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Lullabies for Little Criminals

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ISBN: 9780062468475
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2016

 

Twelve-year-old Baby, the daughter of a young heroin addict, lives mostly on the streets of Montreal. Her story is gritty, tender, funny, disturbing, and unexpectedly hopeful. Also, Baby’s voice is unlike anything else I’ve read.  A stunning coming-of-age novel.

Catherine, Writer in Residence for Adults


Get In Trouble

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ISBN: 9780812986495
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 9th, 2016

 

My favorites in this collection are The Summer People, The Lesson, and The New Boyfriend, but they're all fantastic (and fantastical), with strong female leads to boot.  Kelly Link has a wacky, clever, bizarre imagination. Perfect for curling up with during the next thunderstorm.

 

Catherine, Writer in Residence for Adults


Night at the Fiestas

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ISBN: 9780393352214
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 7th, 2016

 

Roxane Gay called this collection "outstanding" and "nearly flawless," so that should tell you something.  The writing is beautiful, and each story so emotionally intense I had to take breaks while reading. Quade's strong and scrappy characters face their troubled lives with heart and tenacity in rural New Mexico.

Catherine, Writer in Residence Adult


We Play a Game

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By Duy Doan, Carl Phillips (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780300230871
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Published: Yale University Press - March 20th, 2018

 

We Play A Game is intimate, poignant, playful, confessional, hilarious, strange, searing, and clever -- often all in the same poem.  Duy Doan writes about being Vietnamese-American, about the Tootsie Pop owl and soccer, about lovers and prayer, language and family.  Winner of the Yale Prize (2017), this book was recently named a Lambda finalist in the bisexual poetry category.

 

 

Catherine


Miseducation of Cameron Post

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ISBN: 9780062020574
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2013

 

Emily M. Danforth's debut novel tells the story of a young girl growing up in rural Montana after the tragic death of both of her parents. Coming to understand her sexuality is further complicated when her conservative aunt discovers her relationship with her best friend and Cameron is sent away to a religious conversion therapy school. Danforth handles the difficulties of family life and identity with nuance and grace in this beautifully rendered coming of age tale.

Kathryn, Writer in Residence for Young Readers


The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food & Drink

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By Kevin Young (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781608195510
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 16th, 2012

 

Edited by poet Kevin Young, this book serves up a feast of poems for sampling, savoring, and double-dipping. As our most memorable meals often do, the poems span a range of feeling and experience: Readers can celebrate butter and family with Elizabeth Alexander, sing a drinking/love song with Keats, revel in picking blackberries with Mary Oliver, and slurp oysters (and guilt) with Seamus Heaney. Verse connoisseurs and social poetry-readers alike will find much to share with friends of both hungry and reluctant ears.

Catherine, Writer in Residence for Adults


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