Eccentric Families

Some humorous, some sad, these novels may confirm that yours is not the only bizarre family out there. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Ansa, Tina McElroy. Ugly Ways. 1993.

Atkinson, Kate. Behind the Scenes at the Museum. 1995.
Also available: Large Type, Cassette

Bates, H.E. The Darling Buds of May. 1958.

Bird, Sarah. The Yokota Officers Club. 2001.

Brown, Rita Mae. Loose Lips. 1999.

Conroy, Pat. The Prince of Tides. 1986. Also available: Large Type, eBook

Coupland, Douglas. All Families are Psychotic. 2001.

Desai, Kiran. Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard. 1998.

Doyle, Roddy. The Van. 1991.

Dunn, Katherine. Geek Love. 1989.

Flagg, Fannie. Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! 1998. Also available: Large Type, CD

Franzen, Jonathan. The Corrections. 2001. Also available: Large Type, CD, Cassette

Gibbons, Stella. Cold Comfort Farm. 1964. Also available: Large Type, Cassette

Giles, Molly. Iron Shoes. 2000. Also available: Large Type

Goldberg, Myla. Bee Season. 2000. Also available: Large Type, Cassette

Gowdy, Barbara. Mister Sandman. 1996.

Hamilton, Jane. Disobedience. 2000. Also available: Large Type, Cassette

Hedges, Peter. What's Eating Gilbert Grape?. 1991.

Helprin, Mark. Freddy and Fredericka. 2005. Also available: CD

Hoffman, Alice. Practical Magic. 1995. Also available: Large Type, CD

Irving, John. The Hotel New Hampshire. 1981. Also available: Cassette

Joyce, Graham. The Facts of Life. 2003.

Lennon, J. Robert. The Funnies. 1999.

Leslie, Diane. Fleur de Leigh's Life of Crime. 1999.

MacDonald, Ann-Marie. Fall on Your Knees. 1996. Also available: Large Type

MacLeod, Charlotte. The Sarah Kelling/Max Bittersohn series. (Mystery MAC).
Also available: Large Type, Cassette

MacPherson, Rett. A Comedy of Heirs. 1999. (Mystery MAC). Also available: Large Type

Maguire, Gregory. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. 1999.
Also available: Large Type, Cassette

Park, June. The Bingo Queens of Paradise. 1999.

Robinson, Bruce. The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman. 1999.

Shalev, Meir. The Loves of Judith. 1999.

Townsend, Sue. The Queen and I. 1992.

West, Michael Lee. American Pie. 1996.