Her Name Is Rose
By Christine Breen
DB 81844, Available as BARD Download
A health scare reminds Iris Bowen of a promise she made to her dying husband to find the birth mother of their adopted daughter, Rose. With scant clues, Iris travels from Ireland to Boston and back in her search, discovering more than she intended. Some strong language. 2015.
Her Name Is Rose
By Sean Anders
When Pete and Ellie choose to start a family, they stumble headfirst into the world of foster care adoption. After they learn their perfect foster child comes with two other siblings, Pete and Ellie find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight and must hilariously learn the ropes of instant parenthood if they hope to become a real family. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. Rated PG-13 for strong language and some sexual content. 118 Min. 2018.
By John Hart
DB 75028, LT 12556, Available as BARD Download
As a boy, Michael took the blame when his weaker brother Julian killed a bully at their orphanage. Michael became a career criminal, while Julian was adopted by a senator's wife and took up writing. Now on the run from mobsters, Michael reenters Julian's life. Violence and strong language. 2011.
The Last Equation of Isaac Severy
By Nova Jacobs
DB 93842, LT 24099, Available as BARD Download
After mathematician Isaac Severy dies of an apparent suicide, his adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter from him. Isaac alludes to a secretive organization that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague. 2018.
By Lisa Ko
DB 86968, Available as BARD Download
Eleven-year-old Deming Guo's undocumented immigrant mother, Polly, heads off to work one day and disappears. With no other family to care for him, he is adopted by white college professors who rename him Daniel and shape him into an "All-American" boy. He struggles in this new life. 2017.
Life and Adventures of Jack Engle
By Walt Whitman
DB 87654, BR 21915, Available as BARD Download
Orphaned Jack finds his fortunes turned when he is adopted. When older, he apprentices for a lawyer who is scheming to steal the inheritance of his adopted daughter, Martha. Jack and his friends fight to save Martha from an unspeakable fate, and Jack discovers possible ties to his past. Some violence. 1852.
Little Fires Everywhere
By Celeste Ng
DB 89018, BR 22149, LT 22714, Available as BARD Download
Elena Richardson and her family lead an orderly existence in Shaker Heights, Ohio, until Mia and her daughter rent a house from them. When a neighbor tries to adopt a baby, Elena and Mia end up on opposing sides of the custody battle. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.
A Long Way Home, or Lion
By Saroo Brierley
DB 87355, BR 21832, LT 22113, Available as BARD Download
Man recounts ending up as a five-year-old on the streets of Calcutta, where he was taken in by an orphanage and adopted by an Australian couple. Describes his search for home and his two families. Originally published as The Long Way Home and basis for 2016 Oscar-nominated movie, Lion. 2013.
By Sung J. Woo
DB 84405, LT 22181, Available as BARD Download
Former pro-tennis player Kevin learns of his adoption when he's tested to be a kidney donor for his father. Devastated, he searches for his birth family. Both he and his sister Judy are dealing with the fallout of broken and burgeoning romances. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.