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December 16, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Family Lives and Relationships

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Family Lives and Relationships

 

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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Dept. of Speculation

Dept. of Speculation
Offill, Jenny

An unflinching portrait of marriage by the award-winning author of Last Things features a heroine simply referred to as "the Wife," who transitions from an idealistic woman who once exchanged love letters with her husband and who confronts an array of universal difficulties. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 23 copies

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Still Life With Bread Crumbs: A Novel

Still Life With Bread Crumbs: A Novel
Quindlen, Anna

Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career, and self-understanding. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 21 copies

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Golden State: A Novel

Golden State: A Novel
Richmond, Michelle

As Californians vote to determine whether California will secede from the United States, Dr. Julie Merrill, after signing her divorce papers, rushes to the side of her estranged sister Heather who has gone into labor. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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The Divorce Papers: A Novel

The Divorce Papers: A Novel
Rieger, Susan

The story of a high-profile, messy divorce, and the endearingly cynical young lawyer dragooned into handling it, told solely via personal correspondence, office memos, emails, articles, and legal papers. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Family Life: A Novel

Family Life: A Novel
Sharma, Akhil

Finally joining their father in America, Ajay and Birju enjoy their new, extraordinary life until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother incapacitated and the other practically orphaned in this strange land. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 18 copies

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The Girls of August

The Girls of August
Siddons, Anne Rivers

Four friends who used to meet for an annual summer beach vacation drift apart after one of their group tragically dies but reconvene years later in the new novel from the author of Burnt Mountain. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 9 copies

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Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots: A Novel

Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots: A Novel
Soffer, Jessica

Two women, one a daughter about to be sent off to boarding school, and the other, a widowed immigrant dealing with loss, find comfort and friendship connected by their love of food when they become friends in a Manhattan cooking class. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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The History of Us

The History of Us
Stewart, Leah

Two decades after the tragic accident that killed their father, Theodora, Josh, and Claire return to their childhood home to confront painful realities about their incapable mother and the devoted aunt who raised them.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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The Vacationers

The Vacationers
Straub, Emma

Celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary and their daughter's high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts, and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they try to conceal. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 20 copies

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We Are Not Ourselves

We Are Not Ourselves
Thomas, Matthew

Epic in scope, heroic in character, masterful in prose, "We Are Not Ourselves" is a testament to our greatest desires and our greatest frailties. (NoveList)


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 14 copies

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