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174 p.
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269 pages ; 24 cm
Chapel Hill college student Maria finds herself in a predicament--unexpectedly pregnant at nineteen. Still reeling from the fresh discovery of her mother's diagnosis with cancer, Maria's decision to give her daughter up for adoption is one that seems to be in everyone's best interest, especially when it comes to light that the child's father hasn't exactly been faithful to her following the birth of her daughter. So when her mother proposes an extended trip to sleepy coastal town Beaufort--the same town that the adoptive couple Maria chose for her daughter just happens to live in--Maria jumps at the chance to escape. Perhaps not surprisingly, Maria finds herself listless and bored soon after her arrival in Beaufort, and a summer job seems like a cure. She has kept close watch on the couple she chose to adopt her daughter--they live mere blocks away--and, as opportunity demands, she accepts a position as their nanny. Maria ingratiates herself into the family--hesitantly, at first, and then with all the confused and chaotic fervor of a mother separated from her child. "In Every Way" is a heartfelt novel that brings to light the unknowing destruction that heartache can manifest, and brims with the redemptive power of new.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781619024595 20160618
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342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Afraid of losing her parents at a young age--her father with his weak heart, her deeply depressed mother--Naomi Feinstein prepared single-mindedly for a prestigious future as a doctor. An outcast at school, Naomi loses herself in books, and daydreams of Wellesley College. But when Teddy, her confidant and only friend, abruptly departs from her life, it's the first devastating loss from which Naomi is not sure she can ever recover, even after her long-awaited acceptance letter to Wellesley arrives. Naomi soon learns that college isn't the bastion of solidarity and security she had imagined. Amid hundreds of other young women, she is consumed by loneliness--until the day she sees a girl fall into the freezing waters of a lake. The event marks Naomi's introduction to Wellesley's oldest honor society, the mysterious Shakespeare Society, defined by secret rituals and filled with unconventional, passionate students. Naomi finally begins to detach from the past and so much of what defines her, immersing herself in this exciting and liberating new world and learning the value of friendship. But her happiness is soon compromised by a scandal that brings irrevocable consequences. Naomi has always tried to save the ones she loves, but part of growing up is learning that sometimes saving others is a matter of saving yourself"--Dust jacket.
Green Library

4. One day [2009]

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437 p. ; 23 cm.
'I can imagine you at forty, ' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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5. The idiot [2017]

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423 pages ; 24 cm
"A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings. At the end of the school year, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan's friends. On the way, she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana. Selin's summer in Europe does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people. For Selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer. With superlative emotional and intellectual sensitivity, mordant wit, and pitch-perfect style, Batuman dramatizes the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood. Her prose is a rare and inimitable combination of tenderness and wisdom; its logic as natural and inscrutable as that of memory itself.The Idiot is a heroic yet self-effacing reckoning with the terror and joy of becoming a person in a world that is as intoxicating as it is disquieting. Batuman's fiction is unguarded against both life's affronts and its beauty--and has at its command the complete range of thinking and feeling which they entail"-- Provided by publisher.
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279 pages ; 24 cm
It's the early 1990s, and as a new college student, Agnes is caught between the broken home she leaves behind and the wilderness of campus life. What she needs most is her mother, who has disappeared once and for all, and her brother, who left the family tragically a few years prior. As Agnes tries to find her footing, she writes letters to her mother to conjure a closeness they never. But when she finds out she is pregnant, Agnes begins to contend with what it means to be a mother and, in some ways, what it means to be your own mother. The end of the world as she knows it is also the beginning of a brand new one.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781455594443 20170911
Green Library

7. Dear Emma [2016]

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310 pages ; 21 cm
"The debut novel from the author of the popular memoir Never Have I Ever. College junior Harriet, the anonymous creator of the advice column Dear Emma, imparts weekly wisdom to the students around her struggling with relationships, academics, and existential crises. But her own life isn't in such great shape, especially since her Spanish Civilization classmate and crush Keith has gone radio silent on her. When she learns that Keith is dating beautiful and brilliant Remy, the girl she's started sharing a library work-study shift with, she immediately decides that her new coworker is the enemy. But just as Harriet begins to warm to her despite herself, the enemy gives Dear Emma an opportunity to change the course of her relationship with Keith. As Harriet ponders the power her column holds in her own life, she begins to wonder if it's worth losing a new friendship just to get back at Keith."-- Provided by publisher.
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8. Alex y Robert [2010]

