.
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Mambo hips and make believe : a novel
Coleman, Wanda.
PS3553.O47447 M36 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The lot of a woman whose malformed sexual organs preclude intercourse. She suffers from loneliness and contemplates suicide, her sole consolation the friendship of another woman.
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Mambo kings play songs of love
Hijuelos, Oscar.
PS3558.I376 M36 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Cesar and Nestor Castillo move to New York from Cuba in 1949 to form a mambo band, and eventually play on I Love Lucy.
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Man in the gray flannel suit
Wilson, Sloan, 1920-
PS3573.I475 M3 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Tom Rath doesn't want anything extraordinary out of life: just a decent home, enough money to support his family, and a career that won't crush his spirit. After returning from World War II, he takes a PR job at a television network. It is inane, dehumanizing work. But when a series of personal crises force him to reexamine his priorities and take responsibility for his past he is finally moved to carve out an identity for himself"--Publisher marketing.
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Mao game : a novel
Miller, Joshua (Joshua Israel)
PS3563.I41325 M3 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A bickering woman and her son are reunited by the grandmother. The grandson is Jordan Highland, a teenage Hollywood actor who dislikes his mother, a divorced, self-centered actress. Highland moves in with his grandmother who has cancer, but still works as a photographer. Before dying, the grandmother repairs the relationship. A first novel.
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Map of love
Soueif, Ahdaf.
PR6069.O78 M37 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Isabel Parkman, an American journalist, discovers that her romance with an Egyptian-American conductor is paralleled by her great-grandparents' romance.
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Margins
Peña, Terri de la, 1947-
PS3566.E448 M3 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Mary Barton
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865.
PR4710 .M3 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Mary Barton, the daughter of a mill hand, is determined to escape poverty, but her life is clouded by the mysterious disappearance of her aunt Esther and by her father's possible involvement in a murder.
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Mason's retreat
Tilghman, Christopher.
PS3570.I348 M37 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After many years in England an impoverished, upper-class American family return to an inherited estate on Chesapeake Bay. The novel describes their reaction to the new surroundings--country living versus city living, America versus Europe--and the resulting conflicts. The father returns to England, one son wants to follow, another wants to remain, and the mother is torn. By the author of In a Father's Place.
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Master Butchers Singing Club
Erdrich, Louise.
PS3555.R42 M37 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Returning to his quiet German village home after World War I, trained killer Fidelis Waldvogel, accompanied by his wife, leaves to start a new life in America and finds his life irrevocably changed by a new relationship.
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Matter of time
Deshpande, Shashi.
PR9499.3.D474 M38 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel about a wife in India who is abandoned by her husband, a professor. With her three daughters she is forced to move into her parents' house, where she reconnects with an estranged sister.
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Matters of chance : a novel
Haien, Jeannette.
PS3558.A3255 M37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of the Shurtliffs of Ohio, an upper-crust family which practices noblesse oblige, including setting an example. He is a lawyer who does his duty in World War II in the navy, she is a faithful wife, they have two adopted daughters who are well brought up and there are no scandals.
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Mavis
Marshall, Brenda K.
PS3563.A7195 M38 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In North Dakota, a woman is killed in a car accident and her five sisters blame her husband who was drunk. When the man is murdered, sister Mavis Holmstead, 60, announces she did it and calls a family reunion to explain. The others know she is covering for one of them, but who and why? A murder mystery and a family mystery, by a writer making her debut in fiction.
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Maybe in Missoula
Volk, Toni, 1944-
PS3572.O3943 M38 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A woman decides to give up sex, dumps her unimaginative husband and hits the road, her 12-year-old son in tow. It is not long, however, before she has found another man, the husband's brother, her first love. A study in shifting relationships over time. By the author of Montana Women.
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Memoir from Antproof Case : a novel
Helprin, Mark.
PS3558.E4775 M46 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The bittersweet memoir of an aging man-of-the-world. In a tone tinged with humor and regret he describes his many lives, from banker to fighter pilot, to inmate of a mental asylum, commenting on every subject under the sun, including his visceral hate of coffee.
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Memory keeper's daughter
Edwards, Kim, 1958-
PS3555.D942 M46 2005b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Award-winning writer Kim Edwards's The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a brilliantly crafted family drama that explores every mother's silent fear: what would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. But Caroline, the nurse, cannot leave the infant. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by David Henry's fateful decision that long-ago winter night. A rich and deeply moving page-turner, The Memory Keeper's Daughter captures the way life takes unexpected turns and how the mysterious ties that hold a family together help us survive the heartache that occurs when long-buried secrets burst into the open. It is an astonishing tale of redemptive love.
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Memory mambo : a novel
Obejas, Achy, 1956-
PS3565.B34 M4 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Cuban-American's quest to learn the truth about her family. Are the stories of their achievement in pre-revolutionary Cuba true, or are they exaggerations or, worse, inventions? A look at a problem frequently faced by children of immigrants.
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Memory of elephants
Desai, Boman.
PR9499.3.D466 M46 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Mercy seat : a novel
Askew, Rilla.
PS3551.S545 M47 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A girl's account of the violent life on the frontier. Mattie is 11 when her family moves from Kentucky to 1880s Oklahoma. After her mother dies, an uncle tries to get her father to abandon his honest job of shoeing horses for a life of crime, dealing in guns. By the author of Strange Business.
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Merry men
Chute, Carolyn.
PS3553.H87 M47 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1985 The Beans of Egypt, Maine came into this world, the unique creation of Carolyn Chute. A microcosm, Egypt instantly became part of America's fictional landscape. Three years later Ms. Chute gave us, in Letourneau's Used Auto Parts, a further - and broader - take on a world in miniature. But hold on. In Merry Men Egypt, Maine, is not so small, as Chute demonstrates so tellingly in her lamination of that society. There are the Barringtons, a classic Egypt clan, complete with Unk Walty, who does all the cooking and devotes his spare time to constructing lifelike and life-size sculptures of the denizens of the area, and his nephew, Lloyd, who at age 8 and 3/4 is widely - and rightly - known as Super Tree Man. On to the upper middle class, as exemplified by the family of Dr. William Curry, who has just died. How his widow, Phoebe, and his assorted children deal with the sudden loss is, to put it mildly, a wonder to behold. This is only the beginning of Carolyn Chute's saga, an epic in which she remarkably pulls together all the strands until we have before us an amazing and coherent and altogether rewarding picture of a place unlike any other but eerily similar to most.
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Middle son : a novel
Iida, Deborah, 1956-
PS3559.I33 M53 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Japanese-American defies his parents and marries a white woman in this tale of how one family's labor was all the heavier for self-imposed cultural rules. The setting is a workers' camp on a sugar cane plantation in Hawaii. A first novel. The death of an older brother haunts Spencer in this novel about a Japanese American family in Hawaii. When Spencer Fujii's grandparents arrived in Hawaii at the turn of the century, they brought Japanese customs with them. Five decades later, those traditional expectations still shape the lives of the Fujii family. Spencer, the child of first generation Japanese-American (Nisei) sugarcane plantation workers, is the middle son of this exquisite first novel. He is haunted by the sacrifice of Taizo, not only Spencer's big brother but his hero, who kept the tradition all too faithfully. While the Japanese traditions of responsibility, acceptance, and sacrifice form the structural backbone of this remarkable novel, it is the delicate evocation of Spencer's family life, his childhood days with the much-loved Taizo, and the beauty of his final communion with his mother that displays Deborah Iida's enormous talent.
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Middlesex
Eugenides, Jeffrey.
PS3555.U4 M53 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Calliope's friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparent's desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s.
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Midnight at the Dragon Café
Bates, Judy Fong, 1949-
PR9199.3.B375724 M53 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Su-Jen Chou, a Chinese immigrant growing up in 1950s Ontario, finds herself shouldering the weight of her mother's hopes and dreams as her isolated family attempts to forge a life for themselves in a small town.
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Mill on the Floss
Eliot, George, 1819-1880.
PR4664 .A1 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Evokes nineteenth-century rural England through the story of Maggie Tulliver, who attempts to adapt to her life until her brother forbids her to see the one person who understands her after she is found in a compromising situation.
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Mona in the promised land
Jen, Gish.
PS3560.E474 M66 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Unhappy with her own ethnic group, Mona Chang, a Chinese-American, decides to become a Jew. After all, if one has to live as a minority, choose the best. A witty look at ethnicity, multiculturalism and the melting pot. By the author of Typical American.
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Monkey king
Chao, Patricia, 1955-
PS3553.H2765 M66 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young Chinese-American woman is driven into a mental asylum by her family's reaction to rape by her father. They know he did it repeatedly, but they refuse to acknowledge it, saying she is inventing. A clash of cultures, in this case Oriental family solidarity versus Western individual rights. A first novel.
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Moonlight on the avenue of faith
Nahai, Gina Barkhordar.
PS3552.A6713 M66 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An abandoned girl's story, set against the background of revolution in Iran. The girl's mother flees her home when her extra-marital affair is discovered, while the daughter is sent to a boarding school in California. It will be 13 years before they are reunited.
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Moor's last sigh
Rushdie, Salman.
PR6068.U757 M66 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Moraes Zogoiby offers a revealing account of his family, their evolving fortunes, and the lost world of possibilities in twentieth-century India, recounting a universe of family rifts, greed, dark passion, secrecy, power, and the mysteries of art.
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Mr. Potter
Kincaid, Jamaica.
