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The Gap of Time

The gap of time : a novelBy Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-
Hogarth is publishing a new line of books comprised of rewrites of Shakespeare’s plays. Jeanette Winterson tackles “A Winter’s Tale” in her latest novel, The Gap of Time, which, to Winterson’s credit, can be thoroughly enjoyed without having read the play. That said, if you are familiar with “A Winter’s Tale” you will find pleasure in discovering its renamed characters and newly invented plot.... Read more
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If the oceans were ink : An unlikely friendship and a journey to the heart of the Quran

If the oceans were ink : an unlikely friendship and a journey to the heart of the QurʾanBy Power, Carla, author.
Journalist Carla Powers, with an Oxford degree in Middle Eastern Studies and many years of residence in several Asian/Middle Eastern countries, narrates this well-written and completely engrossing memoir of the year she spent reading and studying the Qur’an with Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi. Powers met Nadwi at Oxford, in residence to write a multi-volume biography of Muslim women scholars, as well as lecturing.... Read more
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A Head Full of Ghosts

A head full of ghosts : a novelBy Tremblay, Paul
Beautifully written, dark and profoundly disturbing story of a family fallen on hard times and falling apart.
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The Bishop's Wife

The bishop's wifeBy Harrison, Mette Ivie, 1970-
The bishop’s wife of the title is Linda Wallheim, who strives to be a conscientious helpmate to her husband, the currently serving LDS Bishop of Draper, Utah. She is somewhat strong-minded and independent, with a tendency to get too involved in the members’ problems. Her dogged tenacity and amateur-sleuth skills enmesh her in a local potential kidnap/murder case. A wife has disappeared, leaving a young daughter with her distraught husband.... Read more
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Community Reads Book Suggestions for Grades K-5 (4 items)

Tea with milkBy Say, Allen.
After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place.
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Turner House

The Turner houseBy Flournoy, Angela.
Turner House is the large family home on Detroit’s East Side which holds all the memories of the 13 adult children of Viola and Frances Turner, who bought it in 1951. Frances has died, but very much lives on in numerous flashbacks, and bed-ridden Viola has moved out, so the siblings must decide if they should sell the house, as it is in danger of foreclosure.... Read more
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The Star Side of Bird Hill

The star side of Bird HillBy Jackson, Naomi, author.
It is the summer of 1989 when two sisters (16 year old Dionne, and 10 year old Phaedra), are sent to St. John, Barbados to “visit” their maternal grandmother, Hyacinth. Back in Brooklyn, their mother Avril, newly single, depressed and destitute, sees no other option. Needless to say, these teenage New Yorkers are in for quite a culture shock, especially Dionne, who resents the move and rebels.... Read more
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Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases

Medical school for everyone : [sound recording] grand rounds casesBy Benaroch, Roy.
A doctor presents 24 medical cases to illustrate how doctors think and make decisions.
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Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

Unfair : the new science of criminal injusticeBy Benforado, Adam.
It is the opinion of many of us that there is something terribly wrong with our current system of criminal justice.... Read more
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The Nest

The nestBy Oppel, Kenneth, 1967-
A book written by Kenneth Oppel and illustrated by Jon Klassen? Another middle grade horror book? Yes please. I’m not one for sitting and reading a book in one sitting, especially a creepy book – ABOUT WASPS! I’m a bit ADHD when it comes to sitting still for too long, but this book is spellbinding and I did sit and read it in one sitting.... Read more
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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry : a novelBy Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
"The best stories are never completely realistic and never entirely made-up." So says the titular Granny in Fredrik Backman's second novel. Granny is a 77-year-old superhero and only friend to Elsa, a precocious and bullied 7-year-old who feels she doesn't quite fit into her divorced parents' new lives. Since her parents' divorce, Granny has regaled Elsa with tales of the Land-of-Almost-Awake and its kingdoms.... Read more
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A Man Called Ove

A man called Ove : a novelBy Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
Snarky, sweet, and sad, Fredrik Backman’s debut novel is wholly satisfying. Meet Ove: the curmudgeonly man next door, staunch in his principles and with a strong opinion on everything. Ove lives alone and is biding his time until he no longer lives. His beloved wife, Sonja, has already gone, and there were no children. He was forced into early retirement and feels his life no longer has purpose.... Read more
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Everything I Never Told You

Everything I never told you : a novelBy Ng, Celeste
Ng’s debut novel is the absorbing story of a multiracial family living in 1970’s Ohio. The parents, Marilyn and James, met in school. Although Marilyn was looking forward to a promising medical career, she gave it up to marry James, who had just finished his PhD. She becomes a homemaker, who projects her missed ambitions on her eldest daughter, Lydia.... Read more
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"Wish" Gives Us Hope

WishBy Cordell, Matthew, 1975-
Using minimal text and beautiful illustrations, Cordell captures the longing and pain of parents whose wish for a child is unfulfilled. This story strikes a deep chord of longing and love. You will read this story again and again.
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Uprooted

UprootedBy Novik, Naomi
For fans of the fantasy genre, this novel has everything you could want--royal intrigue, epic battles, wizards fighting evil, and a dash of romance. Naomi Novik adds incredible depth and history to the world she creates, weaving together real slavic legends like Baba Jaga with the imagined folklore of the world to create a story that feels as solid and rich as a Grimm fairytale.
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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2015 Prize in Literature
Svetlana Alexievich

National Book Award

2015 Prize for Fiction
Fortune Smiles
by Adam Johnson

2015 Prize for Nonfiction
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Newbery Medal
2016 award
Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña

Caldecott Medal
2016 award
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
b
y Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Printz Award

2016 award
Bone Gap

by Laura Ruby

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
The Last Mile
, by David Baldacci
The Obsession
, by Nora Roberts
Stuck-up Suit, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Bounty, by Kristen Ashley
The Girl on the Train
, by Paula Hawkins
 

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sale)
The Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
The Sleep Revolution, by Arianna Huffington
When Breath Becomes Air
, by Paul Kalanithi
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaegar
Alexander Hamilton
, by Ron Chernow

 

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