Families

  • Author:
    White, Tara
    Summary:

    This moving tale of self-discovery takes place during the Oka uprising in the summer of 1990. Adopted as an infant, Carrie has always felt somehow out of place. Recurring dreams haunt her, warning her that someone close to her is in...

  • Author:
    Forster, Gwynne
    Summary:

    After their father dies without revealing the whereabouts of his will, his three adult children hire a private investigator to locate the will, as each comes to terms with the conflicts and secrets of their past and the need to support...

  • Author:
    Bowen, Gail
    Summary:

    The latest novel in the Joanne Kilbourn Shreve series opens in the month of May, a time of beginnings when all things seem possible. Joanne's husband, Zack, recently elected mayor of Regina, is optimistic that he can garner the public...

  • Author:
    Brand, Dionne
    Summary:

    The story of a young six-year-old boy, Quy, separated from his family as they are fleeing Vietnam to begin a new life in Canada. Twenty years later his mother still lives in hope of finding him. Meanwhile Quy, now a dangerous criminal,...

  • Author:
    Birdsell, Sandra
    Summary:

    One chilly spring morning, Joe Beaudry and his wife Laurie; wake up in circumstances that would challenge a saint. They are on the lam in a stolen motor home on the edge of a Wal-mart parking lot in Regina, Saskatchewan. Joe is trying...

  • Author:
    Mootoo, Shani
    Summary:

    In a well-to-do Trinidadian family, a father and his daughter struggle to find their true identities, both as individuals and as members of a tightly structured, traditional household. A story about the complex interaction of race,...

  • Author:
    Saucier, Jocelyne
    Summary:

    With twenty-one kids, the Cardinal family is a force of nature. And now, after not being in the same room for decades, they're congregating to celebrate their father, a prospector who discovered the zinc mine their now-deserted hometown...

  • Author:
    Rachel Cusk
    Summary:

    In the wake of family collapse, a writer moves to London with her two young sons. The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions—personal, moral, artistic, practical—as she endeavors to construct a new reality for...

  • Author:
    Nunn, Judy
    Summary:

    This is a tiger town, a place at the bottom of the world where God turns a blind eye to pillage and plunder.' Van Diemen's Land was an island of stark contrasts; a harsh penal colony, an English idyll for its landed gentry,...

  • Author:
    Blume, Judy
    Summary:

    Ever since his father got rich from his invention, Tony Miglione has had nothing but problems. His mother is becoming a social climbing phoney and his grandma is miserable now that she's no longer allowed to cook!

  • Author:
    Jacobs, Anna
    Summary:

    Ismay Deagan has one wish in the world - to leave Ireland and join her brother, Bram, in Australia. However, her father has other ideas and orders her to marry their vicious neighbour Rory Flynn. But after Rory brutally attacks her...

  • Author:
    Hollinghurst, Alan
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    Rayner, Claire
    Summary:

    The glitter of theatre and the debutante season are starkly contrasted with a surgeon's experience of poverty, prostitution and disease in London a century ago.

  • Author:
    Smith, Jennifer E.
    Summary:

    Twelve-year-olds Ruby and Simon have been growing apart since their parents moved them to a Wisconsin farm, but weird weather events that seem tied to Simon's emotions bring a stranger into their lives who introduces them to the Makers...

  • Author:
    March, J. D.
    Summary:

    Life for former gunfighter Johnny Fierro has never been straightforward or easy. He and Lady Luck don't always see eye-to-eye. Some days he thinks she likes to turn the cards and stack the deck against him. Although Fierro's returned to...

  • Author:
    St. John Mandel, Emily
    Summary:

    Anton Walker used to forge documents for a living, but now he's playing it straight as a manager with a consulting firm. Problem is, the Harvard diploma on his wall is fake, and his cousin plans to blow the whistle if he doesn...

  • Author:
    Fowler, Earlene
    Summary:

    Ruby McGavin returns to Cardinal, California, with her brother Nash, hoping the fresh start will help him kick a debilitating drinking habit. And Ruby's not the only one with renewed hope, as saddlemaker Lucas McGavin redoubles his...

  • Author:
    Tatlock, Ann
    Summary:

    Now transformed by God's grace, John Sheldon is concerned about reuniting with his family after five years in prison. As he asks God to revive his dying marriage and heal his fragmented home, the answer to his prayers might just...

  • Author:
    Moses, Shelia P.
    Summary:

    Following her grandfather's death in rural North Carolina in 1947, twelve-year-old Pattie Mae learns more about her family after reading her grandmother's collection of obituaries and traveling to Harlem, New York, to find her...

  • Author:
    Hislop, Victoria
    Summary:

    Sonia knows nothing of Granada's shocking past, but ordering a simple cup of coffee in a quiet cafe will lead her into the extraordinary tale of a family's fight to survive the horror of the Spanish Civil War. Seventy years...

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