PR9275.A583 K56383 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Jamaica Kincaid's first obsession, the island of Antigua, comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr. Potter, an illiterate taxi chauffeur who makes his living along the wide, open roads that pass the only towns he has ever seen and the graveyard where he will be buried. The sun shines squarely overhead, the ocean lies on every side, and suppressed passion fills the air. Misery infects the unstudied, slow pace of this island and of Mr. Potter's days. As Kincaid's narrative unfolds in linked vignettes, his story becomes the story of a vital, crippled community. Kincaid strings together a moving picture of Mr. Potter's ancestors -- beginning with memories of his father, a poor fisherman, and his mother, who committed suicide -- and the outside world that presses in on his life, in the form of his Lebanese employer and, later, a couple fleeing World War II. Within these surroundings, Mr. Potter struggles to live at ease: to purchase a car, to have girlfriends, to shake off the encumbrance of his daughters -- one of whom will return to Antigua after he dies, and will tell his story with equal measures of distance and sympathy. In Mr. Potter, her most luminous, ambitious work to date, Kincaid breathes life into a figure unlike any in contemporary fiction, an individual consciousness emerging gloriously out of an unexamined life.
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Mr. Scarborough's family
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882.
PR5684 .M7 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Mrs. Dalloway
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
PR6045.O72 M7 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A poignant portrayal of the thoughts and events that comprise one day in a woman's life.
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My Ántonia
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.
PS3505.A87 M8 1994c Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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My father's war : a novel
Dis, Adriaan van.
PT5881.14.I8 I513 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A bleak novel on the Eurasian community in Holland. The protagonist--who is half-Dutch and, half-Indonesian--recounts the drama of his family, from life in the Dutch East Indies before World War II, through the Japanese occupation, to their second-class citizen status in Holland.
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My son's story
Gordimer, Nadine.
PR9369.3.G6 M9 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A schoolboy playing truant bumps into his revered father coming out of a cinema with a woman.
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Naked ladies
Villanueva, Alma, 1944-
PS3572.I354 N35 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel about the lives of abused women in interracial and interethnic relationships focuses on Alta, whose husband Hugh contracts AIDS in a homosexual affair; her friend Katie, who has terminal breast cancer; and nursing student Jackie, who struggles with alcoholism.
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Namako : sea cucumber : a novel
Watanabe McFerrin, Linda, 1953-
PS3573.A7987 N3 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An American couple move to Japan, ostensibly to be near the wife's mother, in fact to save their marriage after his infidelity. He is Scottish, she is half-Japanese and they have four children. The story is narrated by the eldest, Ellen, 10.
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Names of the dead
O'Nan, Stewart, 1961-
PS3565.N316 N36 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A family drama on a Vietnam War veteran who cannot forget the war. Larry Markham was a corpsman and is still haunted by the memory of men dying in his arms. His obsession creates strains in his marriage and his wife leaves him, taking their son with her.
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Namesake
Lahiri, Jhumpa.
PS3562.A316 N36 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When his Indian immigrant parents give him an odd name, a boy must struggle towards manhood suffering the burdens of this name as well as the conflicting loyalties of his heritage.
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Necessary madness
Crowell, Jenn, 1978-
PS3553.R5928 N43 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A widow's coming to terms with her grief. She is Gloria, an American teacher in England whose husband died of leukemia and left her with a small son. Helping overcome the woman's sorrow is an acquaintance of her husband, a widower who in addition to losing his wife, lost his child. A first novel.
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Needle's eye
Drabble, Margaret, 1939-
PR6054.R25 N44 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Simon Camish, an embittered, diffident lawyer in a loveless marriage, would not have particularly noticed Rose Vassiliou had he not been asked to drive her home one night after a dinner party. Yet at one time she had been notorious-her name constantly in the news. Now, separated from her Greek husband, she lives alone with her three children. Despite all the efforts and sneers of her friends, she refuses to move from her slum house in a decaying neighborhood to which she has become attached. Gradually, Simon becomes aware that Rose is a woman of remarkable integrity and courage. He is drawn into her affairs when her husband takes legal action to reopen the question of custody of the children-a scheme for getting his wife back. And, while the precise nature of their ties eludes him, Simon comes to realize that Rose and her Greek ex-husband are forever and inextricably bound to each other.-publisher description.
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Newcomes : memoirs of a most respectable family
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
PR5614 .A1 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Night listener : a novel
Maupin, Armistead.
PS3563.A878 N5 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A radio personality and a sick boy who has been abused by his parents form a complicated relationship. Troubling questions arise from this situation and the ordered life of the radio personality spins out of control.
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None to accompany me
Gordimer, Nadine.
PR9369.3.G6 N6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The novel is set in South Africa during the last days of the white regime. The heroine is Vera Stark, a white lawyer who works to restore land taken from blacks by the government. Her political work is played out against a background of family problems, among them an overbearing husband, a lesbian daughter and a son who has emigrated to England and is divorcing his wife. By the author of My Son's Story.
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Not without laughter
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
PS3515.U274 N6 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Depicts a Black family's attempts to deal with life in a small Kansas town.
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Nowle's passing : a novel
Forbes, Edith, 1954-
PS3556.O662 N69 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Vermont, a farmer commits suicide after locking himself in the kitchen with his beloved dogs. But his daughter, Vinci, does not think it was suicide. Her father cared too much for his dogs to imprison them like that, she says. When it transpires that he intended to donate his land to a conservation foundation, instead of his three children, Vinci knows she is right. By the author of Alma Rose.
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O lost : a story of the buried life
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938.
PS3545.O337 O18 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The editing of Thomas Wolfe's first novel, originally titled "O Lost," has been the subject of literary argument since its 1929 publication in abridged form as Look Homeward, Angel. This powerful coming-of-age novel tells the rich story of Eugene Gant, a young North Carolina man who longs to escape the confines of his small-town life and his tumultuous family. At the insistence of Maxwell Perkins, the legendary editor at Charles Scribner's Sons, Wolfe cut the typescript by 22 percent. Sixty-six thousand words were omitted for reasons of propriety and publishing economics, as well as to remove material deemed expendable by Perkins. Published for the first time on October 3, 2000 - the centenary of Wolfe's birth - O Lost presents the complete text of the novel's manuscript." "For seventy years Wolfe scholars have speculated about the merits of the unpublished complete work and about the editorial process - particularly the reputed collaboration of Perkins and Wolfe. In order to present this classic novel in its original form as Wolfe wrote it, Arlyn and Matthew J. Bruccoli have established the text from the carbon copy of the typescript and from Wolfe's pencil manuscript. In addition to restoring passages omitted from Look Homeward, Angel, the editors have corrected errors introduced by the typist and other mistakes in the original text and have explicated problematic readings. An introduction and appendices - including textual, bibliographical, and explanatory notes - reconstruct Wolfe's process of creation and place it in the context of the publishing process."--BOOK JACKET.
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October suite : a novel
Clair, Maxine, 1939-
PS3553.L2225 O29 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After October Brown has given birth to the child conceived with a married lover who deserted her, she gives the baby away to her older sister and only later, back in Kansas City, realizes what she has done.
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Old maid : the fifties
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
PS3545.H16 O43 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Originally serialized in The Red Book Magazine in 1922, The Old Maid is an examination of class and society as only Edith Wharton could undertake. The story follows the life of Tina, a young woman caught between the mother who adopted her - the beautiful, upstanding Delia - and her true mother, her plain, unmarried "aunt" Charlotte, who gave Tina up to provide her with a socially acceptable life. The three women live quietly together until Tina's wedding day, when Delia's and Charlotte's hidden jealousies rush to the surface."--BOOK JACKET.
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Old wives' tale
Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931.
PR6003.E6 O4 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The Old Wives' Tale (1908) celebrates the romance of even the most ordinary lives in the course of tracing the passage of time over three generations. It tells the story of the two Baines sisters, placid stay-at-home Constance and rebellious Sophia, from their girlhood to their last days. They move from the family drapery shop in provincial Bursley during the repressive mid-Victorian period to old age in the modern era of mass marketing and the internal combustion engine. The setting ranges from the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Bursley to a Paris brothel, the action from the controlled domestic routine of the Baines household to wife murder and the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1.
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One true thing
Quindlen, Anna.
PS3567.U336 O28 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A New York psychiatrist recounts her mother's death for which she was arrested. At the time, Dr. Ellen Gulden was accused of killing her mother with an overdose of morphine, a charge in part based on a high school essay in which she advocated euthanasia. By the author of Object Lessons.
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Only sons
González, Genaro, 1949-
PS3557.O474 O5 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Orchard on fire : a novel
Mackay, Shena.
PR6063.A2425 O73 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The friendship of two abused village girls in England. One is April, whose parents run a tea room, the other is Ruby, daughter of publicans. Ruby is abused by her father, April by a friend of her parents who chide her for avoiding him.
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Orchid house
Allfrey, P. Shand (Phyllis Shand)
PR9250.9.A44 O74 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Ordinary heroes
Turow, Scott.
PS3570.U754 O73 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Stewart Dubinsky plunges into the mystery of his family's secret history when he discovers his deceased father's wartime letters to his former fiancée, revealing his court-martial and imprisonment during World World II.
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Painted drum
Erdrich, Louise.
PS3555.R42 P35 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Discovering a cache of valuable Native American artifacts while appraising an 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.
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Palm latitudes
Braverman, Kate.