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307 p. ; 20 cm.
  • ACT ONE The Act of the Spears ACT TWO The Act of the Colorful Darts ACT THREE The Act of the Kill EPILOGUE Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844717699 20160604
"Alejandra, why do you never listen to me? Women have never been accepted in the world of bullfighting. So many have tried." "Where I'm from, a closed door is an invitation to knock." Alejandra wants nothing more than to be a matador, like her famous Spanish grandfather. But she's a girl. She's American. And she's picked a really bad time. Bullfighting is on the decline in contemporary Spain, thanks to a controversial bullfighting ban and the worst recession in living memory. Undeterred, Alejandra turns to Roberto, a famous matador her age, for help. "Alex y Robert" is a witty, engaging story of an unlikely transatlantic friendship that challenges assumptions of culture and identity in a changing world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844717699 20160604
Green Library

9. Commencement [2009]

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324 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library

10. Ghosts of El Grullo [2008]

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290 p. ; 24 cm.
Having left her much-loved San Diego barrio, Yolanda Sahagun is now living in the university dorms when a series of events - her mother dies and her father sells their home - forces her to re-examine her life. Yolanda visits her parents' hometown of El Grullo, Mexico, struggling to understand the ghosts in her life - her mother, her father, and her seemingly idyllic childhood. She fears losing herself in the disintegration of the family. For Yolanda, her father is her enemy (or so she thinks), and in the course of the novel we see him at his best and worst, and we see Yolanda at her best and worst.This is a story of Yolanda's initiation into womanhood and about her fierce struggle to make sure her family does not dissolve. Family and sexual politics; love, death, and abandonment; the struggle to resolve a personal identity in the context of a shattered, first-generation immigrant American family - these are the hugely painful obstructions Yolanda must surmount or incorporate into her own being as she makes her life's journey."Ghosts of El Grullo" is a sequel to Santana's critically acclaimed and prize-winning "Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826344090 20160528
Green Library
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x, 368 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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217 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The bending of the twig
  • How the majority impressed the minority
  • Freshman experiences
  • Sophomoric and other opinions on some important social topics
  • Choice of a career
  • Ortonville versus Vassar
  • A call from the minister
  • Heavy and light shading
  • A possible result of co-education
  • Another phase of the story
  • End of the preparation--beginning of the career.
A historical novel about a young woman's challenges as a member of the first coeducational class at a major university In 1870, the University of Michigan - one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious public universities in the United States - admitted its first woman student. An American Girl, and Her Four Years in a Boys' College, written by one of the first women graduates, and published pseudonymously in 1878, describes what it was like to be a member of this tiny group of brave coeds. The story is told through the eyes of Wilhelmine Elliot, an untraditional girl who enrolls at the fictional University of Ortonville, a thinly disguised stand-in for the University of Michigan. Will's challenges mirror those of other women college students of the era, including the reactions of male faculty and students, relationships with other women students and with family and friends back home, and social attitudes toward the women's movement and liberal religious values. The editors' engaging introduction places the novel in its relevant historical and literary contexts, as do helpful annotations throughout the text.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780472069163 20160528
Green Library
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272 p. ; 24 cm.
Fifteen years ago, in 1975, Genna Hewett-Meade's college roommate died a mysterious, violent, terrible death. Minette Swift had been a fiercely individualistic scholarship student, an assertive--even prickly--personality, and one of the few black girls at an exclusive women's liberal arts college near Philadelphia. By contrast, Genna was a quiet, self-effacing teenager from a privileged upper-class home, self-consciously struggling to make amends for her own elite upbringing. When, partway through their freshman year, Minette suddenly fell victim to an increasing torrent of racist harassment and vicious slurs--from within the apparent safety of their tolerant, "enlightened" campus--Genna felt it her duty to protect her roommate at all costs. Now, as Genna reconstructs the months, weeks, and hours leading up to Minette's tragic death, she is also forced to confront her own identity within the social framework of that time. Her father was a prominent civil defense lawyer whose radical politics--including defending anti-war terrorists wanted by the FBI--would deeply affect his daughter's outlook on life, and later challenge her deepest beliefs about social obligation in a morally gray world. "Black Girl / White Girl" is a searing double portrait of "black" and "white, " of race and civil rights in post-Vietnam America, captured by one of the most important literary voices of our time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780061125645 20160527
Green Library

14. Spring fire [1952]

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ix, 160 p. ; 21 cm.
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307 p. ; 25 cm.
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290 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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270 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library

18. Stir-fry : a novel [1994]

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240 p. ; 22 cm.
A memorable first novel by an exciting new writer, Stir Fry is the coming-of-age story of a young woman who, when she leaves home to enter college, first discovers her lesbian feelings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780060171094 20160527
Green Library
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246 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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xx, 357 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Green Library

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