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By Catherine Cookson. 1994
Grace Rouse, a normal and beautiful young woman, is forced to recognise that her marriage is a sham after two… years as the wife of a country parson. She seeks to escape a mounting sense of frustration and despair by turning from the husband she has tried in vain to love to the comfort and release offered by another man. Grace is forced to wage a war between a man who can give her children and a man who passionately desires children but can only give them his name. 1994.
By Joan A Medlicott. 2001
Three seventyish friends, who live together in a North Carolina farmhouse, are busy growing and learning through life's experiences. Stalwart… Hannah rallies the town's forces to combat a ruthless developer. Sweet, soft Grace and beau Bob open a tearoom together. And dreamy Amelia falls hard for a scoundrel who is sure to hurt her. Some descriptions of sex and some descriptions of violence. 2002, c2001. (Ladies of Covington ; 2)
By Laura Ingalls Wilder. 1971
The author described her childhood in a series of books beginning with "Little House in the Big Woods" (DC30129). Now… she tells of the first years she and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, spent together on a homestead on the Dakota prairie in the late 1800s. This story follows "These Happy Golden Years" (DC01090). Grades 4-7 and older readers. 1999, c1971. (Little house books ; 8)
By Jane Peart. 1994
Ivy Austin dreams of being set free from the drudgery of the orphanage. But even after she is adopted, Ivy… finds herself part of a plan to take orphaned and abandoned children by train to new families in the Midwest. On board the Orphan Train frightened Ivy acts impulsively to secure herself a new family. c1994.
By Robert Bernen. 1983
By Catherine Cookson. 1997
1880s England. Young Daniel Stewart's life changes when his alcoholic, widowed father marries a distant Irish cousin, Moira Conelly. Over… the years the cheerful Moira has many children while the father squanders their money. When his father dies, Daniel assumes the leadership of the family, falls in love with the wrong girl, and continues farming. 1997.
By Pamela Paige Porter. 2005
1965. After Emaline, 11, is crippled in a tractor accident, Daddy kills her beloved dog, Prince, and walks away from… their Saskatchewan farm. Mom takes in Angus from the local mental hospital to help with the farm work, but the neighbours jeer and complain about the crazy man. Emaline sees Angus' kindness and strength, but it is only when he performs the ultimate act of heroism that others in the town finally recognize his worth as a human being. Grades 4-7. Winner of the 2007 Golden Oak Award. Winner of the 2005 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. 2005.
This deluxe volume brings all Beatrix Potter's 23 Peter Rabbit tales and verses together in one book. The texts are… complete and unabridged. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published. Each story stands alone but several are linked together by events and characters. Grades P-2. 1997.
By L. M Montgomery. 2009
Adultery, illegitimacy, misogyny, revenge, murder, despair, bitterness, hatred, and death - usually not the terms associated with L.M. Montgomery. In… this her last work, Montgomery brought these topics to the forefront, in stories featuring a grown up Anne and her family around the time of the First World War. 2009.
By G. B Edwards. 1981
An autobiographical novel found among the author's papers after his death at the age of eighty. Ebenezer remembers his life… on the isle of Guernsey from pastoral childhood to old age; from the time of the Boer War through World War II, when Guernsey was occupied by German troops, to the age of television and tourism. He also tells of his love/hate relationship with Liza. 1981.
By L. M Montgomery. 1980
To be 29 and unmarried is the ultimate in shame and misery in the small Canadian town where Valancy has… grown up, and for years she has taken refuge in her imaginary 'blue castle'. Now she must face reality; a letter has turned her life upside down. It's time to leave home and seek freedom. 1980.
By Karen Romano Young. 1999
At fifteen, Daisy, who is as obsessed with cars as the rest of her family, convinces her reluctant father to… let her try to restore his purple 1957 Volkswagen Beetle. While she struggles to work on the car, Daisy experiences her first relationships with boys. For Junior and Senior high readers. 1999.
By Gil McNeil. 2009
Jo Mackenzie, newly widowed with two young sons and a perilous bank balance, leaves London to take over her Gran's… wool shop in her seaside hometown. There, she finds unexpected comfort in a knitting group that meets to trade gossip and, occasionally, a new stitch. When a new man enters Jo's life, the knitting club has even more trouble confining the conversation to knit one, purl two. Some strong language. c2009.
By Sheila Fischman, Roch Carrier, Sheldon Cohen, Gilles Pelletier. 1996
Roch is sent to a boarding school; he's named to the basketball team on the first day, even though he's… never played basketball in his life! Grades K-3. 1996. Taped with: The longest home run. A strange girl shows up to play baseball and hits a home run through the window of Sergeant Bouton; but Adeline is no ordinary girl -- she is a magician! Grades K-3. 1993. Taped with: The boxing champion. When spring melts the ice in Ste. Justine, boxing season begins in the Cote's summer kitchen. Young Roch is not much of a fighter, but spends the winter building up his muscles for next spring's matches. Grades K-3. 1991. Taped with: A happy New Year's day. New Year's Day 1941 is a special day for a young boy in the little village of Sainte-Justine, Quebec. Grades K-3. 1991. Uniform title: Joueur de basket-ball.
By Jack Sheffield. 2007
By Lois Lenski. 1995
Ten-year-old Birdie Boyer and her family have just moved to the Florida backwoods and are struggling to make a living… by raising strawberries. Making the new farm prosper is not easy, with the heat, droughts, and cold snaps to get through. Perhaps the most worrisome thing for the Boyers is the rowdy family on the adjoining farm, who are ready and waiting to start a feud. Grades 4-7. 1995.
By Flora Thompson. 1967
By Maeve Binchy. 1988
Desmond and Deirdre O'Hagan will soon have been married for twenty-five years. Naturally there must be a celebration - but… who is going to arrange it? And will the right people come? The past secrets and present fears of family and friends are unveiled in this collection of stories. Each story is separate from, yet connected to, the others, all culminating in the last revealing drama - the celebration itself. 1988.
By Marion Chesney. 1994
Mrs. Budge, another of Sir Philip's paramours, is allowed to stay at the hotel, but she is lazy and eats… all day. A guest named Lady Carruthers arrives, and to hide her age, dresses her 19-year old daughter as a school girl. The poor relations must deal with Mrs. Budge, find Arabella a husband and trounce her terrible mother. Sequel to "Mrs. Budley falls from grace" (DC12531), followed by Colonel Sandhurst to the rescue" (DC13445). 1994. (The Poor Relations ; 4)
By Lois Lowry. 1996
Four-year-old Sam Krupnik comes home from school delighted with a set of fangs that makes him look disgusting. His mother… won't let him wear them in the house, so Sam decides to run away to Alaska. But after Sam leaves home, he needs food and a drink of water -- and maybe there isn't any reason to hurry to Alaska. Grades 3-6. 1996.