PS3552.R3555 P35 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Paper wings
Swick, Marly A., 1949-
PS3569.W467 P36 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Suzanne, 12, tells the story of her moody mother--alternating between vivacity and depression--and describes the effect this has on the family and the neighbors. Depressed by President Kennedy's assassination, the mother takes Suzanne on a car trip, a journey that draws them together.
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Passover
Mamet, David.
PS3563.A4345 P37 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As a grandmother and her granddaughter prepare food for Passover, the most joyous of Jewish holidays, the woman reflects on her past which included a pogrom. In the process the girl's perception of life is altered. By the author of Glengarry Glen Ross. With woodcut illustrations.
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Patchwork planet
Tyler, Anne.
PS3570.Y45 P38 1998b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A lovable loser tries to get his life in order. He is Barnaby Gaitlin, 30, the black sheep of a rich Baltimore family, ex-juvenile delinquent who specialized in housebreaking for kicks. He works for Rent-a-Back, moving furniture for old people, and dreams of having a future.
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Pedro Páram
Rulfo, Juan.
PQ7297.R89 P4 1971 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Pedro Páramo
Rulfo, Juan.
PQ7292.R89 P413 1969 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Pedro Páramo
Rulfo, Juan.
PQ7297.R89 R413 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Pedro Páramo y El llano en llamas
Rulfo, Juan.
PQ7297.R89 P4 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Peppered moth
Drabble, Margaret, 1939-
PR6054.R25 P4 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Faro Gaulden visits Breaseborough, a mining town in South Yorkshire, she wonders what her life would have been like had her grandmother not left there as a young girl. As she soon learns, the past has a way of reasserting itself, not unlike the peppered moth that was once thought to be near extinction but is now enjoying a sudden unexplained resurgence.
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Perfidia : a novel
Rossner, Judith.
PS3568.O848 P4 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In New Mexico, a daughter kills her abusive mother in self-defense during a quarrel. It is the climax to a childhood of violence and neglect, in the course of which the mother often left the girl alone at night, or made love in her presence.
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Pickup
Gordimer, Nadine.
PR9369.3.G6 P53 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A relationship forms between an Arab mechanic desperate to avoid deportation and a rich young woman desperate to escape her family's control.
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Picturing the wreck
Shapiro, Dani.
PS3569.H3387 P48 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In New York, a writer is kidnaped by blacks during a race riot. On being rescued by police Paul, who is white, is acclaimed a hero by lawyers, book publishers and TV producers. Wait, there is competition. Victor, one of the black kidnapers, is also being acclaimed a hero by another lot of lawyers, book publishers and TV producers. A spoof on our society's obsession with fame. By the author of The Liberty Campaign.
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Pity is not enough
Herbst, Josephine, 1892-1969.
PS3515.E596 P58 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Poisonwood Bible : a novel
Kingsolver, Barbara.
PS3561.I496 P65 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters. By the author of Pigs in Heaven.
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Ponder heart
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
PS3545.E6 P7 1985 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Edna Earle Ponder, who runs a hotel in a small Mississippi town, tells the story of her beloved, softhearted, but trying Uncle Daniel.
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Portrait of a lady
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
PS2116 .P6 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A romantic New England girl inherits an English fortune and marries an American living in Italy. Her subsequent disillusionment is described through her tragic marriage.
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Power
Hogan, Linda.
PS3558.O34726 P6 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Florida, an Indian girl is torn between loyalty to her Westernized mother, advising her to reject the ways of her tribe, and an aunt who supports tradition. The conflict is played out in the course of a hunt for a tiger.
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Preston Falls : a novel
Gates, David, 1947-
PS3557.A87 P7 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A New York yuppie takes time off work, ostensibly to repair his country house, but in fact to get away from his family. A guitar player, he befriends members of a band whose leader enrolls him as a drug courier and eventually his marriage goes bust. The tale of one man's midlife crisis.
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Pride and prejudice : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .P7 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"A perennial favorite in the Norton Critical Editions series, Pride and Prejudice is based on the 1813 first edition text, which has been thoroughly annotated for undergraduate readers." ""Backgrounds and Sources" includes biographical portraits of Austen by members of her family and by biographers Park Honan, Claire Tomalin, and David Nokes. Seventeen of Austen's letters - eight of them new to the Third Edition - allow readers to glimpse the close-knit society that was Austen's world, both in life and in literature. Samples of Austen's early writing - from the epistolary Love and Friendship and A Collection of Letters - allow readers to trace Austen's growth as a writer." ""Criticism" includes eighteen assessments of the novel by nineteenth- and twentieth-century commentators, six of them new to the Third Edition, among them remarks on the recent BBC television adaptation of the novel and on the tensions and accommodations of class in Austen's work." "Also included are A Note on Money, a Chronology of Austen's life and work, and an updated Selected bibliography."--BOOK JACKET.
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Pride and prejudice
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .P7 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman, as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters.
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Prodigal summer : a novel
Kingsolver, Barbara.
PS3561.I496 P76 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Wildlife biologist Deanna is caught off guard by an intrusive young hunter, while bookish city wife Lusa finds herself facing a difficult identity choice, and elderly neighbors find attraction at the height of a long-standing feud.
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Promise of rest
Price, Reynolds, 1933-
PS3566.R54 P76 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Southern family's drama as a father witnesses the slow death from aids of his son. He hasn't seen him for years, the son having been forced by his black lover to choose between lover and family. As the parents are estranged the father tries to keep the mother away, wanting the son all to himself even in death.
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Promised lands : a novel
Rogers, Jane, 1952-
PR6068.O346 P76 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1778, Royal Navy Lieutenant William Dawes sails to Australia with dreams of establishing a utopian society where the convict settlers on his ship and the Aborigines will learn from each other and live in harmony. Alas, it does not work. The story is recounted two centuries later by a history professor.
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Puente = The bridge
Romo, Ito, 1961-
PS3568.O56546 B75 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Thirteen women, all ages and backgrounds, react in unexpected, humorous, and mysterious ways when one day the river suddenly turns a crimson red. The bridge, which the women cross and re-cross in the course of this cycle of stories, becomes a site where the women acquire knowledge about their lives and their landscape as the mystery of the color of the river unravels." -- Jacket.
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Pure gold baby
Drabble, Margaret, 1939-
PR6054.R25 P87 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Purple America : a novel
Moody, Rick.
PS3563.O5537 P87 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A son returns home to look after his mother, abandoned by his stepfather. The novel follows him as he handles the chores, gets drunk and has a romance on the side. The mother, in a wheel chair and incontinent, extracts a promise that he will kill her if she gets worse. In the background hovers the stepfather, unable to decide whether to return. The setting is a wealthy suburb in Connecticut. By the author of The Ice Storm.
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Purple hibiscus : a novel
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
PR9387.9.A34354 P87 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Growing up in a wealthy Nigerian home under the domain of a harsh, demanding, and tyrannical father, Kambili and her brother, Jaja, find new happiness during a visit to their Aunty Ifeoma outside the city, but as Kambili enjoys her newfound freedom and falls in love for the first time, the country begins to fall apart under a military coup.
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Rainbow
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
PR6023.A93 R3 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of three generations of a Nottingham family whose love affairs move backward and forward across the years.
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Reality and dreams
Spark, Muriel.
PR6037.P29 R43 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A British film director falls off a crane during the shooting of a film and while he is in hospital, others muscle in on his work and on his girlfriends. With the help of his understanding wife, who also has her lovers, he recovers and regains control of the film.
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923.
PS3302 .R5 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Rebel powers
Bausch, Richard, 1945-
PS3552.A846 R43 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sarah leaves her family to search for her biological mother, only to have her kidnap "her" grandchild.
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Recessional
Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-
PS3525.I19 R38 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young doctor in an old people's center rescues a woman from a car accident in which she loses a leg. He takes her to hospital and disappears for fear of another malpractice suit, but she tracks him down, though not to sue him. Lots of detail on geriatrics.
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Reflections in a golden eye
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967.
PS3525.A1772 R4 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A reprint of the 1941 novel about the sad and tragic lives of the Pendertons and the Langdons, two military couples living on an army base in the American South in the 1930s.
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Retrato en sepia : novela
Allende, Isabel.
PQ8098.1.L54 R48 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Narrada en la voz de una joven mujer, e;sta es una magni;fica novela histórica situada a finales del siglo XIX en Chile, y una portentosa saga familiar en la que reencontramos algunos personajes de Hija de la fortuna y de La casa de los espiritus, novelas cumbres en la obra de Isabel Allende. El tema principal es la memoria y los secretos de familia. La protagonista, Aurora del Valle, sufre un trauma brutal que determina su carácter y borra de su mente los primeros cinco años de su vida. Criada por su ambiciosa abuela, Paulina del Valle, crece en un ambiente privilegiado, libre de muchas de las limitaciones que oprimen a las mujeres de su epoca, pero atormentada por horribles pesadillas. Cuando debe afrontar la traición del hombre que ama y la soledad, decide explorar el misterio de su pasado. Una obra de extraordinaria dimensión humana que eleva la narrativa de la autora a cotas de perfección literaria.
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Rhode Island blues
Weldon, Fay.
PR6073.E374 R47 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Film editor Sophia Moore travels to Rhode Island to settle her grandmother into a retirement home and begins to unravel mysteries about her family's past.
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Roadwalkers
Grau, Shirley Ann.
