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Dombey and son

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

A rich and pompous merchant is plagued by lonliness and misfortune.

Editions:1316  Date:1400 - 2018  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction

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by:Dahl, Roald, 1916-1990

Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

Editions:241  Date:1900 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction


Long day's journey into night

by:O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953

Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive home life. Fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous actor, and an older brother who is emotionally unstable and misfit, the family is reflected by their youngest son, who at 23 is a sensitive and aspiring writer. It is a somber and moving drama, and its writing was an act of magnificent courage. Since its premiere in Sweden in 1956, it has been performed all over the world on stage, screen, and television, and over a million copies of the book have been printed and sold.

Editions:248  Date:1940 - 2016  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Domestic drama


Al Capone does my shirts

by:Qiao, er deng ke (mei) Choldenko, Gennifer

A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.

Editions:56  Date:2004 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):History, Juvenile works, Historical fiction, Humorous fiction, Historical fiction



by:Franzen, Jonathan

This novel follows several members of an American family, the Berglunds, as well as their close friends and lovers, as complex and troubled relationships unfold over many years. The book follows them through the last decades of the twentieth century and concludes near the beginning of the Obama administration. The Berglunds are the middle class suburban family that the neighbors just love to talk about. Walter, the successful and doting husband, and Patty, the tall ex varsity basketball player who bakes Christmas cookies for each resident of Barrier Street, seem like the perfect couple. But life is not the pretty picture presented to the world. When their precious first born is corrupted by the wanton girl next door, the edges fray on the Berglunds' family fabric. An old friend emerges, tall, dark and only slightly disheveled and mistakes are made.

Editions:136  Date:2001 - 2016  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Humorous fiction


Sail : a novel

by:Patterson, James Brendan, (1947- ...).

The Dunnes have set off on a ten day boat trip, a trip that hopefully will bring them closer together, despite the fact that the father, Stuart is staying behind on land. But only an hour into the trip they're already falling apart. The teenage daughter plans to drown herself, and the teenage boy is high on drugs. Ten-year-old Ernie is near catatonic. But their mother Anne, with the help of her brother-in-law Jeff, is insistent on pulling everyone together, once and for all. Just when things start to take a turn for the better, disaster strikes. Stuart is left to pick up the pieces and find his family--but he is eager to start a brand new life. Maybe he's a little too eager.--From publisher description.

Editions:77  Date:0920 - 2013  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Sea fiction


Miracles on Maple Hill

by:Sorensen, Virginia

Marly and her family share many adventures when they move from the city to a farmhouse on Maple Hill.

Editions:54  Date:1956 - 2014  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, History, Historical fiction, Book jackets, Historical fiction


She's come undone

by:Lamb, Wally

Dolores is a class-A emotional basket case, and why shouldn't she be? She's suffered almost every abuse and familial travesty that exists: Her father is a violent, philandering liar; her mother has the mental and emotional consistency of Jell-O; and the men in her life are probably the gender's most loathsome creatures.

Editions:115  Date:1991 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Bildungsromans, Chick lit


One door away from heaven

by:Koontz, Dean

When Micky Bellsong encounters disabled Leilani Klonk and her stepfather, Preston Maddoc, she finally finds some purpose in her troubled life, so when the family disappears, Micky embarks on an arduous mission to find them.

Editions:61  Date:2001 - 2017  Genre(s):Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Suspense fiction


Just as long as we're together

by:Blume, Judy

Stephanie's relationship with her best friend, Rachel, changes during her first year in junior high as she tries to conceal a family problem and meets a new girl from California.

Editions:74  Date:1987 - 2015  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works


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