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December 11, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Family Lives and Relationships

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As families have changed to become more inclusive so has our concept of what used to be called "domestic fiction" or "women's fiction." These newer stories reflect social changes and are of interest to a wider variety of readers. Descriptions are from the library catalog unless otherwise noted.

 

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Lost Lake

Lost Lake
Allen, Sarah Addison

A year after her husband's death, Kate emerges from the fog of grief just in time to make one seemingly simple choice that changes everything. Upon finding a decades-old postcard from her Great Aunt Eby hidden in the attic, Kate and her eight-year-old daughter Devin leave the confines of Atlanta to explore Lost Lake in Suley, GA, and oh the adventures they have! A collection of quirky characters, all with wisdom to share, bring this story to life, and none shy away from the chance for even greater personal growth. (Library Journal)


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 18 copies

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The Smart One: A Novel

The Smart One: A Novel
Close, Jennifer

Weezy and her husband become increasingly perplexed by life challenges that compel their first daughter to move back into her childhood room, their second daughter to cancel her wedding, and their son to become enmeshed in a relationship disaster.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Oleander Girl

Oleander Girl
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee

Enjoying a sheltered childhood with adoring grandparents but troubled by the silence surrounding her parents' deaths, 17-year-old Korobi is prompted by a love note among her mother's possessions and a fiance's shattering revelation to travel from India to post-September 11 America in search of her true identity. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Hurricane Sisters

The Hurricane Sisters
Frank, Dorothea Benton

When an emotional hurricane blows through their lives, testing them in ways they never thought possible, 23-year-old Ashley Anne Waters, her mother Liz and Maisie, the family matriarch, must turn to each for strength and support as the bonds they share are ultimately transformed. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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All I Love and Know

All I Love and Know
Frank, Judith

Told with storytelling power and emotional fidelity, this is a searing drama of a modern American family on the brink of dissolution, one that explores adoption, gay marriage, and love lost and found. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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As Sweet as Honey: A Novel

As Sweet as Honey: A Novel
Ganesan, Indira

A tale set on a gorgeous Indian Ocean island in a large family compound presided over by a stalwart matriarch imparts the stories of a marriage ceremony that ends with a pregnant widowed bride, cousins who follow family gossip to puzzle out an aunt's story and a newly in-love woman who struggles with cultural and family identities. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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The One & Only: A Novel

The One & Only: A Novel
Giffin, Emily

Centering her life on the successful Walker family, into which she plans to marry, Shea struggles to end her affair with a less-than-stellar boyfriend only to have her entire existence placed in question by the death of the family's mother. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 19 copies

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Tempting Fate

Tempting Fate
Green, Jane

Struggling with a fatalistic view about aging and friends who desperately cling to youth, Gabby recklessly forges a long-distance friendship with a younger man in spite of her happy family life and finds the relationship threatening everyone she loves. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 9 copies

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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
Hashimi, Nadia

In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school and rarely leave the house, and their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing: A Novel

The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing: A Novel
Jacob, Mira

Decades after an interrupted visit to his mother's home in 1979 India triggers a haunting series of events, brain surgeon Thomas Eapen begins having conversations with his dead relatives, prompting his career-beleaguered wife to investigate a painful family history. (NoveList)


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Holds: 2 on 9 copies

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