PS3557.R283 R63 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the 1930s, a tale of black children made homeless roadwalkers after being abandoned by their poor parents. Part I follows the fate of a girl who is captured and sent to an orphanage, Part II is about her daughter. By the author of The Keepers of the House.
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Ruin Creek
Payne, David (William David)
PS3566.A9366 R8 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of a young couple who fell in love, she to escape her parents and he to stop the rumors about him in town. After marriage, they discover that more is needed to keep their lives together than love. It also requires a little luck, skill, and a lot of hard work.
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Sabias mujeres de La Habana
Bernardo, José Raúl.
PS3552.E7275 S23 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Safe conduct
Benedict, Elizabeth.
PS3552.E5396 S24 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Salt eaters
Bambara, Toni Cade.
PS3552.A473 S2 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set in Claybourne, a town somewhere in the South, The Salt Eaters is the story of a community of black people who are searching for the healing properties of salt, and who witness an event that will change their lives forever. "A book full of marvels".--The New Yorker.
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Samsons : two novels in the Rosales saga
José, F. Sionil (Francisco Sionil), 1924-
PR9550.9.J67 P7 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Sanctuary
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
PS3545.H16 S26 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story, first published in 1903, of Kate Orme, who marries a man of weak moral character. When they have a child, she fears that the sins of the father will be the sins of their son.
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Saving Grace
Smith, Lee, 1944-
PS3569.M5376 S28 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The confession of a preacher's daughter. Turned off religion early in life, Florida Grace Shepherd marries at the first opportunity, only to "backslide" into adultery. By the time she is 33, she feels an old bag. But one day Grace discovers she has her father's gift for giving meaning to people's lives and she returns to religion, picking up where her father left off. By the author of The Devil's Dream.
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School for the blind
McFarland, Dennis.
PS3563.C3629 S35 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of old people adjusting to age. Retiring news photographer Francis Brimm, 78, settles in Pines, Florida, a few houses from his sister, Muriel. They don't have much in common--he is a cynic and non-believer, she a religious provincial--but one thing they do share, the fear of appearing senile. By the author of The Music Room.
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Sea of trees
Murphy, Yannick.
PS3563.U7635 S43 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Eurasian girl's coming of age during a war. She is Tian, half-French, half-Chinese, whose early teens are spent with her family in a World War II Japanese internment camp where she serves as a translator. Later in Saigon, during Indochina War I, she interprets for the French army while they torture Vietnamese prisoners. A first novel.
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Secret father
Carroll, James, 1943-
PS3553.A764 S43 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, three teenagers in West Germany head for Berlin to join a May Day rally on the Communist side of the divided city, only to find themselves arrested by the East German secret police.
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Secret of the bulls : a novel
Bernardo, José Raúl.
PS3552.E7275 S43 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Maximiliano and Delores marry and manage to raise a family, despite parental disapproval, natural disasters, financial hardships, and the "machismo" traditions of Cuban society in the early twentieth century.
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See now then
Kincaid, Jamaica.
PR9275.A583 K56384 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In this novel, a marriage is revealed in all its joys and agonies. A mother, a father, and their two children, living in a small village in New England move, in their own minds, between the present, the past, and the future, constrained by the world, the characters despairing in their domestic situations. But their minds wander, trying to make linear sense of what is, in fact, nonlinear. This is a piercing examination of the manifold ways in which the passing of time operates on the human consciousness.
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Sense and sensibility
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
PR4034 .S4 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Jane Austen's first published novel, sparkling with wit and artistry, captures the inequities of birth, class, and marriage faced by the sisters Dashwood. Published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility has delighted generations of readers with its masterfully crafted portrait of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Forced to leave their home after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne must rely on making good marriages as their means of support. But unscrupulous cads, meddlesome matriarchs, and various guileless and artful women impinge on their chances for love and happiness. The novelist Elizabeth Bowen wrote, "The technique of [Jane Austen's novels] is beyond praise....Her mastery of the art she chose, or that chose her, is complete." This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition contains a new Introduction by Pulitzer Prize finalist David Gates, in addition to new explanatory notes.
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Serpent's gift
Lee, Helen Elaine.
PS3562.E3535 S47 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The lives of two African-American families who unite after a breadwinner dies. A son becomes a writer of folk stories and oral history, and it is he who provides the novel with its social and historical content.
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Shadow of Ashland
Green, Terence M.
PR9199.3.G7574 S53 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On receiving a letter from a missing uncle, mailed 50 years earlier in Ashland, Kentucky, Leo Nolan of Toronto decides to check out the town. He meets the uncle and is transported back 50 years to help him rob a bank. By the author of Barking Dogs.
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Shadow tag
Erdrich, Louise.
PS3555.R42 S53 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel that explores the complex nature of love, the fluid boundaries of identity, and one family's struggle for survival and redemption.  Read more...
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Shell for Angela
Lachtman, Ofelia Dumas.
PS3562.A2453 S54 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the moment Angela, 9, saw her father led away by immigration officials, she spent her life denying her Mexican roots. Now, a grown woman, she feels guilty. The novel opens as she leaves her comfortable home in Los Angeles to return to a fishing village in Mexico to face the reality of her denial.
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Shipping news
Proulx, Annie.
PS3566.R697 S4 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In The Shipping News E. Annie Proulx departs from the darkly fated heroes of Heart Songs and Postcards to explore the cracked-up contemporary American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a "head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair...features as bunched as kissed fingertips," is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just deserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle's Point, in a house empty except for a few momentoes of the family's unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above 70 degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it's easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph - in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover's knot. By turns comic and dark, The Shipping News is a celebration of the American genius for storytelling and of E. Annie Proulx's vigorous contribution to the art, and magic, of the contemporary novel.
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Silas Marner : the weaver of Raveloe
Eliot, George, 1819-1880.
PR4670 .A1 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The lonely and miserable life of a miserly recluse is transformed when he takes in an orphaned child and raises her as his own daughter.
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Silk Hope, NC
Naumoff, Lawrence.
PS3564.A8745 S54 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two sisters inherit a farm from their mother as a shelter in a world unkind to women. One wants to sell it, claiming women no longer need a safe place, the other opposes her. A study of women's place in society. By the author of Taller Women.
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Sin killer : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 S56 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"It is 1830, and the Berrybender family, rich, aristocratic, English, and fiercely out of place, is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West as it begins to open up." "Accompanied by a large and varied collection of retainers, Lord and Lady Berrybender have abandoned their palatial home in England to explore the frontier and to broaden the horizons of their children, who include Tasmin, a budding young woman of grit, beauty, and determination, her vivacious and difficult sister, and her brother."--BOOK JACKET.
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Slander = Calomnies
Lê, Linda.
PQ2672.E1113 C3513 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Vietnamese woman in France discovers she is the product of an extra-marital affair by her mother. The novel describes her mixed-up attempt to come to terms with this.
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Smithereens
Chehak, Susan Taylor.
PS3553.H34875 S65 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The effect of bad company on children. For years Mary's mother sent money through a foster child program to an orphaned girl called Frankie. So when Frankie turns up at the door, the mother welcomes her with open arms, which is how Mary learns to steal, take drugs and sleep around.
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Snopes
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
PS3511.A86 S58 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
These three full-length novels compose the Snopes trilogy. In "The Hamlet," the cunning Flem Snopes is introduced with other members of his conniving family. Flem's dream is to marry Eula Varner and remake the small world of Frenchman's Bend as his own personal kingdom. In "The Town," Flem sets his sights on the county seat of Yoknapatawpha County, Jefferson, in a ruthless bid for even more power. Finally, in "The Mansion," Mink Snopes brings down his cousin Flem with an uncharacteristic Snopes sense of honor.
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So big
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968.
PS3511.E46 S6 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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So far from God : a novel
Castillo, Ana.
PS3553.A8135 S65 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the American Book Award-winning author of The Mixquiahuala Letters comes the story of a remarkable woman and her four daughters living in New Mexico, a novel shaped by influences as diverse as Mexican mythology, Catholicism, and today's headlines. Tome is a small, outwardly sleepy hamlet in central New Mexico. In Ana Castillo's hands, though, it stands wondrously revealed as a place of marvels, teeming with life and with all manner of collisions: the past with the present, the real with the supernatural, the comic with the horrific, the Native American with the Latino and the Anglo, the women with the men. With the talkative, intimate voice and the stylistic narrative freedom of a Southwestern Cervantes, Castillo relates the story of two crowded decades in the life of a Chicano family.
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So far from God : a novel
Castillo, Ana.
PS3553.A8135 S65 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tome is a small, outwardly sleepy hamlet in central New Mexico. In Ana Castillo's hands, though, it stands wondrously revealed as a place of marvels, teeming with life and with all manner of collisions: the past with the present, the real with the supernatural, the comic with the horrific, the Native American with the Hispano with the Anglo, the women with the men. With the talkative, intimate voice and the stylistic and narrative freedom of a Southwestern Cervantes, the.

