Fiction

A Sudden Appearance of Hope

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ISBN: 9780316335966
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Published: Redhook - January 24th, 2017

What do you do when you're forgotten by everyone you've ever met, from your parents down to the person you just spoke to five minutes ago? This is the life of Hope Arden, a woman incapable of ever being remembered once she's out of sight. Naturally, she becomes an international jewel thief. This is a solid fun-but-not-frivolous novel, one part techno-thriller, one part meditation on the meaning of identity in the face of obscurity or conformity.

Alexander


The Bees

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ISBN: 9780062331175
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Published: Ecco Press - May 12th, 2015

Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, one of the lowliest bees in a hive where work is paramount and worship of the Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. Her self-knowledge and curiosity make her a threat to the ways of her kin...but she may also be their only hope during a season that threatens the hive's very survival. Laline Paull delivers a totally weird and brilliantly imaginative chronicle based on observations of actual bees.

Rebecca


Ramona Blue

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ISBN: 9780062418357
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - May 9th, 2017

Ever since Hurricane Katrina, it's been Ramona and her family against the world. But when her sister Hattie gets pregnant, Ramona knows that her dream of getting out of her small town is slipping away. The return of childhood friend Freddie provides a welcome distraction, but as Ramona's feelings for Freddie grow, she begins to question whether her identity as an out-and-proud lesbian fits as well as it once did. A nuanced exploration of poverty, sexuality, family, and joy.

Rebecca


The Fashion Committee

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ISBN: 9780451468789
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 23rd, 2017

Ignore the cover. Instead, imagine some zany, cutting edge fashion illustration that's been run over by a heavy steel sculpture. This is a funny, sad, unique, and deep novel of the lengths two teens will go to get into a private arts high school. Featuring two authentic teen voices (one male, one female) this is not to be missed!

Marika


Caraval

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ISBN: 9781250095251
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 31st, 2017

Caraval is pure magic. Loved The Night Circus? You will fall in love with this book from the first page. I picked it up and couldn't put it down. The magic is dark, mysterious, and you never know what to expect. This book will enchant you, delight you, captivate you and keep you guessing. For any fans of magic, especially dark magic, this is the book for you.

April


The Wonder

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316393874
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 20th, 2016

Wonder takes place in Northern Ireland, and speaks, to me, of spring. The fresh calm that comes with new buds and beautiful twilit evenings, but also the pain and heartbreak and scars of einer. Read it over a plate of spring risotto.

Emily


Grandpa’s Great Escape

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By David Walliams, Tony Ross (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062560896
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Published: HarperCollins - February 28th, 2017

Looking for more Roald Dahl-like kid adventure books? The UK’s #1 bestselling David Walliams is the writer you have been waiting for! Old age has taken Grandpa’s mind back to his glory days as a WWII fighter pilot. Grandson Jack does all he can to protect him and go along with the adventure. A funny romp through history, England, and letting go.

Molly


Old Filth

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ISBN: 9781933372136
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Published: Europa Editions - June 2006

The nickname Old Filth stands for “Failed in London, Try Hong Kong.” Meet Eddie Feathers whos life encompasses the riches and emptiness of the fading British Empire. Jane Gardam’s writing is sublime, and where many fictional characters fade from memory, Eddie Feathers endears and endures. He is the quiet relative you always knew had an interesting life, but it was never fully discussed. Gardam is a bestselling author in England. Read this, and you’ll see why.

Molly


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