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The Sculptor

The sculptorBy McCloud, Scott, 1960-
Scott McCloud is “an internationally-recognized authority on comics and visual communication, technology, and the power of storytelling, McCloud has lectured at Google, Pixar, Sony, and the Smithsonian Institution”. (PUB)... Read more
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My Sunshine Away

My sunshine awayBy Walsh, M. O. (Milton O'Neal).
Author M. O. Walsh immerses us in the heat, the beauty and the underlying unease of his native Louisiana in this Southern gothic style tale of the folks on Piney Grove Avenue in Baton Rouge, in particular the life of one young man and his adolescent obsession with the girl across the street.... Read more
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Pride

PrideBy Matthew Warchus
Pride is an exuberant film homage to the real-life group of London young people known as Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) who, in 1984-1985, raised funds and collected goods for striking Welsh coal miners and their families.... Read more
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In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely EventBy Blume, Judy
Once again Judy Blume proves she is unforgettable, an author for all ages and times. Her latest work, which was many years in the making, is an adult novel based on a succession of plane crashes that happened during her own teenage years. In 1951, WWII is still a fresh memory, the situation in Korea is a current threat, but air travel is something new and exciting for everyone.... Read more
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Borrowed Crime

Borrowed crimeBy Cass, Laurie author.
My favorite fictional bookmobile librarian and her cat are back in this third installment of Laurie Cass’ cozy mystery series. Minnie Hamilton is the assistant director of a small-town library in Chilson, MI (an imaginary city between Petoskey and Charlevoix). She also operates the bookmobile, with Eddie the cat riding along. One day, her volunteer assistant can’t make the day’s bookmobile run, so the volunteer sends her husband in her place.... Read more
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Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Under the wide and starry sky : a novelBy Horan, Nancy
Under the Wide and Starry Sky is a fictionalized account of the real life love story between Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and an American woman named Fanny Osbourne during the late 1800s. The two are first introduced to each other at an artists’ colony in France, where Fanny and her children have gone to escape her unfaithful husband and start a new life.... Read more
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The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

The haunting of Sunshine girlBy McKenzie, Paige,
Paige Mackenzie is the twenty-year old star of the hit YouTube series, The Haunting of a Sunshine Girl. She films two-minute videos about the paranormal activity in her home. She and her C-list celebrity mother (Mercedes Rose) and some no-name producer have parlayed that into a book and film deal. I watched the first few episodes of Season 1 and was not enthralled, to say the least. Spoiler alert: It's all fake. ... Read more
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One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Created Christian America

One nation under God : how corporate America invented Christian AmericaBy Kruse, Kevin Michael, 1972-
Kruse’s meticulously-documented and well-written book debunks the notion that America’s founders deliberately created a "Christian" nation. In their effort to counter the effects of Roosevelt’s New Deal, corporate America successfully enlisted the religious right, and moving under the campaign slogan “freedom under God” elected Dwight Eisenhower as President.... Read more
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The Book of Speculation

The book of speculation : a novelBy Swyler, Erika.
Simon’s parents have both died, and he lives alone in their beach-front home, which is in disrepair and about to slide into the sea. One day, he receives unsolicited a rare old book from an antiquarian seller. It turns out to be the log book of a traveling carnival from the 1700s, and he recognizes some names from his family’s past.... Read more
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No Longer Clueless

The kind mama:a simple guide to supercharged fertility, a radiant pregnancy, a sweeter birth...By Silverstone, Alicia
Despite being yet another celebrity-authored work (as if!), "The Kind Mama" has real value. If you're a vegan looking to conceive, are pregnant or want to raise your baby vegan, this book is absolutely for you. If you're a healthy eater, not necessarily vegan, who wants to avoid putting chemicals into her body and you are starting a family, this book is for you.... Read more
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The Thing About December

The thing about DecemberBy Ryan, Donal, 1977-
"[A]nd everything was lovely and normal and comfortable and destroyed forever at the same time."... Read more
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Popular: a memoir: vintage wisdom for a modern geek

Popular : a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geekBy Wagenen, Maya van.
At the urging of her mother middle school outcast Maya begins a social experiment at the beginning of her 8th grade year. She will spend the school year following the advice of Betty Cornell’s Guide to Teen-age Popularity, a book her father found which was written in 1951. Each month Maya conquers a chapter in the book.... Read more
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Finding Jake

Finding Jake [sound recording]By Reardon, Bryan
Simon Connolly faces a parent’s worst nightmare when a shooting takes place at the local high school, with 13 dead. His daughter Laney escapes harm, but 17-year-old son Jake is nowhere to be found. Jake’s friend Doug is identified as the main shooter, killing himself after the attack. But was there a second shooter? Could it have been Jake? The police, the media, and other parents are all convinced Jake was involved.... Read more
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Cuckoo Song

Cuckoo songBy Hardinge, Frances
Dear kids age 10 and up (and you too parents): READ THIS BOOK! Unfortunately the cover makes this book look creepier than it really is but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to a 10 year old. You may ask what genre this is….well, it’s historical fiction, fantasy, gothic horror, mystery, and sort of a fairy tale.... Read more
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Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Ghettoside : [sound recording] a true story of murder in AmericaBy Leovy, Jill.
Leovy, a Los Angeles Times journalist, investigates the murder of a black teenager in South Central LA in May 2007. Bryant Tennelle, 18, was walking down the street with a friend near his home when another young black man jumped out of a Suburban and shot him. Bryant died a short time later. Bryant was the son of LAPD detective Wally Tennelle.... Read more
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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
2015 award
The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander

Caldecott Medal
2015 award
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

b
y Dan Santat

Printz Award

2015 award
I'll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
NYPD Red 4
, by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
Spider Game, by Christine Feehan
The Bands of Mourning
, by Brandon Sanderson
The Choice
, by Nicholas Sparks
My Name is Lucy Barton
, by Elizabeth Strout
 

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sale)
When Breath Becomes Air
, by Paul Kalanithi
13 Hours
, by Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team
Dark Money, by Jane Mayer
Between the World and Me
, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Road to Little Dribbling
, by Bill Bryson

 

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