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Dysfunctional families

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    Myers, Alyse
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    Growing up in Queens in the 1960s, Alyse Myers watched her mother settle for a joyless existence. Alyse rejects everything about her mother's life--until she inherits an item that reveals a poignant and deeply moving truth. 

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    McMillan, Terry
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    After leaving her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, Trinetta disappears. BJ already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams-all while...

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    Black, Holly
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    Cassel comes from a family of curse workers—people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all criminals. Many become mobsters...

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    Mian, Sarah
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    A decade after being cast off to live with strangers, Tabby Saint returns to Solace River, Nova Scotia, to find her childhood home deserted. She quickly latches on to the lonely tavern-keeper, West, who informs her that her family was...

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    Cockrell, Amanda
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    The Boston Globe named What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay a 2011 Best Book for Children The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books named What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay to their 2011 Blue Ribbons list Angie never...

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    Simmie, Lois
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    The funny, sad and engaging story of a shattered family's attempt to figure out where exactly each member fits.

    In Simmie's trademark style, this sweeping new novel is the funny, sad and engaging story of a shattered family's...

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    LoveGrove, Jennifer
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    Captivating and heart–wrenching from start to finish

    When Emily was a little girl, all she wanted to be when she grew up was a Full–Time Pioneer; in her Jehovah’s Witness family, the only imaginable future is a life of...

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    Spafford-Fitz, Karen
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    Fourteen-year-old Simone is having trouble making friends at her new school when her leadership studies class is paired with kindergarten students to mentor throughout the school year. To her surprise, Simone enjoys the Kinderbuddy...

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    Fluttert, Pam
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    Kat is alone with a secret she doesn?t want to keep, but can?t risk telling. A victim of longtime sexual abuse at the hands of her family?s trusted friend, Kat is torn between trying to protect herself and safeguarding her little sister...

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    Brooks, Martha
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    A year after her mother's death, sixteen-year-old Sidonie still spends sleepless nights playing cards with her cat, Bogie. During the day she lies around and reads under the nose of her nineteen-year-old sister, Roberta, who angrily...

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    Lutz, Lisa
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    Izzy Spellman struggles with a bizarre assignment: trailing a woman's husband despite his apparent lack of suspicious behavior. As the questions pile up, Izzy becomes more determined than ever to get to the bottom of the situation...

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    Lawrence, Lisa J.
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    After moving into a dank and drafty basement suite in West Edmonton with her truck- driving father, nasty stepmother and taciturn twin brother, Ash, seventeen-year-old Greta doesn't have high expectations for her last year of high...

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    Rhodes, Jewell Parker
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    Why does Pop get so angry when Deja brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness 9/11, but begin to realize how much it colors...

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    Pupek, Jayne
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    Eleven-year-old Ellie Sanders is forced to grow up quickly when her pregnant mother develops health problems and her father's attentions become diverted by a teenage produce peddler. To escape, Ellie creates a secret world of her own,...

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    Cumyn, Alan
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    Nominated for the Ottawa Book Award. Stan is an intense sixteen-year-old loner who desperately wants to make the junior varsity basketball team. And it seems that he may be about to do so, until he’s blindsided by the unexpected...

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    Stevens, Chevy
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    Sisters Jess, Courtney, and Dani are forced to go on the run after a fight gets out of hand and events begin to spiral out of control. Eighteen years later, when one of the sisters goes missing, they are pulled back into their past. But...

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    Deriso, Christine Hurley
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    It's not exactly easy living in a shrine to your dead sister. Since birth, I've known that everyone loved Shannon. She was perfect—beautiful, smart, talented. And me? Not so much. My parents always expected me to live up to her...

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    Fisher, Tarryn
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    Juno was wrong about the Crouch family. She thought that they had the perfect life. But after overhearing a chilling conversation, she knows this could be her chance to make a few things right.

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    Teir, Philip, Nunnally, Tiina
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    On the surface, the Paul family are living the liberal, middle-class Scandinavian dream. Max Paul is a renowned sociologist and his wife Katriina has a well-paid job in the public sector. They live in an airy apartment in the centre of...

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    Gudenkauf, Heather
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    When their seven-year-old daughter goes missing, Antonia evaluates her decision to stay in a loveless marriage that caused her child to withdraw into silence, while Martin confronts an uncomfortable aspect of his own personality.

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