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Grandparent and child

  • Author:
    Flowers, Catherine
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    When her daughter is convicted of negligent homicide and goes to prison, Mavis is forced to raise her granddaughter, who is the result of her husband's betrayal.

  • Author:
    Griggs, Vanessa Davis
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    Pastor George Landris and his one true love Johnnie Mae have faced many obstacles on their journey to the altar, and now they are finally about to be married. But when Landris is planning the wedding, his fiancée gets wrapped up in the...

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    Brown, Waka Takahashi
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    When twelve-year-old Waka's parents suspect she can't understand the basic Japanese they speak to her, they make a drastic decision to send her to Tokyo to live for several months with her strict grandmother. Forced to say goodbye to...

  • Author:
    Olsen, Sylvia
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    Joey is a happy Nuu-chah-nulth boy, eager to help and quick to see the bright side of things. But when he loses his beloved grandmother, the sun goes out in his world. Fortunately, she has left something of herself behind--a song, which...

  • Author:
    Starritt, Alexander
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    This novel offers a new point of entry to examine one of the greatest evils ever to face humanity. In his years fighting the Russians and attempting afterward to survive the Gulag, Meissner recounts a life lived in perseverance and...

  • Author:
    Boivin, Lisa
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    "From Dene artist and bioethicist Lisa Boivin comes this healing story of hope, dreams, and the special bond between grandfather and granddaughter. When a little girl dreams about a bear, her grandfather explains how we connect with the...

  • Author:
    McFarlane, Sheryl
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    In this timeless picture book, an old man lives alone on a bluff overlooking the sea and awaits the whales' return each year to the bay. This edition combines both written and spoken words.

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    Peterson, Lois, Meissner, Amy
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    Jack loves and misses his bus-driving grandfather. When Grandpa Nod got sick, Jack's mother said eight-year-old Jack was too young to visit his grandfather in hospital. When Grandpa Nod died, Jack's mother said Jack was too young to go...

  • Author:
    Birch, Tony
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    Australia, 1960s. For thirteen years Odette raised her fair-skinned granddaughter Sissy without drawing notice from the authorities who remove fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their families. But the arrival of a new policeman with...

  • Author:
    Stratton, Allan
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    When her parents want to put Granny in a home, Zoe decides now is the time to break free. She smuggles Granny out and together they hit the tracks on a cross-country trip to find Zoe's long-lost uncle.

  • Author:
    Reid, Iain
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    Selected for The Globe 100 Books in 2013. In The Truth about Luck, Iain Reid, author of the highly popular coming-of-age memoir One Bird's Choice, accompanies his grandmother on a five-day vacation — which turns out to be a "staycation...

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    Hayes-McCoy, Felicity
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    To cheer up her recently widowed gran, Cassie Fitzgerald, visiting from Canada, persuades Lissbeg Library to set up a Skype book club, linking readers on Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula with the US town of Resolve. But when the club...

  • Author:
    Callaghan, Jodie
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    A fiction picture book about residential schools. Author Jodie Callaghan worked as a journalist at the time of the Canadian government's apology for the residential school system. She took inspiration for this book from her...

  • Author:
    Solomons, Natasha
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    Harry Fox-Talbot and his brothers are determined to save their once grand home from ruin. Fifty years later, now a celebrated composer, Fox reels from the death of his adored wife, Edie. But his connection with his four-year-old...

  • Author:
    Sekaran, Shanthi
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    Before his grandmother Paati moved in with his family in Mariposa, life was good for Muki Krishnan. Paati's arrival coincides with big changes on the island: Mariposa's president divides citizens into Butterflies and Moths....

  • Author:
    Van Dyken, Rachel
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    Margot McCleery could have lived her whole life without seeing Bentley Wellington again--her ex-best friend and the poster boy for hot, rich manwhores everywhere. But Margot's whiskey-augmented grandmother "buys" Bentley at a charity...

  • Author:
    Peterson, Lois
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    Life is hard for ten-year-old Safiyah in the Kibera slum outside Nairobi. Too poor to go to school, she makes a meager living for herself and her grandmother Cucu by selling things she finds at the garbage dump. After using scavenged...

  • Author:
    Joe, Yolanda
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    Terri Mills' star is on the rise. A smart and ambitious lawyer engaged to a successful man, she has escaped her small-town roots and hopes to never look back. But then her man is unfaithful. Grandma Ollie knows something is wrong when...

  • Author:
    Holubitsky, Katherine
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    Ten-year-old Eddie lives with his mom and grandparents in a small cabin on the Queen Charlotte Islands. A year earlier, Eddie's dad took the ferry to the mainland and never returned. Eddie loves going fishing with Granddad and listening...

  • Author:
    Peterson, Lois
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    After eight-year-old Kevin Mason's mother abandons him, he takes refuge in his fantasy of becoming Knuckles McGraw, a tough cowboy roaming the plains on his legendary horse, Burlington Northern. But instead of riding the range, Kevin is...

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