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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2019

    If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? Compassion and humor infuse the story of a family caught in financial crisis and a girl struggling to form her own identity.It’s the first day of summer and Rachel's thirteenth birthd...

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  • Fantasy

    Aug-2016

    In a return to middle-grade fiction, master of perspectives Jo Knowles depicts a younger sibling struggling to maintain his everyday life while coping with his sister's secret struggle. Noah is just trying to make it through seventh grade. The gir...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2015

    Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day. Thanks to a bully in gym class, unpopular Nate...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2013

    Jumping Off Swings - 2

    After fathering a baby, a teenager moves in with his karate-loving uncle and tries to come to terms with his guilt -- and find a way to forgive. This isn’t how Josh expected to spend senior year. He thought he’d be hanging out with his best ...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2012

    Starting middle school brings all the usual challenges - until the unthinkable happens, and Fern and her family must find a way to heal. Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible. Her dad is always busy planning how to increase traffic to the family busi...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2011

    Bean (ne Pearl) and Henry, misfits and best friends, have the strangest mothers in town. Henry's mom Sally never leaves the house. Bean's mom Lexie, if she is home, is likely nursing a hangover or venting to her friend Claire about Bean's beloved gr...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2009

    Jumping Off Swings - 1

    One pregnancy. Four friends. It all adds up to a profound time of change in this poignant, sensitively written YA novel. Ellie remembers how the boys kissed her. Touched her. How theybegged for more. And when she gave it to them, she felt loved. For ...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2007

    An unflinching story of a troubled friendship -- and one girl's struggle to come to terms with secrets and shame and find her own power to heal. Leah Greene is dead. For Laine, knowing what really happened and the awful feeling that she is, in som...

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