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  • Forgetting Tommie

    by Paula Paul
    Dara, Meg, and Tommie have been friends for as long as they can remember. Now, Tommie seems to be slipping into early-onset dementia. As Meg and Dara struggle to keep Tommie's life intact, Dara stumbles upon a secret that throws into doubt everything she thought she knew about her friends as well as her own family. She tries to run away from the truth and is launched on a journey from which she may never return. Forgetting Tommie is the story of the many levels of love and deceit.
  • Sopa de Verduras

    by Lauren P Bruzonic
    What kind of soup de you like to eat? Vegetable soup is quite tasty, very healthy and the perfect thing to eat on a cold day to warm yourself up. This bilingual book will teach you lots of new vocabulary related to making vegetable soup in English and Spanish.
  • La Noche Oscura

    by Lauren P Bruzonic
    A simple bilingual (English/Spanish) book that teaches about lots of noisy nocturnal creatures. A fun way to learn new vocabulary in two languages.
  • Jazzy Zigzagin' Blues: A Poetic Novel

    by DALVIN CLIFFORD
    “Love ain’t even really about love. Half of it’s a damn lie.” Mary and Rainbow, friends since childhood, have been through everything together, and nothing has ever been able to tear them apart as they mature and find themselves in relationships and constant soul-searching. Through memorable characters, such as loudmouthed Candice, opinionated Miss Real, shy little Dookie, lovesick Miss Billy, and more, some funny, others insightful, they learn how to navigate in life. Mary realizes her jazzy po... more
  • "The Green And The Blonde" / An American Journey

    by John Thomas Baker

    The time is June, 1968. Upon the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, Sean McAllister begins a road trip through a period in America now in the past. From Woodstock, through the anti-war streets of Washington D.C. and Nixon's coronation in Miami Beach, McAllister crosses America towards the communal enclaves of Southern Oregon and the Great Northwest. Along the way, amidst the political and cultural events of the period, McAllister engages and observes the adventures of his youthful journey, w... more

  • Maggie Vaults Over the Moon

    by Grant Overstake
    Maggie Steele is a gritty farm girl from tiny Grain Valley, Kansas who pours her broken heart into the daring, dangerous sport of pole-vaulting. Driven by a secret she cannot share with anyone, Maggie finds herself on a quest to soar waaay higher than critics think a "girl" should ever go. Unflinching in its exploration of teenage grief with brilliant descriptions of a breathtaking, beautiful sport, "Maggie Vaults Over the Moon" is a powerful and rewarding read for mid-grade to adults.
  • Impossible Lives of Basher Thomas

    by Robert Detman
    Documentary filmmaker Harry Ogletree lives in the shadow of his friend Basher Thomas, who gained fame as an internationally renowned photojournalist. Two decades on from Basher’s disappearance in the jungles of Guatemala, Harry sifts through an archive of Basher’s documents, crafting a narrative about his friend’s life. Reconstructing Basher’s dangerous assignations, from obscure African kraals to Middle East war zones, Harry investigates their shared past as he uncovers keys to Basher’s motivat... more
  • The Canoe for review

    by Michelle Baker
    Set over the course of ten days in 1912, this poetic portrait of love and loss follows two simultaneous stories: the coming of age of Bernie Kingston, teenage son of a coffin maker who lives along the Chesapeake Bay and the voyage of Katherine Chambers, a middle-aged Englishwoman leaving home for the first time as she seeks to recover from the loss of her husband and son. Written in a diary format, their parallel journeys are told against the backdrop of the Titanic disaster and the communities ... more
  • Into The Delta

    by James Shown
    UHURA . . . the name mean's 'FREEDOM' in Swahili . . . but for Captain Nathan Reinhard, it's more than just the name of his boat, and his boat is for more than just pleasure. Being a missionary, as Captain Reinhard had always known, required at times being faced with certain dangers. It was danger that led him to the sea, to become a missionary, but since that time he'd encountered nothing more than hostile natives, never before had he actually been face to fa... more
  • The Story of Bill and His House on the Hill

    by Yam Cooper

    The Story of Bill and His House on the Hill is a fun, poignant children's book about anti-bullying, creativity and leadership. It tells the tale of a man with grass hair who is rejected by society because of his different appearance, and his journey of attempting to find friends and overcome the obstacles thrown onto his path by prejudice. Bill reinvents a language that bypasses discrimination and connects people through the heart, and ultimately brings peace to the world through thi... more

  • Getaway Day

    by Ken White

    When a father gives to his son, they both laugh. When a son gives to his father, they both cry.

    It’s the 1962 World Series. New York Yankees versus San Francisco Giants. Tropical storm Freda has delayed the crucial sixth game in San Francisco. It’s dry as a bone in Modesto, California, where the Yankees have a farm team and a field named after Yankee owner Del Webb. A flurry of phone calls leads to a bus ride to the Central Valley town of 30,000. On October 14th, 19... more

  • All about Girls

    by Jean Marcus

    Being dumped on a Wednesday morning going for a picnic isn't the most comfortable fallback to endure. It takes a whole army of women, all ghosts of present and past, to journey back to who you are: a commentary on someone else's book. A shipwreck enjoyed at the distance. Please, join the protagonist in this lovely tale of coffee, anarchy and giant ants.

  • Barnacle Brat (a Dark Comedy for Grown-Ups)

    by Adrian Baldwin
    Key-cutter Leon Blank has had strange visions since a crash in which he was driving killed two innocent people but now, a year later, the visions grow more frequent; potentially dangerous; especially the angry-looking clown who’s started following him around with a baseball-bat. Yes, he’s always had a vivid imagination, and constantly hears a voice inside his head, but doesn’t everyone? Isn’t that just thinking? Leon doesn’t remember the accident; not consciously – despite partial flashba... more
  • The Spy in Me

    by Jennifer Delaney
    Daniel is a genetically modified boy taken in by the McAlister family when his father risks everything to give him a life outside the laboratories. Daniel must live in the shadows to evade the military hunting him down, but learns to love and function despite these challenges. When his adopted sister, Angelina, is kidnapped by the military with Daniel as ransom, Daniel and his family join together to rescue Angelina and stop the genetic body farms once and for all.
  • Gambling with Hearts

    by Zach Tate
    Jihad Townsend is a man for hire. With a bounty on his head, he is deep in a six-figure gambling debt and needs all the money he can get his hands on and he needs it now. Heart-broken from losing his fiancée, he sinks to a new, desperate low by taking a five-thousand dollar bet; Can he get two or more women to fall in love and live simultaneously under his roof? Jihad is sure he can win the bet, but the complicated women in his life have their own agenda, especially his employer, Anna Lebenthal... more
  • The Family Made of Dust

    by Laine Cunningham

    "The best novel in ten years." --Hackney Literary Award

    In this thrilling debut novel ranked alongside Pulitzer winners, a gripping and poignant search for a missing best friend unearths the real emotional price one adopted boy paid for a government’s attempt at genocide.

    Gabriel Branch is a man displaced. Having lost his boyhood family to brutal adoption policies, his carefully constructed adult life... more

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