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Blogs

The Other Mother by Carol Goodman

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 2:29pm -- JGranatino

Carol Goodman has created a new psychological thriller in which two women, Daphne and Laurel, who are very different in style and sophistication, meet at a new mothers’ group and form an instant bond. Daphne is stressed and doubts her ability to take care of her daughter and her husband is unsupportive and critical, even threatening to take the child away at one point. Laurel is funny and disarming, all that Daphne wishes she could be.

The Line Becomes a River: dispatches from the border by Francisco Cantu

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:19pm -- JGranatino

Francisco Cantu’s mother, a National Parks ranger, introduced him to the beauty and nature of the Southwest. The daughter of a Mexican immigrant, she talked about the family’s struggle to find their place as citizens of the United States. Francisco went off to college and majored in International Relations but instead of entering the State Department, he found work with the Border Patrol, covering the borderline from Texas to San Diego.

The Last Message Received edited by Emily Trunko

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:31pm -- JGranatino

In 2015 at the age of 16, Emily Trunko created a submission based blog, "The Last Message Received" on the social media network,Tumblr. Her request to her followers was to submit a last message received within an exchange whether it be from a friend, parent, ex-lover or whatever the circumstance may be. What she received spans the human emotions all the way from joy, sorrow, heartbreak, to love and hate.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 3:19pm -- BHanley

Fifteen-year-old Will steps onto the elevator, gun in his waistband, and anger in his veins. His brother was recently gunned down by a gangster. Will is determined to uphold the Rules, essentially an honor code. Once on the elevator he pushes the button for the lobby. The doors close, then open on floor 7, only for Buck to step on. Only problem is: Buck is dead. Will panics internally and questions his sanity. Is Buck real? Is he a ghost? Why is the elevator taking forever to get down to the lobby? Written in verse, Long Way Down is a unique approach to telling Will’s story.

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:48pm -- JGranatino

Kit, the head librarian of the local library of Riverton, New Hampshire tries to drown herself in her work and avoid thinking about her life. When a 15 year old girl named Sunny is assigned to do community service at the library as a result of stealing a dictionary, life for the both of them begins to change for the better. Sunny's upbeat and curious personality helps Kit open up, along with another library user named Rusty.

Hum If You Don't Know The Words by Bianca Marais

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:45pm -- JGranatino

Set in 1970s Johannesburg, this is a story of the apartheid era in South Africa. The novel is told through the point of view of a white child going on ten years old named Robin and a black woman named Beauty. Due to the set circumstances they're living under they shouldn't have crossed paths, but the events of their lives have brought them together.

The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 3:24pm -- JGranatino

Joanna Langley has returned to her ancestral home upon hearing of her estranged father’s death. Langley Hall was sold and turned into a boarding school after her mother died while her father  retained a position as Art Master. While going through his few belongings, she finds a letter to Sofia, who risked her life to save her father after he was shot down in Italy during WWII, with references to the “beautiful boy” they hid from the Germans.

Sadness is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 2:45pm -- JGranatino

What happens when a young man is caught between what is usually described as the "two sides" in the conflict between Israel and Palestine, between love of country and love for life and  humanity, between faith and friendship? In lyrical prose and first person narration Sadness is a White Bird is constructed through memories and something like a confessional letter.

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