author relates the story of two crowded decades in the life of a Chicana family. The mother, Sofia, holds things together in the years following the disappearance of her husband Domingo (he of the Clark Gable mustache and the uncontrollable gambling habit). Then there are the daughters: Esperanza, Chicana campus radical turned career woman and television news reporter; Caridad, a nurse who dulls the pain of being jilted with nightly bouts of alcohol and anonymous sex;

Fe, the prim and proper bank employee in constant quest for the good life; and la Loca, whose "death" and subsequent resurrection at age three have left her strange and saintly and attuned to higher spiritual frequencies. Ana Castillo's triumph in So Far from God is to weave the mundane and the miraculous, the modern and the archaic, and the tragic and the humorous into one rich novelistic fabric. Hers is a homegrown magical realism, leavened with sly commentary,

controlled anger, and a distinct feminist point of view of the world and the cosmos. Of all the marvels in this book, and there are many, the greatest is the achievement of its creator.

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Solar storms : a novel
Hogan, Linda.
PS3558.O34726 S58 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An Indian girl returns home to find her identity. She is Angela Jensen, 17, whose stay in an Indian village in northern Minnesota turns into a depressing lesson in the lot of her people, but also brings self-discovery and love. By the author of Mean Spirit.
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Somebody else's mama
Haynes, David, 1955-
PS3558.A8488 S65 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An African-American family of four, whose grandmother lives alone in another town, decide to have her move in with them. The novel describes the skirmishing--rebellious grandma wants to go back--before everyone adjusts to the situation and begins to benefit.
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Someone
McDermott, Alice.
PS3563.C355 S66 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Songs in ordinary time
Morris, Mary McGarry.
PS3563.O874454 S66 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A boy sees a man commit a murder, then later that day the murderer calls on his mother with flowers. So begins the tense tale of a con man exploiting a love-starved woman, with an alcoholic husband and three children, and a boy who keeps a murder secret to avoid ruining his mother's happiness. The setting is a small town in Vermont, the time the 1960s.
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Sons and lovers
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
PR6023.A93 S6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sons and Lovers is one of the landmark novels of the twentieth century. It was immediately recognized as the first great modern restatement of the oedipal drama when it appeared in 1913 and is widely considered the major work of D.H. Lawrence's early period. This intensely autobiographical novel recounts the story of Paul Morel, a young artist growing to manhood in a British working-class family rife with conflict. The author's vivid evocation of life in a Nottingham mining village in the years before the First World War and his depiction of the all-consuming nature of possessive love and sexual attraction make this one of his most powerful novels.
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Sound and the fury
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
PS3511.A86 S7 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling," the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers--the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason. From the Trade Paperback edition. The novel reveals the story of the disintegration of the Compson family, doomed inhabitants of Faulkner's mythical Yoknapatawpha County, through the interior monologues of the idiot Benjy and his brothers, Quentin and Jason.
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Source of light
Price, Reynolds, 1933-
PS3566.R54 S6 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Spanish lover
Trollope, Joanna.
PR6070.R57 S7 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
For years Lizzie has given her twin sister Frances an inferiority complex. Both are English career women, but Lizzie is married with four children. One day Frances falls in love with a Spaniard. He refuses to leave his wife, but Frances decides to have a baby anyway, moving to Spain to be a single mother. At which point Lizzie's life begins crumbling from envy. By the author of The Rector's Wife.
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Spell of winter
Dunmore, Helen, 1952-
PR6054.U528 S64 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Catherine and her brother, Rob, do not know why they have been abandoned by their parents. In the house of their grandfather, 'the man from nowhere,' they forge a passionate refuge for themselves against the terror of family secrets, and while the world outside moves to the brink of war, their sibling love becomes fraught with dangers." -- Jacket.
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Spies : a novel
Frayn, Michael.
PR6056.R3 S65 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a long-forgotten scent forces Stephen Wheatley to confront his past, he starts to remember a troubling childhood summer in wartime London where an imaginative child's game of playing spies wreaked havoc upon innocent lives.
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Squatter and the don
Ruiz de Burton, María Amparo, 1832-1895.
PS2736.R53 S658 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Starlite Drive-in : a novel
Reynolds, Marjorie, 1944-
PS3568.E8954 S73 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A handsome drifter arrives in a drive-in theater in 1950s Indiana and the owner, an abusive father and husband, gives him a job. Both the owner's wife and his 13-year-old daughter fall in love with him. Told by the daughter, now 49, after a body is found on the grounds of what had been the theater.
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Stone virgins
Vera, Yvonne.
PR9390.9.V47 S76 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In 1980, after decades of guerrilla warfare against colonial rule, Rhodesia earned its hard-won independence from Britain. Less than two years later, Robert Mugabe's rise to power in the new Zimbabwe brought an explosion of violence across the land that reverberates to this day." "In The Stone Virgins, author Yvonne Vera examines the dissident movement - a subject long taboo among her countrymen - from the perspective of two sisters living in a small township outside of Bulawayo. She explores their quest for dignity and a centered existence against a backdrop of appalling brutality; the rival tension between township and city life; and the twin instincts of survival and love that motivate them in the face of mankind's capacity for terror, beauty, and sacrifice." "Weaving historical fact into a story of grand passions and striking endurance, Vera has fashioned a portrait of life before and after the liberation that is both radiant and haunting. The result is a powerful and provocative testament to the resilience of the Zimbabwean people that will not soon be forgotten."--BOOK JACKET.
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Street
Petry, Ann Lane, 1911-
PS3531.E933 S75 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Reprint of a 1946 novel, based upon the true story of Lutie Johnson, a young African-American woman who struggled to live and raise her son in the midst of the poverty and violence of Harlem in the late 1940s.
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Student of weather
Hay, Elizabeth, 1951-
PR9199.3.H3676 S78 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Maurice Dove is a visitor to the Saskatchewan farm of widower Ernest Hardy. The relationship he forms with Hardy's daughters gives rise to an act of betrayal that throws into relief the deep-rooted enmity between them. Norma Joyce's life, from the time she is eight, is fuelled by her obsessive and unrequited love for Maurice Dove." -- Jacket.
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Summer blue : a novel
Skloot, Floyd.
PS3569.K577 S86 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As Jill Packard, 14, is not interested in her education, her widowed father offers a carrot, pass your exams and we will spend the summer travelling. The novel follows them on the trip which turns out to be far more educational than what Jill gets in school. By the author of Pilgrim's Harbor.
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Sunday's children : a novel
Bergman, Ingmar, 1918-
PT9875.B533 S6613 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The Swedish film director, who has turned towriting novels, probes the life of his parents in a sequelto Best Intentions. This book, too, is populated by a castof complex characters: a tyrannical father, a beautifulwife contemplating separation, children, aunts anddomestics.
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Sweetest dream
Lessing, Doris May, 1919-
PR6023.E833 S94 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of an extended family that spans the 20th century but has its fulcrum in the 60s.
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Swift as desire : a novel
Esquivel, Laura, 1950-
PQ7298.15.S638 T361 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a loving tribute to her father, who worked his own lifelong magic as a telegraph operator, the bestselling author of "Like Water for Chocolate" pens an enchanting, bittersweet story touched with graphic earthiness and wit. It is the tale of Jublio, who has a gift for hearing what is in people's hearts, and what happens when he puts that gift aside as an old man. Spanish-language events.
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Taft
Patchett, Ann.
PS3566.A7756 T3 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of Fay Taft, a your white waitress, narrated by the black bar manager who gave her a job. The manager's feelings for her are paternal, but hers for him are sexual. What's more she has a brother who is a drug dealer and brings sleazy friends into the bar. By the author of The Patron Saint of Liars.
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Tales of burning love
Erdrich, Louise.
PS3555.R42 T3 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Four women share their secrets after the funeral of their ex-husband. It happens when they decide to ride back together and the car becomes stuck in a snow storm. They all agree he was a good-for-nothing, so why did they marry him? The setting is North Dakota.
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Tan veloz como el deseo
Esquivel, Laura, 1950-
PQ7298.15.S638 T3613 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel based on the life of the author's father follows the fortunes of Don Jubilo, a telegraph operator, as his life parallels the birth, rise, and eventual fall of the telegraph.
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Ten thousand saints
Henderson, Eleanor.
PS3608.E5259 T46 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When his best friend Teddy dies of an overdose on the last day of 1987, Jude Keffy-Horn finds his relationship with drugs and his parents devolving into the extreme when he gets caught up in an underground youth culture known as straight edge.
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Them
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
PS3565.A8 T48 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles the lives of the Wendalls, a family on the steep edge of poverty in the windy, riotous Detroit slums.
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These same long bones
Parker, Gwendolyn M.
PS3566.A6786 T48 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A domestic tragedy about an African-American banker who loses his daughter in an accident. Set in Durham, North Carolina, the story is told against a background of white-black tensions on the eve of desegregation.
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Third and Indiana : a novel
Lopez, Steve.
PS3569.O673 T48 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Someone is painting bodies on Philadelphia's Broad Streetone more boldly drawn chalk outline every time another life is lost to the violence of the drug wars. A sixteen-year-old dealer; a priest; a nine-year-old girl. The images pile through the summer and fall, moving closer each day to the doorstep of City Hall.

