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By Melody Carlson. 2004
After the death of her mother, a college student discovers she was adopted. When she goes in search of her… biological family, she finds a shocking lineage. Carlson's tale of loss, recovery, and acceptance will captivate current fans and create new ones. 2004.
By W. H. H Murray. 1997
By Louise Rennison. 2003
In this fourth installment from Georgia Nicolson's diary, Georgia finds that it's a tough job being the girlfriend of a… sex god - he is constantly rehearsing with his band, the stiff Dylans, and then he goes away to the Isle of Man for Christmas. Sequel to "Knocked out by my nunga-nungas". Followed by "... And that's when it fell off in my hands" (DC33378). Grades 5-8. 2003. (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson ; 4)
By Jean Little. 2007
Min has nothing - no mother, no birth certificate, no baby pictures, not even a real birthday. After four different… foster families, she's not surprised to be dumped back with Children's Aid the week before Christmas. Still, a small part of her can't help aching for a miracle - and now she's found an injured dog that needs one too. Some strong language. Grades 4-7. 2007.
By Comp Gray Alice. 1997
By Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, Leslie Meier. 2007
Three mystery writers contribute candy cane-themed stories. In "Candy Cane Murder", a trail of candy canes leads to a corpse… outfitted in a Santa suit, and Hannah Swensen sets out to discover who killed Kris Kringle. In "The Dangers of Candy Canes", a wealthy suburbanite takes a lethal tumble off his roof while installing a giant candy cane. Now it's up to Jaine Austen to sift through a long list of scheming neighbours with dirty secrets in their stockings to expose a murderer. Some descriptions of violence. 2007. Candy cane murder / The dangers of candy canes / Candy canes of Christmas past /
By Stuart McLean. 2017
Christmas has always been a special time for the Vinyl Cafe. The hilarious world of Dave and Morley was even… more real--more vibrant--during the holidays. For many, the Christmas stories became beloved family traditions. Now they have been brought together in this special collection--including the classic "Dave Cooks the Turkey," as well as six never before published or aired on radio stories. From mishaps with the Turlingtons' and the tale of a young Dave's first holiday disaster in "Christmas in the Narrows," to the surprising "Christmas Ferret" and the touching sign off in "The Christmas Card," these stories are filled with humour (often at Dave's expense), and remind us what the holidays are all about. Bestseller. 2017.
By Rea Wilmshurst, L. M Montgomery. 1995
A collection of Christmas and New Year's tales in addition to chapters about Christmas taken from the Anne books, all… of which present the spirit of giving. Junior and Senior High. 1995.
By Paul Auster. 2004
The New York Times asks a writer for a Christmas story, but he can't think up an unsentimental one. When… the writer tells his problem to Auggie Wren, who works at the local cigar shop, Auggie offers to tell him a terrific story in return for lunch. What follows is the tale of a lost wallet, a blind woman, and a Christmas dinner where everything, including stealing, giving, lies and truth, are turned upside down. 1990.
By Melody Carlson. 2007
By Linda Lael Miller. 2017
Having bought Mayor Calloway's big home, Olivia Wilcott Darling takes up residence in Springwater and converts the impressive dwelling into… a boarding house. A reclusive outsider at heart, Olivia takes in the only other newcomer as her first boarder, an embittered drifter who calls himself Jack McLaughlin. Olivia and the rough-hewn boarder find comfort in their shared isolation, but Jack has arrived with a dreadful mission. He's come to reveal a terrible secret to June-bug and Jacob McCaffrey, proprietors of Springwater station, who have long mourned the loss of both their sons in the Civil War. With a cave-in at the mine and Jack's stunning revelation of his true identity, Springwater witnesses a heartwarming Christmas reunion that will change their lives forever. Sequel to "Jessica", followed by "Springwater wedding". 2017.
By Jane Gordon-Cumming. 2005
William really isn't into Christmas - all that jingly tinselly presenty stuff makes him feel queasy. He'd like to spend… it alone in his vast old house with his cat. But Haesley House could be a gold mine in the right hands - and William's relatives want to make sure it does end up in the right hands! 2005.
By Heather Collins, Barbara Greenwood. 1999
With a mix of fiction and non-fiction, interesting facts, and hands-on activities, you can follow the Robertsons, a Canadian pioneer… family, as they prepare for a special Thanksgiving in 1841. Grades 2-4. 1999.
By Connie Willis. 2017
By Katherine Stone. 1999
Trauma surgeon Jace Colton meets lonely Julia Hayley on a plane from Chicago to London during the Christmas holidays. Both… are trying to forget their past losses. After a whirlwind romance, Jace continues his trip to the Balkan war zone as a medical volunteer and Julia returns home pregnant. 1999.
By Linda Lael Miller. 2008
Christmastime, 1896. Nineteen-year-old Lizzie McKettrick and her beau Whitley Carson are travelling from San Francisco to Lizzie's family ranch in… Arizona when an avalanche strands their train. Lizzie falls in love with Dr. Morgan Shane while helping the injured. Some strong language. 2008.
By William J Lederer. 1981
By Gil Courtemanche, Wayne Grady. 2006
On Christmas Eve, a family has gathered for the obligatory dinner. The father, only yesterday an imposing figure who terrorized… his children, has suddenly fallen prey to Parkinson's and finds himself trapped inside a disintegrating body. André, the eldest child, has conflicting feelings about this, and wonders how to behave towards a parent to whom all pleasures are forbidden. Should his life be prolonged or ended? Around the dinner table, opinions are divided. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2006. Uniform title: Belle mort.
By Ashton Lee. 2016
With the economy struggling, local shops closed, jobs lost, and a mysterious crime spree, it will take a special meeting… of the Cherry Cola Book Club to bring hope and courage to the small town of Cherico, Mississippi. It just might inspire a culprit's confession and conjure a holiday miracle that could save the town--and Christmas. Sequel to "The wedding circle", followed by "Queen of the cookbooks". 2016.
By William W Johnstone, J. A Johnstone. 2016