Sue Monk Kidd-The invention of wings

October 29th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director
Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.   On Sarah’s eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid.We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.  c. 2014

Anna Quindlen-Still life with bread crumbs

October 29th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.  c. 2014

Patricia Rice-Sweet home Carolina

October 29th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Struggling to get back on her feet after a messy divorce, dark-haired beauty Amy Warren would love to purchase and fix up the historic cottage that has been her dream. But she needs something more than the meager income she earns running the kitchen at the Stardust Café, her sister’s country diner, to seal the deal. Perhaps Amy can help both herself and her beloved North Folk by somehow bringing the old textile mill back to life. Her ingenious plan, however, soon encounters a major obstacle.  c. 2007

Robin Constantine-The promise of amazing

October 27th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet good girl who’s always done what she’s supposed to – only now, in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change but doesn’t know how.  Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s: star of the lacrosse team, at the top of his class, and on the fast track to a brilliant future – until he was expelled for being a “term-paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change but doesn’t know how.  c.2014

Jon Scieszka-Kat’s mystery gift

October 27th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Cover image for Kat's mystery giftEveryone in Trucktown wants to know what is inside Kat’s beautifully wrapped box.

But will she ever take a peek at her mystery gift?  c. 2009

Lauren Forte-Olivia at the library

October 27th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Cover image for Olivia goes to the libraryOlivia discovers that a good book can be hard to find ! During a visit to the library, Olivia’s favorite book is accidentally returned instead of renewed.

Can she find it among the stacks before someone else checks it out?   c. 2013

 

Prudence Breitrose-Mousemobile

October 27th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Life is good for the four humans in Cleveland who know that mice have evolved into possibly the smartest species on earth. Eleven-year-old Megan and her cousin Joey have great summer jobs at the mouse-powered factory that makes Thumbtops—the tiny computers mice use to spread the word about climate change.  But suddenly, the Big Cheese, leader of the Mouse Nation, needs their help. There’s trouble at his Headquarters in California. The four humans rush to the rescue, only to find themselves on a crazy road-trip—with way too many mice.   c. 2013

Lincoln Peirce-Big Nate: in the zone

October 27th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Nate’s not having the best of luck . . . in fact; he’s not having ANY luck. But with a little boost thanks to Chad’s lucky foot, suddenly good luck is everywhere Nate turns

Nate’s in the zone! But how long will it last?  c. 2014

Brandon Mull-Sky raiders (Five kingdoms; #1)

October 27th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when a spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something much creepier, Cole finds himself on an adventure on a whole different level.  After Cole sees his friends whisked away to some mysterious place underneath the haunted house, he dives in after them – and ends up in The Outskirts.  c. 2014

Meg Waite Clayton-Wednesday daughters (Wednesday; #2)

October 25th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

It is early evening when Hope Tantry arrives at the small cottage in England’s pastoral Lake District where her mother, Ally, spent the last years of her life. Ally – one of a close-knit group of women who called themselves the Wednesday Sisters – had used the cottage as a writer’s retreat while she worked on her unpublished biography of Beatrix Potter, yet Hope knows little about her mother’s time there. Traveling with Hope are friends Anna Page and Julie.  They’ve come to help Hope sort through her mother’s personal effects, yet what they find is a tangled family history – one steeped in Lake District lore.  c. 2013