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Curses and other buried things

When Susana's eighteenth birthday triggers a generational curse, prompting her to sleepwalk into the Okefenokee Swamp behind her grandparent's house, she realizes the roots of her family tree run deeper than she believed.

Hija del guardi?n del fuego

"Daunis, who is part Ojibwe, defers attending the University of Michigan to care for her mother and reluctantly becomes involved in the investigation of a series of drug-related deaths"--OCLC.

K is in trouble

"K tries to get through his days, but is beset by talking fish, absurd adults, flocks of destructive crows, and detention"--Provided by publisher.

Judge Juliette

"Juliette loves settling cases for the neighborhood kids, like where to set up competing lemonade stands. As Judge Juliette's reputation for fairness grows, even grown-ups seek out her wise counsel on important matters, such as a fair bedtime. When Juliette can't decide whether to get a cat or a dog, her parents represent opposing sides of the issue in her courtroom. How will she resolve the most personal case in her career?"--Dust jacket.

Glitter gets everywhere

"After Kitty's mother dies on an inappropriately sunny Tuesday, all Kitty wants is for her life to go back to "normal"--whatever that will mean without her mum. Instead, her dad announces that he, Kitty, and her sister are moving from their home in London to New York City, and Kitty will need to say goodbye to the places and people that help keep her mother's memory alive. New York is every bit as big and bustling as Kitty's heard, and as she adjusts to life there and befriends a blue-haired boy, she starts to wonder if her memories of her mum don't need to stay in one place--if there's a way for them to be with Kitty every day, everywhere"--Publisher's description.

Understanding families

feelings, fighting & figuring it out
A guide for young girls on family-related issues that covers parents, siblings, and problem solving; and describes activities to build family memories.

A game of fox & squirrels

"After an incident shatters their family, eleven-year old Samantha and her older sister Caitlin are sent to live in rural Oregon with an aunt they've never met. Sam wants nothing more than to go back to the way things were--before she spoke up about their father's anger. When Aunt Vicky gives Sam a mysterious card game called 'A Game of Fox & Squirrels,' Sam falls in love with the animal characters, especially the charming trickster fox, Ashander. Then one day Ashander shows up in Sam's room and offers her an adventure and a promise: find the Golden Acorn, and Sam can have anything she desires. But the fox is hiding rules that Sam isn't prepared for, and her new home feels more tempting than she'd ever expected. As Sam is swept up in the dangerous quest, the line between magic and reality grows thin. If she makes the wrong move, she'll lose far more than just a game"--OCLC.

Ava's homemade Hanukkah

At Hanukkah, Ava uses her family's stories about their personalized menorahs to inspire the making of her own menorah.

Greenwich Park

"A sophisticated female-led thriller about a woman whose life starts to unravel as a result of her friendship with an unpredictable single mother, Greenwich Park explores the terrible consequences of guilt, the complexity of female friendships, and the fallibility of the memories we cherish"--Provided by publisher.

The family game

a novel
"Harry is a novelist on the brink of stardom; Edward, her husband-to-be, is seemingly perfect. In love and freshly engaged, their bliss is interrupted by the reemergence of the Holbecks, Edward's eminent family and the embodiment of American old money. For years, they've dominated headlines and pulled society's strings, and Edward left them all behind to forge his own path. But there are eyes and ears everywhere. It was only a matter of time before they were pulled back in . . . After all, even though he's long severed ties with his family, Edward is set to inherit it all. Harriet is drawn to the glamour and sophistication of the Holbecks, who seem to welcome her with open arms, but everything changes when she meets Robert, the inescapably magnetic head of the family. At their first meeting, Robert slips Harry a cassette tape, revealing a shocking confession which sets the inevitable game in motion. What is it about Harry that made him give her that tape? A thing that has the power to destroy everything? As she ramps up her quest for the truth, she must endure the Holbecks' savage Christmas traditions all the while knowing that losing this game could be deadly"--Provided by publisher.


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