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The Impossible Knife of Memory

By Laurie Halse Anderson
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After driving a semi across the country for the past five years 17-year-old Hayley Kincaid and her dad Andy have settled down in Andy...»

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By Monique, Outreach Services
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An Age of License

By Lucy Knisley
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One of the many current rising stars in the world of women in comics is Lucy Knisley.»

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By Benjamin, Michigan Avenue
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Fire Shut Up in My Bones

By Charles M. Blow
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Charles Blow, journalist for the New York Times as well as a frequent television and radio commentator, has written an intimate memoir...»

El Deafo

By Cece Bell
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In the growing genre of comics called “Graphic Medicine” most books are oriented towards grown ups. However, there are at...»

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr
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Werner is an orphaned German teenager with a knack for electronics; his talent is noticed and he is selected for enrollment in an...»

A Better World

By Marcus Sakey
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Marcus Sakey continues his outstanding dystopian trilogy (Book One was called Brilliance) with the suspenseful A Better World.There is...»

The Impossible Knife of Memory

By Laurie Halse Anderson
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After driving a semi across the country for the past five years 17-year-old Hayley Kincaid and her dad Andy have settled down in Andy...»

An Age of License

By Lucy Knisley
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One of the many current rising stars in the world of women in comics is Lucy Knisley.»

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Chestnut Street

By Maeve Binchy

Across town from St. Jarlath’s Crescent, featured in Minding Frankie, is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities.

The Target

By David Baldacci

Earl Fontaine, a terminally ill Alabama death row prisoner, plans one last killing that will personally affect Robie and his fellow agent, Jessica Reel. Meanwhile Evan Tucker, the head of the CIA, recommends Robie and Reel for a mission to assassinate a foreign leader.

The Invisible Woman

Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.

Detroit Unleaded

An ambitious Lebanese-American youth is forced to take over his family's gas station after his father's death.

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