Ofelia Santoro rides her bicycle over the bodies and through the dark, decaying streets of the neighborhood known to police as the Badlands. She is looking for her fourteen-year-old son, Gabriel, who disappeared a month earlier. His father skipped two years ago, and she's been losing her boy ever since.

Gabriel got his first job when he was twelve, as a lookout, spotting cops for the coke sellers working the car trade. Now he's a dealer himself, the youngest guy in the Black Cap gang, holding down the most dangerous corner and hiring his own lookouts. He feels guilty getting kids involved the same way he got involved, but he needs them, or he'll be caught.

Gabriel tries to outrun the neighborhood, taking cover with a drifter who is the father he might have had. But Gabriel is already trapped, at the mercy of Diablo, the ugliest of the dealers, a man who kills for fun.

Steve Lopez's plot, dialogue, and pacing are masterful. With searing precision, he portrays a world of evil so routine that its seems inevitable. Yet Lopez endows his characters with such humanity that redemption and radiance lighten this darkness. Third and Indiana is an extraordinarily compelling and powerful debut.

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Third life of Grange Copeland
Walker, Alice, 1944-
PS3573.A425 T54 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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This child's gonna live
Wright, Sarah E.
PS3573.R54 T47 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Set in a fishing village on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the early 1930s, This Child's Gonna Live tells the story of Mariah Upshur, the wife of a poor oysterman, and her struggles to keep her land and family together amidst the harsh realities of rural African American life. Described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as having a "sharp, idiomatic rhythm that is reminiscent of the work of Zora Neale Hurston," Wright's eloquent, heartbreaking novel is an unsurpassed testament to human endurance in the face of racism, poverty, and despair."--BOOK JACKET.
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This time last year
Hobbie, Douglas.
PS3558.O3364 P57 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A middle-aged man attempts to find himself. He is professor Henry Ash who secludes himself in a country house and proceeds to write a book. But writing doesn't lead to revelation, so he turns to something more practical, building a garden wall.
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Three Junes
Glass, Julia, 1956-
PS3607.L37 T48 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage. Six years later, again in June, Paul's death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home. Fenno, the eldest, a wry, introspective gay man, narrates the events of this unforeseen reunion. Far from his straitlaced expatriate life as a bookseller in Greenwich Village, Fenno is stunned by a series of revelations that threaten his carefully crafted defenses. Four years farther on, in yet another June, a chance meeting on the Long Island shore brings Fenno together with Fern Olitsky, the artist who once captivated his father. Now pregnant, Fern must weigh her guilt about the past against her wishes for the future and decide what family means to her. In prose rich with compassion and wit, Three Junes paints a haunting portrait of love's redemptive powers.
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Through the ivory gate : a novel
Dove, Rita.
PS3554.O884 T48 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1987 Rita Dove became one of the youngest writers to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry - and only the second African-American to do so. Now in her radiant first novel, Dove combines her remarkable storytelling ability with what critic Arnold Rampersad has praised in her poetry as an "almost uncanny sense of peace and grace.".

It is the tail end of the Vietnam era, and Virginia King, most recently a puppeteer with an experimental theater troupe, returns to her hometown in the Midwest to work as an "artist in residence" at a local public school. As her puppets win the hearts of her students, memories of her own childhood surface, triggering a chain of recollections - from grade school, with its subtle and not-so-subtle bigotries, to college where, as a cellist, she became involved with a brilliant and enigmatic fellow musician. But what startles her most is a visit to an elderly aunt, whose revelations about Virginia's family threaten to shatter the healing these memories bring. Seamlessly weaving together past and present, Through the Ivory Gate renders an unforgettable portrait of a period in American life and offer in Virginia King one of the most endearing heroines to emerge in contemporary fiction.

