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FICTION / Coming of Age

  • Author:
    Maynard, Frances
    Summary:

    "The inevitable comparisons to Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project (2013) and Julia Claiborne Johnson's Be Frank with Me (2016) are natural, but Ellie's authentic voice offers a fresh perspective on being different....

  • Author:
    Bauermeister, Erica
    Summary:

    Erica Bauermeister, the national bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients, presents a moving and evocative coming-of-age audiobook about childhood stories, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories...

  • Author:
    Ko, Lisa
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    Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Time.com, Bustle, BuzzFeed, The Millions, and Nylon.com. "The Leavers is courageous, sensitive, and perfectly of this moment."-Barbara Kingsolver An...

  • Author:
    Westerhof, Patricia
    Summary:

    Marta Elzinga has been searching for a sign. When she spots an elusive mink on the shoreline of the Toronto Island Airport, she thinks it is her sign. The pigeon that boards the subway at Bathurst Station is the second sign. But how to...

  • Author:
    McCoy, Sarah
    Summary:

    A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables ... before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla...

  • Author:
    Marais, Bianca
    Summary:

    From the author of the beloved Hum If You Don't Know the Words comes a rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time and discover the ways that love...

  • Author:
    Chee, Alexander
    Summary:

    Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his local boys' choir. But when Fee learns how the director treats his section leaders, he is so ashamed he says nothing of...

  • Author:
    Boland, Katie
    Summary:

    With unsentimental prose and ironic dialogue, Katie Boland brings to life a variety of characters who all have one thing in common—a need for something more. A literary debut by a refreshing new voice in fiction, the stories...

  • Author:
    Dutton, Elizabeth
    Summary:

    "Dutton's fiction debut is a stellar, thought-provoking novel about life, death, California, music, and more... . If you've never been to California, you might feel like you have visited after reading this creative and...

  • Author:
    Watson, Sophie B.
    Summary:

    Cadillac Couches is a picaresque road trip novel that journeys from prairie to big city and back again. A quixotic tale set in the late '90s and framed by the popular Edmonton Folk Music Festival, it follows two music-smitten...

  • Author:
    Obioma, Chigozie
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    Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, this novel is a contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey. Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria, it tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, who is separated...

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