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Family Secrets

Where do you come from? Is your heritage Irish? Nigerian? Indian? Norwegian? Even if you know the answer to that question, there are probably a lot of things you don't know about your family's history. Maybe, just maybe your great-grandfather was an infamous pirate! If you like books filled with shocking family revelations, read on:


Backwater
Backwater

While compiling a genealogy of her family of successful attorneys, sixteen-year-old history buff Ivy Breedlove treks into the mountain wilderness to interview a reclusive aunt with whom she identifies and who in turn helps her to truly know herself and her family.


The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake : a novel
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake : a novel

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother-her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother-tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose. The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden-her mother's life outside the home, her father's detachment, her brother's clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.


The Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1 to 19
The Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1 to 19

Biology is not Dree's thing. Equally heinous are English, social studies, her sister and mother, not to mention Edmonton in general. Toronto's upcoming Renegade Craft Fair is where she belongs. On her 15th birthday, she will get the special fund her father promised, and the day after that she'll be on a flight to Toronto. Instead, her dad has a fatal heart attack, and all she finds are clues leading to the ominous Alberta Psychiatric Hospital where her parents once worked. As Dree tries to unearth a mystery, and still pass science, she keeps searching for the money, and for a way to grieve her father.


Tell Me A Secret
Tell Me A Secret

Seventeen-year-old Rand's unexpected pregnancy leads her on a path to unravel the mystery of her sister's death and face her own more hopeful future.


The Radleys
The Radleys

To all appearances, The Radleys are an average, middle-class English family. Unhappy, but quiet about it. Financially comfortable, yet bored. There is one small thing that makes the Radleys different: they're reformed vampires who drink a blood substitute in order to live! Too bad their teenage kids have no idea.


The Line
The Line

Rachel thinks that she and her mother are safe working for Ms. Moore at her estate close to The Line, an invisible border of the Unified States. When Rachel has an opportunity to Cross into the forbidden zone, she is both frightened and intrigued.


Mercury
Mercury

In 1859 French Hill, Nova Scotia, Josey has just met a handsome young man named Asa. He knows how to find a treasure of gold in the woods and can bring wealth to her family. But there is darkness in the woods, and in Asa. In the present day, Josey's descendant Tara discovers a mysterious pendant, and with it, the truth about her family's past. Mercury is a compelling combination of history, romance, and a touch of magical realism, as well as a remarkable depiction of two girls tied by blood and separated by time.


Devoured
Devoured

Rising high school senior Megan has been haunted by her twin for ten years, but now Remy is trying to warn her about terrible danger surrounding Megan's summer job at an amusement park called the Land of Enchantment.


Dead To You
Dead To You

Having been abducted at age seven, abandoned, a foster child, and homeless, Ethan, now sixteen, is happy to be home until his brother's suspicion and his own inability to remember something unspeakable from his early childhood begin to tear the family apart.


Queen of Secrets
Queen of Secrets

Fifteen-year-old Essie Green, an orphan who has been raised by her secular Jewish grandparents in Michigan, experiences conflicting loyalties and confusing emotions when her aunt, uncle, and cousin move back from New York, and her very religious cousin tries to fit in with the other football players at Essie's high school, one of whom is Essie's popular new boyfriend.


Fixing Delilah
Fixing Delilah

When Delilah, her mother, and her aunt spend the summer in Vermont settling Delilah's estranged grandmother's estate, long-held family secrets are painfully brought to light and Delilah finally learns some difficult truths about her family's past.


Secret keeper
Secret keeper

When her father leaves India in 1974 to seek a job in New York, sixteen-year-old tomboy Ashi feels thwarted in the home of her extended family.