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Time traveler's wife
Niffenegger, Audrey.
PS3564.I362 T56 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger's cinematic storytelling that makes the novel's unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant. An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler's Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come.
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To my ex-husband
Dundon, Susan.
PS3554.U4657 T6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A memoir of Emily Moore's failed marriage and her subsequent relationships. One is with a childhood sweetheart which leads to an abortion, another with a dentist with two children. The memoir is written in the form of notes to her husband over a period of five years.
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To the lighthouse
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
PR6045.O72 T6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Observed across the years at their vacation house facing the gales of the North Atlantic, Mrs. Ramsay and her family seek to recapture meaning from the flux of things and the passage of time.
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Track of real desires : a novel
Lowry, Beverly.
PS3562.O92 T73 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Leland Standard left Eunola, Mississippi, as soon as she could, pursuing dreams of dancing, cities, a wider world. Now, thirty-five years later, she's coming home - bringing with her a son, Toby, who's older now than she was when she left, as well as an ailment that might change her life all over again.

Over the course of a long afternoon and an even longer dinner party, Leland and Toby journey into the lives of those who meet to greet her: the host couple, their daughter a suicide and their adopted son about as avant-garde as it gets in the Delta. A woman who escaped her suffocating family only to return to preside over its ruination. Her (married) boyfriend, whose lawful wife is present at table and a well of desperation and bitterness to boot.

A singer whose music alone releases her soul from the failing prospects she shares with her husband, a decent man who has chosen, as always, to stay at home. An ex-football star at Mississippi State who is doubly in love and putting on weight. Then, for Leland, there is the mysterious stranger who somehow seems almost the most familiar member of this now-alien community.

. What Leland and Toby discover is a world in all its conflicted glory - sorrowful, hilarious, passionate, all at once - and full of memories both shared and concealed. Beverly Lowry's portrait of this eccentric cast of humanity brings forth with searing insight the particular rhythms of Southern life, and of desires gone astray.

