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Families -- Fiction

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

All the Time in the World, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020spring_burch_ciera.pdf
Overview

"After moving to her mother's hometown to help care for her estranged grandmother, Jericka Walker is struck by secrets about her mother's own abandonment and must learn to reconcile her memories of her mom and their relationship with revelations about her family's past, all while coming to terms with own sexuality and a new, burgeoning crush." -- Abstract

Dates: 2020

Colour, 2010

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Identifier: vm_2010summer_mukerjee_mohijit.pdf
Overview

"Colour is a twelve minute still image short film. The film portrays a unique relationship between a young girl and a toy seller and the influence of his tales with moral lessons on the girl's outlook to life. She breaks the shackles that is imposed on her by her parents and learns to embrace life and especially youth." -- Abstract

Dates: 2010

Dayiah, 2021

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Identifier: sf_2021spring_williams_amber.pdf
Overview "DAYIAH, 22, is a recent college graduate from Harlem, New York. She lives at home with her mother LUCILLE 'LUCY', 50s, and her father CLYDE 50s. From a young age, Dayiah has been extremely talented in painting, and as such, she's dreamed of becoming an artist. Although her father supports her, it's been a challenge convincing her mother to get behind her as one. This has a huge impact on the way Dayiah sees herself, and what she thinks she is able to accomplish. When Dayiah decides to save...
Dates: 2021

Fitted sheet, 2017

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Identifier: cw_2017spring_jones_erin.pdf
Overview

The first half of a young adult novel centering around an up-and-coming YouTube star, deciding between family and fame. --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Frederick Reiken's "Day for Night" Collection

 Collection — Record carton MSS 035 Box 01
Identifier: MSS 035
Scope and Contents

The collection contains the proofs, notes, and cover designs of Frederick's book "Day for Night". There is also a bound uncorrected advance proof and a hardcopy of the published book.

Dates: April 26, 2010; 2009 - 2010

Gray house : chapters 1-6, 2015

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Identifier: cw_2015fall_braga_david.pdf
Overview

First six chapters of a novel that follows siblings who grew up under very different circumstances with their kind-hearted mother and domineering father. Now, estranged from each other and from their parents, they have been called home for one last weekend, so that they can put their dementia-ridden mother into a nursing home. --Abstract.

Dates: 2015

Home of the Cuckoos, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_sanderford_rachel.pdf
Overview "Home of the Cuckoos' is a family saga novel exploring the themes of generational trauma, female autonomy, and agency. Sarah returns to her small hometown after the death of the family matriarch. What starts as the misguided attempt to save the family homestead turns into a search for answers. Buried deep underneath the hard exterior of the Doyle women is a pain that has never healed, and the belief they are all cursed. With nothing left to lose, Sarah is willing to dig deeper into the past...
Dates: 2021

Optic nerve, 2016

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Identifier: cw_2016spring_clarke_cassandra.pdf
Overview

First six chapters of a novel about Kikai Sato, a Japanese-American bookmaker struggling to make it in New York. She is asked by Akiyo, her yakuza-boss brother, to return to Kyoto to do him one last favor: Take out their father's eyes and return them to him for a cash reward.--Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Pemberley, 2016

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Identifier: cw_2016fall_grieve_jennifer.pdf
Overview

"A novel excerpt about Pem Randall, a young lawyer who suddenly loses her mother, the only family she has. After her mother's death, Pem is forced to re-evaluate her close but complicated relationship with her mother." --Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Sparrow in the Storm: A Novel, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019spring_marlin_nat.pdf
Overview "Sometime in the near future, dust storms ravage the land and destroy almost all civilization. Nour is a nonbinary scavenger returning to their childhood home in upstate New York — which they left to flee their emotionally abusive parents — to see if their younger sister Hana is still alive. The two were close before the storms, but Nour's sudden leaving drove a wedge between them, one that Nour hopes to repair (if Hana's not already dead). After being violently separated from their initial...
Dates: 2019

Spencer Family Adventure, 2023

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Identifier: pf_2023fall_jaggard_annabel.pdf
Overview "In this thesis, the intricate tapestry of familial relationships and the pervasive presence of grief are interwoven with threads of humor and adventure. The Spencer family, shattered by the recent loss of their father, embarks on a transformative journey to South Africa, seeking solace and unity as a family. Amidst the breathtaking landscapes, the family endeavors to forge new bonds, allowing grief to be a catalyst for growth. As they grapple with the complexities of loss, life in Africa...
Dates: 2023

Sunflowers and Other Stories, 2016

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Identifier: cw_2016spring_vidal_joseph.pdf
Overview "In this collection of short stories, a nearly-blind grandfather drives around town guided by his grandchild; a woman struggles to communicate with her demented elderly mother while trying to keep her marriage from falling apart; a teenager who blames himself for his mother's death searches for the perfect funeral flowers; a Puerto Rican woman living in Boston recalls her childhood on the island while awaiting surgery; a man literally meets God; another finds his calling as a sperm donor...
Dates: 2016

The Silent Whistle, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022summer_li_yingtong.pdf
Overview

"19-year-old girl Ming is a loner who works the night shift at a convenience store. One day near the spring festival, her neighbor Rui invites her for a "special" dinner, which summons up her hidden past…" -- Abstract

Dates: 2022

Well-Known Stranger: Essays and Stories, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019spring_mccoy_caroline.pdf
Overview "This collection comprises nine pieces—six essays and three stories—that represent the best of my creative-writing career at Emerson College. The collection begins and ends with personal essays, the contents of which are echoed or further examined by the fictional works placed between. Central themes I explore include parent-child bonds, the tenuous relationship between mind and body, and notions of independence and partnership. The American South, my place of origin, is the setting for all...
Dates: 2019

Winter's Passing, 2021

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Identifier: vma_2021spring_fei_yang.pdf
Overview

"Winter's Passing is a coming-of-age narrative short film. Due to his mother's untimely death and his father's remarriage, an 8-year-old boy has to live with his grandfather who runs a small urn shop. While reluctantly staying at the shop and trying to return to his father, he meets a woman who wants to buy two identical urns. Through their secret deal, the boy gradually learns the meanings of loss and grief." -- Abstract

Dates: 2021

World don't speak for us, 2016

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Identifier: cw_2016fall_cameron_alexandra.pdf
Overview "Follows the West family as the media descends on their sleepy South Jersey town for the trial of the school shooter who killed their mother. The siblings -- Rosie, a lawyer engaged to a Senator's son, Gideon, who dropped out of college to become their younger brother's guardian, and Hunter, who was in the school during the shooting -- each cope with the stress of the trial in different ways, but they all agree that it's difficult sitting back and doing nothing as their family becomes a...
Dates: 2016