Lists and Suggestions

List: Chosen Family Stories

Beah, Ishmael, 1980- author.

"A powerful novel about five young people, struggling to replace the homes they have lost with...

Persaud, Ingrid, author.

"After Betty Ramdin's abusive husband dies, she invites a colleague, Mr. Chetan, to move ...

Wilson, Kevin, 1978- author.

Lillian and Madison were unlikely, yet inseparable friends at their boarding school. Then Lillian h...

Boyce, Erica, author.

"Daniel travels through America's countryside, creating astonishing crop circles that lea...

Duffy, Lisa, 1970- author.

"On Ichabod Island, a jagged strip of land thirteen miles off the coast of Massachusetts, ten-...

Klune, TJ, author.

"A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary lif...

Gabel, Aja, author.

Forging a familial bond over their shared artistic talents and secrets, four young people navigate ...

Winslow, De'Shawn Charles, author.

Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors' gossip won't keep Azalea ...

De Robertis, Carolina, author.

"From the highly acclaimed, award-winning author of The Gods of Tango, a revolutionary new nov...

MacDonald, Andrew (Andrew David), author.

For Zelda, a twenty-one-year-old Viking enthusiast who lives with her older brother, Gert, life is ...

McDaniel, Juliet, author.

"The year is 1969. Dick Nixon was just sworn in as the thirty-seventh President of the United ...

Vanderah, Glendy, author.

A mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of her mother ...

Williams, Ian, 1979- author.

"Felicia, a nineteen-year-old student from a Caribbean family, and Edgar, the lazy-minded and ...

Krueger, William Kent, author.

1932, Minnesota. The Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children,...

Hyde, Catherine Ryan, author.

"Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn't belong. Not with his mother's new family. Not a...

Diffenbaugh, Vanessa.

"The story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she ...

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- author.

"A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young...

Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-

Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its st...

Makkai, Rebecca, author.

"A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980...

Shaffer, Mary Ann.

As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subj...