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Tristan and the Hispanics
Yglesias, Jose.
PS3575.G5 T75 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Yale Freshman Tristan Granados is sent by his bourgeois Boston family to Tampa, Florida, to resolve his grandfather's estate as quickly as possible. Like his grandfather before him, Tristan's plans are undermined at every turn by the bevy of Latino cousins who try to impress him even as they try to connive him out of his - and his WASP family's - inheritance. As he watches the antics of his fiery and hilarious family, Tristan is forced to confront his own identity and his heritage."--BOOK JACKET.
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Turkish delights : a novel
Slavitt, David R., 1935-
PS3569.L3 T8 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Turmoil
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
PS2972 .T75 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"A novel in the tradition of those of Sherwood Anderson and Sinclair Lewis, The Turmoil is set in what was once a small, quiet city - never named but closely resembling the author's hometown of Indianapolis - that has been rapidly transformed into a bustling, money-making nest of competitors overrun by "the worshippers of Bigness."" "The Turmoil tells the intertwined stories of the Sheridans, whose integrity wanes as their wealth increases, and the Vertrees, who remain noble but impoverished. Linked by a romance between a Sheridan son and a Vertrees daughter, the story of the two families provides a dramatic view of what America was like on the verge of industrialization."--BOOK JACKET.
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Typical American
Jen, Gish.
PS3560.E474 T9 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Yefing Chang becomes Ralph Chang in America and begins a hard struggle to achieve the American dream-- a career, a family and a home of his own. In poverty, he succeeds finally to win a doctoral degree, a college position, a happy marriage to Helen, two delightful daughter, and a close reunion with his older sister, Theresa. The dream becomes a nightmare when he meets Grover Ding whose corrupt influence over Ralph and Helen begins to unravel all that the Changs have managed to achieve. This is an honest novel that does not promise happy endings and recognizes the human weaknesses that can destroy a family's stability." Shapiro. Fic for Youth. 3d ed. Followed by 'Mona in the Promised Land.'
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Ugly ways : a novel
Ansa, Tina McElroy.
PS3551.N64 U36 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Three sexy, screwed-up Southern sisters come home to Mulberry to put their totally self-centered mother, Mudear, in her grave. We meet the Lovejoy women as they gather in their mother's house to lay her and the demons she has dumped on them to rest. Mudear Lovejoy was the kind of mother who ruled her house and raised her daughters with an iron hand even after her "change". Betty is her oldest daughter, big-boned and strong, the only one who remembers what Mudear was like before The Change. Emily is the middle child, restless and divorced, the one who every one assumed would be the first after Mudear to crack. The youngest is wild Annie Ruth, a TV anchorwoman who is pregnant out of wedlock and plagued by visions of menacing cats. Ernest, their father, is a kaolin mine worker who is so overwhelmed by all the females around him that sometimes he just wants to yell out, "Womens taking over my house!" As the sisters reminisce, they are unaware that even though Mudear's body is laid out in Parkinson Funeral Home, she is not so easily buried. Her spirit refuses to die, and she floats around Mulberry, watching her daughters stretched out on her porch smoking cigarettes, drinking her husband's liquor from her best glasses, and talking about marijuana like "some damn black girl hippies". In alternating voices, each member of the Lovejoy family tells us what preys on his or her mind. As they prepare for the memorial, sit up with the body, and at the funeral itself, each must come to grips with her relationship to Mudear. At the same time, each must define what a mother, a black mother - their mother - is.
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Ulysses
Joyce, James, 1882-1941.
PR6019.O9 U4 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Serialized first in the Little Review in 1918 and published first in Paris in 1922, although its censorship for obscenity in America and England were not lifted until the mid-1930sIn terms of its story it defies abridgement or explanation except that it all takes place on one day, 16 June 1904, or Bloomsday, which was the anniversary of Joyces first walk with his beloved Nora Barnacle. It (very) loosely follows the episodes of Ulysses from the Odyssey of Homer though in a reordered form, with Stephen Dedalus representing Telemachus, Leopold Bloom Ulysses and Molly Bloom Penelope. The central characters explore various sites and happenings around Dublin such as a newspaper office, a brothel, a funeral, and public houses.
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Under the feet of Jesus
Viramontes, Helena María, 1954-
PS3572.I63 U53 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The life of Mexican fruit pickers in California. The protagonists are a youth who is sprayed with pesticide by a plane and the girl who saves him. The novel describes the harsh conditions under which migrant workers live, the heat, the cramped quarters, the hand-to-mouth existence.
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Unless
Shields, Carol.
PR9199.3.S514 U55 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Reta Winters life as an author, mother and wife starts to crumble when her eldest daughter takes to sitting silently on a street corner wearing a sign that says "Goodness".
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Unnamed
Ferris, Joshua.
PS3606.E774 U56 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man, aging with the grace of a matinee idol. His wife Jane still loves him, and for all its quiet trials, their marriage is still stronger than most. Then one day he stands up and walks out. And keeps walking.
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Unravelling
Graver, Elizabeth, 1964-
PS3557.R2864 H86 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Against her parents' wishes, Aimee Slater, a headstrong 15-year-old farm girl in 19th century New England, abandons plans to become a teacher for the glamor of work in a textile mill in town. A look at mill life and the fate of a woman, pregnant out of wedlock. By the author of Have You Seen Me?
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Until I find you : a novel
Irving, John, 1942-
PS3559.R8 U58 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of the actor Jack Burns. His mother, Alice, is a Toronto tattoo artist. When Jack is four, he travels with Alice to several North Sea ports; they are trying to find Jack's missing father, William, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed. But Alice is a mystery, and William can't be found. Even Jack's memories are subject to doubt. Jack Burns goes to schools in Canada and New England, but what shapes him are his relationships with older women. John Irving renders Jack's life as an actor in Hollywood with the same richness of detail and range of emotions he uses to describe the tattoo parlors in those North Sea ports and the reverberating music Jack heard as a child in European churches.
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Valley of the moon
London, Jack, 1876-1916.
PS3523.O46 V3 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"A road novel fifty years before Kerouac, The Valley of the Moon traces the odyssey of Billy and Saxon Roberts from the labor strife in Oakland at the turn of the century through central and northern California in search of beautiful land they can farm independently - a journey that echoes Jack London's own escape from urban poverty. As he lost hope in the prospects of the socialist party and organized labor, London began researching a scientific and environmentally sound approach to agriculture. In his novel it is Saxon, London's most fully realized heroine, who embodies these concerns. The Valley of the Moon is London's paean to his wife Charmian and to the pastoral life and his ranch in Glen Ellen, the Valley of the Moon. A new foreword by Kevin Starr comments on the themes of the novel and its interest for contemporary readers."--BOOK JACKET.
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View from here
Jackson, Brian Keith.
PS3560.A2117 V54 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On hearing that his wife is pregnant with their sixth child, a father in a black rural family in Mississippi announces he will give the child to his sister as he cannot feed more mouths. This is bad news for the mother because the sister is an abusive and dishonest woman. It is also bad news for the girl in the mother's womb who narrates the story. A first novel.
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Villa incognito
Robbins, Tom.
PS3568.O233 V55 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
American MIAs choose to remain missing after the end of the Vietnam War, while four generations of women share a unique link to a mysterious figure from Japanese folklore.
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Vine of desire : a novel
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956-
PS3554.I86 V56 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Continues the story of Anju and Sudha, the two young women at the center of Divakaruni's bestselling novel Sister of My Heart. Far from Calcutta, the city of their childhood, and after years of living separate lives, Anju and Sudha rekindle their friendship in America." -- Jacket.
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Visitation of spirits : a novel
Kenan, Randall.
PS3561.E4228 V5 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Visitors : a novel
Brookner, Anita.
PR6052.R5816 V57 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An old woman's solitary existence is broken when she is asked by her family to lodge a young hippie in her London flat for a week. The way this very proper lady in her seventies interacts with her visitor, a homosexual, is the subject of the novel.
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Voices from the river
Pimentel, Ricardo.
PS3566.I5145 V65 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Wabash : a novel
Butler, Robert Olen.
PS3552.U8278 W3 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Walking fire : a novel
Miner, Valerie.
PS3563.I4647 W35 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Cora Casey, a Vietnam War protester who left the country, returns home 20 years later. While her brothers fought the war, Cora burned a building and fled to Canada, wanted for arson, an act for which she was disowned by her father. Now he is dying from cancer. By the author of All Good Women.
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Wandering hill : a novel
McMurtry, Larry.
PS3563.A319 W36 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Continuing up the Missouri River with her wealthy English clan, Tasmin Berrybender, on the verge of motherhood and living with elusive Native American Jim Snow, witnesses her father's deterioration in the wake of her family's rise in power.
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Wapshot scandal
Cheever, John.
PS3505.H6428 W32 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In this simultaneously hilarious and poignant companion volume to The Wapshot Chronicle, the members of the Wapshot family of St. Botolphs drift far from their New England village into the demented caprices of the mighty, the bad graces of the IRS, and the humiliating abyss of adulterous passion.
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Washington Square
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
PS2116 .W3 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the Washington Square area of New York City in the late nineteenth century, devastating betrayals by both her father and her lover leave shy and fragile Catherine Sloper permanently scarred.
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Waters of Kronos
Richter, Conrad, 1890-1968.
PS3535.I429 W3 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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We are water : a novel
Lamb, Wally,
PS3562.A433 W43 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Wedding
West, Dorothy, 1909-
PS3545.E82794 W44 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the 1950s, a girl from the black bourgeoisie in Martha's Vineyard announces her engagement to a white musician. The novel follows the impact this has on her family and the community around them. By the author of The Living Is Easy.
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Weight of water
Shreve, Anita.
PS3569.H7385 W43 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A tale of marital intrigue. The protagonist is a woman photographer sent to investigate an old murder on an island. She takes along her husband, the husband's brother and the brother's girlfriend. Problems arise when the husband develops an interest in the other woman. By the author of Resistance.
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What do you do all day?
Scheibe, Amy.
PS3619.C346 W47 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Feeling frazzled in her life as a Manhattan stay-at-home mom with two preschool age children, Jennifer Bradley considers returning to work while tackling challenges at the playground, in play groups, and at birthday parties.
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What girls learn : a novel
Cook, Karin, 1969-
PS3553.O55385 W48 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
What Girls Learn takes readers on an intimate and haunting journey into the landscape of girlhood and the complex terrain of the family. Wise, bittersweet, and above all intensely human, this astonishingly powerful novel enchants readers with its humor and insight even as it breaks their hearts. In this emotional novel, Tilden, an adolescent girl, & her slightly younger sister move with their mother to suburban Long Island, where Tilden has social problems & her mother discovers she is dying of cancer. The narrator is 12-year-old Tilden of Atlanta, one of two daughters of a single mother. The story begins on a happy note as the mother finds a man and the trio move north to Long Island. Tragedy strikes when the mother is diagnosed with breast cancer. A first novel.
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What Maisie knew
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
PS2116 .W4 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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When the emperor was divine : a novel
Otsuka, Julie, 1962-
PS3615.T88 W48 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Otsuka's commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps unlike any previously written--a haunting evocation of a family in wartime and an unmistakably resonant lesson for our times.
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White rabbit
Phillips, Kate.
PS3566.H4798 W48 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A day in the life of an old woman. She is Ruth Caster Hubble, a cantankerous 88, who lives in a condo in Laguna Beach, California. For company she has her second husband, Henry, king of the boobs as she calls him. The novel describes her daily routine, handling her aches and pains, worrying over her granddaughter's bad boyfriend, bossing Henry and reminiscing on her first husband. The novel analyzes the paradox of the human need for illusion, at the expense of reality, in order to maintain sanity.
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White teeth : a novel
Smith, Zadie.
PR6069.M59 W47 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Wide blue yonder : a novel
Thompson, Jean, 1950-
PS3570.H625 W5 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
During the summer of 1999, Springfield, Illinois, becomes the center of a climatic, emotional, and metaphysical storm for four people--Uncle Harvey, his troubled niece Josie, Josie's desperate mother Elaine, and Rolando, a loner fueled by rage.
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Wild meat and the bully burgers
Yamanaka, Lois-Ann, 1961-
PS3575.A434 W55 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Lovely Nariyoshi, a young girl growing up in Hilo, Hawaii, faces a world that is divided between East and West.
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Wild steps of heaven
Villaseñor, Victor.
PS3572.I384 W54 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Wise women of Havana
Bernardo, José Raúl.
PS3552.E7275 W5 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Wobegon boy
Keillor, Garrison.
PS3561.E3755 W6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A comedy on John Tollefson, a 40-something bachelor from Minnesota working in a college in New York State as manager of its radio station. The college caters to academically challenged children of financially gifted parents. A spoof on academia.
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Woman who walked into doors
Doyle, Roddy, 1958-
PR6054.O95 W66 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An Irish woman's account of marriage to a drinker and a sadist. The novel follows Paula Spencer, housewife and mother, as she struggles to reclaim her dignity. By the author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
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World below : a novel
Miller, Sue, 1943-
PS3563.I421444 W67 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of two women -- a country doctor's wife with a haunting past living in Maine at the turn of the century and her granddaughter, a twice-divorced San Francisco school-teacher living in the present. Linked by bitter disappointments, compromise, and powerful grace, the two lives seem remarkably similar, despite the distinctly different times in which they lived. Their stories expose the nerves that lie hidden in marriages and families and the hopes and regrets that lie buried in the hearts of women.
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World to win
Conroy, Jack, 1899-
PS3505.O53 W67 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Write letter to Billy : a novel
Olson, Toby.
PS3565.L84 W75 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"A retired Navy underwater repair specialist investigates a mysterious list his father had written just before his death. Some of the items are crossed off, but one of the unfinished tasks haunts him: "Write letter to Billy." What had his father planned to tell him? What he learns changes his life forever."--BOOK JACKET.
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Wuthering Heights
Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848.
PR4172 .W7 2000b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Classic novel of consuming passions, played out against the lonely moors of northern England, recounts the turbulent and tempestuous love story of Cathy and Heathcliff. A masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the story remains as poignant and compelling today as it was when first published in 1847.
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Yo!
Alvarez, Julia.
PS3551.L845 Y6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The American odyssey of Yo, a Dominican woman writer whose family arrived in the U.S. as refugees from a dictatorship. The novel follows her youth, with its energy and optimism, and the setbacks as she grows older, including two divorces.
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Zenzele : a letter for my daughter
Maraire, J. Nozipo.
PR9390.9.M29 Z46 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of letters from an African mother to her daughter in America, urging her to remember her roots. The mother, who is from Zimbabwe, describes the country's customs, her generation's struggle for independence, their hopes and disappointments, and the current clash between proponents of the traditionalist way and the European way. The mother bemoans that so many young Africans do not come home after their studies, but remain abroad.